Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting 7th Decenber 2017

Minutes of an extraordinary meeting of Upton Parish Council (UPC) held on Thursday 7th December 2017

In attendance:- Stuart Fraser (Chairman/SF), Liz Cooper (Clerk/EC), Stuart Norman (SN), Karen Marshall (KM), Brendan Heneghan (BH) 

  1. Apologies for absence

Duncan Reid.

  1. Declarations of interest in the items on the agenda.

No declarations of interest were made.

  1. To consider the following planning applications:-
    • P17/S3518/FUL

Office extension at Little Acorns, Main Street, West Hagbourne

Deadline 8.12.17.

UPC voted ‘No Strong Views’ on this application, but with the following comments:-

UPC noted;  that it appeared that  paddock land to the side of the building would be used to accommodate the new parking area. However, no change of use for this part of the land had been mentioned in the planning application.

  • P17/V3062/HH

Alden Farmhouse, Aldens Lane, Upton. Extensions and alterations to existing farmhouse including rendering over brickwork. New three-bay garage with ancillary accommodation above. Deadline 16.12.17.

The council voted ‘No Objections’ to this application.


  • P17/S4097/FUL

Retention of public house & largest building, demolition of outbuildings and reconfigure parking etc at Horse & Harrow PH, Main Street, West Hagbourne. Construction of three dwellings with access, parking etc. Deadline 18.12.17.

The council voted ‘No Strong Views’ on this application, but expressed the following concerns:-

  1. whether sufficient parking, turning space and access in general had been made available for the houses, particularly the larger house; and
  2. the connection of the houses to drainage and other utilities in the area.
  • UPC was also concerned at the potential amount of disruption to Main Street, West Hagbourne, during the period of clearing the site and the construction of the three houses. UPC therefore requested a condition to the application that parking be provided away from the site for associated vehicles/traffic.
  1. UPC was disappointed that the opportunity to build affordable housing at this site had been overlooked.
  • P17/V3081/FUL

Development work at Alden Farmhouse, Aldens Lane, Upton.

As no paperwork had been received for this application, it was not discussed at the meeting.

  1. AOB


Note:- no decisions could be made under AOB. This item was for information only or suggestions for items for the next meeting.

       Date of next meeting:-

       Monday 15th January 2018, 6pm in the village hall meeting room.