Minutes 23rd January 2018


Minutes of the one hundredth and twenty first meeting of Hatfield & District Group Parish Council held on 23rd January 2018 at Pudleston Village Hall, at 7pm

Present : Councillors R Hanson (Chairman) E Griffiths, T Brooke, M Thomas, C Price

HCWM Bruce Baker, S Hanson (Clerk) 9 members of the Public

The Chairman welcomed everybody to the meeting.



3.MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING                                                                                                           To adopt the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 November 2017. The minutes were confirmed and signed by the Chairman Resolved

HCWM Bruce Baker had a PC meeting at Pencombe to attend on the same evening so items 4 and 6 on the Agenda were transposed to allow him to leave the H&DGPC meeting early.  

6.PLANNING                                                                                                                                                                           6.1 Consider comments on the following planning application for determination by Herefordshire Council

174656 Common Farm Hatfield Proposed agricultural building and access track

COMMENT “The Parish Council fully support this application, they feel the development is within the curtilage of Common Farm and note that the proposed development is screened by trees.  The Parish Council wholeheartedly support investment in agriculture within the group area.”  The applicant was at the meeting and it was suggested to him by M Thomas that one of the Hatfield Councillors should also attend their meeting with Herefordshire Planning Dept. next week.

P174615/U  Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD) 13th December 2017 2 Rectory Farm Cottages Pudleston Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0RA, Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of occupation of property for in excess of ten years in breach of agricultural occupancy condition. PARISH COUNCIL NOT CONSULTED

P174616/U – Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD) 13th December 2017 3 Rectory Farm Cottages Pudleston Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0RA, Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of occupation of property for in excess of ten years in breach of agricultural occupancy condition. PARISH COUNCIL NOT CONSULTED

180242 – C1060 from Bockleton Heading South to A.44 and near Bilfield Farm, Hatfield Leominster Proposed provision of 6 number passing bays along the C1060 together with road widening and installation of mirror at crossroads.

This application was unaltered from original application 2015 153482 which the Parish Council supported (revoked by Herefordshire Council)   NO OBJECTIONS

6.2To Note Planning Applications Approval/Refusal by Herefordshire Council                               

 17341 Brockmanton Hall, Brockmanton Leominster Proposed agricultural building to house Crop sprayer and related  equipment and associated new concrete yard                           APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS                                                                              

171806/O Proposed residential development of 6 dwellings improvements to existing agricultural access, provision of orchard strip, foul drainage treatment                                        APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS

 172680 Land adjacent Tan House Cottages, Pudleston Site for 3 detached dwellings including  Formation of vehicular access, foul drainage treatment plant and other associated works        WITHDRAWN

P173874/PA7 Prior Approval Common Farm Hatfield Leominster Herefordshire HR6 0SG, Proposed agricultural building and access track. PARISH COUNCIL NOT CONSULTED           REFUSED

C Price left the meeting after planning had been discussed at 7.23pm (unwell).

5.OPEN SESSIONS To receive a brief verbal Report

5.1 Ward Councillor Bruce Baker

Statement form Herefordshire Council re National Media enquiries regarding homeless Ex SAS war Veteran. Over 300,000 signatures on a petition to find him a Herefordshire home had been received.  Herefordshire Council could confirm that the gentlemen concerned has been on social housing waiting list and had placed a bid on a property.  Herefordshire Council does not own any housing stock. It is held by a number of different housing associations across the county.

Councillor Baker had attended a presentation by the President of University in Hereford.  It was proposed that by 2025 there would be 1000 students and by 2035 up to 5,000.

The cabinet recommends raised Council Tax rates for 2018/19. Taking into account the local government financial settlement Cabinet has recommended a core Council Tax of 2.9% (an additional 1% rise to the core Tax) The adult social care precept will remain at 2%.  A total Council Tax increase of 4.9% will be recommended.

T Brooke said he was fed up with laughable decisions from Herefordshire Council wasting money and then saying they were short of money. He cited the recent development at Blue school House, Hereford as one example where the budget was overspent he said he had been informed a gym had been fitted for only about 8 people who worked there.

N.B HCWM Bruce Baker investigated this and can confirm that there is no gym at Blue school House and 71 people are employed there.

Hartlebury Waste Incinerator Councillor Baker said it had been a success and was well worth a visit and members said they would be interested visiting. He said he would give the clerk Kenton Vigus’ details

5.2 To note matters raised by local residents on Parish Matters (10 minutes )resident bought the Parish Council’s attention to several Highways problems in Pudleston. Included in item 7.  Highways.

Councillor Baker left the meeting at 7.50pm 


4.1 Notification of external auditor for the 2017/18 financial year

4.2 Treasures account Bank Balance £12310.15

4.3 To pass the following Cheques for Payment Pudleston Village Hall £21.60 Hire (448)

Clerk’s wage £***** (449) HMRC £2.00 (450) Expenses £28.45 (451) Resolved


7.1 U94201 – Pudleston Bridge (Culvert works) Pudleston

7.2 Nicholson Road Reported twice CAS-654705-J6V2R8 & CAS-655333-TOJ4K4 Engineer inspected


U94205 Pot holes by Pudleston Church were in need of attention

U94201 Pudleston Court entrance insufficient repairs

Pudleston U94201 Between turn to Barnfield Farm to Rosemead.  Culvert or drain blocked causing flooding onto road

U94201 Rosedale Pudleston A culvert blocked or insufficient drainage causing excess water on road

Clerk will also contact Middleton on the Hill and Leyster group PC (border)

Steensbridge Highways problems by Nosworthy’s gate on to A.44 South

8.To Note Information Sheet

8.1 Herefordshire Council Licensing Act 2003

8.2 Certificates Eyelid productions Ltd

8.3  Community Champion Awards 2018

8.4  New Data Protection Act and EU General Protection Regulations

8.5 SLCC Practioners Conference

9.To consider matters as Agenda items for next meeting (No Discussion)                                                                 

10  Date of next meeting       It was proposed to hold the next meeting on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 7pm at Pudleston Village Hall

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.10pm.