Parish Council meeting
Shobnall Parish Council will meet at Brook House, 18 Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent on Monday 20th February 2023 at 7pm.
Shobnall Parish Council
c/o 32 Hillcrest Rise, Burntwood WS7 4SH
Mobile: 07521 022738
Our Ref: MD 13 February 2023
To: All Members of the Parish Council
You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of the Parish Council to be held at Brook House, 18 Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent DE14 2BA on Monday 20 February 2023 commencing at 7pm at which the business set out below will be transacted.
Mary Danby, Clerk
A maximum of 15 minutes will be allocated prior to the commencement of the meeting when members of the public may put questions/comments on any matter in relation to which the Parish Council has powers or duties which affect the area.
- Apologies for absence
- Declarations of Interests and Dispensations
- To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2023
- Matters arising from the previous meeting
- County Councillor’s report
- Borough Councillors’ reports
- Financial matters
- Receipts/payments to 31 January 2023
- Shobnall Road: Proposed SID
- Dallow Lock mural
- The Local Government Boundary Commission for England: Consultation on division boundaries for Staffordshire County Council
- Planning matters
- To receive questions from Councillors
Date of next meeting: Monday 20 March 2023 commencing at 7pm at Brook House, 18 Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent DE14 2BA
Minutes of a meeting of Shobnall Parish Council
held at Brook House, Shobnall Road
on Monday 20 February 2023 commencing at 7pm
Councillor Shilton (in the Chair)
Councillors Dennis, Dittmer and Pennicott
One member of the public
Mr Dolman asked if the Parish Council would report that the street lights are not working on the footpath / cycle path off Shobnall Road. Agreed that the Clerk report this to the County Council.
The Clerk, Councillors Asghar and Donlon.
- Declarations of Interest and receive written applications for dispensations under the Localism Act 2011
Resolved That the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2023 be approved as an accurate record.
- Matters arising
- County Councillor
Councillor Afsar was not present at the meeting and a report had not been provided.
- Borough Councillors reports
Councillors McKiernan and Walker were absent due to their attendance at ESBC meetings which were being held on the same evening as the Parish Council meeting.
- Financial matters
126.1 Schedule of payments
|SLCC Enterprises Ltd
|The Clerk’s Manual 2023
|MW Cripwell Ltd
|Monthly defibrillator inspections (January 2023)
|Bank charges (31 December 2020 – 30 January 2023)
|Turtle Engineering Ltd
|Bleed Control cabinet and kits
|Salary and expenses
|Microsoft 365 Business Standard software (annual licence)
|A3 copy paper
Resolved That the above payments be approved.
126.2 Bank reconciliation at 31 January 2023
|Business Money Manager Account
Resolved That the above was a true record.
126.3 Earmarked Reserves (EMRs) as at 31 January 2023
|Proposed skatepark extension
|Dallow Lock mural refurbishment
|Replacement IT equipment
Resolved That the EMRs be agreed.
- Receipts/payments to 31 January 2023
Agreed The report be noted.
- Shobnall Road: Proposed SID (solar powered)
The Clerk had prepared a report which outlined:
- Three quotations for the proposed SID.
- Early indication of Amey’s fee to supply and install the post.
- Cost of the Section 50 licence for permission to install the post on County Council land.
- Consultation with residents – one response had been received to date where a resident had asked several questions which would be answered on behalf of the Parish Council.
- Summary: Assuming that the residents do not object to the SID being installed and the Parish Council wishes to go ahead and accepts the quotation provided by Company No.3, the overall cost (assuming traffic lights would not be required during the post installation works) for 1 No. SID would be £5,494.50 plus VAT where applicable.
- The Clerk contact neighbouring Parish Council Clerk’s to gain a view of their experience, i.e. cleaning regime of the solar panel, general maintenance.
- Councillors had a preference for green when speed 30mph and under and red for 31mph and above, however they wanted to know if there is provision to change this to mix it up occasionally or is there only one message option per device.
- Ask the Staffordshire Highways Officers if they had written to the Albion as they had mentioned that they would do during the site visit; Clerk to write to the Albion about the proposal as well as they may need to prune the trees which would overhang the solar panel.
- Dallow Lock mural
Councillors Dennis, Pennicott and Shilton had met on site with the artist. Following the site visit the Parish Council confirmed that the best way forward would be to take the artist’s advice to install a printed version over the original artwork and replace the polycarbonate panels over it. If the print fades in the future the Parish Council will have the rights to the print to replace the artwork. During the site visit it was noted that coloured LED lighting could enhance the artwork and the bridge.
- Clerk to contact a local resident.
- Councillors confirmed they were in favour of moving along with this project.
- The Local Government Boundary Commission for England:
Consultation on division boundaries for Staffordshire County Council
Councillors were advised that a 10 week public consultation had commenced on 10 January 2023 inviting proposals for new council divisions and division boundaries for Staffordshire County Council.
Agreed That clarification be sought on whether the changes would affect Shobnall Parish Council boundaries.
- Planning matters
131.1 Planning applications
|29 Needwood Street
|Erection of a part two storey part first floor rear/side extension and retention of a rear dormer (Amended plans received)
|309 Shobnall Street
|Erection of a single storey rear extension and replacement of existing study room roof with a flat roof with lantern roof light
|Charlotte James Nursing Home
|Erection of a single storey extension to existing care home
|Application under Section 73 to vary Condition 2 (Plans) attached to the planning permission P/2022/00694 relating to the demolition of ancillary buildings attached to Bay 1 and Bay 2, replacement cladding to Bay 1 and Bay 2, relocation of air handling unit, erection of a two storey building (Bay-3) as an assembly building and Welfare extension to the rear side of the main building by way of footprint of the Amenity Building and internal layout has changed in proportion, layout of external service yard updated and minor adjustments to marked footpaths and pedestrian routes
|Application under Section 73 to vary Condition 2 attached to Reserved Matters application P/2020/00857 for the erection of 190 dwellings and associated garaging and bin/cycle store, new vehicular access off Shobnall Road, public open space, public right of way connections and associated works including details of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to amend the brick from Woodland Mixture brick to Caldera Red Multi brick
|St Pauls Church
St Pauls Square
|Prune branches away from lamp column of one Hornbeam tree (T1) (TPO 366) Prune branches away from lamp column of three Sycamore tree (T2,T3 + T8), four Holly trees (T4, T5, T7 + T9), one Wild Cherry tree (T6) (TPO 367) All trees overhang public footpaths and are interfering with lamp columns, create approximately 90-120 degree of clear arc for light to reach pavements (only cutting back overhang were it interferes with the light column and its illumination of the pavement) and prune each tree back to appropriate growth points to allow light to reach pavements
|63 Edward Street
|Erection of a single storey rear extension and loft conversion with dormers to the rear
|69 Waverley Lane
|Erection of a single storey first floor extension, installation of a first floor side window and alterations to vehicle access
|Cut back to original reduction points, deadwood and thin to one Lime tree (T2 of TPO 376)
131.2 Planning Decisions
Resolved That the report be noted.
Councillors were aware that there had been problems with the website over the last few months. As Computer Lifeline host the shobnall.co.uk domain, the SCC Digital Team involved Computer Lifeline in resolving the issues – this work saw Computer Lifeline putting in a lot of time which they may have to charge to the Parish Council. The Clerk had liaised with Computer Lifeline regarding the ongoing issues, it would appear that the website had been hacked.
At the time of compiling the meeting the background work on the website had yet to be completed by SCC’s Digital Team. It was not currently possible to see how many visits there have been to the website but this information should be available once all the background work has been completed.
Resolved That the website issues be noted and that Computer Lifeline may submit an invoice to cover their costs.
- Councillors’ questions
- Councillor Pennicott enquired on the rational or constraints of installing a pedestrian crossing. Currently on Shobnall Road there are two official crossing points, e.g. near the School and near Brook House. It was noted that there were several junctions on the road, and he wanted to know the criteria in which a pedestrian crossing would be considered. Agreed that the Clerk make enquiries through Staffordshire Highways.
- Councillor Pennicott had been asked by residents on the frequency of filling the dog bag dispenser units on Shobnall field as they appeared to be always empty. Agreed that the Clerk advise ESBC that the dispensers need to be regularly refilled.
- Correspondence and circulars
The SPCA’s weekly Bulletins had been circulated to all councillors.
134.2 Highways England
The A38 Traffic Management Bulletins had been circulated to all councillors.
Date of next meeting
Monday 20 March 2023 commencing at 7pm at Brook House, 18 Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent DE14 2BA.
The meeting closed at 8.25pm