Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 10th June 2014


Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council
Upton Village Hall Meeting Room, Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 8.00 pm

PRESENT: Dr R Lott, Mr S Fraser, Mr S Norman, Mr R Traynor, Mrs L Shaw and three members of the public

1. Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare any personal interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any items under consideration at this meeting. Mrs L Shaw declared an interest in the siting of the table tennis table.

2. Matters arising: Parish Council Meeting on 20th May:
a. The marquees have been purchased. It was confirmed they were owned by the PC and offered free of charge for any village event; Dr Lott was asked to confirm this in writing on behalf of Uptonogood. Mr Norman queried the assertion that there was no VAT payable and would investigate. RL/SN
b. A complaint had been received from a resident that the agreed location of the Table tennis table between the old bike humps would increase the noise nuisance late at night caused by gangs of youths congregating, and requested that the location be re-assessed. He had taken a recording of the noise and bad language. In the light of this evidence, it was AGREED to reconsider the location of the table tennis table at the next full meeting in July, with a site visit prior to the meeting. ALL
c. Painting of Car parking lines and benches: It was noted that the car park lines had now been repainted and a note of thanks should go to Mr G de Wilde, who would also repaint the benches shortly. Clerk to write note. Clerk

3. Public Forum: The Chairman closed the meeting to allow public discussion about Planning Application P14/V1123/LB Stocks, Stream Road. The meeting was then reconvened.

4. Planning:
a. P14/V1123/LB Stocks, Stream Road – Based on the existing plans, the Parish Council agreed unanimously to object to the application on the grounds of it appearing to be a dwelling (which would set an unwanted precedent). There were also concerns over the scale and siting of the project. It was recommended that should the Parish Council be asked to comment on a similar application in the future, then the Parish Council should visit the site to gain a better understanding of the scale of the project and how it related to all interested parties.


Angela Hoy, Clerk
Tel: 01235 851726
16th June 2014