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Community Council Minutes - December 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
4th December 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Trudy Duffy, Carol Farquhar and P&K Cllrs Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and; 5 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllr Graham Pye and associate member Tam Carroll; P&K Cllrs Mike Barnacle and Richard Watters; Fossoway Parent Council, Christina Smith

Declarations of Interest: CCllr Cheape – LDP2

Police report: Unfortunately, no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Cairnfold Farm, Blairingone was broken into between 1pm and 10.15pm on Thursday 22nd November. During this time several people are believed to have visited the nearby Dollar Equestrian Centre. Officers are appealing for any witnesses to suspicious vehicles or people in the area.

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

Matters Arising
Secretary, Fossoway & District Community Council - resignation: CCllr Duffy announced with regret that Cameron Brown who was the secretary had resigned due to conflicting commitments with work and other interests. He will be sadly missed however we all wish him well for the future.
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Cllr Purves informed that the report from Education Scotland has been published and that it will be discussed at a forthcoming committee meeting.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that there was not much activity at present. A wreath making workshop was planned for December, which she hoped would be well attended.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that there was not much activity at the moment. She attended a meeting hosted by David Hill, a judge for Best Kept village. The meeting was very informative, covering topics such as participating successfully in competitions, generating local enthusiasm and cooperation between villages. The competition is to be renamed ‘Well Kept Village’ next year. CCllr Farquhar also mentioned groups were working together to find ways of accessing funds for Bloom Group activities.
Hydro Scheme & Crook of Devon Bridge: CCllr Duffy reported that the planned walk/inspection of site will take place on Saturday 8th December at 11.30pm. This will establish where the new Crook of Devon Bridge will be situated. Some CC members and local residents will attend. Money from the Hydro Scheme will be made available next year for the Crook of Devon Bridge project.
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy reported that planning for this is going well. There will be a Fund raiser in Crook of Devon village hall sometime in February.
Blairingone War Memorial: CCllr Donachie stated that the Planning Application for a modified vehicle access at Blairingone Church had been approved. It is anticipated that the approval may lead to progress regarding the Blairingone War Memorial.
Carnbo VAS: An online query from a Carnbo resident regarding the installation of the VAS had a response on 21st November, from the Road Safety team. The manufacturer of the solar panels which power the signs in Carnbo has had to order more panels; timescales are not available as yet for delivery but will be communicated when this information exists. Cllr Purves indicated that another VAS will be installed in the village, however no timescale has been given for this as yet.
World War One Centenary: CCllr Cheape reported that there was a good turnout, the celebration went well and there was a lot of interesting material on display. A tree was planted on Waulkmill Green in commemoration. CCllr Cheape thanked those who participated and the public who came along on the day.
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: CCllr Duffy reported that at the last meeting it was stated that only one taxi operator was left in this scheme. Cllr Robertson indicated that the four local councillors met with PKC Public Transport Manager, Margaret Roy to discuss this issue. The councillors are optimistic that more taxi companies will come on board. A survey will be carried out regarding a Rural Bus Network to see if there is a demand and once the results of the survey are analysed the initiative will be taken forward.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
No information at present regarding: Crook Moss Travellers Site, A977 Mitigation, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Powmill Play Park and LDP2.

New Business
Roadworks at the School Road, Crook of Devon: CCllr Duffy reported that some residents have queried the length of time the roadworks are taking. Cllr Robertson understood that the works were nearly completed. Cables had been found unexpectedly under the ground which hindered progress. Cllr Robertson will seek clarification regarding the completion date of the roadworks.
A977: Cllr Duffy asked if the Safety Audit on the mitigation measures had been carried out regarding the A977. The Safety Audit was carried out regarding realigning the A977, the preferred option from the A977 consultation. Cllr Robertson confirmed the report had been published, however it was not available for councillors as yet. Cllr Robertson offered to make available a timetable of works to clarify when any action will take place. A MoP queried if the developer for the plans in the field at the institute would make a contribution to the work on the A977. Cllr Robertson stated that PKC were footing the bill, money had been budgeted for the A977 and it was important to carry out this necessary work as soon as possible. A MoP stated that there was an offer from a landowner to gift a piece of land to make the realignment safer as it may be tight for the turning of lorries. Cllr Robertson offered to look into this on receipt of an email from the MoP, detailing their concerns.

Community Council Business - Meetings Attended

Kinross-shire Forum: CCllr Duffy attended this meeting which dealt mainly with Transport & Traffic and also the Kinross in Action Partnership.
Kinross Fund Meeting: CCllr Cheape reported that a small grant was awarded to Kinross Parent Council for equipment. Kinross Rotary were also awarded a grant. The fund is available for all local areas, money has not been taken up as expected therefore it was important that local organisations submit bids for worthwhile projects.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Callum Purves: Cllr Purves reported that two funds, Micro Enterprise Grant Scheme and Micro Credit loans Scheme were launched. Care in the community is a PKC focus. A cooperative model is being investigated as pilot schemes in other areas have been successful.
Willie Robertson: No new information to report this month.

Planning Matters

New applications
18/02006/FLL Alterations and extensions to dwellinghouse, 1 Mossend green, Powmill. No CC Comment.
18/02015/FLL Siting of caravan for use as site office/reception/welfare building (in retrospect) at Land 10 metres north of Lambhill, Blairingone, FK14 7NB. The CC commented.

Decided applications
18/01622/FLL Formation of vehicular access, Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NJ. The CC did not comment.

Local Review Body Decisions
TCP/11/16(550)/1800473/FLL Erection of a wind turbine and associated works on land south east of Warlawhill Farm, Carnbo. The CC Commented. Still under review by the Local Review Body.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing:
Fly tipping: A local resident has reported by email, the fly tipping of garden waste (leaves, plant materials) dumped in two piles at the entrance gateway to fields off the unclassified road to Barnhill/Pitfar/Craigend which comes from the A977 between Powmill and Blairingone. The resident wishes the incident to be noted as they are concerned that materials such as grass clippings/poisonous plants can cause death in farm animals. An additional concern is there may be an increase in fly tipping due to the council now charging for the uplift of these materials in brown bins. A Customer Service Advisor with PKC responded to the email and has reported the incident to the Community Waste team. Cllr Purves indicated that there has been no significant increase in fly tipping in other areas, this is evidence based and the public appear to be taking garden waste to recycling centres. The uptake for paying for brown bins is 55%. The charge for brown bins will increase from £25 to £30 next year.

AOCB
Flooding on the road at Drum: A MoP stated the road in Drum has been resurfaced however there is still flooding. PKC tried to fix this, a blockage was cleared but not on the road drain. This issue still has not been addressed by PKC. Cllr Robertson will take this up.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 8th January 2018 at 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - November 2018

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

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

Police report: Unfortunately, no officer was able to be present at the meeting. There was one incident to note in our area since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch: Between midnight on Wednesday 1st October and 6:30pm on Wednesday 3rd October entry was gained to a vacant hotel premises in Blairingone. Additionally there was a break-in at Easter Muirhead stables at the end of October – no further details at the moment.
The CC has been contacted by the Police to announce that the Speedwatch programme may be resurrected, we have responded positively but there are no details as yet.
A MoP asked whether sheep worrying had been mentioned in the Report, another MoP added that he was aware of two recent incidents both of which have been reported to the Police.
Blairingone pavement parking – Cllr Watters spoke to Police and they checked but didn’t find any reportable incidents.

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

Matters Arising
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Cllr Watters reports that the responses are being collated; the Lifelong Learning Committee must then review the proposal before it is sent to the Scottish Government. Cllr Barnacle has been told that the Scottish Government’s executive agency Education Scotland has visited the school, and will also produce a report to be submitted to PKC.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Duffy reported that the unpaid work team have been planting daffodil bulbs. There will be a wreath making workshop on 9th December as a fund raiser. The Group is not planning to enter many competitions next year.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that it’s a quiet time; upcycling of a trailer and crates into planters is in progress ready for next year. Members of the Bloom Groups are to attend a meeting with the organisers of the Best Kept Village competition on the 21st November.
Hydro Scheme: The Rumbling Bridge Community Hydro Society is selling more shares in order to acquire more capital. Local residents are encouraged to apply: https://rumblingbridgehydro.coop/ The Society is looking to purchase a small area of land which is currently rented to reduce ongoing costs.
A MoP noted that there is still some tidying up after the construction work to be done. CCllr Duffy will pass this on to Hugh Wallace.
Cllr Barnacle was recently in discussion with residents of The Old Station about a possible adoption; however they’re concerned about a serious drop from an embankment adjacent to the pipeline route. Cllr Barnacle has asked Hugh Wallace to consider installing some sort of safety barrier.
Crook of Devon Bridge: George Lawrie from TRACKS updated the meeting on the progress towards the replacement bridge. Reusing the previous location would require construction in the river bed which is now deprecated by SEPA, and in any case the new bridge needs to be 600mm above the 200 year flood level which would be difficult to achieve there. So other sites were examined during a site visit and a position about 75m west looks promising (by small gate from Naemoor Road) which would require an 18m span that can be readily achieved. Other locations would probably result in stairs or long ramps since the bridge would have to be high up and would need extra paths to be created. In answer to a question, George Lawrie explained that the previous site was not impossible, but would be much more expensive. Initial estimates from the same company used for the Millennium Bridge are approximately £13k for an 18m bridge kit 1.5m wide, including 1.4m high parapets as there is quite a big drop to the river. About twice as much again would be needed for assembling and installing the kit.
The proposed bridge would not be up to PKC’s engineering standards so it’s unlikely that they would take on the maintenance in the future, so finance for that would need to be ensured. George Lawrie thinks it might be possible to get some initial funding from the Forestry Commission. PKC have recently done some work on the existing bridge, and the may contribute some money to help with paths on north side which need improvement.
Cllr Barnacle has spoken to the relevant landowner and obtained permission for access across their land for construction vehicles. A MoP asked about another part-built bridge – George Lawrie replied that its position was such that connecting accessible paths to it would be very difficult. The new bridge would also need planning permission from PKC and a CARS licence from SEPA. Cllr Barnacle reminded the meeting that this bridge would restore the Millennium Path, which is part of the Core Path Network.
Fossoway Gathering: Cllr Barnacle has spoken to some of the neighbours around the proposed site to gather any concerns. A MoP asked if there is still an opportunity for other organisations to take part in the Gathering; CCllr Duffy replied that all are welcome. Cllr Barnacle reminded CCllr Duffy that an application to PKC for use of the field needs to be submitted by the CC as lead organisation.
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle hopes that the Planning Application for a modified vehicle access will be recommended for approval this week, although the applicant has not so far submitted a corresponding listed building application.
Carnbo VAS: Cllr Robertson has progressed the implementation of the VAS in Carnbo, with the post being erected on the 23rd October. Cllr Purves has also been closely following this but doesn’t think that the sign will be added until early next year. Hopefully next year’s budget will allow an additional sign to be added at the other end of the village.
World War One Centenary: Cllr Barnacle has ensured that no works will be taking place on the A977 during the weekend. Various activities have been organised with local schools, reading of names, and an exhibition of memorabilia. Jean Scott Moncrieff’s great-grandfather was killed at Gallipoli in 1915, and she will be planting a Beech tree on Crook of Devon Green to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
Fossoway Area Transport/DRT: Cllr Watters reports that the service has provided 800 journeys this year, but now that one of the taxi companies has left the scheme its viability has been put at risk. The DRT scheme costs about half the amount that running a bus service like the 201 route would cost. Cllr Watters has also asked PKC Officers to investigate measures to promote new taxi companies. Cllr Barnacle has been looking into provision of a Community Transport Group that would have charitable status and cover Fossoway and Milnathort.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook Moss Travellers Site, Lambhill, A977 Mitigation, Ivy Cottage Powmill, Powmill Play Park and LDP2:
No information at present.

New Business None this month.

Community Council Business - Meetings Attended
Sports Hub: CCllr Farquhar reported that activities promoted by the Hub are proving popular. CPR Training has been organised recently and was very well attended. Although there are now defibrillators at Carnbo and Crook of Devon, they need to be installed in the other villages too. CCllr Farquhar will progress this goal – First Responders and SSE were suggested by those present as possible sources of funds.
Roads & Bridges Show: CCllr Pye attended this event where there were presentations about Integrated Traffic Systems – In the long term it’s intended that there will be systems that combine different transport systems, train, bus, car-sharing, etc., using social media to enable users to assemble journeys. The Scottish Government is preparing legislation to allow Councils to create Low Emission Zones.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Mike Barnacle: PKC has agreed to assist residents of Crook Moss with power and drainage connections, so Cllr Barnacle has asked if the six houses in Drum not currently on mains drainage could be helped too. The two caravans in the paddock are still there, Cllr Barnacle is expecting a planning application to extend the site to be submitted soon.
The work at the School Road junction on the A977 is in progress. Although there have been some local objections to the work, Cllr Barnacle supports the proposed changes based on wider consultation. The new traffic lights will be permanently red unless there are no pedestrians present, which should improve safety. The current traffic lights will be temporarily covered once the new ones are in place to see if both are needed, and they will be removed if not. BT cabling moves required to perform the works are proving more complicated than expected so they are currently holding up work on the new path. A MoP asked about pedestrian safety on the new path, will there be barriers? Cllr Barnacle replied that as it’s not on a bend, unlike the existing path, it should be safer; in addition the new traffic lights will prevent vehicles passing pedestrians at speed.
The footpath from Claysyke Steading to the primary school track has needed clearing for a long time, and enforcement action is now taking place.
Callum Purves: PKC’s 20mph policy is being implemented, but rather more slowly than our local Councillors would like. There is currently proposed to be a trial in four areas, but none of them are to be in in our area in the short term.
The Digital Learning Strategy recently approved by the Lifetime Learning Committee includes improvements that particularly affect rural schools, for example improved broadband, training, etc. There is also a plan to deliver high school subjects that are not available locally by remote access.
Richard Watters: A Drum resident who cuts a lot of the local grass currently has to pay for two brown bins to dispose of the cuttings, which may mean he stops doing it. Perhaps the Bloom Group could take over ownership of one of them so he doesn’t have to pay. CCllr Duffy agreed to arrange for that to be done.

Planning Matters

18/01783/FLL Change of use from agricultural land to garden ground at Jansfield. No CC comment.
18/01855/IPL Renewal of permission 15/01110/IPL (residential development in principle) at Land 100 metres North West of Schiehallion. No CC comment.
18/01925/FLL Alterations and extension to dwelling house at 1 Mossend Green, Powmill FK14 7NJ. No CC comment.

Decided applications
18/00/FLL Extension to dwellinghouse, 7 Moubray, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UU. Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/01420/FLL Siting of a static caravan, Easter Muirhead, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7ND. Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/01389/FLL Erection of Dwelling house, Land 100 metres South East of Briglands Lodge, Rumbling Bridge. Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/01493/FLL Change of use from dwellinghouse (class 9) to residential care home (class 8) Soroba House, Main Street, Blairingone, Dollar, FK14 7NU. Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/01537/FLL Renewal of permission 14/01179/FLL (Change of use and alterations to former steading to form a dwelling house) Former Steading, Solsgirth. Approved – The CC did not comment.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing: Gelvan Muir Road in Carnbo was due to be closed from 1st to 4th November – this was posted on the CC’s Facebook page when received.
Culture Perth and Kinross are seeking input on the future of the library service over the next five years – comments can be made at: http://www.culturepk.org.uk/about-cpk/librariesconsultation/

AOCB: Braehead works are being done at last, but part of this work has resulted in the Bus Stop being moved. It seems that local residents were not consulted about this. Cllrs Barnacle and Purves will look into this.
There will be an Open Forum on 21st November at 6pm, where the definition of a new tourist route called Heart 200 will be proposed.

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

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th December 2018 7:30 pm
Fossoway Primary School
All Welcome


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Community Council Minutes - October 2018

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
2nd October 2018, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Community Cllrs Angus Cheape, Jennifer Donachie, Carol Farquhar, Graham Pye (chair) and associate member Tam Carroll; P&K Cllrs, Callum Purves, Willie Robertson and Richard Watters; 10 Members of the Public (MoP)
Apologies: CCllr Trudy Duffy and CCllr Cameron Brown; P&K Cllr Mike Barnacle
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 since the last CC Meeting from the Commander’s Reports received via Perth and Kinross Community Watch. Between Wednesday 5th September and Saturday 8th September, a wire fence around a field containing horses was damaged near to Whistlemount, Powmill. As a result of the damage a number of horses escaped from the field. Between 8am, Monday 17th September and 8am the following morning, a chain and padlock which were securing a field gate at Blairingone were cut off and removed.
Chief Superintendent Paul Anderson has moved from the Division to a new post. From Monday 3rd September, Chief Superintendent Andrew Todd has taken on the role of Divisional Commander for Tayside Division.

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

Matters Arising
Blairingone School Estate Transformation: Statutory consultation meetings were held on Thursday 6th September at Fossoway Primary School and Tuesday 18th September at Blairingone Primary School. Tam Carroll, associate member of this CC and CCllr Farquhar attended the Blairingone meeting. Associate member Carroll stated that in his view the meeting was fruitless and PKC representatives were not interested in local opinion. CCllr Farquhar reported that the purpose of the meeting was to set out the procedures for closure of the school and accordingly, to move pupils to Fossoway Primary School. Also, the purpose of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for interested parties to make their views known and these views would be accounted for. CCllr Farquhar stressed that the meeting was about closing the school and that PKC representatives were not there to respond to arguments about retaining the school. Cllr Watters emphasised that the recommendation from PKC is to close the school. The statutory consultation period is to enable comments to be registered, noted and taken forward. Cllr Watters stated that comments could be made via the PKC website and the closing day for the consultation is Friday 5th October. The next step in the process would be Education Scotland looking at the proposals, alongside the outcome of the Statutory Consultation and recommendations would be made to PKC. Ultimately PKC will have the final say regarding the closure of Blairingone school.
Lambhill: Planning application 17/02015/FLL to place a static caravan on the site was refused on 11th January. The applicant appealed to the LRB who upheld the decision, and this was made public on the 12th September.
Powmill in Bloom: CCllr Farquhar reported that the group had not met since the last CC meeting, however a get together to tidy up is planned for Sunday 7th October. A meeting is also planned for November to decide how the Bloom Groups can support one another regarding the Best Kept Village Competition.
Crook and Drum Growing Together: CCllr Farquhar reported that Amanda James, from Crook and Drum Growing Together, had informed her that the group were pleased to receive a bronze award on their first entry in the Beautiful Scotland Competition and a silver award for the Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Competition. The group are concerned about an area of shrubs near West Crook Way and will consult with PKC to see how this area can be tidied up and maintained.
Hydro Scheme Fund: The CC has been notified that the Hydro Scheme’s AGM will be on the 27th October; there will also be a tour of the site, probably starting at 2pm from the Village Hall. More information will be forthcoming.
Powmill Play Park: CCllr Farquhar reported that there has been no movement on this item.
Fossoway Gathering: CCllr Duffy passed on the information that this CC will be the lead organisation for the Gathering.
Blairingone War Memorial: A new planning application for the realignment of the vehicular access at Blairingone church has been submitted and if successful may assist in moving this forward.
Ivy Cottage - A MoP asked if a freedom of information request could be made to PKC to find out if council tax is paid on this property. Discussion ensued however there is no clear-cut way of dealing with the cottage as the owners live outwith the UK.

Matters Arising with no update since last meeting:
Crook Moss Travellers Site, A977 Mitigation, and LDP2: - No information at present.

New Business
Blairingone Parking: A MoP reported to this CC that vehicles are frequently parked on the pavement in the village, both obscuring the view of other drivers of pedestrians on the crossing and requiring pedestrians to walk in the road instead of using the pavement. The problem is worst early in the morning (before 7am) and in the evening (after 5pm.) Cllr Watters has contacted the police about speeding cars in the village and they are committed to make Blairingone a priority. Cllr Watters will also contact the police regarding the issue of vehicles parked on the pavement. Cllr Robertson mentioned that a way of dealing with this would be for the CC to write back to the MoP, who should then take photos of the cars, email the photos to Cllr Robertson, who would then contact the police.
Carnbo Speeding: A MoP has contacted this CC to report on the increase in number of speeding vehicles passing through the village. Although it is proposed to install Vehicle Actuated Speed signs in Carnbo, they are not scheduled until next year. CCllr Pye asked if there was any way this could be brought forward. Cllr Robertson stated that there is a budget for this, however the money has been used up for this year. Cllr Robertson agreed to look into this.
Crook of Devon Village Hall: CCllr Donachie noted that the bottle banks in the recycling area in the hall car park are surrounded by broken glass, extending to parts of the car park itself. Cllr Robertson undertook to look into this.

Community Council Business - Meetings Attended
Sports Hub: CCllr Farquhar reported that all the activities previously reported were moving forward successfully and that she was encouraged by what is happening in the Kinross-shire area.
Community Investment Fund: A meeting of the Community Investment Fund will be held in January 2019 and CCllr Cheape will represent the CC at this.

P&K Councillors’ Reports
Willie Robertson: Cllr Robertson reported that at a recent TRACKS meeting the costing of the new bridge over the River Devon was discussed and this was not as expensive as was first anticipated. The bridge will need to be higher than the previous bridge to avoid flood damage. A meeting is to be organised to decide on the definitive location of the bridge at which CCllr Duffy and CCllr Pye will attend.
Richard Watters: Cllr Watters reported that there will be a full council meeting on 3rd October and a motion was to be considered regarding EU nationals and nominations to enable them to sit on Community Councils. This will mean changing the current rules. Mechanisms will also need to be put into place to allow EU nationals to be able to vote in elections.

Planning Matters

New applications
18/01469/FLL Extension to dwellinghouse at 7 Moubray, Crook of Devon, KY13 0UU. No CC Comment.
18/01420/FLL Siting of static caravan at Easter Muirhead, Blairingone, FK14 7ND. No CC Comment. 18/01622/FLL Formation of vehicular access at Blairingone Church, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NY.
No CC Comment.
18/01537/FLL Renewal of Permission 14/01179/FLL (Change of use) and alterations to former steading, to form a dwellinghouse at, Former Steading, Solsgirth. No CC Comment.
18/01493/FLL Change of use from dwellinghouse (class 9) to residential care home (class 8) at Soroba House, Main Street, Blairingone, FK14 7NU. No CC Comment.
There was some discussion regarding application 18/01493/FLL as a MoP requested information about the intended use. CCllr Donachie reported that the application stated the care home is currently being prepared for use as a residential provision for 4 children. There is no indication as to the age of the children or if it is linked to another residential care home in the area.

Decided applications
18/01355/FLL Erection of a dwellinghouse, Land 20 metres East of Craigielin, Gartwhinzean Loan, Powmill.
Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/01237/FLL Erection of stables (in retrospect) Easter Muirhead Bothy, Blairingone, FK14 7ND
Approved – The CC did not comment.
18/00702/FLL Erection of 2 dwellinghouses, Land 40 metres North of Ochil Cottage, Carnbo.
Approved – The CC did not comment.

Correspondence - All correspondence was available for viewing:
Dave Stubbs (PKC’s Greenspace Coordinator) informed the CC that he has arranged for path repairs/improvements along the railway path from Peat Gate to Church Road, Crook of Devon. These works are to restore the railway path originally built by the Countryside Trust 8-9 years ago and to tie in the path on PKC’s land to the path built by others at the Station Road end.
Kinross-shire Winter Festival takes place during November, see www.kleo.org.uk for details.

AOCB:
Defibrillator - There is now a defibrillator at the Crook of Devon Village Hall. Training courses are due to be arranged shortly. There is also one in Carnbo Village Hall.
B9097 & U241 - A MoP asked why the speed restriction on the B9097 has not yet been changed to 40mph. The MoP also enquired as to why the U241 has not had the speed restriction changed to 20mph. The MoP has corresponded with PKC regarding this, but nothing has been done. Cllr Robertson will act on this.
Community Transport initiative – A MoP stated that two local taxis organisations have now withdrawn from this scheme. Cllr Robertson said that rural transport has issues, but this was a definite concern. Cllr Watters will look into this.
A977 – A MoP asked about looking into the signage on the A977. Signs directed traffic along this route and yet the plan by PKC was to make the A977 a less desirable route to travel on. No action was agreed for this.
VAS – A MoP stated that the vehicle activated signs were not slowing the traffic down on some occasions. Cllr Robertson advised the MoP to take a photo of the car, with the VAS speed limit sign in clear view and email this to him. Cllr Robertson said he will alert the police to this.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting

Welcome and Apologies, Declarations of Interest, Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting.
Matters arising: A977 Mitigation, Blairingone School Estate Transformation, Lambhill, Hydro Scheme Fund, Crook & Drum Growing Together, Powmill in Bloom, Fossoway Gathering, Blairingone War Memorial.
Community Councillors: Meetings Attended, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB

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


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