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January 10th 2024 Minutes Full Council (Draft)

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The minutes of the meeting of Gurnard Parish Council held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10th January 2024 2023 at The Garden Room, All Saints Church, Gurnard.

 

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

Clerk: Richard Shaul

1 members of the public was present, who spoke in support of the planning application item 164.23-24.1.a

 

  1. Apologies

Apologies: Cllrs Williams, Wood and Bustin

 

  1. Members’ declarations of interest

Cllr Fuller declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 164.23-24.1. As cabinet member for planning, things that are said in this meeting may change if further information is presented.

Cllr Nolan declared a no-pecuniary interest in item164.23-24.1.a as he lives in close proximity to the property in question

Cllrs Franklin and Acton declared a no-pecuniary interest in item164.23-24.1.f as they live in close proximity to the property in question.

 

  1. Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of the council held on 13th December 2023 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. 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: Registered Consultation end date 26/01/2024

Proposed alterations, single-storey extension on south-east extension, two storey extension on north-east elevation; formation of vehicular access 

Resolved: GPC have no objection subject to:

  • the provision of a traffic management plan and including the views of Island Roads
  • suitable environmental mitigation including that the driveway is semi permeable
  • that there is soft landscaping and native hedges to lessen the impact of the building on the street scene
  1. The 24, 26 And 28 Shore Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8LD

Ref. No: 23/02242/DIS | Received: Wed 20 Dec 2023 | Validated: Wed 20 Dec 2023 | Status: Registered Consultation end date 16/01/2024

Condition compliance application on 20/00914/FUL relating to condition 3 (arboreal method statement)

Resolved: GPC support the application subject to the trees being safeguarded to limit potential land slippage.

  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 | Status: Registered Consultation end date 02/02/2024

Lawful Development Certificate for continued use of 11 Shore Path as a unit of holiday accommodation (Revised Description)(readvertised application) 

Resolved: GPC support this application provided that the rear property is ancillary to the host property.

 

 

  1. 61 Worsley Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JX

Ref. No: 23/02186/TW | Received: Thu 07 Dec 2023 | Validated: Thu 07 Dec 2023 | Status: Registered Consultation end date not available

Amended description (15/12/2023): T1; Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) – Dismantle and replant. T2; Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) – Dismantle and replant. T3; Oak (Quercus robur) – Dismantle and replant. T4; Oak (Quercus robur) – Prune height and crown clean approx. 20%. T5, T6 and T7; Oak (Quercus robur) – Prune height and crown clean approx. 15%. G1; Group of small previously coppiced Elm (Ulmus procera), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) and Hazel (Corylus avellana) – Recoppice. G2; Group of Sycamore ( Acer pseudoplatanus) – Coppice to stools

Resolved: GPC object to this application due to the impact on stability of land in the area. GPC also requests that the IOW council’s Tree Protection officer prepares a report on this application. The Clerk will copy this objection to the Tree Protection officer.

  1. 28 Albert Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JU

Ref. No: 23/02092/FUL | Received: Fri 24 Nov 2023 | Validated: Fri 24 Nov 2023 | Status: Registered Consultation end date 10/01/2024

Detached dwelling (revised scheme)

Resolved: GPC have no objection to this application

  1. 9 Hilton Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JB

Ref. No: 23/01952/HOU | Received: Thu 02 Nov 2023 | Validated: Thu 30 Nov 2023 | Status: Registered Consultation end date 10/01/2024

Proposed single storey rear extension; replacement raised roof to include dormer on west elevation and juliet balcony on south elevation

Resolved: GPC objects to this application and re-confirms its previous comments i.e. GPC cannot consider it as there is not sufficient evidence in respect of the drawings and information to make a decision. It was felt without dimensions there was the potential, with the raised roof for overlooking and loss of privacy/ amenity.

  1. 37 Worsley Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JW

Ref. No: 23/01809/HOU | Received: Mon 16 Oct 2023 | Validated: Mon 16 Oct 2023 | Status: Awaiting decision Consultation end date 10/01/2024

Proposed single/two storey rear extension and extension at 1st floor level on side elevation; alterations (Revised plans) (re-advertised application) 

Resolved: GPC raises no objection to this application. However we have concerns over the potential loss of light and the loss of privacy and amenity to neighbouring properties.

  1. To receive details of any planning decisions received by 08/01/2024
  1. Land Lying To The West Of Cockleton Farm Cockleton Lane Gurnard Isle Of Wight

Ref. No: 23/02184/6PA | Received: Thu 07 Dec 2023 | Validated: Thu 07 Dec 2023 | Status: Registered Consultation end date 22/12/23

Agricultural prior notification for a barn PAGTD 22/12/23

Resolved: No objection on the proviso that the barns are for agricultural use rather than residential units or ancillary to residential units.

 

  1. Reports
    1. IW Councillor and Parish Council Chairman

Concerns were raised over the lack of convenient pedestrian crossings in Newport Road. The Chairman offered to raise this with Northwood Parish Council.

Concerns were raise over water run-off from a development in Prince’s Esplanade, run off casing an accumulation of gravel in Cockleton Lane and the installation of a potentially non-permeable driveway in Hilton road. It was therefore suggested that planning enforcement should be an agenda item at the February Full meeting.

  1. Clerk’s Report

Noted

 

  1. GVHA

It was suggested that the structure of the relationship between GVHA and Gurnard Parish Council should be an agenda item at the February Full or facilities meeting.

  1. Councillors reports

Concerns were raised regarding:

  • Caravans in the fields by Gurnard Pines. Chair responded that this has been reported to Planning Enforcement.
  • Gravel from Hilton Road accumulating around the roundabout and blocking drains. Clerk will report this to Island Roads and copy to environment officer.

 

  1. Finance
    1. Cheque and electronic payments for December.

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

The clerk provided details of 1 payroll payments of £1,587.38 that were due to be paid but not yet approved at a council meeting.

Resolved: Approved

1 receipts of £962.42 was noted.

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

Noted

  1. The agreed budget for the annual precept needs to be submitted to IOW council by 16th

Resolved: The Clerk will provide a suggested draft budget, and a Finance Committee meeting will be convened for Wednesday 31st January to finalise.

 

  1. Old School Meadow – Access to container.

The original proposal was that a suitably insured person be requested to remove the padlock. However at the meeting this was amended to unsure that the container could be accessed safely;

Resolved: that we get a suitable contractor to remove the padlock and stabilise the container so that the door could be opened and closed safely.

 

  1. Review of Standing Orders

Resolved: that a working group comprising Cllrs Acton, Franklin, Fuller and the clerk meet before the end of February to review proposals to update the standing orders with a view to having these approved at the Annual Council Meeting.

 

  1. D Day celebrations

Resolved: That should councillors have any suggestions as to how D Day could be celebrated in Gurnard they should email these to the Clerk by Tuesday 6th February 2024 in order that they can be included in the agenda for the February Full Meeting

In addition, the clerk will contact the clerks of Northwood Parish and Cowes Town councils to see if joint initiatives could be considered.

 

  1. Annual Parish Meeting

Resolved: That the 2024 Annual Parish Meeting should be held on 24th April 2024

 

 

The meeting closed at 20:19

 

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