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Community Council Minutes - February 2019

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th February 2019, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar, Graham Pye and Associate Member Tam Carroll; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Callum Purves; Seven Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Willie Robertson and Richard Watters
Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: Unfortunately, no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between 7pm, Thursday 10th January and 10.30am, Sunday 13th January, a quantity of diesel was stolen from a lorry at Blairingone.

Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were signed off with one amendment: The meeting on Blairingone School Estate was not in January but will be in March

Community Council By-Election: The CC regretfully announced that due to personal pressures, Jennifer Donachie has had to resign from this CC. The CC expressed its sincere thanks to Jennifer for her work, especially with regard to planning and as depute minute secretary.
PKC’s Corporate and Democratic Services Department have notified the CC that as we now only have three elected members it is necessary to hold a by-election to re-establish the remaining members.
In response to an appeal via Facebook, four people have expressed possible interest in joining the CC. However, in the absence of any new members joining the CC, the current members are unable to continue with the workload and this CC’s future is in doubt.
Anyone wanting to join the CC and stand for election, please get in touch with the chair, Trudy Duffy on 01577 840669. Visit the CC’s Facebook page or PKC’s website for the necessary forms: www.pkc.gov.uk/communitycouncilselections

Matters Arising
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Cllr Purves informed the meeting that the consultation report, including the report from Education Scotland, will be reviewed at the 27th March meeting of the Lifelong Learning Committee to decide if they agree with it. The report will have been available for public review for three weeks beforehand. If the Committee continue to propose closure, then the next step is for the Scottish government to review the proposed closure.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that the group are still undecided whether to enter the Well Kept Village competition this year, meanwhile they intend to maintain the displays already in place and add an upcycled trailer in the spring.
Hydro Scheme Fund / Crook of Devon Bridge: A date is being agreed for a site visit to discuss the proposed location of the bridge, as the visit on the previously agreed date was unable to take place.
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy reported that planning for the gathering is going very well. More people have joined the organising committee and the first grant application has been submitted. The event will be on May 25th at Waulkmill Park – stands are still available, anyone interested should contact the committee via moc.liamg|gnirehtagyawossof#moc.liamg|gnirehtagyawossof for more information.
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: A proposal to create a scheme covering a much wider area is under discussion, with a number of other CCs involved. Cllr Purves explained that there is a plan from PKC’s transport department to hold a survey to establish what sorts of journeys are needed. The survey will be available online, and paper copies will also be distributed to some areas where there is a resource to do so. A group needs to be formed to create and run a scheme, and although initial funding would need to be grant-based, if the scheme is successful PKC might take it on.
Carnbo VAS: Cllr Watters is looking into some issues with this, and in his absence the item is deferred to next month.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle reports that the developer has confirmed that the promised sum of £2k is still available. The next step is for a local mason to inspect the memorial and estimate the cost of the move. Associate Member Carroll knows of a local craftsman and will work with Cllr Barnacle to obtain the estimate and possibly assist with the actual move.
Crook Moss Travellers Site: Cllr Barnacle is due to meet with a PKC Officer to discuss the drainage connection.
Ivy Cottage Powmill: Cllr Barnacle reported that PKC have drawn a blank contacting the owners, and he is now encouraging Compulsory Purchase of the property.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook and Drum Growing Together, Powmill Play Park, A977 Mitigation and LDP2: No information at present.

New Business
School Crossing Patrols: Cllr Duffy had heard a rumour that they’re to be stopped. Cllr Purves explained that lunchtime cover is being removed due to very little demand, and although there are some changes to cover where vacant posts are not being filled, this only represents a total of eight locations. In addition, there are ongoing reviews of crossing places with consideration given to upgrades to Pelican crossings, etc. Consequently there is no truth in this rumour. MoP asked whether any Council Officer actually inspects the crossing point before making changes.

Community Council Business - Meetings Attended
Kinross-shire Local Action Plan: CCllr Duffy attended this; the next meeting will discuss the Community Investment Fund.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle had received complaints from MoPs about lack of gritting on minor roads and pavements.
Callum Purves: Cllr Purves reported that the LDP2 Reporter had queried the LDP2 change to specify upper limits on number of properties in a proposed new development, asking for evidence that this had happened in the past. Cllr Barnacle and others had proposed an amendment to strengthen the upper limit.
The process to agree next year’s budget is in full swing. There are long term proposals to change the way that local councils get their funding.

Planning Matters

19/00020/FLL Change of use of agricultural land to garden ground and alterations and extensions to dwelling house at Merryhills; Rumbling Bridge Kinross.
No CC comment.

19/00092/FLL Installation of two wind turbines and associated works, land 300 metres Northwest of Dollar Equestrian, Blairingone, FK14 7ND.
CC object on this CC’s normal grounds of there being no overall PKC policy on wind turbines, and hence cumulative effect is not controlled. Additionally, there are ambiguities in this application regarding the ownership of the land and the identity of the applicant, which need to be resolved before detailed comments can be made.

18/02250/FLL Change of use from open space to garden ground and erection of a fence (in retrospect) at 1 St Serf's Road, Crook of Devon, Kinross, KY13 0PQ.
No CC comment.

Decided applications
18/02124/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and office (Class 4) at Land 180 Metres Southwest of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge.
Refused on grounds of too large a scale; The CC didn’t comment.

18/02164/FLL Alterations to dwelling house to form two dwelling houses at Cairnfold House, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7ND.
Approved; The CC didn’t comment

Cllr Purves reminded the meeting that PKC have published LDP2 Supplementary Guidance documents covering various topics. They are now open for consultation via http://www.pkc.gov.uk/ldp2guidance until 14th March.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing: PKC propose to put double yellow lines at the top 15 metres of Waulkmill Road, where it joins Main Street.

AOCB: CCllr Duffy has successfully applied for “settled status” as an EU citizen, due in no small part to assistance from PKC’s Corporate and Democratic Services department who were able to confirm CCllr Duffy’s long-term service as a member of this CC, and hence her residence in this country.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: CC Election, Blairingone School Estate Transformation, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Hydro Scheme Fund, Fossoway Gathering, Fossoway Area Transport, Carnbo VAS, Blairingone War Memorial, Ivy Cottage Powmill.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th March 2019 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
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