OUTWOOD PARISH COUNCIL                                       

Minutes of the Council Meeting held virtually on Tuesday 9th March 2021    

Present                                               Cllrs J Howard, N Wyer, R. Yeldham, B.Gosling, and M Baldock. Parish Clerk: L Charlesworth

                                                               Also present: Cllrs Fitzgerald, White and Bourne, Mr I Frow, Mr J Blackmore, Mr R Pollard, Mr de Wiggondene-Shephard, Mr and Mrs Crittell  and Ms E Yoxall

09/0301 Apologies                         Mr N Shaw and Mr P Jenn


09/0302 Minutes                            The minutes of the March meeting were approved and signed

09/0303 Declarations                   Cllr Yeldham regarding church request for donation


09/0304County Councillor         Not present and no report

09/0305 District Councillor       Cllr Fitzgerald reported that The Castle and Beechfield are to go to planning committee in April. TDC legal department are reviewing the recent developments on the Sawmills site. Reigate and Banstead have objected to Tone application. Clare Coutinho has contacted TDC regarding Sawmills application due to the weight of public opinion. Cllr Bourne advised that TDC planning department and enforcement are under extreme pressure. Please advise Tandridge Councillors of any concerns.

09/0306 NT                                      Ms Yoxall reported that she is now covering other sites as well as Outwood and she is currently based at Leith Hill. The Outwood NT office is not yet open as it is not covid compliant. She is trying to arrange to get the NT volunteers back on projects.

09/0307 Planning                           2021/170 Stewart Cottage, Miller’s Lane Demolition of existing garage and replacement with new outbuilding for ancillary use to the main home. Erection of single storey rear extension, dormer windows and new gable ended roof extension with higher ridge to allow accommodation within the roof level. No local objections

09/0308MUGA/Wells Field        Glenn Biddle will be cutting the Wells Field. Some mole damage has been reported; no action to be taken

09/0309 Training                             Cllr Howard reported on the recent Code of Conduct meeting. Cllr Howard will attend a Grant Application workshop in April  

09/0310 OCCG                                  Someone from the NT will be represented on the Climate Change Committee. The website has now been created.

09/0311 Open Space Strategy    The Open Strategy document was discussed.

09/0312 Law and Order                Police – not present

Neighbourhood Watch not present and no report

Speedwatch - not present and no report.

09/0313Reports                               Highways and Speed Limits – nothing to report

Lloyd Hall – It is hoped that The Village Show will go ahead on 4th September  

Aviation and Transport- Mr Frow was present but had nothing to report. Mr Blackmore reported on a planning application submitted by Redhill Aerodrome for new taxiway.

Community matters-

Churchyard extension – The notice about the CPO is now up and there have been no objections. Planning permissions runs out by Feb 2022 so will need to start the project by then.

The Castle- Cllr Wyer updated on the progress with The Castle. The committee has received pledges so far for £170,000. There is concern that the site is at the moment not secure and is very unsightly.

Trim trail- Cllr Howard has received a grant of £1500 from TVA so now have a total of £2400 towards this project

09/0314 Finance                              090314/1 The payments list was approved.

090314/2 Report from Clerk accepted. Defibrillator installed at Dog and Duck – documents are required in order to be registered for warranty nd with SECAMB

090314/3 Motion to commit £3000 to purchase of land for churchyard extension Prop Cllr Howard Sec Cllr Baldock. Carried unanimously

09/0315 Next agenda                   



09/03116 Next Meeting             The next meeting will be held on Tues 13th April 2021 at 8pm

Signed………………………………….                                                                                     13th April 2021