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Minutes of Chinnor Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 28th April 2014

PRESENT: Cllrs. Ambridge, Bird, Fowler, Haywood, Higgs, Marlow, Pickard, Williams, Wright and Young. 


The Chairman of the Council formally welcomed all Councillors and public present.

Apologies: Received from Cllr Mantle, Lloyd, Bird, Scarborough,  C/Cllr Wilmshurst and D/Cllr Hood    

Officers: Jo Wills        

Councillors Declaration of Pecuniary Interest & Dispensations: Cllr Pickard – imprest paymentPublic

Question time: Two members of the public spoke about the change of use at OKL as they are interested in purchasing a property with a view to the Day Care Nursery. 

Concern was raised with regard to the OKL application as the resident believed that there were no obligations for S106.

Also the resident believes that the P14/S0953/O is premature. It is a Green field site and recommends that Brown Field sites should be considered prior to agricultural land. It was also noted that there is an adequate 5 year housing supply.


Minutes of previous meeting to be agreed and signed:                             

07-04-14 Full Council Meeting signed by Cllr Haywood


Planning Section led by Cllr Wright                                  

Planning applications considered:

P14/S0953/O Outline planning consent for residential development for up to 80 dwellings including means of access, open space and associated development at land adjoining Glynswood / Greenwood Meadow, Chinnor. Recommendation: Objection: Not in current local plan. Poor access – emergency vehicles. Brown field sites should be considered prior to Green field.

P14/S0655/FUL Erection of 21 dwellings in lieu of 1555 sq m of class B1 (a) offices at Old Kiln Lakes (former cement works) Express regret at loosing employment opportunity and in particular the Nursery/Day Care building In light of the business interest that has been bought to our attention the PC to speak to the planning office about the day care facility being excluded from this area.

P14/S0995/HH First floor side extension at 9 Millers Turn. Recommendation: Approval

P14/S0981/HH Erection of single storey rear extension and front porch at Fairwood House, 38a Lower Icknield Way.  Recommendation: Approval


2.      Planning Permissions to be noted:

P14/S0382/HH Erection of replacement single storey rear extension at 2 New Cottages, Oakley Road.

P14/S0377/HH Erection of 2 storey rear extension at 13 Oakley Lane

3.      Planning CorrespondenceLetter from CPRE re housing figures: Noted / No further action to be taken





Finance and General Purposes Section led by Cllr Pickard                    

The following bills for payment were  proposed by Cllr Wright and seconded by Cllr Haywood

Harrison                           St. George Flag                                                               51.54

M Richardson                  Repairs to Ramp at WF                                                     1360.00

Blanchford                       Post-crete                                                                        12.29

Grundon                           Waste Wheelers – March                                                   77.21

Injectmedia                      Website update                                                               96.00

Post Office Ltd                Tax & NI contributions – April                                             1623.24

Chiltern Society               Annual Membership Fee                                                     25.00

OCC Pension Fund          April Contributions                                                             1895.97

W M Nairn                       Flower Bed Maintenance                                                    320.00

Farol Ltd                          Tyres for mower                                                               201.00

RBS Software Solutions  End of Year Accounts                                                            582.24


Direct Debits

BES                                  Gas/Office March                                                           141.75

BES                                  Electric/ Office 15/3-15/4                                                45.16

Bulk Pay                          April Salaries                                                                 5834.05

Allstar                              Fuel14/3 – 24/3                                                             171.46

CNG                                Gas @ WF - March 2014                                                    46.67


Cllr Williams approved the budget update seconded by Cllr Ambridge

Cllr Fowler approved the Petty Cash & Imprest payments seconded by Cllr Young.

Cllr Wright approved the bank reconciliation seconded by Cllr Williams

Insurance quote – Zurich Insurance – it was agreed that the clerk will speak with Zurich regarding the construction/new build and also to assess that the buildings are adequately covered on the schedule. It was agreed to accept the one year renewal option

Issues regarding Muga damage. It was agreed to check with SODC any implication to locking the facility if necessary. It was also suggested that CCTV be considered. No further action at this time. Neighbourhood Police team has been informed.


Written Reports from Parish Councillors relating to outside meetings attended:

Cllr Haywood reported verbally that she attended the Scouts St Georges Day Parade at Henley

Report on Meeting with Tessa Hennessey – Legal Advisor regarding charity structures and future management of new pavilion.


Clerks Report – items not needing notice of decisions:                 

PCSO Madden – monthly update March 2014

Annual meeting – councillors asked to consider roles for the forthcoming term.


Meeting dates and items for agenda

Full Council meeting – 7.30pm on 12th May – Annual Parish Council meeting

Meeting with Tennis Club to discuss the urgent need of re-surfacing will be taking place 29th April at PC Office.




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