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|Notes of the Oxhill Parish Council
13th May 2014 at 8.00pm in the
The meeting,chaired by Grenville Moore, was attended by Parish Councillors David Hill, Carol Taylor, Tom Heritage and Brian Badger
Election of Officers
Grenville Moore would remain Chairman and Carol Taylor Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.
As adjoining Parish we were notified of development at Hogwood Farm for erection of pig unit and grain store – we had no objection to these.
Planning permission had been granted for (1) demolition of existing dwelling and construction of two dwellings at Applegrove, and (2) replacement of guttering and rebuilding wall at The Manor.
Planning applications had been returned with no objection for, (1) removal of condition 3 of S86/0133 to remove personal use condition at Whitehill Cottage, (2) Fell Leylandi, Apple and Alder trees at The Old Church House,
(3) Conversion of garage to form living accommodation (annexe) at Greenfields, (4) single storey side and rear extensions at Silverdale.
Planning amendment to insert utility window at The Maples returned with no objection but window glass must be obscure.
Planning application to demolish outbuildings and erect new dwelling at Ripplesdale with vehicular access off Green lane was returned with no planning objection but with a view that the building was large for the plot and bringing attention to promised “ecological enhancement” on the outline plan.
Planning application for erection of 4 dwellings at Fithers Field was returned with objections on the following grounds: infill of back land; would not enhance existing landscape character; width of road too narrow; exacerbating flooding in this area; the 5-bedroomed houses would not respect the character of the village; and noted that trees had already been felled on the proposed driveway without planning permission.
Proposed development of Land at The Leys Field see Parish Meeting Agenda
Clerk accepted an honorarium of £150, which included expense for the year to 31 March 2014. Mandatory insurance premium of £201.03 was paid unchanged from last year.
Clerk presented the yearend accounts. Account of Receipts and Payments for year ended 31 March 2014 was signed as correct. Annual return accounting statement was approved and signed and Annual Governance statement signed. Bank reconciliation was provided. These returns will be sent for internal and external audit. Required notice had been posted for persons wishing to view accounts.
Pot holes still needed repairing and the road from Whatcote to Honington was in a bad state of repair. Highways to be notified.
Post of Parish Clerk
At the end of this financial year 31 March 2015 I will have completed 36 years as Parish Clerk to Oxhill and have given in my notice. This coincides with the Parish Elections which will take place next year. If anyone would like to take up this position I will be pleased to explain what it entails.
Thinking of starting or growing a business
Free support and advice is available for businesses starting up and businesses that want to grow in the Stratford District. Find out more from Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce 02476 654321 or www.cw-chamber.co.uk for start up advice, and for business growth 01926 412709 www.warwickshire.gov.uk/ruralgrowthnetwork.
Western Power Distribution
This is the company who operate the electricity network of poles, pylons, overhead lines etc. in our area. Their emergency contact number 24/7, 365 days a year is 0800 056 8090 and general contact number in working hours is 0845 724 0204.
Date of Next Meeting
Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall.
Angela Kean, Parish Clerk
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