News & Minutes
Draft Minutes for Fossoway and District Community Council (FDCC) meeting
Tuesday 6th December 2022, Moubray Village Hall
Attending: Community Councillors Sarah Bruce-Jones, Assoc. CCllr Carol Farquar, Nicola Marchant and Graham Pye; Perth & Kinross (P&K) Councillor Neil Freshwater; Eight Members of the Public (MoP).
Apologies: Cllrs David Cuthbert, William Robertson and Richard Watters; CCllrs Angus Cheape, Trudy Duffy and Faiza Hansraj-Jackson;
Declarations of interest: None
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and signed off with an amendment that whilst there had been a discussion of the possible provision of a crossing and absence of paths, the main concern of Carnbo residents was to continue to stress that the speed reductions promised for March 2002 and other mitigation measures have still not been implemented and to try and establish when they might be.
Road Safety in FDCC Area (Including A977 Mitigation and Carnbo)
Community Development Trust
Crook and Drum Growing Together
Seamab School Floodlights
Matters arising with no update since last meeting: Fossoway Area Transport, Noise disturbance linked to play areas at Fossoway Primary School, Community Speed watch, Blairingone War Memorial.
There are three consultations still open for the public to comment on, and one new one:
On 14th November 2022, Epower Ltd on behalf of Brunt Hill Ltd (the Applicant) submitted a request for a scoping opinion from the Scottish Ministers for the proposed Brunt Hill Wind Farm. The application area covers forests including Innerdouny Hill, North Hill and Black Hill located approximately 5km North of Carnbo and 4.5km north-west of Kinross. The proposal is for up to 26 wind turbines with an estimated blade tip height of 220 metres, and associated infrastructure. The CC has been asked by the Scottish Government to respond to this request and comments are due by the 9th Jan 2023. At the request of Carnbo residents the details will be sent to them, and a combined response will be discussed in detail at the next CC meeting. The documents are available at: https://www.energyconsents.scot/ApplicationDetails.aspx?cr=ECU00004654
Community Council Business - Meetings attended
P&K Councillors’ Reports
Neil Freshwater: Cllr Freshwater noted that the Budget process was under way, which prompted the CC to ask Cllr Freshwater if there would be any publication of results from the survey into PKC’s budget choices, and he undertook to find out.
Grant applications to the Community Investment Fund are currently being reviewed. Hopefully the application for Speed Watch equipment will be approved.
There is a proposal to create a retail park in Kinross.
22/01842/FLL Erection of a dwelling house at land 160 metres northeast of Solsgirth House, Solsgirth. No CC Comment
22/01695/FLL Erection of 2 holiday accommodation units at land 15 metres northwest of Ivy Cottage, Gartwhinzean Road, Powmill. Ivy cottage is the, until recently derelict, single storey cottage on the A977 in Powmill which has now been restored. No CC Comment
22/01009/IPL Erection of a dwelling house and garage (in principle) at land 35 metres southwest of Tethyknowe House, Blairingone. The application was refused; the CC had made a neutral comment.
22/01010/IPL Erection of a dwelling house (in principle) at land 40 metres southeast of Tethyknowe House, Blairingone.
The application was refused; the CC had made a neutral comment.
22/01240/FLL Extension to dwelling house and formation of decking at 5 Drummond Park, Crook of Devon, Kinross KY13 0UX.
The application was approved; the CC had made no comment.
21/01755/FLL Erection of three dwelling houses, three garages and associated works at land 30 metres northeast of Rantrie Knowe, Drum. Three residents from Drum made representations at the Planning Committee, on the grounds of increased flooding and that the land is still contaminated. The Officers stated that the new SUDS was designed to capture all extra water and would slowly release it into the burn. PKC Cllrs accepted this argument and unanimously voted to accept the application. The CC had also objected on the same grounds.
22/01599/FLL Alterations and extensions to dwelling house at High Station, Rumbling Bridge, Kinross KY13 0PT. The Application was approved; the CC had made no comment.
Local Review Board
21/00001/FLL S42 application to delete condition 6 (access upgrade) of permission 20/01319/FLL at land 180 metres southwest of Powmill Cottage, Rumbling Bridge.
The applicant had proposed that he should only be required to upgrade the road in front of his plot and not the entirety of Craigton Farm Lane as per S42 condition 6. The CC had objected to this as there would be no guarantee that owners of the other plots would also upgrade the road in front of their houses and this would not be done together. Nor would there be any passing places created. The appeal was upheld by a majority of PKC Cllrs.
CC Planning Objections
At the last meeting of this CC, Cllr Cuthbert informed us about a new rule recently passed by the Council, which would direct Applications directly to the Planning Committee if there was a material planning objection from a CC. This rule is now active, as it has been approved by the Scottish Government as a change to delegation rules.
Development of LDP3
CCllrs Duffy and Marchant attended a meeting with PKC where they discussed the development of LDP3 and PKC’s Big Conversation programme. It has been agreed that the CDT will work with the CC to engage the Fossoway District in the development of Local Place Plans which will then be registered with PKC to inform the development of LDP3. This will be supported by PKC.
CCllr Marchant described the new National Planning Framework 4 which sits above individual Council LDPs, and hence its contents will take precedence over PKC’s LDP and Policies.
Correspondence: PKC’s Leadership Team, including the Chief Executive, will hold their regular meeting in Kinross in December. The CC had been invited to attend – CCllrs Marchant and Duffy have accepted the invitation.
AOCB: Drummond Park Adoption – Mike Barnacle is meeting residents to review some issues. CClr Farquhar reported that the Crook Moss site merits improvement to the embankment area – Could the Bloom group do this?
The hedge at Muckhart has now been cut, although the Muckhart CC never replied to this CC’s emails.
Draft Agenda for Next CC Meeting: Declarations of Interest,** Community Policing, Minutes of last meeting. Matters arising: Access to Cash in Kinross, Community Development Trust, Fossoway Area Transport, A977 Mitigation, Crook Moss, Carnbo Speeding, Speedwatch, Community Council Business, PKC Councillors’ Reports, Planning, Correspondence, AOCB
Next Meeting: Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Crook of Devon Village Hall
Correspondence November 2022
|02/11/22||ECS Community Pay Back||Acknowledgement of request for unpaid work team|
|02/11/22||Police Scotland||Area Commanders bulletin|
|02/11/22||Margaret Roy PKC||Agenda for P&K Community Transport Forum meeting|
|02/11/22||Cllr Willie Robertson||Cycle link between Aldie Road and Drum|
|03/11/22||Gosia Stanton & Linda Gibson||Maintenance of Cycle link between Aldie Road and Drum|
|04/11/22||PKC||Warm Spaces in P&KC|
|04/11/22||Claire Gellatly TES||PKC Key Priorities 2022 2027 Engagement Sessions|
|04/11/22||David Smith||Copy of resident objection to planning application 22/01577/FLL|
|04/11/22||Jamie Parkinson||Copy of resident objection to planning application 22/01577/FLL|
|05/11/22||Cllr Dave Cuthbert||Copy of response to objection correspondence 22/01577/FLL|
|08/11/22||Funding Scotland||Funding Scotland Update|
|08/11/22||Alistair Grant, Scottish Boundaries||BCS 2023 Review- Revised Consultation|
|08/11/22||HSCP||Community engagement News|
|08/11/22||Carole Anderson Age Scotland||Community banking and access to cash|
|08/11/22||Cllr Cuthbert||Correspondence from Daryl McKeown regarding TRO and Carnbo|
|08/11/22||James Graham||Community Speedwatch|
|09/11/22||Police Scotland||Area Commanders bulletin|
|10/11/22||PKC CC Team||PKC Emergency motion in response to Boundary Review proposals|
|10/11/22||Thomas Glen CE PKC||Auto acknowledgement of letter from FDCC to PKC named persons regarding Road safety generally and Carnbo specifically|
|10/11/22||PKC||LDP3 Consultation The Big Place Conversation Consultation sessions 23rd and 28th November|
|11/11/22||Peter and Jean Jackson||Resident objection to planning application 22/01577/FLL|
|14/11/22||Tayside DCU||Local Police Plan Consultation|
|15/11/22||Funding Scotland||Funding Scotland Updates|
|15/11/22||Sarah Ritchie NHS||NHS Scotland initiative SHARE information for distribution|
|15/11/22||Stuart Provan Ch Exec Seamab||Response to letter from CC regarding floodlights and potential nuisance. Explanation and proposal to resolve|
|15/11/22||ERCS||Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland: new free advice service|
|16/11/22||Police Scotland||Area Commanders bulletin|
|17/11/22||PKC CC Team||Christmas & New Year Waste & Recycling arrangements|
|18/11/22||From various locals||Fire at Crook Moss|
|18/11/22||Nicola Lindsay||Kinross & Glenfarg Stronger Together Minutes from meeting|
|20/11/22||Fiona Watt||Request to amend minutes to reflect concerns of Carnbo residents|
|21/11/22||Alison McIntosh on behalf PKC Chief exec||Invitation to meet with Chief Exec and Chief officers Tuesday 13th December 2022, Millbridge Hall, Kinross, 9;30 – 10;30am|
|22/11/22||Funding Scotland||Funding update|
|22/11/22||CDS Planning Local review||LRB-2021-27 Powmill cottage, Rumbling Bridge|
|23/11/22||Cllr Dave Cuthbert||Scheme of Administration – confirmation of change to process for planning objections in relation to CCs|
|23/11/22||Police Scotland||Area Commanders bulletin|
|23/11/22||HSCP Community engagement||Issue 18 Community engagement news|
|23/11/22||Cllr Dave Cuthbert||Re: response to Application 22/01467/FLL and change in allocation|
|24/11/22||PKC CC team||P&KC Civil Contingencies Framework|
|25/11/22||Nicola Lindsay||Community spaces Kinross-shire|
|28/11/22||Audrey Brown PKC||LRB-2022-31 Decision on 21/02069/FLL 4 Pitfar steadings|
|29/11/22||Funding Scotland||Funding Updates|
|29/11/22||Robert Wills PKC Planning||Fossoway Big Place Conversation – links to resources|
|30/11/22||Police Scotland||Area Commanders bulletin|
|30/11/22||CDS Planning||LRB 2022-64 Planning Review of 22/01009/IPL Tethyknowe|
|30/11/22||James White||A977 Road Safety, Speeding at Drum crossroads, VAS not in right position, Volunteering for Speedwatch|
|02/12/22||PKC CC Team||Free local buses within PKC in run up to Christmas|
|02/12/22||Sandra Auld||Health & social Care Service User Representation|
|03/12/22||Cllr Dave Cuthbert||Vehicle activated Signs Briefing Paper|
|05/12/22||Steven McClernon Energy Consents Unit Scottish Govt||
Request for Scoping opinion – Brunt Hill wind Farm
Deadline 9th January 2023
|05/12/22||PKC CC Team||Cost of Living Community fund – application deadline 20th Dec|
Fossoway Youth engagement
Local Place Plans
|06/11/22||Funding Scotland||Funding Updates|
|06/12/22||PC Ben Samson||Police Report Fossoway|