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									            MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF BIRCHWOOD TOWN COUNCIL
             HELD AT PARKERS FARM COMMUNITY CENTRE, DELENTY
                         DRIVE, RISLEY ON TUESDAY
                               26th APRIL 2005


           PRESENT:       Councillor Ratcliffe (Chair)
                          Councillors Allman, C. Bolton, Claxton, Evans, Fitzsimmons,
                          Hearldon, Higgins, Keeney, Nelson and Spencer

                          Clerk – Mrs. F. McDonald
                          Deputy Clerk – Mrs. C. Caddock
                          Business and Finance Officer – Mr. G. Crowe
                          Administrative Officer – Mrs. A. Jackson

           Apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor J. Bolton.

           It was RESOLVED THAT:-

           The Minutes of the March Council meeting be approved and signed by
           the Chairman.

           Code of Conduct – Declaration of Interests

           The Chairman reminded members of their responsibility to declare any
           personal interest or prejudicial interest which they have in any item of
           business on the agenda no later than when the item is reached.

112/2005   RECESS

           (1)    Planning Application No. 2005/05308 – Unit A2, Birchwood
                  Shopping Centre, Warrington – Proposed change of use to hot food
                  shop (A3) – Domino Pizza Group Ltd.

                  Mrs. Unwin attended the meeting in support of this application and
                  thanked the Council for allowing her time on the agenda.

                  The Town Council had sent an objection to Warrington Borough
                  Council planning department, expressing concern regarding the extra
                  amount of litter that the Domino Pizza shop would likely bring to the
                  area.

                  Concern had also been expressed about the proliferation of fast food
                  outlets in Birchwood and the possible effect it could have on the diet of
                  people in the area.

                  Mrs. Unwin informed members that 80% of Domino Pizza‟s business,
                  are home deliveries following a telephone conversation.

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                 They are willing to put bins outside for litter disposal. Mrs. Unwin
                 stated that the pizzas are freshly cooked, nothing is deep fried and
                 Domino‟s Pizza plan to put salads on menus.

                 Mrs. Unwin issued members with leaflets showing the frontage of
                 Domino‟s Pizza outlets in other locations. She added that people
                 cannot eat in the shop there is only a waiting room.

                 Councillor Higgins stated that the Council‟s main concern was the
                 litter aspect. He asked what hours they operated.
                 Mrs. Unwin stated that litter collectors are employed by other
                 Domino‟s Pizza franchises. Opening hours are 12 lunchtime until 11
                 p.m. which meant that they closed before the public houses.

                 Councillor Claxton considered that there was still the health aspect and
                 stated that we already have a Burger King and a McDonalds.
                 Birchwood High School children visit these type of fast food outlets in
                 their dinner hour.
                 Mrs. Unwin stated that Domino‟s Pizza are going to be putting salads
                 on the menu in future and confirmed once again that the food is freshly
                 cooked.

Action -         The Chairman thanked Mrs. Unwin for attending the meeting and
                 informed her that the matter would be considered later in the meeting
                 when planning issues were discussed. We would then let her know of
                 the Council‟s decision regarding this application.

           (2)   Planning Application No. 2005/05519 – Land adjacent to 695
                 Warrington Road (near to Stan Williams garage)

                 Mr. Phillip Gannon attended the meeting in support of this application.
                 This is a variation to condition 2 of a planning application previously
                 granted asking that the height of the unit could be increased by 600mm
                 and the length be shortened by 900mm, a window be inserted and the
                 door position altered. This is to allow for better drainage and more
                 habitable office space.

                 Mr. Gannon thanked the Council for the opportunity to introduce
                 himself and to report on what his intentions are for the building.

                 Mr. Gannon stated that he is an engineer and it is his intention to turn
                 the building into a precision engineering and light weight fabricating
                 workshop. He will be offering services that are not currently available
                 in the Birchwood area, ranging from sharpening a lawnmower to
                 making a precision scientific instrument. He currently does a variety
                 of work for the agricultural and industrial industries. Mr. Gannon
                 stated that he does not want the building to look shabby. He would
                 keep it tidy and make the building look attractive by putting hanging
                 baskets up.
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                  The Chairman wished Mr. Gannon all the best with his
                  workshop and informed him that the matter would be considered later
                  in the meeting when planning matters were discussed.

113/2005   PROBLEM PARKING ISSUE – GARRETT FIELD AND DELENTY
           DRIVE

           The Clerk reported that she had attended a meeting with Councillor Nelson,
           the police and two representatives of Warrington Borough Council regarding
           the problem parking issues on Garrett Field and Delenty Drive. The Borough
           Council had conducted a survey of the situation and had spoken to the
           businesses to ask their employees to be more considerate when parking their
           vehicles.

           We have asked that a working group meeting be arranged with the Highways
           Department of the Borough Council, representatives of Manchester and
           District Housing Association and various other parties to discuss the matter in
           more detail. Warrington Borough Council plan to consult with local residents
           regarding the matter.

           The Clerk reported that the traffic had not been quite as bad this week.

           A copy of a letter sent from a concerned resident on Centurion Close to the
           Carphone Warehouse had been received, together with a copy of a letter sent
           to the Business Managers in the area by Warrington Borough Council.

114/2005   PLANNING APPLICATION REF. NO. 2004/05080 – LAND NEAR
           PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY, BIRCHWOOD WAY, RISLEY, WARRINGTON
           – PROPOSED 17.5 METRE HIGH TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST
           AND TWO EQUIPMENT CABINETS

           The Clerk reported that a letter had been received dated 23rd March 2005
           noting the Town Council‟s comments/objections to the above proposal which
           would be taken into account when the application was determined by members
           of the Development Control Committee. This meeting had taken place on 30th
           March 2005.

           The Development Control Manager provided the Committee with an oral
           update in respect of this application. Councillor J. Bolton was in attendance at
           the meeting representing Birchwood Town Council and she spoke against the
           application drawing attention to a lack of consultation. It was proposed that
           the Applicant be requested to meet with Council Officers in order to discuss
           and agree the best way to roll out the programme and introduce the 3G
           Network into the local area:


           Warrington Borough Council Resolved,

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           That (1) Application No. 2004/05080 be granted conditional planning
                    permission; and

                 (2) the Development Control Manager be requested to write and
                     liaise with the Telecommunications Company and try to
                     encourage it to consider the best way to roll out its 3G Mast
                     Network in a more comprehensive fashion.

115/2005   POLICING ISSUES – BIRCHWOOD

           Councillor Nelson reported that the police had doubled in numbers in the area.

116/2005   LIGHTING ISSUES – BIRCHWOOD

           Councillor Keeney informed members that street lamps previously reported to
           the Borough Council, in need of attention, had still not been attended to.

           The Clerk issued to members a copy of our record of lighting faults reported to
           Warrington Borough Council.

117/2005   RELOCATION OF SERVICES (BIRCHWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE)

           The Clerk informed members that there was nothing further to report on this
           matter. She had tried to contact Mr. Goldstraw of the Primary Care Trust
           (PCT) together with DTZ who were agents for Spencer House.
           There is a PCT Board meeting tomorrow the 27th April, a decision on the
           Spencer House building is expected.



118/2005   WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL – ENVIRONMENTAL
           IMPROVEMENT FUND 2004/2005

           Traffic Management

                                 Traffic calming
                                 Speed Issues
                                 Pedestrian Crossings outside schools

           The Clerk had sent an e mail to John Drake, Capital Team Leader, Warrington
           Borough Council, asking whether he could confirm that the zig zag lines
           outside the Birchwood C of E School were not enforceable with regard to the
           restrictions normally placed on such areas and if the usual zig zag restrictions
           were not enforceable, how would we go about getting this changed so that
           they are enforceable?

           Mr. Drake had replied informing the Clerk that in order for the police to
           enforce the school Keep Clear markings, a Traffic Regulation Order is

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           required prohibiting stopping on the markings Monday – Friday, 8.00 a.m. –
           5.00 p.m.
           In view of the number of schools within the Borough and the associated cost
           implications of introducing the necessary Traffic Orders and associated
           signing – Officers from within the Traffic Management & Safety Unit are
           currently progressing the works in 3 phases – proposed to be implemented
           over the next 2 – 3 years.

           The Business and Finance Officer (BAFO) reported that the implementation of
           roundels had started in various places.

Action -   The Chairman asked that Mr. Drake be contacted regarding the length of time
           it was taking to carry out these works.

119/2005   BIRCHWOOD TOWN COUNCIL – APPLICATION FOR QUALITY
           STATUS

           The Clerk reported that correspondence had been received from Chalky
           White, Regional Development Officer, Cheshire Association
           of Local Councils notifying us of the various dates for the QPS workshops i.e.

           Thursday 19 May 7-9 p.m.             Nantwich Town Council
           Monday 23 May 6-8 p.m.               Comberbach Memorial Hall
           Saturday 28 May 10 a.m. – noon       Middlewich Town Council
           Thursday 2 June 2-4 p.m.             Upton Pavilion (Chester)
           Thursday 9 June 5-7 p.m.             Prestbury Village Hall

           Chalky had informed the Clerk that we had been added to the workshop email
           list.

           The Clerk asked Councillors if there was any interest in attending one of the
           workshops.

120/2005   COMMUNAL PLAY AREAS – BIRCHWOOD – Scheme for Locking
           Stumps C.P. School – Lighting Issues

           The Clerk reported that she and the BAFO had attended a progress/defects
           meeting on the 6th April 2005 at Locking Stumps Primary School. Also in
           attendance were John Littler (Locking Stumps School), Kathryn Berry and
           Becky Vout (Groundwork Mersey Valley) and Keith Penketh (Warrington
           Borough Council).

           One or two complaints had been received from local residents that the lights
           round the pitch shine into their properties. Keith Penketh of Warrington
           Borough Council would arrange for the angle of the lights to be adjusted to see
           if this would rectify the situation.



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           One of the white lines on the pitch was coming off. Kathryn Berry of
           Groundwork Mersey Valley would arrange for this to be rectified with the
           contractors.

           A compliments slip had been received from Kathryn Berry, Groundwork
           Mersey Valley enclosing the Final Payment Certificate, Valuation No.5 and a
           copy of a letter to WAP Lawton – They would submit their VAT invoice for
           the final payment of £1602.57 + VAT. for works carried out on the above site.

121/2005   PURCHASE AND RENOVATION OF THE BARN AND GARNER
           ADJACENT TO PARKERS FARM FOR COUNCIL AND COMMUNITY
           BUSINESS

           Application for Grant Funding – Heritage Lottery Fund

           There was nothing further to report on this matter. The BAFO had informed
           the architects that we are currently looking for a revised scheme regarding the
           barn and it is awaited for the architects to get back to us on the matter.

           (It had been suggested turning the barn into a maintenance depot rather than
           community rooms).

           Car Park, Parkers Farm Freehold Disposal

           At the Finance Sub-committee held on Monday the 25th April 2005 the BAFO
           reported that he had been informed by Mrs. C. Ratcliffe, Widdows Mason,
           Solicitors, that the Commission for New Towns (CNT) wished to retain five
           parking places on the car park.

           There seems to have been some confusion as the five parking spaces are
           reserved for the Youth Club and not the fact that the CNT want the spaces.
           The BAFO informed members that we may now get back on track for
           purchasing the car park.


122/2005   ART COMPETITION RE PAINTINGS FOR PARKERS FARM
           COMMUNITY CENTRE

           The Clerk reported that we had received our first entry for the Art
           Competition.

           A letter had been sent out to the various schools and pre-schools in the area
           regarding the competition and an article published in the Town Council‟s
           Spring Edition of the Birchwood Community News magazine.

           The Deputy Clerk had written to Hobbycraft to formally ask whether their
           store would be able to assist us with the prizes for the Competiton though no
           reply had yet been received.

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Action -   It was agreed that Hobbycraft would be contacted again on the matter.


123/2005   BIRCHWOOD IN BLOOM COMPETITION 2005

           At the Finance Sub-committee meeting held on Monday 25th April 2005 the
           Clerk and BAFO confirmed that a String Quartet had been booked for the
           2005 Birchwood in Bloom Presentation evening to be held in November.


124/2005   QUARTERDECK PUBLIC HOUSE – Proposal by owners to put in a bowling
           green and children‟s play area

           Councillor Nelson reported that she had attended a meeting regarding this
           matter with the Town Council, Warrington Borough Council, Manchester and
           District Housing Association and a Playground facilitator. They were looking
           at trying to get funding for the project and Councillor Nelson stated that
           perhaps the Town Council may be able to help with a feasibility study.

           Councillor Keeney reported that the Quarterdeck are building their own
           children‟s play area which would be surrounded by a high fence. Entry would
           be gained by going through the pub.




125/2005   COBBETTS

           Application for grant of a new provisional Justices’ Off-Licence at Oakwood
           Gate Service Station

           The Clerk reported that we had not heard whether the Licence had been
           approved.

126/2005   HANGING BASKETS – BIRCHWOOD – Strength Testing of Lighting
           Columns

           The Clerk informed members that a letter had been received from Barry
           Hughes, Senior Street Lighting Technician, Warrington Borough Council,
           informing her that after consulting with manufacturers and site surveys being
           carried out, he was now in a position to authorise attachments to street lighting
           columns within the Parish. Although there were eight columns that required
           re testing before any attachments could be made this year.
           Future requests for approval of attachments would once again be on a year by
           year basis and it is likely that those columns that have not been structurally
           tested for hanging baskets in previous years would require testing in the
           future. The cost of this testing would unfortunately have to be met by the
           Parish/Town Council‟s themselves.

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           Whilst the authority is giving approval for the hanging baskets, all liability
           relating to the attachment rests with the Parish/Town Council.

           The BAFO stated that we would not be putting hanging baskets on the eight
           columns, which had failed the test, as it would cost too much money to have
           them retested.

127/2005   OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

           Documents re Vibrant Local Leadership

           The Clerk had written to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)
           conveying to them that members were wholly supportive of whole elections
           every four years, rather than proportional elections.

           The Clerk had also written to Jackie Weaver of the Cheshire Association of
           Local Councils asking if they would be sending a formal response to the
           ODPM and informing her that our members moved that they preferred the
           cycle of whole council elections every four years.

           The Clerk informed members at tonight‟s meeting that she had not heard from
           the Cheshire Association of Local Councils as to whether they have sent in a
           response.


128/2005   ABANDONED SHOPPING TROLLEYS – ASDA

           The Clerk had written to Emma Pfeiffer, Legal & General informing her that
           the Town Council has raised the issue of abandoned trolleys at the Asda store,
           since April 2001 and it continues to be a major local problem. Asda are
           prepared to pay for the Carttronics wheel locking system which prevents
           trolleys being removed from the car park. The Clerk informed Ms. Pfeiffer
           that the problem Asda have got is that they cannot get authorisation of them
           (Legal & General) to install this system.

           The Clerk reported that we were chasing up Legal & General for a response.

129/2005   LAND RESTORATION REPORT re Proposal for future maintenance of its
           land in Birchwood

           The Clerk informed members that she had written to Robin Gray confirming
           that the Town Council are interested „in principle‟ in taking the matter further.
           She enquired whether they had any literature outlining what is involved or
           would a further meeting/series of meetings be of benefit so that the Council
           can be made fully aware of what is involved before making their final
           decision?

           A reply is currently awaited.

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130/2005   OAKWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION

           The Clerk reported that Oakwood Neighbourhood Association Minutes had
           been received taken on the 16th March 2005.

Action -   It was agreed that the Treasurer should be contacted regarding outstanding
           correspondence not received.

131/2005   WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
           COMMITTEE – REPORT TITLE: Response of Parish Councils to
           notification of planning applications

           At the last Council meeting in March Councillor J. Bolton agreed to draft a
           letter protesting on the way the Report is presented.

           Councillor J. Bolton was not present at tonight‟s meeting and would report
           back at next month‟s Council meeting on the matter.

132/2005   YOUNG ENTERPRISE NORTH WEST

           The Chairman reported that he and Councillor Higgins had attended the above
           event. Birchwood High School came third and gave an excellent presentation.
           They also won an award for the interim presentation.

133/2005   WARRINGTON RIGHTS OF WAY FORUM

           The Clerk informed members that she had not been able to attend the meeting
           held on the 13th April 2005 due to workload.

134/2005   BIRCHWOOD PARTNERSHIP

           The Clerk reported that an email had been received from Phillipa Sudlow,
           Partnership Co-ordinator, The Birchwood Partnership, enclosing Minutes of
           the Meeting of the Steering Group held on the 28th February 2005, together
           with Agenda for the meeting held on Monday 18th April 2005 at Parkers Farm
           Community Centre, Delenty Drive, Birchwood.

135/2005   APPLICATIONS FOR GRANT AID

           The BAFO informed members that the applications for grant aid had been
           dealt with at the Finance Sub-committee meeting held on Monday 25th April
           2005.

136/2005   CONCERN BY RESIDENT RE VANDALISM AND WOODEN FENCING
           AT THE END OF PATTERSON CLOSE WHICH NOW NEEDS
           REPLACING

           The Clerk reported that Warrington Borough Council had been shown the
           fence damage but they were reasonably non-committal about whether they
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           would repair it or not. Kevin McCready (WBC) reported that they might
           remove all the fence rather than repair it as there was no fence on the other
           side.

           A reply is currently awaited.

137/2005   ENVIRONMENT SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING

           Birchwood Strategy

           The Clerk confirmed that an Environment Sub-committee had been held on
           the 12th April 2005 when the Birchwood Strategy was discussed. Councillor
           Higgins reported that we were going to mirror Warrington Borough Council
           and have sub groups.

           Jane Robertshaw, Warrington Partnership, could not attend tonight‟s meeting,
           but, would attend a future meeting of the Town Council in order to discuss the
           Warrington Community Strategy – new Community Strategy: the strategy for
           joining together major public sector organisations and their budgets in
           servicing the needs of Warrington people.

           Birchwood Carnival

           The Clerk asked members to confirm whether they definitely wanted a stand at
           the carnival, as arrangements would have to be made.

Action -   After discussion members agreed to have a stand and that the Clerk would
           liaise with the Chairman regarding promotional items to be handed out on the
           day.

Action -   The Clerk was also requested to liaise with Gaynor Kerry, Birchwood
           Carnival Committee regarding spaces.

           ITEMS RAISED UNDER CLERK’S REPORT TO THE COUNCIL

           New Items

138/2005   WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

           (a)    Warrington UDP – Notification that the full Report and Summary
                  information are available to view on Warrington
                  Borough Council‟s website.
                  New Planning System – We have been asked if we would like to be
                  added to the Local Development Framework consultation
                  mailing list.
Action -          Members agreed that we should be added to the list and that the Clerk
                  inform the Borough Council accordingly.

           (b)    Letter received re Parliamentary Elections on 5th May 2005.
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                  Confirmation of use of Parkers Farm as polling station.

           (c)    Agenda for Public Rights of Way Forum on 13th April 2005.

139/2005   BIRCHWOOD PARK

           An Invitation had been received to attend the Bishop of Warrington‟s Business
           Lunch to be held on 28th April 2005 between 12 noon – 2 p.m. at Building 302
           Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington.
           The theme of the lunch will be “Community in Business”.

           Councillor Nelson confirmed she would attend the above event.

140/2005   BIRCHWOOD LIONS CLUB

           Letter received re Birchwood Lions Interservice Drill Competition. Invitation
           to attend event on 30th April 2005 at 10.30 hrs.

141/2005   AMBERWATCH

           Literature received regarding Amberwatch. LED displays on
           lampposts/replacement of existing lampposts.

           The Clerk reported that we had had a visit from a representative from
           Amberwatch asking whether the Town Council would be interested in new
           lampposts displaying advertisements. It would not cost the Council anything
           as Amberwatch receive revenue from the advertising.

           After discussion members considered the lampposts were unsuitable and
           dangerous as they would distract the attention of motorists.

           The Clerk confirmed that she had informed the representative that they would
           have to go through Warrington Borough Council re the street lamps as we do
           not own them.

142/2005   SPIRIT GROUP

           Notice of Transfer of Justices Licence – Poacher Public House, Gorse Covert.

143/2005   THE TRAFALGAR WEEKEND

           Guide to taking part in the „Trafalgar Weekend‟ which takes place from 21st to
           23rd October 2005 in commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of
           Trafalgar.

           The Clerk asked whether the Town Council wished to take part.

           It was agreed to defer this matter until a future meeting.

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144/2005   BIRCHWOOD FORUM

           (a)   Letter of congratulations to University College Chester. The College
                 has received official confirmation that it has met the criteria to be
                 awarded University status. The College, which has a campus in
                 Padgate, has invested millions in its Warrington base over the past
                 three years.

           (b)   Agenda for Birchwood Forum meeting at University College Chester –
                 Wednesday 13th April 2005 at 9.30a.m.

           (c)   Information regarding European Agency for Safety and Health at
                 Work. European Awards – this year focusing on Noise Reductions.

           (d)   Warrington Town Centre Road Works – Further information available
                 on: http://smartnews.warrington.gov.uk/index.asp?150822
                 that may be of interest to people travelling around Warrington town
                 centre.


145/2005   GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

           (a)   Press cutting. Birchwood High School has won Educational
                 Establishment of the Year.

           (b)   Correspondence received from Mavis Hoarty, resident regarding
                 possible provision of children‟s play area in Oakwood.

           (c)   Copy of letter sent to Mrs. Sheldon, resident of Fearnhead regarding
                 hanging baskets in response to her telephone enquiry.

           (d)   E-mail sent by Sheila Yates, Headteacher, Birchwood Community
                 High School to Helen Jones MP regarding litter on the perimeter of the
                 School.

           (e)   Literature received from Biffa regarding re-cycling.

           (f)   Risley Moss Steering Group

                 (i)     Agenda for 18th April 2005 meeting.

                 (ii)    Risley Moss Steering Group Meeting –
                         24th January 2005 at 5 p.m. – Minutes received.

                 (iii)   Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve. Green Flag Status,
                         Management Plan update re-application 2005.



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           (g)    Risley Environmental Protection Group – Notification of next meeting
                  on Thursday 21st April 2005 and minutes of meeting held on 17th
                  February 2005.

           (h)    Local Agenda 21 Waste Group – Notification of meeting held on
                  Thursday 14th April 2005.

           (i)    Employment Relations Advisory Bulletin – No. 496 February 2005
                  update, No. 497 March 2005 and No. 498 March 2005 update.




146/2005   DATE FOR TOWN COUNCIL ANNUAL RESIDENTS MEETING

           The Business and Finance Officer, Gary Crowe, requested that members
           consider a date for the Town Council‟s Annual Residents Meeting (this is
           when the Chairman gives his annual report).

Action -   After consideration it was agreed that the above meeting would be held half an
           hour before the Town Council‟s May meeting on the 24th May 2005
           commencing at 6.30 p.m.

147/2005   NEW WARRINGTON GUARDIAN REPORTER FOR BIRCHWOOD
           AREA

           The Clerk informed members that Helen Cartwright had taken over from Jenni
           Carrol as the Birchwood reporter for the Warrington Guardian.

148/2005   GENERAL ELECTION – 5TH MAY 2005

           The Clerk reported that a letter had been received from Pat Dickens, Principal
           Democratic Services Officer, Warrington Borough Council, requesting that the
           enclosed Notices be placed in a prominent position or on a Notice Board
           regarding the Election.

149/2005   WARRINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL – MEETING OF THE COUNCIL –
           25th APRIL 2005

           The Clerk informed members that a letter had been received from S. Parker,
           Principal Democratic Services Officer, Warrington Borough Council with
           information for consideration at the Meeting of the Council to be held at 6.30
           p.m on Monday 25th April 2005 at the Town Hall, Warrington.

           A full copy of this information is kept in the Town Council‟s office.

150/2005   NEW GRANT AID APPLICATION FORM


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           The Clerk issued to members a copy of the Town Council‟s new Grant Aid
           Application Form to be given to applicants. The new form includes the Terms
           and Conditions on grants being awarded.

           The new form was accepted by members.

151/2005   MEMBERS REFERRALS

           (1)    Councillor Jill Bolton had asked to speak about the Council Agenda
                  and papers, but as Councillor Bolton was not present at tonight‟s
                  meeting the matter would be deferred until the May meeting.

           (2)    Councillor Keeney reported on a young man who wishes to open a
                  Boxing Club facility for young people and asked whether the Town
                  Council would endorse him opening a club in this area.

                  Members stated that it is nothing to do with the Town Council and if
                  he wants to open up a club then he should make appropriate enquiries.

152/2005   CURRENT PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMENT AND
           OBSERVATION AND OTHER RELATED PLANNING ISSUES

           (a)    Application No. 2005/05308 – Unit 2A, Birchwood Shopping
                  Centre – Proposed change of use to hot food shop (A3) –
                  Domino Pizza Group Ltd.

           (b)    Letter of objection sent to planning department regarding Planning
                  Application No. 2005/05308.

           (c)    Note of telephone conversation with Mr. Richard Unwin
                  objecting to our objection regarding Planning Application
                  No. 2005/05308.

           (d)    Warrington Borough Council planning department –
                  Acknowledgement of correspondence regarding the Council‟s
                  objections re: Planning Application No. 2005/05308.

           (e)    Letter received from Richard Unwin, Chartered Surveyor
                  informing the Council that a representative would be at the April
                  meeting to describe the nature of the operation regarding the
                  application for Unit 2A to become a Domino Pizza outlet.

                  This matter was discussed in the Recess at the start of the
                  meeting (See Minute 112/2005 (1).

                  After consideration members, all but one, agreed to withdraw their
                  objection.


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                  We would withdraw our objection subject to a condition being
                  imposed to the effect that the developers put in a minimum of three
                  litter bins at locations to be agreed with the Town Council.

                  If there was an increase in litter at the location we would make it
                  known to them.

Action -          It was agreed that a letter would be sent to this effect.

           (f)    Cheshire Planning Forum – Minutes of meeting held in September
                  2004 and notification of meeting held on April 1st 2005.

           (g)    Warrington Borough Council – Draft Planning Enforcement Policy.

           Planning Applications

           Application No. 2005/05088 – Streetwise Sports Co. Ltd. 22 Leacroft
           Road, Birchwood – Proposed insertion of new windows into frontage of
           property.
           Notification of planning permission being approved with conditions.

           Application No. 2005/05171 – 6 Sandicroft Close, Birchwood – Proposed
           single storey rear extension.
           Notification of planning permission being approved.

           Application No. 2005/05460 – 12 Mansfield Close, Birchwood – Proposed
           front side and rear extension.
           There were no objections to this application.

           Application No. 2005/05425 – 23 Ashmore Close, Birchwood – Proposed
           conversion of carport into living space.
           There were no objections to this application.

           Application No. 2004/04539 – Birchwood C of E School, Birchwood –
           Proposed erection of rota-spike intruder protection to three flat roof areas and
           security shutters to doors and windows.
           There were no objections to this application.

           Application No. 2005/05522 – 1000 Birchwood Boulevard, Birchwood –
           Proposed construction of an external timber boarded fenced chiller unit
           compound.
           There were no objections to this application.

           Application No. 2005/05519 – Land adjacent to 695 Warrington Road,
           Risley – Variation of condition 2 to Planning Approval 2004/02109 to
           increase the height of the proposed industrial unit by 600mm, reduce the
           length thereof, alter door position and insert a window.
           There were no objections to this application.

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Application No. 2005/05035 – 85 Applecross Close, Birchwood – Proposed
single storey rear extension.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

Application No. 2005/05050 – Hewlett Packard Invent, Kelvin Close,
Birchwood – Retrospective proposed alterations to car park layout to
incorporate a total of 267 car park spaces.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

Application No. 2005/05034 – Oakwood Gate Service Station, Birchwood
– Proposed extension of sales building and relocation of car and 2 jet washes.
Notification of planning permission being granted with conditions.

Application No. 2005/05112 – 21 Havisham Close, Birchwood - Proposed
single storey extension and conversion of internal garage.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

Application No. 2005/05052 – Land opposite 37 and 43 Chaffinch Close,
Birchwood – Proposed change of use from grass/hard standing to parking
bays.
Notification of planning permission being granted with conditions.

Application No. 2005/05080 – Land near pedestrian subway, Birchwood
Way, Risley – Proposed 17.5m high telecommunications mast and two
equipment cabinets.
Notification of permission being granted subject to conditions.

Application No. 2005/05270 – 37 Woolmer Close, Birchwood – Proposed
single storey rear and side extension.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

Application No. 2005/05341 – 126 Rockingham Close, Birchwood –
Proposed single storey extensions to side and rear.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

Application No. 2005/05296 – 14 Wigmore Close, Birchwood – Proposed
rear conservatory.
Notification of planning permission being granted.

The Meeting concluded at 8.25 p.m.




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