March 13 2024 Agenda Full Committee

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Clerk to Gurnard Parish Council

39 Victoria Road


PO31 7JH

07305 013718


7th March 2024


All Parish Councillors summoned to attend a Full Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 13th March 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 14th February

  1. Planning, Licensing & Tree Preservation Order Applications
  1. To consider the following planning and licensing applications:
  1. No new planning applications since last meeting


  1. To receive details of any planning decisions received by 07/03/2024
  1. 23/01430/FUL 02/08/2023

Land Served Off Cordelia Gardens, Tuttons Hill And Cockleton Lane Gurnard Isle Of Wight

Hybrid Application: Full planning permission for proposed Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and means of access/community car park; Outline application for residential development and its means of access

Granted 05/03/2024

Proposed: That the Parish Council considers what further action should be taken following this decision:

  1. Update neighborhood plan
  • Work with Cowes Town and Northwood Parish on a Joint neighborhood plan
  1. No further action


  1. 24/100022/HOU 6 The Avenue Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JL

Demolition of conservatory; Proposed single storey rear extension


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

Tree work


  1. 23/01825/FUL Land Adjacent 51 Albert Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JU

Detached chalet bungalow formation of vehicular access and parking (revised scheme)


  1. 23/02249/FUL 36 Lower Church Road Gurnard Cowes Isle Of Wight PO31 8JG

Proposed replacement detached dwelling (revised scheme)





  • Planning enforcement issues

A resident has informed the Parish Council that developers have now planted conifer trees along the boundary adjoining The Dottens development, on the land they have been denied planning on numerous occasions. (e.g. ref 21/00889/Ful These trees will therefore be blocking the view to the historic barn which is the reason for the denial in the first place.

Proposed: That the Parish Council investigates further/reports the matter to planning enforcement



  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. Councllors – Written reports to be submitted prior to the meeting


  1. Village Event

Report to be circulated prior to the meeting


  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.


  1. Drinking water fountain at eastern end of Gurnard Beach huts

This has been out of use for several years

Proposal: That the clerk investigates whether this can be restored to use


  1. HR Advisory meeting 28/02/2024

The HR Advisory committee recommended that the Clerk’s salary be increased in line with the updated NJC recommendations of November 2023, and that be backdated to the completion of the Clerk’s probationary period in June 2023

Proposal: That Gurnard Parish Council approves this recommendation.


  1. Environmental Officer

Proposal: That the Parish Council requests a monthly report from the environmental officer of issues and actions in Gurnard.


  1. Playground Working Party actions

At their meeting on 28th February the Facilities committee resolved:

  • that the Clerk requests a meeting between members of the Gurnard Play area working party (GPAWP) and representatives of IOW council to discuss the report, and future plans for new and replacement play equipment.
  • that GPAWP consider responses from suppliers in order to better define the specifications of equipment required in order to seek comparative quotes.
  • that the clerk arranges an online meeting between the supplier and members of GPAWP to discuss requirements, and that offers of similar meeting be made to other potential suppliers.
  • That a display relating to the play area is included in the consultation weekend event. Members of the working party will produce this.

Proposal: That a meeting of the GPAWP is convened before the end of March to provide an update on these actions


  1. Old School Meadow Working Party

Notes from the meeting of the OSM working party were circulated prior to the meeting. Included in this report are 2 proposals to be considered at this meeting

  1. That GPC make a formal request that landowners open the gate adjacent to vehicle entrance to OSM and allow walkers to use that gate rather than the top corner break at top of OSM.
  2. That three of the raised beds be offered to families with young children from Gurnard Pines (process will be managed by G.I.V.E.) This will be tried for a year initially on the understanding that has been written RISK ASSESSMENT, that  all families know that they will need their own insurance to work on the beds (Parish Council cannot be held responsible), that they will need to manage their own water supply in times of drought and that there can be no guarantee that other people will not help themselves to the veg. Cllr Acton to apply for soil improver load and perhaps Dorling Kindersley books on using a metre square bed to feed a family from IWC sustainability fund.



Richard Shaul

Clerk to the Parish Council