MINUTES OF THE CROFT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD
ON MONDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2021
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
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.
b) Cllr Mrs. Coxall has agreed to attend the meeting with Wainfleet All Saints Town Council to discuss the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations
c) No Comments were received concerning the request from the investigation of flooding at Fairfield, Low Road.
6 Informative matters from LCC & ELDC Councilors
LCC – Not present
ELDC – Cllr Dennis reported on the Planning Policy meeting
7 Planning Applications
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
FULL PLANNING PERMISSION
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
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
Planning Permission - Extension and alterations to the existing dwelling to provide additional living accommodation.
THE ROSERY, SPILSBY ROAD, WAINFLEET, SKEGNESS, PE24 4LP
Planning Permission - Erection of ground mounted solar panels.
MONSON FARM, CHURCH LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, PE24 4RS
Cllr Dowlman declared an interest
FULL PLANNING GRANTED
c) To discuss
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
Planning Permission - Construction of a vehicular access.
BURNSIDE, CROFT LANE, CROFT, SKEGNESS, LINCOLNSHIRE, PE24 4PF
Planning Permission - Provision of a bund to the maximum height of 2.0 metres.
1 OBJECT 1 Abstain
BELVEDERE LAKES CARAVAN SITE, LOW ROAD, CROFT BANK, PE24 4RQ
Cllr Dennis declared an interest and abstained
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
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
Transfer from Savings account 20000.00
b) Bills to be paid
Clark’s Clerical Services £50.00
It was unanimously agreed that these bills should be paid
c) VAT claim made £5204.47
d) Account Balances
Treasurer account £11797.76
Instant Account £ 50250.55
Petty Cash £18.10
e) Half Yearly Audit
Fix my Street Reference 405972 – New sign required – Fixed
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.
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
Meeting Closed at 8.35 pm