Reports & Minutes

MINUTES OF THE DERWEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 18TH SETPEMBER 2019 IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, CANOLFAN CAE CYMRO, CLAWDDNEWYDD AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT: Councillors Llefelys Rees (Chairman), Hywel Jones, Gaynor Jones, Thomas Griffiths, Denbighshire County Councillor Eryl Williams and the Clerk.

1: APOLOGIES: Councillor John Crowhurst, Erfyl Roberts and Robert Hughes.

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
None received.

3. CONFIRM THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL.
Members confirmed 17th July 2019 minutes as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
A. Denbighshire County Council reported:-
1. The highway verges were cur within the Community in August. Members reported that as the cut was so untidy, a second cut is now required.
2. The overflowing public litter bin in Derwen village has now been emptied.
B. Councillor Llefelys Rees provided two quotes to repainting the Clawddnewydd bus shelter as follows:-
1. Mr Peter Newcombe from Clocaenog – £295.00.
2. Mr Copplestone from Derwen – £490.00.
Members resolved to accept the quotation from Mr Peter Newcombe.
C. the Clerk still awaits a reply from Reverend Richard Carter regarding the untidy grass cutting of the Derwem Church Cemetery. Members resolved for the Clerk to write again to Reverend Carter instruction him to contact Mr John Lloyd to complete the Derwen Church Cemetery grass cutting without delay.

5. CLAWDDNEWYDD POND.
The Clerk reported that the “Cadwyn Leader Board” has approved the “Cadwyn Clwyd Leader Project grant application for consultation works required on the Clawddnewydd Pond. A joint meeting will be held at the Cadwyn Clwyd Offices in Corwen on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 11.00 a.m. to discuss the timetable of events on the successful grant application.

6. FINANCE.
A. Bank balances £13,364.00.
B. Second 2019/2020 precept receipt £2,000.00.
C. Authorised bill payments:-
1. Mr John Lloyd for two cuts (£72.00 each) of the community greens £144.00.
2. Clerk’s salary for the quarter ended 30th September 2019 £300.00.
3. HM Revenue and Customs for PAYE for the quarter ended 30th September 2019 £75.00.

7. DENBIGHSHIRE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2018-2033: DRAFT PREFErRED STRATEGY CONSULTATION.
After discussion the Members resolved on the following observations to the Denbighshire Local Development Plan 2018-2033: Draft Preferred Strategy Consultation:-
A. Cae Maes Llan, Derwen – agree to this site to be considered for local need affordable housing site only.
B. Land adjoining Crud-yr-Awel, Clawddnewydd – this site is currently within the local LDP and is for sale for building development.
C. Land at rear of Trem-yr-Coed, Clawddnewydd – objection as this site is not required as it is too large for the requirement of Clawddnewydd (and make the village too wide) as there is currently enough undeveloped land in Clawddnewydd and the sewer system is full to capacity.
D. Land adjoining Penycoed, Clawddnewydd – objection as this site would make Clawddnewydd village too long.
E. Land adjoining Bryn Coch, Clawddnewydd – objection as this site would make Clawddnewydd village too wide.
F. Land to the rear of Glan Llyn, Clawddnewydd – agree to this site as it is considered an infill.
G. Land at Clawddneydd – Object as the site would make Clawddnewydd too long and wide.

8. PLANNING ISSUES.
A. Planning Application: 12/2019/0575 – Erection of extensions and alterations to detached garage to form additional living accommodation at Foel Fach Cottage, Clawddnewydd – no objection.
B. Denbighshire County Council has granted the following planning applications:-
1. Erection of a two storey extension including balcony to existing dwelling at The Cottage, Cae Mawr, Clawddnewydd.
2. Planning Application: 12/2019/0235 – Development of 0.1ha of land by the erection of 2 number detached dwellings (outline application including access) on land adjoining Bryn Parc, Clawddnewydd.
C. The applicant has withdrawn the Planning Application: 12/2019/0236 – Development of 0.09ha of land by the erection of 2 no. detached dwellings (outline application including access) on land at Bryn Coch, Clawddnewydd.

9. CORRESPONDENCE.
A. the One Voice Wales Annual Meeting and Conference will be held on Saturday 5th October 2019.
B. Members resolved for the Clerk to order a “Poppy Wreath” for the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 10th November 2019.
C. A number of reports were received for information purposes.

10. DISCUSSION WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN ATTENDANCE.
Member discussed the following issues:-
A: Reported again the untidy cut of the Derwen Church Cemetery.
B. Overflowing public litter bin next to the Clawddnewydd Pond.

11. URGENT BUSINESS UNDER SECTION 100B(4) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.
Councillor Llefelys Rees presented the Council £150.00 grant aid from Derwen Show to the Community Council towards the Community Defibrillator costs. Members resolved for the Clerk to write a thank you letter to the Derwen Show Committee.
12. NEXT COUNCIL MEETING – Wednesday 20th November 2019 in the Chapel Vestry, Derwen at 7.30 p.m.

MINUTES OF THE DERWEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2019 IN THE CHAPEL VESTRY, DERWEN AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT: Councillors John Crowhurst (Chairman), Hywel Jones, Erfyl Roberts, Thomas Griffiths and the Clerk.

1: APOLOGIES: Councillors Gaynor Jones, Robert Hughes and Llefelys Rees.

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
None received.

3. CONFIRM THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEETING.
Members confirmed 18th September 2019 minutes as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES.
A. Denbighshire County Council confirmed, in line with their policy, only one highway verge will be provided on an annual basis.
B. Mr Peter Newcombe has completed the repainting of the bus shelter in Clawddnewydd.
C. Reverend Richard Carter reported, due to pressure of work in his capacity with the Church in Wales, he is unable to pursue the Derwen Church Cemetery grass cutting and ask for the assistance of Derwen Community Council. The information will be forwarded to the Derwen Community “Wern Ddu Windfarm” Committee for their consideration.

5. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY.
Members reported of the successful Remembrance Sunday Service held in Derwen on 10th November 2019 which was well attended again this year. Members thanked Councillor John Crowhurst, Reverend Morris P. Morris and Mr Jim Greaves for their contribution to the Service.

6. CLAWDDNEWYDD POND.
Following the meeting with the Officers of Cadwyn Clwyd on 15th October 2019, Cadwyn Clwyd will now pursue the relevant stages within the Contract on the work required at Clawddnewydd Pond.

7. FINANCE.
A. Bank balances £13,139.00.
B. Authorised bill payments:-
1. Poppy Appeal for the provision of the Remembrance Sunday Poppy Wreath £50.00.
2. Mr Peter Newcombe for repainting the Clawddnewydd Bus Shelter £295.00.
3. Harold Smith – Internal Auditor for the year ended 31st March 2019 £180.00.
4. Clerk’s salary for the quarter ended 31st December 2019 £300.00.
5. HM Revenue & Customs – PAYE for the quarter ended 31st December 2019 £75.00.


8. PLANNING APPLICATIONS.
A. Planning Application: 12/2019/0912 – Development of 0.14 ha of land by the erection of 3 no. detached dwellings (outline application including access) on Land opposite Ty Newydd, Clawddnewydd – members resolved on the following observations:-
1: The highway entrance to the properties should only be considered on the B5105 on the Ruthin Road in Clawddnewydd and not on the unclassified road to Clocaenog – please refer to the Denbighshire County Council Local Development Plan.
2. The existing sewerage plant is already full to capacity together with the additional odour created by the additional housing.
3. There is no demand for additional housing for Clawddnewydd as planning permission has already been granted for nine properties on land opposite the proposed site.
4. The properties should be affordable houses in any case.
B. Planning Application: 12/2019/0898 – Conversion of outbuildings to form ancillary habitable accommodation for use in conjunction with the existing dwelling and associated works (Listed Building Application) at Braich-yr-Alarch, Derwen – no objections.

9. CORRESPONDENCE.
A. Mr Darren Millar, Assembly Member for Clwyd West, extended an invitation to attend a future meeting of the Community Council. Members resolved to accept the invitation.
B. A number of reports were received for information purposes.

10. DISCUSSION WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN ATTENDANCE.
Mr Jim Greaves applied to cut the Derwen Church Cemetery grass together with the “Community Green” in Derwen village. The information will be forwarded to the Derwen Community “Wern Ddu Windfarm” Committee for consideration.

11. DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ISSUES.
Members resolved for the Clerk to report the following issues to Denbighshire County Council:-
1. There is persistent “Dog Fouling” issues in Derwen Village Green and the Trem-y-Coed Hosing Estate Green in Clawddnewydd. Can “No Dogs Fouling” signage etc be placed at these locations.
2. Can the lorry gritter be reinstated please from Derwen village via Gwerni to Bryn Siriol to Clawddnewydd please as this is a school transport highway from Derwen to Clocaenog Primary School.
3. Parked vehicles obstructing the pedestrian pavement outside Hafan Deg on the B5105 in Clawddnewydd.
4. The Forestry Commission highway boundary (both grass and hedge) on the Claeddnewydd to Derwen highway needs cutting and notice is required to be sent to the owners to cut.
5. The B5105 through Clawddnewydd village needs resurfacing.

12. NEXT COUNCIL MEETING – WEDNESDAY 15TH JANUARY 2020 IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, CANOLFAN CAE CYMRO, CLAWDDNEWYDD AT 7.30 P.M.

DERWEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL.

WERN DDU WIND FARM

2019 DISTRIBUTION FUND.

Cyfeillion Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Clocaenog – £400.00.

Derwen Church Cemetery Fund – £300.00.

Capel M.C. Derwen – £900.00.

Antur Cae Cymro Village Association, Clawddnewydd- £450.00.

Canolfan Cae Cymro, Clawddnewydd – £800.00.

Ysgol Carreg Emlyn After School Garden Club, Clocaenog – £900.00.

Cae Cymro Bowling Club, Clawddnewydd – £250.00.

Clwb Pendroed Clawddnewydd Football Club – £400.00.