Tuesday 5 March 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes

Shenley Parish Council

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, 5th MARCH 2019, AT 7.40PM (FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING) IN THE VILLAGE HALL,

108 LONDON ROAD, SHENLEY

 

PRESENT: Councillors Nicky Beaton (Chair), Rosemary Gilligan, Nigel Heller, Gavin O’Sullivan and Anthony Spencer

  • In attendance:            Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council
  • 10 members of the public were present

 

99/18.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Annette Edel, Helen Hussain, William Susman, Peter Wayne and County Councillor Morris Bright.

 

100/18.         Declarations of Interests

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

PREJUDICIAL -none.

 

101/18.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 5th February 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 5th February 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Beaton and adopted by the Council

 

102/18.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED. At this point it was noted by a resident that he had eventually had contact with Hertfordshire County Council regarding the 657 bus. It was confirmed that this route will now be run by Arriva.  UNO will finish running their service on 20 April and Arriva will begin on 23 April.  The meeting thanked the resident for all his efforts regarding the matter.

 

103/18.         Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 7th February 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Finance committee meeting, held on the 7th February 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Gilligan and adopted by the Council

 

 

104/18.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions. A resident asked what the outcome of the appeal for the proposed gates at the Mansion House had been.  It was confirmed that the appeal had been successful.

 

The Chairman thanked the residents for attending.

 

105/18.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Adopt a Phone box

The meeting discussed the proposal to adopt the phone box on London Road.  It was agreed that this would be a great community service.  It was commented that the books would need to be enclosed to protect them from the weather.  It was also noted that it may be vandalised.  It was AGREED to go ahead with the project with the initial cost of £1.  The Clerk will inform Mrs Susman who emailed the request.

 

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting NOTED that this had been discussed at the Annual Meeting, which had taken place prior to the full Council meeting.

 

  • Drive Safe

Nothing to report

 

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting was informed that the ACS group will be meeting this weekend. The meeting thanked the volunteers for their hard work.

 

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The meeting AGREED the team are doing a great job.  The request for works to be carried on along the Spinney will be passed on to the team by Councillor O’Sullivan.

 

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field

Nothing to report

 

  • Allotments

Nothing to report

 

  • Shenley Fete

Councillor Beaton informed the meeting that plans were progressing well, and a new mail out will be sent this week.

 

  • Media Committee

The meeting all AGREED that the new edition of SVM is fantastic and Councillor Beaton and Mr Guy Beaton were thanked for all their hard work.

 

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Clerk informed the meeting that the next trip will be to Chartwell House on Tuesday 9th April.

 

  • Police Update

Councillor Heller informed the meeting that the police updates would now be presented quarterly.

 

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the Park Trust AGM will be taking place on Monday 18th March at 7.30pm.  Staffing issues were also mentioned.

 

106/18.         Planning Applications

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

  • 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
19/0187/FUL Wheatsheaf Farm, Well End Road, Borehamwood, Herts Creation of new vehicular access from Well End Road with installation of field gate.
19/0186/LBC Wheatsheaf Farm, Well End Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Redevelopment of the site to include subdivision of existing farmhouse to create 1 x 3 bed and 1 x 4 bed dwellings, conversion of ‘The Kennels’ to a single storey 1 bed dwelling with detached garage. Demolition of outbuildings associated with the equestrian centre and construction of 1 x 4 bed house with integral garage and 1 x 3 bed house with detached garage with associated landscaping. (Application for Listed Building consent)
19/0185/FUL Wheatsheaf Farm, Well End Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Redevelopment of the site to include subdivision of existing farmhouse to create 1 x 3 bed and 1 x 4 bed dwellings, conversion of ‘The Kennels’ to a single storey 1 bed dwelling with detached garage. Demolition of outbuildings associated with the equestrian centre and construction of 1 x 4 bed house with integral garage and 1 x 3 bed house with detached garage with associated landscaping.
19/0045/HSE 24 Newcome Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EJ Erection of part single part 2 storey side and rear extension and alterations to front elevation.
18/2416/LBC Buckettsland Farm, Buckettsland Lane, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire Demolition of the studio building and erection of a replacement 4 bed detached dwelling with bin storage, associated landscaping and parking. (Application for Listed Building consent)
*19/0267/HSE 44 Greenwood Gardens, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9LF Single storey rear extension
*19/0277/CLP 46 Newcome Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9EJ Single storey rear extension. Certificate of Lawful Development (proposed).
*19/0279/CLP 2 Woodhall Lane, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9AT Conversion of loft to habitable room with hip to gable roof alternations, rear dormer and 2 front roof lights. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed)

 

 

With regards to: –

19/0194/HSE 7 Cox Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9JQ Conversion of garage to habitable room to include bay window to front elevation. Single storey rear extension and changes to fenestration and front

door.

The Meeting raised concerns regarding the dimensions of the proposed bay window, on the access for No.5 Cox Close.  Should this obstruct the access to No.5 then the Parish Council would object to the application.

 

Also, concerns were raised about the depth of pilings in the proposed rear extension and the potential damage to tree roots and the adjacent houses.

 

(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.)

 

107/18.         Financial matters

  • March 2019 meeting

The Accounts for payment for the March 2019 meeting were received and it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly Accounts for payment totalling £6,041.88 be approved.

  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly budget monitoring reports for February 2019 be approved.
  • Following a proposal and seconder, it was: – RESOLVED that the monthly petty cash report for February 2019 be approved.
  • Section 137 Grant Requests: –
  • Clore Shalom Primary School request for £1,312.50 to help towards the cost of swimming coach expenses (£1,312.50 given in 2018, £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.

 

108/18.         The meeting ended at 8.40p.m.                                                       Chairman

 

 

ACTION LIST – TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2019

provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk ASAP
Grant Request £1,312.50 towards Clore Shalom Swimming coaches Clerk ASAP
Right to Bid Request to reinstate Right to Bid on White Horse and Black Lion – Chase again Clerk ASAP
Community Pay Back See if the team can do works that have been requested in the Spinney Cllr O’Sullivan ASAP

 

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