Pillaton Parish Council Meeting Minutes -
March 2015

Meeting held on 18/03/2015

Attendance

Cllrs. Dolley, Heap, Martin and Warne.

Apologies

Cllrs Harris, D. Floyd, S. Floyd and County Councillor D. Pugh.

Declarations of Interest

None.

Public Forum

There was one member of the public present. Mr Warwick questioned if the Parish Council had acted correctly in approving the new building in the Row. Mr Warwick and his neighbours believe that the new building is out of proportion to the neighbouring buildings and that the parking is inadequate. The Parish Council responded by stating they believe the parking to be satisfactory when the builders vehicles and equipment were removed but noted that in their response to Cornwall Council in respect of the planning application they had stated that the plans were inadequate. Accordingly the Parish Council agreed to write to Cornwall Council planning department seeking a reply to the Parish Council’s concerns regarding the inadequacy of the plans. Mr Warwick thanked the Parish Council for their efforts.

Minutes

The Minutes of 18th February 2015 Council meeting were accepted unanimously.

Matters Arising

None.

Planning Permission

The Clerk was asked to contact Cornwall Council requesting that the Parish Council be informed when a recommendation for approval or objection by the Parish Council was overturned by Cornwall Council.

Solar Farm

Cllr Martin explained that he had been in regular contact with Cornwall Council commenting on the damage, mud and obstruction to local roads caused by the Contractors vehicles. Cllr Martin provided copies of emails and photographs indicating the extent of the problem and responses from Cornwall Council’s enforcement team. The Clerk was asked to contact Cornwall Council to seek assurance that monies were obtained from the Contractor to remedy the damage prior to the Contractor leaving the site.

Finance

The Council approved payments of £720 as Clerk’s salary and £180 to the Inland Revenue.

The Bank position of current account £468 and deposit £1,833 was noted.

Standards Training

The Council received in house training from the Clerk in respect of Standards.

Any Other Business

The Clerk was asked to organise a safety check on the playground equipment and to seek advice on signage.

Cllr Martin agreed to continue as the representative on the Village Hall Committee.

It was noted that the owners of the field bordering the road at the top of the Village had undertaken to trim the hedges.

Cllr Martin pointed out the existence of the facility on Cornwall Council’s web site to report problems such as pot holes or uncut hedges.


Chairman Mr. Dolley
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