District Council and Mayoral Elections May 2nd 2024

Official Notices – Statements of Persons nominated for both the District Ward and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority elections are now displayed on the Parish Council notice board which is located at the top of Darrington Road by the old telephone box.

Remembrance Day 2023

Bus Reform Consultation: Presentation Event at Wakefield Town Hall

Do you want to find out more about West Yorkshire’s bus reform consultation?
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority believes it needs to change the way local buses are run to achieve our ambitions for better buses in West Yorkshire.
To support this consultation, they are hosting a presentation event on 8 December at Wakefield Town Hall where you can learn more about the proposals, how to have your say on how buses should be run and ask a question to the project team.
To find out more and register your attendance, please visit: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/busreform

New East Hardwick Parish Boundary

Following the local elections in May, the Parish has been extended and now includes The Kennels and Hundhill areas. The new boundary is shown in yellow highlighter, the area in white was the previous Parish and the shaded area is the area now incorporated into the Parish. The full map can be accessed on the WMDC website:  https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/media/0oylqgli/parish.pdf

A copy is available for quick reference below.

 

Consultation New Local Plan for Wakefield district

The Government requires local authorities to have up-to-date plans in place to guide development. The new local plan for Wakefield district will guide investment and growth, as well as safeguard and improve the environment, up to 2036.

The Local Plan was submitted for independent examination in May 2021. The Inspector has indicated that, subject to Main Modifications, the Plan is likely to be capable of being found legally compliant and sound. The Inspector’s Post Hearings Letter can be found on the Council’s website at: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/planning/emerging-local-plan-2036/examination-library/inspectors-documents/. The purpose of this consultation is to allow for comments to be received on the proposed Main Modifications to inform the Inspector’s final conclusions on the Plan.

Consultation from Thursday 18 May until 5pm Wednesday 28 June 2023.

You can comment on whether the draft plan has been prepared in accordance with Planning legislation and regulations and if it is sound. The tests of soundness are in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Main Modifications consultation documents are:

  • EX.WDC110 – Proposed Main Modifications to the Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 Publication Draft Volume 1, Development Strategy, Strategic and Local Policies (2020)
  • EX.WDC111 – Proposed Main Modifications to the Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 Publication Draft Volume 2, Settlement Specific Policies (2020)
  • EX.WDC112 – Proposed Changes to the Local Plan Policies Map resulting from the Proposed Main Modifications to the Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 Publication Draft (2020)

 

Other Documents published for consultation are:

  • EX.WDC113 – Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan Proposed Main Modifications (plus 4 PDF appendices)
  • EX.WDC114 – Proposed Main Modifications to the Wakefield District Local Plan 2036 Publication Draft – Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report

The above documents have been informed by evidence produced during the Examination at the request of the Inspector and are available to view in the Examination Library – Council Documents (https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/planning/emerging-local-plan-2036/examination-library/council-documents/).

The Additional Modifications documents contain minor clarifications and updates to the text for informational purposes only. Readers can notify the Council of any factual errors, but these will not be considered by the Inspector:

  • EX.WDC115 – Proposed Additional Modifications to Publication Draft Plan Volume 1, Development Strategy, Strategic and Local Policies (2020)
  • EX.WDC116 – Proposed Additional Modifications to Publication Draft Plan Volume 2, Settlement Specific Policies (2020)

The following documents are also available for comment alongside the Main Modifications:

  • 2.44 – Sustainability Appraisal Addendum Options for the Spatial Development Strategy and Housing and Employment Growth
  • EX.WDC95a – Pre-Main Modifications Consultation October 2022 – Re-issued May 2023 Sustainability Appraisal Appendix F Addendum
  • EX.WDC98a – Pre-Main Modifications Consultation October 2022 – Re-issued  May 2023 Site Selection Stages 2,3, and 4 Analysis Note

Making Comments

The preferred method is to view and make comments online using the Council’s Consultation Portal at: http://consult.wakefield.gov.uk/portal

If you have not made comments previously through the Consultation Portal, registration is simple by visiting the above website, which can be accessed from computers in the libraries across the district. Please contact the libraries to book.

The documents and comment forms are available to view and download from the Council’s website at: www.wakefield.gov.uk/wdlp2036 and printed copies are available to view at Wakefield One – Local Studies library and Customer Access Point, Burton Street, Wakefield and at the district’s libraries during their current opening hours.

 

Comment forms can be returned using the address at the top of the letter or by email to: wdlp@wakefield.gov.uk

 

Comments should be received no later than 5pm on Wednesday 28 June 2023.  Please note any comments you make will be made publicly available, alongside your name, and cannot be confidential.

                                                                                                      

Wakefield Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.  For more information please see the Spatial Policy Privacy Notice at: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/media/kctfqwev/spatial-policy-privacy-notice.pdf

 

If you would like to talk to an officer working on the new Local Plan, please contact the Spatial Policy Group on (01924) 306417 or via the Council’s 24 hour contact centre on 0345 8 506 506.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Bronwen Knight

 

Bronwen Knight

Service Director Planning, Transportation and Strategic Highways

Parish Council Elections Thursday, 4 May 2023

If you are interested in joining the Parish Council nomination papers can be downloaded from the Wakefield Council website – elections 2023 4th May – info for candidates – nominations papers. Deadline for submission is 4pm on Tuesday 4th April.

Act of Remembrance

Sunday 13th. November 2022

10:45 a.m. (approx) at East Hardwick War Memorial

This year marks the 90th. anniversary of the

Dedication of the War Memorial on 11th. November 1932

HM Queen Elizabeth II

On the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

East Hardwick Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Our condolences are with His Majesty King Charles III and the members of the Royal Family. Her Majesty’s life of duty, service, unswerving loyalty, decency and humility will be an inspiration to us all forever.
St. Stephen’s Church will be open on Monday 12th September, between 09.30 and16.30 for private prayer and reflection.
An online condolence book is available on the website of the Royal Family (see link below).
We will post updates about remembrance arrangements in the parish as and when we have them.
More information: https://www.royal.uk

Traffic Calming Proposals WMDC

From WMDC: As part of the Local Transport Plan, Highways are proposing new traffic calming measures along Darrington Road, yellow lines at Doncaster Road/ Darrington Road, and speed reduction markings on Doncaster Road. These measures will reduce vehicle speeds along the length of Darrington Road and along the 30mph section of Doncaster Road/ Hardwick Road.

Speed cushions are elevated sections of carriageway that are 1.8 metres long (with a plateau of 1.0 metres and approach ramps of 0.4 metres) at a height of 60 – 75mm above current carriageway levels.
Please review the attached draft plan and let me know your feedback. As part of the Local Transport Plan, Highways are proposing new traffic calming measures along Darrington Road, yellow lines at Doncaster Road/ Darrington Road, and speed reduction markings on Doncaster Road. These measures will reduce vehicle speeds along the length of Darrington Road and along the 30mph section of Doncaster Road/ Hardwick Road.

Speed cushions are elevated sections of carriageway that are 1.8 metres long (with a plateau of 1.0 metres and approach ramps of 0.4 metres) at a height of 60 – 75mm above current carriageway levels.
Please review the attached draft plan and let the PC know your feedback.

East Hardwick Consultation Drawing[5583]

Highways Consultation DATA COLLECTION STRIPS  

We now need your views before submitting to Wakefield Council re:
DATA COLLECTION STRIPS – LOCATION
To measure road usage (weight, volume, speed, type)
The Parish Council suggests:
a) outside new Cawood Gardens, Darrington Rd
&
b) Water Lane jctn on Doncaster Rd (& additionally between White Cat Garage & The Manse)
📚 During term time 🎓
Two strips are promised, but we hope a third will be considered. All data will then be analysed to determine if and what type of traffic calming measures are needed on these roads.
Comments on this group site or privately to:
info@easthardwickparishcouncil.org.uk
🤞👏 Thank you all, in advance 👏🤞