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Agenda: Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council – Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 7.30pm


An Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council will be held at the Methodist Chapel Finghall on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at 7.30pm


  1. Apologies
  2. Declaration of Interest
  3. Minutes of Last Meeting
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Local Plan
  6. Grants – Lower Wenseydale Partnership and Richmond District Council (Play Equipment)
  7. Playground Inspection
  8. Street Lighting
  9. Community Ownership Fund
  10. Highways – Hedges Verges Pot Holes Constabe Burton Village ~Sign
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Expenses
  13. Date of Next Meeting

Minutes: Annual General Meeting of Constable Burton and Fingal Parish Council – 18th May 2021


The Annual General Meeting of Constable Burton and Fingal Parish Council was held at 7.30 on the 18 May 2021 at the Reading Room Constable Burton.

Apologies – Cllr. Terry

Declaration of Interests – nil

Election of Chairman – Cllr. Hainswoth was re-elected Proposed – Cllr. Dobson seconded Cllr.Irwin

Vice Chairman – Cllr. Smith was re-elected – Proposed Cllr. Dobson seconded Cllr. Irwin

New Councillor – Barry Snarr was elected as the new Councillor for Constable Burton and all Forms of Acceptance and Declaration of Interest Forms were duly signed and would be forwarded to Democratic Services. The Post had been advertised to comply with procedure.

Minutes of the last virtual meeting were read and approved – Proposed Cllr. Irwin seconded Cllr. Dobson

The Chairman advised the Meeting that the Aga Form for the Audit had been completed and signed off by an Independent Auditor. The Dates for Public Display had been set (Item 3A).

Village Report Finghall – no one attended the Conference Call despite the time and date being advertised.

Village Report – Constable Burton – The Beech Tree Memorial project was on the agenda

The total cost of the project was £4.546. The carver was Lukas Beben . The Plaque records 15 names of those who lost their lives in the service of our Country

Reading Room – The Reading Room has raised £858. from Hirings. Further funding will be required for repairs and Renovations.

Trees within the Community which had been a cause for concern have been pruned.

Pandemic – It was felt that the whole community had pulled together in very difficult times and everyone was thanked for their efforts.

A full in depth report for Constable Burton is on the website.

Village Report Hauxwell – no attendance

Barden – no attendance.

Councillors were advised that all Village Reports had to be produced for the Annual General Meeting.

Retirement – A Small Celebration had been organised to present Councillor and Mrs. Loadman with gifts. Unfortunately Councillor Loadman did not attend the Meeting and this had to be abandoned

The Chairman thanked Cllr Loadman in his absence, Councillor Loadman had done an outstanding job in his Service to the Community right across the Richmondshire Area and would be sadly missed.

Date and Venue of the next Annual General Meeting to be advised.

Meeting closed 20.00

Minutes: Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council – 18th May 2021


An Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council was held on the 18 May 2021 at 7.30pm at the Reading Room Constable Burton.

Apologies – Cllr.R. Terry

Declarations of Interest – nil

Members Present – Chairman – Cllr. I Hainsworth Vice Chairman Cllr. H Smith

Cllr. H Dobson Cllr. D. Irwin Cllr. B. Snarr and the Parish Clerk

Cllr. Sedgwick and Cllr. Ormston also attended.

Minutes of the Last Meeting were read and approved – Proposed Cllr.Irwin Seconded Cllr. Dobson

The Murder Stone Plaque – this was still in abeyance until Covid Restrictions are lifted

Cllr. Sedgwick offered to liaise with Highways re road safety.

Finghall – Following the recent torrential rain Highways had had to be contacted re grit on Finghall Bank.

Fencing at the bottom of Finghall Bank was leaning over towards the road which could cause possible damage to vehicles the Clerk would contact the Land Agent requesting immediate attention.

The Clerk was asked to contact Highways again with a view to the Meadowcroft sign at the bottom of Finghall Bank being removed as villagers felt that this was causing extra traffic through the village.

Constable Burton – traffic – the Clerk had asked for more prominent signs to be displayed as lorries were turning into the Village following Sat Nav instructions and they were then having to reverse out on to the A684.

Constable Burton Play Equipment – the Clerk had downloaded all necessary forms for the Grant Applications. Cllr. Dobson and Cllr. Snarr to obtain quotes.

Notices – the Clerk had been asked by a villager why the Parish Council had put up a notice saying do not pick daffodils as it was felt that the village did not need policing in this manner.

The Clerk advised that some years ago notices had been put in various places ie Telegraph Poles (which is not allowed) in a similar vein and the Parish Council had been asked to take this on board and sort it out. This was dealt with people being advised that Notices could be put in the Parish Notice Board the only criteria being that they should not be for Personal Gain and this has worked well up to the present day. The notice re daffodils had not been put there by the Parish Council

Cllr. Sedgwik advised the meeting that other villages had similar problems with mysterious notices appearing.

Grass Verges in Finghall were still a problem cars being parked on them causing ruts and making the village look unsightly. The Clerk requested help from Cllr. Sedgwick and Cllr. Ormston to ask Highways to give permission to install approximately three white posts round the bulb area on Finghall Bank. As on three occasions vehicles had run over this area. The Clerk had requested these posts but was told that they would interfere with the utilities. The Clerk advised that the manhole cover to access same was at the back under the hedge.

Precept – The Chairman advised the Council that the Precept had been received. Cllr. Hainswoth advised that the Precept had been increased to take into account the provision of a Computer for the Parish Council use.

Any Other Business.

Pot Holes had appeared in Church Lane the Clerk would inform Highways.

The Clerk informed the Meeting that she had downloaded information re Harrassment of Councillors for future reference. Reason – the Clerk had been made aware from various sources that comments had been made ‘whats the point of a Parish Council if they do not represent the people ‘ this in connection with Planning matters. The Clerk advised the Meeting that her six Councillors had been on call 24/7 throughout the Pandemic and had done everything possible to help.


Clerks Salary —————– -£250

O’Reilly———————— £79.20

Wensleydale Pay Role———£64.50

Play Park Inspection———–£68.40 (Subtracted from the Precept)

Meeting Closed – 20.40hrs.

Date of Next Meeting 17 August 2021



LBC – for Replacement Windows as revised by drawings ref: elevation drawings Rev. B

and section details Rev D received 26.3.21 20/00369/FULL

Variation of Condition lC attached to Planning Permission 20/00702/Full to Change the Frames to UPVC 21/00192/VAR Village Hall Constable Burton


Full Planning Permission for Hardstanding (Retrospective) and Proposed Stable Building plus Storage for Feed 20/00890/FULL

Granted – Listed Building Consent to Render East and West Elevations with Traditional Lime Render Repoint South Elevation Repoint Porch Extension on North Elevation Replace Central External Door to South Elevation with Replica Door Removal External French Doors to South East Corner Remove Unsightly Bricks to Return Opening to its Original Size then Install New French Door. The Manor House Finghall 20/00482/BC

Listed Building Consent for Refurbishment of the Existing Three Storey Cottage including Extension/Conversion of the Former Schoolroom Laundry and Stables to Provide a Four Bedroom H20010ouse and Erection of Triple Car Port with Stores for use of the Manor House and installation of fuel tank as amended by drawings received 28 January 2021 and further revised drawings received 28 January 2021and further revised drawings received 10.2.2021 The Manor House Finghall 20/00454/LBC

LBC for Works to Existing Building – Manor House Finghall 20/00131/LBC

Full Planning Permission for Holiday Accommodation for 1 Bedroom Log Cabin at Hutton Ghyll Hutton Hang Leyburn DL8 5RW 21/00151/FULL

Full Planning Permission for Change of Use of Exiting Building to Create Annex Accommodation at Akebar Farm Patrick Brompton DL8 5LY 21/00561/FULL

Full Planning Permission to Increase the Area of Curtilage to the New Dwelling at Plot 3 and for alterations to the layout of the new dwelling at Plot 3 Previously Approved Reference 17/00790/OUT and 20/00537/A0RM and Provide Two Accesses off the Highway to Improve Traffic Safety – Application ref 21/00619/NMA is no longer an Active Application. The proposed amendments to the Dwelling at Plot 3 on the side adjacent to Casanya Croft Blewhouse Lane Finghall previously included in 21/00619/NMA are now included as an amendment to application ref 21/000599/FULL. The relevant plans setting out the proposed amendments for the dwelling at Plot 3 are now available to view on Public Access as part of this re consultation on planning app ref 21/00559/FULL. The additional plans are L020010 303B Proposed Front and Rear Elevations Sht1 June 2021 LO20010 304B Proposed Side Elevations Sht2 June 2021 LO20010 301B Proposed Ground and Lower Ground Floor Plans June 2021 LO20010 302B Proposed First Floor Plan and Roof Plan June 2021. The following Plan has been updated LO20010A 002 Proposed Site Plan June 2021 (the annotations have been updated) at Plot 3 Land Adjacent Casanya Croft Blewhouse Lane Finghall North Yorkshire – AMENDED PROPOSAL 21/00559/FULL