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Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
6th February 2018, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy, and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; 8 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllrs Jennifer Donachie and Carol Farquhar.
Declarations of Interest: CCllr Cheape declared an interest in LDP2.
Police report: PC Douglas (Dougie) Stapleton attended the meeting and reminded the meeting that rural thefts continue to be an issue in the wider area, so vigilance is important – any suspicious vehicles should be reported preferably with registration number. PC Stapleton is happy to receive emails offering information, or asking for advice at any time on ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|notelpats.salguod#ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|notelpats.salguod.
There were no incidents to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
MoP enquired about whether a sign on the outskirts of Powmill, just past the Milk Bar, which was obstructing the view of oncoming traffic was a Police matter. Cllr Robertson explained that planning permission was needed for any such sign, and no-one present was aware of any such permission being applied for, hence it would be a planning enforcement issue.
MoPs had previously raised concerns about vehicle speeds during Police driver training which takes place on the A977. PC Stapleton explained that if the vehicles were showing their blue flashing lights and using two tone horns, they were legally allowed to exceed the posted speed limit by 20mph. PC Stapleton further confirmed that training courses were only run during day, i.e. from about 10am to 4pm, and only marked Police cars were used.
Cllr Barnacle raised the issue of motor bikes speeding along the B9097, especially after events at Knockhill racetrack. PC Stapleton answered that they were well aware of this problem and posted speed traps on those occasions.
Cllr Robertson asked what was the Police role in fly-tipping – PC Stapleton said that if it was possible to identify the culprits, then they would charge them; however this is often very difficult unless there was a witness to the crime.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Salt Bins: CCllr Duffy passed on a report from the CC’s Facebook page that the salt bins in Crook of Devon have not been refilled, and the one opposite the Institute (which was destroyed by traffic accidents) has not been replaced. Cllr Barnacle said that a new location was being sought for that bin.
Hydro Scheme: CCllr Duffy stated that the fund was now open for funding applications. In addition to the annual receipt of £5,000, there will be £50,000 left over from the contingency fund. The most popular request for funding from the survey was to reinstate the Rumbling Bridge Gorge footbridge.
The scheme has its own website at www.fossowayfund.org.uk. The website will also include the full results from the survey.
Fund application forms will always be available at CC meetings, and will also be downloadable from the website. Applications need to be from local groups to provide a community benefit, and must include a breakdown of costs and agree to provide an end of grant report.
Cllr Robertson asked if TRACKS could help with the bridge scheme, and undertook to raise it with them.
MoP asked how competing applications would be judged – CCllr Duffy responded that amongst other criteria, the committee would be guided by the popular goals obtained from the survey.
Blairingone Lambhill Site: The application for the distribution centre was discussed at the Development Management Committee on 17th January and turned down almost unanimously. The CC and those present expressed their thanks to all the local Councillors for their efforts in achieving this result, and to John Anderson for engaging local support for the campaign.
LDP2 Draft: Cllr Barnacle has submitted comments on some of the policies in LDP2 and development areas. The next step is for the planners to study all the responses and decide whether to take amendments to the plan for the Council to approve or reject. Alternatively the existing plan could be submitted directly to the reporter. The CC has submitted its opinions on the development of sites that are not currently included in the plan but have been proposed in the past, in case they are proposed again.
MoP asked whether the Councillors were aware of the “Drum Loch”, i.e. the drainage problem at the site opposite the Shell Garage at Crook of Devon – Cllr Barnacle replied that there can be no development of the site until the drainage problem is properly addressed.
MoP asked about the Braehead chalet site in Rumbling Bridge, which is apparently in the process of being extended. Cllr Barnacle explained that some planning documents regarding the site were lost when the site moved from Clackmannanshire to Perth & Kinross, and hence there is a lack of clarity about the approval granted. However, the PKC planners have told Cllr Barnacle that there can only be 15 chalets on the site until there is another planning application.
A977 Mitigation: Lachlan MacLean (PKC Traffic) wants to have a Community Consultation about how the A977 money is to be spent, and asked the CC to help choose the most convenient date. General consensus was to only have the meeting in Powmill, as the approximate centre of the A977’s range. Drop-in sessions on a Saturday morning, and another evening were thought to be best.
Blairingone War Memorial: The War Memorials Trust has contacted the CC about possibly funding the relocation; however CCllr Brown believes that it is unlikely that we will be able to meet their conditions. There is currently no active planning application for the site.
Fossoway Area Public Transport: There is continued concern about the shortage of taxis in the area. The CC will write to Andrew Warrington, copying the local Councillors, about this issue.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: A local architect has created a design for the village green, including the hearse house. Investigations of that building revealed that it contained the original water pump for the village, and it is hoped that this can be made the centrepiece of the village. Discussions are to be held with PKC to determine if the hearse house can be transferred into ownership of the Bloom Group.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Powmill in Bloom, Crook Moss Travellers Site, Ivy Cottage Powmill, DRT and B9097.

New Business: None this month.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Willie Robertson: Auchterarder have a special fund that all developers have to contribute to, which is used for minor infrastructure projects. Could we have one too? The PKC Enterprise Infrastructure committee will be looking at it.
Callum Purves: The Budget will be set on Thursday 15th February; proposals for savings from PKC officers are being considered by Councillors.
Richard Watters: A traffic model covering flow through Kinross and Milnathort based on extensive surveys has been constructed. By factoring in new housing development it is possible to model where problem areas would be, allowing studies of possible solutions.
Mike Barnacle: Nothing not already covered above.

Planning Matters – New Applications:
18/00013/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house Craigton Bungalow, Rumbling Bridge.
No CC comment

18/00044/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Bridgend Cottage, Gairney Burn Lane, Powmill.
No CC comment

18/00097/FLL Erection of ancillary accommodation, The Meadows, Vicars Bridge Road, Blairingone, Dollar.
No CC Comment

Decided Applications:
17/02015/FLL Siting of static caravan for use as staff accommodation for a temporary period (in retrospect) Land 10 metres North of Lambhill, Blairingone.
Refused: CC objected

17/01227/FLL Change of use of agricultural shed and yard to general storage and distribution (class 6) Lambhill, Blairingone.
Refused: CC objected

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: PKC will be introducing a £25 annual charge for collecting garden waste in brown bins from 1st April, however food waste will continue to be collected for free – it’s not clear how this distinction will be made. The scheme will operate by householders purchasing an annual permit which will be attached to their bin. Cllr Barnacle pointed out that the aim is to use some of the revenue from this scheme to extend brown bin collections to areas not currently receiving them.
The deadline for Action Partnerships funding applications has been extended to 12th February.
NHS Tayside have approved the new model for Mental Health and Learning Disability
Services and the Surgical Services Transformation.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Hydro Scheme, Blairingone Lambhill Site, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th March 2018 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
9th January 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Richard Watters; 26 Members of the Public (MoP); PKC Officers Lachlan MacLean, Daryl McKeown & Frank Mills
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Willie Robertson and Callum Purves; CCllr Angus Cheape
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 in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation: £540,000 budget has been obtained by local Councillors. There was a meeting on 8th December where local Councillors were briefed on the costs of their preferred options. PKC has analysed accident statistics, driven the route in various conditions and consulted other parties. Traffic counts were performed at various locations during a week in September 2017. An inventory of street furniture was also undertaken. Mr MacLean described various proposals for improvements. Local Councillors think that the priorities should be as follows:
1. A977/B9097 Realignment.
2. A977/Saline Road in Blairingone Signalisation.
3. A977/School Road in Crook of Devon.
4. Signing and Bollard Strategy for A977.
5. Replacement of Vehicle Activated Signs.
6. Upgrade of Turning Vehicle signs to include turning vehicle monitoring at Rumbling Bridge and both vehicle and pedestrian monitoring at East Balado.
7. Installation of automatic traffic counters at Balado straight and between Powmill and Rumbling Bridge to collect traffic numbers and speed throughout the year, including the class of vehicle.
8. Solar studs at various locations.
9. Gateway features (with potential for In-Bloom Groups to enhance same.)
Local residents will be given opportunities to discuss the proposals in more detail and decide which ones should be implemented. Consultation events will be held in various locations along the A977 at places and times to be agreed – the CC will publish the details as soon as they are known.
The CC thanked the Local Councillors for their tireless efforts to obtain the budget for these measures, and thanked Mr MacLean and his colleagues for the work done in preparing these proposals.
A MoP asked if any speed limits would be reduced as part of this project – if the Drum signalisation takes place then the 30mph limit would be extended to cover that site. In addition PKC is reviewing the application of 20mph village limits throughout the county.

Hydro Scheme: CCllr Duffy told the meeting that the data from the Community Survey has been analysed and there are several clear messages. In the next few months the first grants will be made.
There will be an open meeting in Crook of Devon Village Hall at 2pm on 20th January to launch the scheme and discuss the results of the survey, in order to decide how the money should be used – everyone is welcome to attend.

Blairingone Lambhill Site: The application will be discussed at the Development Management Committee on 17th January. There were numerous comments from the residents present about the vagueness of the current application which is for storage and distribution with no details about what material is due to be handled there. Blairingone residents will choose someone to speak at the meeting, and a number of them plan to attend. The CC will ask Cllr Purves, who is a local Councillor, but not on the DMC, to speak on behalf of the residents, and the CC also plan to speak at the meeting.

LDP2 Draft: The document is now out for consultation and there are various drop-in sessions between now and the 1st February to view the documents and discuss the proposals. Comments can still be made.

Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Cllr Purves was unable to attend the meeting, but sent the following information: The current scoping exercise will not involve Cleish as it does not directly border the Blairingone catchment area and it will therefore be dealt with in the second phase of the review.
Email was used as the primary method of contact for parents and carers to issue the survey but ECS said that any parent who did not have an e-mail address would be contacted by other means. The contact details were primarily obtained from the schools.
In addition, given the scoping exercise and to allow extra time for the consideration of submissions to the consultation, the Blairingone options appraisal is likely to come before the Lifelong Learning Committee in March rather than January as previously indicated. The decision has also been taken to dedicate a committee meeting to a few schools at a time rather than take them all in one go, which will allow for greater scrutiny of the proposals.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Crook Moss Travellers Site, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Blairingone War Memorial, Fossoway Area Public Transport, DRT and B9097.

New Business
Naemoor Road Roadworks: Cllr Barnacle explained the proposal to move the weight restriction signs further north, clearing vegetation to improve their visibility and adding white lines just before the bridge to show that southbound traffic should give way to oncoming traffic.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Richard Watters: Budget discussions are in full swing at the moment, there is a survey on the website (http://www.pkc.gov.uk/budget) to allow people to say what things they think are important – Cllr Watters stressed how useful this sort of information is; the survey is open until 4th February.
The Action Partnership still has about £16.5k to distribute, and are seeking three further members to join the committee to help decide how to allocate the funds. The Better Place to Live Fair on 3rd March will allow communities to present suggestions for grant allocation which will be voted on by attendees.
Mike Barnacle: The council has decided to conduct a review of local decision making. Cllr Barnacle would like to see devolved committees for areas like Planning, and will be suggesting this is included in the discussion.
Cllr Barnacle recommended that a Paths Group could be setup in this area, which would then have access to funds for local projects.
Cllr Barnacle has arranged for an area of ground to be fenced to act as a car park in Waulkmill.
A MoP asked about the state of the A91 in Carnbo, which has acquired a number of large potholes during the recent weather, even though the major work done last year was supposed to have made the surface more robust. The problem appears to be that the surface water is still not being properly cleared. Cllr Barnacle undertook to investigate this.

Planning Matters – New Applications
17/02107/FLL Alterations and installation of a flue, Fir Cottage, Drum.
No CC comment.

17/02050/FLL Erection of replacement garage with ancillary accommodation, Thimblewell Cottage, Powmill.
No CC comment.

17/02189/FLL Erection of a dwelling house, Land 50 metres north of Mellock House, Fossoway.
No CC Comment.

17/02068/FLL Erection of an equestrian store at land south-east of An Darach, Fossoway.
No CC comment.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: Perth and Kinross Planning Investigation Group (PIGS…) sent a copy of their press release which has been posted on the CC’s Facebook page.

AOCB: None this month.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Hydro Scheme, Blairingone Lambhill Site, LDP2 Draft, Fossoway Area Transport, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th February 2018 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th December 2017, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; 13 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: None.
Declarations of Interest: CCllr Cheape declared an interest in the LDP2 discussion.
Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between 7.15 pm and 10.25 pm on Thursday 9th November 2017, an Ifor Williams GX84 ramp trailer was stolen from outside a property on the A823 in the area of Blairhill, Rumbling Bridge.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Blairingone School: Cllr Purves had emailed Cllr Caroline Shiers, the Convenor of PKC’s Lifelong Learning Committee, raising concerns about the process not being done in a “joined up way”. Cllr Shiers assured Cllr Purves that further consultation can still take place. CCllr Duffy had previously emailed Michelle Ridgway of PKC expressing the concerns raised during the last CC meeting about the information provided during the consultation exercise and asked for the consultation to be repeated before the comments were published. Carol Taylor, PKC Service Manager, replied that the analysis of the comments were nearly ready and would be published as planned, which the CC received on 29th November. The results were strongly in favour of Option 4, extend the catchment area. Consequently PKC are sending surveys to parents of potential pupils both locally and in a widened catchment to see what their opinions would be, and although this is not a statutory requirement, the results of that survey will be used as part of the decision making process. Cllr Barnacle added that he suggested at the consultation exercise that the catchment review should be further widened to include Cleish. Cllr Purves agreed that all options should be considered. MoP was concerned that the survey of potential pupils is going to be only online and wonders how the list of parents might be reliably determined in order to be properly representative – Cllr Purves undertook to look into that.

Blairingone Lambhill Site: The applicant’s agent has submitted a new traffic report which was not thought to be very accurate by local residents, and it has elicited a number of objections from them. Cllr Purves has arranged for a motion (S5M-09224 – https://tinyurl.com/y7gbsgaf) to be raised in the Scottish Parliament to address the long running problems experienced by Blairingone residents. Local Councillors and a member of PKC’s planning team recently made a visit to the site, and noted that no vehicle movements took place during their visit, but they were not allowed permission to enter the “Cow Barn”. Cllr Robertson reported that the top area is clearly being used for industrial purposes, and is definitely not an agricultural site. John Anderson emphasised that it’s very important for local residents to continue to enter objections.

LDP2 Draft: The draft plan was published on 1st December, and comments may be made until 2nd February 2018. Cllr Barnacle has published some details from the plan in the Kinross Newsletter, and mentioned his concerns about policies on Gypsy Travellers and Zoning. Local Councillors included amendments to add the field beside the Village Hall in Crook of Devon as a mixed use site and the site next to the care home in Rumbling Bridge as principally open space. There is no change to the settlement boundary in Powmill, but there are proposals to investigate possible options for LDP3.
Cllr Barnacle intends to distribute an open letter on the addition of the Crook of Devon site, and emphasised that the review meeting at LLCC on 10th January will be important to attend. Cllr Barnacle also stressed that there is still time for everyone to comment on included items and add anything thought to be missed.
Cllr Robertson noted that the plan does not allow for any more development in Balado until a sewage connection is available.
Comments on the plan can be made by post, email to ku.vog.ckp|noitatlusnoCPDL#ku.vog.ckp|noitatlusnoCPDL, but Cllr Watters strongly recommended use of the new “Interactive Story Map” tool to navigate LDP2, which can be accessed via http://www.pkc.gov.uk/ProposedLDP2. Cllr Purves noted that the Tay Plan specifies that the majority of development should to be in bigger settlements, and hence why we have smaller proposals locally. The minimum and maximum number of houses for each site are now included in plan rather than density as before, which should be much clearer.
CCllr Duffy attended an LDP2 consultation meeting at LLCC on 28th November and asked what guarantees the public had that the details of the plan would be followed – the planner said that small housing would be enforced in our area.
A MoP complained that the local Councillors have included the Crook of Devon development even though it didn’t seem to have the support of the local residents. Cllr Barnacle replied that there were 60 people at the last CC meeting where this was discussed, and he had sent out 350 letters. In response 13 supportive comments were received with eight respondents against. He also noted that all four local councillors supported the amendment. Cllr Robertson said that sometimes decisions have to be made for the benefit of the wider community, especially those who would like to move to the area if only there were suitable houses, and reminds us that people can still comment on LDP2.

B9097 Update: The CC have received a copy of a letter from Chic Haggart, PKC Traffic & Network Manager, to be sent to local residents, proposing to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the B9097 at Drum from the A977 to the junction with the U241. CCllr Duffy asked the Community present for their opinions. There was support, but concern whether it would be enforced? Cllr Robertson said that Community Police are doing speed checks and will carry out checks on request. MoP asked if they could do checks on the A977, especially by Blairingone School (during opening hours) and in the vicinity of the Powmill Milk Bar – Cllr Robertson agreed to request these.

Fossoway Pre-School: Have premises beside Moubray Hall, they are experiencing some financial difficulties, and are seeking grants or other ways to support the running costs of this valuable resource for the community. Cllr Robertson suggested that the Kinross Newsletter fund might be able to help.

A977 Mitigation: There will be a meeting on 8th December where local Councillors will be briefed on the costs of their preferred options, and a consultation document will then be issued.

Fossoway Area Public Transport: There needs to be a robust way of recording the availability and any non availability of the DRT service. In the interim, any problems should be reported to the local Councillors. Cllr Robertson reported that PKC are preparing a consultation on DRT which should have the effect of creating a logging system.

Hydro Scheme: The public consultation is now closed, with about 25% replies received, and they are now being analysed. Hugh Wallace said that he is hopeful that £50-60K of extra money will shortly be provided to the scheme from unused contingency funds.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting:
Crook Moss Travellers Site, Powmill in Bloom, Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Blairingone War Memorial.

New Business: Cllr Robertson reminded the meeting that the Local Action Partnerships have quite a lot of money to spend, and the bidding process for the next round of funding is just about to start. The Kinross Newsletter has details of how to get involved.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Duffy attended an LDP2 Consultation event as described above.
CCllr Farquhar was to have attended a meeting of the Disability and Additional Sports Need Workshop of the Sports Hub which unfortunately was postponed. The Sports Hub members expressed disappointment about lack of young people joining sports clubs. The 2km run is very successful, but they are still looking for a venue for the 5km run.
CCllr Cheape attended a meeting of the Kinross-shire fund, and grants were made to organisations outside Fossoway – however he noted that they have quite a lot of money to be distributed.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle and Cllr McDade (Independent) are proposing a motion to PKC about the RBS bank branch closures.
Willie Robertson: PKC’s annual budget process just being started. There is currently a £3m shortage even with savings already made, so it’s going to be a difficult process, with unwelcome cuts likely to be proposed.
Callum Purves: Is a Budget Review Group member, and noted that because some statutory services, e.g. schools, can’t be reduced, the impact on other areas of the budget will be worse.
Richard Watters: Nothing not already covered.

Planning Matters
17/01818/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 50 metres north of Mellock House, Fossoway
CC object on grounds of excessive size of proposed house.

17/02015/FLL Siting of static caravan for use as staff accommodation for a temporary period (in retrospect) at land 10 metres north of Lambhill, Blairingone
CC object on grounds that there is no evidence to support the need for a resident worker.

17/02037/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at Land 400 metres north-west of Rivendell, Blairingone
No CC comment.

17/01902/FLL Erection of 2no. wind turbines and associated works at land south-east of Wharlawhill Farm, Carnbo, Kinross, KY13 0NZ.
Application received last month, and although the CC did not formally object, at Cllr Barnacle’s suggestion, the CC will confirm their normal policy to the officer responsible for this case, i.e. objecting to all wind turbine applications until there is a coherent plan from PKC.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: Luke Graham MP for Ochil and South Perthshire is conducting a survey into the impact of migrant workers on businesses in this area following Brexit. If you would like to take part in this survey, please contact ku.tnemailrap|nostrebor.divad#ku.tnemailrap|nostrebor.divad to get a copy.

AOCB: CCllr Duffy passed on a report that 60,000 people in Scotland will have Xmas on their own – so if you have such a neighbour, please drop in on them.
MoP asks what happens when bins are not collected due to bad weather, can you then leave extra next time? Cllr Purves asked MoPs to tell them when bins are not collected and what happens as a result.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Blairingone School, Lambhill Site, LDP2 Draft, Zoning, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Hydro Scheme, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 9th January 2018 7:30 pm
NOT 2nd January!!
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome

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

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves and Willie Robertson; 35 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllr Angus Cheape; P&K Cllr Richard Watters.
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 in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Blairingone Lambhill Site: A new traffic report has been produced showing a 1.7% increase of traffic as a result of the site’s activity, however if the number of HGVs is compared separately from the rest of the traffic, then there would be a 13% increase. Cllr Purves noted that there will be a site visit next week, to assess the current situation and enforcement issues. A MoP reminded the meeting that the Community don’t want this development in any form. Another MoP observed that the HGV traffic to and from the site must by definition pass through the other villages in our area, so it will not just affect Blairingone.
Blairingone School: PKC are reviewing the future of the school, an informal community drop-in session was held on 21st September, at which attendees were told that it costs £250k per year to run the school. Cllr Purves confirmed that this was the cost shown at the meeting. A Blairingone resident, representing the Blairingone School Community told the meeting that PKC’s ECS team have now changed the cost estimate to £107k per year. Other questions raised by the community of ECS have not been answered, with some of them being passed to the FOI team.
Although any changes will not happen for some time, the decision about which option to pursue (close, keep open, extend catchment, etc.) will be decided within the next three months, and the community were told that their views expressed at the drop-in session were the most important factor in making a decision. A MoP pointed out that community members present at the drop-in session will have made up their minds based on the incorrect figure and aren’t likely to change them now.
Cllr Robertson explained that the number of pupils is the most significant factor affecting a decision, so measures to increase that, e.g. widening the catchment area will be of most help. The overall problem seems to be because Blairingone is a diminishing community. Cllr Barnacle said that perhaps we need to go back to the beginning of the process and hold another drop-in session now that we have that correct figures. Cllr Purves will contact the Convenor of the Life Long Learning Committee to see if that could happen. CCllr Duffy said that there should be a community consultation to address all issues affecting Blairingone, and will contact PKC about this.
Hydro Scheme: CCllr Duffy described the community consultation questionnaire which has been posted to all households in the area; she encouraged people to submit their responses, which can also be submitted online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2DSYQD especially if there are more household members who wish to respond. Answers should be submitted by 24th November.
Crook of Devon LDP2 Rezoning Proposal: CCllr Duffy introduced this item by reminding those present that the development of the site east of the Crook of Devon Village Hall was presented for comment at a meeting on 18th February this year. Subsequently 60% of the community was against the inclusion of the site in LDP2, and after extensive discussion the CC reached a consensus decision that they were also against it. Amongst the CC’s concerns was the lack of affordable and/or small houses in the area. Cllr Barnacle has circulated a letter asking the community to look at this application again, as the developer has provided a significantly modified proposal. CCllr Duffy made it clear that the CC will not change its position unless it is certain that the Community support it.
Cllr Barnacle then described the changes to the developer’s proposal to reduce the number of house by 50% and for 50% of those houses to be “affordable”. Additionally, there will be market research into the need for an employment site and farm shop viability. Contributions will be made to A977 mitigation measures, along with improvements to footpaths and safe routes to school.
Cllr Barnacle explained that LDP2 will be discussed at a full meeting of the council on 22nd November which is the reason for the urgency to discuss this new proposal, which has only very recently been made available by the developer. Local councillors need to decide whether the community wishes them to move an amendment to the LDP2 debate to include the zoning of this site for development.
There have been changes to the LDP process such that sites now have minimum and maximum numbers of properties specified in the plan. There will still be a further six week period to comment on LDP2, either for or against the inclusion of any site. Cllr Barnacle stressed that if this development is not included in LDP2, it leaves the way open for an appeal by the developer which if successful would mean that the community would lose control of the type and size of development.
CCllr Duffy then turned the meeting over to the community members present for questions and comments:
Q: How many houses? A: 30.
Q: What’s affordable housing? A: Smaller (i.e. two bedroom) and/or cheaper houses. There was substantial uncertainty amongst those present about the exact meaning of “affordable housing”.
Q: What percentage will be affordable? A: Policy is 25%, but the developer proposes 50%.
Q: Could LDP2 include specific requirements as to number of properties and percentage which are affordable which would continue to apply to any future developer of the site. A: Yes.
Q: What impact will development have on existing flood issue? A: Cllr Barnacle agrees that Drum has a high water table, but this problem should be addressed by a more wide-ranging review of the state of watercourses in the area.
MoP pointed out that 48hours is too short a time to properly consult on this new proposal. This view was widely supported.
Q: Could the proposed farm shop upset the balance of retail availability in this area? A: As explained in Cllr Barnacle’s letter market research would be done.
Q: What is an employment area? A: It would provide small offices, workshops, etc., which idea hasn’t really taken off elsewhere, but zoning the site in this way would allow research to be done about the desire for such facilities.
MoP noted that the school, although not at risk like Blairingone, has poor road access, etc., for an increased population. Cllr Barnacle pointed out that the proposal includes A977 mitigation, and there are already plans to improve the school junction, which will be released next year.
Cllr Robertson suggested that the community also has the option of zoning the site as an opportunity site which would allow the possibility of looking at something in the near future. The implications of this option were not clearly understood by those present.
MoP noted that Crook of Devon is a nice place to live and he was able to move here 35 years ago as a result of another development like this – shouldn’t we allow another 30 or so people that chance?

CCllr Duffy summarised the discussion by saying that those present think that the consultation period is too short. At the moment, the consensus of those present is unclear, although zoning seems to be mostly unpopular, leaving the options of either zoning it as an Opportunity site or not zoning it at all.
CCllr Duffy closed the debate by urging the community to contact Cllr Barnacle and give him your views.
Fossoway Area Public Transport: DRT is still not able to meet the demands of many people, although one MoP finds that DRT works very well for them. A view was expressed that some destinations may be unpopular with the taxi firms. Cllr Purves said that we need data about what requests are not being met, so please report any occasions where the service cannot meet your needs to the local Cllrs and the CC. Cllr Robertson pointed out that there is a shortage of taxis throughout Kinross-shire.
Powmill in Bloom: Cllr Farquhar reported that bulbs have been planted.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: The group have used the unpaid work team to plant bulbs.
A977 Mitigation: Local Cllrs have been presented with options, which they have commented on, and budgetary proposals are now being prepared, following which a community consultation will take place.
Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting:
Crook Moss Travellers Site, Blairingone War Memorial, Naemoor Bridge and Ivy Cottage Powmill.

New Business: None this month

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar was to have attended a meeting of the Disability and ASN Workshop of the Sports Hub on 9th November; unfortunately the meeting had to be postponed due to some cancellations, CCllr Farquhar hopes to attend the rearranged meeting. CCllr Pye attended Road Expo Scotland and met with suppliers of Vehicle Actuated Speed signs. One supplier suggested that it might be possible to get sponsorship for signs from local businesses that use the road.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle reiterated his earlier request for the community to let him know what they think about Crook of Devon proposal.
Willie Robertson: A paper is being put forward tomorrow to implement the charge of £25 for brown bins - Cllr Purves pointed out that this change was agreed by the previous administration. Cllr Barnacle added that this charge will support extension of the brown bin scheme to areas that don’t currently get them.
Callum Purves: The 20mph zone rules for urban roads are currently too rigid and more flexible ones are being developed.

Planning Matters
17/01762/FLL Extension to dwelling house, Broomhill House, Peat Gate Crook of Devon, KY13 0PG.
No CC comment
17/01813/IPL Erection of dwelling house and garages (in principle) Land 50 metres east of Leariggs, Crook of Devon.
No CC comment
17/01895/FLL Formation of access ramp, 13, St Serfs Road, Crook of Devon.
No CC Comment.
17/01902/FLL Erection of 2no. wind turbines and associated works at Land south-east of Wharlawhill Farm, Carnbo, Kinross, KY13 0NZ.
This application arrived too late to be considered so the CC will discuss after the meeting.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing.

AOCB: None.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: Lambhill Site, Blairingone School, Crook of Devon LDP2 Zoning, A977 Mitigation, Fossoway Area Transport, Hydro Scheme, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th December 2017 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
3rd October 2017, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Cameron Brown, Jennifer Donachie, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye (Chair); P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; 7 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheape and Trudy Duffy; P&K Cllr Callum Purves
Declarations of Interest: CCllr Pye declared an interest in Planning Applications 17/01547/FLL, 17/01548/FLL, 17/01550/FLL and 17/01551/FLL.
Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were three incidents to note in our area in the last month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between 8pm on Wednesday 13th and 8am on Thursday 14th September an
Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from Easter Muirhead Farm, Blairingone; Between 8pm and 9pm Monday 18th September, a blue Stephill generator with a road tow was stolen from the rear garden of the premises occupied by The Mart Inn, Main Street, Blairingone; About 10pm on Saturday 16th September a garage door was damaged at a property in Main Street, Crook of Devon.
Minutes of the previous meeting: CCllr Farquhar noted that the Disability Sports Day will be held on the 3rd of December and not the 4th.

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle reported that a meeting was held with project officer Daryl McKeown, it was felt the proposals were generally favourable. Discussions were held relating to junction with the B-road at Crook of Devon, traffic in Blairingone, new types of traffic lights, road alterations and roundabouts. Cllr Robertson added that slowing of traffic, deterring of lorries and improving quality of life for those living next to the road were the overarching outcomes. Vehicle Actuated ‘SLOW’ signs will be replaced with signs notifying the speed of the passing vehicle, these signs will in future be maintained. Cllr Barnacle reported thatfurther resurfacing is to take place. One MoP asked what measure will deter lorries from using the A977. Cllr Robertson answered that the only way to deter lorries is by making the travel times longer. One MoP raised concerns regarding the speed of traffic on the A977 when crossing from the Millenium walk to Harelaw Road and suggested that the speed limit could be extended towards Briglands, Cllr Barnacle responded that this has been noted in the past and would be a good idea.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy passed on the information that Crook of Devon have won a Silver in the “Take a Pride in Perthshire” Awards, as well as a First in the new entries category. The CC would like to record its thanks to Amanda James for her efforts in Crook and Drum Growing Together.
Powmill in Bloom: Cllr Farquhar reported that members have been strimming and grass cutting. Two thousand bulbs have been collected from Puller House and a lawn mower donated by Ramsay Cooper.
Hydro Scheme: Hugh Wallace of Glendevon Energy has requested the Community Fund’s bank details in order to transfer this year’s £5k contribution. MoP asked when the community engagement exercise will be taking place.
Naemoor Bridge: Cllr Barnacle reported that the missing coping stones were due to be replaced by now but there is still no sign of any change.
Lambhill Site, Blairingone: Cllr Purves and John Anderson had previously delivered a petition to the Scottish Government; however the petition was rejected as it was not of national interest. The Clerk dealing with the petition forwarded further information regarding alternative means of taking action. Mr Anderson raised the concern that past commitments on the issue have been ignored and is looking for further means of raising the plight of the village to the Scottish Government. Councillors suggested that the lack of community benefit from the neighbouring overcast mine might raise the option of a special landscape designation making it of national significance.
School Estate Transformation: An informal community drop-in session for Blairingone Primary School was held on Thursday 21st September. The online questionnaire (http://pkc.school-estate-feedback-blairingone.sgizmo.com/s3/) can be completed until 6th October. Cllr Farquhar attended the meeting and reported that the session was informative and was surprised that the decision to retain the school would not be made solely on the basis of economics and that the rationale behind is based on the local community. The building is in good order and can accommodate approx. 25 pupils at present. There was a feeling from those present that the community would be affected should the school close and that losing the school might be a big factor in a further loss of the community feeling in Blairingone.
One MoP mentioned that in the past the option of changing catchment area was not well received. Cllr Watters reported that four Blairingone children attend Fossoway School, and that there were some projections of pupil numbers declining and then again increasing in the future. Cllr Barnacle suggested changing the catchment area and an integrated approach to working between schools could make the school more viable.
Cllr Robertson made the point that should the school close that some form of community facility should remain. Cllr Watters suggested that should the school close there is the possibility for an asset transfer to the local community by using the Community Empowerment act, if a sufficient business case could be put forward for the school as a community asset. Cllr Barnacle commented that the closing of a school takes a substantial amount of time, and further opportunities for consultation will take place.
Fossoway Area Public Transport: There has been correspondence from members of the public to Andrew Warrington regarding the DRT service. Cllr Robertson reported that there is a shortage of taxi services in the Kinross area, many of which have contracts with the education services.
LDP2: Cllr Barnacle and Cllr Waters attended a meeting with planners, following work done in Kinross-shire relating to forum meetings etc., it had been decided to set up a short life members working group, which is currently meeting weekly.
Cllr Barnacle summarised possible outcomes relating to LDP2 - Blairingone: the sites to the north and south will be zoned as phased development; Rumbling Bridge: the village envelope will not be altered at present; Crook of Devon: the site is not likely to be included within the settlement boundary, an alternative option of a mixed use site could be discussed provided an amendment is moved, not having this option could mean no affordable housing will be zoned in Crook of Devon until 2028.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle reported that a recent planning application for additional access to the old Church was rejected, and was also refused by the Local Review Body due to technical requirements regarding vehicle manoeuvring.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Travellers Site and Ivy Cottage Powmill.

New Business: None this month

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Sports Hub at which raising the profile of the group was discussed. Some publicity on the sports hub has been put together. It is felt there may be too strong a focus on Kinross within this group and less so for communities on the fringes such as Fossoway. A local group had been discussed previously but has not been followed up. Cllr Robertson reported that there are several local groups but due to a lack of facilities most have to travel to Kinross, e.g. football team, curling club, etc. Cllr Barnacle felt that a short working group to assess sport facilities and the needs of local sports clubs in the area could be of benefit.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Purves had notified the CC by email prior to this meeting that Perth & Kinross Council will be holding a meeting of the full council in the Assembly Hall at Loch Leven Community Campus on Wednesday, 4th October at 2p.m. Cllr Barnacle noted that this meeting is a good step forward to possibly devolved powers to local communities. Motions such as deposit return systems will be discussed to improve recycling etc. Health care services, Perth to Edinburgh rail link and junction 7 on the M9 are also being discussed. Cllr Robertson added that the meeting on the 4th will be the first time the council has met outwith Perth since the Council building in Kinross closed and there are plans for similar meetings in other areas of Perth and Kinross such as Crieff.
Cllr Barnacle had heard concerns regarding the A91 closure. There was a demand for 20mph limits following the A977 consultation, this is not necessarily possible due to policy constraints, Cllr Barnacle and Cllr Purves are looking to address this.
Willie Robertson: The Action Partnership for Almond and Earn have approximately £50k budget. Cllr Robertson proposed Kinross could have a devolved budget which would be allocated using an area committee for Kinross-shire made up with members of local groups. Cllr Watters noted that the Action Partnerships will also receive two further tranches of £15k.
Richard Watters: Cllr Watters brought up the subject of the review of NHS process for surgical services at PRI and Dundee. MoPs present were unaware that this review was taking place, CCllr Pye observed that he was only aware of it as a result of communications sent to the CC. Until very recently there were no local meetings to discuss this review, however there will now be a public drop at 5pm on Monday 11th LLCC.

Planning Matters
17/01547/FLL Change of use, alterations and extension to outbuildings to form two dwelling houses at Outbuildings, West of Briglands House, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.
17/01548/FLL Erection of dwelling house and garage at land 90 metres north-west of Briglands House, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.
17/01550/FLL Erection of garage/workshop and formation of hardstanding at Briglands House, Rumbling Bridge. No CC comment.
17/01551/FLL Change of use, alterations and extension to bothy to form dwelling house and erection of
garage at Former Bothy, Briglands, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment.

One MoP raised concerns about additional traffic because of the above developments at Briglands, both during building work and following completion – this has not been mentioned in any of the applications. There is also the potential issue of bin lorry, etc., access.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: The CAA have temporarily halted Edinburgh Airport’s airspace change review – but still plan to complete changes by Spring 2019 after further review. The Scottish Health Council have set up an online survey to assess the communication about NHS Tayside’s proposed changes to Surgical services described in Cllr Watters report above: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHSTaysideSurgical comments can be made until 17th October.

AOCB: One MOP commented that there is a shortage of bins for dog fouling; the Back Crook is one area in particular where two requests have previously been made for a poo bin.
John Anderson suggested that the local members could ask for a representative from the planning department to attend a CC meeting to discuss the Lambhill application and hear the Community’s views on the matter.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Hydro Scheme, Naemoor Bridge, Lambhill Site, Blairingone School, Fossoway Area Transport, Blairingone War Memorial.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

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

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th September 2017, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Trudy Duffy and Carol Farquhar; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Callum Purves; 12 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllrs Graham Pye, Angus Cheape and Jennifer Donachie; P&K Cllrs Willie Robertson and Richard Watters
Declarations of Interest: There were no declarations of interest.

Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were no incidents to note in our area in the last two months from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. PC Spalding has notified the CC that speed checks have been carried out in the Drum area and several drivers have been ticketed or warned. Sergeant Forrester, the Kinross Community Sergeant, is moving to another area and will shortly be replaced. One MOP reported that a tractor was stolen in the local area over the last month. CCllr Duffy suggested a meeting could be held with the newly appointed Community Sergeant. Cllr Barnacle is concerned with the lack of local police presence and attentiveness in the area. A road survey is currently under way in the area concerning A977 measures.

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

Matters Arising
Fossoway Area Public Transport: Andrew Warrington from Perth and Kinross Council attended the meeting to discuss changes to the No. 624 bus service and the possibility of a new school bus service from Muckhart to Kinross being available to the public during semester time. Mr Warrington reported that six times the amount of people are using the new DRT service compared to the previous bus service. The 624 service which is being withdrawn was a school bus service paid for through school transport allowance and according to the provider only one or two paying passengers used the service each month. The main motivation behind removing the bus service is to keep bus provision aligned with school attendance. Mr Warrington stated that all DRT operators are taking people to and from Kinross at peak periods and there is capacity to take more, contrary to some feeling in the local community that this service is at capacity. Mr Warrington commented that the DRT is costing the council more to run than the previous bus service. Mr Warrington strongly argued that the demand for DRT users needing to attend work, college etc., is being met and that more people using it will safeguard the service. The council have cut local bus services which are not profitable. Mr Warrington was happy to support further publicity to increase use of the DRT which might bring about a better and more widespread service to Fossoway. Mr Warrington suggested that despite the increase of demand from Clackmannanshire residents for a bus to Kinross High School, PKC will not support a bus service from the area if the pupils are attending KHS through a placement request. Mr Warrington suggested that residents make more use of the DRT service so that it is retained, but if this is not meeting people’s needs is more than happy to look at other options, however both a DRT and bus route is not an option. CCllr Duffy felt there were a number of issues with the above comments, although the DRT is a fantastic and well used service, there is a general understanding that the DRT is operating at full capacity and some people are being turned away. It also does not take away from the fact there is no bus to Kinross Park and Ride which links to Perth or Dunfermline for 9am. CCllr Duffy is under the impression that because there is such a diminished bus service and has been for some time now that people have begun to take their own measures for transport – friends, car shares etc., which is why figures quoted are not a true representation of public demand and requirement. Mr Warrington suggested that the DRT service providers have given feedback that they have not had to turn down people looking for places on the service but would welcome feedback from local residents on the service, contact details, names, list etc. Mr Warrington suggested that if there was what he felt was a problem with transport in the area further discussions would have to be held. Cllr Barnacle commented that the DRT is a good service, but does not think it should be ‘instead of’ public routes. The 23 service has been reduced from a bus every two hours to every three hours, which does not credit a service, and suggested that Stagecoach could provide one service before peak times – local residents cannot get into the county town or park and ride for 9am. Mr Warrington suggested Stagecoach would not provide this as it would not be of commercial interest to Stagecoach or PKC. Cllr Barnacle with Cllr Robertson suggested that a circular service supporting the county villages could be funded. Cllr Barnacle suggested the more that the DRT is used the greater cost it will have in the long run. CCllr Duffy felt that in this case the CC and Council have not reached an agreement, and that further publicity for DRT could be made and discussions held. Cllr Purves suggested that taking into account cuts to local services with increased costs for DRT service that in fact this service is costing more money. Cllr Barnacle commented on the lack of synergy between county transport and inter city transport which is surely a key aspect of planning bus services. Mr Warrington suggested that Kinross is still getting a fair share of coaches despite recent changes to the inter city time tables.

A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle reported that a meeting has been held and the council are in the process of appointing a project officer to deal with a A977 route action plan, assess the route between the Clackmannanshire border and Kinross and plan budget spending, however there has been a delay. An outline business case has been produced. Another meeting will be held at end of September and a consultation held. A series of options are to be presented in relation to funds. Data gathered from the public consultation held by Local Councillors in February is still to be integrated; there are issues with some suggestions being brought into reality due to constraints with policy. Research into different types of pedestrian crossing has been made. Roundabouts do not seem to be a favoured option but there is the possibility one may be provided through planning gain. Cllr Purves commented that repeated mitigation measures might be provided throughout the route, e.g. village gate ways, rumble strips etc., reinforcing transitions into built up areas. Vehicle Activated Speed signs will be funded separately. Particular areas are also being addressed e.g. signage at Rumbling Bridge, decluttering some signs, making signs more specific e.g. for speed limits etc. A MoP asked if these funds are to be spent this year. Cllr Barnacle commented that the funds have been earmarked for this purpose in the 2017/2018 budget. One MoP commented that enforcing speed limits is an ongoing problem, querying if there is any further progress on a Community Speed watch. CCllr Duffy asked if anything would be happening with A91, particularly around Carnbo. Cllr Purves has discussed with Daryl from PKC Roads, it was suggested there is no demand for further speed reduction and no funds available. One MoP commented that a survey was conducted on the A91 around eight years ago at an off peak time of year, some speed limit signs are covered because of tree growth, and there has also been disturbance in the area due to police car training. Cllr Barnacle suggested that there could be a case for VAS signs in Carnbo. Cllr Barnacle also suggested that the Gelvan Moore Road could become a green route. Cllr Purves followed up previous month’s comment on gulley clearing, that clearing is carried out once a year and that the A91 is to be cleared once A977 clearing has been completed.

LDP2: Cllr Barnacle wrote a letter in mid July to Peter Marshall addressing various points prior to publication of LDP2. A forum meeting with community councils was held in mid August. A ward councillors meeting has also been held. A letter was produced detailing the general feeling from these meetings which has been sent to Peter Marshall, head of environment, etc., discussing issues around infrastructure, site zonings and so on. Generally there is a consensus, but in Crook of Devon there is some disagreement, however it has been agreed that the proposed development from the February consultation should not go forward in the state presented and a smaller development of affordable housing with employment opportunities could be discussed – this will go to a special meeting of the council on 22nd of November, further dialogue with planners will be had before this meeting.
CCllr Duffy broadly agrees with Cllr Barnacle’s comments but not particularly with the zoning of Crook of Devon, which the CC commented on as response to the consultation in February.

Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group is growing from strength to strength, a successful event was held at the village green and the group have plans to source grant money to make this area into an official village green. An autumn fair was to have been held in September but has been cancelled, but they will continue in the spring.

Powmill in Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that she attended the Best Kept Village award in Kinnesswood which was a pleasant gathering and was impressed by the commitment of the residents. CCllr Farquhar reported that the group is doing the best they can with the numbers they have and any new members are more than welcome – coffee and biscuits are always provided!

Hydro Scheme: CCllr Duffy reports that the Community Consultation has received grant funding and that a letter will be sent throughout the local community. An open day will be held on Saturday 28th of October, with shuttle buses etc., more information to come.

Naemoor Bridge: Cllr Barnacle spoke with Derek Davidson at PKC, the coping stone has been retrieved and in early September it will be repaired.

Lambhill Site, Blairingone: CCllr Duffy reported that in spite of the planning permission for the caravan on this site being refused, the applicant has gone ahead and installed it anyway. PKC Enforcement Officers will raise an enforcement order for it to be removed. Cllr Purves and John Anderson delivered a petition to the Scottish Government. There has also been further publicity in The Courier and local news. There is the general feeling that local residents are not impressed with how the council handle applications of this type which have been ongoing for a considerable length of time. Cllr Barnacle raised concern that no conditions have been made on part of this site which was granted permanent planning permission, particularly relating to lorry movement. Cllr Purves commented that conversation with the planning department is ongoing regarding how they can change and that the above mentioned petition could bring about some positive change.
Ivy Cottage, Powmill One MoP mentioned Ivy Cottage has been tidied up, and that if the door could be painted and windows painted on boards it could drastically improve the appearance of the building. Cllr Barnacle mentioned the American based owner has hired an architect, is applying for funding etc. CCllr Farquhar was concerned at the extent of mess still on site which Cllr Barnacle said he would follow up on.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Travellers Site and Blairingone War Memorial

New Business:
School Estate Transformation: CCllr Duffy reported that this is a programme that looks at schools, their fitness for purpose, condition etc. Blairingone Primary School has been looked at specifically. An informal community drop-in session for Blairingone Primary School will be held on Thursday 21st September 2017 between 3.15pm and 7pm at the school, there will also be an online questionnaire for local people with the options of do nothing (status quo); mothball (close the school but keep the building in an operational condition); change catchment area (Powmill for example becoming part of Blairingone catchment) or closure - if the area is to be developed then closure might not be a good option in the long term.

CCllr Duffy has been in a meeting with Education at PKC, and there is no foregone conclusion, no decisions have been made and all comments are welcome. Cllr Purves wanted to reinforce the fact that no conclusions have yet been made and that community input is crucial. Cllr Barnacle has received correspondence on this from a parent looking for support to back some sort of development in the area, and he feels it would be premature to close the school now. Cllr Purves commented that future development may not necessarily secure the status of the school. Further information regarding the transformation of the school estate can be found at http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/19679/Transformation-of-the-School-Estate

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Sports Hub at which it was revealed that £6000 has been raised as the funding share and they have started a junior 2k run in Kinross every Sunday, for children over four years, a similar 5k run for adults is to be held in the future. A disability run is to be organised on 4th December for disability sports day, and a Women and Girls day on 24th of March. The Sports Hub is a great opportunity to gather the enthusiasm of the community, contact CCllr Farquhar for any further information.
CCllr Duffy attended meetings about LDP2, Fossoway Transport and Blairingone School – all minuted above.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Has forward a letter on renewable and low carbon supplementary guidance; they are still going through guidance from first local plan. Cllr Barnacle raised concerns that Devon Gorge and Cleish Hills have lost their protection, becoming highly viable sites for wind farm development. Kinross-shire is earmarked for having the highest capacity for wind farms. The Ochils have little capacity. According to guidelines, solar farms are also of high capacity. Cllr Barnacle would support further hydro schemes provided the correct environmental measures. On this note one MoP commented that restoring surrounding fields of RBHS is still to take place. It has also been reported there is some Japanese knotwood in the area.

Callum Purves: Cllr Purves reported that two papers are to be reviewed; pot holes are also to be revisited to improve the likelihood of better repairs first time, 5% of pot holes are being repaired again within a year due to an inadequate repair the first time. A new nightshift for road maintenance is to begin in Kinross shire serving A977 and A91 for gritting etc., from Monday to Saturday, this will be in place between November and March.

Planning Matters
17/01337/FLL Erection of stable buildings (in retrospect.) Dollar Equestrian, Blairingone, Dollar FK14 7ND.
Comments were due by 1/09/17; After email discussion the CC objected on the grounds that the application was unchanged from the previously rejected application which the CC also objected to.
17/01352/IPL Erection of dwellinghouse (in principle) at Hoodshill, Fossoway, Kinross KY13 0PW Comments by: 01/09/17 No CC comment
17/01353/FLL Erection of dwellinghouse and a garage with ancillary accommodation (revised design) at land 40 metres north of dunollie, Fossoway, No CC Comment
17/01438/FLL Renewal of permission 11/00753/FLL (erection of 2 dwellinghouses) at land 50 metres south west of Muirfield Fossoway. No CC Comment
17/01445/FLL Extension of dwellinghouse at The Brae, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross, No CC Comment

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing.

AOCB: Kinross now has a heart defibrillator, there are a number of people receiving training in this and it will be able to service the Fossoway area, further details on this will be given in due course. Cllr Barnacle reported that there will also be a defibrillator at Cleish, but is unsure of the status of first responders in the village.
Following today’s discussion CCllr Duffy called for MoPs who had used the DRT service to forward their comments on the service. CCllr Duffy also suggested those who have not used it to give it a try.
One MoP asked how hedges and trees are to be trimmed in public areas. CCllr Duffy responded that this has to be carried out by the owner and if not possible, the council will do so and invoice the owner. The MoP mentioned the area of concern is at the end of the Aldie Road on Council property, there are also overgrown hedges at the other end of the Aldie Road on a piece of land with no particular owner.
There is a further problem on the Gelvin Muir and Cleish Roads, Coldrain road on council property where traffic avoiding a tree has created a ditch and standing water is now on the road.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
6th June 2017, Powmill Moubray Hall

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllr Callum Purves; Six Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Willie Robertson.
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 this month from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch.

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

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: CCllrs reported that there is now approved budget for Vehicle Activated Speed (VAS) signs, with initial placements at sites where they had been previously promised. One such site in our area is on the A823 in Rumbling Bridge to the north of the Nursing Home. However input to the CC’s Facebook page has suggested different locations, and suggestions that speed cameras should be placed instead.
CCllr Duffy proposed that we should try and meet with the new Roads Engineer and make sure that we know what he is planning and ensure that this agrees with the community’s views. Cllr Purves reported that the Ward Councillors have also discussed the location of the VAS.
There will be speed checks in Rumbling Bridge, during term-time, to get a more accurate picture of the problem there.
MoP noted that vehicle speeds through Blairingone seem to be increasing and wonders what can be done about this. CCllr Duffy suggested that Cllr Barnacle and Daryl McKeown (PKC) be contacted about it.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group has had a planting day, and started to improve Waulkmill Green. Volunteers are always welcome.
Powmill in Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that there will be a planting day on Sunday 12th. Members have approached PKC and Scottish Water to get some more areas of grass cut. Volunteers are always welcome for this group too. A local landowner present at the meeting requested that trimmings should not be thrown into his field. CCllr Farquhar undertook to make sure this doesn’t happen again. However this does raise the issues that the Bloom Groups do need places to dispose of waste and obtain water. The group intends to post flyers to advertise the group’s activities.
Best Kept Village: The judging will be held on 20th July. Both the villages above have entered the competition, although in separate categories due to their different sizes.
Blairingone War Memorial: CCllr Brown reported that the planning application for the car park at the church would have reactivated the permission for the memorial, but that application was refused. It’s not clear what will happen as far as the permission now.
LDP Public Consultation: CCllr Duffy informed the meeting that the CC has submitted their recommendations to PKC. Cllr Barnacle intends to meet with PKC planners to discuss our proposal. Cllr Purves notes that there is a meeting between the local councillors and officers on Friday 9th June to discuss the options.
Poo Group: CCllr Duffy informed the meeting that there is an increasing amount of local concern about this problem, however in the absence of any volunteers to implement some address this, then there is nothing much more to be done.
Glen Devon Bridge: This bridge has been substantially vandalised, but can only be repaired in accordance with listed building requirements. CCllr Duffy commented that we were promised that the bridge would be repaired by April but nothing has been done. With the coping stones missing the weather is causing the bridge more structural damage and will perhaps become unstable and cause the road to be closed. MoP reported that the bridge along the Naemoor Road is suffering a similar problem. Cllr Purves undertook to look into this. CCllr Brown suggested that the time has now come to put aside limitations with lime mortar and repair/strengthen the bridge with modern materials.
Ivy Cottage, Powmill: CCllr Farquhar reported that the owner, Scott Macmillan, has engaged an architect to redesign the building to make it more rentable and consulted two builders for estimates. The end result would be that the building would be available as affordable housing, although there is currently no timescale.
Station Road Adoption: A MoP reported that the work will commence on 19th June.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Travellers Site and Hydro Scheme: No Update

New Business
Soul Survivor is due to be held on 5th-9th August – and local residents have received advance notification of the event this year. CCllr Duffy will ensure the organisers know that any large vehicles must approach via Rumbling Bridge and not use the Naemoor Road bridge.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Sports Hub. There is a plan to setup a Kinross Park Run with funding being sought. Future plans include Women & Girls Festival Week, a multi sports day to advertise various sports, inclusive sport, Lads and Dads events, etc. The group is very enthusiastic with lots of ideas.
CCllr Cheape noted that the Kinross-shire fund had agreed at their 5th June meeting to make two grants, but neither was in our area.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Callum Purves: Noted that the council has formed a new administration comprised of Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem members. There is a new combined Environment, Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee of which all four local councillors are members, with Cllrs Barnacle and Purves as vice-convenors. One of the policy initiatives is to overturn the previous administration’s decision to only fix potholes when they are 6mm deep and revert back to 4mm.

Planning Matters
17/00737/FLL Siting of static caravan for use as staff accommodation for a temporary period at Land 10 metres north of Lambhill, Blairingone. Object on grounds that there is no planning application for a house, and we see no need for such extensive accommodation for a security officer.
17/00790/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at Craighead Cottage, Drum, KY13 0PP. No CC Comment.
17/00711/FLL Extension to dwelling house at 32 West Crook Way, Crook of Devon, KY13 0PH. No CC Comment.
17/00843/LBC Alterations at Solsgirth Lodge, Solsgirth, Dollar, FK14 7NZ. No CC Comment
17/00894/PN Erection of agricultural building at West Broomhill, Station Road, Crook of Devon, KY13 0PG (near Broomhill Kennels.) No CC Comment
17/00927/FLL Erection of 2 dwelling houses Land 100metres north-east of South Kilduff Farm, Fossoway.
No CC Comment

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: George Lawrie of TRACKS notified the CC of funding opportunities for core paths and about the “Big Fit Walk” which groups can hold in June. CCllr Duffy again hoped for volunteers to form a path group.
Mark Russell MSP has asked the CC for consultation on a proposal to implement 20mph throughout all built up areas – Although we think this is a good idea, we don’t believe that it would be enforceable, and it would be better to concentrate on enforcing the current limits, together with carefully chosen locations for new 20mph limits.
Bus Route 23 has had its service reduced making it impossible for commuters to use.
Dollar and Muckhart residents can’t get their 30 or 40 children to Kinross High School anymore due to a reduction in bus services, so they are proposing to finance their own service, which could also pass through Crook of Devon and pick up passengers there. The CC strongly supports this initiative, but decries the fact that this needs to be done to make up for the lack of public transport. Cllr Purves noted that community transport has also been discussed at the Action Partnership.

AOCB: Discussion about the lack of broadband speeds in rural areas. Cllr Purves will investigate whether PKC has a policy about this, and what funding is available.

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

NOTE: No meeting in July

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st August 2017 7:30 pm
Carnbo Village Hall
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
2nd May 2017, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllr Willie Robertson; 4 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert and Joe Giacopazzi.
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.
Chief Inspector Ian Scott has replaced Maggie Pettigrew as Local Area Commander, following her promotion.
MoP observes that blue and white tape left after road accidents is never removed. Fly tipping in the lay-by at end of the Aldie Road has happened again – Cllr Robertson will report this to PKC.

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

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Robertson reported that the new officer in the roads department has started work and is drawing up proposals. Cllr Robertson noted that there is money in place for speed activated cameras and appropriate positioning of these is important.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that there will be a planting day on 20th May. The 22nd April fund raiser, held jointly with Powmill in Bloom Group, generated around £200 and has also raised the profile of the group’s activities with the public.
Powmill in Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar echoed CCllr Duffy’s comments above. A number of trees are ready to plant when the weather improves.
Best Kept Village: We have received an invitation to enter this competition, however there may not be enough volunteers to organise this – anyone who would like to help please contact the CC.
Blairingone War Memorial: CCllr Brown reported that the planning permission has lapsed, but there is no other progress.
Hydro Scheme Community Group: CCllr Duffy observed that the group is suffering from a shortage of members. As well as the annual contribution from the hydro scheme, it has emerged that the residue of the contingency fund, which will probably be over £10,000, is also going to become available. It is expected that the first tranche of funding will arrive in July or August. An application has been made to Local Energy Scotland to fund a mailshot to consult the community, which would cost around £1000.
LDP Public Consultation: A special meeting of this CC was held on the 18th of April to assist the CC in collecting opinions about development in the three sites Rumbling Bridge, Blairingone and Crook of Devon. The CC met after this meeting and will be sending its recommendations to PKC shortly.
Poo Group: CCllr Brown informed the meeting that the CC have received, via Facebook, several suggestions for bin locations: Fossoway Main Street, past the Scout camp to the bridge, on the other side towards Naemoor Road and along Back Crook and/or in the adjacent field.
There are a number of reports of people using the playing field for exercising their dogs without clearing up after them, additionally dogs without owners have also been seen there. CCllr Duffy will contact PKC’s Dog Warden to make visits at likely times to try and address this. Cllr Robertson suggested that the Dog Warden should be asked to provide stickers for normal rubbish bins stating that they can also be used for dog waste.
Glen Devon Bridge: The bridge is very badly damaged, with a large amount of the stones being knocked into the river. Willie notes that planning permission to repair the bridge is in place, which is needed as the bridge is a listed building, and he has written to PKC to expedite the repairs. CCllr Duffy examined the bridge recently and there is no current evidence of wild camping taking place, although it’s not obvious who else might have damaged the bridge.
Ivy Cottage, Powmill: CCllr Farquhar reported that Cllr Barnacle has contacted the owners about the possibility of receiving a grant to bring the building into a state where it could be rented.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Travellers Site and Station Road Adoption: No Update

New Business
None this month.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Farquhar attended a meeting of the Networking Group at LLCC which is attended by representatives of various community groups.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Willie Robertson: Has arranged for the A91 to be litter picked.
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Planning Matters
17/00512/FLL Change of use of existing farm buildings to part commercial equestrian use and part caravan storage use. Barnhill Farm, Powmill. Object on grounds of insufficient information.
17/00606/AML Erection of 3 dwelling houses/garages at land 30 metres north-east of Rantrie Knowe, Drum. No CC comment
17/00660/IPL Erection of dwelling house (in principle.) Land 50 metres south-east of Hoodshill, Fossoway.
If this development is within the LL catchment, then there would be a requirement to include a SUDS scheme, which is not mentioned in the current application. Additionally, there are contradictions between the number of storeys and bedrooms described in the text of the application (1 and 2) and shown on the plans (2 and 3). The CC will discuss this further and decide whether to comment.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: Aero Space Kinross is holding a 1940s Gala Dinner on 17th June at the Windlestrae Hotel in Kinross.

AOCB: A Waulkmill resident complained to the CC about speeding vehicles.
Cycling Event last year caused some local difficulties and the CC asked the organisers to notify us of future events, but they failed to do so again this year. CCllr Duffy has complained to Kinross Cycling Club.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th June 2017 7:30 pm
Powmill Moubray Hall
All Welcome

Draft Minutes Fossoway & District Community Council Extraordinary Meeting
18th April 2017, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Dave Cuthbert; 36 Members of the Public (MoP).
Declarations of Interest: CCllr Angus Cheape declared an interest in the development at Crook of Devon, and withdrew from the Council table.

LDP Public Consultation
Cllrs Barnacle and Cuthbert made it clear that they had no pre-conceived positions on the proposals, but were there to hear the opinions of the Members of Public present.

Blairingone: CCllr Trudy commenced the discussion by stating that the CC believes that the majority of the residents are in favour of the proposed plan. 27 positive and 6 negative comments were received by PKC. Cllr Cuthbert reminded the meeting that the school is due for review so increased housing may help it. Cllr Barnacle expressed the view that there were more people from Blairingone at the earlier review that didn’t make specifically attributable comments. In answer to a question from CCllr Donachie, Cllr Barnacle said that the development would likely be in excess of fifty houses. There were no additional comments from those present.

Rumbling Bridge: 92 comments, of which 60 were from Rumbling Bridge residents, were received by PKC. 26 individual comments objected to the proposal, and 38 supported it, with seven not expressing a clear preference. Additionally there was a petition signed by 44 people from 35 individual addresses objecting to further development. Principal objections received were that development would damage the character of the village, amenity greenspaces and setting of the gorge. Supporters specified improved car parking and other discretionary benefits provided by the developer, and that the development would improve the balance of the village.

MoP explained that they thought that the petition applied to a previous proposal which they would object to, however when the exhibition was visited it became clear that a different, more acceptable scheme was being proposed, and hence they withdrew their objection. Another MoP asked who else had changed their mind. CCllr Duffy expressed her concern that because the petition was circulated before the current proposals were made public it’s possible that people were confused. The organisers of the petition emphasised that they had made it clear which proposal they were objecting to.

MoP noted that there is already a plan in existence that has not yet been fully developed, so why should we now add other areas. The existing car parks are not signposted; if they were then additional areas wouldn’t be needed. MoP stated that there is no public parking for the Gorge at the nursing home. Cllr Barnacle commented that the “Thompson” car park was not finished at the time of the consultation meeting, but a MoP reported that it now is.

The proposed development would destroy the “green field” feel of the village. Cllr Barnacle is of the view that the previous settlement boundary was more appropriate than the currently proposed one. MoP describes Rumbling Bridge as a hamlet rather than a village, with no school, pub, etc., so unlike Blairingone it would not be appropriate to develop it, and challenged the automatic assumption that development of villages is always necessary.

MoP observed that the Thompson development of four houses occupied ground that was previously rough scrubland and the house are attractively designed and have improved the look of the village, can’t we expect that the proposed development would be the same.

MoP suggested that many other developments are ribbon-styled, whereas this one is a sensible one that would improve the heart of the village – this comment received some support. Another MoP replied that there is currently no heart to the village, and this development would not create one.

MoP pointed out that there is already a traffic problem across the bridge, and any development could make this worse. Cllr Barnacle reported that there are already plans to consider calming measures, speed limits and possibly traffic lights at the bridge.

MoP asked whether their comment had been received as they hadn’t received a reply – it was suggested that perhaps only those who applied online received responses. Cllr Cuthbert undertook to collect email addresses of those who had not received replies and would check that their comments had been received.

Cllr Barnacle summarised that the CC needs to decide whether it supports a change to the village envelope or not.

Crook of Devon: 83 comments (11% of the population) were received by PKC – there were 53 objections and 26 supportive comments. The proposal is for a fairly large development of around fifty houses, and some business use. Main objections were that it would be difficult for the village to support such an expansion, the separation between Drum and Crook of Devon would be lost, doubt about the viability of proposed businesses, and the village’s character would be impacted. Supporters suggested that the development was in an appropriate place, affordable housing would be provided, employment would be created and the community benefits were worthwhile.

MoP was concerned that this development would dramatically increase traffic. MoP suggested that the school and other facilities would not be able to support this sort of expansion, and the current school’s location is in an untenable position for pedestrian access from the proposed location, due to the road being too narrow.

MoP asserted that a roundabout provided as part of this development would be unlikely to reduce the speed of vehicles, or dissuade drivers from using the A977, and those leaving the roundabout will increase their speed to compensate for the time lost crossing the roundabout. Further were the traffic measures to be successful, the traffic would likely divert to the A91 which would be worse. Cllr Barnacle replied that unless some physical obstacle is introduced there will never be any way of slowing the traffic down as speed limits are widely ignored. MoP pointed out that there is currently no concrete evidence that the benefits from the development will help the traffic problem.

This development will contribute to Drum and Crook of Devon merging into one, and this level of development is not appropriate. Cllr Barnacle pointed out that PKC already treat Drum and Crook of Devon as one village, which isn’t necessarily correct.

A member of the development team pointed out that the number of houses at fifty is not set in stone. Cllr Duffy noted that all the developments consist of big houses. There is no opportunity for older people and new buyers to find small houses in this area. If these developments were allowed to proceed then perhaps there will be some smaller houses. MoP commented that in the absence of a bus service, affordable housing is useless. Cllr Cuthbert explained that “affordable housing” can mean small houses or “social houses”, the latter being more appropriately placed in bigger conurbations.

MoP asked for timetable of LDP2. Cllr Barnacle thought that the LDP2 document will be produced in the autumn, and then a further six weeks consultation period will follow. Cllr Barnacle emphasised that this is a zoning exercise and not a planning proposal, and hence the CC can respond by saying that an area should be zoned for development, not zoned, or zoned for mixed development with further public consultation required.

CCllr Duffy concluded by thanking Katie Briggs for her work in advertising the consultation meeting and summarising the comments. Thanks were also given to Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Dave Cuthbert for all their work.

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
5th April 2017, Carnbo Village Hall

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Jennifer Donachie, Carol Farquhar and Trudy Duffy (Chair); P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Dave Cuthbert; Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllrs Angus Cheap, Graham Pye and Graham Kilby; P&K Cllrs Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson;
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.

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

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Barnacle reported the final matrix of consultation feedback is being collated and will be issued shortly - the feedback received so far considerable community support for 20mph speed limits through all of the A977 villages consulted. Cllr Cuthbert reported that there was also considerable community support for vehicle-activated signs at village gateways. CCllr Duffy raised the question of what other areas might be appropriate for vehicle-activated signs. Cllr Cuthbert agreed that further discussion between relevant PKC officer and the community would help in ascertaining this and that some of recently secured budget for road improvements could fund such works. If any members of the public know of a Vehicle Activated Sign in need of renewal please get in touch with a Local Councillor or the Community Council.
Crook of Devon and Drum Growing Together and Powmill in Bloom Group: CCllrs Duffy and Farquhar announced that Crook and Drum Growing Together along with Powmill in Bloom Group will be collaborating through a fundraiser held at Kinross Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd of April. It is hoped the fundraiser will help raise the profile of both groups and open the opportunity for further joint projects. One MoP asked if any funds raised by the two bloom groups could go toward improvements in Rumbling Bridge Village; unfortunately this would not be possible as each bloom group is established to serve their respective village with limited numbers of volunteers. CCllr Duffy suggested that should any community within Fossoway wish to establish a Bloom Group there is a considerable number of funding opportunities available such as PKC, the Kinross-shire Fund and hopefully soon funds from the RBCHS. CCllr Duffy and CCllr Farquhar would be happy to provide guidance to anyone looking to form a Bloom Group, the Bloom Groups are greatly encouraged by the improvement to the appearance of the villages and would encourage further volunteers to join as well as collaboration with other groups. CCllr Duffy reported that a planting day is being arranged for a date to be set in May; follow relevant social media groups to look out for a date for what is sure to be a fun day and great family event.
Blairingone War Memorial: CCllr Brown reported that a written method statement would be required from a mason in order to pursue funding for this project and will arrange site visits with further stonemasons requesting this along with quotations. Cllr Cuthbert offered to find some recommended masons through PKC Heritage Trust also. Cllr Barnacle reported that listed building consent for the memorial’s relocation has lapsed however; this can be resurrected as part of a recent planning application on the site with the current owner, Profile Projects, willing to assist in this.
LDP Public Consultation: A special meeting will be held at 7.30pm on the 18th of April at Fossoway Primary School where all proposals put forward for LDP2 will be discussed. CCllr Duffy reported that the CC has not yet received a report of results from the consultation event held earlier this year and as a result could not make comment on the proposals. Cllr Cuthbert confirmed there would be opportunity to review the report before the special meeting, allowing for more informed discussion on the 18th. Cllr Barnacle reported that a summary of the consultation results had been circulated between local representatives indicating a mixture of responses from different villages. Cllr Barnacle raised a serious concern that should no further areas for development be zoned within Fossoway it would leave NO zoned land for future affordable housing stock within the region. Cllr Barnacle reported that a petition formed by residents of Rumbling Bridge demonstrated a majority of the village objecting to further development within the village. One MoP noted that despite some public parking being indicated as part of the Rumbling Bridge proposal there is already parking allocation for walkers at Rumbling Bridge Nursing Home, however no sign has been erected identifying this as it is seldom used. Another MoP raised concerns there would be no benefit to the local community with further development with similar planning conditions relating to past developments yet to be realised or enforced. A further MoP reported that there is a signature from each house in the village contributing to the petition. CCllr Farquhar raised a concern that there is currently no accessible parking at Rumbling Bridge for those with disabilities.
Station Road Adoption – Cllr Barnacle reported that further signatures agreeing to the adoption contract are required and should be finalised this week; following this the road adoption can be confirmed through PKC legal dept. Cllr Barnacle hoped that the contract would be set this month, however this is unlikely due to the aforementioned delays.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Travellers Site, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Hydro Community Benefit:– No Update

New Business
Foul Habits, CCllr Duffy called for local residents’ feedback on dog fouling in the area following a call from a local resident Mrs Palmieri for the CC provide attention on the subject. CCllr Duffy suggested the possibility of forming a group to specifically tackle this problem depending on community interest and volunteers. CCllr Duffy has gathered some creative ideas that may help tackle the situation, such as spray-painting locations of fouling with highly coloured paint, or carefully considered signage on walks suffering from high rates of fouling. Free Poo Bags are available in the Crook of Devon and Powmill shops. If anybody knows of a walk or place that requires a particular Poo Bin or signage they should contact a Community Councillor. One MoP did voice a concern that some paths and pavements suffer more so from horse manure resulting in pedestrians having to deviate from the walkway.
CCllr Nominations CCllr Duffy confirmed that the May meeting will be the Community Council AGM and was sorry to report that CCllr Kilby has tendered his resignation. CCllr Duffy has called for anyone interested in joining the CC to get in touch. Please contact a Community Councillor directly, via the Facebook page or email at moc.liamg|cc.yawossof#moc.liamg|cc.yawossof.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Ivy Cottage - little to no progress with existing owners, a disrepair notice has been served, Katrina Morrison asked for update. Property has been secured and made safe to prevent entry, however a decision needs to be made on how the community might wish to progress this. CCllr Farquhar raised concern that the rear of the building may not be secure. Drum Main Street - Prohibition of entry for commercial vehicles and a 20mph vehicle request has been made and are currently being considered by PKC roads department. The Naemoor road 30mph limit extension has also been requested and will be implemented. Rumbling Bridge - A request for vehicle activated signs and traffic calming has been made which Cllr Barnacle has followed up with PKC, a traffic survey will be conducted on both sides of the bridge and will explore feasibility of VAS or Traffic lights also noting that the recent roads budget can help contribute to the delivery of these projects. Powmill - feasibility of a new recycling point in the village is currently being explored with a possible new location near Powmill Milk Bar being considered.
Dave Cuthbert: Budget - The Independent group tried to work with all parties to contribute to the budget such as 1.6 million for roads budget to improve pavement safety, road safety and signage. This has provided results in Kinross and Milnathort. Funds for Action partnerships have also been provided – participatory budget event to tackle social inequalities – hopefully this can become a community led endeavour in the future targeting local needs instead of a top down approach. Overall this is an improvement on previous years. A hustings event will take place in Portmoak Hall on 11th of April, 7.30pm with all 8 candidates running in ward 8 for the May local elections.
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Planning Matters
17/00239/FLL Extension to dwellinghouse at Drumpark, Drum, KY13 0UN. No CC comment
17/00503/FLL Formation of Vehicular access and installation of bollards at Birchbank, Main Street, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UQ
One MoP raised a concern that the proposed access would be dangerous and that the current moveable bollards are not in use. CCllrs will review their decision.

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.

AOCB: One MoP raised concern if the land adjacent to Craigton Lane was still part of the LDP as an employment site. Cllr Barnacle confirmed this was still the case. One further MoP raised concern that there is a planning condition that the road be improved to a particular standard if development is to happen. Cllr Barnacle and Cllr Cuthbert confirmed that this could not be enforced unless the road is adopted or the land zoned for this use is developed.
Cllr Barnacle reported that local residents have raised concerns of overdevelopment at Newfield Drum, a view supported by several MoP’s not in attendance. Cllr Barnacle suggested that upon reviewing the planning history of this site that this may indeed be the case. There was a general consensus that certain planning decisions made recently have contradicted others causing ongoing confusion for both the community and the CC as to how planning come to a decision of what sites and settings are acceptable for development; there was also the ongoing situation where it was felt that planning conditions were not being enforced.
Braehead condition enforcement, Cllr Barnacle has arranged a meeting with relevant persons to discuss planning conditions which still have not been met within this area.
Cllr Barnacle reported that the opportunity to comment on the Scottish government planning consultation is now over and results will soon be published online.
One Mop raised concerns about the completion of works at RBCHS, particularly at the access point from A97 with signs, sandbags etc still being present, Cllr Duffy will follow this up.
CCllr Brown proposed a ‘Landing Page’ within the www.fossoway.org website or a social media platform bringing together groups, businesses, attractions and enterprises within Fossoway, providing a space for both locals and visitors to find out more about the opportunities available in and around our community. Keep an eye out for future updates on this and get in touch with Fossoway CC if interested in getting involved.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting and AGM

AGM agenda: minutes of 2016 AGM, Chair’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, election of office bearers

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

Extraordinary Meeting LDP Consultation, 18th April, 7.30 pm at Fossoway Primary
Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 7:30 pm at Fossoway Primary (AGM)
All Welcome

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

Attending: Community Cllrs: Cameron Brown, Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and Graham Pye; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert and Willie Robertson; 13 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllr Graham Kilby and Cllr Joe Giacopazzi.
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately, no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were two incidents to note in our area from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th February a large blue bucket containing horse feed was stolen from a field off Vicars Bridge Road; The Powmill Milk Bar was broken into during the early hours of Monday 20th February.
Minutes of the previous meeting: Cllr Giacopazzi clarified that the phrase “on top of additional funds raised” should have read “on top of any additional funds which might be raised”. Otherwise the minutes were accepted as a true record and signed off.

Matters Arising
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Covered under LDP Consultation item below.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the group is preparing for spring planting and planning fund-raising activities. Announcements of planned activities will be posted on the group’s Facebook page.
Powmill Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that a meeting was held with the local Police who have advised that the precautions against theft are as good as can be. Plans to plant 100 trees are afoot. It has been decided to abandon the idea of the Phone Box adoption. The group will have a fund-raising stall at 22nd April Farmer’s Market selling second hand books – all contributions welcome.
Blairingone War Memorial: At the site meeting on 14th February, it was agreed that the memorial could be moved, although probably at a higher cost than has previously been thought. Cllr Barnacle has sent information to a mason in order that an estimate can be prepared. The current owner of the property is willing to contribute £2000 towards the move. The currently proposed new location on the wall of the North extension to the cemetery is not strong enough and would need further reinforcement. CCllr Brown is investigating possible funding opportunities and has had an initial response from the War Memorials Trust, who aren’t able to fund the move unless it can be shown that access to the memorial would be prevented, however they may be able to support the wall strengthening if the memorial was to be moved.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that preparation of a minute of agreement is nearly complete, just needing final details of the contributors, and it can then be signed and the contract will be set.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Community Group: CCllr Duffy reported that the group is working on its terms of reference and will soon conduct a community engagement exercise to establish what sort of projects should be funded. The group is in need of more volunteers.
LDP Public Consultation: There was a meeting at Crook of Devon Village Hall on 18th February which was attended by a large number of people, whose replies are currently being analysed by PKC’s planning department. Dealing with the areas in turn:
The proposal for Blairingone seems to be broadly welcomed by the community;
Rumbling Bridge – Mrs Johnstone described their proposed development of a restricted number of houses mostly relatively small in size. They would also provide some parking places for, and a footpath to, the Gorge. Christina Ritchie then told the meeting about a petition signed by the majority of the residents, opposing any development at all in Rumbling Bridge. Ms Ritchie also pointed out that there are already adequate car parking facilities and footpaths, so the planning gain offered by the proposed development is not needed. Cllr Barnacle noted that the existing paths are not ideally routed, and the car park is not complete. A number of other members of the community present expressed the opinion that the village does need its heart filling in. It was pointed out that an area of the village was nominated as “Village Settlement” in the 2004 plan in order to protect it, however this didn’t prevent the Care Home being approved under appeal;
Crook of Devon: The zoning proposal is to create a maximum of fifty houses on land adjacent to the Village Hall. Local opinions seem to be evenly split on the desirability of this.
For all the areas, it’s important that local residents should submit their own comments directly to PKC to enable them to get a complete picture of their views.
Additionally potential planning gains that may enable improvements to the A977 must be considered separately from considering whether developments are right for each area. This point was made by both Cllrs and others present.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site, Safer Route to School – Drum, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Crook Hall Bollards: No update.

New Business
Kinross to Crook of Devon Multi-use Track: TRACKS are preparing a funding application to support the next phase of this development. The CC approves of this proposal and will write a letter of support.
School Estate Review: PKC are currently planning “options appraisals” for various schools and Blairingone Primary school is included in the programme. Questions about this can be sent to ku.vog.ckp|secruosersce#ku.vog.ckp|secruosersce.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert and Willie Robertson: Nothing not already covered above.

Planning Matters
17/00160/FLL Alterations and formation of vehicular access, Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7NY. No CC comment.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: The bridge over the River Devon on the A91 at Yetts of Muckhart will be closed for two weeks from Monday 20th March.
PKC are seeking comments on gritting and snow clearing – by 21st March to ku.vog.ckp|PMR_CKP#ku.vog.ckp|PMR_CKP.
Decisions for allocation of funds from the Local Action Partnership will be decided by public vote at the Kinross Farmer’s Market on 22nd April.
The Scottish Government are seeking opinions on the future of the Scottish Planning System – the consultation document is at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/planning-architecture/a-consultation-on-the-future-of-planning/ comments can be made until 4th April.

AOCB: Dog Waste in Crook of Devon – a MoP has reported this to the CC. CCllr Duffy has replied with suggestions that were found to be found successful in other places.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th April 2017 7:30 pm
Carnbo Village Hall
All Welcome

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

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

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

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
1st November 2016, Powmill Moubray Hall

Attending: Community Cllrs: Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Graham Kilby and Graham Pye; Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert, Joe Giacopazzi and Willie Robertson; 8 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllr Angus Cheape;
Co-option of New CC Member: The CC welcomes Carol Farquhar as a new member – Proposed: CCllr Pye; Seconded: CCllr Donachie.
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: Between 10am and 11am on 21st October a sneak in theft occurred at a property at Rumbling Bridge.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were signed off without amendment.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site: Cllr Barnacle has written to SEPA asking whether private drainage arrangements may be possible in the continued absence of capacity at the Drum WWTP, also when might the WWTP be expanded and who is on the current waiting list. Cllr Barnacle has also arranged for a waste collection to be instigated at the site.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllr Giacopazzi has been pursuing the problem with the dip in the road by Devonshaw Cottage, Powmill, but there is no budget to address the problem this financial year, fortunately the problem is not getting worse. The speed activated sign will be refurbished according to one department, although there is also some doubt about who is responsible for the signs with another department saying there is no budget to fix them.
A MoP reported to CCllr Farquhar that there is potential for flooding on the A977 at Powmill due to blocked drains – the problem area is to the south of Gairney Burn Lane. Cllr Giacopazzi agreed to get this looked at.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: The official opening was on Friday 28th October, was very well attended and went well, the scheme is generating power and so the first funds will be available to the Community Group in a year’s time; unfortunately the open afternoon on the 29th had to be postponed until the Spring for operational reasons.
The Community Benefit Group held a meeting on Friday 7th October where the terms of reference are being worked on. There is a plan to hold a Community Consultation exercise to collect ideas for how the funds should be used.
Speeding Through Villages: This has been discussed in the Action Partnership.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that tub planting has been done, however more volunteers are always welcome to assist with bulb planting – dates will be published on Facebook.
Powmill Bloom Group: CCllr Farquhar reported that a “Gateway to the Village” has been created opposite the Aldie Road, and lots of bulbs have been planted along with other clearing and tidying up. More information at their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/400183333513381/
Dunning Glen: Cllr Robertson has inspected the bridge and although it does seem to be slowly deteriorating, PKC doesn’t think it needs fixing any sooner than already planned.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that the two objections to the Notice to Adopt have now been withdrawn. Cllr Barnacle will write to all residents again with the new contribution figure (which is reduced now it will be without VAT) and hopefully the work will be able to proceed soon.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has contacted Profile Projects once more, and they have now said that they would only contribute £2000, rather than the full cost as they originally agreed in September 2011. Cllr Barnacle will seek confirmation of this offer in writing. There are various heritage funds that may help us fund the rest of the work, which will be investigated.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Sports Hub, Ivy Cottage Powmill and Safer Route to School – Drum: 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
B9097 Route Action Plan: This plan proposes: To impose a 40mph speed limit for the first 800m of the road from Drum; Institute a prohibition of entry on the U241 to discourage commercial traffic passing from the A977 to the B9097 via the U241 at Drum; Various other improvements to signage and carriageway surfacing.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: None this month.

Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle notes that delay in publishing LDP2 until next summer allows more work to be done on proposals for parking and development.
Dave Cuthbert: Cllr Cuthbert notes that the Action Partnerships each have £20k to spend by next April, which may prove challenging in that time since they need to use the new Participatory Budgeting system.
Joe Giacopazzi: Nothing not already reported above.
Willie Robertson: Cllr Robertson reports that TRACKS are about to start work on the next section of the multi-purpose path extending to Balado Station. All finance is in place and contracts are being let, with the section due to be finished early next year.
Police Scotland are intending to trial Community Speedwatch again in the New Year, although it’s not yet known who’s to be involved. Cllr Robertson will try and get this area included based on our previous experience.
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Planning Matters
16/01612/FLL Erection of 2 no dwelling houses at Land 100 Metres North East of South Kilduff Farm, Fossoway. Comments were due by 25/10/16. No CC Comment.
16/01801/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at land 30 metres West of Drumgarland, Crook of Devon. Comment that we are concerned about the uncertainty of connection to Drum WWTP.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: The B9097 will be closed during weekdays (8am to 4pm) from 14th November to allow drainage works between Mawmill Poultry Farm and Mawmill Farm (for around four weeks) and to the west side of Aldie junction (for about one week) to allow patching works.
The Scottish Government are holding a Governance Review of early years and schools education. See www.gov.scot/educationgovernancereview for details.
PKC will shortly be replacing green bins with smaller ones (240 litres -> 140 litres) to encourage more recycling.
The Kinross Winter Festival is now on, see brochure at issuu.com/kinrosswinterfestival/docs/kinross-shire_s_winter_festival_201_2d713de0b261ec The Street Festival is from 4-7pm Saturday 26th November.

AOCB: Is Rumbling Bridge Gorge Car Park now open for business? It seems to have been created, but possibly final surfacing not yet done – there are no signs.

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, Dunning Glen, Station Road Adoption, Blairingone War Memorial.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th December 2016 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome

DOMESTIC WASTE / RECYCLING COLLECTIONS

There will be no domestic or commercial collections on 25th and 26th DECEMBER 2016 or 1st and 2nd JANUARY 2017

Unless householders or commercial customers are notified directly by letter the following will apply:

  • Collections due on Sunday 25th DECEMBER will take place on Saturday 24th DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Monday 26th DECEMBER will take place on Saturday 24th DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Sunday 1st JANUARY will take place on Saturday 31st DECEMBER
  • Collections due on Monday 2nd JANUARY will take place on Saturday 31st DECEMBER

There are no scheduled garden and food waste collections from 23rd DECEMBER to 6th JANUARY.

Collection dates will return to normal from 7th JANUARY.

RECYCLING CENTRES

All Recycling Centres will be CLOSED on 25th and 26th DECEMBER 2016 and 1st and 2nd JANUARY 2017. Opening hours otherwise remain the same over the festive period.

SPECIAL UPLIFTS

The last special uplift collection will be 22nd DECEMBER 2016.

The road works on the B9097 between the A977 at Crook of Devon to Mawmill Farm to allow various works to take place, will now continue until 24th December. This means that the road will continue to be partially closed during the working day.

B9097 Road Works Extended by Graham PyeGraham Pye, 08 Dec 2016 10:27

The open day celebrating the official opening of the Rumbling Bridge Hydro scheme, which was scheduled for Saturday 29th October, has had to be cancelled for operational reasons.

It's hoped to re-schedule the event in the New Year.

See the scheme's website for more information.

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2nd Fife Scout Group are again holding a fireworks evening this year at their scout campsite at Crook of Devon on Friday 4th November 2016 from 7 to 9pm.

Fireworks will be from 7.30 to 8.00pm followed by a campfire. Food and refreshments will be on sale between 7.30 and 9 pm.

The evening is informal and no charges will be made, but donations are welcome.

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
4th October 2016, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs: Trudy Duffy, Graham Kilby and Graham Pye; Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert and Joe Giacopazzi; 10 Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: CCllr Angus Cheape; Cllr Willie Robertson.
Co-option of New CC Member: The CC welcomes Jennifer Donachie as a new member – Proposed: CCllr Duffy; Seconded: CCllr Pye.
CC Roles: Now that we have one new member of the CC it is possible, and necessary to avoid some duplication of roles, to identify the responsibilities of each of the current CC members:
Trudy Duffy: Chair and Data Controller;
Graham Pye: Treasurer, Vice-chair and Minutes Secretary
Jennifer Donachie: Secretary and Planning – Proposed: CCllr Duffy; Seconded: CCllr Pye.
Graham Kilby: Facebook and Community Liaison/Initiatives
Angus Cheape: Kinross-shire Fund
Declarations of Interest: None.
Police report: Unfortunately no Officer was able to be present at the meeting. There were two incidents to note, received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: during the weekend of Friday 9th September, a quantity of red diesel was stolen from a tractor which was parked within the car park belonging to Powmill Milk bar; Sometime between 2pm and 6.30pm Thursday 22nd September, approximately 300kg of wheat was stolen from Arndean Farm, Blairhill, Rumbling Bridge.
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes were amended to correct the planning reference number for the application at land west of Devonlade, which should have been 16/01313/FLL rather than 16/01352/FLL. This was also corrected in the Declarations of Interest.

Matters Arising
Crook Moss Traveller’s Site: Cllr Barnacle received an email from one of the residents asking for a meeting, which was held at the Village Hall, Cllr Cuthbert also attended. The site occupants stated their desire to integrate with the community and raised some concerns about rubbish disposal and water and power connections, which Cllrs agreed to help them with.
A977 Defects and Mitigation Measures: Cllrs had a meeting with the Roads department – currently the department is trying to recruit an engineer to do the planning for the possible mitigation measures. Cllr Duffy notes that the 40mph speed limit signs between Balado and the M90 have now been erected. Cllr Giacopazzi has been pursuing the problem with the dip in the road by Devonshaw Cottage, Powmill, but this is not yet fixed, and neither are the speed activated signs – it appears that there is some confusion as to whether these types of signs are the responsibility of the highways department or the street lighting department.
Speeding Through Villages: Speeding traffic is an ongoing problem throughout the area and efforts from this CC and our local councillors do not appear to have achieved any significant results. Perhaps the time has come to create a Community Partnership with the Police and PKC to try and address this issue. Cllr Cuthbert suggests that we try out “Police Cut-outs” at the entrance to villages where speed monitoring is already planned to take place and see if they have any effect. It’s also possible that the new head of Police Scotland may look favourably on Community Speed Watch schemes, and Cllrs will be pressing for this.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: The scheme is now operating and generating power, with last minute adjustments being made to optimise output. The official opening is due to be on Friday 28th October at 3pm. On Saturday 29th October there will be an open afternoon from 1pm until 4pm centred on the Crook of Devon Village Hall. Mini-Buses will be available to take people from the Hall to locations in Rumbling Bridge to see the scheme. Walking routes to the major site locations will also be signposted.
The Community Benefit Group is due to hold its next meeting on Friday 7th October. A community engagement exercise will be taking place to determine what sort of grant applications will be received.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that a planting day will be held on the morning of 15th October, any helpers welcome.
Powmill in Bloom: A recent work party has done some planting and new planters have been created. The next planned activity is to improve the road verge outside the Milk Bar.
Dunning Glen: Cllr Cuthbert has spoken to Sgt. Amanda Nicholson – the Police have been collecting car numbers at the site.
Sports Hub: The hub was officially launched on 17th September at Kinross Community Campus. Consultation has been held to assess local requirements, and this will be reviewed at the next meeting on the 27th October.
A meeting of various local sports and community groups within Fossoway was held on 21st September, to set up a sub group to the larger Sports Hub and to look how the sports field in Crook of Devon can be best used. There was a good level of interest from the existing clubs in the area. Cllr Barnacle adds that Sadie Watson of the Parent’s Council has suggested a survey in Fossoway to assess demand for sports in this area.
Station Road Adoption: Cllr Barnacle reports that PKC have issued a notice of intention to adopt the road on 10th August. Two objections have been received. PKC can in fact proceed with the adoption in spite of objections, however this does not change the finance position, and as the objectors are unlikely to be willing to pay their share, the contribution from the other frontagers may have to increase, but VAT will not be payable.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle has received opinions that it would be possible to move the memorial without damage, although it would require a skilled mason to do it. If finance is the issue, then perhaps some funds might be available to help. Cllr Barnacle will contact Profile Projects once more.
Safer Route to School – Drum: A report on addressing the traffic problems with the B9097 will shortly be issued, that might help with this problem.

Matters Arising With No Update Since Last Meeting
Ivy Cottage, Powmill: 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.

New Business
None this month.

Community Council Business
Meetings Attended: CCllr Kilby attended a meeting of the Sports Hub (see above); CCllr Duffy attended a meeting to determine CC representation on Community Action Partnerships. Cllr Cuthbert explained that the aim of the partnerships is to address inequalities in the area. First meeting is 6th October. Inequalities covers a wide range of topics, including bus services, ambulance attendance times, speeding traffic, etc. Issues collected will be fed into the plans for NHS, PKC, Police, etc., across the area.
CC Bank Account: As previously explained the CC needs to open a new bank account in order to obtain online access. The account will continue to be with the TSB and the signatories will be CCllr Graham Pye and CCllr Trudy Duffy. All other attributes of the account will remain the same.

Councillors’ Reports
Dave Cuthbert: Cllr Cuthbert points out that tomorrow’s full council meeting will be discussing the financial plan which is likely to contain very bad news.
Joe Giacopazzi: Nothing not already reported above.
Mike Barnacle: Cllr Barnacle notes that progress on the new Local plan has been delayed, due to the late arrival of the Tay Plan, until later next year. This allows more time to organise a coherent local response to the plan.

Planning Matters
16/01119/FLL Extension to dwelling house and alterations to garage to form ancillary accommodation at The Farmhouse, Easter Muirhead Farm, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7ND. No CC Comment
16/01450/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at Land 30 metres northwest of Firs of Viewfield, Drum. No CC Comment
16/01473/FLL Renewal of permission 13/01816/FLL (change of house type) at Land 30 metres northwest of The Meadows, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. No CC Comment
16/01476/FLL Renewal of permission 13/01818/FLL (change of house type) at Site 70 metres northwest of The Meadows, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. No CC Comment
16/01477/FLL Renewal of permission 13/01817/FLL (change of house type) at Site 70 metres northwest of The Meadows, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. No CC Comment
16/01544/IPL Residential development (in principle) at Land 50 metres north of Mellock House, Fossoway. Discussed by email before the meeting and agreed to no CC Comment
16/01551/FLL Erection of two dwelling houses at land 50 metres east of Naemoor Gardens, Rumbling Bridge. No CC Comment
16/01534/FLL Erection of a dwelling house (revised design). Land to the rear of Vicar's Bridge Road Blairingone. No CC Comment
16/01588/FLL Erection of a dwelling house and shed. Land 20 Metres south east of Burnside, Vicar's Bridge Road, Blairingone. No CC Comment

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing: The A977 will be closed at Blairingone from 17th October for two weeks to allow resurfacing works to be carried out.
At the request of CCllr Duffy, PKC’s Charles Haggart will conduct a traffic speed survey in Carnbo.

AOCB:
John Anderson asked local councillors if they had any news about the Lamb Hill application, and were they aware of the level of public feeling about this. Cllrs confirmed that they were well aware of this.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st November 2016 7:30 pm
Powmill Moubray Hall
All Welcome

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