February 14th 2024 Agenda Full

Full council meeting agendas Uploaded on February 8, 2024

Clerk to Gurnard Parish Council

39 Victoria Road


PO31 7JH

07305 013718


8th February 2024


All Parish Councillors summoned to attend a Full Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 14th February 2024 commencing at 6.30pm at Gurnard Village Hall, Westbrook Lane, Gurnard, PO31 8JR for the purpose of transacting the business set out in the agenda below:


Before the meeting is formally opened by the Chairman there will be an opportunity for members of the Public to make comments and to ask questions.


  1. Apologies for Absence

To receive and approve any apologies for absence

  1. Members’ Declarations of pecuniary and non-pecuniary Interests
    1. To receive Members’ Declarations of pecuniary and non-pecuniary Interests
    2. To receive and consider any written dispensation requests
  2. Minutes

To take as read, approve and sign the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10th January

  1. Planning, Licensing & Tree Preservation Order Applications
  1. To consider the following planning and licensing applications:
  1. Reference 24/00055/STSTAN

Category              Street Trading Static New

Trading Name    The Salty Siren

Address               Land at Princes Esplanade Gurnard Isle Of Wight

Expiry for consultations 12/02/2024

  1. 40 Solent View Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JY

Ref. No: 24/00104/TW | Received: Thu 18 Jan 2024 | Validated: Tue 23 Jan 2024 | Status: Registered

T1-Ash-Fell due large cavity at base and Ash die back. T2-Oak-Reduce by 2 meters to increase visibility. G1-Multiple species-raise all trees to 8-10 meters to increase visibility.

  1. 4 The Avenue Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JL

Ref. No: 24/00112/HOU | Received: Mon 22 Jan 2024 | Validated: Mon 22 Jan 2024 | Status: Registered

Demolition of single storey rear/side extension; Proposed single storey rea/side extension; balcony at first floor level 

  1. 66 Solent View Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JZ

Ref. No: 24/00063/HOU | Received: Mon 15 Jan 2024 | Validated: Fri 19 Jan 2024 | Status: Registered

Proposed alterations and single storey rear extension; covered seating area to rear; alterations/reconfiguration of roof; new roof lights; new roof to covered walkway to side; external cladding to existing garage 

  1. The Old Orchard And Rew Street Farm Cottage Rew Street Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8NS

Ref. No: 24/00061/TW | Received: Fri 12 Jan 2024 | Validated: Fri 12 Jan 2024 | Status: Registered

Yew tree; Crown reduction by approx. 1.5 metres to create a balanced crown; crown clean by removing dead wood and straggley/broken branches.



  1. To receive details of any planning decisions received by 11/02/2024


  1. To receive the following reports (For information only)
  1. IW Council and Parish Council Chairman
  2. Clerk to the Parish Council
  3. GVHA
  4. Councillors


  1. Finance
  1. To approve the cheque and electronic payments December.
    1. Paid but not yet approved
    2. Due but not approved
  • Receipts to be noted
  1. Transfer deposit account to current account – None
  1. To note the copy bank statements and bank reconciliation.
  2. The agreed budget for 2024/2025 and the annual Precept.

Proposal: That the precept for 2024/2025 of £60,186 recommended by the Finance Committee on Wednesday 31st January is approved and the budget for 2024/2025 is adopted.


  1. Planning Enforcement

The IoW Council have a policy that Town and Parish councils may make a contribution in order to receive enhanced planning enforcement services.

Proposal: That Gurnard Parish Council request from IoW Council more information and costings with regard to possible additional services e.g.

  • Delegated support
  • Regular update meetings
  • Named officer for contact


 D Day Celebrations

D Day is 6th June 2024. The Clerk has approached Cowes Town Council and Northwood Parish Council to find out if they are planning D Day celebrations that Gurnard Parish Council could be jointly involved in. Cowes are planning to light a beacon but don’t have further details yet. Northwood are planning a Picnic in the Park at Venner Avenue on Sunday 9th June entertainment, sideshows etc.

Proposal: That Gurnard Parish Council contact the organisers of the Picnic in the Park to see how Gurnard could be involved in and contribute to the event.


  1. Parish Consultation

At the December full meeting it was greed that a weekend event in conjunction with the GVHA prior to the Annual Parish Meeting on the 24th April. Councillor Acton will provide a report on progress and action so far.

Proposal: That the Parish Councillors support this report and agree to use up to £400 of the Village events budget for this purpose.


  1. Royal Garden party 8th May 2024

NALC have informed us that there will be a Royal Garden Party on 8th May 2024 and asked for nomination. IWALC have asked IOW town and parish councils for their nominees by midday on 20th April.

Proposal: That the Parish Council do/do not want to make nominations the 8th May 2024 garden party. If the council do want to make nominations, who should be nominated



Richard Shaul

Clerk to the Parish Council