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Goodleigh Parish Council


Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 7:30pm in Goodleigh Village Hall.


Present:  Cllrs A Gockmann (Chairman), Ms L Boyle, Mrs C Karniewiez, Dr S Ley, Mrs P Newell  and A Seaford.


In Attendance:   4 members of the public, , Parish Clerk.


Minutes of meeting


21.       Items from the public



22.       Apologies

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr M Cloake and Cllrs M Prowse (NDC) and Mrs A Davis (DCC).


23.       Approval of Minutes of meeting held 1 May 2018

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


24.       Matters Arising from the Minutes      

Neighbourhood Plan. It had been agreed to produce a Welcome Pack for new residents. Cllr Mes Newell reported that she had received items from 4 village organisations, and was chasing others.


Min. 14.  Cllr Mrs Karniewicz was thanked for producing the council’s Facebook page. It was agreed to include a link to the main website.  


The Village Clean-Up had been arranged for the following day, starting at the New Inn at 6.30pm.


25.       Reports

1.         District Councillor

                  A report had been received from Cllr Prowse, and is attached to these minutes.


2.         County Councillor

                        None – County Councillor not present.


26.       Planning 

1.                             Applications:

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


                        It was resolved to recommend approval.



Notification had just been received of planning application 64973 for 17 dwellings opposite the Village Hall.

It was agreed to call a special meeting to consider this application, and to advertise as widely as possible. It was agreed to hold the meeting in the Village Hall at 10.00am on Saturday 23 June.



2.                             Decisions

1.         Approval:

64575        Conversion of barn to form one dwelling together with alterations to vehicular access Pitt Court Farm Goodleigh

64653        Conversion of part of dwelling to form holiday accommodation Great Lilly Farm 

64654        Listed building application in respect of conversion of part of dwelling to form holiday accommodation Great Lilly Farm Goodleigh

64676        Conversion of agricultural building to form one dwelling (part retrospective)

Northleigh Hill Goodleigh

64740        Application for a lawful development certificate for existing use as a dwelling Easter Wood Farm Goodleigh


27.       Correspondence

            1.    A card had been received from the parish community at Saint Marc en Plaine  as they celebrated ‘Church of the World’.

2.         NDC advised that the next Parish Forum would be at 7pm on Tuesday 3 July, It was noted that this coincided with the next parish council meeting.

3.         DALC Newsletter – May 2018. Noted.

4.         Clerks & Councils Direct. Noted.


28.       Surface Water/Drains/Highways

Concern was expressed over the removal of a long stretch of hedgebank at Riversmead. Cllr Prowse was in contact with the planning department regarding the unauthorised work.


29.       Honey Hill

Cllr Prowse was in contact with the planning department to ensure that the Planning Inspector’s ruling was being implemented by the owners.


30.       Play Area

It was reported that the new bark had been laid, with thanks being extended to all who had helped. Other work had been carried out at the same time.

It appeared that the litter bin was being emptied regularly.

The council would need to consider replacing the surface under the play equipment. To be discussed at the September meeting.


31.       Fun Day

            It was reported that a face painter was still required.

            The games had been organised and arrangements for other stalls and raffle were in hand.

It was agreed to enquire from the insurance company if there was a requirement for medical cover to be provided.


32.       Village Meeting

            Nothing to report.


33.       Matters from the Chairman               

Cllr Mrs Newell reported that she now had the contact details for the local URC property manager. She was hopeful for a response before the next meeting.


34.       Finance

1.         Payments

Goodleigh Village Hall            £50.00             Cheque No. 781

Clerk’s Salary & Expenses        £83.83             Cheque No. 782


The two accounts were approved for payment.


35.       Items for the next Agenda

            Fun Day;  Neighbourhood Plan;  Community Development.


36.       Date of next meetings:

            Planning Meeting Saturday 23 June

Council Meeting Tuesday 3 July 2018 


37.       Items from the Public

            The owners of Honey Hill reported that they had been granted an extension until 11 July to vacate the site.


There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.15pm.




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District Councillor’s Report Goodleigh PC

5th June 2018


Just to mention from the minutes of the last meeting I reported that the Honey Hill appeal compliance date is 31st May 2018 (not 2019).   I have asked for the enforcement officer to visit as a matter of urgency to check if the enforcement notice has been complied with.   The site continues to pose a serious safety threat with rubbish strewn across the road the last few days from black plastic bags being left on the corner – I will share with colleagues as soon as I get a formal response.   I also agreed at the last meeting to follow up any potential breach of planning control at Eastacott, the next day I e mailed the case officer and asked for a visit (they have been very short staffed and have to prioritise so I have chased this one up).

There is also an issue with regard to the engineering works at Riversmead in Snapper where a new access drive has been constructed in parallel with the road and the hedge has been completely removed.   Again, I have asked the planning enforcement team to investigate as there are no safety measures/barriers at all for the length of the field against the highway.

Pitt farm 64575.   At the last meeting the PC recommended refusal on highway and surface water grounds.   The case officer pointed out to me that this application was a renewal of a previous application (58226) from 2014 when the highways officers agreed to the proposed white lining at the entrance to help with safety.   Hence the proposals are the same as approved then.

Northleigh Hill 64676.   I arranged for Tracey Blackmore to meet Tom Matthews as the neighbour and view the new 2 storey proposals from his property.   Tom was also able to see the view back to his property from the first floor.   As a result of this visit there is now a planning condition to ensure the first floor windows are of obscure glass and non-opening, there is also a condition taking away permitted development rights to help protect the neighbours’ privacy and enjoyment.


Malcolm Prowse