Minutes 131112

Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in Stainforth Village Hall on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at 7.30pm. The public and press were invited and parishioner participation was at 7.30pm.


Present: Cllrs Asher, Fairweather, Mills and Warren. Also the Clerk and two parishioners.


During parishioner participation, the subject of the retrospective planning application number C/64/26/N (erection of marquee and associated plywood link, Taitlands, Stainforth) was raised by the co-proprietor of the local caravan park. He was not against the use of Taitlands as a wedding venue but was concerned at the effect the holding of the celebrations was having on his business. There had been seventeen written complaints, mainly from owners of static caravans on the caravan park. The complaints were in the main, relating to the noise emanating from celebrations continuing late into the evening. Correspondence was produced indicating that though an organised group of young people had attended during past years, because of the current situation, it may well not return. In addition, some long-standing caravan owners were increasingly concerned at the way their enjoyment of staying on the site had been spoilt and business at the site could well be affected as a result.


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 - Cllr Sharp


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 - none

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 Police Report - no report on this occasion


6 To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Resolved: The minutes be confirmed as a true and correct record and signed by the Chairman of the Meeting.


7 Matters Arising - none


8 Planning

a) To consider applications received
C/64/26L Demolition of existing bungalow, restoration of wall to walled garden and creation of bin store. Taitlands, Stainforth.
Resolved: That the application be approved.
C/64/26M/LB Listed building consent for demolition of existing bungalow, restoration of wall to walled garden and creation of bin store. Taitlands, Stainforth.
Resolved: That the application be approved.



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8 Planning cont

a) To consider applications received cont
C/64/26/N and C/64/26P/LB Erection of marquee and associated plywood link. Taitlands, Stainforth. (Retrospective)
Resolved: That these applications be refused for the following reasons:
1) The impact of noise on local business;
2) The significant detrimental effect that this is already having on a long-established local business which in turn affects the wider economy of the Dales. The Knight Stainforth Caravan Park provides base accommodation for large numbers including walkers, climbers and Duke of Edinburgh Expedition groups not to mention private individuals who come for peace and quiet and to enjoy the countryside. Its viability is threatened by the noise disturbance from the wedding celebrations. A Duke of Edinburgh expedition group leader has already notified Knight Stainforth Caravan Park that it cannot use the campsite in future because of lack of sleep.
(The parish council would not object to provision of a purpose-built structure in keeping with the existing premises).
3) Noise is also causing concern to local residents as well as tourists, none of whom have voiced any support for the proposal.
4) The visual effect is not in keeping with a Grade II listed building.
The Parish Council thus reiterates that the application be refused.
Listed building consent for internal and external works. Amendment to previous consent C/64/26H/LB granted 30 April 2010. Taitlands, Stainforth.
Resolved: That the application be approved.
b) To note any decisions received - none
c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate
i) Seventeen copy letters of objection to above-mentioned planning applications C/64/26N and C/64/26P/LB. These had been circulated to members and were discussed.
ii) C/64/120A Erection of agricultural worker's dwelling and agricultural building, Garth Nook Farm, Stainforth - notification that this planning application was to be considered by YDNPA Planning Committee on 12 November 2013 - noted.
iii) C/64/26J & K/LB (from 2011) - Taitlands - notification that these applications had been withdrawn - noted.
iv) YDNPA - Review of Planning Policies - Minerals & Quarrying - invite to workshop - Langcliffe - 13 November 2013 - received.


9 Finance

a) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule - no accounts due for payment (except the monthly direct debit in respect of street light electricity).
b) Precept 2014/2015 to discuss donations to the following:
i) Settle Area Swimming Pool
Resolved: That this be increased to £300.00
ii) Craven Citizens Advice Bureau
Resolved: That this be increased to £75.00
iii) Royal British Legion
Resolved: That this be increased to £50.
(All with effect from the year 2014/15)
c) YLCA - Parish Precepts - to receive advice on grants from Central Government - noted.
d) Craven DC - Balancing the Budget - 2014/15 - to consider response to consultation - received.
e) Electronic Payments - to receive update on Order to Legitimise Electronic Payments - noted.
f) Allotment plot 2 - update - the allotment holder has decided she prefers to continue renting the full plot for the time being.

10 Winter Weather Agent Scheme - use of salt spreader

a) Use by volunteers - to undertake risk assessment - these were provided by Cllr Fairweather and completed for use during the forthcoming winter season.
Resolved: That the risk assessments be adopted and appreciation expressed to Cllr Fairweather for his assistance.
There was mention of the mowing undertaken by volunteers and as it was felt that risk
assessments should be introduced in this respect, additional forms would be provided at the next meeting.

b) Winter Weather Agent Scheme - to consider location of two additional salt bins in Little Stainforth - advice awaited.



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11 Stainforth Foss - to receive an update

This had been fully discussed during parishioner participation. Mr Maudsley had advised that the land had been dedicated as Open Access Land under the CROW (Countryside and Rights of Way) Act 2000. This should facilitate improved control of this open space in the future.


12 YDNPA - Use of Ram's Head Logo

a) To complete application
Resolved: That the application be completed to include use on the Council's letterhead and the village website.
b) To complete Licence
Resolved: That the licence be completed.


13 Settle Aid in Sickness Fund

a) To appoint a representative. Ms Angie Pedley had continued as representative even though she was no longer a member of the Council and had indeed, moved from the village. She had however, recently tendered her resignation. Unfortunately, there was no volunteer at this time.
Resolved: That if any parishioner wished to put themselves forward, they should please contact Parish Clerk.

14 Transport

i) Post 16 home to school and college transport - to respond to consultation
Resolved: That the consultation survey be completed at this meeting.
ii) To receive Craven DC's response to NYCC's consultation on public transport proposals - noted.


15 Street Lights

a) To receive reports of defects for action and any other relevant information. A fault with the light at the
entrance to the YDNPA car park was advised. To be reported for repair.
b) To discuss operation of the street light opposite Hollies Cottages. Some weeks ago, at the request of the Clerk and in between meetings, because of the discontent being caused, the new fitting had been taken out of action so that light was available for a parishioner who had to go to work early in the morning. An alternative solution was discussed. (After the meeting the Clerk discussed the position with the Council's contractor who suggested taking a time clock out of a redundant light and putting it in the light opposite Holies Cottages. This could then be timed to come on and off as the Council decided).

16 Highways

a) To receive any reports for action - none.


17 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action - none.

18 To respond to correspondence received

i) Craven District Council (CDC) - Parish Council Elections 2014
ii) CDC - list of officers available to attend parish council meetings if required
iii) CDC - Register of Electors - Annual Canvass
iv) CDC - Select Crime & Disorder Committee - Agenda - 12.11.13
v) Stainforth village website - to receive an update
vi) NYCC - Household Waste Recycling Centres - to respond to consultation
vii) YDNPA - Access Forum - Membership invite
viii) War Memorials Trust

Resolved: That all items of correspondence be received.

19 To receive items of information - circulated and received


20 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council

Resolved: That the next meeting of the Parish Council be held in Stainforth Village Hall on Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 at 7.30pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 9.50pm.

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