MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 8 OCTOBER 1990 IN THE SCHOOL. Councillors present were Mrs H Park, Messrs J Davis, D Pattison & D Turner. Mr J Davis opened the Meeting. Apologies had been received from Mr D Yelland & County Councillor Mr A Merrick. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING were accepted and signed. MATTERS ARISING- Sparks Farm- a letter had been written. LJH Appeal - Mr Davis had attended & presented the PC's objections in written form. Hall Car Park - representations needed to be made to MDC. Roads - The Clerk had contacted Mr Langridge, a traffic count was under way & he would attend a November meeting. (CLERK) Torr Works - A letter had been written. Mr Davis reported on a meeting of Downhead Parish he had attended when Mr Evans had asked for comments on landscaping the bunde. It had been suggested that the hedge line be continued up the bunde and that the inside of the bank be planted with trees. Regarding Tunscombe Lane it was suggested that it be made into a treelined valley. A letter of support was agreed on. (CLERK) Halecombe Quarry - A letter had been sent. HALECOMBE QUARRY APPEAL Mr Davis had attended the Pre-Inquiry Meeting. The PC were statutory objectors. The Appeal on the old application was set for 13 November 1990 & proof of evidence had to be in by 22 Oct. [Mr Gould & Mr Rooke arrived.] It was felt by all that the Appeal was a time waster as the first application had been superceeded. Mr Davis said the Company Solicitor had asked the Inspector to substitute hearing the second application in place of the first plan but this was rejected. A debate took place on whether to complain to the DOE and the MP about the waste of time & money if the appeal went ahead but it was decided to take the matter no further. As the County planned to ask for costs if WH lost the appeal it was suggested that the PC do the same. It was agreed to re-iterate & if necessary expand the original letter of objection, Councillors were given 7 days to consider the letter & suggest alterations. Other local PC's would be reminded of the appeal & if a meeting was deemed necessary a Leigh Councillor would attend. (CLERK) CORRESPONDENCE Information was to hand about TRAVELLERS. Discusssion of the PRECEPT & an appeal from the SCOUTS for money were deferrred to the next meeting. A new RIGHTS OF WAY booklet was to hand. Mr Pattison reported on the 6 October SALC MEETING. Details of the SW Region Planning Conference were available. Details of WAR MEMORIALS were required for a NATIONAL INVENTORY. The 3 in the village needed to be listed: Mr Dyer - Chapel, Vicar - Church, & Mr Featherstone - Hall would be contacted. Suggestions & information had been requested to forward for consideration in formulation a Dangerous Dog Law. The East Mendip Quarry Advisory Group had met & were meeting again on 22 November at 7.30 pm in Chilcompton, a PC rep could attend as an observer. The NRA were listing the Mendips as Grade A Aquifer. We had been sent the wrong NHS Trust document. (CLERK) Mr Tanner, Chief Executive for SCC had addressed the meeting, he said that the county's policy was "Quality rather than depth" & believed that tourism was the main industry of the future in the area. ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING - NALC Appeal, Rec Field Grant, Precept,Scout Appeal. NEXT MEETING 22 OCTOBER, 7.30 PM IN THE SCHOOL. 19/10/90.
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