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Ordinary Parish Council Meeting

September 26, 2019 @ 19:30 – 22:00
Village Hall
Church Lane
Cockfield. IP30 0LA
Steve Ball

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 26 September 2019 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 4 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 12 September 2019.

4. Public Participation Session: (15 minutes).

4.1 Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor Reports.
4.2 Public comment.

5. Parish Clerk’s Report:
To provide update on outstanding actions.

6. Finance:

6.1 To receive a financial statement and report, including the latest position with the 2019-2020 Council budget.
6.2 To authorise payments as presented and to note income received.
6.3 To consider a proposal from Cllr Williams for the Parish Council to authorise a contribution towards the Village Website Running Costs.

7. Land Acquisition Updates:
To approve the Purchase of SCC Meadow Land & Ex-Railway Track from Suffolk County Council.

8. Asset Management:
8.1 To consider a proposal from Cllr Levett to resolve the Pavilion Litter problem.
8.2 To agree an ongoing regime to control the weed problem at the Children’s Playground, Great Green.

11. Planning:

11.1 To consider any applications received which have been referred to the Parish Council:

DC/19/04346: Application For Planning Permission Without Compliance of Condition(s): Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act – Variation of Condition 7 of planning permission DC/17/05332 Planning Application – Hybrid planning application for Erection of 42 no. dwellings (Full Planning Application);
Erection of 9 no. self-build plots (Outline Planning Application), including access road,
shared surface roads, community open space and footpath connections to existing
community meadow – To enable main development to be constructed in four separate
phases: Land To The North West Of, Mackenzie Place, Cockfield, Suffolk

11.2 To note any Babergh DC planning permissions/refusals received including:

DC/19/03460: Householder Planning Application – Erection of single storey rear extension
The Hay Barn, Earls Hall Road, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0JD. Planning Permission Refused

DC/19/04132: Discharge of Conditions Application for DC/19/00296- Condition 3 (Landscaping Scheme). Little Close, Old Hall Lane, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LQ. Approved Condition(s): Action Required Prior to First Use/Occupation: Landscaping Scheme

DC/19/02020: Submission of Details under Outline Planning Permission DC/18/00306 – Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale for the erection of 10no dwellings. Land To The West Of The Plough And Fleece Inn, Great Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 0HJ. Reserved Matters Have Been Approved

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.

15. Next Meeting:
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be Thursday 31 October 2019 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: 20 September 2019

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