Councillors present: Mr C Lakeland (Chairman)(CL), Ms J Gibson (JG), Ms V Fox (VF), Mr M Penington (MP), Ms Charlotte Cameron (CC), Ms Lydia Inglis (LI). Also present: Mrs Elaine de Ridder (clerk), David Hollick (Lengthman), County Councillor Lilly, District Councillor Waite and 1 member of the public
|Actions arising from the meeting||Target date|
|1. CL to help identify a County Council representative for the Malthus trust||By January meeting|
|2. LI to request annual/regular updates from Pre-School committee||By January meeting|
|3. MP to inform the BVCIC of the PC’s budget meeting in January. Any request for support in the next financial year needs to be made before then.||By December meeting|
|4. LI to investigate signage for the Clubhouse and Melland Room.||By January meeting|
|5. CL and clerk to draft a transparency code and a social media policy||As soon as possible|
|6. Lengthman to obtain a quote for a mower for the December meeting.||By December meeting|
|7. Clerk to thank Beeswax Farms for redirecting the light on Church Yard||As soon as possible|
|8. Clerk to circulate the annual review of risks.||As soon as possible|
|9. Clerk to set a date for the budget meeting.||By December meeting|
|Actions brought forward|
|1. CL to review tree register||As soon as possible|
|2. Clerk to review document register||As soon as possible|
|3. Clerk to finish the cemetery map corrections and return it to Pear Technologies||As soon as possible|
Nothing to discuss during Open Forum.
P15/V2534/HH Carramores, Church Road Blewbury.
Alterations to existing single storey extension to existing cottage to provide new entrance hall, ground floor bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. 2. Demolition of existing outbuildings and construction replacement garage/workshop and garden outbuilding. Blewbury PC has no objections.
P15/V2376/HH and P15/V2377/LB Hall Barn Close, Chapel Lane, Blewbury
Addition of porch to kitchen extension. Relocation of the gas meter. Blewbury PC has no objections.
|E de Ridder (salary and expenses)||£894.25|
|D Hollick (salary and expenses)||£346.74|
|BT Payment Services Ltd (direct debit)||£23.98|
|TruGreen South Oxfordshire||£265.00|
|Biffa Waste Services Ltd||£56.83|
|Shayler Concrete Pumping Ltd||£782.72|
|St. Michael’s Church, Blewbury PCC||£150.00|
|Oxfordshire South and Vale CAB (OSVCAB)||£150.00|
|Wind in the Willows Residents Association||£50.00|
|Post Office Ltd (for SSE – Scout Hut)||£21.38|
|White Horse Horticulture||£200.00|
|Payments relating to the Neighbourhood Plan|
All payments were approved.
It was noted that a tree has been blown over on Footpath 24. The clerk has notified Highways.
A date needs to be set for the finance committee to meet about the budget.
The next meeting will be held on 9th December in the Vale Room.
Meeting closed 21h16
Blewbury Parish Council
Notes for Parish Councillors on Wednesday, 14th October 2015
from Cllr Janet Shelley & Cllr Reg Waite
Local Plan 2031:
The Vale’s Local Plan has been given the go ahead to move to the next stage of the examination process.
The Vale received a letter from the Planning Inspector yesterday confirming that following the Stage One hearings, which took place in September, the examination process can now move to Stage Two hearings.
Arrangements for Stage Two hearings will be published by the Planning Inspector in due course and will be made available on the council’s website.
The Inspector’s letter reads as follows –
12th October 2015
I would like to thank all those who took part in the recent Stage 1 hearing sessions for their constructive contributions to the debates.
In the light of all that I have now read and heard, and bearing in mind the potential for me to recommend main modifications to the plan (including in connection with matters discussed at the Stage 1 hearings), I consider that it is appropriate to move to Stage 2 of the Examination.
However, this is not a guarantee that the plan as a whole, or any particular part of it, will be found sound. Given this, and bearing in mind that many of the issues already discussed are inextricably linked with those which will be considered as part of Stage 2, it is not appropriate for me to set out further details of my initial views at this stage.
Arrangements will now be made for the Stage 2 hearing sessions to be held as soon as practicable, dates and Matters/Questions for these sessions will be published in due course.
Speculative Development Planning Applications:
P15/V1944/O – Outline planning permission for up to 40 dwellings on land off
Woodway Road, Blewbury
Received: 14th August 2015
Registered: 17th August 2015
Consultation: 17th August to 16th September 2015
Target decision date: 16th November 2015.
Reminders for New Recycling Services:
Green bin collection weeks:
We can place tired or damaged textiles or clothes that aren’t good enough for charity alongside our green bins for recycling. Please place items in suitable bags/sacks.
Please also continue to place any domestic used batteries in clear plastic bags and place on top of the green bins.
Grey bin collection weeks:
We can place small electrical items including electrical toys alongside our grey bins for recycling. Again please place items in suitable bags/containers.
Brown Garden waste bins:
During week commencing Monday, 19th October, all garden waste bin holders may place out one extra bins’ worth of garden waste in sacks or re-usable bags (but not trade bags) – just make sure they’re open so the crew can see what is in them.
Ladycroft Park, Blewbury:
We will discuss.
Go Active goes Gold in Rural Areas thanks to £227,000 funding boost:
The Vale and South Oxfordshire District Council have been awarded £227,000 to help older people in rural areas to become more active.
This award has come from Sport England and Go Active will target different villages each year to encourage people to do 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity each week. Sessions start in January.
Members of the local community are encouraged to volunteer to help spread the message about what’s on offer and set up and deliver some sessions.
Taster sessions in in the above will initially be held in Kingston Bagpuize, Steventon, Woodcote, Watlington, Chalgrove, Sutton Courtenay and Shiplake so look out for more detail.
Further sessions for elsewhere in southern Oxfordshire will be announced in the coming months.
Annex B – Lengthman’s report
Lengthman’s Report October 2015
In good condition. No major issues.
This has had a second weed treatment and the grass is starting to improve.
The Hedge Laying group hope to do the hedge between the cemetery and Tickers Folly field this winter, which will improve the appearance along that side. No other issues.
TFF, Car Park & TFF Play Area
No real problems. Some maintenance work done to the swings.
Village Hall KAP Area
Some remedial work done to swings & entrance gate. Now all in good order.
Tractor & Ferris mowers OK. We have ‘borrowed’ a smaller mower from the Fishing Club in Swindon which we can use until next spring. No other issues.
The bus shelter along London Road has now been painted inside and looks much better.
Planning report for Parish Council – November 2015
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:
P15/V2356/FUL – Hunts Grave Farm, London Road – Demolition of existing structures, erection of two dwellings. No objections, but BPC made comments:
P15/V0925/HH – Royston, Bessels Way – Extensions and additions – BPC objects. The proposed building is out of scale with surrounding properties, and neighbouring homes are overlooked.
P15/V2377/LB and P15/V2376/HH – Hall Barn Close, Chapel Lane – Addition of porch to kitchen extension. Relocation of the gas meter. BPC has no objection.
P15/V2534/HH – Carramores, Church Lane – Alterations to existing single storey extension, erection of replacement garage/workshop. BPC has no objection, but would like to request that care is taken during the building process to avoid discharge of pollutants into the Cleve and surrounding streams, and degradation of the banks.
Decisions from the District Council:
P15/V2085/FUL – Palmers – Detailed plans for proposed new dwelling. GRANTED.
P15/V2171/HH – Pilgrim’s Rest, Pilgrim’s Way – Erection of single storey side and rear extensions, rear dormer window, change front dormer roof from flat to mono-pitched and removal of existing chimney breast and replace with a metal flue. GRANTED.
Enquiries regarding planning in the parish may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org