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

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council. District Cllrs K Barclay & G Coombs

Members of the public: 3 members of public present and Ms V Angear, North Somerset


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

1. Apologies

050 None

2. Declarations of Interest

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

application for dispensations

051 Personal interest


052 Prejudicial interest


053 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests


3. Minutes (Circulated)

054 The Minutes of the Full Council meeting held on the 15th January 2015 were unanimously confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

4. Public Participation

055 Mr M Veal, Backwell Residents Association, informed members the referendum

leaflets had all been delivered. The Chairman thanked Mr Veal

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

056 The Chairman informed members the Backwell Parish Magazine was no longer

being delivered by volunteers, but was available to purchase in the newsagents and Post Office, who will deliver upon request

6. To answer questions from Councillors

057 None

7. To receive and consider reports and minutes of Committees

058 None

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

a. To receive this report

059 Noted

b. Update on non agenda items

060 None

9. Update on Backwell Future

061 Cllr D Seddon updated members regarding publicity for the forthcoming

referendum, and it was noted District Cllr K Barclay was liaising with the

Publicity Officer at NSC. Cllr C Perry’s comments were noted regarding

his report on post referendum matters

10. To consider Local Green Spaces

062 Resolved: Unanimously a Working Party be set up consisting of Cllrs

R Taylor, M Gibbons-Price, C Perry, S Edwards, S Mitchell, District

Cllr K Barclay and Mr M Rose, BRA. Terms of Reference – to identify

areas of local green space for inclusion in NSC’s Sites & Policies Plan.

Proposals to be approved either by the Parish Council or the Planning

Committee before being lodged with NSC. Cllr R Taylor to be


11. Update on Farleigh Fields

063 The Chairman informed members a planning application had not yet been


12. Community Resilience update

a. To receive and consider report from Cllr H Power and approve:

i Option 2 – Move to a hybrid system

064 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

ii Commencement of gully mapping

065 Cllr S Mitchell’s comments were noted

iii To authorise expenditure in the sum of £40 for purchase of 10

hi-vis yellow waistcoats and 10 hi-vis orange waistcoats

066 Resolved: Unanimously to authorise

b. To receive, consider and approve BPC Community Resilience Sandbag Deployment Policy

067 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

c. To receive Flood Advice sheet

068 Noted

13. To consider holding a Senior Citizens Tea Party in November 2015 and

approve expenditure of £1,000

069 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

14. To receive and consider email on behalf of the Meeting Point steering committee dated 2.1.15 re idea for Parish Council involvement in

proposed leaflet

Members viewed and discussed the proposed leaflet

070 Resolved: Unanimously to amend the wording on the front page of the

leaflet to read ‘Supported by Backwell Parish Council’

15. To consider addition of names to Parish Hall Memorial Board

071 Noted: Cllrs R Taylor, R Day & S Ould to look into adding additional names

and report back to Full Council in due course

16. To consider maintenance of Parish Hall clock

072 Noted: The Parish Hall Trustees to submit a report for consideration by

Full Council

17. To receive, consider and approve Statement of Risk Assessment and

Management (Please see Clerk’s report)

073 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

18. To consider Downside Road access

074 This matter to be reviewed and discussed further at a later date

19. To receive and consider letter from NSC dated 13.1.15 regarding increase

in price of emptying dog bins to £6 per bin

075 Cllr Power’s comments were noted regarding liaison with Weston-super-

Mare Town Council. To be discussed further at the 5th March Full Council


20. To receive, consider and approve plan from NSC setting out road marking

proposals for parking in Rodney Road

076 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

21. To receive and consider email from NSC dated 19.1.15 re installation of

CCTV camera at Backwell Crossroads Traffic Lights

077 Noted

22. To consider ALCA Councillor training for up to 12 people in the sum of

£200 (training to be held in Backwell)

078 To be deferred to the 21st May Annual Council meeting

23. To receive and consider quotation from The Garden Lady for renewal

of contract for planters for a period of 1 year commencing 1st May 2015

in the sum of £2,300 (please see Clerk’s report)

079 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

24. To authorise change of Planning Committee meeting date from Thursday

19th November 2015 to Wednesday 18th November 2015

080 Resolved: Unanimously to approve

25. Update on illegal airport parking

081 The Chairman informed members a meeting had taken place with NSC today to discuss this matter. To be discussed at the 5th March Full Council meeting

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

a. To receive update from Enhancement Working Party

082 No update at present

b. To receive update from Office Working Party re revision of Standing


083 The Chairman’s comments were noted regarding the updating of

Standing Orders

27. To receive and consider relevant correspondence

All correspondence is available in Parish Office for viewing, and is also available for inspection at the Parish Council meeting

084 Correspondence noted

28. Accounts

a. To receive and consider Receipts and Payments schedule for January 2015 (checked by Cllr D Seddon prior to the meeting)

085 Noted

b. To authorise expenditure for the month of January 2015

086 Resolved: Unanimously to authorise expenditure plus additional

cheque no. 102652 to Cllr R Taylor for £459 – referendum advertising


29. Planning

a. To receive and consider email from NSC Consultations dated 19.1.15

re a new strategic plan for the West of England. Closing date for

comments is 6th March 2015

087 Noted. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman to respond to the

consultation on behalf of the Parish Council

To consider the following planning applications:

b. Planning application no. 15/P/0057/RM Bristol Airport, North

Side Road, Felton – Submission of Reserved Matters of appearance, landscaping and layout relating to an extension to the Silver Zone Car Park referred to as Area B pursuant to Outline Planning Permission 09/1020/OT2 (Outline planning application with details of some elements included and other details reserved for subsequent approval, for major development increasing passenger flight numbers including: Erection of 2x extensions to terminal building;Erection of 2x two-storey walkways providing access and associated facilities to 3x two-storey piers serving 18x aircraft stands; Expansion to aircraft parking areas providing 9 new stands; Erection of 2no. Multi- storey car-parks north of terminal building providing 3,850 spaces and transport interchange for buses and taxis with pedestrian bridge link; Erection of administration building north-west of terminal with associated parking following demolition of existing administration building; Construction of replacement underground aviation-fuel storage depot, energy centre and chiller compound comprising 3no 1,200m3 tanks and erection of fuel control building; Erection of building for landside support services off Downside Road entrance, replacement motor-transport and flight-catering buildings to north-west boundary and security control- post; Alterations to runways and taxiways including landfill, re-configure internal access roads and widen access at A38 junction; Upgrade north side surface car-park, upgrade and extend Silver Zone car-park to 12,000 car capacity to include staff-parking within an extension outside the airport boundary to south including replacement reception building; Additional car-parking area to south to include relocation of car-hire, valet service and reception building; Replace buildings to south of airfield for flying-club, mail- handling andsnow-clearing; Erection of 5m high noise-reduction wall, 3m high acoustic fence and 12no. 5M high wind-turbines and associated landscaping) – Bristol Airport Ltd

088 Resolved: Unanimously no comment

c. Planning application no. 15/P/0141/PDA Winroth, Long Lane,Backwell –

Prior notification of agricultural building – Ms S Haskell

089 Resolved: Unanimously no comment

d. Planning application no. 15/P/0194/F 2 Oakleigh Close, Backwell –

Erection of single storey rear extension and first floor side extension –

Mr J Webb

090 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

091 There being no further items of business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 2045 hours