Council meeting agenda March


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Notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Westwood Parish Council will be held in the Parish Room, Farleigh Lane, Westwood on Monday 7 March 2022 at 7.30pm.


7.30pm - Public Participation. Members of the public will be given the opportunity to make any representations that they wish the Parish Council to note immediately prior to the commencement of the Parish Council meeting.


 1.           Apologies.

To receive and to accept apologies for non-attendance.

 2.           Declaration of Interests.

Councillors to declare any interests.

 3.           Minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting held on 7 February 2022.

To agree and sign the minutes of the meeting as an accurate record.

 4.           Wiltshire Council Report.

To receive a report from Wiltshire Council, Cllr. J Kidney.

 5.           Clerk Resignation.

To note the progress in appointing a new Clerk with effect from 1 April 2022 and to agree any necessary action.

 6.           Working Group Reports and Current Issues.

To receive the Working Group Reports and to address any current issues - Agenda items 7 to 16.

 7.           Planning.

a.           To note the status of extant planning applications:


Planning Application No.


Details of Application

Planning Decision




109 Upper Westwood BA15 2DP

Installation of Solar Array and Ground Source Heat Pump





55 Lower Westwood

BA15 2AE

Related to approved planning application for the erection of a single-story double garage etc.





120 Upper Westwood

Variation of Condition 8 and Removal of Condition 9 of 20/01308/FUL etc.




Elms Cross and Westwood Road,

Removal of Condition 1 on W/11/02028/FUL to allow for some livestock to be housed.




Land at Westwood, Elms Cross, BA15 2AL

Notification for Prior Approval under Class Q for the Change of Use and Conversion of an Agricultural Building into One Dwellinghouse

No Prior Approval Required



6 Friary Close


BA15 2DG

Crown thinning and reduction of not more than 6m on four lime trees etc.




5 Orchard Close, WestwoodBA15 2AP

Single storey extension to front of dwelling.



Lawful Devt.


Annexe, Longacre, Staples Hill


Existing lawful use as a single dwelling with associated residential curtilage.


 b.           To agree the comments to be sent to Wiltshire Council in respect of any new planning applications.

c.           To decide the comments to be sent to Wiltshire Council in respect of any planning applications received after 1 March 2022.

d.           To note any other planning related matter and other current consultations.

 8.           Finance.

a.           To note the report from the Clerk on the current financial position.

b.           To decide whether the quotation for Open Space/Cemetery maintenance from Mr Downes is to be accepted.

c.           To decide whether to make a donation to the Westwood Flower Show and, if so, the sum to be donated.

d.           To agree the payments to be made.

 9.           Cemetery.

a.           To decide on the extent of the Garden of Remembrance extension and to agree a budget for the work.

b.           To receive a report on the condition of the cemetery and to note any new interments/memorials.

 10.         Environmental (including Biodiversity, Westwood Park and Allotments).

a.           To decide how the decision whether to construct a Village Pond is to be made and when.

b.           To agree to affix Nesting Boxes to trees owned by the Parish Council.

c.           To agree necessary work to the storm damaged trees in Westwood Park subject to acceptable quotations.

d.           To note any other concerns and to agree any necessary actions.

 11.         Highways (including Community Speed Watch).

To note any concerns and to agree any necessary action.

 12.         Westwood Park Building.

a.           To receive a report on the condition of the building.

b.           To decide how to proceed regarding the future use of the building including reviewing any proposals received for its future use.

 13.         Footpaths/Rights of Way.

To note any concerns and to agree any necessary action.

 14.         Westwood Park Play Area and Playing Field.

a.           To note the progress in installing a new Play Area boundary fence and gate(s).

b.           To decide how to proceed with the second phase of the Play Area refurbishment.

c.           To note any specific concerns and to agree any necessary action.

 15.         Communication.

a.           To decide whether to promote/participate in an event for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

b.           To receive a report regarding actions taken to improve village communication.

 16.         Neighbourhood Plan.

To receive a report on the progress of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Westwood.


17.         Date of the next meeting.

a.              To note the date for the next Meeting of the Parish Council Monday 4 April 2022.

b.              To agree the date for the Annual Parish Meeting and subjects to be addressed.


 Roger Coleman.

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