Minutes of Meetings

Posted Wednesday 8th September 2021

AGENDA

Prior to the meeting starting there will be a ten minute period for public participation

  1. Opening and welcome
  2. Attendance / apologies
  3. To Co-opt new councillors
  4. Declarations of interest
  5. To receive any written request for a dispensation
  6. Minutes of the meeting Tuesday 14th September 2021
  7. Information from the minutes
  8. Clerk’s Report
  9. Planning 1.2.

10. ` Highways

11. Finance

  1. To note bank account balances
  2. To agree the budget and precept demand for 2022-2023
  3. To agree payment of outstanding Invoices

1. HMR&C £264.78p (S7 Localism Act 2011) 2. Clerk’s expenses £83.20p (S1-7 PGC)

12. Information from members13. Dates for next meetings 11th January 2021

Gwilym J. Rippon Clerk

Please note meetings will finish at 9.30pm to allow for finance decisions to be implemented also for minutes and other documents to be signedpage3image1613888

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN REGULAR PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD AT BETTWS Y CRWYN PARISH HALLON TUESDAY

14TH SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 7.30PM

PRESENT

Cllr. Sheila Davies Cllr. Valerie Whately Cllr. Trevor Wheeler Cllr. Muriel Botwood Cllr. David Russon

Gwilym Rippon (clerk)

There were no members of the public present

APOLOGIES

Cllr. Keith Richards Cllr. Emma Williams

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE – Nigel Hartin

Agenda Item

031-21 1. 032-21 2. 033-21 3. 034-21 4. 035-21 5.

OPENING AND WELCOME

Nigel Hartin

Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance.

ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES

See list above

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest

TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED

The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated) It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 14th September 2021 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.

036-21 6.

PUBLIC SESSION

1

a) Questions from members of the public

b) UpdatefromtheCountyCouncillor
Shropshire Council continues to operate on a skeleton staff working out of Shirehall with most staff working from home, although the various Council committees have now gone back to meetings in person, albeit socially distanced, although the requirement for staff & members to have had a negative lateral flow test prior to coming into the Shirehall has now been dropped.

During August we lost, due to resignation, our Head of Planning Ian Kilby & we are currently looking for a replacement. The Council has now submitted its updated draft Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate & we expect an inquiry to take place some time during early to mid 2022. In the meantime the Council is again facing challenges from developers over its 5 year land supply, developers arguing that, for example in the Clun Valley Catchment area, the land allocations in the Local Plan are effectively undeliverable due to the implications from the Dutch ‘Netherlands’ ruling regarding effluent run off into rivers.

This ruling, which still applies in the UK following the adoption of EU law into UK law following Brexit, means that planning applications for more than 10 homes are likely to automatically be refused, (eg: the current applications for 40+ homes on allocated sites in Clun & Bucknell), even on land allocated for housing in the local plan, due to the implications of this case, which require a significantly updated plan for effluent run off from Farms & Housing developments – such a plan involving Councils, the Environment Agency, Natural England & the NFU has not even been started in Shropshire, unlike in other authorities so, for the time being, (next couple of years at least I think!), we will be unlikely to see any major Housing development taking place, unless developers are able to succesfully argue with the Planning Inspectorate that, as a consequence of this, we don’t have a deliverable 5 yr land supply in Shropshire – as this will then lead to the policies within the Local Plan falling away & those within the National Planning Policy Framework taking preference, which are much more lax than those within our local plan and would be likely, in my opinion, to lead to another ‘free for all’ in terms of planning applications such as happened in Shifnall a few years ago with very large housing developments going in against the wishes of the local community on sites not identified in the Local Plan as suitable for housing. Our local MP Philip Dunne has now become involved with this issue & meetings are being arranged with all parties involved to try to see how we can recover this situation in Shropshire.

On Highways, we have yet to see the fine detail on the new Portfolio Holder for Highways Steve Charmleys plans to inject up to £163M into the roads network over the next 4 years. It would seem to me and other local members however, that the progress made to deal with some of the appalling road conditions in rural areas during June & July has stopped happening. I have challenged Cllr Charmley on this & he has replied that they have, of late, been focusing on urban Shrewsbury!!

The NWRR is ploughing ahead, despite the over 5,000 objections received during public consultation, the administration telling us that 4,000 of those were from people outside Shropshire? – I don’t yet know if this is correct, work is going on within opposition parties to check this, as for example some people living in Shropshire have Post Codes in Wales etc – Apparently some

2

037-21 7. 038-21 8.

039-21 9.

£7M has been shaved off the cost by building a smaller bridge over the river than originally planned.

At the Shropshire Council meeting next week I have asked a question relating to the glacial progress made in providing EV charge points across Shropshire, unlike other neighbouring authorities who are much further ahead of us – Herefordshire & Powys for example – In Shrewsbury, despite central government funding avaliable to Councils, we don’t have any EV points in Council car parks within the River Loop nor any in our Park & ride carparks & there is only 1 EV point in the Council car park in Ludlow & that was provided by the Highways Agency. Given that in 2030 we will no longer be able to purchase new Petrol & Diesel vehicles this is far too slow!

INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES

There was nothing to report under this heading

CLERK’S REPORT

The Clerk stated that he had now received the account details of Hope House and he would be putting the grant to them on the bank for payment. The Clerk also read out the email of thank that he had received from Hope House.

PLANNING

Planning
1. 21/02687/FUL

Application for the alteration and Extension to part-restored Temple Farmhouse | Former Temple Farm House Newcastle Bettws Y Crwyn Shropshire

It was highlighted that the only reason that this application has come to the Council was due to an error in the previous application.

RESOLVED
The Council had nothing further to add to the original reply.

HIGHWAYS

The chair reported that she had been promised a copy of a letter in relation to a fence which had been inappropriately erected, also ‘give way’ signs had been erected without the necessary road markings.
The Chair would forward the original emails for the clerk to follow up.,

FINANCE

  1. To note bank account balancesThe bank reconciliation was noted
  2. To agree payment of outstanding Invoices
    1. HMR&C £264.78p (S1-8 Localism Act 2011)
    2. Clerk’s expenses £83.20p (S1-8 Localism Act 2011)
    3. Hope House £250.00p (S1-8 Localism Act 2011)

The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices.

INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS

It was reported that information had been received that Airband fibre would be installed in the area fairly soon.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

11th November 2021
The meeting was closed at 8.45pm

Chair………………………………………………

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

REGULAR PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

VIA ZOOM

ON TUESDAY 9TH MARCH 2021 AT 7.30PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Martin Britnell
Cllr. Keith Richards 
Cllr. Valerie Whately 
Cllr. Emma Williams 
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler 
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodNigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) 
  
 Agenda Item  
086-201OPENING AND WELCOME
  Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance. 
   
087-202ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
  See list above 
   
088-203DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
  There were no declarations of interest
   
089-204TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
  The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations 
   
090-205CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
  It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2021 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
   
091-206INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
   
  The clerk apologised that he had overlooked to contact Highways  
   
092-207UPDATE RE AMBLCOTE COTTAGES
   
  There is progress there is scaffolding around two of them and one other is occupied. 
   
093-208CLERK’S REPORT
  The reported that he would collect nominations forms later on in March and deliver them to County Hall
   
094-209TO APPOINT TWO MEMBERS ON THE WIND FARM COMMITTEE
   
  The current representatives were the Clerk and Cllr. Davies.
RESOLVEDThe Clerk and Cllr. Davies were reappointed/ 
   
095-2010PLANNING
   
  No applications received.  
   
096-2011HIGHWAYS
   
  The Chair read out a report from Cllr. Hartin  
   
097-2012FINANCE
  To note the bank balances The balances were noted Invoices for settlementHMR&C £264.78p (S1-7 PGC) Clerk’s expenses £52.00p (S1-7 PGC)Val Whately £15.00p (S1-7 PGC)The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices.
   
098-2013INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
  Concern was expressed that some members did not have details of the wind farm grants. It was agreed that in future the grant applications would be circulated and when received members should acknowledge receipt 
   
099-2014DATE OF NEXT MEETING
   11th May 2021
  The meeting was closed at 8.15pm
   
  Chair………………………………………………
   
   
   
   
   
   

MINUTES OF BETTWS Y CRWYN 

REGULAR PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 

VIA ZOOM

ON TUESDAY 12TH JANUARY 2021 AT 7.30PM

PRESENTAPOLOGIES
Cllr. Sheila DaviesCllr. Keith Richards
Cllr. Martin Britnell 
Cllr. Valerie Whately 
Cllr. Emma Williams 
Cllr. Trevor Wheeler 
Cllr. Muriel BotwoodNigel Hartin
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE 
Gwilym Rippon (clerk) 
  

There was one member of the public present

 Agenda Item  
074-201OPENING AND WELCOME
  Cllr. Whately opened the meeting and thanked all for their attendance. 
   
075-202ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES 
  See list above 
   
076-203DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 
  There were no declarations of interest
   
077-204TO CONSIDER ANY WRITTEN DISPENSATIONS RECEIVED
  The clerk reported that he had not received any requests for dispensations 
   
078-205CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF THE MEETING (previously circulated)
  It was agreed that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th November 2020 was a true and accurate record of what transpired.
   
079-206INFORMATION FROM THE MINUTES
   
  There was nothing under this heading
   
080-207UPDATE RE AMBLCOTE COTTAGES
   
  It would appear that they have been re sold,  they were put back on the market and resold.
   
081-208CLERK’S REPORT
  The Clerk reported the following.The Clerk stated he would be circulating the grants from PAVO for views prior to the joint grant meeting.
   
082-209TO DISCUSS THE CHARITY COMMISSION AND THE TRUSTEE OF THE CHURCH HALL
   
  The Chair updated the Council as to the current position in relation to the Trust.
   
083-2010PLANNING
   
  No applications received.  
   
084-2011HIGHWAYS
   
  The Chair reported back that she had not had any further info in relation to the fences. The clerk reported that the email is now stating that it now needs to go to Shropshire Customer services.Cllr. Wheeler requested that a representative of the Highways dept attend the March meeting.  
   
085-2012FINANCE
  To note the bank balances The balances were noted Invoices for settlementHMR&C £264.78p (S1-7 PGC) Clerk’s expenses £52.00p (S1-7 PGC)The clerk was instructed to pay the above invoices.
   
085-2013INFORMATION FROM MEMBERS
  There was nothing to report under this heading.Cllr. Davies suggested that the chair be nominated to attend the Garden Party to be held by the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner JP on 21st June 2021
   
085-2014DATE OF NEXT MEETING
   9th February 2021
  The meeting was closed at 8.15pm
   
  Chair………………………………………………
   
   

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