Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 7.15pm in Longstowe Village Hall
Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chairperson)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk
Also present: Cllr Bridget Smith, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Cllr Mark Howell.
50 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr Ben Holland.
51 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of 21st September 2017 were agreed and signed.
52 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
Cllr Sebastian Kindersley (SCDC) reported that there are problems with SCDC Planning department: Planning Officers do not stay and there is a deluge of planning applications, many for land outside the local plan. SCDC has also stopped objected/supported applications from going to the Planning Committee. SCDC has set aside £50,000 for a bus review, which is not their responsibility.
Cllr Mark Howell (CCC) reported on the Children’s Centres, some of which are to close, including our local one in Bassingbourn.
Cllr Bridget Smith (SCDC) reported on the P&R £1 charge being dropped. Also reported was that the Greater Cambridge Partnership (previously called the City Deal) is trying to recover lost ground by asking what the public wants. The A428 with three possible routes for a busway and two new P&R sites are being considered; the busway beside the M11 is on hold as the M11 may possibly become a ‘smart’ motorway; the Trumpington P&R outline is changing to create more space.
53 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Security in Longstowe.
54 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA None received.
a) SCDC: Precept 17/18 B received: £2,250.00.
b) Victoire Press Ltd: Skylark: October 2017: £61.00.
56 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
57 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) Village Hall update: Stage 1 is complete and a Tea Party will be held in November to celebrate. All contributions welcome for Stage 2.
b) BOATs / TRO: The current closure in winter seems sufficient.
c) To consider creating a Longstowe Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.
58 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.
BOATs / TRO: Byways open to all traffic / Traffic Regulation Order.
CCC: Cambridgeshire County Council SCDC: South Cambridgeshire District Council
59 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
60 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7.15pm