Agenda for 19th November 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, 19th November 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, 15th October 2015 (copy attached)

4 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

Min 69c/13: Anne Ballinger gift – Costs of Noticeboards & Plaques

Min 45b/15: Bus Stop at Blackmore

Min 98a/15: Parking at the high school

Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road

Min 145/15: Brickwalls Barn

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 consider any inclusions in the 2016-2017 budget

6 Update on Projects Relating to the Section 106 Funding.

a) Parish Council: Update on signage

7 Planning:

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

15/01510/FUL Land within Blackmore Business and Technology Park, Off Blackmore Park Road
Anaerobic digestion plant and associated infrastructure (utilising energy crops as feedstock) to produce bio-gas, electricity and digestate

15/01508/HOU 34 Winnington Gardens, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DJ
First floor extension to rear above existing dining room and two storey extension to rear.

15/01399/OUT 190 Poolbrook Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3JZ
Outline application with all matters reserved for erection of up to 6 dwellings

15/01310/HOU The Old Granary, Merebrook Farm, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire
Ground floor link lobby infill extension and lower ground floor garage projection extension.

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:

15/01120/FUL Land adjoining White Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle
2 no. new dwellings and creation of new access

Refusal (Full Planning) 22-Oct-2015

15/01197/FUL White Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle
replacement dwelling.

Approval (Full Planning) 28-Oct-2015

15/01205/FUL Oakmere, Oakmere Park, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DZ
Demolition of an existing store and an erection of a new office and equipment store for caravan park.

Approval (Full Planning) 14-Oct-2015

15/01282/LBC Brickwalls Farm, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, WR8 0AS
Replacement of existing windows. Alternative scheme to approved 15/0445/LBC. New windows made from idigbo

Consent (Listed Building) 26-Oct-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

District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan

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 and set date for Council presentation.

13 Correspondence

a) Sleeping Rough in Malvern – Clerk completed a Nil return in-line with the timeframe requested.

b) Free First Aid Courses – Dates of these free courses being held by MHDC were circulated.

14 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

a) Proposed list of Section 106 projects and formal consultation with Parish Groups and organisations.

b) Road safety improvements at Cross Hands – to try and prevent cars going off the road, including barriers, mini roundabouts, 30mph etc raised by Cllr Lamb

c) Speed information resulting from the cameras located within the village.

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.

a) Update on training courses attended – Cllr Darwent & the Clerk

16 Date of next meeting:

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 21st January 2016

The public and press are cordially invited to attend