Council Minutes - March 2015


Meeting held on 4th March 2015 at the Halford Bridge Inn at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.30p.m.

Cllrs Alexander, Bannister, Black, Gale (Chair) and Lewis
County Councillor Izzi Seccombe
Plus 13 members of the public
Clerk: Karen Parnell

1. Apologies

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 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.
Cllr Paul Bannister: Application(s) reference: 15/00497/TREE

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 14th of January 2015
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting in January 2015 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Representatives from Cala Homes attended this meeting but as they only gave two days? notice of their attendance this was the only part of the meeting where they could speak. It was felt inappropriate they give a presentation as many residents were unaware they were present.
Cala are delivering a presentation at the village hall on 09/03/15.
A public meeting with the PC about the proposals will take place on 23/03/15, Cllr Izzi Seccombe will attend and planning advice will be sought by the PC.
Cala would like to attend a future PC meeting.
No planning application has yet been submitted to SDC and may not be for around three months.

The public commented that additional housing was an emotional issue. It was noted Halford has a Village Design Statement in place. Halford currently has 130 dwellings built over 8 centuries. The proposed development would mean a 20% increase in the size of the village on one site. It was suggested the proposals were outside of the curtilage and would bring an additional 80 ? 90 residents to Halford which is currently composed of 300 residents.
Concerns regarding the environment and wildlife were also expressed.

It was requested that future PC meeting dates are publicised in Village Voices.
Dangerous parking on Idlecote Road was highlighted as an issue.
It was noted there is no equipment in the play area suited to young children.

5. Matters arising
A) Traffic calming through Halford
Bollards have been placed on the Idlecote Road as requested.
Signage is now working.
Dropping the kerb to create a crossing is pending as costs are needed.
Speed Watch volunteers are in place.

B) Village maintenance issues
Drainage issues are being addressed.
A pot hole on the Fosse Way will be reported to WCC.

C) To confirm arrangements for the Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
Halford Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of Halford Parish Council will take place at 6.00pm at Halford Village Hall on the 13th of May 2015.

D) Parish Council Election
Nomination forms and information was distributed for the 7th May election

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 15/00006/FUL
Proposed : Conversion of garage to living area, various internal amendments and alterations to the elevation
At : The Old Village Stores, Fosse Way, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BN
For : Mr & Mrs Millward & Mr. & Mrs Stretton

Application(s) reference: 14/03501/COUMB
Proposed : Notification of change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house within Use Class C3 (1 dwelling of 195 square metres), with building operations reasonably necessary to convert the building including replacement windows, door, roof, external wall and provision of services.
At : Blackberry Farm, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5DL
For : Elizabeth Gram and Richard Hopkins

Application(s) reference: 15/00206/LBC
Proposed : Installation of roof lantern in the existing kitchen flat roof Replacement of existing glazed door and window with proposed new French Door and fixed side lights to match doors in existing kitchen.
At : Halford House , Queen Street, Halford, Warwickshire CV36 5BT
For : Mr Kevin Sparks

Application(s) reference: 15/00426/TREE
Proposed : - T1: Lime: remove sucker growth, 20% crown thinning, remove two lower branches overhanging shed (dead-wooding and removal of ivy exempt).
At : Halford House, Queen Street, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BT
For : Mr Kevin Sparks

Application(s) reference: 14/02452/FUL
Proposed : On the rear of Yew Tree Cottage is a UPVC conservatory and WC, which we would like to replace with a more modern garden room incorporating a WC. utility area and a small home office.
At : Yew Tree Cottage, Mill Lane, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BY
For : Kirton Property Services - Stephen Kirton

Application(s) reference: 15/00350/FUL
Proposed : Conservatory to the rear
At : 4 Feldon Edge, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5ET
For : Mr Andrew Botting

Application(s) reference: 15/00497/TREE
Proposed : - T1: Unknown species: fell.
At : Mildmay House , 6 Roman Way, Halford, Warwickshire CV36 5BZ
For : Mr Paul Bannister

7. Finance:
Cheque No 100998 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 100999 Karen Parnell
26.00 (Expenses) 101000 Halford Village Hall 100.00

Receipt: WALC/WCC Grant 250.00

8. Correspondence

Date of next meeting: 13th May 2015 at 6.00pm (At Halford Village Hall) To incorporate the Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Council.

Meeting closed 8.30pm

Signed: 13th May 2015 Cllr Nick Gale Chairman