Whitchurch Town Council

Development Committee Minutes – 27 March 2017


  Cllr J Buckley   Cllr J Aves   Cllr S Egan
a Cllr B Jackman   Cllr A Jordan   Cllr A Klemz
  Cllr F Nicolson   Cllr H Titcomb   Cllr J Wall
  (‘a’ denotes absence)
  Mrs K Bleazard, Clerk a Mrs S Woodman, Deputy Clerk  

1. Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr B Jackman and Mrs S Woodman.

2. Declarations of Interest

There were none.

3. Recording of the Meeting

All present were asked to note that this meeting is recorded by the Council and may be recorded by members of the public.

4. Minutes

Cllr F Nicolson PROPOSED that the Minutes of the Development Committee meeting of 13th March 2017 be confirmed; SECONDED by Cllr J Wall.  There voted 6 in favour, 2 abstentions and the Motion was carried.

5. Planning Applications

Application No. 17/00732/ROC Received:       9.3.17 Return by:      29.3.17
Location The Red House, 21 London Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7LH
Proposal Variation of condition nos. 25 and 29 of 15/01604/FUL to extend hours of use of kitchen extraction system and vary odour control measures
Response Cllr S Egan PROPOSED no objection subject to the wording of condition 25 to be varied to, “The current kitchen extraction equipment plant serving the public house shall only be operated between 06:30hrs to 00:30hrs,” SECONDED by Cllr A Jordan. All were in favour.
Application No. 17/00747/LBC Received:       14.3.17 Return by:      31.3.17
Location 30 Church Street, Whitchurch, RG28 7AR
Proposal Installation of replacement first floor windows
Response Cllr J Buckley PROPOSED no objection; SECONDED by Cllr A Jordan. All were in favour.
Application No. T/00087/17/TCA Received:       14.3.17 Return by:      4.4.17
Location Rear of Main Building, The Gables, London Road, Whitchurch
Proposal 1.   Mature Sycamore – remove large side limb overhanging garden plots for No. 5 and 8
2.   Mature Sycamore – raise crown to approx. 8m on side facing garden plots
Response Cllr J Wall PROPOSED no objection; SECONDED by Cllr A Jordan. All were in favour.

6. Updates and Results

The following had been circulated previously and was noted:

Application No. 16/03940/HSE Received:       5.1.17 Return by:      25.1.17
Location 70 The Knowlings, Whitchurch, RG28 7JR
Proposal Erection of a front porch, and replacement of a side door with a window
Response Cllr S Egan PROPOSED no objection; SECONDED by Cllr F Nicolson. All were in favour.

7. Planning Application 17/00148/OUT – Land south of Manor Farm, Bloswood Lane

A proposed additional response to this planning application was discussed.  Members were in agreement with the need to send a further response, although some areas needed amendment.  Cllr A Jordan PROPOSED a redraft of the response which would be emailed to Members for agreement and then sent to BDBC; SECONDED by Cllr F Nicolson.  All were in favour. Action: AJ/AK

8. Correspondence

Planning application 16/02951/FUL – Anaerobic Digester at Faulkners Down Farm – although the Town Council is not a statutory consultee on this application, it was agreed that this should be brought to the next Full Council meeting to determine whether a response should be sent to BDBC.

Oak trees at Kingsley Park – it was noted that a request has been lodged with BDBC for a TPO to be made on these trees.

Parking restrictions at Oakland Road – an email from a resident concerned over the amended parking in Oakland Road was read to the meeting.  Cllr J Buckley raised a concern that the new parking spaces have been made using a hard surface and not permeable block paving as had been part of the proposed scheme, and PROPOSED that a request is sent to BDBC that this is amended; SECONDED by Cllr S Egan.  All were in favour.  Action: KB

Proposed expansion of Whitchurch Primary School – (Cllr A Klemz declared an interest in this item as a school governor) – the Town Council had been notified of a pre-planning consultation on the enlargement of Whitchurch Primary School.  Cllr J Buckley raised a concern that the drop-in session had not been widely advertised and therefore did not give ample opportunity to the community to attend.  Cllr Buckley PROPOSED that the Town Council arrange a drop-in session to collate residents’ views in order to send a meaningful response to the consultation from the Council, and that HCC is asked to send a representative to respond to any queries raised, and that a response is agreed at the next Development Committee meeting; SECONDED by Cllr S Egan.  All were in favour. Action: JB

Tree Warden training – it was noted that the Tree Warden training would go ahead on Wednesday 29th March from 10.00am to 11.30am.  The Clerk reported that there had been three additional potential volunteers making a total of five, so it was suggested that following the training the candidates most suitable to form a team should be selected.

The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.

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