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
April 26 2017

MINUTES OF COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

HELD ON 26 APRIL 2017 AT 6.30 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) (Vice Chairman)

Councillor K Moore (KM)

Councillor Dr AA Palmer (AAP) (Chairman)

Councillor E Taylor (ET)

 

1.         To receive and accept apologies for absence

·         All councillors present

 

2.         Receive comments from the public

·         None Comments received

 

3.         Receive declarations of interest in the agenda

·         Declarations of interest were received from CC, RCh, ET relating to Agenda Item 8.1.a)

           

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

·         It was proposed and seconded that the minutes of the 10 April 2017 be approved and signed.

 

5.         Finance

1.1       It was proposed and seconded that the following payments be made:

Date

Cheque No or Standing Order

Cheque signed by

Total

Amount

 £

VAT Reclaim

Payee and Description

26.04.17

001088

AAP/JHB

39.00

Nil

Compton Martin Village Hall - Village Hall Hire for the Footpath Walk on the 25th March 2017

26.04.17

001089

AAP/JHB

22.96

Nil

E Griffiths - Expenses covering the Village Footpath Walk

26.04.17

001089

AAP/JHB

35.19

Nil

E Griffiths - Expenses covering the Annual Parish Meeting

26.04.17

001087

AAP/JHB

270.00

45.00

Green & Carter – Reinstatement of Village Pump

  

6.         Compton Martin Village Pump

·         To consider the Report covering the additional invoice received and agree payment.

The additional invoice was discussed and it was proposed and seconded that a payment of £225.00 plus VAT be paid to Green and Carter Limited for the reinstatement of the Village Pump.  A letter to be sent to Green and Carter enclosing the cheque.  All in favour.  Letter attached to these minutes.

 

7.         Refurbishment of the Village Fingerpost Sign on The Wrangle

·         To reconfirm and agree costs relating to the refurbishment of The Fingerpost Sign

It was proposed and seconded that the costs relating to the Fingerpost Sign are confirmed in order for KM to proceed with the arrangements of the refurbishment of the Village Fingerpost sign.  All in favour.

 

8.         Planning Applications

 

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

 

a)      17/01382/TCA – Feltham Lodge, The Coombe, Compton Martin

Beech (T1-T2) Crown reduce by approx. 25% 4m in height and 3m laterally.  Crown thin by 15% mainly be removing crossing branches.  Crown lift to 4m, Silver Birch (T3-T6) Remove Ivy to ground level, Apple (T8) Fell, Norway Spruce (T10) Fell, Buddleia (A1) Fell.  PLEASE NOTE NOW REVISED TO ONLY INCLUDE THE FELLING OF ONE APPLE TREE.

 

It was proposed and seconded that the Parish Council objects in principle to this planning application.  All in favour.  Letter to the Planning Authority attached to these minutes.

 

9.         The Footpath Walk Report

It was proposed and seconded that the Footpath Walk Report be adopted and copies to be available to parishioners at the Annual Parish Meeting.  The Clerk to also send a copy of the Report to the B&NES Rights of Way Officer.  Further recommendations to be made regarding the setting up of a Compton Martin Footpath/Maintenance Person. 

 

 

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

 

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26th April 2017

 

Mr Charles Doble

Green and Carter Limited

Vulcan Works

Ashbrittle

Near Wellington

Somerset TA21 0LQ

 

Dear Mr Doble,

 

I refer to your letter dated 23 April 2017.  Compton Martin Parish Council has now had an opportunity to consider your demand for payment.  Having examined the previous correspondence, it would appear that the reinstatement of the pump would incur a charge of £450 + VAT.  It is also clear from the papers the Parish Council has examined that you offered to reduce the cost of the initial visit, the reduction offered being 50% of the cost of the initial visit, in the event the Parish Council went ahead with the work recommended by your Company after it had inspected the Pump.  Looking at the invoices the Parish Council has received from your Company and paid, it is clear that no such reduction has been applied, despite it having been offered.  Consequently, the Parish Council has applied the offered 50% discount to your Company's latest demand for payment, and encloses a cheque in the sum of £225 + VAT in full settlement.

You
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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

 

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26th April 2017

 

Planning Services

Lewis House

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JG

 

Dear Sirs,

 

17/01382/TCA – Feltham Lodge, The Coombe, Compton Martin

Beech (T1-T2) Crown reduce by approx. 25% 4m in height and 3m laterally.  Crown thin by 15% mainly be removing crossing branches.  Crown lift to 4m, Silver Birch (T3-T6) Remove Ivy to ground level, Apple (T8) Fell, Norway Spruce (T10) Fell, Buddleia (A1) Fell.  PLEASE NOTE NOW REVISED TO ONLY INCLUDE THE FELLING OF ONE APPLE TREE.

 

 

Compton Martin Parish Council considered the above planning application at their parish council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2017.  I have been instructed to write to you to confirm their wish to OBJECT IN PRINCIPLE to 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.

 The Parish Council can see no reason for the felling of this Apple Tree and no reason has been given by the applicant for felling this Apple Tree. 

 

The Parish Council notes that the Tree Works Schedule from the Report from Advanced Arboriculture commissioned by the applicant states that:

 

“T7, T8, T9 – Apple    No works required at the present time”.

 The Parish Council however disagrees with the comments made in the Report from Advanced Arboriculture commissioned by the applicant when it states that:

 “The lower end of the garden has three Apples, all of which are growing relatively close to the garden boundary.  These are reasonable though not outstanding specimens and offer very limited visual amenity value from outside of the property curtilage.”

 Feltham Lodge is in a Conservation Area and in the Mendip Hills AONB.  The Apple Tree in question can be seen by surrounding properties in the Coombe, from Coombe View on the main A368 road, the well-used footpath which crosses the field towards Rectory Lane.

 

 For the avoidance of doubt, Compton Martin Parish Council Objects in principle to this Planning Application, particularly when considering the activity which is currently taking place on this site. 

 

 

 

Yours faithfully,