SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL
Please note: For minutes of the Annual Finance Meeting 2007 click here

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL HELD IN THE VILLAGE HALL ON MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2007, COMMENCING AT 7.30 P.M.
PRESENT

Councillor R. J. Fitchford (Chairman)
Councillor A. G. M. Jones
Councillor Miss C. Kimberley
Councillor J. Jacobs
Councillor Mrs. S Morlidge


County and District Councillor R.G. Hobbs

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

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

01.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor G.J. Stammers

On holiday
02. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
  Councillor Mrs. S Morlidge
(1)
Item 7 - Planning matters
07/01876/TREE and 07/02245/FUL
  Personal Interest 13, The Green
    (2) 07/00878/FUL
  Personal Interest The Old Bakehouse, The Green
  Councillor Jones
Item 7 - Planning matters
07/00878/FUL
  Personal Interest The Old Bakehouse, The Green
03. MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th July, 2007, having been previously circulated, were agreed and signed by the Chairman
04. MATTERS ARISING
  (a) Street Lighting
Councillor Jones reported on enquiries made with regard to the provision of low energy lighting units. He said that the results had been disappointing, in that the relevant companies did not supply unmetered electricity.
He submitted details of solar powered street lighting units, but doubts were expressed about the reliability of such units.
It was agreed to seek evidence from other local authorities before considering the matter further.
05. To RECEIVE COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS BY COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
  (1) Said that photographs of the village flooding were still required for submission to the relevant authorities
  (2) Said that the Planning Appeal in relation to the proposed gypsy site at Blackhill would be held on 4th October
  (3) Councillor Mrs. Mortlidge referred to the undertaking by the Highways Agency to replace trees planted along the stretch of road from Kings Lane to Park Lane.
  (4) Councillor Mrs. Morlidge said that the view from the War memorial was obstructed due to the height of adjacent trees.
Councillor Hobbs undertook to follow up items (3) and (4)
  (5) Councillor Mrs. Mortlidge asked how householders affected by the recent flooding could claim the grant of £200 from the District Council
Councillor Hobbs said that claim forms had been delivered to most of those affected. Any householder, who had not received such a form, should contact the District Council
07. FINANCE
Receipts
(a) Charifund

Investment Dividend

£102-86
(b) Bank of England

Treasury Stock Interest

£7-42
Payments to be Authorised
(a) Stoneleigh Planning

Planning Appeal - Gypsy Site, Blackhill - Preparation of Proof of Evidence

£2,070-23
(b) Greenacre Garden Grass Cutting contract

July

£391-00
     

August

£336-00
(c) Future Forests

Arboricultural work in Cemetery and Small Playing Field

£370-00
(d) ABB Ltd

Street Light Repairs ( Smiths Lane and Bearley Road)

£79-90
(d) Mr. R. Foster

Internal Audit fee

£65-00
(e) British Gas Gas supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)

July

£121-00
     

August

£121-00
(f) Powergen Electricity supply to Village Hall (Direct Debit)

July

£22-00
     

August

£22-00
Proposed Councillor Morlidge, Seconded Councillor Miss Kimberley
"That the listed items be authorised for payment"
So resolved, nem con
08. PLANNING MATTERS
Applications
(a)

Mrs. S. Hopkinson
Taxus
Smiths lane

T1 yew : fell
07/01875/TREE
Submission Application is supported. Would like to see another tree planted on the property
(b)

Mr & Mrs White
13, The Green

4 no. cypress : fell
07/01876/TREE
Submission Application is supported. It is noted that the applicant is to carry out replanting of more suitable varieties
(c)

Mr. & Mrs. T Sargent
The Old Bakehouse
12, The Green

Demolition and replacement of current single storey extension with two storey extension and demolition and replacement of current garage
07/00878/FUL
(Amendment)

Submission Application now supported
(d)

Mr. B Andrews
Land by Northern Bypass

Ingon Lane

Retrospective change of use of building from B8 storage to B1 light indusrial.
07/02057/FUL
Submission Application is supported, provioded that
(1) all work in progress should be carried out within the building
(2) noise to be controlled
(3) the number of traffic movements to be limited
(e)

Mr & Mrs Lelliot
Field Place
Church Road

Extensions and alteration
07/02141/FUL
Submission Application is supported. The proposed extension will have no impact upon the neighbouring properties and it will improve the appearance of the front of the house.
(f)

Mr & Mrs White
13, The Green

Change of roof design to garage to provide first floor storage accommodation, further to previously approved planning permiission
06/02576/FUL
07/02245/FUL
Submission Application is supported. The roofline has been lowered by 600mm, which will remove the original objection
(g)

Mr Jones
Timber Bungalow
Park Lane

erection of replacement dwelling and garage with associated works
07/02414/FUL

Submission deferred
Decisions
(a)

Mr. H. McLean
2, Highland Close

Erection of single storey wooden garage at side of existing house. To be 5.4m x 3.6m x 2.6m
07/01108/FUL
Permission with conditions
(b)

Ken Simmons
Countryside Recreation
Snitterfield Primary School
School Road

To crown lift to 4 metres 3 no. ash trees
07/01547/TREE
Consent
(b)

Mrs. Helen Hayter
Bramley Orchard Farm
Kings Lane

To provide a driveway and access for Bramley Orchard Farm onto Ingon Lane
07/01119/FUL
Permission with conditions
(b)

Ken Simmons
Senior forestry Officer
Warwickshire County Council
6, The Manor House
Smiths Lane

To fell one Sycamore tree
To fell one Yew tree
To fell one Lawson Cypress tree
07/01547/TREE
Consent
(c)

Mr. & Mrs. T Sargent
The Old Bakehouse
12, The Green

Demolition and replacement of current single storey extension with two storey extension and demolition and replacement of current garage
07/00878/FUL
(Amendment)

Permission with conditions
09. CORRESPONDENCE
Warwickshire County Council
 
(a)

Stratford Area - Public Transport Review

Councillor Jones undertook to submit response
(b)

Local transport Plan Progress Report

To be circulated for information
(c)

Definitive Map Review - 1977 Claims

Defer response until after site visit
Stratford upon Avon District Council
 
(a)

Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Responce indicating no change required - noted
(b)

Independent Inspection of Play Areas

Request that Play Areas in the Parish be inspected - noted
(c)

Corporate Strategy Workshop

Noted - no Member able to attend
(d)

Masterplan for the Harbury Cement Works Site - Draft Supplementary Planning Document

Noted - no further action required
(e)

Dog Fouling Enforcement Seminar

Noted - no Member able to attend
Stratford Climate Action Forum
 
(a)

Waste and Recycling Forum

Noted - no Member able to attend
National Association of Local Councils
 
(a)

National Conference

Noted - no Member able to attend
9. CARBON REDUCTION PROJECT
Councillor Jones reported that the Committee had discussed the list of potential projects, previously identified
  (1) Recycling plastic and cardboard - an approach had been made to the District Council regarding provision of a collection service. Discussions were ongoing
  (2) Tree planting - efforts were being made to identify suitable sites for either 100 small or 10 large trees - certain suggestions were being followed up
  (3) Promotion of renewable energy tariffs - arrangements were in hand to transfer the electricity supply to the Village Hall to a green tariff
10. MATTERS ARISING FROM VILLAGE FLOODING MEETING ON 22ND AUGUST
It was agreed that Councillor Stammers should be congratulated for his hard work in organizing the meeting, which had proved to be an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas
Councillor Fitchford understood that Councillor Stammers had written to the Environmental Agency, detailing the concerns of householders and suggesting options toresolve the situation
The Clerk submitted a letter from John Maples, MP, stating his interest in the flooding problem. He asked to be kept informed of any reports or the flooding and indicated a wish to visit affected areas
11. SNITTERFIELD SPORTS CLUB IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Consideration was given to a letter from David Pryor, Project Co - ordinator, Snitterfield Sports Club, detailing the content of the proposed improvement scheme and the possible sources of finances. It had been decided to phase the proposals; the first phase would cost in the region of £250,000
The writer asked for support from the Council in two ways
  (1) a letter of support in principle
  (2) financial assistance

After discussion, the Clerk was authorised to provide a letter of support in principle.
The matter of financial assistance to be considered at the Annual Finance Meeting, when Mr. Pryor would be invited to attend

13. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS/OBSERVATIONS FROM COUNCILLORS
Councillor Jones
  Reported that the Public Footpath off the Norton Lindsey Road had sustained severe damage following the recent flooding and, in some places, the surface had been washed away. He added that remedial work was to be carried out by the County Council
Councillor Jacobs
(1) Expressed his concern about the state of the fire-damaged premises of the Foxhunter Public House
It was agreed to make enquiries about the current position
(2) Stated his intention to expedite the Fire Assessment on the Village Hall
(3) Queried the reason for the roadworks on Wolverton Road.
He was informed that it was to enable an electricity supply cable to be installed
Councillor Miss Kimberley
  Asked about the progress with revision of Allotment Tenancy Agreements.
The Clerk undertook to expedite
Councillor Fitchford
  Said that it was planned to hold a Bonfire and Firework Display at the Sports Club in November. Lee Hillier raised a levy at the shop to be used for the good of the village. He wished to pay such proceeds to the Parish Council for the purpose of sponsoring this event

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the Meeting closed at 9-00 p.m
 
NOTES OF A PERIOD OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT MEETING OF SNITTERFIELD PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2007
Sean North
Introduced himself as a Community Officer with the respo
nsibility for the Parish of Snitterfield. He said that the Parish was now included in the Wellesbourne Safe Neighbourhood Team. Warwickshire Police was at the forefront of the introduction of Community Policing and , already, it had seen some success. It was the intention to have a higher profile policing in the village and to develop a closer liaisson with the parishioners
He spoke of the scheme, Partners and Communities Together (PACT), which entailed meetings with local representatives to discuss any problems and to decide three most important issues for action

He gave details of contacts at Wellesbourne Police station

Ken Chatland
Queried progress on planning enforcement issues, i.e. Trees in the Park and Hedges at the Fruit Farm
Councillor Hobbs said that he was not in possession of all the facts, but he undertook to make enquiries.