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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 7th September 2004


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 3rd August 2004

 2.   Matters arising

 3.   Declaration of Interest  -  The Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) order 2001.  To record any declarations of interest by any Member in respect of items on this agenda.

 4.   Bonfire Night

 5.   Wind Turbines

 6.   Long Lane

 7.   Planning Permission - Stothard’s Yard

 8.   Planning Permission - 2, Fairview Skeffling

 9.   Correspondence

10.  Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 7th September 2004


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the Public:  5


Minutes of meeting held on 3rd August 2004


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. R. Newsam

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Yorkshire Water

The fencing has been done at the back of the village hall, but no letter has been received regarding the list of work still to be done.  Cllr. M. Turnbull will contact Trevor Smith to clarify the current position.


Re-Cycling Bins

It was decided to leave the re-cycle bins in Chapel Lane.


Village Hall Flooring

This   item   to  be  held  over  to  the  next  meeting.    The  flagstones  have  been  moved  to

Cllr. M. Turnbull's.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. S. Rollinson declared an interest in the Stothard's Yard Planning Application.


Bonfire Night

Cllr. L. Payne said that if Bonfire Night is held at the Village Hall should we notify Yorkshire Water as the fire will be near their property.  Cllr. M. Turnbull suggested the fire be scaled down to a beacon or small fire.  He proposed that:  …"Bonfire Night be held at the Village Hall".

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Cllr. M. Turnbull is to ask Mr Brian Meadley about using his field for the firework display, if there is no stock in it.


Wind Turbines

Cllr. J. F. Robinson  had  a  meeting  with  Mr. C. Hill  and Fiona Auty of Powergen.

Mr. Hill has made an application to put up wind turbines in the village with Powergen Community Wind Project.  A site survey has been done.  Under the project, if a farmer puts up 2/3 wind turbines on his land, the farmer is paid £5/10,000  per annum, with the Parish Council being paid the same amount.  This payment will be made for 20/25 years.  The next step will be a planning application for the wind turbines. The matter will then be discussed in full.


Long Lane

Cllr. J. F. Robinson is to investigate the possibility of re-instating a peppercorn rent for farmers crossing Long Lane.  This is with a view to re establishing control of the lane in an effort to gain recompense from the Environment Agency when Set Back is introduced.


Planning Permission - Stothard's Yard

Cllr. S. Rollinson withdrew from the meeting for this item.


Planning Permission is being sought for a change of use from agricultural to commercial use.  It was strongly felt that this would not be suitable for the site. The reasons given were:


Application Number:  DC/04/06142/PLF/EASTSE


(d)  We recommend that the application should be refused for the following reasons:


The application is flawed as it gives no indication of what the Units will be used for.


Close proximity to housing.


Access to the site is not suitable for large vehicles.


A children's playground area is in the process of being built outside the Community Centre, which is opposite the site.


Drastically affect the saleability of houses.


Potential of pollution, i.e. noise, effluent.  We have recently had a filtration plant installed in the village which is not suitable for industrial effluent.


Inconsistencies in the application

Section 2(c) of the application is untrue as Mr. Stothard owns and controls adjoining land to the west of the buildings.


Town Planning appraisal No.5.  The moat is on the northern edge of this site, and is, at present, a moat, not a former moat.  It is, in fact, a functioning flood defence of the village.


Town Planning appraisal No.7.  This paragraph is flawed as the buildings occupy part of the southern part of the site.


Written by hand on the planning form

(f)  We feel we have been rushed on this and that the application is very vague, it is basically an open application for anything.  All the residents living adjacent to the site were not notified, and the public notice was not in place until 29th August.


Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that:  …"a vote be taken in the failing of the application, as it is an open Planning Application and we are not being given the chance to know what the Units will be used for".  This was carried unanimously.


Planning Application - 2 Fair View, Skeffling

The new plans were still unclear as to the siting of the property, and proposed access.

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that:  "…a site meeting be arranged with Mr. Robson of the Planning Department to discuss details of the proposed application".

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote:  carried unanimously


Any Other Business

A cheque was raised in the sum of £41.13 paid to Cllr. R. Newsam for the purchase of an outside light.  A cheque was raised in the sum of £4, paid to Cllr. J. Sizer for fuel.


The meeting closed at 10 p.m.


Date of next meeting:  5th October 2004