Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllr’s Panton, Jackson, Heaton. Clerk to Yealand Redmayne Sue Brown together
with Clerk S. Harrison.
Chair Hancock spoke
about the idea of the villages of Conyers and Redmayne purchasing a
defibrillator. She said there would need to be a team of first responders in the
village who would have to receive training as to how to use the defibrillator.
They would also have to be available to be able to respond to any emergencies.
It is an expensive
piece of equipment to purchase but grants might be available. Chair Hancock felt
that purchasing a defibrillator was not appropriate. There would be a problem as
to siting, plus it’s use is for someone in full collapse. She suggested that we
should enquire if a First Aid Course could be held for all Groups using the
Village Hall. She would attend the next Village Hall Committee Meeting in order
to discuss this proposal. She would also see if there was any interest in
formation of a First Responders Scheme by an insert in the Village Newsletter.
Minutes of the meeting
held on 15th January 2014.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
Matters arising from
the previous minutes;
Council Planning Response
Cllr Butler at the
previous parish council meeting raised concerns over consideration of planning
applications due to his concern over the number of wind turbines which have been
approved recently. The Clerk wrote to both Lancaster City Council Planning
Department and David Morris MP. The response that was received was as follows;
1. All correspondence is analysed by the case
2. Using national and local planning policy, case
officers assess the development proposals and reach a balanced
recommendation/This is checked by the Planning Manager before a decision notice
3. Each planning application is determined on its
4. Members of the public or Parish Councillors have
the right to speak on a planning application.
5. The Council has made changes to its Planning
Application Validation Guide and its Statement of Community Involvement to
ensure applicants of wind
consult with the community in advance of submitting a planning application. This
is a national government requirement.
Andy Ashcroft, Public
Realm Manager for Lancashire Highway Services, emailed the Clerk to apologise
for the delay in relocating the sign on Yealand Road. He has raised this issue
with Operations and this work is due to be carried out by mid April 2014. Mr
Ashcroft also said that Highways are aware of the condition of the wall on Dykes
Lane and will continue to monitor it and undertake remedial action as required.
The Cllr’s were still
extremely concerned about the state of the wall as it has deteriorated further
and are concerned about the saplings growing out of the wall and the debris and
undergrowth impeding the highway. They requested that the Clerk to contact
Highways and request that they come and visit the site to make them fully aware
of the situation.
Senior Planning Officer at Lancaster City Council emailed the Clerk to say
that an application has been submitted in respect of Unit 1, relating to car
sales but that it is not valid as of yet. Ms Threlfall will update the Clerk as
soon as it becomes valid. The Cllr’s were concerned due to the increase in
traffic and that there must be adequate parking on the premises to prevent
customers from parking on the A6 verges which could pose a serious hazard to
both pedestrians and road users.
The Clerk emailed
Roger Scanlon Lancashire Probation Officer regarding using the scheme to
undertake some work on Yealand Road/Peter Hill where there is vegetation and
soil to be removed and to generally tidy the area.
Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer North Division met with the parishioners at
the village “Coffee Stop” to inform them of the benefits of implementing the
scheme. There was a lot of interest and both parishes were keen to implement the
scheme. The cost to Yealand Conyers would be approximately £15 for the signs of
which we would require 4. It was decided that it would be best to have several
small groups rather than one Neighbourhood Watch Officer due to the layout of
Andy Denton said that
the scheme also sends out information regarding the various scams and frauds
which will be put on the parish website. The Chair is to contact Andy Denton re
getting the scheme up and running in the village.
The Chair and Cllr’s
have not had the opportunity to speak with the lengthsman yet regarding his
duties. They discussed the need to discuss the jobs which need doing within the
parish and that if there is a big job to be done that it will have to be sub
Cllr Heaton received a
response from Robinsons the brewery stating that they would resume work on the
building with scaffolding surrounding when the weather improves.
The Cllr’s requested
the Clerk to alert the Conservation Officer at Lancaster City Council re the
state of the building.
AONB – wind
for installation of renewable energy technologies are considered on a case by
case basis and are based on analysis of visual impact in a particular location.
More specific policies will be included in the AONB Developmental Plan Document
that will aim to manage renewable energy development within the AONB.
AONB are keeping a
watching brief on fracking, they have not been made aware of any concrete
proposals for this area.
The Management is very
clearly supportive of superfast broadband for the area. As long as the boxes are
consistent with village Conservation Area management plans, and are sensitively
sited and designed, it is likely that they would be supportive.
Between the 1st
of January and the 28th February there have been 44 incidents
reported in the Silverdale/Yealands area. Of these 3 relate to Yealand Conyers,
there have been no crimes reported.
Co-option a new
The Cllr’s proposed
Norma Heaton who was co opted onto the Parish Council.
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approved the Clerk expenses for this financial year and it was decided expenses
for the next financial year would be £60.
Planning Ref: 14/00072/FUL
Bank Barn, Yealand Conyers. Erection of
greenhouse at the rear of the property.
The Cllr’s queried the fact that there were
no dimensions as to the proposed size of the green house and they asked the
Clerk to enquire.
Planning Ref: 14/00163/RON
Erection of a new industrial unit –
pursuant to condition 5 on application 12/01041/FUL. The Councillors wish that
Provision of Parking Spaces should be considered on this proposal.
Annual Parish Meeting and
AGM: 7th May 2014.