Agenda for 21st January 2016


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, 21st January 2016 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 and agree all requests from Councillors for the Council to Grant a Dispensation (S33 of the Localism Act 2011) for the term of office post election – Councillors to consider all committees/groups they are involved with

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, 19th November 2015 (copy attached)

4 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

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

Min 98a/15: Parking at the high school – Follow up meeting feedback

Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road

Min 145/15: Brickwalls Barn – letter distribution

Min 176b/15: Road safety improvements at Cross Hands – Cllr Lamb

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 and Approve the 2016-2017 budget and precept request

6 Planning:

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

15/01706/HOU – Dyfnant Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle – Proposed rear 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:

15/01310/HOU The Old Granary, Merebrook Farm, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire,

Ground floor link lobby infill extension and lower ground floor garage projection extension.

APPROVED 4th December 2015

15/00808/FUL Proposal for 4 new dwellings and creation of new vehicular access

Land off Gilberts End Lane, Gilberts End Lane Hanley Castle

APPROVED 30th December 2015

subject to conditions; one of which Demolition/ground works/construction work shall not take place outside the following hours:

a) Monday to Friday – 07.30-18.00 hrs

b) Saturdays – 07.30-13.00 hrs.

c) There shall be no such work on Sundays or Public Holidays.

d) Details of Appeal Notices Received to-date:

APP-J1860-W-15-3136725-15-00685-OUT – Waste Incinerator Unit at Hangmans Lane

Comments submitted

e) Details of enforcement action:

None received

7 Highways Matters

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman – VAS not working

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

8 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a) District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan

b) County Cllr Tom Wells

9 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

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

11 Environmental Matters:

a) Report of the Environmental Working Group

12 Neighbourhood Development Plan

Update by Cllr Lamb

13 Correspondence

a) Village Hall Survey – Forwarded to Tony Atkinson for completion by the Village Hall Committee

b) Tesco Community Grants

c) Section 106 Evaluation Form – Completion for Jo Cross

d) Couch 2 5k Running Programme – Email from Andy Norman

e) Welland Neighbourhood Plan – Comments required by 31st January

14 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

a) 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

b) 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.

16 Date of next meeting:

To confirm the date of the next scheduled meeting as 18th February 2016

The public and press are cordially invited to attend