MINUTES OF

LEIGH ON MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 8 JUNE 2004

 IN THE HALL

 

Councillors present:    J Wright, C Cudmore,  G Jeanes – Chairman.

Apologies:                  P Moore, N Park, G Cawood

 

 

 

PLANNING  1. Ground at Park Hayes – application by MDC Finance Dept. for outline planning consent for 1 house and garage. This section of the meeting was attended by 18 members of the public.  Comments from the public were invited and included :-

·       The land had been used by village people for recreational purposes for at least 50 years and under policy section EM12  of the Mendip Development Plan should be protected as an informal recreational space.  Although never formally registered as common land might it still be possible to do this?

·       The exit from Park Hayes onto Leigh Street adjacent to this land is a traffic hazard and visibility would be further impaired by the development of this piece of land.

The council therefore decided to object with additional comments in the form of a letter from the Chairman.                                   ACTION – CLERK & CHAIRMAN

                        2. Field View – application for ground floor rear extension.  No objection and no comments.

                        3. Whitehole Farm – application to convert redundant barn for holiday/educational use.  No objection and no comments.

 

CORRESPONDENCE The following was noted and circulated:-

            MDC re. public diversion of footpath at Tadhill Farm

            MDC re. Parish Forum

Somerset Highways re. new arrangements for maintenance of roads in Somerset

MDC Parish Bulletin

MDC re. meeting of the Standards Committee

Avon and Somerset Police – newsletter and dates of local meetings with Andy Marsh

 

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING –Monday 21 June 2004 at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall.  Future meetings to be held on the third Monday of each month.