Minutes of Extra Ordinary Meeting 8th February 2018


The Minutes of the one hundredth and twenty second meeting (Extra Ordinary Meeting) of the Hatfield and District Group Parish Council held on 8th February 2018 at Pudleston Village Hall at 7.00pm.


Present:  Councillors Robert Hanson (Chair) Tim Brooke, Eric Griffiths, Cecil Price, Adam Lewis                                    S Hanson (Clerk) 13 members of Public

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

1.To receive APOLOGIES for Absence                 Michael Thomas (Work commitments)

2.Declaration and written applications for Dispensations                 None received

3.FINANCE  To pass the flowing cheque for payment Pudleston Hall Hire for EOM £21.60 (452) Resolved

4.PLANNING 180117 Land adjacent to Tan House Cottages, Pudleston Leominster HR6 0RA

Site for 3 / 4 bed detached dwellings including formation of vehicular access, foul drainage treatment      plant and other associated works.

Members of Public were invited to examine the plans and were asked for their comments; they voiced their concerns regarding water drainage  and soakaways, loss of oak trees, (to be replaced with 9 trees) and the deplorable condition of the lane  whiich runs alongside Tan House Cottages and the proposed development down onto Rosemead.

Parish Council Comment

The Parish Council support the application for 3 houses, however there are concerns about the      development.

  1. The soakaway from the bio disc draining into the field, which is waterlogged in winter.  The excess run off                 water may acerbate the problem further.
  2. The percolation test regarding the site was carried out in July, the PC would welcome results of a January, February or March test to ascertain results.
  3. There are serious concerns about the road adjacent to Tan House Cottages and the proposed application. The road is in poor condition from excess water partly caused by blocked drains and ditches.  It is felt that               the road needs serious maintenance and renovation with regard to this before extra traffic is introduced on to the road.

 5. DATE & VENUE NEXT MEETING  It was proposed to hold the next meeting on 6 March 2018, at Pudleston Village Hall at 7.00pm

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.59pm