There were apologies from Andy Millard, Sheila August and District Councillor Heath.
Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman: Mrs Diane Bratt was re-elected Chairman and Keith Mitchell, Vice chairman.
Chairman’s Announcements: The Chairman read a Statement on the Community Governance Review which is available on the PC and village websites should you wish to read it.
The Chairman also read a statement on the Milton Road project which reads as follows:
As residents are aware, work which has started on the PC’s land on Milton Road, is part of an on-going project to provide sports pitches and a community facility for all the community of Adderbury and has been planned for some years. The PC is complying with the wishes of the majority of residents in the village and the project has been extensively consulted on with the whole of Adderbury community. As well as other consultations, there have been two Parish Polls on aspects of this issue and a majority supported the project in both polls. The project is also included in the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan as Policy AD18, which was passed by a majority at Referendum and now forms part of CDC’s local plan. The PC is also working with a residents group, Working for Adderbury Community, to progress this exciting project for the whole community. The work currently being undertaken on the field is preparation of the pitch area which can only be completed during dry weather providing when there are suitable ground conditions. Details of the planning permission, reference 18/00220/F, can be found on the PC website and also CDC website.
With regard to dog fouling, new signs for the Lucy Plackett Playing Field had been ordered and would be erected as replacements.
County Councillor Report: CC Arash Fatemian reported that the government had earmarked £250m for ‘Active Travel’ which encouraged cycling and walking. £2.5m of this money would come to Oxfordshire which amounted to £40,000 per division of the county.
District Councillor Report: DC Andrew McHugh had chaired the Oxfordshire Health Improvement board meeting when it was hoped that Oxfordshire would become one of the first smoke free counties in the country. As had been widely suggested, stopping smoking and losing weight was a good way to protect oneself from Covid-19.
Planning: No observations had been made by the PC in respect of the following applications:
Dr J Greenberg – Hamelin Cottage, Horn Hill Road
Crest Nicholson Midlands – Land south of Cotefield Business Park Phase 2 Adj to Blossom Field Road
Mr Fairbairn – Greenhill House, Greenhill, Twyford
David Kennedy – 17 The Rise
Objections were raised concerning:
Mr Steve O’Rourke – 26 Deene Close
Hallam Land Management Ltd – Land North East of Oxford Road West of Oxford Canal and East of Bankside
Currently under consideration:
Mr Sam Donaghy – 9 Walton Ave
It was noted that the application relating to Katie MacDonald – OS Parcel 0080 West of Berry Hill Road adjoining and South of, Milton Road had been withdrawn.
FOCAL: Fundraising was obviously difficult at this time but donations could be made online, you could join the FOCAL 100 Club and you could click on the Smile App on Amazon. FOCAL was waiting to hear from OCC as to whether there would be a reduction on the charges for extra hours.
Milton Road Project
All pre-commencement conditions had been discharged by CDC so the PC’s Contractor had now begun the preparation of the pitch area for sport. This work would take some time and the public had been asked not to enter the field as there was no public access. The Planning Application 19/02796/F had completed the consultation stage and the application should be determined by the beginning of June. WFAC believe the next step would be to complete a survey of all Utilities for connection to the side and they have requested that the PC commission this survey and have suggested Latham’s Architects for this work. It was agreed to accept the report.
Annual Parish Meeting. It was confirmed that the Annual Parish Meeting had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. There would however be a Chairman’s Report.
Parish Council Matters
There had been no applications for co-option onto the PC.
Parish Council Documents: It was suggested that Standing Orders should be updated to include a facility for remote meetings should they be needed on any future occasions.
Otherwise it was agreed to accept the PC Documents and policies as listed.
The appointment of Council Representatives and Council Committees and Working Groups was agreed and Steven Cox would remain on the Environment Committee even though he had recently resigned as a Parish Councillor.
The Minutes of the Virtual Environment Committee Meeting held on 5 May were noted
Next Meeting: The next PC meeting will be held on 30 June 2020.