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Parish Council Minutes – 12th July 2021


HELD ON MONDAY 12th July 2021 in the Memorial Hall, Pensford

Present: Mrs J Stephenson (Chairman), Mr M Daniels, Mr P Baxter, Mr S Filer, Ms J Flower, Mrs S Grimes, Mr T Heaford, and Mrs H Richardson (Clerk) and 8 Members of Public.

19.1 Public Submissions: A representative from the Rising Sun raised concerns about the manner in which they were approached regarding music playing for a recent wedding. The resident concerned denies the claims.

19.2 Apologies:, Mrs D Custance, Mrs J Gully, Mr T Jones, Mrs T Jones, Cllr P. May (B&NES)

19.3 Declarations of Interest:

19.4 The Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday 28th June 2021 were agreed as a true and fair record and the Chairman signed them.

19.5 Planning

a. Applications to consult:

i) 21/02971/FUL. The Limes Publow Lane Publow: Bungalow renovation including ridge raise, loft conversion with dormers and single storey rear extension. The Parish Council agreed to SUPPORT the application.

ii) 21/02893/FUL. Belluton Yard Belluton Farm Stanton Road Pensford: Conversion of former stables to a dwelling, extension and associated alterations. The Parish Council agreed to SUPPORT the application as it improved the appearance of the building.

b. Decision Notification:

i) 21/02692/TCA Bramley Cottage Publow Lane Woollard: Willow(T3) fell as deceased. NO OBJECTION.

19.6 Matters for Discussion / Decision

a) Following an inspection of the Lock-up, it was reported that the following was required to maintain its condition; Cut back trees and undergrowth; repointing required on the dome, and some of the oak on the door is deteriorating and needs replacing. It was agreed that the Clerk should contact Historic England to ensure that correct procedure is followed as it is a grade II listed building. Councillor Steve Filer volunteered to help with clearing the greenery and Cllr Paul Baxter volunteered to make the repairs to the pointing and wood.

b) The Parish Council resolved to support the request from the Village Hall for parking restrictions opposite the entrance to the car park. The Clerk contact Highways to make the request. It was suggested that double yellow lines should be applied to both sides of the road either side of the entrance.

c) The Parish Council received reports of an altercation between a resident and staff at the Rising Sun over volume of music playing and concerns about music playing in the evenings, albeit within the current music licence. The Parish Council encouraged dialogue between neighbouring residents and the Rising Sun, so that residents could be for-warned of events that had booked live music.

d) The Parish Council agreed that the consultation event would be arranged for a Saturday afternoon in September, to consider how to spend the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) Funds.

19.7 Financial Matters

a) The Financial Report was accepted.

b) July Payments were approved.

19.8 B&NES:The Ward Councillor sent his apologies.

19.9 Reports (written reports circulated prior to the meeting)

a) Allotments: No update
b) Climate Emergency Working group: Meeting has been held with BWCE to commence the renewables audit.
c) Memorial Hall: No update
d) PCAA: The appeal commences on 20th July Bristol Airport has recommenced work on the Airspace Change proposals, which would affect flight paths by using more modern equipment. The PCAA have responded to North Somerset’s proposals for changes to the A38 traffic flows between the Airport & Bristol.
e) The Clerks Report was accepted.
f) The Chairman reported that she had attended the Parish Liaisons Committee meeting.

19.10 Items to carry forward to the next meeting: None

19.11 To note Future Meetings: Parish Liaison -14th July; Chew Valley Forum 26th July