Parish Council Notes – October 2011

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 5th September together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in October.

6.68.146.F.FUL Installation of 40 photovoltaic panels to roof of barn at Woodlands Farm, Burton Leonard.  This application will be discussed at the next parish council meeting.  You are very welcome to attend the meeting, listen to the discussions and the plans will be available for inspection.  You can also access the plans if you visit

School sign
Improvements to the signage of the schools location have been made amidst some confusion and consternation.  At the last meeting, some residents expressed their concern regarding the delay in the erection of the sign.  The Parish Council acts upon the interests of the residents and the delay was a result of having to follow the necessary bureaucracy associated with such issues.  The Parish Council has to follow set procedures, protocols and guidelines.  Whilst consent was not given to site the sign on the green, ongoing discussions took place with the Highways agency until a satisfactory conclusion was reached.  The Parish Council did not work in opposition to the sign, quite the contrary; they worked within the constraints imposed on them to reach the best possible solution for the sign.  Delays, although regrettable, were not the fault of the Parish Council and ultimately what the Parish Council, school and residents all requested has now happened.

High Green Yew Trees
Following a meeting with Harrogate Borough Council Arborist, a proposal to maintain and enhance the trees has been put together and will be presented at the next parish council meeting; you are very welcome to attend.  It is hoped that visibility of the school will be improved whilst retaining some of the trees.

Please be aware that the yew tree berries on the high green are poisonous and present a potential hazard to children and the public.  

LDF Newsletter
A public consultation has started for urban areas and next year both urban and rural areas will be sent for final public enquiry.  The newsletter does give a link to a summary of the latest rural consultation responses at The planning policy team can be contacted on 01423 556586 or email  Also further information can be found at

The graffiti on Scarah Lane has been reported to North Yorkshire Cleansing department.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 3rd October 2011 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Mark Snowdon
The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,