Remote Planning and Parish Council Meeting 16 July 2020 7.00pm

Buxted Parish Council Virtual Meeting to be held on Tuesday 16th July 2020 at 7.00pm

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN JOIN THE MEETING BY CONTACTING THE CLERK TO THE COUNCIL WHO WILL SEND A LINK AND PASSWORD ENABLING THEM TO JOIN

The public have a right and are welcome to attend and at the discretion of the Chairman, members of the public may ask questions prior to the commencement of the business proper.

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence
2. Declarations of members’ interests in respect of items on this agenda
3. Minutes of the virtual parish council meeting held on 16th June  (previously circulated) to be confirmed and signed

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4.6

Planning applications for consideration:

 

Application: WD/2020/1073/FA

Location: GEORGE ROSE LTD, QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED, UCKFIELD, TN22

4LA

Description: removal of condition 2 of WD/2019/0742/f (construction of a pair of semi-detached dwellings) in order to remove the requirement for a scheme to secure further mitigation of vehicles crossing Ashdown Forest special area of conservation and special protection area.

 

Application: WD/2020/1088/MAO

Location: LAND WEST OF FIVE ASH DOWN ROAD, COOPERS GREEN

Description: Outline planning application (all matters reserved except for means of access) for the development of land for up to 39 residential dwellings.

 

Application: WD/2020/0970/RM (Reserved Matters)

Location: LAND AT QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED, TN22 4AR

Description:  Reserved matters pursuant to outline application WD/2019/1114/O (outline application for the erection of up to 9 no. dwellings, access and other associated infrastructure)

 

Application: WD/2020/1027/F & WD/2020/1028/LB

Location: OLD FARMHOUSE, POUND GREEN, BUXTED, TN22 4JW

Description: Erection of a timber frame garage.

 

To discuss any planning applications received from Wealden District Council after the publication of the agenda that are available on the District Planning website.

 

Application: WD/2020/0704/F

Location: SPINDLES, HOWBOURNE LANE, BUXTED, TN22 4QB

Description: Erection of two detached dwellings & one detached garage to include access on to the A272. Additional drainage and supporting information, plans received 12 and 22 June 2020.

 

Application: WD/2020/1158/F

Location: COBBETTS, BURNT OAK LANE, HIGH HURSTWOOD, UCKFIELD, TN22 4AE

Description: Single storey ground floor extension, replacement of windows, addition of PY panels, addition of insulation and render to walls.

5. ESCC/WDC report
6. Play areas and exercise equipment:

  • Ratification of council decision to reopen play areas on 4th July
  • Acknowledgement of receipt and recommendations from RoSPA play equipment annual check
7. Outstanding matters – For Information Only unless otherwise stated:

  • Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Public footpaths
  • Trees
  • Road Safety
  • Wealden Local Development Framework – Local Plan
  • Property issues: Consideration of timing to reopen the Reading Room
  • Communications Matters: Website – Request from clerks to source website designers
8. Correspondence – as listed and subsequently updated and circulated at the meeting
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Finance:

(i)    to approve the payment list for July

(ii)   to approve the bank reconciliations for April 2020

(iii)   to approve the bank reconciliations for May 2020

(iv)   to approve the bank reconciliations for June 2020

(v)   to receive the following RBS reports: Cash and Investment Reconciliation, Ear Marked Reserves, Summary Receipts and Payments report.

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Reports on other meetings attended by members
11. Members questions
12. Announcements – a) Chairman of the Council; b) Clerk to the Council

Ionides Trust Update:

 Scout Lease – further small amendments requested by the Scouts Executive. These are being reviewed by our solicitor

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Reopening of Play Areas in Buxted and High Hurstwood

Buxted Parish Council are very pleased to announce that play areas in Buxted and High Hurstwood will be reopening on Saturday 4th July (although it is due to rain!).

Please be aware that at the play area opposite Buxted Surgery there is fencing missing with the rest to be removed next week. Please take extra care using this space. The fencing will be replaced as soon as practicably possible.

However, please be clear that these areas will not be sanitised and the following guidelines apply:

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Bus service developments – COVID 19

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Notice of New Planning Applications

The Planning Applications below are to be considered by members of the Parish Council Planning Committee via email consultation. This email method for consultation is a temporary measure due to the Corona Virus outbreak. The parish council will advertise this notice on their website and Facebook page.

 

If any member of the public would like to comment on any of the new applications being considered, please email your comments by to clerk@buxted-pc.gov.uk and also to Wealden District Council by email: planning@wealden.gov.uk

   
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Declaration of Members personal and prejudicial Interests in respect of items on this agenda

 

2.

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on date 10th March 2020 be approved and will be retrospectively signed as a correct record by the Chairman when the parish council next have a public meeting.

 

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Planning Applications

 

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Application: WD/2020/1073/FA

Location: GEORGE ROSE LTD, QUEENSTOCK LANE, BUXTED, UCKFIELD, TN22

4LA

Description: removal of condition 2 of WD/2019/0742/f (construction of a pair of semi-detached dwellings) in order to remove the requirement for a scheme to secure further mitigation of vehicles crossing Ashdown Forest special area of conservation and special protection area.

 

 

 

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Improvement works on the Uckfield and East Grinstead Lines

Weekend engineering work June – July 2020

 

Passengers who must travel between East Grinstead/Uckfield and stations to London are being asked to check their journey plans over the next four weekends when Network Rail will undertake strengthening, repair and refurbishment work to the Oxted Viaduct. Read more ›

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Local Government News June 2020

Local Update

 

 COVID 19

 The most recent figures indicate over 1000 people have been helped by the Wealden Community Hub. In some cases this has just been seeking information whilst others have needed help with shopping or the delivery of food parcels. People who have been shielding can now leave their home.

Over £36m of tax-payers money has been allocated through Government grant schemes. In addition, local discretionary grants  have been approved at £2.6m . Wealden Council has also set up a small grants fund to help charities and voluntary bodies.

Schools

140 schools have been open during much of the lockdown period teaching the children of keyworkers and those deemed vulnerable.

Return to schools since the school lockdown was lifted has been slow.

The total school population in East Sussex is some 39000. The estimated total of the years eligible to return to school is 17000. Total school attendance has been 7000, which has varied a little from day to day; this is about 40%.

The decision on school opening lies with each Headteacher.

 

In our local schools, attendance on June 11th was

 

Bonners                    22 out of a total of 110

Buxted                      66 out of 185

Danehill                    21 out of 88

Fletching                  22 out of 67

Forest Row               43 out of 178

High Hurstwood       24 out of 104

Nutley                       18 out of 100.

 

Roy Galley

June 17th 2020.

 

Your local Councillors.

 

Roy Galley.                          cllr.roy.galley@eastsussex.gov.uk

                                              cllr.roy.galley@wealden.gov.uk

                                              01825 713018

Peter Roundell.                  cllr.peter.roundell@wealden.gov.uk

                                             01825 722030

 

Toby Illingworth              cllr.toby.illingworth @wealden.gov.uk

                                                01823 732115

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