Welcome to the website of Blean Parish Council.
The Parish Council Office will be closed until further notice and the clerk will be working from home. Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Parish Assembly due to be held on Monday 6th April has now been POSTPONED until further notice.
The next Parish Council meeting will be held virtually by Zoom on Monday 14th December at 6.30pm. The agenda and link will be available at the beginning of December.
LATEST PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN BLEAN
Please click on the links to view the applications.
CA/20/02414 | Car park for use of existing public house and development of existing car park to provide 6 two-storey houses with associated vehicle access and parking. | 4 Blean Hill Blean Canterbury Kent CT2 9EF
Comments to CCC by 18th December
CA/20/02477 | Two-storey rear and side extensions to both cottages with new driveway to no. 14 following demolition of existing single storey rear extensions. | 14 And 16 Chapel Lane Blean Canterbury Kent CT2 9HA
Comments to CCC by 18th December
CA/20/02518 | Detached two-storey dwelling with associated garage, parking, driveway and landscaping. | Land Adjoining Linden Lea 2 Blean Common Blean Canterbury Kent CT2 9ES
Comments to CCC by 18th December
Public Notice - A290 Whitstable Road Blean
Covid lockdown service updates from Canterbury City Council
Below is the current situation with many of our key services as of midday on Thursday 5 November:
Park and ride
Services will stop at the end of tomorrow (Friday 6 November). We will close Sturry Road and Wincheap completely. New Dover Road will stay open for parking only, at a charge of 50p a day, for people who want to walk or cycle into the city.
From Saturday (7 November), we will offer all day parking for £3.50 at Castle Street multi storey car park. This is to help essential workers who have to come into Canterbury, and exactly replicates the same all day value offered by park and ride.
The current free parking arrangements in our non-ANPR car parks for NHS staff and care key workers are continuing. Please continue to display the usual notice in your windscreen.
These are continuing as scheduled. We are working closely with Serco to monitor staffing numbers. In the event that we have major disruption, we will prioritise residual waste collections.
These will stay open for now, although this is dependent on staff from our contractor Monitor still being available to open, close and clean them.
Play areas and parks
These are also staying open in line with government guidance.
Work with rough sleepers
On this occasion, we have no ‘instruction’ to care for rough sleepers during the lockdown, but of course we intend to do so. We are currently looking at the service we can provide, both in the lockdown period and across winter generally. That may include using some hotel provision, but more information will follow on this shortly.
We are working with emerging guidance from the government on support for businesses during the lockdown. It seems likely that the same categories of grants will be made available (through us) to businesses, but with slightly different criteria. We will receive funding to do this from government, and our job will be to get that funding to businesses as soon as possible – but that will depend on getting the guidance and funding as quickly as possible.
Local residents who need extra help will be directed to the now well-established Kent Together 24-hour phone line (03000 41 92 92). This keeps things simple for the public, avoiding duplication and confusion. However, we will keep a close eye on demand for this service from our residents and will be ready to respond if any additional local services are required. At this point, we will not be reintroducing the community hub at Kingsmead.
Our museums and other local venues such as the King’s Hall are closed in line with government guidance.
This is now suspended.
We believe that the early guidance allows markets to stay active if they are selling essential goods – but we need to see detailed guidance on that.
Spring Lane Neighbourhood Centre
The centre is now closed and digital sessions will take place with young people instead.
Herne Bay bandstand
This is now closed.
Please click on the link below for more advice for residents
We have vacancies for three Parish Councillors
Latest News Regarding Gladmans Appeal
The planning enquiry has been postponed due to an environmental issue at Stodmarsh Water Reserve which is affecting all potential small developments in the area.
Canterbury City Council has received advice from Natural England that will have an immediate impact on the determination of current planning applications for new homes within the Canterbury and Herne Bay areas.
The Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is protected under European law and is managed by Natural England. It believes water quality in the lakes has deteriorated. At the same time, water quality targets have been made more onerous.
This means before CCC approve any new housing development within the River Stour catchment area or that would discharge wastewater into it, applicants for planning permission need to satisfy Natural England they have made sure there are enough mitigation measures in place to stop this happening.
CCC are currently investigating possible solutions, but there will need to be a temporary halt to granting planning permission for new homes on smaller sites within the catchment while they work with Natural England to agree a solution for planning applications on smaller sites. CCC will keep us informed on the progress.
For the larger housing sites, CCC have already identified a way forward which means that there will be no delay to planning applications affecting the bigger, or strategic, sites.
Notice of Temporary Closure of CB24ACB24A Intends NOTICE
You can keep up to date with the latest information on coronavirus on GOV.UK or visit NHS UK for advice and information.
Temporary Road Closure – A290 between Clapham Hill Interchange & St Peter’s Place, Canterbury – 1st September 2020
Kent County Council has made an Order to temporarily prohibit through traffic on the A290 between Clapham Hill Interchange and St Peter’s Place, Canterbury from 1st September 2020,with estimated completion by 8th December 2020.
Public Notice - A290 between Clapham Hill Interchange St Peter's Place Canterbury
For Waste Collection dates please click on the link below
Please click on the links below to view the financial documents:
Notice of Conclusion Of Audit year ended 31st March 2020
Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2020
External Auditor’s Report & Certificate 2019/2020
Internal Auditor’s Report year ending 31 March 2020
Bank Reconcilliation year ending 31 March 2020
Explanation of Variances year ending 31 March 2020
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return year ending 31 March 2020
Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year ending 31 March 2019