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Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 4th August 2015
at 19:00
in Committee Room 2 of Sedlescombe Village Hall

All Minute Numbers are preceded by C15/16

Cllr. J. Vine-Hall (Chairman of the Council)
Cllrs. Anson, Chapman, Glew, Parsons and Veitch
Clerk/RFO: Mrs. Carol Hodgson

Also Present:
Mr. John Page

84 Apologies
Cllrs. Brister and Fraser

85 Interests in accordance with 2012 Code of Conduct

  1. To receive new written requests for dispensation.
    No requests received.
  2. To receive councillors' declarations of interest regarding matters on the agenda.
    Cllr. Vine-Hall declared a personal interest in item 89.1.a as recipient of a cheque for Chairman's Allowance amounting to £200.00

86 Public participation session re matters on the Agenda at the Chairman's discretion.
No members of the public were present.

87 Approval of Minutes for the meeting held on 14-Jul-15
RESOLVED: That the Chairman is authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14th July 2015.

88 Parish Council Casual Vacancies

  1. To co-opt a new Councillor
    RESOLVED: To co-opt Mr. John Page.

89 Finance

  1. To approve the following cheques for payment:-
a Mr. J. Parsons Genesis Handheld Radar Gun
b SSALC Ltd New Cllr Training
c The Play Inspection Company Annual Inspection - Riverside PA
d XL Displays Ltd Anti-Glare Poster Cover x 2
e Mr. Jonathan Vine-Hall Chairmans Allowance  
f Carol Hodgson Toner Cartridge
6 x 2nd Class Stamps

An additional cheque was raised in favour of Sedlescombe Village Hall for room hire in July 2015 amounting to £10.00 to meet supplier terms.
RESOLVED: The cheques are approved for payment

90 Planning

  1. To consider response to planning applications.

    a. RR/2015/1634/P - Little Bushey, Meadow Lane, Sedlescombe
    Demolition of side porch. Construction of new driveway to access rear. Erection of new double garage. Adjustments to decking. Conversion of integral garage to habitable accommodation
    Cllr. Anson reported.
    RESOLVED: Parish Council supports approval subject to restricting the use of the new double garage to housing motor vehicle or vehicles and not to be used as a workshop.

    b. RR/2015/1678/P - Brickwall Cottage - Site Of, The Street, Sedlescombe
    New 3 bedroom dwelling
    Cllr. Glew reported.
    RESOLVED: Parish Council supports approval.

    c. RR/2015/1786/P - Ariel, Churchland Lane, Sedlescombe 
    Proposed Garden Room.
    Cllr. Vine-Hall reported
    RESOLVED: Parish Council supports approval.

    d. RR/2015/1809/P - Battle Barn Farm, New Road, Sedlescombe
    Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of contemporary replacement.
    Cllr. Parsons reported. Cllr. Chapman was not in favour of supporting the application
    RESOLVED: Parish Council supports approval.

  2. To receive advice of decisions on previous applications

    a. RR/2015/1339/P - Rosewood & Kozy Cot, Churchland Lane, Sedlescombe 
    Erection of a single storey replacement dwelling
    APPROVED CONDITIONAL: As per decision notice 15-Jul-15

    b. RR/2015/1343/P - Mole House, Crazy Lane, Sedlescombe
    Ground floor extension.
    APPROVED CONDITIONAL: As per decision notice 28-Jul-15

    c. RR/2015/1484/L - Hiltons Beth, The Street, Sedlescombe
    Single storey extension and conservatory to replace sub-standard lean-to structure.
    REFUSED: As per decision notice 27-Jul-15

    d. RR/2015/1483/P - Hiltons Beth, The Street, Sedlescombe
    Single storey extension and conservatory to replace sub-standard lean-to structure.
    REFUSED: As per decision notice 27-Jul-15

    e. RR/2015/1770/O - The Post Office, The Green, Sedlescombe
    Removal of existing signs on front and side facade. Replacement of signs with new sign for the shop and new post office sign.
    REFUSED: As per decision notice 04-Aug-15

91 Traffic Calming Projects - to receive an update on:-

  1. Restricted parking zone opposite the shop with extended path from pub to shop.
    Cllr. Vine-Hall reported that Sarah Valentine, Project Manager - Infrastructure Design and Delivery at ESCC had now sent through an indicative plan showing the footway proposal. Members reviewed the plan and identified some inaccuracies regarding the current layout which would be notified back to ESCC.
    RESOLVED: The amended plan to be circulated to residents for feedback with the next Parish Council Bulletin in October 2015.

  2. To receive an update on purchasing a Speed Gun.
    Cllr. Parsons reported that the Speed Gun had been ordered and paid for. He was now just waiting confirmation of the delivery date.

92 Battle Area Community Transport

  1. To consider a request for support with an application for the “Rother District Council Community Grant Scheme".
    RESOLVED: To send a letter to Rother DC supporting the 'Battle Area Community Transport' application for £5,000 of funding from the RDC Community Grant Scheme.

93 Dates, times and places of Council and Finance meetings for 2016.

Proposed dates:

Month Full Council Finance Other
APA 26th

Members reviewed the above dates.
RESOLVED: To accept the proposed meeting dates for 2016
starting at 19:00 in Committee Room 2 of Sedlescombe Village Hall (Annual Parish Assembly will be held in the Main Hall), subject to confirmation of availability by the Sedlescombe Village Hall Booking Secretary.

94 Reports & Questions
To receive reports and questions from Members in brief, including items for next agenda.