Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 18th May 2010

Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council on Tuesday 18th May 2010 at 8.00 pm

Attendees: Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr S Norman, Mr D Mason, Mrs C Lightfoot (Clerk)

Mr Ian Gibson (representing More To More Ltd)

Prior to the commencement of the meeting Mr Gibson, representing More to More Ltd, explained the rationale behind planning application UPT/20226/2.

1. Apologies – received from Mr M Brown

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 recorded.

3. Planning Applications

UPT/20226/2 – Demolition of existing bungalow, erection of 2 chalet bungalows, Hitherto. Amendment to previously approved application UPT/20226/1. Applicant More To More Ltd

The Parish Council examined the plans, being an amendment to UPT/20226, which application came before the Parish Council in October 2008. In conclusion the Parish Council objected to the application on the same grounds as previously:

“The appearance of the buildings is not in keeping with the location opposite the church and the old school buildings. We strongly object to the glass gable ends which are an out of place, striking feature, not mentioned in the design statement, indeed they are contradictory to para 5, which claims no overlooking of neighbouring plots.”

The Parish Council conceded that planning application UPT/20226/2 incorporating the use of natural slate in place of blue slate tiles, and less cladding, improves the aesthetics of the development.

UPT/12955/2 – Alteration and extension, Elms Rise, Chilton Road. Applicant Mr M Amos

The plans were examined and discussed. The PC had no objections.

UPT/832/6 – Erection of general purpose agricultural building to BS5502 Class II, Inghams Farm, Chilton Road, West Hagbourne. Applicant Mr R. Napper. The plans were examined and in principle there were no objections. The Parish Council requests that further consideration be given as to how the visual impact could be lessened.

The clerk to advise the Vale accordingly.

Meeting closed at 9.50 p.m.

Clare Lightfoot


18th May 2010