/ Parish Council / 2010 Minutes / April 2010 (1)

Minutes of a Meeting held at 7pm on Monday 6th April 2010 in the Lower Committee Room
of the Village Hall.


Present:  E Webb (Chairperson), A Bishop, F Bates, T Carter, K Cooper, S Cooper, R Jeanes, R Rooke, G Lucas, D Durdan and Jill Loader (Clerk).  Also in attendance were SC Cllr David Fothergill, TDBCllr K Durdan, K Fletcher and five members of the public.

10/437 The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

10/438 Apologies:   None

10/439 Declaration of Interest:  None

Public speaking time:  It was agreed Mr Broom would speak during the planning application section.


10/440  Minutes from March Meeting: It was proposed, seconded and unanimously agreed that the March minutes be adopted as correct.  The Chairperson signed each page of the minutes.  

10/441  Matters Arising:  None.

10/442  Chairperson’s Report:   Points would be covered under the separate sections

10/443  CSM Recreation Field Update:   a) Draft New Agreements (previously circulated) – Concerns were raised as to the ownership and decision making on behalf of the Recreation Field if the Fields in Trust agreements were accepted.  The PC agreed after discussion to invite Mr R Sharrock from the Fields In Trust organisation to discuss in more detail the pros and cons to having this type of agreement.  b)  New 30 year Lease proposal – it was agreed the Recreation Field Committee should investigate whether a new 30 year lease needed to have named Trustees, or not.

10/444  A38 Adsborough meeting with SCC and SLR Consulting Update
a)  The Clerk gave an update on the meeting with SCC Highways and SLR Consulting, together with the minutes from the Working Party meeting, held on the same day.  Also the draft letter to be sent to SCC Highways requesting the works to be done as agreed and where on the list of works Adsborough was.  It was agreed this letter would be sent.  It was agreed to keep the pressure on SCC for more road improvements, which would probably only take place, once SCC had taken on board the new LTP scoring system and future development.  b)  It was agreed to give a copy of the letter received from the Police to Neil Brant for his response, as he was concerned some of the points raised were inaccurate.  

10/445 Planning Applications




Decision Reached



Conversion of barn to provide accommodation for seasonal farm workers at West Newton Fruit Farm, Adsborough

The PC voted 8 for and 3 abstentions to support this application, on the understanding the following conditions would apply:
1.  Access to the barn will be from the existing track entrance at West Newton Lane.  No access will be permitted through Mr Stoatley’s farm/garden at Adsborough Farm.  2.  No vehicles or caravans will be parked behind the barn, to impede Mr Stoatley’s view from his listed building, hedge and wall.



Erection of general purpose agricultural building on land adjacent to Model Cottages, Adsborough

The PC voted unanimously to support this application.  It was understood the purpose of the building was for agricultural use only, and would be positioned behind the existing stables.



Erection of detached dwelling and garage within garden of Chants, Creech Heathfield, as mended by plans received on 8 March 2010.

This application was not discussed satisfactorily (having checked the notes taken) during the meeting and no vote was taken correctly.  Therefore, no comments were passed to TDBC Planning.


10/446 Other Planning







Construction of noise attenuation bund and access thereto at Lane adjacent to M5 Motorway to west of Heathfield Farm, CH

This application has been withdrawn



Application to carry out management work to 1 mulberry tree in TDB Tree Preservation Order at Mulberry House, CSM

Permission granted



Removal of condition 03 of planning permission 14/95/0015 to allow unrestricted B1 office use at Hillcrest, former Langdons Depot,  Walford Cross, Taunton

Permission granted



Change of use from offices to dwelling at Greenbriars, Walford Cross, CSM

Permission granted