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1. Apologies for absence

2. Confirmation and signing of minutes of Parish Council Meetings on 28th September 2020

3. Chairman’s opening remarks


Members of the public listed on the Parish Electoral Register are invited to address the Council on any issue concerning the Parish. Due to the Covid-19 virus and only holding a Webcam Meeting, members of the public with questions, are requested to email the Clerk or any other Councillor prior to the meeting and your points will be raised and debated accordingly.

4. Declarations of Interest

  1. Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests
  2. To declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in items on the agenda and their nature
  3. To declare any Other Disclosable Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.
    Councillors who have declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, or an Other Disclosable Interest, which falls with the terms of paragraph 12(4)(b) of the Code of Conduct and who have not been granted a Dispensation, must leave the room for the relevant items.
    Failure to register or declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest may result in the commission of a criminal offence.
  4. To Consider Written Requests from Councillors for the Council to Grant a Dispensation (S33 of the Localism Act 2011). Written requests to be with the clerk at least 4 clear days prior to a meeting.

5. Planning Matters:

  1. Planning Decisions Notified by Wyre Forest District Council: (See Planning update sheet Crème)
  2. Applications to be Considered by the Parish Council: (See also update sheet)
Reference planning Application number Description
027 20/0761/FUL Existing granary for conversion into habitable accommodation at Whytehouse Farm, Greenway, Rock
028 20/0762/LBC Existing granary for conversion into habitable accommodation at Whytehouse Farm, Greenway, Rock
029 20/0782/S73 Removal of Conditions 6,8 & 10 attached to Planning Permission 20/0276/Full at The Drive, Bliss Gate Road, Rock
030 20/0766/FUL

Renewal of temporary planning permission for the siting of an

agricultural workers dwelling, granted under planning Ref:16/0537/FUL
031 20/0511/HOU Erection of single storey outbuilding containing swimming pool at The Swathes, Buckeridge.
032 20/0792/FUL Construction of an all-weather paddock at Greylands, Boraston Road, Bliss Gate.
033 20/0651/LBC Installation of a flue for new log burner at Greenway House, Rock a Grade 11 listed dwelling.
034 20/0835/PNH Single storey rear extension at Old Williams Cottage Heightington Road, Bliss Gate
035 20/0840/TPO Fell Oak Tree at Catswell Farm, Kinlet Road, Far Forest.
036 20/0846/RES Reserve matters application for layout, scale, appearance and landscaping following outline concent on 19/0775 for 2 Dwellings at Land Adj Bay Trees, Callow Hill, Rock.


6 .Correspondence and Progress Reports

7.County and District and Parish Councillors Report(s)

Due to Covid-19 virus and our webcast meeting all Councillors are requested to email reports to the Clerk prior to the meeting. Note Councillor Mr Nick Stones is writing the Parish Report today and Councillor Ms Christine Sankey in October 2020

8. Finances

Invoices for Payment and Income and Expenditure Sheets (purple papers to follow)

Grants for local organisations (see update sheet)

9. Date of the next meeting Monday 30th November 2020.


(All correspondence is available at the meeting for inspection from 6.30pm)

1. Rock and District News October 2020


See updated planning sheet (Green)

Additional planning applications

Reference Planning Application number Description
037 20/0854/S73
Variation to Condition 2 attached to Planning Permission 18/0585/FUL to allow changes to the design and external appearance of the new live/work unit at Treacle Hall, Lye Head Road.


8b Grants for local groups 2020/2021

We have received 9 applications for community support from,

Wyre Forest Nightstop, Far Forest Scouts & Guides, Far Forest Village Hall, Far Forest Friendship Group, Little Acorns Playgroup at Clows Top, Bliss Gate Village Fields, Far Forest & Rock RBL, Heightington Village Hall & The Far Forest Society. Any Councillor with an interest in any of the above groups MUST declare it at the next meeting.

We have also received the usual request from Far Forest Church and St Peters & Heightington for grants towards the Churchyard grass cutting.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

To identify any item which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Council that requires consideration at the meeting as a matter of urgency under this agenda item.

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