MINUTES OF FARNHAM PARISH MEETING
Tuesday 2 October 2018
At St Oswalds Church
The chairman welcomed all attenders including Zoe Metcalfe, Harrogate Borough councillor, Joe Harben from Yorkshire Water (YW) and new resident, Simon Theakston.
Apologies were readout and the meeting was quorate.
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
4. MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF 17 APRIL AND 4 JULY 2018
Anne Wylie proposed and Bryan Dixon seconded a motion accepting the minutes as a true record of the meeting on 17 April.
Grace Fletcher proposed and Derek Wood seconded a motion accepting the minutes as a true record of the meeting on 4 July.
These were passed unanimously.
5. MATTERS ARISING
Michael Taylor summarised the outcome of the planning application discussed at the meeting on 4 July (application withdrawn after various representations including objections from Historic England, lawyers acting for the Parkins and 2 senior members of Harrogate BC).
He also reported that the newly issued Harrogate plan includes no plans for development in Farnham, the 2 sites considered in a Sustainability Assessment (the one discussed at the 4 July meeting and land leading to the cross roads towards Ferrensby) having been rated as unsuitable for development.
6. TREASURER’S REPORT
a) The Treasurer reported that the Parish Meeting is no longer required to have its annual return externally audited. Barry Cawood continues his role as internal auditor.
b) The Treasurer stated that the Parish Precept application for 2019/20 needed to be approved at the Meeting.
The 2018/19 precept is £1700. She reported that no increase was proposed for 2019/20. The quote for grass cutting has increased slightly, but the provision for one off costs is unlikely to be needed during the current year.
Malcolm Staveley proposed and Robert Halford seconded a motion proposing the precept remains at £1700 for 2019/20. This was passed unanimously.
7. PLANNING MATTERS
The Parish raised no objections to the following 3 applications, all of which have now been approved:
1) Old Village Hall – erection of a porch
2) Ripon Sailing Club – erection of decking