MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
         HELD ON FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 1991 IN THE SCHOOL.

Councillors  present were J Davis, R Dixon, A Gould, D  Pattison, 
D Turner and D Yelland who chaired the meeting.
Apologies were accepted from Mrs H Park.
The Minutes of the 19/11/91 meeting had not been fully circulated 
yet.

LORRIES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
R  Dixon  introduced  this  item  concerning  a  SCC  publication 
produced  by a sub-committee of the Environment  Committee  under 
the chair of Cmd Lamb.  The document had been widely  distributed 
throughout  the country and had received much support.  Mr  Dixon 
proposed  that  this  PC congratulate SCC  on  the  document  and 
endorse   the  recommendations  it  contained  &  request   their 
implementation in this Parish.
D  Yelland  felt the document was badly  written.   He  expressed 
concern  that  smaller lorries could mean an  increase  in  local 
traffic & cause problems to milk collection among other services, 
he   felt   that  quarry  companies  would  apply  for   a   road 
reclassification.   He  suggested  that the  plan  could  mean  a 
community  charge increase for residents & was not of benefit  to 
L-O-M.  
D  Turner agreed that roads would be re-classified but felt  that 
with the increase in total stone production rail transport  ought 
to be developed.
D  Pattison  felt that despite being badly written  the  document 
formed  a good basis for negotiation about lorry sizes  on  local 
roads.  He  felt concern that lorry width was not  mentioned.   D 
Yelland quoted a recent 'Daily Telegraph' article on lorry sizes.
D Turner left.
A  form of words was agreed  congratulating the County  on  their 
initiative & was proposed by R Dixon, seconded by J Davis.   Four 
voted for, one against & the motion was carried.      CLERK

HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY
R  Dixon had contacted Lynda Peacock who had approved the form  & 
agreed to have it printed.  Pre-paid envelopes were not possible.  
Councillors discussed the changes to the wording & a final  draft 
was agreed on.  It is hoped to have it available for distribution 
before  Christmas  or during the Christmas/New Year  period.   Mr 
Dixon will divide up the village between Councillors.

PLANNING GUIDELINES MEETING - MENDIP DISTRICT COUNCIL
D  Pattison & D Yelland had attended & reported back.   The  time 
for reply given to PC's had been altered to 18 days from the date 
on the planning letter but extensions may be granted.  No mention 
was made about consulting neighbours. Categories will be  changed 
&  unless a district councillor objects to a specific  plan  some 
categories  will be decided en bloc.  It was decided that if  the 
PC  recommended refusal of any application the local DC would  be 
informed.
The Planning Application for Rose Cottage was discussed following 
a  site  visit  by  D Pattison.  It was  agreed  to  support  the 
improvement but to object to the proposal as submitted.   CLERK
Mr  Dixon  drew  the  attention of the PC to  an  advert  in  the 
'Western Gazette' of the 21/11/91 concerning a request by  Wimpey 
Hobbs  to  discharge water.  A copy of the  application  will  be 
sought & Circulated.                                      CLERK
Mr  Davis  had  been visited by Laura  Harbinson,  SCC,  who  was 
inspecting the conveyor structure at Halecombe.  It was agreed to 
write  a letter of objection to the new structure on the  grounds 
of height & colour.                                      CLERK

D O N M  Tuesday 7 January at 7.30 in the School.  Items for  the 
Agenda to include School Computer Money & Helicopter Noise. 




6/12/91


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