December 2009

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MINUTES of Meeting held on Monday 16th November 2009  at  Westward Halls

PRESENT: Mr. Atkinson, Mr. Brown, Mr. Coulthard, Mr. Holliday, Mr. Jackson, Mrs   Robinson, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Studholme, Mr. Watson, Councillor D.Fairbairn   & members of the public Mr & Mrs West.

 1. APOLOGIES
  1.1 Declaration of Interests
   Mr M. Watson & Mrs A. Watson – planning application 2/2009/0741    (Resubmission to 2/2009/0539) for Broiler Units, at Cunningarth,     Westward, Wigton.
  1.2 Mr Coulthard – Ananomiter Green Quarries, Rosley
   At this point in the meeting the chairman asked J.C to leave the room and    an email was read out from Mr Robinson regarding the erection  of an ananomiter at Green Quarries, a discussion followed and it was agreed the clerk to get in touch with Allerdale Borough Council for    guidance.

 2. MINUTES
  2.1 The Parish Council minutes from the 12th May 2009 were agreed and    signed. 
  2.2 The chairman spoke about the SIDs still difficult to handle, and a lot more    work than anticipated.  J.A. Thought one permanent SID in one site would    be more effective. No reply from highways about permanent SIDS on the    A595 at the Red Dial. The chairman ask Councillor Fairburn if possible to    have a permanent speed restriction for the school at Rosley. Clerk to    check with Better Ways to school
   Permanent SIDs Red Dial, awaiting reply from Highways.
  2.3 New Tesco Store.  Open meeting to be held in Wigton 20th Nov. Concern    raised about the extra traffic generated on the A595, would still like the    link road from The Street Road Ends to Carlisle Bridge. Councillor   Fairburn said there is insufficient funds to finance this project at present.  2.4 Highway Steward doing a good job, various roads still need improving.
  2.5 Update road leading to Reathwaite- Still in litigation
  2.6 Signs Post Progress – FS reported the arms to be put on next week.
  2.7 Salt Bins – It was decided to hold any new purchases on salt bins as salt    has already been deposited around the parishes.

 3. NEW BUSINESS
  3.1 Co-op one new member. Mr Thomas Todd was proposed by J.R and    seconded by R.S. Unanimously voted onto council. Clerk to inform Mr    Todd.
  3.2 Discussion car parking charges, Wigton. Councilors all need to write to    Allerdale Borough Council about the 300% increase in car parking    charges in Wigton
  3.3 Damage to rails on North Eastern side- Blue Gate. The chairman reported    the rails had been damaged and asked the clerk to contact highways.
 
 4. FINANCE
  4.1   The Financial Report as at 30th September 2009 was considered and    approved. Current account stands at £5687.35 and reserve £3563.01.  4.2 Set Budget. It was decided to put £1000 into the reserve.
  4.3 The Precept for 2010/2011 was set at £5500
  4.4 The council agreed the conclusion of the Audit for the year ending 31st    March 2009 from BDO.   Copy available for inspection from the clerk 
 
    5. PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
  To authorise payment of the following accounts
   5.1 BDO Audit -      £141
  5.2 Mr Morrison – grass cutting     £80
  
 6. PLANNING
  6.1 Applications received since last meeting
   6.1.1 Application 2/2009/0563 Mrs Bronwyn Cutts – demolition of two     lean-to buildings, erection of a two storey rear extension. Vale     House, Curthwaite, Wigton
   6.1.2 Application 2/200900569 Mr Andrew Skelton – Listed building     consent for barn conversion into dwelling. Barn C Islekirk Hall     Farm, Westward, Wigton
   6.1.3 Application 2/2009/0639  Ms Sarah Studholme- Proposed new 4     bedroom detached dwelling and detached double garage. Meadow     Field, Studfold, Wigton.
   6.1.4 Application 2/2009/0710 Mr Mark Walker AMW Contractors Ltd-     Re-instatement and upgrading of the vehicular access to the     public highway. Change of use of part of existing workshop/store     for storage of environmental response equipment and small plant.     Lacewood, The Slack, Wigton
   6.1.5 Application 2/2009/0694 Mr Peter PR & LR Hunter – Proposed     livestock building. Stoneraise Place, Beckbottom Road, Westward,     Wigton.
 At this point in the meeting the chairman asked M.W and A.W to leave the room  and J.R took the minutes, stating the Highways and the Water Board are happy  with resubmission.  All councilors agreed to plans.
   6.1.6 Application 2/2009/0539  Mr P Watson – Proposed Broiler units     (Resubmission to 2/2009/0539 Cunningarth, Westward, Wigton.
   6.1.7 Application 2/2009/0765 The Venerable Brian Smith – Listed     Building consent to divide the dinning room/kitchen into two     separate rooms by the construction of an internal wall. The Coach     House, The Street, Westward, Wigton.
  6.2 Applications approved by Allerdale
   6.2.1 Application 2/2009/0515 Governors of Rosley C of E School –     Proposed sports pavilion. School Field, Rosley C of E School,     Rosley, Wigton. GRANTED
   6.2.2 Application 2/2009/0639  Ms Sarah Studholme- Proposed new 4     bedroom detached dwelling and detached double garage. Meadow     Field, Studfold, Wigton. GRANTED
   6.2.3 Applications 2/2009/0506 - phase 1, 2/2009/0507- Phase 2,      2/2009/0508 -  phase 3 and 2/2009/0509 phase 4 -  Mr TW      Kitchen TW Kitchen & Son – Erection of free range poultry unit     (including erection of feed store) GRANTED
   6.2.4 Application 2/2009/0563 Mrs Bronwyn Cutts – demolition of two     lean-to buildings, erection of a two storey rear extension.      GRANTED
   6.2.5 Application 2/2009/0569 Mr Andrew Skelton – Listed building     consent for barn conversion into dwelling. Barn C Islekirk Hall     Farm, Westward, Wigton – GRANT OF LISTED BUILDING     CONSENT
   6.2.6 Application 2/2009/0694 Mr Peter PR & LR Hunter – Proposed     livestock building. Stoneraise Place, Beckbottom Road, Westward,     Wigton. GRANTED
  6.3 Applications refused by Allerdale
   6.3.1 Application 2/2009/0503 Mr Lockhart – Change of use of part of     farm for vehicle storage. Longwath Farm, Rosley, Wigton.
    The chairman wants councilors to support Mr Lockhart.

 7. CORRESPONDENCE
  7.1 Allerdale Borough Council – Weekly Licensing Applications      Consultation for the Draft Amended Statement of Community     Involvement- Comments to be returned by 20th November
  7.2 Cumbria County Council – Cumbria Minerals & Waste Dev Framework
  7.3 CALC – various
  7.4 Cumbria Highways – Circular
  7.5 Neighbourhood Policing Team
  7.6 Rural Service Network
  7.7 Allerdale Disability Association – request for Funding- denied
  7.8 North West Air Ambulance – request for financial support - agreed
  7.9 Request funding for the Rosley Link – M. Grave – agreed

 
 8. ANY ITEMS OF INFORMATION
  8.1 Brought by members – J.C talked about repairs needed to the road at    Green Quarries, Clerk to inform highways.  R.S. Asked a letter be sent to    John Steele thanking him for his maintenance of Westward Churchyard.    F.S stated the Northern Fells group are starting a new service 1st Dec and    are looking for local people to support them.  B.B. suggested   F.S.    Represented the council. Also asked for new notice boards for parishes.     Will look into grants available.
8.Brought by Councillor Fairburn –  Talked about a meeting to be held in Rosley Village Hall on 25th November about Radio Active Watse disposal. Starts with exhibition at 6pm followed by presentation, with questions and answers.
9.Encouraged everyone to attend and voice their opinions.
  8.3 Brought by members of the public – none
 8.4 Brought by Clerk - none
 
 9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING    
  8th February 2010 Rosley Hall

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