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MINUTES OF MEETING OF
HARDINGTON MANDEVILLE PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON TUESDAY 19th APRIL 2016
IN THE VILLAGE HALL
|Members are reminded
that the Council has a general duty to consider the following matters
in the exercise of any of its functions - Equal Opportunities (race,
gender, sexual orientation, marital status & any disability); Crime
& Disorder, Health & Safety and Human Rights.
Nancy Chapman, Parish Clerk
Robin Carpenter (Chairman), Andy Webb, Clare Middleton, Malcolm White,
Ernest Kong, Bill Turner and Gina Seaton (District Councillor).
Nancy Chapman (Parish Clerk) and 3 members of the public.
Before the meeting commenced there was an opportunity for the public to
A parishioner spoke regarding the Moor End Nursery development. He felt it
was important for a local person to take photographic evidence of the Moor Lane
road condition prior to commencement of work, in addition to whatever official
surveys maybe carried out. The Chairman responded that any local people that
wish to do this, may.
- APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Paul Vallis.
- MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON
15th MARCH 2016 (Already Circulated)
The minutes for March were approved and signed by the Chairman as correct
records of the meeting.
- DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
Bill Turner declared an interest in item 6a) App No: 16/01438/OUT
- MATTERS OF REPORT ARISING FROM
THE PREVIOUS MINUTES.
- DISTRICT AND COUNTY
COUNCILLORS' REPORTS (BY INVITATION)
Gina Seaton reported that the main item on the agenda of the full council
meeting was the SSDC Transformation Programme. This programme sets out a
proposal to adopt a new operating model for delivering council services to all
in South Somerset, providing more choice and speed of access to services. The
full report can be found on the SSDC website.
The Area South meeting included discussions on the enhancement of Yeovil CCTV
and the planning application for Longcroft residential retirement community of
29 independent living bungalows for the over 55's.
The Yeovil Vintage and Artisan Markets are being held on the 1st Saturday of
each month in King George Street.
- PLANNING AND PLANNING
- Planning applications received after publication of the agenda:
Bill Turner left the meeting.
App No: 16/01438/OUT Outline application for the erection of an
Location: Land at Manor Farm. Lynch Lane, Hardington Mandeville. Applicant:
Mr W E Turner.
While the proposed site was in a very prominent position on the skyline, it
was viewed that the new dwelling would be no more prominent than the
existing farm buildings. An "Agricultural Dwelling Need Justification"
report for the Manor Farm Dairy Unit was included with the application.
There were no objections.
Bill Turner returned to the meeting.
- There were no results of previous applications received after publication
of the agenda.
- Appeal decision in respect of application decision reference 14/05063/FUL
Demolition of existing bungalow, erection of 14 dwellings, together with
associated landscaping, access and infrastructure. Location: Moor End
Nursery, Moor Lane. Applicant Mr David Matthews.
The Chairman reported that the Parish Council had been informed by the
Planning Inspectorate that the Appeal has been allowed subject to
conditions (although there had been some confusion in the number of
dwellings allowed!). David Matthews has previously stated that their
preference would be to continue with the development scheme of 10 dwellings
with no affordable units. This has been approved conditionally and is still
waiting for the completion of the S106 legal agreement.
- Neil reported that he had emailed SCC Highways asking them for their views
on the necessity for a road condition survey prior to commencement of work on
the Moor End Nursery development. While the Highways authority had recommended
a survey be carried out in their Consultee County Highways document, this was
not recommended to Councillors for final inclusion when the planning approval
was granted. The Chairman agreed to locate the document that stated a survey
would be carried out.
- PARISH PLAN
- The WI led "Clean for the Queen" Litter Pick event held on Saturday 2nd
April was well supported. It was suggested that future Parish Council
litter pick events should be organized in collaboration with the WI as it
was so successful!
- COMMUNITY FIELD
- The Chairman reported that Adam Taylor would be delivering some gravel to
the Community Field in the near future, and that all that would be needed
is a wheel-barrow and a couple of volunteers to put the gravel in
- The Chairman reported that the small wooden toy boat was now in place and
that Gordon Chapillon was making an "A1" plaque in memory of Alan
- The Chairman reported that the hedging plants recently planted to fill
the hedge gap were growing well.
- RISK MANAGEMENT
- The Clerk reported that the Parish Council Insurance renewal invitation
had been received. The Clerk has contacted Came & Company for an
updated quote to include the new Community Field boat.
- The Chairman now has a number of adhesive stickers to encourage owners to
clear up after their dogs. If anyone would like to use one, then please
- The Bank Reconciliation at 31st March 2016 (quarterly and year end) was
- The Final Budget Analysis for 2015/2016 was presented.
- Formal notice of Annual Audit date of 17th June 2016 for year end 31st
March 2016 has been received from Grant Thornton.
- The Clerk's hours for March (22 hours) were approved. A resolution was
passed to approve payment of £979.42 to Clerk for:
January-March 2016 Salary (£645.00)
Other Expenses (£31.46 (inc VAT £2.83))
Paid Annual Leave 2015/16 = £288.56).
- A resolution was passed to pay the following invoices:
- The Toy Barn Sherborne Ltd. HF Rowing Boat (£665.0 +VAT133.00)£798.00
- SSDC Ranger Scheme February 2016 (£127.50 + VAT £25.50) £153.00
- SSDC Ranger Scheme March 2016 (£127.50 + VAT £25.50) £153.00
- Mr R Carpenter - Re-imbursement for bin liners (£8.33+VAT £1.67)
- The Chairman reported that he had sent an email to Les Braunton
requesting confirmation that the damaged bridge between Y10/39 and Y11/20
will be repaired in the next month, given that the 6 month closure of this
path due to the damaged bridge is dated November 14th 2015.
- The Chairman reported that his annual PPLO Report was complete.
- PARISH RANGER
The Chairman reported that a new Ranger, called Darren, had started this
month, and he had been seen clearing drains and gullies around the village.
There were no new tasks to be added to the list.
- Planning Training for Town and Parish Councillors. Thursday 12th May 2016
at 6.00pm and Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 6.00pm. SSDC Council Offices,
Brympton Way. The Clerk agreed to send details to Ernest and Clare
regarding this training.
- MATTERS OF REPORT & ITEMS
FOR NEXT MEETING
- Chairman. Nothing to report.
- Councillors: Nothing to report.
- Clerk: Nothing to report.
- DATE AND TIME OF NEST MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th May 2016 at 7.30 p.m. in the
Village Hall. The meeting closed at 10.00pm.
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