Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES
|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.
|REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS/AREA OFFICER
No ward member or neighbourhood officer present.
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.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 18.12.12
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING
Update re painted reservation suggestion
Pending further information from Highways Section.
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
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.
ISSUES RAISED BY RESIDENTS UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
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
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.
|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
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.
A) Signing of cheques
|| Rural Action Yorkshire (annual membership subscription)
|| DMBC (emptying dog bin, Chapel Lane corner)
|| DMBC (emptying litter bin, near pond)
|| A Elder (reimbursement, materials for work effected)
The Clerk presented the quarterly audit for signing.
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.
|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.
|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.
|VILLAGE HALL ISSUES
Quotation from Andy’s Maintenance re brickwork repairs to building
Quotation not yet received.
Mr J Lifsey has taken photographs and one will be framed and placed
in the building.
Thanks were expressed to Mr Lifsey.
12/03122/MAT repositioning of windows etc land to r/o The Bungalow,
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,
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
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.
• to discuss Mr Mell’s letter to members at the next
• 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
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.
|LOCALISM ACT 2011
General Power of Competence - RESOLVED to discuss at the February
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
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.
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
It was reported that the nuisance continues despite provision of
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
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.
RESOLVED to forward the December minutes to the Chairman for uploading.
|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.
|TO NOTE ITEMS OF CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED information be circulated amongst members in the usual manner.
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2013 AT 7PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, FINNINGLEY
The meeting closed at 9.43 pm.