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SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL – Monday 13 July 2015, at 7.00pm.

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

 

PLANNING MEETING

 

A meeting of the above will be held in Sydling St Nicholas village hall on

Monday 13 July 2015, at 7.00pm.

The meeting will begin with a democratic half hour.

 

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Declarations of Interest
  3. The following planning application(s) will be discussed with a view to making a response to WDDC:

3.1 WD/D/15/001326, Greyhound Inn – Demolition of conservatory and replacement bar extension; new entrance porch; extension to rear yard area; demolition of internal partition to extend catering kitchen

3.2 WD/D/15/000104, 3b Dorchester Road – Amended Plan

 

 

Note: Any other applications received for consultation before the above date will also be discussed at the meeting.  Details of all planning applications may be viewed at the “Dorset For You” website.

 

 

 

Clerk

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL – Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 18 May 2015 & subsequent planning meetings

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

 

DRAFT Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 18 May 2015

 

Members Present: Mr C Legg (Chairman), Mrs P Davies Mr C Fowler,

Mr M Hole, Mr A Newman, Mrs D Tucker.

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence.

 

  1. Election of Chairman

Mr C Legg was elected Chairman for 2015 / 2016.

 

  1. Election of Vice Chairman

Mrs P Davies was elected Vice Chairman for 2015 / 2016.

 

  1. Acceptance of Office Forms

Following the recent election, all members completed and signed the Acceptance of Office forms.

 

  1. Declarations of Interest Forms

These were returned completed to the clerk.

 

  1. Appointment of representatives

The following appointment of officers and representatives were made:

Rights of Way – Mrs D Tucker

Play Area – Mr C Fowler

Village hall representative – Mrs D Tucker

DAPTC representative – Mrs P Davies

Neighbourhood and Farm Watch – Mr M Hole

Flood wardens – Mr C Legg, Mr C Fowler, Mr M Hole

Grass cutting co-ordinator – Mr A Newman

 

  1. Co-option to vacancy on Parish Council

Following the recent council election there remained one vacancy.

The clerk explained that there was no statutory duty to give public notice of parish council vacancies which remained unfilled following an election.  However, the advice from the National Association of Local Councils was that such vacancies should be advertised in order to encourage transparency.

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 18 May 2015

 

Members Present: Mr C Legg (Chairman), Mrs P Davies, Mr C Fowler,

Mr M Hole, Mr A Newman, Mrs D Tucker.

District Councillor, Mary Penfold, and two members of the public were also present.

Apologies were received from county councillor, Jill Haynes.

 

  1. Parish Council Chairman’s Report

The chairman commenced his report by thanking outgoing councillors Mrs Percy and Mr Wareham for their services to the village and their level headed approach to all issues discussed at meetings.  He also welcomed Mr Newman as a new councillor. He gave thanks to the clerk for her contribution and to Mr Trevor Jameson and Mr Terry Lovelock for looking after the grass in the village so well.  He expressed his thanks to the rest of the parish councillors for caring so much about the village, through attending meetings, listening to and discussing issues of concern to people from the village.

The chairman commented that there had been a number of planning applications over the past year, which had required detailed consideration by the council and that some of these were still outstanding.

 

  1. District Councillor’s Report

The district councillor referred to the new structure of wards within the council, following a national review.  The total number of councillors in West Dorset had been reduced from 48 to 42.  She was now the councillor for the Frome Valley Ward

With regard to outstanding planning applications, the district councillor advised that there was no news yet on Grahams Yard.  The Planning Department at WDDC had been very short staffed over the past year but had now managed to recruit more staff.

WDDC was in the process of developing further links with the farming community, in order to provide support, through planning diversification and economic growth initiatives.  An open forum would be held in the autumn, to which anyone with an interest would be invited to attend.

 

Mrs Tucker informed the district councillor that people were having trouble in booking appointments for the bus, as there was sometimes no response to telephone calls.  Mrs Penfold said she would raise this matter with the county councillor.

 

  1. County Councillor’s Report

The clerk read out a written report received from the county councillor.  This covered a number of areas, including the development of a number of partnerships with other organisations and a focus on economic growth and health and wellbeing as priorities for the coming year.  The full report is attached to the minutes.

 

 

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

PLANNING MEETING

 

 

Minutes of the planning meeting held on I June 2015

 

Members Present: Mr C Legg (chairman), Mrs P Davies (vice chairman), Mr C Fowler, Mr M Hole, Mr A Newman, Mrs D Tucker.

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

  Apologies were received from Mrs V Letten.

 

  1. Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

 

  1. Planning Application

WD/D/15/000962/63 29 High St. Sydling

Demolish modern garden wall between dwelling & garage (Retrospective). Cut back flint garden wall south of the drive. Erect two 180mm wide timber gates. Modify vehicular access & extend width of drive. Install two stainless flue liners. Remove concrete slab to top of chimney stack & provide & bed clay chimney pots. Replace window to the breakfast room. Form shower room off of bedroom 3 (Amended design to that approved under P.P 1/D/13/000969) (Full)

 

There were no objections to this application, subject to adequate drainage being provided for the drive.  The clerk would write to advise WDDC accordingly.

 

  1. Any Other Business

The chairman had received an email from James FitzHarris, who had asked the parish council to minute that there is no right of way from Church Lane through his farmyard.

 

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

PLANNING MEETING

 

 

DRAFT Minutes of the planning meeting held on 8 June 2015

 

Members Present: Mr C Legg (Chairman), Mrs P Davies (vice chairman), Mr C Fowler, Mr M Hole, Ms V Letten, Mr A Newman, Mrs D Tucker.

About 35 members of the public were also present.

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence.

 

  1. Declarations of Interest

Before the start of the democratic half hour, Mr Legg and Mr Newman declared an interest in the planning application below and took no further part in the meeting.

The vice chairman then took the chair for the meeting.

 

  1. Planning Application

WD/D/14/002962: Land at Sherrins Farm

Residential development of 15 dwellings with associated landscaping and access from the High Street (AMENDED SCHEME)

 

The vice chairman introduced the item and asked for comments from members of the public:

Following on from the parish council meeting held on 5/1/15, there remained concern about the access to the development being shared with Dollens Farm.  The amendments to the application had not made any changes to this aspect of the proposal.  There was also some concern expressed over the poor design and quality of building materials, which had not been sufficiently addressed by the amendments.

A number of people wished to know more about the affordable housing element of the proposal and there was general agreement that, if the proposal were to go ahead, priority should be given to local people, especially to those from the village.

Some people felt that because the parish council had voted against the original application, and so few changes had been made, it should object to the amended proposal.  However, another view was that all the parish council’s previous objections had been addressed subsequently and that all the council should do now was to try to influence improvement to the design and structure of the proposed dwellings.

Those in favour of the development felt that the access issues had been overstated by others and that the benefits of having new housing for younger people would ensure the village remained a vibrant community. In addition, housing would be far preferable to the current situation at Grahams Yard, which was an eyesore and could revert to more extensive commercial use if permission were refused

SYDLING & DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY – Broom Hill Farm visit

SYDLING & DISTRICT GARDEN SOCIETY

 We were fortunate enough that the sunny spell continued for our June get together on 10 June in the open air at Broom Hill Farm, Rampisham.  The former farm had been transformed since purchased some 30 years ago into a superb large garden full of interesting designs and plants with cleverly positioned hedges to break up the overall shape.  The tour largely centred on a sizeable fish-free lake, which revealed something new around each corner.  Carol Parry explained that she and David her husband had only been seriously gardening there for a little over 12 years.   The borders, which were filled with a huge amount of shrubs and plants, were immaculately trimmed but there were also lots of ‘wild’ areas for wild life to be able to thrive.  At the end of the evening members were offered quality plants at budget prices.  Truly a most enjoyable outing.

 

Afternotes:  The next ‘meeting’ will be the annual Garden Party which Nick and Jenny Hopkin have kindly volunteered to host at The Old Vicarage on Tuesday 14 July, starting at 6-30 pm, when members attending are asked to bring food and drinks to share.  Plates and glasses will be provided. Those who have not already done are requested to let Jenny (01300 341252) know if they will be attending.

The September event (there is not one in August) will be an afternoon outing to The Old Rectory at Pulham on Tuesday 8th September, meeting outside the venue at 2.30pm. The cost will be £6.00 per person which will be collected on the day.

Please reply to Jenny Hopkin, by Wednesday 2nd September, using reply slip below.

 

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

I wish to attend the afternoon visit to The Old Rectory at Pulham on Tuesday 8th September at 2-30pm.

 

 

Name………………………..   Number of places required……………..

 

Church Fete

Church Fete Poster

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL – Monday, 1 June 2015, at 7.00pm

SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL

PLANNING MEETING

A meeting of the above will be held in Sydling St Nicholas village hall on Monday, 1 June 2015, at 7.00pm.

The meeting will begin with a democratic half hour.

Agenda

Apologies for absence Declarations of Interest The following planning application(s) will be discussed with a view to making a response to WDDC:

WD/D/15/000962/63 29 High St. Sydling

Demolish modern garden wall between dwelling & garage (Retrospective). Cut . . . → READ MORE: SYDLING ST NICHOLAS PARISH COUNCIL – Monday, 1 June 2015, at 7.00pm