The Burton Joyce    Village Plan
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Environment Update
AIM To ensure village is safe from flooding from river, rainwater etc  Improve provision of flood prevention measures Improve local flood response measures. To improve drainage To ensure preservation of present Green Belt around village especially in the light of possible new Government policies. To ensure that future development is appropriate to the needs of the community To facilitate village contribution to the Gedling Local Plan To continue to improve the quality of the air in the village by addressing issues of smells from local businesses Ensure a higher standard of maintenance for our footpaths around the village.
ACHIEVEMENT Nov 2013 The parish Council continues to support flooding issues. A Flood Awareness Day was arranged  by the Village Plan Committee. This was very successful and over 100 people attended. The committee will suggest that a Flood  Response Group be set up. An annual reminder to keep watercourses running through properties clear is placed in the Parish Magazine each autumn. The Planning Committee considers every application made for development in the village and responds accordingly. The Localism Bill and changes to planning rules has made the current situation unclear. In theory it should now be easier for the community to influence future developments. Parish Councillors have worked with local businesses to substantially reduce smells. Work has been undertaken by local businesses to modify machinery and equipment which has served to reduce, if not eliminate, smells. This will continue to be monitored. Parish Councillors and members of the Highways department at Notts County Council meet regularly to inspect footpaths and prioritise work schedule.