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Community Council Minutes - February 2017

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
7th February 2017, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye (Chair); P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert, Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson; Nine Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllrs Trudy Duffy and Graham Kilby
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately, no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were no incidents to note in our area from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. A MoP raised concern over lack of officer attendance at CC meetings, as there have been a number of rural thefts in recent months. Cllr Cuthbert replied that there is the possible development of Officers rotating between CC meetings in the near future.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Cllr Barnacle pointed out that “Church Committee” should be changed to “Village Hall Committee” in the minute about Station Road Adoption. Otherwise the minutes were accepted as a true record and signed off.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site: Cllr Barnacle notes that the chalet mentioned last month has now been removed again. Applications can now be made for connections to Drum waste water treatment plant, which brought some public concerns as to how such applications are prioritised and accepted.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: A member of the public has written to this CC asking about creation of safe routes to Fossoway Primary School, and the progress of the planned cycle route from Crook of Devon to Kinross. Cllr Robertson confirmed that the Coldrain to Balado cycle route would be following the dismantled Devon railway, planning is approved and funds secured with works commencing in spring - plans to link from Balado to Kinross will eventually complete the route.
Cllr Cuthbert made the meeting aware that there is a defined travel plan for Crook of Devon Primary School for safer routes to school and suggested that the Community Consultation Event on the 18th would provide an opportunity for members of the public to put forward their priorities and views re A977 mitigation measures.
Powmill Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that the Powmill bloom group will be meeting with the Crook of Devon Bloom group on 8th February. The group have made a move to brand planters, furniture etc., in an attempt to discourage thefts.
Progress on the Phone Box adoption has come to a standstill due to some conflicting views over liability. Cllr Cuthbert suggested the CC could purchase the phone box, which their insurance should cover, whilst the Bloom group could be responsible for its maintenance.
The refurbished Powmill Milk bar will re-open on Friday 10th February.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has arranged a site meeting with Profile Projects, PKC planning representatives, PKC property, a Fossoway CC representative and other interested parties at 10:00am on Tuesday 14th February.
Domestic Waste Exemption Form: Last month a MoP reported that it was very hard to answer the questions on this form, needed for an ordinary householder to take a van or trailer to the dump, if you were retired. The form has now been modified to make this much easier. Cllr Giacopazzi mentioned the form can be filled out on line and is now fairly straightforward, go to http://www.pkc.gov.uk/recyclingpermits for more info.
Speeding Through Villages: No progress at the moment due to lack of staff resources but Cllr Barnacle has made contact with relevant persons at PKC.
Crook Hall Bollards: Longer-term solutions are being looked into, Cllr Barnacle has arranged for the grit bin to be moved.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that this is still awaiting final confirmation of four residents’ contributions – some because properties have changed hands.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Safer Route to School – Drum, Ivy Cottage, Powmill Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme, Crook and Drum Growing Together: No update. Hydro Scheme: CCllr Duffy will give an update about this and a possible community event next month. Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy will give an update on this at next month’s CC meeting.

New Business
Old Fossoway Bridge: This bridge over the River Devon on the A91 between Muckhart and Carnbo was struck by a vehicle causing some damage, which CCllr Brown reported to Cllr Robertson, who in turn reported it to Derek Davidson, PKC Engineer. Mr Davidson replied that works to repair the problem are scheduled for March. CCllr Brown brought to the meeting’s attention that the bridge is not currently listed like other 19th century bridges in the area, even though it is a Recorded Historic Monument. PKC have informed us that Historic Environment Scotland will accept listing proposals from interested community members. This CC intends to propose this with CCllr Brown submitting an application. Cllr Giacopazzi asked what would be the benefits of listing a bridge. Cllr Barnacle suggested that if a structure is of considerable age and historic significance then it should merit protection through listing, he also raised the point that a proposed priority system for the bridge was explored in the past to improve safety. Cllr Robertson suggested that the listing of a feature or building can produce a standard by which a building should be repaired, be that to retain its character, appearance or traditional elements of its construction. However, the consensus at the meeting was not to move forward with applying for listed status for Old Fossoway Bridge.
LDP Public Consultation: There will be a meeting at Crook of Devon Village Hall on Saturday 18th February between 11am and 2pm. The meeting is to discuss possible developments in the Crook of Devon, Blairingone and Rumbling Bridge area. Cllr Barnacle called for further public comments on designated developments, as well as A977 improvements. Comments from members of the public can help to inform what is within LDP2, or not, depending on response. The delay in LDP2 has provided an opportunity for more consultation with the public.
One MoP raised concern that the Community Consultation Event fell on a half term date meaning some families will not be able to attend, will there be a secondary date?
CCllr Farquhar, voiced concern that residents of Powmill were excluded from the LDP consultation despite historic proposals for the village which seem to have gone quiet, as well as concerns that new residents or less well informed residents will miss an opportunity to comment or become aware of possible developments within the village. In response, Cllr Barnacle stated that there will be feedback through A977 discussion critical to Powmill and that it would be worthwhile for Powmill residents to attend.
A MoP raised concerns over the extent of development in Fossoway villages when it could be focussed in cities. Cllr Barnacle responded that the majority of development as outlined in TayPlan is in fact concentrated within the tiered centre towns with a lack of allocation or zoning in small rural villages. Cllr Giacopazzi commented that zoning is used to protect greenfield sites etc., from over development. Cllr Barnacle recommends that the event on the 18th will be an ideal opportunity for the community to put forward such concerns and suggestions regarding planning in the area.
Edinburgh Airport – Airspace Change Programme: The airport has now launched the second consultation about proposed changes to flight paths to and from the airport. CCllr Brown has studied the proposals (available at letsgofurther.com) and concluded that the apparently preferred path for Route F, F2a, has the highest CO2 emissions of the six proposed options due to a longer track. Bringing into question how sustainable this option is and how it may affect residents and the environment of Fossoway, as well as Fife and Kinross in general. Otherwise, the changes should have little noticeable impact on this community. Cllr Giacopazzi’s analysis is that the aircraft are at such a height over the area as not to affect the community, however he advised the CC to make a comment re CO2 emissions through the platform provided.
Foul Habits: Blairgowrie & Rattray CC have suggested that supermarkets and other retailers should be encouraged to promote the sale of Dog Poo bags alongside the dog food displays. Free dog poo bags are currently available at library and local shops, 1 pack of 50 per day. They have asked this CC to support this campaign and the general consensus at the meeting seemed to be positive toward the idea. On this topic Cllr Robertson encouraged people not to leave dog waste that is in poo bags on paths trails etc., and to find a bin.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Cheape: The Kinross Fund is currently looking for new funding opportunities.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle has written to Daryl McKeown of PKC re instatement of a 40mph speed limit on the U241 at Drum, and the erection of a No Entry sign in Main Street. Cllr Barnacle brought to attention the Scottish Government Consultation on Planning running until 4th of April, which all councillors will respond to and he suggests any interested members of the public to contribute also. He has raised concern over lack of planning enforcement at a site in Rumbling Bridge.
Dave Cuthbert: Action partnership, looking to hold event at time of farmers market, advertising to come. Budget meeting end of February, PKC may see an increase in funding.
Joe Giacopazzi: Cllr Giacopazzi also brought to attention that there will be an additional sum of £3.2 million in the coming budget, on top of additional funds raised from increasing council rates on higher bands and retention of commercial rate increases.
Willie Robertson: It is currently a good time for litter picking with the vegetation died back, if any members of the public know an area prone to littering such as grass verges etc., they should get in contact with a councillor or PKC.
PKC have revised policy on 20mph limits, if communities are concerned with speeding in villages they can reapply for signage etc. The sooner communities apply the more quickly their issues can be addressed.
Core path maintenance, if anybody feels a path is in need of maintenance they can contact PKC for facilities to put together a volunteer group as well as the relevant resources for enabling such works.

Planning Matters
16/02060/FLL Erection of dwelling house and garage (revised design and layout) at land 20 metres east of 3 Ashfield, Carnbo. Objected on grounds of planning history.
16/02226/LAW Extension to dwelling house (proposed) Balhaldie, Main Street, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UR. No CC comment.
17/00029/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) land 50 metres north of Craighead House, Drum. No CC comment.
17/00083/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Easter Coldrain Farmhouse, Coldrain, Kinross, KY13 0QW. No CC comment.
17/00128/FLL Formation of Vehicular access at Birchbank, Main Street, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UQ.
No CC Comment at the moment, however the period for comment has been extended by 21 days from the 7th February, due to the adjacent Church not receiving neighbour notification. The CC may comment based on the Church’s concerns about ownership of the land involved.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: tocs.tnemailrap|nospmohT.anroL#tocs.tnemailrap|nospmohT.anroL is the Office Manager for MSPs: Murdo Fraser, Dean Lockhart, Liz Smith & Alexander Stewart.
Kinross Farmer’s Market will be held on the 4th Saturday of each month from April to November between 9am and 1pm. A survey is being held to decide whether to close the High Street during the markets.
The Crook of Devon Railway Path will be reinstated by John Fraser during February.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will be holding their annual Loch Leven Walkathon on Sunday 19th March, all welcome – details at: www.scotlandwalkathon.com

AOCB: TBS
A MoP raised concern over tree felling on the site of former Crook of Devon Manse, has there been a follow up on the tree felling which took place before planning permission was granted? Cllr Cuthbert raised the issue with relevant persons at PKC since December meeting but is still awaiting a response. This brought forward the recurring concern of members of the public and councillors re the enforcement of planning conditions as well as when and when not certain works can take place on a site, or if conditions in an outline application are carried over to a detail application. Cllr Giacopazzi will bring the issue of enforcing conditions such as retaining trees etc., to the upcoming Member Officer Working Group.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Site, A977 Mitigation, Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme, Crook and Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Community Sports Hub, Station Road Adoption, Blairingone War Memorial.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th March 2017 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - January 2017

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
10th January 2017, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Joe Giacopazzi; Five Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllr Graham Kilby; Cllrs Dave Cuthbert and Willie Robertson (both attending Portmoak CC.)
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note, received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: A large tub containing an evergreen shrub was stolen from Church Road, Crook of Devon between 7th and 15th December. Sergeant Amanda Nicholson is no longer the Community Co-ordinator for Perth and Kinross, and the role will not be filled. Instead, our point of contact is the local Community Sergeant – Sergeant Nichola Forrester for Kinross who can be contacted on: ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|tpcerihs-ssornikedisyat#ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|tpcerihs-ssornikedisyat. There is also going to be a new Inspector, replacing Inspector Pettigrew.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site: New chalet appeared at the site – Cllr Robertson asked PKC’s enforcement officer to investigate, however it turned out that the chalet is intended for one of the approved pitches and is only in its current position temporarily. Cllr Barnacle has received a response from Scottish Water, stating that investigations into extraneous surface water joining the waste have revealed some problems that can be fixed. This means that the Drum processing plant does have a small amount of spare capacity, which will allow the Traveller’s site, and several other sites that had applied earlier, to be connected, although the applicants will still need to fund the connection themselves. Cllr Giacopazzi noted that the Scottish Government are proposing that retrospective applications will in future attract a higher fee.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Cuthbert raised the issue of missing white lines and cats-eyes with Stuart D’All who replied explaining that painting white lines between October and March is generally unsuccessful, however they will try and repaint the longer sections that have been resurfaced. Mr D’All noted that edge lines are no longer being painted as only statutory lines are now painted due to budget restrictions. The cats-eyes will be replaced when the A832/A977 junction is (hopefully) resurfaced later this year.
Local Cllrs met Chic Haggart this week during which it emerged that the officer working on the plan for the A977 measures is no longer employed by PKC, hopefully they will be replaced shortly.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: The Community Benefit Group are still finalising their organisation and preparing for the community engagement exercise in the next few months. Cllr Barnacle suggested that it might be possible to combine this exercise with a proposed survey of sports requirements in Fossoway, although this has not yet been agreed with PKC. There is the potential for some of the scheme’s contingency fund to be passed on to the Community Group; however the amount is not yet known.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that one of their tubs had been stolen (see Police report above.)
Powmill Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that another plant tub has been stolen, this time from the display on the bridge, which is very frustrating and demoralising for the group, nevertheless, the group is determined to continue and remain enthisiastic. More funding is being applied for, and 100 saplings have been donated by another charitable group.
The phone box at Gartwhinzean Feus, Powmill is scheduled for removal, but BT has a scheme whereby unused phone boxes can be purchased by the community for £1. The Bloom Group have expressed a desire to adopt this box, however BT will only pass them on to recognised local authorities, so the CC have asked BT if they can purchase it and then pass it on to the Bloom Group. There is a small issue that the CC is not allowed to spend its administration grant on this sort of purchase, so the necessary funds will have to be donated to the CC, which should not be a major problem!
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that the Roads Department and Church Committee are awaiting an updated list of frontagers, as some properties have changed hands. Once this is available, then the letters can be sent out and the contract set.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has now had confirmation that the developers did originally agree to fund the removal to the sum of £2000. The next step is to get a qualified mason to confirm that it is possible to move the monument without damaging it or the building.
Ivy Cottage, Powmill: Cllr Barnacle will investigate whether the notice has been served on the owner.
Craigton Lane Adoption: Cllrs Barnacle and Giacopazzi both believe that this is a private matter and the council can’t do anything to make the developer complete the work.
Sports Hub: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the hub on 15th December at which the member clubs reported on analyses of their members’ interests and the strengths and weaknesses of their clubs. Generally there is considerable enthusiasm and amongst other events a Junior Park Run is planned for later this year, and volunteers will be sought to help organise this.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Safer Route to School – Drum, Dunning Glen, Speeding Through Villages: No update.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: We are still awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved, however local Cllrs are pressing them for a prompt response.

New Business
20s Plenty for Us Campaign: The CC has received a suggestion from this campaign that we should start a group in this area. CCllr Duffy has looked into this scheme, and it seems more appropriate for urban areas. Cllr Giacopazzi reports that PKC already has a policy of only implementing 20mph limits in carefully chosen places.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Sports Hub (see above.)
CCllr Cheape attended a meeting of the Kinross-shire fund in January, but there were no grant applications to consider. The next meeting, in February, will concentrate on fund-raising.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle is attending a meeting to discuss a proposed Biomass plant at Westfield with Fife and PKC councillors – this scheme would use the B9097 as a haul road, which may affect the B9097 action plan.
There is to be a review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies in 2018, and the Boundary Commission has published initial proposals suggesting that Kinross-shire should be combined with Cowdenbeath. Cllr Barnacle has strongly objected to this proposal on the grounds that the two areas are of completely different rural vs urban character. Additionally Cllr Cuthbert has produced detailed population figures for alternative ward groupings suggested by PKC.
There is to be a public consultation about how the Local Development Plan will affect Blairingone, Crook of Devon, Drum and Rumbling Bridge. The event will be on Feb 18th between 11am and 2pm in the Crook of Devon Hall. It’s not clear how this can best be publicised, although the suggestion by PKC that this CC would be able to deliver leaflets to 650 houses is certainly not realistic, however the CC will assist with displaying posters and announcing the event on its Facebook page and website.
Joe Giacopazzi: It’s going to be a tough year for budgeting, with a further grant cut from central government, however there is some good news in that the Council is now going to be allowed to keep all of the Commercial Council Tax income, and to make an increase in Domestic Council Tax rates which improves things somewhat.
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Planning Matters
16/02132/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and 2 no garages at Land 50 metres west of Easter Cockairney Farm, Kinross.
No CC Comment.
16/02209/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at Thornybrook, Fossoway, Kinross, KY13 0UP.
No CC Comment.

Cllr Barnacle notes that conditions imposed by an outline application seem to disappear when a full application is granted. Local Councillors intend to discuss this anomaly at the next Member Officer Working Group.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: PKC will no longer be issuing Bin Collection Calendars; instead you have to print your own from: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/bindates
From 9th January, a yearly permit will be required to take a van, whether liveried or not, or a trailer longer than six feet to PKC’s rubbish dumps. Private individuals can apply for a (free) Domestic Exemption Permit. A MoP pointed out that meeting the criteria to actually obtain a permit for a private individual seems to be very difficult. Cllr Barnacle will look into this.
The 40mph speed limit in Carnbo is being extended from the A91 into the U221.

AOCB: John Anderson asked the local councillors to look into the lack of enforcement of planning conditions. Cllr Giacopazzi said that this would be a good topic for discussion at the next MOWG.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Site, A977 Mitigation, Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme, Crook and Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Station Road Adoption, Blairingone War Memorial.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th February 2017 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - December 2016

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
6th December 2016, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Graham Kilby and Graham Pye; Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Dave Cuthbert; 14 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: Cllrs Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson.
Co-option of New CC Member: The CC welcomes Cameron Brown as a new co-opted member – Proposed: CCllr Duffy; Seconded: CCllr Kilby.
Declarations of Interest: CCllrs Duffy and Donachie declared an interest in planning application 16/01313/FLL.
Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were three incidents to note, received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch and directly from PC Douglas Stapleton: Wooden slats were removed from a bench in Powmill on 9th November; There was a theft of a tractor from outside a farm near to Powmill; There was a theft of a quad bike from outside a farm on the B9097 close to Findatie – two males have been charged for this offence. Cllr Cuthbert reports that there is to be a new Community Police Sergeant in Kinross – hopefully that will mean more police attendance at these meetings in future.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off with an amendment to minute the issue with the adoption of Craigton Lane (see new business below.)
Tullibole Castle’s Halloween Walk: Roderick Moncrieff described how this year 400 people walked through the woods on the weekend before Halloween. Roderick proposes to run a fund-raising event similar to the Enchanted Forest for the week leading up to Halloween next year, with the potential for a large number of vehicles and visitors during the week. The Rotary Club will provide the principal stewards and take a corresponding percentage of the proceeds. There is an opportunity for other local groups or individual volunteers to help with the stewarding - approximately twelve stewards would be needed each evening.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site: Cllr Barnacle is still awaiting a response from Scottish Water.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Giacopazzi arranged for drains to be cleared on the A977 to the south of Gairney Burn Lane. CCllr Duffy has received numerous complaints from MoP about the lack of white lines in the sections of the A977 that have been resurfaced. Cllr Barnacle will continue to chase this, especially the replacement of the cats-eyes; Cllr Cuthbert has been told that winter gritting would damage new lines, which is why they have not been replaced as yet. Ian Kipling, a new member of PKC’s highways department, is looking into the speed activated signs and the bollards opposite Crook Village Hall. Cllrs Cuthbert and Barnacle are seeking a meeting with Mr Kipling to discuss the A977 Mitigation Measures before proposals are published, and the CC will hopefully join this meeting. MoP reported that the grass verge is being dug up along the A977 between Crook of Devon and Powmill – Cllrs will investigate.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: The Community Benefit Group are still finalising their organisation and preparing for the public consultation next year. A MoP reports that there is rubbish left over from the construction – CCllr Duffy will mail Hugh Wallace to ask for this to be addressed.
Speeding Through Villages: CCllr Duffy has been assured that we can apply for surveys of vehicle speeds through the villages. Cllr Cuthbert has been pursuing the deployment of “pop-up policemen”, however the lack of any documented proof that they actually work is holding this up.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that they are still waiting to receive their grant.
Powmill Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that, as reported in the police report above, wooden slats have been removed from a bench they have placed opposite Aldie Road. Additionally, the bench opposite the Milk Bar has also been attacked by vandals. The group is proposing to adopt the red telephone box in Powmill, however Cllr Cuthbert suggested that it would be better if the CC acquired it, however we have concerns about whether the CC would then be liable for any accidents, and it’s also not clear whether we are allowed to fund this sort of project from our administration allowance, both initially and ongoing.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that letters containing the new contribution amount have been sent out, and already two people have agreed to it. He is hopeful that the scheme will soon go ahead.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has not yet received a written reply from Profile Projects, confirming their financial contribution, although this has been verbally promised. Once this has been received, the next step is to contact a local mason to confirm the proposal of using high pressure water jets to detach the memorial without causing any damage.
B9097 Route Action Plan: Portmoak CC had proposed that the section of the B9097 to the east of the M90 should receive a 50mph speed limit; Cllr Barnacle supported this, and proposed that the limit should be imposed on the entire length of the road, however PKC’s Road Safety Officer has rejected this on the grounds that this was not raised as a road safety issue by Police Scotland. The community present noted that the current speed of vehicles is already often in excess of the National limit, but the limit seems to be rarely, if ever, enforced.
Ivy Cottage, Powmill: PKC have issued a repair notice to the owner, who lives in America.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Sports Hub, Safer Route to School – Drum, Dunning Glen: No update.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: We are still awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved, however local Cllrs are pressing them for a prompt response.

New Business
Craigton Lane Adoption: Cllr Barnacle is trying to get Eddie Jordan, PKC’s Enforcement Officer, to clarify the position about the preparation for adoption of this road, which was started on earlier in the year but no work has been done since June.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Duffy attended the Living Streets Workshop on 15th November where the “walkability of a community” was discussed. The tool enables identification of areas that could be improved to make them better for pedestrians. CCllr Duffy hopes to adapt this tool so it can also be applied to rural environments.
CCllr Brown attended the Planning User’s Forum on 9th November – PKC will publish a Whitepaper in December containing guidance for CCs on input to planning decisions. The Place Standard tool may be useful to identify local issues.
CCllr Cheape was due to attend a meeting of the Kinross-shire fund, but this has been postponed until the New Year.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle reminds us that the delay to the Main Issues report allows the possibility of further consultation in some areas.
Dave Cuthbert: Cllr Cuthbert notes that the budget setting period is approaching, and uncertainty about future finances are resulting in further cuts being proposed, with some areas already at critical staffing levels. The Action Partnerships seem to have stalled at the earliest stage of identifying issues, without any significant progress in actually addressing the issues already identified. Perhaps these groups would work better if done at a more local level, where the issues are already well known.
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Planning Matters
16/01747/FLL Erection of 3 no dwelling houses at Crook of Devon House (former manse), Main Street, Crook of Devon. Object on grounds of over-development (discussed by email prior to this meeting, following a lack of quorum at an earlier meeting.) Several MoPs noted that the applicant has felled a large number of large trees on the site and also cleared other vegetation. Cllr Cuthbert will report this to the enforcement officer.

16/01879/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and shed, Cairnfold Farm, Blairingone. No CC Comment.

16/01922/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house and installation of flue at Craighead Cottage, Drum, Kinross, KY13 0PP. No CC Comment.

16/01874/FLM Deletion of condition 6 (occupation) of permission 08/01561/FLM (Formation of Equestrian Centre, Utility Shed, Indoor riding school, stables, four chalets/cottages, and seven dwelling houses with associated car parking at Land 100 metres west of Easter Muirhead Cottage, Blairingone. Object on grounds of increased traffic on unsuitable road.

16/01743/FLL Erection of stable buildings (in retrospect) at Dollar Equestrian Centre, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7ND Object on grounds of increased traffic on unsuitable road.

16/01962/FLL Extensions to dwelling house and formation of decking at 1 Windy Ridge, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7PB. No CC Comment.

16/01313/FLL Erection of a dwelling house, Land 40 metres west of Devonlade, Main Street, Crook of Devon
Object on the grounds that the outline consent specified only a single storey house and now two storeys is proposed; Land raising is proposed on a functional flood plain contrary to the development plan.

16/02014/FLL Alterations/extensions to dwelling house use at 8, Mossend Green, Powmill. Dollar, FK14 7NJ. No CC Comment.

16/01900/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 400 metres north east of Leepark, Coldrain. No CC Comment.

16/01901/FLL Erection of two holiday accommodation units at land 250 metres north east of Leepark, Coldrain. No CC Comment.

16/02007/FLL Erection of a replacement garage at Garden Cottage, Solsgirth, Dollar, FK14 7NB. No CC Comment.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: It is proposed to extend the 40mph speed limit in Carnbo onto Gelvan Moor Road.
Xmas/New Year waste collections: Sunday 25th December -> 24th; Monday 26th December -> 24th; Sunday 1st January -> 31st December; Monday 2nd January -> 31st December. No garden or food waste collections from 23rd December to 6th January.

AOCB: The Rumbling Bridge Car Park has changed owners; Cllr Barnacle is seeking written confirmation of the enforcement position.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Site, A977 Mitigation, Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme, Speeding Through Villages, Crook and Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Station Road Adoption, Blairingone War Memorial, Craigton Lane Adoption.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 10th January 2017 7:30 pm
NOTE: Date Change from 3rd!
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome


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