Minutes of meeting 12/05/14

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 12 May 2014

Present: Mr Stripp, Mr Ormston, Mrs O’Kane, Mr Kenny Mrs Bolam.

1 Apologies for absence: none

2 Minutes of previous meeting 7 April 2014: Examined and approved.

3 Matters arising None

4 Finance

Bank balance £1792.21

Donation to hospice in lieu of flowers in memory of Haizel Young £50

The council also agreed to plant a tree in her memory. The clerk to write to the National Park offering to replace the tree cut down in Harbottle Castle car park with a standard copper beech, guard and plaque since Mrs Young was closely involved in the creation of the car park.

5 Planning

The Conifers application to rebuild was allowed on appeal APP/P2935/A/14/2212267.

Mrs Bolam to draft a letter to the planning department expressing the council’s dissatisfaction with recent planning decisions.

6 Correspondence

Mrs Bolam will look at the NCC proposals for a Town and Parish Council website.

The council did not consider it important to attend the NULAG big chat event.

7 Any other business

The clerk was asked to write to the NCC expressing disappointment at the questions left unanswered in the meeting about the Cragend Landslip, asking for assurances that the road will be re-opened by August 2015 or earlier and urging the council to press for compensation from the previous consultants. Clerk also to write to Chris Rose and Neil Angus thanking them for their professional input.

8 Date of next meeting – June 9th 2014 7.30pm.

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