Parish Council Notes – October 2013

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 2nd September together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in October 2013.

Planning

The following planning notifications have been received and will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting:

Oakley House – 6.68.88.G.FUL Erection of 4 dwellings and formation of hardstanding (site area 0.2 ha orchard)

5 Station Lane – 6.68.179.A.FUL Erection of two storey and single storey rear extension.

Field House, Mill Lane – 6.68.179.FUL Erection of replacement dwelling house (site area 0.19ha) Amended site layout plan received including a revised house position

The plans are also available to view on the HBC website: www.harrogate.gov.uk 

Flats House Development
No further information has been given regarding this development.

Shrubs overhanging pavements
We have received complaints about several areas in the village where the pavements are being obstructed by overgrown plants such as buddleia, clematis and other plants & shrubs.  Could residents please ensure these are cut back and maintained so they do not cause an obstruction?

Low Green Drainage Project
Success!!  We have secured a grant of £6100 to pay for the work required to prevent future flooding on the low green.  Many thanks to everyone for their support.  If all goes to plan work will start on 30th September 2013.

Free Community Trees
Our website poll showed 8 people who are interested in applying for the 30 sapling pack, 6 of which have volunteered to plant the trees, no interested has been expressed in writing.  One suggestion was received regarding the location of these trees: ‘I think a suitable site would be the wide verge between Apron Corner and the bottom of Scarah Lane along Lime Kiln Lane’.

Unfortunately it was felt that there was not enough village interest to apply for any of the packs at this time.

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

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates

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