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Community Council Minutes - January 2016

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th January 2016, Blairingone Primary School

As mentioned in last month’s minutes we omitted some agenda items from the EGM, so another one was held before the start of the normal meeting:
Election of Vice Chair: Richard Nesbitt; Proposed: Trudy Duffy; Seconded: Graham Pye.
The Constitution, Standing Orders and Code of Conduct were adopted.
The treasurer gave a brief financial statement: The current balance is £148.10.
Dates of the meetings for the rest of the year are as follows: 2nd February, 1st March, 5th April, 3rd May (AGM), 7th June.
There were no outstanding training issues.
This concluded the EGM, and the normal meeting followed.

Attending: Community Cllrs: Trudy Duffy (TD), Graham Pye (GP) and Graham Kilby (GK); Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Joe Giacopazzi; 13 Members of the Public.
Apologies: CClrs: Kevin Borthwick (KB), Angus Cheape (AC) and Richard Nesbitt (RN); Cllrs Dave Cuthbert and Willie Robertson.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Sgt Hughes and PC Sturgess attended the meeting. No report had been received by the time of the meeting, although the officers present had a copy of the report and will email it. Recent crimes in our area include the theft of a money box from Crook of Devon, for which a suspect has been arrested. The CC complimented the Police force for their increased presence, especially on the A977, during the Forth Road Bridge (FRB) closure and for their management of the resulting increased traffic. The increased presence will continue during the restriction of HGVs over the FRB. MoP asked if the Kinross Police station was still open – yes, it is still in use by officers 24/7, although there is no longer a constantly manned public desk. KB had asked for his concern about the number of incidents (at least 12) in Kinross-shire in the last few months, PC Sturgess pointed out that the majority of these incidents were not in our immediate area, which continues to be fairly safe. It’s not clear why the number of thefts is increasing, but the Police will continue to maintain vigilance, including night patrols, within the limits of their available resources. MoP asked if there had been any increase in accidents during the FRB closure – the three incidents known to the Police all involved drivers who would have been using that route anyway, but possibly the increased traffic resulted in more congestion during the handling of the events which made them more obvious.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site: Councillor Giacopazzi noted that the review of the compliance with the 2012 permission will be at the DMC meeting next week. The paper to be presented at that meeting reports that all generators have now been fitted with acoustic housings, and there are no new noise complaints; SSE are working on an electricity supply and discussions continue with Scottish Water on how to address the drainage issue. Councillor Barnacle reported a conversation with Nick Bryan who said that there was currently an enforcement notice in place, but it was not clear which condition this applied to. Councillor Barnacle also pointed out the inconsistency in the current planning application (see below) in which Neighbour Notifications had been made to six addresses on the site, even though the existing consent only allows five.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: Work has started, but is held up by the weather.
Lambhill Chipping plant: At the 8th December meeting of the Local Review Body (LRB) it was decided that the Appeal would not be decided until the applicant had attended and made a presentation. The LRB will inform the applicant what they wish to be covered in this presentation. A MoP stated that it seemed only fair that local residents should also have a chance to make such a presentation, and Councillor Barnacle has contacted the LRB convenor with the same request. The LRB are being scrupulous in ensuring that there is no bias in their deliberations by not allowing any local councillors to sit on the LRB, and the Convenor, who has declared an interest in this application, is handing over the chair to another councillor during this appeal’s review.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle notes that progress towards re-trunking will be a very long process. Once the FRB is fully re-opened, PKC Roads department should check for any damage to the A977 as a result of the increased traffic during the diversion, and apply to the Scottish Government for funding to repair it.
Community Sport Hub: GK will attend the next meeting on 14th January.
Cuts in Inter-City Bus Services: Cllr Giacopazzi reports that there is to be a new X56 service leaving Edinburgh about 5pm to carry commuters back to Kinross.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle wrote to all the residents on 17th December; he reported that the funding gap of £800 has now been met by the Village Hall Committee, who have set up a sub-committee to take the adoption forward. The first event to raise the funds will be a Burn’s Night Supper on the 5th February.
Landscape Areas – Kinross-shire: There is an opportunity to ask for change in a meeting this month.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Blairingone War Memorial, Lambhill Forestry Site, Safer Route to School – Drum, Ivy Cottage Powmill: No update.
Signage at Vicar’s Bridge Road: Has been ordered.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: Awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved.
Crook Moss Community Involvement: Ongoing.
Boundary Commission: Awaiting decision after our comments.

New Business
Emergency Support Centre: During the FRB closure, the CC was asked if they would help set up a centre to receive people stranded as a result of accident or bad weather. Several of the CC members have agreed to be contacts and a request has been made to use the Village Hall, although we have not yet had a response from the Committee.
Waymarking of Core Paths in Blairingone: Consultation documents have been sent out to affected parties. It appears that the proposed signs are acceptable.
Broomhill Cottage to Aldie Road Multi-Use Path: George Lawrie was present at the meeting and reported that a contractor has been appointed and work on this path will start shortly. The surface will now be tarmac, and the existing railway ballast will be re-used for the path founds meaning that only tarmac will need to be brought in. Self-closing gates will be installed at each end of the path. Over the next three years, the path will be extended to Kinross. George recommended that the CC should consider setting up a “Paths Group” to help maintain existing paths and champion the creation of new paths – similar groups have been very successful in other CC areas.
LDP2 MIR Consultation: The Main Issues Report (MIR) has recently been published. This document contains proposed variations to the Local Development Plan (LDP) which defines where, and how, development can take place in Perth and Kinross-shire. Comments on the MIR must be made before the 16th March, preferably on the form obtainable at http://www.pkc.gov.uk/mainissuesldp2. There will be consultation events at LLC on Saturday 16th January from 11am to 3pm and Tuesday 23rd February from 3pm to 8pm. Main items of interest in this area are: Proposals to review infrastructure (roads, sewage provision, etc.); Additional development site at Crook of Devon (to get community benefit to provide roundabout and to trigger Sewage plant expansion); Development proposals in Blairingone (to elicit community comment).
Road Closure Fossoway School: The road will be closed to allow works by BT from 11th to 25th January.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: A constituent has approached Cllr Barnacle to request a traffic direction priority sign on the bridge at Naemoor Road. It’s possible that some works to the A977 in Blairingone will be in this year’s budget.
Joe Giacopazzi: Cllr Giacopazzi is attending a meeting with the Scottish government planning department next week, and will raise the issue that the current rules for neighbour notification of 20m radius rather than the old rule of adjacent landowners don’t seem to be working.

Planning Matters
15/01971/FLL Erection of stables at Kingswood, Drum, Kinross, KY13 0UN. No Community Council comment.
15/02078/FLL Change of use from paddock to form 3no gypsy/traveller pitches and erection of a fence (in retrospect) at Crook Moss, Fossoway. Object due to insufficient capacity in sewage system and noise pollution.
15/01997/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land at Blashieburn, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone.
Comments for this application were due by the 21st December, but the CC obtained an extension until the 8th January. However, the applicant submitted a revised block plan on the 5th which seems to be a material change to the application. Substantial local objection to this development was voiced at the meeting. Cllr Giacopazzi said he would speak to Nick Bryan on the 6th to clarify whether there would now be a further opportunity for public comment, and indeed whether the application needed to be resubmitted. The CC will decide on its position once these matters have been clarified. Cllr Barnacle pointed out that the proposed changes to the Blairingone settlement boundary in the MIR would have a bearing on this application.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: Tracy Ramsay of PKC has sent extensive details of funding opportunities for local groups; the annual “Better Place to Live” fair will take place at LLC on 5th March from 10am to 2pm.
AOCB: When will the Rumbling Bridge car Park be ready for use? Cllr Barnacle explained that the responsibility for constructing this has passed from Thomson to another developer, but that the Planning Department are comfortable with this arrangement and expect the work to be completed in due course.
It appears that the work on the Kinross roundabout has been suspended during the FRB diversion.
Some time ago it was suggested that road signs could be cleaned by the Unpaid Work Team, but this was ruled out for H&S reasons. However, the signs are still not getting cleaned and this is becoming a serious problem. Are PKC going to do it? Cllr Giacopazzi explained that this is one of many services that are no longer financed.
Water is coming off the Tom Thumb road in Carnbo presenting a possible road hazard were it to freeze. Cllr Giacopazzi will investigate.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Hydro Scheme, Lambhill Chipping Plant, A977 Mitigation, LDP2 MIR Consultation.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - December 2015

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
1st December, Fossoway Primary School

Following the appointment of the new Community Council members in November, it was necessary to hold an EGM. Cllr Barnacle took the chair of the EGM, in the absence of Cllr Giacopazzi, to elect the officers of the new Council as follows:
Chair: Trudy Duffy Proposed: Kevin Borthwick Seconded: Graham Pye
Secretary: Kevin Borthwick Proposed: Graham Pye Seconded: Trudy Duffy
Treasurer: Graham Pye Proposed: Kevin Borthwick Seconded: Richard Nesbitt
Data Controller: Kevin Borthwick: Proposed: Angus Cheape Seconded: Graham Kilby
Cllr Barnacle then handed the chair over to Trudy and the normal meeting commenced. After the meeting was over, it was discovered that we had not followed the official process for the EGM, and had omitted some items. These will be covered in a brief EGM before the start of the next normal CC meeting.

Attending:
Community Cllrs: Trudy Duffy (TD), Kevin Borthwick (KB), Graham Pye (GP), Angus Cheape (AC), Graham Kilby (GK) and Richard Nesbitt (RN); Cllr Mike Barnacle; 6 members of the public.
Apologies: Cllrs Dave Cuthbert, Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: The CC had contacted Sgt Nicholson, stating that the police reports that submitted don’t always cover local crimes. This was apparently due to the officer being new to the job and not knowing exactly what was required. Sergeant Sam Greshon attended this meeting and a report had been received, covering the two crimes in our area that we knew about from the weekly Commander’s reports: Housebreaking in Naemoor Road Crook of Devon (17th November) and Mill Gardens, Powmill (5th November). Sgt Greshon told the meeting that these are under enquiry. The community is concerned that there seems to be an upsurge in rural crimes in this area, hopefully more patrols can be provided. There will be a police drop-in day at Kinross Police Station between 2pm and 7pm on Friday 4th December where any local concerns can be discussed. Cllr Barnacle has reported another instance of fly-tipping at on the Carnbo end of the Gelvan Road. The officer said she would report it.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site: Works are being carried out at the site entrance, hedges planted and other landscaping, in order to comply with one of the planning conditions. Cllrs Cuthbert and Giacopazzi have been trying to arrange a site visit with Jim Valentine. Drum residents are still reporting that there is a noise issue. Cllr Barnacle has received a letter from Scottish Water confirming that a “growth project” is required to trigger an increase in the capacity of the Drum sewage system, and this will not take place for at least two and half years. Consequently it will be impossible for the residents to meet the planning target of achieving a drainage connection within a year.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: An agreement has been signed between the developers and this CC to define the Community Benefit that will be made available once the scheme is operational. At that time, the CC will set up another bank account, and a committee consisting of some CC members and members of other local community groups, to decide on how the benefit is to be used. There was a problem signing the agreement as the date for signing was during the period when the Community Council had not been reinstated after the elections.
Lambhill Chipping plant: The Appeal was not heard at the Local Review Body meeting on the 10th of November, it may be heard at the 8th December meeting. Meanwhile twelve of the most affected residents have written to PKC to reiterate their concerns.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle is sceptical about whether the government will agree to the re-trunking, but pressure continues.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reported that the funding gap has now been met by the Village Hall, and assuming that all participants meet their agreed commitments, then the adoption will take place, hopefully next spring. Cllr Barnacle will now hand over the continuing responsibility for the project to the Village Hall committee.
Lambhill Forestry Site: There was a Ranger-led walkabout on the 21st November, which was well attended and informative, showing the various access points into the site.
Signage at Vicar’s Bridge Road: Cllr Barnacle reports that it’s been ordered.
Potholes in Craigend Road: KB reported that this work is now taking place, and the fly-tipped asbestos has been removed.
Safer Route to School – Drum: Cllr Barnacle and KB met with Darren McKeown of PKC’s Roads Department. They discussed moving/adding the 30/40mph speed limit on the B9097 further out to beyond the road into Drum, and also possibly extending the footpath. There is a new initiative, due in January, to implement 20mph speed limits through the villages of Crook, Powmill and Blairingone. As well as the immediate effect in the villages, this might send a message to road users that the A977 is not a road that provides a quick route across country.
State of Road Through Drum and Missing Grit Bin: We have received a response from PKC to say that there is no budget to provide new grit bins, and only existing ones are filled.
Landscape Areas – Kinross-shire: The consultants, who did the study for PKC’s Landscape areas, are currently doing the same exercise for Clacks. There is also an opportunity to ask for change in a meeting in January. Cllr Barnacle will provide details when available.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Blairingone War Memorial:
No update.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: Awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved.
Crook Moss Community Involvement: Ongoing.
Boundary Commission: Awaiting decision after our comments. The decision will not be before the end of the year.

New Business
Scottish Government Planning Review:
This review of the planning process seems to be being hurried through with little, if any, community involvement. Kinross-shire Civic Trust have sent a strongly worded letter to the Scottish Government pointing out that there was hardly any time to respond, especially at this time when all the CCs are being reformed. The review was announced in mid-October with formal evidence required by 1st December. Additionally the review body consists of only three members. This CC supports the views expressed by the trust.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended:
GK attended an inaugural meeting where the creation of a Community Sport Hub was proposed by Kirsteen Ross, PKC’s Community Sport Hub Officer. This would be an opportunity for various sports clubs, or any person or organisation interested in sport, to combine their resources and possibly enable the clubs to get cheaper lets, access facilities, obtain grants, organise community transport, etc., by acting together. It would also help to widen participation in sport by the general public. The attendees were positive about this idea, and so a meeting will be held on 14th January to formalise the setting up of the hub. A £200 grant is available from PKC to cover start-up expenses. GK will attend the next meeting with a view to taking an active part.
KB attended the meeting about Drum speed limits as described above.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle has written to City Link about the cut in inter-city services between Perth and Edinburgh due to commercial pressures. The Scottish Government should be supporting these services which connect the Park and Ride car parks to the cities.
Cllr Barnacle has managed to find the owners of Ivy Cottage, and let them know that the Community is concerned about the state of the building.
The Council has discussed the Main Issues Report, and three amendments were passed: The policy on Gypsy Traveller sites has been amended to ensure adequate separation from other developments in the absence of a grid connection, i.e., when generators would be used; There will be a report on infrastructure development in the MIR; There was to be no development in Kinross-shire other than Blairingone, but a development in Crook has been added as an option for community consultation, which would mean changing the settlement boundary.

Planning Matters
15/01982/FLL Change of use of coach house to mixed entertainment use, formation of decking, removal of stone wall and erection of temporary marquee and toilets (in retrospect.) Tullibole Castle, Fossoway KY13 0QN. No Community Council comment.
15/01983/LBC Listed building consent for alterations to coach house, formation of decking and removal of stone wall. Tullibole Castle, Fossoway KY13 0QN. No Community Council comment.
15/01555/LBC Listed building consent for alterations to former Bothy. Briglands, Crook of Devon. No Community Council comment.
15/01554/FLL Change of use, alterations and extension to bothy to form dwelling house. Former Bothy, Briglands, Crook of Devon. No Community Council comment.
15/01740/DOM2 Demolition of existing and erection of new dwelling house at Westmuir Cottage, Westmuir, Powmill FK14 7NH. No Community Council comment.
15/01919/FLL Alterations to kennels and extension to domestic garage. Kennels and Cattery, Rivendell, Blairingone FK14 7ND. No Community Council comment.

Correspondence:
All the correspondence was available for viewing. Xmas waste collections due on 25th or 26th of December will take place on the 27th, those on 1st or 2nd of January on the 3rd.

AOCB:
The Demand Responsive Transport system (DRT1), which enables people to book taxis for approximately the cost of a bus fare, has been extended to a wider area. The scheme operates from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and is available between any two points in the service area, or between the service area and Dollar, Kinross and Milnathort. Details at: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=25705&p=0

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
A brief EGM to conclude setting up the new CC.
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Hydro Scheme, Lambhill Chipping Plant, A977 Mitigation, Station Road Adoption, Lambhill Forestry Site, Safer Route to School - Drum.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting:
Tuesday 5th January 2016 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
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Community Council Minutes - November 2015

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd November, Powmill Moubray Hall

Attending: CCllrs: Sandy Morrison, Kevin Borthwick, Trudy Duffy, Alastair Lavery and Angus Cheape; Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson; 14 members of the public.
Apologies: CCllr Graham Pye; Cllr Cuthbert
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: No officer was able to attend. A report was received but it was very generic. We know of at least six incidents that were not mentioned. We are worried about this under reporting of crime. From the Commander’s Bulletins we have learned of a theft of oil from a tank in Rumbling Bridge. Also in our area: a car was damaged in Dunning Glen, there was a house breaking in Powmill, a sit-on mower was stolen from the Milkbar and a pick-up was stolen in the area and used for the attempted robbery at Sainsbury’s.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Minutes were signed off without amendment.

Presentation by SEPA
Colin Anderson of SEPA addressed the meeting, and explained the current situation at Crook Moss. SEPA has been out to inspect several times and found no evidence of the tipping of grey water. The water supply to the site is fairly restricted, so there is not much opportunity to produce grey water, it is a minimal amount in the grand scale of things. There are Portaloos onsite. SEPA has been looking for options for foul water: the CAR licences had been refused as the ground was unsuitable. Now an interim solution -building one toilet block connected to the sewer- is being investigated; while there is also a feasibility study in the pipeline for a more permanent solution. Scottish Water is not clear whether and how much capacity there is in the current Drum sewage system.

The CC is unhappy with the time it takes to find a solution; is worried by the lack of clarification given; it seems that PKC gives the CC and the Travellers community different information and Scottish Water is also not very clear in its reply to our questions. The CC is unhappy that double standards are used; when any development takes place in the LL Catchment area the rules are very strict. Sometimes it is not clear whether an application falls in the Drum or the Crook of Devon sewage system.

Mike Barnacle mentions the collective agreement between PKC, SEPA and SNH; a protocol for planning in the LL Catchment area. Allowing retrospective planning applications causes all kinds of problems. Joe Giacopazzi adds that PKC has to deal with 100 retrospective applications.

Powmill in Bloom
Has now been in operation for 6 months; so far that have received £3000 in grants. PKC will plant daffodils; Powmill in Bloom has 4 large and 2 small planters. MB suggests entry in the Best Kept Village Competition in 2016.

Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme
James Buchan from Local Energy Scotland (advising Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme) explained that this scheme has the obligation to offer community benefit of £10,000 per megawatt per year, because of having granted a loan with the Scottish Government. This would mean a minimum of £5,000 for the Fossoway and District community. FDCC could act as the recipient of this money (provided there are separate accounts) and with the help of a sub group with representatives from the whole community this money can be used for community projects. We are happy to enter into a contract with the Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme.

The CCllrs stayed behind after the meeting to agree on a few amendments to the contract with Hugh Wallace, the developer of the scheme.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site:
In addition to the discussion earlier, Joe Giacopazzi reported that he and Dave Cuthbert will make a site visit to the Crook Moss camp to see how the generators are baffled. Willie Robertson mentions that he now has the specs for baffling the generators and he will pass them on to our contact in the camp. The resident travellers are keen to improve the situation; at the moment it seems to be the transient residents who are causing noise problems.

Lambhill Chipping plant:
The Local Review Body meets on the 10th of November- the appeal will be heard then. Chipping has stopped.

A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle referred to a letter he has published in the Kinross Newsletter. Willie Robertson reported that Transport Scotland will soon commence a review of the Trunk road system; this may be the best moment to bring up re-trunking of the A977. A MoP mentions the poor state of the road in Blairingone, near the Vicar’s Bridge Road. Willie Robertson will take this up.

CC Membership: At the next meeting of this CC, Cllr Giacopazzi will initially chair the meeting until the new CC chair is selected. Then the new chair will take over the meeting and the remaining officers will take up their roles. Since the CC is allowed to have a further two members, there is an opportunity for any other interested persons to be co-opted onto the CC in six months’ time.

Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reported that after meeting the residents there is a shortfall of around £650 plus VAT, he is looking at ways of securing that money so the adoption can go ahead.

Boundary Commission: The CC’s objection to the proposed changes has been acknowledged. Cllr Cuthbert was commended for his work. There have been many representations from the length and the breath of Kinross-shire. However, the Boundary Commission intends to stick to the original timetable so we can only hope that they will take all the comments into account.

Lambhill Forestry Site: Kevin reports that there will be a Ranger-led walkabout on the 21st November from 11am to 1pm, meet at the corner of the A977 and the Cycle path. This walkabout is to see how the site can be used and accessed.

Signage at Vicar’s Bridge Road: Cllr Barnacle reported that this has been requested.

Potholes in Craigend Road: This work is now taking place.

Safer Route to School – Drum: A request to bring down the speed limit on the B9077 between the junction with the A977 and Drum has been received. Cllr Barnacle reported that Darren McKeown suggested a meeting in the framework of the School Travel Planning programme.

State of Road Through Drum and Missing Grit Bin: Cllr Robertson’s had previously contacted Stuart D’All about the condition of the road, and that the grit bin there was missing. However, there is no budget for road repairs this financial year, there are no resources to refill the bins in bad weather. The CC found this strange. Also, big lorries cannot use this road but still try. Mike Barnacle will take this up.

Noise Problem from Solsgirth House Hotel: Cllr Giacopazzi reported that there is pressure on the Solsgirth House Hotel to apply for a permanent licence. The CC has withdrawn the objection to the planning application if a condition to abate the noise issue is included in the report of handling. Alastair reported that the application has been approved with conditions.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Landscape Areas – Kinross-shire: Opportunity to ask for change in the upcoming MIR.
Bollards Opposite Crook Village Hall: Awaiting a report from PKC Roads Department on how the safety of this section of road could be improved.
Crook Moss Community Involvement: Ongoing.
Blairingone War Memorial: no news

New Business
None this month.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: Angus attended the Kinross-shire Fund meeting.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: received word from Stuart Dean, Friends of the Ochils, who are doing a review about landscape designations. This may be an opportunity to keep the issue about the landscape status of the Devon Gorge alive. MB has also written to residents on the Main Street, Crook of Devon, about parking on the Main Street and the access to the shop/ post office. MB will also write to BT who, yet again, dug up the road in Crook of Devon without any prior notification or consultation.

Willie Robertson: Has written to City Link and all the MSPs. The buses between Edinburgh and the North stopping at Kinross are being cut back substantially, with no direct buses to Edinburgh between 4 and 7pm.

Planning Matters
15/01822/FLL. Modification of permission 13/01926/FLL (erection of a meteorological mast) to extend the time period. Site at Littlerig Forest, Dunning. No Community Council comment.
15/01773/IPL. Renewal of permission 12/01411/IPL (erection of a dwelling house, in principle). Land 30 Metres South of Crosslands, Crook of Devon. No Community Council comment.
15/01783/FLL. Erection of powerhouse and formation of access (associated with 13/01233/FLL.) Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme, Rumbling Bridge. No Community Council comment.
15/01706/FLL. Erection of dwelling house, workshop and garage at Land 70 Metres North East of Tullibole Kirkyard, Fossoway. Community Council will object. This application is in not in a village envelope but no justification is given for building a house in the countryside.
15/01769/FLL. Erection of seven dwelling houses, formation of access road and associated infrastructure at Land 100 Metres South of Merryorchard, Rumbling Bridge. Community Council will object. We do agree that this land should be seen as within the settlement area, however at this moment it is not designated as such and we will object at this time until it is in the settlement area.
Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing.

AOCB:
Sandy thanked his fellow CC members for their support over the last years.
Trudy thanked Sandy and Alastair, both now retiring, for their service and work. Both will be a difficult act to follow.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Election of new Chair, followed by other office bearers, then CC meeting as normal.
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Lambhill Chipping Plant, A977 Mitigation, CC Membership, Station Road Adoption, Boundary Commission, Lambhill Forestry Site, Safer Route to School - Drum.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st December 2015 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome
This meeting will be preceded by a brief EGM to inaugurate the new CC


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