Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 16th August 2007


Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council

held on Thursday, 16th August 2007 at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall

Present: Mr M Brown (Chair), Mr J Dickens, Miss B Drew, Mrs C Lightfoot (Clerk) and 6 members of the public.

1. Apologies for absence – none received

2. Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any personal interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting (please refer to the notes at the end of agenda).

There were no declarations of interest registered.

The meeting was opened by the Chairman and adjourned in order that the members of the public present could express their views regarding the planning application.

The meeting proper then resumed.

3. Planning Application

(1) UPT/20226 – Demolition of existing bungalow. Erection of 2 chalet bungalows, “Hitherto”, Church Street.

After discussion it was agreed that the Parish Council should object for the following reasons:

  • The proposed 2 chalet bungalows are excessive in both area and height for the plot size and are not in keeping with this part of the village (immediately opposite 11th Century church and the old school). An additional entrance on what is a narrow and largely pedestrian road is felt undesirable.

The clerk to complete the Vale response form accordingly. Clerk

4. Donations to Village Senior Citizens Tea Party and Family Picnic. Members were in agreement with donating £20 to each of these functions. The Tea Party is to take place on Friday 17 August and will be attended by the deputy chairman of the Vale, Ms Alison Rooke. Clerk to host visit. Clerk

5. Ball wall Graffiti

The Chairman noted that graffiti has been sprayed on the new ball wall. Mr Dickens was actioned to report the matter to the police. It was agreed that a working party should be set up to sand the ball wall. Targets and stumps need to be painted on before sealing. Mr Dickens to investigate suitable paints. JD

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the Meeting at 8.10 pm

Clare Lightfoot

23rd August 2007

Clerk, Upton Parish Council