PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 11th JUNE 2001
IN THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30p.m.
PRESENT: Cllr. D. Dorling, Chairman; Cllr. J. Mangnall; Cllr. B. Chester; Cllr. L. Couper; Cllr. A. Cox; Cllr. H. Painter; Cllr. P. Smith; Mrs. V. White, Borough Councillor; Mrs. P. Griffiths, Clerk; P.C. J. Kidd.
1. APOLOGIES: There were no apologies.
2. MINUTES: The minutes of the meeting held on 30th April 2001 were approved and signed as a true record.
3. MATTERS ARISING: Footpath No. 1 was still boggy in places. The Assistant Rights of Way Officer had requested the name of the landowner of the adjacent ditches, with a view to having them cleaned out.
4. BOROUGH COUNCILLOR’S REPORT: Councillor Dorling congratulated Mrs White on her success in the recent County Council elections. Mrs White reported that following the recent public consultation on the future form of the borough council, those who replied were of the opinion that they did not want an elected mayor. This week she would be looking at the planning applications that were on hold in view of the recommendations of the parish council. They would be reviewed at the July meeting. The Rural Initiative Capital Programme had funds available for projects such as Village Halls and Mrs White encouraged the parish council to apply. Regarding recycling, there was to be a trial kerbside collection of newspapers, cans and plastics. If it was successful it would be implemented throughout the borough. Mrs White asked whether Pakenham would be willing to take part in the trial if volunteers were requested; the parish council agreed that they would.
5. POLICE MATTERS: P.C. Kidd said that only three offences had been reported since January. In addition, a complaint had been made about the nuisance caused by cars racing on the recreation ground car park. A Special Constable had done a patrol of the area but had not seen anybody there.
6. REVIEW OF ASSETS FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES:
8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
Planning permission had been granted by the borough council for the following:
i) Fenhurst, Bull Road - erection of two storey and first floor side extension and single storey extensions;
ii) Whitings, Fen Road - erection of single storey garden room to form link;
iii) Land behind rear gardens of 28-33 The Owell - change of use from allotment land to garden use.
i) Pakenham Water Mill - internal and external alterations, extensions and partial demolition associated with use of premises as dwelling and visitors’ centre. This application had been reviewed at a special meeting attended by several members of the public and a letter sent to the borough council expressing concern about the increased traffic flow.
ii) Crossways Farm, Brand Road - Outline planning application for agricultural workers dwelling. There were no objections.
iii) Hamling House, Bull Road - erection of enclosure over swimming pool. There were no objections.
iv) Beaumonts Hall Farm - erection of farmhouse and attached garaging. There were no objections.
v) Ravenna, The Street, Pakenham - application to remove branches and reduce height of seven Poplar trees situated within a conservation area. The parish council felt that branch removal should be kept to a minimum and that the work should be supervised by the borough tree officer.
10. ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
11. DATE OF NEXT MEETINGS: It was agreed that the next meetings be held on 6th August and 17th September 2001. Mrs White asked to be excused from the August meeting as she would be away on holiday.