Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 5th February 2009 at 7.30pm in The Nelson Suite of the Village Hall.





Chairman Geoffrey Moulton, Vice Chairman David Hook, Liz Allen, Kevin Cunningham, Richard Delf, Hamish Rose, Peter Workman and the Clerk - Ian Nelson.



Members of the public present                                                                                                       





Apologies were received from Debbie Ashford, County Councillor Stella Rice, David Pointer



Minutes of the previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting on 29th December 2008 were approved and signed.




Public Participation






Planning Applications


New application since the last meeting:

Mrs R Bennett, Village Hall Bungay Rd, Hempnall - Replacement of two wooden sheds with a new metal shed – Recommended approval.


Mr J Hollis, Springwood, Spring, Hempnall - Retention of two temporary residential units for on-site forestry worker and family – Recommended approval but highlighted the temporary nature only and noted that the existing structure of wood is not what was approved last time under ref 2005/1493/F for 2 caravans.  The parish council does not wish to see changes of this nature from what has been recommended for approval this time.  5 for with 2 against.


Mrs J Tyrell, The Annexe 51 Alburgh Rd, Hempnall - Removal of condition 1 on application 2008/2145 - Enable shop to sell bought in produce – Recommended approval 6 for 1 abstention.


Amendment to Martin McColl Ltd, Hempnall Stores, The Street, Hempnall - Conversion of barn to form residential accommodation – Recommended approval 4 for, 2 against and 1 abstention.






















Applications approved since the last meeting:

Mr B Rumsby, Smithy Cottage, The Street, Hempnall - Strip/re-clad roof sloops, repair damage to roof frame, re-build brick facing to structural timber framework and replace joinery timbers to fascia/soffit and barge boards.


Mrs J Tyrell, The Annexe, 51 Arburgh Rd, The Greens, Hempnall - Retrospective application for a change of use of empty container into a farm shop.



Ms Oakley, 7 Coronation Crescent, Hempnall - First floor extension to rear and conservatory to rear.


Mr & Mrs R Kelly, 35 Alburgh Rd, Hempnall - Alterations and rear extension to existing dwelling.



Tree Preservation Order

A new order has been made by SNC on an Ash tree in the grounds of The Deals, Mill Road Hempnall.


The clerk to obtain a definitive map from SNC showing the location of all such orders in the village.








Spring Newsletter

The following items to be included:

  • Children’s area painted
  • Queen’s Head being sold as a free house






Mrs Allen declared a prejudicial interest in the following items and left the meeting.



Compulsory Purchase Order – NCC (Hempnall Primary School)

The formal notice of confirmation of the order and a copy of the order had been received by the clerk. Mr Hook informed the meeting that the school were still hoping that private negotiations would be successful.



Wind Farm



Consultation on guidance note on assessing the landscape and visual impact of large wind turbine proposals in SN.


Mr Hook explained that this was a summary of existing policies held by SNC and their existing landscape studies.


Mr Moulton proposed and Mr Rose seconded and it was unanimously agreed that SNC should be applauded for their summary. The clerk to circulate as a pdf and Mr Hook to draft the letter to SNC to incorporate comments.


Mr Hook proposed and Mr Workman  seconded and it was unanimously agreed that the policy be :


Hempnall Parish Council accepts the conclusions of the SN Landscape Assessment Study which classifies most of the village as Tas Tributary Farmland (Landscape definition B1) The Tas Tributary Farmland is described as “gently sloping topography and open landscape” which makes it “sensitive to intrusion to tall and large elements including farm buildings and pylons”


Therefore Hempnall Parish Council considers that tall structures are not appropriate in the landscape of Hempnall.



Mr Workman and Mr Delf gave their apologies and left the meeting.











JAWG Report/Public Inquiry

Mr Hook briefed the meeting of progress.


The notice details of the public Inquiry are to be put in the newsletter.






There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.30pm





Signed ____________________________________________Date 18th March 2009