Minutes September 14th 2006

Minutes of the Meeting of Clifford Parish Council
In Clifford Community Centre at 7.30pm on September 14th 2006

Present: Cherry Phillips (Chairman) Christine Bates (Clerk)
Candia Compton
Anthony Williams Nigel Davies (County Councillor)
David Morgan Mary Morgan Graham Pritchard Stan Charity
Richard Mighall (PROW)

1. Apologies for absence:
Mark Westwood, Margaret Davies (Vice Chairman)

2. Declarations of Interest –

3. Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings dated Thursday 13th July 2006 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.

4. Finance: –

a) Clifford Community Centre Hire – Invoice received for the hire of Clifford Community Centre July 13th 2006 £10.00. Payment proposed by Councillor David Morgan and seconded by Mary Morgan
b) HALC Subscription Fees – Invoice received for the HALC subscription fees £124.88. Payment proposed by Chairman Cherry Phillips and seconded by Councillor Anthony Williams.
c) Book “Local Council Administration” 6th Edition. – Payment of £35.50 proposed by Chairman Cherry Phillips and seconded by Councillor Anthony Williams.
d) UHY Hacker Young – Fees received £141.00 audit of Council Annual Returns. Payment proposed by Councillor David Morgan and seconded by Mary Morgan.
e) Lengthsman Fees – Invoice received from Martin Leighton £415.00. Payment proposed by Councillor David Morgan and seconded by Mary Morgan

5. Traffic Speed Signs – Following several accidents at the humpback bridge at Pen-y-parc. Councillors proposed that the Clerk contact Hereford Council Highways department to investigate if speed restrictions or improved signs could be installed.

6. Clifford Parish Web Site – As part of the Parish Plan it was suggested that a Parish Web site would be set up, Councillors agreed that the Cost of the web site £5.00 per year would be covered by the Parish Council. Clerk to write to Paul Rumph (parish plan coordinator) to thank him on behalf of the Council for agreeing to set site up.

7. Three Parish Notice Boards Keys – Confirmation on the Three notice boards which are located at Community Centre (keys held by Jez Piper and Chris Armstrong) Hardwicke Turn (Key not needed lock broken) and the third notice board is located between Sid’s bench and Lower Court (Key held by Councillor Candia Crompton).


a) Priory Common – No Change Awaiting response from Ann Davies
b) Registration of Priory Wood Village Green – No Change Awaiting response from County Land Agent (CofHDC).
c) Adoption of Bake Lane as Public Bridleway – No change Awaiting response from Definitive Map Modification Officer (CofHDC).

9.Planning Applications –
Site: Hillside Priory Wood DCSW2006/2805/F
Description: Remove existing conservatory roof and replace with lead roof and roof lights. Remove existing balcony and replace with Galvanised Steel balastrade.
Comments: Recommend No objection
Site: Westbrook Manor DCSW2006/2798/F
Description: Conversion of redundant farm buildings to four houses.
Comments: Recommend objection, after site visit by councillors comments were that originally farm buildings were for local people and therefore it would be more beneficial if farms builds were converted to 6-8 starter homes.

Meeting was opened for members of the public – Clerk read out letter received that evening concerning fly tipping on one of the commons at Priory Wood, other concerns were highlighted on premises owned by Mr Derek Hall suggestion of Mr Hall living on site. Councillors requested Parish Clerk to investigate with Hereford Council if planning permission allows residential use and if rubbish could be removed from Common.

Meeting of Clifford Parish Council
In Clifford Community Centre at 7.30pm Thursday September 14th 2006
Closed at 8.45pm.
Next Meeting 9th November 2006

Communication Update since Clifford Parish Meeting of 14th September 2006

National Grid
Received several calls concerning noise, disruption, traffic and damage to verges with the start of the pipeline by National Grid.
I have been talking to the community Relations team for National Grid, who has provided me with a copy of map (attached) Traffic Management plan, the key is
Blue roads = 40ft articulated lorries (LDV1)
Purple = 30ft rigid body vehicles (LDV2)
Green = 7 1/2 tonne cargo lorries

Some of you will already have noticed the field at Hardwicke turn which has had new entrance and top soil moved replaced with hardcore this is for the pipe storage, pipe’s due to arrive Jan, work on the fields which national grid call the “spread” due March to June. Pipes arrive from Newport docks expected route from Brecon to Hardwicke turn, Once spread completed on fields, construction transport will use fields. However office and construction site is at Madley, which means daily route back and forth from Madley, Blakemore, Bredwardine, Middlewood, Pen-y-parc to Hardwicke turn, for all construction transport. Work schedule is 7am to 7pm everyday including Sunday work.

Mr Derrick Hall @ Garland Catering Orchard Gardens Priory Wood Clifford
I Have been to the planning office and obtained copy of original planning application dated 5th January 1998 (copy attached). You will note Item three;-
The use of the land/building hereby approved shall be used solely for the parking of the vehicles/trailers and for storage of equipment/items used strictly in association with the applicant’s Mr.D.Hall, catering business and by no other person (s) and for no other purpose whatsoever.
Conclusion would be that planning dose not include any residential use. Julia Shields is the Planning enforcement officer TEL:01432 260141 should the Parish Council believe Mr Hall is in conflict of his Planning Permission.

Fly tipping has been reported.

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