Council Minutes - March 2016


Meeting held on 2nd March 2016 at Lomas Barn, Queens Street at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 9.00p.m.

Cllrs Abernethy, Alexander, Byard-Jones and Gale (Chair)
County Councillor Izzi Seccombe
District Councillor Philip Seccombe
Plus 2 members of the public
Clerk: Karen Parnell

Presentation from Mathew Neal of Stratford District Council on Neighbourhood Planning

The Neighbourhood Planning Officer explained that Parish Plans are not statutory documents but Neighbourhood Plans are and they form part of the Local Development Framework.
Parish Plans are action based while Neighbourhood Plans are based on policies.
A Parish Plan can take around 6 months to formulate while a Neighbourhood Plan can take around 2 years including consultation, submission, referendum and endorsement.
The same questionnaire could cover both a Neighbourhood and Parish Plan/Village Design Statement.
Manpower will be an issue. Locality funding is available.
As Halford is a Local Service Village it is required to take a maximum of 30 houses.
Information was distributed to those present.

1. Apologies
Cllr Paul Bannister

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.

3. Approval of minutes of meeting held on the 6th of January 2016
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting in January 2016 and were duly signed by the Chairman.
The amended costings of a dropped kerb were inserted.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
It was noted the Cala Homes development has been delayed in going before SDC Planning Committee due to ecology and flooding.
Submissions were discussed and representations encouraged.

5. Matters arising
A) Traffic calming through Halford
No new matters

B) Village maintenance issues
A bollard needs replacing and this has been notified to WCC.
Fencing and drainage matters have both been rectified.

It was noted the website has been updated and Village Voices is now under a new editorial team.

C) Phone Box
No further action

D) Parish Plan
Costs for printing the questionnaire, which will be a stitched booklet, were agreed at 393.60 by the PC.
Distribution and collection methods are in place.
The subject will be a PC agenda item in July.

E) To confirm arrangements for the Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
11th May 2016 7.00pm at Halford Village Hall

6. Planning
Application(s) reference: 15/04429/ADV
Proposed : New signage and lighting to replace existing
At : The Halford, Fosse Way, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BN
For : Mrs Linda Cresswell

Application(s) reference: 16/00333/FUL
Proposed : The erection of a four / five bedroom detached dwelling with new access and associated works (re-submission of approved planning application 15/02860/FUL)
At : Park Hill House, Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5DQ
For : Mr & Mrs Lawrence Adamson

7. Finance:
Cheque No 101031 Karen Parnell 384.00 (Salary) 101032 Karen Parnell 26.00 (Expenses) 101033 Halford Village Hall 250.00

8. Correspondence

Date of next meeting: 11th May 2016 at 7.00pm (At Halford Village Hall) To incorporate the Parish Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Council.

Meeting closed 9.00pm
Signed: Nick Gale 11th May 2016