ECCLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL – PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES – March 4th, 2020

A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on March 4th, 2020 at Eccleshall Community Centre, at 7.30pm.

33/20). Present were: – Councillor B. Delanchy (Chairman) Councillor J. Jones
Councillor R. Langford Councillor L. Dale
Councillor P. Mullee Councillor S. Perren
Councillor M. Watson Councillor P. Jones Councillor G. Dale Councillor J. Leather
Councillor E. Amos Councillor C. Wilkins

Mrs S.J. Worden (Clerk)
Two members of the Public

Apologies were noted from Councillors Stenning, Taylor and Mifflin.

34/20). Public Participation: – There were two members of the public present. One member of the public spoke about their concerns regarding obstructions caused by delivery of building materials to the Claremont Garage building site, which could get worse with the next set of houses. There has also been a warning sign removed that advised of an upcoming turn, due to the location near a blind bend. The Chair advised that the removal of the sign and the obstruction has been reported to highways.
A resident spoke concerning planning application 19/31613/OUT, land off Castle Street. Recent correspondence uploaded on the planning portal seemed to indicate that the attenuation pond design was being discussed and considered without due consideration to the fact that this took the application outside of the Settlement Boundary. The resident requested that the Council write to the Borough Council to continue to express its concerns about the correspondence and request an explanation.

35/20). To confirm the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on February 19th, 2020:- The minutes, which had been previously circulated, were agreed and signed.

36/20). Planning decisions of Stafford Borough Council:-

19/31287/FUL- Conversion of two cottages to form one dwelling with proposed extension
and partial demolition of existing dwellings and store outbuildings. 2 Walton Hurst Cottages Well Lane Walton. Approved.

19/31267/FUL – Variation of condition 2 and 7 on 17/26393/FUL. Fledgling Farm Old Hall
Lane Mill Meece. Approved.

20/31716/HOU – Two-storey side extension. Romford Southwell Estate Eccleshall. Approved.

20/31706/HOU – Demolish utility room and form single storey extension to rear. 7 Redhills Eccleshall. Approved.

37/20). Planning Applications for Consideration:-

20/31930/HOU – Proposed alterations to form study over garage. 7 Langton Park, Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application.

19/31596/REM – Amendments to Plan – Reserved Matters application for layout, scale, appearance and landscaping in relation to application 17/26714/OUT. Land At Former Claremont Garage Stafford Road Eccleshall. It was resolved to object to this application on the grounds that the massing at the bottom is still too high and plots 5, 7 and 7 will be overbearing to residents on Market Fields. A further reduction in height is requested. The Council also wishes to re-state the need for a construction traffic management plan to ensure off road deliveries. The need is demonstrable through current issues with on-road obstruction by delivery vehicles on a blind bend.
It was noted that reporting of any obstructions would need to be either highways or the Police.

19/31532/HOU – Demolition of conservatory. Two storey extension to rear. 11 The Crescent, Eccleshall, Stafford. There were no objections to this application.

38/20). Any Further Applications for consideration:-
There were no further applications to consider.

39/20). To consider feedback to the New Stafford Borough Local Plan 2020-2040: Issues and Options report consultation. (deadline 31/3/20):- Some members had provided their responses to the questions outlined in the consultation. It was resolved for all members to review the responses to date, and if there were any areas in which they disagreed, to provide their feedback to the Clerk no later than Wednesday 11th March. The Clerk will collate the information and for those responses where members are not in agreement, a final discussion and resolution on a response to be submitted will be made at the next meeting on the 18th March.

40/20). To consider feedback to the Draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (deadline 16/3/20):- Cllr. Langford provided a summary of her findings on the proposal. The main areas of concern were regarding the accountability and monitoring of the measures outlined in the policy. It was resolved for the Clerk to use Cllr. Langford’s report in the preparation of the formal submission to the Borough Council. It was noted that section 9 of the Issues and Options report could be referenced to in the response.

41/20). Any Other Planning Matters:-
Concerns about delivery vehicles to former Claremont Garage development:- This was discussed earlier as part of the reserved matters application. It was resolved to write to Planning to flag up the issues and the need to incorporate a construction traffic management plan in order to mitigate further problems. This would also be shared with Highways, and the clerk will advise the resident who spoke earlier of this course of action. Cllr. P. Jones will also make the local PCSO aware of the issue when he meets with him.

42/20). The Eagle Sculpture Update:- The Clerk is still awaiting Bovis to approve the landscaping plans prior to submission to Stafford Borough Council.

43/20). New & Proposed Developments:-
It was resolved to support concerns of the resident regarding this application and recent discussions about the attenuation pond. The Council will write to senior members of Stafford Borough Council to re-iterate the concerns of the Council regarding the proposed extension beyond the settlement boundary and the need to protect this boundary in accordance with the Local and Neighbourhood Plans currently in place.

44/20). Correspondence:-
No further correspondence has been received.

45/20). Accounts for payment:-
Authorisation was sought for payment of the following accounts:-

Stafford Borough Council – Uncontested Parish recharges 408.58
Creative Copy n Colour – walks leaflets 8 and 12, planning consultation document 286.00

All were in favour and the cheques were signed.

46/20). Date and venue for next meeting:- March 18th, 2020, Eccleshall Community Centre
There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.40pm.