Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 15th February 2010


Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council in the Methodist Church on Monday 15th February 2010 at 8.00 pm

Present: Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr M Brown, Mr S Norman, Mr G Summers, Mrs C Lightfoot (clerk), 1 parishioner

1. Apologies – received from Mr D Mason & Mrs T Seelig

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. None Received

3. Retrospective Planning Applications:

UPT/19316/5 09/02158/FUL – proposed vehicular access and external boundary wall (retrospective).

The Retrospective plans were considered and compared with the drawings originally submitted. The Council unanimously agreed to object for the following reasons:

Visibility splays not acceptable impairing visibility on an already tight corner used by pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Many parishioners have expressed concerns. The wall is not in keeping with the 19th Century cottage.

Clerk to respond to the Vale accordingly.

UPT/19316/4 09/02157/FUL – internal alterations and erection of a single storey extension. (retrospective). Fieldside Cottage. Applicant Mr B. Belcher.

After examination of the plans councillors agreed not to object, however the following issues will be flagged up to the Planning Office:

The extension is totally out of keeping with the 19th Century property. The site has been overdeveloped.

Clerk to respond to the Vale accordingly.

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

Clare Lightfoot, Clerk

Tel: 01235 850486

16th February 2010