Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 14th February 2017. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Lathey, Cllr Trott, Cllr Beer, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, 11 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
Don McAllister, Cllr Gay
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Trott & Cllr Bowditch in Item 14, Cllr Beer in Item 9
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman asked if everyone had both received and read the minutes of the last meeting, if so, were they a true record. ALL AGREED that the minutes were a true record. The minutes were duly signed.
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES
There were none.
5. BRIDPORT CO-HOUSING
Charles Couzens addressed the Council to update on project. Phase 2 Planning Application – was on a deadline to submit at beginning of Feb, which has been done – yet to be registered though. Some items addressed at parish council meetings have been looked at e.g. no allotments – these have now been put in. Number of hosues on second site reduced to 29. All units will be affordable. Have increased the amount of parking to 1.5 spaces per unit in second phase of the development, self build houses will have 2 spaces per unit. (First phase houses have 1 space per unit). Parish Council were still concerned at the lack of parking and the detrimental effect this will have on the surrounding estates and roads. Bridport Co-Housing are looking at an effective travel plan as well as houses only being leased to people who can prove their second vehicle (if they have one) can be parked in a private car park and not in or around the nearby estates/roads.
Flood Risk Assessment has been carried out. COpy gicven to Parish Council. This was discussed in brief. Nee the Parish Council to make sure that the flooding issue is part of the Section 106 Agreement and to say that the Co-Housing group will contribute towards the cost of the road in North Allington being levelled to a locer levek to lower the risk of water going into peoples homes as per the flood risk assessment. County Council have built this road up over the years and this is the main cause of the problem.
Allocation of affordable housing on Phase 1 – there will be an allocation committee which needs to be formed soon. Parish Council will be approached to ask to provide a rep for this.
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Various questions from members of the public asked to the Co-Housing Group.
Neighbourhood Plan – hoping to have a meeting in Cherry Tree Communal Room. Have had a meeting with West Dorset DC. Hoping final version by end of March to go out to parishes for their comments. Final consulation is this summer.
7. DONKEY LANE
Letter received from Land Registry to inform us that issue was going to tribunal.
8. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £6,565.90,), savings acct: £14,598.09. Have been reimbursed by the Hillbillies for £423.
b)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £272.20 HMRC £7.80, reimburse clerk for new website domain £47.99, Viking £171.49
9. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
WD/D/16/002559 – Bridport Hospital – new occupational therapy equipment storage building. Approved
Temporarily put on hold. Mrs Huxley has offered to put the notices in the noticeboard once it is in situ.
11. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
As previously mentioned.
12. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
No Don but there is a shopping trolley in the play area. Don will remove if not already done so.
13. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
People have been seen training dogs in there. Please phone Phil if anyone sees this as dogs are not allowed in the play area. He will then attend as soon as he can.
14. COOPERS WOOD
Various updates including the go ahead of the story telling area.
Various were available to read.
17. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
14th March 2017
Meeting closed at 8.35pm