COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT
* – Attendance; A- Absent; N – No Apologies Received
Cllr Mrs N. Turton – Mayor (in the Chair) *
Cllr. M. Fice *
Cllr T. Lang *
Cllr R. Moore *
Cllr Mrs L. Sinnott *
Cllr M. Long (also District Councillor) *
Cllr I. Hatch *
Cllr A. Hainey *
Cllr M. Payne *
Cllr Miss D. Ward *
Also in attendance:
Dist. Cllr Mrs J. Pearce A
Cty. Cllr. R Gilbert A
Gill Claydon (Clerk) *
Pete Robinson (Cemetery Manager and Project Officer) A
Tom Ladds Kingsbridge Gazette A
1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members were invited to acknowledge any declarable interests, including the nature and extent of such interests that they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting. Ongoing advice was that Cllr Long would not take part in planning decisions due to him being on the District Development Management Committee.
2. OPEN FORUM
No members of the public requesting to speak this was dispensed with.
3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
The applications below were considered by councillors and the following response submitted to District Planning by the Town Clerk under delegated authority:
- 0947/20/HHO Householder application for modifications to drive and creation of store Kennford, Coronation Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8EA – Response 30th April. No comment
- 0952/20/FUL Application for a new dormer and balcony including privacy screen (resubmission of 2858/19/FUL) Bolt Head Hotel, Bolthead, Salcombe, TQ8 8LL – Response 30th April. No comment
Two other matters which were not required to be advertised for consultation were also considered as these both related to construction management plans which included potential major traffic problems.
- Sandnes, Beadon Road (original application 4063/19)
Objection additional to Town Council’s previously submitted objection to this application these comments relating to this Construction Management Plan. The widening and improvement of Beadon Road and the expansion of the layby was not conducive to its setting within the AONB. Parking should be provided offsite and contractors transported to the site as this parking must not put pressure on street parking within the town which would be contrary to NDP policies B1 and T1. Delivery times suggested were much too long each day as this was a very quiet residential area. As significant engineering works were being proposed, which were not in the original planning application, town council asked if this should be a further separate planning application.
- Spion Lodge, Bennett Road 0918/20/ARC (original application 41/1023/15)
It was noted that the original application had been approved with the following condition
Prior to commencement of any part of the site the Planning Authority shall have received and approved a Construction Management Plan (CMP) including: (a) the timetable of the works; (b) daily hours of construction; (c) any road closure; (d) hours during which delivery and construction traffic will travel to and from the site, with such vehicular movements being restricted to between 8:00am and 6pm Mondays to Fridays inc.; 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturdays, and no such vehicular movements taking place on Sundays and Bank/Public Holidays unless agreed by the planning Authority in advance; (e) the number and sizes of vehicles visiting the site in connection with the development and the frequency of their visits;
Objection as the delivery hours were too long as this was the only access route out of the town centre for delivery vehicles. The turning of delivery vehicles at the junction of Newton Road and Cliff Road was not practicable as there was very limited space and road width and during busy times this would cause severe delays for traffic exiting the town centre. Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes exiting via Newton Road was not practicable as Newton Road was very narrow and had a bend near the top which made it impossible for large vehicles to get through. Contractor parking must not put pressure on street parking within the town as this was contrary to NDP policies B1 and T1.
Council Hall Rent invoices
Now was the time that Town Council normally issued annual rent invoices to their tenants (Museum and Salcombe Information Centre) and the next quarterly invoice to the Harbour Hotel for their use of the private section of the Park & Ride field. In the current Covid 19 pandemic it was suggested that it would be churlish to issue these invoices at this time.
The following proposals were emailed to all town council to comment and thereafter AGREED to be actioned as stated:
Museum – invoice deferred until the situation with Covid-19 changed, when it would be reviewed, and a rent holiday period term considered
TIC – invoice deferred until situation with Covid-19 changes, when it would be reviewed, and a rent holiday period term considered
Harbour Hotel – invoice for this quarter would be held and the position reviewed at the next quarter
Bank Balances as at 24th April
Current Account £500.00
Deposit Account £448,999.79
Receipts: SHDC – Half yearly precept and Government Grant £47062.50
DCC – Quarterly car park income payment £232.96
Delegated APPROVED Internet payments to:
HMRC Tax and NI £765.94
Chris Wood – Hawk Program April payment £660.00
SHDC Bonfire Hill refuse collection 2018/19 and 2019/20 £918.54
DALC – Annual Subscription £448.83
6. NEXT MEETING
The next Town Council Meeting would be held either when Government allowed such meetings to take place following the Corona Virus social distancing exclusions or by Zoom if such a face to face meeting was required.
……………………………………………….. April 2020.