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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

                                             654

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.

 

645

 

 

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 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 28thMay 2019

 

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr K Davies District Councillor

ApologiesMr 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.

 

Cllr Short welcomed Cllr Kevin Davies the new District Councillors to the meeting, and Cllr James Woolridge to his first full Parish Council meeting.

 

Public Participation

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 30thApril 2019 were agreed and signed.

ii. The Minutes of the meeting held on 7thMay 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2. Clerks report,

i.              Night landing site. The offer put in for the field is being considered.

ii.             Dog bins, NDC have sent a contract which can be adopted, but Burrington only need fortnightly collections, NDC at present are quoting for weekly collection so it is to be asked if we can have fortnightly collections. 

iii.           Defibrillator training, this has been organised for Monday June 17th7.00pm in the Parish Hall.

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. School site update.

The tender packs have been circulated to councillors, but on reflection the boundary hedge will be dealt with when necessary. The hedge along the Green is getting over grown our contractor is to be asked to cut and remove the debris so it does not overhang the footpath. This was proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bailey all in favour. 

The obelisk has been removed from the school site it is hoped to erect it again next week. Cllr Wooldridge has kindly agreed to dig out the foundation helped by Cllr Short.

                                                                                                                                    

4. Highways. 

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

This covers reporting: Pot holes, Flooding and blocked drains, Street lights, lit signs and lit bollards, Overgrown vegetation, Hazardous or fallen trees, Trip hazard, Broken man hole cover, Parking, Public rights of way, Ice, Debris or obstruction, Bridge, Traffic lights, Grit bins, Fencing and barriers, Defective road markings or signs.

This information will be published in the Parish Magazine.

It was highlighted the very poor state of the road on the A377 into Umberleigh with very large pot holes in the road.

The sign post at Red Post, Cllr Bailey has attached the finger sign that was unattached, but the sign post at Balls Corner the finger signs have disappeared likewise the one at Forches Cross. Cllr Bailey has seen Mr Richard Sables who has a compete record of all sign posts. The policy now is 

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not to replace finger signs, but he is to try and get some made for these two sign posts, it was felt if this was not undertaken the Parish Council would purchase replacements. 

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

i. Election expenses, the form needs to be returned by candidates even if there is a nil return. 

ii. An email has been received from DALC asking for Parish Councillors to put themselves forward to be on the County Committee.

Cllr Edgell reported 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 Davies also reported that he has a total grant of £1,000 for his three parishes. Cllr Davies highlighted that phone boxes can be adopted but in Burrington the phone box is listed and is still a working phone box.  

 

6. Finance,    

i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                          

1339

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.35

1340

Litter picker

£32.00

1341

Clerks salary

£450.00

 

 

 

 

i.              It was proposed by Cllr Smale seconded by Cllr Benson to pay the invoices. 

ii.             The clerk’s salary was discussed the Chairman is to make enquires regarding the pay scale to be agreed at the next meeting. 

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    

 

 

i.              Agricultural need for barns, a letter was sent to Mr Michael Tichford Head of Place - Strategic Development and Planning, Economic Development & Town Centres, questioning the agricultural need again and the lack of consistency. Following on from the further information no reply has been received. 

ii.             There has been a caravan parked between Higher Doomsford and Taw View for some time this will reported.

 

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall. The offer is being considered. Cllr Pateman-Jones has been looking into getting a grant towards the cost of purchasing the field, also the funding  that can be obtained  to build the houses, Colin Savage from the Community Council of Devon, Steve Watson from the Wessex Community Land Trust and Jamie Jay from North Devon Housing have all been offering assistance and help with the process. A housing association or CLT could get a grant of between £35,000 to £42,000 to build the houses. Legal advice would have to be sought with the process. 

The next step if the field is purchased is to ascertain the level of interest in the Parish to set up a Community Land Trust to move the project forward. A note is to be put in the Annual Report.

 

9. Parish Hall report. No report.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

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11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii. The DCC Public Rights of Way Officer is to be asked for a copy of the Parish Bridleway and footpath map.

It was also brought to the attention of councillors that cars appear to be speeding from Balls Corner towards the village, South Molton police are to be asked if they could carry out a speed check.

  

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

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 30thJuly 2019 7.30pm 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 26thFebruary 2019

 

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

ApologiesMrs E Griffiths Cllr S Croft 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.

 

 

Speaker Mr David Bolwes from DCC attended to discuss the future of the field along with the financial cost of purchasing, DCC have now offered the whole field to the Parish Council. DCC have aims and objectives for this sort of dispersal sale and the greater the linking with these aims and objectives the obvious greater need to the community thus the more reduction in price, the aims and objectives include resilient, heathy, prosperous, connected and safe.

The main two community requirements for the field is a Devon Air Ambulance Trust night land site and the provision of shared equity homes for people of the parish to purchase a part share to get on the property ladder. The remainder of the field needs to be shown to be used to provide a community open space for activities and to aspire to promote community driven projects like allotments, dog walking area and to be open to any future ideas that may be forthcoming, a letter will be written to be as inclusive as possible of the aims and objectives, Mr Bowles was thanked very much for attended and he did offer his help with constructing the letter to be put forward to Devon County Councillors. 

 

Public Participation

1.Minutes 

i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 22ndJanuary 2019 were agreed and signed.

 

2 Clerks report,

i. Night landing site. This was minuted under no 8. LEA field opposite the Parish Hall.

            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. School site update.

A letter was written to the Earl of Portsmouth but as yet no reply has been received.

ii. Chapel car park.

            All the parked cars have been removed but the trailer as yet has not been removed.

            iii. DALC training courses are available, it was felt to wait until after the elections in May.  

            Community Led Seminar is to be held on the 14thMarch with Devon Communities Together, Cllr Pateman-Jones is to attend.

 

4. Highways. 

i. The undermining of Kingford Hill was raised this will be reported.

In relation to the request to ask if all of Bircham Hill could have the hedges ploughed out at the base and the debris taken away, Mr Darryl Jagger has said this will be put on the list to be done.

 

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

Cllr Edgell reported that Skanska took over highway maintenance two years after a difficult start the service is now greatly improved. DCC are to receive £81m from central government towards road repairs, the financial assistance will come in this financial year but will be spent in the next financial year. 

The Link Road is to receive £83m from Central government and £10m from DCC for improvements, the objective is to increase traffic flow and speed, it will be two lanes and one lane then cross over, it will be urban duelling around Barnstaple, the Government funding stipulates that the project has to start next year, if the road was duelled the whole way the start would be delayed due to having to purchase the required land. There is to be a new roundabout at Landkey, 1000 new houses are to be built at Eastwood. The junction at West Buckland needs safety improvements as there has been a lot of near miss accidents, a roundabout would decrease traffic flow so the suggestion is for a fly over at a cost of £6m as this will increase flow, a deceleration lane will be installed. 

There will also be major works at the North Molton, Portmore and Roundswell junctions/roundabouts. DCC are to increase the Council Tax contribution by 2.99% plus 1% for adult social care.

Cllr Croft has offered a grant towards a project in the Parish Cllr Bailey suggested the light that is now on the School will have to be removed when the property is sold, so the suggestion is to place a light the opposite side. A grant of £200 has been approved. 

The Parish and District Council elections are to take place on the 2ndMay nominations open on the 18thMarch. The proposed halving of the Parish Grant has been postponed.  

 

 

6. Finance,    

i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                          

1319

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.10

1320

Litter picker

£32.00

1321

Clerks salary

£450.00

1322

AUK Supplies

£64.89

1323

Courtship LTD (Hall floor)

£2745.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

i. It was proposed by Cllr Smale seconded by Cllr Pateman-Jones to pay the invoices. 

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    

 

66224

CONVERSION OF ANCILLIARY STORAGE BUILDING TO ADDITIONAL ACCOMODATION & ANNEXE AT CURZLAND COTTAGE   BURRINGTON 

 

 

i.              Agricultural need for barns, a letter was sent to Mr Michael Tichford Head of Place - Strategic Development and Planning, Economic Development & Town Centres, questioning the agricultural need again and the lack of consistency. A reply has been received but further information has to be sent. 

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall.

            i. This was covered in Public Participation.

 

9. Parish Hall report. The new floor in the hall and committee room has been laid.

 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

 

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        

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

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 30thApril 2019 7.00pm Annual Parish meeting.

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Council Meeting held on the 30th October 2018

 

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

ApologiesMrs G Benson Mr P Keeley Cllr S Croft 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 2ndOctober 2018 were agreed and signed.

2 Clerks report,

i. Night landing site. 

There has been no progress report for the LEA field opposite the Parish Hall despite Cllr Short’s efforts to get a response again by this meeting. Cllr Short again informed Mr Bowles that the hedge needs trimming.

ii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey.

Cllr Short and Cllr Pateman-Jones meet with Colin Savage, Exeter Rural Housing Enabler, on Tuesday 23rd October, to discuss the options available for Burrington village to build affordable housing.

The recent Housing Needs Survey reported a need for local people to get some form of help to buy their own homes. 

There are various home ownership schemes available, which provide help to buy, including part buy/part rent, shared ownership/shared equity, rent plus etc. and it is the Parish Council's preference that any affordable homes built in the village would be built on this basis. 

Mr Savage explained there is Government funding available to cover the cost of acquiring land, and building affordable homes, and the Budget this week added further funds to this initiative.

The process of accessing these funds involves the Burrington community setting up a Community Land Trust (CLT), which is a not-for-profit organisation. 

The CLT would liaise with a local housing association regarding the land to be used for the houses, plus the criteria the community has re ownership rules for local people.

Once terms are agreed with the housing association the CLT will retain the ownership of the land, becoming the freeholder, and receive an agreed annual income for ground rent.

The housing association will assume all responsibilities for building the homes, ongoing maintenance and all tenancy management arrangements as per the agreed terms.

The CLT will decide which housing association to work with and this decision will be based on a variety of factors, including existing housing associations in the village, attitude to the CLT terms re ownership etc.

The CLT is formed by local people who are interested in helping the village to get these types of houses built, and who can volunteer their time for meetings and some paperwork. Mr Savage has kindly offered to support the CLT throughout the process and has already helped other villages to successfully build homes on this basis.

                                                                                                                                                            

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The Housing Needs Survey indicated there were 5 people who were interested in being involved in a CLT. 

If you are one of these people, or if you would like to be involved please do contact the Parish Council or Cllr Jacqui Pateman-Jones. Contact details are below.

Parish Council Clerk Angela Snell 01769 520265

Jacqui Pateman-Jones 07793 583088 jpatemanjones@gmail.com

 

Mr Bowles from Devon Council has advised the Parish Council that a suggested amount/offer to buy the field is to be put to the DDC member dealing with assets very shortly. The Parish Council will be advised of this amount once fully confirmed by Devon Council.

                                                                                                                                                                        

iii. Richard Grant memorials. 

A quote for undertaking the work of moving the obelisk has been received. Further options and quotes are to be investigated and Cllr Pincombe is to submit a quote.

iv. Community Fund (TAP). 

Chulmleigh Parish Council has been asked for a letter of support with regard to the application for the new goal posts for the MUGA. This has been received and the application will be submitted.

 

3. Chairman’s Report 

i. School site update.

No update. 

The wall adjoining the public footpath appears unsafe so the Public Rights of Way Officer has been contacted. They advised the wall is not their responsible and it is the diocese’ responsibility to deal with any maintenance issues. An email will be sent, to also include the need for the hedges to be trimmed.

ii. Bus service. 

Turners Tours have now retired from operating the service. There is a new operating service and details can be obtained from Mr John Richardson -Davis from DCC. The Council will contact DCC to request the details.

iii.Flower tubs around the village. 

Mr Gary Buckingham from Millwood Nursery’s kindly donated plants to plant the tyre on Bircham Hill.

iv.Chapel car park.

There are now 4 vehicles and a caravan that are parked in this car park on a permanent basis. The 4 vehicles are all SORN.  

After discussion it was agreed to seek advice on creating rules so vehicles are not able to be left in this way, or any vehicles are not parked in the car park on a long-term basis. 

 

4. Highways. Nothing to update.

 

5. County and District Councillors items. 

Cllr Edgell reported that DCC have a task group looking at Skanska, the highway contractors, to assess their efficiency during their time in contract. This meeting is to be held on the 31stOctober 2018. The outcome will be reported at the next meeting.

Cllr Croft reported that on the 29th October both NDC and Torridge met in Westward-Ho to sign off the Joint Local Plan.  Cllr Croft will report back with the outcome.

 

6. Finance,    

i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                          

1303

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.10

1304

Litter picker

£32.00

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            623

ii Parish Hall Investments

Cllr Pateman-Jones attended an investment meeting on the 17thOctober this was connected to her position on the Parish Hall Committee.

 

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

65084

Conversion of outbuildings to form dwelling at Poole Batten Burrington 

Withdrawn

64051

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

 

65212

ERECTION OF TWO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS, SITING OF TWO ACCESS RAMPS, ERECTION OF BOUNDARY FENCING & OTHER ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING WORKS AT LAND AT OS 264579 118531 ADJACENT TO THE A377 BURRINGTON

The response from NDC was that all was in order with this application, further investigation is to be undertaken to compare other equivalent applications within the parish.

65295

 PRIOR APPROVAL FOR CHANGE OF USE OF AGRICULTURAL BUILDING TO 5 DWELLINGSHOUSES (2 LARGER DWELLINGS & 3 SMALLER DWELLINGS) (CLASSQ (A&B)) AT BUILDING AT BEDPORT FARM   BURRINGTON 

 

65392

Replacement of Single Garage to Double Garage, Bouchland Farm

Passed

 

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall. See minute 2i.

 

9. Parish Hall report.

i. The investment meeting highlighted that the Hall Committee needs to draw up an investment strategy, including strict criteria to ensure any monies invested are done at an acceptable level of risk and by using AAA  investments.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

                                                                                                                                                            

11. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii).BATTLE'S OVER 

A Nations Tribute on 11th November 2018. 

There is to be a church service in the morning followed by a lunch in the Parish Hall. 

The Beacon will be lit on Sunday 11thNovember at 7.00pm.

iii. Ashriegney Parish Council have asked for a letter of support from Burrington PC to support their grant applications for play equipment. This will be provided.

                                                                                                                                                                        

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 4thDecember 2018 7.30pm 

 

…………………………Chairman 

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 22ndJanuary 2019 7.30pm 

to be agreed

 

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                618

      Parish Council Meeting held on the 2ndOctober 2018

 

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

ApologiesMr P Smale Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 28thAugust 2018 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report,

i.  Night landing site, there has been no progress report for the LEA field opposite the Parish Hall, despite Cllr Short’s efforts to get a response by this meeting. Cllr Short informed Mr Bowles that the hedge needs trimming.

ii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey, the survey showed there was a potential need for three residents requiring some sort of housing. The top part of the LEA field could be earmarked for affordable housing, the suggestion was for an occupational option where people could work from home, shared equity or social renting this would be up to the housing association and planners. It was felt by Councillors that shared equity would be the preferred option but this is not in the Parish Councils hands. Affordable housing can have shared equity and or social rented housing, Burrington has quite a lot of social rented housing already. If the Parish Council was to purchase the whole field DCC would put be in a clause if housing was developed they would then look for a share of the enhanced value. A Trust could be set up from Parishioners to move the project forward but this was felt not to be the remit of the Parish Council. Mr Colin Savage the Rural Housing Enabler could assist with this.

iii. Richard Grant memorials, a quote for undertaking the work of moving the obelisk has been received, it is £2450.00 plus VAT, further options and quotes are to be investigated. Cllr Pincombe is to submit a quote.

iv. Register of Interests, a link is to be put on the Burrington website showing a link to the North Devon Council website.

v. Community Fund (TAP) Chulmleigh Parish Council have been asked for a letter of support with regard to the application for the new goal posts for the MUGA.

3. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, no update due to a private issue Mr Graham Davies from the Dioceses has been unable to reply at present. The wall adjoining the public footpath is unsafe so the Public Rights of Way Officer is to be contacted.  

ii. Bus service, following discussions with Turners Tours and Petroc the bus is now is to be subsidised by Petroc itself, so it is a private hire and members of the public will not be permitted to use it. A letter is to be sent to the MP highlighting the lack of bus service now available in Burrington.

iii. Flower tubs around the village, Cllr Short has yet to speak to  Betty Cox from the Women’s Link to see if any of the ladies would like to take on planting and maintaining any of the tubs, Cllr Pateman-Jones has contacted Millwood Nursery’s at Colliton and they have agreed to plant a tyre on Bircham Hill but not maintain it, the Parish Council agreed a tyre was the best option and will fill it with compost and soil. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        619

Cllr Keeley is to put a new planter to replace the broken one at the Red Post end of the Village by the Burrington sign.

4. Highways, i. 

5. County and District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported that DCC have a task group looking at Skanska the highway contractors to access their efficiency during their time with the contract. Last year drain and gully clearing could have been better, there are 200,000 gullies, 150,000 should be cleared every year to date this year 81,000 which is 54% have been cleared so they are ahead of schedule and hope to complete the job in December. New plant has been purchased with 8 gully cleaners now instead of 6.

Both Cllr Edgell and Cllr Short attended the opening ceremony at Chulmleigh Community College of the new buildings, the opening was performed by HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Cllr Edgell also reported that he has grant funding available for projects, the moving of the obelisk is to be considered as an option to apply for a grant.

6. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account: -                                          

1297

Burrington Parish Hall

£8.10

1298

Litter picker

£32.00

1299

Clerks salary

£195.70

1300

Office expenses

£45.53

1301

A&D Supplies

£291.76

1302

TK Play

£600.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cllr Pateman-Jones is to attend an investment meeting on the 17thOctober.

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

65084

Conversion of outbuildings to form dwelling at Poole Batten Burrington 

 

64051

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

 

65212

ERECTION OF TWO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS, SITING OF TWO ACCESS RAMPS, ERECTION OF BOUNDARY FENCING & OTHER ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING WORKS AT LAND AT OS 264579 118531 ADJACENT TO THE A377 BURRINGTON

Passed after discussion it was agreed a letter should be sent to NDC planners asking how they can justify this decision as there seems to be inconsistence across the parish.

65295

 PRIOR APPROVAL FOR CHANGE OF USE OF AGRICULTURAL BUILDING TO 5 DWELLINGSHOUSES (2 LARGER DWELLINGS & 3 SMALLER DWELLINGS) (CLASSQ (A&B)) AT BUILDING AT BEDPORT FARM   BURRINGTON 

 

65392

Replacement of Single Garage to Double Garage, Bouchland Farm

Passed

 

9.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall, previously minuted.

10. Parish Hall report, the Parish Halls next project is to refurbish the committee room floor and the main hall floor. The skittle alley will also be sanded and resurfaced. The project cost is in the region of £2600.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

12. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). BATTLE'S OVER - A Nations Tribute 11th November 2018, there is to be a church service in the morning followed by a lunch in the Parish Hall, Mrs S Bonner will be in charge of the meal. It was asked as this is a community event if the Parish Council would pay for the hire of the hall after a vote at which Cllr Griffiths abstained the remaining councillors all agreed to do so. The Beacon will be lit on that Sunday at 7.00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                        620

iii), A letter has been received from the Post Office regarding scam mail being sent, the poster will be put on the Notice Board.

                                                                                                                                                            

Cllr Pateman-Jones raised the question of loneliness in the community, after discussion it was felt Burrington is a very community minded parish and felt this was not a great issue in the parish.  

 

 

    

 The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 30thOctober 2018   7.30pm

 

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 4thDecember 2018

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                604

Parish Council Meeting held on the 24thApril 2018

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County, and two members of the public

ApologiesCllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th March 2018 were agreed and signed.

2. Adopt any resolutions brought forward from the APM, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Pincombe to adopt all including the setting aside of £1500 for the Parish Hall.

3. Clerks report,

i.  Night landing site, no progress has been made on this.

iii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey, Devon Communities covered under the APM minutes.

iii. Litter picking day, this was discussed and it was felt a Saturday morning in June would be the best time of year, a firm date will be decided nearer the time and the date and time published within the parish. 

4. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, the dioses have found the owner/s of the property and are dealing with their solicitor’s; the suggestion of low cost housing has been put forward

iii. Data Protection, new legislation is being implemented in May, a consent form “General Data Protection (service) Consent to hold information” letter is to be circulated to all relevant persons who the Parish Council hold data on, “the list of documents for retention or disposal” is to be put in place and monitored, “the information and data protection policy” has been circulated to councillors for adoption at the next meeting. Advice is being sought regarding the Data Protection Officer; an information audit will be carried out including the Emergency Plan. This will be all monitored and updated as required. 

iv.  PO Van, the service was improved last week.

5. Highways, i. ii. The drains are blocked at Dole Park East, and from the village down to Balls Corner.

6. County and District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported that the A377 by Umberleigh work should be undertaken within the next two weeks, reports to the DCC report a fault website has increased from 200-300 per day to 700 per day, Cllr Edgell reported that it has been working in other places very well. 

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                           

1268

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1269

Litter picker

£32.00

1270

MUGA repairs

£280.00

1270

DALC affiliation fees

£122.97

1272

KJR

£1199.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii.         The meeting to discuss the future of the public toilets has taken place concluding as the grant is still in place no changes will be made if the grant cesses then the item will be discussed again.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            605

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

Outline application for erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved) Cross Park Farm

 

64586

Erection of Agricultural workers dwelling , land to the east of Chimneys, Burrington

 

            i. A planning 64825 conversion of  a barn to a dwelling together with new access track and installation of septic tank, Bouchland Farm has been received details are not yet on the NDC website, councillors will evaluate and comment  if a meeting is required it will be called.                                    

9.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall, further information has been received from a Mr David Bowles from DCC he is to be asked to attend the next meeting to fully update Parish Councillors 

10. Parish Hall report, given at the APM.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

12. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). Peter Heanton-Jones MP surgery dates have been received; the notice will be posted on the Notice Board. South Molton 25thMay 10.00am and 13thJuly 4.00pm at the Amory Centre an appointment is required.

iii) An invitation has been received for Councillors to attend a Rural Dementia Guide at the Devon County Show on the 17thMay with George Eustice Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

iv). South Molton Community News leaflets will be available from Pickard’s shop.

 

 

    

 The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday May 29th 2018   7.30pm

 

For the Annual Parish Council Meeting 

Speaker Mr David Bowles from DCC on the future plans for LEA Field opposite the Parish Hall. 

 

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 26thJune 2018 PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGBURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                604

Parish Council Meeting held on the 24thApril 2018

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County, and two members of the public

ApologiesCllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th March 2018 were agreed and signed.

2. Adopt any resolutions brought forward from the APM, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Pincombe to adopt all including the setting aside of £1500 for the Parish Hall.

3. Clerks report,

i.  Night landing site, no progress has been made on this.

iii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey, Devon Communities covered under the APM minutes.

iii. Litter picking day, this was discussed and it was felt a Saturday morning in June would be the best time of year, a firm date will be decided nearer the time and the date and time published within the parish. 

4. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, the dioses have found the owner/s of the property and are dealing with their solicitor’s; the suggestion of low cost housing has been put forward

iii. Data Protection, new legislation is being implemented in May, a consent form “General Data Protection (service) Consent to hold information” letter is to be circulated to all relevant persons who the Parish Council hold data on, “the list of documents for retention or disposal” is to be put in place and monitored, “the information and data protection policy” has been circulated to councillors for adoption at the next meeting. Advice is being sought regarding the Data Protection Officer; an information audit will be carried out including the Emergency Plan. This will be all monitored and updated as required. 

iv.  PO Van, the service was improved last week.

5. Highways, i. ii. The drains are blocked at Dole Park East, and from the village down to Balls Corner.

6. County and District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported that the A377 by Umberleigh work should be undertaken within the next two weeks, reports to the DCC report a fault website has increased from 200-300 per day to 700 per day, Cllr Edgell reported that it has been working in other places very well. 

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                           

1268

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1269

Litter picker

£32.00

1270

MUGA repairs

£280.00

1270

DALC affiliation fees

£122.97

1272

KJR

£1199.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii.         The meeting to discuss the future of the public toilets has taken place concluding as the grant is still in place no changes will be made if the grant cesses then the item will be discussed again.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            605

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

Outline application for erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved) Cross Park Farm

 

64586

Erection of Agricultural workers dwelling , land to the east of Chimneys, Burrington

 

            i. A planning 64825 conversion of  a barn to a dwelling together with new access track and installation of septic tank, Bouchland Farm has been received details are not yet on the NDC website, councillors will evaluate and comment  if a meeting is required it will be called.                                    

9.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall, further information has been received from a Mr David Bowles from DCC he is to be asked to attend the next meeting to fully update Parish Councillors 

10. Parish Hall report, given at the APM.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

12. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

ii). Peter Heanton-Jones MP surgery dates have been received; the notice will be posted on the Notice Board. South Molton 25thMay 10.00am and 13thJuly 4.00pm at the Amory Centre an appointment is required.

iii) An invitation has been received for Councillors to attend a Rural Dementia Guide at the Devon County Show on the 17thMay with George Eustice Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

iv). South Molton Community News leaflets will be available from Pickard’s shop.

 

 

    

 The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday May 29th 2018   7.30pm

 

For the Annual Parish Council Meeting 

Speaker Mr David Bowles from DCC on the future plans for LEA Field opposite the Parish Hall. 

 

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 26thJune 2018 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

                                                                                                                        471

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 25th April 2017

in the Parish Hall at 7.00 p.m.

 

Present:      Mr.J Short (in the Chair), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley, Mr.P.Bailey, Mr A Bonner Mrs G Benson, Mrs E Griffiths, Mr P Smale & Mrs A Snell (clerk)

In Attendance Mr J Earnshaw Mr R Webber,  Mr S Holton, Mr and Mrs G Short, Cllr R Edgel(DCC Councillor) Mrs D Fraser-Smith, Mr and Mrs Poulton, Mrs J Paton-Jones and  Cllr Sue Croft

(District Councillor)

Apologies:  Mr L Parker

1. The Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 26th April 2016 were distributed to the meeting, agreed and signed.

2. Chairman’s Report

Mr John Short welcomed everyone to the meeting, reporting that this has been a relatively quiet year, the PC has tarmaced part of the hall car park and the path down the Village Green, thanks goes to our DC Councillor Mr Richard Edgell who gave a grant for the work. A cloud still hangs over the school a final decision has yet to be made. There has been no news on the Future of the Barnstaple Inn which is unfortunate for village life. The shop however is going very well. The Queens 90th birthday was marked by the PC given all children under 16 commemorative medals.  The PC with the support of High Bickington PC has been trying to get Kingford Hill on the gritting schedule but with no success. The Precept has been kept the same since 2011, but with the cuts to District and DCC budgets this may not be able to be continued. The PC is looking at two major projects for the future, the night landing site and the self-winding mechanism for the Clock on the church. A grateful thank you was expressed to Mr Jeff Cox for all his hard work over the years as editor of the Parish magazine it was marked with a presentation at the club supper in January. Good luck was expressed to Carol Poulton who has taken up the editorship.  Mr Andy Carnegie has stepped down from the PC due to family commitments, many thanks for all his hard work he put in. Thanks were also expressed for all the support from fellow parish councillors and the clerk during the year.

2. Financial Report -These were made available to the meeting.

a) It was proposed by Mr S Holton, seconded by Mrs S Short and agreed, that the Parish Council is to donate £200 from the Precept to Parish Hall to “top up” the grant from NDC for maintenance.

b) It was proposed by Mr J Earnshaw and seconded by Mr R Webber to donate:

£60 donation to be made to Church for electricity used by public light.
£35 donation to be made to the School for electricity used by the public light.
£140 donation to be made to the Parish Hall for electricity used by lights.

£392 this is the short fall this year for Public toilet grant.

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

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

£50 Grant to the Old Gospel Hall for maintenance of the graveyard. All in agreement.

The public toilets were discussed it was proposed by Mr J Earnshaw and seconded by Mr T Poulton for representatives from the hall committee and the PC to meet and discuss the future of the toilets, all in favour

5).Mr Graham Short chairman of the Parish Hall Committee

i. The Multi Use Games area agreement was signed, all in agreement.                                    

ii. It was agreed for the Parish Council to put aside £1500 for use by the hall if required in this year

Mr G Short reported that the hall has had another busy year with bookings, losing regulars but gaining new bookings like Clubasize and Borntoskate. Mrs P Down has kindly agreed to take some of the work load from Mrs S Bonner the secretary by doing the agendas and minutes, a thank you was expressed to both.  The Committee room project is to cost £17k, to date £11,125 has been received, the PC has been asked for £2000, it was voted by the Hall committee to proceed. Mr J Earnshaw was thanked for painting the hall entrance area. The hall is in a good state of repair thanks to all committee members and volunteers, an asbestos and regular electrical survey have been carried out. The parish email, parish and hall websites are all working very well. The committee were pleased to confirm they will not be requiring the top from the PC funds this year. 

 

6. A report was given on the School.                                                                                                     472

A report was read to the meeting. Currently there are a total of 13 children attending the school, at the recent Ofsted the school was Grade 2(a Good School). The school has been busy with activities; the excellent Southampton coach attends weekly along with regular visit for the clergy. Other activities including Mother’s Day celebrations, visit to Ley Farm, and planting snowdrops on the church path have been undertaken. The proposed closure of the school is still in question a full business case has been submitted with all further information required sent but due to the pending DCC elections and now general elections no definitive decision has been given, the need for an early decision was emphasised but as yet not received. The very disappointing pending loss of the school was discussed with the suggestion to take legal advice and to write to the Secretary of State put forward etc, the letter will be written including the fact that the parish are very angry at the way Chulmleigh have handled to whole process.

7) Report from the Burrington Church Buildings Trust, Old Gospel Hall and Bethesda Graveyard                         

Mr S Holton reported as work continues on the oldest building in the Parish, they are working through the Quinquennial Report on maintenance. The original Churchyard grave plan has been found, the school children have been working on this, and it will be on show in the church on June 10th /11th. They are awaiting permission to cut down some self-seeding sycamore trees as they are in the Conservation Area. A new grass cutting contractor has been engaged, work is being carried out on the water heater and work tops at the back of the church along with replacing the tower door to make it waterproof. During the year a long standing church warden Mr Arnold Heal passed away, and sadly Mr Hopper is moving away so Mrs P Down has kindly agreed to be the new treasurer, the £300 support was asked for to support this public open space available to all.

8).Police report.

There have been no crimes in the last 30 days and only a couple of un-concerning calls, the planned staff changes to the branch will be published on the South Molton Police Blog.

9). Mr J Earnshaw reported that the Community Shop has been open for 18 months in that time the selling space being increased by a third with the hope of further expansion with additional shelving, freezers and chillers. Profit margins are small and the retail facility sales are not easy to predict but the shop offers a service to the community, much of the stock is produced in Devon. Additional volunteers have come forward and were thanked along with regular Pickard’s staff; without whose help the service could not be provided. A Facebook page has been set up further ideas and suggestions are asked for.

10). The Annual Report will be circulated in June every parish organisation was invited to put forward information for inclusion as the Report will be delivered to every household.

Cllr Croft (District Councillor) gave a report she has recently been elected as Chairman of NDC, she reported on the pending Boundary Commission Electoral Review of NDC, Chulmleigh ward is unlikely to be affected, also giving an overview of NDC finances. The Councillor grants of £1000 are to remain. With regard to the Queens and Landmark Theatres, NDC and Parkway theatres are about to sign a one year deal to take over the management. Concerning is the possible closures to NDH departments, if the outcome is bad NDC along with others will help fund a Judicial Review.

Cllr Edgell (County Councillor) is up for re-election on the 4th May reported he has been Chair of the Audit Committee for the last 4 years. He has actively sought extra funding for rural road repairs and has secured an additional £2.5m. But Cllr Edgell was quizzed on the state of our local roads. The Division has changed from Chulmleigh and Swimbridge with 18 parishes to Chulmleigh and Landkey with 10 parishes. NDH should be a priority but it is difficult to react as the formal proposals have yet to be announced. NDH is the second most remote District Hospital in the Country so it is very important to maintain services. Under the emerging T & ND local plan 20,000 homes are proposed 17,000 in the Barnstaple and Bideford area, meaning an extra 45,000 people. Also DCC and the Government have put millions into improving the Link road so NHS services are essential.

Cllr Short did raise the point of the LEA field opposite the Hall regarding the future ownership if the school closes and the desire of the PC to erect a mast for a DAAT night landing site on the field, further enquires have to be made. The ongoing smell issue was raised SWW have now taken over the pumping station at South Field but as yet have not installed a doser, further enquires are to be made. Mr S Holton thanked the PC for all their hard work.

Mr John Short thanked everyone for their attendance.

As there was no further business the meeting was closed at 8.15pm

………………………….Chairman ……………………..……Date    

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                600

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th March 2018

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County,

Apologies Mr P Bailey Mr P Smale Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th February 2018 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i.  Night landing site, no progress has been made on this.

iii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey, Devon Communities Together are to send out the surveys on or around the 1st April, a short precise will be put on the Parish email to encourage people to respond.

iii. Litter picking day, this was discussed and it was felt a Saturday morning in June would be the best time of year, a firm date will be decided nearer the time and the date and time published within the parish.

iv. Neighbourhood Plan, Winkleigh Parish Council have asked if a representative would like to attend a Neighbourhood Planning session organised by themselves, after discussion it was agreed no representative would be sent.

3. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, no report

ii. TAP grant, £501.60 has been received.

iii. Data Protection, new legislation is being implemented in May; Cllr Pateman-Jones had agreed to look into it for the Parish Council, which she has kindly done and produced a two page leaflet summarising the effects on the Parish Council of the General Data Protection Regulations that become enforceable from the 25th May 2018. Further information will be sought from SLCC who are also summarising the regulations and will be discussed at the next meeting. It was felt by Councillors that the requirements are very onerous for Parish Council’s and it was felt DALC should be aware of the strength of feeling from the Council. Cllr Pateman-Jones was thanked very much for all her efforts.

iv.  PO Van, the internet connection has not been fully operational for some time, there are two ways for the PO van to connect the internet, a mobile signal which is not very effective in this area or via a wire link, which is used in Burrington from the Chapel, this system is used successfully other places but not in Burrington, Cllr Bailey has made every effort to get the system working but to no avail and the PO representative is not very motivated in complaining, so Mr Peter Heaton-Jones MP has been contacted in an effort to get him to help to resolve the problem.

4. Highways, i. A link to DCC website “report of problem on the roads” is to be circulated.

ii. The drains are blocked at Crosspark and down from Two Gates.

5. County and District Councillors items, The ongoing question of the A377 by Umberleigh was raised again Cllr Edgell reported that much of the work has been undertaken excepting the work in the 30mph limit in Umberleigh itself, this is to be referred to the Asset Management Section as the original cost when reviewed was £150,000 but this will have to be updated due to the deterioration. The work is to be carried out when the weather is more favourable.

The Highway budget for Devon for 2018/2019 is £39.5 million.

 

 

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Grants available for the coming year are the DC Councillor Community Grant, the TAP fund and an invest in Devon Fund, this is money still remaining from the sale of Exeter Airport, each division has £10,000 to allocate on Capital projects, and also the Parish Grant will remain at the full amount.

6. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1263

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1264

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1265

Clerks salary

£170.24

1266

Office expenses

£47.00

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future, but no movement at present.

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

 

Rivercross Meadow

All applicants and appeals refused.

It was reported the building is being dismantled

64051

Outline application for erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved) Cross Park Farm

 

64412

Conversion Of Store Above Garage Into 1 Unit  Of Holiday Accommodation Together With Erection Of Covered Walkway To The Main Dwelling

Northcote Cross Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9LY

Passed

64455

The Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9JP Extension & Alterations To Dwelling

Passed

64586

Erection of Agricultural workers dwelling , land to the east of Chimneys, Burrington

After discussion it was agreed by all the recommend approval.

       

                                                                                                                                                                       

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall, no report.

9. Parish Hall report, no report.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

.

 

    

 The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday April 24th 2018   7.00pm

 

For the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

 

Followed by a Parish Council meeting

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 29th MAY 2018 ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                598

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th February 2018

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr A Bonner Mrs E Griffiths Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr P Smale and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)    

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County,

Apologies Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 16th January 2018 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the work has been carried out, the £271.86 has been received from DCC solicitors in regard to the grant application.

ii. Night landing site on the field opposite the Parish Hall, Cllr Short has contacted DCC Estates Department but has had no response; Cllr Edgell has received information. The Deed of Termination from Chulmleigh Academy Trust is in hand. Legal services have looked through the Deed Packet and can confirm in their opinion there is nothing onerous affection the title of the land. A site valuation has been requested from DCC Property Provider, a progress consent has to be requested from the Secretary of State for Education to dispose of the playing field.

iii. Affordable Housing Needs Survey, the application to Awards for All has been successful with a grant of £2935 to carry out the survey, it was agreed for the survey to go out on the 1st April, a short precise will be put in the Parish magazine to encourage people to respond.

3. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, no report

ii. TAP an application has been submitted for Ditches and Drains and has been successful, £501.60 has been received.

iii. Data Protection, new legislation is being implemented in May; Cllr Pateman-Jones has kindly agreed to look into it for the Parish Council. 

4. Highways, a very large pot hole was reported at Dole Park Lane, this will be reported.

5. County and District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported that in the current financial year £2.5 million was allocated extra to roads £2m to road repairs and £.5 m to road drainage work, Cllr Edgell has been working with Cllr Saywell from Torridge to try and obtain further funding in the next financial year, it has been agreed at the Scrutiny Committee that £6.5m will be allocated to road repairs £6 m to roads and £.5 to road drainage. So this will bring the DCC budget for road repairs up to £39.5 million.

The ongoing question of the A377 by Umberleigh was raised again Cllr Edgell reported that the work will be undertaken in 2018/2019 financial year the cost when reviewed was £150,000 but this will have to be updated due to the deterioration.

The Council Tax ceiling set by government has been increased from 2% to 3%, so DCC are to increase their proportion by 2.99%, Adult Social care gets a special levy with a maximum increase of 6% over three years this current year was set at 3%, next year it will be set at 2% and 1% in the final year. Out of the Council Tax request 72% goes to DCC, 10/11% to the District Council, 3% to Parish Council and the remainder to Police and Fire and Rescue, the police proportion is going up by 6.8%, so the total increase will be 5%.

The Parish Grant that was set to be done away with this year it was 50% of total form previous years, has been reviewed and is to be reinstated back up to the full amount next year.

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1258

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1259

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1260

Country Profile

£161.40

1261

Clerks salary

£450.00

1262

J&J Bins

£69.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future.

iii Repairs to MUGA fencing, Mr Perts has undertaken the work, Cllr Pincombe has purchased the materials the invoices have been paid. Cllr Short is to secure the original wire that is behind the new wood.

iv. It was agreed to proceed with the safety surfacing under one of the mobiles on the Village Green.

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

 

Rivercross Meadow

All applicants and appeals refused.

The NDC Enforcement Officer has been contacted and a response received, a further email is to be sent asking that the Parish Council are kept informed of progress.

64051

Outline application for erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved) Cross Park Farm

 

64214

Prior Notification Application For Proposed Development By Telecommunications Code System Operators In Respect Of Erection Of One 15m High

Mast, Associated Equipment Cabinets & Associated works Land At Gouldman Farm  Lower Twitchen Farm  Burrington

Passed

64223

Variation Of Condition 8 (lighting Provision) &Removal Of Condition 5 (activity Hours) Attached To Planning Permission 49009 (erection Of Hanger With Ancillary Offices, Helicopter Pad, Parking And Infrastructure) To Allow An Upgrade Of Lighting &expending of activity hours  Eaglescott Airfield

Passed

64412

Conversion Of Store Above Garage Into 1 Unit  Of Holiday Accommodation Together With Erection Of Covered Walkway To The Main Dwelling

Northcote Cross Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9LY

No

objections

64455

The Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9JP Extension & Alterations To Dwelling

No objections

       

                                                                                                                                                                       

8.LEA field opposite the Parish Hall has been covered.

9. Parish Hall report, no report.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, the AGM has been held with no changes.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

ii).Community News from South Molton was distributed the remainder as usual will be put in the shop for anyone to take.

iii). It was suggested to carry out a village clean this will be on the next agenda.

 

    

 The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday March 20th 2018   7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

         PLEASE NOTE A WEEK EARLY

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 24th April 2018 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                592

Parish Council Meeting held on the 28th November 2017

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey Mrs G Benson, Mr A Bonner Mrs E Griffiths Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr P Smale and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)           

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County, Mr B Cook

Apologies Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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 Cook who has moved into the village introduced himself to the Parish Council he said he was very involved in his last community that he lived; Mr Cook was welcomed to the meeting.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 31st October 2017 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the work has been carried out on the day of the meeting and finalised the following day. An invoice for fixing the electricity supply is anticipated. The Church Clock and winding mechanism is to be added to the Asset Register and the insurance company informed. ii. Night landing site on the field opposite the Parish Hall, the field was discussed the question was raised again by  Cllr Short what would the Parish Council want to do with the land if it was offered to the community. It appears there are no restrictive covenants, only the manufacture and production of alcohol as the filed in the past was owned by the pub. Discussion took place regarding the fact that it is a green field site in the village, does the parish want any more green space as it will comes at a cost of maintenance but should the land go out of the control of the Parish. It was decided, that if the field were to be offered to the Parish Council we would like to use it predominantly as green field open space for the local community, to include a night landing site for the air ambulance and possibly allotments. The Parish Council  are currently going to undertaking a "housing need survey", in conjunction with Sue Southwell, from Devon Communities Together, in her role as Rural Housing Enabler .If this shows that there is a need for social housing within our parish, the Parish Council would like to consider using part of the field as a possible site, proposed by Cllr Pateman-Jones seconded by Cllr Bailey all in favour. iii. Housing Needs Survey after discussion it was proposed by Cllr Patemen-Jones seconded by Cllr Benson to proceed with the survey and contact Ms Sue Southwell for the next step. The vote was 6 for proceeding and one against therefore carried.  iv. Citizens Advice letter, this was relayed to the meeting.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, the shop has now been relocated to the larger new premises and appears to be doing well ii. School update following the email that was circulated Mr Davies asked for any feedback, his subsequent email noted the suggestion of using the building for Affordable Housing this will be passed onto the descendants. iii. South Field pumping station, no report. iv. TAP grant the application is being submitted with High Bickington Parish Council the submission is imminent.

5. Highways, regarding the letter that was sent to Ms Meg Booth Head of Highways at DCC from  receiving the letter from Mr and Mrs Fagg at Taw Cottage Kingford regarding the greatly increased number of HGV’s and LGV’s that are now using Kingford Hill, the state of the road and the number of lorries that are hitting the stone walls at the bottom the hill as the great big lorries turn to go up the hill, three are at present requiring reconstruction, and reiterating the need for this route to be on the gritting schedule.  The reply received only reiterated again the fact that Kingford Hill would not be included in the gritting schedule as it did not meet the criteria with no comment on the rest of the letter.

 

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The 30mph sign on the entrance into the village from Red Post is rusted and in need of replacing, also the unsuitable for HGV sign by Two Gates Cross has fallen down and needs replacing. These will be reported.

6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported that there is still some Local Councillor grant funding available from him, projects need to be accepted by March 2018, it was agreed for Cllr Bailey to apply for the second phase of the Church Clock gilding project.

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1235

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1236

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1237

Grant Thornton

£120.00

1239

Clerks salary

£450.00

1240

K&J Dishwasher repairs(hall)

£272.45

1241

Mr R Elworthy hedge cutting

£40.00

1242

J&J Bins

£69.32

1243

Burrington PCC lights

£60.00

1245

Burrington Church Buildings Trust

£300.00

1246

Bethesda Graveyard Trust

£100.00

1247

Old Gospel Hall

£50.00

1248

Bethesda Graveyard Trust (Rent for MUGA)

£250.00

1249

SLCC

£72.00

1250

A&D Supplies

£85.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future. iii Repairs to MUGA fencing, Mr Perts quote was accepted for the work, Cllr Pincombe has purchased the materials on behalf of the Parish Council, the work will be undertaken. iv. Grass cutting tenders, Mr Bakers quote for £30 per cut for the Village Green and £5.50 for cutting the seats and £40 from Mr Elworthy for cutting the Millennium hedge was proposed by Cllr Bailey seconded by Cllr Pateman-Jones, all in favour of accepting.

v. Set the Precept, after discussion regarding the fact that the Parish Grant has been reduced by 50% to £456 and the Grant assistance has been reduced by £84.04, it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths seconded by Cllr Bailey to set the precept at £7000 for 2018/2019, after a vote 6 in favour one against Cllr Pateman- Jones, the proposal was carried. 

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

63558

Agricultural Building Works Prior Notification For Forestry Development - Erection Of Shed For Storage Of Equipment & Maintenance Usage, Rivercross Meadow

.

63775

Retrospective application  for erection  of one Forestry building at Balls Corner Woods

Passed

63906

Prior notification  application for proposed development by Telecommunications code system operators in respect of erection of one 15m, high lattice mast with associated infrastructure at Land at Red Post Cross (cell ID : SS6317A) Burrington.

Cllr Short declared a prejudicial interest, two option sites were put forward following the comments from the last meeting, it was agreed option 2 was felt to have a lesser visual impact closer but to one side of the cottages, and to comment any camouflage of the structure would be appreciated. It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths seconded by Cllr Smale with 4 for and 2 against this option, so it was carried.

63780

Retrospective application for the erection of  a wood store and tool shed at Shortridge Wood Portsmouth Arms Burrington EX37 9NE.

 

63895

Little Pavington  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9LJ Prior Approval For A Proposed Larger Home Extension In Respect Of Extension To Rear Which Extends 8m Beyond The Rear Wall, 4m To Ridge And 2.35m To Eaves

Approval was  not required

64051

Outline application for erection of 5 dwellings (all matters reserved) Cross Park Farm

9.30pm it was agreed by all to continue.  594

Cllr Bailey declared a personnel interest in this application.

64051 comments were raised regarding: This paragraph in the design and access statement

“In addition the feeling of the Parish Council at a pre-application meeting was that due to the school closing, small (i.e. affordable) houses would not be viable and that larger detached houses would be most attractive to encourage people to move into the village.” No feelings were agreed as a Parish Council at that meeting.2.9.1 Concluding comments. The amount, layout and density have been arrived at in consultation with the Parish Council, as such the proposal is felt to be the right level of development for the site and the village. At the consultation meeting the Parish Council did not express views as there was planning application to discuss. 3. Policy BUR01: Land off Meadow Park Drive:(1) Land off Meadow Park Drive, as shown on Policy Map 37, is proposed for residential development that includes approximately 10 dwellings, including affordable homes, the size and tenure of which will be reflective of local needs; This is the stated policy of this piece of land in the emerging local plan. Does this application comply with the above policy? 4. On Appendix A application drawings, the question was asked as to the reason for the access gate off the site road to the north, north west of the plan. 5. Concerns were raised as to the suitability of the access road going to the proposed site from Twitchen Lane, as it will have to take the extra volume of traffic generated. 6. The point was raised at the meeting by the owner of the embankment included in the planning application for the proposed development , part of his embankment is included in the application but he has had not had a  notice served on him.7. The Parish Council would be greatly concerned if the sewage required any pumping mechanism to aid flow. The Parish Council are in favour of the residential development on the site but have concerns with specific points highlighted above and the fact that a variety of house sizes would have been preferred in this rural environment. 

A mobile home has been reported in the woods along the A377 opposite side of the road to Shortridge Wood, Exeter side of Portsmouth Arms, it has been there some considerable time, the NDC Enforcement Officer will be informed.

9. Parish Hall report, the refurbishment of the Committee room has been completed.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

ii Wallingbrook Health Group Services, an email has been circulated regarding transportation to Chulmleigh Surgery, no response has been received.

It was raised that the centre of the Village is looking very untidy with a lot of weeds growing.

    

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday January 16th 2018   7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 27th February 2018

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                584

Parish Council Meeting held on the 26th September 2017

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Cllr S Croft District Councillor, Mr A Patman-Jones, Mr and Mrs Hill, Miss Hill, Mr and Mrs Earnshaw, Ms J Cowz, Mrs D Fraser-Smith, Mr and Mrs C Batchelor, Ms D Miller, Mrs S Bonner, Mr A Fraser-Smith, Mrs H Pearce Mr R Webber, Mr G Webber and Mr G Short

Apologies Mr P Keeley

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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

Cllr Short welcomed Mr Graham Davies the Director of Property for the dioses to discuss the future of the school buildings. The Earl of Portsmouth conveyed the property for education purposes to the Priest and Church wardens of the Parish in 1857, the property falls under the School Sites Act, a map was presented showing the extent of the site, the green area extending towards the Parish Hall is owned by the Local Education Authority along with the field opposite the Parish Hall. The Village Green and the tarmaced area by the school buildings was under the schools control up until the 1970’s when that area was declared a Public Open Space and is now under the control of the Parish Council. The way the land and buildings were given to the Church back in 1857 is critical; the Church is holding the property in Trust for the original donor. The property now reverts back to the original donor, that being the then Earl of Portsmouth’s descendants. Solicitors for the Church are now employing a specialist company to undertake this task. Mr Davies has inspected the building to ensure it is left in good order and all necessary items removed, all that is left to be removed is a shed at the rear which is to be used at another school. The Church are in the interim ensuring insurance and an alarm system are in place so the building is kept secure.  Mr Terry Pullen the Chulmleigh Academy Estates officer is the point of contact at present.

The investigation of beneficiaries has started and an independent surveyor will under the Charites Act carry out a report to advice on the best way of disposing of the property. A full title search has not been carried out as yet this will be carried out by any potential purchaser. The obligation of the church is to maximise the potential of the disposal, so are duty bound to get best value, it has the potential for a residential development.

The question was raised regarding using the property for a Community Project if a particular use could be found for the building; Mr Davies said as yet the number of beneficiaries is unknown; their views on releasing the building from getting best value, but for community value and or project are also unknown. In the consultation period for the closure of the school everyone in the community, parents and parish were under the impression that the school buildings would be used for educational purposes after the closure, but this appears to be incorrect. Mr Davies did say he would check to see if an educational use was found if continuation could be achieved but he felt the closure triggered the release from the obligation. If a good plan was forthcoming from the community the Church could put the project to the beneficiaries.

Mr Davies said commencement of marketing would not start immediately to see if any project was forthcoming to put to the beneficiaries.

The Rights of Way for the School House were discussed but unclear following the second disposal of the property, this would show up under the legal search. The question was raised when the School property was marketed would the Church approach the LEA for the triangular piece of land towards the Parish Hall to be sold in conjunction; this was felt to be sensible otherwise the LEA would be left with a small piece of land. 

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Planning permission would be required for any change of use, the property is not listed but in the Conservation Area. The obelisk is situated in the boundary of the school property; this will have to be moved. The question was raised regarding the school bell; this could be covered under a covenant.

Mr Davies was thanked for attending.

Mr Graham Short reported that the smell is still very prevalent, it is being smelt on a regular basis. Mr Short has been regularly reporting to the Environmental Health   but they have now responded to say it is not their problem and to contact SWW direct they only deal with domestic problems. SWW had taken over pumping station in October 2016 a doser has been fitted. There was talk of redirecting the sewage to the Balls Corner sewage works but as was agreed at the time of building the properties the sewage works is to capacity. It was agreed to write a strong worded letter to the MP, and it was suggested to go to the media. 

 

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 29th August 2017 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock along with painting and gilding the clock face, Cllr Bailey reported that an engineer has visited to take measurements, the work needs to be completed by the end of the year to ensure the money is secured, and there may be a little extra work on the sticker for the bell. ii. Night landing site on the field opposite the Parish Hall, Cllr Short has been in contact with the LEA and a meeting was taking place today, regarding the future of the field, no outcome has been received. The climbing frame on the tarmac area near the school was discussed by Cllr Short with Mr Pullen the Estates Manager for Chulmleigh Academy, Cllr  Short reported that Chulmleigh offered to pay for the playground inspection and insurance on the climbing frame for 4 years so it could be left in place, this was discussed. It was proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bailey to ask for it to be removed, all in favour.  iii. The South West Ambulance Trust Defibrillator training session is to be held on the 11th October at 7.00pm. iv. Cllr Short is to attend the DALC Annual Conference and report back to the next meeting. v. Community Priorities, an email has been received asking the Parish Council to update the priorities for any S106 money that should come to the village, this was discussed and agreed to respond with: 1. Parish Hall Enhancement, 2. Public benches for the community, 3. Public lighting around the village, 4. Village Green tarmaced area, 5. Graveyard pathways.   An email has also been received regarding the Barnstaple Inn being on the Register of assets of community value, as the owner is experiencing difficulty in selling the property due to it being on the register, it appears the inclusion on the register is for 5 years, the Parish Council  were concerned as the pub is the last one in the settlement, after a proposal by Cllr Paten-Jones seconded by Cllr Bailey to remain on the register, there was a vote with 5 for and three against, so the resolution was carried to remain on the Register, which is being considered by NDC at a review on the 27th September. 

3.Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, fittings are being installed so the shop can transfer to the new premises. ii. School update following Mr Davies talk, it was agreed to ask on the parish email for suggestions and ideas for what the school building could be used for, to be of an asset to the community . iii. South Field pumping station, Cllr Croft said she would see what she could do to try and resolve the smell problem and asked for communications to be sent to her, so she is aware of the long running issue.

. iii. Cllr Patman-Jones attended the Chulmleigh Academy  opening of new school buildings on Tuesday the 5th September. iv. TAP grant this was discussed, Cllr Bailey is enquiring about safety surfacing for one of the pieces of play equipment, it is a new product, rubber mulch it is £67 per sqm, a quote is to be obtained. v. MUGA fencing repairs Cllr Short has contacted three contractors to quote for the work, these are awaited, it is suggested to raise the boarding by the goal posts by 5 boards both sides and both ends.

5. Highways, i. Some pot holes have been filled on Hacknell Lane.

6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft showed the meeting a map of the planned changes for the new District Council warding; Romansleigh will come with in Chulmleigh and Burrington instead of East and West Worlington. Cllr Croft informed the meeting that as Chairman of the District Council she has a small pot of money that is usually used for a civic ceremony, but instead Cllr Croft is to start a new project called Brainchild, it is to inform children between 7-10years old about dementia. To inform them of the speed at which dementia is growing quicker among women than men, Cllr Croft informed the meeting of

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her pilot plans and timescale for her project. Cllr Edgell reported on the new Leader 5 scheme, a successor to previous Leader projects. Leader 5 is funds from the EU Cllr Edgell is the DCC representative on the awarding panel, it is a significant amount of money to award to growing businesses, creating jobs, community projects, farming and woodland projects. The value of the grant is between £2,500 and £75,000 with a maximum of 40% granted. The cut off point for allocation is March 2019.

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1224

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1225

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1226

Clerks salary

£450.00

1227

DALC

£61.00

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Audit papers have been returned it was noted no petty cash is held this should have been noted, and the Parish Council reserves are low when the allocation of funds to projects was taken from the Parish Council total amount. A thank you email has been received from the ND Museum for the £100 donation.

A letter has been received from CAF Bank regarding Tax residency this will be responded to.

iii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future.

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

63558

Agricultrual Building Works Prior Notification For Forestry Development - Erection Of Shed For Storage Of Equipment & Maintenance Usage, Rivercross Meadow

.

63561

Erection of one general purpose agricultural building, Aylescott Farm

 

63509

63510

 

Variation Of Condition 2 (approved Plans) Attached To Planning Permission 57697 To Allow Amended Design (conversion Of Storage Barn To Form Additional Living Accommodation, Demolition Of Outbuildings & Extension To Dwelling)

Langabridge Farm  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9JT

Listed Building Application For Conversion Of Storage Barn To Form Additional Living Accommodation, Demolition Of Outbuildings & Extension To Dwelling (amendments To Approval 57697)

Passed

63719

Agricultural building works for prior notification for extension to agricultural building   Little Pavington  Burrington  Umberleigh

 

63726

63741

Listed Building Application To Vary Condition 3 (schedule Of Materials) Attached To Listed Building Consent 63050 (conversion Of Agricultural Building & Retrospective Conversion Of Ancillary Residential Accommodation To Create Two Units Of Holiday Accommodation, Demolition Of Existing Agricultural Barn To Form Associated Amenity Area, Provision Of Car Parking & Sewage Treatment Plant) To Allow Alternative Roofing Material To Be Used Higher Week Farm  High Bickington  EX37 9BW

 

63775

Retrospective application  for erection  of one Forestry building at Balls Corner Woods

 

9. Police Report, the police report is now to be sent as a general report of the whole area rather than a specific parish report. The Police and Crime Commissioner is to visit South Molton from 10am to 12 noon on Thursday the 28th September.

 10. Parish Hall report, no report

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.

ii).  Devon Rural Housing Partnership letter Sue Southwell is to attend the next meeting.

iii Wallingbrook Health Group Services, an email has been received from Jack Earnshaw as a member of the Wallingbrook Patients Participation Group, the subject of access to the surgery from various villages has come up a lot recently. However, Mr Earnshaw is not aware of any mechanism for people from Burrington to get to Chulmleigh for appointments or to collect prescriptions. Chulmleigh, Winkleigh and

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Lapford have patient transport facilities but there is nothing set up in Burrington. An email is to be put out on the Burrington email to assess the need.

The subject of fly tipping was raised residents have to contact NDC direct. The number of vehicles in Pound Close was also raised North Devon homes have to be contacted regarding this.    

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday October 31st 2017   7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

Ms Sue Southwell the Rural Housing Enabler is to speak

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 28th November Budget meeting

                                                          Tuesday 16th January 2018 to be agreed

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                579

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th July 2017

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Mr T Budden Mr D Parker and PC Whitehouse

Apologies Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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 Budden spoke to highlight the state of the road from Red Post down past Higher Hacknell this is a DCC road. It was noted the road is the access road to 3 businesses two farms and a retails organic food business, Mr Budden informed councillors that delivery and collection drivers are now unwilling to use the road. All three businesses are being hindered by the very poor state of the road which has been reported on countless occasions. The stretch of road is scheduled for maintenance along with the Cowlas road

as both have large amounts of water (the Hacknell road has a spring next to it) that run on them so the work needs to be carried out in good weather or the opportunity will be lost. A letter to DCC highways was suggested to be written to emphasise that the schedule of maintenance work is carried out.

 

 

Cllr Short welcomed Mrs Trudy Weston from the North Devon Museum and a museum volunteer called Joslin, at the museum there are 5 paid staff and around 40 volunteers. The new extension project will cost £1.8 million, most of the cost has been raised through grants and money raising, £6,000 remains to be raised. There will be 75% more exhibitions space, a large new exhibition will be centred on Shapland and Petters, there furniture etc will be on display. The museum is 25 years old and centres on exhibiting anything of interest from the North Devon area. Articles have featured in the North Devon Journal informing readers of the new extension. Mrs Weston asked for a donation of £100, if received a tile with the Parish Councils name and logo will be placed on the hall floor, individuals can also donate and have their name on a tile, the museum is free to enter and open from Monday to Saturday, but may in the future open on Sundays. Mrs Weston and Joslin were thanked for their presentation.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th June 2017 were agreed and signed, with minor amendments.

2. Clerks report, i.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock along with painting and gilding the clock face, a decision has been received from Deep Moor, the application was unsuccessful. Discussion took place, it was agreed back in January if the application was unsuccessful the Parish Council would pay the difference between the quote and the grant to be received from Cllr Edgell of £4332, (if this is not claimed it will have to be foregone), the difference is £4484. ii. Night landing site. Due to the sad closure of the school the Chulmleigh Academy will give up the lease on the field, until all the details of this have been finalised no progress can be made. It was agreed to write to the DCC LEA Estates Department to express an interest in the field on behalf of the Parish Iii. Asset Review this has been carried out by Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Patten-Jones. The report was read to the meeting action will be taken were required and reported back to the next meeting. The Square has to be taken off the Asset list as it has been confirmed the area is highway maintainable at public expense. The Millennium copse needs strimming. The obelisk which stands in the school playground is not on Parish Council land this will be highlighted when the situation with the school has been finalised. One of the posts to a dog bin need repairing and the bus shelter is in

 

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need of a clean any other reported actions will be carried out. iv. New Councillor training course, Cllr Patten-Jones gave a report on the course she attended in Exeter, she would recommend others to attend.

v. South West Ambulance Trust Defibrillator awareness session, following the email circulated in the Parish to ask if a session was required, the response has been sufficient to organise a session, a date will now be fixed for the Autumn. vi The TAP Grant fund is open again this year, another parish has suggested the money goes  towards play equipment, this is to be investigated.

Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update no report was given ii. School update a letter has been received to inform the Parish that the school is to formally close after 161 years at the end of August. It was suggested it would be nice not to lose the school bell, which sits within the top of the building. It was reported the gate into the LEA field is in a very poor state. The play wall that has been erected on the Parish Council Tarmac by the Village Green, it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths seconded by Cllr Smale to ask the Chulmleigh Academy to remove it and reinstate the tarmac, all in favour. It was agreed to write to the Church again asking that a representative visit the Parish Council to discuss the future of the school site.  Iii. South Field pumping station, the meeting was informed that SWW are proposing to re-route the sewage from South Field to the Balls Corner sewage works and do away with the pumping station. iv. Two residents have contacted Cllr Short regarding the flag pole on the end of Pond Close, ND Homes have been informed.

5. Highways, i. The road from Red Post to Hacknell, it was agreed by the all to write to Highways in an effort to get the scheduled maintenance work carried out on that road and the road by Cowlas.

6. County /District Councillors items, the Parish Forum meeting was held on the 10th July at Brynsworthy, unfortunately no representative was able to attend. Cllr Edgell asked regarding the ownership of the Square, he was informed it is DCC Highways he is to ask for the surface to be inspected as it is a well-used pedestrian area and the surface is very uneven. Cllr Edgell reported the A361 Link Road consultation exhibition is on display in the Annexe to the Civic Centre, the consultation finishes on Friday the 28th July.

Cllr Bonner reported that a great deal of Himalayan Balsam is growing in the parish most prevalent in areas where the Council have dumped waste soil and road debris, the Council are to be contacted to see if any eradication measures will be carried out.

An email has been circulated regarding the latest Local Plan consultation and call for Brown Field sites.

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1213

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1214

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1215

J&J Bins

£69.32

1216

Annual report stamps

£33.20

1217

Fineline (hall)

£1015.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future.

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

61396

Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington

 

PD/DB/JA/63407

Erection of an agricultural building, Bircham Farm

When the details have been viewed a response will be sent.

i. Further advice was sought from DALC regarding the Homelands appeal, a response was received, this was replayed to the meeting further consideration of this and the three planning decisions is to considered before the next meeting.

9. Police Report, PC Paul Whitehouse reported that several people have been locked up for drink driving recently, one of which crashed his car in the local area. There have been shed breaks carried out in the rural areas again, elsewhere in the Force area recently expensive power tools have been stolen. A  new Inspector Searle is to join South Molton Police in the next two weeks,  along with a Neighbourhood Beat Manager, PC Warick Lansdale

 10. Parish Hall report, the improvements to the Committee room have been completed.

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11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

ii). Wicksteed Leisure playground inspection is to take place in early August.

v. A consultation has been received on the A361 the North Devon link road, leaflets were distributed; no response is to be submitted.

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday August 29th 2017   7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                576

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th June  2017

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies Mrs E Griffiths Mr P Keeley Mrs G Benson Mr A Bonner Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd May 2017 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock along with painting and gilding  the clock face ,a decision is awaited from Deep Moor by the end of June. ii. Night landing site. Cllr Short has been in contact with Mr Terry Pullen again, Mr Pullen feels the Parish Council are able to lease the field. Cllr Short has been in contact with the LEA who have another school in the very same situation, consequently the legal department at DCC have got confused. The decision on the school should be made by the end of this week being the 30th June, as soon as the decision is made it may be decided to detach the school from the field and if a lease is given there may be a cut off clause. Then will the Chulmleigh Academy want a liability in Burrington, the decision on the school has to be awaited. Iii. Asset Review this was deferred to the next meeting.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update The shop is still doing very well and  are looking forward to moving into the larger building, possibly in August. This will require an investment of at least £2500 by the shop company in equipment. There were issues during the phenomenal temperatures in June when the chillers and freezers had difficulties in coping, but all is now back to normal. Turnover in May was a record for the shop. In our second year, a pattern is starting to show in the figures. The committee are starting to increase the proportion of goods that are from local sources, but need to find ways to win support from others in the community and beyond to make a success of this approach. Another quiz is to be held in October ii. School update Cllr Short has visited the school there are no staff next year, despite promises at the meetings that children would have a smooth transition this has not happened for all, with no taster days organised, Cllr Short has contacted Mr Andrew Wade from the Academy and it is hoped this is sorted. Iii. The Annual report was distributed to councillor the remaining will be posted.

5. Highways, i. High Bickington Parish Council are still endeavouring to get Kingford Hill on the gritting route. Ii. A letter has been received regarding a footpath rerouting to take the footpath away from Higher and Lower Twitchen as the path appeared to be going through a garden, this was highlighted to the footpath people and they have instigated the re-routing and waved some of the costs, the Parish Council would recommend approval. Repairs are to take place to part of the A377 near Umberleigh. There was a pot hole reported at Five Oaks.

6. County /District Councillors items, the Parish Forum meeting has been rearranged for the 10th July at Brynsworthy, Cllr Benson and Cllr Bailey are to attend, Cllr Edgell said the phasing out of the Parish Grant was expected to be on the agenda, so representation would be good. Cllr Edgell has been elected as Vice Chairman of DDC .Cllr Croft reported on the Local Plan, the main issue identified by the Inspector was the need for the Local Plan to ensure it can demonstrate a deliverable housing land supply of at least five years in order to comply with national policy. This had now been addressed by a range of actions as detailed in paragraph 4.3 of the report. The housing trajectory had been updated in response to the latest information from housebuilders, developers and land owners. Both Councils could now demonstrate

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approximately a joint six year housing land supply which included the 20% buffer using the Sedgefield method as both Councils had consistently under delivered in recent years.

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1206

A&D Supplies

£24.30

1207

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1208

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1209

Clerks salary

£454.96

1210

Office expenses

£52.09

1211

West of England Fire Protection

£43.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future.

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton

Passed

61396

Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington

 Passed                                                                

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.Passed

61873

Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington

Passed                                                                      

 

                                                                                             

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

Passed

62922

Change of use of land &erection of menege for private use at Bircham

Passed

62807

Erection of Agricultural storage building and hardstanding at Rivercross Meadow, Burrington

Refused

i. Advice was sought from DALC regarding the Homelands appeal, a response was received.  Cllr Short declared a prejudicial interest and left the room, but further advice is to be sought  from DALC regarding councils  using out  of outdated guidance, , within the last year there has been three occurrences of this in Burrington Parish, so the Parish Council would like to question the process, as this also appears to be happening in other District Council areas. The concerns of the Parish Council are on the procedure that is being adopted by District Council’s in the way they are trying to claim out of date guidance rather than up to date guidance.

The three Burrington application’s all went to appeal and won but with the time that these appeals have taken 7 houses could have been built which may have saved the school which is very close to closure so the planning process may have had a more far reaching consequence on our parish.

One applicant is seeking advice from the MP regarding the due process that was used in their case.

All councillors were in favour.

9. Police Report, no report was given.

 10. Parish Hall report, work is hoped to start on Monday the 3rd July to the improvements to the Committee room.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

 

 

 

 

 

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12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

ii). An email has been received from the South West Ambulance Trust regarding having a further defibrillator awareness session it was agreed to put a letter on the Burrington email to asses interest before a date is fixed.

iii. Devon Communities Together courses

vi. Eggesford and Whistlandpound Forest Plan consultation

v. A consultation has been received on the A361 the North Devon link road, leaflets were distributed; this will be on the agenda for the next meeting for a response to be submitted.

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday July 25th 2017   7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 29th August 7.30pm

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Parish Council Meeting held on the 23rd May 2017

 

Present Mr K Pincombe (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs E Griffiths Mr P Keeley Mrs J Pateman-Jones Mr P Smale and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)           

In attendance     Mr G Short

Apologies Mr J Short Mrs G Benson Mr A Bonner Cllr S Croft District Councillor Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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.

 

Election of Officers the clerk asked for nominations for the post of chairman, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey to re-elect Cllr Short as Chairman and Cllr Pincombe as Vice Chairman seconded by Cllr Griffiths , all in favour; Cllr John Short was duly elected as chairman. Cllr K Pincombe was duly elected as Vice Chairman.

Representatives from the Parish Council on the Parish Hall committee, Cllr K Pincombe and Cllr P Bailey were appointed as the Parish council’s representatives.

Bethesda Graveyard Trust representative, Cllr John Short was nominated as the representative.

 

Public Participation

Mr G Short attended the meeting to discuss the Homlands planning appeal, the application has been going on for 2 years since March 2015, it was turned down so was taken to appeal, the Government policy on less than 5 houses changed in 2015 so no affordable elements have to be included or S106 money paid, NDC planners said they were adhering to the 2003 and 2005 legislation which has been superseded.

So the planners were not acting within Government legislation, the appeal has cost £6,000 to save the £17,000 that the planners said had to be paid in S106 contribution. The applicant has been in contact in the past with Cllr Croft and has spoken to Mr M Kelly the Head of Planning at NDC who said a meeting could be arranged but it was said that the applicants planning consultant would not be welcome so the meeting did not take place. On the last day when the appeal was to be decided Cllr Croft was in communication with the Parish Council to have S106 Parish requirements in place. At the appeal out dated legislation was referred to so demanding money with no statutory grounds.

The Parish Council have been asked to write a letter highlighting the injustice and wrong doing that is occurring in obtaining S106 money in this way, advice will be sought from DALC and the response will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 25th April 2017 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, a doser was installed back in November 2016. ii.  Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock along with painting and gilding  the clock face ,a decision is awaited from Deep Moor. v. Night landing site. Cllr Short has been in contact with Mr Terry Pullen again and the lady from the LEA she has agreed to look at the lease and then advise the Parish Council of the situation.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update it was reported that progress is being made to move the shop to the bigger premises. ii. School update a consultation letter has been received from Ms Clark the Regional School commissioner for the South West regarding the withdrawal of funding, a response agreed by the Parish Councillors has been sent.

5. Highways, i. A response has been received from Mr Steve Short Neighbourhood Highways Engineer at DCC regarding the ownership of the Village Square. The response is that “the Square is clearly shown as Highway Maintained at Public Expense and therefore its status is not in question”. A pot hole has been looked at and will be filled but the Councillors felt the surface is very uneven for pedestrians.

The state of the road at Umberleigh along the A377 was highlighted again as being in a very poor state; Cllr Edgell is to be contacted along with highways. High Bickington Parish Council have been pursuing in an effort to get Kingford Hill on the gritting list, a response is to be sent again highlighting that in bad weather it is very well used and a connection route between the A and B class roads. 

6. County /District Councillors items, the Parish Forum meeting has been postpone due to the forthcoming General Election.

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                          

1152

Burrington Parish Hall

£25.85

1153

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1154

Clerks salary

£450.00

1155

Came and Company

£303.64

1156

WH Buckingham

£730.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Public Toilets  a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future.

ii. Fixed Asset Register , this was agreed and signed at £

iii. Agree and sign the Annual Governance Statement it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Smale all in favour.

iv Agree and sign the Accounting Statements it was proposed by Cllr  Bailey and seconded by Cllr Smale all in favour, the form will be returned.

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton

 

61396

Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington

 Passed                                                                

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.

61873

Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington

.                                                                                 

 

                                                                                             

62776

Erection of 1 unit of holiday accommodation at Langabridge Farm road from two gate Cross to Bridge Cross , Burrington

 

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

 

62922

Change of use of land &erection of menage for private use at Bircham

 

62807

Erection of Agricultural storage building and hardstanding at Rivercross Meadow, Burrington

As the applicants are moving from the site by December 2017 in accordance with the Enforcement Notice, what need would there be for an agricultural building, also it was felt the structure of the building is not conducive with keeping animals. So as there is no possible use for an agricultural building at the site, it was agreed unanimously to reject this application.

       

 

9. Police Report, no report was given.

 10. Parish Hall report, no report was given.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

ii.  Wicksteed Leisure playground inspection,. an email has been received it was agreed to have an unaccompanied inspection for £45.00.

iii. An email has been received from CPRE regarding the 2017 Our Outdoor Competition this was discussed.

Asset Review, Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Pateman-Jones agreed to carry out the inspection

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday June  27th 2017   7.30pm

For the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:.  Tuesday 25th July 7.30pm

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                  573

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th April 2017

 

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

In attendance     Cllr S Croft District Councillor Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies

 

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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 of  a Parish Councillor, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Bonner to co-opt Mrs Jacqui Pateman-Jones, all in favour, Mrs Pateman-Jones was welcomed to the Parish Council

 

Public Participation

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st March 2017 were agreed and signed,

ii. The Minutes of the planning meeting held on 11th April 2017 were agreed and signed.

2. Agree and adopt any resolutions brought forward from the APM, it was proposed by Cllr Smale, seconded by Cllr Bailey to adopt all on block, all in favour.

3. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, it is hoped Mr J Earnshaw will take up the case. ii. TAP grant, the grant has been successful payment is awaited.  iii. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the application to Awards for All has been unsuccessful; a decision on the application to Deep Moor is awaited. Cllr Short has been in contact with the Heritage Fund, who are unreceptive to the self-winding mechanism  but may be accepting of a proposal for the restoration of the actual clock face, further enquires are to be made. v. Night landing site no progress has been made as a decision from the school is still awaited as the field is owned by the LEA but leased to Chulmleigh Academy. Cllr Short has been in contact with Mr Terry Pullen the estates manager for Chulmleigh Academy, the Academy has a125 year lease on the field, further enquires are to be made.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update this was reported at the APM. ii. School update this was reported at the APM, but a letter is to be drafted and sent to the Secretary for Education Ms Justine Greening.

5. Highways, i. No response has been received from Ms Meg Booth Head of Highways at DCC regarding the ownership of the Village Square.

                                                                                                                                                           

6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft and Cllr Edgell reported at the APM. A Parish Forum meeting is to be held on the 18th May 7.00pm at Brysworthy. The Parish Grant system of which Burrington receives £912 annually is to be discussed. This is spent £400 to the Parish Hall, £250 to graveyards and the remainder to Parks and Open Spaces.

 

7. Finance,     i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                     

1148

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1149

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1150

DALC Affiliation fee

£120.40

 

 

 

 

ii. The Toilet grant, as agreed at the APM a further meeting will be called with representatives of the Hall Committee and the Parish Council to discuss the future. Ii. The clerk’s contract was signed. Iii. The Audit papers have been received.

 

                                                                                                                                                                        574

 

8. Planning                                                                                                     P C recommendations         NDDC

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton

The appeal is to be held on the 10th May in South Molton

60356

Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow.

Appeal refused, should be vacated by Christmas.

61396

Erection of 2 open market dwellings together with access and parking for Homelands, Burrington

 Appeal  pending                                                               

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.

61873

Conversion of attached outbuildings to form additional living accommodation Westlakes, Burrington

.                                                                                 

 

                                                                                              

62776

Erection of 1 unit of holiday accommodation at Langabridge Farm road from two gate Cross to Bridge Cross , Burrington

 

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

 

62922

Change of use of land &erection of menage for private use at Bircham

Recommend approval

 

i. Enquires have been made from NDC regarding Burrington’s priorities for Public Open Spaces when, S106 money is available, this was discussed and a list drawn up,1. Maintenance of the Square,2. Restoration to the clock, 3. Village hall enhancement, 4.  Night landing site, 5. Public toilets, 6. Graveyards, 7. Enhancement of the tarmacked area if the school closes, these will be sent to NDC.

ii. Enquires had been made by NDC planning relating to BUR01 in the Local Plan asking if the area was still available for development, on enquiring the response was yes.

9. Police Report, reported in the APM.

 10. Parish Hall report, reported in the APM

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

ii.  NDC Changes to Waste and recycling, the major change is the introduction of an annual charge of £35 to remove green waste.

The Notice Board on the side of the bus shelter has been removed; a thank you letter is to be sent to Mr Martin Marks for painting the wall. It was suggested to re-site the new notice board the other side of the buttress by the Parish Council notice board, all in agreement.

Who’s Who leaflets were distributed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday May 23th 2017   7.30pm

For the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:.  Tuesday 27th June 7.30pm

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          569

Parish Council Meeting held on the 11th April 2017

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr P Bailey, Mrs E Griffiths Mr K Pincombe Mr P Keeley and Mrs A Snell (Clerk)           

In attendance     Mr and Mrs Fausett and son

Apologies Mrs G Benson Mr A Bonner

 

 

Declaration of Interests – Councillors are invited to declare any discloseable 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 Fausett gave a comprehensive outline of the plans for the farm with the aims and objectives for the holiday accommodation.

 

7. Planning