BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Virtual Meeting held on the 23rd February 2021

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson Mr A. Bonner Mr Alan Fraser-Smith Mr K Pincombe and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)         

In attendance   Cllr K Davies District Councillor

Apologies Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

 

1.Co-option of a Parish Councillor, following a ballot Mr Stephen Aldridge was elected onto the Parish Council.

 

2.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the virtual meeting held on 19th January 2021 were agreed and signed.

 

3. Clerks report

i. Field purchase. Cllr Short has been in contact with the DCC Solicitors and it seems that there is another restriction on the purchase, DCC have to notify the Department for Education that they are selling the field. 

It appears since the beginning of this year the guidance has changed that the land has to stay as a sports / recreational facility for 10 years, so no change of use, councillors want to see the guidance in writing, as this appears to be a change of policy, so the Parish Council can not proceed at present until all is clarified, the question was raised why was this not identified before in the searches. Cllr Short is to get back to DCC to find out the implications. 

ii. CLT, it has come to the attention of some members of the CLT that what appeared to be a no restrictions grant, has to have an identified use or it has to be paid back, Cllr Short is to speak to Colin Savage the Rural Housing Enabler to ascertain the situation.  

4. Chairman’s Report  

i. Helicopter Flying

            The majority of the helicopter flying has stopped and it seems a lot quieter, three enforcement cases are ongoing, the Air Ambulance also appears to be restricted that they cannot train which is an unfortunate knock on.

            ii. Abandoned cars, Cllr Short has sent an email to the District Council and some of the abandoned cars have been removed, but as they have been in situ for such a long time the mud and debris that has been left makes the spaces difficult to use, so a request to clean the area is to be made. But both District Council and the Housing Association are not claimed the areas. The trailer has still not been removed.

            iii. The pavement in front of South Field is regularly being used to park cars, a request has been received to ask the residents not to park on the pavement, so a letter is to be written to every house hold.

Cllr Benson raised the point about the leaves and debris that is on the Village Square, it was suggested to ask when the next road cleaning lorry comes to the village for the Parish Council to be informed so the residents that park on the Square can be asked to move their vehicles.  

5. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it    Please keep reporting.                        

 

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ii. Pennyford was discussed as it is still flooding, it seems the culvert has collapsed so it is quite a large job to reinstate the culvert to correctly direct the water, highways are aware of the problem but have no finances at present, an email is to be sent to see if a time frame was available. Pot holes on the A377 were discussed again along with the overhanging hedges. 

6. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Davies reported business grants are available on the NDC website for businesses effected by the pandemic. Cllr Davies has spoken to the case officer dealing with the Radar station planning application and it will be passed. 

North Devon Council have secured £6.5 million funding toward the regeneration of the Barnstaple High Street and Pannier Market. Along with the £6.5m NDC have pledged a further £4 million this was unanimously supported by District Councillors, this money will be borrowed over 40 years at an interest rate of 2.5% this project is to focus on the culture and offer life style choices for the centre of the town, it was also noted not to forget other urban hubs, South Molton, Ilfracombe etc.  

7. Finance,                                                                                                                                                                

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                               

1433

Ms G Boyd    

£32.00

1434

Clerks salary

£450.00

1435

WH Buckingham

£114.00

 

8. Planning                                                                                                                                        

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

                                                           

            72614

Change of use of existing building to form studios/workshops, including installation of a ground source heat pump and roof mounted solar panels Burrington Radar Station

 

72550

Extension to side of property at Cleave Down Burrington

 

72773

Erection of an agricultural livestock building, together with association operational development at Little Pavington Burrington 

No objections

72739

Erection of garage at Henleigh Farm Burrington

No

objections

i. Possible planning breaches, these are the caravans that have been reported around the parish as yet no response has been received a further email is to be sent. 

9. Parish Hall report. The hall is still closed, likewise the MUGA.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. At the AGM it was agreed to raise the rent for the MUGA Car park area to £350, in the Trust constitution the rent can only be reviewed every 5 years. In the MUGA the hall is responsible for moveable items with the Parish Council responsible for fixtures including the surface.

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). An email from a Parishioner has been received regarding a Broadband voucher scheme to boost network within houses, this will be circulated. 

iii). It was reported the Church Clock is not striking, the lead bell ringer is to be asked to look at it, Cllr Short and Cllr Bailey also said they would investigate. 

The next Parish Council virtual Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 23th March please note a week early, 2021 7.30pm             

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

 

Date of forthcoming virtual meeting:   Tuesday 27th April 2021 7.30pm. To be agreed

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Virtual Meeting held on the 27th October 2020

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson Mr A. Bonner Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr K Pincombe and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)      

In attendance   Cllr K Davies District Councillor

Apologies Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Co-option, following a vote with two candidates, Mr Alan Fraser-Smith was co-opted onto the Parish Council.

 

Public Participation

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1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the virtual meeting held on 29th September 2020 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

I           Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field.

The Parish Council solicitor is still working on the details of the contract most specifically on the overage charge. The wording needs to be correct to ensure all future activity is covered.

ii. CLT, a meeting is hoped to be called this Friday the 30th October

 

3. Chairman’s Report  

i. Helicopter Flying

Cllr Davies reported that the enforcement case has been reopened on the 28th September, a report has been written which needs to be signed off, Cllr Davies said it is hoped there will be feedback by the end of next week. 

ii. Broadband, no comment was made.

 

4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it    Please keep reporting.                        

ii. The state of the road from Cross Park to Twitchen Lane corner and from Cross Park to Two Gates was discussed at length, there has been a lot of water on the road of late, along with a lot of artic lorries, causing damage to the tarmac. One of the main issues in this corvid time has been the increase in delivery vans of all types coupled with the camber of the road to cause the build up of mud and water. The soak away drains are situated on the wrong side of the road and the water tables have not been cleared for a very long time. Cllr Wooldridge said they have been making every effort by cleaning the road three times in the past 2 weeks. They have been cleaning the roads with both hand scrapes and yard scrapes but the traffic skews out the mud. 

The numerous pot holes are causing drivers to avoid them by driving on the other side of the narrow road, along with the cows using the road. 

It was asked what action can be taken as the situation is causing a Health and Safety issue, it was suggested to put signs at Two Gates to send traffic onto Forches Cross.

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Cllr Wooldridge was asked what his long-term plans where, he said he was looking at increasing cow numbers but to do away with the cows using the road and making them use the fields to access their pasture. 

The pot holes and drains will be reported. 

The road is full of water at Bouchland again it will soon be impassable, this has been reported

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Davies is to follow up again with Martin Slocombe who has not been in contact, Mr Slocombe visited the hall in relation to the Climate and Environmental Scheme from NDC, in connection with power supply to the field, including a power charging point for electric cars. 

Cllr Davies has called in the Eaglescott application if the officer is minded to approve the application.

The meeting was reminded that tourism accommodation cannot accept people from tier 3, everyone is encouraged to complete the Carbon Footprint survey to see if they can reduce their personnel carbon footprint. 

There is a local hardship fund in direct association to the corvid pandemic from North Devon Council, for people who cannot pay for food, travel, utility bill etc.  The pantomime is to go ahead this year, as the Queens Theatre and the Landmark have received between them £550,000, the Barnstaple museum has received £58,000.

 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                               

1425

Ms. G Boyd

£32.00

1424

AUK supplies

£62.88

1426

Smith of Derby

£180.00

1427

NDC dog waste collection

£78.00

The present contact to service the Clock has expired, Smith of Derby’s new quote is £98.00more another company are more competitive, the question was asked do we need an annual service would biannually be sufficient, Cllr Bailey is to look into the question. 

Mr Hopper has been changing the time on the clock for a long time, it only needs to be done twice a year now, but it was suggested to get someone else to know the routine, Cllr Short and Cllr Wooldridge both agreed to.

 

7. Planning                                                                                                                                        

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

                                                           

71674

Conversion of light industrial unit to dwelling - approval for building operations associated with planning permission 70633 at Northcote Workshop Burrington Umberleigh Devon EX37 9NF

 

71674

Erection of agricultural shed, Callards Stables

Passed

72061

Outline application for erection of Site managers dwelling all matters reserved at Eaglescott Airfield.

 

72192

Removal of conditions 3 (holiday occupancy restriction) and 4 (use restriction) attached to planning permission 39132 (Amendment to Planning Permissions 36409) to allow use as residential and remove conditions that restrict use at Bedport Barn Burrington

 

 

8. Parish Hall report. The hall is still closed, but the MUGA is being used daily. A meeting has been held following an email from Hall Share, with the probation service who are offering “Community Pay Back” where offenders will carry out work like painting , grass cutting etc, the hall is up to speed, but the Trust are going to use the service to level some graves, the Parish Council are being asked to see if they would 

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like any work done on the bus shelter, the church where asked if they would like any work carried out. There is a small charge for materials but the labour is free and there is supervision at all times.

 

9. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. Please see above. 

                                                                                                                                                            

10. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). Community Orchards, after discussion a site has still not been agreed so it will be raised again at the next meeting for councillors to consider a suitable site.  

It was raised the abandoned cars that seem to be parked along the road towards Balls Corner, Cllr Short is working on it trying to see who’s land the cars are actually parked on, Highways or North Devon homes. It was also raised regarding the Daimler parked on the pavement at Pound Close. 

The playing field hedges need to be cut it was felt easier to ask Mr Elworthy to give a quote to get the job done, this will be done. 

 

The next Parish Council virtual Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 24th November 2020 7.30pm             Budget meeting

 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

 

Date of forthcoming virtual meeting:   Tuesday 19th January 2021 7.30pm. To be agreed

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BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Virtual Meeting held on the 25th August 2020

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson Mr A. Bonner Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr K Pincombe and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)      

In attendance   Cllr K Davies District Councillor

Apologies Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the virtual meeting held on 28th July 2020 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i.               Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field.

Mr Sam Reed from Tozer’s Solicitors has contacted Cllr Pateman-Jones to say the contract has been checked and the contract of sale with DCC. The clause highlighted was that if in the future planning permission was sought for anything other than what is stipulated in the agreement              (affordable housing) the overage would apply on both  the planning permission gained and if the subsequent   build was sold. As the work is quite complicated the fee is likely to be in the region of £3,000 upwards, a request to keep it as low as possible has been asked for. The searches are progressing along with the contract of sale. 

The question was raised from Cllr Bailey was can the Parish Hall committee progress with trying to obtaining grants for the extra parking facility that is to be allocated to the Parish Hall, the response was yes. 

Cllr Bailey has applied for a grant from Cllr Edgell for £1200 towards the night landing site this has been confirmed and validated. The shortfall to complete the nigh landing site is £1814, Cllr Davies said he has a small amount to grant to his parishes up to £250.

The question of S106 money was raised but it appears only money from developments within the Parish can be applied for

                        

ii.              CLT, no report was given

 

3.             Resignation of a Parish Councillor.                                                                                               

Notices for the co-option of a Parish Councillor will be posted on the notice board and on the Burrington email and put in the magazine. 

 

4. Chairman’s Report 

i. The obelisk has been put in place, thank you to Cllr Pincombe and Cllr Short for undertaking the work. 

ii. Helicopter Flying.

The flying is still ongoing and again further letters have been sent to NDC and the two local MP’s from residents. 

 

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iii.             Broadband

Cllr Pincombe has been in contact with a Parish Councillor from Kings Nympton where they have successfully got fibre broadband installed, the main reason for success was that a new development was being built in the village, on a new development Openreach are required to install fibre to new houses. On the back of this individuals lead by a steering group got a grant towards installing fibre into their homes. The question was raised regarding the consented planning permission for the 5 dwellings at Bedport, but fibre is being rolled out across the country in time.

 

5. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it    Please keep reporting.                        

ii. There is a road closure from Forches Cross to the sawmills on the 29th July for work to be undertaken on the trees. It was commented that only one tree was taken down which was disappointing for the amount that needed to be done. 

  1. It was raised regarding the number of overhanging branches down Balls Hill towards Winswood, this will be reported, Cllr Short has spoken to owner regarding the problem but with little success.  

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Davies reported he has a small amount of grant money to distribute. NDC are suffering the effects of covid and a shortage of funds. The glass recycling bins have been distributed around the district. The unemployment out look is not good especially in Ilfracombe and central Barnstaple. But on a positive note the DCC covid dashboard has shown that the impact of tourists has been zero, which is very good news. 

 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                               

1418

Ms. G Boyd

£32.00

1419

Clerks salary

£450.00

i.               The covid grant was highlighted if anyone has any invoices to present. 

ii.              Cllr Short has successfully obtained a grant of £400.

 

7. Planning

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

                                                           

71719

Erection of a Steel Framed Agricultural Shed, Cross Park Farm

Passed

71667

Change of use of School to Dwelling including demolition of 'temporary' classroom and replacement with attached 'Annex', Church of England School Burrington

Passed

71674

Conversion of light industrial unit to dwelling - approval for building operations associated with planning permission 70633 at Northcote Workshop Burrington Umberleigh Devon EX37 9NF

 

71674

Erection of agricultural shed, Callards Stables

Councillors had no objections but the comment put forward was the lack of land associated with this application for the required need for an agricultural shed.

71868

Prior approval change of use of agricultural building to dwelling house Class Q, Marshes.

 

       

 

 

 

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New planning regulations are being implemented in September. Cllr Davies said a Neighbourhood Plan would protect and be a material consideration in any planning applications, but the process is very long winded and costly.

It was raised the number of caravans that are appearing around the parish, as this had been raised it was felt to be the duty of the Parish Council to bring it to the attention of NDC so they are aware of the locations.

 

8. Parish Hall report. The hall is still closed. The question was raised when is the hall likely to reopen, but Cllr Bailey said bookings at this time of year are usually low, and there has been no real call for the hall to be opened, the Comrades Club are circulating a census to see if players are willing to play.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. 

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. An invitation has been circulated to all councillors for applications for the DALC Board of Directors.

It was highlighted the caravan that seems to be permanently parked in the Chapel car park, and its deteriorating state. The car park seems very full of vehicles being parked, Cllr Short is to contact owners to ascertain their plan for their vehicles.

 

VJ Day Celebrations on the 15th August, a socially distanced Church Service was held and the Beacon was lit at 9pm with a good attendance. 

 

The next Parish Council virtual Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 29th September 2019 7.30pm 

 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

Date of forthcoming virtual meeting:   Tuesday 27th October 2020 7.30pm

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Virtual Meeting held on the 16th June 2020

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson, Mr A. Bonner Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr K Pincombe and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)      

In attendance   Cllr K Davies District Councillor 

Apologies Mr P Keeley Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 25th February 2020 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i. Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field, Mr Sam Reed from Tozer’s Solicitors is acting for the Parish Council, all appears to be fine with the Heads of Terms so he is chasing DCC for an agreement of sale, which is promised to be imminent. 

Cllr Bailey has secured a grant of £1000 from the Norman Family Trust towards the DAAT Night landing site for which he was thanked, it was raised is the estimate from MAT Electricals for the electrical work still valid as the quote was undertaken in March 2019, the suggestion of crowd funding was raised again.                                                                                            

ii. CLT, no meeting has been held, but Cllr Short has secured a grant of £3840 towards the project. 

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. The obelisk is still ongoing. The tarmac area has yet to be decided

ii. Replacement defibrillator, the new defibrillator is now in place it is guaranteed for 6 years. 

iii. Helicopter Flying, a letter has been received from NDC planning enforcement, further instructions have been received from the planning officer that no evidence of breach has occurred although residents have been distressed by the situation. The site has been visited twice evidencing documents requested under condition 7 of permission 61579, consulting with Environmental Health and Cobham Military Aviation Authority reviewing photographic evidence, this highlighted that a local planning authority cannot control airspace, as no breach of planning control has been established the file will be closed.  

Cllr Davies said Planning Enforcement is be updated and to look at how harmful things are, if noise is an issue an app can be downloaded to record and send as a record of the intrusion. This is to be looked into. 

iv. The Annual Report is to be distributed at the end of June, it was agreed as a grant has been received to aid with anything to do with the corona virus all letters will be sent by post, to avoid contact, organisations have been asked for their contributions. 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it    Please keep reporting.                        

ii. It was highlighted again that there has been a spate of trees falling across the road on the B3226 from Kings Nympton to South Molton and some are still looking precarious, it was suggested these should be assessed to ensure they are safe. As yet no feedback has been received.

iii. A private individual reported the trees from Forches Cross to Portsmouth Arms the feedback was that they didn’t feel anything was wrong but they were going to contact landowners. The A377 surface is bad also overhanging trees are making the carriageway narrower. 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Davies also reported on the update of the Eaglescott Helicopters, NDC is in crisis like many local authorities, they are being given less bale out than they are losing so an anticipated loss of £3 million is expected. NDC were given £1 million so reserves are being eaten into. The local MP Selina Saxby has been asked for help. Recycling is still being collected, many staff are working from home approximately 25% are shielding or looking after vulnerable people. The West country has as present been fortunate and not had to many fatalities. All NDC meetings are being carried out virtually. The new climate change grant of £20,000 is now open to be applied for, but on inspection the hall is exemplary, but it was suggested could this grant be used to pay for some of the electricity connection to the night landing site if solar panels  were used or an electric vehicle charging point, Cllr Davies is to ask Mr Martin Slocombe for advice. 

The Discretionary grant has been applied for by many including Burrington Parish Hall, but it is still open to small business, B&B’s etc the criteria is on the NDC website. Cllr Davies has got half of his councillor grant to distribute this year. There is a six-week Public Space Protection Order consultation out this stated last Monday, this is regarding walking dogs, keeping to footpaths, public rights of way etc. There is a big push at NDC for residents to separate their glass from plastic and tins when recycling, it will make the process quicker and easier. The 361 Grant from NDC has been circulated on the email and notices put up. 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                               

1398

DALC affiliation fee

£123.08

1399

Came and Company Insurance

£371.36

1400

Ms G Boyd

£64.00

1401

AUK Supplies

£108.00

1402

Ms G Boyd    

£32.00

1403

Clerks salary

£450.00

1404

NDC dog waste bins

£78.00

1405

Burrington PCc

£60.00

1406

MUGA rent

£250.00

1407

BCBT

£300.00

1408

Bethesda Graveyard Trust

£100.00

1409

Old Gospel Hall

£50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i.               Agree and sign the Annual Governance Statement, proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Pincombe all in favour. 

ii.              Agree and sign the Accounting Statement, this included the Exemption Form as both income and expenditure where less that £25,000 for the year proposed by Cllr Benson seconded by Cllr Smale

iii.             Fixed Asset Register the fixed asset register currently stands at £121,955.

iv.            iv. Covid grant received, a grant of £495 has been received to help with any costs occurred in the parish during the epidemic, so if anyone has any costs related to the epidemic please report to a councillor. 

v. Precept to “top up” (£200) the NDDC grant to the Parish Hall this no longer obtained, after discussion this was agreed not to be granted this year, as the Hall has received a grant of £10,000 for the loss of income during the epidemic. 

                                                                                                                                                                              

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vi. £60   donation to be made to the Church for electricity used by public light

vii £ 175 donation to be made to the Parish Hall for electricity used by the public lights, both proposed by Cllr Bonner seconded by Cllr Wooldridge all in favour.

viii. Public toilet grant, the NDC grant of £500 has been received, but after discussion it was agreed not to top up  the grant this year.

ix. £300 Grant to the Burrington Church Buildings Trust for maintenance of the graveyard

x. £100 Grant to the Bethesda Graveyard Trust for maintenance of the graveyard

xii. £50 Grant to the Old Gospel Hall for maintenance of the graveyard, the three above proposed by 

      Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Benson all in favour. 

7. Planning

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

 

71463

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to three smaller and two larger dwelling houses at Bedport Farm Burrington Umberleigh

Passed

 

8. Parish Hall report. Parish Council representative on the Hall Committee is required, Cllr Wooldridge has agreed to represent the Parish Council.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). An email has been received asking for an advocate for the Police Commission to be a link between the community and the Police Commissioner, Cllr Short has agree to undertake this role. 

 

The next Parish Council virtual Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th July 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

Date of forthcoming virtual meeting:   Tuesday 25th August 2020 7.30pm

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th February 2020

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson, Mr A. Bonner Mrs J Pateman-Jones and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)
In attendance Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr K Davies District Councillor
Apologies Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be
considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

Public Participation

1.Minutes
i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 14
th January 2020 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report,
i. Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field, the Heads of Terms are still being negotiated clarity has to be sought regarding the number of affordable houses that can be built, the overage, and the length of overage. So further negotiations are to be undertaken.
Mr Toby Russell is to be emailed regarding the Libor Fund grant.

ii. CLT, following a meeting a suggestion put forward was for assisted homes, it was anticipated the heads of terms would not exclude this if it ever came to fruition. It would come under the heading of community use.

3. Chairman’s Report
i. The obelisk is still ongoing. The tarmac area has yet to be decided ii. Replacement defibrillator,

South West Ambulance Service have agreed to leave the current defibrillator in situ until another one is purchased. Their quote for the next defib is £1,800 plus VAT to include training and a new cabinet, and to include replacement pads. The quote from South West Defibrillators is £795 plus VAT using the existing cabinet, with replacement pads at £59.50 plus VAT each time. The normal life span of the pads is 30 months, a training package can be purchased and the unit is guaranteed for 6 years. To date grants have been secured for from Cllr Edgell (£600) and Cllr Davies (£50), plus from the money raised by the Methodist Church Coffee mornings £204 has also been granted.

It was proposed by Cllr Pateman-Jones and seconded by Cllr Bonner to purchase the second unit plus an extra set of pads, all in favour. Cllr Edgell and Cllr Davies were thanked very much for their contribution, the Methodist Coffee morning will also be thanked for their contribution.

A letter has been received by all those who use Wallingbrook Heath Centre informing them

of the change in booking arrangements
iii. Helicopter Flying, a letter was sent by the Parish Council to NDC planning, this has been forwarded to Enforcement but as yet no further response has been received.

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4. Highways.
i. 
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ii. It was highlighted that there has been a spate of trees falling across the road on the B3226 from Kings Nympton to South Molton and some are still looking precarious, it was suggested they ought to be assessed to ensure they are safe. This will be reported.
iii. An email has been received regarding the parking of cars at the junction of Twitchen Lane, this was discussed but felt to be very difficult to police, an acknowledgement will be sent.

5. County and District Councillors items.

i. Cllr Edgell reported that DCC Budget Main event this month has been approving the Budget for the next financial year, which went to Full Council last Thursday. Our settlement from Central Government was in line with expectations. The overall revenue budget will increase from £498m to £541m. Of the three

principle services, Adult Care and Health sees a £23.7m increase (10%), Children’s Services £11.5m (8.5%) and Highways £2.8m (5%) increase. These increases take into account inflation pressures. The next financial year also sees in Children’s Services the launch of the ‘Edge of Care’ service which is designed to stop children from being taken into care. Previous financial investments in the last few years have started to have an effect with children being able to come out of high cost placements which is good news – both for the children and also financially as high cost placements were the main drivers behind

previous overspends. Finally, on schools funding, as previously reported, the coming financial year will see a very large increase in the Schools Funding budget of £47.7m (total gross budget is £603m) however it is up to the Schools themselves, not DCC as to how this money is spent. Council tax – DCC’s share of the

precept will go up by 3.99% - with 2% specifically for Adult Social Care.

Potholes There is a new feature on the ‘Report It’ website, when a pothole is reported it goes out to the Pothole Inspector to look at. If it meets the safety defect criteria it will then have a ‘roadworks’ sign placed on it which you can see on the website along with an estimated repair time. There is a massive backlog at the moment so it is taking time for repairs to come through. Extra gangs have been put out on pothole repairs though recent inclement weather conditions will not have helped. An update was asked for regarding the Link Road, work has started on planted trees behind the existing so they can get established before the existing are removed. Work is due to start next year.

Cllr Davies asked for update of the Eaglescott Helicopters, there is a Climate Action week starting on Sunday 22nd March this email has been forwarded to Councillors. There has been an offer from Mr Martin Slocombe to carry out an energy audit on the Parish Hall, a convenient time has been arranged to meet with Councillor Bailey, this will be reported at the next meeting.
6. Finance,

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -

7. Planning

1387

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

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1388

Litter picker

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£32.00

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1389

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Clerks salary

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£450.00

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64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm Burrington

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70942

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Hansford House, Prior notification of erection of agricultural building

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Passed

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Hansford House, Prior notification of erection of agricultural building to house machinery

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i. The grant application from Awards for All has been refused for the night landing site mast and light so two other applications have been submitted, one to Coastal Recycling and the other to the Norman Family Trust. The suggestion was if these are not successful to go to crowd funding, this will assess the support for the project.

8. Parish Hall report. Cllr Pateman-Jones has resigned from the Hall Committee so a new Parish Council representative is required, a representative will be elected at the Annual Parish Council meeting.

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10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

11. Correspondence
i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.
ii). A letter has been received from The Plough Art centre regarding their funding issues, this was

discussed but no action is to be taken at present.
iii). Posters have been received from Ms Selaine Saxby MP giving contact details, these will be

forwarded to the magazine and email.
The VE And VJ celebrations were discussed the suggestion was to organise an event on Sunday the 10
th May.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 24th March 2019 7.30pm..............................Chairman ..............................Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday 28th April 2020 7.00pm ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 14th January 2020

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson, Mr P Keeley Mr K Pincombe Mrs J Pateman-Jones and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)        

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr K Davies District Councillor and three members of Roborough Parish

Apologies Mr A. Bonner 

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

The Roborough residents were in attendance to report the increased activity at Eaglescott Airfield in particular the jet powered helicopters that are now using the base as a training facility. The residents have been disturbed by low flying jet helicopters since mid-September.  The noise can be heard while inside with windows closed and over the TV or radio.  It makes working outside very difficult, as the noise from these large jet engines is so persistent and overwhelming. While training, the helicopters hover for many hours at the end of the airfieldIn the past, military and police helicopters have trained for an hour or two on occasion, causing no issues whatsoever, however since September, the number of hours per day, and days per week has increased significantly. As a ‘community amateur sports club’ they are very worried that a large commercial company is beginning to operate at the airfield, and have a number of concerns regarding the future of this operation. The building of the new, large hangar (designated for the use of the ‘Community Amateur Sports Club’) has been followed by a rapid increase in visits from these large jet helicopters. The company concerned, Cobham Helicopter Academy trains both military and commercial pilots from around the world, and in October 2019 was asked to leave Bodmin airfield due to ongoing issues with surrounding residents. The front page of the airfield’s website currently advertises ‘The Cheapest Jet Fuel in the South West. ’As it appears to be at a reasonable cost to fly out of Eaglescott the situation could end up with another firm if encouraged. The residents were also concerned if there was an accident there are no emergency services close at hand. 

The planning permission for Eaglescott is a sport and recreation facility and for the benefit of Devon Air Sports, no commercial activity is permitted.  

It was suggested the residents keep a log as evidence of the activity, as Eaglescott are supposed to keep a comprehensive log of flights.

The residents were thanked for attending.  

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 26th November 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i. Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field, the Heads of Terms are still being negotiated with Mr Reynolds progress has been made it has to be absolutely clear of the impact of the overage payment and exactly how this will affect any development that is subsequently undertaken on the field. Also: the number of affordable houses that will be allowed.

The planning for the Night Landing site has been approved. The contractor to connect the electricity supply has been informed to put the process in motion as a road closure notice has to be approved to get the electricity supply across the road. 

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ii. CLT Cllr Short has agreed to be the secretary and chairman of the group

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. The obelisk is still ongoing. The tarmac area has yet to be decided

ii. Replacement defibrillator, 

South West Ambulance Service where the defibrillator was purchased from have been contacted, they say the equipment will be taken away at the end of February when the contract runs out, the box will stay, the renewal fee for another 7 years is £1800. The replacement that is being considered from another supplier is £950 with what seems like a slightly less cover package than the SWAS one. Cllr Bailey is to ask SWAS to see if an extension to the time is possible to allow time to apply for a grant.

iii.       Grass cutting on the field, two quotes have been received to cut the field 15 times during the    growing season from April, after discussion Mr Michael Bakers quote for £525 was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Bailey all in agreement. Mr Baker is also to do a one-off cut around the trees for £70.

4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it    Please keep reporting. 

ii. Finger posts Cllr Bailey has managed to get the signs for the post at Balls Corner, it is hoped to get ones for the Beacon Post as well.

It was raised again as it is most years regarding ploughing out of the base of the hedges on the road sides, the request is to be put into Richard Sables to request from Five Oaks to Collaton Mill.

Mr Terry Cole has done an area around his property which looks very good and proving that ploughing out is an excellent preventative measure to protect the road surface. 

iii. Dog bins, an email consultation was sent regarding the emptying of the dog bins etc, councillors felt all was in order. 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Edgell reported that when the field is purchased County Councillors grant money is available to be claimed for project work. 

Cllr Davies said he has £50 remaining to be claimed in this financial year. Cllr Davies has been speaking to Mr Jeremy Mann from Environmental Health, who informed him that Wessex Housing has got funding to help Burrington CLT with ongoing plans to set up, help with planning fees, handbook charges etc. Cllr Davies has also spoken to Mr Ben Hayes the Rural Housing Enabler who informed him he will be able to get funding for utility charges when needed for the field. 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                             

1383

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

1384

Litter picker

£32.00

1385

Clerks salary

£210.72

1386

Office expenses

£55.09

 

 

 

 

 

i.               The Precept, the concluding from has been completed to apply for the precept. 

7. Planning

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

 

70633

Notification for Prior Approval for a change of Use from Premises in Light Industrial Use (Class B1 (c)) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling house (Class C3) at Northcote Workshop Burrington

Passed

70727

Notification of Prior Approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to a flexible use within class B1/D2 space under General Permitted Development order 2015 Schedule 2, Part 3, Class R at Bedport Poultry Farm

Passed

70804

Prior Approval for Change Of Use Of Agricultural Building To 5 Dwelling houses (2 Larger Dwellings & 3 Smaller Dwellings) (Class Q (A&B)) at Bedport Barn Burrington

Withdrawn

 

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Following on from the public participation discussion, it was agreed to send a letter to NDC planning to highlighting the issues raised. 

8. Parish Hall report. No report.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. Sad to announce Lesley Smith MBE has passed away.

ii). Parish Forum on the 3rd December, Cllr Short and Cllr Patemen-Jones attended. 

iii). An invitation has been received from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Royal Garden Party nominations, it was agreed Cllr and Mrs Bailey should be put forward.

Following to sale of the school Cllr Benson is to contact the Earl of Portsmouth office to see if there is any possibility of the parish receiving any proceeds from the sale.  

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th February 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 31st March 2020 7.30pm 

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BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 26th November 2019

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mr A. Bonner Mrs G Benson, Mr K Pincombe Mrs J Pateman-Jones and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)        

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Mr Van dan Berg

Apologies Mr P Keeley Cllr K Davies District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

Mr Van dan Berg was in attendance to inform the Parish Councillors of details of his planning’s that are before the Council.

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 29th October 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i. Heads of Terms regarding the purchase of the field, the Heads of Terms are still being negotiated with Mr Reynolds it has to be absolutely clear of the impact of the overage payment and exactly how this will affect any development that is subsequently undertaken on the field. 

The planning for the Night Landing site has been approved, a grant for £2500 has been successfully applied for towards the purchase price of the field, to Cllr Edgell for which he was thanked.  Mr Toby Russell from DAAT has to be informed of the approved planning, the quote for the installation was discussed it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Patemen-Jones to accept the quote, as this entails putting the electricity supply under the road so a road closure will have to be undertaken, all in favour. A grant is available from DAAT through the Libor Fund for part of the cost of the project, Cllr Bailey and Cllr Short have applied to Awards for All for the shortfall of the cost for the project. 

 

ii. CLT a further meeting was held last night, with Mr Ken James from Holsworthy CLT was in attendance outlining the process that Holsworthy CLT went through to develop there housing, giving advice on how it is possible to obtain grants and do it one’s self and the work that goes into the process. A further meeting is being held on Friday the 29th November when a representative from Wessex Housing is  coming to speak on the way a Housing Association would undertake the process, but Housing Associations are a commercial venture, when ideally the CLT would like to keep any benefits of the project for the good of Burrington Community.

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. The obelisk is still ongoing.

ii. The tarmac area has yet to be decided

ii. Replacement defibrillator, 

The old defibrillator was damaged but has been repaired so is not fully working again.

The grant application to Awards for all will be submitted in the New Year.                         

                                    

 

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4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it

Please keep reporting. Overhanging trees where discussed this is covered if you log onto this website. Likewise, a Street light near the sewage works is constantly on, this can also be reported on this website. 

ii. Finger posts Cllr Bailey has spoken to Richard Sables and appears to have successfully managed to get the signs for the post at Balls Corner, this is from a different supplier than previously used, so if successful it is hoped to get ones for the Beacon Post as well. Well done Cllr Bailey. 

The amount of water flowing down Golland Lane was also highlighted, efforts have been made to sort the problem and it has been reported.  

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Edgell reported that County Councillors are up for re-election next May, so in the run up to the election councillors will be in purdah, so all grant moneys need to be allocated by the end of February otherwise the money will go back into the pot.

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                             

1374

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

1375

Litter picker

£32.00

1376

KJR 

£84.00

1377

Mr. M Baker grass cutting, including extra to cut the Green hedge

£654.00

1378

Mr R Elworthy millennium copse hedge

£40.00

1379

Clerks salary

£450.00

1380

Devon Communities Together, Housing needs survey

£3522.00

1381

Mrs T Ford website 

£84.00

1382

NDC May election costs

£756.64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i.               Grass cutting tender, it was agreed to accept Mr Baker’s tender, all in favour.

ii.              Set the Precept, discussion took place, a letter has been received from NDC asking for the Parish Councils expenditure for 2020/2021, but in the letter, this was received:

Parish Grant,

You will be aware that North Devon Council has been reviewing its position on Parish Grants for several years. On Monday 4 November 2019 the Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee met and approved in principle to remove the Parish Grant from 2020/21 onwards.

The Committee also approved in principle to make an annual contribution of £20,000 for the next 3 years towards a reserve, against which smaller Parishes could apply for funding for specific projects with an emphasis on sustainability and countering climate change. Further details of this funding opportunity will be made available in due course.

Council Tax Support Grant (otherwise referred to as “Top Up”)

This additional payment has been reducing on a phased basis with the last payment made in 2019/20. Therefore, there will be no “Top Up” payment made in 2020/21.

The Parish Grant has been granted to the Parish for more years than Cllr Bailey can remember and was a grant of £912 every year, being passed onto the Parish Hall, burial grounds and open spaces. 

The Council Tax support grant has been received since 2015 when it was £460 but last year it was £104, so both these grant opportunities have been lost.

In addition, the Parish Council is in the process of securing the field for £8,000, when secured the field will have to be maintained a quote has been obtained for maintenance of over £500per annum which is an additional ongoing cost to the Parish Council.

The Parish precept has been held for some considerable years, last year it was put up as Councillors were anticipating the loss of the Parish grant, and now with the expense of purchasing the field, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Pateman -Jones to raise the precept to £10,000, all in favour.  

 

7. Planning

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area & scheme) at Cross Farm    Burrington

 

App/x1118/w/19/3228101

Building at Bedport farm, prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to 5 dwelling for 2 larger and 3 smaller class Q (A +B) appeal

Passed

70302

Extension to dwelling Kingsland Farm House

Passed

70512

Base station installation for EE emergency services communications network at Land ar Aylescott Feeds & Driers Burrington

Passed

70497

Erection of emergency lighting column for Devon Air Ambulance at community landing site

Passed

70633

Notification for Prior Approval for a change of Use from Premises in Light Industrial Use (Class B1 (c)) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling house (Class C3) at Northcote Workshop Burrington

 

70727

Notification of Prior Approval for proposed change of use of agricultural building to a flexible use within class B1/D2 space under General Permitted Development order 2015 Schedule 2, Part 3, Class R at Bedport Poultry Farm

 

70804

Prior Approval for Change Of Use Of Agricultural Building To 5 Dwelling houses (2 Larger Dwellings & 3 Smaller Dwellings) (Class Q (A&B)) at Bedport Barn Burrington

 

 

70804 is a resubmission of the successful appeal application, going back to original design, no response will be made to this application. 

70727 this is an application on the second chicken shed, B1 is for office space, Mr Van den Berg explained it is for the residents of the 5 dwellings to use as office space to be able to work from home so cause less impact on the environment. D2 covers recreational facilities including a gym, also for the residents of the 5 dwellings. 

The response from the Environmental Agency, was that they approved if the class B1 and D2 where specifically only for the residents of Bedport. 

Councillors agreed to reply in the same manner that B1 was only for residents of Bedport and not any outside commercial activity, and D2 was restricted to a gym for residents of Bedport only, all in favour. 

8. Parish Hall report. No report.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). Following the recent Parish Forum and the interest that was generated in the planning aspect it was decided to hold a specific Parish Forum on the 3rd December exclusively on planning, Cllr Short and Cllr Patemen-Jones are to attend. 

An invitation has been received from the South Molton Community News to attend there Christmas Party on Monday the 2nd December. 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 14th January 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 25th February 2020 7.30pm 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 29th October 2019

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr A. Bonner Mrs G Benson, Mr P Keeley Mr K Pincombe Mrs J Pateman-Jones and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)        

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor 

Apologies Mr P Bailey Cllr K Davies District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 24th September 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2.  ‌Clerks‌ ‌report, ‌ ‌

i.‌ ‌Heads‌ ‌of‌ ‌Terms‌ ‌regarding‌ ‌the‌ ‌purchase‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌field. ‌ ‌

A‌ ‌reply‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌received‌ ‌from‌ ‌DCC‌ ‌agreeing‌ ‌to‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council’s‌ ‌requests. ‌ ‌However‌ ‌

there‌ ‌remains‌ ‌some‌ ‌issues‌ ‌between‌ ‌the‌ ‌two‌ ‌parties. ‌ ‌The‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌will‌ ‌continue‌ ‌to‌ ‌negotiate‌ ‌

for‌ ‌assurances‌ ‌that‌ ‌there‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌no‌ ‌financial‌ ‌risks‌ ‌to‌ ‌any‌ ‌future‌ ‌social‌ ‌housing‌ ‌and‌ ‌also‌ ‌that‌ ‌any‌ ‌

overage‌ ‌levels‌ ‌applied‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌are‌ ‌at‌ ‌acceptable‌ ‌levels. ‌ ‌The‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌will‌ ‌seek‌ ‌

legal‌ ‌advice‌ ‌to‌ ‌assist‌ ‌in‌ ‌these‌ ‌negotiations. ‌ ‌

 ‌

Cllr‌ ‌Patemen-Jones‌ ‌has‌ ‌been‌ ‌in‌ ‌contact‌ ‌with‌ ‌Ms‌ ‌Rebecca‌ ‌Smyth,‌ ‌a‌ ‌local‌ ‌legal‌ ‌expert‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌field,‌ ‌

and‌ ‌Ms‌ ‌Smyth‌ ‌has‌ ‌kindly‌ ‌agreed‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌the‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌free‌ ‌initial‌ ‌one‌ ‌hour‌ ‌

consultation. ‌ ‌ ‌

 ‌

The‌ ‌Parish‌ ‌Council‌ ‌confirmed‌ ‌that‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌still‌ ‌in‌ ‌agreement‌ ‌to‌ ‌purchase‌ ‌the‌ ‌field‌ ‌even‌ ‌if‌ ‌the‌ ‌social‌ ‌

housing‌ ‌element‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌come‌ ‌to‌ ‌fruition. ‌ ‌

 ‌

ii. CLT a further meeting has been held and Cllr Short has agreed to be the secretary, two more meetings are planned. Cllr Patemen-Jones said she attended a housing event and met Mr Ken James, the Deputy leader of TDC who comes from Holsworthy and is on a CLT in that area. Cllr Patemen-Jones asked for advice and Mr James has agreed to attend a meeting to give advice and to explain how the Holsworthy CLT operates. There appears to be seven different funding accesses for different stages of the process. The Burrington group was lead to believe by Wessex CLT that there was a lot of funding to be had, but this does not appear to be the case if the CLT build the houses only if they sell to  a Housing Association, if the group was to sign up with Wessex then Wessex can get a stream of funding.

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. The obelisk is still ongoing.

ii. The tarmac area has yet to be decided

ii. Replacement defibrillator, 

It was             agreed to apply to Awards for All for the cost in the New Year.                                                                                                                      

4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it

Please keep reporting.

ii. Finger posts Cllr Bailey is to proceed with this in due course, Cllr Bailey and Cllr Short are to put in a grant application to Awards for All for the short fall in the purchasing of the field. 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Edgell reported again that there is a lack of funds for Adult Social care and children’s services and as this is a statutory obligation the money has to be found. As there is now going to be a general election it is hoped the financial position for these very important issues will be sorted out. The need for these services has increased along with the cost but the budget has not.

An email was circulated regarding a Parish Review as in boundary changes number of councillors etc. 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                             

1369

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

1370

Litter picker

£32.00

1371

AUK Supplies

£60.05

1372

NDC Dog bins

£135.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area and scheme) at Cross Park Farm Burrington    

 

APP/X1118/W/19/3228101

BUILDING AT BEDPORT FARM   BURRINGTON UMBERLEIGH

 

PRIOR APPROVAL FOR CHANGE OF USE OF AGRICULTURAL 

BUILDING TO 5 DWELLINGHOUSES (2 LARGER DWELLINGS

 & 3 SMALLER DWELLINGS) (CLASS Q (A&B)) Appeal

 

 

65295

 

 

 

 

 

70350

Erection of steel framed agricultural building at Cross Park Farm

Passed

70302

Extension to dwelling Kingsland Farm 

 

70512

Base station installation for EE emergency services communications network at Land at Aylescott Feeds and Driers

                                          657

70497

Erection of emergency lighting column for Devon Air Ambulance at community landing site

Recommend approval

70633

Notification for Prior Approval for a change of Use from Premises in Light Industrial Use (Class B1 (c)) and any land within its curtilage to Dwelling house (Class C3) at Northcote Workshop Burrington

After discussion it was agreed to reply with no comment. 

 

8. Parish Hall report. No report.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). Following the recent Parish Forum and the interest that was generated in the planning aspect it was decided to hold a specific Parish Forum on the 3rd December exclusively on planning, members showed interest in attending.

Cllr Pateman-Jones is on DALC Executive Committee including the general purpose committee, she asked if any councillors had any points they would wish her to raise, it was agreed to ask regarding the pub as a community asset and also regarding if any other members had any experience of dealing with the purchase of a field and the heads of terms that go with such a purchase from DCC. 

It was also raised that Bables Tenement at the bottom of Bircham Hill appears to be being lived in, NDC will be informed. 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 26th November 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 14th January 2020 7.30pm 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 24th September 2019

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mr A. Bonner Mrs J Pateman-Jones and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)            

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr K Davies District Councillor and one member of the public.

Apologies Mrs G Benson, Mr P Keeley Mr K Pincombe 

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

Public Participation

The proposed buyer of the school property was in attendance at the meeting, he has secured a job in South Molton so wants to relocate to the local area. He is considering what plans to submit to NDC for alterations, but vehicular access will have to be secured along Twitchen Lane. 

 

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th August 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i. The planning application for the night landing site is in the process of being submitted. 

A CLT meeting was held last Friday the 20th September, the objective is to agree which legal structure they want to set up but as yet no one has agreed to be secretary, a further meeting has been arranged for October if no secretary comes forward it will be difficult for the CLT to progress. 

Housing does now appear to be the number one priority and the LEA field is the site of preference. 

It was discussed regarding the paying for the hall hire for the CLT meetings, the first two meeting are to be paid by the Parish Council but as no constitution has been set up they are unable to obtain any grant monies, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Bonner for the Parish Council to under write the cost of the meetings in the case of the CLT not being formed, all in favour.

ii. Heads of Terms for the purchase of the field, Cllr Short has been taking advice from experienced people and has been advised that the Parish Council need to take legal advice. 

The first issue is the maximum number of dwellings in the current terms it states 4 when in the Affordable Housing Needs survey, a need was shown for 6, the Parish Council would like no figure but consider DCC will. The overage enhancement of value is not normally levied on affordable houses but this needs to be confirmed. As it states at present any future profit on the field would incur a 60% reimbursement to DCC, the field is an exception site so this will affect the resale of any affordable houses. Any associated costs over the purchase price need to be included when considering any uplift in value.  It was proposed by Cllr Patemen-Jones seconded by Cllr Wooldridge for Cllr Short to send the Heads of Terms to Tozers our solicitors for clarification, then have a follow up meeting so as not to let this take overly time as DCC are asking for a response, all in agreement. 

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. School site update.

Further to speaking to the prospective buyer of the school he agreed the bell would stay in situ.

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The visibility splay for the access was discussed and the fact that the access on the opposite side of the road was put in with no visibility splay.

Again, it was reported that the play equipment on the tarmac area has been party removed, but the metal poles are still in place, Mr Terry Pullen the Estates Manager for Chulmleigh Academic Trust is to be contacted again to see when these are to be removed. What to do with the tarmac area is still to be considered. 

The obelisk is still ongoing.

ii. Replacement defibrillator, 

It was             agreed to apply to Awards for All for the cost in the New Year.                                                                                                                      

4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it

Please keep reporting.

ii. Finger posts were discussed Cllr Bailey has approached Richard Sables again, the cost to replace each one is in the region of £200-£300, Mr Sables said he would try hard for the Balls Corner one as it is an important junction. Cllr Davies said he is doing a lecture in Cornwall with a sign writer and she would be able to get them done as part of the lecture if the Parish Council supplied the marine ply, this will be undertaken for which Cllr Davies was thanked. 

iii. Footpath repairs some are being undertaken in the parish.

iv. The Oak Tree on the Village Green needs to be pruned back, Cllr Bonner, Smale, Bailey and Short are to liaise and undertake the job. 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Edgell reported again that there is a lack of funds for Adult Social care and children’s services and as this is a statutory obligation the money has to be found. 

An application is to be submitted to the Locality Budget for £2.5k towards the cost of purchasing the field. 

Cllr Davies reported that there is a Highways Enhancement Fund that can be applied to also his District Councillor fund. 

Cllr Davies reported on the Parish Forum meeting held on the 19th September was very well attended with speaker Mr Michael Titchford from NDC planning, Ms Cara Stobart DALC, the police and Environmental Department. So many questions where aimed at Mr Titchford a follow up meeting is to be held with Mr Titchford to discuss just planning matters.

Cllr Davies distributed some “Walks in Chulmleigh” leaflets. Two of the North Devon homes at Pound Close are included in a project scheme for Zero Energy Buildings. 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                             

1364

NDC Planning 

£117.00

1365

Burrington Parish Hall

£33.00

1366

Litter picker

£32.00

1367

Clerks salary

£256.37

1368

Office expenses

£26.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area and scheme) at Cross Park Farm Burrington    

 

66801

Variation Of Condition 2 (approved Plans) Attached To Planning Permission 41526 (subdivide 5 Holiday Units & Conversion Of Redundant Barn To 1 Additional Holiday Unit, With Alterations To 1,2,3,& 4 With Amendment To Condition 4 Of Planning Approval 38444 To Delete ''& Shall Not Be Let, Sold Or Otherwise Disposed Of Separately'') To Allow A Change In Layout To Plots 1-3  LB Bridge House and Farm Burrington Umberleigh

Passed

 

 

 

 

 

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70145

Extension and alterations to dwelling AT Aylescott Cottage Road from Aylescott Cross To Aylescott Farm

Passed

APP/X1118/W/19/3228101

BUILDING AT BEDPORT FARM   BURRINGTON UMBERLEIGH

 

PRIOR APPROVAL FOR CHANGE OF USE OF AGRICULTURAL 

BUILDING TO 5 DWELLINGHOUSES (2 LARGER DWELLINGS

 & 3 SMALLER DWELLINGS) (CLASS Q (A&B)) Appeal

 

 

65295

 

 

 

 

 

70194

Removal of Condition 5 (Separate Accommodation) Attached to Planning Permission 53243 (Alterations & Extension to Dwelling – Retrospective Application to Amend Design Approved by Planning Permission 48937 (Amended Plans) to allow for division of property to two separate dwellings, Jenny Fox Cottage

Passed                                           

70350

Erection of steel framed agricultural building at Cross Park Farm

 

70302

Extension to dwelling Kingsland Farm 

 

70512

Base station installation for EE emergency services communications network at Land at Aylescott Feeds and Driers

No objections

 

8. Parish Hall report. No report.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). There is a Highways Conference organised by DCC on the 15th October at Merton Village Hall, and one on the 7th October at Filleigh Village Hall, Cllr Bailey wishes to attend. 

Cllr Pateman-Jones reported that she had attended a DALC executive meeting and that DALC are changing their legal structure and becoming a limited company. Cllr Pateman-Jones is representing 10 parishes and asked if there was anything further that parishes wished for DALC to offer over and above what is already covered. 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 29th October 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman …………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 26th November 2019 7.30pm 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25thJune 2019

 

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr A. Bonner Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson Mr P Keeley Mr K  Pincombe and Mr P Smale Mr J Wooldridge and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)  

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor 

ApologiesMrs J Pateman-Jones Cllr K Davies District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests,

including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be 

considered at this meeting. They are also reminded to consider whether in the light of recent

activities any items within their Register of Interests should be updated.

 

The Declaration of Office forms were signed.

Public Participation

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 28thMay 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i.              Night landing site. An email has been received from David Bowles:

David Bowles has discussed within Devon County Council (DCC) the transfer of the field and the offer from the Parish Council (PC) of £8,000 for the land. Mr Bowles confirmed that Devon County Council is prepared to transfer the freehold of the field to the Parish Council for that value on the condition that it will be used for the purposes detailed in the letter, e.g DAAT Night landing site, affordable houses scheme, allotments and a village recreation site. The discounted value also reflects that the upkeep of the site will be transferring to the Parish Council.

 DCC reserves the right to impose such usage conditions as part of any transfer along with overage rights in the event that (by mutual consent of both DCC and Burrington PC) the field is sold in the future for alternative uses.

 Mr Bowles also requested that the transfer of the field happens promptly. If the transfer is likely to be more than a reasonable time (3 months) then he would ask that the Parish Council take on the maintenance of the field and boundaries. This would be in the form of an interim licence (or appropriate agreement) until the transfer completes. Discussion can be held if it looks like the transfer is going to take more time.

It was proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bonner to accept the conditions, all in favour.

The next step is to try and secure a grant for the purchase price, and then organise a meeting to discuss setting up a Community Land Trust. Mr Toby Russell will be contacted regarding the cost of night landing site, and the required planning permission application, advice is to be sought on the siting of the landing site in relation to the houses.

A solicitor will have to be employed to ensure the contract and conditions are set out correctly.

 

ii.             Dog bins, the NDC contract has been signed collection starts in July.

iii.           Defibrillator training, in the region of 12 people attended the training. The existing defibrillator is out of date in early 2020, enquires are to be made to purchase a new one.

 

 

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iv.           Annual Report, these will be delivered to many by Parish Councillors the remainder will be posted, the Who’s Who, footpath map, articles from the Church, Chapel, Twinning, hall and a notice for an afternoon tea on Saturday the 6thJuly, were all included. 

v.             An email has been received from Wicksteek regarding the playground inspection, it was agreed by all to have an unaccompanied inspection. 

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. School site update.

Part of the play equipment on the tarmac area has been removed.

The school site did not sell in the tender auction, it is now on the open market for £140,000 for both lots on offer  

The obelisk has been removed from the school site; a base has been put in place for the new site this needs to be concreted in.

ii. Clerks contract, the clerk left the room, discussion took place it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bonner to offer pay scale Band 18, all in favour, this will be reviewed again next year. The contract was signed.

                                                                                                                                    

4. Highways. 

i. The DCC website is devon.cc/report-it

Please keep reporting.

The sign post finger signs are still being pursued. 

 

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Cllr Edgell reported again to the meeting that there is now a replacement to the Community Fund, there are now three grant opportunities, a grant to apply for between £5,000 to £20,000 but the grant will pay 75% the remaining 25% has to be sourced elsewhere, this is for bigger projects. Crowd funding and a smaller grant scheme of up to £300.

Cllr Edgell also reported that he has a Locality grant of £10,000 for his parishes. 

 

6. Finance,    

Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                             

1343

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

1344

Litter picker

£32.00

1345

Clerks salary

£448.50

1346

Office expenses

£65.26

1347

Came and Company

£362.00

1348

WH Buckingham

£202.76

1349

West of England Fire Protection

£43.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i.              Agree and sign the Annual Governance Statement, proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bailey all in favour. 

ii.             Agree and sign the Accounting Statement, proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Benson, all in favour

iii.           Fixed Asset Register, this was circulated to councillors, it was agreed the annual review needs to be undertaken, it was suggested to ask Cllr Patman-Jones accompanied by Cllr Benson. 

iv.            Community Priorities for Open Space, this is to be updated and returned to NDC. It was suggested to include upgrading the MUGA light to LED ones.

v.             The insurance was discussed it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Wooldridge to accept the offer of a three-year contact, all in favour.

 

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7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

Outline application for erection of four dwellings (all matters reserved) (amended site area and scheme) at Cross Park Farm Burrington    

 

66801

Variation Of Conditon 2 (approved Plans) Attached To Planning Permission 41526 (subdivide 5 Holiday Units & Conversion Of Redundant Barn To 1 Additional Holiday Unit, With Alterations To 1,2,3,& 4 With Amendment To Condition 4 Of Planning Aproval 38444 To Delete ''& Shall Not Be Let, Sold Or Otherwise Disposed Of Separately'') To Allow A Change In Layout To Plots 1-3  LB 

Bridge House And Farm Burrington Umberleigh

 

66532

Erection of dwelling and double garage together with driveway on land off Barton Road, Burrington

 

 

i.              Agricultural need for barns, no response.

 

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall. This has been minuted.

 

9. Parish Hall report. The hall has been reassessed on all its Hallmark levels, currently the hall holds levels 1,2 and 3, the results are awaited.  

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii. A leaflet has been received regarding Flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day on the 3rdSeptember. 

Cllr Keely reported that he has replaced the flower planter by the Burrington sign and tidied by two of the PC benches, for which he was thanked. The flower planter at Townbridge is also in a very poor state of repair it was suggested to replace it with a tyre, Cllr Pincombe has volunteered one. 

  

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 30thJuly 2019 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 27thAugust 2019 7.30pm