SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2005,
COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.

PRESENT
Councillor W. A. Collett
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley
Councillor G. J. Stammers
Clerk of the Council, I. A. Wilkins
2 Members of Public

01. CHAIRMAN
Proposed Councillor Miss Kimberley, Seconded Councillor Collett
'That Councillor Stammers be elected Chairman of the Meeting'
So resolved
There was a 15 minute period of public participation prior to the formal agenda

02. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor R. J. Fitchford
Councillor J. Jacobs
Councillor Mrs. S. Morlidge
County and District Councillor R. G. Hobbs - late arrival

03. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
None

04. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11th July, 2005, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman

05. MATTERS ARISING
(a) Grass Cutting Contract
The Clerk reported that he had contacted the contractor and requested a shorter cut in the Small Playing Field
Councillor Stammers said that the cut had not been sufficiently improved
It was agreed to take up the matter again prior to the new mowing season
A response was agreed to a letter from the Environmental Maintenance Manager  concerning variations in the areas of grass cutting included in the new contract for Grounds Maintenance
(b) Protected Trees in the Park
The Clerk read a letter from Ruth Rose, Forestry and Landscape Officer outlining the current situation.

The information was noted and it was agreed to continue to monitor the situation
(c) Planning Enforcement Matters
It was noted that there was nothing further to report on the removal of the hedgerows at the Fruit Farm
The Clerk said that a Planning Application had been received for variation of use of land in respect of the caravans.
With regard to the wall at Corner Cottage, The Green, it was agreed to write a letter to the Enforcement Officer pointing out that it contravened both Planning Policy and the Village Design Statement
(d) Flooding
Councillor Stammers reported that he had two meetings with Mr. Jeff Timms of Severn Trent Water. Mr. Timms had been most co-operastive and had said that the sewage pipes were severely obstructed, with 60% capacity lost. Work was to be carried out to clear the pipes from the Treatment Plant back to the Foxhunter Public House
Work was also to be carried out to safeguard the property at Brook Cottage


05. FINANCE
Receipts
(a) Bank of Ireland Deposit Account Interest
£77 - 99
(b) Charifund Investment Dividend
£81 - 97
(c) Geo. Clifford & Sons Cemetery fee (Sheasby)
£100 - 00
(d) Mrs. G Hillier Allotment Rent
£10 - 00
Payments to be Authorised
(a) The Stevlyn Press
Artwork for 6 Road Maps (Parish Plan)
£188 - 00
(b) Jukes Pest Services Mole Control (Quarterly Payment)
£75 - 00
(c) AON Limited Insurance Policy Renewal (Village Hall)
£1032 - 78
(d)

Powergen Energy

Street Lighting
£109 - 75
(e) Greenacre Garden Services Grass Cutting Contract
July
August

£251 - 00
£324 - 00
(f) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall
(Direct Debit)
July
August


£33 - 00
£33 - 00
(g) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall
(Direct Debit)
July


£80 - 00

06. PLANNING MATTERS
   
Applications    
(a) Meadow Quality
      Airfield
      Snitterfield Road
      Bearley
Variation of Condition 5 of 05/00082/FUL to read 'The storage building shall not be used for the storage of any material or equipment which give rise to an unacceptable level of LGV and HGV movements in excess of the traffic generation comparisonwhich was used on the 8th March 2005 and which formed part of the application document 05/01783/VARY
Submission Object - no valid reason for not complying with the existing Condition 5; the submission of a written schedule of goods and equipment to be stored in the building is essential

(b) Stratford on Avon Gliding Club
      Bearley Road

Glider Workshop, ground equipment shelter
05/01732/FUL
Submission Support - Policy PR2 supports the provision of essential facilities for outdoor sports as long as the position, shape and height of the building does not harm the openess of the Green Belt. This is an essential building and it's position would not constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt
(c) Mr & Mrs R. Bird
     Ashcroft Stud
     The Green
Proposed horse exerciser ( resiting from approved location under Ref. 02/03639/FUL )
05/01834/FUL
Submission
Support - The exerciser will be re-sited further from the road with reduced visual impact
(d) Mr R. Foster
      Luscombe House
Proposed conservatory
05/01738/FUL
Submission
No representation
(e) Mrs W. Turner
      7, Tile Hill
      Kings Lane
New roof to existing single storey extension
05/02274/FUL
Submission
Support - the new roof will improve the appearance of the property. The roof will not impact upon the adjacent properties
(f) Mr & Mrs D. Wimpress
    29, The Green
Proposed two storey extension
05/02534/FUL
Submission
Support - it will improve and balance the property with No. 28 next door. No impact upon adjacent buildings, volume increase is less than 30%
(g) Steve Dawkes
      Hollow Meadow Farm 
      Kings Lane
Change of use from an agriculturaluse to mixed agricultural/storage use
05/02543/LDE
Submission deferred
 
(h) Mr R. Hurst
     Bushes Farm
     Bearley Road
Construction of agricultural building
05/02581/AGNOT
Submission deferred
 
Decisions
(a) P. Cross.
      White Gables
      1, Wolverton Road
Proposed garage extension
05/01393/FUL

Permission with conditions

(b) Mr & Mrs G. Boxall
      Old Coach House
      Church Road
Proposed erection of detached carport, bay window and open porch
05/01454/FUL

Refusal

(c) V.P.Mellini
      Barn Cottage
      The Green
Removal of stair, formation of new door opening to first floor
05/01411/LBC

 Consent granted with conditions

(d) Mrs. M. Jeffrey and Ms. J. Smith
      Medlars Farm Shop
      Kings Lane
Application to make a variation of Condition to previous Planning Permission in order to set aside an area to serve light refreshments within the farm shop
05/00857/VARY

Permission with conditions

(e) Mr & Mrs R. Bird
      Ashcroft Stud
      The Green
Proposed horse exerciser ( resiting from approved location under Ref. 02/03639/FUL )
05/01834/FUL

Permission with conditions

(f)  Stratford upon Avon Gliding Club
      Bearley Road
Glider workshop, ground equipment shelter
05/01732/FUL

Permission with conditions

(g) Mrs. Clarke
      Corner Park House
      Church Road
T1: cedar - crown clear and reduce upper laterals in line with lower crown
T2: 6 no. holly - reduce to 4m and shape
T3: 5 no. yew - crown reduce by 20%
T5: 3 no. yew - crown reduce by 20%
T6: sycamore - fell
T8: ash - fell
05/01475/TREE

Consent for arboricultural work

(h)  Meadow Quality Ltd
      Airfield
      Snitterfield Road
      Bearley
Variation of Condition 5 of 05/00082/FUL to read ' The storage building shall not be used for the storage of any material or equipment, which gives rise to an unacceptable level of LGV and HGV movements in excess of the traffic generation comparison which was used on 8th March 2005 and which formed part of the application documentation'
05/01783/VARY

Refusal

(i) Mr R. Foster
      Luscombe House
Proposed conservatory
05/01738/FUL

Permission with conditions


08. CORRESPONDENCE
Warwickshire County Council

(a) Waste Development Framework - Core Strategy - Preliminary Consultation
      Noted - no submission
(b) Statement of Community Involvement - Draft Consultation
      Noted - no submission
(c) Countryside Access and Rights of way - Improvement Plan
      Noted
(d) Maintenance Painting of County Structures
      Noted
Warwickshire Training Partnership
(a) Briefing session - New Local Planning - Development Framework
      No member to attend
Stratford on Avon District Council
(a) Charging of Parish Council Elections
      Noted
Warwickshire Association of Local Councils
(a) Notice of Annual General Meeting
      No member able to attend
Christine Manise
(a) Garages at rear of 1 - 4, Bearley Road
      Letter of support for action to be sent to Housing Association
Michael Pengelly
(a) Snitterfield Cemetery - Rev. Charles Pengelly and maintenance of cemetery
      Noted
Snitterfield Village Hall
(a) Grant Application - Hearing Loop
      Noted

09. PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS 2004/2005
It was agreed to defer consideration until the meeting to be held on 15th September

10. CLERK'S CONTRACT AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

It was agreed to appoint a Sub-Committee to submit recommendations in accordance with the agreement reached between the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks
Councillor Jacobs, Councillor Miss Kimberley and Councillor Mrs. Mortlidge


11. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS
Councillor Hobbs arrived at the meeting at 8.35 p.m.
Councillor Stammers
Asked Councillor Hobbs to bring to the attention of Snitterfield Governers the need to remove the weed growth around the boundary wall of the premises.
Councillor hobbs undertook to do this
There being no further business, the Chairman declared the Meeting closed at
8.53 p.m.