Leven Parish Council


Minutes of Leven parish council meeting held on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 7.15pm in the Sports Hall.


Present: Mrs. Ablett (Chair), D Gillyon-Powell, S Mathison, S Nicholson, M Hilton, R Gibson, M Gillyon-Powell, Mrs Ellerington-Jennings


18-19/68     Apologies: K Macklin, J Bird


The clerk advised that she had received a letter of resignation from Councillor Southwell to take place with immediate effect. The clerk will write to Councillor Southwell thanking him for his services to the parish council. As it is within six months of the local elections the parish council are unable to co-opt another member onto the council.


18-19/69     Declaration of interest both pecuniary and non-pecuniary: None


18-19/70     Minutes of the last meeting: M Gillyon-Powell proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour of them being signed as a true record. Mrs Ellerington-Jennings abstained from the voting as she did not attend the October meeting.


18-19/71     Clerk’s report:


Purchase of planters: This had been discussed at the previous meeting and the clerk had contacted Amberol for a quotation. They were unable to offer a favourable discount and so it was decided that an order would be placed with Plantscape as they were cheaper for the exact same product. 3 hexagonal planters will be ordered at a cost of £1161.30 including vat.


18-19/72     Correspondence


October 2018        ERNLLCA                                          Newsletter

October 2018        ERYC                                                 Tackling anti-social behaviour in our community

2 October 2018     ERYC                                                 Planning enforcement area maps

9 October 2018     ERYC                                                Advertising in laybys

16 October 2018   East Riding Rural Partnership     Event – Celebrating 20 years

18 October 2018   Jonathan Smith                             Grass verge – Hornsea Road

19 October 2018   ERYC                                                Estimate of rough sleepers 2018

19 October 2018   London Hearts                              Defibrillator appeal

24 October 2018   ERYC                                               Road works – Routh

25 October 2018   Eddie Walford                              Barff drain bridge – Sandholme Lane

2 November 2018 C J Brigden                                    Inappropriate use of bonfires on Leven allotments

2 November 2018 Bev & N H I D B                            Barff drain bridge



18-19/73     Planning applications


18/03249/TPO – Mr Christopher Drinkall - TPO RECTORY FARM, BEVERLEY ROAD, LEVEN - 1988 (REF:550) W1: Beech: 3m crown lift and 20% crown thin - to increase light into adjoining garden. Ash: 30% crown reduction at Leven House, Beverley Road, Leven – Support the tree officer’s recommendations.


18/03228/CM – Yarrows Aggregates Ltd - Installation of replacement flue to serve sand drying process at Yarrows Aggregates Limited, Little Catwick Quarry, Leven Bypass White Cross to Leven Roundabout, Leven - Leven Parish Council objects to the application for the following reasons:

We have ascertained from the case officer that the existing flue is 1 metre in height and the replacement flue is to be 2.3 metres in height. Why does the replacement flue have to be so high especially as it is to be sited at the highest point of the building? We understand the justification of moving the flue but object on the height. There seems to be a constant succession of planning applications for Yarrows Aggregates which appears to make this a permanent development, yet the original planning permission was given for mineral extraction with a limited time period. This site only has temporary access.


18/03429/PLF – Ms Tracy Fletcher - Conversion and alterations of existing detached double garage to form self-contained 'Granny Annexe' at 8 The Bryants, Leven – No objection to the application but would ask for the following condition to be part of the planning application:

‘The additional living accommodation shall not be occupied at any time other than for the purpose ancillary to the residential use of the dwelling known as 8 The Bryants, Leven’. 


18/03432/PLF – Mr Paul Featherstone   Erection of dormer extension to front at 42 Barley Gate, Leven – No objection to the application.


18-19/74     Planning decisions


18/01378/PLF – Mr Richard Southwell - Erection of stables, construction of maneges, fencing, gates and 8no. floodlights attached to 6no. 5m high poles following relocation of an existing livery business at Land South of The Redwoods, High Stile, Leven - Approved


18/00181/CLP – Vellam and Townsley Partnership – Certificate of lawfulness for proposed use of land for siting of residential caravans at Sandholme Park, Sandholme Lane, Leven - Refused


18-19/75     Treasurer’s report


Mrs S L Woolfitt                                         £376.18                     November salary and expenses

Mr A Dawson                                              £170.71                     November salary  

ERYC                                                             £234.71                     Lighting service agreement

Mrs M Cundill                                             £  35.89                     Plants – South Street planters

Mr G Lee                                                      £  50.00                     Grass cutting – South Street   


S Mathison proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour of the above payments being made.


18-19/76     Financial matters:


 Donation request – Defibs in memory of Dr Alan Sykes: A letter had been received from Mrs Sykes asking for a donation towards the purchase of defibrillators to be placed in Leven and the surrounding villages. M Gillyon-Powell proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour of the parish council donating £500.


18-19/77    Christmas lights arrangement:


The Christmas lights switch on are to take place on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at 5.00pm. The Driffield Silver Brass Band are going to attend and will play Christmas carols from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

The clerk is to arrange for carol sheets to be printed. The scouts are to serve hot drinks and mince pies. D Gillyon-Powell and M Gillyon-Powell to organise the purchase of 2 banners to advertise the event. A notice will be put up in the noticeboards. S Nicholson and D Gillyon-Powell to organise the Christmas tree lights. It was decided that the lights would just be on the Christmas tree this year.


18-19/78     Representatives reports:


Leven sports hall: M Hilton reported that the craft fair is to take place in November 2018.


Leven Youth Club: Mrs Ellerington-Jennings has kindly offered to take over from Councillor Southwell as parish council representative.


Leven and Brandesburton Horticultural Society: D Gillyon-Powell advised that there is to be a Christmas Event taking place at the Recreation Hall on 8 December 2018. The ticket price is £10 which includes a pie and peas supper.


18-19/79     General purpose matters:


Road works:  The clerk is to write to ERYC regarding the road works due to start between Monks Bridge and Heron Lakes by Yorkshire Water. The parish council have received complaints regarding the timing of the works being carried out and the length of time it is taking people to get to and from Beverley during the day. This is also affecting people travelling to Hornsea. The traffic lights are to be in operation 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for up to 7 weeks. Both residents and businesses are being affected with some trades people turning around and avoiding coming into Leven. This is going to cause a further inconvenience to the residents and businesses.


Public right of way – Heigholme Lane: The footpath has been ploughed up by the landowner. The clerk has reported the matter to Andrew Chudley, ERYC.


Leven canal path: This has again been churned up by horse riders from the Holderness Hunt. The clerk is to contact Mr Christopher Richardson from the hunt and report it to Andrew Chudley, ERYC.


Beverley & North Holderness Internal Drainage Board: The chair provided a list of schedules work due to take place.


18-19/80     Date of next meeting: Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 7.15pm in the sports hall.


As there was no further business the meeting closed at 9:00pm