Northwood Parish Council

Posted by NPC Admin on Friday, 17th February 2012, 23:27

NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

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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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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Camp Hill Wind Energy Proposal
The Chairman welcomed Mr John Mills the Head of Communications and Marketing Partnerships for Renewable Development Co to the meeting, in order to make a presentation on the Camp Hill wind energy proposals.
Mr Mills, by way of a power point presentation, explained the background and details of the proposal. The Partnerships for Renewables had been established by the Carbon Trust Enterprise to unlock public sector renewable energy potential, on sites UK wide, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).  The Camp Hill proposal was one of only three MoJ sites deemed suitable.  A range of ecology studies and impact assessments had been undertaken.  These formed part of the Scoping report to determine if the site was considered appropriate for the two proposed wind turbines that had a capacity to generate up to 3mw.  A map of the proposed site was displayed.  During the next few weeks a decision would be taken on the exact position of the turbines, enabling a full planning application to be submitted for decision in late March/early April.
A wide ranging consultation exercise had been undertaken to keep the local public aware during the development process. A further public exhibition was planned prior to the planning application being submitted.
It was noted that the scheme could enable the potential for private wire installations.  Talks were being undertaken with local businesses to investigate this benefit.  It was reported that Vestas had offered to host the Parish Council to visit their works to see what was involved in the wind turbine industry.
Councillors and members of the public raised a number of questions to which Mr Mills responded.

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Northwood Community Partnership
Mr A Chick, the Chairman of the Community Partnership was present and addressed the Parish Council to provide more specific details on the arrangements being planned for the Queens Diamond Jubilee on June 9th.
It was noted that as no provision had been made in the budget, the costs would need to be met from balances.
It was decided a donation of £150 be approved, to be used towards the provision of entertainment being planned for the day and also that the Parish Council agrees to underwrite the whole event up to a maximum cost of £150.

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Town and Country Planning
Land behind 7 Pallance Road, Northwood – Re-submission of application for proposed erection of one detached two bedroom chalet bungalow and one detached three bedroom chalet bungalow with detached single garage.
The Council considered that the revised scheme showed no sign of any alterations.  Therefore the strong objections to this application TCP/30768 land rear of 7 and 9 Pallance Road, Northwood remain unchanged for the following reasons:
Overdevelopment of the site – The area is already very compact, there       is very little free space and no provision for overspill parking (Policy D1 (g), (d) (i) and (j));
The access to this part of Selman Gardens is via a dangerous blind spot where the road leads in from the original estate. Any extra traffic caused by the two proposed dwellings would exacerbate the problems in an area that is very short of parking and turning space;
The nature of the road surface requires that it is kept free of large accumulations of mud, which could seriously impair the roads ability to self drain, and as there are no drains, could cause flooding and other long-term damage. Builders vehicles could cause the deposition of mud and other detritus on the ‘porous’ road surface, which is privately owned by the residents of Selman Gardens, and for which they are financially and legally responsible;
Concerns were raised regarding the possible loss of the communal grass areas, for which the local residents are jointly responsible;
The proposed plans would cause loss of privacy and visual amenity to existing neighbouring properties. Concern was expressed over the increase in on-road parking the development would cause and possible obstruction to emergency vehicles.  It was essential that local residents maintained unfettered access to their properties.

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Economic Improvement Fund
Discussion ensued on the proposals set out in the report, which had been suggested by the clerk that could possibly fulfil the stipulated criteria of the Economic Improvement Fund.  The decision taken earlier to update the Parish Plan was duly noted as part of these discussions. The Chairman had also circulated an email, prior to the meeting, advising of essential work required by the Trustees of Northwood Cemetery to the Chapel floor, which might also fulfil the conditions required.  The total cost of this project was approximately £3,200.00.  If an application for this work was successful then the 50% matched funding would be met by the Trustees, with no charge being incurred by the Parish Council.  Other suggestions were also considered and discounted.   It was noted that as there could be unused balances from other Town/Parish Councils these could be made available to those Councils who showed an excess of valid projects.

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It was decided that three applications be submitted to the IW Council for 50% matched funding under the Economic Improvement Fund: £1,600.00 towards the cost of replacement flooring to the Chapel, at Northwood Cemetery; £2,500.00 towards the cost of a Housing Needs Survey, which formed the first element in updating the Parish Plan; £750.00 towards the costs of planting and watering the 28 tubs and planters around the village.

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
After discussion, it was agreed that the Parish Council agrees to the principle of supplying a memento to all pre-school and primary school children in Northwood, this to be the same as possibly planned by Cowes Town Council, subject to receiving further details as to the cost and the likely cost per head.

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Traffic & Transport Issues Working Party
The summer time table had been finalised.  Amendments had been made to the first bus of the day, to start at the Portland Inn at 9.38am and not at the Co-Op.  This ensured achievable timings throughout the day.  Following several requests two buses had been routed via Rew Street rather than Cockleton Lane.  This would be monitored to determine usage.  The ticket machines had been removed from the buses as they had provided a false record of passenger numbers.  Collection buckets had been installed in their place and this had increased the donations made. Passenger numbers were averaging 55 per day.

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The problem that the on-going roadworks along the Newport Road had caused was highlighted.  It was requested that a letter be sent to the IW Council suggesting that, in the event of future roadworks, proper diversion signs for light traffic only, be erected at the Four Cross junction.  This would divert some of the traffic down Pallance Road, via Noke Common back onto the Newport Road.

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Northwood in Bloom Working Party
Cllr Pullen advised that he had visited Ryde House Nurseries and obtained a quotation for summer planting, this to be in a red, white and blue theme to tie in with the Jubilee celebrations.  The total cost, with a 10% discount, amounted to £136.90 delivered.  As this fell within the budget agreed, Cllr Pullen was requested to submit an order to achieve the planting scheme identified.

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Safer Neighbourhood Report for Northwood
PCSO Steve Oatley has reported no serious incidents in the village over the last month. There was a concrete ornament stolen from a garden in Wyatts Lane.
I have a  supply of No Cold Calling window stickers, paid for by the Parish Council, if anybody needs one. Ring 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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