Council Minutes - September 2013



Meeting held on 11th September 2013 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.15 p.m.
Cllrs Black (Chair), Gale, Redhead and Rickards

Clerk: Karen Parnell
Two members of the public were present
1. Apologies
Cllr Machin and SDC/WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe

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 September 2012 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.

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 3rd of July 2013
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in July 2013 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
The Bowling Club will feature in an article in the local press as there are real concerns about its future. The lease has expired and Punch Taverns are uncommunicative about its renewal. The current position does not allow for applying for grants or funding. The club has only 15 members currently.

5. Matters arising
A) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
A dangerous stile outside Hetherington House will be reported to WCC.

Garden Aide will be asked to include strimming the path on the Shakespeare Way by the playing field as part of their on-going village maintenance.

Cllr Rickards will attempt to put right a village bench where the armrest has go astray.

Lights which are not working in the area will be reported to WCC.

The Stour and Millstream are blocked by trees and branches. WCC will be informed and requested to clear the waterways.

B) Village clean up
As this didn't happen this year the community will be encouraged to clean up Halford next spring - Item deferred to the March PC meeting.

C) Bus Shelter
A quote is awaited for rubber tiles.

D) Village Archivist
Chairman to put an article in Village Voices with a view to collating village memorabilia in one place. Much information is held at County Archives

E) Trees by Stour View
A number of trees were deemed as dangerous enough to fall on highways. WCC will be notified of their locations.

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 13/01249/FUL
Proposed : Demolition of existing agricultural buildings and erection of replacement agricultural building and stable block
At : Willow Farm, Fosse Way, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7PG
For : Mr And Mrs A Cunnane (Willow Farm Ltd) Granted with conditions

Application(s) reference: 13/01619/FUL
Proposed : Two storey extension to west side of property, adding two further bedrooms enlarged kitchen and utility, two bathrooms one w.c. improving the gardens and enlarging the parking area.
At : Mistletoe Cottage, Fosse Way, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BN
For : Mr Simon Rutherford Granted with conditions

Application(s) reference: 13/01704/TREE
Proposed : - T1, T2, T3: Lilac: crown reduction to 4m in height - T4, T5, T6, T7: Apple: crown reduction to 4m in height and width
At : Cobblestones, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mr June Mathers No objection

Application(s) reference: 13/01257/EXT
Related Application Reference: 10/01404/FUL
Proposed : Extension of time to previously approved application (10/01404/FUL) for the erection of replacement dwellinghouse, domestic garage, stable block and agricultural building together with associated works and landscaping.
At : Stepmoles Farm, Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BP
For : Mr Peter Whale

Application(s) reference: 13/01803/LBC
Proposed : Repair work to outbuilding, amendment to elevation and removal of internal partition wall to utility room.
At : The Old Cottage, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr And Mrs Robin Wall Granted with conditions

Application(s) reference: 13/01943/FUL
Proposed : Demolition of the conservatory and single storey lean to extensions, installation of a dormer window to rear elevation., construction of kitchen extension, conversion of barn, repairs and internal alterations.
At : The Malt House, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr And Mrs J Gopsill

Application(s) reference: 13/01965/LBC
Proposed : Extension and alterations to form kitchen, utility, boot room and cloakroom. Installation of a dormer window to rear elevation. Conversion of barn to extend kitchen. Alteration to existing ancillary accommodation. Re-roofing and other external repair works. Adaptation of granary to form boiler room and fuel store. Demolition of timber conservatory.
At : The Malt House, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr And Mrs J Gopsill

The parish council object to the demolition of the timber conservatory which is a feature of the village and is 19th century, not 20th century as implied on the SDC website.

Application(s) reference: 13/01238/FUL
Proposed : Proposed new vehicular access and driveway to serve farmstead and associated dwelling including the change of use of land, together with the closure of the existing vehicular access to the site.
At : Willow Farm, Fosse Way, Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7PG
For : Mr And Mrs Cunnane (Willow Farm Ltd) No objection Granted

Application(s) reference: 13/01444/FUL
Proposed : Proposed orangery to side of property. Substitute for approved conservatory 13/00585/FUL.
At : Mill Bank, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Mr And Mrs S Henderson No objection Granted

7. Finance
The External Audit has now been completed and an unqualified audit opinion given.

100948 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 949 Karen Parnell 26.00 (Expenses) 950 Garden Aide 128.25 951 R Jones 58.60

8. Correspondence
Publicity for Stour Community Forum 17th September in Little Compton: It was suggested a member from Halford attend to put speeding in Halford on the list of policing priorities.

Meeting closed: 8.15pm

9. Date of next meeting: 6th November 2013 (Same venue)

Signed: Colin Black Chairman on 6th November 2013