Esso’s Southampton to London Pipeline Project
The planning application for the works associated with the Southampton to London pipeline project was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 11th June 2019. The application has now progressed onto the next phase of the Development Consent Order planning process – the Pre-Examination. During this phase, an Examining Authority will be appointed and Parish Council’s (and other bodies) have the option to register with the Planning Inspectorate to become an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation.
Being an Interested Party allows you to make representations about the application and ensures that you are informed of the progress of the Examination, which follows Pre-Examination and lasts up to six months, as well as being notified of the final decision. A Relevant Representation is a summary of a person or organisation’s views on an application, made in writing.
The Parish Council has made a Relevant Representation to the Planning Inspectorate to become an Interested Party for this application.
The application form and its accompanying documents, plans and maps are available for inspection free of charge via USB drives and a tablet at the Library in Alton (Vicarage Hill, GU34 1HT) until 27th July 2019.
Any representations on the application to the Secretary of State must be made, by 23:59 on 27th July 2019, on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation form which can be accessed and completed online by following this link: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-east/southampton-to-london-pipeline-project/
Broadband for Rural Communities
The Clerk has received notification regarding funding available as part of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme. Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise, to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.
Group projects, when two or more residents and/or SMEs get together and combine their vouchers to share the cost of installation, can be established.
For further information please visit: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/