Council Minutes - September 2018



Meeting held on 5th September 2018 at The Bridge Inn, Halford at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed 8.30 p.m.
Cllrs Gale (Chair), Abernethy, Sloan and Whalley
WCC Cllr Izzi Seccombe
Clerk: Karen Parnell
Five members of the public were present

To note the resignation of Di Byard-Jones from Halford Parish Council and vacancy advised to SDC. Ian Sloan was co-opted on to the parish council and SDC will be notified of the appointment.

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 May 2018 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 4th of July 2018
Minutes having been circulated were confirmed as an accurate record of the meeting held in July 2018 and were duly signed by the Chairman.

4. Democratic 15 minutes
Comments made regarding village maintenance and traffic calming.

5. Matters arising and new matters
A) Traffic Issues
A number of issues were discussed and Cllr Seccombe will look into options.

B) Drainage, highway Issues and village maintenance - Progress Report
A drain by the roundabout is still in need of repair. The camber of the road is affected. 30mph signs are in need of replacing and some are obscured.
Issues will be progress chased with WCC.

A path adjacent to the Idlicote Road has been strimmed and cleared.

C) Cottage Pie Club
No representative present and insufficient information.
Item deferred to November PC meeting.

6. Planning:
Application(s) reference: 18/02278/TPO
Proposed : T1 - sycamore - Crown thin by 10% Reduce crown by approx 25-30% approx 1-1.5 metres retaining a canopy spread of 8 metres
T2 - sycamore - Remove
T3 - ash - Crown thin by 10% Reduce crown by approx 25-30%, 1-1.5 metres retaining a canopy spread of 10 metres
T5 - ash - Remove T6 - sycamore - Remove
T7 - walnut - Install cobra bracing to support main stems , reduce crown by 25% 1.1-5 metres retaining spread of 8 metres.
At : Beech House , Idlicote Road, Halford, CV36 5DG
For : Mr Chris Wyatt CTS Forestry and Arboriculture Ltd

Application(s) reference: 18/02279/TREE
Proposed : T4 - yew - Reduce overhanging branches back to appropriate growth points to boundary line. Spread of canopy approx 5 metres retained
T8 - yew - Remove
At : Beech House, Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5DG
For : Mr Chris Wyatt CTS Forestry and Arboriculture Ltd

Application(s) reference: 18/00761/FUL
Proposed : Demolition of existing cottage, erection of replacement-dwelling and domestic garage
At : Stepmoles Farm, Idlicote Road, Halford, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5BP
For : Lord & Lady Aylesford

7. Finance

Karen Parnell 450.00 (Salary/Expenses) Japonica Pride 52.50 WCC (Tree works) 216.00 Oliver Johnson (Tree works) 420.00 Japonica Pride

8. Correspondence

Meeting closed: 8.30pm

9. Date of next meeting: 7th November 2018 (Same venue)