/ Parish Council / 2009 Minutes / August 2009

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at 7pm on Monday 3rd August 2009
 in the Lower Committee Room of the Village Hall.


Present:  E Webb (Chairperson), A Bishop, R Jeanes, R Rooke, G Lucas, D Durdan, T Carter, Kim Cooper, Simon Cooper and
 Jill Loader (Clerk).  Also in attendance were 3 members of the public.

09/312  Chairperson’s Welcome.  E Webb welcomed everyone to the meeting, and explained it was a shortened meeting to cover Planning applications only. 

09/313 Apologies: Apologies were received from Cllr Ruth Farrow and her reason for non-attendance was accepted.    


Public speaking time :   a) It was reported the Dogs on lead notice had not been fitted yet on T10/09.  b) E Webb was waiting for an update on the Medical Centre following a meeting last week the developer had with the Primary Care Trust Company.


09/314  Declarations of Interest:  Richard Jeanes and Dave Durdan expressed an interest under Planning Applications 14/09/0021 and 14/09/0022.


09/315  Planning Applications




Decision Reached



Re-siting of previously consented building, application no. 14/06/0021, on south side of complex at County Hardwoods, Creech Mill, CSM

The PC voted unanimously to object to the new siting of the building.  They felt the building should remain in the position of the previous application.  Re-siting this building would reduce the possibility of any future access along this road, as well as reducing the visibility of the listed 5 arch bridge.  Access along this road was an issue and planning for a new access was essential.



Erection of an agricultural building, phase 1, for stock holding, handling and feeding at Ham Farm, Ham, CSM

The Parish Councillors voted unanimously to support this application.



Erection of an agricultural building, phase 2, for stock handling, holding and feeding at Ham Farm, Ham, CSM

The PC voted unanimously to support this application provided the hedge on the eastern side is retained.



Erection of 2 units for class B1 (business) and B8 (storage and distribution) at Creech Mills Industrial Estate, CSM (amended proposal to 14/08/0037)

The PC voted unanimously to object to this application.  Building the unit for Class B1 could reduce any future access along this road.  New businesses would generate an increase in traffic flow which is already an issue along Mill Lane.  A new access point should be planned.


09/316 Planning Issues at Mill Lane
It was agreed that a meeting with Mrs Julie Moore from Planning at TDBC was needed to highlight the problems with the access into Mill Lane and the increased traffic volume if more businesses are allowed to be built and developed.  The meeting should take place in Mill Lane as soon as possible. 


09/317 Election of a new Parish Councillor
The Clerk had received notice that an election for a new Parish Councillor would take place.  Election notices detailing how and where to get nomination papers were being put up on 3rd August.  The 27th August 2009 was the closing date for applications, and if contested, the election date was Thursday, 24th September 2009.  The PC agreed to have poll cards printed. 


09/318 Accounts:  Bills to be paid
It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed to pay the following invoices:  Clerks salary £441.55, Clerks expenses £75.95, Clerks telephone £18.66, Traditional Window Cleaning Co £45.00, Zurich Insurance £837.23. 


09/319 CSM PC meeting with CSM Recreation Field Management Committee.
The Parish Councillors were reminded of the meeting planned for Monday, 10th August at 7.00pm in the village hall with the CSM Recreation Field Committee. 


09/320 Matters of Report
a) Coal Harbour Bridge – the new waste bin required emptying – clerk to contact TDBC to arrange for a regular empty date per week.   b) Complaints had been received regarding the North End Bungalow overgrown hedge – a letter had been sent to the estate agents Connells who were selling this bungalow to get the owners to cut back the hedge and notify them of the wasps nest.   c)  Agreed to put notices up asking for help to tidy the village – R Rooke as contact.  d)  Clerk to chase up Highways regarding the cutting of the verge at Curvalion.  e)  New Cut Bridge – temporary repairs.  The PC agreed to the proposed cradle clamps to be put on this bridge as a temporary measure to the bridge being properly repaired.  These repairs had been discussed at the meeting on 30th July with SCC Bridge Assets Team. 


09/321   Matters to be carried forward to the next Parish Council Meeting:  Election of a new parish councillor.

The meeting closed at 7.48pm. 
The next two parish council meetings will take place on Monday, 7th September 2009 and Monday 5th October 2009.