Minutes of the
Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on
4th January 2006 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Hoskinson, Calnan,
Mercer and Jackson, Clerk D. Hancock plus two members of the Parish and
Community Support Officer, Deborah Gwilliam.
Cllr Rothwell informed the Parish
council that the Woodland Trust have a scheme for recycling Christmas cards.
They can be deposited at Tescos, Smiths or the Yealand villages Post Office.
Cllr Jackson also advised that used stamps could be collected for the Air
Ambulance. They can also be left in a box in the Quaker Meeting House.
Deborah Gwilliam reported that a bay
tree and wheelbarrow had been stolen from Clifford Hall.
Several residents had experienced
difficulty driving along Dykes Lane due to a parked trailer and the position of
other vehicles. Parishioners were requested to contact Carnforth Police on 63333
if this continued to be a problem.
Shots have been heard at night in
Hynings Wood. Anyone hearing further disturbance should phone the Police.
Cllr Jackson said that she was having
difficulty attending meetings on Wednesdays. Attention would be paid to this
when arranging future dates.
The minutes of the meeting held on 16th
November 2005 were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr Rothwell.
The Precept was set at £1350.
This will be held on 31st
January 2006 at 7p.m. in the Village Hall. The progress of the Parish Plan will
be discussed together with the Traffic and Transport report.
A6/Dykes Lane Junction
Mr Heaton advised that it was very
difficult to see this junction whilst driving South along the A6 at night. There
had been an accident on 13.12.05. Other parishioners concurred with his
views.The Clerk to write to the County Highways Department and ask what steps
could be taken to improve visibility without resorting to Street lighting. There
were suggestions that either white kerb lines and/or cats eyes could be
St Mary’s Church Wall
A vehicle had destroyed the Church wall.
Father Bamber had suggested that a chevron marker be placed on the wall or road
in an appropriate place. The white lines on the road are also not very clear.
The Clerk will write to the Highways Department to see what improvements can be
Yealand House, Yealand Road.
This has been knocked by a vehicle and
is leaning over. This will be reported to the Highways Department.
The School has been granted money to
formulate a Plan. Cllr Rothwell agreed to act as liaison officer and will try to
link it to the Parish Plan. Mr Holt, Highways Department, has agreed to put in a
bid for money towards the Plan but any money would have to be used within the
The service will terminate on 27th March
2006 unless sufficient additional funding becomes available by 18th
January 2006. Cllrs Calnan and Mercer will attend a meeting at Lancaster
Town Hall at 2.p.m. on 13.01.06.
The Clerk reported that Yealand Redmayne
Parish council were happy with the new arrangement with John Holmes. It was
agreed to formally ask him to work for Yealand Conyers. Hours will be eight
hours per month. Cllr Calnan agreed to liase with him. Jobs pending are litter
picking, washing of road signs and tidying around the New Inn and Quaker Field.
on the purposes of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This questionnaire had been returned to
Countrywise Consultants. Its purpose was to give the Countryside Agency a better
understanding of the extent that the relevant Authorities are aware and
fulfilling their duty of protecting these landscapes.
Deposit Account £2890.74
Cheques were approved for:
£49.48 - John Holmes, Relyant Gardening
for work done on the War memorial. Yealand Redmayne Parish Council have paid
half the cost to Yealand Conyers Parish Council.
£68.25 – Warton Parish Council. Final
bill for the Lengthsman.
This application has been refused.
Cllr Rothwell gave a report on the main
reasons for refusal.
The County Council highways found that
the forecasted daily vehicle movements of two hundred and sixty eight were in
excess of the Timeshare Development.
Car parking for eighty-eight vehicles
was in excess of the forty permitted by their parking standards.
There was no realistic access other than
by private car.
The City Council found that the proposed
development would have an adverse effect on a listed building and the AONB.
There would be an adverse effect because
of additional traffic and would be detrimental to highway safety.
The Scheme was contrary to Government
advice in that it involved new employment related buildings in an isolated rural
location. This is accessible only by car and there is no Public transport.
The Parish Council had been sympathetic
to the principle of development of the site and understood the need to finance
the maintenance of Leighton Hall. They were strongly opposed to the development
in its current form. There were steps that could be taken to lessen the impact
of the development. If these were fully implemented, the Parish Council could
support development on the site.
One City Councillor had been very
impressed by the Parish Council approach and Peter Rivet had commented on the
constructive comments in our report. It was hoped that the Applicants, City
Council and Parish Council could work together over any future plans.
Thanks were extended to Mr Heaton and
Access, Flat Lane, Yealand Conyers.
The Parish Council had several
objections to this plan.
There is already adequate access to the
It may be used to give access to the
holiday cottage and the Parish Council would not want a separate entrance to
The junction between Rose Acre Lane and
Flat Lane is already a dangerous corner and the proposed new access is close to
Our Parish Plan highlighted the need of
a footpath between the villages. Residents feel that there is a problem with
speeding traffic along this road. Many pedestrians, especially school children
There is a commitment to trying to
establish a footpath linking the two villages along this hazardous road.
Whatever is done for the new access should not prevent there being a permissive
path in the future, whoever owns the field.
Mr Calnan, Green Garth, 19, Yealand Road
Granted .The dish to be located on the
rear of the central chimney
Cast Iron Bollards have been erected on
the grass verges.
extensions, Mr Sands, Glendavian, Dykes Lane
Granted with the proviso that a stone
boundary wall should be constructed in place of the existing fence.
first floor gable window opening, Ms Rigby, Low Dykes Cottage, Dykes Lane