Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Arthurs, Tyldesley, Mr Hancock, Miss Rigby together with Clerk S.
Chair Hancock gave the Cllr’s an update
regarding the Post box at the top of Yealand Road which went missing last month,
she has spoken to Carnforth Post Office who assured her that it will be
returning and has only been taken away as it was needing to be replaced, Cllr
Tyldesley suggested that we should put it in writing regarding the missing bin
and send to the Post Office and have it minuted as it was felt that the longer
the bin is missing there is a possibility it won’t be replaced.
Cllr Page, Cllr Sykes.
Minutes of the meeting held on 2nd
September 2015.and 21st October 2015.
Both sets of minutes were approved and
signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
New Inn Update
The Friends of the New Inn committee have
decided to draw up a business plan to try and purchase the New Inn as a
Community Asset. There has been a problem with the paperwork so Chair Hancock
has put the application in Yealand Conyers Parish Council name as the Parish
Council were the ones that had originally applied for the ACV. Dave Hollins who
is an expert in setting up community pubs and has helped set up 35 pubs so far
has offered his services. Cllr Tydlesley asked whether the company has now been
set up, the Chair said they were waiting to hear. FOTNI need to raise funds and
draw up a business plan and if there was no offer in 6 months’ time then the
property can be put on the open market. The Lancaster City Council deadline was
the 25th October, 2015, this deadline was just for the ‘intention to
bid’. Cllr Tyldesley asked if FOTNI know how they are going to raise funds and
Chair Hancock said they have been promised grants from the Princes Trust and The
Plunkett Foundation. Cllr Arthurs mentioned that it might be worth looking into
applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery. The committee members of FOTNI
have extensive catering and business links and Cllr Page will continue as
Liaison Officer between FOTNI and Yealand Conyers P.C.
Parish Plan Update
The Chair asked whether the Cllr’s wanted
to discuss any matters that had arisen from the Lancaster City Council 2015
Housing Requirement Report and Local Plan Consultation. The AONB are holding a
consultation Day on December 2nd and this will have more of an effect
on our area than the City Councils Housing Plan. The Chair asked if it was the
wish to comment on the report and the Cllr’s said no they feel the report has
covered everything. A resident in Yealand Redmayne picked up something regarding
Yealand Conyers Parish Plan which is displayed on the village website. The
information is now outdated and it was decided it would be removed from the
parish website and updated after the Cllrs had attended the AONB and Planning
meetings. Cllr Tyldesley said maybe we should be putting something in the
village newsletter such as a questionnaire for the parishioners to ask their
opinions re housing and transport and how they wish to see the village develop.
Any Community run schemes would have to involve villages in the wider area.
There was some discussion about how much
notice should be given for meetings. The time for the Agenda to be displayed was
3 days minimum but it was agreed that it should be ten days in order to give the
Cllrs an opportunity to ask for items to be added and 7 days for the Parish
website and noticeboard. Draft Minutes to be typed up within 1 week, sent to the
Chair and 2 weeks for them to be displayed on the Parish website and
Discussion of Assets the Parish own with
regard to The Parish Audit
On the Audit conclusion BDO queried the
figures we had down for the assets that the Parish own such as the MUGA, the
Pound on Dykes Lane and the War Memorial. After making enquiries with BDO they
stated that any items which the Parish has bought are classified as assets, such
as dog waste bins, benches, Parish noticeboards are deemed to be asses as they
are owned by the Parish Council and as such should be included in next year’s
audit. The War Memorial should be given a value of £1. The Clerk was asked if
she could ascertain whether we had to give old assets like benches, planters etc
a value, or whether we could now start listing new purchases. All this
information has to be put on the website .
Application No: 15/01227/FUL
Proposal : Erection of a small scale
standby electricity generation plant comprising a substation, two
control/communication buildings, two 30,000 litre bunded fuel tanks, nine
engines block, four transformers, welfare facilities, turning area, landscaping
and access road
For: James Jamieson
Site Address: Land at Tarn Bank, Tarn Lane,
Yealand Redmayne, Lancashire.
This Planning Application is from TGC
Renewables, They will not have any direct impact within Yealand Conyers Parish
but we have been invited to comment. The Cllrs felt that this type of
development was better suited to a more industrial area. There was no
explanation as to what type of diesel would be used. Diesel gives off emissions
which contain potentially harmful particulates and is highly polluting .Cllr
Tyldesley felt that this development would detract from the character of the
landscape and would result in the loss of land for agricultural purposes.
Access to the site is poor. Tarn Lane has a
narrow bridge with a blind summit.
Cllr Arthurs said that it does not have any
locational aspect to it so it could be positioned anywhere, such as the
industrial units at Carnforth which are situated adjacent to the M6. Cllr
Arthurs said she wished they had used a brownfield site rather than a greenfield
site i.e. Carnforth as access better as straight off the M6 potentially a much
better location. Environmental impact if there was a leakage Chair will write a
response Cllr Arthurs said she felt it wasn’t so much what it’s about but
position. The Chair agreed to respond to this application.
Application No: 15/00949/FUL
Proposal : Installation of arrays of 1.8m
high PV panels, underground cabling, inverter and switchgear cabinets, 2
substations, 1.9m high security fencing, 4m high CCTV masts and construction of
an access point and internal roads to form a solar farm.
For: Mr Martin Cole
Site Address: Land South Of, Cinderbarrow
Lane, Priest Hutton, Carnforth,
Lancashire LA6 1JH
The Parish Council’s response is on the
parish website and the Chair has applied to speak at the Planning Committee.
There is extra time for comments because the application was not accompanied
with a listed building application [the Canal Locks ]which are within sight of
the proposed solar farm. The newsletter advises people how to comment on
Planning applications. It was requested from the Cllr’s for the Clerk to contact
Mark Potts from Lancaster City Council Planning department to ask him to come
and view the area from the Pump Seat. This is a well-used Public Area lying
within the A.O.N.B. The Chair has
requested proper photomontage from Livios but had no response.
Application No: SL/2015/0627
Proposal: Installation of a single wind
turbine measuring 30m to hub and 45m to blade tip with associated infrastructure
and access track.
For: Mr Richard Fawcett
Site Address: Green Dragon farm, Main
Street, Burton in Kendal, LA6 1LQ
Granted with conditions.
of next meeting: 06/01/2016