Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 1 February 1999 at 7pm in the Community Centre Present: RLE Waters (chair) RJ Farrington JE Coston (from 37/99) R Day IF May CF Nunn PK Oldham J Sandford J Shaw HM Smith SJ Snaith (from 35/99) RT Summerfield LC Twinn EY Wakeling (from 35/99) and the clerk SJ Daniels. 1 Apologies for absence DJ Lee 34/99 2 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 4 January 1999 were confirmed and signed as a true record. 3 Matters arising 35/99 Slip Roads (6/99) East Waste had deepened the ditch alongside the western slip road although ground levels showed that water was not caused by run-off from the landfill site. Owen Williams would establish where the water originated from and would then resolve the problem. Owen Williams would reinstate the footpath on the slip road into Milton at the same time that they permanently reinstate the slip road (as told to RJF - phone). 36/99 Lloyds Bank Waterbeach (15/99) Lloyds Bank were unable to reverse their decision to close the Waterbeach branch as there was not enough business to make it viable. 37/99 4 Cycle Schemes (3/99) John Richards explained the two new options. Option C allowed for a cycle lane on the carriageway on the eastern side of High Street from Fen Road towards the shops. Option D allowed for a dual use path along this section. Because of the difficulties of providing for cycling positively in front of the shops it was intended to calm the traffic at either end and provide for parking. It was intended also to remove the three pedestrian refuges but narrow the carriageway near the Apostolic Church to help pedestrians cross. A zebra crossing was suggested to JR for this area. The bus stop would possibly need to be relocated. J Richards expected that the plans would be put before the joint area meeting of June. It was proposed PKO seconded RTS and RESOLVED that MPC prefer Option C. Carried by 10 votes 2 against and 2 abstentions. 38/99 High Street/Fen Road Junction (501/98) In view of the estimated cost of '10000 plus £12000 for a mini roundabout plus 20% design fees for enlarging 'Pond Green' it was proposed RJF seconded SJS and RESOLVED not to pursue this proposal any further. Carried by 11 votes in favour 1 against and 2 abstentions. RTS declared an interest and took no part in the discussion and vote. Thanks to J Richards. 5 Planning 39/99 The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting of 18 January 1999 were received and noted. Decisions received 40/99 Trinity Hall - renewal of Time Limited Permission S/1086/94/0 (413/98) at Kings Hedges Road for B1 floorspace etc - approved. Conditions attached. 41/99 Eastern Electricity Plc - alterations and extensions - approved (526/98) 42/99 Napp Pharmaceuticals Science Park Unit 191 - 3 portable buildings (545/98) (retrospective) - approved till 30 April 2000. 43/99 Napp Pharmaceuticals Science Park Unit 191 - 2 portable buildings (546/98) and covered access (retrospective) and new building - approved till 28 February 1999. 44/99 Napp Pharmaceuticals Science Park Unit 191 - chiller compound (547/98) with 4 units - approved subject to landscaping. 45/99 CBS Office Supplies 1 Winship Road - signs (for Panasonic (596/98) UK Ltd) - approved. 46/99 Mr & Mrs Tolliday 67 Cambridge Road - extension - approved. (600/98) Permanent space for parking to be reserved on the site. 47/99 Mr R Clark "Longacre" Chesterton Fen Road - bungalow - refused. (601/98) Contrary to various Policies of the Cambridge Green Belt Plan (1992), South Cambs Local Plan (1993) and the Structure Plan. Would be inappropriate in a Green Belt as explained in the guidance contained in PPG2 "Green Belts". 48/99 Mr R Clark "Longacre" Chesterton Fen Road - boarding cattery - (602/98) refused. Conditions as above. 49/99 K Stopher Silver Acre High Street - dwelling and garage - approved. (8/99) Conditions of design, siting of building, access, landscaping and space for car parking. New applications 50/99 S/1465/97 Carequest Ltd 44 High Street - amended car parking (118/98) layout. No objections provided trees on site remain and that the number of car parking spaces has not been reduced. 51/99 S/0032/99 Huelens Properties Ltd land to south of McDougall Cambridge Road - erection of warehouse. Over development of the site and lack of car parking. 52/99 S/0045/99 East Waste Ltd Landfill Site - variation of condition 1 and 2 of planning consent S/0733/96 to extend time constraint by 1 year and add alternative location (Feltwell) for export of clay. Concerns about the A10/Butt Lane junction. 53/99 S/0080/99 Mr Wu 4 Willow Crescent - change of use of garage to storeroom and installation of two bay windows. Concerns about change of use to business use. 54/99 6 MCC (10/99) a) Financial Agreement This had been signed by both chairmen. b) RTS reported that SCDC had granted £2500 towards the path from the Community Centre to the Country Park c) Agreed to ask MCC Committee to proceed with drainage improvements to Sycamores Recreation Ground. d) A letter asking that consideration be given to providing recreational facilities for the 7-18 age group was received. Agreed to ask the correspondent to meet with MCC/MPC representatives and then put in a bid for millennium money. 55/99 7 Millennium Report (584/98) A report of the recent committee meeting had been circulated. Cut off date for applications for millennium money was set for 21 June. MPC to decide allocation of grants at its July meeting. It was proposed JEC seconded PKO and unanimously RESOLVED that Council would in principle underwrite the purchase of up to £2000 for fireworks for new year's eve celebrations. The clerk confirmed that Council would still be within its S137 limit. The clerk: to ask Beazer Homes if they would hand over the green at The Rowans/High Street junction as a village open space. 56/99 8 Finance The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting of 18 January 1999 were received and noted. Insurances All agreed with the principle of self insuring gates/fences (Cornhill would not insure against theft) and the war memorial. It was proposed RTS and unanimously RESOLVED to insure against Officials' Indemnity together with Libel and Slander at 35 + 4%. Salaries To be discussed in April. Proposed RTS seconded JEC and unanimously RESOLVED to precept £62000 for 1999/2000. 57/99 9 Sheltered Housing Update (12/99) A recent meeting with the architect and CHS had been held. Work was due to start on site soon. EEB would approach MPC for wayleave from C News grounds. RDA were still negotiating with CHS access to the rear of their property. There were minor changes to the finishing. The rent/shared equity issue not yet resolved - MPC preferred rent. Day Centre issues not yet resolved. Workmen could use MCC car park near bowls pavilion. The Cambridge Road access would be closed during building works. 58/99 10 Crime Update The South Cambs Audit for 1998 showed Milton as top of the recorded crimes with 303 crimes. This, however, included CRC and the Science Park. RLEW: to co-ordinate members' views on the audit. There were 11 reported crimes in January. 59/99 11 Money received and Bills for payment Proposed PKO seconded J Sh and unanimously RESOLVED to authorise payments of cheque 1453 to 1468 and cheque 43 No '2' A/C. Noted that an extra 10 cubic metres of play bark (£250) was needed to replenish all play areas in the village. The clerk: to find out how village sign had been sealed. 60/99 12 Maintenance Report The old hawthorn hedge had been cut back to six feet except near 130 The Rowans at the request of a resident. PKO reported that the tree ties had been removed from the trees on the Sycamores Recreation Ground. 61/99 13 County Councillor's report Regional Planning Guidance Examination in Public was now in progress. JEC had attended a meeting to discuss the proposals for Waterbeach barracks. Agreed that the traffic lights on A10/A14 interchange need to be on from 7am to 7pm. The clerk: to pursue. 62/99 14 District Councillor's report Recommended that planning committee visited the exhibition of "Farm College" plans to be held on 2 February. The Trees Officer would not put a TPO on the hornbeam (3/99) while the property was in SCDC ownership. 63/99 15 Correspondence Landfill Site (577/98) From SCDC:- no planning conditions precluded the use of the landfill site for recreational purposes but there were issues of land stability and environmental issues. The County Council would reply in due course. SCDC would like to know MPC's intentions and the part of the site being considered. JEC: to find out ownership of site. SCDC - Air Quality Review and Assessment. Cambs County Council - Our Environment. Cambs County Council - Budget Consultation. Cambs County Council - Transport Plan Consultation. PKO proposed RLEW seconded and all agreed that replies should be made individually. CALC Bulletin and various documents. The meeting ended at 10.10pm.