Monday, 17 August 2020

Parish Council Minutes - August 2020


                                                                                                                                        03 August 2020 (1)



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

                        None Declared.


20/027.            Minutes

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.            Finance

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

                        Total £24.00

                        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

                                                            treatment plant.

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/    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/    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/    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/    Copy of letter sent to ESBC Planning, objecting to the application, received.

20/    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             Correspondence

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



                                                                                    Date                ______________.

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