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
9 February 2018

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON 12 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 7.00 P.M.

IN COMPTON MARTIN VILLAGE HALL

 Present

Councillor R Chapman (RCh)

Councillor C Craig (CC) (Vice Chairman)

Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)

Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) Chairman)

Councillor K Moore (KM)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)

Councillor P Shipman (PS)

Clerk Jane Griffiths

District Councillor Victor Pritchard (VP)

8 Members of the Public

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

·         All Councillors were present

 

2.         Receive comments from the public

·         None received

 

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 the 8 January 2018 be approved and signed.  5 members in favour.  CC and KM were not at the previous meeting.

 

5.         1.         Correspondence

·         Email to District Councillor Pritchard regarding signposting at The Wrangle, Compton Martin.

VP reported on discussions which have taken place between B&NES Highways and the parishioner concerned.  B&NES Highways have agreed a 7.5 weight limit on the whole of the lane.

 

2.         Confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:

·         It was proposed and seconded that the following payment be made.  All in favour.

 

Date

Cheque No

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount

£

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

12.02 18

 

001115

JHB/ET

522.63

 

Mrs E Griffiths Clerk’s Salary – February 2018

 

6.         Community Empowerment Fund and the Transparency Fund

·         To receive an update on the Community Funding Application for £260 from B&NES.

KM was pleased to report that the application for Community Funding of £260 from B&NES had been successful.  The herringbone wall project will now commence.

 

·         To receive an update on the Transparency Fund and the purchase of a new parish council printer/scanner, scheduled for 2018/19.

The Clerk confirmed that due to the expiry date of the Transparency Fund, a printer had been purchased, and an application for funding had been submitted before the deadline of early February 2018. 

 

7.         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. 17/05529/FUL – Mr Tom Wood, Greenacres Poultry Farm, Erection of Agricultural building for egg grading and packing. - PERMIT
  3. 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) –B&NES recommending refusal when considered at committee.

4. 17/05795/FUL

Miss Pauline Sparks – 1 Mendip Bungalow, The Wrangle, Compton Martin

Erection of single storey side extension - PERMIT

 

7.         Planning Applications

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

      (Continued)

 

5. 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. –PERMIT

·         Discussion took place regarding the Case Officer’s report on the decision to permit.  It was clear that policies in the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan had not been taken into account.  It was proposed and seconded that the Chairman write a letter to Lisa Bartlett expressing the Parish Council’s concern.  All in favour

 

      6.  17/06040/FUL

            Mr M Hannawin, - Brid House, The Street, Compton Martin

            Erection of single storey side extension - PENDING

 

7. Planning Applications (Continued)

 

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

 

1.      18/00139/FUL – Bickfield House Farm, Bickfield Lane, Compton Martin

        Conversion of 2no barns to holiday lets. 

It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this application in line with the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan Policies BF1 and BF2. All in favour.

 

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 Drawings.

 

It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council continue to object to this planning application and respond accordingly, enclosing all recent responses submitted to B&NES.  (The full response attached to these minutes).  All in favour.

 

8.         Contracts for supported bus services – Consultation

·         To receive an update on the consultation for funding by B&NES of supported bus services – documentation emailed to councillors and discussed at the January meeting.

The Clerk confirmed that all responses received were submitted before the deadline. 

 

9.         To receive Updates from Working Parties

            1. Coombe View and The Batch

                        Nothing to report

            2. The Pond

                        Nothing to report

            3. Highways  

                        Potholes reported

4. Broadband Working Party

            CC updated Councillors on all three options currently available to parishioners. 

It was agreed that the Working Party cannot recommend one supplier over another.  It was proposed and seconded that the Working Party will continue to keep a watching brief in order to keep parishioners informed of developments.  

 

10.       Confirmation of Dates

To confirm the dates for the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Footpath Walk.

·         Thursday April 26th – Annual Parish Meeting

·         Saturday May 12th – Annual Footpath Walk

 

11.       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

The Clerk reported on the ALCA meeting which she had attended.  Councillors thanked Mr Havard and Mr Griffiths for their help when there was an incident in the car park.

 

12.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard

·         VP reported on a probable 4.9% increase in the Council Tax for 2018/19 and the reasons for his resignation as a permanent substitute on the B&NES Planning Committee.

 

13.       Future Dates of Meetings

 

·         12 March 2018


COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL

Chairman: Councillor Andrij Jurkiw

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 February 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

 

Bath & North East Somerset

Planning Services

Bath BA1 1JG

 

c.c. Tessa Hampden Case Officer

       Lisa Bartlett

       Victor Pritchard

 

Dear Sirs,

 

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 off-street parking spaces, and associated soft/hard landscaping. – REVISED SITE PLAN – DRAWING NO 2793/101 Applicant: Freemantle Developments (Compton Martin) Limited

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the revised site plan – drawing no 2793/101 proposals for the above planning application at their parish council meeting on the 12th February 2018.

 

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.

 

We note that the only difference in the site layout is the addition of two visitor car parking spaces.  We continue to object to this planning application for all of the reasons previously set out in correspondence with the Planning Department and also because there is still not enough parking provided as per the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan.  24 parking spaces are required for the houses, only 20 are provided.  5 visitor parking spaces are required to be provided, only 2 are shown on the plan.

 

 

We, once again, attach all our original points that we raised in the past, which all still apply.

 

We note the footpath which adjoins the site is to be widened but the plans indicate that the existing hedging is to be retained.  Can you please clarify how this is to be achieved?  Is the suggestion that the road be narrowed?

 

As far as the Parish Council is aware, parishioners have not been able to comment on the changes made to this application for at least the last 6 months and yet no decision has been made.  This is not acceptable: if changes are made to planning applications that are still being considered, all interested parties should be given the opportunity to comment on those changes.

 

Since this planning application has been live for more than 12 months we believe that a number of the reports on ecology and other issues need to be looked at again.

 

We note the drawing 2793/101 is dated “March 2016”!  Is this the correct date?  If so, why has the drawing only just been added?

 

In an email dated 8 January 2018, following a query raised by the Parish Council as to what was happening with this application, the Case Officer advised the Parish Council that a discussion was taking place about affordable housing on this site.  There is nothing on the website about this issue, nor is it reflected in any of the revised plans. 

 

Finally, if this application for 10 houses is approved it will mean a circa 5% increase in the parish.  What infrastructure is being provided to accommodate this new influx of villagers (e.g. schooling, transport, healthcare provision)?


It is totally unacceptable of B&NES to keep adding new drawings and new documents to the file relating to this application without giving a clear explanation as to who has requested them and why. The way this application is being dealt with has the look and feel of a deal being negotiated between the developer and B&NES.  If that is the case, perhaps the Planning Department could have the decency to make this abundantly clear.  If this is not the case, the Planning Department needs to conduct itself in a manner which avoids such inferences being drawn! 


The Parish Council trusts that in making its decision on this application, the Planning Department will take full cognisance of all relevant planning policies and the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan, and the numerous valid objections that have been made in respect of this application.