Parish Council Meeting Agenda 25th March 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 March 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: Meeting ID: 862 0617 8726, Passcode: 661692


  1. Apologies: To receive apologies and to approve the reason for absence
  2. Changes to membership
    To consider applications 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. 

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 minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 25 February 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 28 February 2021
      3. 2020/21 financial year end
    3. GDPR (Clerk)
    4. Social Media/Website Communications (Cllr Pollard)
    5. West Mercia Police/PACT/Anti-social Behaviour (Police/Clerk)
    6. St. James the Great Church, Norton (Rev. Badger)
  3. Apiary Project (Mr Perks)       8.25pm
    To consider update.
  4. Covid-19 Scheme of Delegation (Chairman/Clerk)       8.35pm
    To review scheme of delegation agreed 9 April 2020 and re-adopted 24 September 2020.
  5. Covid-19 Community Response (Chairman)   8.40pm
    To consider community response/support.
  6. Annual Risk Assessment and Review of Fixed Asset Register (Clerk)    8.45pm
    To review and approve annual Risk Assessment and Fixed Asset Register.
  7. Planning (Cllr. Richmond/Chairman)   8.50pm
    To consider report on current applications and other planning matters
    b.  To consider consultation on SWDP Review Sustainability Appraisal
  8. Worcester Norton Sports Club/Worcester Norton Community Interest Company    9.05pm
    To consider update on development proposals, appointment of Worcester Norton Community Interest Company Parish Council representative and request for community event support.
  9. Parish Hall (Cllr. Fincher – Parish Council Chairman & Chair of the Hall Trustees)   9.15pm
    To consider Parish Council representative report including a potential family picnic event in the Hall grounds on 27 June 2021.
  10. Parish Hall Recreation Facilities and Outside Space (Clerk)         9.20pm
    To consider update including Covid-19 guidance, tennis court and MUGA re-opening, risk assessment and baseball update/fencing proposals.
  11. Norton Parish Hall Community Legacy Grant Project (Working Group)               9.30pm
    To consider update/recommendations from working group including award of flat roof contract, Hall canopy and front door proposals and green energy project stage payment.
  12. Norton Connector Community Legacy Grant Project (Cllr Waizeneker/Cllr Pollard)   9.45pm
    To consider update and future funding opportunities.
  13. Sentry Statue Landscaping Proposals Cllr Richmond)       9.50pm
    To consider update on proposals and costs.
  14. Open Space/Verge, Highways and Drainage Matters (Clerk/Cllr Arrow)   9.55pm
    To consider update/actions, including review of Lengthsman risk assessment and membership of 2021/22 Lengthsman Scheme.
  15. Public Rights of Way (PRoW) (Chairman)   10.05pm
    To consider update/actions including membership of 2021/22 P3 Scheme.
  16. Worcester Parkway Station/Active Travel Corridor (Cllr Fincher)   10.10pm
    To consider update, including traffic calming, and actions.
  17. Neighbourhood Plan (Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group)   10.15pm
    To consider update from working group.
  18. Parish Council Owned Lands (Chairman/Cllr Lucas/Clerk)     10.20pm
    To consider update including field tenancy agreements, aerial photographs of Parish Council owned land and 2021/22 tree work. 
  19. Allotments (Cllr Richmond/Assistant Clerk)                                             10.25pm
    To consider update.
  20. Employment Matters (Chairman/Clerk) 10.30pm
    To consider any update/employment matters. 
  21. Annual Parish Meeting 10.35pm
    To consider format of meeting and invitees.
  22. Finance (Chairman)                         10.40pm
    a.  To consider payments to be made/confirmed.
    b.  To consider annual Worcestershire CALC membership subscription
  23. Correspondence for Information (Chairman/Clerk)              10.45pm
    Items of correspondence will be available for inspection at the meeting.
  24. Clerk’s report – Urgent Decisions & Expenditure Delegation since last meeting (Clerk) 
  25. Items for update to local M.P. (Chairman)                        
    To consider any items for communication.
  26. 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.
  27. Date of next meeting
    29th April 2021.Signed
    Jane Greenway
    Mrs Jane Greenway, Clerk to Norton-Juxta-Kempsey Parish Council
    19th March 2021


Location and 

Application Number

Description of Proposal
Approvals: Touchwood, 2A Wadborough Road, Littleworth


Proposed single storey rear extension.  Parish supports with comments.
Worcester Norton Sports Club, Brockhill Lane, Norton


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


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.

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

Worcester, Bath Road. 


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 


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


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. Amended details: building designs and additional drainage and landscaping info
Cranmere, 36 Wadborough Road, Littleworth


Proposed two storey rear and side extensions with single

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

Cooksholme Farm, 3 Wadborough Road, Littleworth


Design amendments to Barns 1 – 3 relating to extant permission 17/01582/LB.  Comments submitted.
Land at (OS 8706 5039), Hatfield Bank, Norton


Proposed change of use from agricultural land to dog agility

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

Land at Woodbury Lane, Norton W/20/01138/FUL amendments Amendments:

– Reduction of Block B from 4 stories to 3 stories (so whole building would be 3 stories)

– Consequent reduction in proposed floorspace to 3,461 sqm

– Addition of footway along (most of) Woodbury Lane frontage

– Minor changes to make street side entrances more visible, including indicative signage positions

Change to service compound enclosure design and materials to include use of matching bricks.  Parish objects.

Internal Consultation: Grange Farm, Hatfield Lane


Proposed new dwelling
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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