Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, 9 September 2004
Present: S. Bust, G. Herbert, N. Armstrong, A.
Fraser, A. Paris, Mrs. Di Parrish & Mr. Ian Sharman
1) Chairmanship: Limiting the number of terms P.C. Chairman
serves was further discussed - resolved to continue as at present
(5 for; 2 abstentions).
2) Village Hall: Received 3rd quote; additional closed
Parish Council meeting (20 Oct. 7.30) arranged to discuss further.
3) Parish Plan: M. Thompson reported open meetings had
gone well. Draft action plan to be circulated at start of November.
4) Neighbourhood Watch: Target: to have scheme running
by end of November.
5) Community Speed Watch: 8-9 have volunteered to man
the scheme. ARP to find a lead co-ordinator, then contact P.C. Bill
Brown to implement training.
6) Road Safety: Dangers for children crossing road at
Strickland Farm reported, & possibility of extending pavement(s) discussed.
7) Building Better Communities: Agreed Clerk request
funding for new village notice board for a footpath map of the parish.
8) Licensing Act:- agreed to await further cost details
before applying for village hall licence.
9) Harvest Supper: Chairman thanked all involved in
making this a great success, particularly Marina & Julie for their
hard work organising. Total amount raised not yet finalised.
10) Holbeck Cottage: Ian Sharman requested his support
for P.C. decision not to support application and object at Appeal
11) Halam Hill Footpath: Still under consideration at
1) Halam Hill footpath - comments from Parish Plan to be forwarded
to Planning Inspectorate.
2) Village Hall car park is sometimes used by visitors
to village, making parking for hall users difficult; Agreed to put
up sign stating car park is for hall use and parking is at owner's
3) Holbeck Cottage - A parishioner felt some comments
made at last month's meeting had not accorded with the views of St.
Michael's Close residents. Written response sent to planning had made
clear the Parish Council's objections.
4) County Council buses with no seat belts taking children
to swimming - Cllr Andy Stewart stated this is due to lack of suitable
coaches in county.
5) Drains problem, Radley Road discussed.
6) Halam House Farm development was discussed at length,
with numerous objections
1) Parish Council Conference - N.A. & A.P. & possibly
D.P. to attend.
2) Holbeck Cottage - Mrs. Simmons wrote with concerns
re comments made at last month's meeting. Chairman made clear that
P.C. had objected v. strongly to all applications for Holbeck Cottage.
1) Chartwell House (Goldhill) conservatory at rear:
2) Halam House Farm - barn conversion (3 dwellings);
demolish existing bungalow and farm buildings, erect 5 new dwellings
and garages, and change of use (8 dwellings in total): Architect's
supporting letter and 10 letters of objection were read. Proposals
were discussed in detail.
fter careful consideration it was resolved to reject
the application (6 for with 1 abstention) on following grounds:
1) Insufficient parking for barn conversions,
2) Too many houses,
3) Size and composition of houses should be reduced
4) Boundary wall with Radley Road should be preserved
5) Extra strain on already problematic drains in village to be addressed.
6) Legal agreement preventing any further development should be secured.
These comments will be passed on to the District Council's
It was agreed to pay the audit costs, village hall cleaners,
and the bus shelter cleaners.
Date of Next Meeting: Thursday 11 November