Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 10 January 2000 at 7pm in the Community Centre Present: RLE Waters (chair) JE Coston R Day M Ellwood A Lakhani IF May PT Mynott PK Oldham GM Richardson HM Smith RT Summerfield LC Twinn The clerk SJ Daniels Three member of the public (part) 1 Apologies for absence RJ Farrington DJ Lee 1/00 2 Minutes The Minutes of the meeting of 6th December 1999 and the Minutes of confidential business 1st November and 6th December 1999 were approved and signed as a true record. 2/00 3 Casual Vacancy (578/99) Philip Mynott was unanimously co-opted to fill the casual vacancy. He signed the declaration of acceptance of office. 4 Clerk's Report (inc matters arising) 3/00 Open Space The Rowans/Cambridge Road (241/99) Noted that the clerk had written again to Beazer to find out if they were willing to let MPC have the piece of green space near Edmund House. 4/00 Photocopier (396/99) AGREED to give the old photocopier to MCC with the proviso that clubs and representatives be allowed to use the machine as at present. Administration to be taken over by MCC. 5/00 Crane Industrial Estate (432/99) Noted that only 3 properties were numbered (133 - 137). AGREED that the road sign should read Cambridge Road 133 upwards and that the remaining units be given numbers. 6/00 Waterbeach Development (438/99) AGREED to invite Mr Martin to March planning meeting. 7/00 Street Cleaning (561/99) SCDC had agreed to clean the old A10 (near the industrial estate) monthly. The skip had been tidied up. The cycleway near North Lodge had also been included as a "leaf hot spot". 8/00 Impact (579/99) A letter was due to be sent to Impact. 9/00 Disposal of bins (580/99) £50 cheque received from Guilden Morden. Histon had taken remaining bins. 10/00 Play Areas (582/99) Play equipment had been repaired. Wicksteed could guarantee repairs within 4 weeks if the equipment is their own. Otherwise they are in the hands of their competitors. 11/00 Community Care (585/99) IFM pointed out that the Community Care Working Group had agreed in principle to sick pay. AGREED that Finance Committee discuss financial implications. 12/00 Butt Lane/A10 Junction (589/99) Replies from Highways Agency and James Paice received and circulated. The Highways Agency was confident that the measures taken would improve safety at this junction. The construction of a roundabout could take several years. AGREED to ask J Paice to pursue. 13/00 Land Purchase (592/99) AGREED under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to exclude members of the public because of the confidential nature of the business. The meeting re-opened at 7.38pm with 12 members and the clerk present. 14/00 Verge - Industrial Estate (601/99) Noted that Ed Thornton had agreed to mound verge in next financial year. 15/00 Minor Highway Improvement Schemes (615/99) Confirmation received from County Council that funds had not been allocated to Milton from the jointly funded minor highway improvement scheme at a cost of £18,000. Reason: Raised table and road narrowing proposed just south of North Lodge as part of proposed Milton to A14 cycleway. 16/00 Milton Village Fayre Meeting 17 January 7.30pm to discuss Family Disco and Village Fayre 8th-9th July. Anyone interested to attend. 5 Planning 17/00 Appeal - Mrs L Gaskin (445/99) Private caravan site for 3 caravans at Lomas Farm Chesterton Fen Road - dismissed. Contrary to policies for the Green Belt, for the Areas of Best Landscape and for Chesterton Fen. Decisions Received 18/00 Bride Hall Development Ltd St John's Innovation Park - car parking (544/98) in association with proposed research development/office building - approved. Landscaping details to be approved. Noted that one of the conditions obliged Bride Hall to pay £85,000 towards the foot/cycle bridge. 19/00 S/2140/98 Trinity College - Science Park - Social, recreational and (544/99) conference centre and change of existing conference centre to fitness club - adjustments to elevations to allow screened roof plant - approved. 20/00 JF Lindsay reserved matters for siting, design and external (547/99) appearance, means of access at land adjacent 17 High Street - approved. The building to be constructed of Ibstock Leicester Multi Crème Stock Brick. Details of materials for roof to be approved by Local Planning Authority. 21/00 A Kinghan 2 Peter Goodin Close - extensions - approved. (595/99) New Applications 22/00 S/1820/99 EG & G Wallac LSR Unit 204 Science Park - car park (549/99) extension. Noted that Planning Officers were recommending approval. 23/00 S/1755/99 CASPA Long Acre Farm Chesterton Fen - alterations and (546/99) change of use of agricultural building to form skate park together with cafe/recreation area. Amendments - reduction in glazing areas, extra parking, retention of hedge. Refuse - Comments as follows: "Road from the city to the site unsuitable for buses. Lack of Parking - many 17 year olds have cars. [Compare Cambridge Regional College]. The "drop off and pick up ethos" is in danger of being unrealistic and therefore will result in more two-way traffic along a narrow road, thus causing difficulties and possible dangers. Hours - should the application be granted then a condition establishing the hours of opening should be imposed. Green Belt - we now understand that a skate park is acceptable in the Green Belt. Other Uses - should the application be granted then a condition restricting the use to a skate park should be imposed." 24/00 S/2051/99 Trinity College (CSP) Ltd - CCTV system including 21 camera columns Science Park. No recommendations. 25/00 6 Report of the youth committee A report from the youth committee was received. Noted that meetings had been held with E Holmes, Impington Village College and representatives of Cambridge Association of Youth Clubs. Extra sessions of the youth club were being held - MPC to pay. Youth committee set to meet 17th January. 26/00 7 3rd Party Funding for teenage area AGREED to fund up to £1000 to support grant application to WREN for up to £10,000. 27/00 8 Millennium Report The chairman thanked JEC and her committee for the fireworks display held on 31st December. JEC reported an attendance of up to 1000 and thanked all the helpers. AGREED to i. make a donation of £20 to Milton School in recognition of equipment provided (cheque 1704); ii. replace sledgehammer that went missing on the night (approx £20); iii. pay out of pocket expenses to JEC - cheque 1700. Further projects, for example a book of photographs for every day of 2000, were planned for which "millennium money" would be needed. 28/00 9 MCC Update Nothing to report. 29/00 10 Sheltered Housing Update PTM and LCT declared an interest. Noted that prospective residents had received information about fixtures and fittings. Meeting not yet arranged. 30/00 11 Bills for Payment and Money Received CONFIRMED payment of cheques 1688, 1689 current account and cheque 55 current account no '2'. AGREED to i) authorise payment of cheques 1690 to 1703 (JEC abstained); ii) pay £117.50 to Herald Contract Services for felling poplar and lowering crowns on two sycamores (two abstentions) (cheque 1705). 31/00 12 Crime Update There were 5 more crimes in 1999 than in 1998. 32/00 13 County Councillor's Report Horse riders - a group had been formed at Waterbeach to look into the needs of horse riders. Railway station - noted that a member of the public had suggested a railway station in Milton. The initial response, though favourable, indicated that parking could be a problem as at Waterbeach. 33/00 14 District Councillor's Report RTS had received a complaint about the lack of refuse collection for two weeks over the Christmas period. Members did not find it a problem. 34/00 15 Correspondence CALC bulletin and questionnaire (filled in by clerk, PKO and RLEW) SCDC - road and footway lighting Cambs County Council - budget 2000/01 Cambs County Council - Winter maintenance and snow clearing leaflet Ramblers' Association - Guide to public paths. 16 Dates of next meetings:- Youth 17th January Planning 24th January Finance 31st January Council 7th February The meeting ended at 8.50pm.