15th November

MINUTES OF THE CROFT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD

ON MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2021

 

Present

Councillors            Cllr Mr N Dowlman (Chairman)                                      

                             Cllr Vokes, Cllr Moore, Cllr Bowser

                              Cllr Peacock, Cllr Mrs Coxall, Cllr Dennis

                            

 

In Attendance                 Mrs C Newton (Clerk) 

                                       2 members of the public                              

                                      

 Public Participation session

Adam Clark from Belvedere Lakes gave a presentation on the planning application which is to be discussed

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1 Apologies for absence

Cllr Blackburn, PCSO these absences were formally approved, by vote, having considered and accepted the reason for absence.

2 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Dennis Planning Belvedere Lakes

3 To sign as correct the minutes from the last meeting held on    

the 4th of October 2021.

It was proposed by Cllr Bowser, seconded by Cllr Mrs. Coxall, and unanimously agreed that these minutes should be signed

4 Matters to Report

a) After discussion with the Chairman the tree order has been cancelled.

The Parish Council has not prepared for the delivery and tree guards have not been purchased.

Noted

b) Cllr Mrs. Coxall has agreed to attend the meeting with Wainfleet All Saints Town Council to discuss the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Noted

c) No Comments were received concerning the request from the investigation of flooding at Fairfield, Low Road.

Noted

6 Informative matters from LCC & ELDC Councilors

LCC – Not present

ELDC – Cllr Dennis reported on the Planning Policy meeting

7 Planning Applications 

a) Response

S/039/01497/21 

Planning Permission - Excavation of land to form a network of backwaters to hold water all year round to create suitable habitat for European eels to include 2 no. separate networks of backwaters each with a central channel linked by culverts to the Burgh Sluice Relief Channel with short dead-end channels off the central channel. Excavated soil will be retained on site and used to widen the adjacent flood risk management embankment.

CROFT MARSH, CROFT, SKEGNESS, (ALSO WITHIN THE PARISH OF WAINFLEET ST MARY) PE24 4AT

SUPPORT

FULL PLANNING PERMISSION

S/039/00645/21 

Planning Permission - Extension to existing dwelling to provide a dining room, utility, w.c. and conservatory

3 CHURCH LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, PE24 4RS

SUPPORT 6 ABSTAIN 1

APPROVED

b) Submitted

S/039/00939/21 

Planning Permission - Erection of a detached garage/store and construction of a vehicular access.

SANCTUARY, CROFT LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE, PE24 4PF

SUPPORT 4 Abstain 1

S/039/01870/21

Planning Permission - Extension and alterations to the existing dwelling to provide additional living accommodation.

THE ROSERY, SPILSBY ROAD, WAINFLEET, SKEGNESS, PE24 4LP

SUPPORT

APPROVED

S/039/02057/21 

Planning Permission - Erection of ground mounted solar panels.

MONSON FARM, CHURCH LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, PE24 4RS

Cllr Dowlman declared an interest

SUPPORT

FULL PLANNING GRANTED

b) Submitted

c) To discuss

S/039/02073/21 

Planning Permission - Siting of 10no. holiday cabins, erection of a reception cabin and greenhouse, provision of 8no. fishing pitches around the existing pond with associated car parking and construction of a vehicular and pedestrian access. 

LAND ADJACENT TO HOME FARM, LOW LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, PE24 4SF

OBJECT

S/039/01540/21

Planning Permission - Construction of a vehicular access. 

BURNSIDE, CROFT LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE, PE24 4PF

S/039/01858/21 

Planning Permission - Provision of a bund to the maximum height of 2.0 metres. 

1 OBJECT 1 Abstain

SUPPORT

BELVEDERE LAKES CARAVAN SITE, LOW ROAD, CROFT BANK, PE24 4RQ

Cllr Dennis declared an interest and abstained

Support

S/039/02070/21

Planning Permission - Change of use, conversion of and alterations to part of the existing garden store to provide a holiday let, excavation of land to form a wildlife pond, provision of a landscaped mound and construction of a vehicular access.

THE CONIFERS, CHURCH LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, PE24 4RU

Cllrs Dennis & Bowser abstained

OBJECT with comments SP23

8 Finance 

a) Bills paid between meetings

Kompan   £25480.52 inc £4250.08 reclaimable VAT

Zurich insurance £ 123.13

Play Inspection £420.00 inc £70 reclaimable VAT

Ladybug £ 415.00

Salaries £432.54

Transfer from Savings account 20000.00

b) Bills to be paid

Ladybug £310.00

Clark’s Clerical Services £50.00

It was unanimously agreed that these bills should be paid

c) VAT claim made £5204.47

Noted

d) Account Balances 

Treasurer account £11797.76

Instant Account     £ 50250.55

Petty Cash £18.10

e) Half Yearly Audit

Noted

9 Highways

Fix my Street Reference 405972 – New sign required – Fixed

Noted

10 Village Hall 

a) Report – Cllr Vokes

There are 3 new hirers, and there are now regular bookings for 6 hours a session including use of the kitchen with AHDB 

b) Quote for CCTV Extension

a quote of £3999.00 net had been received from our suppliers Telesat

It was unanimously agreed to accept the quote, the Clerk will advise accordingly.

c) WIFI for the village Hall,

It was agreed that this would be an advantage for renters, and very useful at the Parish Council Meetings, the cost would be £26.23 per month, to be paid through the precept, it was proposed by Cllr Vokes, seconded by Cllr Dennis, and unanimously agreed that the Clerk should arrange.

11 Parish Notice Board at Tower Farm.

Awaiting location details

12 Play Park Update

The Playpark is now open

a) Monthly checks – increase in the Caretakers hours

It was unanimously agreed to increase the caretaker’s hours by 2 hours per month to cover the weekly checks. Any problems will then be reported to Cllr Vokes for further action. 

b) How to fund the playpark in the future

Annual checks, insurance, repairs

It was unanimously agreed that as the playpark is a Parish Council asset provision should be made in the budget for ongoing costs.

c) Signage

It was agreed that the Park notice board should be repaired and a large sign with Play Park restrictions would be placed on the park board, funded by the precept.

The Clerk is to arrange for the correct signage to be ordered for the enclosed area, these are to be black with white writing

d) Trees and Park benches

to be carried forward to the next meeting

13 Agenda items for the next meeting

Budget & Precept

Trees & Benches

14 Next Meeting 

December 6th

Meeting Closed at 8.35 pm