ICKLETON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 11 May 2005 at 7.38 pm in the Village Hall
Present: James Macdonald, Lewis Duke, Tim Pavelin, Terry Sadler, Sheila Birch, Mark Stone-Wigg, Jane Hurst, Jocelyn Flitton (Clerk) and 24 members of the public
176/05 Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Peter Wombwell (Abroad), Robin Driver (previous engagement)
177/05 To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2005
144/05 First sentence to read: Sheila Birch and Robin Driver had met a representative of Wellcome Trust who had put up the posts, .
The minutes were then approved and signed by the Chairman.
178/05 Adjournment for questions from members of the public
As there were representatives present from the Ickleton Garden Centre, the Chairman moved the first item under Matters Arising forward.
123/05 Ickleton Garden Centre The Chairman said there were two points he would like to make.
(a) concerns and queries are often raised, which are discussed with SCDC. It is the Councils job to find the facts. The Parish Council had not appreciated that the planning process had not started when trying to ascertain the facts, although he personally felt he could have discussed the queries with Mr London at an earlier stage. No planning application has yet been submitted.
(b) The Parish Council had been portrayed as being against Ickleton Garden Centre this was certainly not the case. We have received several letters supporting the centre. The article published in the April Icene had been approved by the Chairman.
Stuart London from Ickleton Garden Centre asked if the Councillors were of the same mind as the Chairman. The general feeling was that the Council were supportive, but any application has to be done professionally. Mr London said he had things in place regarding this issue.
10 members of the public left the meeting.
143/05 Coploe Pit - bonfire still to be lit by C Frankau Action: Clerk
151/05 Play Area fixing of 2 bolts still to be fixed Action: Mark Stone-Wigg
163/05 Basket ball net still to be sourced Action: Clerk
Letter box- Coploe Road Letter received from CCC Highways, saying Coploe Road is due to be re-surfaced and may well solve the problem.
Quote re. Notice board not yet received from C Frankau Action: Clerk
165/05 Risk Assessment - Reply had been received from Herald Contract Services
170/05 Cemetery Probation Service this work had been carried out on 3 & 10 May. A letter was to be written thanking the Probation Service for their part in tidying up the Cemetery. Action: Clerk
SCDC Individual Planning Applications (in response to letter dated 26/4/05)
SCDC Parliamentary Election Statement as to Persons Nominated
SCDC Re: Disability Sports Festival
SCDC Re: S/0750/05/F Planning application land adj. Gurner House, 20 Church Street
SCDC Ref: Part demolition of wall Church Street, Ickleton
Action: Chairman (telephone to clarify situation)
CCC Corporate Plan 2005-2009
CCC CCCs Climate Change Strategy
CCC Protected Road Verge signs
CCC Flooding Cemetery Corner/1 Abbey Street
CCC Post box Coploe Road
Cambridgeshire Drug and Alcohol Drug Service Information
Herald Contract Services Risk Assessment (in response to letter dated 21/4/05)
Re: Planning application land adj. Gurner House, 20 Church Street:
Christina Gordon Copy of letters to Cllr John Williams and Mr DB Hussell SCDC
Martin Barber-Lomax letter to IPC and copy of letter to Mr DB Hussell, SCDC
Mr & Mrs K Worthing Copy of letter to Mr D B Hussell SCDC
Mrs L P Frost Copy of letter to SCDC
Dr J Pell Copy of letter to SCDC
Barker Parry Town Planning Ltd Copy of letter to SCDC
RoSPA Play Area Safety Inspection Report
CALC Training Partnership update
Country Lane & Business Association Brochure Trafalgar Weekend 21-23 Oct 2005
Clerks & Councils Direct publication
Wetlands Nature Reserve brochure
CCC Cemetery Corner re. Kerb/drainage
CCC Temporary Interactive Signs on Frogge Street
Mr C Frankau Quoting for Painting Skate Board Park/Re-varnish notice board/rolling football pitch
English Heritage Red Telephone Box
Football Clubs terms for next season
Inland Revenue - PAYE
S/0750/05/F Land adj. Gurner House, 20 Church Street- Dwelling and Garage- Mr & Mrs R Maynard
The Chairman said this raised a number of issues, which included:
a) effect on immediate neighbours
b) listed buildings flint walls
c) size of the house relative to the site
d) flint wall on Church Street demolished
e) height of the house relative to others
f) conservation area
g) backland development rules
h) access to house
i) appropriate infill development standards
j) how application fits in with SCDC current policy
Much correspondence had been received including a reply from David Grech regarding the demolition of the flint wall in Church Street. Neighbours made the following points:
i) what else will follow, if this is allowed to happen
ii) all the points made above had been included in a letter sent to SCDC
iii) agreed with all the points made above and were horrified by the application
iv) there appeared to be total disregard to planning requirement, total disregard to conservation
v) as it was a listed area, there may be archaeological finds on the site, which may affect the new occupants of Gurner House
The Parish Council discussed all the information that had been placed before them. Another significant point was concerns regarding the height of the building. The plans do not give this information. It was not appreciated, until a site visit, how near the fencing would be to a neighbours sitting room. The Chairman asked John Williams to ensure that SCDC had carried out a site visit.
A member of the public entered the room
It was the unanimous view that the Parish Council would Refuse this application listing out their reasons.
10 members of the public left the meeting
Lewis Duke declared an interest in the next two items and left the room.
Action: Clerk (2)
Lewis Duke returned to the meeting
Tim Pavelin reported that Ickleton Village Hall would have new booking clerks as from 16 May David and Jean Whittaker. Jane Hurst asked if declaration of interest forms needed to be completed. Copies of the forms to be given to councillors to see if any changes need be made. Action: Clerk
A parishioner had remarked how much the Wetlands had enhanced life in the village. There were no dog fouling notices or bins on the site. This would be raised with Phillipa Towlson. Action: Clerk
Copy of the backland filling document was requested to be circulated to councillors. Action: Clerk A parishioner, who uses a motorised vehicle, had mentioned that Back Lane was bumpy. Peter Wombwell to be asked about planings to be laid and rolled in. A suggestion that maybe when Coploe Road was re-surfaced this could be included? Action: Clerk/Peter Wombwell
In CPRE minutes they mention Conservation Area Appraisals a rolling programme over the next 7 years.
The Chairman welcomed and congratulated the new County Councillor Tim Stone and sent commiserations to Robin Driver, who had served the County Council for many years.
County - The County Council aims to do better in representing Cambridgeshire to the government. He was surprised at how orientated towards green thinking the County is by encouraging recycling, cycle allowance etc. He aims to meet all parties involved as soon as possible. A councillor requested that he addresses the amount of packaging used and the village Bus Service, which now has a 2 hourly service instead of 1 hour.
District There is slow progress on the proposed 2 dwelling unit (triangular shape) at Birds Close.
185/05 Finance (Bank Balances) including payments to:
Clerk - £237.42
Playground Mngmnt Ltd - £142.18
Cambridge Conservation Volunteers- £50.00 (agreed increase from £16.75)
Herald Contract Services - £352.50
Aimprint - £69.51
Allianz Cornhill Insurance renewal the Chairman presented a summary paper regarding the increase from last year. After discussion, it was agreed that the Church wall should be added to the list, and we should make enquiries as to whether anyone could help us regarding the Chapel. The Council agreed that it should be left to the Chairman to make further enquiries; approval of the payment, by 1 June 2005, of £1525.70 or less was given. Action: Chairman/Clerk
Community Account - £2,913.01
Business Base Rate Tracker Account - £12,225.52
Meeting to be arranged for a walk around the village one evening. Dates to be obtained from Chairman and circulated to councillors to find a date suitable for all. Action: Clerk
Terry Sadler attended the joint committee of Parish Councils in Little Shelford. They are trying to find a body that will carry out a noise level study, also someone in the Cambridgeshire County Council to whom they can speak to about noise issues. They had been in contact with Andrew Lansley (MP) but this had been on hold due to the General Election.
Cemetery Corner roadworks that are due to start in 2-3 weeks time, should resolve the problem here.
1 Abbey Street preliminary investigations and cleaning were carried out on the drains this week. A report from Mike Cooper of Highways will be sent out in due course.
Grassy Lane - Following an e-mail from Steve Tabbitt (CCC) saying he had received complaints, Sheila Birch made contact. The hedge that has been planted is not in line with the bollards (installed on the boundary line by Wellcome Trust) and they wish the hedge to be moved back to the boundary line. James Macdonald and Sheila Birch are to meet the Senior Footpaths Officer together with Phillipa Towlson from Wellcome. They will report back to the Parish Council.
Action: Sheila Birch/Chairman
a) a) Spraying weed killer Peter Wombwell to report Action: Peter Wombwell
A member of the public left the meeting
b) Rolling football pitch Herald have quoted £50. C Frankau yet to quote. Action: Clerk
c) Skate park re-paint to be completed by C Frankau Action: Clerk
d) 3 posts required in Recreation Ground, one near bus shelter, 2 near village hall
e) white lining machine quote Action: Tim Pavelin
Several councillors attended the opening ceremony on 3 May. The site is very impressive and consideration has been given to local communities.
The liaison meetings have been confirmed as being held quarterly, with the first one on 27 May.
193/05 Annual Parish Meeting 18 May 2005
Wine, beer and Reports are being obtained. This will begin at 7.00 onwards in the Village Hall
194/05 Adjournment for questions by members of the public
A parishioner made the following points: The Church Street sign had fallen off the wall near the village shop. The bags at the bottom of the Recreation Ground were unsightly. The weight signs on Hinxton bridge. Action: Clerk
195/05 Date and time of next meeting
15 June 2005 at 7.30 pm
The meeting closed at 9.45 pm