HOOK NORTON PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE HOOK NORTON PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE MEMORIAL HALL ON THURSDAY, 14 APRIL 2016 at 7.48pm
Present: Councillors: Kane, Hicks, Griggs, Wright, Brotherston, Matthews, Henderson, Watkins, McCall-McCowan, Duggan, Mrs Watts (Parish Clerk), County Cllr Reynolds and three members of the public
Apologies for Absence – Cllr Casson and District Councillor Jelf
Chairman’s Announcements: there were none.
Declarations of Interest: Cllr Kane declared an interest in the damaged verge in Osney Close. Cllr McCall-McCowan declared an interest in the stream by her property. Cllr Matthews declared an interest in OCC planning applications MW.0040/16, MW.0042/16 & MW.0043/16.
Minutes of Previous Meeting held on 10 March 2016 and Matters Arising
Cllr Watkins proposed that the minutes of the meeting on 10 March 2016 be resolved as a true and accurate record of the meeting. This was seconded by Cllr Griggs and passed unanimously.
Report of the Planning Co-Ordinator on Planning Applications – Annex 1
Twelve planning/TCA applications had been received since the last meeting.
Cllr Matthews was asked to leave the meeting whilst OCC planning applications MW.0040/16, MW.0042/16 and MW.0043/16 were considered. The Parish Council had no objection to any of them. After the discussion Cllr Matthews returned to the meeting.
16/00523/F – 61 Rectory Road. Councillors had received letters from residents objecting to this application. Members of the public were invited to state their concerns. After a lengthy discussion, nine Councillors agreed to object to the application, whilst one Councillor stated that he did not object to the application. The Parish Clerk will ask District Councillor Jelf to ‘call-in’ the application. Cllr Kane encouraged residents to write to CDC if they oppose the application.
Cherwell District Council had granted nine applications since the last meeting.
Cherwell District Council had refused 16/00421/AGN on the grounds that it needed full planning permission.
Harlequin Group pre-application consultation – proposed base station installation at Traitors Ford Rd – no objection.
To Invite Members of the Public to Comment on Planning Applications:
Appointment of Councillors to Working Groups:
Recreation: Cllrs Kane, McCall-McCowan and Cllr Matthews
Cemetery and Allotments: Cllrs Hicks, Wright and Duggan
Environment: Cllrs Griggs, McCall-McCowan, Wright and Casson
War Memorial Hall: Cllrs Kane, Watkins, Brotherston and Henderson. Brian Rider and Ray Jelf remain on the War Memorial Hall Management Committee.
Hook Norton Neighbourhood Plan: Cllr Hicks
Reports of Working Groups
a) Cllr Kane had emptied the waste bin in the play area. The Parish Warden will deal with this in future.
Cemetery and Allotments
a) All rents for 2016-2017 have been paid, bar two. Reminders, attracting a £5 surcharge, have been sent to these tenants.
b) Cllr Matthews will dismantle the concrete structure in the cemetery which is currently used for dumping rubbish.
c) Councillors agreed that a request for a memorial and kerb should be approved.
The Parish Clerk had forwarded all correspondence to Councillors during the month. There were no matters outstanding.
Cllr Duggan had received a letter from National Energy Foundation (NEF) stating that the consultation period regarding the possibility of extending the gas network to Hook Norton had been extended.
To Invite Questions and Comments from Members of the Public: there were no matters arising.