CVCC Mtg Minutes 2 March 2022
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF CARRBRIDGE and VICINITY COMMUNITY COUNCIL (CVCC)
Wednesday 2 March 2022 (Postponed from 27 February)
PRESENT: G Dyer (GD)/Chair of Meeting, H Deery (HD) (CvCC Chair), A Kirk (AK), A Buttress (AB), J Bracher (JB)
IN ATTENDANCE: M. Paschke (MP), I Inglis (Minutes)
APOLOGIES: Cllr Bill Lobban, Charlie Miller, Carol Butler (VABS)
|CNPA||Cairngorm National Park Authority|
|CvCC||Carrbridge and Vicinity Community Council|
|THC||The Highland Council|
|VABS||Voluntary Action Badenoch and Strathspey|
DECLARATION OF INTEREST: There were no declarations.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: GD announced Denise Stott’s resignation as Councillor, but willing to be Associate member looking after Planning issues. Unanimously agreed
MINUTES OF MEETING 27th January
The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 27 January 2022 were agreed as accurate. Proposed AB / Seconded HD
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
- Vermin issue
- This is down to new housing and bird feeding
- Struan House
- The owners have now gone into administration. THC dealing with the receiver
- Bowling club pavilion
- Letter from Gloria Bruce. The club is in favour of more use but has some concerns regarding insurance, rates, damages etc .This will be re-addressed during the Big Conversation
- Karen Henderson been appointed as Porridge organiser.
- Queens Jubilee
- CCVC approached by Church and Rotary regarding ideas to celebrate this. at the church.
- Robert McInnes’ plaque
- This was handed over.
GD reported funds as of 02 March 2020 were £3271.05 The only payment out was £240 for fallen timber works.
1. PLANNING INCLUDING WIND FARM UPDATES, RURAL HOUSING
Lethan Windfarm – Neutral submission submitted – DS objected to ethodology – Energy Consents Unit advises “ALL representations are considered right up to and including the date of any determination. ECU therefore look forward to receiving your representation in due course.”
HD suggested a campaign to get residents to look at notice boards
Tom na Clach extension – nothing to report
2. CARRBRIDGE VILLAGE PATHS
No futher updates at this time.
At the November meeting, the CVCC submission to the paths project had been required to be submitted prior to that meeting, and was mistakenly not read out as planned, but had been included in the minutes for information. That submission had been compiled from CCrs input. The response is repeated below.
Carrbridge & Vicinity Community Council welcome this opportunity to respond to the proposals put forward by the Capercaillie Group. After due consideration, we would submit the following comments on the proposed schemes.
We would suggest that the proposals be advanced in the following order and for the given reasons:-
Location 5 – Roadside Path at south of village: this path is very narrow and normally wet and boggy, proving very difficult for the elderly and those with buggies and push-chairs. Improvements to the path on both sides of the road would greatly improve the connectivity with the network of paths around the village.
Location 6 – Snakey Bridge: this well-loved local feature has been “repaired” several times in the last 10 or so years, but is very dangerous if wet and is a barrier to many people’s use of that part of our woodland path network. Minor repairs have been accepted by the owners of the land, but we feel that a more formal approach is now needed to construct something which will increase its use and benefit to many.
Location 2 – Riverside Path: we are totally in favour of this proposal for this very popular walk. Action to counteract flooding events is to be encouraged.
Location 4 – Ellan Woods (Landmark): tidying up and reducing the visual impact of the sub-station is very welcome.
Location 3 – Ellan Woods (Village Hall): this entrance to the woods could certainly be made more visually appealing.
Location 1 – Historic Bridge Viewpoint & Entrance to Riverside Walk: much work is required here to tidy up and improve the viewing area access and its environs. In certain conditions the steps can be extremely slippery. Whilst some judicious pruning of the snowberries would enhance the visual aspect of the bridge, there are concerns about the safety and security of the adjacent banking. Improvements to the entrance to the riverside path would be welcomed, including upgrading the fencing bordering the riverbank. The participation of other stake-holders (The Highland Council, Historic Scotland etc.) would no doubt lead to the possibility of further funding being accessed to permit this work to be further developed. This particular project is the subject of very mixed opinions and much more work and discussion is required.
3. COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN, COMMUNICATION & VILLAGE ENGAGEMENT PLAN
JB advised 240 (34%) responses to the consulation. Next stage is a display event in the village hall over 17 – 19 March. Posters to go up around the village and on social media to encourage residents to attend.
4. CARR ROAD/ BULL FIELD DEVELOPMENT
Turf works started for infrastructure and Herris fencing up and is permitted but no date yet for actual start. CC councillors to meet the THC roads department to see the revised proposals for traffic calming before they go out for consultation again.
- FINAL UPDATE ON SENIORS CHRISTMAS ‘VILLAGE VOUCHER’ AND EARLY THOUGHTS FOR 2022
The vouchers were well received by residents. Only eleven vouchers not redeemed. 166 redeemed. Discussion around a hybrid scheme for 2022.
- ROAD MARKING/ 20MPH TRAFFIC CALMING
No update. HD to email BL. AB Stated disability markings in middle of village no longer visible. HD to include in Email.
7. RESILIENCE PLANS
Carol Butler – the HC commuinty support worker assisting communities to update resilience plans was due to attend to discuss this at the meeting but was unable to attend. Meetings will be held over the next three months to complete this Plan.
8. MUCKRACH MOORLAND CREATION PROJECT
The CvCC would like to thank Linzee Duncan for drawing attention to this project..No applications have been submitted and CvCC will be notified by Scottish Forestry if this happens.
a. Third sector census
This was received and has been completed.
b. Short term lets
Proposals are out for consultation. People should respond through the website
c. Spring Clean Scotland 2022 –
Cairngorm Litter Network organising a zoom meeting in April
AK to email Murray Fergusion regarding a poster
- Community Council Associate members – Guidance for residents who want to be involved with the CC for the delivery of specific projects. JB to action