Council Minutes - July 2012

 

HALFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes

Meeting held on 4th July 2012 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 7.50 p.m.

Present:
Cllrs Nick Gale (Chair), Machin, Redhead and Rickards
Clerk: Karen Parnell

1. Apologies
Cllr Colin Black

2. Declaration of Interests Councillors are asked to declare personal interests in any items on the agenda. Councillors are reminded that the code of conduct that took effect from 5th June 2007 provides that should they have a prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion, they should withdraw from the room and not seek to influence a decision about the matter.
None

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 6th June 2012
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in June 2012 and were duly signed as such.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
No public were present.

5. Matters arising and new matters
A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
Grass cutting on the A3400 verges and mowing within the village is overdue and has been chased by the Clerk and Chairman.
No drainage or flooding issues have been reported despite much rainfall.
No highway issues remain outstanding.

B) To consider replacing the bench in the Millennium Garden
The PC considered moving the WI bench from the church to the garden but decided it was better to leave it at the church. The PC decided against purchasing another bench due to the expense.

C) To discuss Bell Hill as a road
As this is a designated road the PC will not be involved with this issue further.

D) Grass cutting
When SDC have undertaken prescribed mowing the PC will look to remove cuttings and a resident will tidy The Leys.

E) Neighbourhood watch - Update regarding a Volunteer
Item deferred until the September PC meeting.

F) To adopt the new SDC Code of Conduct in principle
The current code expired on the 1st of July and SDC Cabinet will adopt their new code at the end of this month. As the PC will not meet again until September is was agreed unanimously that the PC adopt the same code of conduct as SDC in principle.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 12/01114/TREE
Proposed : - T1, T2, T3, T4 : Yew - Tip back southern canopy of trees to achieve 1 m clearance from bowling green
- T5, T6 : Bay - Tip back southern canopy of trees to achieve 1 m clearance from bowling green
- T7 : Conifer - Reduce height of hedge to approx 3m
- T8 - T16 : Conifer - Reduce to approximately same height as T5 and T6
- T17 and T18 : Yew - Crown lift western canopy to approx 5 m
- T19 : Sycamore - Fell
- T20 : Holly - Reduction of decaying branch
- T21 - T24 : Yew - Tip back northern canopy of trees to achieve 1m clearance from bowling green and 1 m clearance to adjacent buildings
- T25 : Yew - Crown reduction by approximately one third
At : Halford Bowling Green, Fosse Way, Halford,
For : Mr Mike Solamen No representation Granted with conditions

Application(s) reference: 12/01061/LBC
Proposed : Increase in ridge height of existing barn by 800mm and conversion to ancillary accommodation.
At : Halford Cottage, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr M Louden No representation

Application(s) reference: 12/01056/FUL
Proposed : Increase in ridge height of existing barn by 800mm and conversion to ancillary accommodation.
At : Halford Cottage, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr M Louden No representation

Application(s) reference: 12/01107/LBC
Proposed : Insertion of glazed timber framed trussed window in gable and insertion of new door opening instead of window (Amendment to 10/00034/LBC)
At : Grasmere, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr Matthew Jackson No representation

Decision:
Application(s) reference: 12/01024/TREE
Proposed : -T1: Spruce - Fell
At : The White House, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr A Cook - Heartwood Tree Surgeons Ltd No representation
No objection from SDC

7. Finance
Payments
804 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary July/August) 805 18.00 (Expenses)
806 Garden Aide 46.75 807 SC Black (Jubilee Event) 159.32

8. Date of next meeting: 5th September 2012 (Same venue)
Meeting closed: 7.50pm

Signed: Chairman on 5th September 2012 Colin Black