SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2004

PRESENT
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge (Chairman)
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
6 Members of public

Prior to the formal agenda, Police Constable Stephens gave a presentation on the merits of 'Smartwater', a property marking solution.
He spoke of the advantages to Crime Prevention and said that distribution of the product would be through a revitalised Neighbourhood Watch.
He asked that the Parish Council consider financing the provision of signs for the area when an acceptable use of 'Smartwater' had been attained.
P.C. Stephens said that distribution of 'Smartwater' packs would commence shortly.
The Chairman thanked P.C. Stephens for a most interesting presentation and expressed the hope that the scheme would be a success in Snitterfield.

The Chairman then opened the formal meeting

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor W.A. Collett

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Fitchford - Planning Application 04/03003/FUL
Personal Interest

3. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th October 2004, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

4. MATTERS ARISING

(a) Moles at War Memorial
Councillor Fitchford reported that the contractor had continued to suffer health problems, but his son had undertaken to carry out the work on 10th November

(d) Car Transporters
Councillor Hobbs that the matter had been taken up by the District Council and an Enforcement Notice process was now in progress. He warned that an early resolution of the problem should not be anticipated.

Councillor Stammers undertook to pass on to Councillors Hobbs details of previously noted movements of car transporters.

5. FINANCE
Receipts

(a) K.J.Evetts
Grazing Rights - Atteys Field
£330 - 00
(b) Lloyds TSB Business Instant Access Account Interest
£15 - 77
(c) A.E. Bennett & Sons Cemetery Fee (Bowdler)
£110 - 00

Payments to be authorised
(a) M P Garden Services
Grasscutting contract
£188 - 25
(b Greenacre Garden Services
Grasscutting contract
£87 - 00
(c) Powergen
Electricity supply to Village Hall ( Direct Debit)
£33 - 00
(d) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall ( Direct Debit)
£68 - 00
(e) Margaret Tweed Re-planting flower tubs
£58 - 37
 
Proposed Councillor Mrs Morlidge, seconded Councillor Stammers
'that the listed payments be authorised'
So resolved, nem con

6. PLANNING MATTERS

Applications

(a) Mr. J. Sunner, The Hideaway, The Shop, Smiths Lane Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling, construction of carports together with all associated works - amended details

02/01931/FUL

 

Submission No objection  
(b) Ms. & Mrs. M. Donald, Barley Break, Cedar Drive

Amendments to design and layout of approved new dwelling including rear extension
Amended garage details - ridge height lowered, ridge orientation changed

03/00731/FUL
04/02484/FUL
Submission Objection to proposal withdrawn provided that conditions are made to ensure that the front facade is modified to reflect the character of the adjacent cottages

(c) Mr & Mrs Fossett, Land adja. Dove Close, The Green

Proposed conversion of building into Holiday Let
04/02969/FUL
Submission

This proposal is not acceptable - it is outside the village in the Green belt and is inn conflict with P.P.G.2 and P.R.2. It also fails to comply with CTY2A

(d) Mr. S Dawkes, Snitterfield Fruit Farm, Kings Lane Change of use from an agricultural to a mixed agricultural/storage use
04/02926/LDE
No Representation

(e)
Mr.& Mrs. R.A.H. Clarke, Corner Park House,
Church Road
Proposed alterations and minor extensions to existing house and new cladding and roof to garage
04/03012/LBC
04/03003/FUL
Submission All alterations and minor extensions are acceptable with the exception of the store in the back yard. This is not acceptable because it will prevent the owners of the attached property from reasonable access to maintain their wall, roof and guttering
(f) Mr. & Mrs. D. King, Meadow View Farm, Heath End Agricultural shed for storage of farm vehicles and implements
04/03086/FUL
Submission No objection - it will have little impact upon neighbouring properties
(g) Mr. & Mrs. T. Dunn, The Grove, Kings Lane Erection of two storey pitched roof side/ rear extension
04/03317/FUL
Submission deferred  

Decisions
(a) Stratford Oaks Golf Club, Bearley Road Site works improvements, including raised screen bund mound in practice area and maintenance area, new practice tees and raised no. 17 tee
04/02584/FUL

Permission with conditions

(b) Ms. J. Lampson, Police House, Bearley Road Erection of two storey pitched roof side extension
04/02730/FUL
Permission with conditions  
(c) Mr.& Mrs. M. Donald, Barley Break, Cedar Drive Demolition of existing dwelling
03/02482/DEM
Consent granted with conditions
(d) Mr.& Mrs. M. Donald, Barley Break, Cedar Drive Amendments to design and layout of approved new dwelling (03/00731/FUL), including rear extension
04/02484/FUL
Permission with conditions  

7. CORRESPONDENCE

Warwickshire County Council

(a) Planning, Transport and Economic Strategy - 'Our Year in Review

(b) Local Transport Plan - Annual Progress Report

(c) Winter Maintenance


All circulated for information

8. MATTERS RELATED TO CEMETERY MAINTENANCE

It was noted that the application of weedkiller to the paths was still outstanding.
Councillor Stammers suggested an alternative method would be to mow the paths and he volunteered to conduct a trial run. This was agreed.

Reference was made to the uneven mowing.
It was agreed that consideration should be given to applying stricter conditions to the mowing contract for next season.

It was noted that the application to carry out arboricultural work had not yet been determined.
The Clerk undertook to follow up.


It was agreed to inspect the seats with a view to determine the repairs required.

Councillor Stammers raised the matter of the untidy state of the hedge at the Park Lane entrance.
It was agreed to authorise the necessary remedial work to be carried out by Future Forests with the other arboricultural work : the cost to be £60
.

It was also agreed to follow up with Mr. Lee Hillier the removal of the spoil.

9. PROPOSAL TO CLEAN WAR MEMORIAL

The Clerk submitted a letter from Grimshaw Group with details of its specialist stone cleaning service and an example of a recent Parish Council contract to clean a War Memorial.
It was noted that the War Memorial had been previously repaired and concern was expressed that this might be a problem in the cleaning operation.
It was agreed to defer a decision until after a site visit.

10. FINANCE MEETING

It was agreed that the Finance Meeting should follow the next Parish Council to be held on Monday 13th December 2004.

11. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS / OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS

Councillor Jacobs

Reported a dangerous pot hole in Pigeon Green.
Councillor Hobbs undertook to deal with the matter.

Referred to the presentation on 'Smartwater' and asked that the subject be listed for further consideration.
The Clerk undertook to include the item on the agenda of the Finance Meeting.

Said that he had received information sheets published by the Rural Community Council appertaining to the Village Hall Trusteeship. He said that he would circulate them to Members for their information. He asked that a Meeting of the Trustees be called to discuss the matter.
The Clerk undertook to do this when the circulation of information had been completed.

Councillor Stammers

Reported that a survey was in progress of the brook. Water levels were being recorded for the information of the County and District Councils and the Environment Agency.

Reference was made to work on a new lake by Mr. Lawrence Smith, Church Road
It was agreed that enquiries should be made as to the consequences to the water flow.


Referred to the Parish Plan and said that he would liaise with the Editor of 'Snipe' regarding a questionnaire to be circulated to all Parishioners. He added that the matter of setting up a Parish Plan Account would be considered.

Councillor Hobbs

Referred to the ongoing investigation of low loaders parking on the highway adjacent to Speeds Garage.
He was informed that the practice was continuing.

Said that the launch event on A439 Safety Engineering Measures and a proposed 50 mph speed limit would be held on12th November 2004.
The Clerk said that he had received an invitation and that he would attend.

Said that it would asssist if he could be made aware of the Parish Council's submissions on individual Planning Applications.
The Clerk undertook to dea with the matter.

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 9 - 40 p.m.