Full Council Minutes 4th August 2016






Present: Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, C Cole, R Day, S Edwards, J Llewellyn, R MacLeavy, S Mitchell, S Ould, H Power, J Sear and D Seddon


In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council.


Members of the public: 2 members of public present. District Cllr Karen Barclay, NSC PLO Natalie Sims and Vicky Angear, North Somerset Times


The Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming everyone present and pointed out the location of the emergency exits and toilets


1. Apologies

318 Cllrs M Gibbons-Price and G Simmonite. NSC PLO Natalie Field


2. To consider co-option of one new member onto Backwell Parish Council and, if co-opted, to receive their Declaration of Acceptance of Office

319 No applications had been received by the deadline, therefore the Clerk had re- advertised with a deadline of 24th August 2016


3. Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors' declarations of interests and to consider any written

application for dispensations

Personal interest

320 None

Prejudicial interest

321 None

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

322 None


4. Minutes (Circulated)

323 The Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on the 7th July 2016 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting


5. Public Participation

324 None

6. To receive such communications as the person presiding may wish to lay

before the Council

325 The Chairman informed members application forms for Tarmac's Community

Fund were now available on the Parish Council website

326 Members noted the Chairman's comments on recent roadworks in the Church

Lane area, and forthcoming roadworks on the A370


327 Members noted the Chairman's comments regarding overgrown shrubs at

Farleigh Green, which had now been trimmed


7. To answer questions from Councillors

328 None



8. To receive and consider reports and minutes of Committees

To receive the draft minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 21.7.16

329 Noted


9. To receive and consider a report from the Clerk of the Council

a. To receive this report

330 Noted

b. Update on non agenda items

331 None


10. Update on Farleigh Fields

Members were informed an Appeal had now been lodged by Charles Church,

but no formal date had yet been set for a hearing

332 Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council seek advice from a

planning organisation, and also seek further advice from DCLG in respect

of defending the Neighbourhood Plan


11. Update on Moor Lane

333 The Chairman informed members he would be contacting Mr Fenton at Taylor

Wimpey with a view to discussing the mix of houses at Moor Lane


12. To consider Coles Quarry

334 Members were informed NSC were waiting for further information from the



13. To consider traffic calming measures in Dark Lane

Members noted Cllr S Mitchell's comments regarding proposals for traffic


335 Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council to ask NSC to carry out

speed readings in Dark Lane as soon as possible


14. To consider installation of safety railings at top of Dark Lane

336 The Chairman informed members he was waiting to hear back from NSC with

proposed costs


15. To receive and consider email and attachments from NSC dated 8.7.16

re proposed Downside Road Speed Limit & Calming scheme. Scheme

cost is £23,718.32 - funding application to be made to Bristol Airport

Community Fund by Backwell Parish Council and Wrington Parish Council


337 Members noted Cllr S Mitchell's comments with regard to the need to discuss

the scheme with Wrington Parish Council before reaching any decision on

the proposals


16. To consider installation of sign at allotment site

338 Resolved: Unanimously a sign be erected at the allotment site with the following wording -

Private Property Backwell Parish Council Parking in this field is reserved strictly for plotholders whilst working on their allotments


17. To receive and consider reports from Working Parties of the Council/Cllrs

a. To receive update from Enhancement Working Party

339 Members were informed no update at present

b. To receive report from Highways Working Party

340 Members noted the report


18. Accounts

a. To receive and consider Receipts and Payments schedule for July 2016 (checked by Cllr M Bowerman prior to the meeting)

341 Noted

b. To authorise expenditure for the month of July 2016

342 Resolved: Unanimously to authorise expenditure


19. Planning

a. To consider Planning Committee meetings and Permitted Development planning applications

Members discussed a proposal to consider not holding Planning Committee meetings if all applications were permitted development. The Chairman suggested a Policy be drawn up, to be authorised by Full Council

343 Noted

b. To receive and consider email from NSC dated 25.7.16 re

North Somerset Core Strategy - Consultation on proposed modifications

to remitted policies CS6, CS14, CS19, CS28, CS30, CS31, CS32 and

CS33 - deadline for comments Monday 5th September 2016

344 Noted - no comment

c. To receive and consider email from NSC dated 26.7.16 re Adoption

of North Somerset Sites and Policies Plan Part 1: Development

Management Policies

Members noted the Chairman's comments

345 Noted - to be discussed further at the 1st September 2016 Full Council


To consider the following planning application:

346 d. Planning agenda no. 16/P/1652/F 1 Lotts Avenue, Backwell -

Erection of a two storey rear extension - Mr & Mrs Gould

Resolved: Unanimously no objection


347 There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 2013 hours