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Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of Community Council 7th April 2020

Proceedings of the Virtual Meeting of
Fossoway and District Community Council
7th April 2020

As it is not currently possible to hold physical meetings of the CC it was decided by the CCllrs that we should publish this description of what would have been discussed, including any updates that we are aware of. Members of the Public are encouraged to comment on and question the items below, by email to moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof or via the CC’s Facebook page, which we will answer in our next meeting, be it virtual or physical, on Tuesday 5th May.

Contributing: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Nicola Marchant (Associate), Graham Pye and Rob Young; P&K Councillors Mike Barnacle and Callum Purves.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. The CC has received an email from Inspector Craig Stephen introducing himself as the new Police Inspector for South Perthshire.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the March meeting will be signed off once normal meetings resume. Any significant decisions made during these virtual meetings will be brought to the next physical meeting to be formally ratified.

Matters Arising
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: The next phase of the project would be an official flood risk assessment, a tree survey and a pre-planning application. Of course all this has come to a stop for now.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that the Well Kept Village judging took place on March 16th. There was general praise for the lack of litter. Powmill was given two stars for the most improved village and overall was in second place after Kinnesswood.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the Crook of Devon area was also judged on 16th March – Crook of Devon was given two stars and came third in the contest. The CC would like to congratulate all those involved. As the plug-plants ordered from PKC will not now be delivered, much of the planting plans will have to be rethought – the group will use their own seeds to plant up as much as possible. The scheme to provide hanging baskets or tubs is continuing in the background - baskets are being prepared ready to be delivered.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Barnacle reported that due to Government restrictions, all roadworks are currently suspended.

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: This CC continues to oppose the proposed closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Kinross, proposed to take place this summer.
CCllr Marchant attended a meeting with Liz Smith MSP and her adviser David Siddle, Patrick Leavey and Philip Moran from the Bank, business leaders in Kinross, Cllr Purves and others on 9th March at LLCC. The Bank explained that the closure was driven by the low number of customers visiting the branch. Other options: Service Only Branches, Advisory Branches and Community Branches had been considered but could not be justified. The Bank’s principal alternative is the use of the Post Office with whom they have a commercial arrangement. A mobile bank will visit Kinross weekly for four hours. The Bank agreed to CCllr Marchant’s proposal for a review meeting two months after closure.
Subsequent to the meeting, the CC considered that the in the light of the current Corona Virus crisis an approach should be made to the Bank to delay the closure until the end of the year, since it will be difficult for the Bank to meet its promise of face-to-face meetings with affected local businesses and customers. A letter has been sent to Patrick Leavey at the Bank, with copies to Liz Smith MSP and Local Councillors. Mr. Leavey has responded stating that at this time they were not considering deferring the closure but support of customers during the Covid 19 pandemic was an ever changing situation and he will keep the CC advised of any changes.
Cllr Purves reported that Liz Smith MSP has also written to the Bank requesting a deferral of the closure.
Cllrs Barnacle and Watters have sent a letter to John Nicholson (MP) opposing the branch closure and asking for his support, pointing out that this would be the last brank branch in Kinross-shire whilst there are increases in development and population. They also drew attention to a 2019 report on “Access to Cash in Scotland” which called on banks to preserve a banking facility in every large town.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Cllr Barnacle has circulated membership and contact details with the aim of holding a meeting of the local transport group once restrictions on physical meetings have been lifted.

Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy reports that sadly the Gathering on the 23rd May has been cancelled. There may be a smaller event in September. Meanwhile, the Whisky tasting night was a success with over £500 raised. Plans have already been made for further fund-raising events in the autumn.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle has been unable to get in touch with the drainage contractor so it’s not clear if this work has been carried out. Cllr Barnacle’s meeting with the PKC CEO to discuss issues at the site has been postponed.

Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has been unable to speak to Tam Carroll’s stone mason.

Coulshill Forestry Development: CCllr Marchant attended the open day at Muckhart and provided input to the Developers emphasising that new forest trails should be clearly linked to existing paths i.e. from Glendevon to Auchterarder. The development will include planting of native trees as well as commercial trees. As the area is likely to be regularly used by walkers a request for bins to be placed in car park was made. A response has been received thanking the CC for our contributions.

Ivy Cottage Powmill: Cllr Barnacle has emailed Isobel Butt to find out whether there has been any progress on issuing the CPO.

Fossoway Tennis Club: The planning application sponsored by the CC is uploaded to the Planning Portal but is not yet submitted, pending resolution of a way to make the payment without physical transfer of cheques.

Community Development Trust: Cllr Barnacle has emailed CCllr Duffy with suggestions for how this might be set up when possible.

Cemetery Car Park Extension: Cllr Barnacle suggested that David Chisholm from the Church should lead this activity. The CC has previously taken the position that it would need to be financed and managed through a Community Development Trust.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Hydro Scheme Fund, Powmill Play Park, Vegetation on Aldie Road: No information at present.

New Business:
Corona Virus – Information and Links:
The CC reminds everyone that there are a vast number of inaccurate sources of data on social media and in the news, and it’s also important to remember that some things are different in Scotland from England. There are also a number of scam emails from Amazon, HMRC, etc. circulating – never click on links in such messages, instead go directly to the organisation’s website to check the message is genuine. You will never be asked provide bank details via an email.
Affected businesses should be especially careful to only obtain information on benefits, tax, furloughing, etc. from trustworthy websites, e.g. those ending in .gov.uk.

A message from PKC’s Chief Exec is here: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/21647/A-message-from-PKC-Chief-Executive-Karen-Reid and the impact on PKC’s Services is described here along with other useful links: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus

For volunteering Opportunities – see: https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering
PKC are also asking people to register their volunteering status (i.e. offer, or record current commitments) so they can create an overall list. Go to this link: https://my.pkc.gov.uk/service/Volunteer_during_COVID_19

There are a number of useful links for affected businesses on the Growbiz website: https://www.growbiz.co.uk/coronavirus-support

The Crook of Devon Resilience Group is providing an errand running service for anyone who is in self isolation – they can be contacted via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/232292831156810/ Note: this page is members only. Leaflets have also been distributed to over a thousand houses in the area to be covered with other contact details. Some members of the CC are already successfully using this service, and the CC congratulates the Group on this initiative.

Support and Resource Guide for Scottish Charities Affected by COVID-19 (from a local solicitor)
https://www.jandhmitchell.com/desktop/web/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Updated%20-%20JHMitchellSupport%20for%20charities%20affected%20by%20COVID310320.pdf

Crook of Devon Resilience Group:
Since this group has been set up so quickly, they don’t currently have a bank account and this CC has been asked by PKC to help by processing the group’s financial transactions through the CC’s bank account. The CC members have discussed this proposal by email and voted in favour of agreeing to help.

Community Council Business
None this month.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: The PKC budget was debated during a marathon session on 6th March. Five separate budgets were presented. The Independent group proposed a 2.5% Council Tax increase for 20/21 and 3% for the following two years, that from the Lib Dems 4.83% and 5%, 4.28% and 4% from the SNP and 4% for all three years from the Tories. There was a further budget proposal from Cllrs Purves and Stewart that included efficiency savings that would require no increase in Council Tax at all – in the absence of Cllr Stewart, Cllr Barnacle supported this proposal. In the end an agreement was reached on a budget combining the SNP and Tory proposals that raised Council Tax by 4.28% for the next three years – Cllr Barnacle noted that none of the other proposals included any significant items covering Kinross. Although the original proposal to remove further School Crossing Patrols was not eventually included in the final budget, the previous decision to remove the patrol at Crook of Devon has not been reversed, so Cllr Barnacle has written to Cllr Murray Lyle requesting this be postponed while there is no 20mph limit in place.

Cllr Barnacle has received positive responses from half of the Drummond Park residents about the road adoption, but will need to write to the others again to remind them.

Callum Purves: PKC are currently focussing their Corona Virus efforts on those people who are most at risk. Cllr Purves encourages everyone who can to add their names to the PKC volunteer list (see above) or join a local resilience group.
As described by Cllr Barnacle, the PKC budget has been agreed, and the majority of previously advertised cuts did not go ahead, as a result of increasing Council Tax. The budget proposal from Cllrs Purves and Stewart included extra investment into education, rural economic development and our communities, was not reliant on a Coucil Tax increase and made no impact on reserves.
PKC have currently suspended all of its Committees, including planning, meaning that all applications will take longer to process. Cllrs have sought assurances that no major applications will be determined under delegated powers. The first virtual planning meetings will be held during the week commencing Monday 27th April. There are no details yet of how the public may be involved in these meetings, or whether the LRB will be held in the same manner. Meanwhile representatives from each group on the Council are meeting weekly with the Chief Executive to continue their role as elected members in scrutinising the activities of the Council.
Finally Cllr Purves stressed that the Cllrs will still be available and will assist where possible, and they will point constituents to best sources of further help.

Willie Robertson: No report.

Richard Watters: No report.

Planning Matters

20/00166/FLL Erection of a dwelling house, formation of retaining wall with railings, hardstanding, parking area and associated works at Land 40 metres south of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. No CC Comment.

Decided Applications
19/01826/FLL Demolition of agricultural buildings, erection of a dwelling house and extension to stable Land 20 metres north west of Coachhouse, Crook of Devon. Approved - the CC did not comment.

20/00127/FLL Demolition of bothy and erection of dwelling house and garage, Land 20 metres south west of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. Approved - the CC did not comment.

20/00150/FLL Extension to dwelling house Burnside, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. Approved - the CC did not comment.

Appeals
19/01881/IPL Residential development (in principle), land 80 metres north east of Powmill Milk Bar, Powmill.
The applicant submitted an appeal to the LRB on17th March. Representations can be made until the 14th April; the CC is a little disappointed about the short time available to comment. However meetings of the LRB are currently suspended, so it’s not clear when this appeal will actually be heard.

Local residents are submitting additional comments: Thomson Homes intend to develop their site in 2024/25 and hence it is incorrect of the applicant to assume that their site is needed to meet housing needs in the area. Development of the site will probably increase the already substantial flooding problem due to removal of bushes and trees – this is contrary to LDP Policy 52. Significant alterations to Aldie Road and other tracks will be needed to access the site – LDP Policy 60B requires developments to be accessible to all modes of transport, but there is already a well-known deficiency in Public Transport in this area.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. No decision as yet.

Correspondence – The correspondence list is attached at the end of this document. Should anyone wish to see any items other than those described here, please contact the CC by email and a copy can be provided.

Insurance: PKC have informed us of a decision by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) that waives requirements to update motor or house insurance to reflect changes in behaviour due to the current situation. For example volunteers may use their vehicles to deliver shopping and medicines, transport patients and supplies for the NHS etc. Full details on the ABI website: https://www.abi.org.uk/news/news-articles/motor-and-home-insurance-commitments/

AOCB:
CCllr Duffy reported that there is now a defibrillator in Blairingone, situated at Sheildon House, Vicar's Bridge Road. It was paid for by a grant from the British Heart Foundation and Exxon Mobile Cowdenbeath and was organised by Judie Buchanan Cook.
In the middle of last year there was concern about the difficulty of horse riders and cyclists passing through the gate on the Aldie Road to Drum path. George Lawrie of the TRACKS group had agreed to install posts with catches so the gate could be held open temporarily. CCllr Young reported that this work has still not been done. The CC will write to Mr Lawrie to ask about the plan for this work.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Corona Virus Info, CofD Resilience Group.
PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th May 2020
Will be Virtual unless Government guidelines have changed. 
Correspondence March/April

Date From Description Action Who
05/03 Pamela Rogalski PKC Review of Adult Social Work and Social Care Contributions Policy Noted
05/03 Local Energy Scotland Community benefits toolkit, webinar and more
09/03 PKC Training – Community Action Plan Noted
10/03 Calor Calor's Rural Community Fund is ready to support local projects Noted
11/03 Frank Mills - PKC Village Gateway Signing Noted
11/03 Police Scotland Area Commanders Bulletin Agenda GP
11/03 PKC CC Procedures Noted
12/03 Cllr Barnacle Fossoway School Crossing Patrol
17/03 Eric King Information about Church function during lock down Noted
17/03 PKC Corona Virus Information posters Noted
17/03 PKC CC Meeting Guidance Noted
18/03 Cllr Purves Community Resilience
18/03 Police Scotland Area Commanders Bulletin Agenda GP
19/03 PKC Corona Virus Posters Noted
19/03 NHS Tayside Community Support Noted
20/03 Cllr Purves CC meeting suspension Agenda
24/03 PKC Safeguarding Adults
24/03 Liz Smith MSP Re: Bank closures Agenda
25/03 SCVO Corona Virus Bulletin
25/03 PKC Safeguarding Adults – JPG Versions of posters
25/03 PKC Community Support Page
26/03 Craig Stephen New Police Inspector for South Perthshire. Agenda GP
27/03 PKC SCVO Funding
27/03 PKC Corona Virus Funding
28/03 PKC Responding to COVID-19 pandemic
28/03 Cllr Purves Re: Request for delay to Bank closure in Kinross
30/03 PKC Volunteer Registration
31/03 SSEN £350,000 resilience fund to support community coronavirus response
31/03 Brenda Roddy Crowdfunding Support for Communities
31/03 Cllr Purves Community Council Meetings
31/03 PKC Planning 19/01881/IPL - land 80m NE of Powmill Milk Bar – Appeal lodged Agenda
01/04 Police Scotland Area Commanders Bulletin Agenda GP
01/04 PKC Volunteer registration (2 emails)
01/04 SSEN Adapting to COVID-19
01/04 PKC SCOTTISH WELFARE FUND – CRISIS GRANTS
02/04 Craig Stephen Social Distancing Poster in Polish and Romanian
02/04 RCVO Coronavirus Third Sector Bulletin
02/04 PKC Useful Guide - Communities Channel Scotland
02/04 Calor Re: Funding deadline
04/04 East Scotland. Acknowledgement of query re Bus service 23. still awaiting detailed reply
07/04 PKC Handling Finance for Crook of Devon Resilience Group by Fossoway CC
07/04 PKC Scottish Water Newsletter
07/04 PKC Funding from Tesco

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Community Council Minutes - March 2020

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd March 2020, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Sarah Bruce-Jones, Carol Farquhar, Carole Haigh, Michael Haigh, Graham Pye (chair) and Rob Young; P&K Cllr Mike Barnacle; 9 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: Community Cllrs Angus Cheape and Trudy Duffy; P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters.
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: There were no incidents to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. At the request of local residents, the CC had asked Sgt Burns to look into a problem with mud on the road at Easter Muirhead Stables, but there has been no response as yet. A MoP reported that the rolls had been stolen from outside the Crook of Devon shop again.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were signed off with the amendment that there is currently one resident at the Crook Moss Travellers Site rather than none.

Matters Arising
Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge: CCllr M Haigh reported that there was a site meeting on the 15th February at the proposed bridge site, attended by George Lawrie, Cllr Barnacle and CCllrs M Haigh and Duffy. The location will be the same as old bridge – which may mean that planning permission is not required, but Mr Lawrie suggested that it would be safer to apply again. The bridge is designed to give one metre clearance above flood level. Landowners are to be consulted. Involvement of the Army reservists is delayed, but would probably halve the cost so worth waiting until they are available. Phase one of construction will be to lay foundations in the river bed, along with removal of branches needed to make room. The plan also includes the construction of a small car park at Rumbling Bridge end of site with picnic tables etc.
There will be disabled access from Naemoor road side, but there are steps on other side, which needs to be addressed if possible. Cllr Barnacle has spoken to PKC’s Community Greenspace Team to see if a ramp could be constructed, but it could be difficult and hence expensive.
Hopefully PKC would be responsible for ongoing maintenance if an up-front payment was made (perhaps 1% of the scheme’s construction cost.)
MoPs asked if the design takes account of the currently very high water levels, and they were assured that recent measurements had been taken and the proposed clearance is more than adequate.

Hydro Scheme Fund: A grant has been made to the Tennis Club. MoP noted that the WRI are looking for funding to provide a defibrillator and wondered if this was something that the fund would cover. There is a meeting of the WRI on 16th March to discuss funding, which CCllr Farquhar will attend. CCllr Pye suggested that SSE also have funds for this type of scheme.

Crook & Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the Crook of Devon area will be judged for the Well Kept Village competition on 16th March. The scheme to provide residents on the A977 with free hanging baskets or tubs is now open. Contact Louise Gardiner on 01577 840638 or ku.oc.liamtoh|xinoef#ku.oc.liamtoh|xinoef before the end of March with your details. There are also details on the CC’s and Facebook page.

Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that in view of the inclement weather, the group have asked for the Well Kept Village judging to be postponed until the end of the month. A MoP asked why the judging was done in the Winter – it’s to make if fairer for villages who can’t afford large displays of flowers, but rather so that the whole look of the village should be what’s judged.

A977 Mitigation: Cllr Barnacle reported on the responses from PKC to various issues – Speed limit countdown signs will be installed on the east side of Powmill during the next phase of the A977 mitigation; Resurfacing of the A977 between Fossoway Garage and the pedestrian crossing is scheduled for 2nd June this year, with the School Road Junction traffic signal works being carried out in May; The design of new village nameplates has been circulated for comment and they will be installed, along with countdown markers, in the new financial year; The B9097 junction realignment is more complicated than first thought and is now being redesigned, with the aim of carrying out the works early in the new financial year.

Vegetation on Aldie Road: Cllr Barnacle had previously asked for the ditches to be cleared, PKC have agreed to put this on the cleaning programme for April/May this year.

Bank of Scotland Kinross Branch Closure: This CC strongly opposes the proposed closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Kinross, proposed to take place this summer. John Nicolson, MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, met with Benedict Brogan from the Bank in February to express his concern. The CC have posted Mr Brogan’s letter in response to the meeting on its Facebook Page.
David Siddle, adviser to Liz Smith MSP, has organised a meeting on 9th March at LLCC with representatives from the Bank, business leaders in Kinross and Local Councillors. This CC will send representatives to the meeting.
Cllrs Barnacle and Watters are preparing a letter to Roseanna Cunningham (MSP) suggesting that there should be at least one branch in every town – this is a government issue; they have also raised the issue with PKC’s Chief Exec. It was agreed by all that the FCA should get involved as banks are letting down local businesses. All those concerned are encouraged to write to their MP and MSP.
A MoP pointed out that there has been no consultation with people in other areas who use the Kinross branch, but don’t live in Kinross – this is not engagement with the community or local businesses! Another MoP added that there has been an increase in robberies as businesses can’t deposit their cash. CCllr Farquhar emphasised that disabled people are especially disadvantaged by the loss of branches. CCllr M Haigh wondered whether the DRT scheme could be extended to take people in the east of the area to Dunfermline in the event of the Kinross branch closing.

Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Cllr Barnacle hasn’t yet called a local meeting as he’s waiting for the PKC budget discussions to conclude, with the hope that they will include funding. Most of the CCs now have a nominated representative on the Forum.
CCllr Farquhar commented that the DRT is very good when it works, but as it is currently only operated by one person it can be difficult to make bookings.

Fossoway Gathering: At the last meeting of the Gathering Organisation Committee a constitution was formally accepted and office bearers elected, meaning that the Gathering Committee are now completely separated from this CC.

Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle said that the drainage connection work is supposed to be done this month; he’ll be contacting the contractor to try and ensure there are no hold ups. There is a new Police Inspector Craig Stevens (sp?) for this area; Cllr Barnacle is trying to contact him about Crook Moss. CCllr Farquhar added that the condition of the paddock area is deteriorating possibly because the McGregors are not living on site.

Blairingone War Memorial: The Listed Building application (19/01944/LBC) has been approved. Cllr Barnacle has spoken to Neil Kinnell of Profile Projects and they’re keen to proceed with moving the Memorial, although they are not clear about who is going to own the project. The CC are not allowed to be responsible for this sort of thing. Cllr Barnacle will speak to the stone mason.

Coulshill Forestry Development: There will be public meetings to present planting proposals on 4th March at the Coronation Hall, Muckhart, and on 5th March at the Kirkstyle Inn, Dunning, both from 2pm to 7pm. The CC had previously published this information on its Facebook page. The CC notes that it is impressed with the developer’s communication.

Ivy Cottage Powmill: Cllr Barnacle will contact PKC to see what’s happening about the Compulsory Purchase Order, which has been agreed as the way forward for this site.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
LDP2, Powmill Play Park, Cemetery Car Park Extension: No information at present.

New Business:
Fossoway Tennis Club: The Club are hoping to place advertising banners around their courts to raise much needed funds. However this would need a planning application which would impact the overall profit from the scheme. The club approached the CC to see if they could make the application instead, which was agreed to go ahead, thereby halving the fee.

Community Council Business
Sports Hub: There has not been a physical meeting this month, but CCllr Farquhar is keeping abreast of proceedings.
Kinross-shire Fund: CCllr Cheape sent a report that one award, to Kinross Agricultural Society, was made at the last meeting of the fund.
In order to help the CC’s performance at the review of the Kinross Branch Bank Closure meeting described above, it was suggested that it would be useful to recruit an Associate member with appropriate public policy and commercial experience. Consequently CCllr Pye proposed that Nicola Marchant be offered the post. This was supported unanimously by the other CC members present.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Drummond Park adoption can proceed as PKC have inspected the gullies and they are clear. PKC’s Andy Brown needs to confirm the final cost of the adoption to Cllr Barnacle who will then write to the residents. A MoP asked if there was a requirement for a turning head at the end of the road before it could be adopted – Cllr Barnacle answered that there is no room next to the two entrances at the end to construct one, but the Engineer has never raised the lack of a turning point, but will check. Currently the bin lorry reverses in.

A MoP asked whether PKC have any plans for supporting rural residents in the event of self-isolation due to Coronavirus.
Cllr Barnacle has discussed Planning issues with the Member Officer working Group, details are in the newsletter.
Later this month, Cllr Barnacle has a meeting with PKC’s Chief Exec – items to be discussed include a Pilot of a Devolved Area Committee for Kinross-shire; the lack of a policy about loss of facilities (including banks) in rural areas; and the omission of Devon Gorge and the Cleish Hill from the Supplementary Guidance on Landscape.
As part of the budget discussions, it’s proposed that the School Crossing Patrol in Crook of Devon would end, however Cllr Barnacle is hoping to reject that budget proposal, but in any case there should be a policy to only remove patrols when a 20mph limit has been imposed in the area first.

Planning Matters
20/00085/FLL Change of use of land to form extension to garden ground, erection of a garage/store including ancillary accommodation, alterations and extension to garage/store including ancillary accommodation, erection of retaining wall, stone wall, fence, formation of a pond, hardstanding and associated works at Craigend House, Powmill, Kinross. Application discussed by email prior to the meeting – No CC Comment.

20/00127/FLL Demolition of bothy and erection of dwelling house and garage at land 20 metres south-west of Craighead Bungalow, Drum. No CC Comment.

20/00150/FLL Extension to dwelling house at Burnside, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone, Dollar. No CC Comment.

20/00192/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at The Lodge, Blairhill, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.

Decided Applications
19/01944/LBC Relocation of war memorial and associated works Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone. Approved – the CC supported the application.

19/01141/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house, Fossoway Schoolhouse, Crook of Devon. Approved - the CC did not comment.

19/02066/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (plot 1) Land 30 metres south of Crook of Devon House, Main Street, Crook of Devon. Approved - the CC did not comment.

20/00073/IPL Renewal of permission 17/00029/IPL (Erection of a dwelling house (in principle)) Land 50 metres north of Craighead House, Drum. Approved - the CC did not comment.

20/00074/IPL Renewal of permission 17/00947/IPL (Erection of a dwelling house (in principle)) Land 60 metres north-west of Craighead House, Drum. Approved - the CC did not comment.

Pending Applications
19/01539/FLL Erection of four dwelling houses at Land 30 metres south of Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone. The CC had objected to this application, and the planning department responded to our objection. It appears that the water supply to this development, and nearby properties, is provided by Scottish Water, but via a private pipe which has not been adopted. Although Scottish Water did not comment on this application they did express concern in their response to the original application (08/02561/FUL) that there could be an issue with water pressure that would need to be addressed as part of this development.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing: All important stuff covered!

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Rumbling Bridge Gorge Bridge, Powmill in Bloom, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Fossoway Area Transport, Crook Moss Traveller’s Site, A977 Mitigation, Blairingone War Memorial, Kinross Bank Closure.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 7:30 pm
Powmill Moubray Hall
All Welcome


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Community Council Meetings Suspended

PKC have advised all Community Councils to suspend physical meetings with immediate effect.

Fossoway and District CC are going to try and hold meetings online - we're not sure how well this will work but our plan is to post here, and on our Facebook page, virtual minutes of what would have been said at a meeting. Then we'll invite comments for a period and then publish them along with any responses we can make.

When things return to normal, any decisions we make online will be formally confirmed at a public meeting.

Please continue to email us at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof with any questions or information.


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