Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in Stainforth Village Hall on Tuesday 8 April 2014 at 7.30pm.

The public and press were invited and parishioner participation was at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs Asher, Fairweather, Mills, Sharp and Warren. Also, the Clerk and County/District Cllr Richard Welch and one member of the public, past Chairman of the PC, Mr Chris Maudsley

During parishioner participation, Mr Maudsley advised that he had requested the licensing authority to review the Premises Licence granted to Taitlands, Stainforth. Noise was causing concern and Mr Maudsley asked, that if it agreed, the PC write to the Licensing Manager requesting that the permission already granted be changed to reflect the planning permission, ie a buildings only licence, not to include the grounds.

1 To elect a Chairman
Cllr Fairweather was elected Chairman of the meeting.

2 To receive the Chairman's Declaration of Acceptance of Office
Cllr Fairweather's Declaration of Acceptance of Office was received.

3 To receive apologies - none

4 Code of Conduct - Localism Act 2011 - to record any Councillor's Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in relation to items on this agenda

a) Councillors are to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) that they may have in items appearing on this Agenda (S 30 (3)), Appendices A & B

Cllr Sharp - Planning 8c (i) - Taitlands - Pecuniary - Brother has connection at Taitlands.
Cllr Mills - Planning 8a - application C/64/65B - Personal - neighbour.

b) To receive, consider, decide and record Members' requests for DPI dispensations (S 31) in connection with items on this Agenda - none.

c) Register of Interests - to receive from Members any DPI/Register of Members' Interests or updated Register of Members' Interests (S29 (1)) for transmission to the Monitoring Officer, Craven DC - none.

5 Policing
a) To receive the monthly report - none in the absence of the police

6 To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 and to receive a report of the meeting held on 11 March 2014

Resolved: That the Minutes of 11 February 2014 be approved and signed by the Chairman of the Meeting and that the report of the meeting of 11 March 2014 be received.

7 Matters Arising - none.

8 Planning
a) To consider applications received

C/64/19B/LB Listed building consent for demolition of remains of stone building to facilitate erection replacement agricultural building. Neals Ing Farm, Stainforth.
Resolved: That this application be recommended for approval.

C/64/65B Installation of ventilation duct painted to match stone walls (retrospective). Craven Heifer, Stainforth
Resolved: That the Council prefers that the cladding be restored to suppress the noise and that it be untreated for aesthetic reasons. On this basis, the Council would recommend approval.

b) To note any decisions received

c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate

During discussion of Taitlands, Cllr Sharp withdrew from the meeting.

i) Taitlands, Stainforth - copy letters concerning review of premises licence. Chairman of the meeting, Cllr Fairweather , Chairman of this meeting, acknowledged what had been said by Mr Maudsley. Nothing had been received by the Council from the Licensing Authority.

Resolved: That the Council write to the Licensing Authority to point out the local concern at the noise, the adverse comment being received, and to ask that the Authority clarify the situation and if it would like the Council to comment further.

ii) C/64/26/N and C/64/26P/LB Erection of marquee and associated plywood link (retrospective). Taitlands, Stainforth - advice that these planning applications will be considered by Planning
Committee on 8 April 2014 - received. (There was verbal report of refusal).

(Cllr Sharp re-joined the meeting).

9 Finance

i) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule.

Resolved: That payment of the accounts be approved.

ii) To approve payment of the sum of £102.50 in respect of the Clerk's expenses for the quarter ended 31 March 2014

Resolved: That payment of the sum of £102.50 be approved.

iii) Yorkshire Local Councils Associations - to approve payment of the sum of £110 in respect of the annual subscription for 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

Resolved: That renewal of the subscription in the sum of £110 be approved.

iv) Open Spaces Society - membership renewal notice received in the sum of £45.00 for 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

Resolved: That payment of this subscription be approved.

10 Winter Weather Agent Scheme

i) To consider location of two additional salt bins in Little Stainforth - Mr Maudsley to provide a map indicating locations.

11 To complete risk assessments in respect of volunteer use of the council's motor mower - not available at this meeting - to be included on next agenda.

12 Street Lights

a) To receive reports of any defects for action

Lights not operating properly at Brookhouse and the garage - to be reported for action.

13 Highways

a) To receive any reports for action - none.

(Mr Maudsley reported that walls had been repaired on Dog Hill)

14 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action - none.

15 To respond to correspondence received - none.

16 To receive items of information

From local MP, Mr Julian Smith, advice of dates of local surgeries - Settle, Victoria Hall, 9 May; Skipton, Town Hall, 23 May and 11 July 2014 -

Other information had been circulated.

Resolved: That all items be received.

17 Parish Council Elections - 22 May 2014

The Clerk reported that he had received nomination papers and handed a copy to each member of the PC. He advised that they had to delivered by hand direct to CDC. He has other sets of documents for use if required.

18 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council

Resolved: That the next scheduled meeting of the Parish Council be held in Stainforth Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 6 May 2014.

19 To arrange the Annual Meeting of the Council (not the Annual Parish Meeting/Assembly)

Resolved: That the Annual Meeting of the Council be held in Stainforth village Hall on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 and that it be combined with an ordinary meeting of the Council.
(For information, the Annual Parish Meeting will also be held on Tuesday, 3 June2014. This will start at 7.30pm and will immediately be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Council but not before 7.45pm).

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.45pm.