FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE of Lytchett Matravers Parish Council
Meeting held on Wednesday January 3rd 2018, at 7.00 p.m. in the Methodist Church Lytchett Matravers
PRESENT:, A Bush, K Norris, R Watts, , R Carswell, A Huggins, M Colvey And Mrs K Bradbury (Locum Clerk)
No members of the public were in attendance.
Public participation. There was none
1. 1. APOLOGIES. Cllrs C Wood, P Webb and A Cottman,
2. 2. Declarations of Pecuniary Interest; and consideration of requests for Special Dispensations under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011.
There were none.
3. To receive and approve minutes of the Finance & Policy Committee meeting held on 13th December 2017. These were ACCEPTED as a true record and signed by the Committee Chairman.
4.. To receive and consider reports of past subject matters. The following matters were included in the Clerk’s report of past subject matters from former Finance & Policy Cttee, Environment & Amenities Cttee, and Planning Cttee meetings. [nb: comments made or decisions taken at the meeting are shown in italics]
i. F&P Cttee Minute 12, 6th June 2011. Security of council papers & records. One Council minute book is still with Cllr Bush, who is currently making an electronic copy. Carried forward.
ii. F&P Cttee Minute 16, 9th October 2017. To consider a proposal to write off Sports Club currently outstanding debt for Lytchett Astro repairs. This had been approved at Full Council in September, subject to confirmation that the Sports Club would take on the annual maintenance contract for the Lytchett Astro pitch with effect from the renewal date in December. This item therefore refers to that confirmation aspect only. Cllr A. Bush is following this up but has had no reply from the Sports Club as yet. Carried forward.
iii. E&A Cttee Minute 10, 8th May 2017: Outstanding risk assessments: Members to note please that the following Risk assessments for 2016/17 are still outstanding: Old School Green….Cllr Taylor, Club Hall….Cllr Wood. Carried forward.
iv. E&A Cttee Minute 6, 4th September 2017 – arrange for Mr Mills to remove the Ivy on the line of trees between the Library and Library Walk. Mr Mills has the task of removing the Ivy inhand and has agreed to clear the area towards the High St end including the removal of the fence. It was reported that Cllr Carswell has arranged that Tree Surgeon, Mr W. Doe will carry out the work of removing the remaining Trees/Hedgerow. Discharged.
v. E&A Cttee Minute 5.1(i), 6th Nov 2017 Sports club pavilion minor building work proposal Still no further progress has yet been noted regarding the proposal put forward by a member of the Sports Club to undertake some building work at the pavilion which will enable their bin to be stored inside the building and thus reduce the risk of fly tipping. As a reminder, this proposal would require the formal ratification of the Sports Club Committee. Members to note that further complaints have been received in Nov / Dec from residents regarding fly tipping alongside the Sports Club’s bin. The Parish Clerk has referred these to the Sports Club Chairman with a request to keep the bin inside. It was reported that there had still been no reply about keeping the waste bin inside the building. Cllr A. Bush will follow this up. Carried Forward.
vi. E&A Cttee minute 5.4 6th Nov 2017 Old School Green / War Memorial. The Parish Clerk has contacted Mr Mills to remind him about the task to arrange for soil to be delivered to fill the depression in the ground. Carried forward
vii. F&GP Cttee minute 12, 13 Dec 2017 – To consider a change to the mix of housing within the proposed development 6/2016/0743 – Land at Deans Drove, Lytchett Matravers (email to Council members 29th November 2017). The paper as agreed at the meeting on 13th Dec 2017, was forwarded to PDC accordingly setting out the grounds for the OBJECTON
viii. F&GP Cttee minute 13, 13 Dec 2017 – to consider a proposal to obtain quotations from contractors to clear, re-landscape and replant the two roundabouts in Landers Reach in a sustainable way. Quotations for this work have not yet been sought, as resolved, due to the Christmas break. Carried forward.
ix. F&GP Cttee minute 14, 13 Dec 2017 – to consider the quotations obtained for fitting inner palings to the remaining 3 sides of the Rocket Park play area. As resolved at the December meeting, the successful contractor has been notified and plans to commence work in the second week of January, weather permitting.
x. Planning application responses sent to PDC and reported as “not yet determined” by PDC at the November LMPC Planning Committee meeting:
6/2016/0743 Stonewater Housing Association. Land at Deans Drove, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6EQ. Redevelopment of the site with 19 affordable houses and 4 open market houses with associated access, parking and landscaping. PASS shows that PDC has still not yet determined this application. PASS still shows the status of this application as still “not yet determined”.
6/2017/0511 Mr Nicholas Rubenstein. 16 Foxhills Crescent, Lytchett Matravers BH16 6BE. Demolition of existing garage, severance of curtilage and erection of detached 3 bed house with associated access and parking. PASS shows that PDC has now approved this application. DISCHARGED.
6/2017/0549 Mrs Jacqueline Wheeler. Elderbrook, Peatons Lane, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6HW. Replace part of existing flat roof with new flat roof, replace remaining existing flat roof with pitched roof. PASS shows that PDC has still not yet determined this application.
6/2017/0650. Mr Garry Vincent. 10 Paddock Close, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16 6AZ. Single storey front extension. PASS shows that PDC has not yet determined this application.
6/2017/0617. Mr Robert Taylor. Woodlands, Sandy Lane, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16 6DB. Single storey side extension. New windows to be installed to both sides of the main entrance door. PASS shows that PDC has not yet determined this application.
6/2017/0633. Mr Patrick Day. 19 Huntick Estate, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6EB & Honeypot Cottage, 20 Huntick Estate, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6EB. Joint Householder Application between 19 Huntick Estate & 20 Huntick Estate (Honeypot Cottage) to replace link roof attachment and garage approved by planning permission 6/2012/0734 with utility/breakfast room with monopitch roof and rooflight to Honeypot Cottage. PASS shows that PDC has not yet determined this application.
6/2017/0664. Nicholas Rubenstein. Plots 1 and 2, Eldons Drove, Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6HH. Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 6/2016/0345(Demolish existing house and erect 2 new dwellings) to retain 2 surfaced parking spaces per dwelling and amended landscaping scheme. The members noted this request for a variation of condition 2 to planning permission given under 6/2016/0345, and wished to advise PDC that they welcomed the two car parking spaces. However they were concerned about the issue raised by nearby residents regarding possible encroachment beyond the established property boundaries. The Parish Clerk was asked to report the above to PDC and to ask if this matter can be clarified and the Council advised of their findings. PASS shows that PDC has not yet determined this application.
xi. 6/2017/0654. Mr & Mrs K Wharmby. 13 Old Chapel Drive, Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16 6HA. Single storey rear extension. PASS shows that PDC has not yet determined this application.
5. 4. To review and consider approval of a Parish Council position paper with respect to the PDC Local Plan consultation.
Cllr A. Bush presented his draft position paper to the members present.
Overall members were agreed that the Position Paper laid a very solid foundation for discussions with the PDC and only two minor alterations in the wording were suggested.
Firstly, that there is a tension regarding housing density between the projected figures for future development and the relatively high level of infill already taking place in Lytchett. This high level of “Windfall” should be recognised in the overall calculations for future requirements.
Secondly, the suggestion that development to the N and NW of the village would reduce the danger of “Urban Sprawl” should be modified to W and NW as a northerly expansion moved the built-up area closer to Corfe Mullen. Cllr Bush agreed to the proposed changes and the Position Paper was approved as a draft working document used to inform future discussions with PDC.
It was noted that at a previous meeting with PDC it was suggested that the Parish Council might wish to revise its Neighbourhood Plan. Cllr Bush has had discussions with PDC and has managed to get an item added to the agenda for the meeting on Wednesday 10th January 2018 to consider adding the items rejected by the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner to the PDC Local Plan.
6. 5. To note correspondence received. There was none
There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 20.05
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