Examination of the Telford &Wrekin Local Plan 2011-2031

Examination of the Telford &Wrekin Local Plan 2011-2031

Notice of Independent Examination Hearing

Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 Statutory Instrument No.767 Regulation 24

 

The Telford & Wrekin Local Plan 2011-2031 was submitted by Borough of Telford & Wrekin to the Secretary of State for examination on 30 June 2016.

 

Mr Michael J Hetherington BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI MCIEEM, is the inspector appointed to carry out the independent examination of the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan and, as part of the independent examination, he will hold a number of public hearing sessions.

 

The Examination Hearings will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 15 November 2016 and will take place at Meeting Point House, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4HS. Please see the Examination Web site at www.telford.gov.uk/localplan  for full details of the hearing sessions and to check any changes or updates to the programme. The Examination Guidance notes and all relevant documents are also available via this link.

 

All queries regarding the Examination should be directed to the Programme Officer, Tina Kelly, by Email:programme.officer@telford.gov.uk , by Post to: c/o Development Management, Telford & Wrekin Council, PO Box 457, Wellington Civic Offices, Telford TF2 2FH or by Telephone on: 01952 384156 or Mobile 07972657948

Health leaders to consider location for the Emergency Centre

Health leaders to consider location for the Emergency Centre

The NHS Future Fit Programme has reached an important milestone after a panel met last Friday to discuss potential options for the future of hospital services.

The “Non Financial Appraisal” Panel consisted of representatives of all the partner organisations involved in NHS Future Fit – all NHS organisations including Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, other providers, ambulance services, local government, patient representatives and others from across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Fifty people in total.

The panel focused on the non-financial advantages and disadvantages for having the new Emergency Centre, treating the most serious conditions, located at either Shrewsbury or Telford. By having these services located on one site, clinicians can ensure patients get the specialist treatment they need. Of the people who currently use A&E, 80% would continue to be seen by the urgent care centres, which will continue to be based at both hospitals.

As part of this appraisal, the panel considered:
Access for patients
Quality of care
Deliverability
Staff (ability to retain and attract clinicians and staff)

A separate financial appraisal considering cost is being carried out for both sites.

This panel is only the first step in the journey to reach a long-term decision on hospital services. Over the next few weeks the NHS Future Fit Programme Board and CCGs will be reviewing the non-financial and financial recommendations to reach a set of preferred options that can be publicly consulted.

The proposals being considered include:
A brand new Emergency Centre at either Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital alongside critical care
The majority of planned care on the other hospital site
Two new urgent care centres, where 80% of patients who are currently seen in A&E would be treated
Outpatients and diagnostics at both hospitals.

Next steps include the Future Fit Programme Board (health leaders from local NHS organisations, clinicians and patients) will assess the non-financial and financial reviews to make a formal recommendation on the preferred option on October 3. This will then be considered by the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group later in October.

The decision will also be referred to the West Midlands Clinical Senate. This is a regional group of NHS experts who will consider it and could recommend changes.

In December 2016 Public Consultation will launch for a period of at least 12 weeks, allowing for a break that would take place over the Christmas and New Year period.

Final decision making will not occur until Summer 2017.

Which hospital site will house an emergency centre – which are the blue light, life threatening conditions only – is something that has yet to be decided, which is why the forthcoming consultation is so important. An estimated 20% of what comes through A&E are critical cases which require A&E treatment. The remaining 80% would be able to be seen in an urgent care centre setting.

David Evans, Senior Responsible Officer for NHS Future Fit said: “I would like to stress that no decisions on a preferred location have been made by the CCGs. Non-Financial Appraisal Panel reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of building an emergency centre at either Telford or Shrewsbury and scored each option accordingly. This is only one piece of the wider picture that health partners will need to assess over the coming weeks before identifying a preferred location.

“We hope to be able to discuss any preferred location by mid-October. Before any final decision is taken we will want to seek approval from the independent Clinical Senate and listen to patients’ views through a public consultation later this year.”

“Last Friday’s panel was an important milestone in our journey to identify a preferred location for emergency and planned hospital services. There is more work for us to do before we can reach a recommendation, which will be taken to our Board meetings next month.”

In the meantime, pre-consultation engagement continued this week across the community with a tour of Telford’s libraries. More pop-up stands: http://nhsfuturefit.org/our-news/events/cat.listevents/2016/09/26/  will be held across Shropshire’s libraries from next week.

Anyone can take a look at a short animation that explains the NHS Future Fit “case for change”. It has been viewed close to 10,000 times already and can be seen at: www.nhsfuturefit.org

People can also get involved by going to: www.nhsfuturefit.org/get-involved

Wrockwardine Farm Land, Wrockwardine

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2016/0876

Wrockwardine Farm Land, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire

Application for hedgerow removal notice – Removal of 140 metres of hedgerow

 

Please Note

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

Cluddley Farm Land, Cluddley

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2016/0877

Cluddley Farm Land, Cluddley, Telford, Shropshire

Application for hedgerow removal notice – Removal of 200 metres of hedgerow

Please Note

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

27 Broomfield Road, Admaston

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

 

TWC/2016/0879

27 Broomfield Road, Admaston, Telford, Shropshire, TF5 0AS

Erection of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension.

Please Note

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

St Peters Church, Wrockwardine

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2016/0848

St Peters Church, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire

Alterations to the inner boundary step wall near to the secondary gate to form recess for the installation of a gas box and installation of two flues within the roof of the vestry slope.

 

Please Note

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

The Old Vicarage, Wrockwardine

The Parish Council has been notified of the following planning application:

TWC/2016/0849

The Old Vicarage, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 5DG

Felling of 1no. Cherry tree, crown reduction by 30% to 1no. Sycamore tree, crown reduction by 20% to 1no. Sycamore tree and removal of stem to  one Conifer.

Please Note

Wrockwardine Parish Council is NOT the Planning Authority; this is the function of The Borough Council. The view of the Parish Council does not carry any extra weight (over and above any other resident) nor is it guaranteed to be taken into account when any decision is made by the Borough Council. The Parish Council is simply invited, by the Borough Council, to give its views on planning applications. If a planning application affects you, or you have a view which you wish to be taken into consideration by the Planning Officers of the Borough Council then it is important that you convey that opinion directly to the relevant authority (which is Telford and Wrekin Council). The Parish Council is unable to “pass on” the views of others to the Planning Authority but it may take into account the views of residents of the Parish when deciding upon its own position on any particular application.

Annual Return 2016

The Annual Return (the audit summary report) for the year ended 31 March 2016 has now been completed and can be found on-line here:

http://wrockwardine.org.uk/audit-16.pdf

The Parish Council felt that the report of the internal auditor was unfounded and provided a response to the external auditor which was accepted.

http://wrockwardine.org.uk/response-internal-audit-16.pdf

The opinion of the external auditor is that “On the basis of our review of the annual return, in our opinion the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to our attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.”