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Notice of Roadworks
Closed from 07:30 hours until 17:30 hours from 14th Nov to 15th Nov 2016
Closed from 30th November 2016 to 2nd December 2016
The details of the closures are in the Road Works Folder in the Parish Council/Document Archive
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Permanent Re-routing of Empingham Road
EMPINGHAM ROAD, KETTON
Draft Stopping Up Order NATTRAN/EM/5247/2181
The Public Inquiry starts on 6 December 2016, & will be held at the Lakeview Room, Barnsdale Hall Hotel, North Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AB. It is expected to last for approximately 2-3 days with a decision from the Secretary of State being unlikely before spring 2017.
The proposed stopping-up of part of Empingham Road, Ketton: Castle/Hanson’s evidence is now available to view in Ketton Library. It is currently stored in banker’s boxes in the Local Plans and Consultations section of the Library, although the Library will soon have a display table for the folders & documents.
The proposed diversion was initially granted planning permission as a result of the 2002 Planning Appeal, which was then subject to a minor amendment in 2007 (hence the reason the current stopping up application refers to the 2007 permission rather than the 2002 Appeal). That Appeal allowed the re-phasing and extension of the quarry and included permission to work through a section of Empingham Road between Wytchley House and Wytchley Warren Farm. The appeal decision also granted planning permission to construct a replacement road through the existing quarry as well as allowing excavation of minerals from land south of Empingham Road.
The section of road being closed is approximately 4.5 to 5m wide, 999m long and has verges of variable width, in places being 1m or less wide. The road is subject to a weight restriction and traffic flows are low. The replacement road will be 1200m long, 6m wide with 3.5m wide grass verges and will meet Empingham Road at a new T junction, to the north of Wytchley Warren Farm. The weight restriction will remain in place. The main Ketton - Empingham traffic flow using the new road will therefore by-pass the Wytchley Warren Farm Cross Roads; but the Ketton to Edith Weston flow will pass through the new T junction and the cross roads which will become a priority bend for through traffic. Appropriate signage will be provided to make the road alignment clear. The design has been prepared by WYG in consultation with RCC Highways and their representatives. The design has passed both stage 1 and 2 road safety audits. A further road safety audit will take place once construction has been completed.
The Stopping Up application was made in January 2016 and a copy of the documents was placed at Ketton Library for public consultation. A number of objections were made, the most common being on general safety concerns regarding the corner at Wytchley Warren Farm and that the diversion should be temporary only. As there are unresolved objections, the matter is now progressing to a Public Inquiry that starts on 6 December 2016 at Barnsdale Hall Hotel. Notices advertising the inquiry will be erected on Empingham Road on or around 11th November. Hanson will be placing copies of relevant documents at the Ketton Library / Centre for interested parties to review at the same time.
The current Stopping Up application focuses purely on the necessity for closing the public highway i.e. it is not like a planning application to consider the wider quarry development as planning permission has already been granted for both the quarry and the road diversion. The issue under consideration is therefore limited to whether it is necessary to stop up that section of Empingham Road to allow quarrying to continue as per its existing planning permission.
The quarry operations are now preparing groundwork and environmental works for the construction of the new road with a view to constructing the road next year and breaking through Empingham Road in circa 2018/9.
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Local Inquiry will be held by an Inspector appointed for the purpose by the Secretary of State for Transport into his proposal to make an Order under Section 247 of the above Act to authorise the stopping up of a 999 metre length of Empingham Road when measured along the central line at Ketton, in the County of Rutland in order to enable development to be carried out in accordance with the planning permission granted to Castle Cement Limited by The First Secretary of State on 3 October 2002 under reference APP/A2470/A/02/1081518 (Local Authority Reference: FUL/2000/0192/9/CC) and planning permission granted by Rutland County Council District Council on 6 August 2007 under reference FUL/2007/0150/CC.
THE INQUIRY will be held in Barnsdale Hall Hotel, Nr Oakham, Rutland, Leicestershire, LE15 8AB commencing at 10:00am on 6 December 2016.
A copy of the applicants written statement (of case) may be inspected free of charge during normal opening hours at Ketton Centre, Ketton Library, High Street, Ketton, Stamford, Rutland, PE9 3TE commencing on 11 November 2016.
On behalf of the Department for Transport
PARISH COUNCIL NOTICES
No 12 Bus Timetable Revised
The bus service from Uppingham to Stamford, via Ketton has been changed from 24th October 2016. The link to the revised timetable is
Sinc Stream Volunteers Meetings ( Please note the revised meeting place)
Notice from Sarah Ayling – Ketton Parish Clerk
I am currently organising some Sinc Stream project volunteers meetings, for the following dates: Monday 24th October
Monday 14th November
Monday 28th November
Monday 12th December
Please meet outside the Parish Council’s storage container in Hall Close at 10.00am. The plan is to partially clear the banks of Sinc stream of excess vegetation. Please contact Sarah and/or turn up at the meeting Place. We look forward to seeing you there.
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