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 16th 4pm Service of Thanksgiving for Church Restoration (TBC)

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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Box Day 2016

Oulton Box day will be taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016
With the usual fun, games and activities for all the family. More information to follow as we get closer to the day.

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Solar Farm Update March 2016

The Phase 1 site has energised and is now exporting electricity to the grid, meeting the connection date by a comfortable margin. The majority of major construction work is now complete. The construction compound will be moved in the coming weeks, leaving a small presence for testing purposes. The planting of the wild flower meadow will take place in the next planting season which will likely be in the spring, however this depends on weather conditions over the next few months.

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Minutes January (February Site Meeting)2016

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF OULTON PARISH COUNCIL held on Tuesday 26th January 2016
1. Present: Mr. P. Killingback, Mr. G. Peck, Ms. S. Harrison, Mr. A. Nash, Mrs. S. Mather, Ms. N. Poole, Ms. A. Shaw
In attendance: Cllr. David Harrison
2. Declarations of Interest: There were no declarations of interest.
3. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on the 1st December were approved
and signed.
4. Matters Arising: (i) Ms. Poole had not yet set up the PC Gmail account but would do so.
(ii) Playground Maintenance: Mr. Nash would be starting shortly.
5. Cllr. David Harrison reported on various County Council matters and said there would possibly be a 3.9% increase in council tax.
6. Financial Matters: New audit arangements – the Parish Council voted unanimously to opt out of the new arrangement and to appoint their own auditor. The Clerk was asked to approach Donna Bennett to ask if she was prepared to act on our behalf. The Council felt that as Oulton was such a small parish with a small turnover they were not happy with the arrangements.
The precept was set at £2,300 as agreed at the previous meeting.
The Clerk reported that the sum of £653.26 was in the Box Day account with £3,291.17 in the Oulton Village Fund.
A cheque was signed for collection of glass from the glass bank by Indigo Waste Services Ltd. for the sum of £21.60.
7. Bottle Bank: The Clerk had received a payment of £123.33 from Norfolk County Council. The sum of £27.60 had been paid to Indigo Waste Services Ltd. of which £3.60 was VAT which would be reclaimed.
8. Any Other Business: Ms. Shaw reported that the Rural Community Association at Blickling had been wound up. There was a small sum of money available to be distributed between local parishes. She asked Parish Council members to think where the money could be used for some community activity.
The Clerk was asked to inform Andrew Dawson that the Parish Council were concerned that Malthouse Farm was empty and that Pear Tree is still empty. However, they were pleased to see that Green Farm Bungalow was occupied.
9. Date of the next meeting: This will be held on the 15th March with the AGM and Annual Village Meeting on the 10th May.
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF OULTON PARISH COUNCIL held at Oulton Hall on Saturday 20th February 2016
1. Present: Paul Killingback, Ms. S. Harrison, Mr. A. Nash, Mrs. S. Mather, Ms. A. Shaw
Apologies: Mr. G. Peck, Ms. N. Poole
2. Planning Application 20160167 – Stabilisation and Reconstruction of Roof Structure of Fire Damaged Peoperty (Listed Building), Oulton Hall, Hall Road, Oulton, NR11 6NU for Mr. Bolton Agnew.
The members of the Parish Council who attended the meeting with Bolton Agnew were able to learn a great deal about the progress so far. In addition a number of other important points regarding the care being taken to replicate previosly “lost” parts of the building were mentioned. Mr. Agnew also stated he is very keen to use local craftsmen and labour as much as possible.
The unanimous view of the members present was to support this application.

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Notice of Site Meeting OULTON HALL 20th February 2016

OULTON PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk: Mrs. J.H. Rogers,
Elmerdale Farmhouse, Oulton,
Norwich NR11 7DF.
Telephone: 01263 584177
Email:oultonpc@gmail.com
web: www.oultonparishcouncil.norfolkparishes.gov.uk

re: Planning Application No. 20160167
for stabilisation and reconstruction of fire-damaged property
at Oulton Hall

NOTICE of a SITE MEETING

To discuss the planning application above

To be held on Saturday 20th February 2016 at 10.30 am

to meet at the driveway entrance to the coach house, opposite Ship’s Cottage, Hall Road

All are welcome

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Planning Application Number 20160167 Oulton Hall

http://www.broadland.gov.uk/plans

Planning Application Number 20160167
Oulton Hall, Hall Road, Oulton
Stabilisation & Reconstruction of Roof Structure of Fire Damaged Property (Listed Building)
For plans and details, please follow the above link to Broadland DC website.

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