8 January 2024 minutes

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    Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council




1  Councillors Present:

Chairman Cllr Collis, Vice Chairman Cllr Rumming, Cllr Drury, Cllr Williams, Cllr Strange, Cllr Henderson .  Clerk Rose Love


Apologies:  Wiltshire Cllr S Bucknell.


Absent :  Cllr Luce, Cllr Woolford.


Six members of the public.


2  To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on Monday, 11 December 2023.

Proposed – Cllr Williams, seconded – Cllr Strange.

Resolved:  Approved.



3  To record declarations of interest from members regarding items on the agenda.



Public Participation:  A period not exceeding 15 minutes (3 minutes each speaker) for members of the public to ask questions and submit comments.  Please submit your questions or comments to the Clerk by emailing before 9a.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure inclusion.


Four members of the public and the chairman (declared as a member of the public at the time) spoke about concerns with surface water and sewage flooding in Dianmer Close and The Meadows.


4  Clerk’s Report and Correspondence.

See separate document.  Clerk report January 2024


5    Planning Applications to Consider

No new applications to consider.



Applications determined:   Noted.

a.  PL/2023/06408 and PL/2023/06434 – Basset Down Farmhouse, Basset Down SN4 9QP –

Proposed open porch and alterations to external doors. Approved with Conditions.


b.  PL/2023/08855 (Prior Notification – Telecoms Operators) – Oaklands Industrial Estate,

SN5 0AN – Erection of two new employment buildings (alterative to application

18/11078/FUL).  Approved with Conditions.


c.  PL/2023/09107 – Midge Hall Nurseries, Coped Hall, SN4 8ER – Proposed Base Station

upgrade to the existing 12.0m high Phosco monopole.  Proposed removal and replacement of

existing 12.0m high CU Phosco K3 monopole and existing 3No. antennas with proposed 17.5m

hight CU Phosco monopole c/w 4.9 headframe and proposed 3No. antennas and 1No. GPS

Node.  Existing 300 dish to be relocated to proposed monopole.  Existing equipment cabin to

be upgraded internally and associated ancillary works.  Prior Approval Granted.


d.  PL/2023/10343 (Prior Notification – Building) – Studley Grange Garden Centre, SN4 9QT –

Proposed glasshouse and polytunnels.  Prior Approval Not Required.




6    Highway/Roadwork/Parish Maintenance to Consider.

a.  To discuss Highways Improvement Request sent to council by a member of the public, and

any comments the council wishes to add to the request.


Highways Improvement Request concerning road safety on A3102 at the entrance to Spittleborough Farm.


Resolved:  Council supports the request and the suggested safety measures.  The clerk will forward the form to Wiltshire Council with the parish council’s comments of support.


Items brought forward for clerk to action:  Report both bollards no longer working, request continued tree trimming on M4 embankments, request parish steward to clean mud on pavement where tree trimming has occurred.


7    Other Business To Consider.

a.  Review and approve Scheme of Delegation of Powers (Delegated Authority) for 2024.

Proposal to reauthorise for one year – Cllr Drury, seconded – Cllr Henderson.


Resolved:  Approved.



b.  To discuss and approve Top 10 landmarks to include on bus shelter map.


Resolved:  Ten potential landmarks were decided, with addition of some geographical items.  Items for consideration will be discussed with the artist before final approval.



8    Finance To Consider.

a.  Expenditures: No expenditures beyond pre-approved regular monthly payments.


b.  Discussion and possible approval of estimated quote from A. Brewster for £50 to trim hedges around BT phone box. (Waiting for clarification if £50 per trim or £50 per month.)


Proposal to accept the estimation of £50 for each trim (one to two at most per year) – Cllr Henderson, seconded – Cllr Rumming.


Resolved:  Approved.


c.  To decide on new mobile plan with Three Mobile.

Council to stay with Three for a 24 month contract, subject to predetermined % rises each April.

Proposed – Cllr Henderson, seconded – Cllr Drury.


Resolved:  Approved.


d.  Updated draft 2024/2025 budget and final precept approval.

Hedge trimming and mobile phone plan will be considered in updated draft.  Precept to be

considered between current £11,500 up to £11,750.


The council precept will be set at £11,650, which should equate to a zero rise in the public’s

tax payment.


Proposed – Cllr Williams, seconded – Cllr Rumming.


Resolved:  Approved


9    Matters Arising for Next Meeting.

  • SHELAA application for Land at Flaxlands House
  • 3rd Quarter Financial Report
  • Decisions on APM – food/drink, flyers to print





Determine date/time of next meeting.

12 February 2024, 19:15.



With all business concluded, the meeting closed at 20:20.