Northwood Parish Council

Posted by Admin on 8 January 2013, 6:30 pm


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to the Council


An ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held in the School Hall at Northwood Primary School on Tuesday 8 January 2013 commencing at 6.30pm.


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. Dispensation in respect of a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI)

a. To note the explanation received from the Society of Local Council Clerks in respect of Councillors needing DPI dispensation to take part in Precept decisions (Paper A)
b. To consider delegating the power to grant dispensations that will affect all or most of the Members of the Council, to the Clerk (e.g. the annual setting of the Precept)
c. To agree that “Requests for Dispensation” becomes a standing item on future Agendas and that individual requests for dispensation will be considered and made by the Parish Council
d. To consider any requests for dispensations on the agenda under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011

4. To receive a report by the Local Safety Neighbourhood Officer, plus an opportunity to discuss local policing priorities

5. To welcome  Mr Mark O’Sullivan, the Manager & Development Officer, Age UK IW  and to receive a progress update on the Good Neighbour Scheme

6. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of the Parish Council held on 4 December 2012 (Paper B)

7. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution

8. Town and Country Planning

a. To consider the following application received and make comments in accordance with the guidance for material planning considerations listed at:
i. TCP/21745B 406 Newport Road, Northwood – Demolition of porch; alterations – Proposed single storey extension to rear to provide living room, enlargement of roof to provide additional living accommodation within roof space, to include Juliet balcony on rear elevation, replacement porch, decking
ii. TCP/28535C 28 Pallance Road, Northwood – Proposed single storey rear extension with pitched roof to provide enlarged kitchen and lounge
iii. AGN/13980/G Medham Farm, Medham Farm Lane, Northwood, for an open fronted storage building
b. To note the decisions taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting of the Parish Council
i. TCP/31184/A 58 Pallance Road, Northwood – Conditional Planning Permission for the demolition of dwelling and outbuilding, proposed construction of 2 detached houses with carport and 1 detached house with garage; alterations to vehicular access (revised scheme)
ii. TCP/15284/C 2 Crockers Cottages, Pallance Gate, Northwood – Conditional Planning Permission for the change of use of land for keeping horses, proposed stable block comprising two stables and hay store/tack room (revised plans)
iii. TCP/14203/E Chawton Farm, Chawton Lane, Northwood – Conditional Planning Permission for the proposed installation of photovoltaic park with associated infrastructure and fencing (revised access arrangements, revised plans)
c. To note the decision of the Planning Inspectorate to dismiss the appeal in respect of land at rear of 5 Pallance Road for the erection of a dwelling with car parking (Paper C)
9. To consider and comment on the transfer of assets to Island Roads under the Highways PFI scheme (Paper D)
10. To consider the update regarding replacing the “No Cold Calling Signs” in the village– Cllr Pullen
11. To consider any action in respect of the “Welcome to Cowes” sign, situated along the Newport Road at the entrance to Northwood, when travelling from Newport – Cllr Pullen
12. To consider the extract from the meeting of the Parish Council held on 4 September in respect of the Green Street project (Paper E)
13. To receive progress reports from Working Party leads
a. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Riddet
b. Northwood in Bloom Working Party –– Cllr Pullen
c. Parish Plan Working Party – Cllr Bentley
d. Northwood School Travel Plan Working Party – Cllr Fuller (Paper F)
14. To receive the report for information of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Cowes South and Northwood (Paper G– to follow)
a. To receive an update on the meetings of the IW Association of Local Councils– Cllr J Ferris
b. To consider joining the Local Council Human Resources service of HALC at a cost of £75 per annum (Paper H)
16. Clerk’s Report
a. Administration
i. To approve that the clerk and Cllr J Ferris can attend the training session to be held on 22 January on the Power of General Competence, at the cost of £10 each
ii. To consider arrangements for the Annual Meeting of the Parish and to suggest a key note speaker
b. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement to the end of December 2012 and the bank reconciliation with Statement No 52 (Paper  I)
ii. To approve the Precept for 2013/14 (Paper J)
iii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000296, £53.86, Mrs B Herbert, Clerks Expenses
000297, £13.61, Chale Parish Council, Photocopying
000298, £100.00, Donation to the Optio Voluntary Car Scheme
17. Correspondence.
As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper K)
18. Councillors’ reports
19. Future agenda items
February Meeting
Navitus Bay Wind Farm – Cllr J Ferris
A Meeting in the Spring (Date to be agreed)
20. 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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