/ Parish Council / Agendas / 6th July 2020


A G E N D A for the Meeting of Creech St Michael Parish Council to be held virtually using Zoom at 7.00pm

on Monday, 6th July 2020

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(The Public and Press are entitled to ask questions ahead of the meeting starting. Please see notes at the bottom of this agenda).

1. Chair’s welcome.

2. To receive any apologies for absence.

3. Declarations of Interests. 3.1 Declarations of Individual Members.

4. To receive County and District Councillors’ Reports.

5. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st June 2020.

6. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 1st June 2020.

7. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the additional meeting held on 23rd June 2020.

8. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 23rd June 2020.

9. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the additional meeting held on 25th June 2020.

10. Matters arising from the Minutes of the meeting held on 25th June 2020.

11. Corona-19 Virus. Consideration of issues arising from further announcements of the Roll back of Lockdown.

12. Planning. 12.1 Planning Applications received. To consider the following applications and agree observations;




08 June 2020



18 Dillons Road, CSM Erection of a single storey side and rear extension

and construction of dormer window to the principal elevation.

09 June 2020


Barnoaks, Worthy Lane, CSM. Raising the gable roof to the rear, erection of dormer and balcony on

the west elevation and two dormer windows on the south elevation plus construction of front boundary wall

18 June 2020


Angarwyn, Old Lane, Creech Heathfield Erection of a two storey extension to the side with first floor extension to the other side and erection of a single storey garage and porch to the front.

26 June 2020


(Further amended)

Mill Lane, CSM. Change of use of land to a crane hire depot, including the storage of containers on site in association with crane hire (retention of works already undertaken) and use by low- loader Lorries.

12.2 West Monkton Heathfield Urban Extension2. (PB) To note that the CSM/WM PC Joint Panel has provided a

response to SWTC consultation on the Land south of Manor Farm, Langaller Site and is preparing a response to SWTC in

their current consultation on the Monkton Heathfield site 2

https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/have-your- say/ to be submitted ahead of their deadline 10th July.

Regular scheduled meeting have commenced with the SWTC Garde Towns Manager (AP). A socially distanced walk

through of the Village in order to highlight Road Safety issues was made with the PC’s contracted Highway Consultants

RGP on 17th June.

12.3 Ruishton and Thornfalcon Neighbourhood Plan. To agree observations on the draft plans policies.

13. Finance. Draft Mins of Finance Sub Cttee mtg held on the 3rd July previously circulated.

13.1 Bills to be considered for payment;

13.2 Routine Payments and Receipts to be reported during July (schedule circulated).

13.3 Insurance. To consider contract renewal. (details separately circulated).

13.4 Internal Auditors Report. To consider the Internal Auditors report for 19/20 and the Clerks observations.

(details separately reported).

13.5. Sale of Conference Equipment. To note the sale of the Conference Equipment to Minehead Town Council.

14. Rec Park. 14.1 To update. 14.2 Review of Rec Park Reopening post Covid Lockdown.

14.3 Improvement Projects. To agree how to progress projects. 14.4 Play Equipment. Snagging Update (CC)

14.5 Memorial Plaque. To agree to purchase.

15. Highways. 12.1 Defects or Issues to be reported /considered. 15.2 Hyde Lane Road Safety Scheme. To consider

Highways plans.

16. Footpaths/Rights of Way. Defects/Issues and report of the Parish Footpath volunteers.

17. Youth Club. The Youth Panel to report on its recent meeting and recommendations on Youth Club Charges for 20/21.

(separately circulated)

18. Website and standard email addresses for PC Emails. (AG). Update report.

19. Correspondence. To consider any correspondence received that Cllrs wish to raise.

20. New Matters to be carried forward.

21. Council to decide to exclude Public and Press for these items. 21.1 The PC to consider and agree its view on the

proposal to have a single Unitary Council for Somerset. 21.2 Update on Purchase of the Canal Car park (JP). See

separate report. 21.3 Canal Panel. The Clerk to recommend that a Canal Panel be created with membership of PCllrs

and local residents with an interest of enhancing the Canal and associated facilities should the PC decide to continue

with the purchase of the Canal Car Park.

Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael PC 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net.

The next CSM PC mtgs are on 7th September 2020 and (if required a planning meeting will be held on August 3rd both at 7pm and 5th October 2020.

IF permitted these will be held in Cttee Room, CSM Village Hall otherwise they will be held virtually using Zoom.

Public Notes – See overleaf

Public notes;

Please note that meetings may be recorded by CSM PC. You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 2018. Data collected during the recording will be retained in accordance with the Council’s policy. Therefore, unless you are advised otherwise, by attending the Council Mtg and/or speaking during Public Question Time you are consenting to being recorded and to the possible use of the sound recording for access via the website or for training purposes. If you have any queries regarding this please contact the Clerk as detailed above.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the virtual meeting and listen to the discussions. There is time set aside ahead of the meeting at 7pm to allow the public to ask questions. Speaking under “Public Question Time” is limited to 3 minutes per person in an overall period of 15 minutes. The Clerk will keep a close watch on the time and the Chair will be responsible for ensuring the time permitted does not overrun. The speaker will be allowed to address the Council once only and are not allowed to participate further in any debate so will be muted. If a member of the public wishes to address the Council on any matter appearing on the agenda, the Chair will normally permit this to occur either when that item is reached and before the Councillors begin to debate the item if raised during Public Question Time. Please make the Clerk aware of your request ahead of the meeting or on arrival before 7pm.

If an item on the agenda is contentious, with a large number of people attending the virtual meeting, a representative should be nominated to present the views of a group. These arrangements do not apply to exempt (confidential) items on the agenda where any members of the press or public present will be asked to leave the virtual meeting. Full Council, Committee and Panel agendas, reports and minutes are made available on our website: www.creechstmichael.net

For further information about the meeting, please contact the Parish Clerk via email: clerk@creechstmichael.net