February 14th 2024 Minutes Full

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Gurnard Parish Council

39 Victoria Road


PO31 7JH



The minutes of the meeting of Gurnard Parish Council held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th February 2024 at Gurnard Village Hall, Westbrook Lane, Gurnard, PO31 8JR.


Present: Councillors Fuller (Chair), Bugden, Nolan, Franklin, Bustin and Acton.

Clerk: Richard Shaul

5 members of the public was present. Concerns were raised over the appeal decision to allow additional caravans at Sunnycott Caravan Park and in objection to item 4.I.a, application for street trading licence at Princes Esplanade (minute


  1. Apologies

Apologies: Cllrs Jacobs Williams and Wood


  1. Members’ declarations of interest
  2. Cllr Fuller declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4.1. (minute 184.23-24.1.) As cabinet member for planning and licencing, things that are said in this meeting may change if further information is presented. As a local member, Cllr Fuller has also written to the licencing department in relation to item 4.1.a (minute emphasising why this item should go to the licencing committee.

Cllrs Bugden, Acton and Bustin also declared non-pecuniary interest in 6.c. (minute 186.23-24) as they are also members of the Gurnard Village Hall Association committee.

  1. Written dispensations were received and given in relation to item 6.c. (minute 186.23-24) from Cllrs Bustin, Nolan, Franklin, Bugden and Acton.


  1. Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of the council held on 10th January 2024 were taken as read, approved as a correct record and signed by the chair. No matters arising.


  1. Planning, licensing and tree preservation order applications
  2. To consider the following planning and licensing applications:
  3. 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

Resolved: That the following recommendations are made to the Isle of Wight council:

  • That the trailer is only positioned whilst trading, and after trading is removed from the site.
  • The council objects to the 1st choice location shown on the plan, but provided all other conditions are met, would not object to the 2nd choice location.
  • That the vendor provides a rubbish bin, and all rubbish is taken away by the vendor.
  • Gurnard Parish Council would like to encourage all traders that trade in Gurnard to look towards becoming more sustainable.
  • Gurnard Parish Council are happy with the trading hours suggested in the application.

The Parish Council also resolved not to attend the Licencing meeting at which this application is discussed.  





  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.

Resolved: That the tree to be felled is replaced with another of native species.

  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 

Resolved: No objection

  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 

Resolved: No objection

  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.

Resolved: No objection

  1. To receive details of any planning decisions received by 12/02/2024
  1. The Shanty 10 And 11 Shore Path Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8LL

Ref. No: 23/02194/CLEUD | Received: Fri 08 Dec 2023 | Validated: Thu 14 Dec 2023 | Granted 08/02/2024

Lawful Development Certificate for continued use of 11 Shore Path as a unit of holiday accommodation.

  1. Cliff Cottage 1 Shore Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8LB

Ref. No: 23/02217/HOU | Received: Fri 15 Dec 2023 | Validated: Fri 15 Dec 2023 | Status: Granted 09/02/2024


  1. Reports
    1. IW Councillor and Parish Council Chairman


  1. Clerk’s Report


The Parish Council thanked Cllr Nolan for the work that he had put in to achieve Village Green Status for Gurnard Green

  1. GVHA

Cllr Bustin gave a verbal report

  1. Councillors reports

Concerns were raised regarding:

  • Island Roads signage for road closures.
  • Memorial displays on village benches.


  1. Finance
    1. Cheque and electronic payments for January

The clerk noted that there were no payments relating to January that had been paid but not yet approved at a council meeting.

The clerk provided details of 3 payments totalling £637.49 that were due to be paid but not yet approved at a council meeting.

Resolved: Approved

2 receipts totalling £2,799.04 were noted.

  1. Copy bank statements and bank reconciliation for December were circulated prior to the meeting.


  1. Budget and Precept 2024/2025

The budget and precept for 2024/2025 were discussed and agreed at a meeting of the Finance Committee on 31st January 2024. The final budget and precept were distributed to councillors prior to the meeting.

Resolved: 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.

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

  • What is the level of service that we currently get; what are the response times
  • What would be the incremental benefit be e.g.
  • Delegated support
  • Regular update meetings
  • Named officer for contact


  1. 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.

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


  1. Parish consultation.

Cllr Acton provided a verbal report on progress towards a weekend event in conjunction with the GVHA prior to the Annual Parish Meeting on the 24th April.

Resolved: The Parish Councillor support the village event prior to the Annual Parish meeting and this will be discussed further next month.


  1. Royal Garden Party

IWALC have informed town and parish councils that there will be a Royal Garden Party on 8th May 2024 and asked for nominations by midday on 20th April.

Proposal: That the Parish Council do want to make a nomination, and that the nominee should be Pat Clayton


The meeting closed at 20:35