Shenley Parish

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 3 APRIL 2018, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Gavin O’Sullivan, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and Peter Wayne.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

131/17.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Annette Edel, Helen Hussain and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

132/17.                     Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

Councillor Gilligan declared a personal interest in planning application 18/0425/HSE

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

133/17                      Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th March 2018

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 6th March 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

134/17.                     Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

135/17.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

  • The Chairman welcomed the 16 members of the public to the meeting and invited Claire Crossan to address the meeting with her question:

With regards to planning application 17/2494/out 58 dwellings on land north of Potters Lane.

SPC response.

The meeting did not object to the application; however the meeting did stress that this had been an area identified for future development and request the 58 houses are taken from the total for Shenley housing allocation.

With regards to planning application 17/2493/out

Land off Cowley Hill

Outline planning application 2 form entry primary school.

SPC response

The meeting did not object to the application; however the meeting did question distance of the school from the EWC which forms its catchment area.

Residents of well end and Cowley Hill are quite rightly and justifiably angered and upset by SPC voting in favour of development away from your village and in the same token using the situation to your advantage.

Cowley Hill a working stable yard, will be suffering severe loss of grazing and off road riding, the planned houses for gratuity and not need.

Your total lack of regard and support is not in the spirit of co-operation we strive for, therefore can the SPC not combine efforts with Borehamwood for rational and aesthetic planning in a places not to upset and destroy?

 

Ms Crossan addressed the Parish Council and said she wanted to make the meeting aware that the site in question is an agricultural site and on the proposal its usage is down as none however it is being used.

 

Cllr Susman highlighted that development is not wanted anywhere in Hertsmere but the pressure to build is immense. Cllr Spencer followed this by stating that if development does not occur then Government will enforce development. Furthermore Cllr Gilligan said that the Neighbourhood Plan would be challenging Hertsmere on the total number of houses to be built. She went on to say that the issue of building the school had been in the pre-application stage with Hertsmere planning for 18 months.

 

Ms Crossan asked why the site was being considered at all for a school as it is believed to be in completely the wrong area to develop as it is supposed to cater for the Elstree Corridor which is a mile away.

 

Following a lengthy discussion it was AGREED that the Parish Council would e-mail Hertsmere Planning and state that – following the April Parish Council meeting and further community feedback, Shenley Parish Council OBJECT to the development of a school at the land off Cowley Hill, as it is believed that this is an inappropriate location for a school.

 

Ms Crossan asked if a Bridal Way could be put at the land at the top of Potters Lane. It was highlighted that this would need to be actioned by Hertfordshire County Council.

 

  • The Chairman invited Dr Ramani to address the meeting. Dr Ramani informed the meeting that Hertfordshire County Council have said that enforcement Action can be taken regarding the Common Land that has been fenced off in Well End. Cllr Gilligan informed the meeting that she will be emailing Hertfordshire County Council details regarding this.       With regards to enforcement action being taken, Cllr Gilligan will speak with the Clerk about writing to County Council.

 

 

 

 

136/17.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  1. St.Martin’s Church – Development   
  2. Cllr Susman on behalf of the Parish Council said the SPC would be more than happy to support the project. It was AGREED the Clerk would arrange a meeting between Dr Bradley and Cllr Gilligan and Cllr Susman to discuss taking the project forward.
  3. Dr Bradley said she would welcome the Parish Council’s support and help in completing forms and taking the project forward.
  4. Dr Jane Bradley addressed the meeting regarding applying for planning permission to build an extension at St.Martin’s Church. The extension would house a coffee area that could be used as a drop in for parents after the school run as well as a meeting place for the community. It could also be used as a communal hall for meals on Wheels.
  5. Domain name – discuss the removal of the domain – “shenley-pc.gov.uk”
  6. It was explained to the meeting that the Parish Council are no longer able to use shenley-pc.gov.uk to divert emails to another domain. It was AGREED that the Parish Council would no longer use the domain shenley-pc.gov.uk” and would only use Shenleyvillage.org.
  7. Hertsmere Local Plan – Update 
  8. Nothing to report
  9. Neighbourhood Plan – Update 
  10. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that Angela the NP consultant is currently working on the draft plan which will be ready to be received on Tuesday 24th April. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the feedback on the survey carried out by the Neighbourhood Plan team has been excellent.
  11. Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update 
  12. The ACS group is active once again and will be litter picking monthly. The group met on Easter Sunday and litter picked along Mimms Lane. This led on to a discussion regarding the lack of police being seen in Shenley. It was AGREED that Cllr Gilligan would draft a letter to the police commissioner asking for more police in Shenley. The discussion then moved on to the CCTV camera that is being well used in Shenley. It was AGREED that the clerk would get quotes from Stevenage CCTV for dummy cameras to be put in place with signs.
  13. Community Payback Scheme – Update
  14. Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the group continue to do excellent work. Following a complaint form a resident regarding litter in Bell Lane, the team went along and cleared it all.
  15. Harris Lane/Rookery Field
  16. Nothing to report.
  17. Allotments 
  18. Clerk informed the meeting that a date for the allotment committee meeting needs to be set.
  19. Shenley Fete
  20. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that unfortunately there will no longer be the racing ferrets at the fete, however there may be pony rides in their place.
  21. Media Committee 
  22. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that a date for the media committee meeting needs to be set.
  23. CSP
  24.  
  25. Nothing to report. It was AGREED this item would be removed from the agenda from April 2018.
  26. Police – Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter
  27. The information was not received by the meeting.
  28. Shenley Park Trust 
  29. 137/17.         Correspondence
  30. The AGM took place and points that were noted were the entrance to the park and the condition of the greenhouses.
  1. Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

 

138/17.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  1.       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
18/0458/HSE 110 London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BS Conversion of garage to habitable room with new front window
18/0425/HSE Pond House, Mimms Lane, Shenley, Radlett Construction of detached timber garage to front of property.
* 18/0542/HSE 41A London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9ER Erection of detached outbuilding in rear garden.
* 18/0530/HSE 7 Emmett Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LG Single Storey Rear Extension

 

With regards to;

18/0421/FUL Land Rear Of Summerhill And Northfields King Edward Road Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of detached 2 storey 4 bed house with accommodation within the roof space with associated landscaping, parking, refuse provision and bike store (Revised application)

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

*The development is too big

*It is an overdevelopment within the greenbelt

*The application goes against policies H8 & H11

*This is a tandem back garden development which is unacceptable

*The new height of the building will result in the neighbouring properties such as “Pen Y Bryn” having the light blocking the only window in a habitable room

*The original 3 bedroom application was reluctantly accepted by neighbours who acknowledge the need for new housing.

*The new development breaches the distance allowed between a new build development and an existing property.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

139/17.         Financial matters

  1. Accounts for payment –March2018 cheques
Payment To Reason Total Amount
Nicky Beaton Reimburse for items for Community Payback 121.41
Shenley Methodist Church Hire of Methodist Church Hall – Neighbourhood Plan 21.00
Banner printer cartridges 76.78
John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance 144.00
Dor 2 Dor Deliver Shenley Village Matters 143.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse monthly Xero payment ( Feb and March) 64.80
E-On The Cage 8.21
E-On Seasonal illuminations 60.59
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.73
HMRC Payment 212.58
Herts CCTV Partnership ltd Sim Card (2 year contract) 936.00
Hertfordshire CCTV partnership Spur on Porters Park Drive 216.00
BT Office phone and broadband 94.70
ImaginePlaces Neighbourhod Plan Support 8268.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office and 2 x cuts of wildlife at the allotments 132.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 384.00
Open Spaces Society Annual Subscription 45.00
Affinity Water Clean water bill – Harris Lane Pavilion Changing rooms 47.54
Affinity Water Clean water bill – Allotments 63.14
Petty Cash Petty Cash   – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for Feb 2018 80.91
SLCC Annual Subs 147.00
ALCC Annual Subs 30.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash   – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for March 2018 14.91
Gristwood & Toms Removal of 2 fallen trees in Rookery Field 354.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse for ACS equipment 50.36
  TOTAL 9711.56

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that at the April 2018 meeting, accounts for March 2018 (£9,711.56), be approved for payment.

  1. Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for February and March 2018 be approved.
  2. Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash reports for February and March 2018 be approved
  3. Section 137 Grant Requests:

Shenley District and Horticultural Society grant request (£200 was given in 2015, 2016 and 2017)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £200.

  1. The Council REVIEWED and APPROVED the ‘Review Of Internal Audit Effectiveness’.
  2. The Council REVIEWED and APPROVeD the ‘Financial And Management Risk Assessment’.
  3. The Council NOTED and ACCEPTED the Internal Audit Engagement Letter with IAC and the GDPR Data Protection Officer Engagement Letter with IAC from 1st April 2018 until 31st March 2021It was at this point in the meeting that the Parish Council NOTED the resignation of Councillor Robert Perlmutter as a Parish Councillor. Cllr Susman thanked him for all his hard work for Shenley. The Clerk informed the meeting that the notice for a Casual Vacancy will be put out on the 4th April 2018.140/17.         The meeting ended at 9.10p.m.                                           ChairmanACTION LIST – TUESDAY 3 APRIL 2018
provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ACTIONED
Vacancy Advertise Casual Vacancy Clerk ACTIONED
Bank Accounts Clerk to contact Metro bank with the minutes of the meeting Clerk ASAP
Police Cllr Gilligan to draft letter to police commissioner requesting more police in Shenley Cllr Gilligan ASAP
CCTV Clerk to investigate cost of dummy CCTV cameras Clerk ASAP
Land off Cowley Hill Clerk to write to planning stating objection Clerk ASAP
Public Land –Well End Cllr Gilligan to contact HCC Cllr Gilligan ASAP
Shenley Parish

6th March 2018 – Shenley Parish meeting Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 2018, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair) and Peter Wayne.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

121/17.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Annette Edel, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

122/17.                     Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

123/17                      Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 6th February 2018

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 6th February 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

124/17.                     Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

125/17.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were none

 

126/17.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  1. Annual Parish Meeting – 15/03/18 
  2. It was AGREED that the Annual Parish Meeting would be advertised on the noticeboards and via Facebook and the website. Following a discussion it was AGREED that as of 2019 the Annul Parish Council meeting would be held before the March Parish Council meeting, starting at 7pm.
  3. Website – Update on using an outside company
  4. Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Council did not want an outside company to come and wipe out all of the hard work Dayaram Nakrani has done on building the Parish Council website. It was AGREED that the Clerk would meet with Dayaram to learn how to update the website along with Councillor Edel. Moreover it was AGREED that the static information such as clubs, societies and Parish Council committees would only be updated annually in June following the Annual Parish Council meeting.
  5. GDPR – update
  6. See point 129/17 (vi)
  7. Hertsmere Local Plan – Update 
  8. Nothing to report
  9. Neighbourhood Plan – Update 
  10. See point 129/17 (v)
  11. Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update 
  12. Councillor Susman started by congratulating Cllr Beaton on her hard work with the ACS group, emphasising that he would like to see them doing nicer jobs around Shenley such as planting as this would be more pleasant for them. However Cllr Beaton said that things such as litter picking need to be done as this is not being done by Hertsmere.
  13. Community Payback Scheme – Update
  14. Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that to date the Community payback team have done 36 sessions which equates to £5,400. The Clerk was asked to email Tim Burt to ask him when the £600 that had been allocated from County Councillor Bright’s budget to work on Radlett Lane that was scheduled for 26/02/18 would be done and what exactly are the works.
  15. Pursley Field – Update
  16. Nothing to report. It was AGREED this item would be removed from the agenda from April 2018.
  17. Harris Lane/Rookery Field
  18. It was AGREED that the Clerk would chase Gristwood and Toms to find out when the fallen trees would be removed and the tree survey will take place. Cllr Susman informed the meeting he had met with Mr and Mrs Gough regarding the missing fencing and will discuss this with the clerk.
  19. Allotments 
  20. Clerk informed the meeting that a date for the allotment committee meeting needs to be set.
  21. Shenley Fete
  22. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that preparations are running to plan.
  23. Media Committee 
  24. Shenley Village Matters was sent out successfully. Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that a date for the media committee meeting needs to be set.
  25. CSP
  26.  
  27. Nothing to report. It was AGREED this item would be removed from the agenda from April 2018.
  28. Police – Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter
  29. Information was noted.
  30. Shenley Park Trust 
  31. The date of the upcoming AGM was advertised in Shenley Village Matters.
  32. Review of workload 127/17.         Correspondence
  33.  
  34. The meeting AGREED the Clerks workload will be eased when we move to online banking. Cllr Susman NOTED a date for the Clerk’s review needs to be set.
  1. Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:
   

 

128/17.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

  1.       Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.
Application No. Address Proposed Development
18/0308/HSE 37 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Erection of Conservatory
18/0344/HSE 33 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EF Relocation of main entrance door to front elevation and erection of new porch;

first floor rear extension; changes to fenestration.

 

With regards to;

18/0265/FUL Thatched Cottage Silver Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire Demolition of existing fire damaged building & erection of a replacement 4-bed

detached dwelling with accommodation within the roof space & detached

double garage.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is overdevelopment in the Greenbelt.

 

With regards to;

18/0266/LBC Thatched Cottage Silver Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire Demolition of existing fire damaged building & erection of a replacement 4-bed

detached dwelling with accommodation within the roof space & detached

double garage. (Listed Building Consent)

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that it is overdevelopment in the Greenbelt.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

129/17.         Financial matters

  1. Accounts for payment –February 2018 cheques
Payment To Reason Total Amount
E.ON The Cage 8.43
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 27.60
Shenley Village Hall Management Cttee Hire of Village Hall for meetings 133.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Mileage Expenses for 2017 & reclaim 9 tickets for Highclere Castle 180.50
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
Petty Cash Petty Cash   – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for January 2018 143.39
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (January payment) 32.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance 14th & 15th cuts (January payment) 768.00
HAPTC Law and Procedures training 40.00
Castle Water Harris Lane Pavilion (18month worth) correct meter reading has since been given 376.79
Caprin Printers Printing SVM 1685.00
Clore Shalom School Grant for swimming transportation 1312.50
BT Office phone and broadband 87.56
  TOTAL 6095.07

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that at the March 2018 meeting, accounts for February 2018 (£6,095.07), be approved for payment.

  1. It was AGREED that the monthly budget monitoring report will be sent out following the meeting and will be approved at the April meeting
  2. It was AGREED that the monthly petty cash report will be sent out following the meeting and will be approved at the April meeting
  3. Section 137 Grant Requests: There were none
  4. Request for a further £15,000 to be earmarked for the Neighbourhood PlanAs the Neighbourhood Plan had developed it has become clear how much the costs involved are. A health check will also be required which is a further cost.Following a proposer and a seconder the Council unanimously RESOLVED to give an additional £15,000 to the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan. This money will be moved from Long Term Earmarked Reserves to Short Term Earmarked Reserves (£5,000 will be deducted from the 3 projects currently in Long Term Earmarked Reserves). This is in addition to the £5,000 already earmarked in Short Term Earmarked Reserves.
  5. Cllr Beaton continued that they are hoping for a Public meeting in May and the launch of the 6 week consultation period to begin at the fete.
  6. Councillor Beaton updated the meeting with regards to progress that has been made so far regarding the Shenley Neighbourhood plan with the initial draft being worked on with the consultant Angela Hoch which will use up the last of the £15,000 grant money. It is unlikely that a second grant will be anywhere near as generous.
  7. General Data Protection Regulation May 2018
  8. Following a proposer and a seconder the Council RESOLVED to use Audit-IAC (Kevin Rose) our current Internal Auditor to take on responsibility as GDPR controller. The cost will be the same as the Internal Audit (e.g. 2017= £380 +VAT)
  9. Adopt Internal Financial Controls
  10. Amendments were made and approved. Following a proposer and a seconder the Council RESOLVED to ADOPT the Internal Financial Controls.
  11. Changing Bank for Shenley Parish Council from NatWest To Metro Bank
    • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED to change the Shenley Parish Council bank account from NatWest to Metro Bank.
    • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED that Councillor William Susman, Councillor Anthony Spencer, Councillor Annette Edel, Councillor Rosemary Gilligan and Councillor Helen Hussain are authorised to set up and operate the bank account and their signing rules/permissions. It was RESOLVED the Clerk, Mrs Amanda Leboff will be authorised as the administrator.
    • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council NOTED those authorised will also be users for online banking and dual authority (i.e. two of the listed parties) and will be required to make all payments (except internal account transfers).
    • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council NOTED that notwithstanding the dual authority requirement, a second ‘petty cash’ current account (connected the Shenley Parish Council Account) is required with debit card(s) to be issued. Those authorised to operate the account along with the administrator (the Clerk) will be authorised to hold and use the debit cards(s).
    • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED that a letter with a brief summary stating the purpose of Shenley Parish Council be sent to Metro Bank with the banking paperwork.
  12. Changing Bank for Shenley Community Activities Group (SCAG) from NatWest to Metro Bank
  • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED to change the Shenley Community Activities Group bank account from NatWest to Metro Bank.
  • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED that Councillor William Susman, Councillor Anthony Spencer, Councillor Annette Edel, Councillor Rosemary Gilligan and Councillor Helen Hussain are authorised to set up and operate the bank account and their signing rules/permissions. It was RESOLVED the Clerk, Mrs Amanda Leboff will be authorised as the administrator.
  • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council NOTED those authorised will also be users for online banking and dual authority (i.e. two of the listed parties) and will be required to make all payments (except internal account transfers).
  • Following a proposer and a seconder Shenley Parish Council RESOLVED that a letter with a brief summary stating the purpose of Shenley Community Activities Group be sent to Metro Bank with the banking paperwork.

 

130/17.         The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ACTIONED
Website Clerk and Cllr Edel to meet with Dayaram to learn how to update the website Clerk ASAP
Bank Accounts Clerk to liaise with Metro bank regarding changing banks Clerk ASAP
AGM Advertise AGM – 15/03/18 Clerk ACTIONED
Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2018, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, *Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and *County Councillor Morris Bright.

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

(* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

 

111/17.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Annette Edel, Robert Perlmutter and Peter Wayne

 

112/17.                     Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

113/17                      Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd January 2018

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 2nd January 2018 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

114/17.                     Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

115/17.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The Chairman welcomed the residents present to the meeting and invited them to address the meeting.

 

Mr and Mrs Treacher together with Dr Ramani addressed the meeting regarding the sale by Hertfordshire County Councils of areas of common land. One such area in Well End has now been fenced off and cannot be accessed by members of the public which goes against common land. Dr Ramani emphasised his concerns regarding the length of time enforcement of common land will take.

 

Following a lengthy discussion County Councillor Morris Bright confirmed that he has been in touch with Mrs Treacher and is awaiting an answer for Hertfordshire County Council regarding the issue of common land.  The response will be received by 09/02/18.

 

The Parish Council AGREED to wait for County Councillor Bright’s response before they take action.

 

Mr and Mrs Midson addressed the meeting regarding speeding along Black Lion Hill, which is an ongoing issue.

 

Following a discussion it was AGREED that the Clerk would chase Hertfordshire Highways department concerning the smiling traffic sign and also request an additional sign for Black Lion Hill past the Tesco roundabout on the way down Black Lion Hill, as well as the traffic survey.  It was also requested that a BEWARE CONCEALED ENTRANCE sign be erected near the Midson’s home.  It was also suggested that there should be a double white line to prevent overtaking and that the speed of traffic be reduced to past Clore Shalom School to 30mph. County Councillor Bright emphasised that expectations need to be realistic in what can be achieved.  Perhaps there is a possibility to decrease the speed of traffic during school hours.

 

Finally residents of Ribston Close addressed the meeting concerning planning application 17/2444/HSE. The application increases the 4 bedroom property to a 6 bedroom property and the neighbours feel this is overpowering and will change the street scene.  The proposed plans include an increase of the garden which is parallel to the bridleway and the new suggested parking will adversely affect neighbours.

 

Councillor Spencer said he would call this in to the planning committee to be discussed.

 

It was at this point that County Councillor Morris Bright was asked questions concerning Hertsmere’s local plan.  Councillors Beaton and Gilligan stressed extreme concern about the housing numbers being proposed by Hertsmere Borough Council (HBC), as the Government figures are 3,720 and HBC are proposing around 9,000 homes.  Councillor Bright explained that a different methodology had been used to achieve the numbers due to the age of the Hertsmere Borough Council’s Core Strategy.  The number of houses will be confirmed in March.  Councillor Bright emphasised that HBC do not want to build 9,000 homes in Hertsmere.

 

Councillor Beaton asked about the suggestion that 1,000 will be built across Shenley and Elstree, with in fact most of these being built in Shenley.  Councillor Bright informed the meeting that 100 possible sites are being reviewed and no decisions have been made.

 

Councillor Beaton said how disappointed the representatives of the Parish Council had been when they attended a meeting with HBC following the Neighbourhood Plan letter that was sent the HBC, only to be told that no questions would be answered. Councillor Bright emphasised that regular contact is needed between all parties concerned.

 

Councillor Bright went on to stress several more points. 

Infrastructure is important when reviewing the possible site.

HBC public consultation has only just happened

The preferred site options will not be available till October 2018

The plans will be produced in 2019

The examination period will happen in 2020

The local plan will be adopted in 2021

 

Councillor Bright stressed that the release of the Green Belt will only happen if it is essential.  He is happy to provide regular updates for the Parish Council and is happy to be copied into correspondence and help where he can. The Chairman and those present thanked the County Councillor for his time.

 

The chairman thanked everyone for attending and invited them to say for the duration of the meeting if they wished.

 

116/17.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Question from resident regarding extending the Christmas Lights

Councillor Susman informed the meeting that 4 additional lamps along Porters Park Drive will be used this year as 4 of the usual lamppost columns cannot be used. Councillor Susman will inform the resident. Following a discussion it was decided that we would not extend the lights along Porters Park Drive.

 

(ii)              Website – Update on using an outside company

The Clerk informed the meeting that she was getting quotes from companies to redo the website which will then need to be maintained in house

 

(iii)            GDPR – update

The Clerk informed the meeting that she was speaking to the internal auditor about becoming our GDPR officer

 

(iv)            Hertsmere Local Plan – Update

See point 115/17

 

(v)              Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the next Steering Group meeting will be on 20/2/18 and will be focusing on the results from the Housing and Development Questionnaire.

 

(vi)            Pond Lights

Councillor Susman updated the meeting on what AGA Bioengineering have quoted with regards to the pond lights as well as the maintenance of the woodwork.  See point 119/17 (v)

 

(vii)          Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report

 

(viii)        Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Councillor Susman informed the meeting that the goal hoop is now in place in Harris Lane and is being used.

 

(ix)            Allotments

Nothing to report

 

(x)              Shenley Fete

Cllr Beaton informed the meeting that the stall bookings are going well and the date of the Fete is 01/07/18.

 

(xi)            Media Committee

The website has been updated and Shenley Village Matters is due to go the printers for the end of the week.

 

(xii)          CSP

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        Police  – Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter

Information was noted.

 

(xiv)        Shenley Park Trust

The AGM will be taking place on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm in the tea rooms

 

(xv)          Review of workload

This will be reviewed at the March meeting.

 

 

117/17.         Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

Hertfordshire Victim Care Centre Information for victims- booklet available to view at meeting
Hertfordshire County Council Traffic & Transport data report 2017 – available to view at meeting

 

118/17.         Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
18/0065/FUL Keepers Lodge Rectory Lane Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of detached 2 storey 4 bed residential dwelling following

Demolition of existing residential dwelling.

18/0012/HSE 18 Southerton Way, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LJ Description: single storey rear extension
17/2467/HSE 22 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT Erection of two storey side extension, single storey rear extension and Outbuilding to rear garden.
17/2473/HSE 55 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Single storey rear extension
17/2453/CLP 37 Greenwood Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LF Erection of single storey rear conservatory. Certificate of lawful development (proposed).
17/2417/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training

Ground Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire

Installation of temporary pitch cover/inflatable dome
*18/0166/CLP 110 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9BS Conversion of garage to habitable room to include new window in front elevation. (Certificate of Lawful Development – Proposed)
*18/0138/HSE 11 Trafford Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9HU Conversion of loft to habitable room including rear dormer

 

With regards to;

17/2477/FUL Villa Scalabrini Green Street Shenley Hertfordshire Construction of a 2 storey rear extension to include a basement level to Provide a hydro pool and physio room at ground floor and 4 additional

Bedrooms at 1st and 2nd floor levels, and first floor rear extension to create a new dining area.

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however this would be subject to flood risk.

 

With regards to;

17/2484/HSE 27 Fielders Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EY First floor front extension; conversion of garage into habitable room and Single storey rear extension.

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however did question the parking compliance.

 

With regards to;

17/2494/OUT Land North Of Potters Lane Borehamwood Hertfordshire Outline planning application for the erection of 58 dwellings to include access And layout. (all other matters reserved)

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however the meeting did stress that this had been an area identified for future development as part of the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan and therefore would request the 58 houses are taken from the total for the Shenley housing allocation

 

With regards to;

17/2493/OUT Land Off Cowley Hill Borehamwood Hertfordshire Outline planning application for the provision of a 2 form entry primary school To include access (all other matters reserved).

The meeting did NOT object to the application, however the meeting did question the distance of the school from the Elstree way Corridor which forms its catchment area.

 

With regards to;

17/2458/HSE 47 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension and installation of solar panels to Rear pitch.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene

 

With regards to;

17/2459/HSE 45 North Avenue Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9DF Part single, part two storey rear extension

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene

 

With regards to;

17/2444/HSE 23 Ribston Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JW Conversion of garage to habitable room; ground and first floor side Extensions. Erection of storage unit in rear garden.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the Green Belt
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene
  • The proposed development will effect neighbours parking
  • The proposed increase of the garden will have a negative effect on the parallel bridleway.

 

With regards to;

17/2518/HSE 6 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single storey side and rear extension to include reduction in size of existing Car port, and cladding to first floor front elevation.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the property.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

119/17.         Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –January 2018 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
William Susman Reimburse for Christmas event 71.45
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (December payment) 32.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  10th & 11th cuts (December payment) 768.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse thank you gifts 149.00
John O’Conner November grounds maintenance 144.00
Shenley Methodist Church Hire of Village Hall – NP = £7, SPC = £14 21.00
E.ON The Cage 10.27
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 143.89
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
Mrs Amanda Leboff Reimburse monthly Xero payment 32.40
BT Office phone and broadband (October bill) 84.51
Royal British Legion 6 x Event poppies 48.00
PC Express Annual PC support and maintenance 126.00
Hertfordshire CCTV partnership Spur on Porters Park Drive (column 39) 216.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (January payment) 40.00
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  12th & 13th cuts (January payment) 768.00
Waverley Driving Group Donation as way of a thank you for taking Santa around Shenley 150.00
Maine Business Systems PLC Repair to photocopier 114.00
TOTAL 4218.82

 

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that at the February 2018 meeting, accounts for January 2018 (£4,218.82), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: –

Clore Shalom Primary School request for £1,312.50 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1,260.00 given in 2017, £1,000 given in 2015 and 2016)

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve a donation of £1,312.50.

(V)             Pond lighting quote enclosed = £3346 + VAT including repairs to the board walk.

Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve the quote of £3,346 + VAT

 

120/17.         The meeting ended at 9.35p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ACTIONED
Christmas Lights Contact residents regarding Christmas lights Cllr Susman ACTIONED
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ACTIONED
Website Clerk to confirm quotes Clerk ASAP
GDPR Clerk to get quote from Internal Auditor Clerk ACTIONED
Black Lion Hill Email highways regarding possibilities available Clerk ACTIONED
Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair)

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

91/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Nicky Beaton, Annette Edel, Gavin O’Sullivan, Peter Wayne and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

92/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

93/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 7th November 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 7th November 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

94/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

95/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.

 

The Chair invited Susan Whitehead to address the meeting concerning the retrospective application that is going to appeal for Woodland Yard. Residents are concerned that HBC will not represent them adequately against the appeal as was the case previously.  At the original appeal they were only allowed 1 pitch which is now being appealed against. The appeal will be heard on 21st December.  Cllr Spencer ensured the meeting that HBC will be well represented this time. It was noted that HBC have still not fulfilled their quota of gypsy site provisions. Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman said they will attend the appeal and Cllr Gilligan will speak against it on behalf of the residents.

 

The Chair thanked everyone for attending the meeting.

 

96/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Planning application 17/1872/FUL-. Land rear of Summerhill and Northfields, king Edward road, Shenley, – (Mrs & Mrs Sankey)

The Chairman then welcomed the residents opposing planning application 17/1872/FUL.  The residents said they had accepted the original plan for a 3 bedroom house as they appreciate the need for new housing.  However the new building is far larger and breaches the distance allowed between a new build development and an existing property.  It was NOTED the application has been called to committee.  It was requested that Councillor Susman attend the meeting and speak against the application as the community advocate (please see point 98/17).

 

(ii)              Data Protection – Report to Full Council to be noted

The Council NOTED the report.

 

(iii)            Hertsmere Local Plan – Update (see point 99/17(iv)

Following a lengthy discussion the meeting AGREED the employ Imagineplaces to support the Parish Council at the Local Plan meeting on 07/12/17.

 

(iv)            Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillors Hussain informed the meeting that the recent grant request has been approved.  Cllr Gilligan said the draft site allocation proposals are due in the next few weeks.

 

(v)              Gates at the Entrance to Shenley

Following a discussion the meeting AGREED that this will be deferred as it was felt to be an unnecessary cost at present.

 

(vi)            Pond Lights

Councillor Susman has meetings to finalise this. Cllr Hussain informed the meeting that residents have requested a “Do Not Feed the Ducks” sign at the pond. It was AGREED that this would be looked into.

 

(vii)          Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report.

 

(viii)        Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Thanks to Gristwood and Toms for removing the fallen tree and relocating the bees next.  It was AGREED that the cost of a tree survey be looked into for all the trees in Harris Lane and Rookery Field.

 

(ix)            Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that the next meeting is on 12/12/17.

 

(x)              Shenley Fete

Nothing to report.

 

(xi)            Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Chanukah                                           Saturday 16th December 5.30-6.30pm

Santa’s Ride around                         Sunday 17th December 11.30am starting at the pond

Christmas at the Cage                       Sunday 17th December 5.30-6.30pm

 

Councillors were asked to support and help at these events

 

(xii)          Media Committee

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        CSP

Information was noted.

 

(xiv)        Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xv)          Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting the next meeting on 11th December.

 

(xvi)        HCC – enclosed the proposed 2018 / 2019 Highways Forward Work Programme

Information was noted.

 

 

97/17.           Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

HCC Rights of Way RoW Clearance Contract

 

98/17.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/2132/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training Ground, Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire Erection of temporary team changing rooms

 

17/2184/HSE 12 Raphael Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JG Single storey rear extension with roof lantern
17/2133/FUL University College London Sports Ground And Watford Football Club Training

Ground Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire

New reinforced mesh grid and gravel top surface to existing car park & new internal access.
17/2151/VOC 26 Woodhall Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9AT Variation to condition 11 of planning permission 16/0258/FUL to amend the approved plans to include alterations to elevation & increase in ridge height.

 

With regards to

17/1879/ADV 142 London Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9BT Retrospective application for the erection of 1 No. illuminated fascia sign & 2

No. PVC banners

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it is felt it is an inappropriate development within the green belt as commented on by residents.  It was also NOTED that it was a shame to have lost the name of such a landmark within the village.

 

With regards to

17/1872/FUL Land Rear Of Summerhill And Northfields, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Construction of detached, 2 storey 4 bed house with accommodation within the roof space, associated landscaping, parking and bike store.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application on the grounds that:-

The development is too big

*It is an overdevelopment within the greenbelt

*The application goes against policies H8 & H11

*This is a tandem back garden development which is unacceptable

*The new height of the building will result in the neighbouring properties such as “Pen Y Bryn” having the light blocking the only window in a habitable room

*The original 3 bedroom application was reluctantly accepted by neighbours who acknowledge the need for new housing.

*The new development breaches the distance allowed between a new build development and an existing property.

 

With regards to

17/2265/HSE 8 Southerton Way Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LJ Partial conversion of double garage to habitable room and first floor side extension.

The meeting do NOT object to the application as long as there is sufficient parking.

 

17/2239/HSE 10 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single Storey Side Extension

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the property.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

99/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –November 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
BT Office Phone And Broadband (October Bill) 89.52
William Susman Reimburse Item For Halloween And  Disposable Glasses For Events 90.83
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – Amount To Take Up To £200 Imprest System For October 2017 188.94
Banner Stationary 51.91
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – Xero Monthly Payment X 2 & Reimburse For Banners 145.14
Hertsmere Borough Council Resurfacing The Allotment Entrance 2194.80
Richard Archer Reimburse For Survey Monkey Sept & Oct – Neighbourhood Plan 70.00
John O’Conner November Grounds Maintenance 144.00
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 17.98
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan Support 2688.00
Imagine Places Neighbourhood Plan Support 318.00
Shenley Methodist Church Hire Of Hall- Np 14.00
E.ON The Cage 8.33
HAPTC Ne Editions Of Good Councillor Guide X 10 Copies 30.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.92
HMRC Payment 212.38
MJD Presentation Systems Label Tape 17.40
Groundwork UK Reimburse Part Of Np Grant 888.00
BT Office Phone And Broadband (November Bill) 105.13
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (November Payment) 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning Toilet, Office (November Payment) 32.00
Imagineplaces Local Plan Support 672.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – Amount To Take Up To £200 Imprest System For November 2017 169.97
TOTAL 9620.25

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for November 2017 (£9,620.25), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: –

Sir Richard Cox Charity request for the sum of £440 towards donations. Following a proposer and a seconder it was RESOLVED to approve to give £800 this year.

(V)             It was RESOLVED to ACCEPT the proposal to spend £2,200 in the first year to use an outside company to take on responsibility as GDPR controller

(VI)           The Council AGREED NOT to employ Imagineplaces to find faults with Hertsmere’s emergency local plan – £2,520(Inc. vat).  However it was RESOLVED to employ Imagineplaces to support the Parish Council at the Local Plan meeting – £672 Inc. VAT

 

100/17.         The meeting ended at 9.20p.m.                                           Chairman

 

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ASAP
Planning Application

17/1872/FUL

 

Ask if Cllr Susman can be a Community Advocate for planning application 17/1872/FUL Clerk ASAP

 

 

Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2017 – Shenley Parish Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Annette Edel, Rosemary Gilligan, Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, , Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and Peter Wayne

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

 

81/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Robert Perlmutter, and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

82/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

83/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 3rd October 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 3rd October 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

84/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

85/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.

 

86/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Emails from residents regarding planning applications for The Church of The Good Shepherd

The Chairman welcomed Mrs Delaney to the meeting.  Mrs Delaney explained that the hall is a community hall and is used throughout the year by parishioners. There has been a lack of consultation from the Church with the parishioners who have been kept out of the loop regarding the plans.  The Church and hall were built using funds raised by the community via fundraising.  Councillor Gillian stated she was shocked the dioceses have decided to do this as it was built by the Shenley Catholic community.

 

The meeting agreed that the hall is an extra community facility and the Priest’s house is currently rented out to a family so the removal of this would mean the loss of a viable home.  Moreover if a new priest came to the community there would be no accommodation.

 

Following a lengthy discussion the meeting AGREED to object to planning applications 17/1942/FUL and 17/1865/FUL.

 

(ii)              Hertsmere Local Plan – Update

Councillor Gilligan informed the meeting that the objection letter has been sent and Hertsmere Borough Council has acknowledged receipt.  Councillor Gilligan went on to explain the housing numbers recommended by the Government are far less than Hertsmere are suggesting, and cannot understand why Hertsmere are trying to build a commuter town with additional housing numbers that are not being requested by Government.  The meeting were also reminded of the meeting with Oliver Dowden on 8th December.

 

(iii)            Neighbourhood Plan – Update

Councillors Beaton and Gilligan informed the meeting this was progressing and that they are waiting on the reports from AECOM.

 

(iv)            Gates at the Entrance to Shenley

Following a discussion the meeting AGREED that the Clerk would contact Herts Highways and ask if Gates would be allowed at both entrances to Shenley and what would be needed to proceed.

 

(v)              Pond Lights

Councillor Susman has meetings to finalise this.

 

(vi)            Pursley Field – Update

Clerk to chase solicitor.

 

(vii)          Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Councillor Susman informed the meeting we will be ordering the hoop for the field.

 

(viii)        Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that the entrance to the allotments has been resurfaced.

 

(ix)            Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting the Fete AGM will take place on Wednesday 15th November in the Methodist Church hall.

 

(x)              Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Remembrance Sunday                     Sunday 12th November 10.45am

Christmas lights switch on               Tuesday 14th November 5.30-6.30pm

Chanukah                                           Saturday 16th December 5.30-6.30pm

Santa’s Ride around                         Sunday 17th December 11.30am starting at the pond

Christmas at the Cage                       Sunday 17th December 5.30-6.30pm

 

Councillor Beaton asked the Councillors for their support during these events as it takes a lot of work to run them

  • It was agreed that the Christmas Lights switch on would be set up from 4.30pm and all those able to help should come along.

 

(xi)            Media Committee

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that Shenley Village Matters has now been delivered.

 

(xii)          CSP

Information was noted.

 

(xiii)        Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xiv)        Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting the next meeting on 11th December.

 

87/17.           Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

HCC Rights of Way RoW Clearance Contract

 

88/17.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposal.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/1995/VOC Hertswood School, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Application for variation of condition 24 to allow for amending and substituting

approved drawings to allow for changes to windows and external finish

materials, following grant of planning permission ref: 14/1766/FUL.

Condition Number(s): 24 approved drawings

Conditions(s) Removal:

Substitution of drawings to make minor changes to the approved drawings

 

With regards to

17/1968/HSE 5 Old Nursery Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9FD Erection of single storey side and rear extension following reduction in size of existing car port.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as Permitted Development Rights have been removed and the owners would have been aware of this when they purchased the property.

 

With regards to

17/1958/FUL Land adjacent to Black Lion, London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Erection of single storey, detached, 1 bed dwelling (Revised Application)

The meeting OBJECT to this application.  Please see appendix ‘A’.

With regards to

17/1942/FUL The Church Of The Good Shepherd, Shenleybury, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use of existing church hall (D2) to a Nursery (D1) with associated

internal alterations.

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it would result in the loss of a well-used community hall, which amongst other things is also used as a polling station.  It is the only hall in Shenley with a substantial carpark.  The proposal for an additional nursery in Shenley would result in an increase in daily traffic at what is already a notoriously dangerous bend. Moreover there are already 2 nurseries in Shenley and another it is felt, would be an overprovision. Finally the church hall was built using money raised by parishioners, for the use of the church and its parishioners.

 

With regards to

17/1865/FUL Church House, Black Lion Hill, Shenley, Hertfordshire Change of use from (C3) residential to (A2) offices

The meeting OBJECTED to this application as it would result in the loss of residential housing, and is currently being lived in by a family.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

88/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –September 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (September payment) 384.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (September payment) & reimburse for items 94.67
Danny Gough Grounds Maintenance  (September payment) 280.00
John O’Conner August grounds maintenance 144.00
Caprin Printers Printing flyers for SPC info on Local Plan evening 165.00
BT Office phone and broadband 95.65
Came and Company Parish Council Insurance (3 Year long term agreement in) 2516.23
Shenley Methodist Church  Hire of hall (Neighbourhood plan) 35.00
SCAG Account Transfer of funds to the SCAG account 2000.00
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for September 2017 166.54
Steve Shelton Reimburse items to make plot numbers for the allotments 32.02
Caprin Printers 2 banners for Public Meeting 202.80
HCC Stationary 21.38
Affinity Water The allotments 588.06
Affinity Water Harris Lane Pavilion 74.47
Affinity Water The Hub 15.60
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of Public Meeting flyers 143.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment & reimburse for banners 139.97
Electrical Testing Ltd Structural testing for Christmas Lights 2136.49
Gardener 4 months gardening of pond area 210.00
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.72
HMRC Payment 212.58
John O’Conner Missing invoice for June 2017 87.00
Caprin Printers Halloween posters 63.00
E.ON The Cage 18.91
E.ON Harris Lane Pavilion 26.23
Bob Gough Grounds Maintenance  (October payment) 434.00
Fay Gough Cleaning toilet, office (October payment) 40.00
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Wreath 19.00
Caprin Printers Public Meeting leaflets 152.00
Caprin Printers Shenley Village Matters Autumn 2017 – issue 11 1179.00
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of Shenley Village Matters – issue 11 143.00
William Susman Reimburse items for Halloween and Christmas 94.22
HAPTC Clerk training 40.00
TOTAL 13041.54

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for October 2017 (£13,041.54), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: – There were none

(V)             It was RESOLVED to ACCEPT the proposal to spend up to £1,200 pa to use to employ an outside company to take on responsibility as General Data Protection Regulation controller.

(VI)           The council AGREED not to purchase a second CCTV camera.

 

90/17.           The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                           Chairman

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Basket Ball hoop To be ordered ASAP
Highways Ask for relining of road markings on Rectory Lane and by Cage Pond Road and Pound Lane Clerk Actioned
Police Ask Police to attend Council meeting Clerk ASAP

 

 

 

Appendix A

 

Shenley Parish Council

 

Planning Department                                                       Your Ref:  Ref:  Application 17/1958/FUL

Hertsmere Borough Council                                         Our Ref: PLANLE07/11/17

Civic Offices,

Elstree Way

Borehamwood

Herts WD6 1WA                                                        8th November 2017

 

 

To whom it may concern,

 

Application 17/1958/FUL

Following the full meeting of the Shenley Parish Council on Tuesday 7th November 2017, the Parish Council OBJECTED to application 17/1958/FUL.

 

As reference has been made to the previous appeal which was dismissed.  It is appropriate to note the parts of the inspector’s decision relating to a replacement dwelling in a barn style.

 

6        However, the introduction of a dwelling on the site of the former stables would have an entirely different relationship with surrounding built form, most notably in that it would not comprise the filling of a gap or space, but would occupy a position closer to Rectory Lane, on what is essentially an open frontage and bound by a large expense of open space to the East. Therefore, and notwithstanding the presence of the existing stable building on this part of the site, as I must assess the development in its entirety, it follows that the scheme as a whole would not amount to infilling for the purposes of GB policy. It also follows that I do not need to go on to consider whether it would be limited.

 

7        The proposal would thus amount to inappropriate development in the GB. There would also be some impact on the openness of the GB and the Council cites volumetric comparisons between the massing of the existing and proposed buildings on the site. However, it seems to me a common scenario that the development of GB infill sites will include the introduction of new built form, often where none existed previously. That aside, the proposals would inevitably result in some loss of openness, which in itself would not lead me to dismiss the appeal,(relating to the whole site)  but nonetheless adds to the harm by reason of inappropriateness.

 

11  However, I do share the Council’s concern in relation to the proximity of the barn style dwelling to the side of the terrace of three houses. Its juxtaposition with the terrace would be uncomfortably close and its two storey massing would look out of place set forward of the terrace to Rectory Lane. I appreciate it would replace the existing stable/barn, but as a low key single storey structure, that building is a relatively minor component of the built form at the site and the proposed dwelling, being considerably taller, would have a stronger physical presence.

12  I am also concerned that its barn style appearance would not relate well to the remainder of the development and the existing Public House, although I acknowledge that the antecedent to its design was likely the existing structure on site. In this respect, I consider that the proposal would not comply with the advice in the Planning and Design Guide Part D: Guidelines for Development Supplementary Planning Document (2013) (SPD) which stresses the importance of the integration of developments with existing urban structure. This particular element of the scheme, in lacking coherence with the balance of the development on site, would thus harm the character and appearance of the Shenley Conservation Area.

 

Having read the specifications for the new barn, the Parish Council does not feel that the current application is much varied from the original description.  The redevelopment of the site has caused much upset within the village.   Please note the comment that the car parking will be included in the car parking arrangements for the terrace of three just built.  The opening of the restaurant has caused issues with parking on Rectory lane and to remove two car parking which are currently marked for the use of restaurant in the newly completed parking area for the new houses, would only exuberate the matter.

 

This application was refused in its first 2 incarnations, and nothing in the reduction to one bedroom makes it anymore suitable.

 

I shall be pleased if you will kindly arrange for the foregoing comments to be taken into consideration when the application is dealt with by the Borough Council.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Amanda Leboff

 

Amanda Leboff

Clerk to the Council

Shenley Parish

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2017 – Shenley Parish meeting Minutes

shenley parish council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2017, AT 7.30PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL, 108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton, Rosemary Gilligan, *Helen Hussain, Gavin O’Sullivan, Robert Perlmutter, Anthony Spencer, William Susman (Chair) and Peter Wayne

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • (* Denotes attended for only part of the meeting)

 

68/17.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Annette Edel, and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

69/17.                       Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL – Councillors Gilligan, Spencer and Susman declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

70/17                        Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on 5th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

71/17.                       Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.

 

72/17                        Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 19th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting, held on 19th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

73/17                        Minutes of the Allotment Committee Meeting held on 27th September 2017

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Allotment Committee meeting, held on 27th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council.

 

 

74/17.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman took the opportunity to welcome members of the press and public to the meeting.  The meeting then took the opportunity to note the fly tipping that had occurred on Rectory Lane near Manor Lodge School and all agreed how upsetting it was to see this occur.

 

75/17.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

(i)                Hertsmere Local Plan – SPC Public Meeting 10th October

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that there is a Public Meeting held by the Parish Council on 10th October to inform the public of Hertsmere Borough Council’s plans to build a garden village which will be partly in Shenley Ward.

 

(ii)              Neighbourhood Plan

Councillors Beaton and Gilligan informed the meeting this was progressing.

 

(iii)            Museum of Shenley Heritage

Councillors Gilligan and Spencer suggested that a museum of Shenley would be a valued addition to the community.  The archives are currently held at the village hall.  Councillor Susman informed the meeting that there is funding available for such projects.  It was agreed it is important that the archives are not lost.  It was agreed that a suitable location would need to be found.

 

(iv)            Black Lion Cottages – email from Mr Hemmings

It email from Mr Hemmings was NOTED regarding the plans to build a habitable bungalow of the site at the Black Lion where the barn was.  Councillor Gilligan said that in the appeal, it refers to the location where the barn and states that it should be left as open space. The meeting agreed that the area in question is too small for a bungalow and it would not be appropriate.  Moreover it was agreed if anything additional parking was needed for the restaurant.

 

(v)              Pursley Field – Update

Nothing to report.

 

(vi)            Harris Lane/Rookery Field

The meeting AGREED they are happy for Borehamwood 2000 to use Rookery field every other Saturday for the girls’ team, however additional payment would be necessary.

 

(vii)          Allotments

The Clerk informed the meeting that an allotment holder has offered to strim vacant plots for £25 a plot.  It was AGREED this sounded very reasonable and should be accepted.

 

(viii)        Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the date of next year’s fete is Sunday 1st July 2018.  Councillor Beaton said the main attraction has already been booked for next year.

 

(ix)            Future Initiative Events

The coming months are:-

Halloween – Sunday 29th October

Remembrance Sunday –Sunday 12th November

Christmas lights switch on- Wednesday 15th November

Chanukah – Saturday 16th December

Christmas at the Cage – Sunday 17th December

 

  • Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that the Father Christmas on a pony and trap has been arranged
  • It was suggested a Christmas tree should be planted – Cllr Susman will speak to Shenley Park Trust regarding this.
  • It was agreed the Clerk would contact Shenley Primary School and ask if they would sing Christmas carols at the Christmas lights switch on.
  • The clerk will ask if the tree outside the Village Halls electrics have been fixed.

 

(x)              Media Committee

The committee met on Tuesday 3rd October. The committee are happy with Shenley Village Matters but are trying to update the website. Cllr Beaton suggested adding Councillors photos and profiles on the website.

 

(xi)            CSP

It was highlighted that there have been issues with youths around Shenley of an evening.  The police are aware.

 

(xii)          Police Update

Nothing to report.

 

(xiii)        Shenley Park Trust

Councillor Spencer informed the meeting there is to be a trustee’s only meeting.

 

76/17.           Correspondence

(i)                Receipt of the following correspondence was reported and noted:

Hertfordshire County Council Weight restriction order

 

77/17.           Planning Applications

The following planning applications were before the meeting. The meeting AGREED that;

(1)        Subject to Hertsmere Borough Council taking into consideration any comments of neighbouring owners/occupiers, the Parish Council raises no objection to the following proposals.

Application No. Address Proposed Development
17/1616/FUL 55 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Single storey rear extension.
17/1825/CLP 12 Russet Drive, Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9RH Installation of 3 roof lights on side elevation. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed)
17/1799/HSE The Old Buttery, 7 Grace Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire Erection of shed, gates, fences and the installation of hardstanding. (Retrospective Application)
17/1636/HSE 6 Grace Avenue, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9DN Installation of hardstanding to side of property. (Retrospective Application)
17/1753/HSE 11 Juniper Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Wd7 9LA Erection of new front porch
17/1872/FUL Land Rear of Summerhill and Northfields, King Edward Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire Construction of detached, 2 storey 4 bed house with accommodation within the roof space, associated landscaping, parking and bike store
17/1850/HSE 50 Harris Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EG Erection of single storey rear extension

 

With regards to

17/1754/HSE 11 Juniper Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, Wd7 9LA Conversion of loft to habitable room to include rear dormer and four front roof lights. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed)

The meeting OBJECTED to the use of dormers as these are unsightly and overlook neighbours.

 

With regards to

17/1893/FUL Land Adjacent to Shenley Mansion including Grace Avenue, Grace Avenue, Shenley Installation of electronic entrance gates to the entrance and exit of Grace Avenue with adjoining fence. Erection of new 1.5m high deer fence on part of the NNW-NW boundary

The meeting OBJECT to the application as they do not believe in a gated community as can be very divisive.  If gates are necessary then perhaps a field gate would be more appropriate.

 

With regards to

17/1725/HSE 40 Hamblings Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JJ 2 storey side extension and single storey rear extension

The meeting OBJECT to this application on the grounds of overdevelopment.

 

(i)Other planning matters were noted, and

(ii)The council instructs the Clerk to advise Hertsmere Borough Council accordingly.

(*Denotes that at this point, the Council moved to discuss planning applications which had been brought to its attention at the meeting. They were proposed and seconded.)

 

78/17.           Financial matters

(I)                 Accounts for payment –September 2017 meeting

Payment To Reason Total Amount
John O’Conner August grounds maintenance 144.00
PC Express Office 365 – mailboxes x 1 year 864.00
HAPTC Basic Councillor training 40.00
BT Office phone and broadband 94.93
E.ON Electricity – The Cage 15.68
Mrs Amanda Leboff Expenses – XERO monthly payment 26.40
Hertfordshire County Council Stationary 79.19
Dor-2-Dor (G L Green) Delivery of  Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire 175.00
Caprin Printers Printing questionnaires and letters for Neighbourhood Plan – NP 454.80
Shenley Methodist Church  Hire of hall (Neighbourhood plan £14 & SPC £7) 21.00
HMRC Payment 212.38
Mrs Amanda Leboff Wages 1087.92
Shenley Primary School Grant for swimming 1474.50
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for July 2017 48.53
Petty Cash Petty Cash  – amount to take up to £200 imprest system for August 2017 82.42
Evans Leisure Kent Ltd Toffee apples for Halloween 74.39
Banner Group Printer cartridges 231.10
TOTAL 5126.24

Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-

RESOLVED that the October 2017 meeting accounts for September 2017 (£5,126.24), be approved for payment.

(II)             Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring report be approved.

(III)           Following a proposal and seconder, it was:-RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report be approved

(IV)           Section 137 Grant Requests: – There were none

(V)             It was RESOLVED to ACCEPT and APPROVE the external auditor’s signed annual return and opinion for year ended 31 March 2017

(VI)           It was RESOLVED that the annual return and notice of audit was displayed  on the Andrew Close notice board for in excess of 14 days

(VII)        The council RESOLVED to ACCEPT and APPROVE the Parish Council insurance quote Came and Company for £2,516.23 (using Ecclesiastical, this includes a reduction due to long term agreement which expires 30th October 2020).

 

79/17.           PART II AGENDA

Following the exclusion of the press and public the meeting discussed the proposed Hertsmere Local Plan.

 

80/17.           The meeting ended at 10p.m.                                              Chairman

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2017

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Pond lights Hire of lighting designer to plan what is needed Clerk & Cllr Susman ASAP
Manor Lodge School Contact school regarding inconsiderate driving approaching the school. Clerk ASAP
Basket Ball hoop To be ordered ASAP
Christmas Lights Complete County Council form Clerk ASAP
CCTV Quote for 2nd CCTV camera Clerk ASAP
Christmas Ask Jane is tree outside village hall is now set up with electricity and ask Shenley Primary School if they will sing at the event Clerk ASAP