CLERK: Mrs G Taylor. Correspondence to 2 Leconfield, Seamer, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5PP. Tel. 01642 711250. e:

Minutes of the Meeting held at Stokesley Town Hall on Tuesday, 18 May, 2021


Public notice of the meeting has been given in accordance with Schedule 12, paragraph 10 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972. The latest Police Report was noted and was circulated by the Chairman.

County Councillor Bryn Griffiths

District Councillor Bridget Fortune, Councillors Philip Taylor, Doug Forrest, Paul Chapman, James Bainbridge, Mark Murphy. Gillian Taylor (Clerk) and Maureen Marshall were also in attendance.

The minutes of the meeting held via email on Tuesday 16 March, 2021 were confirmed as a true record by Councillor James Bainbridge and seconded by Councillor Mark Murphy.

Nicholls, Manor Farm, Seamer: Application to determine if prior approval is required for the construction of a general-purpose agricultural building to store farmyard manure under cover. Response not yet determined Cook, Springwell Nurseries, Stainton Road. TS9 5NA. Outline application with all matters reserved for 5 dwellings.
No Objection
Bainbridge, Seamer Grange Farm. TS9 5LY. Application for construction of a road to provide means of access for agricultural purposes. No Objection
Whitwell, Tameside Buildings (Labman), Seamer: 3-storey extension to the west elevation of the existing factory, to provide further manufacturing and office space for company expansion. Response not yet determined Kelley, Middle Gate, Stainton Road, Seamer: Construction of detached dormer bungalow with attached garage. No Objection
Sawney, Boy Hill Byre. TS9 5LY: Proposed porch and conservatory extensions and rendering of the building. No Objection
Cook, Springwell Nurseries, Stainton Road. TS9 5NA. Revised application for outline planning permission with all matters reserved for the creation of 12 residential dwellings. Objection
Mr Nathan Briggs, Greenhow; Seamer: Refurbishment and extension to the existing dwelling (with too many aspects to note). No Objection
Connor; Hawthorns, Tame Bridge: Change of use of grazing land to provide 23 log cabins and 4 glamping pods, together with associated parking, spine road and private pumping station. No Objection
Mr & Mrs Egan, Fern Bank; 1, Stainton Road, Seamer: Hip to gable loft conversion and raising the ridge height and dormers to east elevation. No Objection
Scott Brothers; Graham’s Engineers, Stokesley Road, Seamer. TS9 5LW: Demolition of existing industrial building and the erection of one dwelling, together with the conversion of existing smithy into a dwelling, all with associated landscaping and external works. Amended application.
a) Village maintenance – relevant updates and future developments i) Flooding: Tame Bridge – a verbal update was provided by Councillor P Chapman. The planning application in question has been referred to the Planning Committee and a site visit is planned. Councillor Bainbridge asked District Councillor to contact the Planning enforcement officer to check the apparent building of a kennels, with an effluent pipe discharging onto the land.
b) i) Community Speed Watch – recommenced in April. 14 Speed watches: 3925 vehicles; 296 above limit (7.5%). High speeds are now reducing. Highest speed recorded was 65mph (a hire car, reported directly to the Police). The Speed bike has not yet undertaken a speed watch since the CSW recommenced. ii) VAS scheme – the Chairman is
attending a meeting on 28 May to take this forward; when the appliance is in Seamer (17 weeks/year) it will be deployed in both Tame Bridge and Seamer. c) Seamer Parish Community Fund – no activity at present.
d) Village Hall Committee: update items from March minutes (Risk Assessment/Constitution (c/fwd from 01/19)/Annual accounts) (Cllr Mark Murphy). AGM in July. Annual accounts have now been completed for 2019/20 and 2020/21. The Hall is reopening from Monday 24 May. Groups using the Hall may need to make adaptions, dependent upon what they intend to offer. No further updates on the Constitution (c/fwd from 01/19).
e) Seamer Parish Council membership – Councillor Bainbridge is to speak to a resident who he knows may be interested. Appointment of new Clerk – Glenn McGill has expressed an interest in this role. YLCA offer courses for new clerks. He is also willing to deal with the finance and pass this to the auditor. It was agreed that Glenn should be approached and a handover period take place.
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