Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 17th October 2019

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You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 17th October 2019 at

7.00 pm at Westlow Mere, Giantswood Lane, Congleton CW12 2JJ in the function room.

If the members of the public are present, there will be a period of question time at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.

Presentation by Richborough Estates in relation to a proposed mixed-use development on land off Viking Way, Congleton


Declaration of Interest To receive any declarations of interest – to acknowledge the Clerk has granted a dispensation for Cllr P Amies reference land off Viking Way
1.     Apologies
  • To approve any apologies for absence
2.     Minutes
  • To approve the minutes from 18th July 2019
3.     Trees on ‘Westlow ‘Mere by the bridleway/ footpath.


  • The Clerk to update the Council on trees on the fisheries.
  • The PC to consider a contribution to costs
4.     Rural Lane Improvement Plan
  •  To consider any comments received from the newsletter.
5.     Highways
  • Congleton Link Road – Cllr JS to update members on an incident on G/Wood Lane.
  • Fly tipping on G/Wood Lane – Cllr JS to report
  • Water on Smithy Lane – The Clerk to update on cost after Highways meeting. The PC to consider a contribution to the cost of a land survey to establish the position of the land drain
  • Mill Lane BT Chamber – Clerk to update after meeting on 14.10.19.
  • Poor Lanes / Roads to be nominated for resurface/patching for the attention of the Ward Cllr.
  • Sign Cleaning in the Parish – the Pc to approve CTC to clean the signs across the Parishes
6.     Business Plan
  • Update from the Chairman
7.     Cheshire East To suspend standing orders and receive a report from any Ward Members present

  • Available S106 monies
8.     Planning Applications To consider the following applications and any other since the publication of the agenda –

·       To consider comments to be submitted after the presentation by RE estates.

·       Resident complaint– reference Fern Hill, Smithy Lane CW12 2JG – to note the Clerk has made contact

·       To note the comments that have been submitted to CE reference the site allocations for the Local Plan consultation.

9.     Accounts BALANCE OF ACCOUNT = £16,025.88


·       £115.20 Congleton Chronicle

·       £1,008.26 (inc 78.51 HMRC contributions) Cranage Parish Council

·       £75.00 CHALC (Cllr VB – Being a Good Councillor)


·       Nil

10.  Clerks Report ·       Correspondence

·       Newsletter – update

·       To remind the Cllr to submit comments for budget review in November .

11.  Chairman and Members Report §  Cllr VB to report on ‘Being a Good Councillor’

§  Cllr VB to report on Community and Resilience Market engagement event

Part 2  
Clerk vacancy ·       To consider the applications submitted
To note the next meeting date 21st November 2019
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