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March 12, 2018

Clayhidon Parish Council

Planning Meeting

held in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm on 12th March 2018



1.                  Present 

Mr Kallaway (Chair), Mr Bendle, Mr Drew, Mrs Hay, Mr Langford, Mrs Weekes, Mrs Evans (Parish Clerk) and 6 members of the public.

Apologies Mr Blackmore (disclosable pecuniary interest and so did not attend meeting)


2.                  Declarations of Interest

None declared.


3.                  Public Participation

The following were reported/raised:-

3.1       Following their recent planning application refusal Mr & Mrs Purvis will be submitting a new application for a dwelling at Kingsmead.


4.                  Planning

The following application was considered:-

4.1       18/00171/FULL.  Land at NGR 316200 113609 - Adjacent to Carlingwark, Clayhidon.  Change of use of agricultural land for the erection of a dwelling with associated garden area and access, formation of ponds, and creation of access tracks.

The applicants attended the meeting and talked through the process they had been through and the rules and regulations under the National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 55.  The proposed dwelling will use beech beams.   Although 70% of trees in the UK are beech they are rarely used in house building.  The dwelling will be energy efficient and have an agricultural look (following advice from the AONB planning officer).


Members of the public reported:- concerns with regard to the time required to build the dwelling; the impact of construction traffic on the narrow lane leading to the site; and the view of the dwelling from the NW elevation.  Others commented on how impressive the plans looked and were in total support of the proposals. 


Councillors then considered the application.  Comments made/questions asked were as follows:- How innovative is the application?  Has due consideration been given to the comments made by the Design Review Panel?  What impact would construction traffic have on the narrow lane which would be used to access the site? It was suggested that the construction traffic would have no greater impact than that of tractors which currently us the lane.  The applicant reassured councillors that no traffic would clash with silage making.  As paragraph 55 applications are a rare occurrence, the parish council will need to consider carefully whether to support a planning proposal which is so different from the norm.      


PROPOSAL:  the council supports the application.

PROPOSED:   Mrs Weekes

SECONDED:  Mrs Hay   

DECISION: passed (3 for, 1 against).  Mr Drew abstained from voting.


5.                  Finance




Transparency grant DALC




Savills UK Ltd

Rental for church field


Community a/c


Business Manager






PROPOSAL:  that the income is agreed and the above cheques/payments are paid/agreed. 

PROPOSED:   Mr Langford

SECONDED:  Mr Bendle

DECISION: passed.  (all in favour)     


6.                     Items raised by Chairman

Nothing to report.


7.                    Items raised by Councillors

7.1                Mrs Weekes reported that large tractors have been damaging banks and hedgerows.

7.2                Mr Bendle had reported to Highways the drainage problems at entrance to church lane.  Highways has incorrectly suggested that the problem is on private land.  Clerk to take the matter up with Dave Ashford, Neighbourhood Officer.    






8.                    Date of next meeting The next council meeting will be on Monday 9th April 2018 at 7.30pm. 


Meeting closed at 8.33pm