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Water supply improvements in Pant

Severn Trent are going to be working in the Pant area over the next few months to improve the water supply and a drop-in session is being held at Pant Memorial Hall for residents to find out more.

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The new water main will be laid mainly in private land but some of it will also have to be laid along public roads. The roads affected are Briggs Lane, Hillside, Rockwell Lane, Bronwylfa and U2052 (to Pen y Foel) . Severn Trent will have road closures in place to allow them to work quickly and safely, and the closures will either be daytime or full closure. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Roads will be affected as follows:

  • U2052 – start date 23/02/19, finish date 24/02/19: daytime road closure 8am – 4pm
  • Bronwylfa – start date 11/03/19, finish date 29/03/19: daytime road closure 8am – 4pm
  • Briggs Lane – start date 15/04/19, finish date 03/05/19: road closure
  • Rockwell Lane – start date 15/04/19, finish date 10/05/19: daytime road closure 8am – 4pm
  • Hillside – start date 15/04/19, finish date 26/04/19: daytime road closure 8am – 4pm

Please note that the above dates may be subject to change depending on progress.

Severn Trent is holding a drop-in session at Pant Memorial Hall on Tuesday 5 February from 3.30pm to 6.30pm for local people to find out more about the plans, ask questions and to provide their input and feedback.

Other ways to keep up to date with the work in our area include:

  • By phone: Amey Customer Service Centre on 0800 521660
  • Online: Severn Trent website www.stw.works

Please quote project reference 6127372.

If your call is about your water supply or sewerage service, call the Severn Trent Customer Operations Service Centre on 0800 783 4444.

Excavators and dumpers arrive on site

Parish Council wants your views on housing

Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council are interested in your views about the Preferred Sites for Pant and Llanymynech  identified by Shropshire Council in its Local Plan Review.

The review identifies proposals for new housing developments across the county, including 95 new houses in Pant and Llanymynech.

Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council logo

Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council’s next meeting to be held on Thursday 24th January at 7.15 will include a discussion about the Local Plan Review after which the Parish Council will prepare a response. This meeting will be held at Llanymynech Village Hall and there will be a short time for the public to ask questions.

The consultation sets out the preferred sites to deliver the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period to 2036.

In Pant, a parcel of land along the main A483, to the north of the village, backing on to Penygarreg Lane, has been identified as the proposed site for 45 houses. In Llanymynech, land to the east of Barley Meadows has been earmarked for 50 houses.

At a recent consultation event for the Oswestry area a number of people from Pant attended and gave their views about the plans for the site, north of the village.

A common theme of comments was the problems with access to the A483, especially as new housing is likely to bring with it an increase in car usage. Other comments have been left on this website and you can see them here. https://pant.today/say-almost-100-new-houses-proposed-pant-llanymynech/#comments

It was made clear at the meeting that comments need to be made in writing to Shropshire Council and as well as attending the Parish Council, it is important that opinions are left using the link before Friday 8th February 2019 – https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation.

The site in Pant is currently agricultural land and, as the consultation document acknowledges, faces a number of constraints as a location for housing development, such as water pressure issues, protected species and the local historic environment.

The full consultation document can be found here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/11266/00-preferred-sites-consultation-full-document.pdf. The Oswestry Place Plan Area document, which also includes plans for Kinnerley, Knockin and other local communities, can be found here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/11252/15-preferred-sites-consultation-oswestry-place-plan-area.pdf.

Excavators and dumpers arrive on site

Have Your Say: Almost 100 new houses proposed for Pant and Llanymynech

As part of its Local Plan Review, Shropshire County Council has launched its Preferred Sites Consultation outlining proposals for new housing developments across the county, including 95 new houses in Pant and Llanymynech.

Excavators and dumpers arrive on site

The consultation sets out the preferred sites to deliver the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period to 2036.

In Pant, a parcel of land along the main A483, to the north of the village, backing on to Penygarreg Lane, has been identified as the proposed site for 45 houses. In Llanymynech, land to the east of Barley Meadows has been earmarked for 50 houses.

The site in Pant is currently agricultural land and, as the consultation document acknowledges, faces a number of constraints as a location for housing development, such as water pressure issues, protected species and the local historic environment. Access to the A483, managed by Highways England, is also likely to be an issue, as 45 new houses is certain to see an increase in traffic.

The site in Llanymynech faces the challenges of existing accessibility issues along Station Road, where it is already congested with a weight-restricted bridge over the former railway line, as well as protected species issues and the local historic environment.

The consultation allows local people, businesses and other interested groups to have their say on these major proposals, and responses are invited in the form of a questionnaire via the Shropshire Council website: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/. The deadline for responses to the consultation has been extended to Friday 8 February 2019.

The full consultation document can be found here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/11266/00-preferred-sites-consultation-full-document.pdf. The Oswestry Place Plan Area document, which also includes plans for Kinnerley, Knockin and other local communities, can be found here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/media/11252/15-preferred-sites-consultation-oswestry-place-plan-area.pdf.

A consultation event for the Oswestry area is due to take place at The Marches School at 7pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019. This is a public meeting which anyone can attend and, as well as providing the opportunity to find out more about the housing plans for our villages, which will affect the future development of our communities, will allow local people to have their say.

This meeting will then be followed up with a discussion at the Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council meeting to be held on Thursday 24th January at 7.15 after which the Parish Council will prepare a response . This meeting will be held at Llanymynech Village Hall and there will be a short time for the public to ask questions.

The White Lion in Llynclys

The White Lion in Llynclys to reopen ‘soon’

The White Lion in Llynclys which has been closed for the past few weeks, is due to reopen in ‘the next few weeks’, according to a spokesperson for Admiral Taverns.

Speaking to Pant.Today, a spokesperson said that someone has already been identified to take over the pub and that final handover should take place in the next few weeks – well ahead of the busy Christmas and New Year rush.

The White Lion in LlynclysAccording to the Admiral Taverns website, the company has been looking for applicants who have experience in catering and have either run their own pub or have management experience. They have also been looking for a new licensee who will need to understand the area and clientele and have the marketing skills to drive the White Lion pub forward through extensive online presence including Facebook, Twitter and Trip Advisor.

The pub is predominantly a destination food pub benefitting from passing trade passing the Llynclys Crossroads on the A483 and A495. According to Admiral Taverns, 75% of the pub’s sales are made up from food, with the remainder coming from sales of drink. Food is served daily, with Sunday lunch being very popular, and food sales often doubling in the summer months, from the 40 or so covers available in the restaurant.

The White Lion in Llynclys also has a large field to the rear which is used by caravans and campers throughout the warmer months. Electric hook ups are provided as well as toilets and a shower block. The website says that the camping field with five electric hook ups could potentially be developed further, to increase revenue for the pub.

View over Shropshire from Llanymynech Rocks - Pant.Today

New Year walking in Pant

The New Year is often a time when we decide to make resolutions about our health – especially after the eating and drinking that some of us rather overindulge in over the Christmas period.

But for those of us lucky enough to live in or near Pant, help is at hand with an outdoor gym that is totally free to access. But for visitors or those new to the area, we hope this article will encourage you to pull on your walking shoes or boots and get walking in Pant and explore the area.

There’s always a temptation to put off a walk in the countryside until the summer ‘when the weather is fine’, but there’s a lot to be said for taking a walk on a crisp winter’s day. Cold weather needs a few extra layers, but the clear air means you can get some spectacular views. Walking in Pant can be a joy whatever the weather.

Looking down on Pant Shropshire from Llanymynech Hill

Looking down on Pant, Shropshire from Llanymynech Hill

We have listed some of the things to do in Pant elsewhere on this website  and a number of them include a walk onto Llanymynech Rocks.

The rocks are a popular haunt for dog walkers, climbers and bird watchers and they offer walks to suit a variety of abilities.

There are footpaths and bridleways crisscrossing the rocks and if you start from Llanymynech Wharf Heritage Centre you can pass under the busy A483 by way of a pedestrian stone tunnel and then ascend the English Incline to the top. This is a fairly steep ascent, while an easier ascent can be made by starting in the car park in Underhill Lane in Pant and following the signs.

Even gentler walks can be had along the towpath of the Montgomery Canal.

Montgomery Canal in Pant - Pant.today

The Montgomery Canal still needs restoration, this water is only from the rain

At this time of year, it can be muddy and in places there are stiles to navigate, if you join the canal towpath at the Penygarreg Lane end and walk towards Llanymynech there are stiles to navigate but the walk is well worth it.
Pant Wharf - Pant.Today
In the other direction, a walk starting at School Lane Bridge will take you along the towpath in the direction of Crickheath and Maesbury. The School Lane bridge, by the way, is the last bridge in England to pose an obstacle to the reopening of the Montgomery Canal and plans are being advanced to rebuild the bridge in the near future – take a look at this link to find out more. Again there are stiles on the sections nearest to Pant.

We would really like to feature some detailed walks – as well as other outdoor pursuits – on pant.today, so if you would be willing to write one up and send it to us along with photos, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Cross Guns Inn, Pant, Shropshire

New faces at the Cross Guns Inn

You will see new faces at the Cross Guns Inn in Pant from this week.

The Cross Guns Inn in Pant will have new faces behind the bar from this week as Sarah Hopkins takes over the reigns at the pub with Gazz Handley and Steve Bedford as her managers.

Gary and Charlotte, who have run the pub for the past year, are moving to a new pub in the Manchester area.

Gazz and Steve have confirmed that both next month’s pub quiz and Pant Lunch Club will be going ahead.

New faces at the Cross Guns: Gaz left and Steve with Gaz's sister.

New faces: Gazz (left) and Steve with Gazz’s sister.

The Cross Guns is owned by brewer Marston’s and as well as serving the locals in Pant and surrounding areas, the Cross Guns is a popular stopping off point for travellers on the A483 from Oswestry and the North to Mid Wales.

The pub is listed as an Asset of Community Value by Shropshire County Council in recognition of its value to the local community. This followed an application by an informal group of regulars at the pub and other residents of Pant.

Sarah has already posted on the Cross Guns’ Facebook page that they will be recruiting new kitchen and bar staff and although experience is preferable, it is not essential as full training will be given.

Anyone interested in applying is asked to go to the pub’s Facebook page and contact Sarah by direct message.

 

Tirgwynt wind farm

Tirgwynt wind farm community funds inviting applications

Tirgwynt wind farm fully operational & community funds inviting applications

One of the wind farms constructed with components that passed through Pant on their way to the construction site is now fully operational and community organisations are now being invited to apply for a share of funds totalling £49,200 a year.

Tirgwynt wind farmDeveloper Awel Newydd is pleased to announce that the construction of Tirgwynt wind farm, between Carno and Cefn Coch, is complete and the turbines are fully operational and generating enough renewable electricity for the equivalent of 13,600 typical homes.

The company would like to express its thanks to the local communities for their continued support during this process, and to the local councils for their co-operation during the build.

Andy Black, Operations Director for Awel Newydd, said: “It is wonderful to have Tirgwynt fully up and running. We greatly appreciate the support of the local communities and authorities and our excellent, hard-working contractors who have made delivery of this project possible. It is fantastic that Tirgwynt is providing clean energy to so many local homes, helping to pave the way for a more sustainable future. Thank you to everyone involved.”

The wind farm owners are also offering a community benefit fund of £49,200 (index-linked) per year for its lifetime. The fund will be shared among the host communities of Dwyriw and Carno, which already have operational community funds, and the seven communities affected by the turbine delivery route, including Pant.

Awel Newydd has assisted in setting up a new community fund for the delivery route communities of Castle Caereinion, Carreghofa, Llanymynech & Pant, Llandrinio & Arddleen, Llandysilio, Llanfair Caereinion and Welshpool. They are now accepting applications for the first round with a deadline of 31st May 2017.

Carol Davies, clerk to Llandrinio & Arddleen and Landysilio Community Councils, said: “We are pleased that the Tirgwynt community benefit funds are now up and running and look forward to receiving grant applications from local residents and groups. If you have a well deserving project that will benefit the wider community, please get in contact for more information and an application form”.

Application queries for the community fund should be directed to the following Tirgwynt Community Fund (delivery routes): Carol Davies – davies1.thecrest@btinternet.com

Tirgwynt has 12 turbines with an installed capacity of 24.6 MW, generating enough renewable electricity for the equivalent of c13,600 typical homes and saving ca. 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Wind technology is popular in Wales and in the UK. A poll by YouGov in 2014 found that 62% of people in Wales said they supported the development of wind power with 64% saying they were in favor of large-scale wind projects in their council area. This compared favourably to other technologies with just 22% of people stating the same for shale gas, and 31% for nuclear. DECC’s latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey (April 2016) showed that onshore wind is supported by 69% of the British public.

Road through Pant, Shropshire

45 foot mobile phone mast for Pant?

Plans for 45 foot mobile phone mast for Pant

Plans have been submitted to Shropshire Council for a 45 foot high mobile phone mast and telephone cabinet boxes to be sited beside the path on the north side of Stargarreg Lane entrance, opposite the Cross Guns Inn in Pant.

According to Bob Hardy, who lives in Pant, Stargarreg Lane is already difficult enough to drive out from onto the A483, without two more obstacles put in the line of sight of traffic.

Bob Hardy - Pant Today

Bob Hardy is one of a number of Pant residents with concerns over the siting of the telecom mast

Says Bob: “These two additions will seriously impede safety as drivers attempt to get onto the A483 from Stargarreg Lane.

“In fact, the area around this junction should be cleared of all signs and hedges. Putting these boxes and this mast here by the bus stop for the school buses and where the pavement is already narrow is a recipe for disaster.”

The 15 metre monopole mast is needed, according to documents submitted to Shropshire Council on behalf of Telefonica UK, to provide improved 2G and 3G services for 02 and Vodafone customers, as well as introducing a 4G service. 4G allows customers to use ultra-fast speeds when browsing the internet, streaming videos or sending emails and offers faster downloads.

Bob, along with other villagers, have suggested that the mast would be better suited in another location in the village. The proposed location is in the heart of the village, opposite Bryn Offa School, the village green and the Cross Guns pub.

Adds Bob: “This is a potentially dangerous location and visually a disaster for the village. Surely there must be a less sensitive site in the village for this mast?”

Anyone can make their comments about the proposal known to Shropshire Council by registering on their website, where you can also find details and location plans of the proposed new mast.

Road through Pant, Shropshire

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm turbine delivery trial run on 5 August

A trial run for turbine delivery to the Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm in Powys takes place on Friday 5 August and will be passing through Pant on the A483.

res powering change logoThe timings of the trial run are dependent on a number of factors including police availability. Updates will be published on the project website (www.garreglwydhill.co.uk/turbine-deliveries/trial-run) as and when the timeframes become known, so please do check the website the day before the scheduled trial run for the latest information on when it is expected to begin.

The purpose of the trial run is to undertake a drive through of the delivery route with an empty ‘Abnormal Indivisible Load’ (AIL) vehicle to confirm the roadworks along the A483 which have been ongoing over the past six months are suitable and that the turbine components can be delivered to site with minimal disruption.

It is also an opportunity for the police to finalise the escorting arrangements for the delivery of the turbine components, which will travel from the Port of Entry in Liverpool to the Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm site, located between Felindre and Llanbadarn Fynydd in Radnorshire, Powys, starting in September 2016.

The upcoming trial run has been arranged to specifically test the turbine delivery route for RES’s Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm, which is a separate project to Awel Newydd’s Tirgwynt Wind Farm (the turbine deliveries for which began on 25 July). The full turbine delivery programme for RES’s Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm (which shares the same route as Tirgwynt Wind Farm through Wales until it splits at Welshpool) is anticipated to begin on 12 September 2016.

Road through Pant, Shropshire

Tirgwynt wind farm turbine deliveries start on 25 July

Turbine deliveries start

Awel Newydd Cyf, the developers of Tirgwynt wind farm between Carno and Cefn Coch in Powys, have confirmed that turbine deliveries, travelling through Pant around noon each day, will begin on Monday July 25th.

Deliveries will have a full police escort. Current plans are for one delivery per day up to six days a week, which would take approximately two months, until mid-September. Awel Newydd aims to shorten this period by increasing both the frequency (to two deliveries) and size of the deliveries (to a maximum of three Abnormal Load vehicles), subject to police deeming it safe to do so.

Dates of key local events and the August bank holiday weekend will be avoided.

Residents wishing to know the timings of the deliveries are advised to check the project website which will be kept updated with the latest information.

Wind turbine bladesPete Thomas, Construction Manager, Awel Newydd Cyf, said: “Months of preparations have gone into this, working with our experienced hauliers and the local police, and we feel confident that the deliveries will run smoothly and cause minimal disruption to the public.
We are very grateful to the local community for their patience and support during this next phase of construction of the wind farm. The best source of information about the planned schedules for deliveries is our website, www.tirgwyntwindfarmclg.co.uk.”

Convoys consisting of two abnormal load vehicles with a full police escort will start from Goole in Yorkshire, travelling along major trunk roads and will pass through Pant, travelling south along the A483.

Tirgwynt wind farm will have 12 turbines with an installed capacity of 24.6 MW, generating enough renewable electricity for the equivalent of c13,600 homes and saving c25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. It is due to be fully operational by December 2016.

The project will include a community benefit fund of £2,000 per MW per year, which equates to an annual payment of £49,200 (index-linked) distributed to the host communities and those along the delivery route up to Pant.

 

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