Planning Meeting 23rd April 2019

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Invitation to Planning Meeting 

You are hereby cordially invited to attend a planning meeting of the Fulking Parish Council to be held at 7:00pm, on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at the Village Hall, Fulking.

To discuss the following planning application: 

SDNP/19/01691/HOUS  2 storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension, front porch at 2 Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP 

Members of the Press & Public are welcome to attend. 

By prior appointment with the Chairman, a maximum of 2 people may speak for up to 5 minutes each in favour, and a maximum of 2 people may also speak for up to 5 minutes each against the applications. 

Trevor Parsons
ClerkFulking Parish Council 

Tel: 07767 422733 

Email: parishclerk@fulking.net 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting held 4th April 2019, 7:30pm, Village Hall

Present:
Chairman: Cllr Firth
Fulking Parish Council (FPC): Cllrs Hind, Dyos and Healy
Mid Sussex district Council (MSDC): Cllrs Trumble and Wilkinson
Parish Clerk: Trevor Parsons
Members of the Public: There were four members of the public present
Members of the public were invited to ask questions and make comments prior to the meeting but none were raised.

1. Apologies for Absence.
Cllr Trist (FPC), Cllr Watts-Williams (MSDC) and Cllr Dennis (WSCC)

The meeting welcomed Samantha Leader who has submitted her nomination to become a Parish Councillor in Fulking, she will replace Michael Trist who, after many years of fine service to the Council, has decided not to stand at the forthcoming election.

2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.
There were no declarations of interest

3. Approve the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 18th March 2019
Approved and signed by the Chairman as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

4. Planning Applications Update.
For the period 13th December 2018 to 18th March 2019, the following planning applications were reviewed

Market Gardens SDNP/18/04735/HOUS
Material change of use of land for stationing of caravans for residential occupation with facilitating development (hard standing)
FPC: 13/12/18 Unanimous Objection
SDNP: 14/02/19 Refused at Planning Committee
Appeal in Progress SDNP/19/00021/REF

Seasons Farm SDNP/18/06182/APNB
Agricultural barn to store hay and farm equipment
FPC: 03/01/19 Unanimous Support
SDNP: 07/01/19 Raise No Objection

Knole House SDNP/19/00006/HOUS
Demolition and replacement of an existing two-storey house and ancillary garage
FPC: 12/02/19 Unanimous Support
SDNP:22/03/2019 Case withdrawn

Downside SDNP/19/00908/HOUS
Single storey pool house with games room and shower/change facilities. Timber framed carport structure
FPC: 18/03/19 1 Object, 3 Neutral
SDNP: Application in progress

5. Reports from District and County Councillors.

Cllr Firth began with a word of thanks to all the MSDC and WSCC councillors who have attended Fulking Parish Council meetings over the last four years and for the tireless work undertaken to support the council particularly regarding the Market Gardens planning application held at South Downs National Park Authority.

Cllrs Trumble and Wilkinson report that:
MSDC will be reviewing the district’s car parking policies in the next sessions, including right number of spaces, right location and appropriate charging in all locations
MSDC will be looking to improve Sport & Leisure facilities across the district in the next four years.
Notice that Cllr Gary Wall will be retiring as Leader of MSDC.
Mayfield Development may be fully within Horsham district however MSDC are opposed to the project due to the huge negative impact on the utilities and services provided by MSDC
MSDC are very pleased with the improvements in Broadband speeds across rural Mid Sussex
ACTION: Cllr Firth to find out whether properties in Perching Sands have improved broadband speeds, now that Clappers lane speeds have improved

6. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:

Dark Night Skies: Cllr Firth to follow up, taking into account the SDNPA Emerging Plan.

Yellow lines: Still waiting on Richard Speller to advise, in the meantime Cllr Hind proposed purchasing new cones at a cost of £70 to dissuade cars from parking on the dangerous corner, seconded by Cllr Firth and carried unanimously.

HGV Sign has now been delivered and Cllr Firth will arrange for its installation.

The Clerk has chased SDNPA for help in providing a suitable Ram Pump information board.
ACTION: Clerk to ring Richard Speller to establish whether FPC would be able to seek further Operation Watershed grant funding following Richard’s visit in February 2019.

7. Approval of Procedures Review

The procedures are still being reviewed by Councillors which will carry to the next Ordinary Meeting in July, however Cllr Hind proposed that the £250 spending limit without obtaining three quotes be raised to £500 in line with national guidelines, seconded by Cllr firth and carried unanimously.

8. Elections Update

Completed nominations forms have been delivered to the Returning Officer and a Notice of Uncontested Election for Fulking has been received.

9. Reports from Outside Bodies.

Fulking Fair – the meeting was told that the marquee will not be sponsored by Shepherd & Dog as the lease is currently up for sale.
Village Hall Lease: Negotiations had stalled, however a new solicitor for PCC has been sourced and hopefully work will continue towards a new lease from PCC to FPC.

10. Information Items. To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings.

The Parish Noticeboard has broken and Cllr Firth has asked a contractor to repair / refurbish the board for us, the cost will be within the new £500 limit.

11. Correspondence. To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received.

There was no correspondence to report to the meeting

12. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure.

Payments debited from the Parish Council Account at Barclays Bank are as follows:

Date

Description

Method

Amount

15th Jan 2019

Payroll Services

Direct Debit

£26.70

23rd Jan 2019

E.on

Direct Debit

£54.58

31st Jan 2019

Clerk VAT Training

OLB (MF/MH)

£78.00

4th Mar 2019

McAfee Anti-Virus

OLB (MF/MH)

£125.98

18th Mar 2019

Surrey Hills Solicitors

OLB (MF/MH)

£193.20

15th Mar 2019

Clerk Election Briefing

OLB (MF/MH)

£48.00

 

On 6th March 2019, Fulking Parish Council received the Operation Watershed funding totalling £13,529.03 for the ditch clearing. This work is still to be completed by LandBuild once the ground is dry enough for its vehicles.

The latest Bank Statement was examined and signed by Cllrs Dyos and Healy as a true reflection of the Council’s current financial position.

The meeting closed at 8:37pm

Date of Annual General Meeting of the Council and Annual Parish Meeting: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 11th July 2019
Both to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Parish Council Meeting

Dear Residents, 

You are cordially invited to an Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, at the Village Hall on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and with regard to regulations on Access to Local Government Meetings, members of the public are advised that they have a right to film/record the meetings of Fulking Parish Council. Members of the public are also advised that by attending a meeting of Fulking Parish Council, they give their consent to being filmed/recorded by other members of the public, if such activity is taking place.

Trevor Parsons Parish Clerk 

 AGENDA 

Public Participation: There will be a period of 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion.  

  1. Apologies for Absence. 
  2. Declaration of Members’ Interests. 
  3. Approve the Minutes of the Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 18th March 2019:  The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 
  4. Planning Applications Update. 
  5. Reports from District and County Councillors.   
  6. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  
  7. Approval of Procedures Review 
  8. Elections Update 
  9. Reports from Outside Bodies 
  10. Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 
  11. Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 
  12. Financial Matters: To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

Date of Annual General Meeting of the Council and Annual Parish Meeting: Thursday 15th May 2019 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 11th July 2019 

Both to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Minutes of Planning Meeting 18th March 2019 (Draft)

Extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council held on Monday 18th March 2019 at 8.00pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking

Present: Councillor Miles Firth (Chairman), Councillors Karen Healey, Mark Hind and Linda Dyos.

There were no members of the public present. Prior to the meeting, no members of the public had requested to speak.

The meeting opened at 8.05 pm.

1 Apologies: Councillor Michael Trist.

2 Declarations of interest: all councillors present confirmed that they had no interests to declare in the matters to be discussed at the meeting.

3 Approve the Minutes of the January Ordinary Meeting and the Knole House Planning Meeting. The minutes were approved by the meeting and signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meetings.

4 Planning Matters: To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/00908/HOUS Single storey pool house with games room and shower/changing facilities. Timber framed carport structure at Downside Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB

It was noted that:

1 With reference to the emerging Development Management Policy SD31: Extensions to existing dwellings, and provision of annexes and outbuildings, it is unclear from the documents whether the proposal does or does not increase the floorspace of the existing dwelling by more than 30%.

2 The Community Infrastructure Levy form is incomplete.

3 The original approval of 2nd May 2018 SDNP/18/01201/HOUS the existing garage has been demolished to ensure that development does not spread excessively across the site, which would be harmful to the appearance and character of the site and area. Concern was raised at our meeting that these additions may contravene the spirit of Item 4 of the approval 2nd May 2018.

The resulting vote was one negative and three neutral. The meeting closed at 8.41 pm.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Poster

Substantially revised at 2:15pm 17th March

Bob has already explained where your duty lies. Note that there’s only a couple of weeks from the official announcement to the close of nominations (18th March to 3rd April) and the nominations have to be delivered by hand to the Returning Officer at MSDC in Haywards Heath.

Click the image for the single page flyer. But, if you really want to know all about local councils, then click here (eleven page PDF).

If you plan a nomination, or a proxy vote, then you need to read the Notice of Election sooner rather than later!

Planning Meeting – Monday 18th March 2018


You are cordially invited to attend the extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council on Monday 18th March 2019 at 8.00pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking for the transaction of the business on the Agenda below. [Note the change of time.]

Miles Firth – Chairman

AGENDA

Public Participation: There will be a period of 15 minutes set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to ask questions or make comments on items on the Agenda. Comments on items not appearing on the agenda can be made at the chairman’s discretion.

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Declaration of Members’ Interests.

3. Approve the Minutes* of the Knole House Planning Meeting. The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting.

4. Planning Matters: To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/00908/HOUS Single storey pool house with games room and shower/changing facilities. Timber framed carport structure at Downside Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 11th April 2019 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Trevor Parsons – clerk – 07767 422733

Bobservation 54: Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Recruitment Poster
At the risk of repeating myself, Councils represent the base of democracy in our country rising from Parish to District to County and thence to Parliament. Elections are held at Parish level every four years and the next election for five councillors is due this May. It has always been a hard task getting villagers to stick their necks out in offering to stand for election, which is unpaid. Accordingly I am encouraging all villagers, who have not already done their bit as Parish Councillors, to give serious consideration to standing this May. There is some, not great, demand on your time; four quarterly meetings, an annual one and an occasional planning meeting but the rewards in getting to know villagers and more about the village are great. You do not have to be particularly clever or intellectual but it is essential that you care about protecting Fulking. I urge you to consider standing, you will not regret it. I still value the experience.

Planning Meeting – 12th February 2019 (Draft)

FULKING PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF PLANNING MEETING – Knole House

Minutes of the Fulking Parish Council Planning Meeting held in the Village Hall, Fulking on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7pm

Present:
Chairman: Cllr Firth
Councillors: Cllrs Hind, Dyos and Healy
Clerk: Trevor Parsons

Apologies: Cllr Trist

The following matter was discussed:

Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH SDNP/19/00006/HOUS

Demolition of an existing two-storey house and ancillary garage with store room above. Replaced with new two-storey house and an attached new double garage with store room above. New vehicular gate and street facing boundary wall. With detached pool house and swimming pool to the rear of the property.

The meeting opened at 7.03pm

There were four members of the public present at the meeting with two residents speaking in favour of the development, commenting that the current house built in the 1950’s was now in poor condition and that replacing the building with a more efficient property in keeping with the local area was an asset to the village.

The chairman ran through the application documents for the meeting so that everyone had a clear picture of what the new property would look like when finished. Councillors were advised that all development traffic approach the site from the north via the A281 rather than through the village and will endeavour when practical to do so, use smaller delivery vehicles to reduce damage to Clappers Lane.

It was noted that:

Councillors considered the application as an environmentally friendly development and in keeping with the landscape.

The resulting vote on this application was unanimously to SUPPORT it.

The meeting closed at 7:23pm

Planning Meeting 12th February 2019

Knole House
FULKING PARISH COUNCIL

A planning meeting will be held in The Village Hall on Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7pm to consider the following application

Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH  SDNP/19/00006/HOUS 

Demolition of an existing two-storey house and ancillary garage with store room above. Replaced with new two-storey house and an attached new double garage with store room above. New vehicular gate and street facing boundary wall. With detached pool house and swimming pool to the rear of the property. 

Members of the public and press are invited to attend and are entitled to speak at the meeting for two minutes by prior appointment with the Clerk. No more than two speakers are permitted in favour of the proposal, and two against.

Trevor Parsons,Clerk, Fulking Parish Council  

17 Ockley Way, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8NE Tel: 07767 422733    

parishclerk@fulking.net