Tue 3 March 2020 – Shenley Parish Council Minutes


PRESENT: Councillors Justine Ash, Jonathan Bonn, Nigel Heller Annie Keen, William Susman (Chair) and Natalie Susman

 In attendance:           Amanda Leboff, Clerk to the Council

  • 6 members of the public were present

102/19.         Apologies for Absence.

Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillors Rosemary Gilligan, Gavin O’Sullivan, Anthony Spencer and County Councillor Morris Bright.

103/19.         Declarations of Interests

PERSONAL    Councillor Keen declared a personal interest in the item concerning Shenley Park Trust.   


104/19.         Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th February 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Ordinary Parish Council meeting, held on the 4th February 2020 be confirmed as a correct record, and signed by Cllr Susman and adopted by the Council

105/19.         Review of Action Plan from above meetings

The Action plan was NOTED.  

106/19.         Questions by residents of Shenley Parish

The chairman invited questions. A resident asked for an update on the lease at Pursley Field for Borehamwood 2000. The chairman confirmed that the lease should be completed in the coming days and following this an extension to the lease will be arranged.

It was asked what was happening with regards to the fly tipping by Clore Shalom that is getting worse.  It was AGREED that this would be chased.

A question was asked regarding the proposed film studios in Borehamwood regarding the additional traffic that will undoubtedly come through Shenley. Following a discussion, it was AGREED that Borough Councillor Susman would bring this up with HBC and when the plans are submitted by SKY, Shenley Parish Council will form a co-ordinated response from the local community including the schools and parents.

The issue of speeding along Black Lion Hill was again mentioned. It was AGREED the application for the road safety fund would be chased.

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending

107/19.         Reports of Committee, Members and Clerk

  • Shenley Primary School – Request to use Harris Lane Field for Charity Event

The meeting welcomed the School PE co-ordinator to the meeting.  Following a discussion, it was unanimously AGREED that the school can use Harris Lane field for a charity fun run event. It was AGREED that the school will check their insurance as will the Parish Council.

  • Pathway – Cockle Way/Fielders Way

Cllr N Susman is looking into the ownership and responsibility of the pathway.

  • Neighbourhood Plan

The meeting was informed the inspector did an incognito visit to the village.

  • VE Day 2020

The meeting was informed that the Parish Council together with the local religious leaders will be hosting a free tea for the community on Sunday 10th May 3-5pm in the Village Hall.

  • Christmas Lights – Engagement with the Community

The Chairman had had several responses from people wishing to be part of a working group.  The first meeting is to be arranged.

  • Action for a Cleaner Shenley – Update

The meeting thanked the team for their continued hard work.  The last session had 11 volunteers collecting 29 ½ bags of rubbish.

  • Community Payback Scheme – Update

The team are regularly attending and completing work we request. The meeting thanked the team for all their hard work.

  • Harris Lane/Rookery Field/Allotments

The meeting was informed that the trees in the fields are being checked by Gristwood and Toms

  • Media Committee

The meeting was informed that the website is being made more user friendly.

  • Shenley Community Activities Group

The next trip will be to Kew Gardens on Wednesday 22nd April

  • Police Update

Nothing to report.

  • Drive Safe Update

Nothing to report.

  • Shenley Park Trust

The meeting was informed that the AGM took place on 2nd March.

  • Update on Cinema Event

The meeting was informed that plans are going ahead.

108/19.         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.
*20/0046/HSE11 Charrington Close, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9GZInstallation of rear conservatory.
*20/0284/HSE13 Harris Lane Shenley Hertfordshire WD7 9EDSingle storey rear extension following removal of existing extension and conservatory with new front porch and alterations to fenestration (revised application).  

With Regards To: –

20/0119/FULLand At 102 To 104A And Rear Of 100 To 104A London Road, Shenley, HertfordshireRedevelopment of the site to include change of use of existing rear ground floor offices to residential (C3), construction of a first-floor rear extension to adapt the layout of existing flat and create an additional 2 x 1 bed apartments at ground & first floor levels. Demolition of existing garages and outbuildings to the rear and construction of 3 x 2 bed, 2 storey terrace dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping.

Whilst delighted to see the potential provision for the elderly, the meeting was concerned regarding the disruption and damage to the wildlife such as the bat and hedgehog colonies that will be unavoidable. The meeting was also concerned with the visual impact on the neighbouring properties.

(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.)

109/19.         Financial matters

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

110/19.         The meeting ended at 8.40p.m.                                                       Chairman


Planning ApplicationsLetter to Hertsmere Borough Council advising of the Council’s opinions.ClerkActioned
Change bank accountsBegin paperworkClerkASAP
Clore Shalom SchoolArrange for grant to be givenClerkASAP
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