LANEHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 9th October, 2006 in the Village Hall at 7.00 p.m.

 

PRESENT: Vice Chairman Cllr. Mrs. A. Clark, Councillors Mrs. B. Barber, P Baines,  P. Cable, F. Clark, J. Cobb and 4 members of the public.

 

1.       APOLOGIES

Cllr. G. Scrini and County Cllr J. Hempsall

 

2.  DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS

      None

 

3.  MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 11th SEPTEMBER

The minutes had been circulated prior to the meeting.  Cllr. F. Clark proposed that they were a correct record of the meeting.  This was seconded by Cllr. Mrs. B. Barber and unanimously agreed.

 

4.  MATTERS ARISING

a)       Manor House – Cllr Cable has been to BDC and obtained copies of planning consents dated 1954 and 1959.  Mr. Deakin indicated his interpretation of the consents was that as there are no conditions attached, a full 12-month residential consent applies.  He has also spoken to Simon and Andrew of Tingdene who are also of this opinion that an unrestricted planning consent exists.  After much discussion it was agreed to write to the Head of Planning at BDC asking for some definitive answers. Mr. Deakin and Cllr Isard to receive copies.  Representatives from the caravan park management Tingdene were invited to attend the PC meeting but did not attend.  Manor House has been advertised for rental and it would seem that the Park Manager would reside in a caravan currently located on site “B”.

b)       Village Hall – no response from the builder has yet been received.

c)       BBC Project – The field has still not been cut.  Cllr. Scrini has met with Notts Wildlife Trust who has stated they would match any funding from other sources.  5 out of 6 councillors present stated they wished the field made into a Wildflower Meadow.  The Chairman to follow this through.  Cllr. Cobb was asked to find out what the cost of a “bush whacker” would be to cut down the nettles etc.  Tingdene have stated they will continue to maintain the river front as Mr. Holloway did.  More photos are needed for the Heritage Trail.

d)       Bridleway 25 – no further information received.

e)       Land Registry - some further information was received regarding Over Trent Piece, but this still needs to be marked on a map.

f)        Parish Plan -  Cllr Cable advised 63 questionnaires had been received and hoped a few more would still come in.  Lee Sinclair has agreed to audit the replies and an analysis will be done this week.  Cllr Mrs. A. Clark was thanked for completing the test questionnaire.  30 places are available for the social evening on 28th October and the first 30 applicants will be invited to attend.  The results of the questionnaire will be available at the social evening.

g)       Planning, Trentfield Caravan Site – a further letter received from NCC but not giving any more information.  After discussion it was agreed to send copies of the correspondence to BDC and ask for their comments and what their policies are in such cases.

h)       Trees – letter acknowledged but no response from the Tree Warden as yet.

i)        Bus Shelter – NCC have advised the Chairman they are unable to give the council a grant to repair the bus shelter.  Copies of the correspondence are to be sent to Cllr. Hempsall to see if he can help with this matter.  The council has been advised that the work carried out by NCC approx. 18 months ago may have put undue pressure on the roof causing the current problems.

j)        Village Maintenance – the survey will be carried out before January.

Cllr Cobb left the meeting.

k)      Mr. Willoughby – Cllr. Cable asked if the reply had been sent to Mr. Willoughby and if so could have a copy, the clerk will forward this.

l)        Church Laneham Sign – NCC have informed this will be dealt with.  The clerk was asked to write and ask for the repeater 30 mph signs to be replaced, the Broadings Lane 30 mph sign to be replaced and the missing and broken finger posts at the village entrances to be replaced.

 

The meeting was closed for Public Discussion after which it was reopened and the following discussed further.

 

5.   PUBLIC DISCUSSION

a)  Manor House Caravan Park – again lengthy discussion took place.  Further information was provided and some amendments made to the draft letter discussed earlier.

b)       Motorbikes – it was agreed to write to the Police regarding the damage being done to Boat club property by motorbikes.

c)       The Old Cottage –the developer explained the reasons for the resubmission of the plans and what amendments have been made.  He also stated that he would support the council in retaining the bus shelter.

 

6.  PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

a)       Alex Clark  - August  £35.00  17)  Cllr. Mrs. A. Clark  & Cllr F. Clark declared an interest)

b)       PMC  grass cutting £70.50 (000616

c)       Caretaker’s Fee - £350 (000618)

d)       Central Networks have sent a cheque for £17.86 for the wayleave.

The accounts were discussed, after which Cllr. Mrs. Barber proposed that the accounts were paid, Cllr. Baines seconded this and this was unanimously agreed.

 

7. PLANNING APPLICATION -  Beckside, Erection of Detached Garage – the plans were inspected and discussed 5 out of 5 councillors voted in favour of the application.

 

8.  PLANNING APPLICATION – The Old Cottage, erect 4 dwellings and convert existing cottage into two cottages.  This was a resubmission as the previous plans had been turned down.  The plans were inspected and compared to the previous ones.  It was noted that the developer has been asked to remove the archway, which the council considered had been a feature of character.  5 out of 5 councillors were in favour of the application.

 

9.  VILLAGE PLAYGROUND

The response from BDC stated that they would be willing to consider a 25-year lease on the playing field subject to terms and conditions.  The clerk to find out what the term and conditions are before proceeding any further.

 

10.     CORRESPONDENCE

a)       NHP advised the urgent work on the parapet on the bridge over the C2 would be starting on 23.10.06 and a 30-mph speed limit will be in place while this work takes place.

b)       East Midlands Regional Assembly – details provided of local events and a copy of the plan provided.

c)       Notts Police Authority – seeking independent members to join the Police Authority.

d)       BDC Planning, -The Old Cottage, original proposed development turned down.

e)       BDC – Electoral Registration Canvass – seeking assistance, no one interested.

f)        Severn Trent, New Sewer, Broadings Lane – the Clerk has been advised by telephone that Broadings Lane will be closed whilst the repairs are made.  The work is likely to begin in January, 2007.  A diversion will have to put in place.  Before this could be done some repairs will have to be made to the lane.  Details will be put in writing to the council soon.

g)       NRCC AGM on 1.11.06 at Rolleston.

h)       NCC Ordnance Mapping Agreement to be passed to Chairman for completion.

i)        Notts Preservation Society – it was agreed that Cllr. F. Clark should be nominated as in independent member.  The form was completed.

 

11.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS

a)       Review of Village Planning Policy– it was agreed to put this item on the November Agenda.

b)       Cllr Clark informed the meeting that a new bridge had been put over the beck at the end of footpath 21.  Cllr Cable noted that footpath 5 was still overgrown.

c)       Holly Hedge – it was agreed to contact Strawsons to see if the hedge adjoining the pavement near the Church could be cut.

 

There was no further business discussed and the meeting closed at approximately 9.25 p.m.