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Community Council Minutes - October 2014

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
7th October 2014, Blairingone Primary School

Attending: CCllrs: Sandy Morrison, Trudy Duffy, Kevin Borthwick, Alastair Lavery, Angus Cheape and Graham Pye; Cllrs Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert and Willie Robertson; and eight members of the public.

Apologies: CClr Rod Paterson and Cllr Joe Giacopazzi

Declarations of Interest: None.

Police report: No Community Police officer was present, and no Police report was received. Note that future attendance will depend on shift patterns and incidents.
Sergeant Williams notified us that the email address to be used to contact our local community officer is: ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|TPCerihs-ssornikedisyaT#ku.ecilop.nnp.dnaltocs|TPCerihs-ssornikedisyaT this mailbox is also monitored by Sgt Williams ensuring any messages sent to it will be actioned. Cllr Barnacle has spoken to Inspector Sangster about the reduced attendance at CC meetings, and was told that the above mailbox should be used to raise issues.
MoP observes that speeding through Blairingone is a continuing problem that seems not to be being addressed by the Police. The CC will take this up with the Police.
Ryder Cup Traffic Plan: General view was that it worked very well for attendees, although it was considered that the road closures and changes seemed a little excessive. Communication to residents could have been more extensive. An Auchterarder resident contacted the CC complaining about the money spent on the road and rail improvement totalling £7M.

Minutes of the previous meeting: Were signed off without amendments.

Matters arising
Criminal Justice Unpaid Work Team: No response as yet from Carnbo and Crook of Devon Village Halls to request for work proposals. See also Dunning Glen item below.
Rumbling Bridge Hydro Scheme: Awaiting update
Blairingone War Memorial: Cllr Barnacle reports that the new wall is complete, and a new location has been proposed. Concern about nearby trees damaging the wall has been addressed. However in view of the closeness of the First World War remembrance events it has been agreed that the move of the memorial will now be postponed until next spring.
Crook Moss Travellers’ Site: The deadline to comply with the conditions imposed by PKC is the end of October. Cllr Robertson has received a revised set of conditions dated 3rd September, some of the conditions, including water supply, have now been pushed out to January next year. Some vehicles were seen in the paddock area, but have now been removed again.
Glenquey Quarry: The application is not on the October agenda.
Blairingone Community Workshop: Kevin reported on the results of a meeting between the consultants of the landowners (Mr Stewart and Mr Manclark) together with representatives of PKC’s planning department: A strategic plan will be developed and brought to the residents for discussion.
Lambhill Chipping plant: It’s reported that Malcolm and Callum Snowie are happy to meet members of the community at any time to explain what’s going on, how they are operating within their consent, etc. Cllr Barnacle will pass this on to Nick Brian tomorrow with the hope that the long-proposed site meeting with the planners, Councillors and Community Councillors can finally be arranged.
Crook Moss Community Acquisition: No further action until the position about future developments in this area are clarified with the landowner.
Dunning Glen: Thanks to Sergeant Williams of Police Scotland who organised a clean-up using the Unpaid Work Team, and they are prepared to do it again. However this is only a short-term solution…
Fossoway Primary School: The community is extremely pleased with the improvement in all aspects of the education experience; however they wish to be assured that PKC will actively monitor the school, providing any necessary assistance to maintain and develop this welcome improvement.
Landscape areas in Kinross-shire: This CC is in support of this report based on Cllr Barnacle’s review. Cllr Barnacle notes that the full report will be available to this CC later this month, and once it has been reviewed the CC will add its own comments.

New Business
A977 Defects: There have been several letters from local residents complaining about the surfacing of the road through Crook of Devon. Our councillors have also followed this up. A response has been received from Stuart D’All agreeing to carry out some repairs immediately and to schedule repositioning of road gullies next year – the latter should help to reduce noise from large vehicles.
MoPs raised several issues about the quality of resurfacing work and repairs, several of which are already breaking up – Are the contractors carrying out this work being adequately supervised?
In spite of numerous attempts by our Councillors to raise this issue, there is no sign of any long term plan being created to address the A977.
Waulkmill Play Area: Is currently under refurbishment.
Community Empowerment Bill: The CC has responded to this proposal, and generally welcomes the tone and thrust of the proposal. Community Planning only mentions representatives from public service providers not the community. How is the community going to be involved? Community Organisations, the principle of involvement is welcomed, but there has to be a means by which the service provider is judged on their involvement. The CC is in agreement regarding the taking over of public building.

Community Council Business
Sandy attended the Scottish Rural Parliament inaugural regional event, which follows a model of similar bodies in Europe. The general consensus at the meeting was that if the new body did not have elected representatives and decision making powers it would just become another talking shop.

Councillors’ reports
Cllr Robertson: There’s a problem that Reports of Handling are not including the Conservation Officer’s Report, or any of its contents, which Cllr Robertson raised at the discussion of the recent Kinross High School Site application. In order to address this issue, Cllr Robertson has tabled a motion in the relevant committee to prevent this happening in future.
There are still £1.6M arrears from the historical Community Charge, and the increased number of people now on the Electoral Roll might have allowed some of this to be recouped; however there is now proposed legislation from the Scottish Government to no longer pursue these historic debts.
Cllr Barnacle: There are a whole set of problems are present in the Planning Process (as this CC knows only too well) and Cllr Barnacle is raising this through the Member Officer Working Group.
Cllr Cuthbert: Had written a report of problems with the Kinross High School Site Report of Handling which was circulated to all members before the meeting. Cllr Cuthbert is proposing to hold a monthly meeting between the senior planners and our local members where outstanding issues can be raised and progressed.

Planning Matters
There are no new applications for this area this month; there is one application outstanding from October:
14/01486/FLL Erection of dwelling house (in principle) at land 300 metres North-East of former Craigend Farm, Powmill. The CC will contact PKC as application information is incomplete.
The CC was contacted by PNE Wind, the developers of the proposed North Hill Wind Farm, and although they were invited to attend this meeting have not yet replied. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government have issued a Scoping Opinion Request for this development, which this CC will respond to.
Kinross-shire Civic Trust has raised two formal complaints against PKC regarding handling of the Kinross High School site application.
The appeal against the decision to turn down the Outh Muir Wind Farm has been dismissed.

Correspondence: All the correspondence was available for viewing:
Kinross-shire Winter Festival (November/December) including Eddi Reader (22nd November), Iain hunter (15th November), Kinross-shire’s Got Talent competition (14th November) Choirs Together (16th November) Handel’s Messiah in a day (23rd November) One Night on Broadway (20th November) and many more. See the website and Facebook page for more details http://www.kinrossmusicfestival.co.uk/

AOCB: None.

Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting
• Welcome and Apologies
• Declarations of Interest
• Community Policing
• Minutes of last meeting
• Matters arising: Unpaid Work Team, Hydro Scheme, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Glenquey Quarry, Blairingone Community Workshop, Lambhill Chipping Plant, Landscape Areas in Kinross-shire, A977 Defects
• Community Councillors - Meetings Attended
• PKC Councillors’ Reports
• Planning
• Correspondence
Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th November 7:30 pm
Powmill Moubray Hall
All Welcome

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The 2014 Ryder Cup Transport Arrangements


The 2014 Ryder Cup is coming to Perth and Kinross from 23-28 September. This is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and it is an exciting time for the Perth and Kinross area.

Many spectators will be travelling to the event by Park and Ride. There are 3 Park + Ride sites - Balado, Kinross (7,500 cars), Castleview, Stirling (3,500 cars) and McDiarmid Park, Perth (1,500 cars).

To minimise disruption in your area and to ensure that business continues as usual, a structured transport, safety and security plan has been formulated by the Event Organisers in conjunction with Police Scotland, The Gleneagles Hotel, Perth & Kinross Council and other local authorities.

Temporary Road Closures
For event security and safety, temporary road closures will be in place from Monday 22 September until Sunday 28 September in the following locations:
• The A823 will remain open for local access to businesses and residences, however it will be closed to through traffic between
A91 at Yetts O’Muckhart and A9.
• B918 will be closed between A91 and Burnbrae.
• Mawhill Road will be closed from A91 to B918.

Temporary One-Way Traffic
To minimise congestion on the roads, temporary one-way routes will be in place from Monday 22 September until Sunday 28 September. These one-way routes will generally be north and eastbound from midnight to 2.30 pm, and then west and southbound from 2.30 pm to midnight (see map).


Click on the map to enlarge!

The following roads are affected:
• B918 Tillyochie Road.
• C494 Coldrain Road.
• U231 between A977 and B918.

Temporary Speed Limits
To manage the flow of traffic, temporary speed limits will be in place from Monday 22 September until Sunday 28 September on the following roads:
• 40mph from M90 to Carnbo, A91.
• 40mph from M90 to Tillyochie, A977.

Prevention of Fly Parking
To prevent Ryder Cup spectators parking in the local area, and then walking onto the site, Ryder Cup Europe operates a strict policy of not allowing spectators to walk onto the Park + Ride site. Spectators must arrive by taxi, bus, or by car.

To ensure no fly parking in your area, and that there is a smooth flow of traffic, temporary no waiting restrictions will be introduced in the areas marked in pink on the above plan.

Permit Zone
Special vehicle passes will be printed by Ryder Cup Europe and issued by the Police Scotland community engagement officer to all residents living within the designated road closure or restricted access routes to allow 24 hour access to their homes and frontages.

More Information
Please contact the Council’s Customer Service Centre:
Tel 01738 475000
Email ku.vog.ckp|seiriuqne#ku.vog.ckp|seiriuqne
Further information about these arrangements is available at:
You can also contact Perth & Kinross Council on a dedicated phone line that will be operational during Ryder Cup week from 7.00 am - 9.00 pm. The number is 01738 475599.

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Fossoway and District Community Council - Draft Minutes 2 September 2014

Draft Minutes Fossoway and District Community Council
2 September 2014, Fossoway Primary School

Attending: Sandy Morrison, Alastair Lavery, Kevin Borthwick, Trudy Duffy (CC), Mike Barnacle, Dave Cuthbert (elected members) and 9 members of the public.

Apologies: Angus Cheape, Graham Pye, Rod Paterson, Willie Robertson, Joe Giacopazzi.

Police report: Euan Mitchell, Police Scotland in attendance. Police report received.

No crimes reported since last meeting.

Although not in the Fossoway area there have been reports of fly tipping. If you see this happening please call the police and report it giving details of vehicle registration numbers.

‘Enjoy the outdoors’ :- Consider others, keep speed on country roads down, give horses, walkers, and livestock plenty of room, keep away from farm animals and farm machinery, don’t block driveways or gateways, keep dogs under control. Don’t leave litter or destroy or remove plants. Don’t drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.

Be aware of fraudulent letters stating the recipient has won a large amount of money, and requires your bank details so the sum can be paid into your account. Do not give out your details unless you are certain the request is genuine.

Speed Checks and Static Checks continue to be carried out in the area by officers when time is available. The Ryder Cup is this month, so please be aware of local road closures.

Some incidents of vandalising ‘No’ campaign signs was raised. The public are asked to report such incidents but should be aware of limited resources to follow these up.

Both CC and elected members are disappointed by the lack of police presence during CC meetings. Euan stressed that if issues are raised during a meeting we could request an officer attend the next meeting if the situation is ongoing.

MOP brought up that when there was an incident (absconded pupil) at Seamab School the person on the other end of the 101 call had no knowledge of Seamab School. Eventually there was a reply from the community police officer. In those situations it may be better to use the 999 number.

Ryder Cup.
• Leaflet will shortly be available. Most of the traffic using the Balado car park will come over the M90. Peak hours are expected to be 6 to 8 am on Tuesday to Saturday and 10 to 12 noon on Sunday, return peak hours daily between 5 and 7.30pm.
• There will be temporary speed limits of 40mph on the A91 from the M90 junction to Carnbo, on the A977 from the M90 to the Tillyochie junction.
• Temporary road closures will be from 22 till 28 (29) September: A823 for through traffic between Yetts of Muckhart and A9, B918 between A91 and Burnbrae and Mawhill Road between A91 and B918.
• Some roads will have a one-way traffic system, changing at around 12 noon (time to to be confirmed) from one direction to the other. Roads affected are B918 (Tillyochie Road), C494 (Coldrain Road)U231 (between A977 and B918). Residents living in areas where roads are closed will be given special permits. Passes are also available at several points in Auchterarder and Muckhart.
• The police and the security personnel will take a common sense approach to letting people through closed-off roads.
• There is drop-off provision for the Balado, and other official Park and Ride car parks. However there is no drop-off facility at Gleneagles.
• In case of inclement weather, the event (and all the restrictions above) can continue through to Monday.

Minutes of the previous meeting: Signed off with the following amendment.
Member of the public remarked that we noted that the footpath at the Braehead development in Rumbling Bridge was completed while it actually has not been completed. In a short discussion this was clarified. The car park for visitors to the Gorge (also a planning condition) had not been finished either. The member of the public was advised to contact the Enforcement Officer of PKC to clarify the situation.

Matters arising:

Perth and Kinross Credit Union: Details now on the website: http://www.fossoway.org/links

Unpaid work team: Have been asking for inside jobs during the winter: Sandy has contacted the village halls and the Church but is still waiting for a response from all except Powmill.

Hydro Scheme: awaiting update

Blairingone War memorial: The wall against which the memorial will be placed has now been finished. The Council will mark out the area where the memorial should go, and when that is done Profile Projects will relocated it. A member of the public remarked that there are some trees in the immediate vicinity that could blow over and damage wall (made of breeze blocks) or the memorial. Mike Barnacle will propose a site visit to make sure everything is going to plan.

Crook Moss Travellers’ site: The deadline to comply with the conditions imposed by PKC is the end of October. No further update.

Glenquey Quarry: The application is not on the September agenda; next DMC on 15 October.

Blairingone community workshop: Meeting with the landowners, planning consultant and PKC on the 16th of September. Outcome will determine when the next workshop with the community will go ahead.

Lambhill Chipping plant: PKC is awaiting noise report. A site visit has still not happened, although councillors have been requesting this for some time. This situation has now been going on for two years. Communication between PKC and local residents is laborious. Local residents corresponding to the PKC planning department don’t get replies quickly if at all. One member of the public is now thinking of lodging a formal complaint.

Crook Moss Community Acquisition: nothing to report

Dunning Glen: Nothing to report.

Church Car Park: (question from a member of the public, not on the agenda): no progress, despite planning permission being granted, the council ready and the community willing to assist, but the church appears not to want to progress the matter.

New Business:

Fossoway Primary School: The School received a good report from HMI. However the CC was disappointed that monitoring of the school is now to by PKC. It would have expected a further follow up report from HMI prior to responsibility being passed to the Council. The reason for this comment is that the community was of the opinion that the previous problems were partly due to a lack of proper oversight by PKC. It remains to be convinced that PKC will be effective in this area in the future.

Landscape areas in Kinross-shire: See also Mike Barnacle’s correspondence in the Kinross newsletter. The new proposed LLA’s (in place of the Areas of Great Landscape Value) are Loch Leven, Portmoak and the Ochil Hills. The river Devon (and in particular the Gorge) and the Cleish Hills are not included. Clackmannanshire has recognised their part of the Devon landscape and Fife has recognised their part of the Cleish Hills; so there is a strong argument for inclusion of those landscapes in the LLAs. The CC will make representation.

Councillors’ reports
MB has written to PKC about the mitigation measures on the A977. He (and the CC) has received representation on the bad state of the road through Crook of Devon and the damage to the drains done by heavy vehicles, as well as the noise pollution through the day and the night. An answer has not been received, despite being promised by the 12th of August. The council has to survey the road. The A977 doesn’t seem to have priority for inclusion in the capital budget. We will have to keep asking for answers.

14/01308/FLL:- Erection of 7 dwelling houses, formation of access road and associated infrastructure. Land 100 metres South of Merryorchard Rumbling Bridge.
This is a substantial development for Rumbling Bridge. Several objections to this development have been received and have been lodged on the planning website. The CC will object to this development as being contrary to:
PM1B (a and d): the development is out of scale with the surrounding development;
PM4: the site is out-with and immediately adjacent to the settlement boundary;
RD3: the site is not within the settlement boundary but no valid justification is given under the Housing in the Countryside Policy;
RD4: the developer proposes off-site affordable housing contribution for 1.7 houses. Rural areas need affordable housing.
14/1486/IPL: Erection of a dwellinghouse (in principle). Land 300 metres North East of Former Craigend Farm Powmill. The CC objects to this application as being contrary to: RD3: the site is not within a settlement boundary but no justification is given under the Housing in the Countryside Policy. This is a very incomplete planning application and no decision should be made until more information is available.
14/01359/FLL: Alterations and extension to dwellinghouse and garage, Mossgrove, Drum, Kinross. No CC comment.

Correspondence: all the correspondence was available for viewing. The Library is looking for volunteers to cover on the days that the library is now closed: Saturday afternoon and Monday. Meeting this Wednesday 10th September, 7pm, LLCC. There was some discussion on setting up a Fossoway Facebook page to promote events in the area. This will be investigated.

AOCB: Member of the public commented on the state of the A91, especially between Ballingall Bridge and Carnbo. There are deep craters and damage has been done to cars. When repairs are done, it is with materials that only last a short time. Mike Barnacle and Dave Cuthbert will take this up with PKC.

Draft Agenda for Next Meeting
• Welcome and Apologies
• Declarations of Interest
• Community Policing
• Minutes of last meeting
• Matters arising: Ryder Cup, Unpaid Work Team, Hydro Scheme, Blairingone War Memorial, Crook Moss Travellers’ Site, Glenquey Quarry, Community Workshop, Lambhill Chipping Plant, Crook Moss Acquisition, Dunning Glen,
• Community Councillors - Meetings Attended
• PKC Councillors’ Reports
• Planning
• Correspondence

Next Meeting: Tuesday 7th October 7:30 pm
Blairingone Primary School
All welcome

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