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Goodleigh Parish Council


Draft Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 7:30pm in Goodleigh Village Hall.


Present: Cllrs Ms L Boyle, M Cloake, Mrs C  Karniewicz, Mrs P Newell and A Seaford.


 In Attendance:   4 members of the public,  Cllr M Prowse (NDC(, Parish Clerk.                         


Minutes of meeting


In the absence of the Chairman, the Chair was taken by Cllr Ms L Boyle.


58.      Items from the public



59.      Apologies

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs A Gockmann, Dr S Ley and Cllr Mrs A Davis (DCC).


60.      Approval of Minutes of meeting held 3 July 2018

The Minutes of the last meeting were agreed and signed as a true record.


61.      Matters Arising from the Minutes        

Min.                Cllr Cloake had contacted NDC requesting the the rubbish bin in the play area was emptied regularly. He had not yet received a response.

            Min. 48.         There had been no further news from the URC regarding the covenant.


62.      Reports

1.         District Councillor

Cllr Prowse reported that North Devon Council was pushing for growth development. There were concerns that although planning permission had been granted for a large number of new houses, the required infrastructure was not in place to accommodate the increase in population.


He had raised concerns that Honey Hill was still being occupied, although the deadline for vacating the site had passed. A response from NDC was still awaited. It was possible that legal action may be needed against the owners.


2.         County Councillor

                        None – County Councillor not present.


63.      Planning 

1.                             Applications:

65206            Outline application for demolition of existing garage/store & erection of dwelling with parking (all matters reserved) Coombe Cross Cottages Goodleigh Road Barnstaple


Concerns were expressed over the proposed entrance which would lead to additional use of t    he byway at the back of the property. Planners to be advised of the council’s concerns.


65313             Erection of a garage at land at Northleigh Hill Goodleigh


                                    It was resolved to recommend approval.


2.                             Decision - Refusal:

64920 Notice of an application to discharge s106 planning obligation under regulation 3 of the

T & C P (modification & discharge of planning obligations) regulations 1992 attached to planning consent 54433 (variation of condition 2 (10 month holiday occupancy) attached

to planning permission 16117 to allow permanent residence) Little Lilly Cottage Goodleigh


64.      Community Development

Cllr Gockmann had met the developer and land owners about the field next to the Village Hall which had gone well. They had agreed in principle proposals which were much closer to what was in the local plan, but the ball was still in the developer's court to formalise things. The developer had wanted to check indicative costs for providing level and drained green area before committing.

The developer had explained that the reason for the new entrance was that the new proposed entrance satisfied visibility requirements which the existing village hall entrance did not. He was reluctant to change something that might impact Highways approval.


Cllr Prowse was of the opinion that there was still scope to retain a single entrance by moving the pillars closer to the village, instead of having two junctions close together.


65.      Correspondence

1.        NDC advised that five proposals had been selected for the first Community Governance Review, which included the transfer of Gunn to Goodleigh parish. It was agreed to respond confirming the parish council’s support.

2.         A request had been received from an architect requesting to attend the next meeting to outline the proposals for a small development in the village. This was agreed.

3.               DALC Newsletter. Noted.


66.      Surface Water/Drains/Highways

Cllr Mrs Karniewicz reported that the posts and spikes had been placed in the hedge at Northleigh to protect property against damage being done by the large tractors from two neighbouring farms. The large tractors and trailers were unable to negotiate the lane without damaging the hedges. A similar problem was being experienced with large lorries accessing the farm, with one recently hitting a house. It was understood that the farm owner had contacted the transport company involved. 

Cllr Cloake offered to draft a letter to the two farmers, explaining the concerns of the council and local residents. This was agreed.


            It was reported that the drain near the school was still blocked.


67.      Neighbourhood Plan

Cllr Mrs Newell reported on a meeting held on 18 July. A questionnaire was being prepared which would be sent to every household. Cllr Cloake noted that it would be important to consider the needs for those living in Gunn.


Cllr Prowse left the meeting.


68.      Fun Day

This year’s Fun Day had been very hot, but also successful. The stallholders appeared to have been happy with the event. A profit of £165.23 had been made.

            All those who had helped to make the day successful were thanked for their work.


69.      Play Area Rubbish Bin

            Already covered earlier in the meeting.


70.      Matters from the Chairman                   



71.      Finance

1.        Payments

J & J Bins                                                       £  26.00                     Cheque No. 787

Goodleigh Village Hall                               £100.00                     Cheque No. 788

Clerk’s Salary & Expenses                         £  83.16                     Cheque No. 789

Mr A Seaford – Fun Day expenses           £    5.77                      Cheque No. 790


The four accounts were approved for payment.


72.             Items for the next Agenda:

                  Community Development;  Honey Hill;  Neighbourhood Plan;  Christmas Lunch;  Emergency Plan.


73.      Date of next meeting: Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 7.00pm.


74.      Items from the Public



There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.25pm.



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