A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on January 22nd, 2020 at Eccleshall Community Centre, following the Parish Council meeting at 9.40pm.

01/20). Present were:-

Councillor B. Delanchy (Chairman); Councillor J. Jones
Councillor P. Mullee; Councillor R. Taylor
Councillor L. Dale; Councillor P. Jones
Councillor P. Stenning; Councillor M. Watson
Councillor G. Dale; Councillor J. Leather
Councillor S. Perren; Councillor E. Amos
Councillor C. Wilkins

Mrs S.J. Worden (Clerk)

Apologies were received and accepted from Councillors Mifflin and Langford.

02/20). Public Participation:-

There were no members of the public present,

03/20). Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Jan 8th, 2020

The minutes, which had been previously circulated, were agreed and signed.

04/20). Planning Decisions of Stafford Borough/County Council:-

19/31510/PAR – One proposed dwelling. Barn At Greatwood Farm Offleybrook Road
Offleybrook. Refused.

19/31521/HOU – Creation of new driveway, with regrading of bank, removal of hedges and non-native tree to create visibility splays. Replanting of hedges at top of bank/rear of visibility splays and blocking up of existing drive and planting hedge. Laburnham Cottage Doley Road Eccleshall. Approved.

19/31512/PTEL – The installation of a telegraph pole style telecommunications mast, and ancillary equipment. Telecommunications Mast Sugnall Road Sugnall. Approved.

19/31514/HOU – Two storey rear extension and minor internal works. See also 19/31515/LBC. 9 Church Street Eccleshall. Refused.

19/30227/HOU – Extension to existing cottage. Burley Cottage Clayalders Bank Eccleshall. Refused.

05/20). Planning Applications for consideration:-

20/31706/HOU – Demolish utility room and form single storey extension to rear. 7 Redhills, Eccleshall ST21 6JW. There were no objections to this application.

06/20). Any further applications for consideration:-

20/31716/HOU – Two-storey side extension. Romford, Southwell Estate, Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application.

07/20). Any Other Planning Matters:-

Issue with drainage ditch at Croxton:- a drainage ditch has been dug next to the hedge line on the grass verge adjacent to the Well Dressing location. The work has not been completed – the ditch is full of foul water and the grass verge is now churned up and muddy. The work has been carried out by a local resident. It was queried whether this should be a complaint to the Environmental department but as it is location on a highways verge, it was resolved to log a complaint with highways in the first instance.

Blocked Drains on Sancerre Grange:- it has been noted that the gullies at the bottom of Sancerre Grange are blocked, and the drains full of debris, which may be adding to the flooding in that area. The council resolved to contact Bovis and ask for the gullies and drains to be cleared.

08/20). Correspondence:-

• Adoption of roundabout by Sancerre Grange:- The Parish Council has been asked about the process of adopting the planting on this roundabout. It was noted that the roundabout is still the responsibility of Bovis, as it has not yet been adopted by County Council highways. At this point, it is unclear whether the planting will fall within the County Council or Borough Council.

09/20). Date and venue for next meeting:-

February 5th, 2020, Eccleshall Community Centre, 7.30pm.

There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 10.05pm.