Minutes of the
Yealand Conyers Parish Council Meeting held on the 14th September
2005 in the Quaker Old School, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer,
Hoskinson, Clerk D. Hancock plus six members of the Parish.
Apologies were received from Cllr
Mr McIver drew attention to the fact
that some households had overhanging branches and shrubs that made it difficult
to walk along the footpath. He also drew attention to the number of nettles
along the roads. The Clerk will write to one household and Mrs Carruthers agreed
to approach one of her neighbours. The Council has dealt with the undergrowth on
Church Lane satisfactorily.
Cllr Calnan reported that although she
has received Work Schedules for Emma there still seems to be a lack of
communication. Several councillors feel that her time is not being used
effectively and the quality of the work is poor. The Council have not signed a
contract for the current year and do not know how many hours have been worked.
The Councillors decided to cease using the Lengthsman Service and the Clerk
would write to Steve Edwards accordingly. Cllr Rothwell would approach John
Holmes and ask him if he would consider covering Yealand Conyers as well as
Alliance and Leicester are phasing out
paper transfers. The deposit account has been changed to the Instant Reserve
A refund of VAT has been claimed
Petty Cash £12.12
Deposit account £3346.96
Demolition of existing Conservatory and erection of a new Conservatory, 21
Planning Permission granted.
A Planning Application has not been
received and the case has now been referred to the Councilís Legal Services for
the commencement of formal action.
The Planning Officer dealing with the
landscaping works is happy that this is being done according to the agreed
Leighton Hall Home Farm. Erection of new buildings, extension to Keepers
Cottage, creation of car parking and auxiliary facilities for rural workspace
Cllr Rothwell gave a brief explanation
of the proposed development. The plan consists of conversion of the existing
farm buildings and construction of two new buildings for use as rural
businesses. There will be a new service road and parking for eighty eight cars
.It is envisaged that sixty staff could be employed.
A holding letter had been sent to Andrew
Dobson, Head of Planning and Building Control. This stated that the proposal
would require careful consideration by the Parish Council, as it is large
relative to the size of the Village. Neither Rural Solutions or Leighton Hall
has sought to discuss the scheme prior to submission.
The Parish Council feel the findings in
the Inspectors Report from the 1999 application are relevant to the latest
proposal and will provide an initial response by the end of September.
Cllr Rothwell suggested that the plans
were shown to those present and invited comments. The general feeling was that a
smaller development using the existing buildings might be viewed
sympathetically. It was felt that the loop road would be visible from
Summerhouse Hill. Many people were concerned about the increased traffic through
the village. There would be an increase in noise from large vehicles. Peter Hill
Lane is not suitable for large numbers of vehicles.
Cllr Rothwell suggested forming a
Working party to address these concerns. Cllrs Rothwell and Hoskinson invited Mr
Heaton to join with assistance from Cllrs Calnan and Mercer. A Village Meeting
will also be arranged.
Cllr Rothwell will write to the
Department of the Environment, Government Office for the Northwest for guidance
in the matter.
05/01011/FUL Alterations and extensions
partly implemented in line with Planning consent, Glendavian, Dykes Lane.
The Parish Council had asked that a
condition for planning consent should be that the stone wall is reinstated on
completion of building work.
Waste Water Treatment Plant and Soakaway, 6, Dykes Lane
and Redmayne Area Appraisal Day
Lancaster City Council is undertaking a
review of the conservation areas. A Pilot Day has been arranged for the
29th September to establish the most efficient way of conducting a
subsequent public consultation exercise. This Field day will gather information
from the area, conduct mapping and photographic exercises and provide an
opportunity for discussion of views and priorities.
Both Clerks will attend this meeting.
This is now completed, together with the
Connect Bus Service.
The Cabinet Minister for Sustainable
Development, County Councillor Tony Martin will consider the continued operation
of the Carnforth Connect Bus Service in a meeting on October 4th
If the decision is made to withdraw
Carnforth Connect, the County Council will arrange for Stagecoach to revise
their existing hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service from Lancaster to
include the Yealands and Wharton. This would provide an hourly link. There is no
guarantee of the service being linked with the train timetable.
The Clerk was asked to write to Cllr
Fishwick expressing the Parish Councilís disappointment that there had been no
consultation in this matter. .
The Parish Council had not been informed
that funding would be withdrawn. The Service had met a real need in the villages
and had fulfilled all the Government initiatives on use of public transport.
The Clerk would also write to Tony
Martin and Geraldine Smith.