SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 13TH DECEMBER 2004,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge (Chairman)
Councillor W.A. Collett
Councillor R.J. Fitchford
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
2 Members of public

Prior to the formal agenda, the Chairman asked for one minute silence in memory of former Parish Councillor Bill Parnham.
There followed a 15 minute period of public participation

The Chairman then opened the formal meeting at 7.45 p.m.

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
None

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None

3. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th November2004, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

4. MATTERS ARISING

(a) Moles at War Memorial
It was noted that the work had been carried out and that two moles had been trapped. It appeared that no more activity had occurred and that the matter had been resolved.

(b) Cemetery Maintenance
The Clerk reported that consent had now been received for the arboricultural work
.
Councillor Stammers said that he had contacted the contractor, who would carry out the work in January.
Councillor Stammers said that he had not been able to mow the paths , mainly due to weather conditions.
It was noted that Mr. Hillier no longer wished to remove the spoil; other options were discussed.


(c) A439 Safety Engineering Measures
The Clerk reported that he had attended the launch event and he outlined the proposed measures. He said that a proposal to make an Order for a 50 m.p.h. speed limit had been published. The closing date for objections was
7th January
.

(d) Pot Hole - Pigeon Green
Councillor Jocobs reported that repairs had been carried out and the matter was resolved.
It was noted that there was a reduced amount of traffic through the village now that Longbridge Island was again fully functional
.

(e) Village Hall Trusteeship
Councillor Jacobs reported that the information sheets from. the Rural Community Council had been circulated to all members.
It was agreed to hold a Meeting of the Trustees following the Parish Council Meeting on 10th January
.

(f) Street Sign - Bell Lane
It was noted that the damaged street sign had not been replaced.
Councillor Hobbs undertook to follow up.

(g) Parish Plan
Councillor Stammers reported that a report appeared on the front page of the Snipe. Arrangements would be made for a comments enclosure to be placed in the next issue.

5. FINANCE
Receipts

(a) H.M. Customs & Excise
V.A.T. Repayment
£622 -72
(b) Lloyds TSB Business Instant Access Account Interest
£28 - 05
(c) Geo. Clifford & Sons Cemetery Fee ( Wilkins )
£50 - 00
(d) Geo. Clifford & Sons Cemetery Fee ( Steele )
£15 - 00

Payments to be authorised
(a) Mr. S. Morris
Trapping holes at War Memorial
£100 - 00
(b) ABB Ltd.
Street Light Repeir (outside 16, The Green)
£35 - 25
(c) Lloyds TSB
Safe Custody Fee (Standing Order)
£7-50
(d) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)
£33 - 00
(e) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)
£68 - 00

6. PLANNING MATTERS

   
Applications    
a)Mr & Mrs T. Dunn, The Grove, Kings Lane Erection of two storey pitched roof side / rear extension 04/02797/FUL
Submission Objection. In conflict with National and Local Plan Green Belt Policies by virtue of increase in volume well in excess of 30 %
(b) Mrs. M.E. Perris, The Paddocks, Warwick Road, Blackhill

New vehicular access

04/03490/FUL
Submission No objection, provided that approval of Highways Authority is gained.

(c)Mr. G. Welters, Longley House, 3, Duffins Piece

Implementation of landscaping works -hard and soft and childrens play house
04/03526/FUL
Submission

No objection - acceptable proposal

(d)Mr & Mrs G. Page, Windmill Hill Cottage,
Warwick Road, Blackhill
Two storey pitched roof rear/side extension.Erection of triple garage / log store
04/03726/FUL
Submission

No objection


Decisions
(a) Stratford Oaks Golf Club, Bearley Road New refreshment shelter and toilet
facilities on 10th tee including drainage
and cess pit
04/002797/FUL

Refusal

(bMr & Mrs Fossett, Land adj. Dove Close, The Green Proposed conversion of building into Holiday let
04/02969/FUL
Withdrawn  
(c) T.V. Dudley, 23, Duttons Close Proposed domestic vehicle access crossing
03/02928/FUL
Refusal
(d) Mr.& Mrs. A.H. Clarke, Corner Park House, Church Road

First floor pitched roof infill side extension. New roof and cladding to
detached garage

04/03003/FUL
04/03012/LBC
Permission with conditions  
(e) Snitterfield Parish Council, Cemetery, Park Lane

T2 -T13 -12no. cypress and cedar : lift crowns to 2.5 -3m
T1 & T14 2no. yew at entrance to cemetery : prune back over footpath to give maximum 2m clearance
T15 yew crown reduce by 10%
T16 & T17 - laurel : woody shrubs - consent not required
T18 - goat willow : fell
T19 - sycamore : remove deadwood
T20 - ash : remove lowest lateral branches

04/03052/FUL
Consent  
(f)Mr. R. Evans, Corner Cottage, The Green Proposed first floor extension; single storey ground floor extension; demolition of existing garage
04/02841/FUL
Permission with Conditions  
(g)Mr & Mrs D. King, Meadow View Farm, Heath End Agricultural shed for storage of farm vehicles and implements
04/03086/FUL
Permission with Conditions  
(h)Mr & Mrs D. Martinson, 4, Park House, Church Road Erection of single storey sun room to side and implementation of garden scheme
04/03252/FUL


7. CORRESPONDENCE

Warwickshire County Council

(a) Community Paths Officer : South Warwickshire
Noted

The Standards Board for England


(a) Lobby Groups, dual hatted members and the Code of conduct : guidance for members
Copies to Members for information
(b) Local Investigations : Guidance for Monitoring Officers and Standards Committee
Noted - to be retained by Clerk

Warwickshire Rural Community Council

(a) Village Ventures Competition
To be displayed on Notice Board


Stratford on Avon District Council

(a) Revised Register of Electors
Noted - to be retained by Clerk


8. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS / OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

Councillor Jacobs

Reported that children continue to congregate at the bottom of
Bell Lane with attendant problems of depositing litter
The Chairman undertook to raise the matter with P.C. Harris


Councillor Stammers

Raised the matter of problems caused by vehicles being parked on pavements throughout the village.
The Chairman undertook to raise the matter with P.C. Harris

Reported that he had attended a Meeting of the Area Planning Committee on 18th November, specifically in relation to an application submitted in respect of Corner Cottage, The Green. He wished to register his strong censure of both Members and Officers for failing to adhere to the policies contained in the Draft Local Plan.
He said that decisions made were not consistent in relation to the increase in volume of dwellings within the Green Belt.
He asked that an appropriate letter be sent to David Nash, Corporate Director, with copies to Paul Lankester, Chief Executive and District Councillor Hobbs.
Councillor Hobbs responded that, in respect of that particular application, the increase in volume was originally 35%, but the proposed demolition of the garage would lead to an overall decrease in volume.
He added that the question of increased volume was considered with all other circumstances on each individual application.
It was agreed that a letter be sent, as requested by Councillor Stammers.
Councillor Stammers undertook to liaise with the Clerk
.

Councillor Fitchford

Raised the matter of the Hales Trust and asked if it would be possible for the administration to be taken over by the Parish Council. He said that the current funds amounted to approximately £2,000.
The Clerk expressed doubt as to the feasability of the proposal, but he undertook to make enquiries and liaise with Councillor Fitchford

Asked if a sign could be displayed in Kings Lane indicating a group of houses known as 'The Hill'.
Councillor Hobbs undertook to make enquiries.

Councillor Mrs. Morlidge

Asked about the anticipated date for delivery of the new Notice Board.
Councillor Stammers said that arrangements had been made for delivery on 7th January 2005. He undertook to arrange for installation and, also, disposal of the old Notice Board.

Reported several pot holes in The Green.
Councillor Hobbs undertook to deal.


There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9 - 05 p.m.