Agenda 7th December 2023

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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 2nd November 2023.
  • Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meetings (if Any) (Information Only).



  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 Planned for 18th January (ref 9a below).


  1. Neighbourhood planning (standing item)To consider if any further action is required by, or related to the review of, the present NP.


  1. 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. 23/01105/LBC38 Peterborough Road – Internal alterations, replacement signage on the East elevation, new window on the West elevation.
    2. 23/01576/TRE – Castor Heights, Peterborough Road – T1 – Ash – Fell due to extensive decay as a result of Inonotus hispidus. T2 – Ash – Fell due to extensive decay as a result of Inonotus hispidus. (94/00008/TPO).
  • 23/01617/HHFUL – 26 Peterborough Road – Internal remodel on the ground floor, replacement of 8 windows and front door.


  1. Woodlands Developmentto consider latest known status of plans for the Woodlands site
  2. Approach by Jon Gibbison to discuss plans for development of Cadmans Barn site.


  • Land and Allotments
    1. Cricket Club Lease – to receive an update report from the Chairman
    2. Update on negotiations with Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) & (if available) to agree the terms of 10 year lease of Tweentowns to PECT as a tree nursery.
    3. Parish Councillors Observations – To consider any other Land & Allotment related Observations from Parish councillors.


  • HIGHWAYS & Public Rights of Way – Councillors Observations


  • Community Matters:
    1. Joint Parish Liaison Group (JPLG)
      1. to note and consider the draft agenda for the next meeting with Ailsworth parish councillors scheduled to be held on 18th January


  1. Langdyke Trust Nature Recovery Project
    1. to receive an update report on progress at the Paddock, Splash Lane.


  1. Standing Stones
    1. Information boardsupdate on progress (If any)


  1. Playground reinstatement – update


  1. Land management tender – to receive a progress report


  • Governance Matters:
    1. Budgetary control report as at 28th November 2023 – To note receipts and payments to date compared to the budget, the estimated outturn for the financial year and the assumptions on which the estimated outturn is based
    2. Draft Budget 2024/25 – Peterborough City Council require precept form early January 2024 Prior to the next scheduled meeting of Castor parish council
    3. Local Government pay agreement 2023 effective 1st April 2023 – to note; and approve appropriate revision to Clerk’s Salary
    4. Other governance matters – to consider any urgent matters coming to the attention of the Clerk or Councillors


  • To receive official announcements, correspondence of note, notices, or; reports from chairman, clerk, or councillors.
    1. CAPALC AGM to be held at 7pm on ZOOM on 14th December and to nominate a representative to attend
    2. Village Tribune – To note content of email from editor re advertising Rates


  • Future agenda items
    1. Finalise Cricket Club Lease
    2. Village defibrillatordeferred to joint meeting with Ailsworth Parish Council


  • Date of Next Meeting – scheduled to take place on 4th January or January 11th


JOHN HASTE, CLERK TO THE COUNCIL                                              DATE 1st December 2023