Deborah Yamanaka
Cox’s Green housing application The application for 58 houses will be decided at appeal this September since NSC had not made a decision on the application within the specified time. NSC’s Planning & Regulatory Committee discussed the application in July and resolved that, if the application had been decided by NSC earlier, it would have been refused. The later application by Redcliffe Homes for 28 houses on the same site is yet to be decided by NSC. A2 Bus Service Redhill residents noticed in July that the line markings around the 2 bus stops on Church Rd had been repainted. Sadly this appears to have been a mistake and does not mean that the A2 bus is being re-routed back along Church Rd. NSC has been refreshing road markings and presumably the Highways contractors just repainted all the road markings in Church Rd without realising that the bus stops are no longer in use. NSC hopes to tender for a replacement bus service in January on a new route to be decided. The route will still include Wrington and should travel to Bristol without needing to change at the airport. Wrington Flood Relief Scheme Phase 2 Last year NSC applied for planning permission for an earth embankment next to the brook in the fields off Rickyard Rd. This will hold flood water during heavy rainfalls, in order to stop water overflowing and causing floods in Wrington. The planning application was approved, and NSC is applying for a dormice licence from Natural England. The dormice protection will involve transplanting 120m of existing hedge to the south of the brook and planting 325m of new native species hedgerows, including some trees, to the north and south of the brook. The dormice licence is expected in September, and the construction works will start next Spring. Free LPG tank installation for rural businesses Calor is offering a free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank and pipework installation to rural, offgrid agricultural businesses. Rural farming businesses currently using oil, solid fuel or electricity can receive a free LPG tank of up to 4,000 litres. Calor also remains responsible for the upkeep of the tank. For more details visit <www.calor.co.uk/business/business-enquiry>.