Solar Farm Planning Application 20150952

The planning application for the Solar Farm at Oulton Airfield has been filed with Broadland District Council.

Please take a look at the application and leave comments. The Parish Council would also welcome your comments directly, please email the Parish Clerk: oultonpc@gmail.com
Click on the link below to access the planning application directly.

http://www.broadland.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdResults.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&SC=Application%20Number%20is%2020150952&FT=Planning%20Application%20Search%20Results&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/broadland/Menus/PL.xml&XSLTemplate=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/broadland/xslt/PL/PLResults.xslt&PS=10&XMLLoc=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/generic/XMLtemp/czlijcj05wqw21rvb1avpxa4/31d8fab0-229e-449c-8d91-06ad4f1065e0.xml
The application will form part of the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 9th July at 8pm in Oulton Chapel. All are welcome to attend

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Agenda July 9th 2015

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 Thursday 9th July at 8.00 pm

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 12th May 2015

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising

5. Planning applications to hand
Solar Farm: Planning number 20150952

6. Report on Box Day

7. Financial Matters

8. Any other business

9. Date of the next Meeting

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 21st June 2015

All are welcome to attend the meeting

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Minutes May 2015

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF OULTON PARISH COUNCIL
held on Tuesday 12th May 2015

1. Present: Mr. P. Killingback, Mrs. S. Harrison, Mrs. S. Mather, Mr. A. Nash, Mr. G. Peck, Ms. N. Poole, Ms. A. Shaw.

2. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on the 14th April were signed and approved.

3. Declarations of Interest: There were no declarations of interest.

4. Matters Arising: There were no matters arising.

5. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman: It was proposed by Miss Shaw and seconded by Mr. Peck that Mr. Killingback should remain as Chairman. Mr. Killingback seconded by Ms. Poole proposed that Mr. Peck should remain as Vice Chairman. Both proposals were carried unanimously.

6. Co-option of New Member: It was proposed that Sue Harrison be invited to join the Parish Council. This was agreed unanimously and she signed her acceptance of office form. The Clerk handed her the form for registering interests which she would return to the Clerk when completed.

7. Declarations of Interest: All councillors signed a form which the Clerk would return to Broadland. They also signed a declaration of acceptance of office.

8. Financial Matters: There were no financial matters.

9. Any Other Business: Mr. Nash is dealing with the playground inspection.

12. Date of the next meeting: This will be held on Thursday 9th July.

The AGM was followed by the Annual Village Meeting.

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BOX DAY Saturday 27th June 2015 at 3pm

By now you should have all received an invitation to Box Day, here is a reminder of what’s on offer this year…..

‘BOX DAY’ ACTIVITIES

Children’s Craft Workshop (& Adults!)
to make ‘Bees & Flowers’ for Box Day is on Saturday 20th June 3-5pm
At St Peter & St Pauls Church, Church Lane Oulton. Refreshments provided

‘BOX DAY’
will be held on
Saturday 27th June from 3pm ‘til late
(playing field, Oulton Street)
Traditional games, Tea & Cake, Raffle,
Cake competition *(see details below)

Children’s story, music & puppet workshop
by ‘Fledgling Music’ 5-6pm

From 7pm Blues & Boogie Band ‘Walking the Dog’ will be performing.

BBQ
(please bring own Meat/Veg: to BBQ, salads and bread provided)
Bonfire.

* ‘Bake a Cake competition’
Bake a cake which must have honey as an ingredient.
Please bring along to ‘Box Day’ there is a prize for the best cake.
Place on a plate and don’t forget to put your name on the bottom (the plate not the cake!!)

And……
* ‘Children’s decorate a cupcake competition’
Decorate a cupcake with a ‘Bee’ design.
Bring along to Box day on a plate.
Prize awarded for best design.
Please write name and age on a label and stick to the bottom of the plate.

And finally….
Please can I ask for offers of help on the day
e.g. Help putting up the marquee(Usually Thursday evening, please email Paul Killingback for details and time etc. killingback@btinternet.com )
provide a cake for the tea tent/help with teas/Raffle etc.
Thank you & Look forward to seeing you all
Any queries please phone Susan Mather 735028/ matherhome@btopenworld.com

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Comments Required re: Solarcentury

Dear Residents,

From the information obtained at the Village Meeting on Tuesday 12th May, the Parish Council understands that Solarcentury are likely to make a formal planning application to Broadland District Council in the next four to six weeks. Whilst the Council and residents at the Village Meeting were able to question the Solarcentury representatives and Mr Harrold the landowner, the Parish Council is still keen to obtain feedback from as many other residents as possible about the proposed solar park on land adjoining the airfield.

At the meeting, Solarcentury explained that the siting of the panels in two separate areas was in order to mimimise visual impact. They also confirmed that the 10Mw capacity was the largest possible for the grid connection point, therefore it was unlikely that further development in the future would be possible. Details of the construction period, working hours and deliveries, wildflower planting, fencing and ongoing maintenance were explained. The possibility of setting up a community fund to provide financial assistance to local projects, if the development went ahead, was raised by a parishioner but not responded to in any detail by the developer.

Whilst some concerns were raised by the parishioners at the meeting and have been noted, the Parish Council would really welcome any other views from parishioners so that when the application is made, these can be taken into account. It is vital that the Parish Council is fully aware of the feelings of as many people as possible.

Please therefore if you have any comments, could you pass them to the clerk to the Parish Council, Jacinth Rogers at oultonpc@gmail.com , as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Paul Killingback
Chair
Oulton Parish Council

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Agenda May 2015

Agenda

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 12th May at 7.00pm

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 14th April 2015

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising

5. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

6. Any Planning Applications to hand

7. Financial Matters

8. Any other business

9. Date of the next Meeting – 30th June

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 3rd May 2015

All are welcome to attend the meeting

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Minutes April 2015

Minutes -April

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF OULTON PARISH COUNCIL held on Tuesday 14th April 2015
1. Present: Mr. P. Killingback, Mrs. S. Mather, Mr. A. Nash, Mr. G. Peck, Ms. N. Poole, Ms. A. Shaw.
In attendance: Councillor Steve Riley, (BDC)
2. Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on the the 24th February were approved and signed.
3. Declarations of Interest: There were no declarations of interest.
4. Matters Arising: (i) Church Lane and Hall Road: Members of the Parish Council had met Chris Mayes of NCC and Mr. Jim Agnew. Some patching has been done to Church Lane but there was still a gap between the edge of the concrete pad and the road surface. Mr. Agnew agreed to concrete this gap in. The reason that the size of the pad had been increased was that Mr. Agnew could no longer use the one at the top of Spa Lane as the electricity wires were too close and it was felt that this could be dangerous. As far as Hall Road was concerned, Mr. Agnew agreed to put some drains in the field above the lane and Chris Mayes said that the NCC will clear the existing drains and put two gulleys under the road. The Chairman would email Chris Mayes to remind him of this.
(ii) New signs had been put in place for the bottle bank with the change in companies. The clerk had received the forms for informing NCC of the weights of glass.
5. Councillor Riley reported that the BDC budget had been signed and there would be no rise in council tax for this financial year.
He also reported that there was still time for the appeal for the Aylsham AD tobe received.
6. Allotment: Mr. Nash had looked at the allotment and felt there was space for further allotments and maybe a small community orchard. The allotments would be publicised at the Annual Village Meeting in case anyone in the village didn’t know of their existence. The possibility of a community orchard would also be mentioned.
7. Planning Applications: There were no planning applications to hand.
8. Solar Farm: a request for a screening opinion for proposed photovoltaic panels and associated work on Oulton Airfield had been received from BDC. Members of the Parish Council had met on the proposed site and a letter had been sent to BDC setting out the Parish Council’s comments. Solarcentury, the developers will be holding a drop-in meeting during the day at Oulton Chapel and this will coincide with the Annual Village Meeting on the 12th May. It was suggested they should be given a
slot during the meeting but a representative will be available to be fully questioned in the afternoon, should parishioners wish to attend. A series of questions will be written out.
9. Financial Matters: The Clerk presented the annual accounts. These showed a balance on the 31st March of £2,58.55 with £3,278.80 in the Oulton Village Fund and £771.26 in the Box Day account. The accounting statements were approved as was the annual governance statement. The accounts would now be sent to the Internal Auditor for her approval before being sent to Mazars LLP who act as auditors. Three cheques were signed. To the Norfolk County Association of Local Councils for £83.52 the Parish Council’s subscription; to the Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust for £80 for 8 meetings held in the last financial year and to Zurich Municipal for £276.21 for the Parish Council’s insurance cover.
10. Annual Village Meeting: The date of the meeting has already been notified, being the 12th May. Helen Bailey of the National Trust has been invited and may attend; the Rev. Beane will attend. As mentioned above, a representative from Solarcentury will be present. Both the Historical Society and Box Day will have a slot. The Chairman will organise a flyer to go to all parishioners and a poster. The Clerk will organise the wine and soft drinks.
11. Any Other Business: The noticeboard in The Street either needs repairing or replacing. Mr. Nash will look at it and possibly make a second noticeboard.
The Clerk mentioned the fact that there should be a playground inspection. Mr. Nash will organise.
12. Date of the next meeting: This will be held on Tuesday 12th May and also the 30th June.

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ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 8pm

Oulton Parish Council
Invites you to the
ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING
To be held on TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2015 at 8pm in the
OLD CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL, HALL ROAD.

Please come along and hear what your Parish Council have been doing over the past year and hear reports from speakers from the National Trust, Local District Councillors, The Church and the efforts being made to bring better broadband to our area.

It will also be a chance to hear about the latest proposed development on the old airfield. Whilst there has been no formal planning application made as yet, a company called Solarcentury are holding an information day at The Old Congregational Chapel from 3pm on the same day in connection with a proposed SOLAR PARK on the land. The Village Meeting will be an opportunity for you to question the Solarcentury representatives about this.

Please come along and meet your friends and neighbours and find out what is going on in your village. Refreshments will be served!

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Parish News April 2015

OULTON PARISH NEWS April 2015

A quarter of the year has already gone and we find ourselves at Easter. Spring is here- birds are nesting and the countryside is turning a delicate hue of green. Once more the daffodils in the village are putting on a good show and now is the time to notice other potential planting areas for later in the year.

Lent and Easter Services.
Fifteen people attended the Mothering Sunday service. Sadly there were no children present but Spring posies were distributed to the adults for their mothers or in memory of them. Palm Sunday was celebrated with a group communion service at St. Agnes, Cawston and in keeping with another tradition, palm crosses were presented to each member of the congregation. If anyone would like one they are available in Oulton church, so please help yourselves.
During Holy week Revd Irena Edgcumbe, Director of Training and Development in the Diocese of London, will be visiting SS Peter and Paul on Tuesday 31st at 7.30pm as part of the nightly pilgrimages and Reflections around our churches. All welcome.
Our Easter Day service is Holy Communion at 9.00am.

Community Events.
Thank you to all who helped with the Spring Clean last month.

This month we have our quarterly History Society Meeting on Sunday 26th at 11.00am in church. Coffee provided.
We are also planning a visit to the RAF Oulton Exhibition at Blickling, provisionally on Saturday June 13th at 10.00am to view photos and hopefully choose the ones we’d like printed to form a permanent display in the church. Please join us, especially if you were here during the war and bring your memories with you. Further details from Stephen Jefford 01263 587480.

By popular demand we are planning another Picnic and Parachuting Teddy Bears day during the summer so get your bears in training now. Date and time TBC.

Open Gardens.
The garden at Oulton Hall is again open for The National Garden Scheme on Sunday May 31st 1-5pm. Adm. £5 children free. Refreshments served by members of Oulton Church.

Our 2015 Village Open Gardens is on Sunday 12th July 11-5pm so This is our main fundraising event for church funds this year so please support us. All sizes and types of gardens are urgently needed and even ‘conservation’ ones. Please contact me as below. Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help in other ways on the day. More help is needed! Please help to make this the huge success of the 2013 one.

Oulton Congregational Chapel.
Open afternoons recommence this month and continue through to October.
As usual the second Sunday of the month 2-4pm. Refreshments provided.

Dates for Your Diary.
Box Day: Saturday June 27th from 3pm.
Annual visit of the Veterans: Saturday May 16th.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Sue Hall. 01263 734245.

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Agenda April 2015

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

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held at Oulton
Congregational Chapel on Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 8.00pm

AGENDA

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 24th February 2015

3. Declaration of Interests

4. Matters Arising: Bottle Bank
Allotment Area
Church Lane/Hall Road

5. Opportunity for Members of the Public to speak

6. Any Planning Applications to hand

7. Screening Opinion for Solar Farm, Oulton Street

8. Financial Matters including annual accounts

9. Annual Village Meeting and AGM on 12th May

10. Any Other Business

J.H. Rogers,
Clerk to the Parish Council 6th April 2015

All are welcome to attend the meetingAgenda 150414

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