SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 9TH MAY 2005,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge (Chairman)
Councillor R. J. Fitchford
Councillor W. A. Collett
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley
Councillor G. J. Stammers
County and District Councillor R. G. Hobbs

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

1. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Proposed Councillor Stammers, Seconded Councillor Fitchford
'that Councillor Mrs. Morlidge be re-elected Chairman'
So resolved, nem con


2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor J. Jacobs

3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Fitchford -
Item 12 - Planning Application 05/00580/FUL

Councillor Stammers - Prejudicial Interest
Item 12 - Planning Application 05/00355/FUL


4. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN
Proposed Councillor Mrs. Mortlidge, Seconded Councillor Miss Kimberley
'that Councillor Fitchford be re-elected Vice Chairman'
So resolved, nem con

5. APPOINTMENT TO SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Playing Fields and Grasscutting                    Councillor Stammers

Allotments                                                         Councillor Miss Kinberley

Cemetery                                                          Councillors Collett and Councillor Stammers

Representative to Village Hall                        Councillor Jacobs
Management Committee

Press Correspondent                                      Councillor Mrs. Morlidge

Public Footpaths                                              Councillor Fitchford

Trustees to Hales Trust                                   Councillor Collett and Councillor Fitchford

Representative to Sports Club                       Councillor Stammers

School Governor                                              Councillor Fitchford
It was noted that Councillor Fitchford would continue to serve as Parish Council representative until the end of term of office at one year.
The Parish Council would then no longer have the authority to appoint a representative
.

6. BANK SIGNATORIES
It was agreed to re-appoint Councillor Fitchford and Councillor Stammers and that Councillor Mrs. Mortlidge be appointed to replace Councillor Jacobs.

7. DATE AND TIME OF MEETINGS
It was agreed to continue to hold regular Meetings on the second Monday of each month, except August. Meetings to commence at 7.30 pm.
It was further agreed to display on the Notice Board details of the annual cycle of Meetings. This to include Finance meetings with explanation of business.
Councillor Mrs. Morlidge undertook to supply details to the editor of Snipe.

8. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th April 2005, having been previously
circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman
It was further agreed to add an explanatory note relating to Item6 - Planning Matters Application (a) concerning the decision to delete reference to Mr. K. Lambert as contractor

9. MATTERS ARISING
(a) Ditch and Pipe Repair - Wolverton Road

      It was agreed that the concerns expresses should be fully considered at the July Meeting       when the results of the Parish Plan would be known
(b) Intensive Lighting - Stratford Oaks Golf Club
      It was noted that the matter had been investigated and that the lighting was within       permitted levels. Councillor Hobbs had undertaken to notify Mr. Heynes

10. MATTERS ARISING FROM ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
(a) Speed of Traffic

      It was noted that Councillor Hobbs had reported the matter for attention and that he would       inform Mr. Heynes accordingly
(b) Dog Fouling
      The Chairman said that 16 temporary signs had been acquired for display. The Clerk       undertook to enquire about the availability of permanent signs


11. FINANCE
Receipts
(a) Stratford on Avon District Council Parish Precept (part payment)
£10,000 - 00
(b) Lloyds TSB Business Instant Access
Account Closing Interest
£11 - 96
(c) A.E. Bennett & Sons Cemetery Fee (Bastock)
£110 - 00
(d) Mrs. Schmidt-Hanson Allotment Rent
£20 - 00
Payments to be Authorised
(a) Allianz Cornhill
Renewal of Council Insurance Policy
£1605 - 26
(b) Greenacre Garden Services Grasscutting contract - March
                                        April
£108 - 00
£374 - 00
(c) G. M. Whelan Re-install locking post - Small Playing Field
£90 - 00
(d) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall
(Direct debit)
£33 - 00
(e) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall (Direct debit)
£68 - 00

12. PLANNING MATTERS
   
Applications    
(a) Mr. & Mrs. Saunders
     6, Bell Lane
Proposed extension to bedroom and porch. Conversion of attic into additional bedroom and bathroom 05/00807/FUL
    Submission Support. The proposed alterations will not result in the house being out of keeping with the neighbouring properties.

(b) Mrs C. Noble
      4, Frogmore Road

Erection of single storey pitched roof side extension, single storey flat roof extension and conservatory to rear
05/00845/FUL
     Submission Support. The proposed alterations will have no impact on neighbouring properties

(c) Arden Fisheries Ltd
      Snitterfield Fruit Farm
      Kings Lane

Proposed fisherman's clubhouse and parking area
05/00879/FUL
      Submission

Objection 1. The site lies within the Green Belt on rising ground. The building will be clearly visible from Ingon Lane and the Monarchs Way public footpath (Policy PPG.2 and PR.1 conflict)
Objection 2. Our VDS guidelines for open spaces within and outside the village (VDS page9). The open aspect of the site and the size of the building brings it into conflict
Objection 3. Farm land, under PR.2 good quality farm land will be lost
Objection 4. CTY.4, this proposal is in conflict with most of the policy criteria
Objection 5. No detailed site plan is available showing the contours of the site and how or if the building is set down in the ground to reduce its impact on the area
Objection 6. The run of water from the site is already causing problems in Ingon Lane and these should be addressed as a condition of any consent


Decisions
(a) Mr & Mrs Haden
      Monday Cottage
      Bearley Road
Proposed first floor extension to include bathroom and bedroom
05/00327/FUL

      Permission with Conditions

(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

      Consent granted with Conditions

(c) Meadow Quality Ltd.
      Airfield
      Snitterfield Road

Change of use from calf centre (grading) to part secure storage, part office of light engineering workshop
05/00082/FUL

      Permission with Conditions

(d) Mr. G. Stammers
     1, Bell Brook

T1 - willow - crown reduce by 30% and crown lift to 5.6m over highway T2 - willow - crown reduce by 30% ( to include side branch) and crown lift to 5.6m over highway
05/00355/TREE

     Consent for Arboricultural Work

(e) Mr. & Mrs. Fossett
     Agricultural building to rear of Dove      Close
     The Green
Conversion of builing into one holiday let
05/00506/FUL

     Withdrawn

(f) Mr. S. K. Crisp Jones
     27, The Green     
Entrance porch to front and replacement conservatory to rear
05/00497/FUL

     Permission with Conditions

(g) Dr. & Mrs. Fitchford
      Park View
      Church Road    
Proposed dwelling and garage
05/00580/FUL

      Permission with Conditions

(h) Mr. & Mrs. Foster
      Luscombe House    
Erection of two storey pitched roof side extension
05/00691/FUL

      Refusal


13. CORRESPONDENCE

Warwickshire Training Partnership
(a) Employment Responsibilities of Parish Councillors - Briefing - 2nd July
(b) Parish Council Induction Day - 18th June
      No Councillors to attend

Warwickshire County Council
(a) Disabled Parking Space - 29, Hales Close
      To respond - No objection

Stratford on Avon District Council
(a) Youth Bank
      Copies to Scout Group and Sports Club for information
(b) Section 136
      Noted. Letter to be sent to Councillor Hobbs opposing the transfer of financial       responsibility. No further action to letter from Liberal democrats
(c) Supply of Council Agendas 2005/2006
      Not required

Warwickshire Rural Community Council
(a) Best Kept Village Competition
      Confirmed no entry to be submitted

RHT Development
(a) Shared Ownership Property in Snitterfield
      Allocation noted


14. YOUTH CLUB
The Chairman reported that she, together with Councillor Fichford and the Clerk had attended a site meeting with Mrs. Jeanne Lowe.
An alternative satisfactory venue had been established for the Keep Fit Actively. Mrs. Lowe had handed over the keys and the administrative papers relating to the Youth Club

15. RESPONSE TO CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PLANNING APPLICATION        05/00379/FUL
The Clerk read further correspondence from Mr. Lambert requesting responses on specific requests for information.

Responses were agreed and the Clerk was instructed to reply accordingly
It was noted that it had not yet been possible, as yet, to make contact with Mr. Cruden, Legal Services Manager

16. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS / OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS
Councillor Stammers
(a) Said that Councillor Jacobs would be unable to attend the next Meeting of the Village Hall       Management Committee on 14th June. The Chairman undertook to attend in his stead
(b) Asked that contact be made with the Planning Enforcement Officer with regard to the high
      wall at Corner Cottage, The Green and the caravans at the Fruit Farm
(c) Said that he would be unable to attend the Planning Committee Meeting with regard to       Planning Application 05/00379/FUL. He undertook to contact Mr Les Greenwood,
      Development Control Manager
(d) Complained of the poor standard of grass cutting in the playing fields etc. and asked that       the contractor be informed that this was not acceptable
(e) Said that he was unable to report any progree on the arboriculture work in the Cemetery

Councillor Collet offered his apologies and left the Meeting at 9.25 pm

Councillor Miss Kimberley

(a) Raised the matter of Broadband connection. She undertook to investigate further

Councillor Fitchford
(a) Asked about progress on the unsafe memorials in the Cemetery and Hales Trust.
      The Clerk said that both matters were ongoing

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9.30 p.m.