/ Parish Council / 2006 Minutes / July 2006

Minutes of a meeting held at 7pm on Monday 3 July 2006
in the Lower Committee Room of the Village Hall.


Present: Cllr E Webb (Chairman), Cllrs A Bishop, T Carter, K Cooper, S Cooper, D Durdan, S Holdaway, R Jeanes, G Lucas & R Rooke. D Cllr G Leighton and a member of the public were also present.


1023. Chairman’s Welcome : The meeting proceeded at 7pm when the Chairman welcomed those present.


1024. Apologies : Apologies were received from Cllr Farrow. Her reason for non-attendance was accepted.


1025. Creech St Michael Recreation Field Committee . Following the Committee’s meeting with the PC on 13 June, B Rowlinson wrote to the Council with estimates for the relocation of the football pitch (£886), construction of a disabled ramp (£2,000) and a steel storage container which had been sourced. for which he will apply for planning permission. It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that the Parish Council would pay the planning fee. A “100” Sponsor Lotto Club would be launched to raise a projected £2,000 pa for the children’s’ play area. A 50/50 sponsored run/walk in 2007 would also take place. Applications to TDBC for a grant for the children’s play area would be staged over 2 years, and treated bark would be used. Applications had been by the Committee and CSM FC for £750 each. Further liaison would take place with the Parish Council and TME regarding relocating the football pitch, taking account of the stopcock which Cllr Durdan stated has no drains.

7.10pm Cllr Bishop arrived.


1026: Correspondence requiring a decision: A letter had been received from J Edis to say that after much chasing up Creech Auto Clinic had not paid their advertising bill. The Clerk was asked to write to them stating that their advertisement would be withdrawn if they did not pay within 2 weeks and in the future they must pay in advance. J Edis had inserted flyers in the last edition and would have to make a charge if she repeats this. A Parishioner had written in to say he was surprised to be charged £4 for an advertisement and that he would decline from delivering the Newsletter in future if he had to pay. It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that he need not pay and J Edis was asked to try to draw advertiser’s attention to charges. Newsletter matters such as the Honorarium and advertising charges would be on the Agenda in September. J Edis would invited to contact the PC in the event of any future difficulties.

1027. Minutes 1009-1022 . The Clerk was asked to strike out “apologies were received from D Cllr Leighton”, and insert “West View Trees” under “Matters to be brought forward …”. These changes were initialled by the Chairman. It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that the Minutes be adopted as correct. The Chairman signed each page of the Minutes.

7.30pm D Cllr Leighton arrived.

1028. Matters Arising from the above Minutes: The Clerk stated that the metal filing cabinet, value about £40, was not insured. The fireproof metal box would be purchased as soon as possible. The dogbin at the Canal Car Park was the only one which belongs to the Parish Council and has been insured for £300. An insurance quotation had been received for the War Memorial in the sum of £5,712.50 and the Clerk reported that she had sent a copy of this to Zurich Insurance & also CSM Parish Church asking them if they would considering insuring the memorial.

1029(a) Planning:







Erection of 2 storey extension at Tone House, Ham

It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that this application be supported




Replacement of glass tiles with conservation metal windows in roof of converted barn at Rock House, Adsborough

It was agreed by a vote of 9 with 1 abstention that this application be opposed because it would have a detrimental effect on the character of the building.



Erection of 1 storey extension for storage at CSM Village Hall

Mrs E Webb declared an interest and did not take part in discussion or voting. It was agreed by a vote of 9 with 1 abstention that this application be supported.



Erection of garage/store at Flightline, Adsborough

It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that this application be supported.


1029(b) Other Planning Matters







Copy Enforcement Notice served on County Hardwoods re unauthorised extraction vent at their premises at Creech Paper Mills




Erectionof replacem4ent pre school building at CSM Primary School

Permission granted



Erection of conservatory at Merdeka, CSM

Permission granted



Erectionof extension, garage building, walling & formation of access at The Lodge,

Approval granted



Erection of extension garage building, walling & formation of access at The Lodge,

Approval granted



Erection of 2 storey extension & double garage at Banchory, Mill Lane, CSM

Approval granted



Change of use of Unit 17, Creech Paper Mills to retain use B1 & B2 & allow the personal use of class B8 for the storage of company archive files

Approval granted



Replacement of lean-to roof, 30 Queens Down, CSM

Approval granted



Removal of condition 02 of Planning Approval 14.2000/040 to permit the use of the building for B1 and B2 use, buildings adjacent to unit 18, Creech Paper Mills, CSM`

Approval granted



Erection of extension at 24 Dillons Rd, CSM

Copy letter re. amendment – altering & rebuilding existing workshop



Loft conversion and erectionof 6 dormer windows at 10 Crown Lane, Cr Heathfield

This application has been withdrawn


1030: Traffic Matters at Adsborough. A letter had been received from Martin Hills of SCC in response to the PC’s letter to Sonia Davidson-Grant, stating that he must decline a site visit and would not alter the SCC’s decisions. The letter stated “It is the intention to upgrade the warning signs on the A38 from the south as is upgrading the right turn markings on the A38 to the south of Adsborough. The banning of right turning out of Adsborough might need to be explored at a future date”. The Clerk said she would chase up Jeremy Browne, who had not yet replied to her letter.


1031. Accounts:Bills to be paid: It was proposed, seconded & unanimously agreed that the following amounts be paid: Clerk’s expenses - £82.44, Clerk’s Salary - £437.43 (inc 4.5 hrs overtime) Vale Label (Newsletter) – £273.50, St Michaels Church (burial ground grant) - £660.00, Village Hall Hire - £61.00, Fine Memorials (insurance valuation of war memorial) - £25.00. It was reported that Cllr Bishop had checked the last quarter/end of year accounts and found no problems. She queried a cheque made out to J Edis which had not been cashed and the clerk stated that this had been withheld pending some Newsletter receipts but had now been sent out.


1032: Matters of Report: A lady was reported to be suing the authorities after injuring herself tripping on a pothole at West View. The footpath between West View and Alexander Close is in a bad state of repair. Fly tipping in Ryesland Terrace had been caused by a gardener at Powells Close throwing waste over a fence. The vegetation is growing across Ryesland Terrace and Cllr Leighton said TDBC were investigating who owns the land; the fly tipping had been removed and the householder had been written to. LAT were having a sponsored cycle ride at 11am on Sunday 16 July from the Recreation Field to the Boat and Anchor at Huntworth. 2 bags of rubbish has been behind the postbox in Hyde Lane for 2 weeks. Falcon Housing had offered to talk to Councillors about their affordable, prefabricated wooden homes. The trees behind houses at West View had grown since last year and the Clerk would contact SCC about this.


1033: Reports from Taunton Deane Officers : D Cllr Leighton reported that the Regional Spatial Strategy is in a consultation period and 3,000 houses had been proposed in the Lllangaller/Heathfield area. The initial outline planning application at Monkton Heathfield was still in abeyance. SCC will shortly be making a planning application for a park ‘n ride at Henlade. A multi-storey car park is likely at Priory Bridge Road.


1034: Matters to be brought forward to the next meeting : CSM Recreation Field, A38 at Adsborough, Newsletter.


The meeting closed at 8.28pm.