Minutes of the meeting of Sherington Parish Council held on Tuesday 3rd October  2017 at the Village Hall, commencing at 7.30pm

PRESENT: W Bush (Chair), Cllrs Johnstone & Shaw

ALSO ATTENDING: Cllr Geary & Cllr Hoskings (Cllr for Olney Ward), Tracey Young (Clerk) and 9 members of the public.

  ACTION
1.      RECEIVE AND ACCEPT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE  
Cllrs Thatcher, Hughes and Selvey and Ward Cllr McLean  
2.      RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST  
None  
3.      APPROVE MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING – 5th September 2017  
Signed  
4.       ANY MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES  
Cllr Bush commented on the following:

Consultations – Fell 2 trees

Cllr Bush spoke to Bobb Widd from MKC and the planning officer who explained there was an explanation of why the trees needed to be felled but this had not been put on the planning portal.  Furthermore there had been a mistake regarding the deadline at MKC and it had expired.  However the applicant had accepted an extension to the consultation period. A comment was filed from the PC and a request that the application be mheard by Development Control committee unless a satisfactory site visit could be arranged in the meantime to resolve the matter.

Lathbury Consultation

Cllrs Bush and Shaw attended the meeting.  Cllr Shaw reported that a portion of the area had shrunk a bit but the key worry was the traffic and the amount of trucks going in and out of the site. Approximately 80 – 90 vehicles would be going to and from the site, it was essential that the approved route was adhered to.

Cllr Bush advised that Jim Gardiner had concerns regarding people going near the river when the shoot is on, there was no plan for bunding there.  Cllr Bush and Shaw raised this point with the planning consultants. Jim Gardner is meeting the principal of the applicant.

Councillor Shaw is to draft a comment covering the above for formal transmission to the planning consultant.

MKC paper on S106/TIL/CIL-consultation

A response has been sent on behalf of SPC

Cllr Bush explained that this paper set out proposals on how “planning gain” would be sought and allocated in future.SPC comment focussed on the need to specifically allocate funds raised to local parishes and develop appropriately granular methodology to achieve this. Examples being biodiversity projects,community assets and facilities to make heritage features more accessible to the public.

Plan MK

Final call for comments from PC that will go to the inspector and not MKC.  TY to ask MKC for deadline.

TY
5.      RECEIVE WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT:  
Cllr Geary congratulated the PC on the success of the Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Geary reported on the following:

MINERALS LOCAL PLAN

Cllrs Bush and Cllr Shaw to direct comments to the consultant

PLAN MK

Out to consultation to the inspector.

 
  • RECEIVE CLERKS REPORT
 
TY confirmed that the vacancies for a Pavilion and a Village Caretaker had been filled  
7.      RECEIVE REPORT FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP  
Cllr Bush reported that the Referendum took place and it was a great success.  392 yes to 12 no votes.  Thank you very much to the Steering Group for all your efforts. The  policies will guide much of the business of the Parish Council going forward.  
8.      RECEIVE WORKING PARTY REPORTS AND CONSIDER MATTERS ARISING  
SHOP – Cllr Bush suggested getting a working group together to consider starting work on surveys,Architectural drawings and a planning application.He suggested that there was no reason to delay this preliminary work as funds from shop rents could be used to fund these costs.He added that the PC could borrow to commence work if funds from the development sites in the village were slow in arriving.

PAVILION – TY advised that details had been sent to Cllr Geary as requested by no response has yet to be received

BIODIVERSITY – Cllr Bush advised for all interested parties to get together and make a plan.  Cllrs Shaw to obtain emails and arrange.

 

 

 

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9.      FINANCE  
9.1 Bank Account Balance 5th September 2017 £49,412.32  
9.2. Approve Cheques for payment

Tracey Young Clerks Salary £226.76
Tracey Young Pavilion Bookings £50.00
Tracey Young Clerks Expenses £6.60
Lee Brooker Caretakers Salary 25hrs £200.00
Lee Brooker Caretakers expenses £51.16
Jim Starkey Village Caretaker salary 10.5hrs £84.00
Jim Starkey Village Caretaker expenses £1.10
Notice Board Company Paint for noticeboard £72.00
Pitchcare Paint for pitch Order 682874 £70.80
A H Contracts Inv 9641 Bins £84.00
PJC Tree Care Removal of fallen limb £180.00
Sherington Village Hall Inv 813 £16.25
Sherington Village Hall Inv 692 £41.20
Nexus Cleaning Supplies Cleaning products for pav £110.35
SGS Mowing of Pitch Inv 4874 £165.60
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. PLANNING APPLICATIONS – CONSIDER RESPONSE TO MKC  
10.1 17/02531/TCA 1 Leys View

No adverse comments

10.2 17/02469/FUL The Small House

Cllr Johnstone commented that it was a shame what was happening to the house as it had been damaged by previous planning.  Cllr Shaw raised concern regarding the parking and that the quality was being eroded. Cllr Bush reported that the conservation Area was not mentioned in the application and that this development would further erode the quality of the conservation area.

It was agreed that the PC would not support the application on the basis of NP1,which states that development within the settlement boundary will only be supported if it preserves and enhances the Conservation Area.

10.3 17/02422/DISCON The Small House

Cllr Bush commented that this was a discharge of condition. No comment

10.4 17/02421/DISCON the Small House. As above.

10.5 17/02407/FUL Coffee Shop Alban Hill Nursery

PC support the application on the basis of policy NP9-support for local businesses.

10.6 Consideration of other outstanding or recently submitted applications.  The White Hart the PC support, on the basis of NP9-support for local businesses,subject to the views of MKC conservation officer given WH is listed and in the Conservation Area.

 

 

11. EXTERNAL MEETINGS  
Cllr Bush asked that Plan MK Final be on the next Agenda  
12. CONSIDER CORRESPONDENCE AND NEW CONSULTATIONS  
None  
13. RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS  
Oliver Powell commented that only half the neighbours were given letters regarding the Small House application and MKC advised that only half of the neighbours needed to be notified.

David Williams asked where the tree plan was.  Cllr Bush advised that Cllr Thatcher may know where it is.

Robert commented that they were having trouble with the O2 network and that calls were dropping out.  Cllr Johnstone confirmed that he had the same problem.

 

 

14. COUNCILLORS ITEMS  
Cllr Shaw mentioned that Liz Sugden has identified potential sources of lottery funding for the village walks and was keen to sit on the Biodiversity group.  

 

15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING  
The next Parish Council meeting will be held at the Village Hall on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 7.30pm. There being no further business the meeting ended at 2100hrs.  

 

 

Meeting closed at 8.50pm