Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 2nd August 2011

Minutes of  Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council in the Village Hall
on Tuesday 2nd August 2011 at 8.00 pm

Present:  Mr J Dickens (Chairman), Mr S Fraser, Dr R. Lott, Mr S Norman, Mr B Shaw and Mrs L Shaw.
Mrs C Lightfoot (clerk)
3 parishioners attended for item 3(i)

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. None recorded.

3. Planning Applications:

i)  11/0136/FUL – erection of a single dwelling on land adjacent and rear of The George & Dragon.    Applicant Mr King on behalf of Mr B Kent.

The Chairman suspended the formal proceedings to enable parishioners to air their views regarding this application.  The meeting then resumed.

Councillors, having examined the plans in advance of the meeting, gave their opinions.
The consensus of the meeting was:

  • This application mirrors one received previously for this site (UPT/17983/3-X) which was discussed by the Parish Council at its meeting on 14th June 2005.  As such the position   remains the same: i.e. the proposed property is in an Area  of Outstanding Beauty, and is   outside the curtilage of the village.
  • The building would have adverse impact on the character/setting of the adjacent public   house which though not listed dates back to the early 19th Century. The proposed property is over dominant and does not enhance the environs of the village.
  • There is concern about the access on the very busy A417.
  • Risk of flooding is deemed to be an issue.

The clerk was asked to respond to the Vale accordingly.   Clerk

ii)   11/01514/FUL remodelled entrance porch and hall, Strathfield House, Chilton Road. Alterations to porch at Strathfield House, Chilton Road.  The plans, having been previously  circulated, were discussed.  The Parish Council had no objections to this application.  The  clerk to advise the Vale accordingly.     Clerk

iii)  12955/5 – Revised vehicular access and driveway at Elms Rise, Chilton Road.
Applicants Mr & Mrs Amos.   It was noted that this application has been approved.

iv)  A meeting was arranged for Monday 8th August at 8.00 p.m. to discuss Planning  Application 01527/FUL.

Clare Lightfoot
Clerk/Upton Parish Council
15th August 2011