Clerks Report: September 2016

Update From Sutton Benger Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 14th September 2016.

New Parish Councillor – a warm welcome was given to our newly co-opted Councillor, Nicola Hayward. Nicola has lived in Sutton Benger for 15 years and applied to become a Parish Councillor so that she could have the opportunity to give something back to the village.

Planning – Consideration was given to 4 planning applications:

16/06773/FUL & 16/07265/LBC – Wellesley Arms, SN15 4RD – Conversion of outbuilding to provide ancillary B&B accommodation – Object

16/07661/FUL & 16/08100/LBC – Arms Farm, SN15 4RE – Conversion of agricultural barn to dwelling; erection of a detached garage; formation of field access – Object and Cllr H Greenman was asked to call into committee

16/08467/TCA – Manete, 5 Chestnut Road, SN15 4RP – 25% reduction to copper beech and reduce overhang to road and crown-raise by 3m – No objection

16/08510/TCA – Elmete, High Street, SN15 4RE – Fell 2 Birch Trees – No objection

The Clerk had received a late request from Stonewater Developers to attend the meeting to give a brief presentation on their proposals for development on land at the rear of the Recreation Ground. If anyone would like to see details of their proposals please contact the Parish Clerk. They will be organising a public consultation meeting in the near future.

Approval was given for Cllrs N Davis and M Bines to attend a Planning Course on 2 November 2016.

Highways and Transport – The Clerk urged everyone to use the MyWiltshire App/Website to report highways issues, including potholes.MyWiltshire App logo

Rights of Way – Cllr Leigh Varnham agreed to take lead responsibility for the Rights of Way volunteer group. We have had several applications for the Parish Path Liaison Officer scheme and he will be organising a meeting for them with Stephen Leonard, Senior Rights of Way Officer at Wiltshire Council.

Neighbourhood Development – the deadline for completing the questionnaire online has been extended to 30 September 2016 – Members were asked to encourage friends and neighbours to complete it.

Next Parish Council Meeting – The date of the next Parish Council Meeting is Wednesday 12th October 2016 in the Village Hall, starting at 7.45 pm.

Councillor Vacancies – there 1 vacancy for Parish Councillor.  Please contact the Parish Clerk for further details and an Application Form if you would like to join our team.