Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – AGM

Broadwindsor’s Group Parish Council held their AGM earlier tonight, 9th May at Drimpton Village Hall.

Rowland Hibbard was re-elected as Chair & Jacqui Sewell was elected as Vice Chair.

Representatives were also appointed for:

  1. Broadwindsor School
  2. Blackdown, Comrades Hall and Drimpton Village Hall Committees
  3. Broadwindsor Community Sports Field
  4. Broadwindsor Allotment Group
  5. Footpaths Officer
  6. DAPTC Western Area Committee
  7. Other Representation?

Responsiblities were delegated for:

  1. MUGA
  2. Hursey Common
  3. Hursey Sports Field

Planning Applications submitted:

  • P/HOU/2022/00750, Hurst Farm Bungalow, School Lane, Blackdown, Dorset, DT8 3LE
  • PHOU/2022/02617, Island House, High Street, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP (No link available)

Planning results:

  • P/TRC/2022/01701, 8 Kings Court, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QA (Tree Works): No Objection
  • P/HOU/2022/01638, Old Village Hall, Red Lane Junction to Junction at Seaborough Court, Seaborough, DT8 3QY: Granted
  • P/HOU/2022/00383, 6A Fullers, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PY: Refused

Broadwindsor Allotment Group received a £500.00 grant towards an Eco/Composting Toilet and Skip Hire.

Draft minutes of the meeting will be available soon HERE, together with previous Minutes of Meetings,

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Rescheduled: Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Meeting – Monday, 21st March 2022

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, next week’s Parish Council meeting has had to be rescheduled to Monday 21 March at Blackdown Village Hall. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about this change.

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding a face to face meeting in Blackdown Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, 14th March 2022All are welcome to attend. Only in person as there is no live streaming of this meeting at the time of publishing.

The full agenda is available to download & view HERE. The Draft Minutes of last month’s meeting and Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

Item 4.  Matters Arising:  This is currently blank on the agenda but one would expect some comment/discussion re: the war conflict happening presently in the Ukraine.

Item 8.  Annual Parish Meeting: The Date, Venue and Content will be agreed.

Item 10. Planning Applications:
a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:
P/HOU/2022/01177, Ashleigh, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF
P/VOC/2022/01368, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4NY

c. Results:
P/NMA/2022/01035, Hillside, Stony Knaps, Winsham, TA20 4N (Amendment to planning permission WD/D/18/000053): Refused
P/TRT/2022/00039, Chestnut Cottage, Chard Road, Drimpton, DT8 3RF: Consent (Tree Works)
P/LBC/2021/04144, Rose Cottage, B3165 School Lane, Blackdown, DT8 3LE: Granted
P/HOU/2021/01463, Wood Farm, Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG: Granted
WD/D/20/001756, Broadwindsor Craft and Design Centre, Redlands Lane, Broadwindsor, DT8 3PX: Refused

Item 11. Broadwindsor Community Pub Update.
(Latest update on Broadwindsor.org is HERE.)

Item 12. Lewesdon Hill Project Update: from Cllr. Andrew Frampton.
(More HERE.)

Item 13. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Update: from BFG Chairman, Adrian Gray.
a. Broadwindsor Fun Group, Request to Plant Tree.
(Latest BFG news HERE.)

Item 15. Allotments: Renewals due.

Updates from other groups lead to –

Item 20. Matters of Interest and Information:
a. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Council
b. Items for next Agenda from Members of the Public

Item 21. Public Participation:
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

Item 22. The date of the next meeting will be agreed then the meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are 14 Elected Councillors (Blackdown Vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.
Your District Councillor is Simon Christopher (Read his February Report HERE.)
Your representative in the House of Commons is: Christopher Loder, MP.

To contact the Editor, please email info@broadwindsor.org.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 14th February 2022

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are holding an informal meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 14th February 2022All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. The Draft Minutes of last month’s meeting and Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 894 4360 7180
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

Item 5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.

  • a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council
  • b. Report from Dorset Police
  • c. Cooption to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council, Blackdown Ward, Update

Item 6. CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICES:

  • a. Dorset Council, Dorset’s Draft Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme
  • b. Lytchett Matravers Parish Council, Dorset Council Planning Department
  • c. Bridport and District Citizens Advice, Request for Grant
  • d. Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust, Request for Grant

9. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation

Item d. will address Dorset Council Planning Department Procedures.

There will be updates delivered on:

  • 10.BROADWINDSOR COMMUNITY PUB
  • 11. LEWESDON HILL PROJECT
  • 12. QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS
  • 13. CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY –  Working Group Update
  • 14. ALLOTMENTSReview of Contract for Renewals
  • 15. WELCOME PACKS.

Item 19. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

The date of the next meeting will be agreed then the meeting will then close.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are 14 Elected Councillors (Blackdown Vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.

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Broadwindsor Parish Group Council Meeting – Monday, 13th December 2021

An Informal Meeting of the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday 13 December 2021 . This will be an online Meeting using Zoom:

You are invited to join them online for festive drinks, nibbles and chat from 7.00 pm on 13th December, the meeting will then begin at 7.30 pm. All welcome!

The full agenda is available to download HERE.
Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

Public participation is only permitted at item 5, where Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda and at item 18 where Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

Correspndance at Item 6 includes a delay in the Comrades Hall Committee’s Planning application: Installation of solar array to roof and air source heat pump & to replace the public shelter – P/FUL/2021/01358.

Item 8 deals with Accounts:

a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £49,039.34 as of 30 November 2021)
b. To receive the Internal Audit Report

c. Budget and Precept Planning 2022/2023

d. To approve payment of £700.00 for Blackdown Village Hall (CIL Project)

e. To approve payments of £894.78 each to Comrades Hall, Drimpton Village Hall, Blackdown Village
Hall, Broadwindsor Community Shop and Broadwindsor Community Pub (CIL Projects)

f. To approve payment of £132.00 for Focus (HS) Limited (Internal Audits)

g. To approve payment of £19.20 for Total Web Solutions (Storage)

h. To approve payment of £6.26 for HMRC (NI)

i. To approve payment of £456.00 for R Rawlings (Grit Bin Removal and Installation)

j. To approve payment of £90.02 for Clerk (Expenses November and December 2021)

There are a number of Planning Applications (Item 9) for BGPC to discuss:

And several results:

  • P/HOU/2021/04305, Ashleigh, Three Ashes to Greenham Lane, Horn Ash, TA18 8QB: Granted
  • P/FUL/2021/03204, The Old Stables and Grooms Cottage, Seaborough, DT8 3QY: Granted
  • P/TRT/2021/03836, 4 Quarry Mead, Burstock, DT8 3LL: Granted
  • P/PABA/2021/0 3639, Land at Common Hill Broadwindsor DT8 3LN: Prior Approval Required
  • P/FUL/2021/02788, Dorset Farms, Littlewindsor Farm Junction, Littlewindsor to Junction B3066, DT8
    3QU: Withdrawn

Other topics include updates on:

  • Broadwindsor Community Pub – more HERE.
  • Lewesdon Hill Project – more HERE.
  • Our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
  • Affordable Housing – more HERE.
  • Climate Change.
  • Allotments.
  • Highways.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are currently 14 Elected Councillors (Broadwindsor Ward vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.

The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.

 

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BGPC Return To Zoom Meetings – Monday, 8th November

An Informal Meeting of Broadwindsor Group Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday 8th November 2021. This will be an online Meeting using Zoom:

The full agenda is available to download HERE.
Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

Following apologies for absence, any disclosures, the minutes of the last meeting being approved and any matters arising, there is:

Item 5. Public Participation Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.
   a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council.

   b. Report from Dorset Police.

   c. Broadwindsor Group Parish Vacancy, Broadwindsor Ward.

Item 6. Correspondance and Notices:

   a. Broadwindsor Resident, Planning Policy and Hursey Common

   b. Dorset Council, Dorset’s EV Chargepoint Installation Programme

Item 9 deals with Planning applications:

a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation:
   P/LBC/2021/04144, Rose Cottage, School Lane, Kittwhistle, Blackdown, DT8 3LE

   P/FUL/2021/03204, The Old Stables and Grooms Cottage, Seaborough, DT8 3QY

   P/FUL/2021/03608, Land to the West of Higher Way

   P/FUL/2021/02965, Pipe House, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG

   P/HOU/2021/04305, Ashleigh, Three Ashes to Greenham Lane, Horn Ash, TA18 8QB

b. Other Applications
   P/TRT/2021/03836
, Hursey Common, Main Street, Hursey, DT8 3LN

Item 10. Broadwindsor Community Pub.
Item 11. Lewesdon Hill Project.

Item 12. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Item 13. Broadwindsor Group Parish Welcome Packs

Item 14. Bridport Local Area Partnership (BLAP).

Item 15. Climate Change Emergency
Working Group Update

After an update from the Allotment Group, Item 17. addresses Highways:
   a. Report from the Footpaths Officer

   b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area

   c. Review of Speed Limits in Grouped Parish Area

   d. Village Signage

Prior to the date of the next meeting being decided, Item 20. Public Participation invites Residents to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are currently 14 Elected Councillors (Broadwindsor Ward vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.


The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.

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Broadwindsor Parish Group Council Meeting – Monday, 11th October 2021

A face-to-face meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday 11th October 2021 at Drimpton Village Hall.  SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE. All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

Item 4. Matters Arising – a tribute will be made to former councillor of the Drimpton Ward, Brian Hedditch.

Item 5. Public Participation will involve reports from:

  • Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council.
  • Dorset Police.
  • Mick Massey, Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, Broadwindsor Fun Group.

Item 6. Correspondance and Notices address:

  • a. Dorset Council, Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order – T650 Stoke Abbott Parish
    More can be read HERE.
  • b. Broadwindsor Residents, Lewesdon Hill Signage and Cross Keys Crossroads
  • c. Dorset Council – Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2022-2032 Consultation
  • d. Broadwindsor Resident, Sponsorship of Grass Cutting

Item 8. Accounts this month:

  • a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £49,955.09 as of 30 September 2021)
  • b. To receive and note the External Auditor Report and Certificate for 2020/2021
  • c. To approve payment of £232.25 to Robin Moses (Drimpton Telephone Box Repairs)
  • d. To approve payment of £240.00 for PKF Littlejohn (External Audit)
  • e. To approve payment of £40.00 for N Chandler (Allotment Deposit)
  • f. To approve payment of £21.60 for Total Web Solutions (Storage)
  • g. To approve payment of £600.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust (Grant for Administrative Costs)
  • h. To approve payment of £6.26 for HMRC (NI)
  • i. To approve payment of £1,042.20 for the Clerk (Salary Adjustment, July, August & September 2021)
  • j. To approve payment of £285.00 for Toby Emmott (Hursey Common Maintenance)
  • k. To approve payment of £1800.00 for Broadwindsor Community Pub (Grant)

Item 9. Planning Applications:
a. Applications Received and Circulated for Consultation


b. Other Applications

  • P/PABA/2021/03639, Common Hill, Broadwindsor, DT8 3LN (Prior Approval) TPO/2021/0042, Hursey Common, Common Hill, Broadwindsor, DT8 3LN

Item 10 will deliver an updated Report & Review of the Business Plan for Broadwindsor’s Community Pub Proposal. You can find out more by visiting HERE.

Item 12 has the Council looking at Adopting a New Code of Conduct.

Item 13 will address the Proposal made by a village resident at last month’s meeting, to publicise the Council’s Draft Minutes.

Item 19 is an invitation for Residents to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding
issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

Item 22 – the meeting will close.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are currently 14 Elected Councillors (Broadwindsor Ward vacancy) – Click HERE to identify them.


The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.
Download the full agenda HERE.

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Broadwindsor Parish Group Council Meeting – Monday, 13th September 2021

A face-to-face meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.30 pm on Monday 13 September 2021 at Blackdown Village Hall.  SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE. All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

Lots for the councillors to address this month, including six Planning Applications.

They begin by disclosures of personal and prejudicial interests from Councillors and employees on matters to be considered at the Meeting together with any dispensations and any updates to the Register of Interests.

After any matters arising, parish residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda.

Reports include the Election Broadwindsor Group Parish Council Vacancy, Burstock Ward.

A variety of issues received on Correspondance & Notices:

a. Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust, Request for Grant of £600.00 towards administrative costs.
b. Broadwindsor Resident, Maintenance of Back Lane.

c. Broadwindsor Resident, Comrades Hall Entrance/Exit Safety Concerns.

d. DAPTC, Notice of Annual General Meeting 13 November 2021.

e. Beaminster Museum, Gardens and Allotments Exhibition.

Item 8. Accounts include To approve payment of £5410.00 for Small Engine Services (Ariens Apex 52 Model 991315 Mower).

Item 9. Planning Applications Received for consideration this month are:
(Please click on the Planning Application Number for further details.)

Item 11 on the agenda will be an update on the Community Pub proposal.
Item 17 considers the request for a beehive on the Allotments.
Item 18 – the highways addresses the following:

a. Report from the Footpaths Officer, Cllr. Dorothy Rowe.
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area.

c. Back Lane, Broadwindsor.

d. Common Water Lane Update.

e. Fly Tipping on Hursey Common.

f. Fingerpost Maintenance Tender Update.

g. Adopted Telephone Kiosks Update.

h. Old Shop, Broadwindsor.

i. Road Surface in Littlewindsor.

Item 21 an invitation for Residents to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding
issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

After agreeing the date and venue of the next meeting, the meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are currently 14 Elected Councillors (Burstock Ward vacant) – Click HERE to identify them.


The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.
Download the full agenda HERE.

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Broadwindsor Parish Group Council – Informal Online Meeting – Monday, 12 July 2021

The Broadwindsor Parish Group Council have published their agenda for their meeting on Monday evening. As the meeting is informal, any opinions expressed by the Council will seek approval through the Scheme of Delegation* after the meeting.

The full agenda is available to download HERE.  Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE.

The meeting will be held using the Zoom platform and all are welcome to attend.

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 897 5277 5290
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

*Local authority decisions are made by elected members but for the Council to be able to function on a day to day basis the law enables the various executive and non-executive functions to be delegated to Officers. It is called the Scheme of Delegation.

First to be addressed in their correspondances is a Notice of Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order, Dorset Council. The effect of the application, if successful, will be to alter Dorset Council’s record of public rights of way by adding a Byway Open to All Traffic along Common Water Lane from the end of the public road in Broadwindsor near Providence Farm to the public road, east of the tunnel in the Beaminster Parish.

The investigation into this application has not yet begun but in the meantime parishioners if they so wish, can submit any relevant evidence which will be included in the Council’s report. Evidence can be submitted to the Clerk or sent directly to Dorset Council.

Included this month are 2 Planning Applications have been Received and Circulated for Consultation:

  • P/HOU/2021/01969, 6 Netherhay Lane, Drimpton, DT8 3RL
  • P/HOU/2021/01463, Wood Farm Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3LG

Broadwindsor’s Community Pub Proposal is item 10 on their agenda.

Item 12 addresses the BUS BACK BETTER scheme: A long-term strategy for buses in England.

The HIGHWAYS address the following:

a. Report from the Footpaths Officer
b. Verge Management in the Grouped Parish Area
c. Common Water Lane Update
d. Dog Fouling
e. B3164 RiskAssessment

Bumble Bee on flowerBees on the allotments?
A tenant’s request to put a beehive on his plot will be addressed at item 15.

After public participation and the date of the next council meeting is decided, the FMR Trust will convene:

a. To receive the Finance Report (Balance £4,357.27as of 5 July 2021)
b. To approve payment of £235.00 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (Trust Administration)
c. To consider grant of £750.00for Drimpton Hall & Recreational Ground (LED Floodlights)
d. To consider grant of £369.41for 1st Broadwindsor Rainbows/Guides & West Dorset Rangers (Outdoor Shelter)
e. To note payment of £711.75 for Broadwindsor Group Parish Council (MUGA Loan Repayment)

The meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

There are currently 14 Elected Councillors (Burstock Ward vacant) – Click HERE to identify them.


The contents of this post are compiled by Wendy Shields, with information taken from the Broadwindsor Group Parish Council’s website.
Download the full agenda HERE.

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Broadwindsor Group Parish Council – Online Meeting Monday 12th April 2021

Broadwindsor Group Parish Council are meeting online using the Zoom platform at 7.30pm on Monday 12th April 2021All are welcome to attend.

The full agenda is available to download HERE. Minutes of previous Group Parish Council meetings can be found online HERE

The meeting can be accessed HERE.
The Meeting ID: 13 8477 8938
Zoom is Free! – Sign Up and get it HERE.

This month Councillors are called upon to update their Disclosures of personal and prejudical Interests and Dispensations prior to the last meeting’s minutes being approved.
Any matters arising will be addressed.
Residents are then invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on issues on this Agenda. This will be followed by:

a. Report from Councillor Christopher, Dorset Council
b. Report from Dorset Police

This month’s Correspondance and Notices include a Request for a Grant from Bridport & District’s Citizens Advice and Chris Loder MP presents his views on a Proposed Dorset National Park.

In the Parish Council’s response to the Coronavirus – there will be a Call for Evidence: Local Authority Remote Meetings.

Accounts present a timetable for Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/2021 and seek to approve payments of an Annual grant of £1,800 to each of the Village Halls in Broadwindsor, Drimpton and Blackdown and to Broadwindsor Community Stores.  The Town Clerk receives a 3 month Salary Adjustment of £930.06 and £53.63 is being requested by Cllr. Rowe for reimbursement of wildflower seeds. £1.80 is to be approved for HMRC (NI).

There is only one Planning Application for consultation:

  • WD/D/20/002187, Ellaway Cottage, Wood Farm, Wood Lane, Kittwhistle, DT8 3HG

Updates and Reports will be delivered by Broadwindsor Cricket Club; Climate Change Emergency Working Group; Footpaths Officer; Common Water Lane and BWGP Community Land Trust.

There is a Grass Cutting contract at Hursey Common Sports Field, a ‘Scoop the Poop‘ poster and Ongoing Maintenance Considerations for a new Footpath in Drimpton to be discussed.

Residents are invited to give their views and ask questions of the Parish Council on any outstanding issues on this Agenda or raise issues for future consideration.

The date of the next meeting will then be arranged.

The FRM Trust are then to approve a payment of £224 to Broadwindsor Group Parish Council for their Trust Administration.

The meeting will then close.

The press and public are invited to attend.  Under the Openess of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, members of the public may now film, photograph and make audio recordings of the proceedings of the formal Council meeting, though not, under current legislation, of the Public Participation session, as this is not part of the formal agenda of the meeting. Recording activity should be respectful to the conduct of the meeting and behavious that disrupts the meeting (such as oral commentary) will not be permitted.  Any member of the public shall not speak for more than five minutes.  A question asked by a member of the public during Public Participation shall not require a response or debate during the meeting though the Chairman may direct that a written response will be provided subsequent to the meeting.

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C G Fry’s Planner Paul Hoffman Responds To Fuller Residents’ Concerns

Over half of last evening’s Group Parish Council meeting was taken up with Planner for C G Fry & Son, Paul Hoffman listening to the many comments and objections from residents re: Planning Application: WD/D/21/000123, the Land South of Fullers, Bridport Road, Broadwindsor.

Chairman, Rowland Hibbard brought item 9a on the agenda ahead of it’s proposed time as councillors, Leader and Rowe delivered the many comments and objections as well as the findings from their canvassing of residents. Village residents, Sandra Burrows, Jess Burns & Julie Steele delivered their objections to Paul Hoffman directly.

Cllr. Leader began, requesting additional trees on the north east border and the western boundary and other soft landscaping issues – none of which were expected to cause any problems. Unfortunately, the straight layout of the road cannot be altered. Paul Hoffman said that Dorset Council Highways had looked at the proposal and were satisfied with it as were they. “It is what it is in terms of the road.”

Cllr. Leader continued to then enquire about affordable housing – would they to be to buy or to rent?  Paul Hoffman replied that they were in discussion with various Housing Associations and that once they had consent, all of the affordale housing decisions will go to the Housing Association. As far as the tenures are – there is part ownership (up to 60%) and there are affordable rented homes.  These houses will never appear on the open market.  The Housing Association would always retain ownership of these affordable homes.

Cllr. Rowe began by addressing the 110m of hedgerow proposed to be planted at the western edge of the site and this was part of the mitigation for the loss of wildlife habitats. This hedgerow was the boundary of five properties and Cllr. Rowe sought reassurance from Paul Hoffman that that this hedge not be the reponsibility of householders and that a separate boundary was established on the western edge of the site with a mitigation hedge at least 2m away to ensure maximum protection for the displaced wildlife.  Paul responded by saying that this should not be a problem and proposed the fairly easy solution of building a timber fence with some trees.  When questioned further about maintenance, he added that either the landowner or the Management company would have the stewardship to maintain the area.

Five of the 22 houses proposed are four bedroomed houses and Councillor Rowe and Redlands resident Sandra Burrows stated that this did not go along with the village’s Neighbourhood Plan. Paul Hoffman defended their actions and stated that the vast majority of the scheme was in line with the village’s Neighbourhood planning policy and that four bedroomed houses were an obvious need and in keeping with similar properties in the village.

  • Fullers resident Jess Burns questioned the impact on amenity due to the closeness of one of the properties.  The 110m of hedgerow would not suffice and she was concerned that the elevation of one of the new four bedroomed properties was too close to the back of her property. The new occupied property would generate a considerable amount of noise creating a huge negative impact on amenity. Jess also compared the ridgelines of the properties at Fullers and Redlands to the proposed development.
  • Of the eight properties on the road, three were slightly above the height of those nearby and Redlands resident, Julie Steele expressed her concern about people being able to see into her property.
  • Cllr. Sewell expressed concern and sought reassurance from Paul Hoffman that the properties would not be sold as second homes and that the properties would provide affordable housing.  Chairman Cllr. Hibbard advised to wait to see which Housing Association had the contract and negate any difficulties with them rather than Fry’s.

As the Clerk has to submit the Council’s corporate decision by this Wednesday 10th March, Cllr. Fraser Hughes addressed the urgency to vote.

Cllr. Rowe commented that she was impressed by how many residents had taken the time to discuss their issues with herself and Cllr. Leader.  They had carefully considered their objections and stated that “We (the Parish Council) must give them (the Parishoners) the very best that we can.Cllr. Rowe added that there are many more issues such as street lighting and conservation.  Cllr. David Leader staed they must be clear on what and how they wanted the layout. Cllr. Steve Chubb reiterated the need to listen to the parishoners and to make sure it was all forwarded to Dorset Council.  Cllr. Simon Christopher had left the meeting by this time, having received no questions on his report.

All the Councillors agreed that C G Fry & Son had a positive and long standing history of development in the area being sensitive to both the area and the environment.

The Clerk suggested she collate the information, communicate with all on Tuesday and once there was clarity, submit the Corporate decision from the Parish Council on Wednesday. Cllr. Jacqui Sewell was clearly against the development.  Cllr. Peter Hardwill clearly supported the development. However, a decision had to be made by all.

It was agreed that subject to meeting the concerns and considerations of the Broadwindsor Parish residents, they would approve plan WD/D/21/000123.

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