Suffolk Village of the Year 2023

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

January 16, 2020 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Village Hall
Church Lane
Cockfield. IP30 0LA
Steve Ball

Members of the Council:

You are hereby summoned to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council which will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 16 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

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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.
122: Cllr Lindsay to pursue the state of the repairs to the verge opposite Clovelly, Howe Lane with SCC Highways.

126.1: Cllr Brinkley/Cllr Levett to propose a modification to the underside of the Bandstand seating to prevent the accumulation of litter. Cost of modification and purchase of leaf blower to be considered for inclusion in 2020-21 Budget.

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.

147: District Cllr Maybury to raise Cllr Levett’s concerns over staffing numbers lack of training for Health visitors with the Health Committee.

151: Cllr Levett to update the Asset Register to incorporate an Asset Maintenance Regime.
181: Cllr Webster to investigate alternative Recycling Contractors to collect the villages’ Waste Paper and Cardboard. See Agenda Item 8.

5. Public Participation Session: (15 minutes).
5.1 Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor Reports.
5.2 Public comment.

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

DC/19/05790: Application for Outline Planning Permission (some matters reserved – access to be considered) – Erection of 2No detached dwellings and creation of new vehicular access. Abbey Farm House, Bury Road, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LB (Consultation Submission Deadline extended until 20/01/20).

DC/19/05654: Full Planning Application – Erection of 1No detached dwelling (following demolition of existing semi-detached bungalows and outbuildings). Lane End, Colchester Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HG. (Consultation Submission Deadline 23/01/20).

DC/19/04755: Planning Application 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]. Revised Site Layout. (Consultation Submission Deadline 22/01/20).

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

Notification under Schedule 2 Part 3 Class Q of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 Proposal: Prior Approval of Proposed Change of Use of Agricultural Building to Dwelling house (Use Class C3) and for Associated Operational Development – Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order1995 (As amended). Barn At Earls Hall Farm, Earls Hall Road, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds IP30 0JD. Decision: Prior Approval Has Been Granted Subject to Conditions.

DC/19/04463: Discharge of Conditions Application for DC/17/05332 – Conditions 16 (Details of Access), 17 (Roads and Footpaths), 18 (Parking and Turning), 19 (Refuse Bins and Collection Areas), 22 (Construction Surface Water Management Plan), 24 (Materials), 25 (Landscaping Scheme), 31 (Screen Walls and Fences), 32 (Levels), 35 (Deliveries Management Plan) and 37 (Construction Management). Land to The North West Of, Mackenzie Place, Cockfield, Suffolk. Decision: Approved Conditions: 16,17,18,19,22 & 24.

Appeal Ref: APP/D3505/W/19/3233313: Land adjacent Gambrel, Chapel Road, Cockfield, IP30 0HE. The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant outline planning permission. Decision: Appeal Dismissed.

DC/19/05284: Application under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act. DC/18/00494 without compliance with Condition 2 (Approved Plans and Documents): to change rear side wall from single to double storey. Cockfield Post Office and Stores, Howe Lane, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HA. Decision: Planning Permission has been Granted.

7. Finance:
7.1 To authorise payments as presented and to note income received,
7.2 To approve the Budget for 2020-21,
7.3 To agree the Precept Requirement for 2020-21.

8. Waste Paper and Cardboard Collection:
To consider proposals for Waste Paper and Cardboard collections.

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

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

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

12. Next Meeting:
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be Thursday 30 January 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
Published: 10 January 2020

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