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9 February 2015

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 9 February 2015

 

Present:                    Councillor Sinkler (in the Chair)

Councillors Caley; Hardy; Morris; Oliver; A Walker; N Walker; Wells

                       

Apologies:               Councillor Lenton; Webster

 

Absent:                     Councillor Dobson

 

In Attendance:        Divisional Commander Darren Downs – Humberside Police for agenda item Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

                                   

Public:                       There were no members of the public present.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 There were no members of the public present.

 

113  DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 12 (minutes 122 refers) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Community Fund Local Decision Panel. Councillor Wells declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 12 (minute 122 refers) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Community Fund Local Decision Panel.

 

114  MINUTES

Resolved: The minutes of the meeting on 19 January 2015 are signed as a true and correct record.

 

115  CLERKS REPORT

Chairman’s Award

Completed form had been submitted that nominated Amy White for a sports award in the talented performer category.

East Riding Villagers at War

An event is being held on 20 and 21 march to commemorate soldiers from East Riding Villages that lost their lives in World War One. ERYC are asking for publicity for the event, schools are invited to attend on 20 March.  They are also asking for contributions to the event and to the magazine they are producing of the event.

Anaerobic Digestion Plant at Leven

There is uncertainty regarding a future application as the potential applicant 3AD3 have ceased tradingHowever another company may yet be identified by the agent to take this application forward.

 

116  ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WITH WARD COUNCILLOR 

No items were raised.

 

117  PLANNING

Planning Decisions

14/03824/PLF – Erection of single storey extension to existing building to provide covered storage and workshop facilities (Unit 7) at land south of 270 Hull Bridge road Tickton HU17 9RT for Mr Simon Forster

Approval is given

 

Planning Applications

15/00007/STPLF – Erection and operation of ready mix concrete plant (resubmission of 14/02440/STPLF) at Land East of Jacobs Well Appeal Warehouse Swinemoor Lane Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Council for Sandsfield Ready Mix Concrete Ltd

Resolved: No comment is made

 

14/04019/PLF – Erection of replacement dwelling, following demolition of existing dwelling and relocation of existing detached outbuilding at Cottage Farm Main Road Routh HU17 9SL for Mr Richard Lenton

Resolved: The application should be refused

As per DC/11/00571 the Parish Council believes that Cottage Farm is of cultural significance dating back to 1892 or earlier – it is recognised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as a non-designated heritage asset – and as such should be preserved in its entirety.  It is still habitable – the application acknowledges that it is structurally sound and can be lived in. 

This application is in area designated by East Ridings submitted Local Plan as countryside and as such the relevant section of the East Riding submitted strategy document states:

Replacement dwellings will be permitted in the Countryside where their design and character reflects the surrounding area and results in an increase of the usable floor area of the original building normally by no more than 50% (i.e. the original dwelling as built or as at 1st July 1948, as defined in the General Permitted Development Order).

Whilst the Parish Council agree that this design is more sympathetic in design than the previous application they object on the grounds that the size of the development is far greater than allowed by the policy.  Even the applicants own submission recognises this and their calculation takes account of non-dwelling floorspace as at 1st July 1948.

It is therefore alleged that the floorspace is not marginally larger as the applicant proposes but excessively larger when the correct definition is applied and as a result is contrary to policy. 

While the policy does go on to state

In certain circumstances, a new dwelling of exceptional quality or of truly outstanding innovative design may be supported in line with national planning policy.

The Parish Council do not believe that this applies and there is no attempt by the applicant to justify this development in these terms

The Parish Council request that this application is referred to the appropriate Committee/sub Committee if the planning officer is recommending approval.

If the application is approved the Parish Council recommend the following conditions should be applied

 

14/04018/PLF – Retention of existing general outbuilding (building one) and relocation of existing outbuilding (building two) at Cottage Farm Main Road Routh HU17 9SL for Mr Richard Lenton

Resolved: The application should be refused

No objection to the retention of existing building (building one) owing to the fact that there has been a building footprint there since the war at least but strongly object to the movement of the existing building (building two) as it would represent development in open countryside and contrary to policy.  No justification is made for this development.

The Parish Council request that this application is referred to the appropriate Committee/sub Committee if the planning officer is recommending approval.

If the application is approved the Parish Council recommend the following condition should be applied

 

Tree Issues

TPO – TICKTON ORDER – 1994 (REF.100) – Side reduction of two Maple trees (T1 and T2) by the removal of some lower lateral branches and end reduction by approx. 2m of others to reduce the overhang.  Remove scaffold limb on eastern side of Hornbeam (T3) reducing overhang from neighbouring house.  Crown lift Horse Chestnut (T4) by 3m, side reduce to give 3m clearance of the roof, reduce overhang by 1.5m from neighbouring garden, prune back by 1.5m on northern side near highway to improve aesthetics at 133 Main Street Tickton HU17 9RZ for Mr Suham Sudani

This application is approved

 

118  FINANCE

Financial Commentary

The clerk presented the outturn report at the end of January.

Resolved: The contents of the report are noted

 

Payments

Mr Brice  

Resolved: To pay £79.00 salary

Staysmart

Resolved: To pay £3120.00 fee for grass cutting contract

 

Safe Custody of Documents

Nat West Bank currently retain a sealed envelope on behalf of the Parish council that contains deeds and a land certificate for which £25 is charged annually

Resolved:  The documents are to be withdrawn from safe custody and kept by the Clerk with a copy kept by the Chair

 

119  COMMUNITY SAFETY

Divisional Commander Darren Downs outlined the planned restructure of front line policing in Humberside.  Front Line services are to be organised over three commands – specialist – consisting of high cost, high skilled staff for high impact or complex incidents; operations – which will focus on high and immediate priority incidents that are suitable for immediate resolution; and communities – which will focus on crime reduction and crime investigation where problem solving is required. Generally PC’s in operations team will cover the same area as before unless in an emergency it is prudent to send in others.  Neighbourhood Policing is to be enhanced as the team will now contain a designated detective or two (based on the level of crime), as well as a designated PC and PCSO – with one PCSO per ward. Generally speaking there would be little change in the staffing of communities command and therefore no loss of local knowledge.  The names of the staff assigned to work locally should soon be available.  Concern was expressed at the cut in the number of officers but Divisional Commander Downs responded that due to the necessary budget cuts there had been an inevitable erosion in numbers but with the change in shift patterns it was hoped to better match the number of officers available to the time when demand was at its peak and in the locality where it was needed.

Resolved: Divisional Commander Downs is thanked for his input.

 

120  AFC TICKTON REQUEST

A request had been received for AFC Tickton to allow 4 games to be played on two occasions during the season.  This was due to the league allocating extra games despite a request from the football club to avoid this.  Attention was drawn to the fact that an event was taking place in the Village Hall on the first of these two dates which would attract additional parking

Resolved:  If the matches cannot be re-scheduled then the two extra games can go ahead, but re-arranging the earlier match is a priority

 

121   JUBILEE MEMORIAL WINDOW 

The preferred design and potential cost of the replacement window was presented.  Unfortunately the cost of the window and the replacement frame exceeded the amount of money raised by £110.

Resolved:  It is agreed that order is placed for the window and £110 is vired from unallocated reserve.

 

122  ROUTH WIND FARM COMMUNITY FUND

Applications for 2015/16 funding from the Routh Wind Farm Community Fund must be submitted by Monday 13 April 2015.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45 pm. The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council was scheduled for 16 March 2015.