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HYDE PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of Hyde Parish Council held on
8th January 2020 at 7pm in the Church Community Rooms
(prior to this meeting Members met with Steve Avery (Director, Strategy and Planning) and David Williams (Head of Enforcement) from the NFNPA to discuss planning and enforcement issues within the parish)
At the meeting prior to the main council session, the status and progress of enforcement cases within the parish were discussed with the officers in attendance. The three main cases of concern due to the slow progress of action following enforcement notices are Ashley View, Kenchingtons and Nampara. It was noted that in each case new planning applications are likely to be submitted shortly, the timescale set before prosecution proceedings begin for all 3 cases is likely to be the end of January 2020. The Parish requested to be kept up to date with progress. The officers also took the opportunity to review the new local plan, note what information the NPA would find useful from the parish when considering planning applications, the potential use of Article 4 with permitted development rights in the forest and for pop-up camp sites, encouraging more planting of trees (the NPA can only protect trees using a TPO, there is no law to insist on replanting), and to confirm that there is no further update about the mobile mast.
Steve Avery and David Williams were thanked for attending and left the meeting.
The Parish Meeting commenced at 7.05pm:
Councillors present: Cllrs Burden, Dolphin, McKenzie, Sevier (Chair), Tully and Woodley
In attendance: Mrs M Coatham (Clerk); 3 members of the public
Apologies: Cllr Mulcahy; County Councillor Heron; District Cllr Lane; Lyndsey Whitehead (School Governor);
Declarations of interest (of matters appearing in the minutes): Cllr Sevier noted her position on the NFNPA/NFDC and would not take part in the discussions or vote on the planning applications.
Minutes of the Meeting on the 11th December 2019: Discussion took place about the minutes of the meeting held on 11th December 2019. It was agreed to propose the minutes as a true record. Proposed by Cllr Woodley, seconded by Cllr Sevier, all in favour.
Matters arising from the minutes
North Gorley Green – Clerk to write to Somerley asking them to submit an application for NE approval (installation of dragons teeth)/awaiting Clerk to prepare map (Jan 20)
Nil further on award (AS to update)
All other items are dealt with under agenda headings.
PUBLIC SESSION: There were 3 members of public present to discuss the planning applications for Little Mere and Hungerford House. Each resident presented their application and answered questions from members.
5. Planning – Cllrs Woodley and Dolphin had visited the application sites this month. Cllr Sevier did not take part in the discussions or decisions (voting).
19/00926 Little Mere, North Gorley – re-roofing of single storey extension: It was noted that the building originally had a tiled roof and that the owners wanted to revert the thatch on the extension (1980s) to tiles as the pitch was insufficient for thatch and was causing damp problems. It was noted that the re-roofing would not lead to loss of character in the area as there was already a mix of tile, slate and thatch. It was proposed to leave the decision to the officers (PAR 5) as members are happy that the application complies with SP17 (Local Distinctiveness) and DP2/DP18 (General Development and Design Principles), it does not detract from the local area. Proposed by Cllr Dolphin, seconded by Cllr Woodley, all in favour. It was agreed to request a condition to ensure that materials are stored within the curtilage of the property to protect the SSSI.
19/00941 Hungerford House – two storey extension and conservatory, demolish single storey extension: The property was built in 1927 in the Arts and Craft style, it does not appear that any alterations have been made to the main property since it was built. Discussion took place about the materials as it was felt that this would be key to the ultimate success of the proposals. It was proposed to recommend permission but to leave the final decision to the officers (PAR 1) as it was felt that the design was appropriate (DP2/DP18) and sympathetic in appearance (subject to the appropriate materials being used). Proposed by Cllr Woodley, seconded by Cllr Dolphin, all in favour. It was agreed to query the suitability of the Juliette Balcony over the conservatory in an Arts & Craft style property and to request that a condition be included to ensure all materials are stored within the curtilage of the property to protect the SSSI. The clerk to query the status of the building with officers.
19/00703 Heathcote, Abbotswell Road – retention of gazebo: Discussion took place about the advice given to the property owners by officers prior to the installation of the gazebo. It was noted that normally a structure of this style would not require planning as it would fall under permitted development, but that PD rights had been removed for this property following the last planning application as the officers wanted to ensure that any additional development on the site was appropriate to the plot size. It was noted that the property had dual aspect – both equally important to the parish due to the location of the site (similar to the majority of properties along Abbotswell Road). A hedge (Hornbeam) had been planted along the garden edge which once established would provide some cover to the garden. It was proposed to leave the decision to the officers (PAR 5) but to note that it was considered overdevelopment of the site and has an adverse impact on the conservation area. It is not appropriate in appearance or siting (contrary to DP2 & DP37) and does not enhance the landscape setting (DP18). Proposed by Cllr Woodley, seconded by Cllr Dolphin, all in favour.
Results: 19/00751 Hilltop, Blissford Hill – retention of 2 storey extension – GRANT; 19/00852 Bramble Cottage, Blissford Hill – single storey extension – GRANT
Not yet decided: 19/11372 (NFDC) Land off Hern Lane – agricultural building (reapplication) and 19/00878 Dorridge Hill – application to vary condition 7 of permission 18/00928
b. Tree applications: 20/0007 Upper Buddle, Buddle Hill – prune 1 Oak and R14/15/20/0006 Little Hungerford – fell 1 Ash (safety concerns). Following discussion it was agreed to leave the decision to the officers.
Tree Results - Raise no objections: TPO/19/0739 Meadow Pipit; 19/0752 Hollands Farm, Ogdens; 19/0758 Merry Orchard, Gorly Lynch; R14/15/19/0754 Holly House, North Gorley; 19/0776 Hillside, Hyde Lane; R14/15/20/0006 Little Hungerford
c. Other planning matters
Mobile Mast – email noted from resident with concerns. No update on progress received from HCC despite request. Clerk to follow up.
TEN – 8973/LICTE/20/00032-KS Music Concert 3/1/20 and 8981/LICTE/20/00034-KS Birthday party 11/1/20 both at Hyde Memorial Hall
Enforcement – list in file: acknowledgement of query regarding Greenfields
Appeal – no results received
VDS – agree to meet on 19th February to review
Air Source Heat pump – it was noted that these are generally covered by Permitted Development.
To note planning visits February: Cllrs Tully and Burden – Monday 10th February
6. Report from CCllr Heron (HCC) - Cllr Heron did not attend this meeting. It was noted that residents need to register with Hampshire Waste Recycling Centres to continue to be able to use the facility for free.
7.Report from District Councillor (NFDC) – Cllr Lane did not attend this meeting:
North Gorley culvert update – no action but Cllr Heron has agreed to review.
Complaint received regarding drainage off Buddle Hill and blocked culvert – Clerk has reported to Highways.
Complaint received about parking and visibility at the top of Blissford Hill. Members discussed parking issues throughout the parish and it was agreed to remind residents to be considerate when parking and to ensure sufficient space is left for emergency vehicles to access parish roads.
Note works for lengthsman to Clerk (next visit due Monday 27th January 2020) – to re-dig grips at bridge on Gorley Lynch, clear drains at Hern Lane/Ringwood Road.
It was noted that NFDC have provided accommodation for Steve.
Ragwort bin – not emptied: currently the Commoners have been asked to review the pound. It was agreed to obtain quotes to empty the pound for review in February.
Livestock poster – may be used on private land but not open forest or commons – now installed on commons
Historic routes update – it was agreed to put the links to the routes on the website.
Footpaths – Cllr Mulcahy had reviewed the proposed Cutting Schedule and it was agreed to leave the footpaths noted for HCC to cut.
Fireworks – several complaints had been received about fireworks over new year. It was agreed to remind residents to consider the appropriateness of fireworks within the forest due to the potential to frighten the livestock and the waste packaging does pose a risk to the animals if not cleared.
Lloyds/TSB Treasurer’s a/c £11949.86 (following current months expenditure)
Lloyds/TSB BIA a/c £247.48
Post Office/NS&I £2749.11
Cheques: M Coatham (Clerks, Dec 19, £401.61 – revised hours), Hampshire Pension Fund (Dec 19, £94.26), HMRC (Dec 19, £10.80), CPRE Membership (£36), Salisbury Hospice Grant (£250), Avon Valley First Responders Grant (£250), Fordingbridge Day Centre Grant (£50), HIOW Air Ambulance Grant (£250), Fordingbridge Town Council Rec Grant (£275), Hyde PCC Churchyard Grant (£275), Frogham Fair Stall 2020 (£25), Hyde Memorial Hall Coffee Morning hire (six months, £96)
Other financial matters: still no response regarding VAT payment received of £2175 (does not belong to Parish) – Clerk has sent email and awaiting response: real balance on current account is therefore £9774.86.
Members approved the cheques, as listed above.
11. Budget Proposals – to approve the budget and precept for 2020/21
A revised budget and precept proposal of £11800 was reviewed by members (including an increase to cover the cost of notice board refurbishment and defibrillator funding/parts replacement). The CIL funds (£1626.24) were noted by members. Members agreed to approve the budget of £11800 and to request a precept of £11800 from the District Council for 2020/21. Proposed by Cllr Woodley, seconded by Cllr Sevier, all in favour.
12. Pride In Your Parish
Coffee Morning - it was agreed to continue funding the hall cost of the monthly coffee mornings in 2020/21 (approximately £200 per annum) but to request donations to cover the cost of the refreshments. It was agreed to put together a programme of speakers and to ask residents for suggestions/topics of interest.
Recycling - Cllrs Burden and Mulcahy have made contact with the NFDC, Fordingbridge Greener Living and the Hall Committee to look at possible improvement in recycling in the Parish. An update will be provided in February.
Electoral Review of NFDC Warding Patterns (due 2/3/20) – discussion took place about the potential reduction of district councillors from 4 to 3 in the local area and where Hyde would be best represented/positioned. It was agreed to circulate to residents and for members to review in more detail to make an appropriate response at the February parish meeting.
NFDC's ‘Community Matters’ Corporate Plan (due 31/1/20) – it was agreed to review the points noted by NFDC and for members to respond individually.
PC13-19 Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments (due 19/2/20) – it was agreed that no response was required from the parish (it was noted that the police state that it is the landowners responsibility)
NFDC Local Plan 2016-2036 Part 1 Planning Strategy (due 31/1/20) – discussion took place about the sections that have impact on Hyde parish – these were mainly clarification of policy and of no concern but two issues were raised – one relating to developers contributions to Burgate School (not specified) and concern about the EIA response provided by Land Use Consultants being too vague. It was agreed that Cllrs McKenzie and Dolphin to circulate comments for members to review.
14. February Newsletter – content suggestions were noted
15. Correspondence: Enforcement list and emails; LCPD News; Water News (freshwater habitats); Press Release (rare wildlife); Citizens Advice – energy advice; notification of Spring Sportive 18 & 19th April; CPRE Hampshire Views; Clerks & Councils Direct; NPA Volunteer Fair 26/1/20
16. Reports of Representatives
None attended since the last meeting
Link Magazine – Clerk to submit a report for the February issue.
THE MEETING CLOSED AT 9.05PM.
NEXT PARISH MEETING: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7pm in the Church Rooms, Hyde Church.
CHAIRMAN.................................................................................................... 12th February 2020
[THESE MINUTES ARE UNCONFIRMED]
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