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Ordinary Parish Council Meeting @ Village Hall
Jan 30 @ 19:30 – 22:00

Members of the Council:

You are hereby summoned to the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council which will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the business below.

Members of the public:

Members of the public are welcome to attend and may address the Council, during the Public Participation Session, Item 5 on the agenda.

Reporting on Meetings

Except where members of the public have been excluded due to the confidential nature of the business, any person may film, photograph, audio record or use social media to report on meetings of the Council, including any public comment and/or questions. Would any person intending to report please give notice before the start of the meeting to the Clerk or Chairman of the Council to enable reasonable facilities to be afforded.


1. To receive any apologies for absence.

2. To receive, from Members, any declarations of interest in items on the agenda in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct.

3. To approve the minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 19 December 2019.
4. To review progress on all outstanding actions from minutes of previous meetings.
126.1: Cllr Brinkley to provide the cost of the modification to the underside of the seating in the bandstand.

138: Cllr Southgate to provide a copy of the signed Parish Council’s Pavilion Hire Agreement to Cllr Webster, who will amend it to acknowledge the Council’s agreement to the Football Club’s Alcohol Licence.

140: Cllr Brinkley to chase up the estimate for refurbishing the Parish Council’s noticeboards.

204.3: Clerk to submit Precept Application Form for 2020/21 to BMSDC, prior to the 31/01/20 deadline.

205: David Hodge’s Estate Manager to be asked to manage the process for the Waste Paper collection from the Barn process with Boltons.

5. Public Participation Session: (15 minutes).
5.1 Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor Reports.
5.2 Public comment.
6. Mackenzie Development:
Progress update on the Development from Dawn Edwards (Development Manager, Orwell Housing).

7. Finance:
7.1 To receive a financial statement and report, including the latest position with the 2019-2020 Council budget.
7.2 To authorise payments as presented and to note income received.

8. Planning:
8.1 To consider any applications received which have been referred to the Parish Council:

DC/19/04755: Outline Planning Application (Access to be considered, all other matters reserved) – Erection of up to 34 no. dwellings (Plots 5, 6 and 7 of Reserved Matters Permission DC/19/02020 to be repositioned/amended). Land to The Rear of Plough and Fleece Inn Great Green Cockfield Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HJ. 2nd Revision to Site Layout. (Consultation Submission Deadline 07/02/20).

DC/20/00128: Full Planning Application – Erection of 1No single storey dwelling and detached garage and creation of new vehicular access; Installation of sewage treatment plant: Windsor Green Farmhouse, Windsor Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LY (Consultation Submission Deadline 04/02/20).

DC/20/00165: Application to determine if Prior Approval is required for a Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Buildings to Dwelling houses (Class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for conversion. Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 as amended Schedule 2, Part3 Class Q: Colchester Green Farm, Colchester Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HG. (Consultation Submission Deadline 06/02/20).

Application for Planning Permission without compliance of Condition(s) – DC/20/00270: Application under 73 for removal or variation of a condition relating to B/16/01157. (Conversion of kennel block to single-storey dwelling, including erection of porch and chimney and construction of link between kennel buildings. Erection of double garage & store room, following removal of existing cattery, sheds and outbuildings) allowed on appeal APP/D3505/W/17/3170002 – To vary condition 5 ( Approved Plans &
Documents) – Additional erection two storey extension: Roundwood House, Windsor Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LY. (Consultation Submission Deadline 06/02/20).

8.2 To note any Babergh DC planning permissions/refusals received:

DC/19/05823: Non-Material Amendment to DC/17/05332. Addition of phasing information to allow development to be constructed in agreed phases. Addition of sub-station to serve the whole site: Land to The North West Of, Mackenzie Place, Cockfield, Suffolk. Decision: Amendment Details Approved.

DC/19/05387: Application under Section 73 for removal or variation of a condition following grant of DC/17/03524 and DC/18/02911 (Erection of 5No dwellings dated 28/08/2018. – Remove Condition 1 (Approved Plans and Documents) to allow for adjustment to floor levels and to enable phasing of plots for individual self-build. Hope House, Cross Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LG. Decision: Planning Permission has been Granted.

9. Pavilion Update:
To receive a progress update from Cllr Levett on the Pavilion.

10. Trees for Life:
To consider potential Parish Council owned locations for any donated Trees for Life.

11. Defibrillators:
To consider the need for further defibrillators (and their potential locations) to ensure full coverage throughout the village.

12. Working Groups, Representatives to External Bodies, Officers and Portfolio-Holders:

By Exception, to receive any reports from lead members on matters which need to be brought to the attention of the Council and to take actions appropriate:

12.1 Greens Management – Cllr Brinkley
12.2 Local Needs Housing – Cllr Morley
12.3 Pavilion – Cllr Southgate
12.4 Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.5 Earl’s Meadow – Cllr Williams
12.6 Cemetery – Cllr Turner
12.7 Parish Paths – Cllr Turner
12.8 Highways and Emergencies – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.9 Police/Fire – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.10 Play Equipment – Cllr Southgate
12.11 Village Hall Car Park – Cllr Morley
12.12 Neighbourhood CIL – Cllr Morley

13. Correspondence:
To consider the list of correspondence received and to agree any appropriate actions.

14. Matters to be brought to the attention of the Council either for information or for inclusion on the agenda of a future Ordinary Meeting.

Next Meeting:
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be Thursday 27 February 2020 in the Village Hall beginning at 7.30pm.

Parish Clerk: Steve Ball, Proper Officer of the Council
Address: Green Ridge, Howe Lane, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk IP30 0HA
Tel: 01284 828987
E-mail: parish.council@cockfield.org.uk
Published: 24 January 2020




Cockfield Stitchers @ Cockfield Village Hall
Feb 6 @ 12:30 – 17:30
WI @ Cockfield Village Hall
Feb 6 @ 19:30

Please visit the WI page for further information

Aconite & Snowdrop Walk
Feb 8 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Burns Ceilidh @ Lavenham Village Hall
Feb 8 @ 18:00 – 23:30

Burns Ceilidh

Lavenham Village Hall
on Saturday 8th February 2020

6.30 for 7.00 to 11.30pm

Traditional two course Burns Supper
(with vegetarian option) + bar

Piper and dancing with the
Caledonian Reelers (+ callers)

Tickets: £25 per person from

Lavenham Village Hall (01787 248599)
Lavenham Community Information, 2 Lady St. (01787 249939)
or from Nigel Adam (in Cockfield) tel: 01284 828 485

(Not for profit event)

Citizens’ Advice @ Lavenham Village Hall
Feb 12 @ 09:30 – 12:30

Drop in Advice Service in Lavenham and Hadleigh

Every Second Wednesday of the Month

No Appointment Needed

Free, confidential impartial advice including debt, benefits, employment, housing, relationships, consumer issues

Cockfield Stitchers @ Cockfield Village Hall
Feb 20 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Quiz Night @ Cockfield Village Hall
Feb 22 @ 19:00

Cockfield Community Council Presents

Quiz Night

Cockfield Village Hall

Saturday 22nd February

Doors open 7 pm, Quiz Starts 7.30

Enter Teams of 4 to 6 people

Tickets £8 per person (including supper) from Post Office

Bar, Fish n’ Chip Supper

Please email Neil Ashton on quiz@cockfield.org.uk with your team name & number of entrants

Any queries or special dietary requirements please contact Neil on quiz@cockfield.org.uk

Cockfield Cinema – Judy @ Cockfield Village Hall
Feb 28 @ 19:00
Licensed Bar available from 7pm. Raffle & refreshments during the interval. Screening starts 7.30

February 28th – Judy

Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Running time 118 mins, rated 12A
Cockfield Stitchers @ Cockfield Village Hall
Mar 5 @ 12:30 – 17:30