Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th August 2021



Present:             Cllrs Burden, Dolphin, McKenzie, Sevier (Chair), Tully and Woodley,


In attendance:    Parish Clerk – Sue Thurston


The Meeting started at 7.05pm





No apologies have been received



Declarations of Interest: 

Cllr Sevier will not contribute to or comment on the planning applications as a member of the NFNPA and NFDC Planning Committees



Minutes of the Meeting on 14th July 2021

Agreed by all present



Matters arising from the Meeting of 14th July 2021:

  • Rubbish bags left out on roadside – day/s before rubbish was due.  Note included in Newsletter as this is dangerous for the forest animals and other wildlife.

  • Cattle grid at Blissford Hill – full to top with debris – HCC notified, and are looking into it.

  • Cattle grid at Stuckton – side rail needs repairing – HCC already notified about this.  Still not done – to be followed up with HCC.

  • Funding for New Forest Farmers and Land Managers.  This is available over the next 2 years and will be included in our next Newsletter.

  • Concern over the condition of the Big Pine Tree with the Parish seat under it.  Reported to HCC – reply 28.07.21 – no imminent danger to the public, however, couple of branches that could be tidied up and pruning to reduce any risk of falling branches. Work done 31.07.21.



Update on Employment of the new Clerk:

  • Second part of training course completed 20th July 2021 – What you Need to Know – new Clerk/Officer Training – again a very good and interesting session.

  • Training Hours and Travel Expenses.  The Councillors all agreed that time spent training should be paid for on top of agreed work hours. Travel expenses would also be paid.

  • Book of Condolence to be sent to Hampshire Records Office, to be kept in their archives.



Councillor Vacancy Update:

Email received from a prospective candidate.  Councillors are following this up.




No Members of Public were present.


7. a)


Applications – Full details can be found on the NPA website/planning


21/00643 – Ashley View Farm, Hyde – Manege; muck heap. A horse manege measuring 40m x 20m of standard construction with post and rail fencing, black rubber surface and associated muck heap.  Consult by – 17.08.21.

HPC response – Leave to Officers, with conditions concerning lighting, any future mirrors and no materials/machinery to be kept outside the property.

21/00623 – Land at North Ogdens, Ogdens, Hyde SP6 2QF.  Application under part 16 of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order in respect of the installation of 1no. 20 metre high monopole; 3no. antennas; 1no. 330mm dish; 1no. cabinet; 1no.meter pillar and ancillary development.  Consult by 12.08.21.

The Parish Council has responded to NFNPA in full, giving reasons why the proposal for the Mast on SSSI is totally inappropriate. This was listed on the NFNPA website under documents on 9th August 2021. HPC trusts that the NFNPA will take note of our reasons.


21/00599 – Little Hill, Furze Hill – Application for a Certificate of Lawful Development for Proposed siting of a mobile home for purposes ancillary to the dwelling.  Covered by permitted development.


7. b)

Results – Decided


21/00488 Winnalls Wood Cottage, Stuckton Hill – Outbuilding – Decision:  Grant Subject to Conditions


21/00473 Hyperion, Stuckton Hill – Single story extension, replacement conservatory – Decision:  Grant Subject to Conditions


21/00603 – Land Adjacent Hyde Barn, Hyde Lane – Application under Part 6 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 in respect of the siting, appearance, and design of an agricultural building.  Decision: Falls within Permitted Development Rights.


21/00487 – Watersplash Cottage, Blissford Road, Blissford – single storey extension, replacement dormer window, removal of rear dormer window to allow for first floor extension to include balcony.

Decision 09.08.21: – Grant Subject to Conditions


7. c)

Results – Not Yet Decided


20/10829 (NFDC) Land at Hern Lane, Hyde – agricultural dwelling & garage


21/00585 – Little Hill, Furze Hill – replacement dwelling, replacement vehicle & pedestrian gates, frame mounted solar panels, landscaping & demolition of existing dwelling.


21/00602 – Hilltop, Blissford Hill, Frogham – replacement and extension of attached outbuilding, porch & demolition of existing porch – Consult by 29.07.21


21/00412 – Upper Buddle, Buddle Hill – Swimming pool – Consult by 30.07.21


7. d)

Tree Applications


CONS/21/0375 Hungerford House, Hungerford Hill.  Fell group of 7 x Macrocarpa trees.  Reason – Arboricultural Management.

Consult by 12.08.21.  Response: Leave to Officers.


7. d)

Tree Applications Decided


CONS/21/0313 Heather Cottage, Hern Lane, Hyde – Fell 1 x Conifer Tree

Raise No Objections


CONS/21/0322 Cootes Piece, Post Office Lane, Hyde – Fell 1 x Silver Birch Tree.  Raise No Objections


7. e)

Other Planning Matters:


TEN - None



  • Latest enforcement report circulated.



  • Refer to planning application above re proposal for a second mast 21/00623 Land at North Ogdens


Report from County Councillor Edward Heron (HCC) - None



Report from District Councillor - None




Type size to be increased for next Newsletter due in November 2021





Three storm drains on Ringwood Road, close to the entrance to Popes Lane are very high above the ground and could possibly be dangerous.  Photos to be taken and passed onto Cllr Edward Heron and HCC.


Lengthsman: Workday 30th July 2021.



Forest/Common/Footpaths:  to include Pride in our Parish


  • Waste Prevention Community Grant Fund.  Funding of up to £5000 is available to help deliver projects, which reduce household waste in Hampshire, encourage community cohesion and support the local economy.

  • Hyde Common is being used as a toilet again. Reported to HCC and new posters were going to be put up on Sat 31st July 2021.

  • Pentons Hill – drain broken and water pouring out.  Has been reported and is a concern for residents.

  • Forestry England have been out and cleared the ragwort from the open forest. Thank you to all those involved.

  • Baskets & Blooms footpath still very boggy.  Noted in minutes of 14th July 2021 and reported.  Survey is being done and we are awaiting the outcome.




Balances in the accounts

Lloyds/TSB Treasure’s a/c      £14,990.95 (following current months expenditure)

Lloyds/TSB BIA a/c                 £      247.56

Post Office/NS&I                     £   2,791.05


Paid by Direct Debit

EE Mobile - £22.80 – Monthly Invoice.  Paid by Direct Debit 12th August 2021



£49.50   - Hyde Parish Church for hall hire

£225.00 - Mrs M Coatham for completion of year-end financial reports

£111.75 - Mrs M Coatham for card payment to Wix.com (Parish Website)

£500.98 - Mrs S Thurston July 2021 Salary

£27.00   - Information Asset Management for remote support re Office 365


Other Financial Matters

  • HCC Pension – Pension starter form mailed to Hampshire Pensions (LGPS).

  • CIL – we received £1626.24 on 11.04.2019 – we have five years to spend this from that date (so just under three years now).

  • Looking into online banking for next meeting

  • Money left from Hyde Picnic - £160.22 - will go towards re-starting the Link lunches for Hyde Parish Residents, including the Link Christmas Lunch.



Parish Website Review:


Researching other sites and obtaining quotes for a new website for next meeting.





New Forest National Park – Partnership Plan

Reply will be sent in by 3rd September 2021.


NFDC – Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Principles

We have received this and not replied as no changes are proposed and this area is controlled by various laws.




  • New Forest Tour Cycling Event – Safety – Email sent to all Cllrs including Event Management Plan, Route Risk Assessments, Start & Finish sites, and Public Liability Insurance.

  • Email received with photo showing the field at the junction of Frogham Hill and Hyde Lane densely covered in ragwort which needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. – Reply sent from Council: we have no powers to insist the landowner clears the field.

  • The drainage works on Ringwood Road where the grass verge outside properties has been badly damaged by the works, a combination of parked up vehicles and equipment, is causing concern. Do we know if there will be an obligation by the Council to make good and repair?

This is a SSSI and restoration would have to be ordered by Natural England. North Gorley is a site of many rare plants including small fleabane. Cllr Sevier has offered to visit the site once the road is completed.

  • Support the Everest Challenge



Reports of Representatives:


Report circulated from Cllr McKenzie on the NW Quadrant Meeting.



Any Other Business:





The meeting closed at 9.05pm