21st January 2008


The Meeting of South Cave Parish Council took place in the Town Hall, 42 Market Place, South Cave commencing at 7:00pm


Present:                         Cllrs Mann, Turner, Kelly, Wright, Scott, Lenton, Mrs Barnett, Mrs Manley (Chair) and Mrs Turner

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        Ward Cllrs Hudson and Smith for the first 6 items


 Public Forum

(i)The amount and frequency of standing water on Church Street at the school was reported.

(ii)It was suggested that South Cave should become a plastic carrier bag free.

(iii)It was reported that vehicles are being parked on the verge on Annie Med Lane, to the detriment of the verge, and also causing an obstruction.


1000108 Apologies for absence

Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that apologies be accepted from Cllrs Harrison and Marsh, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.



1010108 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

(i)Cllr Hudson reported that she had received a letter from a South Cave resident regarding disabled parking. A copy is to be forwarded to the Clerk.

(ii)Cllr Hudson advised that a meeting is to be held with the Tree Officer on Beverley Road to look at overhanging tree branches.


1020108 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Lenton proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 17th December 2007 be approved and entered into records, as true and accurate, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.


1030108 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Scott declared a personal interest in Minute Reference:1070108 (iv) due to membership of the organisation.

Cllr Mann declared personal interest in Minute Reference: 1100108(i) due to proximity of application site.


1040108 Police Matters

(i)Two special constables attended the meeting and reported that there had been 27 calls for service. These included five thefts from motor vehicles, one damage to a motor vehicle, one dwelling burglary with resultant theft of vehicle, one damage to crops, probably by motor vehicle. Overall the crime level is low. The motor bike racing has been reported again.  The Council requested figures regarding the number of tickets issued for parking on zigzags and double yellow lines in the village again.

(ii) Cllr Kelly gave a brief verbal report on the Police & Partners Community Forum for South Hunsley & Dale Wards held on 17th January 2008.


1050108 Committees

(i)To receive and where necessary, ratify and adopt the resolutions from within the


minutes of the following committee meetings

Planning Committee – 3rd December

            Finance & General Purposes Committee – 19th December

            Planning & Technical Services Committee – 14th January

            Open Space Committee – 17th January (to be tabled)

                                    Farmers Market Committee – 17th January (to be tabled)

Cllr Mann proposed that the minutes from the committee meetings be ratified and adopted in the interests of sound management of the Council, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.


1060108    Finance

  (i)Items for payment for January 2008











Univ of Glos



Kingston Comms

Telephone & Broadband


JG Fire Protection

Extinguisher service


C Langley

Farmers Market


Cllr Kelly

Travel Expenses


Sands Lane Nursery

Stall Assembly


Cllr Mann

Travel Expenses





K Richmond

Travel Expenses


M Green

Seat installation


A Gratton

War Memorial



Salt Bins


Mr Vincent

Garage rent








B Sheppard






HM Customs & Rev







Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that these items be paid on the grounds of sound financial management of the Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

(ii)Cllr Wright proposed that as per the recommendation made by the Finance & General Purposes Committee held on 19th December 2007 the precept should be resolved at £99,708 for 2008/9 as a reasonable amount, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.


1070108  Correspondence

(i)Councillors noted a letter from a resident regarding the new seat on Beverley Road

(ii)The Council noted letter from Caves U3A regarding and exhibition on the history of South Cave

(iii)Councillors noted letter of thanks from Brough & South Cave Medical Practice

(iv)The Council noted receipt of the minutes of the South Cave Preservation Society meeting held on 2nd January 2008

(v)The Council considered nominations for the Sport and Play Recognition Awards 2008, the Clerk is to contact the ERYC officer to confirm that this information had been sent to the Sports and Recreation Committee, and the school, as they are in a better position to make suitable nominations.


1080108  Administration

(i)The Council consider response to the informal consultation on the introduction of a Dog Control Order across the East Riding under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. Cllr Wright proposed that the Council contact the ERYC officer to advise that the Clerk is to send a copy of the letter to the Social & Recreation Committee, and that we would ask that the Playpark be included in the exclusion area, and the King George V Field should be included on the partial ban area, in the interests of improving amenity for all residents, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

(ii)The Council considered the draft Training and Development Policy, with Cllr Turner proposing the inclusion of finance and planning training in the interests of increasing the knowledge base of the Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour. Cllr Turner proposed that the policy be adopted and entered into records in the interests of transparency and accountability, seconded Cllr Mann, vote: 8 in favour 1 against.

(iii)Councillors deferred consideration of the draft Dignity at Work Policy

(iv)Cllr Scott proposed that the changes to the Financial Regulations be incorporated into the South Cave Financial Regulations, in the interests of sound financial management, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

(v)Cllr Lenton proposed that the changes to the Standing Orders be incorporated into the South Cave Parish Council Standing Orders, in the interests of sound management, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

(vi)The Council noted the letter from the East Riding Pension Fund regarding employer contributions for 2008.

(vii)Cllr Kelly proposed that assistance be accepted from the Neighbourhood Action Team with the Annual Spring Clean on 15th March 2008, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

(viii)Councillors considered the report regarding the British Legion Fruit Flower and Vegetable Show. This matter is to be brought back to Council at the meeting in March after the Farmers Market.


1080108 Annual Parish Meeting

(i)Councillors considered the venue and date of the Annual Parish Meeting and it was decided that the meeting should be held on 24th April 2008. This matter is to be brought back to the next meeting of the Council.


1090108 Area Forum

(i)The Council considered further suggestions for inclusion on the Area Forum agenda

 (ii)Councillors noted the minutes of the Forum held on 18th September 2007


1100108  Planning

                Cllr Mann declared a personal interest in the following item.

(i)DC/07/07578/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of two storey extension to rear and erection of detached double garage following demolition of existing at 39 Beverley Road, South Cave for Mr and Mrs Brooker. Cllr Wright proposed that  the Parish Council raise no objection in principle to an extension, however this individual property that adds character to the street scene, and any extension should be sympathetic and should not challenge the design integrity of the building, therefore the Parish Council has severe reservations regarding the building of a two storey element at the eastern rear of the building and and how it extends the roof shape, maintaining the roof plane and ridge thereby not appearing subservient; the Council welcomes the continuation of the fenestration style, but would express concerns regarding the size and location of the new kitchen window that would afford the possibility for overlooking of the neighbouring property and thereby the loss of amenity to both, seconded Cllr Mrs Turner, All in favour.

(ii)DC/07/07649/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of extensions to existing dormers and single storey extension to side at 36 Castle Rise, South Cave for Mr  Mowforth. Cllr Wright proposed that the application site is one of a group, gable end on, which make an interesting contribution to the street scene, any alterations which would diminish the prominence of the gables would be objected to in the interests of maintaining the street scene therefore the Parish Council object to the proposal as it stands as the property dormer extension would detract from the gable. However if the dormer did not project full length, then the Parish Council would be willing to revise its objections; the Council raise no objection to the single storey extensions, and no objection to blocking the window in the rear gable; if the LPA are minded to approve, the Council would suggest that the dormer cladding material matches the current style of the front gable, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

(iii)DC/08/00037/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

         Erection of a two storey office extension at Westbridge Homes Ltd, Annie Med Lane, South Cave for Westbridge Homes Ltd. Cllr Mrs Barnett proposed that the Parish Council Parish Council recommend refusal of this application as it is an incremental increase in office space, with the resulting loss of parking, there would also be a degree of enclosure affecting the neighbouring property, and it has not been demonstrated that this application would result in overshadowing, and it has also not been demonstrated that steps have not been taken to minimise the flood risk, seconded Cllr Mrs Turner, All in favour.


(i)App No. 5742 (S211) – prune trees at 70 Church Street, South Cave, Cllr Wright proposed that as a tree wardens report was not available, the matter be deferred to the East Riding Tree Officer, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.

(ii)TPO Notification – silver birch at 2 Cleaves Avenue, South Cave – noted by Council


1110108  Date of next Meeting

The date of next Parish Council Meeting will be Monday 18th February 2008