- Brian Leach
- Pauline Plant
- Keith Ravenhill
- Sarah Russell
- Sue Richards
- Liz Leffman
- Angela Barnes
Members of the Public
2. Minutes of the Last Meeting
The Minutes recorded from the meeting held on 13 December 2022 were approved as a true record, duly signed, dated and filed.
3. Declarations of interest
No declarations of interest were recorded.
4. Financial Report
Bank balance £55,328.11
2nd December Interest £53.13
All paid by BACS
14th December Brian Leach Mulled Wine and Signs £137.82
15th December Wychwood Local History Society Grant £250.00
8th January Clerks Salary £259.76
7th February HMRC £65.00
5. Reports from County and District Councillors
CCllr Leffman reported on the final budget and that papers would be published tomorrow. She reported that £1m was reserved for community transport. Cllr Leffman reported that OCC would tackle flooding and cut back vegetation. She reported that there was extra money for repainting white lines, potholes from money from the District and Government.
Cllr Leffman reported on the anti-sewage motion/movement which had been passed. She reported on a £5.2m grant for new residential homes for children.
6. Public Time
No public time.
7. Cost of Living crisis
Cllr Leach reported that whilst this had been deferred last year, there was clearly still a need to address the Cost of Living and that it would be felt all the more keenly following the end of the festive period. Cllr Leffman suggested that April would be a good target given that it coincides with the increase in Council Tax and would serve to tell those worst affected where and how to apply for relief. Cllr Leach will reach out once again to the other Wychwood parishes to organize.
Deadline comments by 13 December 2022
APPLICATION No. 22/03129/FUL
Conversion of existing dwelling to form three holiday lets.
The Chapel, 6A Shipton Road.
APPLICANT: The Swan Inn
REGISTERED: 11 November 2022
The PC has replied to the effect that whilst we welcome the development of the chapel and wish to support the pub, the arrangements for parking as outlined in the application are misleading and inadequate. Photographic and email evidence of the parking issues caused by the reduction in on-site parking following the previous redevelopment of the pub and consequent loss of parking spaces to the front and rear of the building, has been included in the response. The PC therefore objects to the development until or unless a viable solution to the parking can be found or attached as a condition.
Deadline comments by: 11 November 2022
APPLICATION No. 22/02798/S73
Variation of Condition 2 to allow changes to fenestration, amendments to porches and use of roof space as habitable space and discharge of Conditions 3 (Sample Materials) 5 (Landscaping) and 9 (Surface Water drainage) of permission
LOCATION: Land North East of 51 High Street, Ascott under Wychwood
APPLICANT: Mr Rupert Beak
REGISTERED: 10 October 2022
GRANTED: (for reference)
12-18 London Lane 17/01067/FUL Appeal Ref: APP/D3125/W/17/3179654
Construction of four dwellings and associated works at Land North West of 18 London Lane. Planning Application 17/01067/FUL
9. Neighbourhood Plan
Cllr Leach reported that a meeting had been arranged to work out how to move forward to the next stage.
10. Matters Arising
(a) 5 Shipton Road – Ongoing
(b) OALC 2050 Consultation – Ongoing
(c) Tree – replacement & where to plant – a Silver Birch was discussed and agreed by all. Cllr Russell would order.
(d) Parking outside The Swan & vandalism – Ongoing
(e) Footpaths – Ongoing
(f) Electric Vehicle charging points – please refer to Item 17 Correspondence. The Clerk was asked to get more information from Char.gy.
11. Risk Assessment and Ground Maintenance
Cllr Plant reported that she had a meeting with a contractor to repair and clean the guttering at the Pavilion.
12. Community Emergency Plan
Nothing to report.
Nothing to report.
Cllr Russell reported that a quote had been received from OCC for £2316 to carry out the white line painting works. There was, however, some confusion over the fees and whether this included third party administration fees or the direct rate from OCC. Cllr Russell was asked to seek clarification; however, it was agreed that in either case the work should go ahead.
Cllr Leach reported that the event was very successful and £200 was received in donations. Cllr Leach asked the Clerk to minute the PC’s thanks and gratitude to all that helped coordinate and make the evening the success it was.
16. Reports from Organisations
(a) Sports Clubs – nothing to report.
(b) Village Charity – nothing to report
Monthly update (December)
Four things for PC attention
Char.gy (Electric Vehicle charging)
John Harris (walking in England)
David Street (Australia) enquiring about Ascott Martyrs celebrations June 2023
18. Any Other Business
Cllr Richards addressed the meeting to tender her resignation with immediate effect due to her moving house to be closer to family. Cllr Leach asked the meeting to join him in thanking Cllr Richards for her work and contributions to the Parish Council and wished her well. The Clerk was asked to advise WODC accordingly.
The meeting was declared closed at 9.00pm.
Cllr Brian Leach (Chairman)
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023