July Extract

A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 4 July 2019 at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Atterwill, District Councillor R Duffield, and four members of the public.

Planning. Applications. The Parish Council raised no objection to the demolition of existing conservatory and the erection of a single storey extension at 25 Oakland Drive or to the application for a proposed single storey front extension and porch at The Cottage Hall Road Old Beetley. The Parish Council is to contact Breckland Council again about the proposed single dwelling adjacent to the Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney as the latest letter from the applicant states that there has been discussion with the Highways Officer regarding building out the kerb line. The Parish Council is to clarify what this means and to discuss the siting of traffic counters on the road to assess the speed of vehicles. The Parish Council is concerned that these were sited on the 30 mph limit which is past the access and not within the 60 mph limit to show the speed of vehicles approaching the access. Decisions. There were no decisions to report. Enforcement. Breckland Council had confirmed that the flue fitted on the outside of a dwelling on Beech Road is within the General Permitted Development as it is no more than 1 metre above the highest point of the ridge. Therefore, there has been no breach of planning regulations.

Patient Participation Group. Councillor Richmond will confirm at the next meeting exactly what the surgery is doing for weekend appointments as there is a little confusion at present.

Highways. The potholes on School Road Old Beetley had been reported as had the loose 30 mph sign on School Road and Norfolk County Council had confirmed that it will resolve these. The blocked gulley on High House Road is also going to be resolved. A sign for the church had been erected on Fakenham Road but the one on High house Road is still awaited. The Parish Council is to write to several landowners as their hedges are overhanging the footways. The Clerk had been in constant contact with the County Councillor regarding the cutting of verges and these are all to be re-cut and the visibility splays at all junctions cleared. Norfolk County Council is to be requested to clear all footways of weeds. Norfolk County Council had contacted the Parish Council concerning an extension to the 30 mph limit along Elmham Road as far as Holt Road. This was a condition of permission being granted for the holiday lodges at Otters Mead and the Parish Council had no objection to this.

Footpaths. The footpath from Fakenham Road alongside the school playing field and the entrance on Green Lane into the permissive path had been cut. Norfolk County Council had confirmed that it will resolve the problem of the small bridge at the end of the Drift East Bilney.

District Councillor Reports. District Councillor Duffield reported that the application for the dwellings to the rear of Beetley Grange had been refused and the application for the four dwellings on Green Lane had been withdrawn. An application has been received at Breckland Council for the siting of a caravan at Shorthorns Nurseries. District Councillor Atterwill reported that there is no 5-year housing in Breckland Council and therefore rural villages will be subject to more approvals on sites not within a settlement boundary.

Meetings. The next meetings of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 5 September 2019 and Thursday 3 October 2019 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 [email protected]

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