Agenda – November 12th 2019


From the Clerk:

 John Bright

The Parish Council is summoned


The WI Room, The Nicholls Hall, Lydford

On Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7pm

Members of the public are invited to raise matters of public interest – this period will be limited to 15 minutes duration


  1. Apologies for absence
  • Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, members are required to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have, in items to be considered at this meeting.  Members are also reminded that any change to their Declaration of Interests must be notified to the Monitoring Officer  within 28 days of the change.  

  • Dispensation: In accordance with Standing Order 12h (i) (2019) the Proper Officer grants dispensations removing the restrictions on all councillors under S31(4) Localism Act 2011 for the duration of the council, allowing them to be present, discuss and vote on the matter of the Parish Precept.
  • Minutes of the meeting held 8th October 2019

To resolve to agree the minutes

  • Matters arising from the meeting 8th October 2019

Matter of Lydford Gorge carried forward.

  • Reports from Outside Bodies
  • Borough Councillors Report
  • Public toilets (standing item)
  • Upgrade of materials used           )
  • All year opening                            ) Cllr Grigg

To make decisions as necessary

  • Remembrance events
  • Remembrance Sunday, Cllr Grigg
  • Operation London Bridge, Clerk

To consider village / parish contribution to future events

  1. Finances
  1. To resolve to approve the payments:
  1. J Bright (Pay October)                    £ 249.28          Online pyt
    1. J Bright (Travel expenses)             £ 40.95            Online pyt
    1. N Skeaping (Expenses)                £ 14.00            Online pyt
    1. HMRC (PAYE September)           £ 57.80            300002            
    1. West Devon RBL (wreaths)           £ 60.00            Online pyt
    1. Michael Jones (Bus shelter)         £ 68.31            Online pyt
  1. Budget 2020

To consider priorities for council spending during the coming financial year, agree budget for 2020/21 and precept to be set.

  1. Planning Applications:

To note:

  1. Approval of 19/0039 Fell trees under TPO Lyd Valley
  2. Approval of 0353/19 Conversion of garage, Rossmoyne
  3. Approval of 0347/19 Replacement windows, Forda Farm
  4. Approval of 0396/19 Field shelter, Forda Farm
  5. Approval of 0397/19 Garden room extension, Highdown

For comment as appropriate:

  1. C19/3222957 & linked cases, Appeal against enforcement notice Downtown Farm
  1. Correspondence

See items listed below

  1. Any other urgent business for discussion

By permission of the chairman.

Signed  Clerk to the Council                     Date 4th November 2019

Date of next meeting – Tuesday 10th December 2019

Correspondence distribution:

 CorrespondentSubject / ContentDistribution method & date
01DNP planningDecisions & Appeals 18/10/2019 – Appeal  from Downtown Farm Email to Councillors 25/10/19To agenda for noting & comment
02DCC Highways DeptWinter preparednessEmail to Councillors 22/10/19Replacement salt ordered
03WDBCChristmas waste arrangementsEmail to Councillors & Parish magazine 22/10/19
04WDBC (Lesley.Crocker) Devon Climate Emergency: Devon Carbon PlanEmail to Councillors 23/10/19 To agenda January 2020 
05DNP planningDecision: application 396/19Email to Councillors 26/10/19To agenda for noting only
06DNP PlanningDecisions: applications 397/19, 19/0039Email to Councillors 1/11/19 To agenda for noting only
07ClerkFinances for current year and budget proposal for coming financial year.Email to Councillors 1/11/19To agenda for discussion & agreement