COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com
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June 13 2016
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March 13 2017
March 13 2017

 

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON 13 MARCH 2017 AT 7.00 P.M. 



Present

Councillor R Chapman (RCh)

Councillor C Craig (CC) (Vice Chairman)

Councillor J Halling-Brown (JHB)

Councillor A Jurkiw (AJ) (Vice Chairman)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)

Councillor K Moore (KM)

 

District Councillor V Pritchard

Jane Griffiths – Clerk

4 members of the public

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

·         Apologies were received and accepted from Councillor Dr AA Palmer 

2.         Receive comments from the public

·         No comments were received

3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda

·         Declarations of Interest were declared in Agenda Item 10.2b by

ET, CC, RCh

 

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

It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of 13 February 2017 be approved and signed.  All in favour.

 

5.         Finance

 

1.1       It was proposed and seconded that cheques for Viking Stationery and HMRC be

            Signed.  ET and JHB were instructed to sign the cheques.  JHB confirmed that the invoice from Green and Carter was unexpected and will be discussing this matter with the company and will report back at the next meeting.  All in favour.

           

Date

Cheque No or Standing Order

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount 

£

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

01.03.17

SO

SO

517.51

Nil

E Griffiths – Net Salary

13.03.17

001084

ET/JHB

31.96

5.33

Viking - Stationery

13.03.17

001085

ET/JHB

228.44

 

HMRC PAYE Payment

TBC

 

 

540.00

90.00

Green & Carter - Pump

           

6.         Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan

All councillors were issued with a copy of the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan.

 7.        Assets of Community Value

The Clerk confirmed that she had attended the Assets of Community Value Training with AAP arranged by B&NES.  The Parish Council can put forward an asset of community value and register this asset with B&NES.  Councillors received explanatory notes and this matter will be placed on the agenda for the April meeting.

8.         Compton Martin Parish Council – Annual Parish Meeting – 26th April 2017

A draft agenda and payments and receipts account were circulated.  It was agreed the agenda should remain as presented.  Further discussion will take place to confirm PowerPoint presentations by councillors.  

9.         The Village Pump and the Fingerpost Sign

To receive an update on the refurbishment of the Village Pump and Fingerpost Sign.

KM confirmed that now the better weather was here, the refurbishment of the fingerpost will take place. 

JHB confirmed the pump is now working.

10.       Planning Applications

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

 a)         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.

Applicant: Freemantle Developments (Compton Martin) Limited. –

DECISION PENDING

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

 

a)      17/00693/FUL – Oakleaze, Bristol Road, Compton Martin - Proposed Second Storey - Extension on top of existing single extension.

 

ET took the meeting through this planning application and it was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council support this application. All in favour. Letter attached to these minutes.

 

ET, CC AND RCH LEFT THE MEETING

 b)      17/00421/FUL – Feltham Lodge, The Coombe, Compton Martin – Erection of new detached garage (re-submission)

AJ took the meeting through the planning application for Feltham Lodge.  It was proposed and seconded that the
Parish Council object to this planning application due to the failure to inform neighbours of this planning application by B&NES, the misleading nature of the form and the concerns expressed regarding parking.  It was agreed the previous comments submitted should accompany updated comments reflecting the policies from Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan.  All in favour.  Letter attached to these minutes.

 

ET, CC AND RCH RETURNED TO THE MEETING

 

11.       To receive Updates from Working Parties

             1. Combe View and The Batch

                        Nothing further to report.

2. The Pond

            Weed has started to grow and is being monitored.

3. Highways   

            Potholes have been filled.  Clerk to report another pothole on the main road.         

4. Broadband Working Party

            Nothing further to report.

 

5. Footpath Working Party – 25th March 2017 – 10.00 a.m.

Group leaders have been appointed.  Paperwork completed.  It was proposed and seconded that a budget of up to £20 be agreed to cover some costs.  All in favour.       

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

o   Chew Valley Area Forum Meeting – CC

§  Discussions took place regarding Boundary Review

§  Community Empowerment Fund

§  Modern Library Review

o   Parish Liaison Meeting – JG

§  B&NES Budget Update

§  Planning policy Update         

§  Boundary Commission

§  Parish Charter Review 

13.       To receive an update from District Councillor Victor Pritchard

o   VP reported on Changes to Refuse Collections – The Clerk was asked to place this item on the Annual Parish Meeting Agenda ensuring all residents are aware of this change. 

14.       Future Dates of Meetings all to be held in the Village Hall at 7.00 p.m.

o   10 April 2017 – Parish Council Meeting

o   26 April 2017 – ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

o   8 May 2017 – Annual Parish Council Meeting

o   12 June 2017 – Parish Council Meeting 

o   10 July 2017 – Parish Council Meeting


COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL 

Chairman: Dr Axel Palmer LLM PhD FRSA

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

Please reply:

The Old Mill,

Mill Lane, Compton Martin

Bristol, BS40 6NA

Tel: 01761 221702

Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com

www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk 

15 March 2017

 

Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs, 

17/00421/FUL – Feltham Lodge, The Coombe, Compton Martin –

Erection of new detached garage (re-submission) 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 13 March 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to OBJECT to this planning application.  The Parish Council’s previous comments are considered to remain relevant and are attached to this response.

 

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 Parish Council have taken note of the valid comments made by parishioners and wish to point out that a number of parishioners in The Coombe were not advised by B&NES of this planning application.  The Parish Council would like to know why this is the case, bearing in mind B&NES statutory obligations and the fact that the previous version of this planning application attracted considerable comment from residents of The Coombe. The Parish Council are also concerned about the length of time it took for comments to be uploaded onto the B&NES website. 

 

The Parish Council having compared this application to the withdrawn application 16/05191/FUL notes that

 As requested by the previous case officer, Certificate B has been completed on the Application for Planning Permission.  The Case Officer also requested a new block/location Plan indicating a blue line around the land owned by the applicant and a red line around the total development site.

The resubmission only gives a red line and therefore it remains unclear as to what land is owned by the applicant and what land is not. 
  • Item 8 on the Application for Planning Permission asks the question - Will the proposed works affect existing car parking arrangements, and the applicant continued to respond by ticking the NO box. This is incorrect and very misleading.  Part of the land which is the subject of this planning application has been used and is essential for the parking of vehicles owned by parishioners living in The Coombe, visitors, and delivery vehicles.  The need for a turning space is paramount for emergency vehicles, B&NES refuse Lorries, delivery vehicles, etc. 

 

Other than the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan passing referendum on the 16th February 2017, it would appear that no other changes have been made to the application and for this reason the Parish Council feel their previous comments must stand.  Copies of these comments are enclosed.

 

In addition, the Parish Council wish to point out the following policies from the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan which must be considered when looking at this planning application

 

The Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan objectives cover Housing Development, Environment, Business and Facilities, and will ensure that:

 

• Housing and Development – meets the needs and desires of local people, safeguards the intrinsic character of the area by sensitively guiding design decisions about what type of development to allow and thus maintaining the essence of this beautiful area, which can be passed on to future generations.

• Environment – conserve or enhance the rich biodiversity of the area.

The Parish Council are extremely concerned that the above objectives of the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan are NOT being met by this planning application. 

 

Particular note should be taken of the following Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan policies

Policy HDE1 Rural Landscape Character To be supported development proposals must demonstrate they conserve and do not harm the characteristic rural features of the area including the undeveloped landscape setting of settlements; natural field boundaries and traditional stone buildings in farmlands; and woodlands, orchards and other mature trees.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007), Policy NE2A: Landscapes and the green setting of settlements, Policy GB1: Visual amenities of the Green Belt, Policy CP8: Green Belt, Policy NE2: Conserving and enhancing the landscape and landscape character, Policy CP6: Environmental quality, B&NES SA Objective 6: Protect and enhance local distinctiveness. NPPF Para 7, 79, 115

This planning application is for a large garage, using materials which are not in keeping with the Conservation Area and AONB.  Red concrete tiles are not in keeping with this area and it is not clear what colour the render will be. 

 

Policy HDE2 Settlement Build Character To be supported development proposals must demonstrate how they reflect, conserve and enhance the locally distinctive design attributes (including scale, materials and density) and characteristics of the relevant settlement, detailed in the Parish Character Assessment Summaries presented in Appendix 3.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007), Policy CP6: Environmental quality, Policy HE1 Safeguarding Heritage Assets, Policy D2: Local Character & Distinctiveness, B&NES SA Objective 2: Meet identified needs for sufficient, high quality and affordable housing, B&NES SA Objective 7: Protect and enhance the district’s historic, environmental and cultural assets. NPPF para 56, 58

As stated above this planning application is for a large garage, using materials which are out of keeping with its surroundings.  A powder coated metal roller shutter door is out of keeping in a Conservation Area and AONB and is more appropriate for commercial premises. 

 

Policy HDE3 Important Views To be supported development proposals must demonstrate regard for sensitivity to relative visual prominence shown in illustration HDE3-V2, and not significantly harm the important views including views identified in the maps and photographs in illustrations HDE3-V1a to HDE3-V1h.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy D1: General Urban Design Principles , Policy CP8: Green Belt, Policy CP6: Environmental quality, Policy GB1: Visual amenities of the Green Belt Policy NE2A: Landscapes and the green setting of settlements, Policy NE2: Conserving and enhancing the landscape and landscape character, B&NES SA Objective 3: Promote stronger more vibrant and cohesive communities and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and the fear of crime, B&NES SA Objective 6: Protect and enhance local distinctiveness. NPPF para 79, 81, 115.

Policy HDE3 supports developments demonstrating regard for sensitivity to views.  This garage will be seen from the main A368, and from Rectory Lane. 

Policy HDE8a Parking – Domestic Dwellings Proposals for all residential parking spaces will be supported if the parking area boundary treatment is in accordance with the character of the area, and the design incorporates a system for surface water disposal that can be demonstrated to be capable of not increasing flood risk both onsite and in the locality. Policy is in line with B&NES Core

Policy HDE8b Parking – Domestic Dwellings To be supported proposals for all new residential developments must provide a minimum of:

  • Two spaces per dwelling up to three bed dwelling
  • Three spaces per four bed dwelling and above
  • Half a space per dwelling for visitor parking. Garages are excluded from the prescribed minimum standards. If no garage or secure area is provided there must also be provision for cycle parking as per 1 secure covered stand per dwelling in a communal area for residents, plus 1 stand per 8 dwellings for visitors.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy ST7: Transport, access and development management and parking. NPPF para 37.

Policy HDE 8a is particularly relevant and although it is accepted that Policy HDE 8b relates primarily to new residential developments, note should be taken of the minimum requirements  and the fact that garages are excluded from the prescribed minimum standards.  The issue of surface water disposal has not been addressed in this planning application and there is a real concern that the proposed development could increase flood risk in the locality, which is already an issue for residents of The Coombe.

Policy HDE9a Sustainable Drainage The Neighbourhood Plan will support development that has fully sustainable drainage systems for surface water disposal incorporated into the design.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy CP5: Flood Risk Management, Water Framework Directive, SU1: Sustainable Drainage Policy, B&NES SA Objective 9: Reduce land, water, air, light, noise pollution, B&NES SA Objective 10 Increase resilience to climate change including flood risk, B&NES Sustainable Construction SDP, West of England Sustainable Drainage Guide. NPPF para 94, 100.

Policy HDE9b Sustainable Drainage The Neighbourhood Plan will support development that demonstrates it does not increase the flood risk to existing properties.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy CP5: Flood Risk Management, Water Framework Directive, SU1: Sustainable Drainage Policy, SCR5: Water Efficiency, B&NES SA Objective 10 Increase resilience to climate change including flood risk, West of England Sustainable Drainage Guide, NPPF para 94, 100.

Policy HDE9c Sustainable Drainage The Neighbourhood Plan will only support planning applications for properties within flood zone 3 for alterations and additions to existing houses that demonstrate they will help mitigate the risk of flooding and are designed solely to achieve that purpose.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy CP5: Flood Risk Management, Water Framework Directive, Objective 10 Increase resilience to climate change including flood risk. NPPF para 94, 100

Policy HDE 9 a, b, and c – Sustainable Drainage is extremely relevant and must be considered by the case officer.  It is proposed that concrete block paving will be used where currently there is gravel.  How water is intended to drain from the area of concrete block paving is not dealt with in this planning application.  It is also not clear how large an area of concrete block paving is proposed to be installed, nor is the precise location of the concrete block paving marked on any of the submitted plans. There is history of flooding at the bottom of The Coombe and it is felt that the proposals for drainage should be much clearer,. 

Policy HDE12a Tree and Ancient Hedgerow Conservation Development proposals will not be supported where they directly or indirectly have an adverse impact on ancient species-rich hedgerows or ancient woodland (identified on Map M8 and in Appendix 4) or substantial/ancient/veteran trees.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy NE6: Trees and woodland conservation, B&NES SA Objective 7: Protect and enhance the district’s historic, environmental and cultural assets. NPPF para 118.

Damage has already occurred to existing mature trees and more damage has occurred recently.  We would ask the case officer to note the response from the Arboricultural Environment Team at B&NES to the previous application where they state that no development shall take place until an annotated tree protection plan has been submitted.   The impact of the proposed concrete block paving on the existing trees on the site should also be considered as should the issue of whether the roots of any existing trees are likely to be damaged by vehicles driving over them.  The applicant has been instructed to replant mature trees to replace those that were unlawfully cut down.   Such replanting has not  yet started.

 

Policy HDE15 Dark Skies Policy Development must:

 • Design lighting to minimise the risk of light spillage beyond the development site boundary and

 • Incorporate appropriate dark corridors for bats and other light sensitive species

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): D8: Lighting, B&NES SA Objective 8: Encourage and protect habitats and biodiversity (taking account of climate change), B&NES SA Objective 9: Reduce land, water, air, light, noise pollution. NPPF para 125.

The Parish Council request that Policy HDE15 is adhered to. 

Policy BF3b Protecting Significant Facilities To be supported proposals that would result in the loss of any community hall, public house, shop, restaurant, theatre, social club, or car park to which the public have access, or other significant community facility, and do not include the creation of new alternative equivalent premises, must include evidence, to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority, that community use is not viable, and that the premises have been extensively marketed for a minimum of 12 months, and that the subsequent use would not interfere with any existing ecological function on or near the site.

Policy is in line with B&NES Core Strategy Policy /Placemaking Plan/Saved Policies of the Local Plan (2007): Policy LCR1: Safeguarding local community facilities, Policy LCR1A Public houses, Policy RA3 Community facilities and shops, Policy RE1: Employment uses in the countryside Policy LCR2 New or replacement community facilities, B&NES CS Business 6, B&NES SA Objective 4: Build a strong, competitive economy and enable local businesses to prosper. NPPF para 28.

There is a real concern regarding the loss of parking amenity within the proposed development site. The size of the garage will impact on the availability of public parking on the area next to it.  No one will be able to park in front of the garage, thereby reducing the number of car parking spaces available to residents of The Coombe. 

It must be remembered that The Coombe is a small, dead end lane  with  extremely limited passing space for vehicles, and  so a lack of a turning space and reduced car parking, which this proposed development would cause, will impact severely on every resident of The Coombe.

 Yours faithfully,






COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL

 

Chairman: Dr Axel Palmer LLM PhD FRSA

Clerk: Jane Griffiths

Please reply:

The Old Mill,

Mill Lane, Compton Martin

Bristol, BS40 6NA

Tel: 01761 221702

Email: cmpc_clerk@yahoo.com

www.comptonmartinparishcouncil.org.uk

 

14 March 2017

 

Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs,

 

17/00693/FUL – Oakleaze, Bristol Road, Compton Martin

Erection of first floor extension on top of existing single storey side extension

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Monday 13 March 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to support this 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 property is in the green belt, in an AONB but outside of the Compton Martin Development Boundary.

 

Whilst this property is outside of the Compton Martin Development Boundary, the Parish Council felt there was no need to object to this application as there is not an increase in the footprint.  This is a modest sympathetic extension, with no increase in footprint and no neighbours affected.  The materials are in keeping with the existing property.  We are unable to comment on drainage.

 

The Parish Council considered the following polices from the Chew Valley Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Policy HDE 1 – Rural Landscape Character

Policy HDE 2 – Settlement Build Character

Policy HDE 9a – Sustainable Drainage

Policy HDE 12 a – Tree and Ancient Hedgerow Conservation

Policy HDE 15 – Dark Skies Policy

 

Yours faithfully,