Fulking Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 2nd April 2020

Fulking Parish Council video conference
An ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council will be held online on Thursday 2nd April 2020.  

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk  

Members of the public who want to listen to the meeting should contact the Parish Clerk, who will provide them with participation details.  

AGENDA 

20/019/OM.            Apologies for Absence. 

20/020/OM.            Declaration of Members’ Interests 

20/021/OM.            Approve the Minutes of the previous Council Meetings  

20/022/OM.            Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions. 

20/023/OM.            Reports from District and County Councillors.   

20/024/OM.            To consider the establishment of a voluntary register of vulnerable residents 

20/025/PM.             To consider the adoption of a grant awarding policy 

20/026/OM.            Planning Applications Update. 

20/027/PM.             Planning Applications. 

  • SDNP/20/00670/HOUS Erection of a single storey garden studio. 
    Perching Sands Farmhouse Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LS 
  • SDNP/20/00649/HOUS Extension linking main house to outhouse.  
    7 Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9ND 

20/028/OM.              Reports from Outside Bodies.   

20/029/OM.              Inter Parish Group Update         

20/030/OM.              Information Items.   

20/031/OM.              Correspondence.   

20/032/OM.              Financial Matters.  

20/033/OM.               To set a date of the next Ordinary Meeting:  2nd July 2020 

The date for the Annual Parish Meeting will be Wednesday 6th May 2020 where Rev Tim Harford will be the main speaker. 

Fulking COVID19 Resources

Fulking COVID19 Action Plan
The ‘About Our Village’ menu in the left sidebar of this website has a new menu item: ‘COVID19 Support’. At present it just contains a two page PDF (‘Fulking COVID19 Action Plan’) drafted by the Parish Council. However, it is intended to include other relevant material as it becomes available.

Bobservation No. 66: Warming to the Clerk in the End…

Painting of The Parish Clerk - courtesy tate.org.uk

Parish Clerk
I have known several Parish Clerks in the time I have been in Fulking and they have varied in efficiency and goodwill considerably, in particular one I can think of was diabolical!. However I think it is generally agreed that the present Clerk, Trevor Parsons, has outshone all his predecessors . A parish council relies very heavily on the professionalism of its clerk and over the last twenty or so years the demands on the clerk have steadily increased; in particular with knowledge of the law as it needs to be enacted. I hope you will all join me in saying thanks to Trevor for the service he provides.

Global warming
The next meeting of the Resolutions group is at 7pm on Sunday March 8th  in the village hall and I do encourage you to come and join us. Ably lead by Samantha we are in the throes of putting together Climate Change and ecological ideas for implementation in the villages of Fulking, Poynings and Newtimber.

Funereal matters
If you wish to save your next of kin a bob or two it is quite simple to donate your body to the London Anatomy Office (LAO) (0207 848 8042). Subject to certain circumstances the body will be donated to and used by the medical services involved (probably in Sussex) for research or teaching. This will obviate the need for a funeral which, these days, is quite expensive. The LAO are most helpful on the phone and will help you through the necessary forms. Just in case you are worried about missing the wake when I eventually go; well behaved villagers will be invited to a party instead (Any takers for Call my bluff?). Incidentally the oldest donated body yet was a gent of 107!

Minutes of Planning Meeting 18th February 2020 (draft)

Extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council held on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 7.30pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking

Present: Councillors Miles Firth (Chairman), Mark Hind, (Vice Chairman), Linda Dyos, Samantha Leader and Trevor Parsons (Clerk) 

One member of the public, being the applicant, was present and was invited to contribute to the discussion. 

20/016/PM.        Apologies for absence: Cllr Karen Healy 

20/017/PM.        Declaration of Members Interests. There were no declarations of interest 

20/018/PM.        Planning matters Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH SDNP/20/00159/FUL 

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

It was noted that: 

  1. This project is considered a real improvement to the housing stock of the village 
  2. The plans all appear to be in proportion and the increase in overall height of the property will be mitigated by the present hedgerow and tree covering along Clappers Lane. 
  3. FPC requested that the applicants include as part of their Construction Management Plan a ban on contractor parking in Clappers Lane. Contractor parking should only be allowed on the site. 

The reason for this stipulation is: 

a. Historic problems with access and safety due to parking at peak times for the Shepherd and Dog pub. This occurs during weekdays (not just weekends) 

b. Contractor parking and delivery issues related to access, safety and damage to verges on the Poynings road over the last four years as a result of major refurbishment/building projects which were concurrent at Hillside, Downside, The Dales, and Barn Cottage.   

Councillors voted UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOUR of the application. 

The meeting closed at 8.05pm 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 2nd April 2020 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Planning Meeting – Tuesday 18th February 2020

You are cordially invited to an Extraordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, at the Village Hall on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below.  

Miles Firth – Chairman  

Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and regarding 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. 

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.  

20/016/PM.          Apologies for Absence. 

20/017/PM.          Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/018/PM.          Planning matters 

Knole House Clappers Lane Fulking BN5 9NH – SDNP/20/00159/FUL 

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

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 2nd April 2020 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting held 9th January 2020 (Draft)

Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting Fulking Parish Council held Thursday 9th January 2020 at 7.30pm at Fulking Village Hall. 

Present 

Chairman:                                        Cllr Firth
Fulking Parish Council (FPC):              Cllrs Hind, Dyos, Healy and Leader
Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC):   Cllr Alison Bennett
West Sussex County Council (WSCC): Cllr Joy Dennis
Parish Clerk:                                     Trevor Parsons 

There were 12 members of the public present who were invited to ask questions and make comments prior to the meeting. The meeting opened at 7.30pm. 

20/001/OM.    Apologies for Absence were received from: 

Cllr Colin Trumble (MSDC) 

Cllr Rodney Jackson (MSDC) 

20/002/OM     Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

There were no declarations of interest declared. 

20/003/OM.    Approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Planning Meeting of 10th October 2020. 

The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 

20/004/OM.            Reports from District and County Councillors.  

Cllr Dennis (WSCC) reported: 

  • The decision to cease gritting Edburton Road and Poynings Road has been reversed following pressure from Parish councillors  
  • Poynings Road will be closed on 21st January for one day for emergency repairs 
  • Bridleway 53F will be closed for three days in July for overhead power cable maintenance 
  • WSCC are still offering small grants up to £750 for village projects. 
  • Cllr Dennis has been appointed chair of the Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee 
  • Cllr Dennis is looking to arrange a surgery for Pyecombe, Poynings and Fulking for the new MP.  

Cllr Bennett (MSDC) reported: 

  • Cllr Gary Marsh (MSDC) is now the SDNPA representative for MSDC and he will arrange a meeting with SDNPA, Pyecombe, Poynings and Fulking to discuss planning matters and opportunities. 
  • Council Tax Support for low income families is still available. 
  • The MSDC budget to be approved at their meeting of 4th March 2020. 
  • MSDC to run a pilot scheme for food waste recycling. Small electrical goods waste collection will commence from April 2020. 

 20/005/OM.             Winter Plan Update 

The Parish Council expressed their thanks to Cllr Dennis (WSCC) and the vice chairman, Mark Hind for their hard work to reinstate the gritting of Edburton Road and Poynings Road which had previously been removed from the County’s Plan. 

ACTION – Cllr Hind to email WSCC about the unfilled grit bin. 

20/006/OM.             Operation Watershed Update 

CllFirth reported that whilst Phase Two of Operation Watershed had been a success in that flooding in Clappers Lane had significantly reduced, flood water had collected in the bottom field. This is caused by the collapse of a 150mm pipe which will be replaced by the landowner with 300mm pipe by the end of March 2020. 

Cllr Firth also reported that an application for Phase Three funding of £7,604 for further repairs to Clappers Lane had been turned down. Cllr Joy Dennis offered her assistance and asked the Clerk to forward the application form to her for a review. 

ACTION – Clerk to email Phase 3 application to Cllr Dennis. 

20/007/PM.             Planning Matters   

To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/05563/LIS Refurbishment of barn to include replacement of existing conversion with new fit-out, doors and windows at Perching Barn Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LR. 

The owners of Perching Barn attended the meeting and provided some clarity on their plans for the Barn. 

It was noted that: 

FPC requested that the applicants include as part of their Construction Management Plan a ban on contractor parking in the Edburton Road. Contractor parking should only be allowed on the site or (by agreement with the owners) on Perching Drove. 

That access to site should only be from the west via A2037. 

The reason for this stipulation is: 

  1. Historic problems with access and safety due to parking at peak times for the Shepherd and Dog pub. This occurs during weekdays (not just weekends) 
  2. Contractor parking and delivery issues related to access, safety and damage to verges on the Poynings Road over the last four years as a result of major refurbishment/building projects which were concurrent at Hillside, Downside, The Dales, and Barn Cottage. 

With no increase in the size of the property and the improvements to the character of the building the Parish Council voted its UNANIMOUS SUPPORT. 

20/008/PM.              Planning Applications Update. 

Reference  Name  Application Details  FPC Decision  SDNPA Decision 
SDNP/19/03354/HOUS  Downside  Single storey timber framed and timber clad garage and games room structure.  13/08/19
2 In Favour
1 Neutral 
11/10/19
Approved 

20/009/OM.      Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  

1 Dark Night Skies – Cllr Firth advised residents had been mailed to promote SDNPA’s dark night skies policy  

2 Village Signs – Cllr Firth to propose refurbishment/replacement ideas to present to Council with a view to polling residents to see which option is the most popular. 

3 Ram Pump Noticeboard – progress is being made and Cllr Hind is resourcing a photo of John Ruskin. 

4 Yellow Lines – no progress since last meeting 

5 Fulking to Henfield Bridlepath – A meeting was held between Fulking and Woodmancote Councillors and the Head of Highways West Sussex who will establish whether a fixed crossing would be allowable under Highway rules. We are awaiting the results of the initial desktop survey from WSCC. 

6 Visionary Exercise – Clerk to email Trevor Leggo, Chairman of Sussex & Surrey ALC to suggest suitable dates for a meeting with Councillors to move the exercise forward. 

7 Mayfield – The next Inter Parish Meeting is set for 6th February in Albourne where a Fulking Councillor will be present. 

8 Village Hall Lease Update – Cllr Firth advised that he had had no replies to his recent chaser email to the PCC. 

9 Exercise Equipment – Cllr Firth suggested this should become an item for the next Parish Meeting.  

 20/010/OM.         Reports from Outside Bodies.  

Preparations for The Fulking Fair are progressing well. 

20/011/OM.              Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 

Email correspondence from Michael Scammell from SDNPA advising that the new Conversation Plan for Fulking was nearing completion and that a draft report will be sent to the Clerk. 

20/012/OM.              2019 – 2020 Precept 

Councillors reviewed the spending so far for 2019/2020 and the planned spending to end of the financial year which is in line with expectations. 

The clerk presented the budget for 2020 / 2021 and proposed a 6% increase in precept to £9,450 bearing in mind the additional expenditure of the village hall once the new lease is agreed, planned improvements to NTF and potential cost to the Council of white / yellow lines.  

Increase proposed by Chairman, seconded by Cllr Healy and carried unanimously. 

20/013/OM.              Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 

There was no correspondence. 

20/014/OM.              Financial Matters. To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

It was noted that several of the topics raised in Matters Arising and the Precept discussion may require grant funding. Parish Clerk to investigate general grant funding availability. 

Payments debited from Fulking Parish Council current account at Barclays Bank 50052760 issued from 11th October 2018 to 18th December 2018 agreed at Parish Council meeting 17th January 2019 were: 

Date       Description        Method      Amount 
15th October 2019       Payroll Services    Direct Debit     £26.70 
23rd October 2019  E.On Electric     Direct Debit       £67.38 
18th November 2019  Landbuild – Watershed  Cheque    £16,234.84 

 On 31st October 2019 £1,390 was received from SDNPA being distribution of CIL monies and on 24th December 2019 a VAT refund of £3,067.25 was credited to the current account by BACS.      

As at 31st December 2018, the Current Account balance was £9,758.03, the Pemium Account £10,448.64. 

20/015/OM.               To set a date of Annual General Meeting of the Council and Annual Parish Meeting:  

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 2nd April 2019 

The date for the Annual Parish Meeting will be Wednesday 6th May 2020 where Rev Tim Harford will be the main speaker. 

Fulking Conservation Area Reprise

Conservation Area
This document will soon be plopping onto your doormat. If you live in the conservation area (current or proposed), please review it carefully. Mistakes have already been spotted. Send any that you notice to Trevor so that he can collate them for the Parish Council’s response.

The history of the issue is described here but you will need to respond to the new SDNPA document, not the old MSDC one.

Agenda Ordinary Meeting 9th January 2020

Dear Residents, 

You are cordially invited to attend the Ordinary Meeting of Fulking Parish Council, at the Village Hall on Thursday 9th January 2020 at 7.30pm, the meeting will consider the items set out below. 

Trevor Parsons – Parish Clerk  

 Following the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, and regarding 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. 

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.  

20/001/OM.            Apologies for Absence. 

20/002/OM.            Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

20/003/OM.            Approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Planning Meeting of 10th October 2020. 

The minutes, subject to any amendments, to be approved and signed as a true record of the meeting. 

20/004/OM.            Reports from District and County Councillors.   

20/005/OM.             Winter Plan Update 

20/006/OM.             Operation Watershed Update 

20/007/PM.             Planning Matters   

To comment on planning applications received from South Downs National Park being SDNP/19/05563/LIS Refurbishment of barn to include replacement of existing conversion with new fit-out, doors and windows at Perching Barn Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LR. 

20/008/PM.              Planning Applications Update. 

20/009/OM.             Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions To clarify and report on actions brought forward from the last meeting.  

1) Dark Night Skies 

3) Ram Pump Noticeboard 

4) Yellow Lines 

5) Fulking to Henfield Bridlepath 

20/010/OM.              Reports from Outside Bodies.   

        North Town Field  

20/011/OM.              Information Items.  To receive information and items for the agenda at future meetings. 

20/012/OM.              2019 – 2020 Precept 

20/013/OM.              Correspondence.  To discuss correspondence and respond to correspondence received. 

20/014/OM.              Financial Matters. To receive the report on the Council’s income and to approve future expenditure. 

20/015/OM.               To set a date of Annual General Meeting of the Council and Annual Parish Meeting: 

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

Minutes of Ordinary Meeting Held 10th October 2019 (Draft)

Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting Fulking Parish Council held Thursday 10th October 2019 at 7.30pm at Fulking Village Hall. 

Present 

Chairman:                                                Cllr Firth 
Fulking Parish Council (FPC):               Cllrs Hind, Healy and Leader 
Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC):      Cllr Bennett 
Parish Clerk:                                            Trevor Parsons 
 

There were four members of the public present who were invited to ask questions and make comments prior to the meeting. The meeting opened at 7.30pm. 

Apologies for Absence were received from: 

Cllr Linda Dyos (FPC) 
Cllr Joy Dennis (WSCC) 
Cllr Rodney Jackson (MSDC) 
Cllr Colin Trumble (MSDC) 
 

1.Declaration of Members’ Interests. 

There were no declarations of interest declared.

2. Approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of 11th July 2019 and Extraordinary Council Planning Meeting of 13th August 2019 –  

The minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meetings. 

3. Planning Applications Update. 

Reference  Name  Application Details  FPC Decision  SDNPA Decision 
SDNP/19/01691/HOUS  Paythorne Farm Cottages   2 storey side extension, single storey rear/side extension, front porch 

 

23/04/19
Unanimous
Objection 
16/05/19
Approved
(inc reduced to 26%) 
SDNP/19/02644/HOUS  35 Clappers Lane   Single storey kitchen extension to rear of the house, with roof lantern, additional window and raised patio extending from the kitchen. 

 

25/06/19
Unanimous Neutral 
07/08/19 

Approved
 

SDNP/19/03567/HOUS  Paythorne Farm Cottages  Construction of new front porch; demolition of rear porch, reconstruction as utility room and w.c.   13/08/19 
Unanimous Support 
13/09/19 
Approved 

It was noted that there will be a planning appeal for Market Gardens but no date has been set. 

 

4. Reports from District Councillors.   

Cllr Alison Bennett of MSDC reported: 

The Strategic Sites paper for Mid Sussex has been completed and is now open for public consultation. 22 residential and 8 business sites have been identified as suitable for development. 

Mid Sussex District Council is working towards the Fair Trade Town status along the same model as Burgess Hill Town. 

5. Matters Arising & Outstanding Actions:  

Dark Night Skies – matter still outstanding – Cllr Firth to action 

Ram Pump – Correspondence finally received from SDNPA who are looking to support the siting of a noticeboard with historical information about the origins of the Pump. 

ACTION – Clerk to obtain high resolution photos of John Ruskin and Henry Willet as requested by SDNP. 

Yellow Lines – Cllr Hind has corresponded with Richard Speller, WSCC regarding lines on the north side of the road around the Shepherd & Dog corner to dissuade drivers from parking in dangerous positions. The cost of the lines and signage is likely to be in the region of £10,000 and the council discussed how this expense could be funded. 

ACTION – Clerk to contact SSALC to seek advice about funding / grant options. 

6. Fulking to Henfield Bridle path 

Cllr Samantha Leader and the Clerk met with Woodmancote Parish Council with a view to create a way to walk or cycle safely to Henfield. The main hurdle to overcome is the crossing of the A281 at the junction of Horn Lane. Woodmancote Parish Council have agreed to contact the Highways Dept with a view to arrange a joint meeting to discuss possible solutions. 

Cllr Leader proposed the Fulking Parish Council pursue a safe walking / cycle route to Henfield, seconded by Cllr Firth and carried unanimously. 

7. Mayfield Development Update 

On 28th August 2019 a village meeting was called by the Chairman to offer residents an opportunity to hear presentations from Anthony Watts Williams (Lambs) and Malcolm Eastwood (Henfield PC) and their concerns about the proposed Mayfield development site north east of Henfield. Around twenty villagers attended the meeting which included a question and answer session. 

On 5th September 2019 councillors from Fulking Parish Council and the clerk attended the Inter Parish Meeting where the main topic was the proposed Mayfield development. Staff from Horsham District Council planning office were also in attendance who explained that Mayfield was one only of several large scale (over 1000 homes) sites being considered.  There was consent from the whole meeting that permission for such a large development would cause multiple concerns and that a joined-up approach from all the councils would offer the best chance that Parish views could be heard. 

Cllr Firth made it clear to this evenings’ meeting that no official planning application has yet been submitted from Mayfield to Horsham District Council. 

8. Winter Plan Update 

The salt and grit audit have been completed by Cllr Hind and an email was sent to Sue Furlong of WSCC by the clerk confirming our requirements to top up bins 6 and 7 on 21st August 2019. 

9. Operation Watershed Update 

Clappers Lane Phase 2  

We expect Landbuild Limited, the council’s preferred contractor to commence works on phase 2 works on 16th October subject to fair weather. This will involve the installation of two new drains to allow water to clear from Clappers Lane, together with ditch restoration measures to ensure the flow of stormwater towards the streams works more effectively thus ending the flooding on the corner of Clappers Lane next to No 46.  

Clappers Lane Phase 3 

Funding was sought for works to be completed further north on Clappers Lane and a site visit with Richard Speller (WSCC), Cllr Hind and Cllr Healy took place on 5th February 2019. Sadly changes to Operation Watershed rules meant our application was declined however an email has been sent to Sue Furlong (WSCC) on 28th September 2019 appealing this decision to which we await a reply. 

ACTION – Cllr Firth to write to Joy Dennis to seek her support towards the project. 

10. Village Hall Lease Update 

Cllr Firth has sent a chaser email to the PCC on 10th September 2019 and awaits a response. 

11. Reports from Outside Bodies 

Cllr Leader attended the WSALC AGM held in Arundel and proposed that Fulking Parish Council take up an offer from Trevor Leggo, CEO of SSALC to undertake a Visioning Exercise for Fulking Parish Council. This would be instead of a Neighbourhood Plan for Fulking which would offer better value for money and a structured plan for the future. 

12. Information Items 

North Town Field Trustees meeting is to be held on 12th October 2019 

The Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 7th December 2019. 

The Fulking Fair will be held on Sunday 26th July 2019.   

The Council would like to officially acknowledge the help, support and work undertaken by Nick Hughes, who is sadly leaving the village. Nick has kindly internally audited the accounts for Fulking Parish Council at no cost for a number of years and we express our thanks and wish Nick all the very best for the future.  

13. Correspondence.  

No items to be discussed 

14. Financial Matters:  

The Clerk presented the cashbook and bank statements for councillors’ bank reconciliation. Since moving to online banking, it is important that the council reconcile the accounts at each meeting for good governance. 

The Clerk presented the accounts for the half year which are in line with expectations. The costs for the ongoing lease negotiations for the village hall have been budgeted at £1,500 in total but council is aware this figure may change. 

The Clerk presented his draft budget for 2020/2021 for discussion recommending an increased precept to £9,450 to take into account additional expenses likely to be incurred from the adoption of the village hall. A decision will be made at the Ordinary Meeting in January 2020.   

Payments debited from the Parish Council Account at Barclays were all made by direct debit and online banking are as follows 

Date                                   Description                                      Gross Amount 

10/07/2019                      SLCC Subscription                                 £89.00 

10/07/2019                      Mark Stepney – Grass Cutting          £390.00 

15/07/2019                      Sigma Payroll                                       £  26.70 

23/07/2019                      E-On Electricity                                    £  66.65 

31/07/2019                     Surrey Hills Solicitors – Lease            £150.00 

30/09/2019                     Clerk Pay – Dentons SIPP                 £1,005.42 

30/09/2019                    Action for Rural Sussex event             £  50.00 

30/09/2019                    WSALC AGM                                          £  72.00 

06/10/2019                    gift to Nick Hughes                               £  50.00 

06/10/2019                    Mark Stepney – grass cutting            £ 390.00 

The meeting closed at 9.10pm 

Date of the next Ordinary Meeting: Thursday 9th January 2020 to be held at Fulking Village Hall at 7.30pm. 

Minutes to Planning Meeting 13th August 2019

Extraordinary meeting of Fulking Parish Council  

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 7.30pm, at The Village Hall, Fulking   

Present: Councillors Miles Firth (Chairman), Karen Healey and Linda Dyos and Trevor Parsons (Parish Clerk) 

No members of the public were present. 

The meeting opened at 7:00 pm. 

  1. Apologies: Cllrs Mark Hind and Samantha Leader. 
  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. Approval of Ordinary Council Meeting Minutes of 11th July 2019 deferred to the next full council meeting to be held on 10th October 2019. 
  4. Planning Matters: To comment on planning application received from South Downs National Park being 
  1. I)   SDNP/19/03567/HOUS Paythorne Farm Cottages Edburton Road Fulking BN5 9LP construction of new front porch; demolition of rear porch, reconstruction as utility room and c. with extension to side to boundary with No 1.

It was noted: 

The Council was pleased that the new drawings now comply with SDNPA planning policies. Voting: Unanimous Support. 

  1. ii)   SDNP/19/03354/HOUS Downside Poynings Road Fulking BN5 9NB Single storey timber framed and timber clad garage and games room structure. 

It was noted:  

Providing this planning application conforms with 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%. Voting: two in favour and one neutral.