MOSTERTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 10TH March 2020 at 7.00pm.

 

Present; Cllr. Neil Hickman (Chair),  Cllr Rob Fry, Cllr Angela Bullock, Cllr Chris Lamb and 12 members of the public.

 

Item No.

 

Action

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF ITEMS ON AGENDA

Residents raised the issue of the planned development on the land to the east of The Paddocks in Chedington Lane.

 

Many residents raised a number of concerns about the proposed development on matter ranging from highways and road safety issues, potential surface water flooding, lack of infrastructure in the village and the limitation of the sewerage system within the village

Cllr Hickman reported that residents are welcome to submit their comments to the planning department as individuals. The parish council noted that the village plan indicates that residents are opposed to larger scale developments.

 

The clerk with place a note on the Parish Council Facebook page to advise residents to submit any comments they may have via the planning portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020/011

APOLOGIES / DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST / GRANT OF DISPENSATIONS Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr Jim Cooper, PCSO Alex Bishop & Dorset Councillor Knox.

 

2020/012

REPORTS FROM DORSET COUNCILLOR AND LOCAL POLICE OFFICER

 

a)

PCSO Alex Bishop sent his apologies for being unable to attend and the following report:

Fortunately there is nothing to report crime wise locally, but I would like to advise that over the last few weeks there have been two thefts and one attempted theft of quad bikes around the Bridport patch.

Earlier this year, there was a 4x4 stolen in Charmouth before the offenders stole a quad from a farm in Charmouth.  Two weeks ago a quad and several power tools were stolen from a farm just outside of Beaminster and the following day there was an attempted theft of a quad in Shipton Gorge.  However the offenders were disturbed and left the scene. Police did come across a vehicle believed to belong to the offenders near to Weymouth shortly after, where the occupants abandoned the vehicle which was seized.

A report has been made to us of a fraud where the victim has lost a sum of money, following a call from a male purporting to be from the ‘Fraud Police’.  The caller stated that they were investigating possible fraud at a bank and that the victim was to attend their branch and transfer some money from their account to another and to act calmly in front of the cashier.  I want to let everyone know that Police do not ever call people for this reason, and we would never use the phrase ‘Fraud Police’.  If you receive a call from anyone purporting to be from the Police, take the name and collar number of the Officer and then call 101 to check this is genuine.  Police do not cold call people for any reason.

For info, I will be at the Mosterton Post Office on Monday 20th April at 1.30pm. Regards, Alex”

 

b)

Dorset Councillor  - Cllr Knox sent her apologies. 

 

2020/013

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 14th JANUARY 2020

The minutes were approved, proposed by Cllr Bullock, and seconded by Cllr Fry and signed by Cllr Hickman.

 

2020/014

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 12th NOVEMBER 2019

Defibrillator

The clerk reported there are approximately 10 people interested in attending training. There will be a small charge as this is an additional training session, approximately £200. It was agreed that the clerk would book a training session and advertise it via a poster in the shop and on the Parish Council Facebook page.

 

 

 

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2020/016

PLANNING

a)       Applications handled since last meeting  -

WD/D/19/003050 & 003051 Paddock Cottage, Chedington Lane. Erect Single storey extension – no objections

WD/D/19/003158 Brandon, Main Road Mosterton. Single storey extension, porch and garage – one objection, four non objections. No objections submitted

 Decisions notified by WDDC since last meeting

WD/D/19/003174 4 Chedington Lane. Erect Single storey extension – Permitted development

b)      New application to be considered   -

WD/D/19/001634 DUNLOP HOUSE, MAIN ROAD, MOSTERTON. Change of use and erection of garage. No objections.

              WD/D/20/000393 LAND EAST OF THE PADDOCKS & NORTH OF CHEDINGTON LANE.

              Outline application for up to 40 dwellings.

The parish council agreed to submit an objection to the proposed development on the grounds that the scale of the development as it does not fall within the scale of development acceptable from within the village plan. There is a lack of infrastructure within the village, with very limited, and soon to be reduced access to public transport with the planned closure of the Number 6 bus route. There are also concerns that the current sewerage system has reached the capacity it can cope with, and residents will be more liable to sewerage issues with more dwellings being added to the overloaded system. Additional surface water run-off is also a concern, possibly causing flooding to nearby properties, as the three drains near to the proposed site already struggle to cope with he volume of surface water. There are also concerns about the lack of a safe route to the centre of the village from the proposed site due to a lack of pavements and pedestrian crossing. The plarish council will also request that the application is heard by a planning committee, rather than be determined by a single planning officer.

 

c)       Tree applications  - None

 

 

2020/016

SID UPDATE

A nearby parish council has asked if any parishes would be prepared to loan out their SIDs., As ours in in constant use, it was felt that this would not be possible.

 

Mr Benge confirmed that he is still chasing the supplier of the SID regarding the faulty battery.

 

 

2020/017

MANAGEMENT OF VILLAGE GREEN (AREA OPPOSITE SHOP)

 

A suggestion was made to plant trees around the egde of some areas od the village green. The Woodland Trust are able to supply packs of young trees. Cllr Lamb agreed to look into the possibility.

Quotes were discussed for the cutting of the area. It was agreed that Cllr Fry would cut the majority of the area in the middle of the field, leaving a verge along the bank to allow for some wild flower seed to be sown.

 

 

2020/018

MAINTENANCE OF MOSTERTON STONE

It was agreed to ask local contractors to provide a quote for planting some robust perennial shrubs around the Mosterton stone, and to maintain them. The clerk will arrange quotes for the next meeting.

 

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2020/019

PLAY AREA inc goal posts, basket ball hoop and mound.

 

Quotations for the ongoing cutting of grass in the play area were reviewed. It was agreed to proceed with the quotation from David Landscapes, who have agreed to fix their price for 3 years.

 

Goal posts  - Mr Toby Eeles has kindly donated a new set of football goal nets. The clerk will write to thank him for these. The paint has been purchased, and the oal posts need to be painted before the nets can be installed.

 

No progress has been made on the matter of the mound for bikes as the area is still very wet.

 

A local resident has asked of they can place a basketball hoop in the playing field. It was agreed that they could at their own risk.

Bark still needs to be moved to and paid around the play equipment once the weather is better.

 

It was agreed to include th future development of the play area on the agenda for the next meeting.

 

 

2020/017

CORRESPONDENCE

Clerks & Councils Direct

LCR Newsletter

2 x Email from resident regarding proposed new development at land to rear of The Paddocks

Temporary Traffic regulation order

Notice of Crewkerne and Misterton Neighbourhood plan consultation

Email from resident regarding potential loss of Number 6 bus route

Email from resident regarding potential of planting trees on village green

Email from resident with update regarding enforcement application for Churchill Farm

A35 action group

Email regarding lack of access to footpath at rear of Naomi Close development

 

 

2020/019

FINANCE

Financial Status Mosterton Parish Council as at 10th March 2020

Treasurers account

Payments made since last meeting                                                                   

Clerk salary & Pension (January & February)

338.24

Paint for goal posts

51.00

Income Since last meeting                                                               

Mosterton Preschool Loan repayment

1104.10

Mosterton Preschool Loan admin fee

10.00

 

New cheques/payments for consideration

Mosterton Village Hall Hire

17.00

Bidair website

72.00

Stationery purchase

45.60

EE Wifi top up

15.00

 

 

Bank balance as at 5th February 2020 statement               £

29,352.01

 

Bank balance once above payments agreed                       £ 30,096.39

Next PWLB payment due on 1st April 2020. Mosterton Preschool has already made their loan repayment to the parish council as above.

Amenities account

Balance as at 10th February 2020 statement                                     £6,071.35

Interest accruing at rate of approximately £0.27 per month.

 

 

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION TO RAISE ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS

No items raised

 

 

 

Date of next meeting Tuesday 12th May 2020 to include AGM and Annual Village Meeting at 7.00pm.