MINUTES OF THE CHEBSEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 7 JULY 2021 at 7 pm IN ALL SAINTS CHURCH, CHEBSEY
Present: Councillor Richard Hopley, Chairman
Councillor David Davis
Councillor Sarah Edge
Councillor John Green
Councillor Julie Lawson
In attendance: Liz Harrington-Jones, Clerk
Councillor Peter Jones,
Councillors Jeremy Pert, Staffordshire County Council (SCC)
Mrs S Stokes
Apologies: Councillor Margaret Ainsworth-Hickman
Councillor Bob Jones
1162 Welcome and Public Participation
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. There were no members of the public
present. Cllr Davis reported that
increasing numbers of HGVs were travelling through
1163 Reports from Borough and
Cllr Jones reported that he was a member of several SBC Committees including Planning.
Cllr Pert reminded the meeting that although infection rates
were rising, hospitalisations remained low thanks to the efficacy of the
vaccine roll-out programme. A grant of £20m had been received to
enhance the centre of
1164 Apologies had been received from Cllrs Ainsworth-Hickman and Jones.
1165 Declarations of Interest Cllr Hopley declared an interest in any items relating to Network Rail or HS2.
1166 Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings held on Monday 14 and 23 June 2021
RESOLVED That the minutes of the Parish Council Meetings held on 14 and 23 June 2021 were accepted as true records of the meetings and were signed by the Chair.
1167 Matters Arising, from the meetings held on 14 and 23 June 2021 and not discussed as agenda items
Cllr Green reported that the defibrillator at
The Clerk reported that SCC Highways would not signpost the entrance to Hilcote Hall as it is a private drive.
1168.i Planning decisions, Planning Appeals, and to consider any Planning Applications made
The following planning application had been received:
21/34236/FUL Land adjacent Hill Crest, Shallowford Road, Chebsey
Proposed glamping site composed of five glamping pods for guests. Utilising an existing parking/turning area with associated footpaths. Associated landscaping to provide natural screening
Councillors were concerned over several issues, including the additional traffic that would be using the site and accessing it via narrow rural lanes. There was likely to be increased noise, generated by additional vehicular and residential users of the site; there would be an impact on neighbouring properties from additional catering and licensing requirements and the hours during which these would be operating; questions were raised over what facilities for catering and alcohol would be provided on site, and whether these would be restricted to residents only.
RESOLVED That the Clerk should draft a document incorporating Councillors concerns and circulate it to Councillors for approval before sending it to SBC Planning.
No Planning Decisions had been made since 7 June 2021.
1169.i To approve expenditure for July 2021
Clerks salary and expenses 166.40
ViSign (NBrdg sign) 180.00 (following satisfactory installation of sign)
Dawkes & Co repayment of retention 2,285.20 (following satisfactory installation of sign)
Oak Tree Farm, grass cutting May, June 240.00
Dr J C G Wheeler (audit fee) 75.00
Total expenditure £ 2,946.60
approved a further payment of £48 to John Green Landscapes for spraying the
RESOLVED That the expenditure for July should be approved, with an additional payment of £48 to John Green Landscapes.
1169.ii To consider future plans and expenditure
As Cllr Jones had been unable to attend, Councillors agreed to carry this item forward to the next meeting.
It was agreed that the Clerk should process invoices received during August, after notifying Councillors of the details and receiving their agreement.
1170 Highway and Footpath Matters
The new traffic island
The Clerk would invite Ms Paula Lees, SCC Highways, to attend the September meeting of the Parish Council to brief residents and Councillors on Green Lanes. A volunteer had come forward who would clear he Brickle area regularly.
1171 Cold Norton Defibrillator
Letters requesting support for a replacement defibrillator would be sent to the residents associations at the Lakesedge development. The cost of a replacement would be between £1,300 and £1,900 depending on the state of the cabinet. The Clerk would check on the condition of the cabinet housing the defibrillator. Action: Clerk
The notice board had been installed, and the grass in the area had been cut conventionally.
1173 HS2/Network Rail Cllr Bob Jones had circulated a report on Stone Railhead Crisis Groups objections to the HS2 project, the proposed IMRB at Stone, and the response to the hybrid bill.
1174 Procedure for recruitment of Parish Clerk
The Chairman welcomed Mrs Stokes to the meeting. Councillors confirmed the appointment of Mrs Sue Stokes as Clerk with effect from 1 September 2021, and the draft contract set at Salary Scale 13.
1175 Corespondence received The Clerk reported the receipt of items of routine correspondence during lockdown; email correspondence had been forwarded to Councillors as appropriate.
1176 Items for the next Parish Council meeting
Councillors were asked to let the
Clerk know of any items for the next Parish Council meeting, which was scheduled
for 6 September 2021 in St Lukes Church Hall,
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