Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 10th June 2009

UPTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council

held on Wednesday, 10th June 2009 at 8.00 pm

in the Village Hall

Present: Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr M. Brown, Mr S Norman, Mrs T Seelig

7 parishioners

1. Apologies: Mr D Mason & Mr G Summers

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. Any Member arriving after the start of the meeting is asked to declare personal interests as necessary as soon as practicable after their arrival even if the item in question has been considered.

Mr Brown declared a prejudicial interest in item 3(ii).

3. Planning Applications:

(i) UPT/1062/5 – Rowlands, Church Street. Erection of a new dwelling with garage. Erection of replacement garage for Rowlands. Applicants Mr & Mrs E Johnson and Mrs S Carter. After considering the plans and listening to comments of neighbours it was agreed that the PC should object to this application for the following reason: the proposed building is an over dominant structure for the plot size. Concern was raised that there is no separate garden associated with this property.

(ii) UPT/4960/03 – Maslina, Reading Road. Demolition of existing garage. Erection of new garage with studio over, new extension and improvements. Applicants Mr & Mrs B Arnold.

Mr Brown, having declared a prejudicial interest, left the hall while this application was discussed. After discussion the PC agreed that it had no objections. It was decided that in its response a comment should be made that due consideration should be given to the colour of the wood cladding so that it blended with the surroundings.

(iii) OCC Ref MW/0127/09 – Chilton Waste Services. Proposed extension to MRF and waste transfer station. Applicant Mr J Richardson

This application is to increase the size of the site by 0.7 hectares. Councillors agreed that a site visit should be made to fully understand this application. An informed decision would then be made by the PC.

Clare Lightfoot, Clerk

Tel: 01235 850486

12th June 2009