Tue 5 Nov 2019 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes


PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Nigel Heller, Annie Keen, Gavin O’Sullivan, William Susman (Chair), Natalie Susman and Anthony Spencer

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 3 members of the public were present

64/19.           Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Cllr Jonathan Bonn, Rosemary Gilligan and County Councillor Morris Bright.

65/19.           Declarations of Interests

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


66/19.           Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 2nd October 2019

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 2nd October 2019 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

67/19.           Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

68/19.           Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

There were no questions from residents

69/19.           Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Upcoming Events

The meeting discussed all the upcoming events and councillors offered their help where they are available.

  • Agree Timing for Christmas at The Cage

As the ride around Shenley is not able to take place this year, it was agreed that the Santa event at the Cage will take place on Sunday 15th December 5.30-6.30pm.

  • CCTV – Update

The meeting was informed that the new cameras were now in place and the contracts were signed.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed that Regulation 16 is now in place and will close on Tuesday 10th December.  There will be a public meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 14th November at 7.30pm.  Short versions of Regulation 16 have been produced and will be handed out on the night.  The Councillors were asked to encourage people to give their feedback on Regulation 16.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

Seven members of the ACS team met up and did an excellent job all around Shenley. The Parish Council thanked them for all their hard work.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are attending weekly and doing well.  Thanks, as always to Alex in Tea Rooms who always supplies Team with hot drinks.  This week they did an excellent job of cleaning around the war memorial base.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting AGREED for gates to be put up in the allotments stopping people driving along the wildlife area, along the side of the allotments.

  • CIL

The meeting was informed that the clerk and chairman met with HBC to discuss CIL and clarify what and where it can be used.

  • Media Committee

Nothing to Report.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The Christmas theatre trip will be on Wednesday 11th November to see the musical 9-5.

  • Police Update

The meeting was informed there have been recent burglaries in Shenley, and the CCTV will need to be looked at for potential useful footage.  The local PCSO ran a surgery in the tea rooms, however it needed to be better advertised.

  • Drive Safe Update

Paperwork still needs to be completed by the Chairman.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the entrance to the Park from Radlett Lane will be done between Christmas and New Year. The work to the greenhouses is currently being done. Apple Day was a great success.

70/18.                       Correspondence Received:

London Luton Airport Ltd Expansion Consultation

71/19.           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 proposal.
19/1548/CLE White Cottage Mimms Lane Shenley Radlett Erection of single storey dwelling and stable building. Certificate of Lawful Development (existing).
19/1621/CLP 24 Newcome Road Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EJ Construction of single storey side and rear extension. Certificate of Lawful Development (Proposed).
19/1666/ADV McDonalds Restaurant Ltd Bell Lane London Colney Hertfordshire Installation of 4 x internally illuminated menu board signs and 1 x digital screen (Application for Advertisement Consent).
19/1656/HSE 9 Old Nursery Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9FD Single storey side and rear extension.

With regards to: –

19/1669/HSE 33 Mulberry Gardens Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9LB Single storey rear extension and conversion of loft to habitable room to include rear dormer with Juliet balcony.
19/1673/HSE 30 Hamblings Close Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9JJ Construction of single storey front infill extension between house and garage (revised application).

The Council OBJECTED to these applications on the grounds that: –

  • The development is too large
  • The development is not in keeping with the street scene
  • It is not in-keeping with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan

 (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.)

72/19.           Financial matters

There were none

The meeting was reminded that the December Parish Council meeting will take place on TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER.

73/19.           The meeting ended at 9.15p.m.                                                       Chairman


provision action by action
Planning Applications Letter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions. Clerk Actioned
Cllr Street responsibility Divide streets amongst Cllrs Clerk & Cllr W Susman ASAP
Change bank accounts Begin paperwork Clerk ASAP
VE Day – 75 years To be added to December agenda – Councillors to think how they would like to commemorate the event Councillors Dec meeting
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