Minutes 4th June 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

Present:
Cllr Vaughan (Chairman)
Cllr Mr Ruth
Cllr Mrs Ruth
Cllr Cullender
Cllr Kerr
Cllr Hamer
Cllr Wiles
Cllr Wright

Sally Upshall – Clerk
Cllr Carr-Jones – DCC Councillor.
There were 92 members of the public present.

1. Welcome & Domestic Notices

The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming those present and announcing the Domestic Notices.

Planning Meeting

2/2018/0629/FUL Os Plot 7987, Stoneylawn, Marnhull, Dorset.
Demolish existing redundant agricultural buildings. Erect 1 No. dwelling with double garage.

Resolved: No Objections.

2/2018/0564/LBC Crosses Farm House, Mowes Lane, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1NY
Demolish existing porch. Form pitched roof over rear door and extend roof over ground and first floor of annexe. Install conservation roof lights, remove and replace doors and windows, center new staircase and carry out associated internal and external alterations.

Resolved: No Objections.

2/2018/0586/House Criden House, Sackmore Lane, Marnhull, Dorset, DT10 1PN
Erect single storey extension and first floor extension over existing single storey extension (demolish existing lean-to extension).

Resolved: No Objections.

2/2018/0449/OUT Land At E 378776 N 119064, Salisbury Street, Marnhull, Dorset.
Develop land by the erection of up to 67 No. dwellings. Form vehicular and pedestrian access, open space and play area. (Outline application to determine access).

Resolved: Objection.

Objection 1
The applications are not in accordance with the spatial strategy for North Dorset as set out in the Local Plan
Objection 2
The lack of local housing need for this scale of development
Objection 3
The lack of local employment opportunities to meet this scale of development
Objection 4
Lack of safe walking routes into the village and adverse impact of further traffic on the lanes in and around Marnhull
Objection 5
The planned population increase will have a negative impact by increasing pressure on village services and amenities

If NDDC are mindful of passing this application we strongly recommend it being brought before the Development Committee.

2/2018/0448/OUT Land North Of, Chippel Lane, Marnhull, Dorset,
Develop land by the erection of up to 74 No. dwellings. Form vehicular and pedestrian access, central parkland and open space, play area and attenuation basin. (Outline application to determine access).

Resolved: Objection.

Objection 1
The applications are not in accordance with the spatial strategy for North Dorset as set out in the Local Plan
Objection 2
The lack of local housing need for this scale of development
Objection 3
The lack of local employment opportunities to meet this scale of development
Objection 4
Lack of safe walking routes into the village and adverse impact of further traffic on the lanes in and around Marnhull
Objection 5
The planned population increase will have a negative impact by increasing pressure on village services and amenities

If NDDC are mindful of passing this application we strongly recommend it being brought before the Development Committee

Co-Option of New Councillor.
Mr Tacon was asked the relevant questions necessary for becoming a Councillor and then he gave the Council some background on his interests and professional history.
It was then proposed by Cllr Mr Ruth and seconded by Cllr Hamer that Mr Tacon be co-opted onto the Council.

2. 2018/044 Declarations of Interest Regarding

a) Agenda Items
The Chairman regarding expenses on the Payment Schedule.

b) Grant of dispensations regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests when setting the Annual Precept
None

3. 2018/045 Public Consultation
Mr Gibbs from Fellowsmead spoke about speeding within the Village. The Chairman explained the ongoing work with the speeding committee. Cllr Cullender is going to put something in the Messenger to try and get some speed watch volunteers.

Mrs Caines from New Street asked in relation to dog waste bins and asked why there hadn’t been any installed along New Street by the school where dog fouling is a problem. Cllr Kerr explained that there has to be a suitable place to put it and it has also got to have the landowner’s permission.

Mr Mann asked regarding the new applications that have come in regarding Henstridge Airfield. The Chairman explained to Mr Mann the information he had. Mr Mann will follow up with SSDC planning committee and report back to the Parish Council at the next meeting.

Mr Eveleigh spoke regarding breaches to the planning application on the Sackmore Lane/Burton Street application. He explained that he had not had sufficient answers from NDDC. This will be put on the next agenda when hopefully Cllr Westbrook is in attendance so she can answer any further queries.

Mr Eveleigh also asked about the tree at the bottom of the recreation driveway and Cllr Hamer reported that it was being tended to by the tree surgeons in the next two weeks.

Council Session

4. 2018/046 Apologies for Absence.
Cllr Chapman.
Cllr Jane Westbrook – NDDC Councillor.

5. 2018/047 Chairman’s Urgent Business
None.

6. 2018/048 Minutes
The minutes for the 7th of May 2018 were agreed and signed.

7. 2018/049 Matters arising from the previous minutes (not on agenda)
The planning training for Councillor was discussed and Tony Gibbs can come and deliver it to the Council for £300. The Chairman is going to look at suitable dates.

The grass cutting at the Church Yard was discussed and who was cutting it. Cllr Hamer will go back to Chris Woods and get some clarification.

Health and Safety – Cllr Kerr noted that he had fixed the gate in the play area. The inspection is booked and will be sometime in June.
The broken bench on Sackmore Lane was discussed and this is an ongoing project for the Men’s shed. The bin next to the bench is going to be replaced with a dog waste bin.

Finger post signs – This was discussed and the clerk reported that DCC would not carry out the repairs. After discussion it was decided for Cllr Cullender to liaises with John Dowset who carried out the repairs to the one in Great Down Lane. Cllr Tacon will have a word with the Shed Group and report back

The clerk passed on the leaflet regarding the telephone boxes she had to Cllr Mrs Ruth and until the telephones are removed we cannot carry on with any further uses for them.

The insurance was discussed regarding the extra cost for the Church Wall. After discussion it was felt that adding £25000 onto the insurance to cover the cost of any wall repairs would be sufficient.

The clerk read out a letter she had received regarding objections to an application that had already been approved by NDDC. The council in agreement for her to back and explain that there is nothing further the Council can do now it has been approved and they need to direct their correspondence to NDDC.

8. 2018/050 Financial Matters

a) Payment Schedule.
Payment Schedule for March for £4397.14 was signed by the Chairman.

2018/051 The Annual Governance Statement was agreed and signed.
2018/052 The Accounting Statements were approved by all present and signed. The clerk will forward to the external auditor.
9. 2018/053 Planning Matters
Nothing further.

10. 2018/054 Councillors’ Reports
Cllr Carr-Jones -DCC Councillor – The monthly report had been previously circulated to councillors. He explained the first Shadow Unity meeting was about to take place, which will involve the election of the Chair and Vice Chair.

Parish Councillors reports
Spring Bulbs in Marnhull – Mr Pentland spoke regarding this venture and information had already been forwarded to Councillors by the clerk. After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Cullender and seconded by Cllr Kerr that the Parish Council support this project in partnership with the Gardening club to a total of £100. Action: Clerk to send letter of support to NDDC so that a licence can be issued to the Garden Club. All were in favour.

Litter Picking – Mr Sear spoke regarding the work that a group of volunteers had been carrying out in Marnhull. After discussion it was proposed by Cllr Hamer and seconded by Cllr Wright that the Parish Council support this to the cost of £450 to purchase the necessary equipment needed for the volunteers. All were in favour.

The Chairman noted that he had been advised that about an elderly resident in Marnhull regarding their garden that is invested with rats and is very overgrown. The Parish Council felt that this was not a Parish Council issue and they needed to contact Environmental Health.

The email regarding the accident had by a Villager on his bike on pot holes had been circulated. The Chairman noted that he had been to visit the man in question and while the Parish Council have every sympathy for him this is a matter he should take up with DCC highways department.

Signage for Love Lane was discussed and whether additional signage would be useful. The Parish Council didn’t feel this

11. 2018/055 Clerk’s Report/s – The clerk had nothing further to report.

12. Correspondence –
The Chairman reported that a resident who was a keen cyclist had been thrown from his bike in Great Down Lane by a pothole and ended up in hospital. The matter had been reported to Highways Dept

13. 2018/056 Date and time of next meeting

Council Meeting Monday 2nd July 2018 in the Village Hall at 7pm

The meeting concluded at 8.55 pm.