HARTSHORNE PARISH COUNCIL

South Derbyshire District Council

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting

Monday 14 September 2020 

Via video Link (Zoom)

 

PRESENT – Councillors A Jones,(Chair), Mrs M Mycock (vice Chair), P Smith, Mrs K Coe, N Jenkinson, D West,   Mrs J Burley Mrs J Slawson, G Tubey and Mrs N Landsborough.

 

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENSE – Councillors, Mrs S Sharland, R Bell and P Redfern., District Councillors Gee, Taylor, and Dawson

 

ALSO, PRESENT -  R Smith (Clerk) County Councillor and Mrs L Chilton (left meeting at 7.45)

 

Ordinary Parish Meeting

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

None

 

 

District Council Reports:

 

1. Councillor Dawson had submitted a reported  following a conversion with the Planning Department in which it was stated that they were extremely doubtful if the Goseley Dale proposal would be approved at Officer level.

 

County Council reports:

2. County Councillor and Mrs L Chilton No report I respect of Hartshorne Parish Council matters.

 

 

67/20

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting  on held on 20 July 2020. (Held by Video Link (Zoom)

 

The minutes were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

 

Matters Arising - There were no matters arising from the meeting

 

 

 

Any member to declare an interest None

 

 

 

Items for Exemption

 

None  

 

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Police Matters

 

1.     Following the Parish Councils submission to the Police speeding and reckless driving through Goseley has appeared to have been dealt with by the Police. 

2.     Councillor Mrs Burley reported a disturbance on Brookdale Road this is now in the hands of the Police.

 

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Matters Arising

 

1.    Clerk verbally reported that following July  meeting all matters arising had be resolved.

2.    Clerk asked  that following the resignation of J Seaton consideration should be given to advertise the vacancies in the Lower Midway. The Clerk said originally it was delayed due to the current pandemic however as this appears this will not be over in the coming months it should be advertised now RESOLVED Clerk to advertise  the current vacancies in the Lower Midway ward.

 

 

70/20

Highways, Pavements and Public Footpaths

1.   Notification relating to the resurfacing of A511 Burton Road, Midway. 

2.   It was noted that the work will commence on 21 September and take place over night. 3. Emergency road closure for Manchester Lane, Hartshorne It was noted that the work was completed within 4 days.

             


4.     DCC - Footpaths at Buildings Farm, Hartshorne

RESOLVED Clerk to seek further clarification on the alterations to f/p33

5.     Litter Bins at Goseley Ave (Councillor Mrs Burley)

RESOLVED Clerk to contact SDDC to find out who is responsible for the bins at the shop.

 

 

 

71/20

Parish Newsletter and website

1.     Councillor’s  agreed that the Ticknall PC web site was good but and Councillor Jenkinson continue to investigate.

2.     The Clerk will circulate to Councillor Jenkinson a notice in respect of an Accessibility Statement to be put on the web site. 

 

 

72/20

Recreation Grounds and Allotments

1.     Use of football pitch at Dunsmore Way

The Clerk reported that the football pitch had been let on a Saturday morning to Stapenhill under 15’s. He was still hopeful that a under 15’s will use the pitch on a Sunday morning

2.     Goseley Avenue recreation ground

Councillor Jones reported that there are a few broken branches that require attention RESOLVED Clerk to contact Neil Dawson Landscapes. 

3.     Dunsmore Way, Lower Midway - Container

The Clerk reported that a request to SDDC had resulted in the Container being made a anti vandalism paint applies to the roof. It was noted Chris Smith SDDC responded to the problem very quickly.

 

 

73/20

Reports from Outside Bodies

1.  Councillor Jenkinson reported that the Charities were still considering applications for educational grants.

 

 

 

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Planning Matters

1.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0586: Approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) pursuant to outline permission ref. 9/2018/0709 (allowed on appeal under ref. APP/F1040/W/18/3216847) for the erection of 14 dwellings with associated road, public open space and associated works on Land rear of 53 and 67 Woodville Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7ET

No Objections

2.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0480 Listed Building Consent for the refurbishment of the farmhouse and the conversion of outbuildings into 2 additional dwellings (use class C3) including demolition and rebuild

of associated walls at Spring Farm, Brook Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7AH No Objections. The Parish Council were pleased that this development will go ahead. 

3.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0600 Outline application (with details of access to be considered now and matters of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping reserved for later consideration) for the residential development of up to 150 dwellings along with associated roads, drainage infrastructure and open space on Land at SK3219 4280 (Hill Top Farm, Woodville), Goseley Avenue, Hartshorne, Swadlincote.-

 

Hartshorne Parish Council strongly object to the proposed development.

1.       Overall this site is not identified in the Local Plan and there is no evidence that housing need cannot be met by already identified sites particularly in the Hartshorne/Woodville area at Broomy Farm and other adjacent development within the Swadlincote Regeneration Route.

2.       The site is situated outside the current settlement boundary

3.       SDDC (and more specifically the Hartshorne/Woodville Ward) currently have enough sites to meet the need of the five-year plan with everything that currently has been given Planning Permission.  Developers landbank these sites waiting for house prices to increase even further so they can increase their profits.

4.       Agricultural Land Classification Report - the report classifies the land as 3b.  But upon reading the report it actually could very easily be 3a or even 2. 

5.       If we keep building on all our farmland, this will impact on growing our own food.

6.       In the Planning Application - Section 7, It clearly asks "Does the proposal require any

diversion/extinguishment of any rights of way?" This has been answered no, when it must be yes, as there are 2 Public Rights of Way which pass through the site.  Footpaths 3 & 4 which will clearly need to be either diverted or closed temporary or maybe permanently resulting in the same problems that walkers have had at Broomy Farm 7.      Section 11: "Will the proposals increase flood risk? " Water will run off tarmac and concrete and run downhill towards Woodville Road increasing the flood risk for those properties at the bottom of the dip on Woodville Road.

8.            Transport Plan; The Transport Assessment taken in July 2019 (before the houses on the Broomy Farm site became inhabited), it states that 150 houses will only create 83 traffic movements in the morning and 79 in the evening which they think will have no impact on Goseley Estate and the junction of Goseley Avenue and

Woodville Road.  The Parish Council would really question this, both for the numbers of movements (the average household in the UK has 1.3 cars, so that is 195 cars in total not 150.)  So, what they would like us to believe is that everyone will walk or cycle and only 53% and 52% of households will use their cars?? 

9.            The junction at Goseley Ave and Woodville Road would see a large increase in traffic entering and leaving the Estate. If you factor in the impact on traffic leaving and entering Broomy Farm (estimated 400+dwellings ) this would create and dangerous ‘crossroad’ and may require traffic lights!

10.          Other smaller developments i.e. Snotty Fox site and between 53 and 67 Woodville Road would create greater numbers of traffic along Woodville Road.

11.          The way in which the development wraps around the recreation ground is likely create problems with residents using the area.

4.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0771 Change of use from takeaway (use class A5) to residential flat (use class C3) at 23 Salisbury Drive, Midway, Swadlincote, DE11 7LD

No Objections

5.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0817 The erection of a two storey side extension at 21 Coventry Close, Midway, Swadlincote, DE11 7PP.

No Objections

6.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0478:The erection of a new 2 storey dwelling and new access at Spring Farm, Brook Street, Hartshorne, DE11 7AH.

7.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0810: Refurbishment of the farmhouse and conversion of outbuildings into 2 no. dwellings including demolition and rebuilding of associated walls and change of use of agricultural land to residential garden at Spring Farm, Brook Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7AH.

No Objections

8.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0422: Approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) for erection of 148 dwellings along with creation of roads and public open space pursuant to outline permission ref. 9/2016/0882 (phase 2b) on Land at Broomy Farm (east of Lincoln Way and

Salisbury Drive), Woodville Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote.-

Hartshorne Parish Council objects to the revised application. The  original applications included an entrance to Granville School via the estate, it no longer appears on any revised layout. The Parish Council would wish this entrance to be reinstated on the grounds of road safety as many of the students travel from either the Goseley Estate, Hartshorne village and Lower Midway. It has been quoted that the removal of the entrance is the action of the School, if this is correct the Parish Council asked them to reconsider their decision as soon as possible and certainly before the Planning Committee give permission to the developers.

9.     Application ref. DMPA/2020/0422: Notification of amendment to planning application Approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) for erection of 148 dwellings along with creation of roads and public open space pursuant to outline permission ref. 9/2016/0882 (phase 2b) on Land at Broomy Farm (east of Lincoln Way and Salisbury Drive), Woodville Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote.-

Hartshorne Parish Council objects to the revised application. The  original applications included an entrance to Granville School via the estate, it no longer appears on any revised layout. The Parish Council would wish this entrance to be reinstated on the grounds of road safety as many of the students travel from either the Goseley Estate, Hartshorne village and Lower Midway. It has been quoted that the removal of the entrance is the action of the School, if this is correct the Parish Council asked them to reconsider their decision as soon as possible and certainly before the Planning Committee give permission to the developers.

10.  Application ref. DMPA/2020/0775 installation of solar panels at The Shires, Ticknall Road, Hartshorne No Objections.

 

             

 

75/20     Finance and Administration

 

September Payments

Cheq

Payee

In respect of

Net

 

VAT

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Wages

September salaries/wages

 

-

 

-

855.82

 

HMIC

September Tax and NI contribution

 

-

 

-

203.96

 

Water plus

Supply at Goseley recreation ground

 

 

 

 

226.85

 

R Smith

May -September21 Zoom Video conferencing

 

 

57.56

 

N Dawson Landscaping

Various work at Goseley Recreation Ground

 

 

217.00

 

Bloomin’ Gardens Ltd

Mowing and marking of football pitch at

Dunsmore Way

110.00

22.00

132.00

 

Royal Mail

PO Box registration

137.50

27.50

165.00

 

1.     Gordon Watts our Legthsman for the past 15 years has submitted his resignation and his last day will be 21 September.

RESOLVED Chairman to write to Gordon and a suitable gift to be presented when the current resrictions are relaxed.

2.     Vacancy of Parish Legthsman

RESOLVED Clerk to draft a Job Desrioption and Person Specification and circulate to all Councillors foe their cooments.

3.     Receipt of s106 monies re improvements at Main Street recreation ground.

NOTED, it is hoped will commence shortly

4.     SDDC – acknowledgement of Loan Confirmation NOTED

5.     2020/21 National PayAward for Clerks. 2.5% increase wef 1 April. RESOLVED that the National Pay award is confirmed

 

 

76/20     Correspondence

                         1. Correspondence

General Correspondence

         Henry Lamprecht - Broomy Farm Phase 4 Consultation

RESOLVED Invite Henry Lamprecht to the next Parish Council meeting

         SDDC – reply from Chris Nash in respect of request for extension of time on planning application.

         POST OFFICE LIMITED – Salisbury Drive – DE11 7LD

         John Delaney – planting of wildflowers in Ticknall

RESOLVED Councillors to investigate  further

         Ticknall Parish Council – face to face meetings

         SDDC – Inspection reports on play equipment

         DCC – libraries to reopen

RESOLVED Statement to be forwarded to N Jenkinson

         DALC – submission for consideration for Council of the Year.

         DALC – AGM and presentation of Awards 20 October 

RESOLVED that the Chair and Vice Chair attend (via video link)

 

77/20     Meeting Closed at 9.20 pm

             Date of Next meeting  12 OCTOBER starting at 7.00 via video link (Zoom)

 

 

             

 

Signed………………………………………… Date………………………………………………….