Extracts April 2017 -March 2018

BEETLEY PARISH COUNCIL : EXTRACTS April 2017 – March 2018

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Extract for April 2017

Prior to the Parish Council Meeting the Annual Parish Meeting of Beetley Parish was held. Reports were received from the Chairman of the Parish Council, the Community Car scheme, the County councillor and District Councillors, Speedwatch, Beetley Common Advisory Committee and the Parochial Church Council. A report had also been received from the Village hall Management Committee.

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 6 April 2017 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, District Councillor R Duffield and twelve members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the two storey side extension at St. Fillians, 40 Elmham Road. The members objected to the replacement dwelling at 1, The Drift East Bilney as it was felt that the size of this dwelling would overwhelm the plot, it was not agreed that there was a necessity to demolish the existing dwelling and the size of the new dwelling would cause increased flooding in the area. It was also agreed that a bat survey should be carried out prior to any development of the site. The Parish Council also objected to the new dwelling at Conway 49 Elmham Road as it was another garden development on Elmham Road where the dwelling would be squashed into the plot which would have a detrimental effect to the area. It was noted that there had already been one dwelling erected within the cartilage of 49 Elmham Road. Decisions. Breckland Council had refused permission for the residential development of eight houses on land adjacent to 78 Faken- ham Road. Appeals. The applicant had appealed against the refusal of Breckland Council for the erection of an agricultural workers dwelling at Beetley Nurseries, Elmham Road. The Parish Council had submitted its objections to the development to Planning Inspector. Local Plan. A parishioner had requested that the Parish Council withdraws its support for the land on Fakenham Road for development and to amend the settlement boundary on Fakenham Road to bring this parcel of lane into the settlement boundary. The Parish Council decided not to change its view that this is a natural infill site and would continue to support this parcel of land and would also reiterate its request to amend the settlement boundary,

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that Norfolk County Council will be considering changing the current committee system at its meeting on10 April and if possible to revert to a cabinet arrangement. There will be elections on 4 May for the county council seats.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the he had attended the full Council meeting that day and reported that there was considerable discussion regarding the housing allocation for Thetford as none had as yet been commenced despite outline planning permission having been granted.

Highways. The request for a new bus shelter at the Gressenhall/ Fakenham Road junction had not been successful under the Local Parish Partnership Scheme as it is not a new shelter but is classified as maintenance.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. Quotations had been received for the replacement fencing and this is to be replaced as soon as possible.

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Extract for May 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 11 May 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and County Councillor M Kiddle Morris.

Elections. Councillor Joanne Baldwin was elected Chairman of the Parish Council and Councillor Jacqui O’Donovan Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.

Planning Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the detailed plans for the four dwellings and garages to the rear of The Paddocks. This site had received permission for four dwellings in 2016 as an outline plan and the members could see no reason to object to the detailed plans. No objection was also raised to remove the single storey extension to the rear construct new single storey extension to the rear and re-roof the garage at 19 Fakenham Road. A letter had been sent to Breckland Council regarding the development at 1 The Drift East Bilney. The Parish Council is to submit a further comment about this letter refuting some of the claims which are misleading. The members were pleased that a bat survey has been carried out at this property which was requested in the initial response.

Local Plan. The next stage of the consultation has been delayed and it is now expected in June or early July.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that Norfolk County Council following the elections on 4 May has a Conservative majority and the full Council will meet on 15 May to confirm the Leader and Deputy Leader plus the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of all Committees.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that the housing plans for Thetford are still in outline and so no new houses have been built which affects the housing allocations in other areas of Breckland. Breckland Council is still stating that it has a five year housing supply but several developers have disputed this but at present there has been no legal challenge.

Highways. The members were disappointed with the re-surfacing at the junction at Corner Nurseries and will be writing to a landowner requesting that he cuts back the vegetation around the road signs on the approach to East Bilney. Norfolk County Council had confirmed that the potholes on Fludges Lane from the church in East Bilney through to Brisley are to be repaired. The vandalism on the footbridge on Folly Lane had been promptly repaired by Norfolk County Council.
Beetley River Meadows Play Area. Clarification has had to be obtained for the fencing at the play area but this has now been resolved and it is hoped that this will be erected by the end of June.

Finance. The accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017 had been audited by the Internal Auditor and these were approved at the meeting. The accounts will be posted on the website and any parishioner has the right to inspect these accounts by contacting the Clerk. All the information regarding the accounts will be posted on the website.

Recycling. The payment from Breckland Council for the year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 was £1018.23. This compares with £1449.59 for the previous year. The income from the bottle bank at the New Inn was £583.32 which compares with £400.45 for the previous year. Unfortunately the income from the textile bank at the Village Hall was only £434.91 compared with £1049.104 the previous year. Breckland Council changed the contractor for the textiles and the new contractor will not take cushions, pillows or quilts which it is believed has reduced the tonnage considerably.

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Extract for June 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 June 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and three members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the amended plans for the Woad Barn Rawhall Lane. Decisions. Permission had been granted to remove the single storey extension to the rear construct new single storey extension to the rear and re-roof the garage at 19 Fakenham Road and to the variation of conditions 6 & 8 on 3Pl/2008/0811/F at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. Permission had been granted for the replacement of existing dwelling and garage at 1 the Drift East Bilney despite the numerous objections raised by the Parish Council and nearby residents. Several conditions had been placed on the permission and the development will be monitored closely. As there has been concern about pollution from some work already carried out the Parish Council is to request that the stream is checked to ensure that no pollution is entering the water course and subsequently the River Wensum.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that little has happened at Norfolk County Council since the elections as the first committees will not be sitting until the week commencing 12 June.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that William Nunn had been elected Leader and Sam Chapman-Allen Deputy. The Chairman is Kate Millbank and the deputy is Richard Duffield who is the District Councillor for Beetley. Breckland Council is still stating that it has a five year housing supply but there has been no legal challenge and under both methods of calculating this there is a five year supply.

Footpaths. The members were disappointed with the state of many of the footpaths within the parish and the members have requested a meeting with the footpath officer who is assigned to this area. This is so that all the correct signage and finger posts are in place and those footpaths that have always been cut by Norfolk County Council are maintained correctly. The owners of the land where the hedges are en- croaching and the paths are not passable are to be written to. Highways. The landowner has been requested to cut back the vegetation around the flashing sign at the north end of Fakenham Road. A quotation is awaited for the new signage for the 20 mph sign near to the school to clearly show that it is a 20 mph area when the lights are flashing. The contractor will be contacted again as the lights are still flashing in holiday time. A complaint had been received regarding an encroaching hedge on Ashley Road and the owner will be contacted to request that this is cut back to the boundary of the property.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. The contractor for the fencing is to be contacted again to ensure that the new fencing is erected prior to the start of the school summer holidays.

Beetley Common. A complaint had been received regarding weed spraying on a small area of the common. This was undertaken to ensure the new saplings do not take over the area. The Parish Council noted the concerns of the person but will continue to allow spraying to continue when necessary. This work is undertaken by volunteers and it would not be feasible to request that all the new saplings are removed by hand. The Parish Council is indebted to these volunteers for maintaining paths through the Common as without their assistance parts of the Common would become overgrown and impossible to walk.

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Extract for July 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 June 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris and three members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the amended plans for the Woad Barn Rawhall Lane. Decisions. Permission had been granted to remove the single storey extension to the rear construct new single storey extension to the rear and re-roof the garage at 19 Fakenham Road and to the variation of conditions 6 & 8 on 3Pl/2008/0811/F at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. Permission had been granted for the replacement of existing dwelling and garage at 1 the Drift East Bilney despite the numerous objections raised by the Parish Council and nearby residents. Several conditions had been placed on the permission and the development will be monitored closely. As there has been concern about pollution from some work already carried out the Parish Council is to request that the stream is checked to ensure that no pollution is entering the water course and subsequently the River Wensum.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that little has happened at Norfolk County Council since the elections as the first committees will not be sitting until the week commencing 12 June.

District Councillor Report. The District Councillor reported that William Nunn had been elected Leader and Sam Chapman-Allen Deputy. The Chairman is Kate Millbank and the deputy is Richard Duffield who is the District Councillor for Beetley. Breckland Council is still stating that it has a five year housing supply but there has been no legal challenge and under both methods of calculating this there is a five year supply.

Footpaths. The members were disappointed with the state of many of the footpaths within the parish and the members have requested a meeting with the footpath officer who is assigned to this area. This is so that all the correct signage and finger posts are in place and those footpaths that have always been cut by Norfolk County Council are maintained correctly. The owners of the land where the hedges are en- croaching and the paths are not passable are to be written to. Highways. The landowner has been requested to cut back the vegetation around the flashing sign at the north end of Fakenham Road. A quotation is awaited for the new signage for the 20 mph sign near to the school to clearly show that it is a 20 mph area when the lights are flashing. The contractor will be contacted again as the lights are still flashing in holiday time. A complaint had been received regarding an encroaching hedge on Ashley Road and the owner will be contacted to request that this is cut back to the boundary of the property.

Beetley River Meadows Play Area. The contractor for the fencing is to be contacted again to ensure that the new fencing is erected prior to the start of the school summer holidays.

Beetley Common. A complaint had been received regarding weed spraying on a small area of the common. This was undertaken to ensure the new saplings do not take over the area. The Parish Council noted the concerns of the person but will continue to allow spraying to continue when necessary. This work is undertaken by volunteers and it would not be feasible to request that all the new saplings are removed by hand. The Parish Council is indebted to these volunteers for maintaining paths through the Common as without their assistance parts of the Common would become overgrown and impossible to walk.

Meetings. The next meeting of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 6 July at the Village Hall, Beetley at 7.30 p.m. 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 August 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 24 August 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council had made no comment to the application to replace front flat roof dormer with three pitched dormers add rear dormer and single storey side extension at 65 Fakenham Road as this was a resubmission of a previous application which had expired. The Parish Council had raised no objection to the original application. The Parish Council raised no objection to the application to vary condition 3 on 3PL/2008/0811/F to allow additional goods to be sold at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road. Decisions. Permission had been granted by Breckland Council for the proposed single storey front extension at 13 Beech Road, for the front extension to the dwelling at 51 Elmham Road, for the variation of condition to vary the design at Woad Barn Rawhall Lane and for the application to replace front flat roof dormer with three pitched dormers add rear dormer and single storey side extension at 65 Fakenham Road.

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 7 September 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Duffield and six members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the application to convert existing outbuilding into habitable space inc small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/ living area, all alterations to be internal, exterior to remain the same at Swanhaven Fakenham Road East Bilney provided that a condition is placed on any permission that the annex is not sold as a separate entity or is used as a holiday let. No objection was also raised to the side and rear extension to form attached annexe at 1 High House Road. Decisions. Permission had been granted to allow the main residence to be let on a short term basis at High View Elmham Road.

Local Plan. The Parish Council is to respond to the latest consultation stating that it does not believe that the document is sound as despite several requests a parcel of land had not been included in the Local Plan and the settlement boundary had not been amended as requested.

County Councillor Report. The County Councillor reported that the Minerals and Waste Local Plan call for sites had finished on 4 August and he will forward the sites put in as soon as these are received. The County Council will commence its budget setting in October and it is likely to have to find a further £100 million of savings.

District Councillor Report. District Councillor Duffield reported that the Local Plan is out for consultation and he has doubts as to whether this is sound and that as there is not a five year housing supply in Breckland sites will be granted permission that have not been allocated in the plan. District

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Extract for September 2017

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Extract for October 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 5 October 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present six Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, District Councillor R Duffield and no members of the public

Planning. Objection to the application for the erection of an oak fronted cart lodge at Domus Faba Bittering Street or to the single storey side extension at Woodwells 52 Elmham Road. The members also raised no objection to the application to amend the phased restoration arrangements and the retrospective siting and use of a site cabin (including lighting and cameras) /generator on land to the north of School Road, East Bilney Quarry. Decisions. Permission had been granted to convert existing outbuilding into habitable space inc small kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/living area, all alterations to be internal, exterior to remain the same at Swanhaven Fakenham Road East Bilney and a condition had been placed on the permission that the annex is not sold as a separate entity or is used as a holiday let. Permission had also been granted for the side and rear extension to form attached annexe at 1 High House Road, the variation at Beetley Nurseries to sell additional goods and the replacement dwelling at Woodland Farm Holt Road Hoe.

Future Planning Application. An application had been received by Breckland Council for the installation of 15 holiday lodges, 1 lodge to form reception, shop, toilet/ changing facilities, natural swimming pond, children’s play area, wildflower meadow and associated landscaping at Otters Mead Elmham Road Beetley. This application will be considered at the November meeting when all parishioners will have a chance to put forward their comments to the Parish Council.

Minerals and Waste. The call for sites for the new local plan by Norfolk County Council had been completed. Four sites had been submitted in Beetley, three of which had been submitted in the previous Minerals plan but were not allocated. The Parish Council will now await the first consultation when the assessments by Norfolk County Council will be published. This is likely to be at the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018.

District Councillor Report. District Councillor Duffield reported that the Local Plan consultation has finished. District Councillor Richmond reported that at a meeting of the Overview and scrutiny Committee of Breckland Council senior officers from Capita had been questioned thoroughly regarding the Local Plan and the five year housing supply. It was reported that no houses had yet been built in the Thetford area which is placing pressure on other towns and villages for houses to be built in them.

Highways. The Parish Council was disappointed that several footpaths where maintenance is required have not been attended to and these will be reported again. The Clerk is trying to arrange a meeting with the Highways Engineer to discuss the problems with highways in the village.

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Extract for November 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 2 November 2017 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, District Councillor R Duffield and eight members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the proposed new dwelling at Conway 49 Elmham Road. The members decided that the proposed dwelling was too large for the plot and therefore would be squashed into the plot as has occurred elsewhere within the parish. The detailed plans submitted show a larger dwelling than had been submitted initially for planning permission which the Parish Council had also objected to. It was also felt that the height of the dwelling was not in keeping with the neighbouring properties. The Parish Council also objected to the installation of 15 holiday lodges, 1 lodge to form reception, shop, toilet/ changing facilities, natural swimming pond, children’s play area, wildflower meadow and associated landscaping at Otters Mead Elmham Road Beetley. The Parish Council listened to a presentation from the applicant and to the concerns of parishioners who attended the meeting. The members had objected to the original planning application in 2006 as they felt that this was not a suitable site for holiday lodges on a narrow road with a 60m.p.h. speed limit. This concern was raised by several parishioners at the meeting and in their responses to Breckland Council. The members felt that 15 holiday lodges was too many for this location. If permission is granted by Breckland Council the Parish Council requested that several conditions are placed on the permission to ensure that the concerns of traffic are resolved prior to occupation, there is no further development on the site, all facilities are in place prior to occupation and to ensure that these remain as holiday lodges and not permanent homes. The District Councillor had requested that this application be referred to the Planning Committee if the officers decide to grant permission. Decisions. Permission had been granted for the new access into the parking area at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road.

Highways. The Clerk had arranged a meeting with the new Highways Engineer to discuss the problems with highways in the village. It is hoped that the trod alongside the Fakenham Road in East Bilney will be finished, the junction of Rawhall Lane and Fakenham Road repaired, the footway alongside the Fakenham Road from High House Road to the old school and from Beech Road to Beetley River Meadows will be cleared, that High House Road will be sided out again to ensure there is a full width of road and that the new accesses on Elmham Road have permission. The Highways Engineer also agreed the siting for a new bus shelter at the Beech Road bus stop on Fakenham Road. The Parish Council will now proceed with the application for match funding of this with Norfolk County Council.

There was dismay that some of the problems with footpaths have not been resolved despite the clerk pressing for a resolution to these matters.

Precept. The members decided to maintain the precept which is the portion of Council Tax raised by Breckland Council for the parish at the level set last year. The members agreed to use more of the reserves in the forthcoming year to finance items.

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Extract for December 2017

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 7 December 2017 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, District Councillor R Duffield and three members of the public.

Planning Applications. The Parish Council objected to the proposed erection of self contained annexe at 19 Fakenham Road. This is not attached to the main dwelling and as it is a self contained unit this could set a precedent for more of the same in the rear gardens of properties. The Parish Council requested that if approval is granted then a condition should be placed on the approval that the cabin should be removed when it is no longer required and should not be let or sold as a separate entity. The Parish Council also objected to the erection of a single dwelling at Flint Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney. This site is outside the settlement boundary for Beetley parish and it was felt that this dwelling was being squashed into the site and that there are serious highway issues with the proposed plans. Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the erection of an oak fronted cart lodge at Domus Faba Bittering Street, the single storey side extension at Woodwells 52 Elmham Road and the new dwelling and garage at Conway 49 Elmham Road. Norfolk County Council had granted permission for the amended phased restoration on land to the north of School Road East Bilney at East Bilney Quarry. Highways. The Clerk is to contact the Area Manager for Highways to attempt to have all the outstanding problems resolved. Despite the visit of the Highways Engineer none of the reported problems have been resolved. The Highways Department will be contacted to have the verge cleared on B1146 at the minor road to Stanfield as this is now a highway safety problem when exiting from the Stanfield direction. The damaged sign at the junction of B1145 and B1146 in Stanfield will be reported.

Litter: The Parish Council is indebted to those parishioners who clear up the rubbish alongside the roads and an area had been identified as being more litter bound than in the past. It is hoped that this will improve in the near future. Footpaths. There is a new circular walk that has been advertised by Dereham Walkers and further details are to be placed on the website.

Bus Services. The Parish Council is to respond to the proposed cuts in subsidies to the bus services in Beetley, Old Beetley and East Bilney. The Parish Council felt that after all the effort to obtain even a limited service to all the villages by the use of a feeder service it would be very disappointing if this is withdrawn.

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 January 2018

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Extract for February 1st 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 1 February 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 seven members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council objected to the application to demolish the existing garage and erection of two storey extension, detached garage and renovation of existing dwelling at 49 Conway Elmham Road. It was felt that this two storey extension was out of keeping with the street scene and it would be a cramped form of development. Decisions. Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the single storey extension to form garden room adjacent to lounge at Ferndale House The Drift East Bilney.

County and District Council Reports. The County Councillor reported that the portion of the council tax for the County Council will rise this year by 5.99%. This increase means the County Council will not have to cut the subsidies for bus services or cut back on the number of roads that are gritted. The District Councillor reported the Local Plan Examination in Public will take place over 12 days of hearings. Breckland has also been awarded £10 million to improve the infrastructure at Thetford which hopefully will allow houses that have had planning permission for some time to be started.

Highways. All items that have been reported are pro- grammed for repair but it is not yet known when the maintenance will take place. The potholes on Fakenham Road near to the school flashing sign, the ironworks close to the bus shelter at High House Road, the junction with Church Road East Bilney and just north of Church Road have all been reported.

Footpaths. The Parish Council was pleased to see that several new finger posts had been erected but was disappointed that one had been placed in the same position as the last, in the hedge , so that it was not visible. Norfolk County Council will be requested to re-site or have the hedge cut back.

Community Car Scheme. Following the request for new drivers in the last edition of the Beetley Buzz two new drivers have volunteered. This should enable the scheme to maintain its service to the parish.

Bus Shelter. The roof of the bus shelter near to High House Road had lost its roof in Storm Ffion. The Parish Council has contacted its insurance company and is awaiting two quotations to send off a claim to have the shelter repaired.

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Extract for February 13th 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Wednesday 13th February at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors one of whom, Councillor R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish and County Councillor M Kiddle Morris

Sale of Land adjacent to Fakenham Road. The only item discussed at this meeting was the auction of a parcel of amenity land between Fakenham Road and Beetley River Meadows. This had been put into the auction by Norfolk County Council and it was agreed that at the auction a maximum bid of £1500 be made.

The acquisition for the parish of this parcel of land would mean that the complete area from Fakenham Road to the far side of Beetley River Meadows would be owned by the Parish Council.

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Extract for March 2018

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 8 March at Beetley Village Hall. There were present seven Parish Councillors one of whom, Cllr. R Richmond, is also the District Councillor for Beetley Parish, County Cllr. M Kiddle Morris and District Cllr. R Duffield

Planning. Applications. No objection was raised to the conservatory to the front of the property at 4 Hall Cottages, on the access road to Bilney Hall, East Bilney although as this is to the front of the dwelling the Parish Council would have preferred a garden room to blend in with the old buildings. Decisions.
Approval had been granted by Breckland Council for the erection of one dwelling at Flint Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney. Breckland Council had refused the application for the erection of dwelling and garage at Ferndale House, The Drift East Bilney. County and District Council Reports.

The County Councillor reported that the Minerals and Waste Local Plan Issues and Options will be presented to the committee in May who will decide if this is to go out for consultation. This phase is to list all the sites that have been submitted and will contain the officers appraisals of each site.
The Council tax increase was agreed at 5.99% District Councillor Duffield reported that the natural swimming pool has been removed from the plans for Otters Mead. This is scheduled to go to the Planning Committee in April and the Parish Council will need to stress that months in which these can be occupied must be specified and is to apply to all the holiday homes.
District Councillor Richmond reported that the Breckland Lottery is now live. The Area Manager for Highways had been at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that day to answer questions regarding maintenance and it was stated that the overspend on the NDR is impacting on the general maintenance of the highways. It was queried whether there is now a need for a 3 or 5 year housing supply but it was not known if this had changed.

Highways. Again the items reported the previous month had not been repaired and these will be chased. There had been flytipping on Stoney lane and the potholes on Rawhall Lane will be reported again.

Bus Shelter. The Parish Council has received confirmation from its insurance company to proceed with the repair to the bus shelter.

Auction of Land. The parish Council had attended the auction but the parcel of land was withdrawn at £3750 as it had not reached its reserve price. The Parish Council has subsequently bid £1500 for the parcel of land to the seller but had not heard if this was successful.

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