Minutes of the meeting held remotely by Zoom on Tuesday 12th January 2021
Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson.(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, C. Horwood. D. Harrod, J. Wright.
Also present Ed. Momford-Smith (Broadland Housing), Anna Clarke (NNDC housing)
and thirteen members of the public. J.Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. County Cllr. S. Butikofer, Dist. Cllr. K. Ward.
There were no Declarations of Interest
2. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 3rd November 2020 were approved by the
3. Matters arising from the Minutes. The three signs have been erected in Beach Road. The
committee thanked Cllr. Horwood for putting them in place.
4. Reports There were no reports
5. Playing Field. NPS (the land owners) have been contacted regarding access for the mower as the designated path has been ploughed. It is hoped this will be reinstated when the field is planted.
6. Bus shelter The inside of the bus shelter has been painted and a suggestion box installed.
It was suggested that resident children should have a community art project to decorate the inside of the shelter with their original works. It could start with a design workshop or art lessons by zoom during the lock down. The idea is to be progressed further.
7. Extending Attenborough Walk More information is to be sought from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust on the intended route of any path. Its construction could cause even more traffic congestion in the parish if the path continues to Salthouse.
8. Affordable Housing Mr. Momford-Smith of the Broadland Housing Association informed the meeting that the flint wall would be moved back and rebuilt with the original material to improve the access visibility. As the parish council had not fully discussed the plans and proposed density of housing it was agreed that it would be beneficial to see the results of the village survey being conducted in April, of which affordable housing was one item, before finally deciding.
9. Planning Consultation. PF/20/2390 1, Bloomstiles, Salthouse.
It was noted that the roof terrace, balcony and bay window would over-look other properties resulting in a loss of privacy and would also increase light pollution.
The proposed balcony extends one meter over the footpath and the car port extends into a public area.
The garage will not be used for cars thus causing extra congestion in an already inadequate road.
10. Village Green Pictures of the vandalism to the green at Corner Cottage were shown. The parish council do not want bollards installed and it was agreed to leave the area in its present condition. The remainder of the orange fencing will be removed.
Bank Balances at 5/1/241 Current a/c £7500.18 Savings a/c £4752.63
The following invoices are due for approval and payment:-
Chevertons 3 A3 Signs £54
D. Crannock Painting bus shelter £113
C. Horwood Material for Beach Road signs £37.37
12. Major Oak Seedlings The parish council have been notified that Sherwood Forest have a
professional interest in the Major Oak- the UK’s most famous tree. There are some acorns from the tree, which have hatched into seedlings and are currently being grown on. The offer is to donate and plant some of these trees to the parish somewhere later this year (winter 2021/22), where they could be appreciated for generations to come. The parent tree is thought to be approximately 1100 years old, so they should have great longevity and interest, as well as supporting a wide range of biodiversity.
The councillors were very interested in this offer. The Heath Committee have been approached but are not interested. Possible sites in the village were discussed and it was decided to consider this further at the next meeting when there has been time for more investigation into a suitable site.
13. Correspondence None
14. Matters for information only or for the next agenda.
The notice board on the green is beyond repair and quotations are to be obtained for a replacement.
The new GPO box has been installed.
15. Members of the public can raise any comments and questions.
It was noted that some houses have lights on all night. It was agreed to circulate a letter to all houses to avoid unnecessary light at night in what is designated a dark village.
It was noted that cars were parking outside some of the houses and causing obstructions for pedestrians.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.59pm
The next meeting of Salthouse Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 9th March 2021