A petition has been received from Stamford Bridge Parish Council, requesting that a community governance review be undertaken to review the boundaries of the parish and to increase the number of seats on the parish council.
The petition relates to a change to the parish boundaries in order to reflect and take account of new property development in the neighbouring parish of Skirpenbeck on the northern boundary of the Stamford Bridge parish. There is also a proposal for a change to the southern boundary neighbouring Catton Parish Council. The proposal also requests that should the proposal be approved, that the size of Stamford Bridge Parish Council be increased from nine members to ten.
Proposal Submitted by Stamford Bridge Parish Council
Map showing the current boundary arrangements
Map showing the revised boundaries proposed by Stamford Bridge Parish Council
The terms of reference for the review will see the review consider the proposal put forward by Stamford Bridge relating to:
The revised timetable for the review is:
Communications and Consultation
Commencement of Review - Publication of Terms of Reference
7 July 2020, subject to approval by The Cabinet on 7 July 2020
Published on the website and in the local newspaper and sent directly to parish councils. Also published online via the Council’s Business Intelligence Team.
Stage One – Public Consultation and Initial Submissions invited
1 August 2020 to 30 September 2020
Public online Zoom meetings in September. Online survey and as written responses invited.
Stage Two – Consideration of submissions received and draft recommendations prepared
1 October 2020 to 18 January 2021
Cabinet 2 February 2021
Internal consideration and consultation with appropriate teams within the Council.
Stage Three – Draft recommendations published and second phase public consultation undertaken
8 February 2021 to 5 March 2021
Published on the website and the local newspaper and sent directly to parish councils. Also published online via the Council’s Business Intelligence Team. Written responses invited.
Stage Four – Consideration of any further submissions received. Final recommendations prepared
8 March 2021 to 12 March 2021
Cabinet – 18 May 2021
Final recommendations published – concluding the review
18 May 2021
Published on the website and as part of the Council papers
Decision taken by Council
23 June 2021
Council meeting held in public. Minutes available on the website and sent to affected town and parish councils
Reorganisation Order made
If necessary, following Council meeting
The first phase of public consultation was carried out during September 2020 and following analysis and consideration of the feedback received, together with evidence and information from officers within the Council, draft recommendations have been approved by the Cabinet for a second phase of public consultation The draft recommendations are outlined below along with the reasons for the draft recommendations being made:
That due to their being no significant or overriding reason supporting the proposal to amend the southern parish boundary between Catton and Stamford Bridge, the proposal not be approved.
The proposal to amend the northern parish boundary between Stamford Bridge and Skirpenbeck be approved in part, with an amendment that the new boundary will run along the River Derwent up to a point opposite the eastern edge boundary of the new housing development and will then run from this point south until it meets the A166 and then run east until it meets the existing boundary with Skirpenbeck. This will ensure the boundary continues along existing ground features and does not cross a main ‘A’ road. A map outlining the proposed new boundary is included below. The reasons for this draft recommendation are:
The number of seats on Stamford Bridge Parish Council be increased by 1 to a total of 10.
The Cabinet report summarising the feedback from the first phase of consultation and the draft recommendations can found below:
Stamford Bridge Community Governance Review Cabinet Report (pdf 614kb)
The second phase of public consultation on the draft recommendations runs from 8 February 2021 until 5 March 2021.
Residents who live in the Stamford Bridge or Skirpenbeck area are encouraged to get involved and to send in any comments or views.
Feedback to the draft recommendations is to be given in writing only. This can be done by either writing to Simon Clark, Electoral Services Manager at County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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