Vital Village Action Plan - Parish and Environmental Resources - March 2004


ITEM

ACTION

HOW IT WILL BE TACKLED

PRIORITY

PARTNERS

TIMESCALE

LEAD
RESPONSIBILITY
RESOURCE
IMPLICATIONS


1

Place Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Parish Design Statement (PDS) for use as Supplementary Planning Guidance at Village, District and County levels.

Seek Parish Council, SODC and OCC endorsement of PDS from Parish Plan. Agree how PDS will be introduced and used in dealing with Planning issues affecting the Parish at these three levels.

High

Parish Council

SODC

OCC

ORCC

Countryside Agency



March 2005



Parish Council

Stand alone low cost document may be needed incorporating any text modifications required to Parish Plan PDS text.


2

Review of Conservation Area boundaries and of the contribution of green spaces, water features trees, hedges, and adjacent cultivated lands to the quality, interest and character.

Seek completion of the Conservation Area Character Study of Brightwell, Sotwell and Mackney expected from SODC in 2003.

High

SODC, Parish Council, and

Village Environment Group


Dec 2004

SODC

Parish Council

Contributions made by village organisations in 2002 to the scheduled Character Study. SODC resources assumed still to be available and the village to be within the District reappraisals.


3

Encourage new building designs and alterations to be in good keeping with the character of nearby properties and the village setting.

Introduce short public statements for villagers addressing how choice of design and choice of materials complements or enhances the specific site, aspect or location.


Medium

SODC

Parish Council


On-going

Parish Council

Few-proposal is for a short statement to be appended to the existing planning application documents and displayed at site.


4

Putting The Parish

on The Map

Design a large scale Parish map and install all- weather outdoor copies in Central village, at Shillingford Hill, the Keen Edge Bridge site and on the Mill Brook footpath crossing at Tadsey Bridge. To show walks, historic buildings, places of interest etc, Put on web.


Medium to long term

All community groups, web group, local tourism office, Keen Edge Bridge Group, and Parish Council.



2004/06

A joint Environment and History group project. Parish Council to seek local designer. Review need for other maps and leaflets.

Seek funding from local tourism office, a PC contribution and sponsorship from parish businesses.


5

Promote the needs of Villagers in an Integrated Parish Transport Strategy aimed at getting people moving around more safely, more effectively, more conveniently, and more efficiently.


1) To put traffic calming measures in place on A4130 between West End and Slade End,

2) Improve safety at A4130 entrances into village

3) Explore traffic calming at Sires Hill

4) Review possibility of 20mph speed limits within Brightwell and Sotwell villages

5) Improve the pavement between Shillingford Bridge and Rush Court along A329.

6) Establish a safe cycleway between Slade End and central Wallingford

7) Improve accessibility for push chairs and wheel chairs on village footpaths and pedestrian routes to Wallingford

8) Review and publicise maintenance responsibilities for pavements, footpath network and bridleways


High


 
High
 
 
Medium
 
 
High


 
High
 
 
Medium


Medium




 
Medium




Highways Dept and Local Transport Consultants
 
 
Halcrow.
 
SODC and PC

Sustrans, Wallingford Town Council and School

 
SODC


Parish Council































Parish Council to set up Working Party with representatives from appropriate Village clubs, societies, and residents from Sires Hill and Shillingford Hill



 
Report back to Parish Council on resource implications and alternative options












 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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