Parish Council – Extraordinary Meeting 20 July 2015

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held at Cross Hill, Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall on Monday 20 July 2015 commencing at 7.30 p.m..

AGENDA
This meeting is open to the public unless Members decide to exclude the public for any exempt or confidential item of business.

Members’ Interests (Personal or Prejudicial) relating to Agenda items for this meeting : to be declared prior to consideration of the appropriate item

  1. Apologies of absence and reasons
  2. Declarations of Interests (existence and nature) with regard to items on the agenda
  3. Public Participation Session with respect to items on the agenda
  4. To consider the following Planning Application:
    1. PA 15/00844/FUL : Change of use agricultural land to touring caravan site (30 pitches) including facilities building : land off Smithwell Lane, Heptonstall
    2. PA 15/00832/HSE : New porch to front elevation : 3 Townfield, Heptonstall
  5. To consider any other late notifications of Planning Applications

R M Greenwood
Clerk

A full copy of the official agenda can be found here.

The Future of the Heptonstall Christmas Tree.

For the past 3 years Heptonstall Lights and Planting Group (HeLP) and other volunteers have provided the village with a Christmas tree.  A resident in Weavers Square has very generously let us use his electricity for the tree lights free of charge.

Understandably this arrangement is not sustainable indefinitely and so HeLP has applied for planning permission to have a power cable installed in Weavers Square to provide electricity for the tree lights and for other existing events.  We do not wish this to lead to a mushrooming in the number of events held in the square. HeLP, who will hold the key to the supply, will only grant any additional access to it after proper consultation with residents in the vicinity.

HeLP have received a Community Grant from Calderdale to cover the cost of running a cable from the centre of the road under the wall into Weavers Square by the litter bin.  Northern Powergrid tell us the work will be completed in half a day to minimise disruption.  The power supply will be housed in a small stone box which will be attached to the inside of the wall adjacent to the sign to the toilets, protruding above the wall at about the same height.  The box will be 2 ft x 2 ft x 1 ft 4 ins with a lockable door.

This can only go ahead with the approval of Calderdale Council.  As part of their consultation process they will inform the Parish Council of our application.

If you wish to actively express your support send an email Roger Greenwood, Clerk of the Parish Council.

We hope you will be supportive of this scheme so we can continue to enjoy having a Christmas tree in the square.