AMPORT PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday 16th March at 7.45 pm in
Mr I. Morrison (Chairman), Lt Col Stephens (Vice
Chairman), Mrs Jean Arnell, Mrs Tanya Garman, Mr Bill Gore, Mrs Sarah Hammer, Mr
Nicholas Hoare, Mr Ian Long, Mrs Diana Preston, Mr Ashley Smith and Mrs Suzanne
Apologies; Mr Tim Southern - TVBC Councillor.
The village correspondent, Cllr Pat West HCC plus 1 member of the public were
2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting.
The minutes were agreed and signed after, having been
proposed by Diana Preston and seconded by Bill Gore.
3. Matters Arising from the last meeting and Declarations of
Ian Morrison had contacted Johanna Ferguson,
with an update on the consultation process which has been started with residents
in the portion of Amport Parish, west of and including Lains Farm. Residents
have until June 1st to register a wish to stay in Amport Parish or
move to Quarley Parish. 30 consultation forms were sent out.
Ian Morrison has spoken to the owner of London Lodge and suggested that they
contact a solicitor to enable the footpath which runs through their garden to be
Ian Morrison has yet to speak to the owners of the Weyhill Garden
Centre about the possible inclusion of a play area.
The pot holes outside Fairhaven, Cholderton Rd Quarley have been repaired.
Dr Hoole has cut his hedge back.
There were no declarations of interest for tonight’s meeting.
The Green and Amport Fen
The work has been completed on the short term
clearance project and grants are being applied for to commence the longer term
Ashley Smith asked that a letter of thanks be sent to David Horne and Atlanta
for their help throughout the clear up work, Ian
Morrison said he would do so.
Ashley Smith briefly outlined the longer term goals;
|Base line survey, with annual update.|
|Footway access to the front 1/3 third of the Fen.|
|Nest boxes monitored by the school and others.|
|A riverside bench.|
Bill Gore asked whether a bridge would be constructed to allow
a circular walk onto the Green, Ashley and Charles both commented that this
would be very expensive and compromise the wildlife at that end of the Fen.
Cllr Pat West suggested several contacts that could produce funds for the work
these included Margaret Snath of Recreation Heritage or the Heritage Lottery
A further clear up was organised for Sat 21st at 10am – all
Footpaths and Highways
Mr Woodhouse, the owner of Holly Tree House, is happy to establish a minimum
width of 4 feet for the footpath adjacent to his house.
Clive Hutchinson has provisionally booked the 1st week in June as the
date for the 1st cut of the Footpaths; this can be brought forward if
Ian Morrison has spoken to Sandy Geddes and suggested he takes the opportunity
this summer to check the extent of the work before the tenders go out in
December for next year’s contracts.
Nick Hoare reported that Footpath 29 at Georgia Lane is impassable due to the
fact that it is water logged. Bill Gore will
look into this and consult with Peter Watson at HCC.
Ian Long reported that water/effluent is again coming up the manhole in the road
outside the site of Flagons; this will be reported to Southern Water by the clerk.
The Street lights at Fairways will be transferred into the HCC/ PFI
Scheme once it is up and running, however an existing repair is outstanding and
HCC want our approval to carry out the repairs. The committee was split on
whether money needed to be spent on this light, but overall it was felt that the
light would not be accepted into the scheme with repair work outstanding.
Therefore the decision to go ahead with the work was approved.
The section 106 agreements pertaining to this
application were upheld at the meeting on the 10th March, a more
detailed consideration will be undertaken on the 31st March. Everyone
was urged to continue supporting the objectors
Weyhill Play Area
6. Planning Applications
|09/00329/AGNN Lean to for crops Fox Farm Estate Georgia
Lane No Objection Planning Sub-Committee|
|09/00060/OUT Erection of detached dwelling and garage Land
adjacent to Yew Lodge -amendment. No Objection but concerns that
development does not result in loss of privacy to neighbours or loss of
|09/00324/FULLN Erection of single storey extension to rear
and 1st floor extension to front (amended scheme) Grenofen, Sarson Lane. No
After a long discussion initiated by Ian Long and covering the
issue of the planning applications and in particular that of Holly Tree House it
was decided to make notification of neighbours more of a priority.
At present it is usual for the Chairman to ask the local member to give special
attention to an application in advance of the meetings. In future more care
would be taken to ensure that local residents were also aware that an
application had been lodged, so that they could give their opinion for the next
PC meeting and to TVBC.
7. Planning Results
|08/02746/FULLN Erection of a replacement dwelling and
garage (amended scheme) - Holly Tree House, Sarson Lane, Amport Permission|
|09/00029/FULLN Erection of a double garage and log store -
Nether Cottage, The Green, Amport Permission|
|09/00036/TPON Beech tree (T1) - crown thinning, a reduction
of 25% - Brook Cottage, The Green, Amport Part refusal and part consent|
The following cheques were presented at tonight’s meeting
|S A Hoare
||tree work at Fen
|S A Hoare
||3 months expenses
These were approved by those councillors present.
9. AOB and Correspondence
Sarah Hammer stated that the bollards outside her house had been knocked
down. Ian Morrison
will investigate and the relevant authorities notified.
Diana Preston reported on a very good talk by Lucy Buis on Rural Housing.
Bill Gore reported that some Parish Notice Boards needed repairing, he said he
would undertake this once they had been cleared –clerk
Bill Gore also asked that current bus timetables be displayed. Clerk
The Sea Scouts have booked the Village Green for the 14th
Ian Morrison read out Tim Southern’s ongoing correspondence with Southern
Water and commented that Tim was trying his hardest to resolve the situation to
the benefit of local residents.
The Meeting closed at 9.10 pm.
The date of the next meeting is April 20th –
Annual Parish Meeting 7.00pm at Amport School followed by an Ordinary Meeting at