Draft Minutes of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 4th March 2015, which opened at 7:15 pm with the Chairman thanking all present for attending.

25/15 Attendance: Present – Cllr Kirkby (Chair), Cllr Shearer, Cllr Harper, Cllr Cubitt, Cllr Malone, Cllr Nott-Bower and Cllr Coy.

Also in attendance: Parish Clerk, R Turner and three members of the public.

26/15. Members Declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations. Cllr Harper advised he was recording the meeting for his own benefit and Cllr Malone confirmed the meeting was being recorded by the council.

27/15. Invitation to address the meeting: Members of the public.
Mrs Mathers introduced herself to the meeting as the applicant of planning reference PA15/01269to be considered under agenda item 32/15.

28/15 To approve the minutes of the meeting of 4th February 2015
Proposed Cllr Nott-Bower and seconded Cllr Malone. Vote – unanimous.

29/15 To consider matters arising from minutes of 4th February 2015 which are not agenda items below: None.


30/15 -To approve accounts payable as per schedule below.
1) CALC £78 Clerks Training – cheque no. 100504.
Proposed Cllr Coy and seconded Cllr Shearer. Vote – unanimous

2) Ruthern Valley Players £500 – cheque no. 100505 as resolved per minute no 19/15.
Proposed Cllr Malone and seconded Cllr Cubitt. Vote – 5 in favour, 2 abstentions

3) Withiel Playing Fields Association £ 10,000– cheque no. 100506 as resolved per minute no 19/15.  Proposed Cllr Malone and seconded Cllr Cubitt. Vote – 6 in favour 1 abstention.

31/15 – To approve the virement of 2014/15 Precept.
It was proposed by Cllr Kirkby that £211.71 be transferred from the clerk’s salary precept, which will be underspent by at least this figure within the financial year to 31st March 2015, to a repairs and renewals precept, initially budgeted as nil for the current financial year. This is to cover the purchase of the clerks laptop computer and associated hardware. Seconded by Cllr Malone. Vote – unanimous.

32/15 Planning: To consider and approve a comment for the planning application listed below and any others received prior to the evening of the meeting.

PA15/01269 Applicant name: Mr And Mrs Mathers. Address: Kyldenna Retire Bodmin PL30 5LP. Proposal: Extension and remodelling with the inclusion of a first floor Juliette balcony on the south elevation.
Mrs Mathers exhibited plans for the project which was fully discussed without issue or concern and was fully supported.
Cllr Malone proposed the approval of the application and was seconded by Cllr Kirkby. Vote – unanimous.

PA14/08635 Applicant name: Mr James Hopkins of Coriolis A39 Wind Farm Ltd. Address; Land at Scotland Corner, Rosenannon. Proposal; Installation of 5 wind turbines up to 110 metres in height above existing ground level, anemometry mast, electrical control building, access tracks and ancillary infrastructure for an operating period of 25 years and temporary construction area.
Following an invitation from the Principal Development Officer, Planning and Enterprise Service, Cornwall Council to comment on this application within 21 days from 16th February 2015 it was resolved that the clerk compiled a suitable comment derived from the contributions of the attendees and to be finally approved for submission by the Chairman.
Proposed Cllr Kirkby and seconded Cllr Shearer. Vote 6 in favour 1 abstention.

No other applications were received for consideration.

33/15 – To report planning decisions of the planning authority.

34/15 Footpaths: To approve an application for the Local Maintenance Partnership 2015 funding offer dated 26th January 2015, in the sum of £265 to cut Public Rights of Way. Proposed by Cllr Kirkby and seconded by Cllr Shearer . Vote – unanimous.

35/15 To receive Cllr Shearer’s report of Bodmin Community Network meeting held on 9th February 2015.
Cllr Shearer gave a report of the meeting which was attended by herself and Cllr Kirkby. In brief the topics of discussion included gritting and salting of highways, policing, rural broadband and health care provision.

36/15 To receive Cllr Kirkby’s report of Cornwall4Change meeting held on 11th February 2015.

Cllr Kirkby gave a report of the meeting.
In brief the topics of discussion included the creation of Cornwall Council’s mobile application, the Cornwall Council planning permission process and the completion of an online return/survey to Cornwall4Change, which was discussed. It was proposed by Cllr Coy and seconded by Cllr Nott-Bower that Cllr Kirkby replies to the survey on behalf of WPC. Vote – unanimous.

37/15 To discuss a representation received to change the Parish street lights for downward pointing lights facing the street.
Discussed and Cllr Nott-Bower suggested that Cllr Kirkby enquire of Cornwall Council as to their plans and policy to replace the dated technology that is installed in Withiel’s 5 lamp standards, before making any proposals for change and incurring expense from WPC funds. Cllr Kirkby agreed and will report back .

38/15 Correspondence – various that may be received prior to the evening of the meeting and not included as an agenda item above.

– Broadband – letter received from Mr R Thomas

– Police and Crime Panel Scrutiny Topic – Decline of Neighbourhood Watch – Cllr Shearer to progress as required with local neighbourhood watch coordinator.

– Mobile communication masts and rural broadband. Cllr Kirkby advised she would be attending a forthcoming meeting and will report back in April.

– Retire Commoners Association. – S106 fund, grant application received and noted to be an agenda item at WPC April meeting. Cllr Coy recommended a site meeting in the meantime, to evaluate the request.

39/15 Invitation of members of the public to address the meeting: none.

40/15 Dates of next normal meetings confirmed as being 1st April 2015, 6th May 2015 & 3rd June 2015.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.50pm.




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