Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 2 October 2000 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Present: RLE Waters (chair) RJ Farrington JE Coston R Day M Ellwood B Jefferson IF May PK Oldham GM Richardson HM Smith RT Summerfield LC Twinn The clerk SJ Daniels 1 Apologies for absence 438/00 2 Minutes - The Minutes of the meeting of 4 September 2000 were approved after the following amendments: 381/00 - inclusion of votes cast 416/00 - inclusion of "SCDC" before "trees officer". 3 Clerk's report 439/00 Multi-use Court (371/00) Meeting still to be arranged. RLEW to pursue. 440/00 Allotments Pump (373/00 Noted that an allotment holder had offered to dig out a new site for the pump and Herald Contract Services had agreed to accept £90 + VAT for work already done [50% of quotation]. AGREED by all to pay Herald £90 + VAT. 441/00 Haling way (381/00) The County Council had no money available for resurfacing. RLEW would pursue and report back to November meeting. 442/00 Trading Consents (382/00) Letter from a high Street business received and noted. No further action to be taken. 443/00 Maintenance Committee had walked the village and identified tasks to be completed. Meeting arranged for Monday 16 October at 7.30pm. War memorial site to be included on agenda. 444/00 Milton Archaeology Trail A copy of Milton Archaeology Trail produced in 1998 by County Council and supported by Enventure Southern had been received from D Booth, Milton's Archaeology Warden. The clerk would query why copies had not been made available to the Parish and the Country Park. 4 Planning 445/00 The minutes of the planning committee meeting of 18 September 00 were received. Decisions Received 446/00 S/1373/00 iansyst Ltd building 1 Rose Cottage Chesterton Fen Road - (400/00) insertion of windows - approved. Adequate ventilation of the first floor to be approved by LPA; four first floor windows on north west to be permanently fixed and not used for ventilation. 447/00 S/1374/00 iansyst Ltd building 2 Rose Cottage Chesterton Fen Road - (401/00) insertion of windows - approved. New Applications 448/00 S/1498/00 R Mendham 11 Willow Crescent - garage - amendment to (425/00) access ie two bollards 1500mm apart and 300mm high. Committee had expressed no objection [through delegated powers]. It was understood that permission had been granted. 449/00 S/1712/00 Mr & Mrs Sievewright - noted that a neighbour had (429/00) expressed concerns to SCDC about this application. 450/00 S/1766/00 Mr & Mrs J Clark New Close Farm Butt Lane - conversion and change of use of two barns to class B1 and B8 use - refuse: 1 Within Green Belt. 2 No control of the use of the site now and in future if sold. 3 No control of what was stored. There were concerns about what will be stored and the consequent traffic movements in a narrow lane. 4 Would set a precedent for other farms in the area. 10 votes in favour and 2 abstentions. 451/00 S/1802/00 R Upton and others Grange Park Gypsy Site Chesterton Fen Road - permanent gypsy site. Proposed that Council object on the grounds of: Traffic Green Belt Granting permission might encourage further illegal sites on areas not designated for travellers. 3 votes in favour and 9 against. AGREED to make no recommendation - 9 votes in favour and 3 against. 452/00 5 Youth The minutes of the Youth Committee meeting of 27 September were received. Feedback from village colleges about managing the youth centre was less than encouraging. Shire Hall had offered to provide three workers. As a result T Hough of IVC was likely to be able to manage the centre. 453/00 6 Land Purchase AGREED under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to exclude members of the public because of the confidential nature of the business - 8.40pm. The meeting re-opened at 9.00pm with 12 members + the clerk present. 454/00 7 Waste Plan (365/00) The ad hoc group had met and proposed comments were circulated. AGREED by all to object to the following: Para 4.6 - landfill capacity Policy WLP17 - Major Waste Management Facilities a] inclusion of Anglian Water Site Cowley Road as Major Waste Management Facility b] any use of Milton Landfill Site as Major Waste Management Facility [not designated as such in WLP]. 455/00 8 Policy for Affordable Housing (409/00) To be discussed at November meeting. 456/00 9 MCC Update AGM set for 8 November. The staff were managing well in the absence of the administrator who was recovering from her illness. Agenda for joint meeting had been set. 457/00 10 Bills for Payment and Money Received AGREED to confirm payment of cheques 1890 and 1891 and to pay cheques 1892 to 1913 [one abstention]. Note: Cheque 1870 Minute 413/00 should read £61.53 not £61.16. 458/00 11 Crime Update Crime figures were circulated. RLEW had put an article in the Village View about the recent vandalism. An Area Crime Prevention Panel awareness event was scheduled for 28 October at Tesco. Police Local Consultation Group meeting scheduled for 15 November. RLEW was completing a survey on the Police Authority's Policy Priorities. Council's suggested priorities were: Partnership Increase in trust and confidence Better communication Police on the street and [locally] - licensing laws should be monitored at local shops. 459/00 12 County Councillor's report Cycle Bridge - The Highways Agency recently promoted the A14 cycle bridge at a conference in London as an example of encouraging sustainable travel. A10 Detrunking - Papers about the A10 detrunking were being received. Waterbeach and Landbeach intended meeting to discuss the problems on the A10. Minor Improvements Funding Scheme [roads] - bids were due to be returned by 13 October - delegated to Highways Committee meeting set for 11 October after joint meeting with MCC. Cycle lanes - lamp posts would be moved from the path. The clerk would remind J Richards about the bus shelter to be erected near Apostolic Church. JEC queried whether trunking was being laid for a possible pelican crossing in the future. Development at Waterbeach - L Martin was making a presentation about new proposals at Waterbeach barracks on 9 and 10 October at Waterbeach school. 460/00 13 District Councillor's report (416/00) Pi access - Pi managing director wished to meet the clerk only. The clerk would try to arrange a meeting between Pi and RD. (416/00) Electoral Review - as the results of the initial review had not been satisfactory SCDC intended to start the process again. Bus passes - as from 1 October SCDC were issuing 6 monthly bus passes only at a cost of £8. It was AGREED to reimburse £2.75 per [6 month] pass. 461/00 14 Correspondence ACRE - Extraordinary General Meeting CALC - AGM and bulletin Friends of IVC - Launch - RLEW would inquire about situation regarding Impact EHO - Air Quality Review Warm Homes Bill - Update Owen Williams - Resurfacing slip road by Tesco. 15 Dates of next meetings Highways 11 October Maintenance 16 October Planning 23 October Finance 30 October Council 6 November The meeting ended at 10.00pm.