Agenda for 17th September 2015


Clerk to the Parish Council: Rebecca Abunassar, 12 Court Road, Strensham, Worcester WR8 9LP
Tel: 01684 292115, email:

To: All Members of Hanley Castle Parish Council

You are duly required to attend the Meeting of Hanley Castle Parish Council to be held after the Parish Meeting on Thursday, 17th September 2015 in Hanley Swan Village Hall.


1 Welcome & Apologies

2 Declarations of Interest & Dispensation Requests from Councillors

a) Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests, new ones were required to be sent to MHDC after previous meeting.

b) To declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.

c) To declare any Other Disclosable Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.

d) To Consider Written Requests from Councillors for the Council to Grant a Dispensation (S33 of the Localism Act 2011) – written requests to be with the clerk at least 4 days prior to a meeting – Updated ones post election.

Councillors who have declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, or an Other Disclosable Interest which falls within the terms of paragraph 12(4)(b) of the Code of Conduct, must leave the room for the relevant items.

Closure of the meeting to allow parishioners present to speak on any matters relating to the Parish. This item to be limited at the discretion of the chairman

3 Minutes:

To consider the approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council held on Thursday, 16th July 2015 (copy attached)

4 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

Min 69c/13: Anne Ballinger gift, to propose ideas for usage of the money gifted to the Parish Council and discuss previous proposals

Min 164/14: Cemex Application – Update if available

Min 45b/15: Bus Stop at Blackmore

Min 98a/15: Bus Passes/Route to school meeting with council and the high school to resolve issue

Min 98b/15: Coverside Wood: possible community asset issue – Right to buy registration

Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road

5 Finance:

a) To consider and APPROVE any payments notified in writing prior to the meeting.

b) To receive notification of receipts received.

c) To receive Q2 financial report.

d) To consider Applications for Discretionary Rural Rate Relief:

i) Messrs R A Phipps – Jessamine Cottage

ii) Miss S Roberts – The Three Kings

6 Update on Projects Relating to the Section 106 Funding.

a) Cricket Club: Update if available

b) Parish Council: Update on signage

7 Planning:

a) To Consider the following applications referred by MHDC for consultation:

15/01120/FUL Land adjoining White Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle, WR8 0AS

2 no. new dwellings and creation of new access

15/01050/FUL Mortimer Lodge, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DN

Amendment to permission 09/00319/FUL proposed conversion of former coach house to dwelling for insertion of ground floor window to east elevation, insertion of 2no. roof lights to west elevation. Part retrospective.

15/00419/FUL (Reconsultation) Land at Blackmore Park Industrial Estate,

New headquarters for ESP Ltd including production facility, storage and distribution warehouse, staff welfare accommodation, offices and workshop. Diversion of culvert. Amendments to access road and car parking. Landscaping to blend in with surrounding area. Existing office building on site to be retained.

15/000025/CL Application for Certificate of Lawfulness relating to a Waste Incineration

Location: Land at Hangmans Lane, Hanley Castle, WR8 0AJ

b) To consider under the Scheme of Delegation any Planning Applications received between the publication of this agenda and the Meeting

c) Details of Decision Notices Received to-date:

15/00640/HOU & 15/00641/LBC – Single Storey Extension to Hanley Hall

APPROVED 03/09/2015

d) Details of Appeal Notices Received to-date:

None received

e) Details of enforcement action:

None received

8 Highways Matters:

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman

b) Update on reported issues – Ian Bamforth’s visit & Coverside section road ownership

9 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a) District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan

a) County Cllr Tom Wells

10 Report of the:

a) Parish Paths Warden – (Peter Goodyear)
Update on work agreed to be funded by the Parish Council

b) Pond Wardens (Neil & Gigi Verlander)

c) Playing Field Warden (Graham Holmes)

d) Local Police

11 Environmental Matters:

a) Report of the Environmental Working Group – to include verge project & Chapmans Orchard

12 Neighbourhood Development Plan:

Update by Cllr Lamb

13 Correspondence:

a) Gilberts End Residents Temporary Caravan Site, Brickwalls Farm
Letter circulated prior to meeting

14 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners:

a) Neighbourhood Planning consultation – Cllr Lamb

15 Councillors reports and items for future agenda:

Each Councillor is requested to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas.

16 Date of next meeting:

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 15th October 2015

The public and press are cordially invited to attend