Northwood Parish Council

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NORTHWOOD PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting of Northwood Parish Council held at Northwood Primary School, Wyatts Lane, Northwood, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 2 December 2008, commencing at 7.00 pm.

Present: Councillors John Pullen (Chairman), Paul Fuller (Vice-Chairman), Peter Brooker, Colin Cramp, Marie Ely, Roger Mazillius (CC), Colin Palmerton, Eileen Turner-Palmerton

Also Present:
 Valerie Taylor (Locum Clerk and RFO) and P.C. Mark Thomas.

Cllr Pullen welcomed Valerie Taylor to the Meeting. 
 
There were 2 members of the public present. Questions were asked about the speed
of traffic on Newport Road between the 40mph and the traffic lights at the garage.
Cars trying to beat buses at stops and the lack of flashing speed signs.

176. Apologies

There were no apologies tendered.

177. Declarations of Interest
Cllr Mazillius and Cllr Fuller declared a personal and prejudicial interest in agenda item 10 and 11.
Cllr Fuller and Cllr Turner-Palmerton declared a personal and prejudicial interest in agenda item 8.
Cllr Palmerton declared a personal interest in agenda item 13
Cllr Turner-Palmerton declared a personal and prejudicial interest in agenda item 13 ii.

178. Police Report

P.C. Mark Thomas, of the Hampshire Constabulary reported that November had been a quiet month.  Particular mention however was made of the following:
• 2 Burglaries had occurred and a person has been arrested.
• Crime has been low and there has been no damage whatsoever since the last meeting.
• Beware of people going door to door. Please report any incidence of this to Trading Standards or the Police.
• Parents need to be aware that children are taking alcohol from their homes and drinking it. 
• Speeding is still a problem and he will be requesting speed checks.

179. Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2008
With the amendment of item 13 ii to read Mrs Turner- Palmerton

 

RESOLVED :

 THAT the Minutes of the meeting of Northwood Parish Council held on 4 November 2008 be confirmed and that the Chairman be authorised to sign the Minutes as a true record.

180. Matters Arising

Minute 163 The Clerk could order from the C.S.C.
Minute 164 The Council was advised that the Isle of Wight Council could not do C.R.B. checks for them but the Riverside Centre would act as an umbrella organisation for C.R.B. checks for the Town and Parish Councils.

181. To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 18 November 2008

 RESOLVED :

  THAT the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 18 November 2008, be approved.

182. Town and Country Planning

a. Consideration was given to the following applications received and comments made in accordance with the guidance for material planning considerations listed at http://www.iwight.com/council/departments/planning/appsdip/MakingCommentsInfo.aspx

i. LDC/9738/W Lawful Development Certificate, Comforts Farm, Pallance Road, Cowes, area known as Orchard – for continued use of disused orchard for the siting of seven touring caravans occupied during March to September of any calendar year (re-advertised application)

RESOLVED :
   THAT this Council has no significant objections.

ii. LDC/09738X Lawful Development Certificate, Comforts Farm, Pallance Road, Cowes, area known as Cart Track – for continued use of land for the storage of up to 30 touring caravans/motor homes for the period October to March of any calendar year  (re-advertised application

  RESOLVED:-
   THAT this Council has no significant objections.

iii. TCP/26203/A 34 Wyatts Lane, Northwood, PO31 8QB – Alterations and change of use of barn from light industrial to cottage industry with associated living accommodation to include dormer windows on side elevation.

RESOLVED :

THAT this Council support the application on the condition that the space within the ground floor is retained for the purposes laid down in the application as a cottage industry and that the dormer windows on the north side is causing no intrusion to the neighbouring property.

b. The following decisions, taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting, were noted:

i. TCP/23341/B 7 Chawton Farm Barns, Chawton Lane, Cowes, PO31 8QT – Conditional planning approval for alterations; conversion of garage into wet room and store.
ii. TCP/ 29060/A 80 Nodes Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8AE – Conditional planning approval for alterations; enlargement of garage and replacement of flat roof with pitched; ground and 1st floor extensions to provide additional living accommodation; porch canopy on front elevation
iii. P/02042/08 IWC Notice of the decision made on 13 November 2008 to approve the siting and appearance of a telecommunications installation comprising one 12m high lattice tower supporting three antennas and one dish with associated equipment cabinet
iv. TCP/27614/B 117 Wyatts Lane, Cowes, PO31 8PU – Conditional planning approval for alterations, ground and 1st floor extensions to provide additional living accommodation (revised scheme)

183. To consider matters in respect of the Northwood News

a. Letter dated 8 November from the Northwood Community Partnership suggesting a donation of £100 for the cost of entries since the Council’s inception

RESOLVED :

THAT the Council in accordance with its powers under s.137 of the Local Government Act 1972, should incur the following expenditure which, in the opinion of the Council, is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure:- That a payment of £100 be made to Northwood News retrospectively.

b. To consider the renewal of entries for 2009

RESOLVED :
THAT the Council in accordance with its powers under s.137 of the Local Government Act 1972, should incur the following expenditure which, in the opinion of the Council, is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure:- That the Council agree to buy 3 pages in every issue of the Northwood News for the next year at a cost of £262.50
 
184. To consider the remaining outcomes of the Brainstorming sessions

RESOLVED :
 THAT the Clerk would keep a log of Councillors Training.
THAT there would be an informal meeting after the Planning Meeting on the 20th January at 8.0pm to agree on actions that are needed to progress this further in the new year.
Cllr Brooker was thanked for bringing this back to the Council.

185. To consider a change in venue to the WI Hall for the holding of meetings of the Parish Council
Councillors Fuller and Mazillius left the meeting for the next items.

RESOLVED :

 THAT the Parish Meeting are moved to the WI Hall from January 09

186. To consider the request received from the Women’s Institute for an annual allocation in the Precept

RESOLVED :

 THAT this item was struck from the agenda and was not discussed.

187. To consider a response to consultations

a. Should the voting age be lowered to sixteen?

RESOLVED :

THAT the Council did not support the voting age being lowered to sixteen.

b. Communities in Control: Real People, Real Power: Codes of conduct for local authority members and employees

RESOLVED :

THAT the members would make individual responses direct before the deadline date.

188. The Clerks Report 

Finance

i. The interim budget statement up to the 10 November 2008 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 4, was received and noted.

ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000023, Isle of Wight Council – Clerks Salary
000024, £16.50, Mrs Turner-Palmerton, Poppy Wreath

RESOLVED :

THAT the above cheques be approved for payment.

189. To receive progress reports from the following Working Parties and to consider any recommendations outlined

a. Allotments Working Party
It was reported that there would be 16 allotments.
Vehicular access had to be maintained.
Allotments would be an agenda item for February 09.
Cllr Mazillius was thanked for his work on the allotment project.

b. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party
Cllr Fuller and Cllr Mazillius are to have a meeting to update and review the traffic and transport issues.

c. Housing Needs Working Party
Cllr Cramp reported that there had been 75 returns received. This would be analysed and hopefully the results will be available for the next meeting.
Concerns regarding distribution had been followed up.

d. Village Design Working Party
Cllr Brooker had met with Dawn Cooper regarding proceeding with the Village Design Statement. The Isle of Wight Council will continue to support.
V.D.S. have to go through a sustainability audit and it need to generate and sustain sufficient support within the community.
Cllr Brooker was thanked for his report.

e. Youth Forum Working Party
Cllr Fuller said that there was nothing to report but will be reporting to the Council within three months.

f. Precept Working Party
The Public were being consulted regarding the precept and the consultation is being circulated in the Northwood News.
The precept will be decided at the January 09 Council Meeting.

g. Community Facilities Working Party – Cllr Palmerton
Cllr Palmerton will be giving a report at the next meeting.

190. Report of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Northwood
The report of IW Cllr R Mazillius, which had been circulated by email was noted. 
The Island Plan Consultation starts on the 12th December 08

191. Correspondence
Correspondence received was listed in the report circulated with the agenda and updated further at the meeting. 

192. Councillors reports
Cllr Pullen reported on a SEEDA project the Mega Meter.
Cllr  Palmerton reported on the budget meeting he had attended at County Hall. He reported there was no draft budget presented just a silly restrictive list that was not helpful.

Cllr Fuller reported on the IWALC Meeting. Deputies are encouraged to attend. IWALC are hoping to run the Calor Village of the year competition. Affiliation fees for this next year for Northwood will be £261.38. Cllr Jilly Wood is taking a seat on the Quality Council Accreditation Panel. IWALC is to write a letter of support for the Yarmouth Ferry Service.

Cllr Pullen attended the Remembrance Service on behalf of Northwood Parish Council. He attended the Code of Conduct Training as well as the Health and Safety  and First Aid Training but was disappointed at the turn out.

193. Future Agenda Items

January Meeting

Presentation from Mr Grahame Deacon, Cowes Town Centre Manager on his newly extended role

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE CHAIRMAN CLOSED THE MEETING.

Signed ……………………………………      Dated ……………………………….

 

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