Agenda 18th January 2024

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  • apologies for absence – To note attendance and receive apologies for absence.
  • declarations of interest on items on this agenda and approve dispensations to members (If appropriate).
  • Minutes of the previous meeting – To Consider a resolution to approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 7th December 2023.
  • Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meetings (if Any) (Information Only).
  • PUBLIC FORUM – Opportunity for public questions or presentations to the council.
  • PLANNING and associated matters:
    1. Peterborough Local Plan – Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (Stage 1) To confirm the submission by Cllr. Shaw and the Clerk on behalf of the parish council as circulated to parish councillors.


  1. Joint community Action Plan (standing item) – To note the contents of the revised JCAP and note this will be for further consideration at the JPLG meeting previously planned for 18th January (ref 9a below). And to agree a revised date for that meeting


  1. Neighbourhood planning (standing item)To consider if any further action is required by, or related to the review of, the present NP.
  2. Status report – to note changes to the report presented to Parish council in October.


  1. Planning Applications – to consider, as statutory consultees, planning applications received since the previous meeting.
    1. 23/01704/HEDGWest side of Cow Lane, Castor – Remove Hedgerow to provide Access
    2. 23/01742/HHFUL 10 Allotment Lane – Installation of entrance door and side screen to existing external opening
  2. Woodlands Developmentto consider latest known status of plans for the Woodlands site
  3. To receive a report of the meeting held on Cadman’s Barn site, Clay Lane.


  • Land and Allotments
    1. Cricket Club Lease – to sign off the agreed lease
    2. Tweentowns – To note a meeting arranged with Tony Cook at PECT offices on 22nd January to discuss the arrangements and proposed terms of a 10 year lease.
    3. Land adjacent to Allotment Site and to the rear of Burystead – James Jessop of Homes England requesting parish council decision of interest in acquiring this small parcel of land.
    4. Parish Councillors Observations – To consider any other Land & Allotment related Observations from Parish councillors.

 HIGHWAYS & Public Rights of Way – Councillors Observations

  1. Splash lane – Road / drain collapse
  • Community Matters:
    1. Joint Parish Liaison Group (JPLG)
      1. to note and consider the draft agenda for the next meeting with Ailsworth parish councillors .
  1. Langdyke Trust Nature Recovery Project
    1. to receive an update report on progress at the Paddock, Splash Lane.
  2. Standing Stones
    1. Information boardsupdate on progress (If any)


  1. Playground reinstatement – update


  • Governance Matters:
    1. Precept forms – to note these were submitted in accordance with the agreed budget, by the Clerk, before the deadline.
    2. Grant application – Request to consider seed funding, up to £2000 for K900 celebrations in place of Castor Fete.
    3. Insurance for K900 – request to consider providing insurance cover through parish council insurance policy
    4. Bank balances and Transactions pending – Clerk to report
  • To receive official announcements, correspondence of note, notices, or; reports from chairman, clerk, or councillors.
  • Future agenda items
    1. Village defibrillatordeferred to joint meeting with Ailsworth Parish Council
  • Date of Next Meeting – scheduled to take place on 1st February, Clerk recommendation to defer to 8th February in view of proximity to this meeting & as there are 5 Thursdays in February


JOHN HASTE, CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                               DATE 12th January 2024