Minutes 16th November 2017

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7.15pm in Longstowe Village Hall

Present:

Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)

Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk

Also present: Cllr Bridget Smith, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley and Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC for Caldecote Ward).

61 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Cllr Ben Holland, Cllr Will Bevan, Cllr Mark Howell.

62 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Minutes of Wednesday 18th October 2017 were agreed and signed.

63 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO

Cllr Bridget Smith (SCDC) introduced Cllr Tumi Hawkins (SCDC) who represents Caldecote Ward, to which Longstowe will move in May 2018. Cllr Smith then reported on further problems in the Planning section of SCDC including the possibility of ‘Designation’ (Government take-over). From this and other reports, it seems the new position of Mayor has power of veto on many council decisions. Cllr Sebastian Kindersley reported on the Local Plan, Children’s Centres, and the increase in road accidents.

64 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

a) Planning application withdrawn: S/2931/17/FL: Wrights Farm House, High Street, Longstowe. Change of use and conversion of a disused stable block to holiday accomodation.

65 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA None received.

66 FINANCE

a) Civic Voice: Conservation areas at risk: request for donation of £50 refused.

b) Parish Precept for 2018–2019. Held over to next meeting.

c) Pensions Regulator: Automatic enrolment declaration agreed.

67 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

S/3855/17/FL: W.G.B Bevan: The Beeches, 63 High Street, Longstowe, CB23 2UN: Change of use of existing dwelling to a self-catered holiday let, demolition of the rear stable buildings and erection of 5 holiday let apartments. The PC supported this application.

68 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS

a) To consider creating a Longstowe Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan. A survey is planned for December/January.
b) Speeding: mini roundabout at the Fox crossroads suggested. Cllr Sebastian Kindersley advised the PC that a roundabout would not be acceptable to CCC.

c) Village Hall news: £142.12 was raised at the Tea Party for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

d) Rural Services Network survey (circulated), completed at the meeting.

69 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

A list of correspondence received is printed in the Agenda which is placed on the notice boards and on the web page prior to the Parish Council meeting; details are available from the Clerk.

CCC: Cambridgeshire County Council SCDC: South Cambridgeshire District Council

70 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES Items agreed.

71 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7.15pm