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18 February 2013

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 18 February 2013

Present:                 Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

                               Councillors Caley, Dobson, Harbidge Hardy, Sinkler, Oliver, A Walker, Webster, Wells


Apologies:             Councillor N Walker,


In Attendance:       Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)


Public:                   There were no members of the public present for the public forum




Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 115b refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee; Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 115b refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.





There were no members of the public present



Resolved –The minutes of 21 January 2013 are signed as a true and correct record.




Public Rights of Way

A response had been received from Albanwise that supported some of the proposals put forward to improve footpaths around the village but did not support any extension to the bridleway network.  Work on Parish Paths would continue with the aim of developing proposals for establishing a wider set of links between different areas of the Parish.


A1035 Speed Limit

A response had been received and circulated that stated that East Riding of Yorkshire Council does not support reducing the speed limit on the Tickton bypass from 50 mph to 40 mph.





The Ward Councillor would be contacted regarding the state of the verges in Grange Crescent and the gullies throughout the village.





The information received from the Police and Neighbourhood Watch was noted.




Planning Decisions 


12/04873/PLF – Erection of single storey extension to rear and alterations to increase roof height with construction of dormer windows to front and rear at 1 The Paddock, Weel

This application is granted permission

Planning Applications


Ref 13/00111/PAD – Display of 8 No. Flagpoles with flag advertisement at High Farm Main Road Routh for Mr Pat Northgraves.


Resolved – An objection is to be raised as follows:

The Parish Council’s original reaction to the siting of a holiday park at High Farm was that it should not be visible from the road.  This advertising contravenes that principle.  The objection is based on the overbearing nature of the advertising; the public safety aspect and the visual (and audible) effect it has on its near neighbours. In the view of the Parish Council this application contravenes policy D15 of the Beverley Borough Plan as the flagpoles both detract from the local amenity and are not of a suitable size.  No evidence has been provided to show that to impose these flagpoles on the landscape would improve business.  There are other ways of advertising that the owner could pursue.

Overbearing – the signs are 12 metres high and clearly visible.  Routh is a rural location and as such should not be subjected to such blatant advertising. There is no way these flagpoles can be said to be assimilated into the existing environment – how can they be when their aim is to be seen.

Public Safety – contrary to the view of the Highways Department these signs are a threat to public safety.  They would be a distraction to road users.  The presence of the wind farm nearby does not mitigate their threat.  The symbols on the flags are there to attract people’s attention thus encouraging them to take their eyes off the road.  There is no footfall in this area – they are there to be noticed by those passing in cars. Public Safety has nothing to do with how far they are sited away from the road edge.  This is a question of their content.  This road is already dangerous, particularly at the entrance to this site.  The Highways Department have already recognised this by imposing a condition on the owner of the site in a previous application, to amend the entrance – which still has not been done, thus doubling the potential for an accident.

Visual Effect – Routh is a village. These flags are inconsistent with this being a rural location.  Residents in proximity to the site should at least be allowed some rural visual amenity   For the applicant to impose another detractor from the visual amenity so close to the wind farm and then justifying it on the grounds that the wind farm visual impact is having an adverse effect on business totally fails to recognise the impact this additional blight on the landscape would have on residents in the vicinity.


Additionally a comment should be made that if the planning officer is recommending a different decision, the application should be referred to the appropriate Committee/Sub-Committee and that if the application is ultimately approved the Parish Council request no icons on the flags to minimise the distraction.


Attention should also be drawn to the lack of progress on the necessary alterations to the entrance


12/04109/PLF(Amended) – Installation of ground mounted solar panels at Kinetic Special Vehicles Limited, Weel Road, Tickton for CKL Properties Ltd


Resolved – The previous comments still apply despite the amendments.




Financial Statement:


The financial statement to the end of January was presented to the Parish Council.  This also showed predicted an up to date prediction of the year end under spending.



Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £14.40 room hire


Mr Little



Mr Brice


Non Payment of Rent:


This item was withdrawn as payment had been received.





A letter had been received from RidgeWind asking for the appointment of two councillors to a steering group with the aim of establishing the body that administers the Community Fund.


Councillor Morris proposed that Councillors Oliver and Wells should be appointed this was seconded by Councillor Harbidge.



Resolved – The proposal was approved





The Jubilee Committee would soon be meeting to discuss potential jubilee memorials.





A return had been made to East Riding of Yorkshire Council that nominated Tamara Hall of Molescroft Grange Farm for The Chairman’s Environment Award


Resolved – The nomination of Ms Hall was retrospectively approved




Following two recently reported incidents when the bus failed to stop at the Routh Bus stop after dusk EYMS and ERYC would be contacted and asked for solutions to this problem.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.10 pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 18 March 2013.



These minutes should be considered draft until approved by a subsequent meeting of the Parish Council





Chair: Tickton and Routh Parish Council