Minutes of the Meeting of Milton Parish Council held on Monday 3 March 2003 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Present: PK Oldham (chair) HM Smith JE Coston R Day M Ellwood RJ Farrington CJ Lock IF May TJ Siggs RT Summerfield LC Twinn RLE Waters The clerk SJ Daniels and one member of the public (part) 1 Apologies for absence - EH Baker B Jefferson DJ Lee 103/03 2 Declarations of Interest There were no declarations of interest. 104/03 3 Minutes The minutes of the meeting of 3 February 2003 were confirmed and signed as a true record. 4 Clerk's Report 105/03 Jubilee Memorial (5/03) A resident had pointed out that "HRH Queen Elizabeth." should read "HM". The stonemason had been informed. 106/03 Landbeach Road - Bridleway Status (6/03) Bridleway status was confirmed on 26 February at Magistrates Court. County Council's costs to follow. The clerk had thanked R Chapman for providing the earth banking. 107/03 Christmas Lights (29/03) Quotation to lay on power at Landbeach Road - from 24seven - £945 + VAT. The clerk to pursue other options. Action: the clerk 108/03 Seats Fen Road (68/03) Two residents had offered to sponsor seats. AGREED to purchase two seats to be sited on the verge in Fen Road (just beyond Bankers Ditch) and at the junction of Fen Road and the towpath - the costs to be met by the two residents. Council would review whether to install a litter bin as requested by the Cam Conservators. 109/03 5 Land Swap Memorial Green (465/02) AGREED to the land swap as proposed in Taylor Vinters' letter dated 20 February - 10 votes in favour 1 abstention. 6 Planning 110/03 The Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting of 17 February were received. (46/03) Waste Recycling Group - retention of inert waste recycling facility - application to be discussed on 24 March. (101/03) Public Entertainments Licence The EHO had visited the Lion and Lamb. Noted that the Lion and Lamb did not have a current licence and would be applying for one. Decisions Received 111/03 Chirotech Technology Ltd Unit 101 Science Park satellite dish (451/02) - approved. 112/03 L Anderson - mobile home and toilet/Day room at Chesterton Fen Road (20/03) - approved. Site to be used as caravan site for persons of nomadic habit of life. Consent for one mobile home, one touring van and one dayroom only. Details of foul sewage disposal to be approved. Use of septic tank for drainage excluded from this consent. New Applications 113/03 S/1696/01/RM Trinity College (CSP) Ltd with Aula Ltd Unit 410 (85/02) Science Park - building for research and development with associated offices - minor revisions to the elevations - for information only. 114/03 Trinity College Unit 315 Science Park - 2 roof mounted flues and (424/02) cycle shelter - reposition of flue - for information only. 115/03 S/2243/02 R Cox 169 The Rowans - conversion of garage into bedroom (512/02) - revised parking arrangements - for information only. 116/03 S/0205/03 J Holder Queen Anne Lodge Fen Road - garage/workshop - approve. 117/03 S/0256/03 Stonegate Farmers Ltd Mereway Farm Milton Road Impington - change of use of 4 poultry buildings to storage and distribution (Class B8) and removal of agricultural occupancy conditions (condition 3 of pp C/73/1150/O and condition 2 off pp C/73/1515/D) on existing farm bungalow - refuse. Comments: "Milton Parish Council objects most strongly to the proposed change of use on the following grounds: - The junction of the Mere Way and Butt Lane is on a slight bend and is therefore a traffic danger when large lorries enter and exit the site - Butt Lane is a narrow country road and is not wide enough to accommodate large lorries safely - School children regularly cycle on this road to Impington Village College. We are very concerned about the dangers to these cyclists - Potential damage to this unkerbed road - We are disappointed to see such a large site being considered for industrial use although we appreciate that the Local Plan allows for change of use from agricultural premises to industrial. We believe that this site is far too large to be considered under this Policy - We are told that there are 4 HGV and 12 car movements per week at present. What are the projected figures?" 118/03 S/0296/03 Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd Science Park - variation of condition 1 of pp S/1022/99/O to allow a further period of 3 years for the submission of reserved matters (see also 92/03) - approve. 119/03 S/0323/03 Mr & Mrs Henderson Half Acre Cambridge Road - single storey rear dormer extension to create bathroom - no recommendation. 120/03 S/0336/03 Mr & Mrs Butterfill 21 Butt Lane - extension to loft and first floor rear extension - refuse third storey extension: Comments: - Loss of privacy to neighbouring property - Out of keeping with the area - Overdevelopment - Lack of car parking spaces 121/03 7 Audit 2002 The completed auditor's certificate was received. 122/03 8 Minibus (85/03) Arrangements for initial funding The Countryside Agency required evidence as to how a shortfall over the first two years would be dealt with. PKO, RJF, RTS and RLEW had met and recommended that MPC meet this shortfall. AGREED that any shortfall over the first two years would be met by MPC. RLEW to notify The Countryside Agency. Action: RLEW Noted that the following declared an interest for this item: JEC, RJF, IFM, HMS, RTS, LCT and RLEW. 123/03 9 Appointment of Community Care Relief Warden (83/03) RD and ME had interviewed the only applicant, Claire Gawthrop and recommended that Council appoint Miss Gawthrop. AGREED Both the warden and relief warden were in the process of filling in the necessary forms for the Criminal Records Bureau. 124/03 10 Proposal from Working Group for (84/03) a) Revised Standing Orders b) Equality Policy c) Freedom of Information Act AGREED to adopt the above as amended. Fees for copying A4 sheets for residents to be 10 pence per sheet 125/03 11 MCC Update Full meeting set for Wednesday 6 March. There had been break-ins at the youth centre. A television and tuck were stolen. The school had offered a replacement television. Feedback about future works was on hold as Colin Nunn was unwell. 126/03 12 Bills for Payment and Money Received CONFIRMED payment of cheques 2487 - 2489 AGREED payment of cheques 2491 (2490 void) - 2503 Cheque 2492 Herald Contract Services - Maintenance Committee to meet to review performance. 127/03 13 Crime Update Figures not yet available. The clerk would write to Inspector Howell expressing concern that accurate figures were not available prior to the meeting. 128/03 14 County Councillor's report A10 - a useful meeting had taken place. The "A10" group has asked to be recognised as a body to be consulted on various issues appertaining to the A10. Police and County Councillor's Surgery - to be held 10 April at MCC car park 2.30pm. Skips Cambridge Road (entrance to Industrial Estate) - JEC had challenged the person who was leaving skips at this site and in addition had contacted the Travellers' Liaison Officer and the Transport Department. (90/03) Waste Local Plan - JEC had been unable to find any answers from David Atkinson, County Council Officer. (102/03) Chemical Spillage Science Park - RTS to ask for information from the EHO. The clerk would ask the Chief Fire Officer for his report. Action: RTS and the clerk Sewage Liasion - the EHO had suggested that MPC could provide a person to take the minutes. RTS to discuss with J Wilson, EHO. 129/03 15 District Councillor's report Council Tax - the SCDC element would remain at £70 for the second year. Bins - SCDC did not intend to collect plastics because of excessive costs to the Council and the environment. Low weight and high volume would make it expensive to transport by lorry to north of Peterborough. 130/03 16 Correspondence DEFRA - Licensing Bill South Cambs Primary Care Trust - Bulletin Macmillan cancer relief - Sponsored Riverside Walk Cambs County Council - Historical Resource and Cultural Centre BT Ross & Co - Jolly Brewers Transfer of Licence SCDC - Ethical Standards Training Roadshows Cambs County Council - Northern and Western Corridor Area Transport Plans (consultation documents) WD Booth - Bus Service 17 Dates of next meetings Planning - 17 March Council - 7 April Maintenance - tba The meeting ended at 9.40pm.