Chairman's Report

Report for May meeting 2019

Since the last meeting, it has been relatively quiet in terms of DAPC business. Contact was received from a local resident asking whether or not DAPC had made any decisions related to a draft concept plan thought to have been issued by Sanctuary in connection with a revised layout of houses at Broadway Farm.

It was made clear that DAPC had no decision-making ability on any such proposal but had consistently related to the developer of the parish's desires that had been accumulated following their public exhibition some time ago.

It was also pointed out that attendance at Parish meetings alloweNews and village website.

We are, however, still awaiting Sanctuay's intentions to be lodged with CDC so that they may be discussed at a Parish meeting.

A meeting has been held with GCC's Highways officer to consider further works in DA We have been offered a 50% partnership approach to installing kerbing to the village green to prevent erosion caused by heavy goods vehicles turning too sharply so cutting into the green.

It is proposed to install granite blocks approximately 4 mtrs either way to the three corners of the green.

This will make the total length some 24 mtrs @ approx £50 per mtr to DAPC, a total cost of £1200.

A meeting has been held with Bidwells, the new managing agents for Farmcare. The senior partner Mr. Henry Turtill and the local agent, Mr. Jack Hawkesworth attended together with Cllr Karen Dangerfield and your Chairman.

Issues related to access to both public and permitted footpaths were discussed (See separate report) together with progress on gravel extraction.

It was stressed that communication between parties was essential for a good relationship to develop. Every indication of such was given by Mr.Turtill that this will happen. Bidwells are now the 'mouthpiece' of Farmcare and we have direct contact with them.

Finally, as your Chairman, may I thank all councillors for their support and hard work over the last term of office and look forward, in whatever capacity I may be, to working with them in the future.

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