February 6th, 2019

A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on February 6th, 2019 at Eccleshall Community Centre at 7.40pm.

23/19).    Present were: –
Councillor B. Delanchy (Chairman)       Councillor P. Mullee
Councillor J. Leather                             Councillor P. Jones
Councillor R. Langford                          Councillor P. Baskerville
Councillor E. Amos                           Councillor J. Jones
Councillor L. Dale                                 Councillor P. Edwards
Mrs S.J. Worden (Clerk)

Apologies were received and accepted from Councillors Marshall, Garner, Alcock, Jacques and Price.

24/19).       Public Participation: – There were no members of the public present.

25/19).       To confirm the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on January 16th, 2019:- The minutes, which had been previously circulated, were agreed and signed.

26/19).      Planning decisions of Stafford Borough Council:-

18/29004/FUL – Proposed construction of detached dwelling and garage with new vehicular Access. Land To The Rear Of The Little George Cherry Tree Close Eccleshall. Approved.

 18/29702/COU – Change of business use from A1 retail to Sui Generis (a beauty salon) which offers a variety of treatments and retail of associated products. Unit 3 12 High Street Eccleshall. Approved.

 18/29408/HOU – Proposed two storey rear extension, single storey side extension and side orangery. Laburnham Cottage Doley Road. Eccleshall. Approved.

18/29354/HOU – Minor material amendment to 17/26483/HOU to rotate the garden room and amendments to the gable elevation. The Old School House Slindon Road Slindon. Approved.

 18/29648/HOU – Restoration of fire damaged three bedroom dormer bungalow, including internal alterations and two-storey rear extension to add sun lounge and an additional bedroom. The Bungalow Chatcull Lane Chatcull. Approved.

27/19).      Planning responses made since the last meeting:-

19/29873/HOU – Side and rear pitched roof extension to property. Whiteheath House, Eabon Lane, Offley Hay. No objection had been submitted.

28/19).      Planning Applications for Consideration:-

 19/29853/HAZ – Hazardous Substance Consent – Construction and Operation of an Agrochemical Store. Land adjacent Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate, Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate, Swynnerton Road. There were no objections to this application.

19/29888/FUL – Single storey side extension to form storage room and post-mortem room. Veterinary Surgery, Stone Road, Eccleshall, and the subsequent amended application. There were no objections to this application.

29/19).     Any Further Applications for consideration:-

 18/29706/COU – Change of use of track from agricultural to domestic use. The Studio, Wootton Lane, Eccleshall. There were no objections to this application, but the Parish Council note that the track is also public footpath 120 and as a Right of Way, access should be maintained for the public at all times.

18/29765/HOU – Amended application. Valmar, Fair Oak Lane, FairOak. The committee resolved to grant a dispensation for Cllr. Delanchy to comment on the application on behalf of the Committee, as the deadline is prior to the next Planning Committee meeting. 

30/19).       Any Other Planning Matters:-

Update regarding Taylor Wimpey play area access:- Following discussions between the Clerk and Taylor Wimpey, it has agreed that in line with its original feedback from September 2016, it would not provide a gate between the rear of the play area and the Community Centre. The path detailed on the plans will be provided to service the play area, but this will be stopped short of the boundary to suit the proposed play equipment.

31/19).      Discussion regarding the land currently owned by the Police. The Clerk advised County Cllr. Pert was in the process of inviting a police representative to attend the February Parish meeting to discuss community policing provision. He was also in advanced discussions with the Police and Crime Commissioner regarding the Police station and will be able to share any outcomes at the next parish meeting. On consideration, the committee agreed to defer this item until the 20th February. Concerns were noted regarding the potential loss of the additional car park spaces currently used by traders.

32/19).      The Eagle Sculpture Update:- The licence application is ongoing with Staffordshire County Council, after resubmission of all the relevant documentation by the Clerk. Informal feedback from the County Council shows that it is not in favour of siting the sculpture in that location, however it will not officially reject the application to allow the Parish to consider alternatives. Mr. Richard Rayson is arranging a meeting with relevant County staff to attempt to resolve the issues and Cllr. Delanchy will attend to represent the Parish Council in the discussions.

33/19).      New & Proposed Developments:-     

Land off the Burgage – Residents have complained about a large container placed on the highway by the site and have reported it to Borough Council enforcement. The Clerk will contact Cllr. Price to see if the container is still sited on the highway and if it is, report it to the network management unit at the County Council.            

34/19).      Correspondence:-
 Bovis:- In response to the Parish Council’s objection to increasing property numbers, in light of ongoing concerns with flooding of land by the Stone Road, Bovis have advised the Borough Council planning that it was only aware of a single flooding incident. Cllr. Price, acting as a resident, has forwarded all correspondence with the County Council regarding the flooding, which indicates Bovis has been notified of the issues.

35/19).       Accounts for payment:-

 Authorisation was sought for payment of the following accounts:-

S. J. Worden – purchase of laptop and accessories- LGA 1972 s.111 963.36
S. J. Worden – purchase of laptop case- LGA 1972 s.111 16.99
SPCA – New Councillor Training Course – LGA 1972 s.111 20.00
1st Eccleshall Scout Group – Grant – LGA1972 s.137 500.00

All were in favour and the cheques were signed.

The Clerk advised that the Parish Council laser printer had broken and requested authorisation to make the necessary arrangements for repair or replacement, in line with the financial regulations covering emergency expenditure. The committee resolved to approve this course of action.

36/19).      Date and venue for next meeting:- February 20th, 2019, Eccleshall Community Centre.

There being no further business the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.25pm.