Parish Council Meeting Agenda

Posted by Admin on 2 December 2008, 7:00 pm


Barbara Herbert
Clerk to Northwood Parish Council

27 November 2008

Dear Councillors

You are hereby summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of Northwood Parish Council, to be held at Northwood Primary School, Wyatts Lane, Isle of Wight on Tuesday, 2 December 2008 commencing at 7.00 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


The meeting of the Parish Council will commence immediately after the Public Forum, which will begin at 7.00 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 receive a Police report from the local Beat Officer
4. To confirm and authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the previous meeting of  the Parish Council held on 4 November 2008 (Paper A)
5. To receive any matters arising on the Minutes, not requiring a resolution
6. To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 18 November  2008 (Paper B)

7. 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. LDC/9738/W Lawful Development Certificate, Comforts Farm, Pallance Road, Cowes, area  known as Orchard – for continued use of disused orchard for the siting of seven  touring caravans occupied during March to September of any calendar year  (re-advertised application)
ii. LDC/09738X Lawful Development Certificate, Comforts Farm, Pallance Road, Cowes, area  known as Cart Track – for continued use of land for the storage of up to 30 touring  caravans/motor homes for the period October to March of any calendar year   (re-advertised application)
iii. TCP/26203/A 34 Wyatts Lane, Northwood, PO31 8QB – Alterations and change of use of  barn from light industrial to cottage industry with associated living accommodation  to include dormer windows on side elevation
b. To note the decisions taken by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting:
i. TCP/23341/B 7 Chawton Farm Barns, Chawton Lane, Cowes, PO31 8QT – Conditional  planning approval for alterations; conversion of garage into wet room and store.
ii. TCP/ 29060/A 80 Nodes Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8AE – Conditional planning  approval for alterations; enlargement of garage and replacement of flat roof with  pitched; ground and 1st floor extensions to provide additional living accommodation;  porch canopy on front elevation
iii. P/02042/08 IWC Notice of the decision made on 13 November 2008 to approve the siting  and appearance of a telecommunications installation comprising one 12m high lattice  tower supporting three antennas and one dish with associated equipment cabinet
iv. TCP/27614/B 117 Wyatts Lane, Cowes, PO31 8PU – Conditional planning approval for  alterations, ground and 1st floor extensions to provide additional living  accommodation (revised scheme)
8. To consider matters in respect of the Northwood News
i. Letter dated 8 November from the Northwood Community Partnership suggesting a  donation of £100 for the cost of entries in the Northwood News since the Council’s  inception (Paper C1)
ii. To consider the renewal of entries for 2009 (Paper C2)
9. To consider the remaining outcomes of the Brainstorming sessions – Cllr P Brooker  (Paper D to be circulated by Cllr Brooker)
10. To consider a change in venue to the WI Hall for the holding of meetings of the  Parish Council – Cllr Pullen (Paper E)
11. To consider the request received from the Women’s Institute for an annual allocation  in the Precept (Paper F)
12. To consider what response, if any, to make with regard to the following  consultations
i. Should the voting age be lowered to sixteen (circulated by email on 27 November)
ii. Communities in Control: Real People, Real Power: Codes of conduct for local  authority members and employees (deferred from previous meeting)
13. Clerks Report
a. Finance
i. To receive the interim budget statement up to the 10 November 2008 and the bank  reconciliation with Statement No 4 (Paper G)
ii. To authorise payment of the following cheques:
000023, Isle of Wight Council – Clerks Salary
000024, £16.50, Mrs Palmerton-Turner, Poppy Wreath
14. To receive progress reports from the following Working Parties and to consider any  recommendations outlined (Paper H)
a. Allotments Working Party – Cllr Mazillius
b. Traffic and Transport Issues Working Party – Cllr Mazillius
c. Housing Needs Working Party – Cllr Cramp
d. Village Design Working Party – Cllr Brooker
e. Youth Forum Working Party – Cllr Fuller
f. Precept Working Party – Cllr Fuller
g. Community Facilities Working Party – Cllr Palmerton
15. To receive the report of Cllr R Mazillius, the IWC Ward Member for Northwood (Paper  I – to be circulated by Cllr Mazillius)
16. Correspondence.
As per list circulated to Councillors with the agenda (Paper J)
17. Councillors’ reports.
18. Future agenda items –
January meeting
Presentation from Mr Grahame Deacon, Cowes Town Centre Manager on his newly extended  role


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.


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