Agenda: Parish Council 16th January 2018

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 16th January 2018 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ

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Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest
Part 1- Public and Press Present The Chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow questions from members of the public to last no longer than 15 minutes. After questions the Chairman will reconvene the Parish Council meeting.
  • To approve any apologies for absence
1.     Minutes
  • To approve the minutes held on 28th November 2017
2.     Councillor Vacancy
  • To co opt new Councillor if appropriate.
3.     Neighbourhood Plan
  • Cllr G Morgan to update members with progress to date.
  • Governance – to approve a Terms of Reference.
  • Designate area / funding
  • Project Plan
4.     Freedom of Information request to Highways England Three quotes have been obtained ;

i)               Hepworth Acoustics

ii)              Hann Tucker Associates

iii)            Miller Goodall

  • Update from Cllr M Hodge
  • Residents leaflet
5.     Village Hall
  • Request from the Village Hall Committee in relation to adjacent land in ownership of Cheshire East
6.     Footpaths and Trees Report
  • To resolve to accept the report from the Footpath officer
  • Update from Cllr RH – Cranage Parish Woodland
  • To note the DMMO Application from Carver Ave/Crescent Road/Cranage to Byley Lane. Scored 53. Listed 3
7.     Highways ·      The clerk has obtained three quotes to carry out 5 x traffic speed and volume counters

i)               VTC Consultancy – £1,000.00 plus VAT

ii)              Vantage Surveys £1,650.00 plus VAT

iii)            Transport Collection £875.00 plus VAT

  • Hermitage Lane – Cllr R Hocknell to propose the PC support some improvements after site meeting on 6.12.17
8.     Adult Fitness Area ·      Members to discuss and approve the three financial tenders
9.     Planning Applications To discuss the following planning applications and any circulated after the agenda publication;

  • 17/3605W Land at Rudheath Lodge, New Platt lane, Cranage and Allostock CW4 8HJ – Silica sand extraction and associated development, mineral extraction by dreading progressive restoration, mineral processing and dispatch – update
  • 17/6459C Fern Leigh, New Platt Lane, Cranage CW4 8HS – Construction of detached garage and proposed entrance gate.
  • 17/6178C 6 Byley Lane, Cranage CW4 8EL. Proposed second storey rear extension and new single story side extension.
10.  Accounts To note the balance of account – Leek United £30,275.36 + Natwest £39,365.03 = £69,640.39


·      £71.19 Clerks Expenses Sept to Dec

·      £1, 747.47 (£129.68 NI) Mrs J Mason

·      £670.80 Congleton Town Council (Kings Lane)


·      Nil

Update on extra signature at NatWest

11.  Cheshire East To resolve to suspend standing orders to receive a report from any Ward Members present.

·      Speed on Northwich Road

·      Response from Sean Hannaby in ref to M6 noise

12.  Chairman’s and members report ·      COC Course Reminder 19th January 2018

·      Police meeting BPC – Cllr M Cohen to update

13.  Clerks Report ·      Bowling club Insurance

·      Letter to Bridge Club

14.  To note the next meeting ·      27th February 2018