MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF KELSALL PARISH COUNCIL HELD AT THE ST PHILIPS CHURCH LOUNGE, CHESTER ROAD, KELSALL ON THE 18TH MAY 2015.
PRESENT: Cllr Harrop (Chairman), Cllr Mrs Britton, Cllr Mrs Deruty, Cllr Hopwood,
IN ATTENDANCE: No public attended the meeting
01/15 DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE TO OFFICE.
1. The Councillors in attendance signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and
returned the Registration of Interest forms.
02/15 ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN.
Cllr Harrop was nominated by Cllr Hopwood and seconded by Cllr Lewis and agreed by the remaining Councillors, Cllr Harrop accepted the nomination and was elected Chairman.
On being declared the Chairman Cllr Harrop made the following statement:-
‘I hereby declare to the Council that I accept the office of Chairman and undertake to be guided by a national code in the performance of my duty’.
03/15 ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIRMAN.
Cllr Hopwood was nominated by Cllr Harrop and seconded by Cllr Lewis. Cllr Hopwood accepted the nomination and was elected as Vice-Chairman.
Cllr Mrs Couper, Unitary Councillor Leather, Unitary Councillor Deynem.
05/15 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS:
Members are invited to declare any personal or prejudicial interest in any item of business on the agenda or notes and, if necessary, to leave the meeting prior to discussions on the item.
Cllr Hopwood declared a prejudicial interest in planning application 15/01602/FUL and took no part in the discussion of that item.
06/15 TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 13TH APRIL
Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on the 13th April be signed as
a correct record.
TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING HELD ON
THE 13TH APRIL 2015.
Resolved: That the minutes of the annual parish meeting held on the 13th
April be signed as a correct record.
07/15 MATTERS ARISING:
1. Cllr Mrs Deruty was welcomed to the Parish Council by Cllr Harrop.
2. A quote has been received for CCTV from Crime Prevention Services Group for
£5,601.04 plus vat or renting for £29.09 a month. A second quote has been obtained by
Crimewatch Security Ltd for £5,293.61 plus VAT. Cllr Harrop will obtain a 3rd quote.
3. The NDP Group have done a Land Registry search on the piece of land on Chester Road
next to the Allotments footpath called the Paddock. The land has 4 registered owners with
an address in Wales. (minute number 168(4))
08/15 OPEN FORUM:
Members of the public are invited to speak for no more than 10 minutes to the Council.
No member of the pubic attended the meeting.
09/15 APPOINTMENTS TO REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES.
Tarvin Education Foundation – Mr Dutton
Youth Representative – Mr Moore
Kelsall War Memorial Charity – Cllr Hopwood
School Governors – Cllr Harrop
Neighbourhood Design Plan – Cllr Mrs Britton.
10/15 APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES.
Cllr Mrs Britton
1. Applications received to date:
15/01602/FUL One dwelling (resubmission of application 14/05132/FUL), Land next to
Braeside, Waste Lane, Kelsall.
Comment: This application is to build a new, detached house, below
Braeside on the left hand (East) side as you go up Waste
Lane. The proposal would take up over fifty percent of the
garden of Braeside, the first property on that side of Waste
Lane, which is itself, a semi-detached house. It will also be
overlooking adjoining agricultural land to the East and
greenbelt to the North, across the valley to Yeld Lane.
Prior to changes in the Eastern boundary of Kelsall, the site
was on the perimeter of the Vale Royal district and was
therefore considered by KPC to be outside our village
envelope. The applicant is suggesting that it is now within
the built environment of Kelsall.
There are few houses on that side of Waste Lane and
although the proposed property would not have a significant
impact on neighbours, it would be an unacceptable addition
to the attractive and established entrance to our village.
Two major concerns are therefore at the forefront of our
objections. One is the impact that development on this
elevated site would have on the natural rural landscape. The
other is that it would set a precedent that could encourage
ribbon development for the length of Waste Lane. This will
be visually intrusive and against the ethos of our accepted
Village Design Statement and the Landscape Assessment.
Our emerging Neighbourhood Plan has already established a
strategy for the next steps in development of Kelsall and the
recedent set by just one new house in this highly visible part
of Kelsall could encourage an intrusive development that
would be out of character with our established natural
landscape. We refer to the following;
NPPF Section 6. Local planning authorities may make an
allowance for windfall sites in the five-year supply if they have
compelling evidence that such sites have consistently
become available in the local area and will continue to
provide a reliable source of supply. Any allowance should be
realistic having regard to the Strategic Housing Land
Availability Assessment, historic windfall delivery rates and
expected future trends, and should not include residential
This extract is from the Kelsall NDP; Policy E7. Gardens.
Proposals for new dwelling within private residential gardens will
only be permitted where it can be demonstrated that there would
be no unacceptable impact on the landscape and
character/ambiance of the area either through: a) an
unacceptable reduction of green space within the site and b)
unacceptable impact on the surrounding neighbourhood in terms
of density, scale and massing of development.
Kelsall Parish Council are therefore unable to support this
application. The application is not within the Kelsall boundary
but Delamere and Oakmere.
15/01588/FUL New dwelling, alternative design to house that was approved (14/02581/FUL)
Land adjacent Forest Way, Waste Lane, Kelsall.
15/01575/FUL Conversion of garage to granny flat and new detached garage, The Croft,
108 Old Coach Road, Kelsall.
15/01431/FUL Erection of detached dwelling with associated garaging and access, Land
adjacent Forest Way, Waste Lane, Kelsall.
2. Decision notices received to date:
15/00996/FUL Demolition of existing single storey rear lean-to. Two storey rear extension,
single storey rear extension and single storey side extension, 10 Common
15/00769/FUL Erection of front porch and detached garage, 50 Quarry Lane, Kelsall.
15/01115/FUL Single storey rear extension, 8 Bramley Court, Kelsall.
12/15 OTHER PLANNING MATTERS:
1. The new planning committee for the coming month is Cllr Mrs Britton and
Cllr Mrs Deruty.
13/15 NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN:
1. Cllr Mrs Britton informed the Parish Council that very little new work had been carried out
on the NDP with the committee instead concentrating on tidying up the draft policies.
2. Cllr Mrs Deruty informed the Parish Council that the NDP had been forced to return
£1,423.52 of a £6,000 grant from the Community Development Foundation as the money
had not been spent in the time allotted. However the NDP felt confident they had enough
money left to finish the work.
14/15 CLERKS AND CHAIRMAN'S REPORT:
1. Aviva Insurance Parish Council documents have been received.
2. The Parish Council has received an invite for two people to attend the investiture of the Lord
Mayor of Chester, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester and the Sheriff of Chester on
Thursday 21 May at 6.45pm.
Unfortunately no one was available to attend, the Clerk will inform the organisers.
3. Paul Davis from Cheshire West and Chester Streetscene has sent the Clerk details on the
Pink Poo Campaign. It is for local communities to highlight exactly how bad the problem is.
The Clerk will discuss the campaign with Cllr Mrs Couper.
4. It was confirmed that the Clerk will look after the War Memorial small garden and tubs, Cllr
Harrop will make sure the tub near the Farmers Arms is kept watered throughout summer
and Cllr Mrs Deruty will do the same with the tub near the old Garden Centre.
15/15 YOUTH AND RECREATION:
1. The Holiday Club have contact the Parish Council asking if we will again supports this years
Resolved: It was agreed to give a donation of £100.
2. The Kelsall Youth Support Group is holding its AGM on Tuesday 19th May at 8.30 pm at the
No correspondence was received.
Publications received to date:
Sodexo Summary Report
Clerks & Councils Direct
17/15 HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT:
1. Paul Perry from Highways and Mr Campbell-Kelly of Archway Homes have been in touch to
discuss the village sign and 30 mph sign on Chester Road opposite the Nursery. The sign will
affect sight lines for the proposed new development at East View/Montrose. Archway Homes
have come up with a proposal of setting the village sign low but leaving the 30mph sign in its
present position so the vision would be between the two signs. Mr Perry is not keen on the
feature proposed for the village sign as it would need to be maintained by highways. Mr Perry
has asked for the parish Council to be consulted.
It was agreed to recommend the Kelsall sign is moved further down the road towards
the by-pass and is mounted on its own bracket similar to the one near the Farmers
18/15 FOOTPATHS AND KELSALL GREEN:
1. Play Inspection and Maintenance Services monthly report.
19/15 APPLICATIONS FROM LOCAL GROUPS TO USE KELSALL GREEN.
1. Kelsall Holiday Club would like to use the Green on Sunday 19th July to hold a barbecue.
It was agreed to allow the Holiday Club to use Kelsall Green to hold a barbecue.
20/15 FINANCE REPORT:
1. Balance as at 18/05/15 Lloyds Current Account: £ 5,798.69
Lloyds Business Account: £ 66,505.54
2. Resolved: that the following payments be paid:
002622 Kelsall Community Centre hire of room 15.60
002623 United Utilities Water Limited water allotments 24.02
002624 Mr T. G Harrop plants for tubs 94.84
002625 Broker Network Ltd Council Insurance 1,229.03
002626 United Utilities Water Limited water allotments 24.02
002627 Abbotswood Garden Services garden maintenance 90.00
002628 Cheshire County Playing Fields Association affiliation fees 20.00
002629 Pear Technology Services Ltd digital mapping 414.00
002630 Play Inspection & Maintenance Service monthly playground report 36.00
002631 British Gas electricity Kelsall Green 33.85
002632 St Philips PCC donation for use of room 16.00
002633 Mrs N Read Clerks salary & expenses 844.48
002634 Post Office ltd PAYE & N.I 45.33
002635 Community Development Foundation NDP grant money returned 1,423.52
002636 Physio-control UK sales Ltd defibrillator 780.00
3. £2,874.26 VAT refunds has been received
4. The £25,000 precept has been paid into the parish councils accounts.
5. A finance meeting need to be called to sign the audit off. The audit has to be at the
auditing company by the 23rd June.
The Finance meeting will be held at 2pm on the 9th June.
6. Permission was given to transfer £3,000 from the Lloyds Business Account to the Lloyds
21/15 OTHER PARISH BUSINESS:
1. Cllr Hopwood informed the Parish Council that one of the allotment plot holders had
shown an interest in sharing his plot. The Clerk will contact the plot holder to find out when
he would like to do this.
22/15 DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
8th June 2015