SOUTHWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Southwick Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 18th September, 2018
at 7.30pm in Southwick Village Hall.
Cllr. K. Noble - Chair, Cllr. D. Jackson - Vice Chair, Cllr. S. Carey, Cllr. G. Clayton,
Cllr. J. Eaton, Cllr. F. Morland, Cllr. B. Pitney, Cllr. E. Pomeroy.
Wiltshire Council - Cllr. H. Prickett.
6 Members of the public.
Cllr. Rickett gave his report - See attached.
Residents expressed their views on the proposed extensions to the Traveller Site
at Poplar Tree Lane, not satisfied with the lack of enforcement from Wiltshire Council.
It was suggested they contact the Ombudsman.
Apologies for absence received from Cllr. C. McCaw and Cllr. T. Curry and The Clerk.
52/18 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
The Minutes of the Southwick Parish Council Meetings held on the 17th July, 2018 and
14th August, 2018 had not been received by all Councillors. It was resolved to defer the
signing of the Minutes to the September meeting. Cllr. Morland did not receive the
Agenda for the meeting held on the 14th August, 2018.
54/18 COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM.
No report as PCSO Melissa Glover not in attendance.
Concern expressed over the lack of policing within the Village.
Road sign outside 52b Frome Road (A361) Engineer required to inspect stanchions.
Untidiness outside shops on Frome Road.
Blind Lane/Wesley Lane - raised manhole cover and deep pothole.
Large hedge on Wynsome Street, overhanging the pavement, requires cutting back.
Hedge in Church Street required cutting back.
It was resolved the Clerk draft a letter to those residents whose trees and hedges
are causing obstruction. Councillors to deliver and keep a record of the house number.
Mr. M. Greatwood of Wynsome Street has complained to Wiltshire Council over hedges
and blocked gullies etc.
a) Applications -
18/08510/FUL - 42 Chantry Gardens, - Rear and side extension. Councillors resolved to
support this application.
17/11150/FUL - 94 Frome Road - Single storey rear extension - Approved.
18/04521/FUL - 96-98 Frome Road - Car Wash - Refused
18/05555/LBC - Tellisford Packhorse Bridge - Replace parapet - Approved.
c) Other Planning matters.
Doric Engineering resubmission. Objections as before.
Traveller Site - 5 Poplar Tree Lane - It was resolved the same letter to be sent to
Cllr. Prickett and to Head of Planning at Wiltshire Council for enforcement.
“It was resolved that Southwick Parish Council urgently request Wiltshire Council
to issue “Stop Notices” and “Enforcement Notices” to control all development on
site that do not have planning permission.”
Business Account balance as at 15.8.18 - £37,706.35
Treasurers Account balance as at 22.8.18 - £ 1,854.17
Review and authorise payments.
Greenacres July £282.68
Clerks Salary £432.30
Clerks Exps. £ 31.50
G. Edwards £ 76.08 EXZ Ltd.
It was resolved all payments be made.
58/18 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING.
Cllr. J. Eaton gave the following report.
Current Events - 1) The ‘new look’ SG met for the first time on Tuesday 28th August.
The meeting went very well and was generally very constructive.
2) David King has resigned as Southwick’s Consultant. His resignation was formally
accepted at the SG meeting on the 28th August.
Search is now on for a new Consultant. Three consultancy practices have been
approached so far, Fowler Architecture of Pewsey and John’s Associated of Bradford on Avon
and Whites of Bristol.
Fowlers attended the SG meeting on the 28th August and has provided an outline estimate
for their services. John Associates have subsequently advised of a conflict of interests with
Wiltshire Council and have dropped out of the running. We are still waiting to hear back
3) Participation at the Annual Village Show. A really good day, very positive and a lot of
Support for the NDP voiced by the residents who visited the stall.
Where we are against plan.
Three week Residential Consultation Engagement process has completed. Results of
Questionnaire and entire Consultation process shared with Wiltshire Council for Screening.
Should hear back from WC around mid Oct with results of their analysis. We can then
Publish documentation on the Parish Council website with all the results from the
Questionnaire and Consultation Engagement.
David King’s resignation will slow things down, but is probably happened at the best point of the
project’s life-cycle as we have a natural pause while Wiltshire Council complete Screening. But
overall, we will extend the project timeline by around three months.
Budget £23,000 . Grant funding £17,000. So far spent £12,290. £4,700 still to be claimed, plus
£6,000 from Parish Council funds. Cost of new consultant from now until the end of the Plan
around £8,000. Future expenditure - more services, advertising costs and printing.
Cllr. Morland - have all interested parties i.e. businesses, school, agencies and organisations
been contacted? Answer, still to do.
59/18 MEMBERS REPORTS.
Cllr. Pomeroy reported on the recent vandalism in the Playing Field - seat broken and the
Fort on the mound set on fire.
Cllr. Pitney commented on the lack of support by the Police.
Southwick Electoral Division - Southwick are going to be very unhappy with the proposal
by the Boundary Commission. It was resolved to hold an Extraordinary Meeting on Tuesday
25th September, 2018 at 6.30pm to discuss this issue. Cllr. Jackson gave his apology as he
Is unable to attend.
It was also resolved to discuss Doric’s resubmission at this meeting.
Date of next Southwick Parish Council Meeting - 16th October, 2018 at 7.30pm.
The Chairman - Cllr. K. Noble.