MINUTES OF LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD IN THE SCHOOL ON MONDAY 30 MARCH 1992. Councillors present were J Davis, R Dixon (who arrived during Matters Arising), Mrs H Park, D Pattison, D Turner & D Yelland, Chairman. A Gould had sent apologies and would be arriving later. MATTERS ARISING - A letter from the Charity Commission concerning the Rec Field agreement was to hand. DY will contact the commissioners. (DY) It was agreed to send copies of the PC's deposition on Whatley Quarry to Asham & E Mendip, CPRE, & Somerset Trust. (CLERK) 'Noise at Surface Mineral Workings' to be circulated. (RD) Whitehole Woods FP - DT had been provided with yellow paint, access is being looked into. Ringers Grant - on agenda for later. Ducks at Towns End - property belonged to Mr Duck who needed to be contacted before anything could be done to block access.(CLERK) The MINUTES of the last meeting were accepted & signed. HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY - It was agreed to extend the deadline to the next PC meeting. DY had been contacted by Midshires Housing Ltd who now had a link with a registered housing association, the letter will be acknowledged. (CLERK) DP - Survey forms from a magazine in association with NALC had arrived but no further action had been taken with them. PLANNING - FOOTPATH DIVERSION AT HALECOMBE QUARRY. There was a query as to whether it was a temporary diversion while the banks were under construction or a permanent route. If it was the latter it would be at variance with previous plans. In any event the route would appear to need protection during construction & would be prone to waterlogging. More information required.(CLERK) SOMERSET STRUCTURE PLAN - DT drew attention to Policies TR6A & M2 & 3. As the plan had not been seen by all councillors it will be discussed at the next meeting. (AG arrived during this item) FINANCE - The bell ringers were ineligible for a MDC grant so as agreed at the last meeting a grant will be made by the PC either as a cheque for £70 or the payment of the bill for materials enabling the reclaiming of VAT. (CLERK) Bill from Avon for £10 for SWRAWP commentary. Payment proposed by RD, seconded by AG, all agreed. (CLERK) Mrs Loten informed the PC that the Halls grant had been agreed by MDC. QUARRIES - DY declared an interest and JD took the Chair. LIAISON MEETING REPORT - PC reps had raised the matter of the stockpile conveyor. WH now say will not paint it until it rusts or is moved. Mr Merrick said SCC had been at fault over this matter but committed themselves to better liaison in the future. (CLERK) Excessive amounts of dust on trees was commented on by DT. A list of IDO's was circulated by RD. The Clerk will write for a map showing exact location & size of sites and for copies of applications in MDC area, as well as clarification of the 3 month rule and copies of MPG 8 & 9. (CLERK) WHATLEY INQUIRY - DP will attend day 1 and the 2 days when the PC will be called and will arrange a rota if he feels it necessary. TORR WORKS - It was thought that Planning permission for a tar plant was being sort. Clerk will investigate. (CLERK) A complaint about noise from Foster Yeoman had been made by a Bellfield resident. Envir Health will be informed. (CLERK) TRAFFIC - 2 complaints about early morning HGV traffic using the village had been received. DT offered to investigate. (DT) DY resumed the Chair. ROADS & FOOTPATHS - HP asked if MDC had been informed about tarmac at Park Hayes as no action had been taken. Clerk will write again. (CLERK) RD had received complaints about dogs fouling in Park Hayes area. It was thought some notices were still to hand. (CLERK & RD) DT had letter concerning lack of stile on boundary of land belonging to Mr Peter White & JD. Fence property of PW but if he is agreeable JD will put up a stile. (CLERK) CORRESPONDENCE - Notification of meeting on 16 April to discuss Powers & Duties of PCs, at least one person will attend. (CLERK) CLEAN AIR DAY notice to be displayed. VILLAGE SHOP COMPETITION - Clerk will nominate village shop. PARISH EMERGENGY CONTACT - by default was chairman of the PC. It was felt that due to villages size no action need be taken to replace Mr Duck, although volunteers were always welcome. The Nature Conservancy sign which had just been erected at HURDLESTONE WOOD will be investigated. (CLERK) NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 13 May AGM 7.30pm. Annual Parish Meeting at 8 pm in the Village Hall. Jal 20492.
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