Good Neighbour Scheme now on Facebook

The Good Neighbour Scheme now has its own Facebook page. Find out about news and events at Luston Group Parishes Good Neighbour Scheme. Please note this is a Closed group for residents and members only.

SID data reveals near enforcement problem with speeding

The two Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) owned by the group parish council have been deployed quarterly over the past year.  The latest data shows that the average speed of 85 percent of traffic entering Luston from the direction of Eyecote was 34.7 miles per hour (mph).  According to the Safer Roads Partnership, the trigger for speeding enforcement is 35mph.

Luston Group Parish Council will be monitoring the data from future SID deployments, and intends to refer data that shows 85 percentile average speeds in excess of 35mph to the Safer Roads Partnership for enforcement action.

Top line data for the two SIDs deployed in February-March is:

  • Location opposite Lilac Grove measuring the speed of traffic from the direction of Nordan.  The average speed of 85 percent of traffic was 33.8 mph.  The movements of 37,224 vehicles were measured.
  • Location by the telephone box measuring the speed of traffic from the direction of Eyecote.  The average speed of 85 percent of traffic was 34.7 mph.  The movements of 25,156 vehicles were measured.

The SIDs will be back in Luston in May 2018.

Luston Group parishes say ‘Yes’ to the Neighbourhood Development Plan

The referendum for voters within the Luston Group neighbourhood area was held on Thursday 23 November 2017.  The result is 139 votes cast for Yes, which is 87.9 percent of votes cast.  The total number of votes recorded represented 22.2 percent of registered electors.  The Declaration of Result of Poll is available to download – Luston_Group_Referendum_Results.

From today the NDP will have full material weight and Herefordshire Council is now in the process of formally adopting the Luston Group NDP as part of the statutory development plan.  It is anticipated that this process will take around a month to complete.

Referendum – Neighbourhood Development Plan

Following the conclusion of the examination stage, which was marked by the publication by Herefordshire Council of the Delegated decision document, the referendum for voters within the Luston Group neighbourhood area will be held on a date to be confirmed.

The Luston Group Neighbourhood Development Plan is being amended to be in line with the recommendations in the examiner’s report and requirements of the decision document.  The Referendum documents will be available by the end of October 2017, on the neighbourhood development plan section of this website (About the NDP) and on Herefordshire Council’s website (Luston Group Neighbourhood Development Plan).

At the next meeting on Monday 2 October 2017, Luston Group Parish Council will review the Luston Group Neighbourhood Development Plan and updated policies maps for Eyton village and Luston village, which have all been amended to be in line with Herefordshire Council’s Delegated Decision Statement.

Examiner’s Report Published

The Examiner’s Report on the Luston Group Neighbourhood Development Plan was published on 3 August 2017, and is available to download – Examiner’s Report. The report will be reviewed by the group parish council at the next meeting on Monday 4 September 2017.