Yatton Keynell Parish Council
MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE BARN – THE BELL INN YATTON KEYNELL
Monday 2nd August 2021
Present: Cllr A Parker (Chair), Cllr C Grainger, Cllr M Green, Cllr. F. Plowman , Cllr M Pope, Cllr D Towl, Cllr M Woodcock & Ian Plowman (Clerk) 13 Members of the Public.
1. PUBLIC GALLERY
Twelve members of the public who are residents in Broomfield, Leigh Delamere & Sevington, a number of whom addressed the meeting expressing their concerns with regards to planning application PL/2021/06100 – Proposed Solar Farm – Leigh Delamere. Representative from Eden Renewables also present.
See Planning 6.1 below.
2. REGISTER OF INTERESTS
3.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr S Richards.
4.MINUTES OF THE LAST PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting –15th July 2021 – approved to be signed by – Cllr A. Parker.
5.REGISTER OF ACTION
Village pond – Cllr Towl updated the meeting on recent work both at the pond and at the school site, following advice from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust a revised planting plan along with a revised access platform will be developed.
PL/2021/06100 – Land to the south of M4 – Proposed Solar Farm – Object
Councillors voted unanimously to object to the application – the final objection document will be circulated to Councillors prior to submission to Wiltshire Council.
Councillors noted that: – Wiltshire Council Archelogy have placed a holding objection and have request further survey work to be carried out. A Broomfield resident distributed information on the potential significance of the archaeological remains that have already been identified.
Highways England have objected to & ruled out any potential access from Leigh Delamere service area.
Wiltshire Council Highways have objected to the current transport plan.
Eden Renewables representative stated that a revised transport plan would be prepared by their consultants. Councillors were unanimous in stating that any attempt to access the site via Yatton Keynell would be objected to, stating historical planning precedent.
The application fails to satisfy the following Wiltshire Council Core Policies 42, 50, 51, 52, 57, 58 & 62.
As the application is for a 40 year period this is considered to be a permanent not temporary change of use.
Following a recent High Court case Wiltshire Council will have to take into account the cumulative impact of Solar Farms in the area.
PL/2021/05934 – Combe Head Giddeahall – Extension – No Objection – Unaminous
PL/2021/05863 – 4 Coopers Meadow – Extension – No Objection – Unaminous
7.CLERK & FINANCE
Three payments were approved:
JCB-S Garden Maintain Ltd. – £752.70 – Village maintenance – Cheque No. 101212
I J Plowman – £249.34 – (Clerk Salary July plus postage) – Cheque No. 101214
Idverde Ltd – £105.00 – Waste bin emptying – Cheque No. 101213
8.HIGHWAYS & FOOTPATHS
Clarks Leaze play area, Councillors agreed unanimously that the current play area should be removed and the area landscaped to include seating. The Basketball hoop to remain. It was agreed that the area should be registered as a Village Green under the Commons Act 2006. Clerk to write to Wiltshire Council outlining the proposal.
Wiltshire Council grass cutting policy of deferring the main cut until September was unanimously condemned as highways particularly C roads and single track lanes had become unsafe for road users. Concern was also expressed about the amount of ragwort on the verges which has not been removed. Clerk to write to Unitary Cllr N Botterill.
Grove Lane – speed of traffic- the issue to be referred to Wiltshire Council as this is outside of Parish Council responsibility.
9. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
Maintenance of the Market Cross, it was agreed that as this is a formal garden setting with memorial trees, all areas of grass should be maintained and not “re-wilded”
Councillors agreed that the Fete Committee could place a banner on the wall of the Market Cross, advertising the fete.
Meeting Closed 20:20
Next meeting: Monday 6th September – The Barn at The Bell Inn