MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON Tuesday 13 February 2018


Location:     Village Hall, Beckwithshaw.


Present:       Councillors – Cllr M Nicholson, Cllr Mrs K Wilson, Cllr D Spence, Cllr T Muirhead, Cllr

Cllr Mrs J Ryder and Miss V Oldham.

Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway


                    5 Members of the public were present.



1.       Apologies:             Cllr S Lumley


2.       Declaration of Interest:    None.


3.       Exempt Information:       None.


4.       Minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2018:


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9 January 2018 was proposed by Cllr Spence and seconded by Cllr Muirhead.


5.       Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere:  None.



6.       Traffic Working Party Report:              No report from working party.


                              A quote for two types of flashing speed signs has been received, both include

Data collection. Apply to Knabbs Ridge for funding.



7.         Urgent Business:   Appoint a Data Protection Officer at next meeting.


                                        A new Emergency Plan is required, collect information required re

“vulnerable help/people, via the next newsletter. UPDATE – Harrogate

Borough Council will assist in setting up the new plan.




8.       County Councillor’s Report:      None.



9.       District Councillor’s Report:      On 1 March there is a Police 24hr Operation Checkpoint

Covering the district.





10.     Planning Matters:


                              i)        Decisions


          17/04926/COU                            Approved Subject to Conditions

          Change of use of Residential Dwelling to form a Mixed Use Residential Dwelling (Class-C3)

And Child Minding Service (Class-D1) at Beckwith Lodge Farm, Beckwith Head (Mrs R J



17/04990/FUL                             Approved

Retention of agricultural building at Beckwith Lodge Farm, Beckwith Head (Mrs R J



17/05219/FUL                             Approved Subject to Conditions

Erection of single storey extension (Revised Scheme) at Bluecoat Wood Nurseries, Otley

Road (Mr I Bradbury)


17/05570/DISCON                      Confirmation of Discharge

Application for approval of details required under Condition 4 (external materials) of planning permission 17/03084/FUL – Erection of lambing shed and hay store at Haverah

Park Top, Watsons Lane (Mr Horne)



                    ii)       Applications



Erection of porch at Woodside Farm, Otley Road (Mr Khan)


Prior Consultation – The Parish Council has no objections.



Demolition of existing conservatory and porch and erection of single storey extension, detached garage block and alterations to fenestration and parking area at Oak House,

(Central House Farm) Hampsthwaite (Mr Stainsby)


The Parish Council has no objections.


          iii)      Enforcement



Possible breach of planning control at Shaw Green Farm, Shaw Lane. Building erected

On site of previously refused application 05/03518/FUL, also dismissed on appeal.




11.   LDF Update:   26 January to 9 March is the period of the new consultation on The Local District Plan. All the ‘local’ plots for development are included.







12.   Highways:      The Chairman sent an email to Cllr Lumley about several concerns.

                              The problem about 5 buses parking along Beckwith Head Road is being looked into and awaiting Harrogate Borough Council finding a parking place for them.

                              Several of the ‘old’ pot holes are now reappearing on Otley Road into Harrogate, B6161 from the village and over the Pot Bank Bridge towards Killinghall.



13.  Finance:                             

The bank balances at 13 February 2018 were reported to the Parish Council:


                    Community Account                                                            2,959.93

                    Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                      1,429.79




14.  Correspondence:     


i)       HBC                       Parish Council Elections 3 May 2018.

ii)     HBC                       District Plan.

iii)    HBC                       Bulbs Scheme – Ask for Daffodils.

iv)   HBC                       Open Day at New Civic Centre 17 February.

v)     Chris Arnold            Parking on Beckwith Head Road.

vi)   Julian Smith MP      Surgery Dates

vii)  Newsletters and e-mails forwarded to councillors.



15.  Update on the Copse:          Quote is being forwarded for the grassing cutting the verge – 10 cuts a year – Same price as last year.

                                                            A thank you letter to be sent to Mr M MacEwan for cutting part of the verge.



16. Councillors Questions:        Cllr Muirhead asked about the new funding about fast Broadband – He will continue to investigate.



17. Date & Time of next meetings:       Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 7.45pm

and     Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 7.45pm with Open Meeting

and     Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 7.45pm with the AGM.


The meeting closed at 9.25pm 


Please check the website for further information – www.beckwithshaw.org










Review Signage

Cllr Nicholson

Cllr Spence


Photos for website

Cllr Mrs Ryder

Cllr Clark


Check Insurance re defibrillator



New funding re Broadband

Cllr Muirhead