LPC have been working with KCC Highways and as part of our HIP (Highway Improvement Plan) we had requested a 20mph scheme for the main side roads and the stretch of High Street between Jubilee Road and Nargate Street. Unfortunately, the High Street stretch cannot be included due to current speeds not being low enough and the length of road is less than the 600m required for a limit change.
Speed surveys have been carried out and the average speeds would support a 20mph limit being implemented on the side roads as shown in the plan adjacent. However, this can only happen if support is demonstrated by the residents of the village. So please share your views. The costs associated with this scheme would be in the region of £6000-£7000, Highways would contribute to some of the cost but LPC would need to fund the remainder (we already have funding set aside for this project).
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There is a public access defibrillator sited at the Littlebourne War Memorial Hall/Recreation ground. This is available 24/7 it is owned and maintained by the Parish Council. The Defib is sited in a wall mounted heated cabinet to the rear of the hall/on the patio area.
If you do need to use the Defib please let the Clerk know afterwards so repacement pads can be fitted in the unit for the next use. firstname.lastname@example.org
An application has now been submitted to Canterbury City Council by Gladman for 300 homes on The Hill, Littlebourne under application CA/23/00484 which can be accessed using the below link:
Outline planning application for up to 300 residential dwellings (including affordable housing and older person accommodation), a new community hub, introduction of structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area and surface water flood mitigation and attenuation. All matters reserved except for access. - Land At The Hill Bekesbourne Lane East Of Bekesbourne Hill Bekesbourne Canterbury CT4 5EA
The Parish Council are working on a response to this application and would encourage residents to submit their own objections to the application via the City Council website. Further details are avaliable in the below downlaod leafet on things to consider in your repsonse to CCC. The deadline for comments is 12th May.
There will be no election of the Parish Council, all nine vacancies have been filled and those nominated are duly elected as councillors for the next four year term.
Further to the information from our Chair of the Parish Council, in the recent LPC News, members of the Parish Council have attended a meeting for local parishes and Canterbury City Council Planning.
We were told that the plan up to 2045 is to add 350 houses to Littlebourne and the boundry of the village has been stretched to include the land on the south of The Hill, and behind the doctor’s surgery, to allow this.
Your views are important and valuable and we would urge you to go online and have your say. Be in no doubt that your thoughts on the smaller planning application last year were essential to the plan being rejected.
Why not come to meet the Parish Council on Monday 5 December at 7pm, in the Lounge of the Village Hall, for a Q&A session about the future of Littlebourne. We would be delighted to hear your thoughts and try to answer any questions you have.
If you want to lodge your thoughts on the proposed plan, please visit the website:
If you need any help accessing the council site, have limited internet access, or you just prefer to use pen and paper, why not use the back of this flyer to write your thoughts, not forgetting to put on your name and address, and post it in the Parish Council letterbox on the side of the hall.
Click on below detail for link to application on CCC's website
Outline planning application for up to 115 residential dwellings (including affordable housing), introduction of structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and children's play area and surface water flood mitigation and attenuation. All matters reserved except for access. - Land At The Hill Littlebourne Canterbury Kent
Application REFUSED 30/09/2021 by Canterbury City Council.
See Decision Notice below for full details of reasons for refusal
Dog Fouling seems to be on the increase in the village. Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs however there seems to be small minority that just leave it on the pavements and the Recreation ground. This then ends up on shoes and pushchair wheels and is very unpleaesant, never mind a health hazard.
It is very hard to catch people not clearing up after their dog, but if you do see someone you can report them through the City Councils website.
The current Layout PLan and indicative landscaping plan can been seen by clicking on the below documents.