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Minutes of Planning Committee 11th August 2010

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Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th AUGUST 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs J Coveley (Chairman), C Sprent, J Reilly, N Messenger, J Carr,

J Reilly, P Willmott & A Knapp

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also Present: three members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Cllr Sprent declared a personal interest Agenda item 5(ii) (Minute 31(ii)) and took no part in the discussion or decision making

In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee, Cllr C Dalton, Cllr Coveley was elected Chairman for the meeting

26. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – none

27. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 14th July 2010

circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record

29. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 14th July 2010

i)        Minute 20(i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – Three enforcement notices are still waiting to be signed by the Legal Dept at SODC.

  • remove the temporary structure
  • remove the container
  • general clear up of the land

30. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0631 (Minor) 112 London Road. Proposed conversion and minor extension of existing dwelling house to allow the business of childminding for up to nine children. Construction of new vehicular access from the London Road – Recommend Refusal – Amendment – revised plan and as clarified by applicant’s e-mail dated 16 July 2010)

2 letters of objection were read and one of them, Mr J Fox as given permission to address the meeting.

The meeting Agreed to Recommend Refusal. The amendment did nothing to change the Council’s opinion that the application as a whole should be refused. Furthermore the amendment, placing a children’s play area being put next to a car parking area and an extremely busy main road was not in the health and safety interests of the young children involved.

The Committee was also concerned that the Environmental Officer (Simon Hill) having said in his response of 18th June, “I need a noise impact report….” and “Until this information is received, I have no option but to recommend refusal….” the report is seemingly no longer required, the applicant having refused to undertake one.

The Committee was also concerned that an elderly neighbour had requested that officers from the District Council visit his property and see for themselves the impact of this development but so far only a buildings officer had attended. It was Agreed to write to the District and ask that a Planning Officer and an officer from the Health and Housing team do contact this gentleman.

31. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W1039 (Other) 25 London Road Conversion of attic space to form additional bedroom. Addition of window to existing ground floor bathroom

NO STRONG VIEWS

ii)        P10/1068 (Minor) 1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings (one with annexe) and build 2 new 4 bedroom houses and one two bedroom house. Form new access

[Cllr Sprent had declared a personal interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or decision making]

A letter of objection had been submitted by a neighbour, Mr M Tims, who was present and was allowed to address the meeting.

It was Agreed to Recommend Refusal on the following grounds:

  • Out of character with the surrounding houses
  • Over development of the site
  • Overlooking of the houses on Farm Close Lane
  • Dangerous access on to Mulberry Drive
  • Because of the developments proximity to the Conservation and the slope of Mulberry Drive the development will be dominant and over bearing in relation to the Conservation area.

32. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)        P10/W0644(Other) 6a Old London Rd Two storey extension to west gable of dwelling 20.05.10 No Strong Views – GRANTED 12.07.10

ii)        P10/W0724/LB Jessamine Cottage, 1 Church Road Replacement of 3 front windows. Recommend Approval – GRANTED12.07.10

iii)        R3.0026/10 John Watson School Littleworth Road – Wheatley Park Campus relocation of an existing modular classroom for a temporary period of 3 years Recommend Approval  – GRANTED 16.07.10

iv)        P10/W0746 (Other) 41 Beech Road. First floor extension to form new bedroom with en-suite. Relocation of existing bathroom. – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 15.07.10

v)        P10/W760 (Minor) 132 Church Rd Erection of new dwelling adjacent to existing

Recommend Refusal – WITHDRAWN 22.07.10

vi) P10/W0803 (Other) 44 Ladder Hill Single storey rear extension Recommend

Approval – GRANTED 27.07.10

vii) P10/W0696 (Minor) CO-OP Station Rd Variation of Condition 4 (Opening hours) of planning permission P04/W1203 to allow extended hours of trading to the public from 7 am  to 10 pm – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 28.07.10

viii) P10/W0917 (Minor) Land adjacent to 51 London Rd. Change of use from sui generis (car sales) to previous approved use (MOT test station and workshop space). Removal of existing glazed panels and replacement with roller shutter type doors. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 02.08.10

ix) P07/W0805 (Minor) 75 Old Road Erection of two detached bungalows Recommend Refusal REFUSED 14.09.07 – GOING TO APPEAL 11.06.08 Appeal Refused 28.10.08 – GOING TO JUDICIAL REVIEW 16.03.10 APPEAL REFUSED – 02.08.10

x)        P09/W1090 (Minor) 75 Old Road Erection of one detached three bedroom bungalow and one pair of two bedroom bungalows, access and landscaping.

Recommend Refusal – Going to Appeal – APPEAL ALLOWED – 02.08.10

33.  CORRESPONDENCE – none

34.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 15th September   2010 – NOTED

The meeting closed at 8.30pm