MINUTES 197 Page 725
Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting
held at The Village Hall, Hothfield,
on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 7pm
Mr D Parker (Chair), Mr M Cook Mr P Fothergill, Mr P Howard, Mr R Libbeter.
|PARISH CLERK:||Mrs J Batt|
|BOROUGH COUNCILLOR:||- -|
|COUNTY COUNCILLOR:||- -|
|MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC:
There was one Member of the Public present.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
An apology for absence was received from Mrs S Parker, Mrs P Sutcliffe, Mr L Krause and Mr I Lloyd, (all had prior engagements).
2. DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY AND SIGNIFICANT INTEREST
Declarations of Pecuniary Interest
There were no Declarations of Pecuniary Interest.
Declarations of Significant Interest.
Mr Parker and Mr Fothergill both declared a Significant Interest in Planning Application No 16/01710/AS, as they are near neighbours of the applicant.
i. To note the granting of any Requests for Dispensations and the decision
No such applications received.
ii. Updating of Declarations of Interest
Councillors were reminded to update their Declarations of Interest with the Monitoring Officer if necessary.
3. PUBLIC INTERVAL
The meeting was opened to Members of the Public present from 7.05 – 7. 29 during which the developer who has submitted Planning Application no 16/01706/AS discussed the application with members of the council.
4. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The previous meeting was held on 5 October not the 13 September.
The cheque numbers on the accounts to be paid should have read 1393,1394 and 1395.
Minutes 157 of the meeting held on 2 November 2016 were accepted and it was unanimously agreed that Mr Parker should sign them.
Proposed: Mr Libbeter Seconded: Mr Fothergill
5. MATTERS FOR REPORT ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
The litter bin by the MUGA is being emptied by Biffa.
The Clerk will confirm the arrangements for the installation of the warning sign with Councillor Simkins.
An email from Quintas Energy in response to our correspondence last month will be followed up in May.
Mrs Sutcliffe, Mr Howard and Mr Parker are meeting with Mr Cole at ABC to discuss the progress on the Draft Local Plan.
Due to circumstances beyond Mrs Parker’s control, the Cub Group will not now start until February.
Mr Parker is going to attend a meeting at the Civic Centre with Mrs Drury, Chair of Westwell Parish Council, Borough Councillor Bradford and representatives of ABC and KCC to discuss the problems with HGV parking.
6. BOROUGH COUNCILLORS REPORT
Mr Krause was unable to attend the meeting.
7. CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER GENERAL COUNCIL BUSINESS
Kent and Medway NHS Connect
Mr L Robbins Internal Audit Report
English Rural 2016 Annual Report
Clerk and Councils Direct
Mr Parker reported that he had received an email from Mr Cox regarding housing in Hothfield and as a result he is liaising with a member of Charing Parish Council on the issue of sheltered accommodation.
Mr Howard has arranged for an electrician to replace a faulty circuit bulb on the MUGA lights. A couple of the bulbs were smashed during the month and he has replaced them.
Mr Lloyd has agreed to chair the committee, which now has 9 members. They have arranged to meet before Christmas to agree a date and venue.
Arrangements for APM 2017
Councillors agreed the wording or the article for the newsletter to be sent to Hothfield News
Joint Parishes Traffic Committee
The Committee met in November and members are reconsidering the Terms of Reference.
Accounts to be Paid
Resolution: Councillors unanimously agreed to pay the above accounts and noted the Direct Debit Payment to EDF for the electricity for the MUGA, taken on the 1st of each month for £20.00.
Proposed Mr Libbeter Seconded Mr Cook
Bank Balance per Cash Book Balance at Bank
The Clerk reported that the Internal Auditor was satisfied that everything was in order when he carried out his interim audit in October.
Neither Mrs Batt nor Mr Marden wish to be enrolled in a pension scheme. The Pension Regulator will be informed of this.
Please see attached list.
9. FORUM FOR EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN COUNCILLORS
The possible provision of a defibrillator will be considered at a future meeting.
The January meeting is due to be held on Tuesday 10 January 2017.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.57 pm.
HOTHFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATION RECORD
16/01004/AS Britton House Stud, Ram Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN25 4LS
16/01005/AS Single storey side and link extension, conversion of outbuilding to annex
Parish Council Support
16/01706/AS Agricultural Barns, Britton Farm, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Kent
Full application for the demolition of 2 disused agricultural barns and the erection of 3 detached dwellings, with associated private parking, landscaping and provision of new access onto Ram Lane, Hothfield
Parish Council: Support on the basis that ABC Highways Department is satisfied
with the vehicle access and egress
16/01710/AS Outer Gate Lodge, Park Drive, Hothfield, Kent
Proposed detached two storey outbuilding to replace existing garage
Parish Council: Support 3:2 abstentions
Decision Notices received from ABC
16/01004/AS Britton House Stud, Ram Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4LS
Single storey side and link extension, conversion of outbuilding to annex.
Borough Council: Permit
16/01005/AS Britton House Stud, Ram Lane, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4LS
LBC Single storey side link extension, conversion of outbuilding to annexe including repointing of external walls and like for like replacement of door on North West Elevation
Borough Council: Grant Consent
|Published - 21-06-2016
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