Extracts 2018 – 2019

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL : EXTRACTS April 2018 – March 2019

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Extract for April 2018

 

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Extract for May 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 3 May at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and District Councillor R Duffield.

Election of Chairman. Councillor O’Donovan was elected Chairman for the ensuing year.

Election of Vice-Chairman. Councillor Rose was elected Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.

Planning Applications. No objection was raised to the revised plans for Conway Elmham Road nor to the proposed rear extension to 23 Beech Road. Decisions.Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the revised plans for Conway Elmham Road. Enforcement.Breckland Council had been contacted regarding the additional mobile home which is now installed at Shorthorn Nurseries which the Parish council does not believe has planning permission. The existing caravan is also supposed to be moved off the site by 15 May.Planning Committee. The Parish Council is to speak at the planning committee against the application for holiday lodges on Elmham Road as it is concerned about highway safety especially as no footway is now planned despite this being raised with the applicant at the application stage. The Parish Council was informed then that this would be installed. The Parish Council is also to ask for conditions on any approval to restrict the time of residence in the holiday lodges.

County and District Council Reports. The County Councillor reported that there is now on trial a mobile detector for mobile phones which can determine if a phone is being used whilst driving that is not on Bluetooth. District Councillor Duffield is investigating whether the litter on Elmham Road and green lane can be cleared regularly by Breckland Council.

Review of Bus Services. Norfolk County Council is consulting on bus services and as part of the proposal the feeder service from Old Beetley is to be discontinued. The Parish Council is to respond stating that the new service through East Bilney should then go to Old Beetley on a Tuesday and Friday and then into Dereham. The Parish Council spent considerable time in obtaining a service and feels disappointed that the proposal is to remove this.

Highways. The Parish Council had received complaints about the speeding along High House Road as more vehicles are using this instead of Fakenham Road whilst the Anglian Water work is being undertaken. The Speedwatch team had been in High house Road but did not find any excessive speeding. The flooding in Church Street will be reported yet again and it is going to be stressed that this needs a major investigation

Footpaths. Several footpaths do not appear to have been re-instated and these will all be reported to the Countryside access Officer at Norfolk County Council.

Accounts. The accounts for the year April 2017 to March 2018 had been approved. All the details will be posted on the website.

Recycling Payment. Breckland Council had confirmed that the recycling payment for the previous financial year would be £982.96 which is £527.02 for glass and £455.75 for textile. The glass amount is less that the previous year but the textile is more. Please continue to use the recycling banks in the parish as the money generated comes back to the parish.

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Extract for June 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 7 June at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors and one member of the public.

Planning. Applications. No objection was raised to the replacement garage at 45 Beechcroft Elmham Road. Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the variation on condition 2 to amend the design insertion of rooflights) and to revise the arrangement of approved facing materials at Conway Elmham Road. Approval had also been granted plans for the rear extension at 23 Beech Road. Enforcement. The Parish Council is still in contact with Breckland Council regarding the mobile homes at Shorthorn Nurseries and over the possible breach of building regulations at the Paddocks School Road. Planning Committee. The Parish Council spoke at the planning committee against the application for the holiday lodges at Otters Mead but this was approved by the Planning Committee.
The Parish Council has still not received the decision notice on this. Local Plan Examination. The Parish Council spoke at the hearing regarding the settlement boundary and it was felt that it had had a very fair hearing regarding its complaints about the formulation of the plan as no amendment had been allowed.

County and District Council Reports. The County Councillor reported that there is now on trial a mobile detector for mobile phones which can determine if a phone is being used whilst driving that is not on Bluetooth. District Councillor Duffield is investigating whether the litter on Elmham Road and green lane can be cleared regularly by Breckland Council.

Review of Bus Services. The Parish Council had received confirmation that the proposed new service will now go through East Bilney and then go to Old Beetley on a Tuesday and Friday and then into Dereham. Unfortunately, it does not appear at this moment that there will be a bus service to Norwich on a Wednesday. The Parish Council is to clarify certain matters regarding access and whether it will go along High House Road.

Highways. A parishioner spoke at the meeting regarding the speeding along High House Road and the Parish Council will request that the Speedwatch team have another session on High House Road and it will also ask if more repeater signs could be installed. The SAM2 sign will also be erected again. The visibility splays at several junctions do not allow adequate visibility and these will be reported. Several signs are now obscured by vegetation and these will all be reported.

Footpaths. The footpaths that had not been re-instated had been reported to the Countryside Access Officer at Norfolk County Council. Unfortunately, she is now on maternity leave so these will have to be reported again together with new problems caused by the rapid growth of crops over the past few weeks. The footpath alongside the school playing field and through the woods from Beetley River Meadows are to be cut as these are the responsibility of the Parish Council.

Beetley River Meadows. A very productive meeting had been held with the contractor who cuts the paths and it was agreed to clear trees near to the bridge and alongside the river which have fallen to allow better access to view the river.

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Extract for July 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 5 July at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond is also the District Councillor, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and District Councillor R Duffield.
Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the new dwelling at Hall Farm Barn Fakenham Road East Bilney as this is outside the settlement boundary, it is not infill, it is a greenfield site and is back garden development.
Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the replacement garage at 45 Beechcroft Elmham Road. Approval had also been granted by Breckland Council for the installaon of 15 holiday lodges, 1 lodge to form recepon, shop, toilet/changing facilies, children’s play area, wildflower meadow and associated landscaping at O,ers Mead Elmham Road.
Enforcement. The Parish Council is sll in contact with Breckland Council regarding the mobile homes at Shorthorn Nurseries and over the possible breach of building regulaons at the Paddocks School Road.
Minerals and Waste Consultaion.The members agreed with the inial assessment for an extension to the existing quarry, MIN12, which was assessed as being suitable. The extraction on would be transferred to the exisng processing plant by an extension to the conveyor belt. The members did not agree that two sites along Bilney Road were suitable although the third site on Bilney Road had not been assessed as suitable and the Parish Council agreed with this assessment. All three sites would have to have a processing plant or the gravel would have to be transported and the cumulave effect would not be acceptable. A further consultaon is due at the end of this year at the preferred sites stage of the consultaon.
County and District Council Reports. District Councillor Duffield stated that there is a problem with parking for the school along Gressenhall Road and the school will be contacted to stress that the parking is causing an obstrucon. There had also been complaints from residents along Elmham Road who had had their drives and access blocked.
Review of Bus Services. The Parish Council had received confirmation that the proposed new service will now go along High House Road. The service started on 23 July. Further clarificaon is being sought on mings.
Highways. Following the parishioner spoke at the meeting regarding the speeding along High House Road the Speedwatch team had done two sessions on High House Road. The Speedwatch team had also done two sessions on Fakenham Road with2 being caught the first time and 12 the second. Further sessions are planned for July. The Clerk is sll pursuing the repairs to the two trods and to have the red lining outside the school during holiday times.
Footpaths. The County Councillor agreed to take up the issues with the footpaths that have not been re-instated especially as there had been several complaints from parishioners.
Beetley River Meadows. The Parish Council had received consent to li/ the crown of one oak tree part of which is dead to allow cu?ng beneath. Ca,le had strayed onto the Meadows from the land adjacent. The Charity which owns the land had been wri,en to stressing that the Parish Council did not wish to have a repeat of this and trust that the fencing is now secure.

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Extract for August 2018

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Extract for September 2018

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Extract for October 2018

A meeing of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 4th October at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond is also the District Councillor, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and District Councillor R Duffield.

Planning. Applicatons. There were no planning applications to consider. Decisions. Breckland Council had given approval for externally illuminated sign at Otters Mead Elmham Road and to the variation to the design for approved residential annexe to include internal alterations only at Swanhaven Fakenham Road East Bilney. The Planning Commitee had granted approval for the erection of one cottage style property and garage at Church Road East Bilney. Both the Parish Council and District Councillor Duffield spoke against the application at the Planning Committee but the commi>ee decided unanimously to grant permission. The Parish Council had requested that if approval is given then a condition of the approval should be that the design cannot be changed from a cottage style dwelling and this was agreed by Breckland Council. Enforcement. District Councillor Duffield is in discussions with Breckland Council regarding the mobile homes at Shorthorn Nurseries.

County and District Council Reports. The County Councillor reported that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s consultation on taking over the Fire and Rescue Service has finished. He has not yet decided whether to forward this to the Secretary of State. Norfolk County Council is consulting on a different approach to Children’s Centres There are at present 53 in the county and many people cannot get to the centres. There are 12 contracts for the 53 centres and some are in buildings owned by Norfolk County Council. The proposal is to close 46 centres and leave 6 as hubs to offer services in more rural areas. The aim is to give a better service by going out to those who need it. District Councillor Richmond stated that the applicant for the Garden Village had been to London to lobby for support without engaging with the local parish councils. He stated that elder members of Breckland Council said that the In house planning department was not perfect. Some Parish Councils had written to the leader regarding Capita. There are still 5 years to run on Capita’s contract. The Clerk is to draft  a letter to the Leader for the members to agree regarding the poor service being received from Capita. Councillor Leigh raised the matter of problems at Elmham Surgery with telephones not being answered. The surgery has also taken over Toftwood and there appears to be a shortage of staff. The complaints had also come from Community Car passengers and on some days the surgery was only dealing with emergencies or on a triage basis by being telephoned back. The telephone would ring and tell you that you are number one in the queue but after 20 minutes no one had answered and the telephone cut off. Councillor Richmond will contact the Practice Manager and request that this is on the agenda for the next Patient Participation Group Meeting

Highways. The Clerk is still pursuing the repairs to the two trods and has reported the poor state of the road in East Bilney near to River Lane. The Parish Council had received communication from a member of the public regarding Elmham Road near to Otters Mead. At present there are two extant planning approvals and only on the second one does the applicant have to widen the road and pay for an extended 30 mph limit. The Parish Council is closely monitoring the development of the site. Meetings.

The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 1 November at 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall, Beetley. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15 p.m. Minutes. The full minutes are available for viewing on the Beetley Parish website, beetleypc.norfolkparishes.gov.uk, or by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or bryan.leigh@btinternet.com.

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Extract for November 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 November at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond is also the District Councillor, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and District Councillor R Duffield and eighteen members of the public.
Bus Service. A representative from Norfolk County Council attended the meeting and explained the reasons for the changes to the services through East Bilney and Old Beetley. The changes are because of new legislation that all buses for public use must have access for all. Carters Coaches which supply the current service will not be complying with the legislaon and so new metables are being considered ready for the service to be rescheduled with new providers. The representative reported on the proposed changes which were agreed by all the residents in attendance. The new schedules are due to commence in April and these will be confirmed in the New Year. The representative answered all the questions and concerns of residents and his attendance and explanation were much appreciated by all. Norfolk County Council is also to be contacted to enquire if any improvements can be made to High House Road to facilitate safer passage for pedestrians.
Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objecon to the applicaon for a garden room extension to rear, extension to rear of garage to provide gym, games room and study at Meadow Lodge The Drive East Bilney. No objecon was also raised to the extension and alteration to dwelling to enable addional living and bedroom accommodation on first floor and to demolish the timber frame garage and replace and relocate with a larger garage at Kosikot Church Road Old Beetley. The members objected to the erection of 1 dwelling with integral garage at Flint Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney as it was felt that this is too large and for the plot, will dominate the neighbouring property, no turning facility has been provided for Flint Cottage and that it should be further to the front of the site and the garage should be separate to the rear of the property to allow better parking and turning facility.
Decisions. Breckland Council had given approval for the new dwelling at Hall Farm Barn Fakenham Road East Bilney. The Clerk and two members of the public spoke at the Planning Committee when this was decided
County and District Council Reports. Norfolk County Council is consulng a different approach to Children’s Centres There are at present 53 in the county and many people cannot get to the centres. There are 12 contracts for the 53 centres and some are in buildings owned by Norfolk County Council. The proposal is to close 46 centres and leave 6 as hubs to offer services in more rural areas. The aim is to give a better service by going out to those who need it. The Parish Council decided to support the proposals.
District Councillor Richmond reported from the Patient Participation Group meeting for Elmham Surgery and the problems highlighted at the previous meeting were all raised. It is hoped that a better service for booking appointments will be put in place so that patients do not have to ring twice in a day to book appointments for that day.
Highways. The Parish Council noted a letter in the Link-Up regarding speeding along High House Road and that nothing had been done. The Parish Council had organised Speedwatch visits to the road and had erected the SAM2 speed sign. It had also received confirmation from the police that there would be a visit by the Safety Camera Team.

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Extract for December 2018

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Extract for January 2019

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Extract for February 1st 2019

 

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Extract for March 2019

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Bryan Leigh, Clerk to the Parish Council
Dawn Meadow, Fakenham Road
East Bilney, Dereham, NR20 4HT
Telephone : 01362 861112
or e-mail : bryan.leigh@btinternet.com

 

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