Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 1st November 2010

UPTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting held on Monday 1st November 2010 at 8.00 pm

Present: Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr M Brown, Dr R Lott, Mr S Norman, Mrs L Shaw,

Mrs C Lightfoot (Clerk)

6 parishioners

1. Apologies received from Mr D Mason

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). Reminder to Members of the requirement to complete and return the Register of Members’ Interests and the Gifts/Hospitality Register. The following declarations of interest were made: Mr M Brown item 3(i) and Dr R Lott item 3(ii). Mr Brown and Dr Lott took no part in the discussions relating to these respective items.

3. Planning Application

(i) UPT/9435/3 – Erection of a detached 3 bedroom chalet dwelling and single garage at land adjacent to Jasmine, Chilton Road. Applicant Mr A Hetherington.

The Chairman suspended the meeting to enable comments to be made from the floor. The meeting then resumed, with Mr Brown taking no part in this agenda item. The Parish Council, having examined the plans concluded that the Parish Council did not object, however the following observations are to be made to the Vale’s Planning Officers: the proposed building appears to be disproportionately large for the size of the plot, there is a potential loss of privacy to the neighbouring property, Ridgewood Grange. The Parish Council suggests that the outlook from patio be of a different orientation and that landscaping be incorporated in the design to assist with the privacy issue.

The Clerk to advise the Vale accordingly.

Dr Lott then left the meeting.

(ii) UPT/21068/2 – double storey extension with offset to side. Single storey rear aspect and to side comprising of garage. Porch to front. Applicant Dr R. Lott.

Two iterations of the above plans have been previously approved by the Parish Council. Members noted two minor changes/improvements in the current plans, ie the roof height of the proposed extension has been raised to align with the existing property, the width of the garage is increased, with the kitchen internal walls remaining as is at present.

The Parish Council had no objections.

The clerk to advise the Vale accordingly.

The Chairman declared the meeting closed at 8.45 p.m.

Clare Lightfoot (Clerk)

6th November 2010