Minutes Monday 25 January 2021

ROCK PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

Minutes of the Rock Parish Council Meeting held via Microsoft Team due to the Corona-virus crisis and the fact that everybody should be self-isolating on Monday 25th January 2021 commencing at 7.00pm.

Present:     Councillors    Richard Williams      (Chairman)             David Nott

Andrew Croot         Christopher Price    Jim Lawson

Colin Thornton       Sandra Woodhouse          

Sally Watkins          Christine Sankey    

Nick Stone              Sue Morris

                                     

In attendance:  Mr S Clee Clerk, District Councillors Roger & Anna Coleman

Apologies: Councillor Pat Pain.

2062  Confirmation of the Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting held on 21st December 2020 as previously circulated, were approved. It was also noted Mr Jonathon Downes had been appointed as the Councils new Parish Lengthsman.

2063  Declaration of Interest for a) The Meeting and b) Any Changes to be notified to the Registers of Interests and Gifts & Hospitality.

A)  There were none.

B)   There were none.

2064  Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

2065  Planning Applications:

047

20/1056/FUL

Amendments to Planning App 20/0534/FUL at Land off Bine Lane, Bliss Gate

Approval

recommended

048

20/1065/FUL

Change of use of Parish Hall to 1No. dwelling including associated works and erection of detached double garage at Pensax Village Hall.

Approval

recommended

049

20/1057/FUL

Erection of a timber framed open car port at Plot 4, Walnut Grove, Bliss Gate, Rock

Approval

recommended

050

21/0006/HOU

Single storey side extension at 6 Timberdyne Close, Rock, Kidderminster, DY14 9RT

Approval

recommended

051

20/1075/FUL

Proposed replacement dwelling at Old Williams Cottage , Heightington Road, Bliss Gate, Rock.

Approval

recommended

052

21/0018/LBC

Retrospective approval for alterations to Grade II listed barn Upper Norchard Farm, The Barn Netherton Lane, Dunley,

DY13 0UJ.

REFUSAL

recommended

053

21/0043/TEL

Installation of 20 metre high communications mast, with

antennas and associated ground based apparatus

Land At Os 372083 273917, Buckeridge Bank, Buckeridge,

Rock.

Approval

recommended

054

21/0011/CLE

Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of land as garden

land (formerly agricultural land) and existing use of

garage/store/office

Existing use of domestic garage/store/office.

Moorfield House , Heightington Road, Heightington, Rock.

Approval

recommended

055

21/0049/FUL

Conversion of an existing barn (Agricultural) into a brewery & tap room which will adjoin the existing brewery currently

located at Chapel Farm.

Heightington Road, High Oak, Heightington.

REFUSAL

recommended

2066 Parish Magazine:

Councillor Jim Lawson agreed to write tonight’s parish council report. Councillor Andrew Croot would be scheduled to write the February report.

2067 County & District Councillors Report:

Councillor Roger Coleman gave a verbal update on Wyre Forest District Council and the sacking of the Deputy Leader and political changes that have recently occurred.

2068 Parish Tree Planting: 

Councillor Sally Watkins presented a tree planting report. She was initially looking to seek an early indication from Council if there was general support to look at producing a tree planting scheme around the parish. Generally, there was support indicated by members present and she was asked to form a working group by the Chairman that she could then present her proposals to a Finance Committee Meeting in April 2021.

2069 Finances: 

a)   Income & Expenditure spreadsheets previously circulated were approved.

b)   Accounts amounting to £469.93 as detailed on the expenditure spreadsheet circulated to all councillors prior to the meeting were approved for payment.

c)    The Council RESOLVED to give a grant of £100.00 to Mr Colin Link on his recent retirement and a further £50.00 towards the memorial collection for St Mary’s Church in Pilleth following the passing of Former Chairman Mrs Sheila Ward.

2070  Date of the next Meeting There being no other business the meeting ended at 20.45pm. The next meeting will be held on Monday 22nd February 2021 via Microsoft Team Webcast.                                                  

Chairman……………………22nd February 2021I th