Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 1 July 2002 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Present: PK Oldham (chair) HM Smith JE Coston R Day M Ellwood (from min 299/02) RJ Farrington DJ Lee CJ Lock IF May TJ Siggs RT Summerfield LC Twinn RLE Waters The clerk SJ Daniels 1 Apologies for absence - EH Baker B Jefferson 294/02 2 Declaration of Interest PKO reminded members of the need to declare any interests under the Code of Conduct. 295/02 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 10 June 2002 were confirmed and signed as a true record. 4 Clerk's Report 296/02 Prohibition of Waiting Industrial Estate (258/02) No response as yet 297/02 Queen's Jubilee (260/02) The clerk would send SCDC location plan for oak tree. Details to be discussed by maintenance committee in September. Action: clerk 298/02 Landbeach Road (275/02) No response as yet. The clerk would ask Director of Transportation to expedite the downgrading to a bridleway. JEC would also pursue. Action: clerk and JEC Being mindful of the decision reached in minute 257/02 Council AGREED To invite Waterbeach and Landbeach Parish Councils and the Travellers' Liaison Officers to a private meeting first (by the end of November) to discuss Government, County and District Policies for travellers. Action: JEC 299/02 Village Fayre (261/02) AGREED to donate two signed copies of the Millennium Book each to a Charity in the village. Action: JEC 5 Planning Decisions Received 300/02 Mr & Mrs A Race 7 Coulson Close - extension - refused. Loss of (144/02) well established and traditional hedgerow which provides effective screening and good visual amenity for 7 Coulson Close and five neighbouring properties in The Sycamores. Overbearing impact - contrary to Structure Plan and Local Deposit Plan Policies. 301/02 Trinity College (CSP) with Aula Ltd Unit 418 Science Park - (169/02) building for research and development with associated offices - approved. Details to be approved: external materials, surface water drainage, materials for hard surfaced areas including roads, driveways and car parking areas, landscaping scheme, external storage building or cycle store and Green Commuter Plan. 302/02 M Ellwood 52 Fen Road - porch and double garage - approved. (238/02) External materials to be identical to those used for existing building. Surface Material of driveawy to be permeable. 303/02 Mr Bain 4 Ken's Way - conservatory - approved. (239/02) New Applications 304/02 S/1141/02 Amedis Pharmaceuticals Ltd - Unit 162 Science Park - (279/02) alterations to building including 8 roof mounted flues and erection of external store. Noted that the Planning Officer was recommending approval subject to any conditions recommended by the Environmental Health Officer. 305/02 S/1183/02 Mrs J Termote 9 Butt Lane - variation of condition 1 of planning permission S/2203/90 to allow the conversion of integral garage to additional living accommodation - no recommendation. 306/02 S/1200/02 Mr & Mrs AE Dewey 49 Old School Lane - extensions - refuse. Over-development and very close to neighbours. Support neighbours' objections. 307/02 S/1230/02 Mr J Crickmore The Stables Chesterton Fen Road - siting of temporary chalet accommodation - refuse. Contrary to South Cambs Policy for eastern side of Chesterton Fen Road. 308/02 S/1231/02 Trinity College - southern boundary of Science Park - removal of condition 3 of planning permission S/1536/98 which required details of pedestrian/cycle gate - refuse, unless applicant can produce strong evidence that cyclists no longer use this access. 309/02 C/11/40/72 Mr S Davies 38 High Street - trim back overhanging sycamore branches - no comments. Noted that Camstead Ltd were considering submitting an application for 7 houses on land behind Fen Farm. 310/02 6 Youth The minutes of the Youth Committee meeting of 12 June were received PKO and HMS to arrange to meet new manager of Tesco about litter, graffiti, sale of alcohol to youngsters, pedestrian access, crime figures. HMS now had more information available and requested that Council support the Summer programme up to £1000 (from budget). AGREED 12 in favour 1 abstention. AGREED to pay £522.50 to WREN (11% of grant of £4750) - 12 in favour 1 abstention. AGREED to support the Skate Park - total cost £24000 + VAT - and that Council pay £477.50 from Capital Budget towards scheme - 11 in favour 2 abstentions. Action: clerk to submit application to SCDC for funding. 311/02 7 Highways (283/02) The County Council proposals for the pinch point at Ely Road just north of North Lodge had been received. Council were broadly in favour. PKO and RJF were due to meet Mike Davies of the County Council on site to discuss. 312/02 8 Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 (285/02) JEC felt that Council should not discuss one item in isolation and that Council needed to adopt an overall policy to cover look at equal opportunities, disability discrimination etc. AGREED that an ad hoc committee meet to produce a draft document for discussion together with amendments to the Standing Orders. Action: PKO JEC RTS RLEW 313/02 9 Ditch Cambridge Road (282/02) Pat Matthews believed that the amount to be taken out of the ditch did not justify his going to the Environment Agency. He would remove the "heavy stuff" including cans, bottles etc to the landfill site and leave the remainder on the verge but well set back. He would need to remove some tree branches to get to the site. AGREED to accept P Matthews' recommendation. 314/02 10 MCC Update The office had been closed for a week because of a bereavement. The clerk had sent a card of condolence. 315/02 11 Bills for Payment and Money Received AGREED to authorise payment of cheques 2349 - 2360. 316/02 12 Crime Update There had been 17 crimes in June including two instances of fuel lines being cut. Noted that there had been 50 crimes in Waterbeach in June including 30 car tyres being slashed. 317/02 13 County Councillor's report Cycle Bridge - It was expected that work would start on the cycle bridge in the Autumn. Structure Plan - County Councillors would not be allowed to speak at the Examination in Public. Waterbeach Parish Council would be able to speak. A group of Waterbeach and Landbeach councillors were meting with JEC to discuss issues 318/02 14 District Councillor's report Rowing Lake - although revised plans had not been received the planning officers intended to proceed with consultation in September. Housing Needs Survey - SCDC were conducting a housing needs survey and were encouraging residents to take part in personal interviews if approached. 319/02 15 Correspondence CALC - AGM South Cambs Association, Secretary's retirement party Addenbrooke's - Open Day 6 July Cambs Fire & Rescue Service - Performance Plan 2002/03 16 Dates of next meetings Finance - 8 July Planning - July/August tba Council - 2 September The meeting ended at 9.30pm.