Minutes March 2018

BLEWBURY PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes Of the Meeting of the Parish Council
held in the Vale Room on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

Councillors present: Mr C Lakeland (Chair), Mrs L Inglis (LI), Mrs Charlotte Cameron (CC), Mr David Lomas (DL), Mr Mark Blyth (MB), Also present: Michelle Taylor (clerk), Mr David Hollick (Lengthman), District Councillor Reg Waite and one member of the public.

 

Matters resolved:

  1. All payments were approved.
  2. Response to the CPRE ref: Campaign on Oxford Cambridge Expressway-All agreed
  3. Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association Membership Renewal-All agreed
Actions arising from meeting Target date
1.      Clerk to email Lengthman to discuss obtaining quotes for skate park ramp repairs By next meeting
2.      Cllr Gibson to compose entry for bulletin ref: cemetery regulations for use of glass containers, and to also remind residents of their responsibilities to maintain hedges and verges adjacent to their properties 16th March 2018
3.      Clerk to email Cllr Shayler ref: TFF Car park resurfacing quote As soon as possible
4.      Cllr Lakeland to contact CIC ref: Clubhouse repairs As soon as possible
5.      Cllr Lakeland to circulate email ref: Ideas for SSE Contingency items As soon as possible
6.      Clerk to email VHMC to obtain updated Village Hall Risk Assessment As soon as possible
7.      Clerk to email BVGA to obtain updated Allotment Risk Assessment As soon as possible
8.      Clerk and Cllr Lakeland to review and update BPC Risk Assessment As soon as possible
9.      Cllr Lakeland to review and compose documents to comply with GDPR regulations By next meeting
10.  Clerk to email ‘Spring Clean-Keep Britain Tidy’ to obtain bags and posters for a clean-up day in the village As soon as possible
11.  Clerk to email OCC ref: Church Lane tree to be reviewed in 6 months By next meeting
12.  Cllr Gibson to report empty salt bins on fix my street and via email As soon as possible
13.  Cllr Lakeland to email County Councillor Mike Fox-Davies to obtain update on local road repairs

As soon as possible

 

14.  Cllr Lakeland to compose response to support East Hagbourne Village neighbourhood plan As soon as possible
Urgent Actions to be followed up at next meeting  
1.      Review and update emergency plan.  
2.      Cllr Lakeland to explore which areas could benefit from the councillor priority funding  

 

  • To receive apologies for absence. Apologies Cllr Shayler, Cllr Gibson, Cllr Jacobs, Cllr Penington, County Councillor Mike Fox-Davies and District Councillor Janet Shelley.
  • To record declarations of interest.  No declarations were made.
  • To approve the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 14th February 2018. The minutes were accepted and signed as a true record.
  • To receive the County Councillor’s report. County Councillor’s report was circulated prior to the meeting. See Annex A. Council to explore which areas which could benefit from the available priority funding. Action carried forward- ideas welcome from all councillors.
  • To receive the District Councillor’s report. District Councillor’s report was circulated prior to meeting. See Annex B. It was reported that the Harwell bypass link road would be opening on the 28th March 2018. Dates were confirmed for grant applications, to include festival grants. It was announced that grant application advice sessions are available for communities wishing to submit an application. The home grant bonus scheme was also discussed, along with information on future fundraising events.
  • To receive the Lengthman’s report. Report was circulated prior to meeting. See Annex C. Concerns were raised again over TFF Playspace still being waterlogged due to the extreme weather conditions, and if it would be clear enough to re-open ready for the Easter break. Safety concerns were raised over the wooden mushroom’s at TFF Playspace, and of the possibility of removing or re-positioning them for future safety. It was reported that the skate ramp will require underneath repairs due to rusting areas Action: Clerk to email Lengthman to discuss obtaining quotes for skate park ramp repairs. Issues were raised over glass items being placed on burial plots in the cemetery, which due to the cold weather are breaking, to which is causing health and safety concerns. Action: Cllr Gibson to compose entry for bulletin ref: cemetery regulations for use of glass containers, and to also remind residents of their responsibilities to maintain hedges and verges adjacent to their properties.
  • Open Forum. Hamish Blyth (Parishioner), outlined to council a new enterprise called ’RIDE’. RIDE is a car sharing APP which is hoping to be fully launched by summer 2018. RIDE is being launched for residents and non-residents with the intension to utilise if they require to travel to local areas for work or shopping etc. The aim is for members of the local communities to share travel costs to reduce congestion on the local roads and carparks, along with putting a percentage of funds received for travel back in to the local villages.
  • Matters arising

To report back on actions arising at previous meeting. All actions were taken apart from obtaining quote for TFF Carpark, and actions brought forward to explore which areas could benefit from the councillor priority funding. Action: Clerk to email Cllr Shayler ref: TFF Car park resurfacing quote.

 

  • Village hall redevelopment
    • To receive an update on the progress of the refurbishment project and fundraising if available. Awaiting report from meeting of MD builders with Village Hall Refurbishment Committee.
  • Recreation Ground
    • To receive an update from working group on the future of the clubhouse if available. Email circulated after recent meeting between Mike, David and CIC members. Concerns were raised again over the present condition of the clubhouse, and future repairs. Action: Cllr Lakeland to contact CIC ref: Clubhouse repairs.
    • Update on Borehole inspection. Meeting arranged for the 21st March to meet with local environmental inspector to run risk analysis.
  • Planning & Housing
    • To receive the planning committee report. See Annex D for the planning report.
    • To approve responses to current applications:

 

P18/V0489/LB

Carpenters Cottage Church End Blewbury Didcot OX11 9QH

Internal alterations including – moving modern staircase to new location, inserting new WC, creating new back door and boot room within existing utility room. PC has no objections.

 

P18/V0314/LB

Tudor Cottage London Road Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9NY

Repair and replacement of deteriorating West elevation structural beams, to preserve and maintain the structural integrity of the west side of the cottage. PC has no objections.

 

P18/V0313/HH

Tudor Cottage London Road Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9NY

Repair and replacement of deteriorating West elevation structural beams, to preserve and maintain the structural integrity of the west side of the cottage. PC has no objections.

 

P18/V0309/FUL

Fir Trees London Road Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9PB

Construction of a new 1.5 storey three bedroom house to the rear of Fir Trees with relocated parking for Fir Trees. Demolition of a timber garage to form access. PC has no objections to this application but wish the following comments to be taken into account: BPC can find no grounds to object to the proposed development but regrets the increasing trend of converting gardens into houses within the village.

 

P18/V0312/HH

Fir Trees London Road Blewbury DIDCOT OX11 9PB

Alterations to fenestration and removal of one chimney. PC has no objections.

 

  • Finance & Administration

12.1 To receive any update on S106 contributions. Awaiting reply from VWH ref: S106 contribution towards TFF Gym Equipment (Trim Trail). Councillors were reminded S106 money is still available, including for the clubhouse if applied for by the CIC or the council.

  • To approve payments to be made under ancillary powers and within budgeted amounts. All payments were approved apart from OALC Subscription which is to be paid next month in line with the new financial year.

 

 

PAYEE

Description / Power to spend Amount
M Taylor Clerk’s salary and expenses £645.60
E F de Ridder Clerk’s salary and expenses £77.72
D Hollick Lengthman’s salary and expenses £150.80
NEST Clerk’s pension £51.49
BT Payment Services Ltd Clubhouse line rental and Wifi £28.08
Biffa Waste Services Ltd Waste services £45.12
SSE Electricity Supply Scout Hut, Recreation Ground £39.22
Information Commissioner Data Protection Registration Renewal £35.00
OPFA Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association Membership Renewal £42.00
Blewbury Cob wall fund Charitable grant £300.00
Blewbury Hall Executive Management Committee Use of Vale Room for Parish Council meetings £110.00
The Churn Benefice Meeting room charges for 2017-18 £12.00
OALC Annual Subscription 2018-2019 £317.06
Total   £1,854.09

Invoice to late for inclusion on the agenda;

Rynat Limited-Annual Inspection of play area: £270.00

Invoice to be paid next month in line with the new financial year

OALC-Annual Subscription 2018-2019: £317.06

New total amount: £1,807.03

 

  • Risk Management.
    • 05/01/17 To receive an update on resurfacing and replacement of safety matting at the Play Space. Repairs and Inspection complete. Awaiting ground conditions to improve before re-opening.
    • 11/10/2017 To receive an update on the progress of our Emergency Plan and SSE communities funding for contingency items. It was announced that funds up to £20,000 are available for contingency items for the village. Action: Cllr Lakeland to circulate email ref: Ideas for SSE Contingency items.
    • 14/03/18 Annual Play Area Inspection. Inspection carried out. Awaiting report from annual inspection, and a further inspection will be carried out once new swings have been installed.
    • 14/03/18 Village Hall Risk Assessment. Action: Clerk to email VHMC to obtain updated Village Hall Risk Assessment.
    • 14/03/18 BVGA Risk Assessment for Allotments. Action: Clerk to email BVGA to obtain updated Allotment Risk Assessment.
    • 14/03/18 Risk Management: Annual Review. Action: Clerk and Cllr Lakeland to review and update BPC Risk Assessment.
    • 14/0318 GDPR – to receive an update on compliance with the GDPR by start date of May 2018. It was reported that Cllr Lakeland attended a GDPR course and circulated report outlining policies and procedures that need to be in place for BPC to be GDPR compliant in line with OLAC guidance. Action: Cllr Lakeland to review and compose documents to comply with GDPR regulations.

 

  • To receive an update on any issues relating to the Environment. Concerns were raised over the amount of litter being deposited in and around the village. Spring clean campaign was discussed, and the possibility of a litter day within the village. Action: Clerk to email ‘Spring Clean-Keep Britain Tidy’ to obtain bags and posters for a clean-up day in the village.

 

  • To receive an update on any issues relating to Footways, Footpaths, rights of way and open spaces.
    • 08/11/17 Update on trees along Church Lane, Blewbury. It was reported that the tree is safe. Action: Clerk to email OCC ref: Church Lane tree to be reviewed in 6 months

 

  • To receive an update on the outdoor Gym Equipment.
    • 14/03/2018 Confirmation on start date to supplying and fit the Gym Equipment at TFF. Awaiting reply from installation team (HAGS)
  • To receive an update on any issues relating to roads, road safety and public transport. It was reported that a response has been received from the PCSO ref: cars parking along London Road. This will continue to monitored and a report will be sent to BPC members.

17.1 08/11/17 Update on the Oxford Cambridge expressway group. Cllr Inglis has composed response to the CPRE ref: Campaign on Oxford Cambridge Expressway and circulated-All agreed

17.2 13/12/17 Update on Salt bins in and around the village. It was reported that salt bin has been refilled around the village, except from the salt bin outside the Village Hall. Action: Cllr Gibson to report empty salt bins on fix my street and via email.

17.3 14/02/18 To consider a course of action concerning conditions of local roads. Concerns were raised again over the conditions of the local roads in and around Blewbury. Action: Cllr Lakeland to email County Councillor Mike Fox-Davies to obtain update on local road repairs.

  • Village Hall Management Committee. To receive an update from the VHMC. Minutes circulated from annual VHMC meeting.
  • Correspondence
    • Items requesting a reply & consultations

19.1.1       Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association Membership Renewal-All agreed

19.1.2       East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan Pre Submission. Action: Cllr Lakeland to compose response to support East Hagbourne Village neighbourhood plan.

 

  • Items for information that have been circulated
    • Local Plan Part 2

19.2.2       OALC Update

  • Any other business. Exceptionally to deal with business received too late for inclusion in agenda. Nothing discussed.
  • To set the date of the Annual meeting of the PC and the Annual Parish Meeting. The Annual meeting of the PC and BVS will be held on the 16th May 2018, and The Annual Parish meeting will be held on the 9th May 2018. Venues to be confirmed. The next Parish Council meeting will be held on the 11th April 2018.

Meeting closed 21:17pm

 

 

 

Annex A:

 

REPORT TO BLEWBURY PARISH COUNCIL MARCH 2018

FROM CLLR MIKE FOX-DAVIES

 

GENERAL OCC REPORT

 

OCC BUDGET 2018/19

 

OCC agreed its budget at a Full Council meeting on 13 February following a five-hour meeting of all 63 county councillors. Council Tax will rise by 5.99%, the maximum amount allowed without a referendum. Key points include:

  • Finances are sound compared to other councils, with difficult decisions having already been taken
  • The Council Tax rise will deliver extra money for adults and children’s social care
  • Proposal to extend £500,000 contribution for homelessness for an extra year in 2019/20 (subject to consultation)
  • 10-year programme to improve transport network and release more money for road maintenance
  • £15,000 for each of the 63 county councillors to spend on local priorities in their area

 

GROWTH DEAL

 

As detailed in the December and February reports, the Oxfordshire Growth Board* has reached an outline Housing and Growth Agreement (Growth Deal) with Government. This will see an additional £215m of investment over the next five years to build infrastructure, support the delivery of new homes and boost economic productivity across the county. The Growth Deal has now been agreed by the six councils.

 

*The Oxfordshire Growth Board comprises the six councils: Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council and West Oxfordshire District Council, together with the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

 

OCC STEPS UP POTHOLE WORK AS WINTER HITS THE ROADS

 

Repeated cycles of ice, thaws and snow created the worst possible weather conditions for roads over the last few months leading to a rise in reports on Fix My Street from 3,000 pre-Christmas to 7,000 during January. OCC has drafted in more staff to carry out inspections and contractors Skanska are sending out more teams to carry our repairs. An additional Dragon-Patcher is now in action on the road network travelling round on an ‘inspect and fix’ basis on the rural network. There is also good news in the form of almost £1m in extra funding from the Department for Transport in recognition of damage done to the roads by bad weather. This money will be spent on road patching later this year as that will give longer lasting benefits and better value for money. Defects that make roads hazardous will be dealt with within 24 hours as usual. Remember, if a defect has paint markings around it then it has already been scheduled for repair and does not need a new report.

 

OXFORDSHIRE’S LIBRARIES ARE THRIVING – NOT JUST SURVIVING

 

Libraries Minister Michael Ellis MP attended the official opening of Oxfordshire County Library in February. The newly refitted facility welcomed more than 100 guests including staff, volunteers and community groups who have helped ensure the county’s 43 branches have a bright future.

Mr Ellis toured the library and spoke with staff and volunteers about its transformation and wider network of Oxfordshire branches. He said: “This is a wonderful example of a library that is an integral part of the community. We want to see libraries thrive – not just survive – and this is an example of a library that is clearly thriving. This is a classic example of how to do it and protect our libraries, and they are still greatly valued by many people.”

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) REVIEW IN OXFORDSHIRE

 

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Oxfordshire in November 2017 to carry out one of 20 targeted reviews taking place in England. The CQC report, published on Monday 12 February says: “People were treated with kindness when they moved between health and social care services. Frontline staff were dedicated and provided person centred care, going the extra mile for people they cared for.” Across all areas of health and social care, an above-average proportion of services achieve a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ CQC rating in Oxfordshire, compared to the national average. However, there remain significant challenges to join up services across organisations in Oxfordshire. The final report has provided areas of action for senior managers in the NHS, social care and other bodies to act upon to make the whole health and care system work better. All of the CQC’s recommendations for actions have been agreed by the five organisations involved which are:

  • Oxfordshire County Council (local authority)
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT)
  • Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG)
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT)
  • South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS)

CQC inspectors found the problems of recruiting care staff in Oxfordshire were holding back improvement. Incompatible computer systems also hampered integration of services. The inspectors did find that Oxfordshire had made progress in tackling ‘delayed transfers of care’. Health and social care leaders from the five organisations involved in the inspection have already met with the CQC to develop an action plan. The key points of the action plan are:

  • Making services more local by using a ‘place-based’ approach to design and delivery of care
  • Improving information available to people who fund their own care so they can get the support they need more quickly
  • Investing more in recruitment and retention of care staff so more care packages can be delivered, particularly for older people.

 

PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OXFORDSHIRE

 

Residents in Oxfordshire have been amongst the best at recycling (including plastics) and composting for a few years now, and the countywide recycling rate is around 60%, one of the best in the country. However, the ambition is to do better. Plastic is a topical target. The OCC Recycling Team has put together top tips to kick the plastic habit:

  • Remember your reusable bags when shopping.
  • Invest in a reusable water bottle (stainless steel bottles are more sustainable than plastic)
  • For takeaway coffee, use a reusable mug. Collapsible ones that fit easily in a bag are obtainable, or there are ones made from bamboo to avoid more plastic. (Disposable coffee cups are lined with plastic and hard to recycle.)
  • Look for products with less packaging, or no packaging, such as fruit or vegetables.
  • Buy concentrated products and refill packs instead of fully packaged products, such as fabric conditioner, washing powders and some beauty products.
  • Recycle the packaging where possible. While 90% of packaging is recycled in the kitchens, only 50% is being recycled in the bathroom. Shampoo, conditioner, make up, hand wash and cleaning product bottles can all be recycled (pump trigger must be removed).
  • Buy larger or economy sizes of goods such as breakfast cereal, tomato ketchup, toilet rolls and soap powder. This saves money and creates less packaging in the long run.

All the councils in Oxfordshire are working together to seek views on reducing waste and increasing recycling. Respond to the consultation here: www.recycleforoxfordshire.org.uk

 

Annex B:

 

                                  Blewbury Parish Council

District Notes for Parish Councillors on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

from Cllr Janet Shelley & Cllr Reg Waite

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Apologies:

 

Cllrs Janet Shelley sends her apologies.

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Enforcement Investigations:

 

VE17/627 – Pilgrims Way, The Pilgrims Way, Blewbury OX11 9NG

Reported: 25 October2017

Alleged breach: Breach of conditions 3 & 4 of P16/V0888/HH

Case Officer: Claire Merritt

Site visited: 2 November 17 and 26 February 2018.

6 week target date – 6 December 17   12 week target date – 17 January 2018

Now under investigation.

 

VE17/494 – Chailey House, Bessels Way, Blewbury

Reported: 24 August 2017

Alleged breach: Landscaping not undertaken in accordance with the scheme approved by P15/V0471/FUL.

Case Officer: Heather Rowe

6 week target date – 5 October 17.   12 week target date – 16 November 17.

Site visited: 7 September 17; 13 October 17 and 10 Jan 18.

Case closed.  Voluntary compliance.                                          

 

VE17/223 – Unit 3, Eastfield Farm, Woodway Road, Blewbury

Reported: 21 April 2017

Alleged breach: Unauthorised change of use of an agricultural building to B2 industrial use.

Case Officer: Robert Cramp

Site visited: 4 May 2017

6 week target date – 2 June 2017.  12 week target date – 14 July 2017

No change over the past month – enforcement action authorised – currently with Council’s solicitor

 

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Dates confirmed for Grants applications:

 

The dates that groups can apply for community grants during 2018/19 are as follows –

 

Capital grants and New Homes Bonus – £200,000 available

  • 25 April to 6 June (round 1)
  • 11 September to 22 October (round 2 – budget permitting)

Festival grants – £10,000 available

 

  • 1 April 2018 to 28 February 2019

 

Visit the Grants pages on the Vale’s website for further information.

 

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Grant application advice sessions:

 

Community groups thinking about applying for a Capital or New Homes Bonus  Grant can find out more by attending one of our advice sessions –

  • 16 April – Dean Court Community Centre, Botley
  • 18 April – Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington
  • 24 April – Letcombe Regis Village Hall

 

Sessions take place early evening with exact session times confirmed when booking – for more information or to book a place e-mail Corporate Strategy or call 91235 422103.  Booking is essential.

 

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New awards for voluntary and community groups:

 

 

Voluntary and community groups across the Vale and South are being invited to tell everyone the differences they have made to their communities – and the best will win new awards thanks to Vale of White Horse District Council.

 

The council is sponsoring an award for the first time this year – for the Best Group in the Vale of White Horse, and the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards are looking for local groups to submit their nominations.

 

Entries close at midday on Tuesday, 10th April with the awards ceremony on Tuesday, 5th June.

 

For more details please visit the OCVA website.

 

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Government’s civil society strategy:

 

The government has just launched an open consultation to ask how it can work better with local communities to improve things in their area.

 

It is called the ‘Civic Society Strategy’ and is looking into subjects like support for young people, public services, and making areas better places to live and work.

 

To find out more please visit the government’s Civic Society page.

 

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Meet Munching Molly and pals – the new food waste recycling trucks:

 

The Vale set a challenge to primary school children in both districts to come up with a list of names for the new food waste trucks.

 

After nearly four weeks and thousands of votes by residents the most popular name in the Vale was Munching Molly.  The name was put forward by two pupils at John Blandy Primary School in Southmoor.

 

The children who put forward the top names have each won a swimming pass for our local leisure centres for their family, courtesy of GLL the councils’ leisure centre contractor.  Each child also scooped £150 book tokens for their school.

 

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Neighbourhood planning workshops:

 

Our community engagement officers are running a new programme of workshops for our neighbourhood planning groups.  Sessions will help groups get a better understanding of things such as effective community engagement and survey design.

 

More details are available on the Vale’s website.

 

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Chairman’s two charities

 

The fundraising for Reg’s two charities from the raffle, auction and donations from his Valentine’s Charity Dinner on Saturday, 10th February amounted to £3,235.

 

Reg wishes to thank most sincerely everyone who participated to make this success possible.

 

This now brings the total Reg has raised so far to £5,791 with a target of £8,000+.

 

Three further fundraising activities booked –

Sat, 24 March – Quiz Night at War Memorial Hall, East Hanney – 7 for 7.30pm

Fri, 20 April – Chairman’s Charity Golf Day, Hadden Hill Golf Club

Sat, 12 May – Variety Concert in The Beacon, Wantage

All enquiries to Reg on regwwaite@aol.com or 01235 861779 or to Karen Dodd at the Vale on karen.dodd@southandvale.gov.uk or 01235 422082

 

 

Thinking caps required in Hanney:

 

An exciting quiz night is taking place in Saturday, 24th March in East Hanney to raise funds for charity.

 

The quiz is taking place at the War Memorial Hall in the village and is open to teams of up to six people.  Any couples or individuals who don’t have a full team come along and join up with others on the night.

 

To enter, tickets cost £10 per person with a buffet included.  A licensed bar will also be available from 7.00pm.

 

The quiz starts at 7.30pm and there are prizes of wine for the winning team and a wooden spoon for the losers.  All proceeds from the evening will be split between the Children’s Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

To register as an individual or a whole team please contact karen.dodd@southandvale.gov.uk or phone 01235 422082 as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

JS & RWW 14 March 2018

 

Annex C:

Lengthman’s Report March 2018

 

Mostly a month of maintenance, with just a small amount of grass cutting at the end of the month.

 

The tractor has been serviced and is working well.

 

All the fire extinguishers have been checked or replaced in the Clubhouse and Scout Hut.

 

The TFF Play Area was re-commissioned on the 22nd so in time for Easter.

 

April will see the start of grass cutting in all areas.

 

Happy Easter

David

 

Annex D:

Planning report for Parish Council – March/April 2018

Planning Applications

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:

 

P18/V0489/LB    Carpenters Cottage Church End  Internal alterations including: moving modern staircase to new location, inserting new WC, creating new back door and boot room within existing utility room. Parish Council has no objection.

               

P18/V0309/FUL Fir Trees London Road   Construction of a new 1.5 storey three bedroom house to the rear of Fir Trees with relocated parking for Fir Trees. Demolition of a timber garage to form access.   Parish Council can find no grounds to object to the proposed development, but regrets the increasing trend of converting gardens into houses within the village.                

                   

P18/V0313/HH   Tudor Cottage London Road        

Repair and replacement of deteriorating West elevation structural beams, to preserve and maintain the structural integrity of the west side of the cottage. Parish Council has no objection.

                   

P18/V0314/LB    Tudor Cottage London Road        

Repair and replacement of deteriorating West elevation structural beams, to preserve and maintain the structural integrity of the west side of the cottage. Parish Council has no objection.

 

P18/V0312/HH   Fir Trees London Road  

Alterations to fenestration and removal of one chimney. Parish Council has no objection.

Decisions from the District Council:

P18/V0009/FUL Pennie Lane Stud Berry Lane      

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission P17/V0002/FUL.

Granted.

 

P18/V0103/FUL Former Rifle Range Building Churn Estate Boham’s Road

Conversion of former Rifle Range building to a single residential dwelling and erection of an ancillary domestic outbuilding for storage and maintenance. Retention of hardstanding for domestic parking and turning.    Granted.

 

P17/V3017/LB    Curtoys Westbrook Street             

Demolition of a single storey previous extension and garage and erection of a two storey extension and a new detached garage. Granted.                                               

P17/V3016/HH   Curtoys Westbrook Street             

Demolition of a single storey previous extension and garage and erection of a two storey extension and a new detached garage. Granted.

 

P17/V2803/FUL Downside Farm Woodway Road  

Conversion of existing redundant stable to dwelling. Granted.                

Enquiries regarding planning in the parish may be sent to blewburypc@gmail.com