SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 11TH APRIL 2005,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge (Chairman)
Councillor R.J. Fitchford
Councillor W.A. Collett
Councillor J. Jacobs
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley

Councillor G.J. Stammers
County and District Councillor R.G. Hobbs

Clerk of the Council, I.A. Wilkins
1 Member of Public


1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
None

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Mrs. Morlidge - Personal Interest
Item 11 - Accounts of Village Hall Management Committee

Councillor Fitchford - Prejudicial Interest
Item 6 - Planning Application 05/00580/FUL

Councillor Jacobs - Personal Interest
Item 6 - Planning Application 05/00580/FUL

3. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 7th March, 2005, having been previously
circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman, after the following
amendment had been made
Under the heading 'PRESENT' - add Councillor R.J. Fitchford

4. MATTERS ARISING
(a) Cemetery Maintenance

Councillor Fitchford reported that he had been notified that Mr. John Keen was in a
position to commence work in removing the spoil and the unsafe memorials
The Clerk reported that a site meeting had been held and the unsafe memorials had
been identified

It was agreed that a notice of the proposed removal of the headstones should be
posted in the local press

It was also agreed to authorise Mr. Keen to remove the spoil
Councillor Stammers reported that he had notified Future Forests of the need to
complete the arboricultural work
(b) Locking Post - Small Playing Field
Councillor Stammers reported that the locking post had been re-instated at a cost
of approximately £100


5. FINANCE
Receipts
(a) The Countryside Agencyl Grant to Parish Plan
£500 - 00
(b) Charinco Common Investnemt Fund Investment Dividend
£19 - 01
(c) Lloyds TSB Business Instant Access Account Interest
£23 - 37
(d) Geo. Clifford & Sons Cemetery Fee (Bowdler)
£50 - 00
(e) A.E. Bennett & Sons Cemetery Fee (Sheasby)
£110 - 00
(f) Mrs. M. Follis Allotment Rent
£20 - 00
Payments to be Authorised
(a) Warwickshire Association of Local Councils
Fee to attend Training Seminar
£30 - 00
(b) Jukes Pest Services First instalment of contract for the removal of moles
£75 - 00
(c) ABB Ltd. Street Lighting maintenance
£140 - 00
(d) Warwickshire Association of Local Councils Annual Subscription
£296 - 00
(e) I. Wilkins Clerk's Salary and Expenses
£474 - 12
(f) Inland Revenue PAYE on Clerk's Salary
£148 - 50
(g) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall (Direct debit)
£68 - 00
(h) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall
(Direct debit)
£33 - 00
(i) Severn Trent Water Water supply to Atteys Field (Direct debit)
£54 - 26

Note was taken of a quotation from Nuneaton Signs for supply of village boundary signs for the 'Smartwater' scheme in the sum of £480 - 58
Authority to go ahead with purchase of signs was given

Proposed Councillor Stammers, seconded Councillor Fitchford
'that the payments be authorised'
So resolved, nem con


6. PLANNING MATTERS
   
Applications    
a) P. Lavin, Hare Cottage, Church Road Proposed replacement log store (Amendment to 04/00304/FUL)
05/00379/FUL
Submission This is a retrospective planning application which the Council is opposed to, because the applicant and the contractor, Mr K. Lambert know the planning process and they should comply like all other applicants.
The height of the log store is too high and impacts upon the adjoining property. The roofing material (slate) is not in keeping with the rest of this new structure.
We would request the following alterations to the structure
The roof is lowered by at least 5 brick courses
The roofing material be changed to a more appropriate material to match the new structure

Referring to the above minute, it was agreed that the following explanatory note, not being part of the minutes, be added.
'Subsequently, an error came to notice and the submission was amended to delete reference to K.Lambert'
A letter of apology was sent to Mr. Lambert.

(b) Ms. P. Feldon, 3, Park Cottages, Church Road

Internal alterations to provide utility room, kitchen/dining area. Screened off shower en-suite in bedroom, including new rooflight

05/00398/LBC
Submission Support the application on the grounds that it does not conflict with planning policies

(c) Mr & Mrs Haden, Monday Cottage, Bearley Road

Proposed first floor extension to include bathroom, bedroom balcony
05/00327/FUL
Submission Comment - the Council feels that the Planning Officer and the applicant have
now reached a suitable design which will enable the cottage to be extended
without compromising the character of the area

(d) Dr & Mrs Fitchford, Parkview,
Church Road

Proposed dwelling and garage
05/00580/FUL
Submission

Support - this design is based on a Warwickshire barn and the features will fit well with Parkview House; it will look like the Barn of Parkview when it was a farmhouse

(e) Mr S.K. Crisp Jones, 27, The Green

Entrance porch to front and replacement conservatory to the rear
05/00497/FUL
Submission

Support - the external alterations will not materially alter the character of the
property, nor will it impact upon the neighbouring property
the internal alterations will improve the available space

(f) Mr & Mrs Fossett,
Agricultural Buildings to rear Dove Close, The Green

Conversion of building into one holiday let
05/00506/FUL
Submission

As 04/02969/FUL - the proposal is outside the village, in the Green Belt and is in conflict with PPG2 and PR2, it also fails to comply with CTY2
The conversion is used in any business - this change of use is not in any way supporting the business
The building is not listed or in danger of being lost - it is not a building of local
historic value
The building is outside the confines of the settlement of Snitterfield
The application is in conflict with the above
The proposal has no special merits and will not improve employment in the area
The proposal fails to comply with the concerns of the Highway Authority with regard to visibility splays - this introduces a road safety hazard to users of the property and to traffic using The Green

(c) Mr & Mrs Foster, Luscombe House

Erection of two storey pitched roof side extension
05/00691/FUL
Submission

Objection based on a consistent approach to the Green Belt Policy PPG2 and the Local Plan Policy PR2, Section 3.3.4.
The location of Luscombe House is isolated and the extension would not impact upon any neighbouring property or the character of the area. The volume of this proposed extension is over the 30% guidelines set out in the above policies


Decisions
(a) Mr & Mrs Clifton, 4, Bell Lane Proposed conversion of roof space to form bedrooms and bathroom, including raising eaves and ridge height. Reconstruction of conservatory to form garden room with accommodation over. Proposed pitched roof to attached garage to replace flat roof
05/00161/FUL

Permission with Conditions

(b) St. James the Great Church, Church Road T1 - cherry - fell
T2 - cherry - remove lower laterals over road (2 - 3 branches) and balance
05/00152/TREE

Consent for Arboricultural Work


Planning Correspondence
(a) Medlars Farm Shop
Notification of application for a variation of existing Planning Permission
Noted - Clerk to acknowledge
(b) Mr. K. Lambert
Planning Application 05/00379/FUL
Advice to be sought before full response made - Clerk to acknowledge

7. CORRESPONDENCE

Warwickshire County Council
((a) Statement of Community Involvement
Copies to members for consideration of a response

Stratford on Avon District Council
(a) Social and Community Transport
Noted - no further action
(b) The Licensing Act, 2003
Noted - to be retained by Clerk
(c) Local Development Framework - Consultation
To be circulated for consideration
(d) Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004
To be circulated for consideration

Trafalgar Weekend
(a) Guide to taking part
Copy to Village Hall Management Committee for consideration

RHT Development
(a) Shared Ownership Property in Snitterfield
Noted


Mr. J. Heynes
(a) Ditch and pipe repair - Wolverton Road
Councillor Hobbs undertook to deal

(b) Intensive lighting - Stratford Oaks Driving Range
Councillor Hobbs undertook to deal

8. CAR TRANSPORTERS TRAVELLING THROUGH THE VILLAGE
Members took note of a letter of response from Mr. Heynes.
It was agreed that the matter now appeared to have been resolved and the Clerk was asked to write to Mr. Heynes, thanking him for his co-operation in the matter.

9.TREES IN THE PARK
It was noted that a letter of advice setting out proper practices had been sent to Mr. Hutsby by the Planning and Building Control Department; but to date there had been no response
It was agreed to write to the Department, expressing concern at the situation and asking for the matter to be expedited

10. YOUTH CLUB
The Chairman reported that she had discussed the position of the Youth Club with Mrs. Jeanne Lowe. Payment had recently been made for water services and Council tax, leaving a balance of only £75-91
It was noted that only one activity, the Ladies Keep Fit Club, took place on the premises
It was agreed that the Club no longer conformed to the Charitable Objectives and was not financially viable
It was further agreed that Councillor Morlidge, Councillor Fitchford and the Clerk should meet with Mrs. Lowe to discuss the situation. Also, that the Sports Club continue wit installation of facilities
Councillor Jacobs suggested that close liaison should be maintained with the Sports Club and that the Chairman of the Sports Club be invited to a future Meeting of the Parish Council
This suggestion was agreed
Councillor Jacobs gave his apologies and left the Meeting at 9-25 p.m

11. VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Clerk submitted the 2003/2004 Accounts from the Village Hall Management Committee
It was noted that the Accounts showed a sound financial position with a balance of £11,476

Proposed Councillor Fitchford, Seconded Councillor Collett
'that the accounts be received'
So resolved, nem con

12. Proposed Councillor Mrs. Morlidge, Seconded Councillor Fitchford
'that the following matters be considered in closed session by reason of the
confidential nature of the business'
So resolved, nem con


13. GRASSCUTTING CONTRACT
Quotations were submitted for grass cutting of the Large Playing Field, Small Playing Field, War Memorial and Stocks Tree from
(a) M P Garden Services
(b) Cleanaway Landscapes
It was noted that Cleanaway Landscapes would use a cylinder mower, whereas M P Garden Services would use a rotary mower

Proposed Councillor Stammers, Seconded Councillor Fitchford
'that the quotation of Cleanaway Landscapes be accepted'
So resolved, nem con


There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.35 p.m.