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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL, HELD AT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE - MEETING ROOM, BARWICK WAY, INGLEBY BARWICK, ON WEDNESDAY 20TH AUGUST 2003, COMMENCING AT 7.00 P.M.

 

PRESENT:

 

Chairman:  Councillor T.W. Bowman; 

 

Vice-Chairman:  Councillor Mrs I Machin;

 

Councillors:  W. Feldon and Mrs S. Rouse;

 

Ward Councillor:  Councillor Mrs J. Beaumont;

 

Clerk and Treasurer:  Paula M. Hall.

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

No apologies for absence were received.

 

 

68. CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.

Councillor Patterson declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in relation to Agenda Item No.3 – Outline Application for a Primary School and Nursery with New Access Road, Associated Car Parking and Playing Fields at Playing Fields South of Ingleby Barwick, as he is a member of the Green Wedge Action Group, he lives adjacent to the site and also maybe in the catchment zone for the school if built.

 

Councillor Bowman declared a personal/non-prejudicial interest in Agenda Item No.6 – Myton Park Primary School, Ingleby Barwick – School Travel Plan, as he is the Parish Council’s nominated representative on the School’s Temporary Governing Body and was involved in drawing up the Green Travel Plan.

 

69. OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR A PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY WITH NEW ACCESS ROAD, ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING AND PLAYING FIELDS AT PLAYING FIELDS SOUTH OF INGLEBY BARWICK.

The Clerk noted receipt of the above outline planning application in respect of the proposed Primary School and Nursery, at the Playing Fields South of Ingleby Barwick.

 

 

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The Clerk informed that she has contacted Mr Peter Walkley at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (S.B.C.) Education Department, with regard to a representative from the Education Department attending a Parish Council meeting to discuss the proposals.

It is noted that a representative would be available to attend a Parish Council meeting in September 2003, if required.

 

It was noted that the next S.B.C. Planning Committee meetings are scheduled to take place on 5th September, 26th September and 17th October 2003. 

The application would not be going to Committee on 5th September 2003, however if the application is to be discussed at the 26th September 2003 Committee, a meeting of the Parish Council with the Education Department would be required in early September.

 

Councillor Patterson informed that he was consulting residents on the matter to obtain their views.

 

It was noted that the site contains a 2nd World War command bunker, which needs investigating by archaeologists.

 

It was noted that the school building is close to the adjacent houses, however concerns were raised that if the playing fields were in that position the residents would possibly object.

 

The question of land availability was discussed, and the financial viability of the site off Low Lane.  It was noted that Education are charged with obtaining Best Value.

 

It was noted that the site is designated as Green Wedge in Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan.

 

The need for another Primary School in Ingleby Barwick was highlighted, which would help take the pressure off the existing schools and ensure children no longer have to be transported off the estate to schools in the surrounding area.

 

Concerns were raised regarding the lack of consultation with the Parish Council prior to the press announcement about the proposals for a new Primary School.

 

It was noted that the Parish Council are in favour of a new Primary School but there are a number of issues/options to be addressed on these proposals.

 

 

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RESOLVED that the Clerk find out when the application is going to Committee and arrange a special Parish Council meeting to discuss the matter, inviting representatives from S.B.C. Education Department, Planning and Engineers.  

 

70. RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATION FOR A NINE HOLE GOLF COURSE/PRO SHOP/CLUB HOUSE/RESTAURANT/GREEN KEEPERS STORE AND GOLF DRIVING RANGE, LAND NORTH OF QUARRY FARM, INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the above application, which was discussed by the Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to S.B.C. referring to the Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan, which states, page 85, REC 20 (b):

 

A footpath from Leven Bridge at Low Lane, near Yarm to its junction with the Tees, then a combined footpath and cycle route along the east bank of the Tees to the Thornaby Bypass Bridge.

The proposed golf course development should incorporate the footpath/cycleway as shown in the Stockton-on-Tees Local Plan.  The Parish Council suggests that the golf course be realigned to accommodate this, which will ensure view and access to the River Tees. 

The Clerk to also highlight the need for pedestrian access from Ingleby Barwick via footbridge to Preston Park, which would not only be a tremendous benefit to the community of Ingleby Barwick and the wider urban community but also add to the tourist potential of the River Tees and the viability of the present and any future developments of Preston Park.

 

71. RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR 1 NO. RESIDENTIAL STATIC CARAVAN, CALOR GAS TANK, TIMBER GATES AND STONE PIERS, HIGH TREE PADDOCK, HIGH LANE MALTBY.

 

The Clerk noted receipt of the above application, which was discussed by the Parish Council.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk send a letter to S.B.C. informing that this application should be refused as we are getting far too many ad hoc caravan sites and mobile homes appearing in this area.  Caravans and mobile homes should be restricted to Borough Council approved registered sites.

Retrospective applications should not be encouraged by gaining approval.  The rules should apply equally to all applications.

 

 

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72. MYTON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL, INGLEBY BARWICK – GREEN TRAVEL PLAN.

Concerns have been raised regarding the implementation of the Myton Park School – Green Travel Plan.

It is noted, that from information to date it seems that only a ‘minimalist’ version of the Travel Plan is likely to be implemented i.e. a Toucan crossing at Barwick Lane.

The need for a 20 mph school zone around this area and another Toucan crossing to cater for the majority of pupils who will come down Blair Avenue, were highlighted.

Further concerns are the lack of footpath provision in front of the school and safe crossing provision across Myton Way when opened.

 

73. INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL – OFFICE ACCOMMODATION/EQUIPMENT.

The Clerk informed that Councillor Bowman and herself had met with Alan Hollingsworth from Ardent Financial Services on 6th August 2003, to discuss details in respect of the Parish Council renting office accommodation at Barwick Lodge, Ingleby Barwick.

 

The Clerk circulated the letter received from Ardent Financial Services confirming the availability of the office accommodation from 1st September 2003 on a six month trial basis, informing that the monthly costs involved are as follows:

 

            Rent    162 sq ft x £13 per sq ft                    £175 per month;

            Rates                                                              £36   per month;

            Gas/Electric                                                   £20   per month (approx).

 

The Parish Council is to arrange phone lines, decorating and new carpet, as discussed.

 

RESOLVED that the Parish Council rent the office accommodation for the six- month trial period, with the view to renting the office on a longer- term basis.

 

The Clerk outlined the following costs involved, in setting up the office:

 

Decorating Costs –

Cost of Paint plus approx. £50 to decorate – quote received from PTS, Ingleby Barwick;

 

Carpet –

Provide and lay office carpet, approx. £100-£150;

 

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Office Furniture –

Office World, Teesside Park – approx. cost £175;

 

Telephone/Fax Machine –

Approx. £80-£100;

 

Telephone Line –

The Clerk outlined the possible costs involved, however if it is a straight forward reconnection as anticipated, it will be free connection.

It is noted that there is no ntl connection available, therefore a suitable BT package will be required.

 

The Clerk informed that BT charge a fee of £50 for removal of Home Highway at the Clerks address.

 

Internet Provider –

The Clerk noted that she would arrange for the Freeserve Anytime package to be transferred to the office line, when connected.  The cost of £14.99 per month will remain the same.

 

RESOLVED that the Clerk arrange for the above work to be carried out and purchase the appropriate office equipment accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date………………………..                                     Date……………………….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINUTES

 

OF

 

SPECIAL

MEETING

 

OF

 

 

INGLEBY BARWICK PARISH COUNCIL

 

HELD ON

 

 WEDNESDAY 2OTH AUGUST 2003

 

AT

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH CENTRE – MEETING ROOM,

BARWICK WAY,

INGLEBY BARWICK.

 

 

 

PREPARED BY

PAULA M. HALL,

CLERK TO THE PARISH COUNCIL.