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proposed Community Hall
revised plans accepted, permission granted

Report first posted 20th May 2011, page amended/updated Monday, 19 September 2011
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MAY 2011
This is the 6th in a series of reports by the webmaster on the  new community building proposed by the Parish Council.
You can dip into any of them, but to get a clearer understanding the reports are best read in date order as shown at bottom right of this page.

Success at last!

Planning permission for Welney's new Community Hall/Pavilion was finally granted on 19th May 2011, fifteen months after the application was first lodged, and almost 5 years since the Parish Council announced their plans back in June 2006.

Permission is subject to the following conditions:
  • building work to be started within 3 years of date permission granted
  • sewerage & drainage plans to be submitted and approved
  • Hurn Drove to be widened/resurfaced for 10m from March Rd & slope reduced
  • noise reduction scheme to protect local residents to be submitted and approved
  • car park to be surfaced and drained.
The full details can be seen in the Borough Council's decision notice, link at bottom of page.

The application did not include plans for a childrens play area. Permission for that will need to be applied for later and an additional fee payable.

If you have visited this page before you may need to "refresh" the page to see the latest version. Also, please "allow blocked content" (if prompted) to view correct layout & features.
(Both notes apply to all pages).

Permission will lapse if work doesn't start within 3 years of date granted.
Time is ticking away, all that's left is:

view of hall from field
floor plan
view from Hurn Drove

text © Peter Cox.

If you think this report is incorrect, incomplete or unfair, please e-mail the webmaster, and your response will be added.

The next stages - drawing up building plans, tendering for prices, raising the necessary funds estimated by some to be in excess of £250,000 - and beginning the works, will all need to be dealt with more urgency than the planning process because of the conditions stipulated.
Related pages on this website
Jun 2006 New Hall plans announced.
Mar 2010 Planning application
May 2010 Permission refused
Dec 2010 Re-application
Mar 2011 Re-application revised
May 2011 Permission granted
Welney Parish Hall
Playing field & pavilion
Children's play equipment
Related pages on external websites
Refusal notice (PDF)
Permission granted notice (PDF)
Original application
Re-application, Dec 2010
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