Parish Council Meeting Agenda 25th February 2021 (Online)

To Members of the Norton-juxta-Kempsey Parish Council

You are duly summoned to attend the next meeting of Norton-juxta-Kempsey Parish Council to be held at 7.45pm on 25th February 2021.  In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and Government instructions, this meeting will be held remotely via video/telephone conference call.

Public Question Time: From 7.30pm residents are invited to give their views and question the Parish Council on issues on this agenda, or raise issues for future consideration at the discretion of the Chairman, before the start of the Parish Council meeting at 7.45pm. Members of the public may not take part in the Parish Council meeting itself.  This period is not part of the formal meeting. 
If you would like to take part in the public question time session, or observe the Parish Council meeting, the meeting details are as follows:

http://www.zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 858 1863 8469, Passcode: 416806

Agenda 

  1. Apologies: To receive apologies and to approve the reason for absence
  2. Changes to membership
    To consider process for co-option 
  3. Declarations of Interest
  1. Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their register of interests and to return their Register of Interests Form to the Monitoring Officer within 28 days of taking office.
  2. To declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.
  3. To declare any Other Disclosable Interests in items on the agenda and their nature.
  4. Written requests for granting of a dispensation (S33 Localism Act 2011) are to be with the Clerk at least four clear days prior to a meeting.
    To consider the following dispensation requests: 

      1. To consider granting a revised dispensation to Cllr Fincher to enable participation in any discussion (but not to vote) on any matter concerning Worcester Norton Sports Club and potential development of this site (up to the next ordinary election (2023)).

Councillors who have declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, or an Other Disclosable Interest which falls within the terms of paragraph 12(4) (b) of the code of conduct, must leave the room for the relevant items.
Failure to register or declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest may result in the commission of a criminal offence.

  1. Minutes (Chairman)   7.55pm
    a.  To consider adoption of the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 21 January 2021
    b.  Review of minute action summary. 
  2. Progress reports (for information, reporting by exception)     8.10pm
    1. District and County Councillor Report (Cllr. Adams) 
    2. Finance (Responsible Finance Officer)
      1. Balances
      2. Monthly accounts/bank reconciliation to 31 January 2021
      3. Quarterly internal financial review update
    3. GDPR (Clerk)
    4. Social Media/Website Communications (Cllr Pollard)
    5. West Mercia Police/PACT/Anti-social Behaviour (Police/Clerk)
      Including phone box defibrillator project update
    6. St. James the Great Church, Norton (Rev. Badger)
  3. Apiary Project (Mr Perks)       8.25pm
    To consider update.
  4. Covid-19 Community Response (Chairman)   8.35pm
    To consider community response/support.
  5. Planning (Cllr. Richmond/Chairman)   8.40pm
    To consider report on current applications and other planning matters e.g. SWDP Review, SWUE
  6. Worcester Norton Sports Club (WNSC)/Worcester Norton Community Interest Company (CIC)         8.55pm
    To consider update regarding development proposals and agree submission of Community Legacy Grant application.
  7. Parish Hall (Cllr. Fincher – Parish Council Chairman & Chair of the Hall Trustees)   9.10pm
    To consider Parish Council representative report and agree process for Hall Trustees to provide a copy of the Hall insurance policy after each annual insurance renewal.
  8. Parish Hall Recreation Facilities and Outside Space (Clerk)         9.20pm
    To consider update including Covid-19 guidance and risk assessments.
  9. Norton Parish Hall Community Legacy Grant Project (Working Group)               9.25pm
    To consider update/recommendations from working group and agree award of flat roof contract.
  10. Norton Connector Community Legacy Grant Project (Cllr Waizeneker/Cllr Pollard)   9.40pm
    To consider update and future funding opportunities.
  11. New Homes Bonus (NHB) (Cllr Fincher/Cllr Richmond)   9.50pm
    To consider update on suggested projects for NHB funding.
  12. Open Space/Verge, Highways and Drainage Matters (Clerk/Cllr Arrow)   10.00pm
    To consider update/actions, including purchase of new bench for the War Memorial area.
  13. Public Rights of Way (PRoW) (Chairman)   10.15pm
    To consider update/actions.
  14. Worcester Parkway Station/Active Travel Corridor (Cllr Fincher)   10.20pm
    To consider update, including traffic calming, and actions.
  15. Neighbourhood Plan (Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group)   10.25pm
    To consider update from working group.
  16. Norton Pre-school (Chairman/Clerk)       10.30pm
    To agree execution of Forest School licence agreement.
  17. Parish Council Owned Lands (Chairman/Cllr Lucas/Clerk)     10.35pm
    To consider update including field tenancy agreements.
  18. Allotments                                                         10.40pm
    To consider update and allocation of area of responsibility.
  19. Employment Matters (Chairman/Clerk) 10.45pm
    To consider any update/employment matters. 
  20. Superfast Broadband Project – Woodbury Lane (Cllr Waizeneker)             10.50pm
    To consider update.
  21. Policy Reviews
    To review the Council’s Website & Social Media Policy and Accessibility Statement.    10.55pm
  22. Annual Parish Meeting 11.00pm
    To consider change of date to 5 May 2021 and format of meeting
  23. Finance (Chairman)                         11.05pm
    To consider payments to be made/confirmed.
  24. Correspondence for Information (Chairman/Clerk)              11.10pm
    Items of correspondence will be available for inspection at the meeting.
  25. Clerk’s report – Urgent Decisions & Expenditure Delegation since last meeting (Clerk) 
  26. Items for update to local M.P. (Chairman)                        
    To consider any items for communication.
  27. Councillors’ reports and items for future agenda (Chairman)            
    Each Councillor is requested to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas. Councillors are respectfully reminded that this is not an opportunity for debate or decision making.
  28. Date of next meeting
    25th March 2021.

    Signed
    Jane Greenway
    Mrs Jane Greenway, Clerk to Norton-Juxta-Kempsey Parish Council
    18th February 2021

PLANNING APPLICATIONS – February 2021

Location and 

Application Number

Description of Proposal
Approvals: Unit 8, Crucible Business Park, Woodbury Lane

W/20/02504/FUL

Proposed removal of existing north-light roof section, re-roof

and recladding of premises including new door and window

openings.  Parish supports

Refusals: None
Awaiting Decision: Land to the south of the City of  

Worcester, Bath Road. 

MHDC/13/00656/OUT

Welbeck Land

Outline planning application, including approval of access (appearance, landscape, layout and scale reserved) for a mixed- use development with local centre to the south of Worcester. Additional Information Jan 2018: ecology update. Approved with s106 agreement outstanding.
Land at (OS 8615 5190), Taylors 

Lane, Broomhall 

MHDC/19/01851/RM

Reserved Matters application (Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) of Outline permission ref 13/01617/OUT for Phase E1 of the proposed employment development comprising two employment units (Use Class B1 (b and c), B2 and/or B8), parking and landscaping and associated infrastructure.  Parish Council objection response submitted.
Land at Woodbury Lane, Norton W/20/01138/FUL and amendments Erection of building comprising 4,361m2 of Class B1 office accommodation together with ancillary vehicle parking, landscaping and drainage.  Parish Council objection response submitted. Additional information: Landscape and Visual Assessment Addendum (adding photomontages of proposed development).  Parish Council objection response submitted.
Cooksholme Farm, 3 Wadborough Road, Littleworth

W/20/01897/FUL

Conversion of 3 agricultural buildings to residential dwellings, change of use of agricultural land to residential use, partial demolition of agricultural buildings as approved under planning permission 17/00972/FUL – variation of condition 2. Parish Council objection response submitted.  
Ketch Field, Broomhall Way. Worcester City  Council  20/007775/FUL Development of 91 new dwellings and improvement of existing access, including green infrastructure and associated works.  Parish Council supports subject to traffic concerns.
Land At (Os 8598 5177), Norton Road, Broomhall

MHDC 20/01593/RM

Application for the Approval of Reserved matters (Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) of outline permission ref. 13/01617/OUT for Phase E2 of the proposed employment development comprising three employment units, parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure
Wits End Stables, Broomhall, Norton

W/20/02589/S106

Application under Section 106a of the Town & Country Planning Act to discharge a section 106 Agreement dated 8.2.1999 in relation to planning permission W/97/0900. Parish supports.
Cranmere, 36 Wadborough Road, Littleworth

W/20/02626/HP

Proposed two storey rear and side extensions with single

storey rear extension. Parish supports subject to neighbour’s views.

Flat 8, Albemarle, Crookbarrow Road

W/20/02609/LB

Removal of 1990s plasterboard, plywood and studwall additions to reveal original features. Raising suspended ceiling height in Living Room.  Parish supports
Cooksholme Farm, 3 Wadborough Road, Littleworth

W/20/02232/LB

Design amendments to Barns 1 – 3 relating to extant permission 17/01582/LB.  Comments submitted.
Worcester Norton Sports Club, Brockhill Lane, Norton

W/20/02851/FUL

Proposed refurbishment of Clubhouse building (including the

demolition of cricket changing facilities), and the construction

of multi-function community hall and cricket pavilion including alterations to existing car park, drainage and landscaping.  Parish supports.

Worcester Norton Sports Club, Brockhill Lane, Norton

W/20/02852/LB

Proposed refurbishment of Clubhouse building (including the

demolition of cricket changing facilities), and the construction

of multi-function community hall and cricket pavilion including alterations to existing car park, drainage and landscaping.  Parish supports.

Touchwood, 2A Wadborough Road, Littleworth

W/20/2853/HP

Proposed single storey rear extension.  Parish supports with comments.
Land at (OS 8706 5039), Hatfield Bank, Norton

W/20/02890/FUL

Proposed change of use from agricultural land to dog agility

training (Sui Generis) (Retrospective).  Parish supports with comments.

Internal Consultation: None
Other: Broomhall Grange Norton Road Norton

Planning  Inspectorate Ref:- APP/J1860/W/20/3255153

Proposed development of 27 dwellings. (Malvern Hills DC Planning Ref: 19/01336/FUL)

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