Agenda June 2016

OULTON PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Mrs. J.H. Rogers,
Elmerdale Farmhouse, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 7DF.
Telephone: 01263 584177
Email: oultonpc@gmail.com

A Meeting of Oulton Parish Council will be held at
the Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 21st June at 8.00 pm.

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 10th May 2016

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising

5. Planning Applications including 20160982 for the construction of the multi-use trail within Blickling Park

6. Financial Matters

7. Any other business

8. Date of the next Meeting

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 15th June 2016

All are welcome to attend the meeting

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AGM Minutes (Unsigned) May 2016

Minutes -May

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Notice Of Referendum

Referendum on
the UK’s membership of the European Union
in the BROADLAND voting area

A referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 7 June 2016. Applications can be made online: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal vote applications, amendments or cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

New applications to vote by proxy at this referendum must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. Requests for changes to existing proxy vote arrangements and cancellations must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this referendum on the grounds of disability or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU by 5pm on 23 June 2016. The disability must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

17 May 2016 Counting Officer: Phil Kirby

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Planning Application Oulton Hall

Planning Application Number:20160846

Addition of parapet and cornice with associated roofing adaptations for rainwater drainage; window and door fenestration and addition of main portico to south east (front ) elevation (Listed Building).

Closing date for comments is the 9th June.

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Church and Village Updates May 2016

1) We now will have a service a communion service at 9:00 AM on the fourth Sunday of each month, so the pattern is currently Morning Prayer for the first two Sundays of the Month, and Holy Communion for the second two Sundays, all at 9:00 AM

2) The church is now closed for the work internally, but this will only be temporary. We hope by the summer once again to have the church open permanently.

3) As a warm up to Box Day on the 18th June, do come along to the events at the Old Congregational Chapel on Hall Road on the weekend of the 11th/12th June from 12 noon the 2nd Oulton Chapel Festival of Music and Craft Fair. James Huggins will be putting up posters round and about the village. Once again a craft fair, beer tent, pre-box day activities, art, music through the weekend, and a fine classical concert on the Sunday to finish. (Julien Ensemble doing the Messiah – tickets £10 from James 01603 660878)

4) Jazz in the Yard here at the Old Rectory on Sunday 17th July at 6pm. £5 entry and usual drinks, bring a chair etc…

5 ) We are on schedule broadly with the restoration and are please to announce that the service of rededication of the Tower will be on Sunday Sept 18th at 3:30 pm with guest choir and the Bishop of Lynn. All are most welcome.

6) The Royal Coat of Arms has now had a large dose of expert restoration and care. Needless to say it was in a much worse condition than first thought, so while we are extremely please at it’s current stabilised state, we will be raising some more money to try and finish this specific restoration project.

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Other events for the calendar

Aug Sun 28th 2pm Church Fete (Recreation Ground)

Sep Sat 24th 6:30pm Harvest Supper
Oct Sat 29th 6pm Oulton Entertains (TBA)

Nov Sun 27th 9am Advent Carols

Dec Mon 19th 6:30 pm Carol Singing, The Street & Village

Dec Sat 24th 3pm Decorate Church (All) & 4pm Crib Service

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Agenda May 2016

OULTON PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Mrs. J.H. Rogers,
Elmerdale Farmhouse, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 7DF. Telephone: 01263 584177
Email: oultonpc@gmail.com
The Annual General Meeting of Oulton Parish Council will be held at the Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 10th May at 7.00 pm, followed by the Annual Village Meeting
AGENDA
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Apologies
Minutes of the meeting held on 15th March 2016 DeclarationofInterests
Matters Arising ElectionofChairmanandViceChairman
Financial Matters including Annual Accounts Any other business
Date of the next Meeting
J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council
All are welcome to attend the meeting
3rd May 2016

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ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of Oulton Parish Council will be held at the Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 10th May at 7.00 pm, followed by the Annual Village Meeting

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Church and Village dates for your diary 2016

May: Sat 7th (Blickling School) Veterans. Tea at 3pm

May Tues 10th Village Meeting 8pm at Oulton Chapel

June Sat 11th & Sunday 12th Music & Craft w/e Oulton Chapel

June Sat 18th Box Day (Sunday 19th Clear Up Box Day)

July Sun 17th 6pm Jazz in the Yard (Old Rectory)

Aug Sun 28th 2pm Church Fete (Recreation Ground)

Sep Sun 18th 3.30pm Service of Thanksgiving for Church Restoration

Sep Sat 24th 6:30pm Harvest Supper

Oct Sat 29th 6pm Oulton Entertains

Nov Sun 27th 9am Advent Carols

Dec Mon 19th 6:30 pm Carol Singing, The Street & Village

Dec Sat 24th 3pm Decorate Church (All) & 4pm Crib Service

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Minutes (unsigned) March 2016

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF OULTON PARISH COUNCIL held at Oulton Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 15th March 2016
1. Present: Mr. Paul Killingback, Mr. G. Peck, Ms. S. Harrison, Mr. A. Nash, Ms. N. Poole, Ms. A. Shaw
Apologies: Mrs. S. Mather
Members of the public attended for item 4.
2. Minutes: Two sets of minutes were signed and approved, those of the 26th January and the 20th February.
3. Declarations of Interest: Ms. Harrison declared a prejudicial interest it item 4 Planning Application 20160323 as she was an employee of Hangman who owned the building. Ms. Harrison therefore left the room and took no part in the PC discussion and deliberations on this matter.
Ms. Shaw declared a non-prejudicial interest in that she is acquainted with both the owner and the applicant but felt that this was not a significant reason to be excluded from the discussion. This was agreed by other members of the PC.
4. Planning Application 20160323 Conversion of Former Chapel to a Dwelling and change of use of land at the Street, Oulton.
The Chairman closed the Parish Council meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to speak. The PC informed those present that, unusually, the applicant of the planning application (the proposed purchaser of the property) had actually withdrawn but the planning application still stood and therefore the PC and BDC must consider it. Mrs. Chesters, the current owner was present at the meeting and pointed out that something needed to be done with the building which was deteriorating rapidly. She would have preferred to have look to obtain outline planning permission for the conversion to a dwelling rather than the full planning permission which is before the PC. However, Ms. Shaw reminded everybody that it was this full application that must be considered. The next door neighbours, Mr. & Mrs. Farrell objected to lack of details on the plan in that the windows were inaccurately drawn on the plans and there was no mention that frosted glass would be retained. They also objected to the new window in the proposed extension in that it overlooked their garden, needed to be of frosted glass and not an opening light. Ms. Shaw confirmed that as a result of visiting the site and its surroundings there were a number of significant inaccuracies. These related to the size of the existing windows being drawn larger than they currently are, as was the rear window, the neighbours’ property being incorrectly represented and the eastern boundary incorrectly drawn. Added to this, Ms. Shaw also pointed out the deficiencies in the plans submitted, namely no mention of the retention of the existing frosting of the windows to the north side adjoining the neighbours’ property, or the number of opening lights on these windows. That is a consideration in terms of preventing intrusive overlooking. Most importantly there is no drawing or description on the site plan for the position
and arrangements for foul and rainwater drainage or storage of oil tanks etc.
Another neighbour, Mrs. Sue Hall, addressed the meeting. She confirmed she had used part of the land to the rear for over 20 years as a garden and whilst she acknowledged this had always been on a grace and favour basis she was disappointed not to have been consulted over the proposed boundaries as a matter of courtesy.
The Chairman reconvened the meeting. Members of the Parish Council pointed out that the plans were significantly incorrect in many details. Whilst the PC supported the appropriate development of the building in order to prevent further deterioration, it was agreed that the plans were inaccurate and deficient on important points. Furthermore, the fact that the original applicant has now withdrawn gives no comfort and actually gives rise to more uncertainty. If the property is subsequently sold with planning permission there are no guarantees that this is what a potential buyer would want. The building could not be brought back into use as a house without extra land and unfortunately the boundaries were incorrect and the drainage issues unclear. Then the matter was put to the vote the Parish council unanimously voted to object to the application on the grounds of inaccurate plans and lack of detail. It was agreed that a letter would be sent to the Planning Office at BDC, stating the objections and detailing the inaccuracies.
5. Financial Matters: A cheque was signed for £320.00 being the half year’s salary for the Clerk.
6. Box Day: This will be held on the 18th June. The organiser thanked Mrs Mather for handing over the paperwork in excellent condition.
7. Date of the next meeting: This will be held on Tuesday 10th May and will be Annual General Meeting to be held at 7.00 pm and the Annual Parish Meeting which will start at 8.00.

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Agenda March 2016

OULTON PARISH COUNCIL
Clerk: Mrs. J.H. Rogers,
Elmerdale Farmhouse, Oulton, Norfolk NR11 7DF.
Telephone: 01263 584177
Email: oultonpc@gmail.com

A Meeting of Oulton Parish Council will be held at
the Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 15th March at 8.00 pm

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 26th January 2016

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising

5. Planning Application 20160323 for Oulton Street Chapel change of use to dwelling

6. Financial Matters including new arrangements for audit

7. Any other business

8. Date of the next Meeting

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 8th March 2016

All are welcome to attend the meeting

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