Thursday, 12 March 2020

Parish Council Minutes - February 2020


                                                                                                                                                        03 February 2020 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd February 2020
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis 
                        Clerk               B A Boughey 

19/111.                        Apologies        Councillor E Beaman (Family illness)

19/112.            Chairman’s Announcements           No announcements

19/113.            Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None Declared.

19/114.            Minutes
19/114.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 6th January 2020 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

19/115.            Outstanding Matters
19/115.1          Safe for storing Parish documents.     No progress.
                        RESOLVED to leave in abeyance for the time being.

19/116.            Finance
19/116.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
19/116.2          Invoice   Cropper Grounds Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        January £191.66 + £38.33 VAT   Total  £229.99 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/116.3          Invoice.  Ionos. Website provider via Carol Astbury. £23.97 + £4.79 VAT.
                        Total £28.76.  LGA 1972 s142.
                        RESOLVED to reimburse Carol Astbury.
19/116.4          Information Commissioners Office. GDPR Registration Fee.  £40.00. LGA 1972 s111
                        RESOLVED to pay the annual required fee.
19/116.5          Invoice.  Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council. £20.00.  LGA 1972 s111.
                        Planning training presentation attended by two Leigh Member Councillors.
                        RESOLVED to pay the fee as requested.
19/116.6          Donation by Leigh May Ball for the 2019 Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner £322.77.
                        Received by direct Bank Transfer.




                                                                                                                        03 February 2020 (2)
19/117             Planning Applications
19/117.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
19/117.1.1       P/2019/00887              Browns Cottage,  Church Leigh.  Retention of Land
                                                            as part of the Domestic Curtilage,  New Access, Fence and Gates.
19/117.1.2       P/2019/00892              Field House,  Parkhall Lane.  Paddock / Stable / Access
19/107.1.3       P/2019/01192              Building at Church View Farm, Dodsleigh.
                                                            Retention of a wood chip boiler and store plus flue and ash bin
19/107.1.4       P/2019/01269              Watsonrose Cottage,  Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath.
                                                            Single storey front and side extension.
19/117.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
19/117.2.1       P/2019/01124              The Storage Garage, Chebsey Bank.
                                                            Certificate of Lawfulness application
                        Granted                       Continued use of a garage as an independent dwelling.
                        RESOLVED to raise queries with ESBC Planning regarding the principles of granting
                        this application regarding future applications of this type.
19/117.2.2       P/2019/01290  Permit Tanglewood,  Manor Lane,  Upper Leigh
                                                            Raising ridge height to form additional first floor with dormer                                                         windows.  Erection of a single storey rear and side extension.
19/117.2.3       P/2019/01400  Permit 9 Red Gables Court.  Single Storey Rear Extension

19/117.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
19/117.3.1       P/2020/00029              Land off Intakes Lane.  Agricultural Livestock Building
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections but refer to the amount of land being
                        leased in relation to the land owned.
19/117.4          Planning Appeals        P/2019/00416  White Cottage,  Leigh Lane,  Upper Leigh
                                                            Appeal against refusal.
                                                            Conversion of existing stable to holiday let.
19/117.5          Planning Queries         No new queries

19/118             Correspondence
19/118.1          County Council           None
19/118.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council
19/118.2.1       emails relating to the Fly Tipping at the Disused Garage on Raddle Lane
                        Some of the rubbish had been removed.  ESBC trying to contact the owners of
                        the site,.  Notices posted seeking information.
19/118.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
19/118.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
19/118.4          Times & Echo Newspapers requesting information.  Issues, Minutes and Agendas.

19/119             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
19/119.1          Councillor Snowden.  Proposing a change in the age qualification for attending the
                        Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner.  Parishioners of 60 and over invited to attend.
19/119.2          Councillor J Beaman and Councillor Collins on the state of the roads.

19/120             Date of Next Meeting            Monday 2nd March 2020.

The meeting concluded at  8.20pm. 

                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman


                                                                                    Date                ______________.

Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held following the
Parish Council Meeting of 3rd February 2020

Public Participation following the Meeting.  Commencing at 8.20pm.  Concluding at 8.37pm.

Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis

                        Clerk               B A Boughey

Mrs Lewis

1          State of the roads and the flooding issue at Brook House Farm,  Withington Lane,
            Withington in particular.
            Water running on to the highway from the field track adjacent to Brook House Farmhouse.
1.1       Check with the landowner to query if there is any reason for the increase in water running
            of the land apart from the general high levels of rainfall currently being experienced.

2          Village Hall replacement coloured lighting.  Request for a donation from the Parish Council
            for the lights which cost £500.00 to replace.

2.1       Proposal to donate £250.00.  Agenda item for the March meeting.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Parish Council Minutes - January 2020


                                                                        06 January 2020 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th January 2020
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.30pm.
Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        Parishioners                 Mr D Wilson  
                        Clerk               B A Boughey 

19/101             Apologies                    (None)

19/102.            Chairman’s Announcements
                        The Chairman wished all those attending a Happy New Year.

19/103.            Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
                        None Declared.

19/104.            Minutes
19/104.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 2nd December 2019 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

19/105.            Outstanding Matters
19/105.1          Safe for storing Parish documents.     No progress.

19/106.            Finance
19/106.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
19/106.2          Invoice   Cropper Grounds Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        December £191.66 + £38.33 VAT   Total  £229.99 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/106.3          Leigh Village Hall.  Council Meetings. Oct., Nov., Dec. 2019  £75.00  LGA1972 s111
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/106.4          Clerks Quarterly Salary. Gross £412.50. Net £330.10 PAYE £82.40. LGA1972 s112(2)
                        RESOLVED to pay the Clerk the Net Salary of £330.10.
                        RESOLVED to pay HMRC the PAYE of £82.40
19/106.5          Invoice.  Carlton Caterers.      Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner 2019.
                        44 Guests at £17.00.   Total £748.00
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.  LGA 1972 s137.
19/106.6          Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner 2019.  Incidental Expenses.  Mrs I Snowden.
                        Purchase of Wine, Fruit Juice, Chocolates, Crackers, Prizes etc.
                        Total £89.73.  Net £74.77  VAT £14.96
                        RESOLVED to reimburse Mrs Snowden.  LGA 1972 s137

19/106.7          Precept for 2020 / 2021.  Proposed budget.
                        RESOLVED to set a Precept of £10.050.  Representing an increase of 9.6% taking
                        into account the 1.8% increase in the Parish Tax Base
                                                                                                                        06 January 2020 (2)





19/107             Planning Applications
19/107.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
19/177.1.1       P/2019/00887              Browns Cottage,  Church Leigh.  Retention of Land
                                                            as part of the Domestic Curtilage,  New Access, Fence and Gates.
19/107.1.2       P/2019/00892              Field House,  Parkhall Lane.  Paddock / Stable / Access
19/107.1.3       P/2019/01124              The Storage Garage, Chebsey Bank.
                                                            Certificate of Lawfulness application
                                                            Continued use of a garage as an independent dwelling.
19/107.1.4       P/2019/01192              Building at Church View Farm, Dodsleigh.
                                                            Retention of a wood chip boiler and store plus flue and ash bin
19/107.1.5       P/2019/01269              Watsonrose Cottage,  Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath.
                                                            Single storey front and side extension.
19/107.1.6       P/2019/01400              9 Red Gables Court.  Single Storey Rear Extension







                                                                                                                        06  January 2020 (3)

19/107.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
19/107.2.1       P/2019/01194  Permit Wood Farm,  Bustomley Lane. Agricultural building for parlour,
                                                            collecting yard and cattle handling facility.
19/107.2.2       P/2019/01200  Permit Middleton House,  Middleton Green.
                                                            Detached single storey timber framed building.
                                                            For a residential annexe.
19/107.2.3       P/2019/01230  Permit Wood Farm,  Bustomley Lane. Erection of Agricultural Building
19/107.2.4       P/2019/01311  Permit Little Headlands Farm, Withington Lane.
                                                            Two storey front extension.

19/107.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
19/107.3.1       P/2019/01290              Tanglewood,  Manor Lane,  Upper Leigh
                                                            Raising ridge height to form additional first floor with dormer                                                         windows.  Erection of a single storey rear and side extension.
                        RESOLVED not to raise any objections.

19/107.4          Planning Appeals        P/2019/00416  White Cottage,  Leigh Lane,  Upper Leigh
                                                            Appeal against refusal.
                                                            Conversion of existing stable to holiday let.
19/107.5          Planning Queries         No new queries

19/108             Correspondence
19/108.1          County Council           None

19/108.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council              None

19/108.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
19/108.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

19/108.4          Invitation from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council.  Planning presentation.  28th January
                        Three Member Councillors expressed a interest in attending.

19/109             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
19/109.1          Councillor J Beaman.
19/109.1.1       Potholes on local roads, in particular Nobut Road.
19/109.1.2       Continuing fly tipping at the Garage off Raddle Lane.

19/110             Date of Next Meeting            Monday 3rd February 2020.
19/110.1          Councillor Raby submitted provisional apologies.

The meeting concluded at  8.01pm. 

                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman


                                                                                    Date                ______________.


Parish Council Minutes - December 2019


                                                                                                        04 November 2019 (1)
LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th November 2019
Leigh Village Hall commencing 7.40pm.
Following the Public Participation starting at 7.30pm.
Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor                  Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners                 Mrs W Lewis,  Mrs V Johnson,  Mrs P Bowers.       
                        Clerk               Not present    

19/081             Apologies                    None

19/082.            Chairman’s Announcements           None

19/083.            Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
19/083.1          Councillor Collins Re Planning Application 19/087.3.3

19/084.            Minutes
19/084.1          COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
                        of 7th October 2019 be signed by the meeting Chairman.

19/085.            Outstanding Matters
19/085.1          Safe for storing Parish documents.     No progress.

19/086.            Finance
19/086.1          Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
                        Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
19/086.2          Invoice   Cropper Grounds Maintenance   Recreation Ground Mowing
                        October £191.66 + £38.33 VAT   Total  £229.99 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
                        RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
19/086.3          Donation to Leigh Village Hall.  £1,500.  LGA 1972 s137.
                        RESOLVED to donate the Precept amount.
19/086.4          Donation to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  £35.00
                        Supply of a Remembrance Wreath and 10 Large Poppies.  LGA 1972 s137
                        RESOLVED to donate £35.00.
19/086.5          Invoice. 1&1 Ionos. Website provider via Carol Astbury.  £23.97 + £4.79 VAT
                        Total £28.76.   LGA 1972 s142.
                        RESOLVED to reimburse Carol Astbury
19/086.6          Precept for 2020 / 2021.  Draft proposal.
                        No comment on the proposals. Precept requires to be confirmed at the January meeting.




                                                                                                                        04 November 2019 (2)
19/087             Planning Applications
19/087.1          Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
19/087.1.1       P/2019/00271              Mallions Croft, Church Leigh. Detached Stable Block
19/087.1.2       P/2019/00887              Browns Cottage,  Church Leigh.  Retention of Land
                                                            as part of the Domestic Curtilage,  New Access, Fence and Gates.
19/087.1.3       P/2019/00892              Field House,  Parkhall Lane.  Paddock / Stable / Access
19/087.1.4       P/2019/01060              Mallions Croft, Church Leigh.
                                                            Demolition of existing conservatory and construction of
                                                            oak framed Garden Room.
19/087.1.5       P/2019/01090              Sprink House Farm,  Morrilow Heath
                                                            Demolition of existing building and
                                                            erection of agricultural building.
19/087.1.6       P/2019/01124              The Storage Garage, Chebsey Bank.
                                                            Certificate of Lawfulness application
                                                            Continued use of a garage as an independent dwelling.

19/087.2          Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
19/087.2.1       P/2019/00762  Allow  Church View,  Church Leigh. LBC Internal / External alterations.

19/087.3          Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
19/087.3.1       P/2019/01192              Building at Church View Farm, Dodsleigh.
                                                            Retention of a wood chip boiler and store plus flue and ash bin
19/087.3.2       P/2019/01194              Wood Farm,  Bustomley Lane. Agricultural building for parlour,
                                                            collecting yard and cattle handling facility.
19/087.3.3       P/2019/01230              Wood Farm,  Bustomley Lane. Erection of Agricultural Building
19/087.3.4       P/2019/01200              Middleton House,  Middleton Green.
                                                            Detached single storey timber framed building.
                                                            For a residential annexe.
19/087.3.5       P/2019/01311              Little Headlands Farm, Withington Lane.
                                                            Two storey front extension.

19/087.3.6       RESOLVED not to object to any of the five applications, no issues raised.


19/087.4          Planning Appeals        None in progress.
19/087.5          Planning Queries         No new queries

19/088             Correspondence
19/088.1          County Council

19/088.2          East Staffordshire Borough Council

19/088.3          Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
19/088.3.1       Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.

19/088.4          Bridle Path 81 Query.             County Council Rights of Way information forwarded to                the person who raised the query





                                                                                                                        04 November 2019 (3)

19/089             Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
19/089.1          Further fly-tipping at the metal shed on Raddle Lane.
                        Councillor Whittaker notified.  The shed is within a highway triangle, disused road
                        a (Green Lane) links Dodsleigh Lane above Holmcroft with Raddle Lane.
19/089.1.1       The ongoing problem of fly-tipping raised with Councillor Whittaker.

19/089.2          Verge cut on Parkhall Lane, the section parallel to the A50 by David Wilson.
                        Mr Wilson to be thanked for cutting the verge.

19/089.3          Councillor Snowden
                        Moor Lane and flooding.  Two days this year residents could not get out on the road.
19/089.3.1       Issue to be raised with County Highways.


19/090             Date of Next Meeting            Monday 2nd December 2019.
The meeting concluded at      8.31pm. 

                                                                                    Signed             _______________      Chairman


                                                                                    Date                ______________.





























Public Participation Meeting
Notes of the meeting held prior to the
Parish Council Meeting of 4th November 2019

Public Participation prior to the Meeting.  Commencing at 7.30pm.  Concluding at 7.40pm.

Present
                        Councillor       B Barker
                        Councillor       E Beaman
                        Councillor       J Beaman         Chairman
                        Councillor       T Collins
                        Councillor       E Durose
                        Councillor       A Raby
                        Councillor       M Snowden

                        District Councillor      Councillor C Whittaker

                        Parishioners     Mrs W Lewis,  Mrs V Johnson,  Mrs P Bowers.

Mrs Lewis

1          Continued problem with vehicles parking on School Lane at the junction of Parkhall Lane.

1.1       Issue to be raised with the PCSO again.

2          Blocked gully.  Adjacent to Brook House Farm,  Withington Lane.  ST10 4QF

2.1       Check on progress of the reported problem with County Highways.

Mrs Bowers

1          Issues related to Footpath 19 which passes through land at Willow Lodge, Lower Leigh.

1.1       Status of Footpath 19 and the associated Footpath 20 to be clarified with County Council
            Rights of Way.