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Village Update from King’s Sutton Parish Council

May 4th, 2020

Parish Council Meetings

Since the parish council is now permitted to hold online meetings on Zoom, meetings for May and June have been  arranged for the following dates:

  • Thursday May 14, 2020 at 19:00
  • Thursday June 11, 2020 at 19:00

From July, council meetings will revert to the normal schedule – ie, the first Thursday of every month. Meetings start at 19:00 to allow them to finish in time for the NHS clap. Members of the public are invited to attend, and details of how to access meetings are included in the agendas posted on the Parish Council Meetings page of this website.

Please note:

  • Meetings will take the same format as previously. However, planning issues will be considered as part of the full council meeting itself with no separate planning committee meeting beforehand.
  • The Annual Parish Meeting, which would under normal circumstances have been held in April, cannot happen until it can be held in a public venue. It may not therefore take place at all this year. 


The parish council previously advised that its street lighting contractor is not working because of the lockdown. However, the company has now put social distancing measures in place and the council can therefore make its usual requests for repairs. King’s Sutton residents can contact the parish clerk directly using the details below to report any street light that is not working. 

Planning Applications

Because of COVID-19, South Northamptonshire Council’s planning development team has changed the way it publicises planning applications. It is no longer sending neighbour letters directly to neighbouring properties informing them of an application next door to them. This is so staff no longer have to attend their offices unnecessarily. Instead, neighbours of an application site will be notified by way of a site notice posted on or near the site by the applicant. This accords with the legislation requirements for publicity of planning applications. (Click here for information on publicising planning applications.) 
To ensure King’s Sutton residents are made aware of all local planning applications and in case they wish to make a representation to South Northamptonshire Council. the parish council has decided to publish details of the planning applications it receives via this website and its social media channels:

  • Click here to receive news updates from this website by email
  • Click here to follow the King’s Sutton News Facebook page
  • Click here to follow the King’s Sutton News Twitter account

There is currently one new planning application for King’s Sutton: S/2020/0676/FUL: Removal of a garage and replacement with a 2-storey side extension at 11 Richmond Street. Click here for full details of this application.

This application will be reviewed by the parish council at its May 14 meeting. Residents have until May 24 to submit comments on this application directly to South Northamptonshire Council by clicking the comments tab on the page at the above link. 

Village Support

The King’s Sutton Community Spirit Group (contact Viv: 07474 273320) continues to provide invaluable support to residents requiring assistance. Members of the group can help with shopping and collecting of prescriptions and are also delivering the Community Larder boxes that the Parish Council is able obtain every Thursday. (These boxes can be requested via the Parish Clerk as a “one-off” if you have been unable to source supplies and are running short, or you can request a box every week if you have ongoing problems with obtaining food, either because of finance issues or for other reasons. Orders are placed every Monday lunchtime. (See the details below to contact the parish clerk.) 

King’s Sutton in Bloom

Unfortunately, the annual Garden Club show (usually held in August) has had to be cancelled. However, the club is still hoping to stage the King’s Sutton in Bloom competion sponsored by the parish council. This will be dependent on lockdown restrictions being eased to allow for judging. Look out for further updates. 

Click here to contact the parish clerk by email.

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