TITLEY & DISTRICT GROUP PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
FOR TITLEY & DISTRICT GROUP PARISH COUNCIL
HELD ON TUESDAY 10TH JULY 2018 AT 7.30 PM
AT STAUNTON ON ARROW VILLAGE HALL
Present: Cllrs R Edwards (Chairman), R Sankey, J Mitchell, R Bennett, N Lloyd, C Janson
In Attendance: Parish Clerk Rachael Jones, PC Dean Wall and 11 local residents
1. Apologies of absence
Ward Cllr R Phillips,
2 Declaration of interest
There was no declaration of interest
3. Approval Of Minutes from the meeting held on Tuesday 8th May 2018.
The minutes were approved and signed by the Chairman
4. Public Session
Receive Report From Ward Councillor
Ward Cllr Phillips sent his apologies. His May update, which had been previously circulated was discussed.
Receive reports from Parish Councillors
There were no reports
Receive views of local residents
11 local residents from Staunton On Arrow attended the meeting, with the following
points raised and noted:
• Site 10 has been reduced to 5 dwellings instead of 10. It will be recommended that they are 2 and 3 bedroom houses
• The proposed green area in front of the proposed houses on Site 10 will still be included in the plan.
• The access to Site 10 was discussed and it was noted that the access would be onto the road running through Staunton On Arrow village.
• Safety concerns regarding the slurry pit next to Site 10 were raised.
• It was noted that Jacobs Oak paddock had been put forward for 1 large house and it was suggested that it should be 2 affordable houses.
• Residents asked why 3 houses on the edge of Staunton On Arrow village going towards Rhyse Lane had been excluded from the parish boundary. It was noted that the Planning Consultant decided the boundary and followed guidelines when making the decision. Mr Janson, Steering Group Leader, agreed to ask the Planning Consultant Mr Nicholson why he had excluded these houses from the boundary.
• The Steering Group Leader confirmed that flyers etc had been posted to all households in the parish and every effort had been made to make residents aware of the development of the NDP.
• It was noted that the response from the questionnaire, had shown that affordable housing for young people to buy was a popular suggestion, which was why Site 10 had been put forward.
• The residents were asked to put forward any questions they had and they would be sent to the Planning Consultant Mr Nicholson.
• It was noted that at the open session held at Staunton On Arrow on 20th June 2018 , a comment form was used, 28 forms were returned, 10 objecting and 20 agreeing to the proposed housing sites and settlement boundary for Staunton On Arrow.
The following points were also noted:
• Concerns regarding the Biodigester at Old Court Farm were raised
• Footpaths – a resident pointed out that a farmer had planted a crop in his field and had not left the footpath clear.
• It was also noted that some styles needed replacing. (Clerk to check the responsibility of replacing styles)
Bio-Digestate Tanker Route Through Staunton On Arrow Village
A discussion took place and the following points noted:
• The number of times the tanker travels through the village in a day can be 40 passes (20 up and 20 down), from 6am through to dark. It was commented that the tanker was travelling from The Leen Farm, Pembridge to Titley. It carries on for approximately 5 to 6 days at a time, but a few months ago it lasted for 3 weeks.
• The road from Staunton On Arrow to Horseway Head is a single track road and pedestrians cannot get off the road for the tanker, thus making it dangerous.
• Verges are being damaged.
• It was noted that when planning permission was granted, the application stated that there would be no additional movements due to the running of the digester and it would be spread on the farmland around The Leen, the Rhyse Lane and Noke Farm.
• It was agreed to send a letter to The Leen, asking them to consider re-routing the tanker.
Bio-Digester At Old Court, Staunton On Arrow
• It was noted that on the planning application, it was stated that internal piping would be installed from the bio-digester to feed fields to feed them, which is mainly spread on their own land at Burton Court.
• A discussion took place regarding Planning Officers not checking that the conditions imposed when applications are granted, are being complied with.
• Receive Report From PC Dean Wall
PC Dean Wall introduced himself and informed the meeting he has been in
Kington for 6 months and there are also 2 new CSO’s. He apologised for
not attending the Annual Parish Council Meeting in May. The current initiatives were
speeding vehicles, drink drivers, drugs and stop that thief.
It was noted that crimes should be reported to 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for
The residents informed PC Wall of their following concerns:
• the speed of some tractors and trailers along the narrow roads and also some of the
drivers using their mobile phones whilst driving.
• The amount of traffic travelling through the village
• The large agricultural vehicles and machinery travelling through the village
The Chairman thanked PC Dean Wall for attending.
5. Planning Matters
5.1 The following planning matters were discussed and noted:
181476– Land At Balance Farm, Titley – Access Only – Valid
It was noted that the Parish Council had commented asking for evidence of the
speed check statistics. It was noted that these had now been put on
Herefordshire Council planning website.
5.2 Neighbourhood Development Plan –
i) Update –
It was noted that the NDP had been discussed and minuted in No 4.
To receive Clerk’s report and approve finances (ex VAT)
• Clerks Financial statement
The Clerk informed the Councillors the balance of the current account as at 30/6/18 – £18,166.44
The Clerk circulated an expenditure and budget sheet, which was approved.
• The following payments (Ex VAT) were AGREED and income noted:
• Clerk’s’ salary as agreed by the Parish Council (May/June) – chq no: 100941
• PAYE – Apr – June £36.40 – chq no: 100942
• P G Watts (Lengthsman) T18:01 (Apr) £296 paid under Clerk’s delegated powers chq no: 100930
• PG Watts (Lengthsman) T18:02 (May) £378 paid under Clerk’s delegated powers chq no: 100930
• PG Watts (Lengthsman) T18:03 (June) £261 – chq no: 100943
• 123 Connect – £143 (ex VAT £28.60) paid under Clerk’s delegated powers chq no: 100940
• Hannah Vernon – £70 paid at Parish AGM on 15th May 2018 chq no: 100939
• Sparkies Printing – £12 (ex VAT £2.40)- chq no: 100944
• David Nicholson TIG05 -£670.90 paid under Clerk’s delegated powers chq no: 100937
• Hire Of Staunton On Arrow Village Hall (NDP Meeting 5/5/18) £12 – paid under Clerk’s delegated powers chq no: 100938
• Herefordshire Council first payment for Precept 2018/19 £5,000
NOTE INCOME- NDP
• Groundwork UK Grant £3280
NOTE INCOME – WAR MEMORIAL
Big Lottery Fund for restoration of Titley War Memorial – £1,560
7.1 Matters Arising From Lengthsman Report
The lengthsman report was circulated and noted.
Clerk to ask lengthsman if he would cut hedge back on right hand side between
Noke Crossroads and the Bridge.
7.2 Lengthsman – Hourly Rate
It was noted the lengthsman had agreed an hourly rate increase to £18/hour
from May 2018 and had submitted a revised worksheet for April 2018 for
Lengthsman advised in future years, to request any hourly rate increase before
the Parish Council meeting in March
8 . Highways
It was noted that potholes must be reported via the Herefordshire Council website
A discussion took place regarding the resurfacing through Staunton On Arrow village
and from Stockley Cross to Lee Turn. It was noted that the road was not swept
before resurfacing and whatever was on the road, debris, baler string, loose
chippings etc were tarmaced over. The road was swept once resurfacing had taken
place. Cllr Bennet had taken photos. Clerk to forward to Ward Cllr Phillips.
It had been reported that by Rough Acre, Mowley Lane, the Horseway Head side,
there is a ridge across the road and it had caused 2 cyclists to fall off their bikes.
Clerk to inform Lara
8.2 Bio-digestate Tanker Route Through Staunton On Arrow Village
It was noted this had been discussed and minuted in 4.
It was agreed to send a letter to The Leen, asking them to consider re-routing the
tanker around the village.
9. Parish Reports Or Issues
9.1 Kington Library
There was no update
9.2 Kington Court/Community Health And Care Services – Update
There was no update.
9.3 Milton/Manor Shoot – Update
The Chairman went to a meeting with the residents of Stansbatch and the
Forestry Commission, to discuss the situation regarding the residents and the
9.4 Titley War Memorial
It was noted that £1560 had been received from the Big Lottery Fund.
Noted: William Protheroe should be starting the restoration at the end of July.
There was no update
9.6 Defibrillator At Staunton On Arrow
The Clerk had received an email regarding purchasing a defibrillator for Staunton
On Arrow. It was agreed a donation from the Parish Council would be made.
Clerk to contact Alison Lord and ask to confirm the amount of grant they
had been awarded.
There was no correspondence sheet.
11. Date And Place Of Next Meeting
The next Parish Council meeting to take place on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at
Titley Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Meeting closed 9.45 pm
SIGNED (Chairman) ………………………………………….. DATE ……………