SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2006, COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.
PRESENT
Councillor G. J. Stammers(Chairman)
Councillor R. J. Fitchford
Councillor A. G. M. Jones
Councillor J. Jacobs
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley


Clerk of the Council, I. A. Wilkins
3 Members of Public

There was a twenty-five minute period of public participation
prior to the formal agenda

01. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge
02. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 

None

 
03. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th June 2006, having been previously  circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman
04. MATTERS ARISING
  (a) Affordable housing for Local People
The Clerk said that copies of the standard survey form, appropriately amended for Snitterfield, had been received from Mr. Charles Barlow. These had been distributed to Members for information
The Chairman confirmed that information of the forthcoming survey would appear in the next issue of 'The Snipe'
It was agreed that the matter would be further considered at the September Meeting
  (b)

Planning Enforcement Matters
The Chairman referred to the Planning Permission for the Fox Hunter Public House and said that there had been a change in the roof design. He understood that a Planning Enforcement Officer had attended the site
He also reported that he had brought to the attention of the Enforcement Officer the height of the boundary fence erected at the front of Oak Cottage, Bearley Road

  (c) Felled Tree - Atteys Field
Nothing further to report
  (d) Street Lamp - The Knob
The Clerk reported that he had been in contact with ABB Limited and the Sales Engineer had advised him that the existing column was in a dangerous condition. There was a need to replace the column and the matter could not be rectified by replacing the inspection door
After discussion, it was agreed that the options for replacement submitted by ABB Limited were not suitable
It was further agreed to request ABB Limited to remove the existing column
Enquiries to be made to obtain alternative options for a replacement column in keeping with the surroundings
05. COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
  Councillor Hobbs not present
06. FINANCE
Receipts
  (a) Village Hall Management Committee

Refund of fuel supply costs

£1,337-00
  (b) Geo. Clifford & Sons Cemetery Fee (Williams/Chandler)
£50 - 00
  (c) Charinco Investment Dividend
£19 - 01
Payments to be Authorised
  (a) Cleanaway

Grass cutting contract

£552 - 28
  (b) Greenacre Garden Services Grass Cutting contract
£330 - 00
  (c) ABB Limited Street Lighting Maintenance
£154 - 63
  (d) Jukes Pest Services Mole control contract
£75 - 00
  (e) Margaret Tweed Maintenance of flower tubs
£67 - 50
  (f) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)
£22 - 00
  (g) I. Wilkins Clerk's Salary and Expenses
£610 - 93
  (h) Inland Revenue PAYE on Clerk's Salary
£148 - 50

Proposed Councillor Jacobs, Seconded Councillor Fitchford
'that all payments be authorised'
So resolved, nem con

08. PLANNING MATTERS
Applications
(a)

James Wigington
Hawkeswood Farm
Gospel Oak Lane

Formation of leanto on south elevation of existing agricultural building to accommodate shop and exhibit display area (amendment to Planning
Permission 06/00367/FUL)
06/01558/FUL
Submission Support - This is a large addition to the building, but it is felt that it will help to balance the complete structure.
The proposal is supported because it has the potential to be beneficial to the local economy
(b)

Snitterfield Sports Club
Bowling Green
Wolverton Road

Mower Store
06/01615/FUL

Submission Support - it is a necessary building for the Sports Club and it will have little or no impact on the scenery/Green Belt
(c)

L.G. Smith
The Old Vicarage
Church Road

Small extension to rear of property with additional window
06/01616/FUL
Submission Support - the extension has no impact upon other properties and it will improve the appearance of the rear of the building
(d)

Peter Morlidge
Well Cottage
The Green

Leylandii hedges adjacent to lane and tennis court - fell
06/01747/TREE
Submission deferred

 

(e)

Mr. Stuart Freeman
Snitterfield Fruit Farm
Kings Lane

Renovation and conversion of listed thresher barn and adjoining barns to create main farm dwelling
06/01779/FUL
and 06/01780/LBC
Submission deferred  
Decisions
(a) Ms. P. Feldon
3, Park Cottages
Church Road
Internal alterations to kitchen and dining room including provision of external flue
06/00768/LBC

Consent Granted with Conditions

(b) Miss D. Shaw
4, Jago Green
Snitterfield Lane
Proposed conservatory to rear
06/01100/FUL

Permission with Conditions


Councillor Hobbs attended the Meeting at 8-30 p.m. and presented his apology for late arrival

8. COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS BY COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
(a) Said that the County Council had made a response to the Highways Agency on the proposals in respect of Longbridge Island
(b) Planning Enforcement Matters
  (1)
Boundary fence at Oak House, Bearley Road
The site had been visited by the Planning Enforcement Officer; negotiations ongoing
  (2)
Fox Hunter Public House
Negotiations ongoing
  (3)
Corner Cottage, The Green
Enforcement notice about to be issued
  (4)
Hedgerows, Snitterfield Fruit Farm
Process to be issued
  (5)
Trees in The Park
Matter ongoing
(c) Said that he had written an article on Neighbourhood Policing, which would be published in the next edition of 'The Snipe'. He commented that the planned merger of police forces had stalled indefinitely
(d) Councillor Jacobs raised the matter of speeding vehicles in Smiths Lane and asked for installation of further speed humps
Councillor Hobbs said that such measures were no longer considered appropriate, but he would take up the complaint with the police
(e) Matters raised in the period of public participation were referred to Councillor Hobbs for attention
  (1)
Pot holes in highway -The Green
  (2)
Possible subsidence of bank - The Green
9. CORRESPONDENCE
Warwickshire County Council
 
(a) Bus Service Improvements
To be displayed on Notice
Board
(b) Statement of Community Involvement Adoption
Noted
Stratford on Avon District Council
 
(a) Proposed Food Hygiene Inspection Results
(Scores on Doors) Rating Scheme
To be circulated for consideration of response
(b) Review of Locality Action Plans
Questionnaire completed by Chairman
(c) Supply of Council Agendas 2006/2007
No further action
(d) Acceptance of Office and Declarations of Financial Interest Forms
Members to respond
National Health Service
 
(a) Coventry and Warwickshire Acute Services Review
To Councillor Fitchford for consideration of response
Airfields of Britain
 
(a) New Airfield Charity Successfully Launched
To be circulated for
information
Councillor Hobbs
 
(a) School Governors
Noted that Parish Council no longer had authority to nominate Governor, but there was a wish to continue link
To be further considered at September Meeting
10. PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS 2005/2006
The Clerk introduced the Statement of Account and Balance Sheet and answered questions from Members
Proposed Councillor Jones, Seconded Councillor Jacobs
'that the accounts be approved for submission to audit'
So resolved, nem con
11. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS
Councillor Fitchford
Expressed his concern that the Village Hall Management Committee had increased the hourly hire rate by 100%
Councillor Jacobs said that he was unaware of the change, but he would make enquiries and report back
There being no further business, the Chairman declared the Meeting closed at 9-15 p.m

NOTES OF PERIOD OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PRIOR TO MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL ON MONDAY 10th JULY 2006

Mr. Richard Yendell
Gave details of a pending application for planning permission to extend his house at 'Woodcote', Bearley Road
Mr. Harry Lucas
Expressed his disappointment at the decision to refuse his retrospective planning application for a new lake at High Close Farm
The Chairman expressed his surprise at the decision and Members agreed to make a site visit
Mrs. Virginia Crowe
Reported a number of pot holes on the highway of The Green
Referred to possible bank subsidence, marked by a traffic cone, in The Green
Reported overgrown hedge on both sides of Gospel Oak Lane on the approach to the A46 junction