Councillors present: Mrs J Gibson (vice-chair who chaired the meeting), Mr M Penington (MP), Mr M Shayler (MS), Mr M Blythe (MB), Mrs L Inglis (LI), Ms V Fox (VF). Also present: Mrs Elaine de Ridder (clerk), David Hollick (Lengthman), 2 members of the public.
|Actions arising from the meeting||Target date|
|1. CL & clerk to look at available budget for car park lighting||By next meeting|
|2. Clerk to contact Steve King about a plan/drawing for proposed changes to the BMX track which could be posted online. Clerk/MS to ask Wendy Cawley if should would help co-ordinate a meeting with users. MS to put up a sign and post on BVS Facebook once plans have been posted online.||As soon as possible|
|3. Clerk to inform BVS of the donation of the tug of war rope||As soon as possible|
|4. Clerk to follow up with OCC again re the grass cutting contract||As soon as possible|
|5. Clerk to send letters to Oxford Pipeworks, CBG and SGA.||As soon as possible|
|6. Clerk to write to residents about hedges||As soon as possible|
|7. Clerk to email JG a copy of the Blewbury map. JG to contact the Vale re additional bins.||As soon as possible|
|8. Clerk to email resident a copy of the policy relating to the use of TFF||By next meeting|
|9. JG to make final adjustments to the maintenance and safety policy||By next meeting|
|10. Clerk & CL to review levels of insurance||By next meeting|
|11. Clerk to send an email of support to Harwell PC||As soon as possible|
|12. LI to draft a response to consultation re unitary authority||As soon as possible|
|13. In response to the BBB grant request, councillors to consider if a grant should be paid if it was not included in this budget. Councillors to consider if a possible grant should be considered for the next financial year||By next meeting|
|14. JG to include Police and Crime commissioner survey in the Bulletin||Bulletin deadline|
|15. Clerk to re-circulate the Local Plan 2032 preferred options||As soon as possible|
|16. Clerk to investigate grant for car park||Grant application deadline 1st August|
A member of Sustainable Blewbury came to show the Parish Council the plans for the Community Orchard on Tickers Folly Field (TFF). He reported that there feedback from the exhibition on TFF at the Family Fun Day was very positive and that several volunteers came forward to help. The Parish Council confirmed its support of this project.
P16/V1545/HH and P16/V1546/LB, Cleve Cottage, Chapel Lane Increase the height of a chimney by 120cm, and put a 60cm cowl on top. The increase in height is to raise the outlet to 180cm above the height of the thatched roof, as required by building regulations and insurance. The chimney is at the east end of the building.
Blewbury PC has no objection
Amended application: P16/V0888/HH, Pilgrims Way, The Pilgrim’s Way First floor extension in place of the existing roof to create a storey and a half dwelling; alteration of the porch roof; the raising of the chimney to accommodate the new roof pitch; and the rendering and cladding of the exterior. (Amended by drawings received 10 June 2016)
Blebwury PC objects as before
Applications too late for the agenda:
P16/V1695/HH, Hillview, Bessels Lea Close boarded 2M high boundary fence to east side
Blewbury Parish Council objects as it is out of keeping with the street scene both in height and material. Residents have complained about the safety aspects, especially when turning from Bessels Way into Bessels Lea Road.
P16/V0904/HH, 4 Sheencroft Cottages, Didcot Road AMENDED: Proposed garage conversion & extension including loft conversion
Blewbury PC has no objection.
|E de Ridder (salary and expenses)||£973.55|
|D Hollick (salary and expenses)||£399.63|
|NEST (pension contribution)||£59.41|
|BT Payment Services Ltd||£25.44|
|Biffa Waste Services Ltd||£41.64|
|White Horse Horticulture||£220.00|
|Post Office Ltd (PAYE & NI)||£482.18|
|Oxfordshire County Council||£210.08|
|Blewbury Hall Executive Management Committee||£300.00|
|William Smith & Sons Limited||£172.20|
|Lister Wilder Limited||£15.61|
|Pear Technology Services Ltd||£12.00|
|Heelas Plumbing Services Ltd||£720.00|
|Payments relating to the Village Hall refurbishment|
|West Waddy ADP||£2,438.10|
All payments were approved.
It was agreed for JG to investigate the possibility of an additional bin. Action: Clerk to email JG a copy of the Blewbury map. JG to contact the Vale re additional bins.
Meeting closed 21h05
Footpaths in good condition generally. Highways have been to inspect the path to the rear of the houses to Savages.
TFF & CAR PARK
TFF is in good condition and where the hedges were layered there is really good recovery growth. This will mean a considerable hedge cutting programme in the autumn as we now have well over 120 metres of hedges layered.
Car Park- Mark S and I have looked at resurfacing the parking area and installing a concrete ramp from the edge of the tarmac entrance . Mark is preparing a quote which will probably be in the region of £1500.
KAP- no issues
TFF-Generally in good working order except for quite a bit of exposed matting in several areas.
The posts around the skate park ramp are now in a state of disrepair and I suggest we replace all of the intermediate posts (the corner posts seem OK). 15 in total and then retention the wiring. This should not be too expensive.
There is still the problem of rubbish around the perimeter.
BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT
Planning report for Parish Council – July/August 2016
All Blewbury planning applications, decisions and Parish Council responses, including items under consideration, can be found in the ‘Parish’ section of the Blewbury website
(http://blewbury.co.uk/parish/planning/), which is updated once a week. Links are also provided to the main Vale Planning site, where full details can be obtained.
Responses from the Parish Council:
P16/V0236/A – Ashbrook Lets – BPC objects. The size and modern design of the sign will detrimentally affect the visual amenity of the surroundings. Your attention is drawn to Policy P15 – Highways and traffic principles of the Blewbury Neighbourhood Development plan, which has reached its final stages. Policy 15.3 reads – Street furniture and signage should be kept to a minimum and be practical, of modest scale and in keeping with local surroundings.
P16/V0192/FUL – Westbrook Farm – BPC objects to this application, as before. It is contrary to the saved policy of the Vale Local Plan DC1 Design and the emerging Blewbury Neighbourhood Plan Part 7 – Housing Design and Village Character Assessment. The design (including detailing and materials) of Plot Number 1 is out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing local properties and the other plots in the proposed development. A higher standard of design is expected in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It stands in a very prominent position, as seen from across the fields and from the A417.The previous version of this application was more visually acceptable.
Decisions from the District Council:
P16/V1106/FUL – Alden Farm – Change of use for milking parlour to three dwellings. GRANTED.
P16/V0834/HH – Hill View, Bessels Way – Two storey side and rear extension ( a separate application will be put in for the fence along Bessels Way). GRANTED
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