MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL
Monday March 2nd 2015
Present: Cllr. A. Parker (Chair), Cllr. J. Skinner, Cllr. Crookall, Cllr. K Jones, Cllr. J. Scott, Cllr. S. Hayward, Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. F. Plowman, and Becci Plowman (Clerk)
Also Present: 6 Members of the public
1. PUBLIC GALLERY
A resident from Tiddleywink came to speak to the council regarding several matters, the first being the piece of land adjacent to Farrell Fields, the land was originally intended to have council housing built on it, however this hasn’t happened. As mentioned to the developer Charles Church when they approached the council with the desire to build on the plot, the land is outside the village boundary.
The second point raised was in relation to the trenching for the solar farm cable. At the time of the meeting the residents of Tiddleywink hadn’t received any notification from Solarfields, as to when trenching would happen, and which side of the road would be trenched within Tiddleywink. Last month Mark Candlish attended the meeting, and Cllr. Parker proposed that overall more communication was needed between the solar company and the residents as to when trenching would occur past peoples properties. The council were assured by Mr. Candlish that this would happen, however, this has not been followed. Several emails were sent to Mr. Candlish in order to get more exact dates, but no response has been received.
The final point was concerning the MOD pipeline through the village, the pipeline runs through the residents land, and he has been in contact with the secretary of state in order to ascertain if the pipeline can be removed. The council have agreed to look into the residents’ concerns, and write a letter to the relevant person in order to gather more information on the pipeline.
A representative from North Wraxall parish council came to speak to the council about the planning appeal for the old BT exchange building, and the plans to turn it into a furniture warehouse. When the application was originally posted, there was some confusion as to which parish the building belongs to. It was proposed to agree with North Wraxall’s objection to the application, which was that the A420 is a 60mph road, and the exchange building is on a bend, thus making getting in and out of the site very hazardous. All were in favour to these objections, and therefore the council will team up with North Wraxall Parish council in order to compose a letter to the planning inspector highlighting these concerns.
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
3. REGISTER OF INTERESTS
4. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON February 2nd 2014
Signed by Cllr. A Parker
5. CO-OPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
Following a vested interest in the parish council, and participation in many other village groups over the years, it was proposed that the council should co-opt Mrs. Manda Green onto the council. All were in favour, and Yatton Keynell Parish Council welcomes Cllr. Green.
6. REGISTER OF ACTIONS
The concerns about the state of the verges following the trenches were highlighted once again. Following completion of the trenching works, the agreement is that Solarfields will have to return the verges and roads back to their original state (prior to the work). It was suggested by Cllr. Scott that a member of the parish council should walk the trenching route through the village with the relevant person from Solarfields and Cllr. Scott, before the work restoring the verges begin, and once more upon completion to ensure everything is restored correctly, and to the desired level. This was fully supported.
One cheque was signed, £149.12 – Clerk’s wages
15/00848/FUL – Garage conversion, First floor extension, Install LPG tank & Erect timber fence to front garden boundary. – SN14 7BP
It was decided that whilst the council does not have any objections to the main building work itself, there was concern about the proposed fence. As the proposed fence is tall, it is thought that it may make the entrance to The Maltings, feel closed off. Meaning the appearance of an open plan cul-de-sac will be changed.
These views were submitted to the planning board.
9. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
Cllr. Plowman had been approached by a member of the public with regards to cars speeding along the Grittleton road coming into the village. Cllr. Scott pointed out that Yatton Keynell has the facility to have a community speed watch, and volunteers would be trained by police officers, as a result, a note will be put into the Honeycomb advertising for volunteers.
Cllr. Scott mentioned to the council that the budget for next year had gone through, and that there would be no increase in council tax.
Meeting closed 20:10
Next meeting will be on April 13th 2015