THURLTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES of MEETING held on14th January 2013
PRESENT C.Cook(Clerk), H. Longman S. Hannant , J. Berry, M. Ball, P. Jackson, J. O’Leary ,W. Kemp (District Councillor), K. Nightingale(Police) and 15 members of the public
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE received from A. Tomkinson (CountyCouncillor) and L. Chenery
- 1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Chairperson asked for any declarations of interest. H. Longman declared an interest in both planning applications in item 7.
- 2. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING held on 10th December 2012 were agreed as a true representation of meetings
Proposed byS. Hannantseconded by M. Ball.
- 3. COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS, COMMUNITY POLICING, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, CLUBS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES -– REPORTS / INFORMATION.
K. Nightingale gave the meeting information on current policing and crime report for the last month.
Although recorded under item 7 of the minutes the planning applications were brought forward to this point in view of the fact that the members of the public in attendance were interested in the Low Road application.
Village Hall has had a disability audit completed.
Good neighbourhood scheme progressing well.
- 5. MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF P.C. ASSETS
The goal posts need repair. This is becoming urgent. Ground levelling in front of goals await resolution of Mole problem. Mole problem still to be resolved. Ball court also requires attention. Play area problems to be included on next agenda
There have been complaints re dog mess not being cleared by owners. Clerk will place notices in the specific problem areas if these can be identified and we can involve dog warden if we can get information regarding time of day and individual(s) responsible. Article to newsletter asking parishioners to provide information.
I also had a report of damage to dog bin at top ofSandy Lane. This is usable but does need repair. Dog litter bin inTithebarn Lanealso needs attention. Clerk to progress.
Planting of Planters to be progressed in conjunction with Horticultural Club financed by Holly Farm Garage and Linda’s Shop. Spring bulbs have been planted.
6. HIGHWAY/TRAFFIC CALMING/FOOTPATH MATTERS
To consider any outstanding Highway/Footpath matters
A number of potholes and other highway problems have been reported to Highways and Anglian Water over the last few weeks. No response as yet
Volunteer forms have been registered and the volunteers await training on the use of the SAM equipment.
- 7. PLANNING
H. Longman left the meeting and S. Hannant took the chair for the planning applications.
The planning application for Land West of Blaen Waun, Low Rd re change of use of land for private site for one traveller residential pitch, including the siting of one static caravan, one touring caravan, parking for four vehicles, improvement to main entrance and removal of all structures. Development of entrance wall and gates (retrospective) was discussed
The meeting was informed of the planning history of the site and some planning principles relating to this application.
Since no agricultural use for this site is intended, the application is for a ‘change of use’ from ‘agricultural’ to ‘residential’.
Fifteen members of the public were in attendance all of whom were against the application.
After some discussion during which time the meeting was opened to allow members of the public to give their comments it was proposed byS. Hannant seconded by J. O’Leary and unanimously agreed by Councillors present that the Council refuse this application on the grounds of change of use from agricultural to residential outside the development boundary.
Thurlton Bowls Club has submitted an application to extend their application to build a pavilion. This application was not received in time to be on this agenda but it was agreed that as the Parish Council has previously agreed this application there is no need to arrange a separate meeting to discuss.
BT Phone and Broadband £87.69
NTTVH Hire of Hall £9.50
C. Cook Clerks wages etc £442.79
K. Cox Wardens wages £27.86
Proposed by M. Ball seconded by P. Jackson that cheque payments be authorised.
The 2013/2014 precept based on information received and circulated was agreed at last meeting. The precept has been requested at £6000 less grant we will get from SNC.
- PARISH PLAN
The allocation of community composting receipts etc to next agenda.
Articles for February Newsletter to include problems with dog waste and information from police on current problems.
11. GENERAL DISCUSSION
No items for discussion.
12. DATE OF NEXT MEETING 11th FEBRUARY 2013
NOB meeting closed at 08.45pm