Members of the Public are invited to address the Council at 6:30pm on matters on the agenda. (Public to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes each with the Public Session being no longer than 30 minutes).
65 To RECEIVE Apologies for Absence
66 To RECEIVE Declarations of Interest and Requests for Dispensation regarding items on the agenda
67 To APPROVE and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on 2nd September 2019 as a correct record.
68 Planning Matters:
68.1 To RECEIVE planning decisions - None received.
68.2 To COMMENT on new planning applications received:
68.2.1 P1387/19/FUL Briery Hill House, Briery Hill Lane, Kilcot, Newent GL18 1NH
Proposed weddings and events use of the house and garden, together with the erection of an orangery and associated works. Demolition of Aviary.
Deadline for comments: 08/10/2019
68.2.2 P1388/19/LBC Briery Hill House, Briery Hill Lane, Kilcot, Newent GL18 1NH
Listed building consent for the erection of an orangery and associated works. Demolition of Aviary.
Deadline for comments: 08/10/2019
68.2.3 P1463/19/FUL Orchard House, Blue Lane, Kilcot, Newent GL18 1NG
Erection of a two storey side extension with associated works.
Deadline for comments: 17/10/2019
68.3 To CONSIDER progress of enforcement action required in parish
69 To CONSIDER a response to the Local Plan 2021-2041 Consultation
70 To CONSIDER a response to the NALC Policy Consultation on 5G Mobile Coverage in Rural Areas (details on page 3)
71 Correspondence received
71.1 Newent Cycling Group (NCG)
71.1.1 To CONSIDER drafting a note of support for the Newent Cycling Group proposal to install a bridge for cyclists and walkers on the downstream side of the Oxenhall Lane Ford (funding for the project arranged by NCG)
71.2 AM Services Landscaping
72 To RECEIVE items for the November meeting agenda
73 Next meeting
To CONFIRM that the next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 4 November 2019 at 7:30pm in the Upper Room at Christ Church, Gorsley.
PLANNING APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING BY THE PUBLIC FROM 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE MEETING AND BY APPOINTMENT WITH THE CLERK (Mrs Arin Spencer 07484619582) AT CHRIST CHURCH GORSLEY
ALL MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND PRESS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEMS CONSIDERED UNDER STANDING ORDER 1C
All meetings can be moved downstairs if stairs are an obstacle to attendance at a meeting or a Loop System is required. A wheelchair ramp can be provided to access the church.
“Members are reminded that the Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions: Equal Opportunities (race, sexual orientation, marital status and any disability), Crime and Disorder, Biodiversity, Health and Safety and Human Rights.”
70. NALC Policy Consultation on 5G Mobile Coverage in Rural Areas
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is leading a joint consultation with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on extending 5G mobile provision in rural areas. The consultation document can be downloaded here.
This consultation seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights for operators with rights under the Electronic Communications Code (Code Operators) to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage, and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to do so. The consultation also seeks views on whether it is appropriate to impose specific limitations, conditions and restrictions on any amendments to permitted development rights to mitigate the impact of any new development. NALC is minded to reiterate its standing positions on mobile masts in its response to this consultation, will be responding and is interested in the sector's views:
· A change in government policy on planning applications for mobile telephone masts to ensure that all heights of masts are subject to a full planning application and proper consultation with local councils (where possible);
· New build houses and business to be provided with in-built infrastructure to enable connection to fibre-optic broadband; &
· We support the Rural Coalition's call for infrastructure which reaches rural areas, so the rural economy can grow and create quality jobs.
NALC will be responding to the below review questions and is interested in the sector's views:
Question 1.1: If these in principle proposals (set out in Questions 2 to 5) were taken forward, what impact would they have on meeting the Government's ambitions in relation to mobile coverage including addressing 'total not-spots' and 'partial not-spots'?.
Question 3.1: Do you agree with the principle of amending permitted development rights to allow an increase in the width of existing ground-based masts by more than one third, to support 5G deployment and encourage greater utilisation of existing sites?
Question 5.1: Do you agree in principle with amending permitted development rights to increase the height of new masts, subject to prior approval?