Yatton Keynell Parish Council
MINUTES OF A FULL MEETING OF YATTON KEYNELL PARISH COUNCIL
Monday September 1st 2014
Present: Cllr. A. Parker (Chair), Cllr. J. Skinner, Cllr. Crookall, Cllr. F. Plowman and Becci Plowman (Clerk)
Apologies: Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. S. Hayward and Cllr. J. Scott
Also Present: 5 Members of the public
1. PUBLIC GALLERY
Recently the parish council contacted the residents whose properties back onto the footpath by the doctors surgery, with a view of asking them what they would like to see happen to the plants along the footpath when the parish council begin the proposed clearing work. Ideally the council would like to take some of the trees out, and replant replacement trees, that aren’t on such a large scale as the ones in place now. Some of the residents were able to attend the meeting, and it was discussed that the council would also contact the YKRA in order to gain their opinion on the work that would be done.
It was decided that the council would obtain some quotes to see how much the work would cost, with a view of only removing trees over the course of time, and not removing them all at once and the pathway being stripped too bare.
2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. C. Grainger, Cllr. S. Hayward, Cllr. K. Jones and Cllr. J. Scott
3. REGISTER OF INTERESTS
4. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY AUGUST 4th 2014
The minutes of the previous meeting were signed by Cllr. Parker
5. REGISTER OF ACTIONS
Following the planning application for the solar farm being called in by Cllr. Scott, the council are waiting for an email back from the solar company, in order to find out what compensation Yatton Keynell would be entitled to, if the solar farm were to go ahead.
2 cheques were signed – £149.12 for Clerks Wages
– £150 to Grant Thornton for the audit report
7. PLANNING – 14/08043/TCA – Long Dean, SN14 7EX
The application is for the felling of 3 maple trees, the council had no objections to the application.
8. OAK TREE IN ‘THE MALTINGS’ OWNERSHIP
The council received an email from a resident who wanted to know who owned the land on which a large oak tree is growing on. As the council don’t own the land, the clerk will be contacting Wiltshire County Council to see if they know who owns the land, and is therefore responsible for the maintenance of the oak tree.
9. COUNCILLORS QUESTIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
Roadworks will be taking place on the Biddestone crossroads over the next few weeks, and the Biddestone lane will be closed between 15th-26th September from 17:00 – 07:00.
Discussion also took place regarding the trees and bushes that overhang residents walls and fences over on to public footpaths and pavements. The council wish to remind any residents who have such plants, that they must be kept cut back in order to not obstruct the pavements and footpaths.
Meeting closed 20:10
Next meeting will be on October 6th