Quarley Parish Council Minutes - November 2012
Minutes of the Quarley Parish Council Meeting held on 20th November 2012 at Quarley Village Hall at 7.30 pm.
DECLARATION OF INTEREST.
The Clerk reported that
some of the Parish Councils have questioned the new declaration of interest
forms and the need for Parish Councillors to declare their spouse or partners
occupation. The issue is the fact that the forms have to be published on the
Parish and the TVBC Web Sites. A letter has been sent to Sir George Young who is
investigating. The Clerk suggested that the Parish Councillors fill in the forms
as required and that he will hold them until the matter has been resolved.
The Parish Council
discussed the filling in of the Declaration of Interest Forms and the
information required. Feelings were mixed on the need of the forms to be put on
the Web Sites.
MINUTES OF THE
ROADS - The Chairman was
pleased to report that the majority of the problems with the Parish roads have
been rectified by Hampshire Highways. It was reported that there is a large pot
hole on the last bend towards Grateley. The Clerk was asked to report this to
Cllr Miss C
Cross reported that the road is breaking up under the A303 Flyover on the old
Amesbury Road resulting in some large pot holes. It was noted that there have
been some serious accidents on this stretch of road over the last few years. The
Clerk was asked to highlight this issue to Hampshire Highways and Borough
Councillors Mr B Few Brown and Mr P
Lashbrook (Borough Councillor for the neighbouring Penton Bellinger ward).
DESIGN STATEMENT - Mr Richard Whiting reported that he has had help from two of
his neighbours to produce a draft flyer/questionnaire on the “What is the
Quarley Design Statement and why is it needed”. A copy was given to each
The VDS Team
feel that the Quarley Design Statement is intended to provide a short history of
the village, a description of the village as it is and a description of the
features and characteristics of the village which are important to village
Statements give an opportunity foe everyone in the community to make themselves
heard, to identify village features which matter most to residents and which
they would like to be preserved.
importance of design statements has been given impetus by the Government’s
recent National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which seeks to relax many of
the safeguards which hitherto have protected our environment. The NPPF does
however seek to preserve historic locations and this adds importance to historic
features in Quarley.
Mr R Whiting spoke about
the TVBC Conservation Statement which contains some wrong information especially
the dates of some of the buildings in the parish - the dates of the buildings
concerned are being investigated. Funding is available to help with the costs
through the Borough and County Councillors devolved budgets. The Clerk was asked
to look into this and get an application form.
The Parish Council
discussed the draft questionnaire at length and made a few suggestions but felt
that the team had done a really good job. Mr R Whiting stated that the Team
needed at least three others to take it forward, preferably two of them Parish
Cllr Mrs J Ferguson and
Cllr Mr M Venables offered to join the team and it was suggested that Mr Brian
Morris be approached.
QUAD BIKES - Cllr Mrs J
Ferguson reported that Noise Nuisance Record Sheets have been kept as evidence
of the unreasonable noise and its duration on the events held in Bush Lane.
These have been forwarded to Lorna Taylor the Test Valley Borough Council
Environmental Health Officer. However Cllr Mrs J Ferguson was pleased to report
that the land has been purchased by a local landowner and will be returned back
to farm land.
CLOSE OF THE MEETING
DATES FOR THE 2013
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