A meeting of Bellerby Parish Council was held in the
Memorial Hall on Monday 10th October 2005 at 7.30pm
1. Apologies for absence
District Councillor Wendy Morton had sent her apologies.
2. The Parish Council welcomes a new Parish Councillor,
All Cllrs welcomed Cllr Hall to the meeting as the newest
member of the Parish Council.
3. Public speaking and question time (limited to 10 minutes)
4. To approve the minutes of 15th August 2005
Cllr Ball proposed that these minutes be accepted as a true
and accurate record of the meeting, Cllr Welsh seconded the proposal.
5. Matters arising from the previous minutes
The overhanging trees at the top end of Moor Road have been
pruned by the County Council. The clerk reported yet another conversation
with Mike Woodford about the various outstandingwork needing doing around
the village. The clerk is keeping a close eye on the situation. Although
British Telecom had promised that the missing panes would be replace on the
telephone kiosk in Church Street, this still hadn’t been done. The clerk
is to chase BT. The clerk reported that the new streetlight outside the village
hall is on the way, but it will probably be some way into the New Year before
it is up and working. The clerk had spoken to Liz Scott about the area that
needing strimming at the bottom of the football pitch. Liz had said she would
make sure it was done. The clerk was asked to find out when the new disabled
parking space would be painted on the road outside the village hall.
Recently Cllrs had been asked their opinion about the prohibition
of HCVs in the triangle between Grinton, Redmire and Bellerby crossroads.
Cllrs had supported this and also asked if it would be Possible for Moor Road
to become access only for HCVs. The Parish Council has received a letter
explaining that this is not possible at this time.
6. To discuss inadequate responses from the Planning Dept
at Richmondshire District Council
Cllrs discussed the fact that sometimes the initial plans
sent to the Parish Council for comments are not always the final plans approved.
Cllrs felt that this meant any decision they had made on original plans were
worthless. Cllrs asked the clerk to ask the Planning Department for any revised
plans sent in. The clerk then showed Cllrs 2 responses from the Planning Department
explaining why 2 Applications, that the Parish Council had objected to, had
7. Traffic calming measures in the village
Public consultation was promised two years ago. It was
also promised that any work highlighted as being necessary by the consultation
would be done in this financial year, of which there are now only 5 months
left. The clerk is to chase Ian Beighton and find out what is going on.
Two documents had been received from Richmondshire District
Council regarding Customer Access Strategy and Youth Strategy.
9. Authority to pay
S K Weatherald £187.20 Aug/Sept
Return of Countryside Agency grant not used
CW Nesbit £ 13.93
Village seat expenses
Mac Plant Hire £199.75 Grass cutting
Mazars £ 58.75
External audit fee
J Ball £ 43.98
Vital Villages Expenses
Cllrs thanked Cllr Ball for all his hard work with the Vital
Villages group. He has been much appreciated.
Cllrs had received a letter regarding the Studdah Farm development
from Joyce and Derek Langley who are concerned about the height of a roof
adjoining their property. Cllrs were also concerned about the red roof tiles
appearing. After a lengthy discussion, Cllrs decided to ask the clerk to
contact the planning department and ask for a site visit, if necessary.
Cllrs had received a letter from Mr Brule-Walker regarding
a possible planning application for a dog kennels and training school at Westfield
Farm and seeking comments on his possible application. Cllr Rycroft had spoken
to residents in the area who were unimpressed with the proposal. Cllr Ball
had spoken to Mr Brule-Walker and said that the Parish Council could only
support an application if all local residents were in agreement.
An application for “Full Planning Permission to Change of
Use of Agricultural Land to Form Extension to Domestic Curtilage (Retrospective)”
at Highfields Farm had been REFUSED.
An application for “Variation of Condition No. 16 of Planning
Permission Reference 1/64/91B/FULL to Allow Construction of Boundary Walls
Along the East Side of Less Than 1.8 Metres High” at Studdah Farm had been
An application for “Full Planning Permission for Conversion
and Extension of Barn to Form Dwelling” at Mains Lane had been GRANTED.
11.Appointment of a new Chairman to replace Cllr Ball
who is leaving the area
Cllrs proposed a vote of thanks to Cllr Ball for all the
hard work he has undertaken on behalf of the Parish Council. Cllr Rycroft
proposed and Cllr Wheatley seconded that Cllr Hall become Chair of the Parish
Council and that Cllr Welsh remain as Vice-Chairman and help Cllr Hall to
Chair the next meeting.
Cllrs Hall and Welsh accepted and all Cllrs were in agreement.
12.Date of the next meeting
Monday 5th December 2005 at 7.30pm. nb
this has since been changed to Monday 12th December 2005 at 7.30pm. All Cllrs have been informed.
THE MEETNG CLOSED AT 8.45PM