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Minutes of the Meeting of Rocklands Parish Council
held on Monday 22 September 2008 in the Village Hall

P. Cotes (Chairman)
P. Smith (Vice Chairman)
Mrs N.Southgate
Mrs C. Jones
Ms S. Colenutt

7 Parishioners
W. Smith (District Councillor)


Apologies were received from Councillor Steel


The minutes of theCouncil Meeting meeting of the 28 July 2008 were signed as a correct record.


Any matters arising were covered by agenda items



Community Account 418.27
Business Premium Account3120.17

The Clerk reported that he had received the request for the 2009 precept,which would be on the next agenda


Planning applications had been received from

Mrs Allen - Rocklands - 17 The Street - 3PL/2008/1137/O - Erection of a 2 storey dwelling with attached garage. Resubmission
The Council had no objections

Mr Dunnett - Rocklands - Bridge House, Mount Pleasant - 3PL/2008/1228/F -Replacement of dwelling with new garage and workshop
The Council had no objection

Planning Permission had been granted for

Kirk Hall Farm - Rocklands, Toad Hall - 3PL/2008/0792/F Renovation and extension to dwelling

Mrs Burke - Rocklands - Orchard View, Mill Lane - 3PL/2008/0992/F - Proposed rear and side extension

Withdrawal of planning application

Rocklands - The Clubhouse, Green Lane - 3PL/2008/0572/F - Erection of 4 lights on training area

A notice had been received re Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Representation Procedure) (England) Regulation 2000, regarding Land at rear of Forestgate, Attleborough Road, 3PL/2008/0223/F. Refused

The matter of the lights on the playing field, which had been the subject of a planning application, now withdrawn, was briefly discussed and it was agreed to hold a site meeting after the meeting to look into the effects of the current lights on the surrounding area.


Following discussion the Council proposed the extension of the settlement boundary so that a limited development could take place, which would help to ensure the viability of village services and thus prevent a large number of additional journeys for schools, shopping etc.
It is suggested that the settlement boundary be extended to allow development in one of the following locations 1) In a linear form along the Street between Mill Lane and the B1077 with a possible S106 to be added to provide capital for improved drainage in the Street.2) In the area bounded by Low Lane, The Street and Rectory Road,
Any development only to be permitted provided the drainage problems of the village are addressed.
This proposal to extend the settlement boundary to allow limited development had overwhelming support of parishioners at the Council meeting of 29 July 2008.
A letter had been received from the Playing Field asking for considerable financial assistance and the playing field committee had been asked to attend to put their case. The Chairman temporarily closed the meting to allow Mr Fisher, Secretary/Treasurer to put their case.
Due to loss of volunteers they had lost the support of the 200 club which brought in about 2,400 per annum added to which the loss of volunteers due to age etc now meant that jobs done by them now would have to be contracted out grass cutting, cleaning and other general maintenance. There was also the general rise in the cost of services, electricity, insurance and health and safety matters, which were now becoming urgent. In all they were asking for 3000 to 4000 to be added to the precept to assist in maintaining this facility for the village.
The Chairman thanked the committee for their presentation and stated that the matter would be looked at when the 2009 budget was discussed. He then reopened the meeting
Councillor Smith reported that he was arranging a further site meeting with Jason Glasspole and Mr Gibbard to discuss the flooding problem now that they had both returned from holiday.


There was nothing on this item


Items of immediate interest were brought to the attention of Councillors and the remainder of the correspondence was circulated.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20 p.m.

The next meeting will be on Monday 10 November 2008 at 7.00 p.m. in the Village Hall