WANBOROUGH PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 1/12/09
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday December 1st 2009 at 7.30pm in the Granary, Wanborough.
Those present: Chairman Eric Barker, Mark Champion, Jean Pereira, James Henry, Tony Rooth, PC Mike Patey. Members of the Public: Vic Underhill, Beverley Burgess.
Apologies for absence: Ken Baker.
1.Minutes of the last meeting on October 1st 2009 were approved and signed.
2.Update from SC and GB Councillor Tony Rooth. Following a meeting with Derek Lake the bus stop on the westbound carriageway of the A31 has been re-opened. Before anything further happens Tony Rooth has been assured that the transport authorities will consult both Puttenham and Wanborough Parish Councils.
Tony Rooth has been very involved with trying to sort out any problems that have arisen as a result of the new recycling regime, but was confident that it would soon start running smoothly.
Mark Champion raised the subject of the safety concerns about the access onto and off the Hogs Back from East Flexford Lane. This issue had been raised at the public meeting held by the Parish Council on the 25th November. (See below). Eric Barker emphasised that the appropriate measures should be the responsibility of the road authority rather than the residents.
Tony Rooth reported that the old Civic Hall was under construction, and that the management structure and programme of the new ‘entertainment venue’ was currently under discussion. The Parish Council will be updated as work progresses.
The fate of the Hogs Back café will shortly be being discussed by SCC, and Tony will report back on the outcome.
There have been two instances involving traveller sites: in Ripley an encampment, including tarmac roads was created over a weekend, and planning permission has been applied for on a site in Glazier’s Lane near the boundary with Wanborough. (See below).
Eric Barker thanked Tony Rooth for all his hard work on behalf of the Parish residents.
3.Update from Neighbourhood Support Officer. The crime level for the area had been quiet until the night before, when reports of 2 stolen vehicles and 1 stolen JCB had been received. All vehicles have subsequently been found abandoned in fields. There have also been reports of poachers with dogs at night, in the fields around Wanborough hamlet.
a) Wancom appeal ( APP/Y3615/A/09/2115705/WF) The comments for this are required by 21/12/09. As the grounds given for refusal of the original application include inappropriate green belt development as a result of an increase in residential units it was agreed that the same comments could be sent to the Inspectorate.
b) Farnborough Airport. The application for the increase of the operation has been refused.
c)Procedures. The time limit for the receipt of comments from the Parish Council to GBC has been extended to 21 days, but the Members were reminded of the need to comment and pass on the plans as quickly as possible.
d) 09/P/01440 Piglets, Greyfriars, Hogs Back. Planning permission for the wood burner flue was granted.
e) 09/P/01333 Octagon Lodge, Hogs Back Planning permission was refused.
f) 09/P/01851 land to rear of Palm House Nurseries, Glazier’s Lane. The Council noted an application in Normandy Parish for retrospective planning for 6 mobile home units, including ancillary/day rooms on each pitch together with the formation of additional hard standing and the retention of the use for the stabling of horses. Concerns have been raised by several Wanborough residents because of the proximity of the site to the Parish, and the possible precedent it sets in terms of unauthorised development of privately owned land.
g) Flexford Chase Reports have been received of a new building that has been built possibly without planning permission.. Becca Henry will alert the Planning Enforcement Office and report back.
5.Traffic and Road matters. Surrey County Council have committed to presenting their plans for the Hogs Back mainfinalised. See 7. below
6.Grant Aid As shown in the Budget for 2010/11 below there has been no application for Grant Aid for the year 2010/11. There is still a sum awaiting expenditure from several previous years which will end on 31st March 2010.
7.Feedback from public meeting. The general consensus of opinion was that the meeting had been very well attended (approximately 40 residents) and that it had been a worthwhile exercise. Several residents had been in touch with Parish Councillors both before and after the evening to comment on the issues raised.
8.Parish accounts The Parish budget for the year 2010/11 was presented to the Council, and was accepted. The precept has been agreed at £4000, representing a 1.9% increase on last year, and still being less than the precept 6 years ago.
9.Finances and cheques.
The following cheques were used since the last meeting:
000200 Mrs R Henry sal plusadjustment £655.00
000201 SLCC subs 2010 £72.00
10.Website It was agreed that the Minutes will be posted on the website, starting from December 2009.
Any Other Business
Ken Baker has tendered his resignation from Wanborough Parish Council which the Council has regretfully accepted. The Parish Council would like to thank Ken formally for all his hard work and his much valued contribution to the Parish Council.
The Parish Council has been approached with regard to making a contribution to the Puttenham ‘First Responder’. Eric Barker will discuss the boundaries involved and the equipment that might also be required with the First Responder from Normandy who already covers part of the Parish, and will report back at the next meeting.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th January 2009 at 7.30pm at Wanborough Village Hall [unless rescheduled].