COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
Schedule of Payments
10 April 2017
April 26 2017
April 26 2017 Annual Parish Meeting
May 8 2017 Annual Parish Council Meeting
May 15 2017
June 12 2017
10 July 2017
11 September 2017
9 October 2017
13 November 2017
11 December 2017
8 January 2018
9 February 2018
9 March 2018
11 December 2017

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON 11 DECEMBER 2017 AT 7.00 P.M.

IN COMPTON MARTIN VILLAGE HALL

 

Present

Councillor R Chapman (RCh)

Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)

Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) Chairman)

Councillor K Moore (KM)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)

Clerk Jane Griffiths

District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)

10 Members of the Public

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

  • Apologies were received from Councillor Craig due to holiday and Councillor Shipman due to urgent work commitments.

 

2.         Receive comments from the public

 

  • Comment was made regarding the collapse of a road drain by the Blue Bowl, West Harptree, causing the current flooding.

 

  • The Parish Council were informed that a meeting of parishioners had taken place with District Councillor Pritchard regarding the traffic issues relating to the Firework Event held by the Ring O Bells.  VP agreed to report back on the meeting and his progress at the end of this meeting.

           

3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda

·         A statement was read out on behalf of Councillor Craig and attached to these minutes. 

 

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

·         It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of the 13 November 2017 be approved and signed. 

 

5.         Information, Correspondence and Finance

 

·         Notification of external auditor appointments for the 2017/18 financial year.

 

·         Email addresses for parish councillors

 

 

 

5.         Information, Correspondence and Finance  (Continued)

 

 

            To confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:

 

Date

Cheque No

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount

£

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

11.12.17

001111

ET/KM

522.63

 

Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – November 2017

11.12.17

001112

ET/RCh

141.40

 

HMRC – PAYE Oct-Dec

13.11.17

001110

JHB/ET

190.00

 

P Havard – Grass Cutting – PAID IN NOVEMBER

11.12.17

001113

ET/RCh

285.00

 

School Room – Hall Hire

July – December 2017

 

6.         To consider and confirm the budget for 2018/19

The Clerk was asked to place this item on the agenda for January 2018 and to arrange a Finance Working Party for the New Year.  Councillors with changes to the budget to contact the Clerk before the end of December 2017
 

 

7.         Community Empowerment Fund

To receive an update on the response from Community Questionnaires.

  The Clerk confirmed a really good response to the Community Questionnaire and there was overwhelming support for the repair of the Herringbone Wall.  Other  suggestions were made and these will be followed up.

To approve the Community Funding Application for £260 from B&NES.

·         The Clerk was asked to apply for the full amount of £260 Community Funding in order to repair the herringbone wall.

 

8.         Planning Applications

 

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

 

  1. 17/04538/FUL – Mrs S Dury – Elm Cottage, The Street, Compton Martin, Erection of 1no. 4 bed bungalow to the rear of Elm Cottage, and associated vehicle access, garage and parking. - REFUSE
  2. 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.  – Revised Landscape Proposals - PENDING

 

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

 

  1. 17/05718/TCA – Mr Andrew Edwards, The Old Forge, Compton Martin.  Ashe Trees Pollard Back to old points.

It was proposed and seconded to SUPPORT this application.  All in favour

 

  1. 17/005720/FULThe Blue Bowl, Bristol Road, West Harptree, Erection of 2 polytunnels for horticultural use.

It was proposed and seconded to SUPPORT this application and submit the comments made in October 2017.  All in favour

 

  1. 17/05529/FULMr Tom Wood, Greenacres Poultry Farm, Erection of Agricultural building for egg grading and packing.

It was proposed and seconded to SUPPORT this application with comments.  (Attached to these minutes).  All in favour.

 

  1. 17/05748/FULMr 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)

It was proposed and seconded to OBJECT to this application but only on the ground of highway safety issues.  Comments attached to these minutes.  All in favour.

 

3. Local Plan 2016 – 2036 – Issues and Options Consultation

            To consider responding to the above consultation

·         This matter to be placed on the agenda for January 2018 and councillors agreed to look at the document in the meantime with a view to making a response.

 

9.         To receive Updates from Working Parties

 

            1. Coombe View and The Batch

·         No further update.

            2. The Pond

·         No further update

            3. Highways  

·         Potholes in the Coombe had been filled. 

4. Broadband Working Party

·     A report of all three options was made.

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

·         VP reported back on the Chew Valley Forum

 

11.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard

·         VP confirmed he had met with parishioners from Compton Martin who were extremely concerned about the traffic implications when events are held by The Ring O Bells.  A comprehensive report had been produced by the parishioners and forwarded to VP.  VP has taken the matter to B&NES informal cabinet with further meetings to be arranged.    VP explained he would prefer to update the community through the open forum of the parish council.  This was agreed.

 

12.       Future Dates of Meetings

·         8 January 2018

·         12 February 2018

·         12 March 2018

 

 

 24th November 2017

In respect of agenda item 5. Information, Correspondence and Finance 

· Email received from Miles Leonard

 

I did not believe there was a need to declare an interest before the discussion commenced on this subject, however, part way through the discussion there were issues raised by others in which I did have an interest. Whilst I did not comment on the concerns raised I should in fact have declared an interest at this point and left the meeting until discussion of this agenda item was completed rather than simply not commenting. This was an inadvertent procedural error on my part for which I would like to apologise.

 

Regards

Chris Craig

Vice Chair Compton Martin Parish Council

 

 


 

COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 December 2017

Please reply:

The Old Mill,

Mill Lane, Compton Martin

Bristol, BS40 6NA

Tel: 01761 221702

Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com

www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk

 

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Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs,

 

17/05529/FUL – Mr Tom Wood, Greenacres Poultry Farm.

Erection of Agricultural building for egg grading and packing.

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 11 December 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to SUPPORT the above mentioned planning application.

 

NOTE: The Parish of Compton Martin is one of seven parishes forming the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan. This Plan has been approved in a Referendum in February 2017 and now has legal status as part of the Statutory Development Plan against which planning applications are determined and to which full weight must be given.

 

The drive has been completed and there is already permission for a new shed.  By building the new grading building there will hopefully be a reduction in traffic movement, particularly with regards to coming in and out of the Fairash site, therefore benefitting highway safety.  This also has a positive environmental impact, and will support a local business. The application does not make mention of the CVNP.  To highlight the lack of use of the CVNP the council would like to draw attention to the relevant policies, not necessarily in detail but certainly to bring them to the attention of the planners.  So please find below the ones considered relevant:
H
DE1 – Perhaps the applicant could reconsider the colour/materials used in order to enhance the environment

  • HDE3 – As the development can be seen from both the road and surrounding footpaths we would ask the applicant to use planting to soften the impact of the build, as well as considering the materials etc.
  • HDE4 – as above.
  • HDE7 – Will potentially have a positive impact on traffic.
  • HDE12b – No removal of hedges.
  • BF2 – Supporting local business.


COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 December 2017

Please reply:

The Old Mill,

Mill Lane, Compton Martin

Bristol, BS40 6NA

Tel: 01761 221702

Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com

www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk

 

QRCode

 

 

Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs,

 

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

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 13 November 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to object to the above but only the grounds of highways concerns/safety.

 

NOTE: The Parish of Compton Martin is one of seven parishes forming the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan. This Plan has been approved in a Referendum in February 2017 and now has legal status as part of the Statutory Development Plan against which planning applications are determined and to which full weight must be given.

 

The overall look of the new submission is definitely an improvement on previous ones, but, this still does not mean that the predominant issues with developing this site have been removed.  

 

We thank the applicant for the use of the CVNP.  The reduction in the number of buildings is certainly welcome, and the innovative design and use of the space is to be commended.  However, even reduced traffic movement on this site is dangerous, and the safest solution to this is to rework the whole junction, not only to Fairash, but the crossroads as well.  We do not know whether the studio units would be let out by homeowner’s, or if employees would attend the site, leading to a possible increase traffic flow.  As the Design and Access statement notes, there are several amenities in the 2km radius as stated but getting to them by foot in real terms is extremely hazardous, again we suggest the planners make a site visit.

The labelling on page 22 of the design and access statement would seem to be incorrect, perhaps this could be clarified?

 

The following CVNP policies would appear to still apply :

 

·         HDE 1 - Rural Landscape Character

·         HDE 2 - Settlement Build Character              

·         HDE 3 - Important Views

·         HDE 4 - Skyline

·         HDE 5 a) and b) - Housing – Mix and Affordable Allocation 

·         HDE 6 a) and b)-Sustainability–Renewable Energy and On-site Energy

Requirements

·         HDE 7 - Traffic Impact

·         HDE 8a) and b) - Parking – Domestic Dwellings 

·         HDE 9 a), b) and c) – Sustainable Drainage

·         HDE 15 – Dark Skies Policy  

·         BF6

 

 

 


COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 December 2017

Please reply:

The Old Mill,

Mill Lane, Compton Martin

Bristol, BS40 6NA

Tel: 01761 221702

Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com

www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk

 

QRCode

 

 

Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs,

 

17/05529/FUL – Mr Tom Wood, Greenacres Poultry Farm.

Erection of Agricultural building for egg grading and packing.

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 11 December 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to SUPPORT the above mentioned planning application.

 

NOTE: The Parish of Compton Martin is one of seven parishes forming the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan. This Plan has been approved in a Referendum in February 2017 and now has legal status as part of the Statutory Development Plan against which planning applications are determined and to which full weight must be given.

 

The drive has been completed and there is already permission for a new shed.  By building the new grading building there will hopefully be a reduction in traffic movement, particularly with regards to coming in and out of the Fairash site, therefore benefitting highway safety.  This also has a positive environmental impact, and will support a local business.  

 

The application does not make mention of the CVNP.  To highlight the lack of use of the CVNP the council would like to draw attention to the relevant policies, not necessarily in detail but certainly to bring them to the attention of the planners.  So please find below the ones considered relevant:

 

·         HDE1 – Perhaps the applicant could reconsider the colour/materials used in order to enhance the environment

·         HDE3 – As the development can be seen from both the road and surrounding footpaths we would ask the applicant to use planting to soften the impact of the build, as well as considering the materials etc.

·         HDE4 – as above.

·         HDE7 – Will potentially have a positive impact on traffic.

·         HDE12b – No removal of hedges.

·         BF2 – Supporting local business.