Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14 November 2019
in Bayford Village Hall at 7.30pm
There was no public forum.
Present: Cllrs: N Linsley (Chairman) M Grant (Vice Chairman) J Macfarlane, M Summerfield, J McKenna and J Garrett.C/C Anna Groskop and D/C Robin Bastable
Clerk in attendance: Mrs P Gillman
45. Apologies – Cllr R Webb-Bowen
46. Declarations of Interest – None
47. Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings of 11 July and 19 September and Planning Meetings of 11 October 2019.
A resolution is sought to approve and sign the minutes as a true record.
Proposed: Cllr Macfarlane Seconded: Cllr Garrett
48. Financial Matters
a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation
b. Bank Balances to 31 October 2019.
A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 31 October 2019. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/c £9626.80; Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Reserve A/c £8351.08; Leigh Common Savings A/c £5103.80.
c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques
Cheque No: 000482 Training Travel expenses 20.03
Cheque No: 000483 Clerk salary, expenses and council expenses 553.84
Proposed: Cllr Garrett Seconded: Cllr Grant
49. Planning Matters
a. New Planning Matters
Planning Application No: 19/02457/HOU
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Andrews
Location: Park Farmhouse, Beech Lane, Stoke Trister. BA9 9PQ
Proposal: The erection of an oak framed detached garage building incorporating home officer and ancillary accommodation.-
- It is unclear from the map exactly where the building would be situated.
- The most sensible positioning would be if the old stables were demolished and the new building sited there.
- Please clarify if this is the case, if so, we have no objection to the application.
- One query would be have they obtained planning permission for the new stables in situ at the moment.
NB. Mrs Andrews contacted the Chairman to state she would be away on holiday at the time of the meeting.
Planning Application No: 19/02369/FUL
Applicant: Mr Simon Minney
Location: Riding Gate House, Riding Gate, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ
- Proposal: Conversion of an existing outbuilding to an annex/holiday let.- On principle restoring this building there are no objections. It is a positive approach to restore and old building.
- One comment we wish to make is that the existing pantiles be used rather than the tiles on the application. This would maintain the character of an old building.
- When we reviewed the planning Application No: 19/00448/HOU we requested that the mobile home should be removed.
- We note that that there is now a substantial wood cladded building in place now. Has planning permission been granted for this?
- Will this also be used for a holiday let?
- Will planning permission be required for change of use for both of these buildings for holiday lets?
b. Outcome of planning matters already considered:
Planning Application No: 19/01322/S73
Applicant: Hopkins Estates
Location: Land OS 3969 Part Devenish Lane, Bayford, Wincanton.
Proposal: Application to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of planning approval 18/03272/FUL (amendment of roof material) – There were no objections to the change of roofing material. However, we would like to see the Planning Officers consultation with Wessex Water concerning the high pressure pipes underground. – Application permitted.
Planning Application No: 19/01284/REM
Applicant: Mr. Shaun Paul
Location: Land adjacent to Highbrook, Devenish Lane.
Proposal: Application of reserved matters following approval of 18/02145/OUT for the erection of a two storey detached dwelling to include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale – No further information.
Planning Application No: 19/01778/FUL
Applicant: Mrs J Calderwood
Location: Land rear of 2 Cambria Villas Devenish Lane Bayford Wincanton. BA9 9NG
Proposal: The erection of a new single storey dwelling and the formation of a new vehicular access off Bayford Hill – re-submission
Planning Application No: 19/00373/FUL
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Garrett
Location: Highcroft, Bayford Lane, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 9PG
Proposal: Erection of a new dwelling. – No further information.
Planning Application No: 19/00258/OUT
Applicant: Mr M and Miss F Haskett and Thornton
Location: Land at Church Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton BA9 9PG
Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of Church Farm buildings and bungalow and erection of 2 dwellings. – No further information.
Applicant: Mr Chris Bellars
Location: Land at Sycamore Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton.
Proposal: The conversion of existing domestic storage building into a single dwelling and the erection of a car port. – Application permitted.
Chairman handed out papers for Councillors comments regarding the planning departments non-acceptance of our decisions. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will meet with Simon Fox for discussions on this issue. It was agreed to invite Henry Hobhouse and Alex Parmley to the meeting.
Cllrs Summerfield and McKenna had a very informative meeting with Gary Warren. Gary Warren recommended the Gateway signs to be set in Bayford as they were extremely effective with drive slowly signs in Riding Gate. Chairman requested that they provided costings for supply and installation. It was agreed that the Clerk write to Tim Cook requesting a donation towards the cost. It was also agreed to put information in the Newsletter including any donation.
Cllr Grant reported issues with the footpaths across to Mr Perrett’s land. Repair work and clearing needs to be done. Mr Perrettt needs to clear the land but if this is not done and SSDC needs to be called in to do it Mr Perrett will be issued with the account for the work.
52. Riding Gate and East View
Clerk continues to contact Sam Fox on a regular basis but no further information has been given on both of these issues. Cllr Bastable was having a meeting with Sam Fox to discuss both issues. Cllr Summerfield reported that there were still many vehicles at the Riding Gate fields.
Cllr McKenna had been speaking with a lady at South Somerset Ambulance. After a long discussion with the Councillors there were many more questions to be answered. Cllr McKenna agreed to speak with her again to clarify all questions.
54. Clerk Appraisal
Chairman conducted a successful appraisal with the Clerk.
55. Unicorn Inn
The Unicorn Inn appears to be closed except for special occasions according to the blackboard notice on the entrance door.
The Precept was unanimously agreed by all Councillors. Clerk to check on the Community Council to see if it is still necessary to belong to.
57. Online Banking
It was agreed that the Chairman would check online to be able to begin and access Online Banking.
Proposed: Cllr Summerfield Seconded: Cllr Macfarlane
58. Leigh Common
Clerk read out brief outline of how we obtained ownership of part of Leigh Common.
59. Date of Next Meeting
9 January 2020
Meeting closed at 9.09pm