Provisional Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council
held on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 7.30pm
in the Council Chamber,Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
       


146    MEMBERS PRESENT
        Councillors Ring (Chairman),Hughes,Kimber,Beasley,Lynch, Fowler & Spencer.
 
        APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
        Councillors Wade & Bell.

147     MEMBERS INTERESTS
        None declared.
                                 
148     RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
        Not required.
           
149     PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
        Two members of the public were present who wanted to discuss the development at Old Town Mill.
          
150     APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON 23rd JANUARY 2018.                     
        It was proposed by Councillor Hughes that the above minutes be approved as a true record; seconded by Councillor Kimber, all in favour and Resolved.
   
151    MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES
        No matters arising.
 
152      a) LOCAL PLAN/NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
         Councillor Kimber stated that there wasn’t anything to report on the Local Plan. With regard to the Neighbourhood Plan Councillor Kimber reported that he had attended a Neighbourhood Plan forum which had highlighted lots of other opportunities which haven’t been considered. Working parties have been set up to look at different aspects and Councillor Kimber will report back at the next Council meeting. The plans will still be ready within the set timescale.
         
153       CLERK’S REPORT
          1) Escaping Water
          Rachel Flood at Calderdale has contacted the Clerk. After extensive survey work Calderdale have been unable to establish the source of the water. They are now going to dig within the footpath adjacent to the bowling green where the water is coming out. Calderdale have to speak to landowners etc and serve the appropriate notices. They are in the process of doing this and have a contractor lined up to undertake the work.Rachel will contact the Clerk when a date for the work to be undertaken is sorted. Councillor Hughes stated that apparently this issues has been on going for a number of years and urgently needs resolving as it is causing friction amongst the parishioners whose houses are affected by the water.
 
                                         
154       FINANCIAL MATTERS
          1) Items for payment
          a) Clerk’s salary                            £453.54  
          b) Clerk-computer costs                      £20.00
                 
           £47.04  for stamps was added by the Clerk at the meeting.
           £15.00 was also added for the purchase of the Old Town Mill development brochure & plans. This information isn’t easily accessible on Calderdale website. Councillors wished to make the developers aware of their disapproval in having to pay for the information.
It was proposed by Councillor Beasley that all the above items be approved for payment, seconded by Councillor Fowler, all in favour and Resolved.

        2)  Grants 
        None received.

    3)  Other items
        None received.
 
155    CORRESPONDENCE
        1) Tour de Yorkshire /Wall at Pecket Well.Councillor Hughes has contacted Calderdale regarding the wall and the safety concerns to the spectators & cyclists.Calderdale will look into the matter.
        2) Dog Fouling. A parishioner has contacted the Council with concerns about the amount of dog fouling on the lane/bridleway near the Robin Hood Pub. The Clerk will contact the dog warden about signs being placed in the area.
        3) HRTC Mayor’s 1960’2 Do (28th April)
        4) TP&C Liaison Group meeting (6th February).Councillor Hughes was unable to attend.
        5) Hebden Bridge Partnership meeting (14th February)
                            
156    PLANNING
1) New Applications:
    a) 18/00045/FUL Old Town Mill Development
    The two members of the public present raised their concerns regarding the amount of traffic down Old Town Mill Lane, parking issues, noise pollution, disruption & the affect it will have on their holiday let business. Councillors Hughes advised the parishioners that they need to form a Residents Group which would have more impact than a single voice. It was proposed by Councillor Kimber that the Tuesday 27th March meeting is held at Wadsworth Community Centre at 6pm until 7.30pm and then a public meeting held to discuss the planning application,  seconded by Councillor Hughes,all in favour and Resolved. It was agreed to invite the developers & someone from Planning Dept to attend the meeting. Councillor Ring will book the Community Centre, inform the local paper & put posters up in the Community Centre & at the Post Office. The Clerk will put notices in the notice boards & ask Kate to put the information on the Council website. Action:Councillor Ring & the Clerk.
        
2)  Decisions made by Calderdale:

   a) 17/00253/FUL-Construction of extension to house plan-Near Shawcroft Farm,Akroyd Lane,Pecket Well,HX7 8TE. It was agreed to support this application.PENDING.

   b) 17/00871/HSE & 1700872/LBC-Single storey extension to existing lean-to element of the dwelling,removal of existing flat roof and replacement with pitched roof,creation of internal staircase plus two roof-lights in main building-Ibbotroyd Barn,Walker Lane Wadsworth,Hebden Bridge HX7 8SJ.PENDING.

   c)  17/00859/FUL-Demolition of existing single garage to facilitate double garage-3 Foot Kiln Wadsworth HX7 8TW.PENDING.
                
   d)  17/00682/FUL & 17/00683/LBC-Renovation and conversion of farm buildings to create six dwellings- Old Town Farm,Old Town Mill Lane, Old Town, HX7 8SW. PENDING.

   e)  17/00087/FUL-Removal of existing agricultural building and formation of two dwellings-Land west of the Old Co-Op Hall Walker Lane, Wadsworth Hebden Bridge.PENDING.

    f) 17/01352/FUL & 17/01353/LBC-Alterations & extension to existing farmhouse to form separate dwelling including the creation of car parking-Lower Small Shaw Farm,Small Shaw Lane,Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge HX7 8RF.PENDING.

    g) 17/01091/CON-Conversion of former mistal to dwelling including garden and car parking area-The Brick Shack Midgehole Road Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AN.PENDING.

    h) 17/01560/HSE-Single storey (double height) rear extension to existing dwelling-Snay Booth Wadsworth Lane Hebden Bridge HX7 8TN. PENDING.
              
    i)  18/00045/FUL & 18/00046/LBC Conversion of mill to create 21 dwellings with small business units and café. Demolition of sheds. Construction of 4 new dwellings.Provision of car parking,gardens & land scaped areas.Old Town Mill Old Town Mill Lane Hebden Bridge. PENDING.

    j)18/00026/HSE-Porch & conservatory extensions & raised patio with glass balustrade - Hollin Top Cottage Clough Lane Midgely HX2 6XB.PENDING.
         
     
 
3)  Other Items:
         None received.

         a)   Allswell Farm
         Nothing to report.Item to remain on the agenda.
                               
         b)  Automoblia                      
         Nothing to report.Item to remain on the agenda. 
        
157      ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
         1) Feedback from Mr Andrew Pitts
         The Council has received a map but it only shows the Parish boundaries.  Councillor Beasley will contact Mr Pitts for a land drain map.
         Action:Councillor Beasley.    
                                                                                                               
158      ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
         1) Recovery of removal of garage costs
         As there still hasn’t been any response from the parishioner concerned it was agreed to seek advice from YLCA regarding the next course of action. Action:The Clerk.
         2) Car parking space
         The parishioner has contacted the Clerk confirming that he will contact Planning dept regarding the siting of the garage & will be responsible for all the associated costs. Once the parishioner has confirmed that the garage will be for his own personal use then the Clerk will sort the necessary paperwork. The Clerk will inform the parishioner that as stated in the contract the garage cannot be sublet. Action:The Clerk.
         3) Ownership & liabilities of Parish Land
         It was agreed to leave this item at the moment and put it on the April agenda.

The Clerk reported that she has received an email from an allotmenter reporting the theft of a compost bin. She also asked if the Council would pay for a new hedge or fence to replace the elderbush that was chopped down as this may deter future thefts & make the plot safer.
It was agreed that the priority was to sort out the stability of the wall before the Council could consider putting up a fence.The Clerk will contact the parishioner.Action:The Clerk.

159        PLAYGROUNDS
           1) Items for monthly checks
           Councillor Spencer reported that new seats are needed for the swings. Councillor Spencer will obtain a quote.He will carry out next month’s inspections.Action:Councillor Spencer.
           2) New playground equipment. On going.

160        REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
           Nothing to report.
 
161        DATE OF NEXT MEETING AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
           The Clerk confirmed that the next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 6.00pm at Wadsworth Community Centre. Followed by a public meeting at 7.30pm to discuss the Old Town Mill Development.
               
           No advance apologies were received.
 
           The meeting closed at 9.00pm.