Council meeting agenda May


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Chair: Cllr Kath Noble, 230 Chantry Gardens, Southwick, Wiltshire, BA14 9QX 01225 352503

Clerk:  Nicola Duke, April Rise, 81 Studland Park, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3HN 01373 864127

To: All Members of Southwick Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend virtual meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Tuesday 19th May 2020 in the Village Hall, Southwick commencing at 8.15 pm for the transaction of the business shown on the agenda below.


Nicola J Duke - Parish Clerk

12th May 2020

Public Participation

The Chair of the Parish Council will invite members of the public to present their questions, comments and petitions submitted under the Council’s Public Participation Procedure at the start of the meeting. Please note that the Clerk will record the names of those wishing to address the Council together with the subject matter prior to the start of the meeting and each speaker will be permitted 3 minutes in which to address members. Members are reminded of their obligations under the Code of Conduct.


Register in advance for this meeting:

Meeting ID: 745 5513 1843

Password: 3PSbz3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


To facilitate the smooth running of this virtual meeting, it would be appreciated if members of the public wishing to speak could (a) so inform the Clerk by 12 noon on Tuesday 19th May; and (b) e-mail the Clerk with any questions which they propose to ask by 12 noon on Tuesday 19th May..




2020/14  Apologies for Absence

Council to receive apologies for absence. LGA 1972 s85(1).

 2020/15  Declarations of Interest and Dispensations to Participate

a)         To receive declarations of interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.

b)        To receive any dispensation requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered.

 2020/16  Minutes of Council Meetings

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of a meeting of the Parish Council held on Tuesday 17th March 2020 (copy attached).

 2020/17  Wiltshire Council Report

Following a motion to adjourn to receive a report from Wiltshire Councillor Horace Prickett.  Motion to re-convene.

 2020/18  Highways/Environment

a)  To receive reports from Councillors on matters of concern and to decide what action, if any, to take.

b) To consider wider traffic issues in the parish – cycle routes to Trowbridge, increased traffic on the A361 and the   increase in cyclists and pedestrians resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

c) To consider an emergency request to Wiltshire Council for the dual use of by pedestrians and cyclists of the pavement linking Southwick to Church Lane, Upper Studley for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

 2020/19  Planning Applications

To consider the below listed application:

 20/03293/FUL - Dillbrook Business Park, Poplar Tree Lane, Southwick, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 9NB - Erection of an agricultural grain store building in place of existing storage containers

 To receive and consider planning applications received after the issue of the agenda (where the response time falls outside of the meeting schedule and an extension cannot be obtained).

 2020/20  Community Governance Review

To receive any update on the Community Governance Review relating to the parish of Southwick.

 2020/21  Neighbourhood Plan

To consider a proposal from the Steering Group that statutory public consultation – pre Regulation 14 – is commenced in respect of the Southwick Neighbourhood Plan (information attached).

 Members to note:

Regulation 14 is the pre-submission consultation and publicity for the Neighbourhood Plan.  Before submitting a plan proposal to Wiltshire Council, the Parish Council needs to publicise the following in an appropriate manner in the parish:

a)       details of the proposals in a neighbourhood development plan

b)       details of where and when proposals for the plan can be seen

c)       details of how to make representations

d)       the deadline for the receipt of representations (minimum 6 week period)

e)       consult relevant bodies that may be affected by the plan

f)        send a copy of the proposals for the plan to Wiltshire Council

 2020/22  Councillor reports

To raise any matters not appearing elsewhere on the agenda – for information only.

 2020/23  Date of next meeting

To agree the schedule of meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider whether to purchase a subscription to Zoom or continue with the free package (note, meetings limited to 40 minutes).

Posted on 12 May 2020 by geoff edwards

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