Litcham Parish Council
Extracts first appeared in the Church and Village in September 2007 in order to keep the village better informed about the activities of the Parish Council. They are written by the Clerk and approved by the Chairman within a week of the meeting and published in the Church and Village around three weeks after the meeting. Prior to this date the minutes were published only after the minutes had be approved by the whole council at the next meeting of the Council so proceeds of the meeting were not widely available to the public until at least two months after the meeting.
They are not an official record of the meeting and are not approved by the Parish Council.
At the January Parish Council meeting which was attended by six Councillors, County and District Cllr M Kiddle-Morris and one member of the public the following was considered:
Planning: Applications. No objection was raised to the application for a single storey side extension to form utility room at 8B Church Street or to the application for a ground floor side extension at 7 Weasenham Road.
Decisions: There were no decisions to report.
Highways: The sign for Litcham Close had been replaced. The flooding at the bottom of Pound Lane, Mileham Road and at the Bull crossroads had all been reported and Norfolk County Council had confirmed that these had been inspected and would be resolved. The potholes on Mileham Road outside the entrance to the Bull car park had been reported and these will be repaired. The raised kerbstone outside the Primary School had been reported. Flooding on Druids Lane had been reported and inspected but no action is to be taken at present. The County Cllr will discuss this with the Highways Engineer.
A parishioner had cleared the brambles from the ditch alongside the footway on Church Street and he is to be written to thanking him for his public spirit. The County Cllr is looking at the verge on Tittleshall Road to see if marker posts can be placed to stop vehicles driving on the verge so that pedestrians have a safe are to walk on. The reinstatement on Tittleshall Road after the burst water main and the trench across Church Street are to be checked by the County Cllr and reported to the Highways Engineer.
County and District Cllr Reports. The County Cllr reported that the Boundary Review could not be consulted on during an election. Some proposals had been leaked. Vattenfall Offshore Wind Farm has been delayed by the Secretary of State for further information from NCC and the applicant.
The District Cllr reported that the Local Plan had passed through the full council and been adopted. There is a 5 year housing supply in place until October 2020. The Planning Inspector had advised that a review of the Local Plan is needed and a full review will take place which will take 3 to 4 years and this will incorporate revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework. Grants are available for VE Day, VJ day and the Battle of Britain commemoration. Community Match Funding is available up to £5000 and the Breckland Lottery and Community Fund will also grant a further £1000.
Precept: This was set at £10,500 an increase of £500 on the previous year and an increase of £2:30 p.a. for a Band D property which equates to 4p per week.
The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the clerk on 01362 861112 or via the Litcham website, http://www.litcham.org.
At the March Parish Council meeting which was attended by seven Councillors, County and District Councillor M Kiddle Morris and one member of the public the following was considered:
Planning: Applications. There were no applications to consider.
Decisions: Breckland Council had approved the applications for a single storey side extension to form utility room at 8B Church Street and for a ground floor side extension at 7 Weasenham Road. Breckland Council had also approved the continued habitation by a person other than a family member at the annexe at Bramley Weasenham Road.
Highways: Norfolk County Council had confirmed that the flooding at the bottom of Pound Lane, Mileham Road and at the Bull crossroads had all been resolved. However the Parish Council is not convinced that these have been resolved and the situation will be monitored. The potholes on Mileham Road outside the entrance to the Bull car park had been repaired. The raised kerbstone outside the Primary School had not been repaired. There is still flooding on Druids Lane and the gulley had been cleared by a Councillor and the County Councillor will press the highways department to clear this gulley. Potholes on Pound Lane, Weasenham Road and near to the entrance to the car park for the Common, the further sinking of Tittleshall Road following the work on the water main, the 30 mph roundel on the Tittleshall Road which is not visible will all be reported. The Roadside Nature Reserve on Wellingham Road had been cut and the thanks of the Parish Council are to be relayed to the volunteer. Two street lights are not working properly and these will be reported.
Parking on Church Street. There have been several complaints concerning the parking of vehicles on Church Street. All residents who park on Church Street are requested to park the correct way so that the rear reflectors are visible to other vehicles travelling along Church Street on the same side of the road. At present some vehicles are parked with the front of the vehicles facing the oncoming traffic which at night is a safety hazard.
County and District Councillor Reports. The County Councillor reported that the budget for Norfolk County Council had been set and there is a 1.99% increase on the general budget and 2% on Adult Social Services.
The District Councillor reported that the Local Plan which had been adopted had recommendations from the Planning Inspector which means 4 policies have to be reviewed by 2022.
ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS INCLUDING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The full minutes are available for viewing by any parishioner by contacting the Clerk on 01362 861112 or on the Litcham website, www.litcham.org.
END IF DIGESTS FOR 2020
Clerk of the Council (Parish Clerk): Bryan Leigh
Dawn Meadow, Fakenham Road, East Bilney, Dereham, NR20 4HT.
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