Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 2nd July 2009


Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council in the Methodist Church on

Thursday 2nd July 2009 at 8.00 pm

1. Apologies: 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. 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 Dickens declared a prejudicial interest at item 3(ii).

3. Planning Applications:

(i) OCC Ref MW/0127/09 – Chilton Waste Services. Proposed extension to MRF and waste transfer station. Applicant Mr J Richardson. Mr Brown, Mr Norman and Mr Summers had held a site meeting at Chilton Waste Services. Mr Summers put the application into context and a discussion then ensued. The Parish Council had no objections to the application with the proviso that the conditions set by Oxfordshire County Council be enforced, ie the applicant continues to reclaim land and improves the surface of the track. Clerk to respond to OCC. Clerk

(ii) UPT/10946/2 09/00941/FUL – Extension to existing bungalow to construct first floor and alterations including repositioning of window, front entrance and garage width at Midway, Prospect Road. Applicant Mr J Dickens. The proposed plans were examined and discussed. The Parish Council had no objections. Clerk to respond to the Vale Planning Department accordingly. Clerk

4. Development of the Recreation Ground around the Village Hall. The Chairman said that it is the Parish Council’s responsibility to provide the patio and car park to complement the refurbishment of the hall but the funding for it will have to come from the central fund. (It was noted that fund raising is still required to enable UVHAT to undertake the refurbishment.) It was agreed that Mr Brown will sketch a plan for the car park and patio for discussion at the next Parish Council meeting. The Volunteer Working Group to be asked to do a feasibility study to re-site the children’s play area and use the existing play area as the car park.

The Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

Clare Lightfoot, Clerk

Tel: 01235 850486

3rd July 2009