Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on Tuesday 3rd May 2005
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th April 2005 were adopted without amendment.
1) Signs Long Lane. In response to a comment from the floor the Clerk explained that NSC has tried to remove the signs but the manner of fixing them was such that they have had to call in outside contractors. The Clerk had suggested that they should speak with the owner to request they be removed.
2) Parish Voice- the Chairman outlined that nature of this Meeting and the advance notice required to give NSC time to prepare. The state and quality of repairs to the Highways was mentioned and the Clerk explained the current internal problems that NSC was encountering.
For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.
Cllr. Thorn asked whether under the Freedom of Information Act the Council enjoyed any measure of “qualified” privilege. The Clerk said that even meeting notes, if retained, qualified as information to be disclosed if a request under the FoI was received. Requests could be made of any Councillor for disclosure of information and Cllr. Clements made the point that if the Councillor did not hold the information but knew of its whereabouts then the applicant should be directed to the proper source.
1) North Somerset Replacement Local Plan. The Clerk mentioned the response from GOSW and the point was made that planning was becoming more remote.
2) Golden Lion- Licence Application. Whilst not received to date the application to extend opening hours linked with longer “entertainment” hours has provoked considerable comment with the Village. The Clerk was directed to write to the Licensing Authority voicing concerns and objections based on: - noise, lack of public transport and car parking, centre village location and recent problems on a regular basis, with vandalism and car crime within the Broad Street area where the public house is situated. The Community Police Officer also t be informed of the Council’s concerns with a view to enlisting his support