DRAFT             WITHIEL PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting of Withiel Parish Council (WPC) held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 5th April 2017 which opened at 8 p.m. with Cllr Shearer welcoming and thanking all present for attending.

Present: Cllr Shearer (Chair), Cllr Cubitt , Cllr Harper, Cllr Nott-Bower & Cllr Malone.

Also present: Parish Clerk, Mr Robin Turner & 5 members of the public .

40/17 Apologies for absence: Cllr Hoyle, Cllr Coy & Cllr Batters.

41/17 Members Declaration of Interest and any requests for dispensations: None.

42/17 Invitation to members of the public to address the meeting:

Mr John Keast FRICS FAAV, consultant to Jefferys land agents and auctioneers introduced himself and advised he was accompanied by, his client, the applicant of planning application no. PA17/01680 and would welcome questions from members when the application was being discussed under agenda item 46/17.

43/17 To approve the minutes of the council meeting held on 1st March 2017.

Cllr Cubitt proposed to approve the minutes of the meeting of 1st March 2017, approval was seconded by Cllr Malone. It was resolved unanimously to approve the minutes of the 1st March 2017.

44/17 To consider matters arising from minutes of 1st February 2017 which are not agenda items below. None.

45/17 Finance matters.

Accounts payable: None.

Responsible Finance Officers report. No report given.

46/17 Planning: To consider and approve a consultee comment for the planning applications listed below and any others received prior to the evening of the meeting.

-Application PA17/01680

Proposal Proposed Minerals Bulk Packaging and Distribution unit.

Location Land And Buildings North East Of Shalimar Victoria Roche Cornwall

Applicant Mr J White Grid Ref 198812 / 61713.

Cllr Malone reminded the meeting that this application had been subject to a full pre application process and was originally presented to the members at the meeting held 2nd November 2016. No further discussion took place. Cllr Harper proposed the following consultee comment:

Withiel Parish Council in it’s support of the application has noted that a full pre application process was completed and is satisfied the that all aspects of the advice given by Cornwall Council appear to have been integrated into the proposed development and that appropriate community engagement was undertaken.

Cllr Malone seconded the proposed comment and it was resolved to submit the comment to the Planning and Sustainable Development Service

Application PA17/01310

Proposal Stationing of residential mobile home for occupation by an agricultural worker in

connection with the equine and farm animal rescue and rehabilitation charity

Location Land North East Of Higher Holywell Roche Cornwall

Applicant Ms Lorraine Devereaux Waifs & Strays Animal Sanctuary Grid Ref 198633 / 61835.

After discussion Cllr Cubitt proposed the the following consultee comment:

Withiel Parish Council would like to see a conditional agreement made in that should the land in future cease to be under the ownership of a charitable organisation, than any permissions granted in this regard are revoked.

Cllr Harper seconded the proposed comment and it was resolved that the comment be submitted to the Planning and Sustainable Development Service.

Application PA17/01887

Proposal Erection of 30.480m x 18.288m (100′ x 60′) standard agricultural building for

rearing of calves

Location Great Brynn Barton Roche St Austell Cornwall

Applicant Messrs George And Christopher Matthews Grid Ref 199103 / 63386.

After discussion Cllr Malone proposed the following consultee comment:

Withiel Parish Council notes that no pre application process has taken place and that no reference to the relevant section of the NPPF has been made or to the local plan. We kindly suggest that a new application is invited which would include the benefits of pre application advice. At present there is evidence of significant agricultural waste water run off onto the highway from the existing buildings and there are concerns that there may potentially be an increase of fluid run off as a result of further development unless robust slurry controls and integral preventative measures are installed in any new building.

Cllr Nott-Bower seconded the proposed comment and it was resolved that the comment be submitted to the Planning and Sustainable Development Service.

47/17 Planning: To report planning decisions of the planning authority received prior to the evening of the meeting.

None received.

48/17 Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Cllr Cubitt reported that guidance had been given and that the Basic Conditions Statement, within the plan, needed further content and as a result professional advice will be sought to rework the plan.

49/17 Footpaths. To approve a grant application of £292 for Local Maintenance Partnership 2017-18. administered by Cornwall Council and Cormac Solutions. Cllr Nott-Bower proposed to approve the grant application and Cllr Cubitt seconded the proposal. It was resolved to make a grant application of £292 for Local Maintenance Partnership 2017-18. administered by Cornwall Council and Cormac Solutions

50/17 Repair and refurbishment of the village finger sign post. To approve a grant application to St Breock Community Fund 2017 of £1450 for the repair and refurbishment of the village finger sign post.

Cllr Malone positioned the rationale in claiming a grant for this purpose and proposed to approve the grant application. Cllr Nott-Bower seconded the proposal. It was resolved to make a grant application to St Breock Community Fund 2017 of £1450 for the repair and refurbishment of the village finger sign post.

51/17 Local Devolution Fund Grant Claim for £500. To approve a quotation, from those received, for the commissioning of a tourism leaflet display unit for installation in the bus shelter.

The clerk presented two quotations that had been returned for the manufacture and installation of a leaflet display unit. The members discussed both and Cllr Cubitt proposed that the quotation received from L Lusby dated 15th March 2017 in the sum of £460.51 for a glass fronted option be accepted. Cllr Malone seconded the proposal and it was resolved that the clerk write to L Lusby and commission the unit.

52/17 Correspondence. (For information only)

None.

53/17Advise dates of next meetings as being 17th May 2017 (Annual Council Meeting), 7th June 2017 & 5th July 2017.

These dates were confirmed.

Cllr Shearer closed the meeting at 9 pm. and once again thanked all those present for attending.

 

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