Tuesday 1st November 2016 at 8pm


1.    Public Session. Limited to 15 minutes. Two members of the public were present.One member of the public attended to explain his plans for an affordable dwelling attached to a rural business.The Parish council agreed to support the proposals in principle.

2.    Acceptance of Apologies:Apologies were accepted from Councillor Blenkins. Present Councillors Tonks, Pennington, Norris, Seabury, Pinches, Burgess, Maydew and Davies.

3.                        Dispensations: None.

4.    Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 6th September 2016:It was RESOLVED to sign and approve the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 6th September 2016.

5.    Matters Arising: a. Website.Councillor Burgess is progressing the development of a website that will be a community site and may need further funding.

6.                  Shropshire Council Local Joint Committee: no meeting has been held.

††††††††7. Updates from Councillors: as per areas of interest.No reports.

††††††† †††8. ††Planning: a. to be considered at meeting

                     16/04736/FUL Erection of an agricultural straw store.Lower Brook Farm Church Preen.It was RESOLVED to raise no objection to this application.

††††††††††††† b. Considered between meetings using delegated powers: None.

†††††††††††† ††††††c. Decisions:

      16/01498/FUL/16/01499/LBC Internal works including removal of partition walling, staircases, doors, windows and plaster; reinstatement of staircase; reopening of doorways; creation of doorways and window openings; insertion of partition walling; floorworks; works to trusses; external works to include lintel works; insertion of rooflights; works to facilitate erection of extension and conversion of outbuilding to form holiday let.Grant listed building consent and grant full planning permission.

      16/03078/FUL Erection of a general purpose agricultural building: amended access to improve visibility.†† Withdrawn.

      16/03512/FUL Oak Tree View Church Preen.Erection of 1 affordable dwelling and detached double garage.Installation of treatment plant and soakaway and creation of a new access(amended description).Grant Full Planning Permission.††††††††††††††††††

       16/03617/VAR Variation of Condition 4 attached to planning permission ref 03/0018/F to allow the extension permitted to be utilised as a unit of holiday let accommodation.The Willows Church Preen Church Stretton.†† Grant Variation of condition. ††

       16/03691/FUL Erection of single storey side extension to create new living space and open rear porch.Caradoc House Comley Church Stretton. Grant Full planning permission.

      16/04042/AGR a general purpose agricultural building Lat at Lower Brook Farm Church Preen (for information only application) Withdrawn.†††

d. Proposed removal of payphone in Cardington.It was RESOLVED to buy the telephone box in Cardington for £1 after the consultation period and removal of the phone system has been concluded.††††

e. Shropshire Council Public Open space review.The review was not received in time for the meeting.

e. Any other planning matters including any new planning applications received just before the meeting. None.

9. Finance: a. Invoices to pay: It was RESOLVED to pay the following invoices:

††† ††1. Vision ICT £90.00 Training. Chq 213

†††††† 2. JD Barry £225.00 Cemetery maintenance Chq 214

†††††† 3. Mrs J MadeleySalary £362.68 Chq 215

†††††† 4. HMRC £90.60 PAYE Chq 216††††

††††† b. Approve report from external audit 31.3.16. Noted and it was RESOLVED to accept.

††††† c. first draft of Budget y/e 2018. Noted.

††††† d. Review of salary, payments to clerk.Clerk asked for her salary scale, working from home allowance and mileage payments to be considered.

†††††† E. Noticeboards. Quotes not received.

10. Work with St Jamesí PCC (see report). Ongoing.

11. Shropshire council report. Shropshire Councillor Barker gave a written report that will be circulated after the meeting.





††††† 12.Cemetery:

††††† b.Wood sale.The wood has been sold cheque to be arranged by Councillor Maydew.

††††† d.tree survey. Clerk waiting for report from Church before obtaining quotes.

††††† e. Topple testing headstones.To be done on 12th November when churchyard clean up is done.10.30.

††††† f. Complaint about Dog Fouling and dogs off the lead.†† Clerk has put up some temporary notices to see what reaction there is.

13 a. Highway Maintenance scheme way forward. Works to be arranged with Councillors Norris and Davies.

††† 14. Correspondence: a. Information from AONB office regarding formation of an independent conservation board for Shropshire Hills AONB. Noted.

†††††††††††† b. Shropshire facilities strategy Shropshire Council 2016-2037. Noted.

†††††††††††† c. Shropshire Choices new service. Noted.

†††††††††††† d. information about bailiff service. Noted.

15. Any other essential business- Note no decisions can be made under this item.†† Noted.

†††† 16. Elections 2017. Draft information about the parish council for the website and interested parties. Noted.

†††† 17. Staff Appraisal. Discussed in private.

18. Date of next meeting Thursday 3rd January 2017.The meeting was declared closed at 9.30pm


















































































































































































































































































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