STANDLAKE PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held in the Youth Club, Standlake, on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 8.00pm.
Mr. C. Naylor Chairman
Mr. S. Jones
Mrs. S. Garrett
Mrs. S Adams
Mr. B. Parnham
Mr. D. Bevan Clerk
Mrs. H. Fenton (District Councillor), Mr. J. Viner (SOS) and 4 members of the public.
1. APOLOGIES – Mr. C. Mathew, Mr. S. Hoskins.
2. CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS
Mr. Naylor welcomed all attending; he stressed that this meeting was for the benefit of the parishioners and they were welcome to raise any matters they wished at any time. He took the opportunity to thank the recently departed councillors for their work and introduced the new councillors.
3. COUNTY & DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
Mrs. Fenton said that the Local Plan was very close to being signed off and WODC has already seen a reduction in speculative planning applications. The Local Plan, once approved, specifies the areas for development to meet the requirement for new housing in the district; small villages could expect some rounding off/infilling as has been the case in the past.
The minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 9th May 2017, copies of which had been placed on the notice board, the website, and on the chairs in the hall, were agreed as a true record and signed by the chairman.
Spitfire Home planning appeal: the appeal by Spitfire Homes against WODC’s decision to refuse planning permission for 45 houses off Lancot Lane has been dismissed. Mr. Naylor said this was a victory for the many people, in particular those on the SOS committee, who had given their time and money to achieve this result. It was possible that Spitfire could go to the High Court to try and overturn this decision, which would then have to return to the Planning Inspectorate, but this was thought unlikely.
Speeding: this continues to be a matter of concern and appears to be endemic in all villages. The use by volunteers of the portable equipment (in addition to the police speed checks on the Abingdon Road) continues – albeit not very frequently and depending on availability of the volunteers. However, the evidence from traffic surveys on the Abingdon Road carried out on behalf of SOS (to provide evidence for their appeal against Spitfire Homes) would suggest that the problem is not as great as some residents perceive.
LWTC Clubhouse: The planning application for the clubhouse between court 1 and the children’s playground was approved by the council in December 2017. Details are awaited as to the works needed for provision of water and sewage services to the clubhouse.
The clerk presented the un-audited accounts for 2017/18 (copies of which are attached to the minutes) and explained the background to the figures.
There were no specific comments from members of the public that had not been dealt with in previous items. However, Mrs. Adams asked that more publicity was needed to stress that the car park at the church was a public car park and not exclusively for use by those attending the church and its use should be encouraged; the clerk will do this.
8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
There being no further business, Mr. Naylor thanked everyone for their attendance and the meeting closed at 8.50 pm.
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