Planning Committee Meeting
Planning Committee Agenda
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee will be held on Wednesday August 17th, 2022 at 7.30pm, at Eccleshall Community Centre, following a meeting of the Footpaths Committee.
2. Public Participation
3. To approve the minutes of the Planning Meeting held on July 20th, 2022
4. To note the planning decisions of Stafford Borough Council.
5. Planning Applications for consideration (link to the application is within the reference number):-
22/36080/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 1. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow.
22/36081/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 2. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow.
22/36082/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 3. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow
6. Any Further Applications for Consideration.
7. Any Other Planning Matters
- To receive any updates on the SBC Local Plan update and items relating to the current Neighbourhood Plan.
- To consider and provide any response to a pre-planning application letter and plans regarding further development at HMP Drake Hall.
9. Accounts for payment
10. Date and venue for next meeting:
September 7th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, after the meeting of the Parish Council.
Events Committee – Sept 7th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, following the Enhancements Committee meeting.
Footpaths Committee – Aug 17th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, 7pm, preceding the Planning Committee meeting.
Enhancements Committee – Aug 17th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, following the Planning Committee meeting.
Policy & Resources Committee – September 7th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, following the Enhancements Committee meeting.
Traffic Committee – October 5th 2022, Eccleshall Community Centre, 7pm, preceding the Planning Committee meeting
S. J. Worden………
Clerk to the Council – 11/08/2022
ECCLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL – PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES – August 17th 2022
A meeting of Eccleshall Parish Council Planning Committee was held on August 17th, 2022, at Eccleshall Community Centre at 7.40pm following a meeting of the Footpaths Committee.
118/22). Present were: –
Councillor B. Delanchy (Chairman) Councillor P. Jones
Councillor D. Hill Councillor C. Wilkins
Councillor J. Jones Councillor R. Taylor
Councillor G. Dale Councillor L. Dale
Councillor S. Perren Councillor R. Langford
Councillor A. Reid
Mrs Stacey Worden (Clerk)
No members of the public
Apologies were received from Councillors Leather, Kean and Mifflin.
120/22). Public Participation
There was no public participation.
121/22). To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 20th July 2022:
The minutes, which had been previously circulated, were agreed and signed.
122/22). Planning Decisions of Stafford Borough Council:
22/36159/TWT – TPO 113 1983 (G1): Ash – Reduce or remove new growth in whole crown back to previous reduction points (approx 3-5m across all points) and thin vertical growth on lowest northern lateral branch by up to 20% leaf volume. High Ash Gaol Butts Eccleshall. Approved.
22/35966/T5N – Eccleshall Conservation Area: Works to trees on site on safety grounds. Eccleshall Castle, Castle Street Eccleshall. Approved.
22/35911/TWT – TPO 10 1972: Various works to trees as specified on application form. Oak Trees 14 Stafford Road Eccleshall. Approved.
22/35896/TWT – TPO 603 2016: Beech (T11) – Crown clean and thin by 15% to allow more light through the canopy , crown raise to 4m to remove unsightly previous poor pruning points and reduce away from building to give 2.5 m clearance. 15 Trinity Road Eccleshall. Split Decision.
22/35649/HOU – Proposed two storey and single storey rear extensions. Wootton Lodge Newport Road Wootton. Approved.
21/34263/FUL – Change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling. The Ferns Ginger Lane Croxton. Approved.
21/34628/LBC – On the ground floor replace garage door and add adjacent window to the garage, replace main front door, make doorway from kitchen to sitting room double, remove fireplace in sitting room. On the first floor make doorway from front left bedroom to toilet, block up long toilet disused door. On second floor replaster walls and ceilings and internal alterations
and outside proposals to include alarm and render extension and repoint the walls. Brockton Hall Brockton Lane Eccleshall. Approved.
21/34767/HOU/ 21/34768/LBC – Existing wall to be retained and rebuilt/repaired where necessary.
Existing entrance to be widened with new gates to match existing. Existing modern gates to be removed and opening blocked up. Garmelow Manor Lane To Elford Heath. Approved.
21/35343/FUL – Provision of a 12.00 x 9.00m steel portal framed general storage building for agricultural use. Brockton Hall Brockton Lane Eccleshall. Approved.
123/22) Planning Applications for consideration:-
Cllr. P. Jones abstained from voting on planning applications to avoid any conflict of interests as a current member of the Borough Council planning committee.
22/36080/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 1. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow. There were no objections to this application.
22/36081/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 2. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow. There were no objections to this application.
22/36082/FUL – Proposed agricultural building to house and feed calves – Phase 3. Holding 7 Rue Barn Cash Lane Garmelow. There were no objections to this application.
124/22). To consider any further applications:-
22/35824/FUL – Relocation of existing “stopped up” gated access to field off B5026. Relocation of hedge in order to improve visibility of access. Bank Farm Back Lane Croxton. It was resolved to object to this application due to concerns over removal of mature hedgerow adjacent to agricultural land in line with gov.uk protected hedgerow guidance: (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-hedgerows-regulation-and-management). It is also requested that Highways ensure the proposed access is suitable for the location in proximity to two bends that reduce visibility.
125/22). Any Other Planning Matters: –
There were no updates on the SBC Local Plan review. It was noted that if the Borough Council are planning a public consultation, it would be beneficial to choose a councillor to represent the Council at the event.
126/22). Correspondence: –
To consider and provide any response to a pre-planning application letter and plans regarding further development at HMP Drake Hall.
The proposal will expand the current facility with the addition of 3 proposed closed houseblocks, housing 26 women each, and one open estate houseblock outside of the secure boundary for 25 women. The site boundary remains unchanged. The closed blocks are planned in an area which is at present allocated as the farms and gardens area.
The applicant/consulting firm are happy to discuss the proposal and to arrange a suitable opportunity for public consultation. The following actions were agreed:
- The Clerk to raise concerns of the Council with regards to the loss of the farms/gardens space which is seen as a valuable resource that provides opportunities for the women to undertake gardening and engage with nature. Will alternative spaces be provided?
- To request a public consultation for the community and help with arranging a suitable date, booking a room at the community centre and advertising the event.
127/22). Accounts for payment
Authorisation was sought for payment of the following accounts:-
|Parton Agri-Plant Ltd – Elford Heath hedge cutting||205.00||41.00||246.00|
|Trent Grounds Maintenance – grounds maintenance July||331.75||66.35||398.10|
|Staffing Expenses (cheque £20.88), balance s/o)||81.07||6.84||87.91|
|Mr A. G. Jones – Movement of SIDS||120.00||0.00||120.00|
All were in favour and the cheques were signed.
128/22) Date and venue for next meeting:
Wednesday 7th September 2022, at Eccleshall Community Centre.
There being no further business, the Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.15 pm.