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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

62776

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

It was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Griffiths that the Parish Council recommends approval commenting that the proposed holiday accommodation will have no visual impact and a low impact on the environment, all in favour.

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

It was proposed by Cllr Griffiths  and seconded by Cllr Smale that the Parish Council agreed to recommend approval but concerns about the poor visibility when exiting onto the access road to the right were expressed. All in favour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7.00pm

For the ANNUALPARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday May 30th 2017   7.00pm.  Parish Council Meeting date to be agreed.

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          567

Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st March 2017

 

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

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

Apologies Mr P Keeley Mr P Smale

 

 

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 21st March 2017 were agreed and signed,

 

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, no update was given. ii. TAP grant, the invoice has been submitted for the drainage and ditching work undertaken.  iii The  work to the Millennium Copse gate is in hand.  iv. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, the question was asked, could an application be submitted  to Awards for All for the self-winding cloak mechanism and the night landing site this is to be looked into by Cllr Bailey v. Night landing site no progress has been made as a decision from the school is awaited as the field is owned by the LEA but leased to Chulmleigh Academy. Cllr Short reported that a compliant has been received from a neighbour to the defibrillator that it makes a noise at night, on inspection the battery is low, this has been reported and the battery replaced. Vi. Mr Carnegie has resigned as a Parish Councillor so a notice has been posted to ask parishioners if they would like an election, if 10 request one, there will be one, otherwise a co-option will take place at the next Parish Council meeting.

 

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, consideration to move the shop into the bigger premise is in hand. . ii School update no report.  Iii. The Transparency Code, with regard to the website and Transparency Code the clerk has attended training and explained the new rules that have to be adhered to, with the loading onto the website of all agendas, minutes, yearly accounts by the 1st July, expenditure of £100 or more, the External Auditors reports, Annual Governance Statement, and list of councillors and asset register, etc. The asset register is a working document and has to be updated when assets are improved or replaced. The Clerk has applied for a grant from NALC for a new computer and scanner and has received £487 in grant funding.

4. Highways, i. An email has been received from Mr Darryl Jagger the Highway Superintendent that covers Kingford Hill. a vehicle count has been carried out and not sufficient numbers of vehicles travelled on the hill in a 7 day period to warrant it being included for gritting, but the Councillors still insist it is a designated lorry route, it is the most well used connecting route between the A377 and the B3217, so a further response is to be sent to Richard Sables asking why common sense cannot prevail and it be included in the gritting route. Further information has been received regarding the ownership of the Square it seems DCC highways now say it is not in their ownership, but the Parish council has been told on numerous occasions by Mr P Stewart that it is and minuted to that fact that “it is highway maintainable at public expense” and the fact that DCC Highways undertake the reviews on the oak tree and carry out work on it, so a letter is to be sent.

A pot hole was reported at the end of Halsbury Lane.

 

                                                                                                                                                                        568

5. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Croft reported that her grant allocation for the year has not been reduced and every effort is being taken to get the government to see that their new schools policy on funding will leave our local rural schools with a large deficit. The District Council are trying to resolve the problem of people who are homeless; they are asking landlords in the towns with small properties to rent

them to the District Council.  Cllr Edgell reported that due to the ever increasing cost of adult social care this is the reason for the increase in the DCC portion of the Council Tax. And the increase in minimum wage has had a huge impact on finances. Cllr Edgell has been working on securing extra funding for rural road repairs, it would cost £68 million to keep Devon’s roads in good repair, but the allocation is £30 million with the money prioritised to A & B roads and C roads if that is the main route to a settlement. A further £2 million has been allocated to small rural roads; the A377 near Umberleigh was highlighted as being in great need of repairs.

 

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

1139

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1140

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1141

Clerks salary

£220.16

1142

Office supplies

£41.17

1144

DALC training

£30.00

1145

Notice Board Company UK LTD

£409.00

1146

J&J Bins

£69.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. The Toilet grant has been successful with an allocation of £500 being received. The future of the three toilets were discussed more information was asked for this will be discussed again at the next meeting.   Iii. Cllr Bailey has sourced a new Notice Board to put on the Bus Shelter it is 53” wide and 39” high, it is aluminium with 2 keys, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Griffiths to purchase, all in favour. iv. The clerk’s contract was signed.

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

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

The date has been received for this appeal.

60356

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

 

61396

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

 Gone to appeal                                                                  

61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

Passed

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.

61873

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

.                                                                                 

 

                                                                                              

62028

Erection of Livestock building at Langabridge Farm

 

62301

Erection of one greenhouse and erection of a new boundary wall Meadow House, Meadow Park Drive

Passed

 

8. Police Report, three calls have been logged one road traffic collision near Portsmouth Arm, another on the A377 and a further call regarding neighbourhood issues in relation to the use of a bridle path.

 9. Parish Hall report, the grant request letter from the hall committee was discussed, Cllr Pincombe declared a prejudicial interest. After discussion it was agreed in principle that if Cllr Bailey was successful with his application, it was proposed by Cllr Bonner and seconded by Cllr Griffiths that the Parish Council would grant £2,000 to the hall for the forthcoming renovation work on the Committee room, all in favour. 

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust the AGM was held all the Officers and Committee remain unchanged.

                                                                                                                                                                        569

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

ii. NHS public events to discuss the Sustainability and Transformation Plan and Acute Services Review.

iii. D&C Police information sheets.

iv. DCC promoting independence discussion events.

v An invite to Filleigh Hall from Devon Communities Together for open surgeries.

vi. The Senior voice of Devon was available.

Vii The Community News from South Molton has been received Mr J Cox is listed as the main contact, Mr Cox is to be contacted to ensure he is still happy with this situation.

viii. An email has been received from a charity called North Devon Against Domestic Abuse, this is a charity that has a “Restore Bus”, which travels around to different communities on a regular basis to allow women and girls to make contact with the service, this was discussed and it was agreed to reply saying this would be possible.

Cllr Short attended a meeting at High Bickington regarding the future of the D&C Police force in the area; PCSO’s will be cut to 150 over the whole area.

 

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 25th April 2017, 7.00pm

For the ANNUALPARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday May 30th 2017   7.00pm.  Parish Council Meeting date to be agreed.

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 26th April 2016

in the Parish Hall at 7.00 p.m.

 

Present:       Mr.J Short (in the Chair), 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 G Short, Mr L Parker, Cllr R Edgel(DCC Councillor) Mrs S Bailey, Mr M Short, PCSO Beverley Bray, Cllr Sue Croft ( District C)

Apologies:   Mr K Pincombe Mr A Carnegie

1. The Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 28th April 2015 were distributed to the meeting, agreed and signed.

2. Chairman’s Report

Mr John Short welcomed everyone to the meeting, reporting that we started the year with Parish Councillor Elections which was very encouraging for a small parish, when many around are struggling to get enough to form a council. Mr Richard Elworthy stepped down before the election, many thanks for all his hard work he put in. We had 11 candidates for 9 seats which resulted in Mrs G Benson and Mr A Bonner being elected onto the Council. Shortly after very sadly we lost Brian Fraser-Smith, to whom the Parish owes a great debt of gratitude, Brain who put in ??? years as a Parish Councillor and ??? as Chairman worked very hard for Burrington. As a result we had a co-option with Andy Carnegie being elected on. The future of the School and the Village shop caused much discussion during the year with reports to follow. The Parish Council have been able to refurbish some of the play equipment with new surfacing and replacement of some of the elements, huge thanks to Cllr Paul Bailey for his hard work in acquiring grants and money from Devon Waste Management which has covered most of the cost along with grants from our DCC Councillor Richard Edgell to whom we thank. The Parish Flower tubs have been replaced where necessary, with thanks going to the Women’s Link for looking after them The Burrington Parish Events email is still working very well; the contact is: admin@BurringtonNorthDevon.com this is run by the Parish Hall and is linked to their parish web site www.BurringtonNorthDevon.com. Mr J Cox was thanked for his continued hard work in editing the Parish Magazine along with anyone else who has helped the parish in any way during the year. 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 Mr G 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 S Holton and seconded by Mr L Parker 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.

£166 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 .

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, proposed by Mr L Parker seconded by Mr J Earnshaw, All present agreed. During the year the committee lost a long time member Mr Brian Fraser-Smith. His knowledge and willingness to participate in helping all aspects of rural and community life will be missed. The loss of income from the Playgroup amounting to over 15% of our annual revenue has been covered by fund raising and the reduction in expenditure mainly due to no repairs needed this year. We are pleased to have some consistent user groups that use our facilities throughout the year such as: the two weekly Fitness classes; the thriving Toddler group; the School; Women’s Link meetings; Parish Council and the Keeley monthly community lunch. The hall has been widely used over the last year for many varied events. It is hoped to proceed with planned building alterations in the coming year for noise pollution in the committee room area. Thank you to everyone in the community who have supported and continue to support the events in the hall and therefore ensure the excellent condition of the building. The Committee were all thanked for their hard work.

6. A report was given on the School.                                                                                                           

Currently there are a total of 26 children attending the school, Burrington continues to work closely within the Academic Trust of the 5 schools, and the senior teacher at Burrrington is currently Mr Robert Walters, with Tracey Dodd as overall lead for all the primaries. The numbers on roll are currently decreasing and the school is at threat of closure, the Academy are exploring and supporting all possible avenues, with increased publicity in the Parish and wider North Devon trying to promote Burrington as offering the best of both worlds “the small school with big ideas”, everyone who has helped especially Sarah Bonner were thanked. Staff changes have occurred during the year.  The academic achievement of the pupils continues to be strong. Various events have taken place during the year; class 2 visited Simonsbath House on Exmoor and the Northcote Theatre with Class 1 to the Plough with the whole school going to Lapford to see Olive and the Dream Train. World Book day and Reading week are invaluable additions with volunteers helping.

Many clubs are provided and the school is in its last year of sports premium funding which has allowed the school to offer a wide range of sports. Community involvement has been a priority as well as working together with the others schools within the Academy. The PFA have been an invaluable source of income for which all were thanked who have helped or contributed. The school received £16,000 from Sports England for the 6m x 7m Games Space plus activity surfacing which is a great facility now in place and enjoyed by students.  

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, the Trust members are trying to put together a plan of the Churchyard they are also looking at installing self-winding mechanism for the clock, gratitude was expressed for all those who wind the clock at present. Mr Holton also said they are working through the Quinquennial Report regarding maintenance. Mr L Parker a Trustee of the Old Gospel Hall reported that the boundary wall has been rectified, and an agreement has been reached with Mr Taplin for the outstanding debt. Mr G Short said of the Bethesda Trust all was in order.

8).Police report.

PCSO Bray reported that there has been a 3.8% reduction in crime over the past12 months in the area. A report was available to the meeting, in the past 30 days there has been a suspicious white van and sheep on the road. Community Messaging leaflets were available.

9). Mr J Earnshaw reported that after the shop closed in 2014 a company was formed the following May with shares offered in the Community Shop, £2400 was raised with £700 in loans, grants were also received. Various sites where looked at with the final choice being in Pickard’s Country Store on a temporary 6 month trial period, this being the lowest risk option. On the 23rd September 2015 the Community Shop opened, now a formal lease has been drawn up, with more space made available, locally sourced products are being stocked. Mr Earnshaw thanked the staff at Pickard’s for all their help and the shop committee members. The shop committee are meeting with the Post Office to see if there is any potential for opening a service in the shop, the first financial year will be completed on the 31st October 2016.   

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.

Mr Holton asked if certain structures etc can be given protected status, the pub ( as it is the last public house in the settlement)and the post box by Northcote were suggested, Cllr Croft said the District Council can do this, so further enquires are to be made. The picture of Sir General Harold Taggart who lived at Northcote Manor and was the first to instigate a wooden hut which started the Parish Hall and his medals were on display. Cllr Bailey reported that the Chapel will be open for coffee and tea in the school room on Wednesday’s starting the 18th May from 10am to 11.30am the time when the Post Office van is attending, PCSO Bray says she is happy to attend if her shift allows for her to meet parishioners. The Road Warden scheme was discussed, but at present the Parish Council is not taking it up, the best way to report a pot hole is on the DCC website “Fix my Street”.

Cllr Griffiths reported that Cllr Benson is now the new Church Warden, three applicants have put their names forward for team vicar of the Little Dart Team, interviews are in May and it is hoped to appoint by the end of August.  

Mr John Short thanked everyone for their attendance.

As there was no further business the meeting was closed at 8.00pm

 

 

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

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          562

Parish Council Meeting held on the 19th January 2017

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies Mr A Carnegie Mrs E Griffiths Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

Cllr Short welcomed Mr Toby Russell of Devon Air Ambulance Trust regarding a night landing site in the village, with a night landing site the helicopter can fly until 12 midnight but it is anticipated in the next 2-3 years to extend this to 3 am. 24 sites are live at present with 150 communities working towards putting one in. These are all pre surveyed sites so the pilot knows the site is safe, there is less flexibility at night, patients are reassessed on entering the helicopter so the floodlighting provides enough light for this.

The Community Landing site is a Community asset the site needs to be a flat area of 50m by 50m and close to the community, with vehicle access close by. The light is on a 10m high mast with a pair of LED lights that are remotely controlled by the helicopter pilot. The cost is in the region of £5800 of which DAAT can provide the installation cost, so £3000 would have to be found, the DAAT grant comes from the Bank Libor fines with a pot of £1 million which has to be spent within the next 3 years. Planning permission would have to be obtained. Mr Russell suggested an open meeting. A section 50 will have to be obtained from DCC Highways to be able to cross the road with the cable for an electricity connection from the Parish Hall. The LEA own the field so a written contact will have to be put in place.. The insurance cost is up to the community, it will be in the region of £120-£150 per year. The column is hinged so a cherry picker will not be needed to maintain. The next step is to contact the LEA to get the paperwork set up. Mr Russell was thanked for attending.

 

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 1st December 2016 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, Cllr Short is to investigate to ascertain if the dosing unit has been installed. ii. TAP grant, the Parish Council have filled out the form to apply for ditching and drainage work and a quote for work obtained from Gouldman farms.  iii. Cllr Keeley is to have a look at the Millennium Copse gate with regard to replacing it. iv. Self-Winding mechanism for the Church clock, an updated quote has been received from Smith’s of Derby it is £8816 plus VAT, This was agreed to accept proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Benson all in favour, there is also an ongoing maintenance contract which is free for the first year £150 per annum there that. This has yet to be agreed between the Parish Council and the BCBT. Cllr Richard Edgell has kindly agreed to grant £4302 towards the project, the application will be completed after the meeting. The S106 contribution of £2678 from the South Field development in 2009  was discussed, this was proposed by Cllr Pincombe seconded by Cllr Bonner be allocated out of Parish Council funds if not granted from the Landfill application, there  will be  a short fall of £1806 to complete the project, Cllr Bailey is to apply to the Landfill Grant  for both amounts, but if the Landfill application is unsuccessful it was proposed by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Benson to also allocate this out of Parish Council funds, this went to a  vote with 6 for and one against so the motion was carried.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, no report was received. ii. School update, various emails have been circulated by the Parish email from a Mr Davies a concerned past parent. iii. Vouchers have been

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purchased from MVF and a certificate made to thank Mr Jeff Cox for all his hard work and dedication he has put into editing the magazine over the past 15 years, these will be presented at the Comrades Club Supper on Saturday the 21st January.

5. Highways, i. Highway Maintenance Community Enhancement Fund, due to Government cutbacks DCC cannot maintain the Highways fully and as a further consequence the Parish Lengthmans service has been cut back by half, they now only have scope to do surface clearing of drains. No weed killing or weed pulling is carried out now either. DCC have to keep the highway in a safe condition but since September the criteria have changed now a risk assessment has also to be carried out, so repairs are not purely on the size of the pot hole but if the pot hole possess a risk, if the risk is low it may not be filled as in if it is near the hedge or the edge of the road. The introduced Road Warden scheme has had a take up of 22 out of 364 parishes in Devon; the Community Enhancement Fund is trying to refocus so Parishes can do more highway services by offering this grant of in total £100,000, examples of the types of things DCC will fund are, personal protection equipment, contractor costs, materials, tools, road closures, repeat funding for revisiting a project to continue maintenance and training. DCC have a duty of care to work in a safe way and will offer Chapter 8 if signed up to the Road Warden scheme this includes Public Liability insurance, but does not cover personal insurance or equipment insurance.

The DCC training is carried out at Rockbere near Exeter, if a better closer training provider is identified they will organise. If the grant is applied for DCC would like match funding, this can be in the form of volunteers, but if volunteers are in short supply the Community Pay Back scheme can be used they are at a cost of £160 per day. Westward Pathfinders also offer volunteers. Resurfacing of roads comes out of the Capital Fund from Central Government which is in a better situation than the maintenance fund. There is in the region of 8000 miles of roads in Devon. Ii. Salting Kingford Hill emails have been sent but no reply received.

6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell reported on the rising cost of Adult Social Care partly due to care in the community and the rise in basic minimum wage costs, Councils are capped at rising their council tax to 2% unless they hold a referendum, but when Mr G Osbourne was the Chancellor he said an extra 2% can be added and ring fenced for Adult social care giving a total of £6.5 million, but due to the wage increase at a cost of £7.3 million there is still a deficit. Cllr Edgell reported a lot of time is being spent on the budget at present

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

1127

KJR (Glass washer for the Hall )

£1221.60

1128

SW Fixings (Hall)

£36.43

1129

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1130

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1131

Clerks salary

£229.94

1132

Office expenses

£40.35

1133

Exmoor Hardware (Hall)

£2.99

1134

MVF Vouchers

£50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii. The precept was discussed but it was agreed by all to keep it as agreed at the 1st December meeting to for £6800. Ii. A letter has been received from Scottish Widows informing the council that the interest rate has decreased to .01%.  

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

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

The listed application has passed; the second application has gone to appeal.

60356

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

 

61396

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

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61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

 

61579

MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.

 

 

 

61873

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

.                                                                                 

 

                                                                                              

62028

Erection of Livestock building at Langabridge Farm

 

61872

Erection of storage barn ( amended size and design to planning approval 59303) at Homelands Burrington

Passed

62301

Erection of one greenhouse and erection of a new boundary wall Meadow House, Meadow Park Drive

All in agreement to recommend approval.

8. Police Report, no report was available.

 9. Parish Hall report, no report.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i). Healthwath Voices were available. Ii. A letter has been received from Homebuild asking if there was any building work the PC want undertaken. iii. A response letter has been received from G Cox MP regarding the hospital consultation. Vi. Peter Heaton Jones MP surgery list has been received this will be posted on the Notice Board, South Molton 10th March and the 13th April.

It was reported that the hedges have not been cut down Balls Hill so Richard Sables is to be contacted to ask Mr Koffman if he would kindly cut them.

A Christmas card was received by Cllr Short from Mike Johnson.

 

 

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th February 2017, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday March 28th 2017   7.30pm.

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          556

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th October 2016

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft District Councillor and Mr J Burns

Apologies Mr A Carnegie

 

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 Burns raised the issue of the Eaglescott Airfield application for 2 hangers, highlighting the size of the hangers the fact that it is a major application and that the number of flights indicated in the documentations seems very excessive. This will be discussed again later in the meeting.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th September 2016 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, SW Water have now adopted the pumping station and have arranged a meeting with Cllr Short on Friday the 28th October, it was agreed Mr Godfrey and Mr Earnshaw should also be invited to the meeting, so the SW Water representatives is made aware of the long term issues that the pumping station has incurred. ii. TAP grant, regarding this year’s application more information has been sought regarding ditching and drainage work it seems to proceed a councillors will have to undertake training and the Parish council will have to purchase equipment. Chulmleigh PC have been in contact regarding undertaking the same project, Cllr Croft is to look at the possibility of both councils employing a contractor who already has the necessary training and equipment.  

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, the AGM and quiz are to be held on Friday the 28th October.

ii. School update, Cllr Short was invited to a meeting at which it was reported the school is to close at the end of August 2017 despite all the best efforts of the community and individuals especially Mrs Sarah Bonner the decision has been made. It was felt it was a backward step for the Parish. The letter will be circulated on the Parish email, and the dioses will be contacted to assess the next step as the ground on which the main part of the school sits was given by the Earl of Portsmouth for education.  iii. Parish Asset Register, Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Pincombe have carried out the inspection. The Village Square tarmac is in very poor repair and is a trip hazards to pedestrians this will be reported to DCC Highways as they own the Square. Western Power have been in contact with Cllr Short they have inspected the power lines and as one line runs near the Oak tree they need to prune the tree back about a meter. The bin beside the bus shelter is broken a quote is to be obtained for a new one, and the bus shelter need a clean and tidy. The Perspex on the PC Notice Board needs replacing and the public notice board needs replacing, a new one is to be ordered and the mesh behind one of the goal posts needs repairing. iv. Tarmac on the school playground, it was felt very difficult to improve so for now it is to be left.

5. Highways, i. The Burrington sign on Bircham Hill is held on with string this will be reported to DCC. Cllr Bailey has agreed to attend the Highway Conference on the 17th November at Bishops Nympton. Ii. Salt Bins, an email has been received to say DCC will not be routinely filling grit bins instead they will be filled on a reactive basis, so they need to be checked and reported, Cllr Bailey has found 5 in the Parish, New Cut, Bircham Hill, Balls Hill, Pound Close and Pennyford, Richard Sables of DCC is to be asked if there are any more in the Parish. A salt supply is available at Pickard’s for parishioners. It was raised again to ask if it would be possible to salt New Cut (Kingford Hill) in bad weather at it is a designated lorry route.                                                       

 

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6. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell highlighted the consultation for the proposed withdrawal of hospital services in Barnstaple, the maternity and stroke services are proposed to be withdrawn. But under the ND and Torridge Local Plan 17,000 new house are proposed to be built in the Barnstaple and Bideford area with more in other areas, with proposals to improve the link road to services these houses, DCC are asking for £200 million from central government. Major works to roundabouts increase two lane sections and around Barnstaple to urban dual the road from Portmore to Roundswell with new roundabouts at Lankey and North Molton, then the proposal is to withdraw hospital services, a letter is to be sent from the Parish Council expressing the communities concerns. Cllr Croft highlighted the rough sleeper’s consultation open at present.

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

1118

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1119

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1120

Mr M Baker

£510.00

 

 

 

 

Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                                

 

Southwest Fixings

£8.28

 

 

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

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

The listed application has passed; the second application has gone to appeal.

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh

Appeal refused

60914

Prior notification of erection of one agricultural storage building Valle Vue

 Appeal refused

60356

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

The appeal hearing was held on the 19th October at the Amory Centre in South Molton, 11am.no decision was made more information is sought.

61396

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

Gone to appeal

61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

 

61557

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling (Class Q(A)(B) at Little Northcote Farm

Passed

61579

MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

After discussion and as this is a major application it was proposed by Cllr Benson and seconded by Cllr Bailey to ask Cllr Croft to call this application in if necessary.

61873

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

After discussion it was agreed by all to recommend approval.

61976

Agricultural building works prior notification for the erection of two polytunnels

The paper work has not been received for this application, but comments were asked for, it was felt the tunnels were a long way from the main farm buildings and access and visibility are very poor. These will be forwarded in due course.

 

i. An email has been received from NDC Planning Enforcement to say they are short staffed.

 

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8. Police Report, it was reported that there has been no crimes reported in the last 30 days, with two calls logged a broken down vehicle on the B3217 and a report of possible prowlers at Handsford House but it was the owners returning after  a spell away.

 9. Parish Hall report, no report.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC training and events have been emailed to Councillors. 

ii. DALC would like Emergency Plans to be held centrally, the plan has been revisited and update. Copies were circulated to all councillors a copy will be sent to DALC.

iii. Consultation on proposed removal of public phone boxes, this was discussed but Burringtons is listed.

It was reported that the Editor of the Parish magazine would like to pass the reins over to another person

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 29th November 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday January 17th 2017   7.30pm, please note the date.

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          551

Parish Council Meeting held on the 30th August 2016

 

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

In attendance     PC Graham James

Apologies Mr A Bonner Mr A Carnegie 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.

 

Public Participation

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd August 2016 were agreed and signed,

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, there has been reports of increased smell, those who have contacted the clerk were advised to email or phone NDC Environmental Health, Mr Peter Heaton-Jones has acknowledged the letter sent and is working on making progress ii. TAP grant an invoice has been received from High Bickington PC, the claim has been submitted but a photograph of the sign in situ is needed to claim 100% of the grant.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update.Trading is going from strength to strength, with takings recently increasing by about 10% each month (currently £3200 per month). We must be close to the limit now for the goods on display. We have started discussions on further expansion of the space available as we need a second chiller, second freezer and more shelf space. We would also like to add an ice cream freezer. The possibility of a Post Office is also on-going (if it happens it may have to be formally operated by Pickards due to PO restrictions on who they accept. The first AGM is scheduled for 28th October at 7pm in the Parish Hall, to be followed by a quiz. ii. School update, no report. iii. Parish Asset Register, Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Pincombe are due to carry out the inspection. Community Asset Register, an email has been received from NDC saying that the owner of the Barnstaple Inn at some point intends to sell the public house.  This means that the Parish Council now has a period of 6 weeks in which to notify NDC that it wishes to be considered as a bidder.  In those circumstances, the full moratorium period of 6 months would apply, expiring on the 23rd February. After discussed it was agreed to reply to NDC that the Parish Council does not want to be considered as a bidder at this time. But if the pub is not sold in the fullness of time the Parish Council may reconsider the situation .iv. Tarmac on the school playground, a quote for repair is to be sought Cllr Pincombe also said he would look to access to see if concrete could be used to repair the area. v. A NDC Parish Forum meeting was held on the 9th August at Brynsworthy, Cllr Benson  attended and reported that basically we are “running out of holes in the ground”, so the committee have come up with the proposal of 3 weekly black bin collection, this has been trailed successfully in other areas. This has been helped by the expansion of the weekly recycling service to include small electrical items. Food waste would be collected weekly and a larger caddy provided. Green waste collection this is not  a statutory service which has to be provided there could possibly be  a charge of £35.00 per year for the collection, it is thought there would be  a 30 to 35% take up would  equate to 75% of the current total, this could be undertaken on  a request  collection, if there is not enough take up there is a possibility of providing smaller bins so one man can operate. Assisted collections were highlighted which is a new criteria, proof of need such as a Blur Badge or a GP letter will have to be provided. Public conveniences there are 28 public toilets in the area these are not a statutory service, they are looking at the possibility of out sourcing to private companies who will charge. Neighbourhood Planning was discussed approximately 5 areas have started on their plans but none as yet have formulated a plan

5. Highways, i. Again it was reported that the verge at Colliton Mill in the Exeter direction is not being cut back far enough to give any sort of good visibility and with this being a fast road cars are on you

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in a very short space of time, this has been reported but will be reported again. A pot hole at Five Oaks and the fact that village sign at Bircham Hill has been hit and is now on the ground will be reported.

6. County /District Councillors items no report.

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

1108

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1109

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1110

Clerks salary

£450.00

1111

J&J Bins

£69.32

1112

Southwest Fixings

£3.88

 

 

 

 

 

           

ii. The Audit papers are with Grant Thornton the auditors. iii. It was agreed to review the litter picking contact, it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Bailey to pay £32.00 per month all in favour.

iv. A letter has been received from CAF Bank saying from October they are going to charge £5 per month for every account held with them, so as the Parish Council has three accounts, it was agreed to amalgamate the accounts, with the clerk having to identify the various accounts on the spreadsheet.   

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

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

The listed application has passed

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh

Gone to appeal

60914

Prior notification of erection of one agricultural storage building Valle Vue

Gone to appeal

60356

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

Gone to appeal

61366

Prior approval for change of use from agricultural building to dwelling (Class QA & B) at Bouchland Farm, Burrington

Passed

61396

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

 

61399

Conversion of old piggery to tourist accommodation at Week Parks, High Bickington

Passed

61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

 

LS/TB/13695

Application for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use of detached combined dependant relatives annex and ancillary residential accommodation as a single dwelling house at Bedport Byre Burrington.

Passed

61511

Erection of overhead lines to provide a new supply at property located at Commonhead.

 

61360

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling (Class Q(A)(B) at Upcott Farm

 

61557

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling (Class Q(A)(B) at Little Northcote Farm

 

61579

MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

In principle the Parish Council  is in favour of the planning application for extra hanger space but the following comments from the councillors was that Eaglescott in its original permission is “for sport and recreation purposes and the benefit of Devon Air Sports” and not commercial use.

The number of flights quoted in the application was felt to be excessive and should be checked against log books to verify.

The size of the expansion is very large. The comments from NATS should as expected be noted. This was proposed by Cllr Pincombe after a vote of 5 to 1 the proposal was carried

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8. Police Report, in the last 30 days there has been a report of a branch down near Portsmouth Arms. PC James reported that crimes overall is down in the Devon and Cornwall area. The Police are working with licensees towards responsible retailing of alcohol.

 9. Parish Hall report,

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i). The Surgery dates for Mr Peter Heaton-Jones MP have been received, he will be in South Molton on Friday the 28th October 10.00am and on Friday the 18th November 3.00pm an appointment is required.

ii). The North Devon Homes AGM is on the 23rd September at Portmore Golf Club.

iii). The Devon Association of Local Councils AGM is on the 11th October form 10.00am to 4.00pm at Newton Abbot Race Course, Cllr Short will attend.   

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 27thSeptember 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday October 25th 2016   7.30PM

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          548

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 2nd August  2016

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Mr E Godfrey Mrs J Cowx

Apologies Mr A Carnegie 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

It was raised from the floor regarding the planning application for two houses at Homelands, Ms Cowx has been in contact with NDC and has submitted a response she has also been in contact with Highways regarding the road safety outside of the proposed properties. It was reported that Homelands property has recently been hit by a vehicle. Mr Godfrey raised the issue of the smell in the village which has been prevalent of late, the correct details to report any smells is envhealthandhousing@northdevon.gov.uk or

01271 388870, the more reports that are recorded the more likely of a further visit.

South West Water are taking over the pumping station in October. It was highlighted that the traps for the drains dry out so are not working properly, and that the cross over between the sewage and the storm drains is felt to be the main source of the problem. DCC have addressed a lot of the problems with the drains but some of the traps are still not working. It was agreed to write to the MP Mr Peter Heanton-Jones, SWW and Environmental Health again, highlighting again the time that this problem has been going on for and it has still not been resolved and that villagers are still having to put up with the smell.

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 1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 28th June 2016 were agreed and signed,

  ii. The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th July 2016 were agreed and signed

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, as reported in public participation, ii. TAP grant an invoice has been received from High Bickington PC.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update no report ii. School update, there has been 3-4 enquires for places in September. iii. Parish Asset Register, Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Pincombe are due to carry out the inspection.

Community Asset Register, letters have been received from NDC reporting that the Barnstaple Inn has been put on the Register but the Post Box has not. vi. Sign on the MUGA, this has been purchased and has been erected outside of the MUGA regarding damage that is caused by individuals using the MUGA to property outside of the MUGA. v. Neighbourhood Plan, following the talk by Mr Townsend at the June meeting on Neighbourhood Plans it was agreed not to proceed at this time.vi. Tarmac on the school playground, when putting up the poles for the netting around the MUGA a JCB was used, when turning the wheels deep scuff marks were made on the tarmac area on the mound by the gate, a quote for repair is to be sought Cllr Pincombe also said he would look to access to see if concrete could be used to repair the area. A NDC Parish Forum meeting is to be held on the 9th August at Brynsworthy, Cllr Benson and Cllr Bailey agreed to attend.

5. Highways, i. Cllr Edgell reported at the last meeting that there is some money for modest highway repairs of particular concern, locations at Cowlas, Golland Lane, Southdown Lane, road to Pavington from the village and Northcote Cross drains were all suggested, Southcott Lane and the Village Square was added. Cllr Edgell and Richard Sables have inspected with the road past Cowlas and part of Southdown lane in most need of repair. It was reported that the verge at Colliton Mill in the Exeter direction is not being cut back far enough to give any sort of good visibility and with this being a fast road cars are on you

 

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in a very short space of time, this has been reported but will be reported again, also signs on A class roads are being obliterated by over grown hedges.  

6. County /District Councillors items Cllr Edgell reported on the consultation on improvements to the North Devon Link Road, phase one is improvements from Bish Mill near South Molton to Hayward roundabout near Bideford as this is the most used stretch of the road, it is proposed to improve junctions and have more duelled sections. The last Chancellor visited the proposed site twice and agreed to allocate £1.5 million to assist DCC who have allocated £1 million, there is a Local Majors Fund for Highways improvements with a fund of £500 million when the plans for the project are submitted, DCC will apply to this fund for further funding. The roundabout at Roundswell has already been completed, the Portmore roundabout is next. The Landkey junction is in line for development as 1000 houses a scheduled to be built at Whiddon Valley, a letter of support is to be sent from the Parish Council encouraging improvements to be undertaken 

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

1104

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1105

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1106

PO stamps for Annual Report

£26.40

 

 

 

 

ii. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                            

 

Burrington Parish Hall

£298.97

 

 

iii. The Audit papers are with Grant Thornton the auditors. iv. It was agreed to review the litter picking contact at the next meeting

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

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

The listed application has passed

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh

Gone to appeal

60914

Prior notification of erection of one agricultural storage building Valle Vue

Gone to appeal

60356

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

 

61366

Prior approval for change of use from agricultural building to dwelling (Class QA & B) at Bouchland Farm, Burrington

 

61396

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

 

61399

Conversion of old piggery to tourist accommodation at Week Parks, High Bickington

 

61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

 

LS/TB/13695

Application for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use of detached combined dependant relatives annex and ancillary residential accommodation as a single dwelling house at Bedport Byre Burrington.

 

61511

Erection of overhead lines to provide a new supply at property located at Commonhead.

 

                                                                                                                                                           

8. Police Report, There have been two calls in the last 30 days a two vehicle collision on the A377 and a branch down near Portsmouth Arms

 9. Parish Hall report, the wire around the MUGA has been fixed. The next project for the hall is improvements for the Committee Room, grant applications have been put in.

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10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i).A letter has been received from Came and Company our insurers.

ii). Healthwatch Voices leaflets were available.  

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 30th August 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday September 27th 2016   7.30PM

 

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

In attendance     Ms L Griffiths. Ms J Cowx, Mr E Godfrey, Mr K Haddon and Mr G Short

Apologies Mr A Carnegie Mr P Bailey

 

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

It was raised from the floor the planning application for two houses at Homelands, this is a resubmission,

with amendments, the comments put in previously was that the houses were not in character, this was highlighted by English Heritage and to retain the wall at the back of the site, but this is not structurally sound. The plans have been altered slightly to move the windows more under the eaves to be more in character with houses in the vicinity and cottage style windows. The issue of the sewage smell was raised but this is due to the movement from the pumping station not any additional properties further up the line. The highway’s issue was also raised as the road is very narrow at this point, but highways have passed the other application 59769, it was felt from the public they would, very much like a highways officer to visit the site rather than pass the application from looking on his computer. With this application no new access is being created the car parking spaces were also discussed.

 

1.Planning                                                                                                    P C recommendations        NDDC

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Barton (meeting held on the 26.1.16 quorum in attendance, recommend approval all in favour)

 

 

61396

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

Cllr Short declared a prejudicial interest and took no part in this part of the meeting. Following on from the concerns of the public, it was agreed to comment in the response letter, that members of the public attended a planning meeting and raised concerns about the sewage situation in the village, with the smell issue having been ongoing for some years. But councillors felt the smell was totally connected to the pumping station. Also raised was the fact that the highways inspector did not visit for the last application and would like to request a site visit this time to assess the road safety aspects outside of the proposed development. It was proposed by Cllr P Keeley and seconded by Cllr Griffiths to recommend approval all in favour.

 

61415

Listed building application for install and replacement of windows to rear and side elevation, Cleave Farm

After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Short and seconded by Cllr Bonner to recommend approval, all in favour.

 

61366

Prior approval for change of use from agricultural building to dwelling(Class QA&B) at Bouchland

 

 

61399

Conversion of old piggery to tourist accommodation at Week Parks, High Bickington

Cllr Pincombe declared a prejudicial interest and took no part in this part of the meeting. This application was discussed it was proposed by Cllr Smale seconded by Cllr Benson to recommend approval, all in favour.

 

 

LS/TB/13695

 

Application for a certificate of lawfulness for an existing use of detached combined dependant relatives annex and ancillary residential accommodation as a single dwelling house at Bedport Byre Burrington.

 

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

1104

Wicksteed

£54.00

 

 

ii. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                            

305

West of England Fire Protection

£43.20

 

           

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 26th July 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday August 30th 2016   7.30PM

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 28th June  2016

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft District Councillor Mr E Godfrey Mrs J Cowx and Mr and Mrs Daw

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.

 

Public Participation

It was raised from the floor the pending planning application for two houses at Homelands, this is a resubmission, the Parish Council have yet to be notified but it will be on the agenda as soon as it is received.

 

Mr Graham Townsend from NDC was welcomed to speak on Neighbourhood Plans, he did also report that the Joint Local Plan has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and an inspector has been appointed, it is likely to be mid-July before a timetable for examination will be released. NDC did part three of the Local Plan to include Neighbourhood Plans to cover growth and various issues etc. But individual Neighbourhood Plans carry more weight for a community in planning terms, the government want Neighbourhood Plans to be what communities want, they are to be designed to have a strong vision for the future but they have to firstly conform to National Policy, secondly conform to the Strategic objectives in the Local Plan, but they can interpret and enhance the strategic objectives on the Local Plan. Neighbourhood Plans can cover a variety of areas as in parish boundaries, city centre, and more than one parish. A plan needs to be consulted on in the community, drawn up, any policy in the plan has to be evidenced and quantified and there has to be a Housing Needs Survey carried out. Once this is done it is submitted then it will be examined by an independent examiner who may suggest some alterations, it will then go to a referendum in the community, if areas of the plan effect other communities they are able to vote as well, if a majority is received, it will then be a statutory document and have all the weight that that entails. It is then submitted to NDC and they publish for 28 days, 6 have been drawn up so far, Barnstaple, Bratton Fleming, Fremington, Goodleigh, Braunton and Instow.  The big difference with Village Plans is that a Neighbourhood plan has statutory status so has to be considered in planning decisions.

 A government grant of up to £9,000 is available to apply for to pay for the setting up, NDC will support any community wishing to undertake one and act as a consultee. The Plan can last as long as a communities wants within reason, it can take 18 to 24 months to set up. A Neighbourhood Plan and the Local Plan have to be compatible; if a Neighbourhood Plan is in place it will take precedence over other plans. Mr Townsend was thanked for attended he is to send the clerk links for councillors to investigate more.

 

 1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 24th May 2016 were agreed and signed,

  ii. The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th June 2016 were agreed and signed

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, no report was given, ii. TAP grant an invoice is awaited from High Bickington PC.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update Cllr Short reported that the Post Office have agreed they would be able to open a counter in the shop, Pickard’s are considering extending the space available, but nothing has been agreed as yet. ii. At a school event on the 10th June the Queens 90th Birthday commemorative medals were handed out to children at the school and other children under 16 in the Parish, 8 are

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remaining but these have been allocated. iii. Community Asset Register, the Barnstaple Inn has been put on the Register but not the Post Box. A letter has been received from Mrs Harding, this was read to the meeting, it was felt a miss communication had occurred and a letter outlining the reason it was suggested the pub be a community asset, peoples concerns and an apology for any distress caused will be sent. Iv. Parish Asset Register, Cllr Pincombe and Cllr Griffiths have agreed to carry out the assessment and report back to the next meeting. v. Annual Report, these have all been prepared and ready for distribution, councillors will distribute as many as possible the remainder will be posted.  vi. Sign on the MUGA , concerning any damage caused by any user, Cllr Bailey agreed to purchase.

5. Highways, i. The tarmacing on the hall car park and footpath on the Village Green has been completed. Cllr Edgell reported that there is some money for modest highway repairs of particular concern, locations at Cowlas, Golland Lane, Southdown Lane, road to Pavington from the village and Northcote Cross drains were all suggested, Southcott Lane and the Village Square was added Cllr Edgell is to inspect soon.

6. County /District Councillors items Cllr Edgell reported on the combined application by Devon and  Somerset for  devolution, ongoing meetings are being held, but all parties have to agree on proposals , the groups are both County Councils the 8 Devon District Councils and the 5 Somerset District Councils, Torbay and Plymouth Unitary Authorities, and the 2 National Parks, the sticking point has been that the Government want there to be  a mayor, but this idea seems to have changed, talks are still ongoing.

Cllr Croft reported that at the Executive on Monday decisions are to be made regarding future rubbish collection in the County. 

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

1092

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1093

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1094

Clerks salary

£442.

1095

Office expenses

£42.

 

Burrington Hall transfer re toilet grant

£166.00

1096

J Tarmacadam

£2982.00

1097

Burrington PCC re lights

£60.00

1098

Burrington School re lights

£35.00

 

Burrington Hall transfer re lights

£140.00

 

Burrington Hall Grant and top up

£600.00

1099

Burrington Church Buildings Trust

£300.00

1100

Bethesda Graveyard Trust

£100.00

1101

Old Gospel Hall

£50.00

1102

Bethesda Graveyard Trust rent for MUGA

£250.00

1103

PO stamps for Annual Report

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii. The Audit papers are with Grant Thornton the auditors.

8.Planning                                                                                                    P C recommendations        NDDC

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

Passed

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton (meeting held on the 26.1.16 quorum in attendance, recommend approval all in favour)

 

 

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh, Burrington

 

 

60915

Agricultural building works prior notification, land near Cable Cottage

 

Passed

60356

Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow, gone to appeal

 

Appeal

61051

Conversion of agricultural building to form 1 dwelling at barn at Hound Hill

 

Refused.

 

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8. Police Report, There have been five crimes recorded – two burglaries to outbuildings where power tools have been stolen plus two other thefts whereby charity boxes and a mobile phone have been stolen from public houses during opening times. A suspect for one of these has been identified and the matter progressed through to a successful outcome. There have also been five calls to your area in that period ranging from a manhole cover missing to a two vehicle collision on the A377 which is being dealt with.

 9. Parish Hall report, The wire around the MUGA is to be fixed on Saturday, the next project for the hall is improvements for the Committee Room , to change the sliding folding door, knock down the wall and put up new folding sliding doors, lower the ceiling, cover the roller shutters, extend the deaf aid loop, and alter the lighting, Cllr Bailey will know if  a grant application is successful, in September

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i).The Wicksteed report has been received, no action is in need of being taken.

Two quotes have now been received for the self-winding mechanism for the Church clock, one for £10,000

and the other for £8,500, but at least £4,000 in both cases was for painting the clock face, the BCBT are meeting in a few weeks and we await their thoughts. The Parish Church clock will be added to the Asset list.

The Tithe Map and laminated copies along with various books have been given to Cllr Benson from Mrs Fraser-Smith, the books will be stored in a lead chest in the church, Cllr Benson is to purchase a folder to put the laminated Tithe maps in, and the suggestion was to put the actual Tithe map in the Records Office in Exeter.

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 26th July 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday August 30th 2016   7.30PM

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 7th June 2016

 

Present ) Mr K Pincombe (Chairman), Mr A Carnegie Mr P Bailey, Mr A Bonner,  Mr P Smale  Mrs A Snell (Clerk)           

In attendance     

Apologies, Mr J Short Mr P Keeley Mrs E Griffiths Mrs G Benson

 

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. It was proposed to accept the Audit Form and Annual Governance statement by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Bonner all in favour.

ii. A letter has been received from CAF bank regarding telephone password instructions, this will be completed and returned.

 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th June 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

Mr Graham Townsend of NDC Planning will be speaking on Neighbourhood Plans

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday July 26th 2016   7.30PM

 

 

 

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th May 2016

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft District Councillor Mr J Earnshaw and Mrs C Hall

Apologies, Mr P Keeley Mrs E Griffiths

 

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

It was raised from the floor regarding the closure at present of the Barnstaple Inn, at the Annual Parish meeting it was discussed regarding applying for it to be made a Community Asset, it was asked is there anything the Parish Council can do to ensure it is kept as a public house, the owner has had some enquiries. It was asked how long can it be kept closed under the planning rules as it is last pub in the settlement, Cllr Croft is to make enquires.

 

Election of Officers the clerk asked for nominations for the post of chairman, following a paper ballot two names were nominated but only Cllr John was willing to stand, all in favour; Cllr John Short was duly elected as chairman.

The chairman asked for nominations for vice chairman, following a paper ballot two names were nominated with only Cllr K Pincombe willing to stand so he 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 council’s representatives.

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

 

 

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

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, Cllr Short has been contacted by SWW with documentation to start the process of taking over the pumping station, it is still on course to be taken over in October 2016 ii North Devon Community grant fund, we are waiting on an invoice to be able to claim the grant.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, trading is still going very well and has increased since the Community Shop was provided with extra space. Committee representatives met, together with Mr Graham Short, a representative of the Post Office to investigate whether a Post Office could be operated from the shop, in view of the poor attendance of the van, certain criteria have to be met like 3 years accounts and a turnover of £200,000 neither of which can be met, but the PO are still going to be asked to proceed and put in an application. ii. School update, this is quiet at present, enquires are being made with prospective parents regarding the preschool. iii. Community Asset Register following the discussion in public participation it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Carnegie to proceed with the application to register the Barnstaple Inn public house as a Community Asset, all in favour. After discussion, it was also proposed to apply for the Post Box at Northcote Cross to be registered as a Community Asset, proposed by Cllr Smale seconded by Cllr Bailey all in favour. iv. Queens 90th Birthday commemorative medals this have been received, an event is taking place in the school on Friday the 10th June, Cllr Bonner kindly agreed to take the medals to that event for distribution to all the school children

 

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and any other parish preschool children in attendance. The remainder will be distributed to the older children in the parish. v. A Wicksteed inspection of the play equipment has been ordered.

5. Highways, i. Regarding the tarmacing of the hall car park and path, the contractors are coming next Tuesday the 31st May. Cllr Edgell reported that there is some money for modest highway repairs of particular concern, locations at Cowlas, Golland Lane, Southdown Lane, road to Pavington from the village and Northcote Cross drains were all suggested. The overgrown verges at Week Cross and Colliton Mill are to be reported.

6. County /District Councillors items Cllr Edgell reported on the Wind energy consultation in the emerging Torridge and North Devon Local plan, in the final consultation 55 out of the 58 parishes said no to the inclusion of the wind energy policy so it has been removed, if a wind turbine is required it has to be agreed in a Neighbourhood Plan. The government policy on Affordable Houses was discussed after going to judicial review the policy of the government is that housing developments up to 10 houses do not have to have any affordable houses included.

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

1087

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1088

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1089

Clerks salary

£450.00

1090

Tower Mint

£128.40

1091

WH Buckingham

£36.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                            

304

WH Buckingham

£145.57

 

 

iii. The Audit papers are with the internal auditor, a special meeting is to be called on the 7th June, 7.30pm to sign the forms. iv The Fixed Asset Register was reviewed and kept the same at £117,656.

8.Planning                                                                                                    P C recommendations        NDDC

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton (meeting held on the 26.1.16 quorum in attendance, recommend approval all in favour)

 

 

60475

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to two dwellings(classQ(A)(B) at Barnpool Farm

 

Withdrawn

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh, Burrington

 

 

60915

Agricultural building works prior notification, land near Cable Cottage

 

 

60356

Retrospective application for erection of temporary agricultural workers dwelling, Rivercross Meadow, gone to appeal

 

Appeal

61051

Conversion of agricultural building to form 1 dwelling at barn at Hound Hill

 

After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Bailey, to recommend approval, noting that the barn is suitable for development, all in favour.

8. Police Report, no report was available

 9. Parish Hall report, a report of  a broken window in No 2 Jenny Fox Cottage was discussed and an invoice received for the damage, it is unsure when the damage was caused and it was said to be caused by  a football coming over the wire from the MUGA on  a night when football was being played. It was felt the Parish Council are not responsible for footballs being kicked over the wire, and the gentleman should

 

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approach the person who he thinks is responsible. It was felt a sign should be put up saying anyone who causes any damage outside the MUGA will be responsible to pay,  a reply will be sent to the gentleman.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

11. Correspondence

i).Healthwatch  leaflets were distributed

ii). An invitation has been received from The Devon Ambulance Response Team in Chulmeigh to an event to launch the response team vehicle, the event is on the 1st July, 12 noon in Chulmeigh.

A new Rector Reverend Tony Rockey has been appointed to the Little Dart Team, he is due to start on the 7th September.

 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th June 2016, 7.30pm

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

Mr Graham Townsend of NDC Planning will be speaking on Neighbourhood Plans

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday July 26th 2016   7.30PM

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 23rd March 2016

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies, Mr A Carnegie 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 Adam Frankell a resident from Chulmleigh came to speak on the proposed wind energy policy that is out for consultation to be included in the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan. After discussion it was agreed to respond to the North Devon and Torridge wind energy development consultation.

Burrington Parish Council would like to comment that many Local Authorities have not included designated areas in their local Plan for wind energy development so why has North Devon and Torridge?

There is currently no area designated for wind energy development so why do we want to change this status considering the number of wind turbines that have already been constructed.

The impact on the area of the proliferation of the many types of developments, already erected, and more if allowed will lead to a cumulative large scale development which will change the character and nature of the landscape. Even the Planning Minister Mr. James Wharton in charge of renewable energy has advised that the Local Plan does not have to identify any areas as suitable for wind energy development, so why is this included in this proposal If a community wants wind turbines then a suitable area could be identified in a Neighbourhood Plan, and applications should proceed through a normal planning application.

North Devon and Torridge are one of the 576 Biosphere areas in the world allocated for its beauty countryside. The infrastructure in this area is at full capacity So Burrington Parish Council voted unanimously to recommend refusal of the proposal that North Devon and Torridge be a designated area as suitable for wind energy development in the forthcoming plan.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd February 2016 were agreed and signed, with slight alterations to the Council Tax figures as report by Cllr Edgell.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, as before Cllr Short has tried again to contact Mr Jay Harris from SWW to contact the representative from the maintenance company who deal with Southfield but to no avail, so Cllr Short has asked the maintenance company to contact Mr Harris Cllr Short will try again.  ii North Devon Community grant fund, the grant has been agreed and the acceptance letter sent for £499.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, an agreement has been reached with J Pickard’s for more space to be allocated to the shop on a more permanent basis. ii. School update, in the last 2-3 days it has been reported verbally that there has been increased interest to start up a toddler group, 6 children are needed to proceed and it is hoped this can be achieved.   

4. Highways, i. Regarding the tarmacing of the hall car park and path, the grant money of £1282 from Councillor Edgell has been received, now the contactor is awaited to undertake the work. Cllr Edgell was thanked for his grant money. It was reported that some of the footpath and bridleways have had maintenance carried out on them from DCC. Cllr Bailey attended the Highways Conference at Exeter Football ground on the 16th March, there were 4 speakers, this include the first on a different approach to signage on the county’s road network, David Whitton on fact and figures and how DCC are keen to break down barriers between DCC, SW highways and district and parish councils and all work together. Tony

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Matthews emphasised the self-help Road Warden scheme now with Chapter 8 training individuals can be trained to fill pot holes and this includes insurance, but the materials have to be paid for by the parish, the best way to report a pot hole is to go on the DCC website and “Fix My Street”. The Councillors did not feel interested in undertaken the Road Warden scheme.

5. County /District Councillors items Cllr Edgell reported on the complaints regarding the stone walls that are being built at Newbridge, following on from the last comments and an article in the North Devon Journal, Cllr Edgell reported that standard steel railings would not have been strong enough, and the steel would only last 25-30 years then need maintenance the wall is a lot stronger and suit the environment of the area, the Parish Councillors were still not convinced.

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

1074

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1075

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1076

Clerks salary

£184.73

1077

Office expenses

£25.04

1078

J&JBins

£69.32

1079

Barnstaple Town Council

£15.00

1080

Cllr Bailey mileage allowance

£24.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                                            

303

A&D Supplies

£53.13

 

 

i. Following on from the last meeting, the Barnstaple Records Office financial contribution was confirmed Proposed by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Pincombe to grant £300 over a 3 year period, all in favour.

ii. A letter has been received say that the Parish are to be awarded £700 from NDC for the Toilet grant.

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

 

Appeal refused,

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

60549

Siting of one row of solar panels in field at Bridge House and Farm, Burrington

 

Passed

 

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton (meeting held on the 26.1.16 quorum in attendance, recommend approval all in favour)

 

 

60475

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to two dwellings(classQ(A)(B) at Barnpool Farm

 

 

60743

Conversion of part of outbuildings to micro-brewery and dairy at Poole Batton

 

 

60090

Prior approval application (forestry building works) for erection of one general purpose building at Oakleigh, Burrington

 

 

i. Cllr Pincombe attended the Barnstaple Town Council Planning and Environmental School, it is hoped the ND and t Local Plan will be drafted by the end of May and adopted by next April. Neighbourhood planning was discussed the only reason to do one is if a community is pro development and the community would have more say and control, it was agreed to ask Mr Graham Townsend a ND Planner to comer and speak to a council meeting. Renewable energy was discussed including Hinkley Point. Barnstaple Blooming s when various companies or communities sponsor a piece of land or flower tubs or any other community asset with a sign to display the sponsor.

8. Police Report,  a large tree has been reported down near The Portsmouth Arms on the A377,

A dangerous driver has been reported not from Burrington but visiting an address in Burrington. The Driver has been spoken to and no more reports received to date. A road traffic collision with damage only, a Silent 999 call and Power drill stolen from Meadow House, in the village were all reported. A deaf Man has

 

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been visiting residents in the village asking to buy prints etc it has been reported on the parish email as a scam.

 9. Parish Hall report, the next project for the hall is to improve the Committee Room. Leader 5 held an event in the hall the previous week; they contributed a great deal of money to the refurbishment, Cllr Edgell who attended the event thanked Leader 5 on behalf of Burrington Parish. The work on repairing the wire around the MUGA is in hand. Cllr Short has contacted a gentleman regarding the lifting lines on the surface of the MUGA the problem being that they are stitched in and with the MUGA being 15 years old it is down to wear and tear, it was suggested the only thing to do is to brush and re sand . It was also reported that older surfaces are more prone to flooding, but this is not too much of an issue at present. A new carpet would be in the region of £15-20 thousand pounds, the life span is dependent on use.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust the AGM has been held and all members have retained their same positions on the Trust.

11. Correspondence

i). The Queens 90th Birthday Celebration. The Beacon is to be lit on the 21st April, with a Simple Supper to be held on Saturday the 11th June on the official celebration weekend.

A letter has been received from Tower Mint regarding a commemorative medal for schools and councils, so it was proposed by Cllr Bailey and seconded by Cllr Griffiths to order 50 medals, all in favour.

 

 

 

 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 26th April 2016, 7.00pm

For the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

Followed by a Parish Council meeting

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday May 24th 2016   7.30PM

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 23rd February 2016

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr A Bonner, Mr A Carnegie, Mrs G Benson Mr P Keeley, Mr P Smale

 , Mrs A Snell (Clerk)          

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies Mrs E Griffiths 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 19th January 2016 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, Cllr Short has tried again to contact Mr Jay Harris from SWW to contact the representative from the maintenance company who deal with Southfield but to no avail, Cllr Short will try again.  ii North Devon Community grant fund, High Bickington are putting in the application. A rep from SW Highways regarding the mobile sign has been to assess the area to place the sign and was happy with the site from Balls Corner towards the village, an outcome is awaited iii. After School bus from Chulmleigh Community College, Cllr Short attended the meeting  on the 10th February at High Bickington Community Centre  to discuss future funding, Burrington  agreed to contribute, it was also asked that parents contribute, final figures and completion has yet to be finalised. 

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, J Pickard’s have been liaising with the shop committee and if an agreement can be agreed to have more space it is looking positive to keep the Community shop in Pickard’s shop on a permanent basis.  ii. School update, a fund raising Ferret racing evening is to be held on the 27th February.  iii. Welcome packs were given to Councillors to distribute. Iv. Cllr Short has met with Mr Toby Russell of DAAT regarding a site for night landing, the only possible site is the Sports Field, a pole would be erected with a spot light and reflective lights on the grass which could be cut over with a mower, all the lights are activated by a mobile phone, a survey has to be carried out by DAAT, the cost is in the region of £5000 to £7000 grants are available and some of the work can be carried out by volunteers. Mr Russell been asked to carry out the survey and we await a reply.

4. Highways, i. Regarding the tarmacing of the hall car park and path, the contractors have been notified that they have the job, but the confirmation of the Councillor Edgell grant is awaited, Cllr Edgell thought it was agreed with an increased sum of £1282, Cllr Edgell was thanked. A black Peugeot car has been parked on the “keep clear” section on the turning into Twitchen Lane opposite the pub, Cllr Short is to speak to the owner. Ii. A letter has been received from High Bickington Parish Council asking the PC to support a letter to the two MP’s, Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox complaining at the lack of investment and poor state of rural roads, all in favour to support.

5. County /District Councillors items Cllr Edgell reported on the complaints regarding the stone walls that are being built at Newbridge, the response received was that the walls are to provide containment for vehicles so they are restrained, it is considered a high priority site due to the inclusion of the railway line, and due to evidence of accidents at the site, it is costing £310,000 for 400meters of protection. The project should have been finished by the end of January but work was held up on the south verge due to issues with utilities , it is now due to be completed by the end of March, the question was still asked why a stone wall and not crash barriers? Cllr Edgell also reported that central Government funding has been reduced but due to lobbying at the concerns of the imbalance between urban and rural funding North Devon Council has received an extra £250,000 in light of the previous £750,000 reduction, and DCC

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had a  £28m reduction with £8.4m to be received back,with both getting slightly less rebates next year. Council Tax is to rise by 1.99% from District Council and 2% from DCC the DCC increase is to provide adult and children’s social care and to compensate for the increase in the minimum wage increase, the 2% increase will raise £6.5m when the cost will be £7.3m, the whole increase will cost a Band D property on average an extra £58pa. ii. Cllr Bailey is sorting out  a second  a quote for the self-winding gear for the clock.

iii. Light in the Square, Cllr Bailey and Cllr Short have agreed to dismantle the light with James Kendrew to repair the structure.

Progress is being made with the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan further consultations are in progress comments can be made until the 24th March. An email has been received from the North Devon Records Office asking for a financial contribution towards there continued operation in Barnstaple, the running cost will be £60,000, it was agreed to contribute but the actual figure will be finalised at the next meeting. 

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

1069

Woodbills

£16.63

1070

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1071

Clerks salary

£45.00

1072

Cllr P Bailey, framing of Colonel                    picture and medals 

£20.00

1073

Bethesda Graveyard Trust rent

£250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                                            

302

JAD Mottram

£427.20

 

 

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

 

Appeal refused,

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

60376

Listed building application in respect of variation of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to listed building consent 53634(part retrospective application for erection of conservatory with internal & external improvements together with replacement upvc windows & demolition of boiler house) to allow amended window design to windows w2,w3,w4,w5 & w6 at Higher Week Farm High

Bickington.

 

Passed

60297

Variation of condition 8 (landscaping) attached to planning permission 41526 to allow for an amended landscaping scheme, Bridge House and Farm.

 

Passed

60282

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to planning permission 41526 & listed building permission 41530 to allow amended window design (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 approvals 38444 & 38445 to delete “& shall not be let , sold or otherwise disposed of separately “) at Bridge House and Farm

 

Passed

58586

Retrospective application for erection of  a dutch barn style barn, Yene Park Barn

 

Passed

60356

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

 

Refused

60549

Siting of one row of solar panels in field at Bridge House and Farm, Burrington

 

 

60557

60531

Listed building consent for Conversion of 2 barns to dwellings at Hayne Baton (meeting held on the 26.1.16 quorum in attendance, recommend approval all in favour)

 

 

60475

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to two dwellings(classQ(A)(B) at Barnpool Farm

 

 

i.              An email has been received regarding a response to a Planning Enforcement Review, a response will be put that if planning is breached enforcement should be applied evenly and equally to all.

 

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ii.            An invitation has been received from Barnstaple Town Council asking if anyone would like to attend a Planning and Environmental School on the 12th March, at the Guildhall Barnstaple, Cllr Pincombe has agreed to attend a place will be booked.  

8. Police Report, no report has been received.

 9. Parish Hall report, the work on the wire around the MUGA is soon to be undertaken. The repairs to the surface of MUGA are still being investigated.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report

11. Correspondence

i). A letter from the Local Government Boundary Commission has been received regarding the final recommendations for the Electoral Review of Devon.

ii). A DALC Highways conference is being held on the 16th March at Exeter Football Ground, Cllr Bailey is to attend, a place will be booked.

iii) A letter has been received from 24 Commando Regiment regarding the 300th Anniversary of “The Sappers”, an information notice is to be put in the magazine.

 

 

 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday April 26th 2016   ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 7.00PM

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 1st December 2015

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor and Mr G Short

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 G Short Chairman of the Parish Hall committee has sent a letter to the Parish Council this was discussed,  the following points were raised a second representative for the Hall Committee due to the sad loss of Brian Fraser-Smith is requested, a risk assessment has been carried out on the MUGA the wire is needing attention by the gate and the surface is lifting at the edges. The Hall car park is in need of repair at the edge of the highway from the entrance down towards Meadow Park a quote has been received £1950 plus VAT, Mr Short is asking the Parish Council for a donation. Wireless headsets have been purchased from WH Buckingham for the hall this is to be requested to pay out of the hall account; Mr Short was thanked for attending the meeting.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th October 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, two letters have been received from Peter Heaton-Jones MP these were relayed to the meeting, one contained the response from Mr Chris Loughlin the Chief Executive of SWW which included the point that the Townbrigde sewage works has more capacity but the Balls Corner one does not. The conclusion was that Cllr Short will contact Mr Jay Harris who he has previously had a site meeting with to see what progress he has made.  ii North Devon Community grant fund, High Bickington are putting in the application.  iii. Flower tubs, two new flower tubs have been purchased one has been placed on Bircham Hill and planted by Cllr Keeley along with tidying the one on the Causeway and planting, the second is available when needed. Cllr Keeley was thanked.  iv. The Defibrillator Training took place on Tuesday the 3rd November 7.00pm in the Parish Hall, it was very well attended with 14 people in attendance, it was suggested to run again in a few years.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, no further report was given.  ii. School update,  the decision was  made by the Chulmleigh Academy Directors on Monday the 2nd November, a reprieve until the Summer of 2017 has been given, but the number of children attending  needs to increase . Mrs Bonner has met with the Schools Learning Trust and the Directors, they plan to a). Recruit a marketing company. b). introduce a Foundation Stage unit and c). increase the transition for year 6 up to Chulmleigh. Point a is due to start very soon with points b & c  to be discussed.  Parent and Community meetings are due to be held with dates to be decided, continued support is greatly needed. The Parish Council was thanked for all its help.

iii. Report on the Parish Forum meeting, Cllr Pincombe attended, Cllr John Hart spoke this being the 7th year of delivering bad news of planned cuts and a shortage of money. Neighbourhood plans were discussed this will be looked into for Burrington.  The emerging Local Plan was also discussed this is hoped to be agreed by April. The response the Parish Council  sent was asked to be more specific so a further response saying how Burrington requires low cost housing and not the need for affordable houses with every development is what is required for the parish to try and keep the school open and the village vibrant.

                                               

 

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4. Highways, i. The road has been retarmaced from Ticavin Lane to Beacon, pot holes were reported at Five Oaks along with poor roads from Deptford to Week Cross and Southdown Lane also the need to repair to the 30mph at the Red Post end of the Village,  these will be reported.

5. County /District Councillors items. i. Cllr Edgell reported that in the Chancellors Autumn Statement funding for the North Devon Link road was mentioned, £1.5 m has been committed to this sort of project in the South West and DCC have earmarked £1m.

The tarmacing of the hall car park and the path along by the Village Green were discussed three quotes are needed for each it was thought both projects will cost in the region of £4,000 Cllr Edgell offered to grant £1,000 so the quotes are to be obtained, discussed and agreed at the next meeting as the grant application needs to be submitted. The disabled space markings were also highlighted this will also be discussed at the next meeting. The quote for the self-winding mechanism for clock is  awaited.

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

1056

Burrington Parish Hall

£11.00

1057

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1058

Clerks salary

£450.00

1059

SLCC

£77.00

 

 

 

 

 

. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                                          

249

 

£4.99

 

 

ii. Grass cutting tenders, Mr M Baker put in a tender for £28.00per cut for the Village Green and £5 for the seats, Mr Elworthy tendered £40.00 for cutting the Millennium Copse hedge, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Smale to accept these all in favour.

iii. A VAT reclaim of £1671.95 has been submitted.

iv. Parish Grant form and precept, the form to apply for the parish grant has been received for £912 this will be completed and returned, the precept was discussed after discussion it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Smale and agreed by all to retain the precept at £6800 for the 2016/2017 year, the grant assistance will be claimed.

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

Appeal logged

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

60244

Prior approval change of use of agricultural building to one dwelling Class Q(a)(b) The Threshing Barn, Bouchland

 

 

8. Police Report, reported in the parish in the last 30 days, there has been no crimes but calls relating to  Cyber-crime/internet scam, mud on the road near Bridge Farm on A377, Damage only road traffic collision – a bus in the ditch near The Portsmouth Arms and finally some neighbours issues.

 9. Parish Hall report, the points raised by Mr Short were discussed, Cllr Pincombe has agreed to represent the Parish Council on the Parish Hall committee. Regarding the surface of the MUGA a quote is to be sought from an astro turf company, with the netting the balls from the footballers on a Tuesday are frequently going over the fence so it was suggested to extend the height behind the goal nearest the Chapel, a quote has been obtained for extensions to the 8 posts £14 each plus VAT from WM Ironworks and two quotes for netting the lighter weight £43.74 and the heavier £81.50 it was proposed  by Cllr Pncombe and seconded by Cllr Bailey to go ahead and order the materials, it was agreed to have the lighter netting with councillors agreeing to erect the netting, all in favour.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence i). A Senior council of Devon leaflet was available

The tents down near Churchalnds show no signs of being moved Enforcement will be contacted again.

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On a recent email from DALC it indicated that the Parish Council has to have its own website this will be clarified.

The light on the Square although working needs repairing this will be on the next agenda.      

Recently when doing the road from Ticavin Lane to the Beacon the road men had tarmac left over it was suggested that the Square could have been repaired as it is in a very poor state, Richard Sables will be contacted.

The after school bus from High Bickington to Chulmeligh is running so it is to be asked can Burrington children use it and it was suggested if they can to make a donation.

 

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 19th January 2016, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

 

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday February 23rd 2016

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th October 2015

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

Apologies, Mr J Short, Mr A Carnegie and 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 29th September 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, Cllr Short has met with a representative from South West Water he seemed very positive, he has taken all the details and is keen to sort the problem out at source. Cllr Short has given the contact details of the maintenance firm for South Field so the SW Water rep can contact the engineers to discuss various options. Using the additive was discussed which could be undertaken manually on a short term basis. South West Water take over the pumping station next October 2016, a response has been received from the Environment Agency saying there is no statutory nuisance, Cllr Short will contact them again in due course. ii North Devon Community grant fund, High Bickington are putting in the application.  iii. Flower tubs, two new flower tubs have been purchased by Cllr Keeley along with compost and daffodils so these will now be put in place one on Bircham Hill and the other to be decided. iv. The Defibrillator Training is to take place on Tuesday the 3rd November 7.00pm in the Parish Hall.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, Cllr Pincombe has met with the committee to discuss the site by the Chapel car park but there were some issues with being near to consecrated ground, so further discussions are to take place, fund raising is being undertaken.  ii. School update,  the decision is to be made by the Chulmleigh Academy Directors on Monday the 2nd November, Cllr Griffiths is to attend along with parents and interested parties, the decision will be made in  a closed session and then published. iii. Cllr Short attended the DALC AGM for which he was thanked, the afternoon session discussed topical issues including low cost housing & care for the elderly. The DALC annual subscription is to be increased by 1%.

4. Highways, i. The sign post arm at Five Oaks has been replaced, Cllr Bailey is to take photos of other missing arms and report them, as DCC have a complete set of all sign posts so they will know what should be on every arm that needs replacing. The hedges had been cut from Ticavin Lane to Beacon, it was hoped this was for retarmacing, but as yet no tarmac and the hedges have grown out again, so Richard Sables is to be contacted for an update.

5. County /District Councillors items. i. Cllr Edgell reported that the North Devon Records office was due to be moved to Exeter and the DCC staff at the Civic Centre moved into their offices above the library but it is not practical to move the DCC staff so they are now moving into the annexe of the Civic Centre and the Records Office staying put with funding coming in the next financial years from a Heritage Trust who can access different money than DCC. A similar body are to run the Youth Service.

Cllr Edgell also reported on the Boundary Commission which has extended its consultation period, the reason for the consultation is to even up electors in each division, our DCC division was thought by three councillors to be inappropriate, so changes have been made and Burrington and Chulmleigh are to stay with the existing DCC division, but will be 10% over the average number of electorate’s.  Cllr Edgell has some grant money available, so after discussion it was agreed Cllr Bailey will get some quotes for widening and tarmacing the path by the side of the Village Green and for an automatic winding mechanism for the parish clock along with painting the face.

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The next Parish Forum meeting is to be held on Wednesday the 11th November at Brysworthy starting at 7.00pm 

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

1051

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1052

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1053

Mr. M Baker grassc cutting

£480.00

1054

Flower tubs, compost, daffodils (Mr P Keeley)

£100.96

 

 

 

 

 

. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-                                                          

 

A&D Supplies

£53.21

 

 

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

Appeal logged

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59781

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

 

Refused

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

59718

Erection of two aircraft hangars at Eaglescott Airfield & Parachute Centre

 

Withdrawn

59861

Listed building application for insertion of replacement door and window London house

 

Passed

i. Open Space money, the Parish Council have been asked to list projects suitable for use with open space money as a consequence of any house building so the suggestions put forward are 1. To improve and widen the public path along the side of the Village Green, to include more lighting which would both provide improved disabled and able bodied access. 2. To install new gates with automatic openings at both ends of the Village Green which would also provide greatly improved disabled access.
3. Install a fixed seat around the Oak Tree in the centre of the Village, the Oak Tree is the emblem of the Village; this would provide more public seating. 4. Repaint the Parish clock face and install a self-winding mechanism as this is a difficult job at present, so would improve the Health and Safety aspect of this duty,
all in favour.

8. Police Report, reported in the parish in the last 30 days, there has been no crimes and one call. South Molton is not on the list for closure at present.

9. Parish Hall report, no report.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence i). The ND and Torridge Local Plan consultation was discussed, 22nd October to 3rd December, the subjects under consultation are  Wind Energy development, Affordable Housing on Development sites and starter homes on exception sites. This has been extended due to a judicial review being brought by Reading and West Berkshire County Councils. The starter homes have to be sold at 80% of open market price but can be sold after 5 years at full price. The consultation is likely to go to the Planning Inspectorate in April 2016.It was felt Burrington should respond as all housing proposals in the Village seems to be turned down when more housing is needed in the village.

ii). A leaflet has been received from Chumleigh Academy.

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 1st December 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

…………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday January 19th 2016

 

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 Parish Council Meeting held on the 29th September  2015

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor, Mr R Kirby, Mr T Godfrey, Mr T Short, Mr G Short, Ms L Griffiths and Mr K Hadden

Apologies, Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey and 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.

 

Speaker Mr Mark Sanders from the Fire Service, Mr Sanders is the Station Manager at Bideford and has been in the North Devon area for 21 years. The three main priorities of the Fire Service are prevention, protection and response; they also carry out medical responses as well. Burrington’s closest station is Chulmleigh, but in the future not all stations will have fire engines but rapid intervention units but Mr Sanders thought it unlikely Chulmleigh will be affected. With prevention fire officers visit all schools in differing years, work places and places were people stay, to try and relay any prevention measures that they can. Also they will visit vulnerable people if informed.

Various protection measures can be offered from installing smoke alarm to fire retardant throws etc.

The fire service has to make savings of £71/2 million by 2020, so prevention and protection are very important, 30/50% of primary fires have been reduced over the last 10/20 years. 

It was suggested to hold fire extinguisher training but the Fire Services would assist but have no resources to fund this.

Mr Sanders was thanked very much for attending.

 

Public Participation

Mr G Short highlighted that all of the comments to the Homelands planning application mentioned the ongoing smell situation, Cllr Short and Mr G Short have been and tried to assess the situation and they are of the opinion that the smell is coming out of the breather pipes as the drains have been addressed, no traps would be on the breather pipes and every house would have one. South West Water and Environmental Health are to be contacted again, (SWW do not take over the pumping station until October 2016), to inform them the smell has still not gone away. It was suggested to ask a builder to identify the breather pipes of a number of houses and assess if fitting a sturgo valve would help the situation. Mr N McCree of building control is also to be contacted to ask what the current standards for breather pipes are, also to be contacted is the MP to keep him informed.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 25th August 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, please see public participation  ii North Devon Community grant fund, High Bickington are to be the lead council, Burrington is asking for a Notice Board and High Bickington a speed sign both for information sharing, it was suggested information sharing on the local websites of information, events etc. The After School bus to Chulmeigh, funding will be discussed at the next meeting. iii. Flower tubs, the two new flower tubs as requested are presently still out of stock at MVF, so Cllr Keeley is to go to Eggesford Gardens.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, a small section in Pickard’s Store has opened, funding was discussed but it was felt the Parish Council could help when grants are being sought. ii. School meeting and grant for advertising. The school meeting was discussed it was agreed the Parish Council should respond to the consultation in the manner of the procedure for the consultation and the lack of information

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to the community. It was also raised regarding doing an advertising campaign on Heart Radio to publicise the School Open morning on the 10th October, the cost is £1000 plus VAT it was proposed by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Griffiths to grant the school the money all in favour, Cllr Bonner declared  personal interest.

4. Highways, i. A pot hole was reported at Pennyford.

5. County /District Councillors items. i. Cllr Croft reported that NDC have moved to a port-a-cabin at Brynsworthy and only hire the Civic Centre for full Council meetings. The Consultation on the Boundary Commission Review was discussed.

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

1045

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1046

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1047

Clerks salary

£215.76

1048

Office expenses

£49.77

1049

Mr. M Marks

£160.00

1050

TK Play

£840.00

1051

Global Radio Services (Heart Radio Advert)

£1200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

Appeal logged

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59781

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

 

 

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

 

 

59718

Erection of two aircraft hangars at Eaglescott Airfield & Parachute Centre

Following an email from Mr D Smith and the attached NATS response to the application which was to recommend refusal it was agreed to reply. Due to the response from NATS the Burrington Parish Council cannot support this application. Also the lack of information for what the hangars are to be used for, all in favour.

 

59861

Listed building application for insertion of replacement door and window London house

Recommend approval

 

8. Police Report, reported in the parish in the last 30 days, there was a neighbour issue reported, a missing young person and a tree knocked down by a high sided vehicle on the main road just up from the Portsmouth Arms. A Community Speed Watch was carried out with PCSO Yorkie, for an hour on a week day between 3.00pm and 4.30pm near South View no vehicles were clocked as speeding

9. Parish Hall report,  no report.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

 

 

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Correspondence

i). The DALC AGM is on Thursday the 15th October, at Westpoint Cllr John Short is to represent the Parish Council. The DALC Annual Report is available.

ii). A letter has been received from the Chulmleigh Recreational Association in relation to a bid to North Devon Communities Fund to support the Saturday Morning Family Activity Club in relation to  the transport to Chulmleigh on Saturday mornings, it was agreed by all to write a letter of support.

It was reported that residents are concerned at activities on the marsh near Churchlands, tents have been erected and it seems now more permanent tents away from the flooding area, NDC Enforcement and Cllr Sue Croft will be informed.

Cllr Bailey informed the meeting that he has got a photograph of Sir General Harrold Taggart a Burrington resident from the Boer War whose medals have just sold for £5688, it was agreed that Cllr Bailey will kindly frame the photograph and a copy of the medals from the recent sale particulars, and put it on show in the Parish Hall.

As there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 27th October 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday November 24th Budget Meeting

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                          417

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th August 2015

 

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

In attendance     Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor, Mr R Kirby, Mr T Godfrey, Mr T Short, Mr G Short, Ms L Griffiths and Mr K Hadden

Apologies, Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey and 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

The Parish Council were thanked from the floor that the rubbish has been removed from the centre of the village. The planning applications for the proposed building of 4 houses at Homelands was discussed at length, the points raised were the safety aspect regarding road safety to both pedestrians and road users with the introduction of another access and the increased traffic movement from the existing access, the visual hazard when lorries and buses travel on this narrow part of the road means that the road is completely full. The consultation letters that the District Council have sent were discussed as only some of the properties in close proximity received them, this is a matter to be taken up with the District Council. The ongoing smell issue was also discussed it has been going on since the South Field development was built almost 6 years ago , and local residents want assurance that this new development will not cause any more problems, ideally the residents would like the smell situation sorted out before further building is undertaken but each planning application has to be looked at on its own merits and these applications have no connection to the current smell situation, the concerns of the parishioners have been noted but those present were advised to write to NDC with their issues and concerns so they can be logged individually.

 

Cllr Andy Carngie was welcomed to the Parish Council he signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office form.  

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 28th July 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, it appears the smell is better but Cllr Short is to investigate the drain opposite South View. ii TAP grant fund, High Bickington are to be contacted again.  iii. Flower tubs, the two new flower tubs as requested are presently out of stock at MVF.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, suppliers are being contacted to open a small section in Pickard’s Store before the purpose built shop is open, shares are being offered for this at present. ii. Boat, the boat has been removed. iii. The Defibrillator has new pads supplied.

4. Highways, i. The post that is holding the 30mph and Burrington sign on the entrance to the village from Red Post has not been repaired, and the request for Richard Sables to inspect the drains has not been responded to the email will be sent again. The hedges are to be cut from Forches to Twitchen Lane. The poor quality of hedge cutting on the LEA field was commented on, a comment will be sent to the school.

5. County /District Councillors items. i. Cllr Edgell reported that the Government policy of not having to have any affordable houses on developments of 10 or below has been challenged and the challenge won so the ND and Torridge Local Plan has to be consulted on again and changed to reflect this.

 

 

 

 

6. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                            418           

1040

Burrington Parish Hall

£15.00

1041

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1042

Clerks salary

£450.00

1043

Grant Thornton

£120.00

1043

Cllr J Short Gate posts

£58.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

Appeal logged

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59544

Extension to agricultural building, Aylescott Farm

 

Passed

59781

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

Cllr John Short declared a prejudicial interest and left the room, it was proposed by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Bonner that Cllr Griffiths chair this part of the meeting.

The same response was made for this application as below omitting regarding the new access as this application is using the existing access and on this application the street elevation map is correct.

 

59769

Erection of 2 open market dwellings, closure of existing and creation of new vehicular access, conversion of storage shed to form garage for existing dwelling, Homelands, Burrington

After further extensive discussion it was proposed by Cllr Bonner and seconded by Cllr Benson to make the following points, the site is developing a brown field site, it was suggested the new access be wider with an increased visibility splay to enhance the safety of pedestrians and other road users, this would also allow better access and egress as the highway is very narrow at that point. It is to be highlighted the ongoing smell issue following the development of the South Field site which is unresolved after nearly 6 years. The Parish Council wants assurance that the sewage system has capacity for these 2 new houses in the Town Bridge sewage works, and the proposed method of progressing the sewage from this development will not cause further problems. On this application’s street elevation map, clarification is sought as it appears to indicate closure of the existing access. It was agreed to comment that it is good to see that the houses are set back from the road with off road parking and they do not impact on the neighbours regarding light, they also maintain an open space, all in favour.

 

59718

Erection of two aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield & Parachute Centre

After discussion the Parish Council has concerns that the very large hangers are away from existing storage and amenities, also the increase in air traffic, noise nuisance and the impact it will have on local residents, along with the fact that this is not a commercial site, a response letter will be sent asking for further details before the PC can respond.

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

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8. Police Report, reported in the parish in the last 30 days, damage only road collision, a hit and run resulting in damage to a wall. A missing person log and damage caused to a vehicle when it was spray painted. Further spray painting was reported at the meeting to a litter bin by Pound Close.

An email has been received from the Road Casualty Reduction Officer. South Molton Police are to be contacted regarding setting up a Community Speed Watch.

9. Asset Report, the seat have been painted, and the new tractor mobile has been installed.

10. Parish Hall report, no report, the question was asked do we need another representative on the Hall committee.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence

i). A poster has been received from Peter Henton-Jones MP for his scheduled visits in the North Devon Area, these will be put on the notice board.

 

The next school consultation evening is the 17th September in the school.

Ass there was no further business the meeting was closed.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 29th September 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday October 27th

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                414

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 28th July 2015

 

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

In attendance    PC Graham James, PCSO, Mrs S Bonner, Mr J Earnshaw, Mr R Kirby, Mr T Godfrey and Cllr R Edgell

Apologies, Mr K Pincombe Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor and 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

Mrs Bonner gave an update on the school situation following the meeting on the 15th July, the consultation period has been extended to the 15th October the school is guaranteed for another year, a booklet was distributed at the meeting on the consultation along with questions and answers. The next school meeting is the 17th September the dioses and a representative from DCC transport are to be asked to attend. Mr Walters is the acting head for the forthcoming year; it was felt the Academy could be more positive in try to overcome the situation at the school. The property is owned by the Church with the sports field owned by the LEA. Both Chulmleigh and Hgih Bickington are nearing capacity with pupil numbers. People are to be urged to respond to the consultation to get as may replies as possible, it was felt community pressure would be an asset and also to promote and make people more aware of the school and it tremendous achievements and qualities. Burrington School has been part of the Academy for 4 years now, but there are only 25 pupils on the roll.

The school has an ethos group to maintain its Christian connection and the academy has a PAG group with two representatives from each of the schools in the academy. The Parish Council were asked to help, it is hoped to put up more signage. A community meeting was suggested to be held with another suggestion of a mailshot to the surrounding parishes.

Mrs Bonner was thanked very for attending.

Mr Earnshaw gave a report on the progress of the community shop, at a meeting last week it was decided to not go into the hall but to raise funds to have new building on the site of the Methodist Burial Ground that has been offered. For the time being the committee are to take a small part of Pickard’s Store to other essential goods. Grants are now to be applied for with share offer to be organised.

It was asked could anything be done regarding the rubble and rubbish that are in the centre of the village

as some of the rubbish is blowing around the square. The close proximity to the school playground and MUGA were highlighted, it was agreed to ask NDC Environment department to investigate.

The smell situation is still ongoing this was also highlighted as being very bad of late, Cllr Short said he looking in the drain by the Old Shop when the smell was prevalent as it had bung written on the road, upon looking there was no bung and an open hole, he filled the hole and this will be reported to highways to ensure they have undertaken all the work they were supposed to. Also it was noted that several of the drains with water traps, the water dries out very quickly so rending them not working, this is also to be reported to highways.

It was reported at the traffic problems that are apparent in the narrow part of the road beside Sunnyside,

as there are young children who live in the vicinity. Is there anything that can be done? PC James suggested contacting Mr Mark Goulding the Road Casualty Reduction Officer to see what options are available.

 

 

Co-option of a Parish Councillor, after a paper ballot with three candidates putting their names forward,

Mr Andy Carnegie, was co-opted on to Burrington Parish Council. The other candidates will be thanked.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th July 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, the report was given in Public Participation. ii TAP grant fund, the numbers of children that use the bus are on average 4 children in the Autumn term, 6 in the Spring term and 4 in the Summer term, it was still agreed to put some funds to this and the suggestion was for information provision in the parish, a new notice board is required, but it could be used for the website, leaflets etc, High Bickington are to be contacted to discuss. iii. The report on the school meeting has been covered, it was suggested and agreed by all that if a meeting was called in the Hall the Parish Council would pay for the hall hire. iv. Flower tubs, it was agreed by all to purchase two new flower tubs from MVF.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, this has been covered under Public Participation ii. Boat on the Chapel car park, a notice has been placed on the boat if it is not removed by the date on the notice it will be removed.

5. Highways, i. The post that is holding the 30mph and Burrington sign on the entrance to the village from Red Post is in a bad state of repair, this will be reported. It was reported that DCC have been surveying the parish roads recently. It was noted by all what a good job has been done of cutting the corners and hedges around the parish to aid visibility.

6. County /District Councillors items. i. The decision notice has been received with the new times for the mobile Post Office service, these will be Wednesdays ////and Fridays from 11.30 to 13.00. Cllr Edgell said he had grant funds available for suitable projects. DCC were supposed to have moved out of the Civic Centre to relocate above the library but this has been unsuccessful, meaning that the Records Office will not necessarily have to relocate to Exeter, but it is unsure of its future. DCC are now located in the annex to the left of the main Civic Centre building.

Cllr Edgell has a sales catalogue from a recent sale including medals that were sold from Major General Harold Arthur Lewis Taggart a former resident of the Parish, they realised £5688. The article was given to Cllr Bailey who will display them with a photograph of the Major General.

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

1034

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1035

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1036

NDC Election costs

£428.59

1037

TK Play (the grant money is due in on the 3rd August, this cheque will be paid when the grant has been received.

£5356.80

1038

Devon Waste Management

£65.00

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

As it was 9.30pm all agreed to continue.

8.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

 

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59414

Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural  building to dwelling (use class c3) and for associated operational development (class Qb) at Kingsland  

 

Withdrawn

59549

Erection of four dwellings at Homelands, Burrington

 

Withdrawn

59544

Extension to agricultural building, Aylescott Farm

The Parish Council has no objections to this application.

 

                                                                                                                                                                       

i. Notice of planning appeal Oakleigh Burrington ENF 8362, the appeal has been turned down and the applicant has 12 months to return the site as before.

i.  Public Open Space contribution that the Parish Council can allocate to projects, the suggestions put forward were the path by the Village Green, a safety zig zag outside the gate by the bus shelter and to tarmac the area on the Methodist burial Ground to put the Community Shop.

9. Police Report, PC Graham James was in attendance, no crimes has been reported in the parish in the last 30days.

9. Asset Report, The Parish Notice board by the bus shelter is in need of being replaced quotes have been  sought from between £135 to £449, these will considered.

10. Parish Hall report, the hall committee are looking into improving the acoustics of the main rooms in the hall and improving the deaf aid loop.

11. Playground refurbishment, the resurfacing of the play equipment is underway, there is a problem with the elephant spring, it is rusted and could not be tightened, two quotes have been received Wicksteed £350 for just the spring, TK Play £540 for the whole unit, plus installation, a grant has been received of £575 with a total cost of £650 to get the grant a third party contribution have to be sent it was proposed by Cllr Smale and seconded by Cllr Benson to pay the £65 to Devon Waste Management, all in favour

12. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence

i). A Senior Council of Devon leaflet was available.

ii). A Clerks and Council’s Direct leaflet has been received.

A letter has been received from the fire service asking to come and speak at a meeting, the clerk is to contact the officer.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday August 25th

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                411

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 7th July 2015

 

Following the sad death of Cllr Brian Fraser-Smith a minute’s silent was held in commemoration.

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

In attendance    PC Graham James

Apologies, Mr P Keeley Mr K Pincombe Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor and 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 21st May 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Councillor Vacancy, notices have been put up asking if parishioners request an election this notice will be up until the 23rd July, if not the co-option will take place at the next meeting on the 28th July, a notice will be put on the Parish email asking if anyone is interested.

ii. Update on the smell situation, no report was given, an assessment will be made before the next meeting, and the documentation has been collected from Nick Harvey’s office. iii. Quality Council, no report, the information for the Transparency Code has been published on the parish websites. iv. A letter has been received from Chulmleigh Community College thanking the PC for the money towards the After School bus on a Thursday and hoping for continued support. This money came through the TAP grant fund, High Bickington have approached us to work together again, it was suggested to continue the support for the bus although at a reduced amount and look for another project, suggestions were put forward the Parish Hall  Chulmleigh Ambulance project etc High Bickington are to be contacted to discuss.

v. The Annual Report is ready for delivery, as many as possible were distributed among councillors the rest will be posted, 6 organisations information was included.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, a bank account has been opened, representatives are to meet with the chairman and vice chairman of the hall committee on Thursday for further discussions, a share offer to village residents is being prepared. ii. Trailer on the Chapel car park, this seems now to have been joined by a boat. Cllr Short has spoken with NDC the options are i. someone else to manage the car park, at a cost, ii Implement by-laws but this would be down to the PC to police, iii. Put a height restriction at the entrance, by putting up a height bar, the entrance would have to be made narrower and consideration taken for the PO van, iv in the case of the boat when no one is claiming ownership an official notice can be put on it and if not removed the Parish Council can have it removed at a cost which will be borne by every parishioner, an email is to be circulated when the notice has been enforced.

5. Highways, i. Pot holes were reported along Pennyford, Halsbury road and past Cowlas these will be reported. Cllr Bailey has met with Richard Sables to discuss the missing finger post signs, the Five Oaks sign is to be purchased first with the understanding that the Parish Council will fit it; a list is to be complied of any others that are missing. The stretch of road from the Village to the Beacon is on the list to be repaired.

6. County /District Councillors items. i. no report was given. Cllr John Short has been elected onto the DALC County Committee.

 

 

 

 

7. Finance,    i. Approve and sign the following cheques from main account:-                                412

1022

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.50

1023

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1024

Clerks salary

£652.39

1025

Office expenses

£59.22

 

Burrington Parish Hall re toilet grant

£450.00

1028

Burrington PCC re lights

£60.00

1027

Burrington Primary School re lights

£35.00

 

Burrington Parish Hall re lights

£140.00

 

Burrington Parish Hall re grant and top up

£600.00

1029

Burrington Church Buildings Trust re maintenance of graveyard

£300.00

1030

Bethesda Graveyard Trust re maintenance of graveyard

£100.00

1031

Old Gospel Hall re maintenance of graveyard

£50.00

1032

J&J Bins

£69.32

1033

Stamps for Annual Return

£51.84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

ii. Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-

242

WH Buckingham

£188.

243

South West Fixings

£40.11

244

A&D Supplies

£34.80

245

West of England Fire protection, inspection and fire extinguisher

£93.60

 

 

 

 

 

iii. Approve and sign the following cheques from MUGA account:-

 

WH Buckingham, new card machine, and repairs

£1057.64

 

 

iv. The Bank mandate was signed in accordance with requirements to have four signatories.

As it was 9.30pm all agreed to continue.

8.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

 

59255

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural  building to dwelling house at Bouchland  Farm

 

Passed

59264

Prior notification forestry development for erection of shed, Oakleigh Burrington

 

Passed

59272

Extension to front porch Greencroft 4 Meadow Park Drive

 

Passed

59303

Extension to Livestock & general storage barn, Homelands

 

 

59414

Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural  building to dwelling (use class c3) and for associated operational development (class Qb) at Kingsland  

 

 

59549

Erection of four dwellings at Homelands, Burrington

Cllr J Short declared a prejudicial interest, and left the room the application was discussed, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey and seconded by Cllr Smale to recommend approval but to make the following points, the site is developing a brown field site, it was suggested the new access be wider to allow better access and egress as the road is very narrow at that point. Due to the ongoing smell issue following the development of the South Field site the PC wants assurance that the sewage system has capacity for 4 new houses in the Town Bridge sewage works. And to comment that it is good to see that the houses are set back from the road with off road parking and they do not impact on the neighbours regarding light and they also maintain an open green space, all in favour.

 

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i. If the 4 house development gets permission there may be a Public Open Space contribution that the Parish Council can allocate to projects, so Councillors were asked for ideas as to what this money could be used for, there were three suggestions but it was felt more information needs to be obtained as to actually what this money could be used for under Public Open Space, so the clerk is to contact NDC and this will be on the agenda for the next meeting.   

9. Police Report, PC Graham James was in attendance, 2 concerns of welfare have been logged in the last 30 days, and PC James reported the staffing level at South Molton is being retained at a good level, with 3PCS’s 4 PC’s along with a sergeant and a Neighbourhood team leader.

9. Asset Report, Cllr Short and Cllr Bailey have undertaken the inspection of the Parish Council assets, most were in good order, but an estimate has been received from Mr M Marks for painting the benches and picnic tables of £160.00 all in favour to proceed, a quote is to be asked for to paint the bus shelter. A request has been received from the Women’s Link regarding the flower tubs at the entrance to the Village, the one along Bircham Hill was reported to be in bad repair it was agreed to purchase a new one and replace the others when required. The light in the Square needs repair to the metal work Mr C Snell is to be asked to repair this as he made the new one on the top of the Queen Victoria obelisk. The Parish Notice board by the bus shelter is in need of being replaced quotes are to be sought and Cllr Croft asked for a contribution.

10. Parish Hall report, the hall committee are looking into improving the acoustics of the main rooms in the hall and improving the deaf aid loop

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence

i). A Junk Mail leaflet was available.

ii). A Clerks and Council’s Direct leaflet has been received.

Cllr Bonner reported that an Open meeting is being scheduled for Wednesday 15th July to discuss the future of the school.

 

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday August 25th

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                411

 Annual Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st May 2015

 

Declaration of Acceptance of Office Forms were signed by Councillors prior to the meeting

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

In attendance    Cllr S Croft and Mr T Godfrey

Apologies, Mr P Keeley Mr B Fraser-Smith Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor and PCSO Yorkie

 

Election of Officers the clerk asked for nominations for the post of chairman, following a paper ballot Cllr John Short was nominated, all in favour; Cllr John Short was duly elected as chairman.

The chairman asked for nominations for vice chairman, following a paper ballot two names were nominated with only Cllr K Pincombe willing to stand so he was duly elected as Vice Chairman.

Representatives from the Parish Council on the Parish Hall committee, Cllr B Fraser-Smith and Cllr P Bailey were appointed as the council’s representatives.

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

 

Cllr Short then welcomed the new Council.

 

 

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

The smell issue was raised and the rubbish in the centre of the Village.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 28th April 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Councillors were asked to complete their Declaration of Interest Forms in due course,

ii. Update on the smell situation, the smell is still occurring especially in the area at the entrance to Pickard’s yard, Cllr Short has looked at these drains and can see that they have got traps and the bungs are in place. Residents are to be asked to try and identify which drain or drains are causing the ongoing problem. A call has been received from Nick Harvey’s office asking if the PC would like the file on the smell issue, this will be collected. iii. Quality Council, more information is to be sought on the actual cost of signing up to the new Foundation Level and any ongoing cost. With the introduction of the Governments new Transparency Code for Small authorities, were information has to be published on line, it was felt a lot of the information would be the same, the new code has to be implemented by the 1st July. The rubbish in the centre of the Village, the Conservation officer is to be contacted as this is within the Conservation Area.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, further fund raising events are planned, a Country and Western evening, quiz, etc, quotes are being sought for the alterations to the hall.

ii. The issue of the trailer parked on the Methodist car park was raised further enquires have been made but as yet  no progress has been made.

5. Highways, i. Pot holes were reported along Week Lane and past Cowlas these will be reported. The representative from Blueorange signs has meet with Cllr Bailey regarding the issue with the finger post signs and the amount that are missing. Blueorange are not allowed to make these signs. So it was discussed if Burrington had a Road Warden would this be an advantage to getting the signs quicker and fixing them ourselves, the question is also to be asked what are the disadvantages if any. 

 

 

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6. County /District Councillors items. i. The  elections  held on the 7th May, Richard Henton Jones was elected as MP for the constituency, Cllr Croft as re-elected as District Councillor, a Parish Council vote took place with the above councillors elected.

Cllr Croft reported that the first full council meeting has been held with the new leader Cllr Des Brailey, Chairman Cllr Jackie Flynn Vice chair, Cllr Sue Croft, the conservatives have a majority of 2.

The Boundary Commission are undertaking an Electoral Review of Devon, this will affect the DCC Councillor area for Burrington, a link is to be circulated so all councillors can view the changes, the closing date for the consultation is the 7th July.

Nominations were asked for the DALC County Committee; Cllr John Short was nominated and will stand.

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

1018

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.30

1019

Ms G Boyd

£28.00

1020

Clerks salary

£245.63

1015

Came and Company Insurance

£278.95

 

 

 

 

The insurance was discussed if the Parish Council sign up for three years last year’s price was quoted, so it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Bailey to accept the offer, all in agreement.

ii. Agree and sign the Audit Form and the Annual & Governance Statement, it was proposed by Cllr Bailey and seconded by Cllr Smale to sign the form, all in agreement. iii. Bank mandate, it was agreed to update the mandate with Cllr Short, Pincombe, Bailey and Smale are to sign the form to be able to sign the cheques, the remaining councillors are able to carry out any internal audit checks.

8.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

 

58485

Erection of one dwelling with detached double garage at Garden of La Maisonette Twitchen Lane,

 

Passed

59255

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural  building to dwelling house at Bouchland  Farm

 

 

59264

Prior notification forestry development for erection of shed, Oakleigh Burrington

 

Approved

                       

9. Police Report, no report was received.

10. Parish Hall report, it was reported that the new caretaker and cleaner is Gemma Boyd.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report.

Correspondence

i). A Senior Council of Devon leaflet has been received.

ii). A Northern Devon Health Trust leaflet, Pulse has been received.

It was reported the school equipment has been erected, also Ms Lully Newman is leaving Burrington and going to Chulmleigh School, big changes are to take place due to the different funding scheme that is being implemented.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 30th June 2015, 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday July 28th

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                   409

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 28th April 2015

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr B. Fraser-Smith Mrs E Griffiths Mr P Smale Mr P Keeley Mr J Earnshaw , Mrs A Snell (Clerk)        

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft

Apologies, Mr R Elworthy and PCSO Yorkie

 

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 30th March 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Adopt any resolutions passed at the Annual Parish Meeting, after discussion it was proposed by Cllr Griffiths to grant the Parish Hall £450 towards the public toilets seconded by Cllr Pincombe all in favour.

The grant resolutions to the Church £60, School £35 and Hall £140 towards the electrical cost to run the lights were proposed by Cllr Keeley seconded by Cllr Smale all in favour. On the following resolution Cllr Griffiths, Cllr Short and Cllr Bailey all declared a prejudicial interest and took no part in discussion or vote. The grants towards the grass cutting of the three religious areas was discussed it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Fraser-Smith to grant £300 to the Burrington Church buildings Trust, £100 to the Bethesda Graveyard Trust and £50 to the Old Gospel Hall Trust, all in favour.

3. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, the smell has occurred in the last week in the vicinity of the Old Post Office by the drains that were not checked and resolved by DCC highways , a further letter is to be written to DCC asking when the remaining three drains are to be seen to. ii. Quality Council, including General Power of Competence, it was agreed at the last meeting for the clerk to undertake the work required for General Power of Competence, the submittal form has been completed and will be sent with a cheque for £30 to SLCC. The Quality Status for the council was discussed it was agreed for Cllr Short to speak to Lesley Smith on the advantages of undertaking the Foundation level. iii, An acknowledgement to the Parish Councils response to the Mobile Post Office changes has been received.

4. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, Cllr Earnshaw reported that the Pudding Evening raised over £300 and thanked everyone who attended or helped in any way, the Parish Council was also thanked for the £100 grant that has been granted. The Committee are applying to the Community Business Society, with the next step to receive building quotes for the alterations and apply for a change of use, this will be undertaken through the Parish Council.

ii. The issue of the trailer parked on the Methodist car park was raised again no progress has been made.

5. Highways, i. The very poor stare of the road along the A377 from Kingford to Umberleigh was highlighted again, along with the fact that the road from Twitchen Lane to Forches is also in a very bad state of repair. As yet the trees from Portsmouth Arms sawmills up towards the village have not been attended to, it was also noted that a lot of the sign posts around the parish have lost arms which have not been replaced, these will all be reported again. The Road Warden scheme was discussed to ascertain if it would be of any benefit to the parish, the clerk is to ascertain if there is any training available.

The Asset Review will be carried out following the May meeting.

6. County /District Councillors items. i. The Parish Council election is to be held on the 7th May along with a District election and Parliamentary. An information leaflet has been produced on the 11 candidates which will be circulated by the candidates to all households in the parish ii. Bus Review, the response letter has been sent from the Parish along with the Chairman signing a joint letter from all the Parishes affected along the route. iii.  North Devon and Torridge Local Plan the closing date for responses is the 1st May, then the document will be sent to the Government for ratification.

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Cllr Edgell reported that the District and County Council will have moved out of the Civic Centre by the end of June, front line services will all be moved to Lynton House and the remainder to Brysworthy. A report has been received from Cllr Croft this will be circulated via email to all Councillors.

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

1012

Burrington Community shop

£100.00

1013

Devon Waste Management Ltd

£455.00

1014

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.30

1015

Ms G Boyd litter picking

£28.00

1016

DALC affiliation fee

£116.81

1017

SLCC General Power of Competence submittal

£30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

i. The clerk’s contract was signed ii. The Audit paperwork has been completed these will be forwarded to the Internal Auditor Mr J Wehner for consideration iii. The Asset Register was circulated to all councillors the projector and screen have been added to the Parish Council assets; it was proposed by Cllr Bailey and seconded by Cllr Fraser-Smith to accept this. It was agreed the projector an screen were to be used for organisations within the parish, be stored at the hall and be regulated and booked through the hall booking system.

8.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

 

58485

Erection of one dwelling with detached double garage at Garden of La Maisonette Twitchen Lane,

 

 

58758

Erection of office building, Aylescott Driers

 

Passed

                       

9. Police Report, this was covered in the Annual Parish Meeting

10. Parish Hall report, Burrington hall took part in the Open Hall month to raise the profile of Parish Hall’s, Burrington’s open hall event was on Saturday the 25th April.

10. Methodist Trust no report.

Correspondence

i). A Senior Council of Devon leaflet has been received.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Thursday 21st May 2015, this will be the Annual Parish Council meeting starting at 7.30pm

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday June 30th

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                   404

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 31st March 2015

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr B. Fraser-Smith Mr P Keeley Mr J Earnshaw , Mrs A Snell (Clerk)    

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft

Apologies , Mr R Elworthy Mrs E Griffiths Mr P Smale and PCSO Yorkie

 

Mr Sam Moyse from Chulmleigh Parish Council was welcomed to the meeting; he discussed the progress the 4x4 ambulance vehicle project that Chulmleigh Parish council are working towards. The question was asked what area of Burrington the vehicle will cover, SW Ambulance says 3 miles from the depot, but in reality it will be further it is considered it will cover ¾ of Burrington, the Radar station end would be covered by a first responder from Dolton but this would not be a 4x4 vehicle. SW Ambulances can take up to 45 minutes to arrive it is anticipated this vehicle would take 10 minutes. The committee are hoping to have purchased a vehicle and have its launch at the Chulmleigh Fair on the 28th July. Money wise they have got £8000, promised from Cllr Edgell and TAP allocations Wemworthy and East Worlington are participating.

Winston Pincombes in Chulmleigh have promised to fuel and maintain the vehicle. This will make a large difference to the anticipated cost. The committee feel they can fund a two man crew for 1 hour at £15 per crew member, by SW Ambulance statistics there should be in the region of one call out per week, but it may be in the region of 2-3 with the committee anticipating being able to fund this. The charity shop in Chulmelgh have added this cause to their list, they raise between £1000-£1200 per month. Insurance of the vehicle has not been looked at as yet; the crew will be covered under SW Ambulance insurance. It is anticipated the vehicle will be able to undertake other related journeys ie if the doctor cannot get to a patient in bad weather. Mr Moyse was thanked very much for attending.

 

Mr Peter Tucker the Chairman of High Bickington Parish Council was welcomed to speak on the Bus Review that is currently being undertaken. The bus service that is being effected is the 325 which currently runs 6 days a week with a proposed cut back to 2 days a week, High Bickington (where 22% of the passengers get on) and Atherington are trying to get the cut back to 4 days a week, the Tuesday and Friday services will not be effected High Bickington are keen to keep Thursday and Saturday but Atherington would prefer Monday and Saturday, so the agreement is to ask for Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. These two parishes would like a response from each parish affected and a co-ordinated response from all the parishes involved, Cllr Tucker has visited other affected parishes to gain their support. The meeting was told that if a later bus does not run bus passes can be used on the early college bus. A reponse has to be submitted by the 20th April, Cllr Tucker was thanked for attending.

 

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 24th February 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, one response has been received to the notice put in the Parish magazine and on the parish email, but it was felt the situation was better but it was agreed to monitor and wait until after the election before any further discussion is undertaken ii. Cllr Earnshaw reported that he had had some communication with Burrington in Somerset, there is a great deal of similarities in size of parish, households, church etc which was felt could be put in the parish magazine as it may be of interest to parishioners. But it was felt of no benefit to have any ties with the other parish.

 

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3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, Cllr Earnshaw reported that following the meeting with the hall, a 2 meter area is to be reserved by the hall in the store, but it was still felt to open quickly this is the best option, then to look at other alternatives if the shop is a success at this location, it was suggested and agreed by councillors that the Parish Council would apply for any planning permission that would be required.

ii. The issue of the trailer parked on the Methodist car park was raised again; Cllr Short has emailed DCC to ask for advice on the situation but as yet has received no reply. iii. Cllr Short has also spoken to the school regarding their request to put a goal post, netball hoop and climbing wall on the tarmac area of the Village Green, the climbing wall is only to be a foot high and is to go on the school area of the playground so it was agreed all were in favour likewise with the request for a port-a-cabin to be parked by the gate on the Methodist car park for workman whilst they undertake work at the school. iv The owners of the vehicles that are parked outside Copperfiled and the opposite property have been asked if they could possibly not park on both sides of the road at the same time, following this the situation has improved. v. Cllr Short attended a housing conference held by NDC, the Council are pleased with the amount of Affordable houses that they have delivered in the last 5 years, but the new policy for not having to have Affordable houses on developments of 10 or less was felt to be a disadvantage to rural areas.

Cllr Bailey reported on the grant for the safety surfacing  around the play equipment , a representative from Grantscape have been and visited the project, they have confirmed that the required standards have been met and a grant of £4000 has been confirmed, Many thanks were sent to Coastal Recycling for the support of  the grant through their Coastal Recycling Community Fund, Cllr Edgell was thanked for his grant contribution of £455.Notification of the toilet grant has been received, on the grant application everything scored high apart from the estimated water usage, so the Parish Council are to receive £416 out of a possible £866, so it is to be asked why the grant is not more when the flushing system is set up to be as environmentally friendly as possible.

4. Highways, i. Cllr Short has met with Mr John Baker the DCC footpath and PROW officer regarding the footpath by the Village Green, he felt no repairs were necessary at present but did ask who tarmaced the path previously, as responsibility for upkeep was unsure. Cllr Short did report that if the grass that is encroaching on the path was trimmed back it would help, so volunteers were asked for. The road from Forches Cross to Cross Park is in a very bad state of repair, pot holes were reported along Twitichen Lane and by Whitecleave into Callard these will be reported. No action has been taken regarding the overhanging trees towards Portsmouth Arms sawmills this will also be reported again. 

5. County /District Councillors items. i. Papers for the forthcoming Parish Council election have to be submitted by the 9th April 4.00pm. ii. Bus Review, following on from the talk by Cllr Tucker it was agreed to write a response and all agreed for Cllr Short to sign the co-ordinated letter when it has been circulated via email. Cllr Edgell reported that DCC had reserves after the DCC budget had been balanced of £100,000 to maintain current gritting levels, a similar amount for subsidising the bus reductions and an equal amount for mitigated school crossing patrols, also £40,000 for the Devon Citizen Advice Bureau. Cllr Croft has not been to councils meeting for 2 months due to ill health, but is standing again in the forthcoming District Council elections.

North Devon and Torridge Local Plan the proposed main changes to the publication draft are at present out for consultation, under this plan Burrington does not have a planning line around the village, but the three allocated sites are included. Cllr Short has taken advice on developments in the centre of the village and it is the same as being within the development line.  There is a consultation disc available with responses in by the 1st May. iv. Dementia, Cllr Fraser-Smith reported it had been highlighted at DALC and asked what were parishes doing, it was reported Mrs Susan Bailey was still in contact with a local organisation and was hoping to organise an event.

It was raised regarding Burrington’s Quality Status, the system has changed to different levels, foundation level is free for the first year, the clerk is to look into this. Also the General Power of Competence was raised this will give the Council the power to do anything that an individual may do, within the restrictions of the law, it was agreed the clerk to submit the work, then the council can pass a resolution to be able to

 

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undertake the power, this was proposed by Cllr Fraser-Smith seconded by Cllr Earnshaw all in favour. There is now a new Transparency Code for Small Authorities, the clerk will look into this.

 

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

1007

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.30

1008

Ms G Boyd litter picking

£28.00

1009

Clerks salary

£335.44

1010

Office expenses

£48.52

1011

Projector and screen ( Country Profile)

£476.80

 

 

 

 

 

Approve and sign the following cheques from hall account:-

241

A&D

£111.22

 

 

i. The Audit paper has been received they have to be returned by the 8th June.

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

An enforcement notice has been received but the application is still at the Appeal stage.

58485

Erection of one dwelling with detached double garage at Garden of La Maisonette Twitchen Lane,

 

Cllr croft was asked about Mr M Kelly’s site visit, as yet no date has been set.

58560

Change of use of former shop area to dining room at  London house

 

Passed

58758

Erection of office building, Aylescott Driers

 

Approval recommended

Notification has been received regarding work to be carried out on the Churchyard trees; also a prior notification notice has been received for extending a barn at Bircham Farm                                             

8. Police Report, in the last 30 days there have been no crimes, with three calls received.

9. Parish Hall report, Burrington hall are taking part in the Open Hall month to raise the profile of Parish Hall, Burrington’s open hall event is on Saturday the 25th April from 10 to 12.30 for a coffee morning.

10. Methodist Trust no report, no report.

Correspondence

i). A letter has been received regarding the changing of the Mobile Post Office visiting days, it is suggested to be reduced from 4 to 2 , a letter is to be written asking if it can be retained for 3 days, presently the service comes on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the proposed changes are for the service to come on  Wednesday and Friday, it was suggested that if the service had to be two days to ask for Tuesday and Friday as they are further apart and the service is well used on a Tuesday.

It was reported that the Chulmeigh doctors are altering their shifts due to North Tawton no longer being involved with the practice.

It was agreed if a Parish Council election is called candidates will be asked to write a paragraph about themselves and this be circulated by the candidates to all households.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 28th April 2015, following the Annual Parish Meeting, 7.00pm

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: The May meeting has yet to be decided dependant on a Parish Council election.

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                   401

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 24th February 2015

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr R Elworthy, Mr B. Fraser-Smith Mrs E Griffiths Mr J Earnshaw ,Mr P Smale Mrs A Snell (Clerk)       

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County, Mr K Watts, Mrs J Short, Mrs E Chapple, Mr and Mrs Tett, Mr M Hill, Mrs Skull, Mr S Ford SPRA and PCSO Yorkie

Apologies Mr P Keeley and Councillor Cllr S Croft

 

 

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

The Chairman welcomed the members of the public to the meeting, Mr Watts gave files containing information relating to a planning application on his property and other relating documents including information regarding difficulties with a neighbour, after listening to the discussion, the chairman concluded that the Parish Council could do very little but would take advice from DALC regarding the matter and refer the matter to the District Council, the members of the public were thanked for their attendance. 

 

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 20th January 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation, work has been undertaken to inspect and repair the drains, the workman were instructed to do all the drains but only 10 out of the 13 where done, some had collapsed, also it was noted that the traps will only work if there is rain water to fill the trap in a dry spell they will not work. A letter is to be written to Mr Hughes the Cabinet member for DCC who deals with Highways to thank him for the work having been undertaken, but to ask when the other three will be done and to comment on the length of time the workman spent on site in a day, they arrived at 10am or later and left at 3pm spending at most 5 hours on site with breaks to be taken, it was felt more supervision was required and it gave a very poor image of Council authorised workman and a waste of monetary resources, one workman was observed spending a long time in his van he may well have been working from his van, copies are to be sent to Nick Harvey, David Whitton and Richard Sables. A letter was read from Nick Harvey, saying how he was pleased the work had finely been undertaken and hoped for a positive result. It was agreed to put out an email on the Burrington Events to ask for any feedback to see if the work has been successful and the smell has gone. ii. Mrs Susan Fraser-Smith assisted by Mrs T Ford who run the Burrington Events email have kindly agreed to take on the role of North Devon Journal correspondent as much of the information is already sent to them for circulation around the parish.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, a meeting was held with interested parties to look at the 4 option’s that are available 1. In the Store Room at the Hall, 2 In the Methodist Chapel, 3. A building to be sited in the Methodist car park and 4. A building to be sited on the grass area next to the Methodist burial ground.

After deliberation it was concluded from that meeting at present the best option was in the store room at the Parish Hall, but the shop committee where a little disappointed the available area will be smaller than the old shop. Progress has been made a business plan has been drawn up, a bank account opened with Lloyd’s along with a draft project plan, grant possibilities, joining the Plunkett Foundation and talking about becoming a legal entity, all this will be discussed further at a shop meeting on Thursday, following a hall meeting to be held on Wednesday, if all was to go to plan it is hoped to be open by late summer.

With using the hall an accessibility ramp will be required along with a wider gate for access, discussion took place of how to widen the gate, but as the Village Green is owned by the Parish Council, permission for work was required so it was proposed by Cllr Bailey and seconded by Cllr Pincombe that, “The Parish

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Council has agreed in principle to alterations being made to the access and path to the current store room of the Parish Hall for purposes of conversion to a shop”, Cllr Earnshaw and Cllr Smale abstained the remaining councillors were in favour. ii. The issue of the trailer  parked on the Methodist car park was raised again, Cllr Short has spoken to the owner who says he has moved it but has nowhere else to park it other than outside his bungalow at Balls Corner which would restrict the parking there. This car park is actually a private car park, advice is to be sought as to how to enforce restrictions if the council where to draw them up. iii. Cllr Short has been asked by the school to raise at the meeting that the school would like to put a goal post, netball hoop and climbing wall on the tarmac area of the Village Green, also if a port-a-cabin can be parked by the gate on the Methodist car park for workman whilst they undertake work at the school, the answer to both as agreed by all to be yes, but the liability aspect of the equipment needs to be addressed especially the climbing frame and use out of school hours, Cllr Short is to contact the school.

4. Highways, i. Richard Sables has sent the relevant criteria to ask for a 20mph restriction but it was felt Burrington does not tick enough of the boxes to request the restriction. ii. The public footpath along the Village Green, ownership of the Green was asked to which the parish council own the area, Mr John Baker DCC footpath and public rights of way officer is to be contacted again. iii. It has been noted that there are trees that are seriously overhanging the road from Braggamarsh to the sawmills, if the trees were to come down they would bring down power lines and could cause an accident, the owners of the land are know this will be reported to highways.

5. County /District Councillors items. i. A notice regarding the forthcoming Parish Council election is to be circulated on the email and a notice put in the magazine. ii. Bus Review, a letter from Cllr Edgell was read to the meeting, they are trying to stop the later bus service on Mondays Wednesdays and Thursdays, retaining Tuesday and Friday. The questions asked were, i. was bus pass holders accounted for in the numbers and ii. Will the collage bus which is due to stay run in the holidays, these will be asked. The response has to be submitted by the 20th April. Cllr Edgell said there is to be a District Council meeting tomorrow and it is proposed to not increase council tax, for which they will get a 1% bonus from central government for having no increase. DCC are due to increase Council Tax by 1.99%. The TAP grant fund will run again next year as will DCC Councillor grant funding.

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

1001

Burrington Parish Hall £10.40


Ms G Boyd litter picking £28.00


Clerks salary £450.00


DALC £24.00


Turners Tours £450.00


J&J Bins £69.32  

 

 

i.              The TAP Grant fund money of £523.60 has been received.

ii.            Chulmeigh PC request for a  donation towards a 4x4 Ambulance vehicle, after discussion it was

agreed the principle was good but there seems to be no business plan to cover running costs and no

structure to the presentation. Some of the Burrington parish area will not be covered. The representatives of Chulmleigh PC are to be asked to return again to give the true facts, what area of the parish is to be covered and if a business plan is in place.

iii.           Mr John Wehner is to be asked to audit the accounts again this year.

7.i.  Planning                                                                                    

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

An enforcement notice has been received but the application is still at the Appeal stage.

58485

Erection of one dwelling with detached double garage at Garden of La Maisonette Twitchen Lane,

 

 

58621

Conversion of one agricultural  building to one dwelling at Kingsland  Barn Burrington

 

Refused

58560

Change of use of former shop area to dining room at  London house

 

Recommend approval

                                                                                                                                                            

As it was 9.30pm it was agreed by all to continue.

8. Police Report, in the last 30 days there have been no crimes, sheep have been stolen near South Molton and the PO broken into at Witheridge, the burglars  were apprehended, PCSO Yorkie was pleased to inform the meeting that the detection rate is very good. The parking outside of Copperfield was discussed it was agreed that Cllr Short would speak to the owners of the vehicles who park on both sides.

9. Parish Hall report, the insurance company has been contacted and all is in order so quotes have been received for purchasing a projector and screen along with the necessary accessories for use within the hall for parish organisations and other venues if required within the parish, the best price for a projector being £369.00 and a screen £95.90, it was agreed by all to purchase.

Cllr Bailey on behalf of the Parish Council has secured a  provisional approval grant for the safety surfacing around the play equipment, £4450.00, £4000 from Grantscape who are based in Milton Keynes, who will visit the project as part of the conditions and Cllr Edgell £450.00, Cllr Bailey was thanked very much for all his hard work and perseverance in securing the grant and Cllr Edgell for his valuable contribution.

10. Methodist Trust no report, no report.

Correspondence

i). An invitation has been received to a housing seminar at the Civic Centre on the 6th March, Cllr Short and Cllr Bailey have agreed to attend.

 

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 31st March 2015,

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

 …………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday 28th April 2015

Annual Parish Meeting 7.00pm start

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                   399

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 20th January 2015

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr R Elworthy, Mr B. Fraser-Smith Mrs E Griffiths Mr J Earnshaw  Mr P Keeley, Mr P Smale Mrs A Snell (Clerk)        

In attendance    

Apologies Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor Cllr S Croft

 

 

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

The Chairman welcomed Mr Sam Moyse and Mr Philip French from Chulmleigh Parish Council, they are trying to raise money for a 4x4 ambulance vehicle with patient carrying capacity to be based in Chulmleigh for the local area, staffed by one or two co-responders, these are people who have been trained in First Aid, defibrillator use etc and could be from one of the services ie Fire Brigade. From fund raising that has already been undertaken and pledges they have just under £8000. They are asking for Burrington’s support as the vehicle will cover most of the area, in the form of a monetary pledge, letter of support or TAP fund support for next year. The cheapest vehicle available at present is £8000 all equipped, but running costs, training etc will have to be covered every year. SWAT acknowledges a gap in the system for rural areas as the waiting time for an ambulance in this area can be very long.

Cllr Short thanked the gentlemen for attending and the item will be put on the agenda for the next meeting for consideration.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 25th November 2014 were agreed and signed.

    ii. The Minutes of the Planning meeting held on 8th January 2015 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation no further correspondence has been received but it was agreed by all to write to Mr Whitton DCC highways to emphasis the problems that have been experienced and try and ensure the work on the drains is included in the 2015/16 programme of works.

3. Chairman’s Report, i. Shop update, the questionnaires have been completed and returned there was a 50% response, the consensus was that it would be used mainly for top-up shopping, the majority felt it was very important to have a shop in the village and the range of goods requested was mainly what was stocked before with the inclusion of some locally sourced products. There was a request for the PO to be included but especially the purchase of stamps etc. From all those that responded there was a total estimated spend of £1200. 75% said they would like the shop to be situated within another building so potential sites are to be looked at on Saturday. An official group is set up with Mr J Earnsahw as Chairman, Mrs J Budden as Vice Chairman and Ms Z Tett as secretary. ii. Trailer on the Chapel car park, this trailer has been parked on the car park for some months, so after discussion it was agreed Cllr Short will speak to the owner to ask him to move it, but it was agreed the Parish Council should formulate some rules about parking so everyone is aware, these will be drawn up at the next meeting.

iii. Cllr Bailey and Cllr Pincombe attended the  Parish Forum meeting held back in December with Cllr John Hart Chairman of DCC as speaker, basically there is no  money available, it was suggested when walkers go for a walk they take a stick and clear any drains  that they can. A question put to Cllr Hart was the size of County Hall and is it being  used well, in reply Cllr Hart said DCC has 30 premises in and around Exeter and they have brought them all into County Hall making use of any space they can from the attic space to store cupboards to try and save money, so they do not have to maintain, heat etc 30 premises.

iv. A notice has been put in the Parish Magazine and will be put on the Parish email asking for a North Devon Journal correspondent for the Parish, Mrs Trudy Weston was thanked for her undertaking of the role in the past but now she has moved, the Parish Council will try and get a replacement to promote the activities and events that take place in the Parish in the Local paper.                                                          400

4. Highways, i. No response has been received from Richard Sables regarding either the 20mph or the path along the Village Green but the signs at Week Cross have been replaced. It was reported that the road from the Beacon down to Cross Park is in a very poor state of repair with many pot holes, this will be reported.

5. County /District Councillors items. DALC Ebulletin, nominations were asked for the Royal Garden Party, the nominations to be put forward are Cllr B Fraser-Smith and Cllr P Bailey.

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

996

Burrington Parish Hall

£14.60

997

Ms G Boyd litter picking

£28.00

998

Clerks salary

£

999

Office expenses

£

1000

J&J Bins

£69.32

 

 

 

 

 

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

An enforcement notice has been received but the application is still at the Appeal stage.

58269

Prior approval application for change of use of two agricultural barns to a dwelling at Bouchland Farm

 

Refused

58340

Change of use from Class B1 (light industry) to Class A1 (shop) at J Pickard and Co

 

Passed

 

58485

Erection of one dwelling with detached double garage at Garden of La Maisonette Twitchen Lane,

 

See 8th January minutes.

58493

Listed building application for insertion of eight replacement  windows at Cleave Farm

 

Passed

58621

Conversion of one agricultural  building to one dwelling at Kingsland  Barn Burrington

 

This application was discussed, it was agreed to respond that with the increase in traffic the PC has concerns about the visibility when exiting onto the road.

i. A landowner has made inquiries regarding a possible housing development opposite Southfield, SWW have been contacted regarding the waste and it seems they would require a pumping station like the one installed at Southfield, the Parish Council would have concerns regarding this as the smell situation has not yet been resolved, it was agreed to write to Nick Harvey highlighting the concerns copying in SWW and Environmental Health. The Parish Council want new houses for the village but the smell problem needs to be sorted before another pumping station is installed.

8. Police Report, no report was available. But it was raised that the car that parks outside of Copperfield parks a long way from the curd, they are to be asked to park it closer so as not to make the through fare narrow.

9. Parish Hall report, it was raised by Cllr Earnshaw regarding the Parish Council purchasing a projector and screen along with the necessary accessories for use within the hall for parish organisations

and other venues if required within the parish, quotes have been sought with the best price for a  projector being £369.00 and a screen £95.90, it was agreed to contact the insurance company to ensure there are no problems and to ask Cllr Croft if she has any grant money, this will be on the next agenda.

10. Methodist Trust no report, but the Trust is up and running

Correspondence

i). Nick Harvey MP surgeries dates have been received these will be posted on the Notice Board.

ii). Healthwatch leaflets were available.

The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 24th February 2015,

 

…………………………Chairman  …………………………Date

Dates of forthcoming meetings: Tuesday the31st March 2015

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                            391

 Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st October 2014

 

Present Mr J Short (Chairman), Mr K Pincombe Mr P Bailey, Mr R Elworthy Mrs E Griffiths, Mr B. Fraser-Smith, Mr J Earnshaw  Mr P Keeley, Mr P Smale, Mrs A Snell (Clerk)         

In attendance    PCSO Yorkie and Mr and Mrs Furneaux-Harris, Ms West and Ms T Harding

Apologies Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

 

Cllr Earnshaw signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office form.

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 Furneaux-Harris from Sunnyside spoke to say he had been contacted by Richard Sables regarding the stones outside his property, they appear to be further out on the highway, a complaint was received which was passed on to Richard Sables who then contacted the property owner. Mr Furneaux-Harris reported that the stones where there to keep traffic away from the property, the porch has been hit on several occasions and the step has been moved. The stones were there when Mr Furneaux-Harris purchased the property and there is photographic evidence that they have been there since at least the 1920’s. Richard Sables offered to paint white lines but this would be unenforceable and the purpose of the stones is to keep traffic away. Mr Furneaux-Harris received a letter from NDC dated the 15th October informing him that he had to remove the stones by the 31st October or he would be in breach of two sections of the highway act and would be fined £2000.

Ms Harding reported that she has been looking into opening a shop within the pub, to get a small grant through “Pub is the Hub”, letters of support are needed from parishioners. Ms Harding is looking into all the different aspects of running a shop from Environmental Health, what customers most require, where to site the shop within the building etc. she did not want to take on the sale of newspapers, Cllr Short reported that Pickard’s will take on this aspect and papers can be ordered and collected from Pickard’s Office.

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd September 2014 were agreed and signed.

2. Clerks report, i. Update on the smell situation a letter has been received from Nick Harvey saying he is pursuing the action so it is undertaken. It was suggested that publicity may be the next step if no action is taken in the next few months ii. Cllr Pincombe attended the Barnstaple Town Council Environmental and Planning School, the ND and Torridge Local Plan is still not ready to be sent to Government, it is hoped it will be submitted by February and be adopted before the Election in May. Concerns were raised at the meeting that housing schemes of 10 or less houses would not have to have any affordable houses. With regard to the permitted development that is now available on redundant agricultural barns, very little guidance is available making it very difficult to make decisions; only two to date have passed in North Devon District. The CPRE speaker reported that solar and wind were both very inefficient at creating electricity. iii. The stones outside of Sunnyside, the Parish Council felt the council were being very heavy in a short time span; Cllr Short is to contact NDC to try and alleviate the situation. iv. Shop provision in the village, it was agreed by all to hold the open meeting on the 29th October in the Parish Hall with Mr Ron Thorne from Chittlehamholt who helped set up their Community Shop to speak and give advice.

3. Chairman’s Report, i Burrington Bethesda Graveyard Trust no report. iii. TAP grant fund, confirmation

Has been received and the acceptance letter sent. Iv. Grass cutting tender letters will be sent out.

.

 

 

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4.Highways,  The state of repair of the footpath along the side of the Village Green was highlighted again Mr John Baker, the DCC Footpaths and Public Rights of Way representative emailed to say this was a Highways matter so Richards Sables will be contacted. The speed limit through the village was discussed it was proposed by Cllr Fraser-Smith and seconded by Cllr Earnshaw to ask DCC to reduce the speed limit to 20mph, with 8 for and one against the proposal was carried. The Week Cross sign has not been repaired as yet this will be reported again.

5. County /District Councillors items, Cllr Edgell is due to undergo an operation a card will be sent from the Parish Council to wish him well. Cllr Bailey and Cllr Fraser-Smith attended the DALC AGM at Westpoint on the 11th October, annual affiliation fees are to be raised by 2% next year. Mr Tom Vaugh from DCC Highways spoke, two articles have appeared in the press saying DCC highways are reducing grass cutting and gritting Mr Vaugh said this was not the case. The proposed introduction of Roads Wardens was not well received by the meeting, there is also a huge back log in road repairs and grit bins will be filled by DCC. The other topic raised at the conference was to try and encourage younger people to come onto Parish Councils. Cllrs Bailey and Fraser-Smith were thanked for attending.

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

985

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.30

986

Clerks salary

£450.00

987

Ms G Boyd litter picking

£28.00

988

Barnstaple Town Council

£15.00

 

 

 

 

Approve and sign the following cheques from hall a/c:-

240
K&J                               
£75.60

ii. The invoice from K&J is to be questioned by Cllr Bailey. iii. Montessori Funds, as the play school will soon cease, the Treasures Mr H Ellis has approached Cllr Short to see if the Parish council will hold the remaining funds, after discussion as to whether the Parish Council are allowed to hold funds for a charity and what would be the intension of the committee for the allocation of the funds in the future, further enquires are to be made. iv. Travel reimbursement for Councillors after discussion it was proposed by Cllr Fraser-Smith and seconded by Cllr Bailey that if Councillors are traveling as a Parish Council representative and authorised by the council, travel costs of 45p per mile or second class rail fare can be claimed, all in favour.

7.i.  Planning                                                                                                P C recommendations        NDDC

53822

Retrospective application for erection of general purpose storage building at Valle Vue, Bouchalnd Lane, Burrington

.

An enforcement notice has been received but the application is still at the Appeal stage.

58054

Erection of a health spa building at Northcote Manor

 

The plans were viewed , it was unanimous that the PC had no objections to the application

58190

Roof in-fill between livestock buildings, The Barton

 

Cllr Smale declared and interest and left the room, the plans were viewed and discussed it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Keely to recommend approval.

58094

Prior approval, Change of use of agricultural building to business use Bedport Farm

 

 

58095

Prior approval, change of use of agricultural building to 2 dwelling houses at Bedport Farm

 

There is very little comment the PC can make but following Cllr Pincombe attending Planning School, the comment to be put forward is that this is a rural development, it was also to be stated that there are so few details with the application.