A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on March 3rd at 7.30pm, online via Zoom videoconferencing at 7.30pm.

39/21).         Present were:-   

 Councillor B. Delanchy  (Chairman)     Councillor L. Dale            

Councillor R. Taylor                              Councillor S. Mifflin

Councillor G. Dale                               Councillor P. Jones

Councillor S. Perren                             Councillor P. Stenning     

Councillor C. Wilkins                            Councillor S. Kean

Councillor J. Leather                            Councillor J. Jones  

Councillor A. Reid                                                                                                         

Mrs S.J. Worden (Clerk)

No members of the public                            

 Apologies were received from Cllrs. Amos and Langford

40/21).       Public Participation:-

There was no public participation.

41/21).       Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on February 17th, 2021:-

The minutes, which had been previously circulated, were agreed and will be signed at the next available opportunity.

42/21).       Planning Decisions of Stafford Borough Council:-

There were no planning decisions made since the last meeting.

43/21).       Planning Applications for consideration:- 

21/33784/HOU – Proposed First Floor extension to existing dwelling, including associated alterations and adaptations. 27 The Crescent, Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application.

21/33777/COU – Change of use of land to dog walking field and associated works. Land Off Green Lane Eccleshall. It was resolved to object to this application on the following grounds:

  • Insufficient visibility splay on the access road
  • There is no proposal for bound material off the highway
  • The access lane road width is insufficient for two vehicles to pass
  • Impact on visual amenity with respect to the proposed deer fencing
  • The proposal is outside of the settlement boundary set in the Neighbourhood Plan for Eccleshall
  • Potential noise pollution to neighbouring properties
  • Any increase in hardstanding will add to flooding issues already experienced in the vicinity
  • There is no clarity on how waste will be disposed of.

20/33521/FUL – Installation of new removable netting to help stop balls going over into neighbour’s property. Eagles Park Swynnerton Road Sturbridge. There were no objections to this application.

20/33487/HOU – Provision of bifolding doors to dining room and repositioning of main entrance. Green Bank Pershall Lane Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application.

44/21).       Any further applications for consideration:-

        There were no further applications for consideration.

45/21).       Any Other Planning Matters:-

Members were provided with a document from Barlaston Parish Council that highlighted concerns regarding the lack of acknowledgement or reference to Made Neighbourhood Plans within the validation criteria. It was resolved to submit a similar response to Barlaston Parish Council to highlight this area of concern and to request that amendments are made to the validation criteria to include reference to Made Neighbourhood Plans.

It was noted that the SBC Local Plan is under review and that this will undoubtedly affect the current Eccleshall Neighbourhood Plan, which does not reflect the increased development over the last few years. It was agreed that when physical meetings are allowed, it would be beneficial to meet informally to discuss the neighbourhood plan and be aware of what changes may need to be considered when the new Local Plan is in place so that the Council is prepared.

46/21).       Correspondence:-

The committee received notice of planning appeal to the Secretary of State with ref to 20/32821/HOU, rear extension and minor internal works in conjunction with 20/32822/LBC. 9 Church Street. It was noted that the Council had no objection to the application when consulted.

47/21).       Accounts for payment:

          Authorisation was sought for payment of the following accounts:-


Eccleshall Community Band – grant


A.G. Jones – Movement of Speed indication devices



All were in favour and the cheques will be signed accordingly.

48/21).       Date and venue for next meeting:

March 17th, 2021, Via Zoom online meeting, after the Parish Council meeting.


 There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.10pm