This report was prepared for the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, 16/6/2016

The June meeting of the Parish Council was a relatively quiet affair for once; the Council having held an extraordinary meeting in May to consider a planning application for 86 homes alongside the allotments, with access onto the country lane to Moreton Morrell. The Council have objected strongly to this application as it is contrary to the provisions of both the draft Core Strategy. The timing of the application also conflicts with the proposals in the draft Neighbourhood Plan which was launched publicly at the Wellesbourne Street Fayre last Saturday. Councillor Parry reported that the application for a new bungalow in the grounds of Wellesbourne Hall has been withdrawn. An application for full planning permission for the new medical centre is expected to be lodged within the next two months and the doctors hope to have the new building fully operational by early 2018.

Under public questions, an appeal was made for more notices and better enforcement of the requirement for dog owners not to allow their pets to foul the cricket pitch. In recent weeks games have been held up while the pitch had to be cleaned. The cricket club are also concerned at the health risk to the children who train there.

Councillor Kendall reported that the new parking regulations for the village centre should be in force in August and work should be starting soon on improving the signage to the one-way system. He has also obtained confirmation that the Parish Council should soon be receiving a Section 106 contribution of £20,400 from Persimmon Homes towards sports and play facilities.

The Sports and Community Centre building is now two weeks behind schedule due to delays in specifying the alarm and electrical systems. It is still hoped to have it open in September. The Council heard that the cricket club plan to start work on the proposed extension to their clubhouse in September.