Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 16th September 2019

Parish Council Meeting on the 16th September 2019 at 7.30 pm
at Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Road in the Pavilion D.   

Declaration of Interest  
Part 1- Public and Press Present:  
1.     Apologies
  • To receive apologies for absence
2.     Minutes
  • To approve draft minutes from 22nd July 2019
3.     Co option of Councillor
  • Members to discuss application/s and resolve a decision.
4.     Grass cutting contract due to Chelford Road / Blackfirs verge adoption
  • The Clerk to update progress with CE Highways.
  • Full Council to approve the contract circulated and approve next stages.
5.     Somerford Business Plan
  • Full Council to adopt the Business Plan.
6.     Black firs Nature Reserve – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
  • Members to resolve if to take ownership.
  • Next actions
7.     RSPB land
  • To discuss the presentation event on 14th September at Blackfirs School.
  • The Clerk to update members on progress with transfer of the land.
  • The Chairman and the Clerk to update on meeting with Sibelco.
8.     Highways
  • Congleton Link Road – to update on meeting on 6th September.
  • Environmental weight restriction – Radnor Bank bridge. Cllr J Wray to debrief on meeting in September with Local Highways.
  • Sign Cleaning in Parish – quote form CTC
  • Footpath clearance by the bench on Holmes Chapel Road – Clerk
  • Chelford Road – sweeping footpaths
  • Speed of trucks along Chelford Road – resident comments
  • Potholes on Blackfirs Lane – 3369701
9.     Laptop and Projector
  • To discuss quotes.
10.  Loachbrook Bovis Estate
  • Cllr G Derbyshire to update members
  • To note letter from Fiona Bruce MP
11.  Planning Applications To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda

·       19/3624C Land to East of Blackfirs lane and to the south of Back Lane Somerford – approval of matters reserved in outline application 16/1922C; appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant permission for the erection of 200 dwellings.

·       18/4888C Land at Back Lane, Congleton – reserved matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline approval application 16/0514C for demolition of some existing buildings and the development of up to 140 dwellings.

To note the letter from FOREFRONT ref 19/3308C

12.  Accounts BALANCE OF ACCOUNTS = £14,117.04


·       £205.60 Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors

·       £35.00 CHALC – COC training

·       Clerks expenses


·       £10,500 Precept CE

Donation to the Chapel towards railings

13.  Financial Regulations ·       To agree to suspend the FR due to adopting the financial regulations from the RSPB to be able to commence the building and construction of the site.


Cllr PC and the Clerk to update members on the new FR adopted by NALC.

14.  Cheshire East To suspend the Standing Orders to receive a report from Cllr J Wray
15.  Clerks Report ·       Correspondence
16.  Chairman and Members Report ·       Police Surgery – Cllr GD

·       COC 31.07.19 – Cllr RC

 To note next Parish Council meeting on 14th October 2019