Playing Field Update
Planning permission has been confirmed by Sedgemoor for the proposed development of the bike track, additional goal and toddler area. The request for RLT2&3 funds was unanimously supported by those parishes who attended the recent Cluster Group meeting. Sedgemoor Grants Award Committee confirmed the grant application was successful and funding would be available in the New Year.
Parish Council Donations
The Parish Council agreed to donate 450.00 to St Edwards Church towards grass-cutting costs in the church yard.
Planning in the Village
Conversion of garage to living accommodation- 9 Stradling Close
Erection of two part storey, part single storey extension to west (rear) elevation – West House Lodge, Broadway
Following discussion the parish council agreed there were no observations to offer on these applications.
There is a Parish Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 8pm Agenda item: Scrubbits Farm, Scrubbits Lane, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, TA7 9EJ
Erection of two storey/single storey side extension with front porch, single storey rear extension on site of existing (to be demolished)
Applicants: Mrs I Livingstone
Setting Precept and agreeing 2012-2013 Budget
The Parish Council agreed the proposed budget and precept request amount of £5,730.00 for 2013 following the working party meeting on Monday 9th January 2013.
Village Design Statement Update
Mr Davidson has produced a draft VDS and flyer for parishioners feedback. This has been distributed this to the parish councillors for their comments. Mr Davidson reported that the revised VDS has used a lot of the material from the original VDS and integrated this with relevant points from Sedgemoor’s Core Strategy document. The aim of the VDS would be to ensure there is a clear message to prospective developers as well as helping the council to make decisions on individual planning applications.
The Chairman thanked Mr Davidson and the council congratulated Mr Davidson on his efforts.
Waterways & Road Survey:
The Clerk to contact Somerset County Council again concerning the issues with the culvert under Coombe Lane.
Mr Davidson to purchase an ordnance survey map of the village and surrounding parish in order to start to record the many features in the village including parish / village boundary lines and footpaths. JPEG Maps would also prove useful for recording road and waterways conditions surveys
The next parish council meetings scheduled are a planning meeting on Wednesday 16th January 2013 & the usual monthly meeting on Wednesday 13th February 2013 at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome.