BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                604

Parish Council Meeting held on the 24thApril 2018

 

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

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

ApologiesCllr S Croft District Councillor

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th March 2018 were agreed and signed.

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

3. Clerks report,

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

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

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

4. Chairman’s Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

1268

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1269

Litter picker

£32.00

1270

MUGA repairs

£280.00

1270

DALC affiliation fees

£122.97

1272

KJR

£1199.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

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

 

64586

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

 

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

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

10. Parish Hall report, given at the APM.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

12. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

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

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

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

 

 

    

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

 

For the Annual Parish Council Meeting 

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

 

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

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

Parish Council Meeting held on the 24thApril 2018

 

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

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

ApologiesCllr S Croft District Councillor

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th March 2018 were agreed and signed.

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

3. Clerks report,

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

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

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

4. Chairman’s Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

1268

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1269

Litter picker

£32.00

1270

MUGA repairs

£280.00

1270

DALC affiliation fees

£122.97

1272

KJR

£1199.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                            605

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC 

64051

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

 

64586

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

 

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

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

10. Parish Hall report, given at the APM.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust. No report

12. Correspondence 

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated. 

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

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

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

 

 

    

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

 

For the Annual Parish Council Meeting 

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

 

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

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

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

in the Parish Hall at 7.00 p.m.

 

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

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

(District Councillor)

Apologies:  Mr L Parker

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

2. Chairman’s Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

6. A report was given on the School.                                                                                                     472

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

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

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

8).Police report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr John Short thanked everyone for their attendance.

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

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

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                600

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th March 2018

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County,

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 27th February 2018 were agreed and signed.

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

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

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

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

3. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, no report

ii. TAP grant, £501.60 has been received.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

1263

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1264

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1265

Clerks salary

£170.24

1266

Office expenses

£47.00

 

 

 

 

 

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

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

 

Rivercross Meadow

All applicants and appeals refused.

It was reported the building is being dismantled

64051

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

 

64412

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

Northcote Cross Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9LY

Passed

64455

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

Passed

64586

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

After discussion it was agreed by all the recommend approval.

       

                                                                                                                                                                       

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

9. Parish Hall report, no report.

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

.

 

    

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

 

For the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

 

Followed by a Parish Council meeting

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

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

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                598

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th February 2018

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County,

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 16th January 2018 were agreed and signed.

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

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

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

3. Chairman’s Report

i. School site update, no report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1258

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1259

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1260

Country Profile

£161.40

1261

Clerks salary

£450.00

1262

J&J Bins

£69.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

7. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

 

Rivercross Meadow

All applicants and appeals refused.

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

64051

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

 

64214

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

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

Passed

64223

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

Passed

64412

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

Northcote Cross Cottage  Burrington  Umberleigh  EX37 9LY

No

objections

64455

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

No objections

       

                                                                                                                                                                       

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

9. Parish Hall report, no report.

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

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

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

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

 

    

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

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

         PLEASE NOTE A WEEK EARLY

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

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

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                592

Parish Council Meeting held on the 28th November 2017

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County, Mr B Cook

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

Mr Cook who has moved into the village introduced himself to the Parish Council he said he was very involved in his last community that he lived; Mr Cook was welcomed to the meeting.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

1235

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1236

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1237

Grant Thornton

£120.00

1239

Clerks salary

£450.00

1240

K&J Dishwasher repairs(hall)

£272.45

1241

Mr R Elworthy hedge cutting

£40.00

1242

J&J Bins

£69.32

1243

Burrington PCC lights

£60.00

1245

Burrington Church Buildings Trust

£300.00

1246

Bethesda Graveyard Trust

£100.00

1247

Old Gospel Hall

£50.00

1248

Bethesda Graveyard Trust (Rent for MUGA)

£250.00

1249

SLCC

£72.00

1250

A&D Supplies

£85.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

63558

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

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63775

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

Passed

63906

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

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

63780

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

 

63895

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

Approval was  not required

64051

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

9.30pm it was agreed by all to continue.  594

Cllr Bailey declared a personnel interest in this application.

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

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

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

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

10. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

11. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletters have been circulated.  

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

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

    

 

 

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

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

 

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:   Tuesday 27th February 2018

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                584

Parish Council Meeting held on the 26th September 2017

 

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

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

Apologies Mr P Keeley

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mr Davies was thanked for attending.

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1224

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1225

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1226

Clerks salary

£450.00

1227

DALC

£61.00

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

63558

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

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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

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                579

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th July 2017

 

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

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

Apologies Cllr S Croft District Councillor

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1213

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1214

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1215

J&J Bins

£69.32

1216

Annual report stamps

£33.20

1217

Fineline (hall)

£1015.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

61396

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

 

PD/DB/JA/63407

Erection of an agricultural building, Bircham Farm

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

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

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

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

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11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

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

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

 

 

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

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                576

Parish Council Meeting held on the 27th June  2017

 

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

In attendance    Cllr R Edgell-County Councillor

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

 

1.i. The Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd May 2017 were agreed and signed,

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

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

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

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

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

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

1206

A&D Supplies

£24.30

1207

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.90

1208

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1209

Clerks salary

£454.96

1210

Office expenses

£52.09

1211

West of England Fire Protection

£43.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

60557

60531

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

Passed

61396

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

 Passed                                                                

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.Passed

61873

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

Passed                                                                      

 

                                                                                             

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

Passed

62922

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

Passed

62807

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

Refused

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

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

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

All councillors were in favour.

9. Police Report, no report was given.

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

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

 

 

 

 

 

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12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

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

iii. Devon Communities Together courses

vi. Eggesford and Whistlandpound Forest Plan consultation

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

 

 

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

For the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

Dates of forthcoming meetings:  Tuesday 29th August 7.30pm

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Parish Council Meeting held on the 23rd May 2017

 

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

In attendance     Mr G Short

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Public Participation

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1152

Burrington Parish Hall

£25.85

1153

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1154

Clerks salary

£450.00

1155

Came and Company

£303.64

1156

WH Buckingham

£730.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

8. Planning                                                                                                   P C recommendations       NDDC

60557

60531

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

 

61396

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

 Passed                                                                

61579  MAJOR

Erection of two Aircraft hangers at Eaglescott Airfield

.

61873

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

.                                                                                 

 

                                                                                             

62776

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

 

62816

Conversion of barn to create holiday accommodation at Kingsland Farmhouse Burrington

 

62922

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

 

62807

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

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

       

 

9. Police Report, no report was given.

 10. Parish Hall report, no report was given.

11. Bethesda Graveyard Trust, no report.

12. Correspondence

i). DALC Newsletter.

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

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

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

 

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

For the ANNUAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

…………………………Chairman

 

…………………………Date

 

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

 

BURRINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                  573

Parish Council Meeting held on the 25th April 2017

 

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

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

Apologies

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Co-option of  a Parish Councillor, it was proposed by Cllr Pincombe and seconded by Cllr Bonner to co-opt Mrs Jacqui Pateman-Jones, all in favour, Mrs Pateman-Jones was welcomed to the Parish Council

 

Public Participation

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                           

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

 

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

1148

Burrington Parish Hall

£7.70

1149

Ms G Boyd

£32.00

1150

DALC Affiliation fee

£120.40

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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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

 

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 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.

.

 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