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Bridekirk Parish Council
Appletree House, Allerby, Cumbria, CA7 2NL
Email: bridekirkparish@gmail.com


Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 8th November 2018
Present: Simon Dumbill (Chair); Mr W Nixon (Until 8.05pm); Mr D Hodgson; Mr M Rollison; Mr R Coy; Mr M Buckley; Mr R Stenson
Ms D Cosgrove (Clerk)

1.9.18 Apologies for absence received from; Mr F Armstrong; Mr I McCambridge; Cllr J Farebrother; Cllr N Cockburn

2.9.18 The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 11th October were signed as a true record.

3.8.18 None declared

4.8.18 None present

5.8.18 Accounts for payment approved

  • 10,000 to be transferred to new account to be opened with Cumberland Building Society.

6.8.18 Reports from outside bodies

  • Allerdale Borough Council - Nobody present
  • Cumbria County Council -Nobody present
  • Cumbria Constabulary - update previously circulated after receipt through Mr Hodgson. 
  • It was noted at this point that lorries are still going round the one way system in Tallentire the wrong way as they are unable to get the turning circle required to enable them to follow the correct route.
  • United Utilities - now plan to come to the February 2019 meeting .

7.8.18 Planning Applications -

  • Ref: 2/2018/0509 Applicant: Mr & Mrs B & A Crosby, Proposal: Outline application for a new dwelling Location: Land adjacent to The Chestnuts, Tallentire, Cockermouth It was resolved to object to this proposal on the following reasons: Outside the village envelope; location is not identified in the new Local Plan as an area for development; It would mean agricultural land being changed to a domestic residence, it was also noted that the application has no connection to agriculture.
  • Ref: 2/2018/0501 Applicant: Mr & Mrs B & A Crosby, Proposal: Outline application for a new dwelling Location: Land adjacent to The Chestnuts, Tallentire, Cockermouth. It was resolved to object to this proposal on the following reasons: Outside the village envelope; location is not identified in the new Local Plan as an area for development; It would mean agricultural land being changed to a domestic residence, it was also noted that the application has no connection to agriculture.
  • Ref: 2/2018/0460 Applicant: Mrs V Steel Proposal: Barn loft conversion into a holiday let Location: Hayloft at Dovenby Grange, Dovenby, Cockermouth. No objections to this applications.

8.7.18 - Clerk's report -

  • It was noted that following correspondence M Sport had confirmed that they had replaced the coping stone in the wall that had been reported as missing.
  • Cllr Mark Jenkinson had replied promptly to the clerks correspondence and that the E.I.R had been subsequently resubmitted.
  • Clerk requested those present to sign the Building Society documents so that these can be submitted to enable the process of the new banking arrangements to commence.
  • The date of the CALC AGM was provided, but nobody present was likely to be available to attend.
  • CALC training dates for Parish Councillors were provided.

9.9.18 Flooding updates -

  • Tallentire - Mr Rollison reported that there had been cameras put down the culvert to try and identify the issues, more information to follow.
  • Dovenby - Mr Buckley reported that whilst the water in the beck had risen to its highest level in the last spell of bad weather, it had not flooded over the banks. The Rivers Trust are looking at doing some work further up river to the village, they are awaiting Cumbria County Council to decide what they are doing with the culvert.
  • As previously agreed Mr Buckley got a skip in and cleared out some of the debris that had accumulated at part of the beck. It was confirmed that the Parish Council would pay for the costs of this and further skips as required to complete the work. Thanks were given to Mr Buckley for his work.

 

10.9.18 - Parish Maintenance -

  • There was disappointment that CCC had seemed to misunderstand the purpose of the proposed speed cameras and had therefore rejected the request for their permission to install them on the Highway. Mr Hodgson is going to speak to Ms Davis-Johnson to clarify with her what we are actually wanting to do and asking for guidance on how to progress this matter.
  • It was noted that pothole reporting is both continuing and is proving to be successful with the problems that have been reported being repaired.

11.9.18 - Non Traveller Update

  • There appears to have been some movement on the site and some of the vehicles have been removed, it is hoped that this is the beginning of the end of the occupation of the site.

12.9.18 - M Sport

  • There had been a further testing day and noise and loud bangs to a very high level were heard as far away as Allerby, which is well outside the area that had been identified as an area of impact. This confirmed the concerns that the noise levels were far higher than quoted in the consultation period of the project. It was further confirmed that Allerdale BC had still to reply to the E.I.A. submitted by the Clerk, but that it was due within the next day or so. Resolved that the Clerk circulate when received. It was further noted that there had been a leaflet drop warning of the proposed testing, but only in the very local vicinity.

13.9.18 - Cumbria Community Foundation

  • No report as Mr McCambridge was not present at the meeting

14.9.18 - Noted date and time of next meeting : 13th December 2018 at 7.30pm, Bridekirk Dovenby School.

 

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