Important information for Monday February 1st

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Date: January 28, 2021

Dear Member,

I hope you found the recent Newsletter informative. To help us with future Newsletters, please let us know what you thought of it.

In the “breaking news” part of that Newsletter we said:

BNCLT has just applied to the EDDC for Planning in Principle to build four Affordable Homes on a plot of land, kindly offered by Broadhembury Estate, at the western edge of the village (see map). Permission for the local Community Land Trust to build  Affordable Homes here should give us protection against a commercially-led proposal to provide them – a clear and present risk at the moment.

As part of the EDDC local planning authority consideration of the application, they are required to consult Broadhembury Parish Council (BPC). An invitation to the BPC meeting, which is this coming Monday evening at 7:30, is attached. Due to Covid19 restrictions, that meeting will be online using Zoom. The BPC Notice of Meeting is attached to this email.

At the meeting, and with the discretion of the Parish Council Chair, questions from parishioners are welcome. If you wish to join the meeting, you need to request an invitation from the Parish Clerk at clerk@broadhembury-pc.gov.uk. The Clerk will then send an invitation, with a link to the Zoom meeting,  to you via email. You can also submit comments to the Clerk at the same email address.

Kind regards

Sara Clarke

Steve Chipperfield

Chair of Broadhembury Neighbourhood Community Land Trust

For much of my career I was a co-entrepreneur and writer in the media, marketing and publishing sector. As a keen sailor I constantly had to juggle my time between my business and personal interests. I eventually solved that by starting a consultancy focused on sailing superyachts. In parallel to the above, I was a Director of Friends of the Earth for some years, Trustee of the UK Sailing Academy for 25 years and co-founder of The Whirlwind Charitable Trust. These last two aim to enhance the life opportunities of disadvantaged young people through sailing and outdoor pursuits.
Reasons for Standing
I have lived in Broadhembury for almost seven years but have regarded the place as special since my first pint in the Drewe almost 50 years ago. I therefore want to see Broadhembury evolve sustainably and with full respect for its community and the conservation of its surrounding landscape and built heritage. Those are the reasons I decided to join the initial steering group set up by BPC and to become a Trustee when BNCLT was legally established. The same reasons stand behind my application to continue as a Trustee.