The official website of Walton Parish Council,
SHAY LANE CLOSURE
Yorkshire Water were proposing to close Shay Lane between Crofton and Walton for a period of about 6 weeks early in 2016. Any closure will cause disruption for anybody who has to travel between the two communities, in particular those who do so by bus.
Wakefield Metropolitan District Council have informed us (on 24th December) that they have received confirmation from Yorkshire Water that the Shay Lane road closure will now take place during the school summer holiday of 2016. This is great news for those Walton residents who have to travel to school at Crofton or beyond.
We will continue to lobby the relevant bodies to make sure disruption for everybody is kept to a minimum.
WALTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - REFERENDUM
Nearly 96% of voters in the recent Walton Neighbourhood Plan referendum voted Yes in support of its policies. 890 people turned out to vote on this legal document on 3rd December 2015 and it will be formally adopted by Wakefield Council in the New Year making it the first in Yorkshire.
A copy of the plan can be found here. Visit www.waltonplan.co.uk for more details.
PLANNING APPLICATION AT THE GROVE
A planning application for the layout, landscaping and appearance of the Continuing Care Retirement Community (129 units) at The Grove has been approved by WMDC. The reference is 15/00177/REM.