Given below are the minutes of the meeting of the above parish council held in the Communal Room, Cherry Tree, Bridport, on 13th June 2017. The meeting commenced at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Cllr Beer, Cllr Wrighton, Cllr Bowditch, 4 x members of the public. Mrs A Stephenson recorded the minutes
Trott, Gay, Lathey
2. TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Bowditch in Item 14
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. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
6. FINANCE REPORT
a) Current acct: £8.649.30, savings acct: £14,603. Money in of £2,734.29 in VAT reimbursement, reimbursement from Hillbillie for garage rent and hedge laying £1,044.08
b) Donation to Dottery PCC – Proposed by Cllr Bowditch to give £320, Seconded by Cllr Beer.
c)The following cheques were authorised by the council: Clerk’s wages (for past month) £287.80 HMRC £3.40, clerks expenses apr – jun £54.05, Fowler design annual website maintenance fee £240, magna room charge £50, reimburse Cllr Bowditch for mower fuel £13.65,
7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
WD/D/17000534 – Land adjacent to Bridport Community Hospital – Erect 28no. custom build affordable houses and flats including 9no. affordable self build plots and allotments to form enlarged cohousing neighbourhood – plans for this had been received and discussed prior to the meeting as comments were required before the meeting. The Parish Council objected to this application on the following grounds: Further development will affect the highways of Meadfields, Cherry Tree and Hospital Lane, more traffic due to more houses will affect the general traffic greatly. Visibility issues, speed issues. We do not believe that the Bridport CoHousing contract of only having one vehicle per household will either be enforceable or upheld which will then impact on the neighbouring estates. There are also big concerns with regards to flooding. There are also concerns with regards to drainage. The current sewers/drains cannot cope with the current levels, with out adding further housing developments.. Any further houses on this land is simply gross over-development of the site. It was also noted that the majority of comments already received on this application that have been lodged with planning, are from residents who do not live anywhere near the site of which the majority would be unaware of the many issues this further development would have.
ROSPA had inspected the play areas – results of which were read out. No major issues of concern.
TMH Fencing have now put this up. Owners of West Mead Lodge are happy to put notices on the board.
10. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Draft Summary is now out – to distribute 11th July. Howver Bradpole PC are not happy with the draft summary. Steering Group Meeting will take place tomorrow at Mountfield, 6pm.
11. CHERRY TREE PLAY AREA
Don not present.
12. WOODLAND TRUST PLAY AREA REPORT
All still fine. Clerk to ask Clive for date of when replacing fence again.
13. COOPERS WOOD
Update given by Cathy on usage etc.
Various were available to read including thank you letters from the organisations that had been given donations.
15. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
11th July 2017
Meeting closed at 7.50pm