Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 19th April 2018 following the Open Meeting in Longstowe Village Hall
Cllr Barbara Cooper (Chair)
Cllr Will Bevan
Cllr Geoff Hemmins
Cllr Ben Holland
Cllr Peter White
Bobbie Coe – Clerk
Also present: Cllr Bridget Smith, Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, Mr Richard Murden and other members of the Parish.
120 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Cllr Mark Howell.
121 THE MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
Minutes of Thursday 15th March 2018 were agreed and signed.
122 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND PCSO
In her last report as our Councillor, Bridget Smith said she had been challenged by Longstowe and had enjoyed supporting and working with the village. She reported that the Local Plan was still being discussed and that Longstowe should provide details of their recent survey to the new Local Plan beginning in 2019. In the absence of an accepted Local Plan, no proof of a five-year land supply had meant that over 5,000 unplanned houses have been accepted and the Planning Authority is facing a ‘Scheme of Delegation’, where national government takes over the decision-making. The new Plan map sent to the Parish Clerk appears to originate from the Mayor’s office, highlighting a complete lack of communication.
In his last report as our Councillor, Sebastian Kindersley reported further on the Local Plan. He also reported on the 9,000+ potholes through the area. These can now be reported on-line at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/. Also reported was the sale of Shire Hall and movement out of Cambridge of the City Council offices.
123 MATTERS ARISING/TO REPORT FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) Village Hall: Old details on the SCDC website have now been removed.
124 MEMBERS’ DECLARATION OF INTEREST FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA None received.
a) Victoire Press Ltd: Skylark April: £61.00.
b) Annual accounts: 2017/18 for Internal Audit. Not completed.
c) Annual accounts: 2017/18 audit Section 1, Annual governance statement. Not completed.
d) Annual accounts: 2017/18 audit Section 2, Accounting statements. Not completed.
e) CAPALC: GDPR County-wide scheme: £25.
f) Mr R. Murden expenses 2016–17, paid July 2017, £20.
g) CCC: Street Lighting 01/10/16 to 30/09/17 £376.74.
19th April 2018
126 TO CONSIDER PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
a) S/1263/18/OL: Colin Boswell: Land north of 80 Old North Road, Longstowe, CB23
2UB: Outline Planning Permission for Erection of 1 dwellinghouse. The Parish are in support of more houses being built; however, the need identified within the Longstowe housing survey, which will be our reference point for all future applications, was primarily for retirement, smaller and affordable housing. Interest was largely shown for 2- or 3-bedroomed properties. There was agreement that any housing development should be consistent with conservation, the area and in keeping with the neighbouring houses. Concerns were raised about the drive access to the property and run-off water into the Dene Brook.
b) S/1421/18/FL: Mr & Mrs Neve: Lower Farm, High Street, Longstowe, CB23 2UP: Construction of new single storey kitchen extension to South-East and laundry room extension to North-East. Construction of new three bay cart lodge to North-West of site. Conversion of existing attached outbuilding to create additional living accommodation. Not completed, as no plans received.
127 TO CONSIDER OTHER MATTERS
a) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): CAPALC to provide a County-wide scheme for a fee of £25.
b) Speeding equipment: New portable equipment available. Clerk to seek further details.
c) Village Hall update: Some minor problems, including a broken window.
128 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.
129 SKYLARK – TO CONSIDER ANY EDITORIAL ISSUES
a) Chair’s report on the Longstowe Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan.
b) Chair’s Annual Report.
c) GDPR: maildrop for personal details.
130 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Wednesday 16th May 2018 at 7.15pm – Annual General Meeting