Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 10th February 2015

UPTON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Upton Parish Council

Upton Village Hall Meeting Room, Tuesday 10th February 2015

PRESENT:   Mr S Fraser (Chairman), Mr r Traynor, Mrs L Shaw, Mrs A Hoy and one member of the public

1. Apologies for Absence – Dr R Lott, Mr D Reid, Mr S Norman

2. 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.  None received.

3. Public Forum: The Chairman closed to meeting to allow the owner of the adjoining property to give his views. Despite the applicant having moved the proposed building further to the west, he did not intend to move it further south, thus still potentially overlooking the Lodge; additionally the large balcony would have a view of the entire next door garden. It was not thought that the owner of Ingleside Cottage would have any objections.

4. Planning:
P14/V2550/FUL – The Gate House Reading Road Upton OX11 9HP – replacement of existing dwelling with single family dwelling. Revised plans submitted 12th January.  The meeting was then reconvened.  Mr Fraser read out a message from Dr Lott who had highlighted that the proposed building would still be some 6 metres further North than the existing building.  It was noted that although the applicant had made efforts to appease the earlier objections, it was still possible to resite the building further South without encroaching on the paddock area, in line with the original building line.  It was also noted that an environmental report was awaited on what actions would be needed to safeguard the indigenous bats and newts on the site, which could cause several months delay in deciding on the application.  After discussion, it was AGREED to refuse the application and request that the applicant resite the building in line with the original building line. The Clerk was instructed to advise the Vale accordingly. Clerk

Angela Hoy, Clerk
Tel:  01235 851726
11th February 2015