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4th April 2005

7881 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 4th April 2005.

7882 Present: Chairman – Councillor P. (Peter) Roberts, Councillors J. (John) Burrow, C. J. (John) Eden, A. W. (Arthur) Graves, R.M.(Ralph) Henderson, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, the Clerk – P.G. (Peter) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – S.D. (Sue) Hayward, PC 1118 John Bassinder, Inspector Jill Townley and three members of the public.

7883 Apologies for Absence: Councillors T. B. (Bernard) Fryer and J. (June) Greenwell.

7884 Receipt of Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda


7885 Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting, held on 7th March, were approved and then signed by the Chairman.

7886 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes in Previous Meetings not Covered by the Agenda

Councillor Houghton referred to item 7866 (1) regarding the installation of one new style lamppost, more lampposts of the same style (galvanised) have appeared since.

7887 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration.

7888 Update from the Community Police Officer

PC Bassinder gave a verbal update. No crimes were reported for March. PC Bassinder reported that he had found campers on the shore off Cove Road and had asked them to leave, he asked who owns this area of shore and was advised that it belongs to the RSPB. PC Bassinder will notify the RSPB of the incident.

7889 Report from County and District Councillor Sarah Fishwick

Councillor Fishwick was not present at the meeting and her report was not available.

7890 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members, or the Clerk

(a) Countryside Group

Councillor Henderson attended a meeting of the group in March.

(b) Councillor Eden reported on the public meeting he and several other Members attended in the Gaskell Hall earlier in the evening. The meeting had been arranged by Councillor Fishwick to discuss the proposed use of Cumbria View by the Witherslack Group of Schools. The meeting was very well attended and a number of views expressed. Many questions were asked of Charles Mills, the Chief Executive of the Witherslack Group, and the overall feeling from the public was an overwhelming ‘no’ for the placing of children into Cumbria View by the Witherslack Group.

7891 Correspondence

Receipt of the following items was noted and any action determined as indicated:

1. Tilhill – powerline clearance approval for Woodwell. The Clerk reported that this will happen soon.

2. Residents of Waterslack – copy of complaint about the Garden Centre.

3. Cllr Fishwick – e-mail about Waterslack Garden Centre

4. DEFRA – approval of 1st installment of grant (£1424.40)

5. Lancaster CC – invitation to Mayoral Reception- Councillors Greenwell and Henderson to attend.

6. Mr John Webb – letter re dog fouling (agenda item)

7. Lancaster CC – request suggestions for Community Concern Enforcement Sites

8. Landscape Trust – “Keer to Kent”, Spring

9. AONB – “Waymarker”, March

10. Police – “Northern News”, March

11. Councils for Voluntary Service – “Street Ahead”, Winter

12. LAPTC – Conference, Park Hall, 10th -12th June, <£219 single, <£360 double. 13. Clerks & Councils Direct - March 14. Friends of the Lake District - summary of research report 15. LAPTC - Newsletter, Spring 16. Silverdale C of E School - proposal for foundation stage place (3-4 year olds). RESOLVED that the Clerk e mail the school to confirm receipt of the consultation document and seek clarification on the input required by this Council. 17. The Lancashire Partnership - "Ambition Lancashire" 7892 Planning (1) It was noted that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25, and comments made as indicated: 05/00246/FUL - 11a Spring Bank - erection of rear single storey extension and construction of rear dormer and roof light: NO OBJECTIONS 05/00298/FUL - Ryedale, Shore Road - construction of replacement roof to existing single storey lounge and construct perimeter decking, erection of front porch and installation of Velux windows to existing roof: NO OBJECTIONS, but there is concern that there is a potential for a loss of privacy, if some of the hedges and bushes in the applicant's garden are removed. There is also concern that the "vertical timber shingles" proposed for the "front facade" might not be in keeping with this part of the AONB. It is hoped that these concerns will be taken into account in assessing this Application. (2) The following Planning Application was considered and comments made as indicated: 05/00375/FUL - 39 Lindeth Road - erection of one dwelling. OBJECTIONS - The revised siting is for an inappropriately over-sized development for this small plot in a rural location. The proposed development will be out of scale and not fit comfortably on this small site. The revised design will be higher than the clean simple roof line of number 39. The design of this building will not make a positive contribution to the character of the AONB and will add to the suburbanisation of this part of Silverdale. The existing septic tank for number 39 (see survey drawing no. J1541-03 /D /C) is in the middle of the lawn where the proposed new bungalow will be sited. The new bungalow will be an obtrusive feature when seen from the access road to the bungalows, cottage, and from the public footpath. The proposed new bungalow needs to be sited at least 9 metres back from this northern boundary (the same distance as the building line for number 39). (3) The following decisions advised by Lancaster City Council were noted: 05/00098/FUL - Hazelwood Barn, Hollins Lane - erection of a single storey kitchen extension to form dining area: GRANTED. 05/0002/FUL - Dyke House, Jenny Browns Point - erection of a single storey extension: GRANTED. TPO 93 (1983) - 3 St.Johns Cottages, Emesgate Lane - CONSENT GRANTED to fell T5 Horse Chestnut and T6 Beech, and CONSENT REFUSED for pruning of T7. 7893 Urgent Action taken in accordance with Standing Order 25 (other than Planning) (1) Mr. Phil Hargreaves had been authorised to remove a Laburnum tree from the Playing Field. (2) Action for Silverdale Children Trust had been authorised to provide and plant a new tree to replace the Laburnum tree on the Playing Field. RESOLVED that the new tree should be an oak tree. 7894 Installation of a new Street Light on the Public Footpath Section of Spring Bank The Clerk reported that he has contacted Lancashire County Council about the possibility of installing a new light but was advised that it is not their responsibility as the proposed site is not on a public highway. The light is the responsibility of Lancaster City Council if the site is deemed to be amenity land, if not it is the responsibility of this Council to install the light which would then be maintained by the County Council. RESOLVED to accept Councillor Eden's proposed site for the light. 7895 Dog Fouling and Nuisance Councillor Henderson presented a draft letter, compiled by Lancaster City Council (Lancaster CC) Environmental Health Officer, relating to dog fouling. RESOLVED to amend the letter as follows: (1) to add the heading: 'to all residents of Silverdale' (2) to note that it is from both this Council and Lancaster CC. (3) to include information on where 'poop scoop' bags can be bought (RESOLVED not to provide free bags due to the cost and possible wastage involved but to approach the Co-op and/ or Post Office as possible retail outlets for the bags thus making them easier to get hold of). (4) to notify residents that any litter bin can be used for the disposal of bags. The possibility of providing extra bins was discussed but no decision was reached. RESOLVED that the Clerk check with Lancaster CC as to whether or not they will post the letter on behalf of this Council, if not RESOLVED that this Council ask if the Neighbourhood Watch distribution team can help. RESOLVED that the letter be distributed after the (probable) General Election due to the likely influx of extra post and leaflets through the door. 7896 Finance (a) Councillor Graves conducted the monthly check of all money received by the Council and found the bank statements to be satisfactory. (b) Cheques for the following accounts were signed: Cllr Eden (travelling expenses) £ 14.00 (096) Mr Phil Hargreaves (Parish Contract - 3 months) £270.00 (097) British Gas (Clock electricity) £ 23.82 (098) 7897 Items for Information. (1) The Clerk circulated minutes from the Silverdale Playground Liaison Committee Meeting held on 3rd March and notes from an informal meeting at the Playing Field on 24th March. (2) Councillor Houghton asked if an item on fly posting could be included on the next agenda. (3) Councillor Burrow asked if the covering on the new children's playground is to be left as grass which is liable to be muddy. Councillor Eden asked who is monitoring the work on the new playground. Councillor Houghton expressed concern as to the safety of some of the equipment. (4) Councillor Graves raised the question of the Richmond Hill gate and the need for a roundabout at the junction of Slackwood Lane and New Road. 7898 Date of Next Meeting It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Thursday 5th May. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before Monday 25th April, and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before Thursday 28th April. The change from the usual dates was noted. Sue D. Hayward Deputy Clerk to the Council  

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