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

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council

Members of the public: 1 member 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

174      Cllrs D Seddon, G Simmonite and R Taylor.  District Cllr K Barclay

2.         Declarations of Interest

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

            application for dispensations

            Personal interest

175      None

            Prejudicial interest

176      None

            Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

177      None

3.         Minutes (Circulated)

178      The Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 6th April 2017 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

4.         Public Participation

179      None

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

            before the Council

180      None

6.         To answer questions from Councillors

181      None

7.         To receive and consider reports and minutes of Committees

182      None


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

            a.         To receive this report

183                  Noted

            b.         Update on non agenda items

184                  None

9.         To receive, consider and approve the Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2017:

a.       To approve Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2016/17

185      Resolved: Unanimously to approve Section 1

b.      To approve Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2016/17

186      Resolved: Unanimously to approve Section 2


187      Cllr S Ould joined the meeting

10.       To receive and consider Notice of an application for Grant of a Premises Licence at Taylors Newsagents, 41 Rodney Road, Backwell (supply of alcohol).  Representations to be made by 11.5.17

188      Resolved: By a majority decision a letter be sent to the Licensing Authority

            to say the Parish Council would prefer a licence not to be granted, as they are

            of the opinion there are enough licenced retailers already in Rodney Road


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

            a.         To receive and consider update from Enhancement Working Party

189                  Cllr M Bowerman’s comments were noted regarding advertising for

the forthcoming Backwell Village Fete, which is being held on Saturday 10th June 2017

b.         To receive schedule from NSC re proposed highway/drainage works

190                  Noted

c.             To receive and consider report from Cllr R Taylor re Civic Amenity Site

191                  Members noted a meeting had been sent up with NSC, Biffa, BRA, District Cllr K Barclay and BPC on the 22nd May 2017 to discuss problems at the Civic Amenity site

            d.         To receive and consider report from Cllr H Power re paths in the fields

                        behind Oakleigh Close

                        Members noted Cllr H Power’s comments regarding a request for paths

                        across fields between Hillside Road and Dark Lane/Church Town to be

                        added to the definitive footpath map published by NSC

192                  Resolved: Unanimously a meeting of the Rights of Way Committee

                        be held to discuss this matter

12.       Accounts

            a.         To receive and consider Receipts and Payments schedule for April

                        2017 (checked by Cllr S Edwards prior to the meeting)

193                  Noted

            b.         To authorise expenditure for the month of April 2017

194                  Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

            c.         To receive and consider Internal Audit Report (Final) 2016-17 carried

                        out on 7th April 2017

195                  Noted

13.       Planning

            To consider the following planning applications:

a.       Planning Application no. 17/P/0772/F 25 Westfield Road, Backwell –

Demolition of existing side extension and conservatory.  Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension – Mr & Mrs David Dent

196           Resolved: Unanimously no objection


b.      Planning Application no. 17/P/0791/F 20 Westfield Close, Backwell –

Single storey rear extension and two storey side extension and demolition of rear chimney stack – Mr G New

197           Resolved: Unanimously no objection, but the Parish Council would like to   bring to the attention of the Planning Officer work has already started on the property prior to any consent being granted


c.       Planning Application no. 17/P/0822/O Prospect Place, The Batch, Backwell – Outline planning permission for the erection of a dwelling with access to be determined and appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for subsequent approval – Mr & Mrs Wedlake

198           Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects, as they wish to   comply with NSC’s Green Belt Policy


d.      Planning Application no. 17/P/0826/LB 58A Church Lane, Backwell –

Extend and convert existing garage into living accommodation to link to the house – Mr & Mrs L Godfrey

199           Resolved: Unanimously no comment


e.       Planning Application no. 17/P/0827/F 58A Church Lane, Backwell –

Extend and convert existing garage into living accommodation to link to the house – Mr & Mrs L Godfrey

200           Resolved: Unanimously no comment


f.        Planning application no. 17/P/0839/WT 3 Chapel Hill, Backwell –

T1 eucalyptus – fell; T2 cypress – reduce to 4m – Martin Parish

201           Resolved: Unanimously no comment


g.      Planning application no. 17/P/0849/F 47 Westfield Road, Backwell –

Single storey extension to the rear and front elevation – Mr A Cooper

202           Resolved: Unanimously no comment as Permitted Development



h.      Planning application no. 17/P/0869/NMA Rose Cottage, Backwell Common,

Backwell – non material amendment to application 16/P/2244/F (Demolition

of existing dwelling and the erection of a new dwelling) to allow the reduction of glazed area on kitchen and relocation of fireplace and chimney – Mr & Mrs Kinmond

203           Resolved: Unanimously no comment


i.        Planning application no. 17/P/0886/F 3 Rushmoor Lane, Backwell –

Single storey front extension – Mr T Keys-Toyer

204            Resolved: Unanimously no comment as Permitted Development


j.        Planning application no. 17/P/0920/F 31 Rodney Road, Backwell – Erection of a two storey side extension following the demolition of existing garage –

Mr & Mrs Perry

205            Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council has no objection, but

wish to point out they are of the opinion it is overdevelopment of the   property    


k.      Planning application no. 17/P/0922/F 18 Fernside, Backwell – Proposed single

storey extension to the side of property and semi detached garage adjoining –

Mr Anthony Belsey

206           Resolved: Unanimously no comment

14.       Confidential Items

207      Resolved: That pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings)

            Act 1960, the Public and Press be excluded from the meeting for the

            following items due to the confidential nature of the business to be transacted


15.       Staff

            Staff matters

208      Resolved: Unanimously the Office Assistant has successfully completed her

            probationary period

209      Resolved: Unanimously to increase Office Assistant’s salary by one spinal

            point from Grade 11 to Grade 12 from 1st May 2017


210      There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting                         2008 hours