Schedule of Approved Payments
April 11 2016
May 5 2016 Annual Parish Council Meeting
May 9 2016 Annual Parish Meeting
June 13 2016
July 11 2016
July 22 2016
August 24 2016
September 12 2016
October 10 2016
November 14 2016
December 12 2016
January 9 2017
February 13 2017
February 27 2017
March 13 2017
December 12 2016

The following minutes will be approved by the Parish Council at their meeting on Monday 9th January 2017

HELD ON 12th DECEMBER 2016 AT 7.00 P.M.
Councillor R Chapman (RCh)
Councillor C Craig (CC) (Vice Chairman)
Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)
Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) (Vice Chairman)
Councillor Dr AA Palmer (AAP) (Chairman)
Councillor E Taylor (ET)
Councillor K Moore (KM)
District Councillor V Pritchard
Jane Griffiths – Clerk
6 members of the public
1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence
·         All councillors were present.
2.         Receive comments from the public
·         A presentation was received from Mr Taviner regarding this history of the Parish Pump.
3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda
                        Agenda Item 8.2.b) – KM
                        Agenda Item 8.3.c) – ET and RCh
4.         To approve and sign the minutes of the previous meetings
·         It was proposed and seconded that the Minutes of the 14 November 2016 be approved and signed.
5.         Clerk’s Report
            1.         Finance
·         B&NES Precept Requirements for 2017/18
Correspondence from B&NES concerning Precept Requirements for 2017/18 was distributed to all parish councillors in preparation for discussions in January 2017.
1.1       To receive
·         Any changes to the 2017/18 budget from Working Parties
Changes were received to the
o   Costs of pond weed clearance and water testing – increased by £70.00
o   The Pump - increased by £800
o   Addition of The Fingerpost sign - £500
o   BT Heritage Box – reduction to £0
It was proposed and seconded that the changes be accepted.  All in favour.
·         Recommendations from the Finance Working Party regarding the Repair and Refurbishment of the Parish Pump.
The Finance Working Party recommendation to the full Parish Council is to refurbish and repair the Parish Pump.  This recommendation was proposed and seconded.  All in favour.
·         Agree and confirm the 2017/18 budget.
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council agree and confirm the 2017/18 budget.  All in favour.
District Councillor Victor Pritchard was pleased to announce that he had secured funding for the repair and refurbishment of the Parish Pump - £1,348 and the repair and refurbishment of the Fingerpost Sign on The Wrangle - £2,000. 
The Chairman, on behalf of the Parish Council, thanked Councillor Victor Pritchard for his efforts on behalf of Compton Martin.
It was proposed and seconded that the following payments be made.  All in favour.
To confirm the following payments and signing of cheques:
Cheque No or Standing Order
Cheque signed by
VAT Reclaim
Payee and Description
E Griffiths – Net Salary
Green & Carter – Pump Assessment
HMRC – Quarterly PAYE
Old Chapel Gardening – Grass cutting and hedge trimming as agreed
6.         The Village Pump
·         To receive an update on the refurbishment of the Village Pump.
It was proposed that because of the funding secured by Councillor Prichard, the quotation from Green and Carter can be accepted.  The Clerk was instructed to contact Green and Carter and accept their quotation.  This proposal was seconded.  All in favour.
7.         Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan
·         To receive an update from the CVNP Representatives for Compton Martin Parish Council.
It was reported that the referendum is likely to take place on the 16th February.  In order to advertise the Referendum banners will be printed specifically for Compton Martin.  There will also be leaflets for each household. 
8.         Planning Applications
1    To consider and comment on the following B&NES Planning Decisions received:
·         16/04588/FUL – Bramble Cottage - Permit
2.   To receive a report from the Planning Working Party and consider their recommendations regarding the following Planning Applications
      a)         16/05614/TCA – Ivy Cottage, Rectory Lane.  Tree Works
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this application.  All in favour.
                        KM LEFT THE MEETING
      b)         16/0553/FUL – 18 Mendip Villas.  Erection of two storey side extension.
It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this application and comment as follows:
This planning application should be seen in the context of the draft Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan, of which Compton Martin is a constituent.

The Parish Council SUPPORT this planning application, which represents a modest increase in size of the existing dwelling.  The proposed extension is unlikely to result in a large increasee in vehicle usage.  The materials to be used are in keeping with the existing structure and once complete the property will be a more usable family dwelling.  There are no comments from neighbours and looking at the submitted plans, the exentions is unlikely to havea negative impact on the amenity of neighbours.
All in favour

c)         16/05378/FUL – Bryony Cottage, The Coombe, Erection of decking platform (retrospective)

It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council comment only on this planning application as follows:
This planning application should be seen in the context of the draft Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan, of which Compton Martin is a constituent.
The Parish Council wish to COMMENT ONLY on this retrospective planning application.  This property is in a conservation area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty outside of the village development boundary.  The application does not describe the materials used and the parish council is confused regarding the land behind Bryony Cottage which appears to be under separate title. 
The Parish Council notes the comment made by a neighbour which has been placed on the B&NES website.  It is not clear from the plans how intrusive the decking is, and how the increase in the size of the decking has impacted on neighbours.  It would appear that the materials used are of a high quality
            All in favour
9.         To receive Updates from Working Parties
            1. Combe View and The Batch
                        Northing further to report at this time.
2. The Pond
Roo Newby had recently visited the village and was pleased with the lack of weed growth.
3. Highways  
The Clerk will contact the Highways Inspector to ascertain when the next drain clearance is due to take place.  A letter from a parishioner from the Wrangle was sent directly to B&NES.  The dip between Compton Martin and Ubley flooded once again.  The Clerk to alert the Highways Inspector.
4. Broadband Working Party
            Nothing further to report at this stage.
5. Footpath Working Party
A meeting will be organised for earl January 2017.  This matter will be placed on the agenda for the January meeting.
10.       To receive reports from Councillors who have attended outside meetings and dates of future outside meetings.
·         Chew Valley Area Forum – Chris Head was appointed chairman of the Chew Valley Area Forum.  Discussion took place on flooding in the Chew Valley, the traffic on the A37.
11.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard
·         Nothing further to report
12.       Future Dates of Meetings
            9th January 2017 – Compton Martin Village Hall – 7.00 p.m.
            13th February 2017 – Compton Martin Village Hall – 7.00 p.m.