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LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd August 2020
Leigh Village Hall Car Park commencing 7.30pm.
Councillor B Barker
Councillor J Beaman Chairman
Councillor E Durose
Councillor A Raby
Parishioners Mrs V Johnson, Mrs P Bowers
Clerk B A Boughey
20/024. Apologies Councillor E Beaman (Family)
Councillor T Collins (Work)
Councillor M Snowden (Holiday)
20/025. Chairman’s Announcements No announcements
20//026. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Personal Interests, other Interests
20/027.1 COUNCIL RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
of 2nd March 2020 be signed by the meeting Chairman.
The April, May, June and July meetings were not held due to coronavirus restrictions
as it was not possible to hold normal meetings.
As a result no Annual Meeting of the Parish Council was held in May resulting in
Councillor J Beaman and Councillor A Raby continuing as Chairman and
Vice Chairman respectively. This also applies to all other appointments and
procedures normally confirmed at the Annual Meeting.
20/028. Outstanding Matters
20/028.1 Six Month Rule regarding attendance of Councillors at Parish Council Meetings.
RESOLVED to grant dispensation to all Member Councillors failing to attending
meetings during the period covered by the Coronavirus restrictions.
20/029.1 Financial Statement and Bank Account Reconciliation.
Check of Financial Statement against Bank Statements completed.
20/029.2 Invoice Cropper Grounds Maintenance Recreation Ground Mowing
July £191.66 + £38.33 VAT Total £229.99 1976 LG(MP)A s19.1b
RESOLVED to pay the invoice.
20/029.3 Invoice. Ionos (Website provider) via Carol Astbury.
£10.00 + £2.00 VAT. Total £12.00 per month for June and July LGA 1972. S142
RESOLVED to reimburse Mrs Astbury.
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20/029.4 2019 / 2020 Accounts
20/029.4.1 Signing of the Financial Record Book by the Chairman
20/029.4.2 Signing of the Summary Receipts and Payments Accounts and Supporting Statement
by the Chairman.
20/029.5 2019 / 2020 Audit Requirement Resolutions
20/029.5.1 Certificate of Exemption signed by the Chairman and Clerk.
20/029.5.2 Annual Governance Statement signed by the Chairman and Clerk
20/029.5.3 Accounting Statement signed by the Chairman and Clerk.
20/030 Planning Applications
20/030.1 Applications returned to East Staffordshire Borough Council - Reply Awaited
20/030.1.1 P/2019/01269 Watsonrose Cottage, Hill Lane, Morrilow Heath.
Single storey front and side extension.
20/030.1.2 P/2020/00257 Bottom Hedge Farm, Leigh Lane, Bramshall.
Temporary Agricultural Workers dwelling for a period of 5 years.
20/030.1.3 P/2020/00351 Hob Hill Cottage, Stone Road, Bramshall
Detached building to form a Cattery and installation of package
20/030.1.4 P/2020/00516 The Brambles, 1 Rectory Close, Church Leigh.
Single storey rear extension, single storey link to garage.
Replacement front dormer windows.
20/030.2 Application Decisions by East Staffordshire Borough Council
20/030.2.1 P/2020/00515 Permit Willow Barn, School Lane, Lower Leigh.
Single storey rear extension
20/030.3 Applications received by the Parish Council for Consultation
20/030.3.1 P/2020/00595 Field House, Parkhall Lane, Church Leigh
Change of Use of Agricultural Land, Stable Block & Access
20/030.3.1.1 RESOLVED to comment in response as follows :-
Issues Reliance on leased land for the horses.
Off street parking space for household vehicles would be useful.
Location of Stable Block could utilise in part the existing
domestic curtilage reducing use of the paddock area.
Access road design to take into account drainage of surface water
20/030.3.2 P/2020/00646 Hayes House Farm, Stone Road. Liarage building / muck store
20/030.3.2.1 RESOLVED to make no comment. No issues raised.
20/030.3.3 P/2020/00650 Land at Dodsleigh Lane / Intakes Lane.
Agricultural Workers mobile home for a temporary period of three years.
20/030.3.3.1 RESOLVED to comment in response as follows :-
Issues Concerns over the reliance on a significant area of leasehold and secured tenancy land in proportion to that in family ownership.
20/030.3.4 P/2020/00677 Wood View, Morrilow Heath.
Increase of the existing 5 pitch Caravan Club Licensed site to a
10 pitch site.
20/030.3.4.1 Copy of letter sent to ESBC Planning, objecting to the application, received.
20/030.3.4.2 RESOLVED to make no comment, neutral response. No issues raised.
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20/030.4 Planning Appeals
20/030.4.1 P/2020/00228 Bents Cottage Annexe, The Bents, Leigh
Appeal against the refusal for a separate dwelling
20/030.4.2 Planning Queries No new queries
20/031.1 County Council
Coronvirus Ongoing related information. Circulated.
20/031.2 East Staffordshire Borough Council
20/031.2.1 Local Government Boundary Commission.
East Staffordshire Ward Review - Recommendations. For information.
20/031.2.2 Consultation. Uttoxeter Master Plan. Consultation ended 27th July. For information.
20/031.3 Staffordshire Parish Councils’ Association
20/031.3.1 Weekly updates forwarded to Member Councillors for information.
20/031.3.2 Various courses available. For information.
20/032 Matters raised by Member Councillors / Clerk
20/032.1 email from Councillor Collins thanking Councillor Durose and Councillor Raby
for their help in removing conifers and clearing the triangle at Middleton Green.
20/032.2 Trees on land at the entrance to Lime Close.
RESOLVED to seek guidance from an arboriculturist on the state of the three trees.
20/033 Date of Next Meeting Provisional Monday 7th September 2020.
The meeting concluded at 8.30pm.
Signed _______________ Chairman