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BEESTON WITH BITTERING PARISH COUNCIL

At the Parish Council meeting held on 20th June which was attended by six Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle-Morris and two parishioners the following was considered.

Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman.  The Council elected Cllr Townshend as chairman and Cllr List as vice-chairman for the current council year.

Planning: Applications: Three applications were considered.  The council   supported an application for a single storey rear extension at Ashdown House, The Street.  It made six comments to a reserved matters application on the access arrangements, appearance, landscaping arrangements, layout and scale of an agricultural dwelling at Valley Farm, Watery Lane.  Finally, it made no comments to non material amendments to the approved scheme for an extension at the school.  No decisions had been received.

Local Plan Update: With the imminent consultation on settlement boundaries, the council decided that it was most important to engage with this process at this time and any future planning policy needed for the village would be    considered when the local plan development was further on.

County Councillor Report: Cllr Kiddle-Morris advised the council that a   meeting of NCC on 27 June would agree its response to the latest devolution proposals.  Should this go ahead, the aim would be to have mayoral elections in May 2017.

Bench on The Green.  It has now been established that permission is not    required as the original deed of delegation provides the parish council with a right to maintain the land as it sees fit and this covers the installation of a bench, which can now go ahead

The Ploughshare Public House: The meeting was informed that progress is being made with the share offer.  A leaflet for the community has been        prepared and the draft share prospectus is ready.  Share offer will take place in the summer and a considerable number of expressions of interest have been received.  A preliminary grant application has been made to the Plunkett Foundation to cover initial costs and if successful, a much larger application will be made towards any purchase costs of the building.  Contact with the owner has established that he is likely to submit a change of use application for the building in the near future.  Fund raising events have been arranged for the coming months.

Bank Mandates: New mandates will be issued to reflect the change of      councillors and the new office address.

Meeting Dates for 2016: Dates for meetings for the remainder of 2016 were agreed on 28th July, 29th September, 20th October and 24th November.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 28 July 2016 at 7.30p.m.  at the Village Hall.  Please note that this is a Thursday which will be the new meeting day for the Council.

Monthly Meetings: to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the Village Hall commencing at 7:30 pm but the venue and start time could be subject to change in any monthPlease consult the Notice Board or contact the Clerk on 01328 701425.  Planning applications will be available for viewing by parishioners from 7:15pm.

The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01328 701425 or on the Beeston website.

Email Contact: The clerk should now be contacted on beestonbitteringpc@btinternet.com

Charles Brindley, Clerk to Beeston with Bittering Parish Counci

 

At the Parish Council meeting held on 29th March that was attended by five Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle-Morris and three parishioners the following was considered.

Co-option to the Parish Council:  Mr Mark Greene was co-opted onto the Parish Council.  There is now a full complement of Councillors.

Planning: Applications: The Parish Council raised no objection to the erection of a garden room extension to the bungalow at Windy Ridges Primrose

Farm Water End Lane.  The Parish Council also raised no objection to the proposed residential development (10 dwellings) on land off Herne Lane but requested that the new dwellings be moved further away from the existing bungalow on Herne Lane and that a legal agreement be agreed to provide a footway from the site to the Primary School and that no further development would be undertaken on that site.

Decisions: Permission had been granted for the conversion of kennel block to agricultural workers dwelling at The Bungalow Drury Square.

Bench on The Green: It is anticipated that this will be sited shortly as Breckland Council have basically given permission for this to be installed and it is intended to site this next to the village sign.  At the same time it is hoped that all the remaining items on The Green will be sited together.

The Ploughshare Public House: The meeting was informed there had been a leaflet drop of about 1000 homes and 110 people had attended a meeting which had outlined the procedure to raise the finances to purchase the public house.  A committee had been formed to take forward the purchase of the Ploughshare.  There are five main areas of responsibility on the committee and there is still time for people to become involved on one of these sub-committees.  All who had attended will be kept informed by bulletins.

Millennium Lakes: The Parish Council is keen to utilise the field to the rear of the lakes for the benefit of the parish.  A suggestion has been to convert this area into allotments.  If any parishioner is interested in having an    allotment would they please contact the Clerk on 01362 861112.

Retirement of The Clerk.  The Clerk will be retiring on 31st May and if there is any person who wishes to be considered would they please send their      application with C.V. to the Chairman, Julian Farrall, at Forge Cottage, Syers Lane, Beeston by 26th April.  Interviews will take place on 9th May.

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 26th April to follow the Annual Parish Meeting that will commence at 7:00pm  in the village hall.

Monthly Meetings: to which all parishioners are welcome, are normally held in the village hall commencing at 7:30pm on the last Tuesday of the month but the venue and start time could be subject to change in any monthPlease consult the Notice Board or contact the Clerk on 01362 861112.  Planning applications will be available for viewing by parishioners from 7:15 p.m.

The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or on the Beeston website.

Bryan Leigh