Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 4 September 2000 at 7.00pm in the Community Centre Present: RLE Waters (chair) RJ Farrington JE Coston R Day M Ellwood B Jefferson DJ Lee IF May PK Oldham GM Richardson HM Smith RT Summerfield LC Twinn The clerk SJ Daniels Five members of the public (part) 365/00 1 Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Waste Local Plan (Deposit) David Atkinson, Sarah Clover and Ann Proctor of the Waste Management Team attended. The current permission for the landfill site was due to expire in 2004. An application to extend the life of the landfill site to 2016 had been made [see below min 403/00]. Currently 70% of waste went into landfill sites. Within 15 years as a result of National and European legislation 70% of household waste would be recovered/recycled through planning policies and new waste management facilities. 13 preferred sites had been identified across the county in the Waste Plan to manage this process. Milton Landfill had not been identified as a preferred site though the Anglian Water site at Cowley Road had. The planning application for Milton Landfill sought to amend two conditions: 1. Extension of the site to 2016 2. Variation of final restoration plan to include more tree planting, water areas, wild flower meadows and public access. Landfill would continue to be a major force for another five years. Changes in the management of waste would happen towards the middle and end of the Plan period. If the Milton site closed in 2004 Donarbon would cater for the landfill. The time scale for restoration to recreation/amenity and public access at Milton was not stated in the application. Waste Recycling Group Plc had purchased the site in 1997 on a long term lease from the County Council. A pyrolysis unit at the AWA site was a possibility. Thanks to the team for attending. Planning Application 366/00 S/1498/00 R Mendham 11 Willow Crescent - garage. (364/00) This application was taken early. Standing Orders were suspended to allow the applicant and neighbours to speak. Upon resumption of the meeting concern was expressed that the applicant had been informed by SCDC officer [in error] that planning permission was not needed. As a result the garage was almost finished. AGREED by all to make no recommendation with the comment that "this Council would like to express its dissatisfaction at the way South Cambs District Council's Officers have handled this matter in giving inconsistent advice to the applicant". 367/00 2 Apologies for absence - noted that P Mynott had resigned. As "Casual Vacancy" was not on the agenda it was agreed to advertise in the Village View with a view to co-opt. 368/00 3 Minutes The Minutes of the meeting of 3 July 2000 were approved and signed as a true record. 4 Clerk's Report (inc matters arising) 369/00 Kings Hedges Drive - Prohibition of Waiting Order (148/00) The above order was due to come into operation on 31 July. 370/00 Cycle Lanes (225/00) Cambridge Road, High Street and Ely Road Mandatory With-Flow Cycle Lane Order 2000 had been advertised. Order to prohibit driving and proposed road humps adjacent to proposed cycle bridge had been advertised. 371/00 Multi-use Court (271/00) Cambridge Courts suggested that MPC complete the work and take it off their bill. RJF felt it was inappropriate to do so. RLEW and RJF were trying to arrange a site meeting with Mr Gale of Cambridge Courts. 372/00 Bus Shelter (303/00) £1000 received from County Council. 373/00 Allotments Pump (304/00) Negotiations were continuing. 374/00 Cemetery Seat (307/00) The seat had been installed. 375/00 Verge - Norman Industrial Estate (311/00) Ed Thornton felt it advisable to wait until the completion of the cycle/foot bridge before deciding whether bollards are needed. 376/00 Bus Service (312/00) Noted that the Cambridge / Milton service was being maintained at same level as in the past and that an experimental service to Ely through Landbeach and Waterbeach had been put on at the request of local residents. 377/00 Land at Milton Fen (313/00) Noted that the land was now being offered at £30,000. 378/00 Land Purchase Coles Road (341/00) This was going ahead. SCDC had agreed to offer their part of verge at £1, with a covenant restricting use to public open space amenity land. MPC to pay SCDC's legal costs - c £300. 379/00 Old Walls (364/00) MPC would need to ask SCDC Conservation Officer to preserve old walls. RD would draw up a list of old walls/buildings. 380/00 Rowing Trust Bulletin was enclosed and noted. 381/00 Boundary Walk Thanks to RLEW for organising walk. A group of 12 took part. The clerk would thank the County Council for the work done on Mere Way and ask about progress on restoration of surface of haling way between Fen Road and Baits Bite Lock. Concern about Chesterton Fen Road becoming a "no-go" area was expressed following an incident when the group was challenged by youngsters. The clerk would inform Police, County and South Cambs District Councils. AGREED 6 in favour, 2 against and 5 abstentions. RLEW intended exploring the possibility of a permissive footpath linking Mere Way to the river. 382/00 Trading Consents Complaints about the flower seller and kebab man in Cambridge Road had been received. Note the legal position: That part of the road where the flower seller operates is a consent street. He has applied for and has received consent to trade there. MPC has never objected. The kebab man operates on public highway land (not a consent street here). He has applied for and received permission from the County Council. The County would consider witholding permission ONLY if MPC objects. MPC has never objected. AGREED to inform complainants that MPC had no objections and had consistently not objected to either trader. 383/00 Local Policy Course Congratulations to clerk for passing the Local Policy Course. 384/00 Trees - adjacent St John's Innovation Park Noted that approximately 50% of the leylandii were to be removed. Replacement planting would take place. In the short term the area would look bare - in the long term should be more pleasing (trees officer). 385/00 Remembrance Day The wreath laying ceremony would take place on 11 November at 11am. AGREED to pay British Legion £20 for the wreath. 5 Planning 386/00 The minutes of the planning committee meeting of 24 July 00 were received. Decisions Received 387/00 Donarbon Ltd - Recycling Centre off Ely Road Waterbeach - approved (211/00) subject to issue of conditions and legal agreement [to be issued in due course]. 388/00 Mr & Mrs Pearson 5 houses and garages Fen Farm Fen Road - noted that (260/00) Planning Officers were recommending approval. SCDC Planning Committee had visited the site to look at the possibility of an access from Fen Road. 389/00 Cambridge Regional College - use of part of overflow car park as (263/00) overnight coach park - approved. Coaches not to be parked between 05.00 and 21.00 hours. Details of external lighting, screening and fencing to be approved by Local Planning Authority. 390/00 Mr & Mrs Maltby 27 Bene't Close - extension - approved. (331/00) 391/00 Perkin Elmer Life Sciences Unit 204 Science Park - 6 car parking (332/00) spaces approved. Details of excavation and surface materials of car park to be approved. Trees to be protected by fencing during works. 392/00 Cambridge Regional College - display of a sign - approved. (333/00) 393/00 PG Shenton Maple Veterinary Surgery 26 Cambridge Road - (360/00) amendments - approved. 394/00 P Garner - house on land adjacent 21 Landbeach Road - (361/00) approved. Details of materials for external walls and roofs and finished floor levels to be approved. No further windows, doors or openings to be inserted in north elevation without permission of Local Planning Authority. Visibility splays and space for parking and turning on site to be provided. 395/00 Mr & Mrs R Skinner 3 Bulteel Close - extension - approved. (362/00) 396/00 College of West Anglia - relocation of 5 mobile classrooms - (363/00) approved till 31 July 2001. New Applications 397/00 S/1799/97 Cambridge Housing Society Sheltered Housing - amendment - (206/00) secondarykitchen area - for information. 398/00 S/1773/99 Mr JF Lindsay - house and garage adjacent 17 High Street - (276/00) amendment to garage - no recommendation. 399/00 S/0240/00 All Saints' Church car park - amendment - approve. (213/00) 400/00 S/1373/00 iansyst Ltd building 1 Rose Cottage Chesterton Fen Road - insertion of windows - approve. 401/00 S/1374/00 iansyst Ltd building 2 Rose Cottage Chesterton Fen Road - insertion of windows - approve. 402/00 S/1465/00 Mr & Mrs Maclennan 39 Butt Lane - extension - no recommendation. The above applications dealt with under delegated powers. 403/00 S/1500/00 Mr & Mrs Mynott 15 Pearson Close - first floor extension and stairs - no recommendation. 404/00 S/1570/00 Waste Recycling Group Plc - variation of conditions 3 and 19 of planning permisssion S/0289/91 to allow continued infilling for further 12 years (to 31 December 2016) to amend the approved phasing and final restoration schemes. AGREED by all to object because of the odours and flies that residents have had to endure for many years. Should the application be approved Council asked that: Queuing facilities for vehicles off the road should be provided to alleviate the traffic problems in Butt Lane. Specific time scales should be put in place immediately detailing when the sites are going to be available for public use. Public access and rights of way should be made available, the first by the year 2002 and the remainder by the end of the present expiry of planning consent ie year 2004. The restoration should be phased so that members of the public can enjoy the amenity as soon as possible and certainly no later than 2002. A right of way access should be made at the southern end of Mere Way through the belt of trees parallel to the A14 and exiting on to the A10. No further clay should be taken off site owing to mud on the road and increased traffic movements. Trees should not be planted on the top of the mounds as these would spoil the views towards Ely enjoyed at present. 405/00 S/1612/00 C Threadgold 2 Peter Goodin Close - extension and double garage - no recommendation. 406/00 6 Finance The minutes of the Finance Committee meeting of 24 July were received. AGREED to approve resolution in minute 359/00 concerning employees' salaries. 407/00 7 Youth (334/00) Report on youth building - there had been delays in the programme. It was expected that the building would be ready for use after half term. About £4200 had already been spent on refurbishing the building out of a projected £9000. As a result the bus would continue for 6 weeks till half term at a cost of £300. Likewise the youth club would continue in the annexe. As no tenders had been received to manage the facilities the youth committee were considering other options. IVC had offered two nights per week for a youth club but youth workers were in short supply. Bus Project report - a positive report had been received and circulated. 408/00 8 Teenage Play Equipment (155/00) Approximately £11,000 had been raised. HMS hoped to raise remaining £6,300 required through SCDC "Village Facilities Grant" and balance of £20,000 youth budget. 409/00 9 Policy for Affordable Housing (337/00) Copies of SCDC Affordable Housing Policy would be circulated. 410/00 10 MCC Update Joint meeting set for Wednesday 11 October 7.30pm. New Year's Eve event - noted that clubs were being invited to organise a function. AGM - date not yet arranged. Manager - was unwell. 411/00 11 Sheltered Housing Update The footpath had been completed. Thanks to SCDC for their support. 412/00 12 Tree Warden's Report The tree warden's report had been circulated. Noted that trees had been vandalised on Humphries Way open space. 413/00 13 Bills for Payment and Money Received (see schedule) AGREED to pay cheque 1846 - £1480.50 for installation of youth building as soon as roof repairs were completed; to confirm payment of cheques 1847 to 1867 to authorise payment of cheques 1868 to 1887 [one abstention]. Noted that £260 had been received from Milton Charities towards community bus. 414/00 14 Crime Update Criminal damage - there had been a trail of damage during August. The wooden seat on Hawthorn Hedge had been destroyed. Having submitted an insurance claim the clerk would order a metal replacement. Noted that crime levels were now as high as in 1996. Tesco meeting report - RLEW had met with representatives of SCDC, Country Park, Tesco and the police to discuss a partnership approach to crime reduction/prevention. Neighbourhood Watch - RLEW would put an article in the Village View to try to encourage more schemes. Meeting with Michelle Vogels SCDC - RLEW reported that there may be grants available for projects such as the teenage play equipment. 415/00 15 County Councillor's report Recycling - a bus could visit in Spring 2001 for a "green waste day" - free of charge or expenses to be met jointly with County Council - details later. Minibus - should Milton have its own minibus? [The car scheme was now almost non-existent]. Bus Service - feedback on the use of this service was expected. Cycle Bridge - no objections had been received to the first set of Orders published. The probable colour of the bridge would be navy and silver. Youngsters had been seen running across the A14 near the old A10. JEC was trying to determine ownership of the fences along side the A14. 416/00 16 District Councillor's report Dillons - a dispute had arisen about noise and disturbance between Dillons and the flat above. (359/00) Pi Research - Thanks to Pi for the new entrance off Ely Road. In the opinion of the SCDC trees officer MPC should discuss with Pi removing lower foliage to open up the view of the hall. The clerk would ask if Pi intended taking down the fence also. Northern Fringe - The City, South Cambridgeshire Joint Strategic Forum were looking at new strategies for the Northern Fringe. MPC would be consulted. Waterbeach Development - this was unlikely to happen before 2014-16. Bus Pass Scheme - as from April 2001 bus passes would be free of charge [government initiative]. SCDC would take over the responsibility for and bear the costs of the scheme. Chesterton Fen - Grange Park caravan site will become official. Other caravan sites remaining on the railway side of the road would be allowed. Electoral Review - the SCDC plan was to link Milton with Horningsea and to give this new ward two district councillors. AGREED to respond to SCDC that it was more appropriate geographically and logistically that Milton should link with Landbeach and Waterbeach with Horningsea. (306/00) Cambridge (Crane) Road Industrial Estate - the chairman SCDC and RTS had had a successful meeting with Cecil Instruments. SCDC would not insist on all units having numbers. A road sign Cambridge Road 133 Upwards would be installed. There were no objections to the site being named for example Parkway Business Park. Cecil would co-ordinate a sign board for the business park. A major problem was overnight lorry parking and the resultant mess. Double yellow lines had been requested. (327/00) Tesco - report of site meeting - the planning officer, RTS and RLEW had met with Tesco. It had been agreed that a visibility splay be provided at the foot/cycle entrance. A pedestrian access at the main entrance would be investigated. Tesco were costing a new car parking layout and access that would provide extra car parking spaces. A traffic consultant would also look at the problem of cars being held up in the village by vehicles exiting Tesco at the roundabout. 417/00 17 Correspondence Cambs County Council - Highways Network Management Plan and Road Safety Plan for 2000 - Local Councils Liaison Committee Minutes - Consultations by County Council - Cambridge Core Traffic Scheme: Monitoring Results CALC - Bulletin, notice of meetings and election of representatives to Environment & Transport Area Joint Committee and document about "Best Value" SCDC - Recreation and Leisure Grants (275/00) Mouchel - CHUMMS (Cambridge to Huntingdon Multi-Modal Study) notes of meeting held in May Hewitson Becke & Shaw - Justices' On Licence Science Park South Cambs Primary Care Group - Newsletters 18 Dates of next meetings Planning 21 June Youth Building Steering Group 5 September Maintenance Village walk 10 September 9am [meet at sign] Planning 18 September Youth 25 September [subsequently changed to 27 Sept - clerk] Council 2 October The meeting ended at 11.05pm.