Historic England (HE) has decided to protect an archaeologically important part of the site proposed for the Community Hub. The Hub includes plans for a new school, pre-school, village hall and forty homes.
Following an archaeological survey, some of the land specified in the revised Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been scheduled by HE, including an area upon which the Parish Council wants to build the Hub. This process has taken over six months and that is the reason why there has been no news recently. Special permission is needed to build on scheduled land.
The Parish Council’s task now is to investigate the feasibility of re-designing the plans so that no building takes place on any of the land which has been scheduled. The council’s chosen developer is Thomas Homes whose architects are working to re-draw the plans.