Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 13th June 2007 at 7.30pm in The Nelson Room of the Village Hall.





Chairman Geoffrey Moulton, Vice Chairman David Hook, Liz Allen, Debbie Ashford,  Richard Delf, Peter Workman and Clerk - Ian Nelson. 



Members of the public present                                                                                                         

County Councillor Stella Rice.




Apologies were received from David Pointer, Hamish Rose.


Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting on 16th May 2007 were amended and approved for signing.



Matters arising from previous parish council meeting

With the exception of the matters below, these will be dealt with on 18th July 2007.



Public Participation




Planning Applications


Applications approved since the last meeting are:

Mr & Mrs A Lord, Melrey, Silver Green, Hempnall - Two storey side extension & demolition of existing bathroom & w/c.



LDF Gypsy & Traveler LD Document – Issues & Options at stage 1

In response to the consultation document requesting views on the siting of Gypsy and Traveler sites, Mr. Hook proposed, Mr. Moulton seconded that it was unanimously agreed that option B should be recommended –“only in ‘search areas’ but excluding environmentally friendly sites”.  The clerk is also to enquire what the plans were for dealing with the overspill from the existing site at the junction of the A140/A47.








Norfolk Minerals and Waste Framework – Core Strategy & Development Control: Issues & Options Stage

Having discussed some of the main issues, Mr Workman proposed, Mrs Allen seconded, and that was unanimously agreed that Mr Hook and Mr Workman be authorised to complete the whole of the questionnaire on behalf of the parish council.  They will submit it prior to the deadline of the 25th of June.








Unitary Status for Norwich

After some discussion and contribution from County Councillor Stella Rice, Mr Workman proposed, Mr Delf seconded and it was unanimously agreed to submit a letter of objection to Norwich obtaining unitary status to all the interested council bodies and to central government.







Ex Councillor recognition

To mark the retirement of Mr Ellis after nearly 30 years service on the parish council it was agreed to investigate the purchase of a bench/table for erection in the play area. This would provide a useful facility for the parish in addition to being situated in an area in which Mr Ellis had had a very positive effect. The Clerk to obtain quotes.









Streetlight Maintenance

Mr Hook had obtained a quote from another company but it was higher than that from  MHB Services Ltd and covered the same level of service. The clerk to check how much extra it would cost to have the timers covered by the maintenance agreement and if the total cost was still lower than the other quote, engage MHB Services Ltd.







Items for next agenda

  • Clerk’s salary review
  • Summer newsletter
  • Watercourse obstruction







Next Meetings

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th July 2007 at 7.30pm in The Loft of the Village Hall.





There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:45pm




Signed _____________________________________________Date 18th July 2007