Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm 6 th April 2006
Present: as above.
Matters Arising :
1) State of the Roads – I. Sharman believed better use of Council money would be to repair Radley Rd properly rather than continue ‘bodging’ repairs. A. Paris thought that at least the poor state keeps volume & speed of traffic down. One of the new 30mph signs (Halam Hill) is obscured by existing ‘road narrows’ sign. Red tarmac on Halam Hill thought not wide enough to be effective. Hopefully an interactive sign would soon be made available for the approach to the village.
2) Lamp posts: The C.C. representative was not at meeting, but the scheme had been put on hold pending review now that the gating and extended 30mph scheme were in place.
3) Parish Plan: Entertainments/events committee to be asked to report to the next meeting.
4) Design Statement: A further meeting has been held and a date needs to be set for the next meeting.
5) Speed Watch: 5 sessions have taken place with 8 volunteers. 36 speeding vehicles have been reported and will receive letters from the police. The fastest recorded speed was 43mph.
6) Christmas Tree: It was agreed (6 for: 1 against) to have a Christmas Tree outside the village hall for Christmas 2006.
Open Meeting : Matters raised
1) Support for the Christmas Tree,
2) Proposed new house at Bramley, Halam Hill – strong objections: not in keeping, loss of privacy, detracting from view of Church; contrary to D.C. policies
3) Proposed extension to pub car park – loss of amenity; inappropriate surface finish.
Planning Report: A. Paris reported on a planning seminar he had attended. More emphasis will be placed on local involvement in future, & Parish Plans will play an important part in the Local Development Framework.
Halam Footpath Group : Parish Paths Partnership – application for work and the 2006/07 grant was approved unanimously. Thanks to the footpath group for all their efforts.
Correspondence : Endurance GB Nottinghamshire Group – social ride Sunday April 23: about 50 riders will come through Halam. Biodegradable lime and/or spray chalk will mark course.
1. Bramley, Halam Hill – demolition of existing bungalow & erection of house & attached double garage: rejected unanimously.
Grounds: 1) Contrary to Policy H31 – size/scale of replacement dwellings,
2) Loss of amenity
3) Over-intensification of site,
4) Building line,
5) Loss of mature trees,
6) Loss of a more-affordable property,
7) Detracts from views to Grade I Listed Halam church.
2. Waggon & Horses Public House, The Turnpike – formation of overflow car park : rejected unanimously. Grounds 1) impact on neighbouring properties,
2) inappropriate surface,
3) too large
Planning Decisions :
Thornholme, Grey Lane: - approved
New Holbeck Farm, Radley Road: - approved
Finance : Resolved to pay: village hall waste bin; S P Rose (Halam Footpaths); fire check; Gill & Taylor (village hall heaters)
Items for next agenda : Events; roads; speed watch; ivy on trees
Village Hall : Ian Sharman declared an interest & left meeting.
1) Acceptable Planning: Chris Elston (N&S DC) wants to see business plan to discus with Mike Evans before advising on optimum position for proposed hall.
2) Business Plan: work progressing.
Date of Next Meeting :- Thursday May 11th at 7.30pm.