May 2016 Minutes





Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday 19th May 2016 at 7.30 pm in The Chislet Centre, Chislet

Present            :      Cllrs Fee (in the Chair), Jones, Chandler, Craven, Hazard & Brant

In attendance:      Mr. G Eaton, Clerk to the Council, KCC Cllr Marsh & CCC Cllr Taylor

Action by:

1 Apologies for absence

Apologies were received from Cllrs Wilkinson Higglesden & Huckstep

2 Declarations of Councillors Interests regarding items on the Agenda

Cllr Chandler declared an interest in any discussions regarding the Upstreet Village Hall proposal

There were no other declarations of Cllrs interest regarding items on the Agenda

3 Public discussion

There were no members of the public present

4 Minutes of the last Meeting

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 29th April 2016 were agreed and signed

5 Matters arising

Email from PROW officer re two footpaths with new installed gates – matters to be allocated to an officer also explaining breaches have to be prioritised

6 Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

It was proposed seconded and unanimously agreed that Cllr Fee be re-elected as Chair of the Parish Council

It was proposed seconded and unanimously agreed that Cllr Jones be re-elected as Vice Chair of the Parish Council


Action by:

7 Election of KALC representatives

It was unanimously agreed that representatives be elected on an ad hoc basis as required

8 Election of Parish Council Committees

Membership of the following sub committees were unanimously agreed:

Planning                                         Cllrs Jones, Brant, Fee & Hazard

Footpaths and Bridges                 Cllrs Wilkinson, Fee, Chandler, Craven, Hazard & Higglesden

Joint Parishes                                 Representatives to be selected as required

Local Needs Housing                    Cllrs Jones, Brant & Hazard

Flooding                                         Cllrs Jones, Hazard & Wilkinson

9 To discuss correspondence received

Letter received from National Grid re Richborough Connection Project about their planning application

Email received from Parishioner regarding new Transparency Code and Local Community Plan

10 To consider Planning and Enforcement matters

A Planning applications to consider

CA/16/01047 – Willow Hollow, Grays Farm, North Stream, Chislet

Change of use to Children’s Home

Letter to be sent to CCC objecting as inappropriate location not suitable for children’s home


B Planning applications granted by CCC

CA/16/00678 – Ostlers, Chitty Lane, Chislet

Two storey extension to side and rear

C Other Planning matters

Email from CCC re wood yard on Nethergong Hill – matter progressing


Action by:

11 Neighbourhood Plan

This item was deferred to the June meeting

12 To consider Finance matters

A The following accounts were approved for payment                          £

Cheque No 0996 G Eaton, Clerk’s salary & expenses                           552.45

Cheque No 0997 Harmer & Sons, grass cutting                                      546.00     incl VAT of £91

Cheque No 0998 S Huckstep, litter picking                                             265.33

B Accounts 2015-2016 & Transparency Code

The Clerk reported that the 2015-2016 accounts and Annual Return were currently being reviewed by the internal auditor prior to being presented at the June meeting

13 AOB

There was a general discussion regarding the ongoing problem of fly tipping and possible solutions to the problem including allowing builders/gardeners to be able to use Council waste tips free of charge

14 Date of next meeting

It was agreed that the next Meeting would be held on Thursday 30th June 2016 at 7.30pm in The Chislet Centre, Chislet

There being no other business the meeting closed at 9.15 pm