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M I N U T E S
Minutes of the Annual meeting of Council held on 10th May 2017.
Cllr W BebbingtonCllr C Poole (Chairman)
Cllr R DraycottCllr J Poole
Cllr R EwingCllr C Radford
Cllr D ForsterCllr M Roberts
Cllr P GraingerCllr J Savage
Cllr D HornCllr J Tassell
Cllr J Lennie (Vice-chairman)Cllr G Timson
Cllr B Perkins
Mrs B Snape – Clerk to the Council
Mrs B Blood – RFO/Assistant Clerk
The Chairman congratulated Cllr C Radford on her re-election as County Councillor.
Cllr P Grainger thanked the Town Council for it’s get well messages and wishes during his recuperation.
2206ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN – DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
It was proposed by Cllr R Ewing, seconded by Cllr G Timson, that Cllr C Poole be elected as Chairman for the ensuing year.
Proposed by Cllr C Radford, seconded by Cllr J Savage, that Cllr W Bebbington be elected as Chairman for the ensuing year.
RESOLVED by the Chairman’s casting vote, that Cllr C Poole be elected as Chairman for the ensuing year.
The Chairman read out and signed her declaration of acceptance of office.
2207ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN
Proposed by Cllr J Poole, seconded by Cllr R Ewing, that Cllr J Lennie be elected as Vice-Chairman for the ensuing year.
Proposed by Cllr C Radford, seconded by Cllr J Tassell, that Cllr W Bebbington be elected as Vice Chairman.
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RESOLVED that Cllr J Lennie be elected Vice Chairman for the ensuing year.
2208APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2209APPOINTMENT OF STANDING COMMITTEES & FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS UNTIL APRIL 2018
RESOLVED to accept the above document as circulated prior to the meeting
2210APPOINTMENT OF TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES TO LOCAL BODIES
It was RESOLVED to appoint the following Councillors as representatives to local bodies as detailed:-
a) Domont Twinning Association – Cllr W Bebbington
b) Allotment Managers – Cllrs C Poole & C Radford
c) Citizens Advice Bureau – Cllr J Lennie
d) Glenmore Community Association – Cllrs R Ewing, D Forster, P Grainger, J Lennie & J Tassell
It was RESOLVED to retain the following cheque signatories:-
Cllrs J Lennie, B Perkins, C Radford and The Clerk.
2212DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INTEREST
Cllr W Bebbington – CBC, Plans & Glenmore Centre
Cllr R Ewing – Glenmore Centre
Cllr D Forster – Glenmore Centre
Cllr C Radford – CBC, LCC & Glenmore Centre
Cllr M Roberts – Shepshed Hind Leys
Cllr J Savage – CBC
Cllr J Tassell – CBC & Glenmore Centre
2213REQUEST TO SPEAK BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
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2214PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
The following planning applications had been received and it was RESOLVED to forward comment to the relevant authority as detailed:-
P/17/0670/2 Variation of condition 2 of application P/16/2303/2 to incorporate new drawings, covering minor amendments including materials, layout and elevation changes AT Ivy Cottage 197 Ashby Road West – No comment
P/17/0807/2 Variation of condition 9 of P/14/1604/2 to amend the approved plans relating to highway works at junction of Hallamford Road/Tickow Lane//Belton Street/Oakley Road AT Land off Tickow Lane – Shepshed is aware that a new highway scheme is awaited, as they were not satisfied with the previous proposal of 2 mini roundabouts, therefore, await the consultation of the proposed new scheme, when available
P/17/0787/2 Change of use from Off Licence (Class A1) to Education Centre (Class D1) AT 7 Charnwood Road – Request an assurance that users of the building are made aware of the car parking arrangements available
P/17/0838/2 Change of use from agricultural to equestrian use AT land off Charley Road, Charley – Write in support of this application, therefore, encouraging business within the locality
Michelmersh Brick Holdings Plc i) Importation and stockpiling of clay (2017/CM/0104/LCC) ii) Variation of existing planning conditions under planning permission 2000/0883/02 to amend the working scheme, restoration scheme and to increase the permitted number of lorry movements (2017/VOCM/0103/LCC) AT Land at Shepshed Quarry, Ashby Road Centre – Submit a request to ensure that the dikes are kept in a clean condition
a) Open Day at Hind Leys Swimming Pool – Come and make a splash! Sunday 28th May 2017 An invitation had been received to attend the above event between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
b) CBC – Review of the statement of Licensing Policy 2017 Members had been circulated with a copy of the above document, however, as the closing date for receipt of responses is fairly short, concern is to be relayed to CBC at the frequent short consultation dates offered to Town/Parish Councils.
c) George Walker – Tree Care It was RESOLVED to accept the following tree works:-
O/S 26 Nursery Close – Reduce cherry and crown lift/cut back to clear street light a Field Maple adjacent to the path immediately behind the property.
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Remove fallen Willow and remove damaged branches from the adjacent Willow, also heavily reduce the large low branch from a further Willow that’s restricting grass cutting. Remove all arisings from site = £475 + VAT
The Clerk is to seek the advice of the Tree Surgeon as to whether it would be more cost effective and beneficial to completely remove the Willow tree.
d) Persimmon Development – Land off Hathern Road Concern was expressed at the actions being taken by Persimmon Homes at land off Hathern Road, who appear to be disregarding the planning law and wildlife act.
Shepshed Borough Councillors were asked if they would be willing to liaise with local residents, who would report any activity occurring on the site, therefore, enabling the Borough Councillors to keep CBC Planning Department updated.
A lengthy discussion was held relating to the illegal removal of the hedge and the fact that any evidence of birds nesting was no longer available, as the hedge had been shredded on site.
A meeting with Shepshed CBCllrs and CBC Roy Campsall (Charnwood Wildlife) had taken place and evidence of ground nesting birds (skylarks and grey partridges) was visible. Door mouse are a protected species, therefore, this area has been cordoned off.
Cllr W Bebbington as CBWard Councillor for the area, had been speaking to the site manager, who had advised that in order to prevent the road from collapsing, the Brook Street culvert is being extended. As the area is prone to flooding, part of it is being piled and a water removal system introduced.
In her capacity as County Councillor, Cllr C Radford has requested from LCC details of the traffic routing for the site traffic into the development.
CBC Planning Officer, Andrew Thompson, is liaising with Highways England to establish what is desirable in terms of creating a bund up to the motorway. After care of the bund/fence is to established and confirmed to ensure that it is properly maintained.
Shepshed Town Council’s disquiet at the inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by Persimmon Homes is to be registered with CBC’s Planning Department.
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