Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 13 April 2010, 12:00 am


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to Northwood Parish Council

8 April 2010

Dear Councillors

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held in the *School Hall at Northwood Primary School, Wyatts Lane, Northwood, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 13 April 2010 commencing at 6.30 pm for the transaction of the business set out in the agenda below. 

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend.

Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council

* entrance via school car park


The meeting of the Parish Council will commence immediately after the Public Forum, which will begin at 6.30 pm for the duration of 15 minutes, if necessary.  This provides an opportunity for any member of the public to ask questions of members of the Parish Council.

1. To receive and approve any apologies for absence.
2. To receive any declarations of Members’ interests in items on the agenda.
3. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the ordinary meeting of the Parish Council held on 2 March 2010 (Paper A)
4. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution
5. To receive a report by the Local Safety Neighbourhood Officer, plus an opportunity to discuss local policing priorities

6. To receive a report from Jacqui Darby, the Environment and Neighbourhood Officer for Northwood (Paper B)
7. Town and Country Planning
a. To consider the following applications received and make comments in accordance with the guidance for material planning considerations listed at
i. TCP/03487/B Meda, Medham Farm Lane, Cowes – Householder Application for the demolition of conservatory; single storey extension to side and rear; porch; chimney stack
ii. AGN/30042 OS Parcel 6360, off Medham Farm Lane, Cowes – Agricultural Prior Notification for proposed storage building
iii. TCP/30062 Northwood County Primary School, Wyatts Lane, Northwood – Replacement canopy with balustrading to play area, construction of rear lobby; external storage lockers; cover to existing sandpit; additional walling and safety gate
iv. TCP/22804/A 64 Wyatts Lane, Cowes, PO31 8QA – Householder Application for a single storey rear extension to form lounge
v. TCP/02386/L Clifton Grade Ltd, Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8PE – Continued use of 1st floor residential unit as office
vi. TCP/26202/B land at 34 Wyatts Lane, Cowes, PO31 – Alterations and change of use of barn from lightindustrial to cottage industry with associated living accommodation parking
b. To note the decision taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting of the Planning Committee –
i. TCP/29136/A 16 Greenways, Cowes – Conditional Planning Permission for the retention of decking
ii. TCP/21760/X BAE Systems (Defence Systems) Ltd, Newport Road, Cowes PO31 8PF – Conditional planning permission giving full consent for retail foodstore with associated parking, landscaping and balancing pond; vehicular access from Three Gates Road (revised plan)
c. To note details of amended plans which had been considered a minor revision to the scheme and therefore approved under delegated procedures, with no further comments required –
        TCP/30005 59 Wyatts Lane, Cowes, PO31 8QA – Proposed single/storey rear extension to provide additional living accommodation
d. To note the application for Hedgerow Removal at the corner of Wyatts Lane/Pallance Lane Northwood
8. To approve the Annual Report 2009/10 – Cllr J Pullen (Paper C)
9. To consider any action, which the council can take regarding the potholes in the unadopted road between Church Lane and Chawton Lane – Cllr P Fuller
10. To consider a copy of the letter sent by Newport Parish Council to the IW Council’s head of Highways and Transportation regarding the proposed temporary closure f the cycle track at Stag Lane, Newport (Paper D)

11. Clerks Report
a. Administration
        To approve that the annual meeting of the Parish Council takes place on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 should the parish election not be contested
b. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of March 2010 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 20 (Paper E)
ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000114, IW Council, Clerks Salary for February
000115, £35.90, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000116, £8.61, Chale Parish Council, Photocopying
000117, £294.81, IW Association of Local Councils, Annual Subscription
000118, £25.00, Mr C Hobday, refund of allotment deposit
000119. £25.00, Mr & Mrs S Day, refund of allotment deposit
000120, £285.00, Mrs G Lacey, Fee for 19 plots taken until September
iii. To note the change of interest rate of the Scottish Widows Bank from 1.75% to 1.5% wef 1 June 2010
11. To receive progress reports from Working Parties (Paper F)
12. To receive the report of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Northwood (Paper G – to follow)
13. To receive an update on the IW Association of Local Councils (IWALC) (Paper H) – Cllr Pullen
14. Correspondence.
        As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper I)
15. Councillors’ reports
16. Future agenda items
        May Meeting – To consider writing to the IW Council criticising them for cutting budgets affecting the vulnerable, whilst not cutting the budget for communications or the ENOs – Cllr Cramp
17. To undertake a brief review of the meeting.

In accordance with Standing Order 27, any member of the public wishing to speak on an item on the agenda may speak at a Council meeting at the start of the agenda item for a period not exceeding 3 minutes.

When a ‘Group’ of members of the public wish to speak on an item, they will, subject to the Chairman’s discretion be required to nominate a representative who may speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.

It would assist the smooth running of the meeting if you would advise the clerk prior to the start of the meeting of your wish to speak.

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