Kinver Parish Council Minutes February 2012

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF KINVER PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2012 AT THE COUNCIL OFFICES AT 95 HIGH STREET, KINVER

 

PRESENT:        Councillor Mrs R Davis (Chairman), MR Davies (Vice-Chairman)

Councillors:        DH Hadlington, D Light, Mrs M Rogers, HH Rogers, Mrs V Davis,

Mrs L Hingley, BR Edwards, P Wooddisse, Mrs ED Ray, DM Wiseman, HH Williams, J Cutler.

 

17.        OPENING PRAYERS

 

 Mrs. Bamber led the Council in prayer.

18.        APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

An apology of absence was received from Cllr JK Hall.

 

19.        DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillors Mrs R Davis and Mrs L Hingley declared a non prejudicial interest in relation to the High Street as it is a Conservation Area.

20.        MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

The Minutes of the meeting held on 4th January 2012, having been circulated in advance of the current meeting, were approved and signed as a true record of the proceedings at that meeting.

 

21.        MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

21.1      Signs on Hyde Lane Junction.

 

It was noted that the signs are still being placed on the junction with Hyde Lane: the County Council and the KSCA have been sent a letter requesting that they ask the fair organisers not to put their signs on this junction as it causes an obstruction for drivers.

 

21.2      Parking on yellow lines by Potters Cross

 

It was noted that the Crossing Patrol person should be recording the names of drivers that obstruct his view when he is trying to cross the school children over the road. The parents are parking on the double yellow lines and pavements causing visibility problems in the area.  The Clerk reported that the Crossing Patrol Person is taking photographs and she has also taken pictures of the problem and forwarded them to Steve Poyser at the District Council.

 

It was noted that within the Localism Bill, Local Authorities can take over the running of a service if it is thought to be unsatisfactory; the Chairman asked the District Councillors to look into this to see if it would be feasible for the Parish Council to be temporarily responsible for this service.

 

22.        POLICE INSPECTOR DONNA GIBBS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON POLICING MATTERS RELATING TO KINVER

 

Inspector Gibbs introduced herself to the Council; she has taken over from Inspector Shannahan.  She has spent half of her police career in the Staffordshire force, so is well aware of the makeup of the area.

 

There are several fundamental changes taking place in the force, a summary of some of these is below:-

 

  • Admin support / call handling – a new number has been introduced 101, the use of which is for non-emergency crime. Callers are given appointment times for the police to call and deal with their enquiry.  This should be within 2 days of reporting the incident.

 

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  • Custody teams are now in place, who take the prisoner into custody and the arresting officer is then released quickly back on duty.
  • A review of the police stations is taking place; the officers are wanted out on the streets, not in police stations, therefore several stations have closed and officers are working out of “out posts”.  These can be parts of schools, libraries, an office, but most important is the central location to an area.  Kinver station will be closed, but not until an out post is found.
  • PC Baker has currently been moved to Cannock as due to an on-going injury he is working on restricted duties. PCSO Karleen Salmon is working at Codsall.  By March we should have a replacement PCSO and a Community Officer back in the village, but for now the area is being covered by 2 officers from Wombourne. This is the plan for the next 12 months. It was noted that the longer term plans were still being finalised.
  • If we are to have 2 officers, it was mentioned that they should work opposite shifts otherwise it is like only having 1 officer on duty, this was noted.
  • The force has 45 special constables and these are tasked where they are required; some of these officers have been targeting Kinver as there has been an increase in antisocial behaviour.
  • In the police stats that are issued, over a third of all antisocial behaviour takes place in or around the KSCA.  This is being dealt with by the Joint Operations Group which links agencies together to look at the bigger picture of why there is a problem there, and how to deal with it; input is not just from the police perspective.  It was noted this would be a good location for an Out Post for the officers.  The Crime Reduction Officer will come to look at the area and give his advice.
  • The police stats we receive do not tell the whole picture, and we will be receiving information in a different format in the future, i.e. attending PC Meetings if appropriate or via the newsletters.

 

23.        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

            Standing orders were raised for members of the public to speak

 

            Mr Ralph Wilson addressed the Council, and apologised for his outburst at the previous meeting. He raised the following matters:-

 

  • He assured members that his attendance at the previous meeting was purely spur of the moment following the incident relating to the ambulance.
  • He had been to visit the shops in the High Street individually to ask 2 questions:– I would like Kinver High Street to:- a) Remain the same as it is today b) Have the pinch points and yellow lines removed from the centre of the village. The response he received were 1 in favour for a, and 29 in favour of b.
  • In his opinion the speeding had been made worse with the installation of the pinch points and the local Fire Service had not been consulted and was unaware of the High Street make over until it was implemented.
  • Since Christmas there have been 10 tyres damaged to date, and over 70+ since the scheme was installed.
  • The parking in the High Street before always acted as a traffic calming measure and this should be reintroduced.
  • The shop keepers that he had spoken to reported their takings were down 30% since the road was altered.

           

            Standing orders were reinstated.

 

24.       BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION – PRESENTED BY CLLR MRS L HINGLEY 

 

            Cllr Mrs L Hingley gave the following report:

 

“Planning so far:-         I have Contacted village organisations to see if they can support the competition. Twenty so far are very interested. I have recruited the assistance of David Gidding, David Bills  and the Kinver Rotary Club  of whom I value their knowledge of the past competitions we have entered.

 

 

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I have also visited Foley Infants, Brindley Heath and Edgecliff schools and spoken to the Head Teachers about the poster competitions and they are keen to be involved on the project

I have met with the chairman of the Best Kept Village Competition, Mr. John Perry, to update me on the B.K.V and of any changes that might have taken place since we last entered in 2007.  He was very helpful and supportive and was very pleased to hear that the BKV Group were interested in entering the competition.

 

FUTURE:-         I will be convening a meeting with representatives of the local organisations to see how they can help.  I have a map of the village and with the help of a few colleagues will find the hot spots that will need litter picking and tidying up, and of course liaising with the Parish Council maintenance men and Jenny so that we are not doing their work.  This will be team work where the community will  be able to get involved.

 

THE VISION OF THE HIGH STREET IS TO HAVE HANGING FLOWER BASKETS ON BOTH SIDES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND ENCOURAGE THE TRADERS TO LOOK AFTER THEM USING THE EXISTING CHRISTMAS TREE BRACKETS. AND TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBS AND RESIDENTS TO ENTER THE B.K.V FRONTAGE COMPETITION.

 

To encourage tourism back to the village is very important to sustain our future businesses.”

 

Members thanked Cllr Mrs Hingley for taking on this project, and agreed to support the organisation with the entrance fee.

 

25.                   TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED COMMITTEE STRUCTURE FOR THE NEW LEISURE AND AMENITIES COMMITTEE

 

            Proposed structure of the agendas of the new Committee

 

The Clerk reported that the proposed agendas were listed as appendix 1 to these minutes; the first will be for the first meeting when receiving the 2 sets of minutes, the second to be used thereafter.

 

The Committee perhaps should meet every 2 months as opposed to quarterly as at present, to take into account the combined meetings agendas.

 

The meetings could take place in January, March, May, July, September and November. This would be 6 meetings per annum.

 

The original terms of reference are below along with a proposed combination of the 2 Committees to the new Leisure and Amenities Committee.

 

Chairing the meetings.

 

There can only be one chairman at a meeting, but other members can have areas of responsibility that they lead on when being discussed at meetings.  Therefore, the Chairman could be Cllr JK Hall and Vice Chairman Cllr Mrs L Hingley (or vice versa), the Chairman could lead on the areas of interest to him as the Rights of Ways etc., and the Vice Chairman could lead on the other agenda items.

 

It would be unprofessional for the Chairman just to lead on the items they are interested in and leave the meeting. They would need to remain in the chair and take the whole meeting, and introduce the items as this is the role of the Chairman.

 

            Original Terms of Reference for the 2 Committees

 

            Environment and Recreation Committee

 

The Parish Council has set the following terms of reference for the Committee –

 

 

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    • The Committee shall be an Advisory Committee without powers to make resolved decisions.
    • It shall have a maximum of 3 co-opted members of the public as members of the Committee with full voting rights, these to be elected at the first AGM and remain on the Committee for the life of that Council (4 years)

 

    • The Committee is to address issues of the maintenance, management and development of the existing play area and for child/youth recreational facilities and to develop, and where appropriate, manage and maintain schemes for enhancement of the local environment.
    • Number on Committee – Chairman of Council (Ex-Officio), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee and up to 7 other Councillors.

         

          Rights of Way Committee

 

The Parish Council has set the following terms of reference for the Committee –

 

    • The Committee shall be an Advisory Committee without powers to make resolved decisions.
    • It shall have a maximum of 3 co-opted members of the public as members of the Committee with full voting rights, these to be elected at the first AGM and remain on the Committee for the life of that Council (4 years)
    • The Committee is to address issues relating to the Public Rights of Way in the Parish of Kinver and liaise with SCC ROW Dept.
    • Number on Committee – Chairman of Council (Ex-Officio), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee and up to 7 other Councillors.

         

Proposed terms of reference for the new Leisure and Amenities Committee

 

    • The Committee shall be an Advisory Committee without powers to make resolved decisions.
    • It shall have a maximum of 3 co-opted members of the public as members of the Committee with full voting rights, these to be elected at the first AGM and remain on the Committee for the life of that Council (4 years)
    • The Committee is to address issues of the maintenance, management and development of the existing play area and for child/youth recreational facilities and to develop, and where appropriate, manage and maintain schemes for enhancement of the local environment.
    • The Committee is to address issues relating to the Public Rights of Way in the Parish of Kinver and liaise with SCC ROW Dept.
    • Number on Committee – Chairman of Council (Ex-Officio), Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee and up to 7 other Councillors.

 

The above proposed draft terms of reference and agendas as set out as appendix 1 to these minutes were agreed.

 

26.       COUNTY / DISTRICT COUNCILLORS TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL ON ANY MATTERS RELEVANT TO THE PARISH

            Councillor Edwards reported on the following items:-

 

  • The planning application for the village square was approved last evening at the District Council.  The planned start date is mid February and completion by the 31st March. The benches and cycle racks will be installed in the High Street  during this time
  • The proposed changes to the Core Strategy will be coming out for consultation shortly.
  • The Police Station in Codsall has been bought by the District Council, the reason for the purchase was that it houses the CCTV centre, and to move that would have been very expensive.  The remaining offices will be rented out.
  • The County are trialling a new gritting system this year, that leaves a layer of solution on the road, so it is more effective than traditional grit, and therefore less is required. This in time will save money.
  • Back Church Hill has been resurfaced.
  • No council tax increase will take place this year for Kinver residents.

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  • The signs should be up shortly for the weight limit on Windsor Holloway.
  • New speed limits are in place near the Crown at Iverley.

                                                                                                                                                           

27.        REPORT OF THE CHAIRMAN

The Chairman thanked Councillor Mrs Rogers for attending the presentation evening at Edgecliff High School on her behalf to present the Millennium Cup at such short notice.

            It is hopeful Mr Hale will be returning shortly to work, initially on light duties.

 

The Chairman reported that Mrs Joan Barlow, was in hospital at the moment, and she had sent a card on behalf of members of Council. Members sent their best wishes to Mrs Barlow.

 

The Rev David Blackburn will be retiring at the end of February and Councillors thanked him for his services to the village.

28.        CLERK’S REPORT

 

The Clerk reported on the following matters –

 

28.1.     South Staffs SUSSED Summer programme

 

The District is asking Parish Councils to look at providing vouchers for activities running at existing Leisure Centres. Kinver does not have a Leisure Centre; our nearest Centre being at Wombourne. The Council are asking at this stage for levels of interest and for Parish Councils to part fund / fund the summer scheme.  It was noted that Council had agreed previously that this scheme was no longer viable in the village, and in this form would not be practical for Kinver residents to travel to Wombourne Leisure Centre to use vouchers.  Therefore the above request was noted.

 

28.2.     Alcohol ban area signs

 

We have been asked by a member of the public if we can have more signs advertising the alcohol ban area. At present they are on all the entrances into the village.  The Clerk reported that this had been raised as an issue as a non local officer had been called to the area and did not know about the alcohol ban.

 

This situation has since been rectified.  It was agreed that the Clerk ask Mr Wood to undertake a survey of where the signs are currently located, and the Clerk contact the District Council to ask for some more signs if any are missing.

 

28.3.     Parking enforcement

 

The Clerk has requested that the Parking Wardens target the village as requested, and also attend at school time particularly outside Brindley Heath Junior School as the yellow lines are being parked on every day.

 

In addition she has asked the District Council if the CCTV cameras in the High Street could be used for enforcing parking; the answer is no.  The reason for this is a CCTV camera has to be specially identified and authorised to become a parking enforcement camera.

 

28.4.     Car Park, Legion Drive  

 

The Clerk has chased the District Council to ask when the car park is to be resurfaced and landscaped.  She has been informed that it is the County’s responsibility to put this area right, and she has flagged this up with the County. It was requested that Councillor B Edwards investigates the matter and updates Mr John Commins on the recent history of the car park.

 

 

 

 

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28.5.     Brockleys Walk, Kinver, Meadow Area

 

The above area is being reseeded and mulched to clear it and encourage the wild grasses to grow.  This is currently taking place.

 

28.6      Publications For Inspection And Note

 

Pensions Committee information from SCC

The Clerk Magazine

Churchill and Blakedown Papers

Police stats – It was noted that there is someone riding up and down the alley ways by Compton Close.  This has been previously raised with the County Council, and it was Resolved that the Clerk write to the County asking for some no horse or bike riding signs to be put on these paths.

29.        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

29.1      Planning & Development Committee Meeting of the 5th and 25 January 2012 

 

The minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, were Received, it being noted that there were no recommendations to the Council.

 

29.2      Environment and Recreation Committee Meeting of the 12th January 2012 

 

The minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, were Received, it being noted that there were the following recommendations to the Council:-

 

the Clerk be authorised to contact the residents / traders of the High Street to seek their views on having hanging baskets on their premises and if they would be willing to water the baskets whilst they are in situ.

 

It was agreed that the above would be better dealt with through the Best Kept Village Group, and that they could look at applying for some funding towards the baskets but should  first seeking approval from residents / traders to erect the baskets / brackets on their properties.

 

the following ideas to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee be discussed:-

 

  • In 1977 a line of trees was planted at the KSCA, a similar planting could take place for the Diamond Jubilee. Cost to be advised.
  • A shield is purchased at a cost of circa £65, and given annually for one of the following reasons; dedication, overcoming difficulties / disabilities or dedication.  The winner would be nominated by the parishioners, along with the annual prize money to be agreed.
  • The naming of the village square – if it is completed by June 2012.
  • Standing stone on Jubilee Gardens similar in size to the larger stone in memory of John Greaves Smith at Comber Ridge, the estimated cost for this would be circa £1000.  An inscription marking the Diamond Jubilee could be on a slate plaque or tablet.

 

An additional item for discussion was added:-

 

  • Circular bench on Jubilee Gardens cost £715.00

 

It was agreed to refer the above items back to the Committee for further costs, and for an agreement on a definitive list of those projects  that it wishes to progress. These can then be forwarded to the Finance Committee to identify funding.

 

29.3      Personnel Committee Meeting of the 18th January 2012 

 

The minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, were Received, it being noted that there were the following recommendations to the Council that:-

 

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the following 2 items are added to all staff contracts with immediate effect:-

 

9           Hours of Work

9.4               In accordance with the works and Families Act 2006 you may apply in writing for flexible working time conditions on the grounds that you are a carer of an adult who meets the

 

provisions of the act. The Council retains the right to refuse this application on reasonable objective business grounds.  If so the Council must provide you with the reasons in writing.

 

14         Injury or Assault

 

In the event of death or permanent disablement arising from violent or criminal assault suffered in the course of employment then all insurance payments will be made in accordance with paragraph 7 of Part 3 of the green book .injury or assault at work, or on Official Duty, leading to incapacity or death, insurance payments will be made to the nominated next-of-kin.

 

This was agreed.

 

29.4      Rights Of Way Committee Meeting of the 18th January 2012 

 

The minutes of the above meetings, having been circulated, were Received, it being noted that there were no recommendations to the Council.

 

30.       ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

 

The Accounts as presented were approved for payment and a copy is attached as Appendix 2 to these minutes. 

 

The Clerk reported that she had not calculated the wages for February to date, as she need to confirm Mr Hales return to work date before she could do this, so it was agreed that 4 members would sign the salary transfers when they were calculated.

31.        REPORTS FROM MEMBERS ON OUTSIDE BODIES

 

The next KSCA meeting is to be held on the 23rd February; also a PACT Meeting for Locality 5 is to be held at Wombourne on that same evening at the Civic Centre starting at 7.00pm.

32.        ITEMS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

            Tripartite meetings

33.        DATES OF THE NEXT MEETINGS

 

Finance and General Purposes Committee                      8th February 2012

Planning and Development Committee                           15th February 2012

Burial Ground Committee                                                22nd February 2012

Annual Parish Meeting                                                   7th March 2012 (6.30pm start)

Parish Council                                                                 7th March 2012

Environment and Recreation Committee                         21st March 2012

Public Rights of Way Committee                                    11th April 2012

 

            All meetings start at 7.00pm.

 

Appendix 1 to the minutes of the 1st February 2012

 

 

Standard agenda

KINVER PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

Jennifer S Spaull

Clerk to the Council

95 High Street,

Kinver                                                                                                               

South Staffordshire                                                                                kinverparish@btconnect.com

DY7 6HD                                                                                                 Telephone: 01384-873878

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Date

 

TO ALL MEMBERS OF KINVER PARISH COUNCIL, PRESS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Leisure and Amenities Committee

 

You are hereby summoned to a meeting of this Committee which will be held on

Date at 7.00pm at 95 High Street, Kinver.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jenny Spaull

Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

 

1.         Apologies for Absence

  1. Declarations of Interest
  2. Minutes of the Meeting of the Leisure and Amenities Committee held on  DATE

4.         Matters arising from the previous minutes

5.         Future Projects

6.         Existing projects 

7.         Members reports

8.         Communication / correspondence to the Chairman

9.         Items for the next agenda

10.       Date of Next Meeting – Date

 

 

Agenda for the first meeting

 

KINVER PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

 

Jennifer S Spaull

Clerk to the Council

95 High Street,

Kinver                                                                                                               

South Staffordshire                                                                                kinverparish@btconnect.com

DY7 6HD                                                                                                 Telephone: 01384-873878

______________________________________________________________________________

 

Date

 

TO ALL MEMBERS OF KINVER PARISH COUNCIL, PRESS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Leisure and Amenities Committee

 

You are hereby summoned to a meeting of this Committee which will be held on

Date at 7.00pm at 95 High Street, Kinver.

 

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Spaull

Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

 

1.         Apologies for Absence

  1. Declarations of Interest
  2. Minutes of the Meeting of the Recreation and Environment Committee held on the 21st March 2012 ties Committee held on  DATE

4.         Matters arising from the Recreation and Environment previous minutes.

5.         Minutes of the Rights of Way Committee held on the 11th April 2012

6.         Matters arising from the Rights of Way previous minutes

7.         Queens Diamond Jubilee update

8.         Community paths bid for 2012/13 

9.         Future Projects

10.       Members reports

11.       Communication / correspondence to the Chairman

12.       Items for the next agenda

  1. Date of Next Meeting – Date

 

 

Appendix 2 to the minutes of the 1st February 2012

 

Accounts for payment 1st February 2012

 

Chq No Ratification

 

 

 

 

 

 

404986

South Staffs Water Water rates

43.75

       
       

 

 

Total

43.75

 

 

 

 

Chq No Accounts for payment

 

 

 

     

404987

CHD Maintenance supplies

41.84

404988

Inland Revenue December

898.10

404989

JRK Stationary

96.41

404990

Petty cash

 

145.87

404991

R H Electrical Repairs to light boxes

190.08

404992

SCC Pensions for January

568.18

404993

Viking Direct Stationary

73.14

DD Salaries February* see below – approx

4000.00

 

 

 

 

    Total

5971.78

 

 

 

 

 

List of Monthly Direct Debits

 

 

 

 

 

DD

South Staffs HA Garage Rental

30.66

DD

SSDC Rates for Comber Ridge

32.00

DD

SSDC Rates for 95 High Street

331.97

DD

POSTAGE  

106.00

DD

Utility Warehouse 95 High Street Gas and electricity

225.78

DD

Utility Warehouse Kinver Edge Toilets

22.42

DD

Utility Warehouse High Street Toilets

14.78

DD

Utility Warehouse Mobile phone

13.20

DD

Total Fuels Diesel account

134.22

 

 

Total Direct Debits

911.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Expenditure

6926.56

 

Receipts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toilet Income

 

140.00

 

Burial fees

 

0.00

 

Co-Op Interest

9.92

 

     

 

 

Total Income

149.92

 

 

 

 

  * The salary figure is to be added, as I cannot prepare the wages in advance by 4 weeks due to the reclaiming of SSP for Mr A Hale
   

 

 


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF KINVER PARISH COUNCIL

HELD ON 15TH FEBRUARY 2012 AT 95 HIGH STREET, KINVER. ______________________________________________________________________________

Present: Councillors: Mrs R Davis – Chairman (Ex-Officio), Mrs M Rogers, DM Wiseman, JK Hall, Mrs L Hingley, J Cutler.

 

1.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Mrs ED Ray, HH Williams, and MR Davies.

 

D Hadlington (Vice Chairman) was not in attendance at the meeting.

 

2.       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

          Cllrs Mrs R Davis and Mrs L Hingley declared a non -prejudicial interest in planning applications 12/0035/FUL, 12/0030/FUL and 12/0031/CAC for being in the Green Belt or Conservation Area.

3.       MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

 

           The minutes of the meeting held on 25th January 2012 were approved and signed as a true record of the proceedings of that meeting.

 

4.       MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES

 

          The following matter was reported:-

 

4.1 Further correspondence relating to the garden and house elevations of 35 Church View Gardens

 

            4.2 Notification of issues relating to FP3.

 

At the Rights of Way Committee meeting, a member of the Committee raised a problem that they had experienced with crossing in front of the gun club during a walk.  The Gun Club should stop shooting whilst they walk through and have Marshalls on either end of the path.

 

            These measures were not in place and they carried on shooting whilst everyone walked through.

 

            This has been reported as a breach of their planning permission and is being looked into.

 

5.       PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

The following planning applications were considered and it was agreed to Recommend to the South Staffordshire District Council as stated below for each application: –

11/00805/FUL 4 White Hill, Kinver

                        Erection of detached dormer bungalow with basement garage

 

                        Recommend Refusal on the grounds that:-

 

  • There is insufficient amenity space left for the original dwelling if the proposed dormer bungalow is allowed to be built as per PPG H17 according to the site map supplied.
  • It is over development of the site.
  • We have concerns over the parking arrangements, there is 1 space marked which appears to be allocated on one plan for the original property and on another plan for the new proposed dormer bungalow. Therefore parking arrangements are not clear on the plans.

 

12/00030/FUL    2 Stone Lane, Kinver

12/0031/CAC     First floor rear extension, 2 no splay bay windows to front elevation, extension of rear canopy over lounge, replacement of all windows, demolition of existing garage (to be replaced with 3m x 2m timber shed), demolition of existing conservatory and provision of gates to side access.

 

Recommend Approval subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied with the proposed windows and gates.

 

 

 

 

12/00035/FUL    1 Ashwood Field House Farm, Kidderminster Rd, Ashwood

                        Single storey kitchen extension to side / rear

 

                        Recommend Approval subject to complying with Green Belt regulations

 

12/12/00055/FUL           80 Meddins Lane, Kinver

                        2 storey rear extension

 

Recommend Approval, although we do have concerns that the extension may block light to property number 78.

 

12/00075/COU   19 The Stewpony, Stourton

Proposed garage conversion and alterations to existing to form self contained one bed annex

 

Recommend Refusal on the grounds that the application states that they currently have 4 parking spaces,  and the proposed number of total spaces will also be 4, therefore 0 loss of spaces.  However if the garage is converted into a dwelling then there will be a loss of 2 spaces, and the planning application does not show where the 4 parking spaces will be located.

 

                        We would be prepared to reconsider the application when this situation has been clarified.

 

12/00084/VAR   68 Hyperion Road, Stourton

Removal of condition 15 of 11/00760/FUL (obscure glazing in north and south elevation windows)

 

Recommend Approval, if the removal of the condition is acceptable to the District Council who originally placed the condition on the planning approval for the site.

 

6.         PLANNING DECISIONS REACHED BY SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

The planning decisions are attached as appendix 1 to these minutes.

 

7.         CONSULTATION ON POTENTIAL GYPSIES AND TRAVELLERS

 

Potential sites are – Land opposite the Gatehouse, Sandy Lane, Stourport; 28/29 Sandy Lane, Stourport; 1a Broach Road, Stourport

 

            No objection to the above proposals.

 

8.         ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA

            SHLAA and Neighbourhood planning

 

9.         DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 

The date of the next meeting was noted as 14th March 2012.

 

10.        RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE PARISH COUNCIL

 

All recommendations re Planning Applications are made direct to South Staffordshire District Council, or in the case of Highways matters direct to County Council.

 

 

Appendix 1 to the Planning and Development Committee minutes of the 15th February 2012

 

PLANNING DECISIONS RECEIVED FROM SSDC

 

Planning application                                                                                          SSDC               KPC

 

11/00895/FUL    21 Lime Grove, Kinver                                                               App withdrawn.

                        Proposed double storey side and rear extension and single

storey conservatory

 

11/00411/FUL    The Edward Marsh Centre, High Street, Kinver                            App.                 Rec App.

                        Reinstatement of Lake

 

11/00898/FUL    Land at Swindon Road, Hinksford                                              App.                 Rec App.

                        Pavilion Building incorporating clubroom, changing rooms and ancillary facilities.

 

11/00902/FUL    Land at Swindon Road, Hinksford                                              App.                 Rec App.

                        Temporary clubhouse and changing room facilities – demountable units.

 

11/00923/COU   The Royal British Legion, Legion Drive, Kinver                            App.                 Rec App.

                        Change of use from D1 to play café, refurbishment of elevations **

 

11/00928/FUL    15 Pavillion End, Prestwood                                                      App.                 Rec App.

                        Rear conservatory

 

11/00931/FUL    143 Bridgnorth Road, Stourton                                                   App.                 Comments.

                        Detached double garage

 

11/00947/FUL    Suzorma Hunters Ride, Lawnswood                                            App.                 Rec App.

                        Demolition and adaptation of lower ground floor and external

works to provide accommodation for a disabled occupant.

 

11/00953/FUL    1 Pavillion End, Prestwood                                                        App.                 Rec App.

                        Proposed replacement windows, door and block paving to the front.

 

11/00958/FUL    Mulberry Edge, Kingsford Lane, Kinver                                      Ref.                  Rec App.

                        Extension to form cloaks, bedroom extension and ensuite at first floor

 

11/00961/COU   The Granary, Church Hill, Kinver                                     App.                 Comments.

                        Change of use of garden land to agricultural land

 

11/00962/FUL    The Lodge, Froome House, Bridgnorth Rd, Stourton                   Ref.                  Rec App.

                        Construction of free standing carport ancillary to the existing dwelling

 

11/00972/CAC   74 High Street, Kinver                                                                App.                 Rec App.

                        Alterations and extension to existing building

 

11/00973/FUL    Highdown Nursery, Sugarloaf Lane, Iverley                                 App.                 Rec App.

                        An extension to existing shop front including 16 solar panels

                        To the proposed roof.

 

11/01031/FUL    10 Castle Street, Kinver                                                             App.                 Rec App.

                        Proposed front extension

 

 

** It was agreed to send a letter to the District Council to ask if the situation relating to the fence around the site could be clarified as we understand it is a temporary fence for the duration of the building works. Once the site is complete will an application be forth coming for the fence or will it be dismantled?

 

However the Chairman progressed this issue with the District Council late last year and it is mentioned in the minutes of 3rd November 2011. A copy of the exchanged emails is below:-

 

 


From: Rachel Davis [mailto:rachel.davis1@virgin.net]
Sent: 24 October 2011 15:25
To: Poxon, Sarah
Subject: Fwd: Kinver Old Legion Building new fencing.

Good Morning Again

I am forwarding my original email for which I have not yet received a response.

I have looked at the original plans for the old Legion Building and find that an 1800mm high weld mesh fence is marked on the plan but a post and rail fence with photo is mentioned on the statement. As one of the conditions for approval is for the boundary to be to planning office satisfaction.

I would be grateful for clarification on the reasons for the changes made to the fence. it is of particular concern as the site is partly in the Conservation Area and wholly within the buffer zone that has been introduced to protect the boundaries of the Conservation Area.

Regards

Rachel Davis

 

 

 

Subject:

RE: Kinver Old Legion Building new fencing.

Date:

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:36:00 +0100

From:

Poxon, Sarah <S.Poxon@sstaffs.gov.uk>

To:

Rachel Davis <rachel.davis1@virgin.net>

CC:

Macdonald, Lucy <L.Macdonald@sstaffs.gov.uk>

 

Hi Rachael

 

Sorry for the delay in replying to you.

 

I understand that the fencing that has currently been erected is in connection with the development of the site, i.e. construction rather than the completed development. There are conditions attached to the consent which require details of the boundary treatment around the site to be submitted to the LPA for approval.

 

Sarah

 

Sarah Poxon
Development Management Manager
Development Management Services
South Staffordshire Council
Tel: 01902 696419

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