Shenington  with Alkerton Parish



1.         Apologies for absence

            Councillors Buchanan (unwell) and Court (unwell).

2.         Declarations of Interest

            The Chairman declared a personal interest in items 6(b)(ii) as a Village Hall  Trustee.  Councillor Brummell declared personal interests in items 6(a)(i) and 6(a)(ii)    as a family member owns the land and 6(b)(ii) as a Village Hall Trustee.      

3.         Open forum

            No questions from the public. 

 4.         Acceptance of the minutes of the previous meeting (November)

            The minutes had been circulated prior to the meeting. Cllr. Brummell proposed that  they be accepted, seconded and agreed unanimously.  The minutes were signed by the Chairman. 

5.         Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meetings:

            (a)        Tree on Shenington Hill

                        The Clerk reported that a County Council officer should have looked at the tree.

                        ACTION: The Clerk to email the officer for an update.

            (b)        Displaying information on website update

                        ACTION: The Clerk to organise.

     (c)        Long Acre/Stocking Lane Royal Mail update    

                        ACTION: The Clerk to request a street name plate for Long Acre 

       6.         Councillor’s Reports

            (a)        Outside Organisations

                        (i) Gliding Club update

                        No new update.

                        (ii) Karting Club update

                        No new update.

            (b)        Communication

                        (i) School update

                        No new report.

                        (ii) Village Hall Trustees update

                        No new report.

            (c)        Highways

                        (i) Traffic Calming; update

                        The Chairman reported that Councillor Buchanan and he met with a PCSO.  The Police are going to purchase a new speedwatch device.  Councillor Porter   has contacted a company about a demonstration of their speedwatch device.  Councillors agreed that it would be good to see how the device works and to understand the maintenance costs.

                        ACTION: Councillor Porter to arrange for a demonstration of the speedwatch device

                        (ii) letter to MP update

                        ACTION: Councillor Buchanan to forward the draft to the Clerk.

 (iii) Repairs to road by Karting Club update


                        The Clerk reported that an officer had said that they would liaise with the                     Chairman with regard to meeting in the parish.  The Chairman said that he has not been contacted.

                        ACTION: The Clerk to follow up on this.

                        (iv) Mill Lane potholes update

                        ACTION: The Clerk to follow up with the officer who was going to                              contact the Chairman.

            (d)       Countryside

                        (i) Details of small signs for the wildflower areas

                        ACTION: January agenda item

                        (ii) To consider reviewing the condition of the trees on the Green update

                        The Clerk reported that there is no information on the policy relating to how often trees should be professionally inspected.

                        ACTION: The Clerk to liaise with the insurance company.

            (e)        Assets

                        (i) Defibrillator; annual review

                        The Chairman reported that the pads and battery need replacing.  It was agreed that the Clerk should order replacements from a recommended supplier.  The Chairman reported that the internal light does not work.  It was agreed that the electrician who connected the light should be asked to fix this. 

                        ACTION: The Clerk to order replacement pads and battery.  The  Chairman to arrange for an electrician to fix the light.

                        (ii) Grit bins; inform County Council of location and request replacement

                        ACTION: The Clerk to follow up on this.

            (f)        Emergency Planning

                        (i) Annual Parish Survey; update

                        ACTION: The Clerk to update.

7.         District and County Councillor Reports

            (a)        To receive reports

                        No new reports.

            (b)        CDC new Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

                        No comments.

            (c)        CDC Partial Review of the Local Plan (Part 1); Options Consultation

                        The housing option in Shenington was discussed and councillors agreed that it  was in an inappropriate location considering the landscape and visual impact, the number of dwelling did not fit the criteria determined by CDC, light pollution issues, highway issues, sewage problems and insufficient local         infrastructure.  It was agreed that the Chairman should respond to this consultation. 

                        ACTION: The Chairman to respond to the consultation.

            (d)       Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Structure

                        No comments.

8.         To receive planning applications

            (a)        16/02183/F - land north west of Fabis House, Rattlecombe Road

                        This application was discussed and councillors agreed that although  improvements on this site are welcomed there are issues with this application. The height of the barn attached to Longworth was considered too high.  It  would dominate the site instead of providing a welcome improvement as well             as considerably altering the street view in a conservation area.  Councillors agreed to object.

                        ACTION: The Clerk to respond to the Planning Department.

            (b)        16/02184/LB - land north west of Fabis House, Rattlecombe Road

                        See 8(a) above.


9.         To receive results of planning applications

            (a)        16/00317/TCA - The Laurels, Kenhill Road; no objection

            (b)        16/01894/F - Cotman House; granted

            (c)        16/01895/LB - Cotman House; granted

            (d)       16/00278/TCA - Clematis Cottage, Stocking Lane; no objection

            (e)        16/00282/TCA - Garters, Stocking Lane; no objection


10.       To receive correspondence

            (a)        Warwickshire County Council draft minerals plan consultation

                        No comments.

            (b)        OALC November update

                        ACTION: The Clerk to forward to councillors.

            (c)        The Bell Inn; notice of removal from Assets of Community Value register

                        Councillors agreed that The Bell Inn should remain on the Asset of Community Value register.

                        ACTION: The Clerk to request.


11.       Financial/Adminstration Report

            (a)        Bank balances

                        The Clerk confirmed the following balances:

                        Community Account - £7,297.27

                        Business Account - £7,219.78

            (b)        Bank reconciliation

                        ACTION: January agenda item.

12.       Open forum

            Stone Holt is moving considerable amounts of earth with no planning consent.  This         property is within the conservation area and adjacent to a listed building. 

13.       Passing of any accounts for payment:

            The following accounts were proposed by Councillor Brummell, seconded by Councillor Smith and carried unanimously.

            (a)        Mrs. C. Hill - Clerk’s fee (November) - £175.24 

            (b)        HM Revenue & Customs (PAYE) - £43.60

            (c)        Mr. N. Brooks - mower fuel - £106.67

14.       Closure of meeting

            The next meeting will be on Wednesday, 18th January at 7.30pm.

            The Chairman closed the meeting at 9.10pm. 



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