STOGURSEY PARISH COUNCIL
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2022.
Held at the Youth Club, Victory Hall, Stogursey.
Cllr Sue Goss (Vice Chair), Cllr Eileen Chave, Cllr Chris Ford, Cllr Jenny Ody, Cllr Susan Jones, Cllr Timothy Kaye.
In attendance: Richard Wand, Parish Clerk, and 4 members of the public.
The Housing Needs Survey final report was presented by Nicola Kemp, SWTC
The planning application in respect of Burton Springs was commented on by a member of the public.
S Wardle commented on the poor response so far to the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire, despite signage and articles.
21/159 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE:
Cllr Chris Morgan (Chair), Cllr Rebecca Calvert, Cllr Helga Staddon and Cllr Steve O’Driscoll.
21/160 MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 11th JANUARY 2022:
The draft minutes of the last parish council meeting were proposed by Cllr Ford seconded by Cllr Jones were unanimously AGREED for signature by the Vice Chairman as a true and accurate record of the previous meeting.
21/161 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND DISPENSATIONS:
No further declarations of Interest and / or dispensations in addition to those already declared and available for public inspection on the Somerset West and Taunton Council website.
- COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
CCllr Hugh Davies had supplied a written report, which had been circulated.
- DISTRICT WARD COUNCILLOR’S REPORT
- REVIEW OF LONG-TERM ACTION LIST
Paddons Farm; building work ongoing
Community Emergency Plan; out of date, unanimously resolved to retain info gathered, but not to continue updating & DELETE from Action List.
St Andrews Well; suggestion that the Clerk enquire with SWT Heritage Officer if they hold owner details.
SIDs; no update from Highways suggestion that the grant application is pursued in the meantime by the Clerk.
- HINKLEY POINT POWER STATION
The Vice Chairman reported that the Community Forum had been held. 6800 workers currently on site. They are the first construction site to have a vaccination centre. An application is to be made for a material change to the DCO regarding the move from wet to dry ILW storage. Consultation to follow. ILW will be there until a national storage site is resolved.
- The list of invoices for payment and monies received, (Appendix 1) and the Financial Statement (Appendix 2) had been forwarded to members before the meeting and are attached to these minutes.
- The Financial Statement was noted, the Invoices for payment were proposed for acceptance by Cllr Ody and seconded by Cllr Chave The resolution was carried unanimously. All payments will all be made online, by cheque or by debit card. ACTION: Clerk
- Opening up Safely and Reconnecting Communities, grant had been submitted, no further applications had been received
- To resolve a grant for Stogursey Youth Club. Members considered the correspondence from the Treasurer of the Victory Hall seeking £200 to support a Youth Drop In Centre. The Vice Chairman invoked Standing Order 2 when a member of the public interrupted members’ discussions. Members resolved that the Clerk seek further information in writing from the applicant as they would welcome an application to support a Youth Club but had queries over the validity of the current application. They would like to have sufficient information to enable a future detailed application to be considered. ACTION: Clerk
- Members were updated that the Clerk had successfully completed the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) and that following a job evaluation exercise it was resolved that the Clerk’s remuneration be increased to Salary Point 17 which was carried unanimously.
- MEETING REPORTS
a) Neighbourhood Plan Working Group Update: The Survey still live, currently 21 online responses had been received. Posters were displayed on the noticeboards and further signs had been erected across the parish seeking responses. Stogursey News had carried information in two issues so far. It was agreed that the questionnaire was kept live until the next meeting and then consider if the work was to continue
- b) Unitary Council for Somerset Update: The Vice Chairman outlined the topics discussed at the recent online forum held on 3.2.22. The elections, the pilot LCNs now underway in three groups. One was on Exmoor involves a Highway Steward, which sounded very helpful and positive. The discussion on a Local Community Network involving neighbouring parishes is also progressing.
- NOTIFICATION OF FORTHCOMING MEETINGS
HPC Community Forum 20.1.22
Main Site Forum 24.2.22
Transport Forum 18.3.22
Site Stakeholders Group 25.2.22
The circulated list was noted.
a) Members resolved unanimously to support an application for a street trading licence for Fancy Fish and Chips. Action: Clerk to respond.
- b) Members resolved to accept the Housing Needs Survey report and to continue involvement with the Housing Needs next Steps. ACTION: Cllrs Goss, Morgan and Ody, other members to advise if available to participate, on a meeting date to be agreed with SWT.
Clerk to publish on the Parish Website.
- c) Parking issues, Stogursey. Members considered correspondence received which had highlighted a continuing difficult issue for which there was little immediate positive relief. The Clerk was asked to respond sympathetically, pointing out that in the medium to long-term relief that would come with increased parking at the Victory Hall and Paddons Farm entry, to help relieve some of the parking issues, if residents use the additional spaces hopefully provided. ACTION: Clerk
- d) Correspondence over Stockpile Heights on HPC Southern Boundary and issues with cyclists in Bayley’s Brook, Shurton had been raised with HPC and the Police. HPC and SCC had the matter raised at the Transport Review Group meeting, but little positive feedback had been received.
SWT is considering data on the Stockpile heights and a further response is hoped to clarify the situation.
To receive and update on the Growing for Health and Well-Being Project. The planters had been ordered, within the budget allocated at the last meeting. Cllr Staddon would be asked to make contact with the School to ensure details for a future response to the funding authority.
- HIGHWAYS ISSUES
There were no further issues to discuss.
- PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
There were no matters raised for discussion. The Vice Chairman suggested that the SCC PROW officer is invited to the next Parish Council meeting to give an update on the Bridleway across Wall and Catsford Commons. ACTION: Clerk
21/157 PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND DECISIONS:
Cllr Ody reported on current matters:
- i) Ongoing matters
- a) 3/32/21/007 Erection of 5 No. dwellings with parking, car ports and access thereto on Land south of High Street, Stogursey, TA5 1PL. Response sent. Decision Awaited. Further report sent 1.11.21. SWTC Planning Committee 4.11.21 Granted. S106 to be resolved
b) 3/32/21/013 Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of 1 No. dormer bungalow, Stonecroft, 26 Lime Street, Stogursey, TA5 1QR. Response sent. Decision Awaited
c) 3/32/21/020 Demolition of outbuildings and a change of use of land for the erection of 2 No. cabins to be used as holiday lets, Lime Kiln Cottage, Gorpit Lane, Stogursey TA5 1TW. Response sent 13.10.21 Decision Awaited
- 3/32/20/022 Erection of two storey extension to the north elevation and single storey extension to the east elevation, Greenhollow, Ridgeway Lane, Stolford, Stogursey TA5 1TN. Site visit – Response sent 13.10.21 Decision Awaited
- 3/32/21/018 Demolition of conservatory, alterations to roof from dormer roof construction to two storey format, erection of two storey extension on the west elevation and construction of first floor extension on the north elevation. Staddlestones, Burton, Stogursey, Bridgwater, TA5 1QB. Response sent 10.11.21 Awaiting decision
- 3/32/21/008 Erection of replacement single storey side extension Merriegreen Cottage, Wick, Stogursey, TA5 1TL – Response sent 15.12.21 Decision Awaited
- 3/32/21/022 Erection of porch, carport and fencing (retention of part works already undertaken) Merriegreen Cottage, Wick, Stogursey, TA5 1TL Response sent 15.12.21 Decision Awaited
- 3/32/21/024 Erection of a first floor extension to the front on Lonlay Lodge, Priory Farm, Priory Hill, Stogursey, TA5 1RG Response sent 15.12.21 Decision Awaited Granted 12.1.22
- 3/32/21/023 Erection of a first floor extension to the front on Lonlay Lodge, Priory Farm, Priory Hill, Stogursey, TA5 1RG Response sent 15.12.21 Decision Awaited Granted 12.1.22
- T/32/21/005 Notification to re-pollard 11 Willow trees on a regular basis (every 3-5 years) within Stogursey Conservation Area, Stogursey Castle, Castle Street, Stogursey, TA5 1TL – Response sent 15.12.21. SWTC No Objections 17.1.22
- k) 3/32/21/025 on Tanyards Farm, 16 Castle Street, Stogursey, TA5 1TG
Application for the approval of reserved matters, following Outline Application 3/32/20/004, for the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale and approval of Condition No’s, 01, Approval of Details, 03, Drainage, 04 Archaeology, 05, Heritage Statement, 09, Surface Water Disposal and 18, Topographic Survey for the erection of 5 No. Dwellings at Tanyards Farm, 16 Castle Street, Stogursey, TA5 1TG – Response sent 12.1.22 Decision Awaited
- ii) New Applications
- 3/32/21/026 Burton Springs Fishery and Campsite, Lawson Farm, Shurton Road, Stogursey, TA5 1QB Change of use of land from agricultural to leisure with siting of 4 No. glamping pods with associated works. Site visit done. Following discussion it was resolved unanimously that there was no objection to the application. ACTION: Clerk
- 3/32/21/021 Erection of 1 No. farm dwelling , Land off Ridgeway Lane, Stolford, Stogursey TA5 1TN
Following a discussion it was resolved unanimously to object to the application as it was felt it is over-sized to what is normally offered to a farm worker and that the design is out character with the local vernacular. ACTION: Clerk
- DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 7.00pm Presentations and Public Forum, followed by the Parish Council meeting at the Youth Club, Victory Hall, Stogursey.
The meeting closed at 21:06
APPENDIX 1 SPC Minutes 8th FEBRUARY 2022
Schedule of Receipts and Invoices for Payment 8th February 2022
Payments made since the last meeting on 11.1.22
|Pmt details /chq no||Details|
|R Wand||540.34||BP||Clerk Salary Dec 2021 (includes allowances, less PAYE & Pension)|
|HMRC||131.40||BP||Employee tax (PAYE) Nov 21|
|NEST||45.99||DD||Employee & Employer Pension Contribution Nov 21|
|Stogursey WI||125.00||BP||Resend Grant payment|
|Microsoft||11.28||DC||Business 365 monthly fee|
|IONOS||5.99||DC||Website hosting Dec 2021 (due 25.12.21)|
Payments due to be made on 8.2.22
|Pmt details /chq no||Details|
|R Wand||1077.03||BP||Clerk Salary Jan 22 (includes overtime, allowances, less PAYE & Pension)|
|HMRC||475.52||BP||Employee tax (PAYE & NIC) & Employers NIC Jan 21|
|GWB||120.00||BP||BRPA maintenance 3.11.21|
|NEST||102.85||DD||Employee & Employer Pension Contribution Jan 21|
|Stogursey WI||125.00||CHQ||Re-opening Grant (By Cheque)|
|Microsoft||11.28||DC||Business 365 monthly fee|
|IONOS||5.99||DC||Website hosting Feb 2022 (due 25.2.22)|
Receipts since last meeting
Bank Interest – Jan 2021 £ 0.69p
APPENDIX 2 SPC Minutes 11th JANUARY 2022
|STOGURSEY PARISH COUNCIL|
|FINANCIAL STATEMENT – AS AT 31st January 2022|
|Balances as per bank accounts 31.12.21|
|Reserves & Grants Account||£54,814.57||£87,412.31|
|Plus Receipts – January 2022|
|Reserves & Grants Account||£0.48||£125.75|
|Less Payments – January 2022|
|Reserves & Grants Account||£0.00||-£820.41|
|Balances as per bank accounts 31.1.22|
|Reserves & Grants Account||£54,815.05|
|Less unpresented cheques||£60.00|
|Plus uncleared credits||£0.00|
|Available Funds at 31/1/2022||£86,531.90|
|Balance as per cash book|
|Reserves & Grants Account||£54,815.05|
|Summary of Reserve Bank Account @ 31.1.22|
|1621.89||Ext Grant – Stogursey Oral History Project||]|
|3859.27||Ext Grant – Castle St Flood Scheme||]|
|226.84||Ext Grant – Castle St Flood Scheme Contingency||]|
|7825.00||Ext Grant – (from HPC) – Lenghtsman Scheme||] Not PC Funds|
|1305.37||Fingerposts project grants||]|
|10344.00||Ext Grant – Growing for Health and Wellbeing||]|
|1175.00||Ext Grant – Re-Opening Safely & Reconnecting Communities]|
|5868.00||Ext Grant – Neighbourhood Plan||]|
|90.00||Allotment Refundable Deposits||]|
|32315.37||Total External Grants||]|
|119.68||Interest to 31.1.22||Reserves a/c only|
|4000.00||Multi Sports Area|
|1750.00||SWTC Election Costs 2023|
|3500.00||BRPA essential maintenance|
|2000.00||Refurbish the Pound|
|5000.00||Grounds and maintenance|
|0.00||Youth Club Items|
|2530.00||Litter bins – held in reserves for emptying costs|
|2700.00||Defibrillator (annual build-up of funds)|
|22499.68||Total PC funds|
|54815.05||TOTAL IN RESERVES’ ACCOUNT|