Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 17th July 2018
Present Cllrs. Dr. S. Dawson,(chairman) M. Turville-Petre, D. Harrod. County Cllr. S. Botikofer. Thirteen members of the public. J. Stibbons(clerk)
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies Dist. Cllr. D. Young.
2. Declarations of interest.
3. The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15th May 2018 It was proposed, seconded and resolved that the minutes be approved. The chairman then signed the minutes.
4. Matters arising from the Minutes. There were no matters arising.
5 Reports County Cllr. S. Botikofer. The Police and Crime Commissioner is advocating incorporation of the Fire Department with the Police. It was noted that the Cley/Holt road was no longer included in the gritting route. The Number 5 bus from Sheringham is running at irregular times as the overgrown hedges from Upper Sheringham means that only single decker buses can use the route. If it is necessary to schedule a double deck bus this route has to be avoided. Fly Tipping. NNDC have to pay for clearance of Fly Tipped material which has increased since Norfolk Council Council have brought in charges for certain items delivered to the recycling centre. Due to financial cuts, Mobile Libraries are under threat. County. Cllr Botikofer left the meeting at 7.43 6. Planning With the approval of the councillors the meeting was addressed by two members of the public regarding proposed planning applications. Mr. Fox addressed the meeting with his proposals for improving Eastgate Cottage at the corner of Cross Street and the Coast Road. A planning application is to be submitted to extend the garage and car parking and landscape the back garden. Flood fencing will be improved at the front with a flood protection wall. Improvements will be in keeping with the character of the village.
Mr Hudson gave a presentation of his application (Ref. PF/18/1145) to build a house for his own use on land at Purdy Street. Two previous applications have been refused. All the mature trees around the boundary will be retained, scrub trees will be removed. The aim is to create a garden pavilion. Accommodation will be on the lower ground floor with a garage, studio, hall and three bedrooms. Living space will be on the upper floor. This floor has a diagonal view to aid screening. The garden and courtyard walls will be flint and Muscle shell render. The plans also included a community garden and other communal facilities. This proposal was raised, amongst other topics, during informal discussions with members of the parish council in 2016 but the developers are open to any other suggestions for the use of this area. Access will cause a slight narrowing of the street. Highways need a visibility splay but the wall cannot be taken down as it is subject to a preservation order. There were concerns from the floor regarding the height of the upper storey but it was stated that the public view would be minimal. Most of the lights will be at ground floor level. Thee will be small windows in the living space so light pollution will be minimal. There were strong feelings expressed by members of the public that there should not be a community garden or a walk-through area. (Mr. Hudson left the meeting at 9.06pm) Page 76
At this point the chairman closed the informal discussion part of the meeting.
6. Planning. PF/18/1207 - 9, Bloomstiles. Variation of condition 2 minor amendments to design and layout. The parish council had no objection to this application but queried why the posts had been omitted from the original plans. Is the intention in the future for a four bedroomed house with four parking spaces?
PF/18/1145 - Land at Purdy Street. Erection of detached dwelling with garage and vehicular access. The parish council supports this application subject to the access being resolved and the community garden area withdrawn. It was also noted that part of the proposed property would be in the flood line.
7. Playing Field The RoSPA Play area Safety inspection report found everything satisfactory.
8. To consider appointment of new clerk. The present clerk tendered his resignation in June. An advertisement to be placed on the NALC website for a replacement clerk was approved.
9. Summer party arrangements The summer party is to be held on Sunday 12th August. All offers of help would be gratefully accepted.
10. Financial matters. Bank Balances at 17/7//2018 Current a/c £8540.33 Savings a/c £4680.96 A grant to the village hall to help cover insurance costs will be discussed at the next meeting A donation of £200 to the church was approved. The following payments were approved and cheques signed:- J. Wright Grass Tutting £250 RoSPA Playing field inspection £79.80 J. Stibbons Salary and expenses £497.13 HMRC PAYE £92
11. Correspondence North Norfolk Local Plan Noted Notice of listing of Salthouse War Memorial Noted Hornsea 3 notice of acceptance of application for a development consent order Noted
12. Matters for information only or for the next agenda. None
There being no further business the chairman closed the meeting at 9.34pm