Stondon Parish Council meeting – Wednesday 24 November 2021

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You are hereby invited to attend a Meeting of Stondon Parish Council on Wednesday 24th November 2021 commencing at 7.30 pm at Baptist Hall, Station Road, Lower Stondon for the purpose of transacting the following business.

James Stirling
Clerk to Stondon Parish Council

This link is to a PDF printable copy of the agenda. Please do not print this post.


Members of the Public: Members of the public wishing to address the Council during the meeting must make the Chairman aware of their intention before the meeting starts. Members of the public wishing to record the meeting are asked to notify the Chairman of their intentions so that appropriate arrangements can be made for the recording, in accordance with the Council’s Standing Orders and Recording of Meetings Policy.

Please note: due to the current Covid-19 Coronavirus situation, this meeting will need to be run within Government COVID-19 guidelines and Council risk assessments. Access to the venue could be limited to those that need to attend and should alert the Clerk to their attendance. Contact details might be need to be recorded for the purpose of the meeting. We request that masks are worn and numbers limited.


52) Apologies [7.30pm]

53) Declarations
To receive declarations of interest from councillors on items on the agenda and provide outcome to requests for granting dispensations.

54) Chairman’s Announcements [7.35pm]

55) Public Session
Standing Orders will be suspended for a period of up to 10 minutes to allow members of the public to address the Council in relation to the business on the agenda or request matters to be discussed at a subsequent meeting. Please note that this is limited to a maximum of 3 minutes per member. [7.40pm]

56) Community Reports
– To receive a report, for information only, from the following groups: – 7:45pm –
a) RAF Henlow representative
b) Central Bedfordshire Council representatives

Planning Matters – as received from Central Bedfordshire Planning Authority for
comment or information.
57) Planning Applications []

a)    CB/21/04926/FULL Consultation Expires:10/12/2021 Location: The Sycamores, 3A Shannon Close, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6EF Proposal: Part 2 storey and part single storey extension Case Officer: Julia Ward
b)    CB/21/04905/FULL Consultation Expires: 8/12/2021 Location: 11 Cherry Trees, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6DT Proposal: Single storey outbuilding for garage, workshop and home office. Case Officer: Sarah Fortune
c)    CB/21/04676/FULL Consultation Expires: 08/12/2021 Location: Tall Trees, 147C Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6JJ Proposal: Conversion of detached dwelling into 4 no. 2-bedroom flats and 2 no. 1-bedroom flats including the erection of a two storey rear extension. New roof profile including raising the current ridge level. Conversion of the existing detached two storey annexe into a 2-bedroom dwelling. Case Officer: Annabel Robinson
d)    CB/21/04733/VOC Consultation Expires:6/12/2021 Location: 81A Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6JN Description: Variation of Condition numbers 2,3,4,7,8,9,12,13,15 of planning permission CB/20/03710/FULL (Construction of 3 detached dwellings and associated works): Suit alterations in the design that are non material amendments Case Officer: David Gauntlett
e)    CB/21/05014/VOC Consultation Expires:16/12/2021 Location: The Apple Store, Holwell Bury Farm, Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG5 3SE Description: Variation (or removal) of condition number(s) 11 and 13 of planning permission CB/14/04887/FULL (Change of Use to convert redundant Apple Store to single dwelling. Internal and external changes to facilitate use of building for this purpose) Case Officer: Nicola Stevens

Additional planning matters that may need consideration at the meeting.
f)     CB/21/01489/RM Location: Land at Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire, SG5 3SE Proposal: Reserved Matters: following Outline Application CB/20/02334/OUT (up to 115 dwellings with means of access only for consideration) approval of reserved matters comprising: Layout, Scale, Appearance and Landscaping (Redrow) Case Officer: Stuart Robinson – DMC 15 December 2021
g)    CB/21/02837/FULL Consultation Expires: 17 / 06 / 2021 Location: Land to the rear 22 Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6JP Proposal: Two detached dwellings Case Officer: Nicola Stevens – Called in to DMC, not scheduled yet.
h)    CB/21/02947/RM Consultation Expires: 20/08/21 Location: Land to the west of Bedford Road, Lower Stondon, SG16 6EA Proposal: Reserved Matters: following Outline Application CB/19/01681/OUT (up to 85 dwellings) Appearance, layout, scale and landscaping. (Bloor Homes) Case Officer: Benjamin Tracy Awaiting updated plans
i)      CB/21/03715/FULL Stondon Museum And Garden Centre, Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, SG16 6JN Proposal: Proposed erection of 32no. residential dwellings consisting of 4no. maisonettes, 8no.flats and 20no. houses. Case Officer: Janine Richardson.
Some minor updates had been circulated but these did not dramatically affect the response which was resubmitted.

For planning applications that are urgent and submitted between meetings power has been delegated to Clerk (following discussions with Council for a proposed response) to send comments to Planning.

58) To approve Minutes of Stondon Parish Council Meeting held on 15 September 2021 [8:15pm]

59) Clerk’s Report [8.15pm]

60) To consider general matters requiring a decision: [8:20pm] a) Updated review and confirmation of Deed of Easement relating to Settlement Pond Meadowsweet
b) Redrow – Road names, comments and attendance at DMC -15 December 2021
c) Bloor Homes – Review of new draft plan and comments
d) Mulberry Homes and concerns over delivery of improvements and handover of open space
e) Policies Update – Handling Complaints and Engagement with Developers
f) Village Hall replacement lights – approval of spend of up to £360 to include emergency light replacement
g) Council communications update – vacancies and paper newsletter
h) Budget and Precept -discussion and setting meeting and proposals
i) Access concerns raised by resident in Station Road (via email)
j) Feedback from BATPC meeting – Cllr Marabese
k) Queens Jubilee Platinum Celebration – plans and proposals
l) Play parks – assessments and alternative suppliers

m) Grounds works updates
i) Allotments update – ditch and clearance of plots
ii) Clearance of Meadowsweet pond
iii) Fakeswell hedge and tree reductions
iv) Lily Walk – Tree management
v) Pollards Tree Management

61) Neighbourhood Plan – Cllr Parhar
a) Plan/Meetings Update

62) Finance: [9:00pm] a) To approve payments to be made or made between meetings
b) Income
c) To receive monthly reconciliation