Mr. M. Baker, (NCC) Mr. D. Young (NNDC), and six members of the public.
The meeting opened at 7.30pm
1. Apologies PCSO Bridges.
2. Declarations of Interest None
3. The Minutes of the meeting held on 12th May 2015, having been previously circulated were approved by the members and signed by the chairman.
4. Matters arising from the minutes. There were no matters arising.
Mr. D. Young .NNDC
The council is embarking on a three-year project to compile a new Local Plan to cover development policies and land allocations for the period to 2036. A Local Development Scheme is required which sets out the timetable and the periods of consultation. The first requirement is to formally announce the intention to compile a new Local Plan and to seek representations regarding its scope. This is now under way.
A capital expenditure of £150,000 to replacement IT system for Environmental Health has been approved.
Eight new voluntary dog wardens are being recruited and more volunteers would be welcome. The powers of such volunteers are extremely limited.
The council is changing its current arrangements for the operation of textile banks and would welcome suggestions for additional sites
Progress on the new car park on beach Road is exceedingly slow. National Trust has agreed to fund the initial feasibility study. NCC has at last appointed a Project Surveyor, but his response has been to request another meeting. His request was 2 months ago and nothing appears to have happened since then.
Some progress has been made regarding NCC's request for a prohibitive sum for the land on Market Lane that Broadland Housing wishes to develop into 1 large market property and 4 affordable dwellings.
Cllr young left the meeting at 7.42pm
Mr. M. Baker NCC
Since 2010 the county council has had to save 245 million pounds with a further 40 million during the years 2016-17. By 2020 central government funds for non- statutory services will be nil.
Norfolk County Council are appealing for more foster carers. This is for emergency, short term and long term care. 1058 children are in care in Norfolk costing 50 million per year.
The Smaller Parishes Incentive will again have available up to 50% of the cost of Vehicle Activated Signs and other small highways projects. Proposals must be in by mid-
December. An extra 5.3 million is to be made available for extending broadband in Norfolk.
Norwich Northern Distributor Route. Contracts have been signed but another 30 million is needed, to be funded by building 20,000 on the north of the city.
Coasthopper have proposed a winter service. The summer services are profitable so will continue.
Cllr. Baker left the meeting at 7.56pm
The Parish Council agreed to write to Norfolk County Council transport manager to confirm that buses will stop at the village green during the winter months.
Application Ref PF/15/1103 Application ref.PF/15/1103
Erection of rear dormer window and roof lights to first floor, reinstatement of chimney and alterations to fenestration at 18, Bloomstiles.
Salthouse parish council OBJECTS to this application for the following reasons: - .
1. The proposed new window on the upper floor of the west elevation of the building will overlook a number of other properties and so there will be a loss of privacy.
2. The visual appearance of the proposed dormer window on the garage section of the building is out of keeping with the adjoining garage (no16) and other similar properties in Bloomstiles.
Application ref. PF/15/1139
Erection of summerhouse at rear of The Cow Shed, Purdy Street.
Salthouse parish council SUPPORTS this application.
There will be a rent increase from September 2016 but no figures are available at present.
8. England Coast Path.
The proposed official path, as shown on the map supplies, was discussed. It was noted that Grouts Lane is very uneven, however owners would be less at risk from public liability claims as this is a public path. The Parish Council were concerned that they and residents of Salthouse should not be liable for public safety. A letter is to be sent expressing these concerns.
9. Playing Field.
The playing field is being used and enjoyed by many people.
It was agreed that a NO DOGS sign should be put in place.
Balance in current account £3482.38
Cheques approved and signed: - Clerks salary and expenses £476.01 HMRC £92
It was agreed to transfer the Playing Field funds to the current account.
The meeting approved the transfer of the cost of cleaning the Duck Pond (£1200) to be transferred from the Flood Fund account to the current account.
A request for a donation to Tapping House. This to be reviewed later in the year
12. Matters for information only or the next agenda.
Fund raising is to start in the near future to provide a defibrillator for the village.
There being no other business the chairman closed the meeting at 8.51pm.