PAKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 11 AUGUST 2004
THE VILLAGE HALL, PAKENHAM AT 7.30 PM
PRESENT: Cllr J Mangnall, Cllr H Painter, Cllr D Dorling, Cllr L Couper, Cllr R Griffin, PC Sarah Chapman, Mr & Mrs A Jacobi, Mr & Mrs M Wright, Mrs A Curtis, Mr C Blanchard, Mr F Munford, Mr S Brown, Mr R Wingfield, Mr C Wiseman and Mrs J Brookman (clerk).
APOLOGIES: Cllr J Speare, Cllr V White and Cllr C Spicer.
1.0 - DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
2.0 - PUBLIC FORUM:
All members of the public left the meeting.
3.0 - POLICE REPORT:
Pc Chapman left the meeting.
The meeting was convened.
4.0 - MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS:
5.0 - PARISH CAR PARK AT ST MARY'S CHURCH:
6.0 - THE DELL:
7.0 - SHETLAND BOATS:
How will the use of the site be monitored especially heavy vehicles to and from the site? There is a significant difference between this site as a builders' yard and its use as an industrial activity in terms of heavy lorry deliveries. Builders will normally have materials delivered to the site they are working on rather than their yard to avoid double handling. There appears to be a dichotomy between the applicants statement regarding supplies being delivered via a 15 tonne lorry and the Highways Authorities recommendation that "all goods in/out movements shall be to and from the Northwest using the Broadway/Thieves Lane" along which the bridge has a 10 tonne weight restriction. How will this be resolved?
The water table is very high, just below the surface of the gravel pit, how will contamination of surface water be avoided? We feel this is especially important because we understand there may be great crested newts on the site and we would ask that English Nature be consulted.
Has the Environmental Health Officer considered the noise from the AC and ventilation plant which will be required if windows are to be kept shut (as per suggested condition) and toxic materials are being used on the site?
In the event of emergency services being required at the site, have enquiries been made to ensure that the Fire Service can gain access, given that chemicals are being used on this site and their services may be required for explosion or spillage?
Have Anglian Water, Environment Agency and Health & Safety been consulted regarding spillage and waste?
Will bunding be compulsory to ensure safe keeping of chemicals and waste?
The Parish Council cannot speak at the site meeting on 19 August; however, a number of parishioners felt they are being "cut out of the democratic process". The Environmental Health and Highway officers will attend the meeting. Inevitably points will be raised which may not be in accordance with local knowledge.
The Parish Council agreed to request that the Planning Committee Chairman considers allowing a member of the residents the opportunity to speak briefly to ensure balance.
8.0 - BOROUGH COUNCILLOR'S REPORT:
Cllr Spicer confirmed that a decision regarding the planning application for Shetland Boats had been deferred until the 19 August.
The application for Manor Farm, Upper Town has been deferred.
The topiary site opposite the watermill now has two caravans parked on the land.
River Close remains unsatisfactory for some of the residents. Matters have been reported to the Director of Havebury.
Deborah Cadman, Chief Executive of the Borough Council visited Pakenham on 2 August and met members of the Monday Club and was shown around the parish by Cllr Spicer.
9.0 - CLERK'S REPORT:
Clerk confirmed that Mr Hosken had been asked to clear the watercress from the drainage area by the bridge in The Street.
Clerk had obtained guidelines from the planning department regarding the conversion of garages.
10.0 - PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/2814/P Old Hall Farm, Thurston Road, Pakenham, applicant Hardwick
SE/04/2726/P Redcastle Farm, Brand Road, Gt Barton, applicant Mr & Mrs
SE/04/2727/LB Redcastle Farm, Brand Road, Gt Barton
SE/04/2923/LB Newe House, Fen Road, Pakenham
SE/04/2924/LB Newe House, Fen Road, Pakenham
OUTCOME OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
SE/04/2213/P Topiary Art Designs, Mill Road, Grimestone End, Pakenham.
SE/04/2317/P, SE/04/2183/LB and SE/04/2103/LB Newe House, Fen Road, Pakenham.
SE/04/2624/P The Cottage, Mill Road, Pakenham.
SE/04/2609/P 4 St Mary's View, Pakenham.
SE/04/2650/AN Queach Farm, Gt Barton.
11.0 - FINANCE REPORT:
12.0 - BRITISH LEGION PARADE:
13.0 - CORRESPONDENCE:
Suffolk Scene, Suffolk Acre bulletin.
St Edmundsbury BC Drinking Water Quality Report 2003 has now been published and is available upon request.
Thurston Community College, now an outreach college for West Suffolk College will be running an Access course.
Letter from Jim Nunn, West Area Highways Manager regarding a request from Mrs Kibbel, Fen Road, Pakenham for horse warning signs to be erected in the Fen Road area, this is due to take place shortly.
Letter from Suffolk County Council re Local Safety Scheme for A143 junction with U6323 and U63224 Pakenham. Clerk to enquire re anti skid surface appropriate to horse use as this is part of a bridleway.
Copy of Suffolk Local Transport Plan Annual Progress Report 2004.
St Edmundsbury BC Standards Committee minutes of 26 May 2004 and agenda for 11 August 2004.
Copy letter from Cllr Spicer regarding Shetland Boats planning application and details to be presented to the Development Control Committee 5 August 2004.
Letter from League of Friends of the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust requesting a link person to act on their behalf to ensure that their news and events are brought before the community.
Suffolk County Council questionnaire to be completed concerning Rights of Way Improvement Plan.
Letter from Suffolk Drug Action offering drugs awareness training for local community groups.
Letter from Mrs Sandy Jackson regarding Shetland Boats planning application. Clerk to reply.
Letter from Mrs Sandy Jackson, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator enquiring when the security lights and additional security camera would be installed at the post office. Clerk to reply.
14.0 - QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR:
Cllr Mangnall had attended a Focus Group regarding the new surgery at Thurston on 29 July; the project should commence in 2006.
Cllr Mangnall had been approached by Ben Wincott and resident of Pakenham to enquire whether it would be possible to start a tennis club and has been asked to draw plans up for the next parish council meeting.
15.0 - DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
The meeting was closed at 10.15 pm.