Minutes of a meeting of the Council
On Tuesday 23rd January 2018
At Brampton Abbotts Village Hall at 19:30
Present: Chairman Cllr R Lewis; Cllr O Marshall; Cllr J Scudamore; Cllr J Sherahilo.
In attendance: Ward Cllr B Durkin; Parish Clerk Elizabeth Malcolm; 10 Parishioners.
1) Apologies for absence: Cllr C Gething-Lewis; Cllr I Pebody; Cllr P Plumley; Vice Chairman Cllr D Teague; Cllr G Watts
The meeting opened and was declared inquorate. The Parish Council meeting was closed at 19.35
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The Chairman welcomed all those in attendance and opened a Parish Meeting at which the following matters were discussed.
2) Declarations of interest and dispensation requests: Cllr J Scudamore declared a pecuniary interest in item 7.a.i
3) Council members
a) Co-option of new members: The inquorate meeting did not permit co-option and it was noted that Eira Evans presented herself for co-option to the Parish Council.
4) Minutes of meetings: N/A
5) Open Session.
a) Ward Councillor’s report: Cllr Barry Durkin provided an update and advised that the application for 4 houses in Turners Lane No 174133 had been approved for redirection to the Planning Committee as well as 163755 for 10 houses.
b) Views of Local Residents None
6) Church Regeneration Group Tom McCarthy provided an update on the project. It was confirmed that information can be found on their Facebook page and documents will continue to be provided for the Parish Council website.
a) applications received – attendees were reminded that as a Parish Meeting no formal response could be made by the Parish Council, but individual responses could be made to the Planning Department online or by mail.
Cllr Scudamore left the room.
i. 174254 Mallards Barn, Netherton
Following some discussion attendees had no objections and no comments to make on this application.
Cllr Scudamore returned to the room
ii. 174112 Riverview Barn, Foy – proposed 3 bay garage. Following some discussions attendees had no objections and not comments to make on this application
b) Applications decided
i) 171296 The Byres, Townsend Farm – single storey extension. Approved. Noted
8) Neighbourhood Development Plan – The Clerk gave a brief update of events. The next step will be formal Regulation 14 consultation.
9) Road defects / Highways issues
a) Defects & issues to report: Flooding on the A449 between Travellers Rest and roundabout to be brought the Locality Steward’s attention.
b) Speeding concerns on Gatsford Lane – Strong feelings were expressed at the dangerous speed and quantity of traffic which travels through the village. It was reported that contact had been made with the Locality Steward who confirmed that a TRO is planned for one section. Ward Cllr Durkin explained the process of obtaining TRO, which is slow as it requires rigorous preparation, consultation and approval by Secretary of State which is costly. Private funding or from a Parish Council is possible and may hasten the process, but current PC budget does not meet the need. A There was discussion of signage in verges to remind travellers to reduce speed and visibility mirror on Gatsford Lane. Clerk to further contact Locality Steward and BBL.
c) Oak House nursery junction visibility work – the Chairman thanked Cllr Marshall and Mrs Marshall for work to remove hedge and replace with fence on Nursery side. Cllr Marshall confirmed that the school continues to work with Parents to encourage slow safe driving.
10) Lengthsman: Flooding on the Ingestone Road before Brickend needs ditch/gully clearance. Hole-on-the-Wall pipe to be included in work list for Lengthsman and likewise the grip at bottom of Gatsford Lane.
a) Work by lengthsman – Stile at BA23 for Lengthsmans list.
b) PROW maintenance – A work schedule to be drafted if possible.
a) Bank Balance and Receipts & Expenditure – a schedule was circulated.
b) Payments: No payments could be approved at inquorate meeting. It was suggested that Cllr Marshall and Cllr Scudamore be proposed as additional bank signatories at next PC meeting.
c) Progress against budget for the year 17/18 was circulated.
13) Parish Phone Box – discussion of replacing glass with Perspex. To be approved at next PC meeting.
14) Correspondence – None
15) Meeting Dates:
a) To complete Parish Council business it was generally agreed that an Extrordinary meeting should be called for 27th February 2018.
b) Next Ordinary Parish Council meeting 27h March 2018
c) Dates for 2018 noted as: 22nd May 2018 (NB preceded by Annual Parish Meeting at 07.00pm), 24th July 2018, 25th September 2018, 27th November 2017.
d) Reserved dates for extraordinary meetings if necessary noted as: 24th April, 26th June, 28th August, 23rd October.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 21:05