COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
Schedule of Payments
9 April 2018
25 April 2018 Annual Parish Meeting
14 May 2018
11 June 2018
9 July 2018
10 September 2018
8 October 2018
9 April 2018

THE FOLLOWING MINUTES ARE IN DRAFT FORM AND WILL BE APPROVED BY THE FULL PARISH COUNCIL AT THEIR MEETING ON THE 14 MAY 2018

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON 9 APRIL 2018 AT 7.00 P.M.

IN COMPTON MARTIN VILLAGE HALL

Present

Councillor R Chapman (RCh)

Councillor C Craig (CC) (Vice Chairman)

Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) (Chairman)

Councillor K Moore (KM)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)

Clerk Jane Griffiths

District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)

5 Members of the Public

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

·         Councillor P Shipman – due to work commitments

·         Councillor J Halling-Brown

 

2.         Receive comments from the public

            Comments received concerned:

·         Planning irregularities and lack of dimensions on planning applications

 

3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda

·         None Received

 

4.         To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meetings

·         It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of 12 March 2018 be approved and signed.  All in favour

AJ abstained from voting as he did not attend the March meeting.

 

5.         Finance

1.         Confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:

            It was proposed and seconded that the following payments be made:

 

Date

Cheque No or Standing Order

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount

 

£

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

09.04.18

 

ET/KM

001121

518.80

 

Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – April  2018

09.04.18

ET/KM

001122

99.88

 

ALCA Subscription

09.04.18

ET/KM

001123

37.46

 

Refreshments – Annual Parish Meeting

09.04.18

ET/KM

001124

50.00

 

ALCA Training – A Plain Guide to Planning.

 

            2.         Accounts for the Year Ended 31st March 2018

    1. To receive the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018.

·         The accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018 were distributed. 

    1. To receive an update on the Internal Audit of the Parish Council Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2018, and the changes in Government legislation.

·         The Clerk updated Councillors on the changes in legislation regarding the Audit of Accounts.

    1. To confirm and approve that the Parish Council wish to certify themselves as exempt from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulation 2015.

As confirmed by the accounts distributed, the Parish Council’s annual gross income for 2017/18 was £15,110.16 and the annual gross expenditure was £14,321.25.  As both figures are under £25,000 the Parish Council is exempt from a limited assurance review under Section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015.

    1. The Chairman of Compton Martin Parish Council to sign the Certificate of Exemption, to be completed by smaller authorities where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure did not exceed £25,000 in the year of account ended 31 March 2018

·         It was proposed and seconded that the Chairman sign the Certificate of Exemption for the year ended 31 March 2018.  All in favour,

 

6.         Herringbone Wall Project

·         The volunteer work on the Herringbone Wall Project will take place on the 12 May provided the weather is good.  A risk assessment has been produced and will be sent to the Parish Council insurers.  The school room has been booked.

 

7.         Annual Parish Meeting – 25 April 2018 – 7.00 p.m. – Compton Martin Village Hall

·         The Clerk will produce a PowerPoint Presentation following the agenda format previously circulated.

 

9.         Annual Footpath Walk

·         The Annual Footpath Walk will take place on the 16th June.  The Village Hall has been booked.  The PCC have offered to provide refreshments to be sold in aid of the School Room Disabled Access Project.   There is a shortage of Walk Leaders this year.

 10        Town & Parish Councils Information Session on Joint Spatial Plan, B&NES Local Plan and HELAA – HELAA Training Thursday 3 May 2018

·         The Clerk confirmed two places had been booked on the above training session. 

 

11.       Planning Applications

1.         To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:

 

1.      17/05748/FUL – Mr Peter Wood, Fairash Poultry Farm, Conversion and part demolition of redundant poultry sheds to form 2 no live-work dwellings and associated access and landscaping works (Resubmission) – PERMITTED

2.       

3.      18/00805/FUL – Priors Court, Yew Tree Lane, Compton Martin – Erection of firs floor extension over garage, installation of 2no.front dormers and demolition of rear conservatory to facilitate the conversion of 1no dwelling to 2no dwellings and associated works.  Erection of detached garage. PENDING

4.       

5.      18/00949/LBA – Parsons Hill, Rectory Lane, Compton Martin – Internal and external alterations to replace 2no kitchen windows with powder coated steel frames double glazed windows and French doors. PENDING

6.       

7.      17/00075/FUL – Land between Leamon Cottage and Mendip Villas, The Street, Compton Martin.  The erection of 10no dwelling houses, including access on to The Street, 24no of street parking spaces, and associated soft/hard landscaping.  – 10 Revised drawings – To be considered by the Development Management Committee 11 April 2018. It was proposed and seconded that the Chairman attend this meeting and speak for 3 minutes.  The final text will be emailed to all Councillors to see.  All in favour.

 

2.   To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications.

  1. 18/01286/FUL – Elm Cottage ,The Street, Compton Martin – Erection of 1no 4 bed bungalow to rear of Elm Cottage, and associated vehicular access, garage and parking (Resubmission)

It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this Planning Application.  All in favour.  (Response attached to these minutes).

 

 

3. Correspondence regarding Planning Matters and Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan

 

            1.         Letter from Lisa Bartlett in response to the Chairman’s letter dated 8 March 2018.

·         It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council should respond to this letter. The Chairman will draft a reply and circulate to Councillors.

 

2.         Letter sent to the B&NES Planning policy Department on behalf of the 7 parishes involved with the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan concerning the CVNP Parking policy dated 30 March 2018.

·         The Chairman will draft a response for circulation.

 

12.       To receive Updates from Working Parties

            1. Coombe View and The Batch

            Nothing to report

            2. The Pond

Weed growth is being monitored and discussions will take place regarding the cutting the timing of the cutting of weed in 2018.

            3. Highways   

            Nothing further to report

4. Broadband Working Party

An update was given regarding True Speed and Gigaclear.

 

13.       To receive reports from Councillors who have attended outside meetings and dates of future outside meetings.

 

            ET reported back on the training she undertook “A Plain Guide to Planning”

 

14.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard

             

15.       Future Dates of Meetings

·         Wednesday 25th April – ANNUAL PARISH MEETING