Brief Report of the Milverton Parish Council meeting
on 4th March 2013
Councillors unanimously approved planning application 23/12/0006/T 23/13/0004 Demolition of Car Port and Outbuildings, Erection of Extension to Dwelling to Incorporate a Garage with the Construction of a first Floor with Dormer Windows and Raised Roof Pitch at Vickerys, Houndsmoor, Milverton.
They also voted 6-3 to support the proposal for a new door in the church but would prefer that the glass panels were not inserted.
Given the changing nature and the sheer effort required Councillors remained uncertain about the benefits of a Neighbourhood Plan in relation to the effort required to produce one. It was agreed that Councillors would conduct another house to house survey in order to gauge levels of concern about development and interest in developing a plan. The Chairman will start to compile some questions with a view to agreeing a date at the next meeting.
Councillors thanked the Clerk for the draft response to the a
TDBC's Site Allocations and Development Management Plan Issues and Options consultation and he was asked to add more emphasis to parking issues. The Chairman then proposed that, with these minor changes it be approved as the formal Milverton Parish Council response. This was passed unanimously.
The Council has received a reminder from TDBC that it was still holding funds from local developments. These were £15k for Childrens Play and £5K for Outdoor Recreation and both amounts had to be spent by 21/09/2015. It was suggested that a sub Committee be formed and agreed that this would need to be discussed with the Recreation Ground Committee. It was suggested that membership should also include TDBC. This will also be on the agenda at the Annual Parish meeting.
Mr Roger Cotton was co-opted to take the place of Mr Barry Cottrell who resigned before Christmas.
Councillors discussed the footpath proposal from Turnpike along the Hillfarrance Brook. They were concerned that a delay in dealing with this would effectively cut off access for many years. It was therefore agreed to approach the land owner with an access licence to see if something could be negotiated. The Clerk was asked to draw up a proposal.
Several road matters were brought up. The Road Policing unit are aware of the Butts Way speeding issue and will be carrying out random checks.
It was reported that traffic volumes through Houndsmoor seemed to be increasing.
Councillors asked the Clerk to invite Dennis Quick of SCC Highways for another tour of inspection particularly as the roads were deteriorating after the harsh winter.
The Clerk was asked when the double yellow lines for lower North Street would be installed?
The Clerk was asked for an update on the transport arrangements for the Grange Farm solar farm.