AMPORT PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday July 21st 2003 at
7.45pm at Amport School
Mr I. Morrison, (Chairman), Lt Col Stephens, (Vice Chairman)
Mr Ian Long
Mr Maurice Hardy, Mrs D.Preston, Mrs C Mallam, Mrs S.Hammer
Mr George Bacon, Mr Neville Geake,
Mrs Suzanne Hoare (Clerk)
Mrs Unwin, the village correspondent was present +3 members of the public.
Apologies, Mr Southern
- Minutes of the Previous Meetings
These were agreed and signed after discussions on their
- Matters Arising
- A303 - Maurice Hardy felt we should push for an all
grades crossing before accepting a lesser solution, he demonstrated a
possible site for a bridge over the A303. The Chairman to contact the
relevant landowner south of the A303 and Maurice Hardy the landowner
north of the A303. The consultation period is to be 18 months, which will
include a village meeting. Neville Geake felt our aims should be formulated
before this meeting, which could take place in Dec. MH
Area on the Green – Ian Long reported on the progress of the Grant
application to HCC, as yet no date for the final meeting has been given. The
Rospa safety report states the safety surface under the junior swings needs
to be improved. A unanimous vote was recorded on replacing the bark
chippings with Mattas at an approx cost of £500. Ian Long proposed a
motion, seconded by Neville Geake that the full project be finished using a
loan of £1500 from Amport Parish Council until such time as the HCC or
other Grants become available. The vote was 6-3 against the motion.
The Chairman proposed to defer a final decision on funding
until a reply is received from HCC.
The Green – George Bacon has invited comments from residents around the
green concerning parking and private events. - these to come to the Parish
The rules were only felt necessary for private events, not Parish, and would
be restricted in number to around 6 a year.
The clerk to follow up registration of the Green with HCC.
Rospa report states need for ownership signs on equipment on green GB
- Village Design Statement – Neville Geake had attended an
HAPTC training session and informed the meeting that VDS`s can influence
planners and form the basis of the Parish Plan.
Neville Geake and Charles Stephens to handle project and publicity for
consultative meeting which must have a broad base, certainly other than the
Neville asked if anyone had comments to go forward to the Monxton Airfield
consideration by committee (24/7) the Chairman felt our views were as already
stated. NG left meeting at 9.12pm
- Footpaths- Footpath Officer is conducting a survey of paths
to report to the next meeting MH
Maurice also to follow up complaint of over grown footpaths by Mr Andy Harries.
The clerk to contact Peter Watson at HCC regarding the cutting of Footpaths by
- Hedges – still a safety problem, an unresolved issue.
- Millway House - Environmental Health have visited the site
and have been assured that satisfactory arrangements for the disposal of
clinical waste are in place.
- Planning Applications
- TVN.08863 Erection of temporary 15 metre high
telecommunications tower, 3 antennas, 1 transmission dish and ancillary
equipment within fenced compound OS parcel 5366, Lains Farm Quarley Amport
- TVN.00943/8 Extension of residential curtilage Trillick
Furzedown Lane Amport No Objection
- TVN.LB.00093/4 Internal alterations to form first floor
bathroom and w.c replace two windows on east elevations and doors on north
elevation, and associated works. Bridge Cottage Amport. No objection
- TVN.6096/8 Amended layout for access. Monxton Business Park
Objections as before
- Planning Results
- TVN.00943/7 Provision of dormer window, alterations to
existing dormer windows, provision of glazed porch and glazed veranda Trillick,
- TVN.03036/4 Erection of two dwellings and garages for
Westmead, West Mead, Weyhill
- TVN.08809 Erection of double garage with storage over 1 New
Cottages Furzedown Lane
- TVN.06041/2 retrospective application-conversion of
agricultural building to light industrial B1, storage& distribution B8,
retail A1 and ancillary managers office Lains farm , Quarley. Amport
- TVN.00063/75 Western Air (Thruxton) Ltd Variation testing
The internal budget meeting is scheduled for July 24th
with the internal auditor Martin Startup.
2 cheques were presented for signature; the councillors
present unanimously approved these -.
TVBC for Parish Election Expenses £627.81
Countryworks for footpath cutting. £176.25
Outside the meeting the following 2 cheques were signed -
Rospa inspection fee
A letter has been received from Mr Kieron Beattie detailing
his proposals for a workshop and store at Green Lane. The plans were examined
and the councillors present felt comments were best reserved for the actual
application. Clerk to respond.
Martin Wiltshire has written to say the Zig-Zag markings will
be put in place outside the School.
A letter has been received notifying the parish of the
retirement of Ted Perren, a letter will be sent to Ted thanking him for his help
with Highway issues over the years. Clerk to respond.
George Bacon reported on the recent New Councillor training
that he and others had attended.
Sarah Hammer felt the Parish Council lacked vision at the
present time and felt a Strategy discussion would help the democratic process;
several councillors were in favour, such an informal meeting to be arranged.
Suggestions were for an extra August meeting
THE MEETING CLOSED AT 10.12pm
PLEASE NOTE ADDITIONAL FORMAL MEETING
DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING ---- AUG 18th AT 7.45pm at THE SCHOOL