Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson,(chairman) C. Horwood, D. Harrod. J. Wright.
District Cllr. V. Holliday. Mr. E. Mumford-Smith (Broadland Housing Assn.) J.Stibbons(clerk)
Three members of the public.
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies. County Cllr. E. Vardy.
2. There were no comments or questions on the agenda from members of the public.
3. Report from District councillor V. Holliday
Eight and a half million is to made available for coastal adaption.
Salthouse duck pond water is still very high but levels should be controlled.
4. Affordable Housing. Ed Mumford-Smith -Broadland Housing
The presentation at the village hall, where the style of the development was demonstrated was well received. The wall on the roadside will be moved back. The timber shingles will be replaced with brick.
Ownership of the properties will be decided on a cascade system. How long has the applicant lived or worked in the village. Tenants will be vetted and there is no right to buy.
Comments on the planning application from the parish council will be relevant. The parish councillors are seeking a 20mph speed restriction as part of the planning permission.
5. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 18th May 2021.were approved by the members present and signed by the chairman.
6. Matters arising from the Minutes. There are no plans to extend the Attenborough Walk to Salthouse at present.
A meeting took place with the bird club to in investigate the control of the water in the drainage dykes to avoid the back-up to Salthouse marshes and the duck pond. The water in the duck pond is still very high and Cllr. Holliday will speak to them again.
7. There were no declarations of interest.
PF/21/1202 13 Bloomstiles Salthouse Holt Norfolk NR25 7XJ Single storey side/rear extension following removal of conservatory, enlargement of second floor window opening and introduction of glazed doors and side panels with Juliet balcony.
The parish council had no objection to this application but again reminded the planners that Salthouse was a dark area.
PA/21/2021 Land At Field Adjacent Bloomstile Lane Salthouse Installation of a 12.5m monopole supporting 3 no. antennas in an shroud, 1 no. transmission dish, 3 no. equipment cabinets, 1 no. meter cabinet and ancillary development thereto including a new chain-link fence to form a compound for Telefonica UK Ltd. Bloomstile Lane, Salthouse, Installation of a 12.5m monopole supporting 3 antennas.
Parish Council reply to the NNDC planning department
The letter posted June 10th on NNDC website refers to a letter written on March 4th to Kelling Parish Council outlining details of the proposal. As Salthouse is the site of the mast on the outskirts of Salthouse village it should be incumbent upon them to communicate with us. The delay in receiving this information both from Telefonica and NNDC does not give us the full opportunity to study and comment. The documents listed suggest that this mast is for the benefit of Smart meters only and will not improve the connectivity with mobile phones. So, it is not wanted as it does not solve the problem of poor communication. It is claimed that they have researched many alternatives including the Church tower and dismissed all. They have not gained access to the tower as stated by the key holder. This tower was considered suitable by a previous supplier who did not proceed. There are alternative sites that would give a similar coverage but this company seems unwilling to engage with the local community. They also state that the mast owned by BT, based near Old Women's lane in Cley, is unsuitable. Some of the Salthouse villagers use EE (a subsidiary of BT) and get extremely good coverage for phone signal and 4G throughout the village. Most villagers with BT landline have a backup BT Halo Mini Hub based around EE for in the event of loss of landline. So, their argument at Telefonica does not hold water. The mast, albeit some 2.5 meters lower, will still be visible from around the village and, Salthouse, being a village within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, should not be defaced by a mast in full view and in the wrong place. We are aware of the need for better communication and are very much in favour of it, their proposal is in the wrong place and for this reason we object to the planning application
9. Code of Conduct for Construction workers. The Councillors unanimously agreed that the Cley code of conduct for construction workers should be adopted by Salthouse. The code will be suitably edited and given to owners at the time of submission of a planning application
10. The wording of the advertisement for a replacement clerk was approved by the meeting.
The chairman thanked the out-going clerk for his work over the years.
The committee thanked Mr. Turville-Petre for all his work during his term as a parish councillor. He has agreed to continue to report on the Defibrillator and will maintain the web site until a new clerk is appointed.
11. Parking, white lines/cones update. Highways will install a white H line and wooden bollards opposite the entrance to Corner Cottage and Iona. They will not put in yellow lines.
Cllrs. Vardy and Holliday were thanked for the prompt delivery of no parking cones.
A 20mph speed restriction is very unlikely but it is possible that a SAM2 speed monitor could be loaned for six weeks.
12. Financial matters.
Bank Balances at 13/7/21 Current a/c £8055.88 Savings a/c £4752.63
The following invoices were approved for payment:-
B. Wright Clearance at Playing field £40
Community Heartbeat Phone rental £72
Playsafe Inspection report £82.20
Chevertons Signs printing £60
C. Horwood Clips for signs £12.02
13. It was decided not to hold a summer party this year. It is hoped to continue with a party next year.
14. A Jubilee party and/or beacon will be organised. Possibly a tea party in the village hall and a beacon or bonfire if a suitable venue can be found.
15. Matters for information or for the next agenda.
· The appointment of three Heath Trustees is to be deferred to enable further discussions with the Trustees.
· Marl Pit. Norfolk Rivers Trust hope to visit the site but they are based a long way away.
The Balsam should be crumbled up and laid in the sun. It is possible the pond will need to be dredged and re-lined.
· The bench seat at the playing field, mentioned in the safety report, has now been secured.
· Parking has improved in Beach Road since the signs have been installed.
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 9.03
The next meeting of Salthouse Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 14th September.