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Welcome to Chestfield Parish Council web site

Please use the Links below to take you through the site to several micro sites. This website has been created by the parish council and is updated with local news and articles of interest. Any comments about the website or suggestions for possible inclusion should be directed to the Parish Clerk. Should anything have been omitted from the new website we apologise in advance, should you come across any errors or links that do not work properly please let the Parish Clerk know by email. We will endeavour to put things right without too much delay. 

 Latest Agenda Circular walk  Speedwatch
Cllr contacts and responsibilitiesKent’s PCSOs powersPublic rights of way Trees in conservation areas
What is a parish council? Meeting dates For a welcome pack for new residents please contact the Clerk Conservation area map

 Chairman’s annual reports – see go to drop down link from parish council button found at the top of the Home page

Parish Magazine Advertising in the parish magazineDefibrillator for community use Grant awards from the parish council

Planning and Development Update April 2017 – There have been two significant developments submitted to Canterbury City Council recently – one for land adjacent to the old Thanet Way at Whitstable (developer Gladman developments) and one for Grasmere Pasture, off The Ridgeway (developer Kitewood Homes). We appreciate that neither of them is actually in the parish but both would affect our parish and our residents. 

  1. The Gladman development: CA/16/02971/OUT – Outline planning application, Land at Grasmere Road, Whitstable – Outline application for the erection of up to 170 dwellings with public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage system including access from South Street and Grasmere Road. We objected to this application – And were pleased that Canterbury City Council REFUSED it on 4 April 2017. (It may of course go to Appeal.)

2. For Grasmere Pasture, we, along with very active local residents and residents groups incuding the Grasmere Village Residents Association, have all consistently objected to it being developed – we objected to it being considered for inclusion in the city council’s Canterbury District Local Plan and were dismayed when it was chosen as one of the strategic sites for housing development. An Outline application has been submitted as follows: CA/17/00469/OUT – Grasmere Gardens, Land South of The Ridgeway: Outline application for 300 dwellings, 3,500 sqm of employment space;   a community hub to include shops, financial services, food and drink outlets; non-residential institutions to include clinics, health centre, crèche, nursery and day centre; a cafe/restaurant/bar;  7.16ha of open space and play facilities and associated car parking and landscaping.  Chestfield Parish Council has objected on the following grounds: Foul drainage capacity; Surface water issues; Access, emergency access and speeding traffic; Transportation, public transport and parking; Future Maintenance of Open Space; Primary Education/ Innovation Centre, Nursery, Cafe and Shops Parking arrangements. Read the full objection letter hereThe decision by Canterbury City Council on whether to approve it or not is awaited. We will of course let you know.

Notices – if you would like to insert a notice about a Chestfield based organisation please contact the Parish Clerk at clerk@chestfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk

If you have any comments, complaints or compliments about the parish council we have a form for your feedback here

Ash die back – information on this disease affecting Ash trees

Chestfield Recreation Ground.. Go along for a visit and try the outdoor fitness equipment…more..

Chestfield Parish Council – View the 2006 Parish Plan and the actions from the previous 2006 Parish Plan here….  Work on the results of our updated 2016 Village Survey is ongoing. See an initial presentation of figures…. (January 2017)

Other web sites you may like to visit..

Canterbury city council – click here

Kent county council – click here

The A to Z of Local Directgov services Click here

Chestfield History web site – visit http://chestfield.weebly.com/

Standing orders are the written rules of a local council. They are used to confirm a council’s internal organisational, administrative and procurement procedures and procedural matters for meetings. Chestfield Parish Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations

For The Register of Parish Councillor’s Declared Interests can be viewed at the following web address on Canterbury City Council’s website (you will have to cut and paste this in your browser): https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/your-community/support-for-voluntary-and-community-organisations/parishes/register-of-parish-councillors-interests/

Financial information:

For year ending 31 March 2016: NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF Notice of Conclusion of audit for year ended 31 March 2016