PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5 APRIL 2004
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr L Couper, Cllr H Painter, Cllr R Griffin, Cllr J Speare, Cllr C Spicer (Borough Councillor), Mr M Wright, Mr J Culley, Mr P Kingston, Mr M Bleay (part) and Mrs J Brookman (Clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr P Smith, Cllr V White (County Councillor) and Pc Sue Barnes-Smith.
1.0 - POLICE REPORT:
2.0 - THE FOX:
3.0 - THE DELL:
4.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
5.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
Mr Wright was concerned about the Shetland Boat site and also the other firm Suffolk Trimmers which had set up on the same site. His concerns involved the fundamental change of use, the noise, chemical smells and large delivery lorries which were damaging the verges.
6.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Cllr Spicer also reported that a Parking Committee had been formed to consider car parking for the whole of Bury St Edmunds in relation to the Cattle Market.
A Parish Conference will be held on 10 May, Cllr Mangnall agreed to attend.
7.0 - COUNTY COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
County Councillors have been asked by Inspector Kidd-Stanton to contribute some locality money to buy a Speedcam device and/or a SID indicator to be used in Bury Rural, Cllr White requested the Parish Council's view on this. The councillors supported the initiative but agreed locality money should not be used for this purpose.
8.0 - MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
9.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
10.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/1536/P The Broadway, (former builders' yard), Grimstone End, Pakenham - continued use of former builders' yard for boat building.
The Parish Council objected to the material Change of Use from Builder's Yard to Boat Building. The intensification of use is not considered appropriate in the Rural Community which is served by very narrow roads without footpaths. Objections have been received from Parishioners who dispute the observation in the Planning Statement concerning vehicle movements, noise and smells. If the Borough Council considers it appropriate to grant this application then the Parish Council urge the following are considered: (a) To assess the impact on the locality the Consent should be time limited to allow due consideration to be given to actual impact on the area of noise, smells and vehicle movements; (b) Any Consent should be personal to the applicant and restricted to only this use not any use within Class B2 and (c) Conditions must be attached to the Consent restricting noise and smells to appropriate levels cognisant of the location in a Rural Area adjacent to housing.
It was agreed that a separate letter should be sent to the Planning Department regarding a new company Suffolk Trimmers which is also working from the above site.
SE/04/1618/P Bramble Cottage, Fen Road, Pakenham
SE/04/1782/P 5 Fen Road, Pakenham
11.0 - FINANCE REPORT:
It was agreed that Mr AJ Hosken's rate of pay should be increased to £5.50 per hour as from 1 April 2004 and that the clerk's hourly rate would be increased to £7.20 per hour back dated to April 2003. Clerk's rate is pending review and when known will be back dated to 1 April 2004.
Clerk advised the meeting that the Annual Return and all the finance documents were available for inspection and that the notice would be posted on 6 April 2004 and the period for inspection would be from 20 April to 20 May 2004 at the Parish Clerk's address.
12.0 - WEB SITES FOR PAKENHAM:
13.0 - PARISH CAR PARK AT ST MARY'S CHURCH:
14.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
SALC Courses for councillors, clerks, chairmen and vice-chairmen dates for April. ALSO "How to Deal with Planning" a day course (28 April) and "NALC Legal Day" which will include getting the most from Quality Parish Status, Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and Disabled Access legislation (6 May).
SALC AGM - 17 July, 10am - 3.30 pm. Alastair McWhirter, Chief Constable will speak on "Working in Partnership with Parish Councils for a Safer Suffolk". Clerk to notify Cllr Smith of details, Cllr Mangnall will attend if required.
Guide to Road Safety in Suffolk (3rd edition).
Parish Paths Partnership Scheme - 2004/05. Grants may be available to local groups for maintenance, promotional or survey work on public rights of way.
Suffolk Waste Local Plan: Revised deposit draft.
Thank you letter from Pakenham Parents & Toddler Group for the donation.
Request from Norton Pre-School for funding to provide them with a modular building near the village hall, they need in the region of £65,000. Will accept letters offering provisional support and forward them to relevant funding bodies. Clerk to write and confirm support of £100.00 from Pakenham Parish Council.
Letter from Suffolk Practitioners Services Unit confirming Woolpit Medical Services Ltd have 12 months from 2 November, 2003 to open a pharmacy in Thurston. It has been decided that there will be a period of 9 months between the date the pharmacy opens and the date the patients living within a one mile radius of the pharmacy are transferred from their GP's dispensing lists to their prescribing lists.
Suffolk County Council, Resource Management - Claimed bridleway in Thurston, Pakenham and Norton, appeal has been allowed and the CC has been directed to add the route to the Definitive Map and Statement as a bridleway. A copy will be sent to Parish Council but is not likely for some months.
The Local Councillor.
15.0 - OPEN FORUM:
Cllr Painter still awaiting quote regarding the village notice board
Concern was voiced regarding the parking outside the post office. Clerk to contact Mr Nunn for advice.
It was agreed that following the Annual Parish Meeting there would be an interval when wine and soft drinks would be served, this would provide an opportunity for members of the parish to talk to the parish councillors and meet those involved in the clubs which meet in the village. The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council would then follow on.
16.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The meeting was closed at 9.30 pm.