Scarcroft Village Leeds
Scarcroft Village Leeds

SCARCROFT PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on Monday 19thNovember 2018

at the Village Hall, Scarcroft at 8.00pm

PRESENT:       Councillors: B Murray (Chair),J Wright, P Thompson, E Goodall, P Swain

IN ATTENDANCE:       G P Carter (Clerk)

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PUBLIC REPRESENTATIONS

  1. A resident asked the PC to reconsider comments made to a planning application for Wood Farm, the closing date for which has already passed. The PC will consider if it wishes to make any additional or amended comments.
  2. Several residents made representations in objection to the application at item 6b.

Action

 

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllrs P Campbell, R Middleton, A Marshall and R Angus

 

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND CONSIDERATION OF DISPENSATIONS

None made

 

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POLICE

Despite a request for a police presence, no-one attended the meeting. A written report was received which showed that in October there had been reports of 5x residential burglaries, 3 x interference with motor vehicles, 9 x theft from motor vehicles and 1 x non-specific theft. Police advise all motorists to ensure that their vehicles are secured when left. Councillors had received reports of strangers coming to houses and when residents answer the door they ask for a non-existent address. Please be vigilant, and, where fitted ensure alarms are activated when houses are left unattended.

 

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TO CONSIDER APPROVAL of MINUTES of the MEETING held on Monday 15thOctober 2018 at 8.00pm

Minutes approved and signed as a true record by the Chairman

 

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PLANNING

  1. 18/06392/FU/NE - Mount Pleasant Farm Blackmoor Lane -  Single storey rear extension – No comments
  2. 18/06186/OT/NE - 9 Manor Park -  Outline application for a detached dwelling to garden area – The PC considers the application would change the nature and character of Manor Park. The PC has concerns about the ability of the existing infrastructure to support development; concerns re the sewer and risk of flooding, which causes existing problems at the Village Hall; that increased traffic would increase the hazards which already exist on the private road; the PC des not support development in residential gardens.
  3. 18/05999/FU/NE - 14 Fern Chase -  Conversion of garage as habitable room; single storey front, side and rear extension – No comments
  4. 18/06794/FU/NE - Scarcroft Lodge Wetherby Road - Development of C2 care community comprising 172 units of accommodation with associated communal facilities through demolition of existing office buildings with part conversion and extension of Scarcroft Lodge together with new build accommodation and car parking; retention of existing lodges as dwellings (C3) with alterations; erection of two dwellings (C3); conversion of Woodlands into five apartments (C3); provision of associated infrastructure, landscaping and parking; formation of additional car parking area to serve existing cricket pitch – The PC will meet with The Audley Group on 5.12.18 and will submit its comments after this date.
  5. 18/06795/LI/NE – as d above, listed building application – as (d) above
  6. 18/06762/FU/NE - 9 The Croft -  Alterations including demolishment of existing garage; two storey side extension; two new dormer windows to rear; Juliet balcony to side – No comments

 

 

 

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ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS

  1. Christmas tree lighting ceremony - Resolved that Cllr Swain will co-ordinate arrangements on the night with Kippax band and Cllr Thompson will bring PA system. The poppy on the village hall will be taken down and Christmas lights put up prior to 1.12.18.
  2. CIL - Resolved to inform LCC that PC intends to accumulate CIL monies to refurbish toilets in Village Hall.
  3. Resolved to accept proposed dates for meetings in 2019

 

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FINANCE 

  1. Resolved to pay accounts presented

G P CarterSalary Clerk November£556.16

  1. M H ThewlisPayroll fees£33.00

G P CarterMobile phone charges£15.00

AYGroundLtdGrass cutting/strimming£90.00

ARP AssocDrainage report £1513.36

Bradford CCIlluminated poppy £480.00

Kippax BandChristmas tree event £200.00

G P CarterSalary Clerk December £541.36

 

  1. Receipts noted
  2. Balances noted

 

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DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The consultation period closed on 12.11.18. PC is awaiting comments from LCC, and will then make amendments before proceeding to referendum. It was resolved to contact Consultant re making amendments.

 

 

 

Clerk

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VILLAGE MATTERS

  1.  A 2nd SID unit had now been installed at the end of Hellwood Lane. Comments had been received from residents asking fi the PC would be installing further SIDs within the village. It was resolved to evaluate how the existing ones were working before considering any further ones.
  2. The planters have now been planted with winter bedding plants
  3. There will be a Children’s Christmas Party in the Village Hall on 15.12.18 organised by Mr Shuffles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEXT MEETING

There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.50pm. There will be no meeting in December. The next meeting will be on 21.1.19at 8pm.

 

 

 

 

………………………………………………………………………….   Chair

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