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Planning Committee 11th April 2012

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th April 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs Stephens (in the Chair), Knapp, & Lamont

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: 4 members of the public

In the absence of the Chairman Cllr Stephens was elected to serve as Chairman for the meeting

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Coveley, Reilly, Dalton, Willmott & Stacey

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 14th MARCH 2012 which had been circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct an accurate record

4. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 14TH MARCH 2012

i) Minute 97(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive – no further reply had been received

ii) Minute 97(ii) SODC – Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane. The clerk had yet to contact the Enforcement Officer to take up the offer of a site meeting.

iii) Minute 99(i) – P11/W2000 – Castle Hill Farm. The clerk had circulated to the members of the Planning Committee Mrs Greaves’ invitation to visit the site. Cllr Knapp said that she had visited the site and that she was opposed to the decision taken by the Committee.

iv) Minute 100 – Barton Area Action Plan – the Committee’s response had been sent and acknowledged. ‘An Examination in Public’ would follow in due course.

5. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS  – None

6.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W2196(Other) 51 Crown Road  Single storey, north facing extension with a pitched roof to match existing on side of existing

detached garage. No external doors or windows No Strong Views

ii) P11/W2410 (Other) 117 Old Road Proposed single storey rear extension. No Strong Views

iii) P11/W2409 (Other) 14 Coopers Close Littleworth Single storey front extension to enlarge living room. Single storey side extension to form new hall, cloakroom and utility room. No Strong Views

iv) P11/W2424 (Other) 24 Ladder Hill Demolition of existing single storey rear extension and part side extension and construction of two storey rear extension and single storey side extension

The clerk read out a letter of objection from a neighbour from the SODC website.   No Strong Views

v) P11/S0077(Minor) 64 London Road Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 3 x 1 bed and 6 x 2 bed flats served by a new access from Church Road; parking spaces for 12 cars, refuse and recycling  storage, cycle parking and landscaping.

Two neighbours present were given permission to address the meeting. Despite some misgivings, they felt that the scheme should be given approval.

The Committee agreed to Recommend Approval. This development would tidy up an eyesore within the village, while providing the type of housing that was needed. The committee emphasised however that all contamination should be removed. It also recommended that the double yellow lines in Church Rd be extended to allow safe and easy exit on to Church Road for cars from the development and neighbouring properties.

vi) P11/S0108 11 Miller Road Demolition of existing garage. Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. The clerk read out a letter of objection from a neighbour. The committee felt that resulting building would cause overdevelopment on the boundary and therefore agreed to recommend Refusal

7.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i) P11/W1676 (Minor) 1, 2 & 3 The Croft Mulberry Drive Amendment : No. 3 – dated 18th January 2012 Demolition of existing unattractive rear extensions to Nos 1 & 2 The Croft and replacement with one and two storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of No3 The Croft and construction of new replacement dwelling (As amplified by additional information received from Agent dated 24 November 2011 & As amended by drawing Numbers FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41Daccompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011 & as amended by FCL1& 2/1.90A accompanying email from agent dated 17 January 2012). Recommend Approval – GRANTED – 28.03.12

ii) P11/W2229 (Other) 16 Miller Road Demolish existing conservatory. Erect a single storey rear extension. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 27.03.12

8.  CORRESPONDENCE – None

9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 9th May 2012 – noted