A meeting of Beetley Parish Council was held on Thursday 5 September at Beetley Village Hall. There were present five Parish Councillors, County Councillor M Kiddle Morris, District Councillor R Atterwill and seven members of the public.
Planning. Applications.The Parish Council had raised an objection to the prior approval application for change of use of agricultural building to 4 dwellings at Beck Farm East Bilney as the members could see no difference between this application and the previous one that was refused. The Parish Council raised objections to all the planning applications that were discussed at the meeting. The first was for a new detached two storey dwelling at Beetley Nurseries Elmham Road as this is outside the settlement boundary and there is no justification for a dwelling for the business. The members also objected to the outline planning application for the principle of two dwellings at the Boat House Church Road East Bilney as this is outside the settlement boundary and there were concerns over flooding and the width of the road at this point. Lastly the application for four detached dwellings with garaging including means of access on land to the north east of Fakenham Road was again objected to as this is outside the settlement boundary. Decisions. Breckland Council had approved the demolition of existing conservatory and the erection of a single storey extension at 25 Oakland Drive and the application for a proposed single storey front extension and porch at The Cottage Hall Road Old Beetley and the prior approval application for change of use of agricultural building to 4 dwellings at Beck Farm East Bilney. Breckland Council had refused the two self-build bungalows at land at Beetley Grange and had refused the construction of a single story three-bedroom dwelling at the Cottage Fakenham Road East Bilney.
Highways. The Clerk reported that Norfolk County Council had resolved the blocked gulley on High House Road. The sign for Beetley Church on High House Road should be installed in September. The red lining on Elmham Road will not be refreshed as Norfolk County Council do not do this anymore. However, the Highways Engineer is to install extended H-bars as a deterrent. A large bough had fallen onto the B1146 near to the bus shelter and this had been cleared but it had damaged the signage. The Clerk had reported the damaged signs.
Beetley River Meadows Play Area. There had again been vandalism on the multi-use paly area with the fence being damaged. The panel is to be replaced but the members are concerned that if this vandalism continues then the multi-use play area with the football pitch and basketball nets would have to be closed. The Parish Council is looking at replacement goals of a sturdier construction. The contractor has been contacted to ensure that all the nettles and growth is removed from the footpaths.
County Councillor Report. County Councillor M Kiddle Morris stated that the Autumn Statement from the Chancellor had only projected forward one year. There is a shortfall of £90 million up to 2021 and 70% of revenue is spent on 14% of the population as the cost of social services is increasing monthly. There are Government Grants available for those who have download speeds of greater the 10mbs but less than 30mbs. £500- £3500 is available for businesses and £500-£1500 for residents. It appears that these grants will fund fibre to property. A further £8million has been awarded to Norfolk County Council from the Government to connect 370 properties with gigabit speed. These include schools and other important locations and the advantage is that nearby properties can piggy bank onto this technology.
Meetings. The next meetings of Beetley Parish Council will be held on Thursday 3 October 2019 and Thursday 7 November 2019 at 7.30 p.m.at the Village Hall, Beetley. Planning applications are available for viewing from 7.15p.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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Clerk to Beetley Parish Council
Dawn Meadow, Fakenham Road
East Bilney, Norfolk NR20 4HT
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