|1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Mr T Tuck, Mr R Bell
DN item 8b and 8e
3 APPROVAL OF PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES
a) The Minutes of the meeting on 6 June 2016 were approved and signed by the
Chairman as a true and accurate record of last months meeting.
PCSO Thelma Mead was not present and no report had been sent.
5 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
ML reported that Devon and Somerset Superfast broadband had approved funding for
Phase Two but following SSDCs decision not to contribute towards this there was no
update on whether this will happen in South Somerset.
ML advised that there is support for Somerset Rivers Authority and we are now awaiting
information about the links.
There were no questions from Councillors.
6 HIGHWAYS Nothing to report.
KD advised that the trees on the left hand side of The Avenue are overhanging the pavement
forcing pedestrians to walk on the road. It was agreed to contact the owners and also
include an item in the next Village Newsletter.
7 PLANNING DECISIONS
a) 16/01859/ADV 2 internally illuminated replacement MID pole signs. Hazelgrove
Service Station, Wolfester Terrace, Sparkford. Application permitted with conditions.
8 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
a) 16/01720/FUL Replace wooden windows with UPVC . The Stables, Weston Bampfylde.
Mrs Brock. No objections
b) 16/02227/OUT. Outline planning permission for residential development
of up to three dwellings and the creation of a new vehicular access. Land OS 9032 Part,
Old London Road, Sparkford. Mrs Karen Sellars. DN left the room having declared an
interest. All Councillors objected to this application
c) 16/02109/FUL Retention of timber lodge as a rural workers dwelling.
Trackside Farm, Sparkford Road, Sparkford. Mr William Turner. There were no objections to
d) 16/01436/OUT Residential development of up to 6 dwellings (amended
plans). Land OS 4859 off A303, Sparkford. All Councillors objected to this application as
per previous comments.
e) 16/02524/FUL Erect dwelling and ancillary stables and B1 Workshop and
new pedestrian access. Land adjacent to 2 New Cottages, High Street, Sparkford. Mr and Mrs
D Nurse. DN left the room having declared an interest. There were no objections to this
9 MATTERS ARISING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER SECTIONS
a) Village information evening/Survey results A summary of the results has been
received today and will be circulated to all Councillors and added to the agenda for
discussion at the next meeting
b) Surface Water and Foul Drainage issues There have been further issues
with the drainage following recent downpours, these have been reported to Wessex Water and
we are awaiting a response
c) Land to the rear of Bennett Field The Parish Council are investigating
the possibility of pursuing the possible purchase of a piece of land behind Bennetts Close
for use as an extension to the playing field.
10 FINANCIAL MATTERS
a) Payment to Mrs Davis for Clerks Salary - £258.30 was approved
11 CORRESPONDENCE None
12 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLORS
It was agreed that further comments relating to the drainage issues in the
village would be sent to SSDC to be read out at Area East Committee relating to the
discussion about the Haynes planning application.
13 ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA
Village Survey results
Environment Agency update on Surface Water/drainage
14 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 1 August 2016, 8pm, Sparkford Parish Hall.
15 OTHER BUSINESS
Mr Flood reported that Wessex Water have confirmed that non return valves and
holding tanks are being installed at Ainstey Drive.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.25pm