MINUTES OF THE MEETING
9th NOVEMBER 2022
Chairman Councillor Kevin Phillips (KP)
Councillor Karen Stanford (KS)
Councillor Jon Aldington (JA)
Councillor Lidia Long (LL)
Councillor Sue Chandler
8 Members of the Public
Parish Clerk – Councillor Karen Stanford
Councillor Nick Turner Brown (NTB)
MINUTES OF THE MEETING 5th OCTOBER 2022
Minutes for this meeting were approved and duly signed.
KENT COUNTY COUNCIL/DISTRICT COUNCILLOR REPORT
|001||EE269A/C467/C39 Objection||KS/CP||Complete||Email sent|
|002||Planter sizing, position and costings||NTB/KP||Outstanding||Carried over to next meeting|
||Information board design approval||KP||Outstanding||Delivery Date 9th December ready for local installation|
|004||Issue 1 Parish Newsletter||NTB/KS||Outstanding||KS chased NTB|
||Summer Fayre Organising Committee||KS/CP||Decision Pending||Email sent to Lord FitzWalter – Awaiting feedback|
|006||Fitzwalter Meadow formal objection||KS/CP||Complete||Email sent|
|007||School Parking||KS||In Progress||Improvements have been noted and the school are trying|
|008||Investigation into Manicom Close Land for parking||CP||In Progress||Property services DDC investigating|
LL has been trying to get hold of Heather to discuss footpaths but she will keep trying
ACTION: LL will work on trying to develop a consolidated community approach to path clearing following storm damage (Tree stump still on footpath at Chillenden).
20mph Speed Reductions Update
Work remains incomplete. KP has been in touch and contractor problems are to blame. Work expected to be complete in December.
Concerns exist about 20mph signs in Short Street and location. Parish Council advised this was not in our remit and a decision taken by Kent County Council.
Speed Indicator Device
Volunteers (Ray Holyer and Kenny Ingram) have been identified for management of the Speed Indicator Device that needs to move between outside the Griffins Head and Claypits.
Village Hall Community Hub
ACTION: KS/LL and NTB will get a newsletter issued before year end
Parish Community /School Bus Services
- Local bus will discontinue from 12th February 2023
- Christine Plummer is looking at alternative options including Kent Karriers and also the potential of a shuttle bus into Wingham.
- LL also suggested a community led transport option
- Options and funding requests to be made to the PC once further investigation undertaken.
- Chillenden residents also identified a concern with the
school bus route and its calling points in Chillenden.
Confirmation has been obtained by the PC that the
Chillenden stop is on route and the bus is coming into the
ACTION: KP will advise residents who were concerned.
Online Banking Update
Online banking has now been set up and a request has been made to add LL so we have 3 councillors who can action payment requests to cover for absences.
Dover District Council Local Plan – Concern from Chillenden residents about the potential development of 5 homes at a site in Short Street. Concerns were raised by residents in Reg 18. Od the previous local plan, and the most recent Reg 19 Plan has been issued and the site remains as an area for potential development. Comments can be made up to 5pm on Friday 9th December.
Chillenden Residents are objecting on the following basis:
- Flood Risk (field currently acts as a soak away, and existing properties are already prone to flooding). Whilst the development will need to be undertaken with Flood Risk in mind, there is no mention of how the developers will look to protect neighbouring properties as the water will have to run elsewhere. KS has offered to support where possible as has a background in Flood Risk and Insurance.
- Access issues
- Environment, wildlife and habitat
A robust objection was put forward by the PC at the last consultation.
ACTION: PC will object again on behalf of the parish.
ACTION: Request Councillor Trevor Bartlett attends the next PC meeting to discuss planning
Canterbury City Council Local Plan – As per the Dover District Council report, there are talks of building an additional 3,200 homes in Adisham/Aylesham. Councillor Sue Chandler reiterated that despite us being under Dover District Council we are still able to object to the development.
ACTION: Parish Council to object on behalf of the parish.
COUNCILLORS REPORT ON OTHER PARISH MATTERS
KS was made aware that following a discussion on community at the last PC, some residents contacted the school and are going to be sponsoring an annual prize for the school. KS suggested we should look at doing that as a Parish Council which was supported.
ACTION: KS to speak to the school and come up with a theme and propose it at the next PC meeting.
PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION TIME
A member of the public noted that the Fitzwalter Meadow objection has Woodnesborough council listed.
ACTION: Investigate and see if this can be resolved.
SUMMARY OF NEW ACTIONS
|009||Develop a consolidated community approach to path clearing following storm damage||LL||Open|
|010||Advise residents who were concerned about the School Bus||KP||Open|
|011||PC will object again on behalf of the parish to DDC Local Plan||KP/KS||Open|
|012||Request Cllr Trevor Bartlett attends the next PC meeting to discuss planning||KS||Closed||Trevor will attend the PC on 30/11/2022|
|013||PC to object on behalf of the parish to CCC local plan||KP/KS||Open|
|014||Speak to the school and come up with a prize theme and propose it at the next PC meeting.||KS||Open|
|015||Fitzwalter Meadow Objection – Investigate and see if this can be resolved.||KS<||Open|
NEXT MEETING 30th NOVEMBER 2022 GOODNESTONE VILLAGE HALL 7:30PM