MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF BUCKLAND BREWER PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON
MONDAY 27th JUNE 2016 AT 7:30 AT BUCKLAND BREWER SCHOOL
Members Present: Mrs Barbara Babb, Miss Rosie Beer, Mr Andrew Hewitt, Mr George Heywood, Mr Jim Lowe, Mr Trevor Mills.
Also in attendance 8 members of the public
Parish Clerk: Patrick Blosse
- Apologies for Absence Marie Douglas, David Watson, Cllr Alison Boyle and Cllr Robin Julian
Jim Lowe pointed out to the Chairman that it had been agreed that any additional ‘Planning’ meetings would take place on the 4th Thursday of the month and asked why this meeting had been moved to the following Monday. The Chair explained that he and the vice-chair were both unavailable on the previously agreed date but that he would try to ensure that future meetings took place to the agreed schedule. Jim Lowe pointed out that the Council had an obligation to the parishioners to be consistent and transparent.
- Declarations of Interest George Heywood in respect of item 297.e, Bowden Farm Poultry Sheds
- Public Participation Louise Symons spoke in objection to the planning application for The Stable at Little Tythecott, item 297.a. She owns the drive over which access would be required for the building work to be done and the boundary wall, which she also owns, would have to be taken down. She would not give permission for this. She also said that the access that this would leave for the new garage would be only 1.4 metres, which would not be wide enough. She said that the owner does not live in the house, and that it is currently for sale with a sitting tenant. Another resident said that the building work would to be done over his existing soakaway.
- Application: 1/0110/2016/FUL: The Stable, Little Tythecott, Submerged double garage with home office and workshop and store above Andrew Hewitt advised that the residents should talk to the Torridge Planners. He had spoken to Cllr. Bob Hicks, who had said he would call it in. Trevor Mills reported that he and Barbara Babb had visited the site and noted that it was a very small plot of land and that the plans don’t give an accurate picture of the site. It was agreed unanimously that the Clerk should write to the Planning Department to say that the boundary, drainage and soakaway issues should be resolved before the application is considered any further. The Clerk will also confirm with Cllr Hicks that he will call it in.
- Variation of condition: application 1/0106/2015/DIS for Land Adjacent Buckland Brewer County Primary School Torridge Planning had sent a copy of a proposed ‘management plan’ for the school field that had been compiled by the developer to meet condition 25 of the s106 agreement for the Hillpark development. This was believed to be the final stumbling block in having the planning application for the new community hall considered by the Planning Committee. The Clerk had distributed the proposed form of words by email and this had been expressly agreed by a number of councillors, with no objections and he had replied to express the Council’s agreement to the ‘plan’ in order to avoid any unnecessary delay. It was proposed by Jim Lowe, seconded by Andrew Hewitt and agreed unanimously to approve the Clerk’s action. It was reported that the School had also agreed to the ‘plan’.
- Decision: 1/0080/2016/LBC; Higher Thorne, Variation to planning application 1/1867/1998 – Granted Permission – Noted
- Decision: 1/0078/2016/FUL; Higher Thorne Cottage Holiday Let, Variation of condition 1 of planning application 1/1867/1998 – Granted Permission – Noted
- Application: 1/0116/2016/FULM: Bowden Farm, Poultry building to house 16,000 birds Having declared an interest, George Heywood left the room for this item. Jim Lowe that the parish council had identified part of Blackhorse Fields, directly across the road from the site of the proposed sheds, for light industrial development. Shirley Tilley said that the additional sheds would provide further employment to the parish. It was proposed by Jim Lowe, seconded by Barbara Babb and agreed unanimously to support the application. The Clerk pointed out that this application had been sent to Parkham Parish Council for consultation and the consultation period ended on 21st He had written to the Planners to say that this Council would be considering it but had received no response.
- Late Item: Post Office Van Marking A letter had been received from DCC Highways stating that the markings for the post office van are illegal and must be removed by 20th July 2016. Barbara Babb suggested that we should talk to them. The Clerk had already written to Julie Pepworth at DCC Highways and Jim Lowe had tried to contact her but without any success or responses. Andrew Hewitt said that the letter was quite rude and left little room for negotiation. He suggested that Cllr Julian, who sits on the Highways Committee, should be asked to intervene. It was agreed that Andrew would draft a suitable letter to him and the Highways Department.
Date of Next Meeting:
Parish Council: Wednesday 13th July 2016 (Buckland Brewer School, 7:30pm)