A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on November 4th, 2020 at 7.30pm, online via Zoom videoconferencing.

133/20).         Present were:-

Councillor J. Jones (Chairman)            Councillor L. Dale

Councillor S. Mifflin.                            Councillor S. Kean

Councillor G. Dale                               Councillor P. Jones

Councillor P. Stenning                          Councillor C. Wilkins

Councillor E. Amos                              Councillor J. Leather


Mrs S.J. Worden (Clerk)

No members of the public

Apologies were received from Councillors Delanchy, Perren, Langford and Taylor.

134/20).       Public Participation:-


135/20).       Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on October 21st, 2020:-

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

136/20).       Planning Decisions of Stafford Borough Council:-

20/31881/TCA –   Eccleshall Conservation Area – Remove 6 x Conifers. 9 Horsefair Eccleshall. Approved.

20/33172/TCA – Eccleshall Conservation Area: 2 x Betula spp. (Silver Birch) – Fell. 52 High Street Eccleshall. Approved.

20/33122/TCA – Eccleshall Conservation Area: T1, Acer spp – Remove reversion growth; T2 + T3, Taxus spp. (Yew) – remove branches on wall; Cupressus spp.  (Leyland Cypress) – reduce by 30%. 5 Horsefair Eccleshall. Approved.

137/20).       Planning Applications for consideration:-

20/33129/HOU – Variation of Condition 2 on application14/21539/HOU. (condition = to slightly increase the size of the approved replacement garage from 2 bays to 3 bays. To replace the approved drawing 13001-P-22 Rev D with 13001-P22 Rev G. Pershall Lodge, Copmere Lane, Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application.

20/33202/HOU – Proposed two storey extension and single storey orangery extension to rear, external and internal alterations; proposed detached oak framed garage and alterations to existing access and parking area. Prospect Farm Sytch Lane Slindon. There were no objections to this application

138/20).       Any further applications for consideration:-

There were no further applications to consider.

139/20).       Any Other Planning Matters:-

The Clerk reported there has still been no response from Bovis regarding either the location of the Eagle street art and the proposed landscaping or the concerns about the unsuitability of the gravelled paths on the development, where the surface gravel washes away during heavy rains. Cllr. P. Jones has contacted the planning officer to confirm what path surface was detailed on the approved plans. Councillors noted that alternative locations for the street art may need to be considered.

140/20).       Correspondence:-

There was no correspondence to receive.

141/20).       Accounts for payment:

Authorisation was sought for payment of the following accounts:-

Trent Grounds Maintenance – grass and annual hedge cutting (Bishops Court) 537.00


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

142/20).       Date and venue for next meeting:

November 18th, 2020, Via Zoom online meeting, 7.30pm, following the Parish Council meeting.

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 7.40pm.