Planning Meeting 1 November, 2010



Minutes of a Planning Committee Meeting held on Monday, 1st November 2010 at the Parish Office, 28 Station Road at 7.15pm.
Present: Cllrs. M. Sherwen (Chairman), A. Brett, R. Gatward, J. Hales, A. Mulcock,
P. Simmonett and R. Wakerley.
In Attendance:  The General Assistant.
461/10     Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. Hardingham and Linnette and the Clerk.
462/10     Declaration of Interests: Cllr. Hales declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in Item 409/10.
463/10 Minutes of the meeting held on 18th October 2010:
Item 423/10(d) ’Ros Richard’ should read ‘Ros Richardson’,
Item 423/10(f) Insert ‘of’ in the seventh line to read ‘..make use of this crossing.’
Item 426/10 Delete the last sentence. The matter of who would have ownership of car park lights in the future.
With these amendments it was proposed by Cllr. Hales, seconded by Cllr. Gatward and agreed that the minutes should be signed as a true record.
464/10     Matters Arising:
Item 423/10(c) There was discussion as to whether any payment from a S106 agreement was likely from the developers which could be used to deal with the storm water drainage problems adjacent to the site. Cllr. Brett advised that this was unlikely but was worth pursuing. This will be added to the Agenda of the next Highways & Rural Footpaths Committee meeting.
Cllr. Hales reported that he had a map showing the drains in the village and will distribute it to those interested.
465/10     Village Car Park:
Cllr. Brett reported that he is waiting for the first draft of the scheme following discussions in a meeting on 14th October 2010. This will include full and detailed costings and on-going maintenance charges.
466/10     Police site in centre of village:
There was nothing to report at this time.
467/10 White House Farm:
There was nothing to report at this time.
468/10 Co-operative Store:
Cllr. Simmonett reported that he had spoken to the manager with regard to the storage of the delivery trolleys outside. They had agreed to experiment with blocking off one of the parking spaces when the trolleys were stored. As the main problem was the visibility for drivers backing out of the parking spaces when the trolleys were on the front pavement it was suggested they could be stored close to the pharmacy window. This will be suggested to the manager and Cllr. Simmonett will continue their dialogue.
The Highways & Rural Footpaths Committee will be asked to continue the general discussion of parking in this area of the High Street.
469/10 Heydon Grange Wind Farm:
At this point Cllr. Hales left the meeting,(7.56)
An e-mail received from Ms Jeannie Seers was distributed to the meeting. No planning application has yet been received. A ‘Promises’ event is to be held in the pub in Chishill on 14th November 2010 where money will be raised towards a fighting fund.
Cllr. Hales returned to the meeting.
470/10 Village Green Registrations:
Cllr. Brett returned the OS maps of the three sites together with forms to request a search of the index. The search will tell whether the sites are registered and if so where. Cllr. Brett will liaise with the Clerk in completing the forms.
471/10     Notifications and Planning Consultation Documents:
(a) SCDC – 72 High Street, two storey side extension. Permission Granted. S/0858/10/F.
(b) There were no further Notifications or Planning Consultations received.
472/10     Planning Applications:
(a) 56 Orchard Road – single storey side extension. S/1730/10. Recommend Approval.
(b) 48 Clear Crescent – porch and carport. S/1380/10. Recommend Approval with the comment “The site map supplied is totally out of date in spite of being issued by HM Land Registry in 2000. This fortunately doesn’t affect this application but shouldn’t have been submitted or issued.”
(c) 31 the Moor – new dwelling and access. S/1798/10. Recommend Approval.
Cllr. Sherwen declared an interest in the next application and left the meeting .(A near neighbour). 8.30pm. Cllr Brett took the Chair.
(d) 7 Hale Close – two storey and single storey extensions to side of house and cat slide dormer to rear roof slope. S/1611/10. Recommend Approval.
Cllr. Sherwen returned to the meeting and the Chair. 8.37pm
(e) There were no further planning applications received.
473/10     Correspondence:
(a) E-mail from Paul Sexton, SCDC Planning, note from the meeting of 18th October 2010. Noted. Cllr. Hales suggested residents should be invited to register an interest in the development of the Police Station site and two or three representatives of this group invited to the next meeting with the developers. The Clerk was asked to send letters Mr Ray Ellis and Ms Jane Baker asking them to agree on two representatives of the group.
(b) There was no further correspondence received.
474/10     Urgent Matters:
There was discussion on the very last date for input into next issue of the Melbourn Magazine. Cllr. Simmonett said this would be the 19th October.
There being no other business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.55pm

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