MINUTES of MEETING held on 12th August 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , M. Ball J. Berry, J. O’Leary, L. Chenery and W. Kemp (District Councillor)
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from P. Jackson
2 .DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. H. Longman declared an interest in the potential planning application for land to rear of Queens Head
- 3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 8th July 2013 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed by J. Berry seconded by S. Hannant
- 4. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
W. Kemp (District Councillor) reported that representations as to requirements of individuals and/or groups are still welcomed with regard to ‘Your Neighbourhood Your Choice’ consultation. He also informed Parish Council regarding possible changes to recycling options in the future which may affect income from recycling centres.
Dick Smith had e-mailed information regarding a proposed planning application for land to rear of Queens Head. From the PC stand point this land has been put forward as a preferred site on the local plan. Support for this application to be discussed at the September meeting.
Village Hall improvements are progressing well. Grand opening planned for the 18th September
The situation with regard to the Post Office was discussed. Post Office business has been transferred to Reedham. No real progress on possibility of outreach or Post Office Local. It was agreed that the situation should be monitored and help provided to shop to progress situation if possible. W. Kemp (District Councillor) offered his support.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
The goal posts have been installed and some other problems from this year’s inspection have been resolved. There are some items to be resolved. Article to newsletter thanking those who helped etc.
Soil required to front of new goal posts. Quote to move some of bank, to improve access to rear of Village Hall, to use in this respect to be progressed.
Very little mole activity at present.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
Margaret Somerville contacted Highways on our behalf that are aware of our problems and hope to include some resurfacing in next year’s budget. There have been recent repairs to potholes.
SAM machine was used in July. Results awaited
- 7. PLANNING
Planning application from P. Hoadley, 42 Links Way for proposed French doors to ground and first floor to the side elevation and a balcony area at first floor to same side was discussed. Agreed that PC approve as there are no material planning objections
Planning application from N. Smith, Isle Of Wight Cottage, Low Road for erection of 2 storey side extension, front porch and associated alterations for access purposes internally was considered. Agreed that PC approve as there are no material planning objections
Planning application a 2 storey house and detached double garage and retention of existing recessed entrance gates with reduction in height of brickwork on the manor farm site was discussed. It was agreed that the PC refuse this application because there is no proof of Agricultural/Forestry worker need and the design and access statement is inaccurate in a number of respects.
An amended application for extension to Marshlands on Low Road was discussed. It was agreed that this revision be approved providing it satisfies the SNC requirements with regards to scale and neighbours objections in this respect,
All Applications approved with condition relating to PC standard response regarding outside lighting.
Rav Mag Insertion of newsletters £50.00
NTTVH Hire of Hall £14.25
Sutcliffe Play Spare parts for play area £67.76
K. Cox Wardens Wages £46.43
Proposed by S. Hannant seconded by H. Longman that cheque payments be authorised.
The use of funds from village of year competition and community composting receipts etc was discussed. Some funds have been used (New football goals and materials for Community Composting site etc). It was agreed that Cycle Racks (4 positions) and 2 benches for the playing field will be ordered.
A village(s) Defibrillator was discussed. Funds available above are not sufficient to finance same (£1900) but it was agreed that the PC should progress this facility. To achieve this more funds are required and all local organisations will be asked if they are prepared to make a donation. Article to newsletter and applications for funding to be progressed
It was agreed to donate £200 to the Church from normal S137 budget. .
- PARISH PLAN
Community composting progressing well.
It was agreed that Youth exchange programme should be removed as a regular item on the agenda.
Articles for September newsletter to include thanks to working party etc, VH improvements, Good Neighbourhood scheme AGM and Dog Waste
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
No Items raised
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 9th SEPTEMBER 2013
NOB meeting closed at 8.55pm