Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Tuesday, 26th June 2012, 21:01

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

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MEMBERS:

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CHAIRMAN

JOHN PULLEN
86 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8PY
Email: pullenjd@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 281250

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VICE-CHAIRMAN

PATRICK BENTLEY
95 Noke Common, Newport PO30 5TY
Email: pat.bentleyready@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 248287

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PAUL FULLER
74 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QA
Email: paulfuller@onwight.net
Tel: 01983 289595

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JUDITH FERRIS

52 Mill Hill Road, Cowes PO31 7EG
Email: judeferris@sky.com

Tel: 01983 291458

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RAY MEW
63 Horsebridge Hill, Newport PO30 5TJ
Email: ray.mewvl@gmail.com
Tel: 01983 245234

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CHRIS RIDDET
‘Vert Bois’ 46 Cockleton Lane, Gurnard PO31 8JD
Email: ringwood49er@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01983 245033

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DEREK SMITH
85 Venner Avenue, Northwood PO31 8AG
Email: tjoy@globalnet.co.uk
Tel 01983 281522

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MEGAN MOORE
108 Pallance Road, Northwood PO31 8LS
Email: megan.moore@googlemail.com
Tel 01983 291250

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CLERK & RFO TO NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

BARBARA HERBERT
11 Wyatts Lane, Northwood PO31 8QB
Email: barbara.herbert@sky.com
Tel: 01983 290086

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MEETINGS
Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the first Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.
The meeting of the Planning Committee, if required, is held on the third Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6.30pm.

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ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT
NORTHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, WYATTS LANE, NORTHWOOD.

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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The comments made in the following articles represent the views of the individual contributors, rather than Northwood parish council

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Diamond Jubilee
Council Chairman John Pullen along with Cllr Chris Riddet, attended a special assembly at Northwood Primary. They presented every pupil in the school with a Jubilee mug, and mugs were also presented to the pre-school children that will be starting school in September.
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Planning Application – Wind Turbines, Parkhurst Forest
Copies of two letters objecting to the proposal and an email from the applicant enclosing the result of the questionnaire distributed at two recent exhibitions, were circulated to councillors.
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The clerk advised that, prior to the meeting, three members of the public had submitted requests to speak, so to highlight their objections to the application, each focussing on a different aspect of their concern.
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Mrs M Whitehurst addressed the Parish Council setting out, in her opinion, the detrimental effects the application could have on wildlife inhabiting Parkhurst Forest.
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Mr R Scott centred his concerns on the perceived blight on residential amenity. The proposed two turbines, due to their overwhelming close proximity to neighbouring properties could cause significant visual intrusion.
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Dr J Yelland, spoke on technical issues, suggesting unacceptable noise levels and shadow flicker should the application be granted. Comparisons were also made to a wind energy development in North Devon, which Dr Yelland had visited. An extract from the British Medical Journal on Wind Turbine Noise, was tabled for information.
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Three further members of the public spoke, highlighting their additional concerns to the application.
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Cllr Mazillius confirmed that although he was the local member for the adjacent ward, he had been granted permission to speak on this matter when it came before the IWC’s Planning Committee, as a number of his constituents could be affected by this proposal.
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The Council decided, due to the scale and size of the proposal, in such close proximity to residential properties, councillors were unanimous in their view that this would have a severe impact on residential amenity and cause significant visual intrusion. Concern was also expressed with regard to the potential damaging environmental impact, the detrimental effect on the diverse wildlife inhabiting Parkhurst forest and the likely unacceptable level of noise and shadow flicker, they therefore recommended that the application be refused planning permission.
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Request for Meeting with Highways Department
Councillors expressed their disappointment that Mr Hayward had not considered the Parish Council’s concern of sufficient merit to justify allocating officer time to attend the day’s meeting. Although Mr Hayward had provided a response to the questions raised, it was councillors’ view that an exchange, face to face, would enable satisfactory conclusion to be reached. It was therefore suggested for Cllrs Fuller, Riddet and Ferris to meet informally in the first instance, prior to contacting Mr Hayward to suggest a joint meeting at Enterprise House, at a mutually convenient time.
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‘Northwood In Bloom’ Working Party
Cllr Pullen expressed his thanks to members of the Community Partnership and other volunteers who assisted in the clearing of the tubs/planters and then the planting out of the summer bedding. The preferred contractor had commenced the watering of the plants, which would be undertaken on a Monday and a Thursday, for an 18 week period. Measures had been taken for the damaged planter in Nodes Road, to be repaired. Councillors thanked Cllr Pullen for all his hard work, to ensure what would be a colourful display around the village.
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Parish Plan Update Working Party
Mr Peter Griffiths, Principal Planning Officer – Housing of the IW Council had met with Cllrs Bentley and Pullen to tour all the sites in Northwood identified in the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). At the Jubilee Garden Party, which took place last month a map depicting all of the sites was displayed enabling residents to put forward their comments/suggestions on potential future housing in Northwood. That formed the first element in the production of a comprehensive Housing Needs Survey. Cllr Bentley produced a questionnaire, tailored specifically for Northwood, based on the Guide set out in the document ‘Local Development, Island Needs’, produced by the IW Council.
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Safer Neighbourhood Report for Northwood
Twelve calls to the police had been received in the last month for a variety of incidents, resulting in two crimes and one road traffic offence with the following:
One drugs offence resulting in four people from the Northwood area being arrested. (the investigation is still on-going)
Theft of personal property from the Horseshoe Inn
An uninsured vehicle belonging to a person from the Shanklin area was stop checked in Oxford Street and was subsequently seized by police for the offence
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Some residents in Pallance Road have attached stickers to the green Recycling Bins displaying a large 30 sign. This is an excellent idea and there are indications this has reduced incidents of speeding in the area.
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I have a supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one.

Ring 01983 281250.
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Do not forget Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You do not need to identify yourselves and the calls are not recorded.
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John Pullen

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