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
8 January 2018
 
MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON 8 JANUARY 2018 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 E Taylor (ET)
Councillor P Shipman (PS)
Clerk Jane Griffiths
District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)
3 Members of the Public
 
1. To receive and accept apologies for absence
Councillor Craig – due to holiday commitments
Councillor Moore – due to work commitments
 
2. Receive comments from the public
None received
 
3. Receive declarations of interest in the agenda
Councillor Jurkiw declared an interest in item 11.2.3 – Brid House
 
4. To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meetings
It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of the 11 December 2017 be approved and signed.  All in favour.
 
5. Finance Working Party Report
1. To receive and agree any changes to the 2018/19 budget from Working Parties
The Finance Working Party had met to consider the budget for 2018/19.  Councillor Jurkiw explained the changes which had been made.  
 
2. To receive and confirm recommendations from the Finance Working Party regarding the 2018/19 budget.
The Finance Working Party recommended that the budget for 2018/19, copies of which were passed to each councillors, be formally agreed.
 
6. 2018/19 Budget
1.  To formally agree the 2018/19 budget.
It was proposed and seconded that the Budget for 2018/19 be formally agreed.  All in favour.
 
7. The Parish Precept for 2018/19
1. To receive recommendations from the Finance Working Party regarding the Parish Precept for 2018/19
In the light of the 2018/19 Budget which had been formally agreed, it was clear that an increase to the Parish Precept was necessary for 2018/19.  The Finance Working Party confirmed that B&NES would be devolving more in the future and there was a need to keep reserves at a level which would ensure the Parish Council was able to pay for any unforeseen expenditure. 
 
8. To agree and approve the Parish Precept for 2018/19
It was proposed and seconded that the Precept for 2018/19 should increase to £18,000, broken down as follows:
 
Parish Precept 2018/19 £17,900.00
Parish and Town Council Local Council Tax Support Scheme Grant £100.00
Total for 2018/19 £18,000.00
 
9. To confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:
It was proposed and seconded that the following payment be made.  All in favour.
 
 
001114 ET/JHB 522.63 Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – January 2018
 
10. Community Empowerment Fund
To receive an update on the Community Funding Application for £260 from B&NES. 
A report was circulated regarding the Herringbone Wall.  This item was discussed and it was confirmed that the Clerk should now send off the Application for the full amount of the Community Empowerment Fund.
 
11. Planning Applications
1. To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:
 
1. 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. 17/05718/TCA – Mr Andrew Edwards, The Old Forge, Compton Martin.  Ashe Trees Pollard Back to old points. – NO OBJECTION
 
3. 17/005720/FUL – The Blue Bowl, Bristol Road, West Harptree, Erection of 2 polytunnels for horticultural use. - PERMIT
 
4. 17/05529/FUL – Mr Tom Wood, Greenacres Poultry Farm, Erection of Agricultural building for egg grading and packing. - DECISION PENDING
 
5. 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) - DECISION PENDING
 
11. Planning Applications 
 
2. To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications.
 
The Planning Working Party met to consider the following planning applications and recommended as follows:
 
1. 17/05795/FUL
Miss Pauline Sparks – 1 Mendip Bungalow, The Wrangle, Compton Martin
Erection of single storey side extension
 
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this planning application.  Letter to B&NES attached to these minutes.
 
2. 17/05902/FUL
Mr Austen Cook – Mistledene, The Reddings, Compton Martin
Erection of single storey rear extension and internal and external alterations to existing property. 
 
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council object to this planning application.  Letter to B&NES attached to these minutes.
 
AJ LEFT THE MEETING
 
      3.  17/06040/FUL
Mr M Hannawin,- Brid House, The Street, Compton Martin
Erection of single storey side extension
 
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this planning application.  Letter to B&NES attached to these minutes.
 
AJ REJOINED THE MEETING
 
12. Local Plan 2016 – 2036 – Issues and Options Consultation
To consider responding to the above consultation
AJ reported that there were no specific proposals in the plan as yet that impact on Compton Martin.  It was felt however that the Parish Council should respond to the Consultation confirming their wish to be informed of any matters affecting Compton Martin.  In particular any changes made to the village from RA2 to RA1 status.  The progress of a large site, put forward by a Compton Martin landowner, through HELLA is a vitally important change and the Parish Council would wish to be informed of its progress.
 
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council should respond to the Local Plan 2016 – 20136 to this effect.
 
13. Placemaking Plan – Adopted Version
This is available on the website.  There are no changes to the Placemaking Plan.
 
14. The Local Government Boundary Commission 
To consider draft recommendations on the new electoral arrangements – consultation ends 19 February 2018
 
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council should respond to this consultation objecting to the boundary changes proposed.  It would appear the same rules are being applied to both rural and urban areas. The proposal to bring Chew Valley North and South together, and to include Stanton Drew, as a two councillor ward achieves little and seems unrealistic particularly as we currently have two separate wards with two separate ward members.
 
All in favour
 
15. Contracts for supported bus services – Consultation
To consider the consultation for funding by B&NES of supported bus services – documentation emailed to councillors.
 
The Clerk has received an extremely good response to this consultation from residents and will formulate a response from comments received.
 
16. To receive Updates from Working Parties
1. Coombe View and The Batch
No update at this stage.
2. The Pond
No update at this stage.
3. Highways
To consider correspondence received regarding the signpost situated at the crossroads, The Wrangle
The Clerk was asked to respond to the parishioner regarding this matter, pointing out that the decision with regard to signage lies with Bath & North East Somerset Council, the authority responsible for highways and signage and not the Parish Council.  The grant received for the fingerpost was given in order to refurbish the fingerpost to its historical correctness, and this has been achieved.  With regard to writing to the Satnav companies requesting they change the instructions given, it was felt this was something the parishioner should do, if he was so minded.
 
4. Broadband Working Party
No update at this stage.
 
17. To receive reports from Councillors who have attended outside meetings and dates of future outside meetings.
ALCA Meeting – 24th January 2018 – Compton Martin Village Hall
 
18. To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard
It was confirmed that a cabinet member had been appointed to look into the issues of licencing which had been brought to the attention of B&NES at the end of 2017.
 
19. Future Dates of Meetings 
12 February 2018
12 March 2018
 
COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
 
Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw
Clerk: Jane Griffiths
 
 
 
 
8 January 2018 Please reply:
The Old Mill, 
Mill Lane, Compton Martin
Bristol, BS40 6NA
Tel: 01761 221702
Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk
 
Planning Services
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG
 
Dear Sirs,
 
17/05795/FUL – Miss Pauline Sparks, 1 Mendip Bungalow, The Wrangle, Compton Martin
Erection of a single storey side extension
 
Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 8 January 2018.  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. 
 
This application is for a single storey side extension to No 2 (closest to the road) though there is confusion re the number on drawing B3 which is marked as No 2 and the photographs suggest this location.  
 
The extension is of a reasonable scale and all materials are in keeping with the surrounding area.  
 
The low energy lighting is a positive, and in keeping with the policy HDE 15 Dark Skies Policy, Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan. 
 
 
This application does not appear to impede on neighbours amenity.   
 
The Parish Council wish to SUPPORT this planning application.
 
COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
 
Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw
Clerk: Jane Griffiths
 
 
 
 
 
8 January 2018 Please reply:
The Old Mill, 
Mill Lane, Compton Martin
Bristol, BS40 6NA
Tel: 01761 221702
Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk
 
 
Planning Services
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG
 
Dear Sirs,
 
17/05902/FUL – Mr Austen Cook, Mistledene, The Reddings, Compton Martin
 
Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 8 January 2018.  This property is within the Compton Martin Conservation Area and in the Mendip Hills AONB.  
 
I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to object to 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. 
 
This application is for a single storey rear extension and internal alterations.  The actual extension is modest but we have concerns regarding the proposed alterations to the roof in order to create a new metal flat roof and the amount of new sky lights plus the removal of two trees (Variegated and Field Maple) which seem to be some distance away from the proposed works.  
 
It is not clear from the application form whether all the windows are to be replaced and the metal to be of the same construction – if not then the new windows will not match.
 
No measurements are on the plans, including height measurements but the elevation drawing 0683012-P would suggest the roof height is being raised by approximately 20%.
 
The roof proposals, i.e. metal canopy roof is not in keeping with properties in the village.
 
The proposal of 6 new skylights – this is in opposition to Policy HDE 15 Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan and would seem to create a lot of light spillage. 
 
The following Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan policies were considered.
 
HDE 15 – Dark Skies Policy
HDE 2 – Settlement Build Character
HDE 12a – Trees and Ancient Hedgerow Conservation
 
To clarify the Parish Council wish to Object to this planning application.
 
COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
 
Chairman: Andrij Jurkiw
Clerk: Jane Griffiths
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 January 2018 Please reply:
The Old Mill, 
Mill Lane, Compton Martin
Bristol, BS40 6NA
Tel: 01761 221702
Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk
 
 
Planning Services
Lewis House
Manvers Street
Bath BA1 1JG
 
Dear Sirs,
 
17/06040/FUL – Mr M Hannawin, Brid House, The Street, Compton Martin
 
Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 8 January 2018.  This property is within the Compton Martin Conservation Area and in the Mendip Hills AONB.  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. 
 
This application is for a single storey side extension to the rear of the garage adjoining the existing dining room (to be the garden room).  The extension is of a reasonable scale and all materials will match.  
 
The Parish Council wish to SUPPORT this planning application.