Parish Council - Minutes Nov 2016








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Present: Couns B. Newman,, J. Heaps, D. Hall, P. Shaw, G. Cropper, I Hargreaves, Mr B. Verity of Skipton Properties and six members of the public.

1. Apologies for absence

Couns. Myers and Goodall, County Coun. Wakeford.

2. Declaration of interests

Coun. Newman declared an interest in planning.

3. Questions from residents

Mr B. Verity of Skipton Properties answered various questions on the Panaz project. He said his plans for the old canteen were in fitting with the village, adequate car parking has been provided for and access into Wheatley Lane Road would be better than when the mill was in operation. He agreed to send copies of the plans to two residents. Coun. Heaps said the former gates to the mill have been donated to the village and are in storage.

An update on the dog noise nuisance in Wheatley Lane Road was requested. The clerk to write to Pendle for an update for December’s meeting.

4 Minutes of the last meeting

These were accepted. Coun. Heaps questioned the procedure for dealing with overhanging vegetation. The council has over the years felt it is better to take the personal approach in the first instance, before reporting to LCC, as this can prolong the complaint.

4. Matters arising from minutes


4.1 Defibrillator casing

Coun. Goodall to give an update at the next meeting.

4.2 Harpers Garden

Couns. Newman and Heaps to meet with Nick Riley of Groundworks.

4.3 Play area money

Coun. Heaps asked if the Section 106 money could be spent on other projects in the village and asked for the original evidence that this money was allocated for the play area. The clerk advised that the money has to go on the play area as this was what it was originally allocated for and all the paperwork was dealt with by Pendle.

4.4 Lane Top pruning

Coun. Newman is awaiting a price from the tree surgeon.

4.5 Overhanging tree opposite the school.

The clerk to report to LCC and express concern this is at a tight junction and is causing sighting problems for vehicles.

5 Reports from outside bodies

The council had received the annual play inspection report from Pendle. There were a number of minor issues which need addressing. As the equipment is under guarantee, Let’s Play has been asked to carry out the repairs asap.

6 Correspondence

Pendle had sent in a letter with proposed details for naming the new development at the former Panaz site. The names suggested are Pendle Lane and Spring Mill Court. Coun. Shaw pointed out that the geography of the village means it should be Wheatley Lane, the clerk to advise Pendle.

A Bit of A Do poster to support the Mayor of Pendle’s charity do was received.

7. Planning

16/0694/FUL – formation of 31 space car park at land to the west of the community centre, Wheatley Lane Road. while there is understanding that a car park would resolve the parking problems currently experienced in this area, there is also some concern from the councillors that the planned car park is in green belt, will encourage extra traffic in the area, which is also close to facilities used by young children and the extra noise/lights from cars etc which will be generated, especially at night, which will affect local residents.

Coun. Heaps asked for a copy of Pendle’s core neighbourhood planning document.

8. Finance

Authorised payments were made to:

£290.99 - Rebecca Hay, clerk's salary and expenses.

£162- D. Halstead, lengthsman's salary and expenses...

£31.62 – Clerk’s pension contribution.

£110.40 – Pendle Borough Council for play inspection.

9. Any other business

Coun. Hall has been approached by residents re the lack of dog bins in St Anne’s Drive. The clerk to ask Pendle.

Coun. Heaps asked for road signs in the village to be cleaned. The clerk to report.

The clerk to contact the gardener re the grass cutting.

10 Date of next meeting

December 5th at 7 p.m. Fence Village Hall. Please note, there is no meeting in January