Minutes of the Yealand Conyers
Parish Meeting held on 3rd September 2008 in the Quaker Meeting
House, Yealand Conyers.
Cllrs Rothwell, Calnan, Mercer, Panton, Jackson and Clerk
D. Hancock. Community Police Officer, Tony Marsh and three members of the Parish
P.C. Marsh reported thefts from the Quaker Old School and
a premise on the A6. There has been a neighbour dispute that involved the
Police. Alcohol had been seized from under 18ís at a village event. Speed
monitoring continues at three sites in the villages and antisocial driving
measures have been implemented for speeding drivers.
Cllr Panton requested that
vehicles driving along Dykes Lane are also monitored.
General concern was expressed
over the potential increase in traffic along Dykes Lane if the Leighton Hall
project proceeds. Large contractors vehicles would present a hazard to both
pedestrians and buildings. Comparisons were drawn with Carnforth where
vibrations from traffic had caused considerable damage to buildings on the High
Cllr Panton asked whether 20mph
signs are used in Lancashire. Cllr Rothwell informed the Parish Council that a
speed limit review would soon be undertaken.
A static speed indicator costs
£3,000. Some officers are undergoing training in the use of mobile speed traps.
P.C. Marsh would request that these are utilised in the village.
Cllr Jackson asked whether the
Clerk knew if the fire hydrants were serviced. Nobody knew where all the
hydrants are situated. The Clerk will contact the Fire Brigade for information.
Mr Winder informed the Parish
Council of his intention to reinstate the barn as a farm building if permission
is refused for a holiday cottage. He would then concrete the access road so that
cattle could be moved on and off the land.
There were no apologies.
Minutes of the meeting held
on the 25th June 2008.
These were approved and signed by the Chairman Cllr
The RIBS system has been reinstated. A correct timetable
is posted on the Notice Board.
Best kept Village
Yealand Conyers has been unsuccessful this year. More
publicity will be circulated in 2009 and at an earlier date.
The Clerk will collect the
spring bulbs, John Holmes will be asked to plant them around the village.
Mr and Mrs Hancock agreed to
strim the area around the pond as soon as weather conditions are suitable.
Foliage has been removed so
these are visible
An email has been received from the Planning Office
informing the Parish Council that the Leighton Hall representatives have ruled
out Crag Foot as an access road for contractorsí vehicles.
The Parish Council will respond
expressing our concern that the roads through the village are equally unsuitable
for heavy traffic. The points already raised by the Parish Council have not been
considered. There is a particular hazard on Dykes Lane. This is already signed
íNot suitable for long vehicles.' because they cannot negotiate the T junction
with Yealand Road.
An increase in traffic could be
hazardous to both buildings and pedestrians. There is also a lack of footpaths
through the village.
The junction at Peter Hill and
Yealand Road has already been deemed to have poor visibility by the Highways
The sharp bend at the top of
Peter Hill presents a hazard to long vehicles.
Cllrs Panton and Calnan asked
how the strong feelings of the Parish Council could be given more consideration.
Cllr Panton suggested informing Geraldine Smith M.P. about the proposals. Cllr
Rothwell agreed to speak to both Geraldine Smith and Cllr Fishwick.
Mr Lodge, Community Futures had advised the Parish
Council that funds are available for the purchase of Play equipment. This
information has been forwarded to the School and the Clerk of Yealand Redmayne.
Mr Winder assured the Parish
Council that he also wished to complete on the sale of the pond as soon as
possible. He confirmed that the shooting and fishing rights belong to Mr Bates.
The Clerk had confirmed the boundaries and that the pond was not going to be
used for recreational purposes.
The pond is now officially
protected as a habitat of Great Crested newts.
The Landscape trust do not wish
to buy the pond but would manage the area at the cost of £50/day. It was agreed
that on completion the Parish Council would do a risk assessment and ascertain
whether an increase in public liability cover is necessary. A sign would be
erected stating Danger Deep Water. Children must be supervised at all times.
08/00237/FUL Appeal by
Rogersons re extension to a single storey storage building
The Parish Council had several concerns about further
expansion of this site. The number of portacabins has increased. There is
increasing intensity of use.
The Company did not comply with the requirement to
provide landscaping in the 2002 application.
Excess surface water is a problem on this site. Holmer
Tarn is adjacent to the building. During the winter of 2007-2008 the standing
water presented a traffic hazard when Rogersons pumped excess water from their
property out onto the A6. The Parish Council felt that this was highly
dangerous. Consideration to the provision of adequate drainage should be
08/00873/CU Parish Council/Neighbourhood Council
Change of use of barn to holiday accommodation with
vehicle access from A6
The majority of the Councillors had no objections to the
change of the barn to a holiday cottage.
There were still reservations about the revised plans for
vehicle access from the A6 and the Highways Authority's comments should be taken
Listed building application for the demolition of
existing conservatory and erection of a new conservatory. Green Garth, 19
Cllr Calnan declared a prejudicial interest and vacated
There were no objections to this proposal.
A cheque for £39 was approved for Relyant Gardening.