MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SUTTON VENY PARISH COUNCIL held on Thursday 7TH December 2017
Present: Cllrs Oxlade (Chair), Goodman, King, Walker & Wilson
2722. Acceptance of apologies for absence
Cllrs Guerri-Fear, Lusty, Morris & Owen
The meeting was adjourned to allow members of the public the opportunity to raise any issues
2723. Open session for members of the public
A resident of the village spoke in favour of planning application 17/09988/VAR – Kingsdown Farm
The meeting reconvened
2724. To receive declarations of interest
Cllr Oxlade RE: 17/11054/TCA
2725. To confirm and sign minutes of the last meeting
Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd November 2017 were circulated prior to this meeting and were accepted as a true record.
Proposed: Cllr Walker Seconded: Cllr King
2726. Finalise 2018 Precept Demand
The Councillors discussed budgets and projects for next year and a precept demand of £12,686.04 was agreed. This figure is an increase of £200 from 2017, but will represent a 0% increase in the council tax charge passed on to residents.
Proposed: Cllr King Seconded: Cllr Walker
2727. Paths Improvement Grant Scheme
Applications for improvements (not maintenance) of local footpaths have been invited via the Area Board. The Parish Council will suggest surface improvements the path near North End Farm and a replacement kissing gate near to the Longbridge Deverill Trading Estate.
2728. Chairman’s Report
The erection of the Christmas tree was undertaken by a group of volunteers to whom the Chairman extended his thanks, with a special mention to Chris Arnold for his invaluable help again this year. Thanks also to Brian Long for the loan of his generator and flood light for the illumination switch on and carol singing, also deemed a success again this year and very well attended.
The Chairman informed the meeting that Rev Alison Morley will sadly be leaving the village next year.
Considerations for the recipient of the Community Award in 2018 will be discussed at the next meeting.
2729. Planning Committee Report
Wiltshire Council planning decisions:
17/09118/TCA – Apple Tree Cottage, 111 High St – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/09308/TCA – 4 Greenhill Gardens – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/08432/FUL – Shepe House, Sutton Parva – Single storey extension – APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS
17/09587/TCA – The Old Rectory, Bests Lane – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/07705/VAR – Hillside Workshops, Hill Road – APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS
17/08850/TPO – Fairview House, 36 High St – Tree works – APPROVE WITH CONDITIONS
17/09638/TCA – 5 High St – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/10340/TCA – Trinity Cottage, 3 Bests Lane – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
Parish Council consultations:
17/09988/VAR – Kingsdown Farm – Application to vary condition 10 to planning permission 17/03155/VAR to amend the approved plans in respect of buildings 4 and 5 – NO OBJECTION
17/11054/TCA – 5 Walnut Close – Tree works – NO OBJECTION
17/10960/FUL – 16 Bests Lane – Proposed garaging – NO OBJECTION
Swanton Farms Ltd - Christmas Tree £240.00
M Atyeo – Clerk’s expenses £65.61
Grant Thornton LLP – Audit fee £120.00
M A Gunter Grounds Maintenance Ltd - Mowing £700.00
Sutton Veny Village Hall – Donation £200.00
SVPCC – Donation £450.00
Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Donation £200.00
Heytesbury & Sutton Veny Cricket Club – Donation £150.00
Proposed: Cllr King Seconded: Cllr Goodman
2731. Clerk’s report and correspondence received
Tasks for the Parish Steward were sought; cleaning Springhead bus shelter and village signs.
An update was given regarding the allotments; plot 13 has been leased to a new tenant and we are currently waiting for plot 6 to be cleared after which it can be re-allocated.
2732. Matters raised for discussion only
2722. Items for newsletter and website
The Clerk will write the report for the village hall newsletter.
The meeting closed at 19:30
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on 1st February 2018 starting at 7:00pm in the Village Hall.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING HELD IN JANUARY.
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