AMPORT PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday
13th December 2010 at 7.45 pm at Amport School
Mr Ian Morrison (Chairman), Lt Col Charles Stephens (Vice Chairman)(arrived
8.15pm) Mr Bill Gore, Mrs Sarah Hammer, Mr Nicholas Hoare, Mr Ian Long, Mr Allan
Maddern, Mr Ashley Smith, Mr Neil Warren and Mrs Suzanne Hoare (Clerk)
Apologies, Mrs Tanya Garman and Mr Tim Southern TVBC Councillor.
The village correspondent and 4 members of the public were present.
2. Minutes of the Previous Meetings.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved by
Nicholas Hoare and seconded by Ian Long.
3. Matters Arising from the last meeting and Declarations of
There were no declarations of interest.
All matters arising will be dealt with under reports/planning applications.
4. Planning Applications
The sewage system in Sarson Close is going to be
repaired and therefore this will now longer affect the application. After
discussion by all members of the Parish Council it was decided to retain the
objection to this application on the original grounds
|10/02761/FULLN Erection of detached dwelling with
associated parking, access and package sewage treatment plant. 19 Sarson
Close. Amport Objection on the following grounds 1. No provision for
surface water drainage 2. Totally insufficient garden for Flat 19, section
106 benefit would be irrelevant 3. If permission is granted then all PD’s
should be withdrawn .|
|10/ 02698/EXTN Renewal of 07/03148/FULLN Erection of first
floor extension at rear Beechwood Furzedown lane Amport No Objection PSC|
|10/02673/FULLN Erection of wooden shed to serve as garaging
for 2 motorcycles Thornbury, Dauntsey lane Weyhill.
2 members of the public left the meeting
5. Planning Results
|10/01809/FULLN Erection of replacement dwelling and
detached two bay garage and store together with associated works including
access, drainage and landscape planting. - Georgia
Lodge, Georgia Lane, Amport Permission|
| Renewal of 07/03072/FULLN - Two storey
and single storey rear extension to provide family room, utility and w.c. with
bedroom and en-suite over and erection of porch - The Old Farm, The Green,
Amport Refuse (lack of bat survey)|
| 10/02598/TREEN Fell 2 Ash, remove Ash and
Sycamore suckers from hedgerow alongside access track -Sheppard Spring, The
Green, Amport No Objection|
| 10/02604/TREEN Fell 1 Elderberry, 1 stem
from an Ash, 1 Birch. Birch crown clean. - The Old
Farm House, Hay Down Lane, Fox Amport No Objection|
| 10/02478/LBWN Internal works providing
repairs to water damaged lathe and plaster ceiling and plaster walls to
billiard room - Amport House, Furzedown Lane, Amport Permission|
| Certificate of existing lawful
development for digging of a trench in the south eastern corner of the
proposed new storage building and providing a foundation to establish the
lawful commencement of the development granted full planning permission under
Application No. 08/01006/FULLN for class B8 purposes. - J
Chandler And Co, New Abbey House, Fyfield Road|
| 10/02377/FULLN Erection of single storey
glazed link between house and annexe - Lains
Cottage, Cholderton Road, Grateley Permission|
The Track and the Ditch
Brian Nolan reported to the Parish Council that only one tender out of four had
been received, the closing date for submissions is just prior to the meeting in
January. It was agreed to defer further discussion until the next meeting.
Thanks were given to Brian Nolan for his work on this project.
The Green and Amport Fen
Neil Warren reported that the specification for the
Green grass cutting contract had only just been sent out, the tenders may be
back in time for the January meeting. The contract can then be finalised within
the constraints of the budget for 2011. NW
It was confirmed by Ian Long that the safety checks on the playground
equipment are carried out regularly.
Footpaths and Highways/Communication
Bill Gore reported that the Watercress bed footpath
has just been cut by Clive Hutchinson and that he is happy to continue to
act for the Parish Council next year. Bill Gore
will check on costings for footpath cutting.
The salt bins requested in April are now in place and will hopefully be kept
full by TVBC/Hampshire Highways. Salt bins are needed at the Eights off Sarson
Furzedown Lane is not gritted despite a gritting lorry using it to access Amport
House. It would be very much appreciated if the gritting lorry would spread
salt/grit on Furzedown Lane as the hill has become dangerous in recent weather
and has no salt bins. AM to explore possibility.
The consultation concerning the wishes of the residents north of the A303
will be considered at the January meeting SH
The following cheques were signed at tonight’s
meeting by Bill Gore and Ian Morrison and were approved by all Councillors
were signed by Ian Morrison and Bill Gore.
| S A Hoare
|| Dec salary
| Mr Welch
|| Nov – 1 cut of green
| S A Hoare
|| 3 months office expenses
| Mr Bushnell
|| Bus Shelter cleaning
| Andover Pest Control
A full discussion was undertaken of the budget proposal for
next year. This was led by Allan Maddern, the Responsible Financial Officer.
A vote was taken and the council voted by 6-3 to increase the precept from
£11,000 to £11,500.
A copy of the budget accompanies these minutes.
A vote was taken to increase the clerk’s salary by £100, this will be the
first increase for 2 years.
The Parish Council also voted to cease their membership of the HALC - this was
reflected in the budget.
A risk assessment was carried out at the finance sub-committee meeting on Monday
1st November 2010, this will be followed up by a review of the
insurance policy before its renewal next year AM/Clerk
8. AOB and Correspondence
Bill Gore reported that the buses now travel to
Andover via the Train station.
Ian Morrison reported that he is unable to attend the next meeting of the Parish
Council and that Charles Stephens will take the chair.
Neil Warren asked for an update on the Amport Inn refurbishment but the Council
was unable to offer any information.
Ian Morrison was thanked by Ian Long on behalf of the Council for providing
mince pies and refreshments.
The Meeting closed at 9.35 pm.
The next Ordinary meeting will be held at Amport School 7.45pm
on Monday 17th January 2011.