A Special Meeting of Mark Parish Council was held in the Village Hall, Mark on Monday, 17th August 2015 at 6.30 p.m.


Present:- Councillors N. van  der Bijl (Chairman), Mrs E. Corkish, Mrs S. Flack, G. Francis and Mrs J. Weekes with the Clerk.


Apology for absence received from Councillors D. Champion, Mrs A. Hanlon and W. Human.



29. Declarations of Interest


Councillor Mrs S. Flack declared a personal interest in planning application 031.


30. Planning Portfolio


The following applications were considered:-

031 Erection of building to form garage and car port with first floor ancillary accommodation, Knox, Blackford Road, Mark – Mr & Mrs M. Hemmings – recommend permission;

033 Erection of rear extension, Perran, Mark Causeway – A. Chapman – recommend permission.


31. Finance


a) Bank Reconciliation


A bank reconciliation for the period 1st April to 30th June 2015 was checked with the original bank statements and signed by the Members who did not sign cheques as part of the Council’s financial controls.


b) Yardwall Solar Farm – Community Benefit Fund


It was agreed to sign an agreement with Belltown Power Limited. The Company would pay £1,500 p.a. (index linked) during the period electricity was generated at the site to the Parish Council. The sum could not be used for political, religious, entertainment or hospitality purposes.


32. Mark Cemetery


Councillor Mrs Corkish reported upon the need to carry out work to the chain link fence in the Cemetery. She was seeking quotations for new chain link or stock fencing in front of the existing chain link.


33. Confidential Report


It was agreed to exclude the press and public during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it would involve the disclosure of information defined as exempt by para 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)


34. Consultation Document


Members received and considered a confidential Planning Policy Consultation Document from the District Council. It was agreed to request deletion of the proposal detailed on page 10 for reasons specified to the Clerk.


The meeting closed at 7.25 p.m.




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