Minutes – Parish Council Meeting – 22 April, 2015



HELD ON THE 22nd April, 2015



PRESENT:  Mrs R Wood, (in the Chair), Mr G Davie, Mrs J Mannering, Mrs L Harris, Mrs C Beddoe and Mr J Blackman   


In attendance were District Councillor Thornton, the clerk and several members of the public.   


  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Mr David Marchant


  1. DECLARATION OF INTEREST – there was none.



  1. MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 6th March, 2015 – the Minutes were accepted as an accurate record and were so acknowledged by the signature of the Chairman.




(1)  Additional Parking at the Memorial Hall

In response to representations received the Chairman advised that plans to provide additional parking places on land between the Memorial Hall and the Memorial Hall Field were at a very preliminary stage and that the community will be fully consulted on these plans if the Parish Council considers that the provision of these additional parking spaces would be

an effective and cost efficient solution to the shortage of parking places in the centre of the Village.  The Chairman also advised that the approval of Knole Estate, SDC and the Planning Inspectorate would also be required

for such a scheme to go ahead.     

(2)  MUGA – responses back from KCC  

The clerk advised that the Parish Council’s questions re the scheme’s compliance with the term of the planning permission remains unanswered. 

(3)  Parish Council Elections 2015

Nomination forms have been submitted by five current members of the Parish Council:  Mrs Wood, Mrs Beddoe, Mrs Mannering. Mr Harris and Mr Blackman for the seven places on the Parish Council.    Mr Davie and Mr Marchant have elected not to stand for the Parish Council for a further term.  The five current members will therefore be duly elected as a result of an uncontested election.

(4)  Annual Parish Meeting, 27th May, 2015

It was confirmed that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held at 7.15 p.m. in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 27th May.   All Weald parishioners are most welcome to attend.  




           5.  CORRESPONDENCE


–          Open Spaces Society – Summer 2015 and Annual Report and

Accounts 2014.   


6.      PLANNING


Planning application reviewed:


SE/15/00689/FUL – St Edward the Confessor Church, Long Barn Road – Change of use of former church to dwelling –the Parish Council supported this application.


The Meeting was adjourned at 7.40 p.m.




The Meeting resumed at 8.10 p.m.




The Parish Council agreed to support the resident’s campaign to stop the felling of an ancient oak tree in 7 Elmfield Close.  Sevenoaks District Council has agreed to remove a TPO on this tree as it is alleged that this tree is responsible for damage to a nearly property.  The evidence that this tree is responsible for the damage is questionable and the Parish Council would not wish to see this tree removed without independent verification and/or other preventative measures being considered that would allow the tree to remain.





001542          KALC                      £492.15

001543          N E Spurr                 £2,177.00

001544          SDC                       £135.72


001545          N E Spurr                £306.00

001546          SDC                       £180.00

001547          Chiddingstone P.C.     £96.09


The meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.