Minutes of Council Meetings
   


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF FINNINGLEY PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY,
ON TUESDAY, 15th JANUARY 2013 AT 7:00 PM

 

PRESENT:

Cllrs D Lindley (Chairman), R Johnson, Mrs I Batunas, A Elder, B W Lifsey, Mrs M Lindley, E Tatton-Kelly
Mrs J Worthington, Clerk

IN ATTENDANCE:

9 residents

 

 

 

Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes was allowed for Public Participation.

 

 

1

TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
All present.

2

DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS
Cllr Johnson declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Mrs Batunas declared an interest in item 8.
Cllr Lifsey declared an interest in item 12.
Cllr Tatton-Kelly declared an interest in item 13b) and did not take part in the voting procedure
Cllrs D and Mrs M Lindley each declared interests in item 16.

3

REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA OFFICER
No ward member or neighbourhood officer present.

4

POLICING ISSUES
Cllr Lifsey highlighted a current telephone scam and he has pursued this with the relevant authorities. A copy of a booklet is to be circulated around members and also to the Neighbourhood Watch.

5

TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 18.12.12
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

6

MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Update re painted reservation suggestion
Pending further information from Highways Section.

Christmas tree
Lights have been disconnected and removed; limited vandalism taken place but this is easily remedied.
RESOLVED to highlight in the next newsletter so residents are vigilant.
RESOLVED to contact Green Mile Trees requesting inspection of the tree.

Parking at Lindley Court when football matches take place
Cllr Johnson advised issue still not resolved although parents have been contacted; he is to raise the issue at the next meeting of the Joint Playing Field Committee.

7

ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Allotments
Residents expressed concern that the Planning Application for allotment provision has been refused by DMBC and those present advised they would assist in any way they could regarding an Appeal – see item 13c).

Application for development - site off Croft Road
Mr A Mell was present at the meeting and again requested support from the parish council which, the Chairman advised, has been given in the past. He would like to see the development commenced earlier than Planning Officers had indicated. Mr Mell highlighted how the development would benefit the community, e.g. incorporating small retail unit, public open space etc etc. He has circulated a letter to members outlining the full situation.
See item 13b) below.

8

ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Dog Control Orders – Pending Legal Section.

Working with Charities, update from JPF Committee - Pending

Section 106 monies from Chapel Lane development – update from Area Manager
The Clerk has spoken with the Area Manager who advised he will liaise with ward members for approval to allocate the money to the JPF Committee for project in hand.
RESOLVED that the Clerk also contacts ward members with this request.

9

FINANCIAL MATTERS
A) Signing of cheques
 35.00 Rural Action Yorkshire (annual membership subscription) 100765
131.47 DMBC (emptying dog bin, Chapel Lane corner) 100766
 15.52 DMBC (emptying litter bin, near pond) 100767
 38.61 A Elder (reimbursement, materials for work effected) 100768

 

Quarterly Audit
The Clerk presented the quarterly audit for signing.

Precept 2013/14
Subsequent to the setting of the precept in December and submitting the Precept form to DMBC, the Clerk had received information from Finance Dept that the total parish income for 2013/14 (precept) is £21,915; however £21,009 should be the total Precept (Band D tax unchanged) with the balance of £906 made up by DMBC.
RESOLVED to note the information.

10

ISSUES RELATING TO POND
Response from Area Manager re s106 funding
The Clerk reported that Mr Thomas had stated the funding from the Manor House Farm development is not yet on the schedule, as triggers are made when building gets to a certain stage.

Update re electrical cabinet
It was reported that some condensation is still present.
RESOLVED to contact AES Europe.

11

LAND REAR OF BLENHEIM DRIVE
Response from Chief Executive, DMBC
Advice is that solicitors have been in communication with Taylor Wimpey who own the land and the transfer of ownership should be completed shortly. The transfer deed is being circulated at Taylor Wimpey by their solicitor for execution by authorised signatories. It is hoped the situation will be resolved finally in the near future.

12

VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Quotation from Andy’s Maintenance re brickwork repairs to building
Quotation not yet received.

Council photograph
Mr J Lifsey has taken photographs and one will be framed and placed in the building.
Thanks were expressed to Mr Lifsey.

13

PLANNING ISSUES
a) Applications
12/03122/MAT repositioning of windows etc land to r/o The Bungalow, Rectory Lane
Consent not required.
12/02966/TCON Fell one weeping willow tree, Casterbridge, The Green - Exempt works
12/03062/FUL substitution of house types granted 17.8.12, land south of Holly House
12/03043/WCC continued use of B1 offices etc without compliance with condition 1 Granted 9.1.2008, Armstrong House, First Avenue, Auckley
12/02973/FUL Erection of 2 storey garage/residential ext to side of semi-detached following utility extension demolition – Byland House, Old Bawtry Road
RESOLVED to raise no objections to any of the above.

b) To discuss issues raised at informal meeting with planners and other parish councillors at Parish Centre, Auckley, 7.12.12
Members present at the meeting highlighted issues relating to Finningley parish.
Mr Mell’s proposed development is part of the LDF but planners envisage this will not take place until possibly after the next 5 years and thus a precedent would be created if this date were to be brought forward. Following the public exhibition in 2012 staged by the developer, it is clear that proposals will meet residents’needs.
RESOLVED:
• to discuss Mr Mell’s letter to members at the next meeting
• to ask Mr S Cardwell, Planning, if he would be prepared to meet some members to discuss the proposals submit by Mr Mell
• to ask Mr L Tillman (an officer who was present at the meeting on 7.12.12) if he had been able to ascertain information regarding legal implications of bringing forward such a proposed application.

c) Latest situation re Allotments application and response from Robin Hood Airport Safety Officer
Formal notice has been received that the Planning application has been refused on the grounds of health and safety affecting activities at the Airport. A response has not yet been received from the Airport safety officer as to how far away for the site an allotment facility would be agreeable. Members fully supported the residents in pursuit of the facility and they assured those present that all would be done in this regard and a submission to the Inspector would be drafted for agreement at the next meeting.
RESOLVED to initiate an Appeal and the Clerk to ascertain timescale and procedure.

d) Wroot Road 11 and 36 acre field
It was reported that a portacabin appears to be used as an office on the 11 acre site and a caravan sited on the 36 acre site appears to be used for resident accommodation.
RESOLVED to contact Planning Dept.

14

LOCALISM ACT 2011
General Power of Competence - RESOLVED to discuss at the February meeting.

Neighbourhood Development Plans
Letter from Finningley Village Community Group re Localism Act and asking if the parish council is to pursue a Neighbourhood Plan.
RESOLVED to advise the Group that this issue has previously been discussed and it was decided due to time commitment and cost not to proceed for the time being. The matter will be kept under review and any change to this decision will be publicised within the village. To point out that other groups can apply to DMBC to pursue a Neighbourhood Plan but conditions must be met. If the Group decides to make Application then it is requested to inform the parish council.

The Clerk circulated information from the SLCC outlining Neighbourhood Development Orders, Community Right to Building Orders and Neighbourhood Development Plans.

Conservation Area - The FVCG asks if a full appraisal is to be carried out by DMBC.
RESOLVED to advise the matter is pending and other parishes had not yet a full appraisal.

15

TO DISCUSS HIGHWAY ISSUES
Land adjacent Moize Lane, Old Bawtry Road
RESOLVED, following information of a change in the Law in 2013, to seek advice from Open Spaces Society, to register the small green area in question.

Bus Shelter, Wroot Road/Elm Drive
Letter received from resident pointing out that those waiting for the bus have to stand on the wet pavement area as flooding takes place on a regular basis to the floor of the shelter.
RESOLVED to forward the letter to SYPTE.

Bin collection 5.1.13
Cllr Lifsey advised that some residents had observed that recycling items were deposited in the Refuse vehicle.
RESOLVED to contact Cllr Cynthia Ransome.

Old Bawtry Road, accumulations of litter near airport boundary site
It was reported that the nuisance continues despite provision of litter bins.
RESOLVED to contact Cllr Mrs Woodcock, and the Area Officer to ascertain if the Reparation Team could assist.

20 mph – information and petition forms received in December from Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
RESOLVED to leave matter pending for time being.

Request for street plate for Laurel Close, Off Chapel Lane
Area Officer advises the developer is responsible for funding a street plate and no work can be carried out by DMBC until given the go-ahead.
RESOLVED as per suggestion to contact Cyden Homes on this matter.

Bawtry Road, LaFarge towards Austerfield parish
Area Officer has edged off the path from the Quarry for a short distance as previously requested.

16

WEBSITE ISSUES
RESOLVED to forward the December minutes to the Chairman for uploading.

17

TO DISCUSS ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS ON THE GREEN
Cllr Tatton-Kelly has tried to contact persons concerned with no success.
RESOLVED to discuss under matters arising in future.

18

TO NOTE ITEMS OF CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED information be circulated amongst members in the usual manner.

19

TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY


The meeting closed at 9.43 pm.


Chairman: …………………………………………………..