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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Town Clerk:
Christine Downey
Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,
Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH
Tel/Fax: 015242 62587
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26 th February 2020
There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 2 nd March 2020 at 7.30pm in the Lower Town
Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.
The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the
‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda.
Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to
Councillors in the days before the meeting.
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA
241. To receive Apologies from members unable to attend
242. To receive & record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to
receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensation
243. To receive Comment & Concerns : Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or
Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non-
agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes
of clarification)
244. To Confirm the Minutes of the previous meetings on 3 rd February 2020 and 24 th February 2020
245. To receive the Clerks Report (for information only)
246. To receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information - If any
247. To receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only) - If any
248. Planning
248.1 To consider and comment upon New Planning Applications
248.1.1 2020/21310/FUL Two Affordable homes & associated infrastructure. At Land at Lakeber Drive,
High Bentham, Lancaster.
248.1.2 2020/21311/FUL Four affordable homes & associated infrastructure. At Land at Duke Street, High
Bentham, Lancaster.
248.1.3 2020/21451/HH Proposed loft conversion with rear dormer to create two additional bedrooms
and a bathroom. At 25 Robins Lane, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7AB.
248.1.4 SNN/01263 A Street Naming and Numbering application has been received from Autumn Park
Development Ltd for the site at Low Bentham CP School, Doctors Hill, Low Bentham, Lancaster.248.1.5 SNN/01392 Feedback is requested from Craven DC regarding the erection of street name plates
at either end of Tatterthorn Road.
248.2 To receive Planning Decision - If any (see Clerks Report)
248.3 To receive Correspondence on Planning Issues - If any (see Clerks Report)
249. Highways Matters –
249.1 To consider email from Jim Mundy regarding the damaged road sign in Low Bentham
249.2 To consider and note Highway Matters for information - If any (Councillors can comment on any minor
Highways issues currently causing concern.
250. To note the draft minutes of Buildings committee meeting of 10 th February 2020
251. To note that all arrangements for work on the town hall must be organised by the chair of the buildings
committee and the clerk
252. To discuss the Town Hall Conditions of Hire agreement in light of the fire risk assessment and agree a way
forward
253. To consider Open Space matters and quotes
253.1 To receive an update re the Heritage Trail
253.2 Cross Lane street lighting quote
254. To agree the Accounts for Payment
255. To consider nominating a serving Parish Councillor to serve on the Standards Committee for Craven District
Council until the Annual Council meeting in 2024
256. Community Emergency Plan: To review the plan
257. To discuss the future of the Community Youth Building and agree a way forward
257.1 To discuss the long-term plan for the building
257.2 To discuss the list of repairs requested to make the Community Youth Building fit for purpose in the
short term
257.2.1
Porch light
257.2.2
Full electric service
257.2.3
Ceiling & plastering repairs in kitchen and top room
257.2.4
Damp treatment and dehumidifiers
257.2.5
Front door
257.2.6
Replacement windows
258. To receive items of correspondence
258.1 Email from Rev Anne Russell re VE day celebrations
258.2 Water analysis from Yorkshire Water re Tattherthorn Lane
258.3 Final response from BT re removal of telephone kiosks at Taylors garage and adjacent to Victoria
Institute
259. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for information only) - If any
260. Items for next meeting and minor items only
261. Date of next meeting
Christine Downey
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council
26 th February 2020
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There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 24th February 2020 at 7.30pm in

the Lower Town Hall . The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points
during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda .
Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be
circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council


COUNCIL AGENDA
235. To r eceive Apologies from members unable to attend
236. To r eceive & r ecord any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the
agend a and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensation
237. To r eceive Comment & Concerns : Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of
the public or Cllrs with a n interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for
future consultation (NB for non - agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to
respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)
238. Planning
238.1 To consider and comment upon New Planning Applications

238.1.1 2019/21 320/FUL. Change of use of land for the siting of high - quality lodge style
caravans. At Bentham Golf Club, Robin Lane, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7AG.

238.1.2 2019/21321/FUL. Change of use of land for the siting of high - quality camping
pods. At Bentham Gol f Club, Robins Lane, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7AG.

238.1.3 2020/21336/FUL Erection of portal frame agricultural building. At Agricultural
Building, High Bottom, Birkwith Lane, Low Bentham.

238.1.4 2020/21363/OUT Outline application with all matters reserved
(except for
access), for 18 dwellings. At Land to North of Wenning View, Low Bentham Road, High
Bentham.

238.1 To consider and comment upon BT Consultation on Intended Public Payphone
Removal


238.2 To receive Planning Decisions
238.2.1 Granted:
238.2.1i 2019/21256/ADV. 1 no. illuminated logo sign, 1 no. illuminated
hanging sign and 2 no. non - illuminated signs. A t United Co Operatives Late
Shop, Main Street, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7HE.​
238.2.1ii 2019/21279/COU Partial change of use from retail area to a dditional
residential area (resubmission of 2019/21003/FUL, withdrawn 18 November
2019). At Black Bicycle, 8 Station Road, High Bentham, LA2 7LF.
238.2.1iii 2019/21262/HH Part garage conversion and first storey extension.
At Withens, Low Bentham Road, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7BN.
238.2.2 Refused: - 2019/21300/OFFRES Change of use from offices to one - bedroom
ground floor flat (Prior Notification). At 58 Main Street, High Bentham, Lancaster,
LA2 7HY.
238.2.3 Withdrawn: - none
238.3 To r eceive Correspondence on Planning Issues – none
239. Items for next meeting and minor items only
240. Date of next meeting
Christine Downey
Christine Downey ,
Clerk to the Council 1 9 th February 2020
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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Town Clerk:
Christine Downey
Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,
Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH
Tel/Fax: 015242 62587
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
29 th January 2020


There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 3 rd February at 7.30pm in the
Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.
The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points
during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda.
Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be
circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council


COUNCIL AGENDA
213. To receive Apologies from members unable to attend
214. To receive & record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the
agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensation
215. To receive Comment & Concerns : Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of
the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for
future consultation (NB for non-agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to
respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)
216. To Confirm the Minutes of the previous meetings on 6th January 2020, 13 th January 2020
(precept), and 20 th January 2020.
217. To receive the Clerks Report (for information only)
218. To receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information - If any
219. To receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only) - If any
220. Planning
220.1 To consider and comment upon New Planning Applications
220.1.1 2019/21289/LBC Removal of timber fencing and replacement with Beech
hedgerow and dry-stone wall to southern end of site boundary, (Previous application
2019/21070/LBC). At Scaleber farm, Back Lane, Low Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 8NZ.
220.1.2 2020/21335/FUL Change of use of garage to dog grooming business. Proposal
includes amending the existing flat felt roof to a pitched apex roof, the installation of 1
velux window, and solar panels.220.2 To receive Planning Decision - If any (see Clerks Report)
220.3 To receive Correspondence on Planning Issues - If any (see Clerks Report)
221. Highways Matters
221.1 To receive an update the road safety issue at St Johns Church and Cedar House School
221.2 To consider and note Highway Matters for information - If any
222. To note the draft minutes of Finance committee meeting of 2 nd January 2020
223. To consider Buildings matters and quotes
223.1 To discuss the possibility of replacing the hob in the galley kitchen for faster model, and
the offer of a 50% contribution to the cost by “Hip Joint”
223.2 To discuss the request for permission for the use of a special effects in the Pantomime
in February
224. To consider Open Space matters and quotes and agree a way forward
224.1 Ducting quotes
224.2 Crow Trees Yard street lighting quote
224.3 Fence at cemetery quotes
224.4 Condition of ground at kissing gate in cemetery
224.5 Renegotiation of the grass cutting contract for the playing field
225. To receive an update on the Play Area
226. To agree the Accounts for Payments
227. To consider workload in clerk’s office and agree a way forward
228. To discuss request from Bentham News and agree a way forward
228.1 Donation re Heritage Trail
228.2 Request to allow reporter to sit behind the chair to take notes
229. To discuss request from David Livesey regarding mobile phone masts
230. To discuss Christmas Lights committee meeting (27/02/2020) and the possibility of
appointing a council representative
231. To discuss the possible use of the 2020 Calendar photographs on the Bentham Town Council
facebook page and agree a way forward
232. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for
information only) - If any
233. Items for next meeting and minor items only
234. Date of next meeting



Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council
29 th January 2020
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15th January 2020
There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Mon day 20 th January 7 . 30pm in the
Lower Town Hall . The public and press are invited to attend.
The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points
during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda .
Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be
circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Town Clerk:
Christine Downey
Bentham Town Hall
Station Road
High Bentham
Lancaster LA2 7LH
Tel/Fax: 015242 62587
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7th January 2020
The Precept Meeting of the Bentham Town Council will be held on Monday 13 th January 2020 in the Lower
Town Hall at 7.00pm.
The public and press are invited to attend.
The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the
‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda
Christine Downey, Town Clerk

AGENDA

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Unless otherwise stated, Bentham Town Council meets on the first Monday of each month in the Lower Town Hall at 7:30pm.

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