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Parish Council Meeting 2nd March 2015

WHEATLEY PARISH COUNCIL

Councillors are summoned to a MEETING OF THE COUNCIL
on Monday 2nd March 2015 in The Merry Bells Hall at 7.30pm
Signed:
Gareth Morris Clerk to the Council, 25th February 2015.
ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM IS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
There will be an OPEN SESSION, at approximately 8.30 pm., including reports
from County & District Councillors, when questions may be taken from the public

 

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

3. MINUTES of the meeting of the Meeting of the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 5th January 2015 circulated previously

4. UPDATE from the meeting held on Monday 5th January 2014

5 TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on:
i) Wednesday 14th January 2015 – circulated previously

6. TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the F&GP Committee held on:
i) Monday 19th January 2015– circulated previously
ii) Monday 16th February 2015 – circulated with this Agenda

7. TO RECEIVE THE MINUTES of the meetings of the TRAC Committee held on:
i) 7th January 2015 – circulated previously
ii) 18th February 2015 – circulated with this Agenda

 

8. TO REPORT PROGRESS ON HOUSING FOR THE EXCEPTION SITE NORTH OF LONDON ROAD
Taylor Wimpey have confirmed that they will be attending the meeting to present their initial proposals for the housing scheme in London road.

 

9. TO NOTE AND RESPOND TO SODC’S INVITATION TO CONTRIBUTE TO A STUDY OF THE GREEN BELT AROUND WHEATLEY
SODC invited the Parish Council to send representatives to a ‘Green Belt Community Assessment Event’ to be held on 11th February. Cllrs Stephens and Bell attended. As a result the Parish Council was invited to contribute to a study of the Green Belt around Wheatley. Due to time constraints, deadline 26th March, a start has been made on the study, volunteers have been sought and more are needed.
The results will be measured against the criteria that green belt land has to fulfil which are given in the National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012)(NPPF).

 

10. TO NOTE THAT SODC, THE VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL AND OCC HAVE DECIDED NOT TO ACTIVELY PURSUE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CIVIL PARKING ENFORCEMENT

 

11. TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING CONSULTATIONS BY SODC
i) South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 Refined Options closing date 2nd April
Larger Village Allocations – Wheatley – “Wheatley is one of our largest villages, it is inset in the Green Belt and has very limited opportunities for expansion. We asked our core Strategy Inspector if we could alter the Green Belt boundary at Wheatley, making an exceptional circumstances case to allow for some more homes to be built, but he rejected this request. We have therefore pursued an exception site approach in Wheatley to achieve some desperately needed affordable housing. We have identified a site to the north of the London Road and a scheme for 50 homes is being prepared. We do not need to allocate this site in the Local Plan.”
http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/local-plan-2031/local-plan-2031-refined-op

http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/evidence-studies/larger-villages-allocatio

ii) “Proposal to change the way some services are delivered in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse” Closing date 9th March https://consult.southandvale.gov.uk/portal/southandvale/cs/consultation_corporate/corporate_services_contract
Click on ‘Summary’

 

12. TO AGREE TO RECEIVE MINUTES AND AGENDAS ELECTRONICALLY

 

13. TO CONSIDER MATTERS RELATING TO WHEATLEY PARK SPORTSFIELD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
i) To agree the Trust Members (4 Parish Councillors1 from Wheatley Park School; 1 from Wheatley Rugby Club and 1 from the community)
ii) To agree a sum for legal fees
iii) Other matters concerning the Sportsfield Management Committee

 

14. TO CONSIDER THE RISK ASSESSMENT PLAN 2015-16
See enclosed paper

 

15. REPORTS FROM OUTSIDE BODIES
i) The Merry Bells Management Committee
ii) The Howe Trust
iii) Thames Valley Police
iv) Flooding Committee

 

16. CALENDAR OF MEETINGS – NOTED
i) Oxford Brookes University – Residents’ Association Meeting – 3rd March @ 6.45pm
ii) Planning Committee – Wednesday 11th March 2015 – 7.30pm
iii) F&GP Committee – Monday 23rd March 2015 – 7.30pm
iv) Planning Committee – Wednesday 8th April 2015 – 7.30pm
v) TRAC Committee –– Wednesday 15th April 2015 – 7.30pm
vi) F&GP Committee – Monday 20th April 2015– 7.30pm
vii) Parish Council Meeting – Monday 18th May 2015 – 7.30 pm

 

17. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC
To propose that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph X of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, namely private contractual and employment matters