Agenda for 21st April 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 on Thursday, 21st April 2016 in Hanley Swan Village Hall it will commence at 18:00 to allow attendance at Parish Celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday.


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, 17th March 2016 (copy attached)

4 Matters Arising and Progress Reports for information:

Min 69c/13: Anne Ballinger gift – Costs of Noticeboards & Plaques (S Darwent)
Min 98c/15: Speed Check on Welland Road
Min 176b/15: Road safety improvements at Cross Hands
Min 45a/16: Café Market’s proposal to purchase of a VAS

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 end of year report

6 Planning:

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

16/00427/HOU Hanley Hall, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle
Installation of a freestanding aluminium greenhouse

16/00378/HOU Merebrook Farm, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0DX
Erection of barn on site of former barn using salvaged materials to create domestic outbuilding, including guest accommodation. (Part retrospective)

16/00279/OUT Tansy Cottage, Worcester Road, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire, WR8 0EA
Outline application for the erection of a single dwelling with all matter reserved except access.

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:

15/01766/PDU Agricultural Building at Brickwalls Barn, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle,
Proposed conversion of agricultural building to residential dwelling
Approval Prior Approval Notification (PDU) 02-Feb-2016

16/00078/S73 White Cottage, Gilberts End, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire,
Variation of Condition 2 on Planning Permission 15/01197/FUL
to amend design of proposed dwelling
Approval (Removal / Variation of Planning Conditions) 16-Feb-2016

16/00139/AGR Agricultural building Home Farm, Blackmore Park, Hanley Swan,
Withdrawn By Applicant 10-Feb-2016

16/00020/OUT Land adjoining Picken End, Hanley Swan,
Outline application with all matters except for access reserved for the erection of 4 dwellings.
Refusal – 11th April 2016

d) Details of Appeal Notices Received to-date: None received

e) Details of enforcement action: None received

7 Highways Matters

a) Report & Works for the Lengthsman – VAS rota reques
b) Update on reported issues –
i) Roberts End pothole
ii) Coverfield section – road ownership and pothole repair

8 District & County Councillors Reports: for information

a. District Cllrs Mike Morgan & Andrea Morgan
b. County Cllr Tom Wells – Unable to attend

9 Report of the:

a) Parish Paths Warden – (Peter Goodyear) / Amanda Hill’s Email
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) Superfast Broadband – Hanley Castle
b) SWDP Related Consultation Notification – Email circulated prior to meeting
c) Play Area Inspection
d) Invitation to CIL Seminar 25th April

14 Topics raised by Councillors, Committees, Clerk & Parishioners

a) Bus Service – Summary of Open Meeting
b) Big Lunch – Scheduled for the 11th June
c) Parish Meeting & Annual Meeting Agendas
d) Town & Parish Meeting 18th April – Update

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 19th May 2016

The public and press are cordially invited to attend