Present: Cllrs R Taylor (Chairman), M Bowerman, C Cole, R Day, S Edwards, M Gibbons-Price, E Langston, J Llewellyn, S Mitchell, S Ould, H Power, J Sear, D Seddon and G Simmonite

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council

Members of the public: 3 members of public present

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

1.         Apologies

096      Cllr R MacLeavy.  District Cllr K Barclay

2.         Declarations of Interest

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

            application for dispensations

            Personal interest

097      None

            Prejudicial interest

098      None

            Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

099      None

3.         Minutes (Circulated)

100      The Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 2nd February 2017 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

4.         Public Participation

101      Mr M Pratt’s comments were noted regarding the opening of the Football Club

            during the Parish Council’s Village Fete on Saturday 10th June.  Mr Pratt asked

            for a letter to be sent in respect of alcohol being served

102      Members noted Mr Pratt’s comments regarding the Public Space Protection

            Order, and measures that had been taken to reduce dogs mess in the playing fields.  Mr Pratt said they would only impose restrictions if more complaints

            were received

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

            before the Council

103      The Chairman informed members an email had been sent to the owner of

the Ettrick Garage site requesting street lighting be provided on the adjacent footpath once the proposed development has been completed

104      Members were informed of an email received from Yatton Parish Council regarding designating some local minor roads as “Quiet Lanes” and inviting

neighbouring Parish Councils to a working group meeting

105      Members were reminded Backwell Recycling Centre would now be closed on

            Wednesdays and Thursdays

6.         To answer questions from Councillors

106      None

7.         To receive and consider reports and minutes of Committees

            To receive the draft Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 16th

            February 2017

107      Noted


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

            a.         To receive this report

108                  Noted

            b.         Update on non agenda items

109                  None


9.         Update on defence of Neighbourhood Plan

a.         To vire £5,000 from the Planning Contingency Fund and £5,000 from the Neighbourhood Plan (code 75) and transfer to Planning (code 89)

110                  Resolved: Unanimously to approve

                        The Chairman’s comments were noted re transport arrangements for

                        the Appeal

111                   Noted

112                  Resolved: Unanimously all documentation submitted together

with opening submissions from BPC’s Solicitor, Polly Reynolds from Temple Bright, Chris Perry and Michael Rose fully represent

BPC in the forthcoming Planning Appeal Reference APP/D0121/

W/3153935 in support of NSC defending the said Appeal

10.       Update on Moor Lane

The Chairman updated members on the proposed mix of houses, and spoke of the S106 Agreement

113      Noted


11.       To receive and consider quotation for continued maintenance of the planters from Gilman’s Gardens in the sum of £2,100

114      Resolved: Unanimously to approve


12.       To receive and consider email from NSC dated 1.2.17 re Public Space

            Protection Orders Consultation.  Deadline for response is 31.3.17

115      Resolved: Unanimously a letter be sent to BPFC requesting to be consulted

            if they decide they wish to implement an Order for dogs to be kept on leads

116      Resolved: Unanimously BPC fully support all of NSC’s proposals contained within the Public Space Protection Orders Consultation


13.       To receive and consider letter from Backwell Playing Fields Charity dated 2.2.17 re Fun Day and request for reimbursement of public liability insurance costs in the sum of £1,020 (if approved funds to be vired from General Contingency Fund)

117      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

14.       To receive and consider email from Cllr R MacLeavy dated 23.2.17 re increase in car parking charges at Nailsea & Backwell Railway Station

118      Resolved: Unanimously a letter of objection be sent to Mr Taylor, NSC,

            and copied to Mr Nigel Ashton and Dr Liam Fox


15.       To receive and consider draft minutes of the Bristol Airport Consultative Committee meeting held on 25.1.17

119      Noted


16.       To receive and consider email from NSC dated 9.2.17 re TRO proposals

            for Moor Lane and Westfield Road and authorise expenditure of £48.50

120      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise


17.       To authorise expenditure of £95 per driveway for 4 H Bars to be installed in Moor Lane, Backwell (left hand side entering from Station Road before Moorfield Road).  Total cost £380

121      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

18.       To receive and consider letter from Landscape Services (South West) Ltd dated 21st February 2017 re quotation for weekly playground visual inspection service at a cost of £60 + VAT per month for Oatfield and Moor Lane Play areas

122      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

19.       To consider extension of Landscape Services (South West) Ltd contract for grass cutting from April 2017 to March 2018 at a cost of £5,041.13 + VAT per annum

            Members were pleased to note there had been no price increase for the forthcoming year

123        Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

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

            a.         To receive and consider report from Enhancement Working Party

                        Members noted Cllr Bowerman’s comments regarding a forthcoming

                        meeting at the Parish Hall on Monday 10th April.  Members also discussed

                        arrangements for the proposed dog show

124                  Noted

            b.         To receive and consider report from Highways Working Party

125                  Cllr Mitchell’s comments were noted by members

21.       Accounts

            a.         To receive and consider Receipts and Payments schedule for February                               2017 (checked by Cllr M Bowerman prior to the meeting)

            126      Noted

            b.         To authorise expenditure for the month of February 2017 plus additional

                        cheques 103185 £212.39 and 100321 £291.72 both payable to Landscape

            Services for grass cutting and 103186 payable to NSC for replacement

            Oak tree at Oakleigh Close (residents to reimburse)

            127      Resolved: Unanimously to authorise expenditure

22.       Planning

            To consider the following planning applications:

a.       Planning application no. 17/P/0266/F 9 Karen Drive, Backwell – Erection of a two storey side and a single story rear extension – Mr & Mrs C Charles

128      Resolved: Unanimously no objection

b.      Planning application no. 17/P/0301/NMA Bristol International Airport,

North Side Road, Felton – Non-Material amendment to 09/P/1020/OT2

(Outline planning application for major airport development with matters

reserved for subsequent approval) to allow for three alterations to the north and west elevations of the western terminal extension (phase 1); increased height of the plenum screen, an external ground floor canopy, and an external mezzanine door to access the roof – Bristol Airport Ltd

129      Resolved: Unanimously no comment

c.       Planning application no. 17/P/0339/TPO Rushmoor Grange, West Town Road, Backwell – T1-T4 lime – raise crowns on Backwell Park side to 5.5m – Swift Tree Surgery

130      Resolved: Unanimously no comment

d.      Planning application no. 17/P/0350/WT 60 Church Lane, Backwell –

T1-T2 horse chestnut – crown reduce by 2m to just above the old reduction points; T3-T10 Lawson cypress- fell – Woodland Services

131      Resolved: Unanimously no comment

e.       Planning application no. 17/P/0405/LDE – Land at Coombe Head Farm,

Downside, Backwell – Certificate of Lawful Development/Use for the continued use of the hardstanding area as a commercial car park – Mr Richard Marshall

132      Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects as the

planning application does not comply with NSC’s Green Belt

Policy.  BPC fully support NSC on clamping down on illegal

parking up and around Bristol Airport

            133      There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting                         at 2023 hours