Minutes 1 December 2020

A virtual meeting of the above-named Parish Council held on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 7.30pm
using Zoom as the internet meeting tool.

Present: – Cllr’s. Austin, S. Bastock, H Bloore, Cheetham, D Harding and Holtom (Chairman).

Also, in attendance, one member of the public, together with the Clerk

MINUTES

01/12/20 Welcome by the Chairman and Introduction

The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting

02/12/20 Open Public Participation Session

One member of the public spoke giving an update of the ash die-back disease along the railway line

Closed Council session

03/12/20 Declarations of Member’s Interests
Cllr. Cheetham voiced an interest in item 08/12/20/01

04/12/20 To approve and to sign the Minutes of the meetings held on 3rd November 2020

The minutes were signed as a correct record after a typing error had been changed on minute item 22/11/20. “a” instead of “y” on the name

05/12/20 Matters arising

Nil

06/12/20 Casual vacancy for Parish Councillor

There were no updates

07/12/20 Planning applications

Planning applications – new (1)

/1 62/50/20/015
Location: ORCHARDSIDE, PARRACOMBE, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 4QJ

Proposal: Proposed erection of 2 no. two storey extensions.

It was proposed by Cllr. Harding and seconded by Cllr. Bastock to have ‘no objection’ to this application as it was of a sympathetic design and providing it fitted with ENPA regulations the Council had no objections

Cllr. Cheetham explained the planning proposal and the Chairman asked for questions. Cllr Cheetham stated the extension was not going to be used for a B&B

The Clerk then put Cllr. Cheetham out of the “zoom” meeting so that he could not hear, see or participate in the forthcoming discussion

It was proposed by Cllr. Harding and seconded by Cllr. Bastock that the Council have ‘no objection’ to this rather large extension; as it was of a sympathetic design and providing it fitted with ENPA regulations and because there had been no comments from neighbours the Council should agree to the proposal. This was carried unanimously

Planning applications pending – (5)

/2 62/50/20/012

Location: WEST MIDDLETON FARM, PARRACOMBE, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 4PG

Proposal: Proposed erection of a porch to the front elevation of West Middleton Farmhouse together with the erection of an Airband dish to the rear elevation of the farmhouse. Approved with conditions

/3 62/50/20/013LB
Location: WEST MIDDLETON FARM, PARRACOMBE, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 4PG

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for the erection of a porch to the front elevation of West Middleton Farmhouse together with the erection of an Airband dish to the rear elevation of the farmhouse. Approved with conditions

/4 62/50/20/014
Location: IVY COTTAGE, PARRACOMBE, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 4RJ

Proposal: Proposed variation of Condition 2 of approved application 62/50/18/006 to demolish existing single storey extension, replace dormers with rooflights and install windows, doors and rooflight. Approved with conditions

/5 62/50/19/013

Rowley Moor Farm, Parracombe, Devon

Proposed conversion of stables to one Local Needs Affordable dwelling. – Under consideration by Officers

/6 62/50/20/004

Location: Land in Field to the North of the A39 West of Holwell Wood, and Land on Access track to Rowley Barton. Proposal: Proposed reinstatement of railway line, creation of cutting and embankment previously removed together with new railway bridge. (amendment to approved application ref 62/50/16/001) – Registered. Not yet decided

The above applications were noted

08/12/20 Finance:

/1 Additional payments made since the last notification of the Agenda: –

/2 Budget 2021/22

The Clerk outlined the budget proposals, working on the figures from last year and this. There was no added budget proposals save that the running costs of the new shop need to be taken into consideration. This was noted

/3 Setting of the precept 2021/22

After discussion it was decided to leave the precept at the same as it was last year and of the previous year. £10,049.74

09/12/20 Exmoor Nature Recovery

The Chairman outlined proposal to keep Council land and any free land to be set aside for nature conservation/recovery. This included the land over the main road as well as the Coronation playing field. All member supported this proposal

10/12/20 Correspondence

The Clerk reported that he had been receiving the Exmoor Review (Exmoor Society) Volume 62, 2021

and asked if they was a way to circulate this and other correspondences during these Covid-19 times. Cllr. Harding volunteered to pass the booklet round if the Clerk could drop it in to her house. This was agreed

11/12/20 To confirm the date of the next meeting

The date was confirmed as Tuesday 5th January 2021

12/12/20 Items for the next agenda

Nil

The meeting concluded at 20.29

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