Minutes - Tuesday, 13th October, 2015


Minutes of the Meeting of Marshchapel Parish Council held in the Village Hall Meeting Room on Tuesday 13th October, 2015 at 7.15 pm

Present: Cllrs. P Rickett (Chair), C. Henderson (Vice Chair); B. Bealey, H. Mason and R. Cordy.

Apologies: R. Parkinson (on holiday), S Osbourne (ill), R Joynson (work commitments).
Also present: Cllr Palmer (ELDC), Cllr McNally (ELDC & LCC).
Clerk: Mrs P. Plumridge

6 members of the public present.

Meeting started slightly early as members of the public present.

60.15 Public session.
Two members of the public were present to discuss their issues with the speeding traffic along the straight up to Eskham.
It seems that traffic is picking up speed very quickly once it leaves the 30 mph limit, making it dangerous for people walking on the footpath. Cllr McNally explained that there were not enough houses along that stretch of road to warrant the 30 mph being extended and we were asked about the possibility of it being a 40 or 50 mph limit. This would be looked into. It was also pointed out that the hedge at Wyngarth is very overgrown and obscuring the view up the road of anyone pulling out of St. Mary’s Close property. This would be looked into also. It was suggested we could ask the Road Safety Partnership to monitor this stretch of road.
Other member of public present to discuss road near North Lane (2 more members of public arrived at 7.25)
(Cllr Palmer and one more member of public arrived 7.30)
It would appear that this stretch of road has been examined and declared good for the next 10 years. This is contrary to information given to us last year. There are quite a number of accidents, with vehicles going through the hedge on a regular basis. The condition of the road gets worse when it is wet and in the autumn when it is slippery due to all the leaves falling. Chevrons have been erected but it is the householders opinion that they are sited in the wrong place, as she claims they are not visible from the straight part of the road, as you approach the bends. It was requested that a ‘dangerous bends’ sign be put up. These masters would be raised with Graham Butler and he would be invited to a meeting to discuss this further with the Parish Council.

The last member of public was present to discuss a planning issue, the Chairman declared a prejudicial interest and withdrew. Cllr Henderson took the chair. Cllr McNally also declared an interest since he is on the Planning Committee.
Cllrs looked at a hard copy of the plans for a new house next to Pear Tree House. Neighbours voiced their concerns regarding the size of the new build and claimed it was overbearing to their bungalow next door. The plans had been sympathetically drawn to reduce this impact by having ‘velux’ type windows on that side and reducing the roof height. It was pointed out that it was no longer allowed by ELDC to build a single storey, due to the flood risk, all new builds needed to have a first floor.
Considerable discussion took place with all concerned.

The public session of the meeting closed at 7.45.
(Some members of the public left, others chose to remain)

Cllr Henderson declared the Parish Council meeting open and brought forward the item on the Agenda regarding Planning at Pear Tree House.

It was discussed amongst the Councillors and a vote was taken. 3 Cllrs had no objection to the plans and one Cllr objected, it was, therefore, agreed that the Parish Council would support this application. However, in view of the neighbours objections regarding the overbearing nature and loss of privacy it was agreed that the Parish Council would ask for this application to be called in to Committee so that the elected members could look into this more closely.

Cllr Rickett was recalled to the meeting to re-take the Chair.

61.15 Cllr Palmer reported that the last meeting he had attended at ELDC was the worst ever meeting he had been to with items being over-ruled and a lot of time being wasted. Nothing was moved forward and there was nothing to pass on.
No reports have been made by the Police and at the moment there is very little crime.
The new Academy was due to open on 14th October and it is intended it will serve all the local primary school and accept children from all of them.
Cllr Rickett thanked Cllr Palmer for his help in sorting out the situation with the grass cutting at Hallgarth.
Cllr Palmer was also asked to call in planning application N/118/01737/15
(Cllr Palmer left meeting at 8:16)

62.15 Minutes of the previous meeting were moved and signed.

63.15 Matters Arising

Hedge - Still no reply from LCC regarding hedge, Cllr McNally to follow up.

Grant money – Cllr Palmer/McNally. The necessary forms were passed to Cllr Henderson to give to her husband to enable him the claim the grant money for the Scout group that he is in the process of setting up.

64.15 Correspondence

Correspondence received since 8th September, 2015

• ELDC - Community Grant Application Pack;
• ELDC – Code of Conduct & DPI Training;
• Pensions Regulator – automatic enrolment;
• Broxap – products leaflet;
• East Lindsey Citizens Advice – donation request;
• ELDC – Grove Cottage – EC/118/00673/15 – investigation report;
• Glasdon – Brochure;
• Northern Areas Committee – minutes;
• ELDC – Notification of Committee decision for N/118/01470/15


Emails since last meeting, (8th Sept, 2015)

• 18.9.15 – Proposed closure of Monks Dyke Tennyson College, Mablethorpe.
• 25.9.15 – Marie Burgess – problems on main road; (Agenda Item); (discussed)
• 27.9.15 – Planning – N/118/01737/15 – M. Lingard; (Agenda Item); (discussed)
• 2.10.15 – Planning Decision notice – N/118/01470/15 – Littlefield Lane; (refused)
• 5.10.15 – Planning Application – N118/01840/15 – Greyhound Inn; (Agenda Item) (discussed)
• 8.10.15 – Planning – N/118/01517/15 – Grove Cottage – Permission granted;
• 8.10.15 – Planning – N/118/01528 – Sunnyside, Eskham – Permission granted;

65.15 – Financial
Financial report forwarded and agreed. Three cheques signed.

667 – Playsafety Ltd – Rospa Report - £81.60
668 – P Rickett – reimbursement for copies of Flood risk maps - £24.00
669 – Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - £35.00
Proposed by Cllr Henderson, sec Cllr Bealey.

66.15 Rospa Report

This was read and discussed. Cllr Rickett to investigate a couple of items further and if necessary get a quote from Newby Leisure.

67.15 – Planning
N118/01840/15 – Greyhound Inn; discussed and supported.
New building work in Littlefield Lane was brought to our attention which will be investigated and if necessary referred.

68.15 - Damage Report - nothing

69.15 – Chairman’s Items – None

70.15 AOB - Cllr Joynson has asked if we had any objections to him moving the road name plate on the side of the shop a bit higher. No one objected.

71.15 Date and Time of next meeting – Tuesday 10th November, 2015 at 7.00 pm. (Trust)
7:30 pm (Parish Council)

Clerk reminded all Councillors about the Remembrance Service at the War Memorial, she would email confirmation of date.
(At time of writing minutes confirmation available for Sunday 8th November, 10:45 at War Memorial in Marshchapel).

No further business – meeting closed at 8.45 pm.


  August 5, 2016, 11:57 am




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