Council Business

PIXLEY & DISTRICT PARISH COUNCIL

Parish Clerk: Mrs J Chester, Mapleside, Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2RZ Tel: 01531 670036
website:- www.pixleyanddistrictpc.org.uk

COUNCILLORS ARE SUMMONED TO ATTEND A MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
TO BE HELD AT MUNSLEY W.I. HALL ON MONDAY 27th January 2020 AT 7.30PM

AGENDA

1. To Accept any Apologies for Absence and Note the Reason
2. To Record any Declarations of Interest and Consider any Requests for Dispensations
3. Councillor Vacancies – To Note Councillor Vacancies and To Consider any Nominations for Co-Option
4. To Consider Approval of Minutes of Parish Council meeting held 25th November 2019
5. To Receive a Brief Report from Three Crosses Ward Councillor, Mr Jonathan Lester
6. Public Participation Session for Local Residents to raise matters relevant to the Parish Council (Please note:
Decisions cannot be made on items not on the agenda) This item to be limited at the discretion of the chairman
7. Planning: NB: no paper copies of applications are available to view at the meeting unless specified
a) To Consider Planning Applications referred for comment: none (to be viewed online prior to the meeting)
b) To Note Details of Decision Notices Received from Hereford Council: as per planning record
8. Finance:
a) To Note Finance Report and Bank Balances and agree bank statements by signing
b) To Consider Payments of Outstanding Accounts
000490: Autela Group – payroll services Q3 – £47.08
000491: J Chester – clerk salary Dec/Jan as agreed plus expenses of £21.14 (Adobe license)
9. Highways/Footpaths:
a) To Receive Update on A4172 from the Highways Working Group
b) To Receive Report from Footpath Officer
c) To Note any new Highway and Footpath Defects and work for the Lengthsman
d) To Discuss Stock of Sandbags and Salt/Grit
e) To Decide Response to Balfour Beatty Managing Verges for Biodiversity
10. Information Section / Correspondence / Discussion:
a) To Discuss Siting of repaired Notice Board
b) To Discuss Trumpet Bus Shelter
c) To Discuss Oasis Lodges planning permissions
d) To Note new email address for the clerk
e) To Review Information and Outstanding Actions
11. Reports: To receive any reports from meetings attended
12. Training: To note any forthcoming training dates
13. To Raise items for next scheduled Parish Council Meeting (no discussion)
14. To Confirm Date and Time of Next Scheduled Meeting as Monday 30th March 2020 at 7.30pm

Signed: JLChester (Clerk to the Parish Council)                                                                                               Dated: 21st January 2020

The press and public are cordially invited to attend the meeting

 

INFORMATION SHEET

DATES OF SCHEDULED MEETINGS – (all held at Munsley WI Hall at 7.30pm unless advised otherwise)
2020 – Monday 27th January, Monday 30th March, Monday 25th May (TBC)
PARISH CLERK UPDATE
• Road defects reported to Locality Steward / Herefordshire Council via website
• Website updated
• New email address set up – clerk@pixleyanddistrictpc.org.uk Hfds Council advised
• Further correspondence with Cllr Harrington Cabinet member for Highways
• Copies of residents experiences on A4172 requested from Cllr Harrington
• Aylton Pond railings need reinstalling – reported to Balfour Beatty CAS733500 B6Y4H2 COMPLETED
• 2020-2021 Draft Budget Finalised
• 2020-2021 Precept of £8580 requested
• Oasis Lodges further correspondence
• Balfour Beatty chased ref potholes and flooding issues particularly on A417 between Trumpet & Ashperton
• Balfour Beatty – grit bins and salt for parishes
• Residents email concern about flooding on A417 responded to and forwarded to Balfour Beatty
• Newsletter subscribers emailed ref reporting A4172 experiences to Cllr Harrington
• Blocked drains at Little Marcle reported CAS737711 B8G0J6 11075480 41218856 COMPLETED
• Flooding on A417 reported CAS738754 M5F4W4 11075990
• Potholes on A417 reported CAS747446P5X3K3 11080449
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED & CIRCULATED (* Circulated to Cllrs.)
• Balfour Beatty – Weekly Locality briefings *
• Balfour Beatty – Herefordshire Road Closures Dec & Jan *
• Herefordshire Rural Hub – Dec & Jan newsletters *
• Herefordshire Council – Climate Change in Action *
• Herefordshire Council / Balfour Beatty – Managing verges for biodiversity *
• Herefordshire CPRE – Housing Issues in Herefordshire *
• HALC – Information Corner & Training Diary *

OUTSTANDING ACTIONS – These are the consolidated actions outstanding after the last meeting:-
Oct 18 7.2 Clerk ongoing Monitor Condition applied to 182203 Newbridge Farm for footpath diversion
Oct 18 9.4 Clerk ongoing Keep Old Pickling Plant on agenda every six months
Mar 19 10.5 Clerk completed Report inadequate road signs at Falcon Lane / A438 CAS5735686 G0Q8T5
11074530 41217077
July 19 11c Clerk completed Footpath LM4 Hereford Trail blocked by crop – reported to Balfour Beatty
CAS733497 F5S2B0 11073680
July 19 11c Clerk completed Vegetation obscuring numerous road signs reported to Balfour Beatty locality
steward emailed
July 19 12c Clerk completed Clerk to send FOI request asking for copies of Risk Assessment Reports
undertaken on Trumpet Bus Shelter
July 19 12g Clerk completed Clerk to produce GDPR email circulation form and obtain councillors
signatures for consent (Sept 19 – just PH left to sign)
Nov 19 9a All Letterbox drop to residents re A4172 experiences to be carried out before
Christmas
Nov 19 9b Clerk ongoing Clerk to ask lenghtsman to clear ditches and grips thro’ parishes
Nov 19 9c Clerk Purchase sandbags (max £200) for stock

PLANNING RECORD – (last six months)
192311 – Holly Dene, Baregains Lane, Little Marcle, HR8 2JU Removal of condition 2 of Outline application 1760/77 (bungalow) and condition 1 of Reserved matters application 0891/79 (Contruction of bungalow and garage). To allow removal of agricultural occupancy restriction. PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: REFUSED 1.10.19
P192867/XA2 Land off Roman Road, Newbridge, Aylton, Ledbury Application for approval of details reserved by condition 4&5 attached to planning permission 184486. Hfd Council not accepting comments on this application.
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 11.9.19
P192960/XA2 Newbridge Farm Park, Aylton, Ledbury, HR8 2QG Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3&4 attached to planning permission 182203. Hfd Council not accepting comments on this application
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 29.11.19
184146 Green Gables, Hereford Road, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ Conversion of the Forge to residential use and extensions to include glass link, first floor extension and dormer windows, Change of use of land to residential curtilage.
PC Comment: REFUSED 9.9.19
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: REFUSED 9.9.19
191983 Knapp Farm, Pixley, Ledbury, HR8 2QB Proposed extension of two existing concrete yards with two attenuation ponds to capture and slow surface run off. The proposed would create two bunds along the boundary to reduce noise of existing activities to neighbours. This may benefit neighbours by moving activities further away from neighbouring houses. We offer to relocate the pond to a better place of more significant nature value if necessary. The proposed would re profile the area under the poly tunnels to lose the spoil from the pond and yard excavations. This is shown on the cross section drawings and the submitted plans with levels.
PC Comment: The Parish Council request further information on concerns they have
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 20.12.19
192496 & 192497 Trumpet Inn, Trumpet, Ledbury, HR8 2RA Proposed fire escape from managers upper floor accommodation, freestanding handrails / guardings across flat roof and alterations.
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: Granted 12.9.19
192466 – Mayfields Bungalow, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ Erection of a timber deck complete with handrails, balustrades and access stairs to the rear of the property. The proposed works replaces the concrete steps from a previous planning application (July 2015) Retrospective
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 22.11.19
192692 Priors Court, Aylton, HR8 2QE Proposed single storey extension to widen existing wing of the building. Changes to downstairs internal layout.
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION:
192840 Green Gables, Hereford Road, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ Proposed revised access.
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 29.11.19
192944 Trumpet Cottage, Trumpet, Ledbury Proposed replacement dwelling, new garaging and change of use of curtilage to provide additional parking space for garage and car sales
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 5.11.19
193286 – Sawpit Orchard, Aylton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2QH Proposed steel framed stable building to include 3 stables and store.
PC Comment: The Parish Council note that the previous recommendations have been taken on board by the applicant. However the Parish Council object to this application as it stands. We suggest using the other entrance to the site which would be better for highway access and visibility, the hard standing position and parking, drainage and the lighting of the area and have less effect on the residents at Aylton Court Barns . Also there is no indication on the application of where waste would be disposed.
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 18.12.19
193791 – Land at Dragon House, Putley, Herefordshire Proposed change of use of former business premises to single dwelling including extension and detached garage
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objections to this application
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: GRANTED 20.1.2020
193813 – The Nest at Little Verzons Farm, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2PZ
The erection of a yurt for weddings and other functions between March and September, with pop-up bar and associated works (retrospective)
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objection but would wish a condition to be applied that the property remain one dwelling and is not allowed to be divided or become two properties in the future.
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION:
193868 – White House Farm, Ashperton, HR8 2SE
Proposed agricultural tractor/implement shed
PC Comment: no comments
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION:
194096 – Green Gables, Hereford Road, Ledbury, HR8 2PZ
Two storey rear extension and barn conversion to residential
PC Comment: The Parish Council have no objection but would wish a condition to be applied that the property remain one dwelling and is not allowed to be divided or become two properties in the future.
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION:
194119 – Land off Roman Road, Newbridge,Aylton,
Proposed variation of condition 12 of planning permission 184486 (Proposed 6 holiday lodges with new access) – to allow lodge indicated A to be used for the occupation of the site manager on site for management, security and logistical reasons
PC Comment: The Parish Council strongly object to this application. We support the decision made by Herefordshire council at paragraphs 12 and 15 in the Decision Notice to the previous planning application (184486). These make it clear that The buildings which are the subject of this application shall be used for holiday accommodation only…… Herefordshire Council Planning Department should stick to this original decision
HEREFORDSHIRE COUNCIL DECISION: