This Months News

08/11/14
Annual General Meeting of the Haddiscoe StoPit Association Haddiscoe Village Hall Monday 1st. December at 7.30pm

Please see the following from our Chairman:

Dear StoPit Member,

The Annual General Meeting of the Haddiscoe StoPit Association is to be held at the Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe on Monday 1st December at 7.30pm.

Members are reminded that this is a closed meeting and therefore only members of the Association are permitted to attend. A member for the purpose of this meeting is an individual or a household for which membership subscription has been paid.

Please make every effort to attend.
Please see the below Agenda and Chairman's report:

Agenda:
1. Chairman s report
2. Treasurer s report & financial statement
3. Resolution to dissolve the association and disperse the funds.
4. Closure of AGM
5. Invitation for a drink at the Crown

Report from the Chairman:
Rory Kelsey
Low Farm
THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE, NR14 6PT

On 20 July 2014 the Planning Inspectorate published a decision notice dismissing the appeal by Earsham Gravel. As a consequence StoPit's work has been successfully concluded. I propose we dissolve the association and distribute the remaining funds, about £400, to the Parish Council specifically for the development of phase 2 of the playground at the Village Hall.

Yours sincerely,

Rory Kelsey
Chairman, Haddiscoe StoPit Association


Archived News

04/07/14
Earsham Gravel appeal against planning decision DISMISSED

Earsham Gravels appeal against the decision to NOT extract gravel in Haddiscoe has been dismissed and therefore the original planning committee decision has been upheld.
In effect, this means there is to be no gravel extraction to be performed by Earsham Gravel in Haddiscoe, Norfolk.

Want more information?
See our dedicated page: http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/planningapplication/.

02/05/14
Earsham Gravel appeal against planning committee decision on No quarry in Haddiscoe

Earsham Gravel are appealing against the decision to NOT extract gravel in Haddiscoe. It is confirmed that the date for the appeal hearing against the County Councils decision to refuse planning for the pit at Haddiscoe is Wednesday 21st May at 10.00am in County Hall and will run for three days.

A free bus (members only) will run from Haddiscoe village hall to County hall each day from 9am sharp. Contact Rory for a seat.

This is the final hearing and the process is finally decided at this point. Should the appeal be refused (and therefore the planners original decision is upheld) then there will be no pit in Haddiscoe! If the appeal is accepted then Earsham Gravel will have permission to extract in Haddiscoe village!

Want more information?
See our dedicated page: http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/planningapplication/.

25/01/13
Council planning committee vote AGAINST quarry in Haddiscoe

The Norfolk County Council planning committee voted on Friday 25th January 2013 to unanimously overturn the proposal by Earsham Gravel to extract gravel in the village of Haddiscoe. Pending any appeal, this means our campaign has been a success - Congratulations!

Want more information?
See our dedicated page: http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/planningapplication/.

19/01/13
Take 2: Planning Application - Hearing will be Friday 25th January 2013 @ 2pm

The final consultation is complete and the plan goes before the Norfolk County Council planning committee on Friday 25th January 2013 @ 2pm, Norwich County Hall. StoPit and the various councillors representing the local area will be giving evidence at this hearing. We would like you to be there to show support.

Want more information?
See our dedicated page to help object against this planning application:
http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/planningapplication/.

12/06/12
StoPit AGM

Public Notice

The further Annual General Meeting of the Haddiscoe StoPit Association is to be held at the Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe on Monday the 3rd September 2012 starting at 1930h (7.30pm).

The AGM procedings will be members’ only but the public may attend.

At the AGM, members will elect the officers and committee for the following year.

Download the Nominations form HERE (PDFAdobe Document 28kb)

The Nominations forms should be submitted to Rory Kelsey (via any current committee member) by 22nd July.

06/12/11
Planning Application - WRITE YOUR LETTERS NOW

The Parish Council meeting held yesterday evening had a reasonable turn-out of about 50 people from within the village, presumably all opposed to the planning application for gravel Extraction. NOW is the time to write a letter to your Councillors and more importantly, to the planning team at Norfolk County Council.

Write to arrive by Monday 19th December 2011 and quoting planning reference C/7/2011/7020 to:

Norfolk County Council,
Environment, Transport and Development
County Hall,
Martineau Lane,
Norwich,
NR1 2DH.

Want more information?
See our dedicated page to help object against this planning application:
http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/planningapplication/.

05/12/11
StoPit Agenda on Parish Council meeting

Public Notice

An agenda item regarding the recent Planning application will be added to the regular meeting of the Haddiscoe Parish Council.

The meeting is to be held at the Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe on Monday the 5th December 2011 starting at 1930h (7.30pm).

Parish Council meetings are open to the public and although it is unlikely that you will be invited to speak it would be important to be there.

22/11/11
Planning Application Submitted

Earsham Gravel have, submitted a planning application for gravel extraction and concrete making at Haddiscoe. The application was made in October 2011 and Norfolk County Council (NCC) are consulting all interested parties before presenting this application to the NCC planning committee. This consultation period could take up to 16 weeks. But it is likely to go to the planning committee for a decision in early 2012.

13/07/11
StoPit AGM

Public Notice

The further Annual General Meeting of the Haddiscoe StoPit Association is to be held at the Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe on Tuesday the 26th July 2011 starting at 1930h (7.30pm).

The AGM will be a members’ only meeting as usual.

At the AGM, members will elect the officers and committee for the following year.

Download the Nominations form HERE (PDFAdobe Document 28kb)

The Nominations forms should be submitted to Steve Farrow (via any current committee member) by 22nd July.

09/04/11
Norfolk Council Revised Strategy Plan - An update:

Below is the letter sent to our supporters today.

Dear StoPit Member,

You may have seen articles in this past week’s papers concerning Norfolk County Council and gravel sites.
In the light of the revised county council strategy plan for minerals and waste brought about by the change in government, Norfolk County Council has agreed a new list of proposed sites and this list will go out for an eight week consultation in May this year.

The situation as far as Haddiscoe is concerned is that the proposal is still on the “Not Acceptable” list. You can see the documents if you go to HERE

However it is not time to open the Champagne quite yet. The council’s decision opens another eight-week consultation period and in that time the extractors could put a case for the site to be re-designated as “Acceptable”; and in any case any site would still have to go through the planning permission process.

The summary for Haddiscoe is in the South Norfolk Mineral sites, and if you want to see what comments have been made in the past consultation rounds click on “view documents” which is in a big box towards the end of the page and follow the links.

At this stage you don’t need to make representations to Norfolk County Council in the new consultation period unless there is something new or something you wish to add that has not already been said.

The fact that our pit is still on the “Not Acceptable” list is great news, however it may not stop an application going ahead anyway as they seem minded to do. Watch this space!

Yours sincerely

Rory Kelsey
Chairman, Haddiscoe StoPit Association

P.S. I found the following on the South Norfolk planning site and wondered if others knew of it or even went to the public consultation on the 6th April? The link is a PDF document which explains the plans for a Solar Farm on the site of the old Cemex pit on Wiggs Lane (Behind the Village Hall). Have a look at http://wam.south-norfolk.gov.uk/WAM/doc/Correspondence-500829.pdf?extension=.pdf&id=500829&appid=1001&location=VOLUME3&contentType=application/pdf&pageCount=3(it takes a little while to load)
Regards,
Andy

01/05/10
Norfolk Council Screening Opinion Letter.

We have received access to letters explaing more about the options and proposals for our site

See the documents as a PDF HERE (PDFAdobe Document 2.8MB).

14/09/09
Norfolk Council confirm Haddiscoe is NOT a preferred site:

Below is the letter sent to our supporters on Monday.

14/09/09
Dear StoPit Member,

Today Norfolk County Council (NCC) passed the papers outlining the next stage in the selection of sites for minerals and waste. The proposed pit in Haddiscoe is on the “Not Acceptable” list. This means it is highly unlikely that permission would be granted for extraction to go ahead on the proposed sites.

On behalf of the committee can I say a big thank you to all of you who made your views known through letters, posters, fund raising and supporting StoPit events. It is clear from the report that your views were heard and accepted.

However it is not time to open the Champagne quite yet. The council’s decision opens another eight-week consultation period and in that time the extractors could put a case for the site to be re-designated as “Acceptable”; and in any case any site would still have to go through the planning permission process.

Your committee feels that the weight of objections mean that the NCC is unlikely to change its mind, especially when the Environment Agency, English Heritage, South Norfolk District Council & The Broads Authority are on our side. I have copied the report conclusion for our pit. If you want to read the complete assessment it is on our website http://stopit.haddiscoe.info/docs/S25C-409090811580.pdf and the full council papers are available on the NCC website at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nmwdf (MIN 25 and WAS 28).

Conclusion: MIN 25 clearly has a number of constraints. Taking into account the highways safety worries about the right-turn onto the A143, the impact on the setting of St Mary’s Church, the wider landscape impacts on a very open part of countryside near the Broads, amenity impacts on local residents and the Environment Agency’s concerns about potential disturbance to groundwater flows, it would be inappropriate to allocate this site.

StoPit will continue to keep an eye on events and keep you up to date with this next phase of the process which starts on 26th October and should conclude at Christmas. Since our case has been made we will not be making any further representations during this stage. There will then be a third phase in the New Year when the lists should be finalised.

Yours sincerely

Rory Kelsey
Chairman, Haddiscoe StoPit Association

08/09/09
Norfolk Council announce their proposals for Haddiscoe.

Norfolk County Council have released their papers for their meeting on the 14th September 2009. This meeting is to discuss the Haddiscoe Mineral Extraction (MIN25) and Waste (WAS28) site.

The draft documents propose that the two uses of this site are: NOT acceptable.

This by no way means that we are not going to get a pit etc, but it does mean that should this decision be accepted and maintained throughout the consultation, that this could be the result. Our efforts have made a massive contribution to this proposed decision. Thank-you.

You may read more about this at the NCC web site at www.norfolk.gov.uk/nmwdf and you can see a snippet of the full document (discussing only WAS28) by viewing this PDF HERE (PDFAdobe Document 1.4MB).

05/09/09
StoPit at the Raveningham Country Fair

We have been asked to provide a 'quality' burger stall at the fair, come and support us and taste our great burgers, sausages or try a "big 'un" for yourself.

23/05/09
StoPit Fundraising Spring Gig

With El Gato’s Men, disco, bar and the famous StoPit Hog Roast all held in “the Tent” this was another of our great events. More details in full are on the dedicated Spring Gig Page.

06/04/09
StoPit AGM

Public Notice

The first Annual General Meeting of the Haddiscoe StoPit Association is to be held at the Haddiscoe Village Hall, The Street, Haddiscoe on Monday the 6th April 2009 starting at 2030h.

The AGM will be a members’ only meeting.
Non-Members will be able to join at the door (£10) should they wish to attend the AGM.

At the AGM, members can elect the officers and committee and vote on a proposed constitution. The constitution defines our aims, sets the rules for the committee and members, and protects our funds from misuse. The constitution we are proposing is taken from a model provided by the Charity Commission and can be seen HERE (PDFAdobe Document 44kb), the key features are:

The committee will recommend that this constitution is adopted by the association at the AGM.

If you are concerned about these proposals and want your voice to be heard, join StoPit now.
The membership fee of ten pounds could save you thousands on the future value of your house.
Contact your local representative or why not join at the meeting on the door?

Update 06/04/2009

The constitution was adopted and can be seen HERE (PDFAdobe Document 44kb). The committee changed slightly and the changes can be seen on the Committee Page.

10/03/09 (Tuesday)
StoPit Quiz Night

Test your knowledge at the Crown Pub, Haddiscoe on Tuesday 10th March 8.00pm. There will be prizes, raffle, T shirts and car stickers for sale.
Round up your friends and family into teams of 4 (£1 each) and come join the fun.

More details on the Fundraising page.

11/10/08
StoPit Fundraising 'Barn' Dance

Our first StoPit 'Gig' with our now famous 'Hog Roast' and with music from the El Gato's band.

Go to the Dedicated Barn Dance page for a complete picture of this event.

12/08/08
Supplementary Committee Meeting at Low Farm

The Haddiscoe StoPit Committee held a supplementary meeting today to continue the discussions regarding the future fundraising events.

Please see the Fundraising page for a complete picture of these events.

Next meeting is to be held at 8.00pm, Thursday 28th August at Low Farm.

If you have any comments please e-mail the webmaster or phone Rory on 677525.

10/08/08
Committee Meeting / BBQ at the old Pea Vining Station

The Haddiscoe StoPit Committee held a meeting today to discuss plans for the immediate way ahead.
The discussions included: confirmation of our attendance at the Raveningham Threshing Fair (Sat 30th August); details of a StoPit Barn Dance, and discussions regarding more defined roles within the committee.

13/07/08
Committee Meeting at the old Pea Vining Station

The Haddiscoe StoPit Committee held a meeting today to discuss the successes of the recent fundraising events. Whilst we all spent a while together, the meeting itself was short as all were busy enjoying the BBQ and trying to keep warm and dry! We concluded that we had a successful Clay Shoot event and this should be followed up by presence at summer events - possibly the Raveningham Fair.

Next meeting is to be held at 12.00 Noon, Sunday 10th August at the same location (see the Committee page for more info).

29/06/08
Clay Pigeon Shoot Day

Despite a hiccough with the signage the day went wonderfully. Over 60 people took part in a sunny Clay Shoot and around £800 was raised. More details at the Fundraising page.

10/06/08
Committee meeting at the Crown Pub - Clay Shoot, Horse Racing & more...

The Haddiscoe StoPit Committee held a meeting today (10th June '08). Well done to the 20 folks who attended and took part.

Fundraising ideas and further developments to the Clay Pigeon shoot were discussed. We need Volunteers to help the day before and on the day (28th & 29th June) - If you can help, contact Chris Colby (info on the Fundraising page).

Don't forget that the Crown are still running the Sunday 'Horse Race' event - Next one will be this Sunday 15th June from 7.30pm. We have raised over £200 so far through this event - please keep up the good work, support your local pub, and have fun too!

Our next meeting will be at the Haddiscoe Crown on Tuesday 24th June at 8.00pm.
All are welcome to attend and talk to us on an informal basis.

20/05/08
Clay Pigeon Shoot - 29th June

100 experienced shooters required. Food, Drinks & Raffle.
Prizes for the winner, best Female and worst shot. £12 entry + ammo.
More information on the Fundraising page.

18/05/08
Fundraising event at the Crown Pub

The Crown Pub has kindly said it will donate some proceeds of a regular Sunday 'Horse Race' event to the StoPit Campaign. More information on the Fundraising page.

10/05/08
Committee meeting at the Crown Pub

The Haddiscoe StoPit Committee will be holding our next meeting at the Haddiscoe Crown on Tuesday 10th June at 8.00pm. All are welcome to attend and talk to us on an informal basis.

04/04/08
Letters published in local rag...

Click HERE to see the article from the Beccles and Bungay newspaper.

03/04/08
Please attend at the Village Hall on Monday 7th...

Note to attend the 'Annual Public Assembly' at Haddiscoe Village Hall on Monday 7th April 2008. The Agenda includes an open forum on the proposed Pit.

08/04/08: Thanks for doing this, we had a massive turn-out!

 

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