/ Parish Council / 2015 Minutes / 18th May 2015



CREECH ST MICHAEL PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting of the CSM PC held at 7pm on Monday 18th May 2015
in the Upper Committee Room of the Village Hall. Present: S Greenhalgh (Vice Chairperson), L Gates, Simon W Harris, K. Hunt, S Hutchings, D Knight and K Reed, (Parish Councillors). Steve Altria (Clerk). 15 members of the public attended.
15/110. Chairpersons Welcome. Cllr Greenhalgh began by welcoming everyone and explaining that he would Chair the meeting in the Chairperson absence. SG advised that this was an additional meeting held principally to deal with a number of planning applications and therefore on this occasion, public comments would be welcome on each of the planning applications in turn throughout the meeting.
15/111. Apologies. PCllrs I Wright (Chairperson), Y Guest, G Lucas and C Sampson. SCClr D Fothergill and TDBCllr D Durdan sent their apologies.
15/112. Declarations of Interest. Declarations of Individual Members. Steve Greenhalgh declared that he would not participate in the discussion on Merlyn’s Copse. KR declared an interest in planning application 14/15/0009 Brickyard Farm.
15/113. Planning. Applications received: The Panel reported on the applications received in turn and the PC decided;
(1);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
10/04/2015
14/15/0013
RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATION FOR 44 No. DWELLINGS, OPEN SPACE, DRAINAGE WORKS AND ACCESS FOLLOWING OUTLINE APPLICATION 14/12/0043 ON LAND TO THE SOUTH OF HYDE LANE, CREECH ST MICHAEL
This application had been previously passed by TDBC in outline. The PC agreed to make its observations (some positive and some negative) to TDBC on the details of the application.
SG expressed the Parish Council concerns over safety of the Children going to their schools and the conflicts with delivery trucks. SG suggested that a traffic management plan be insisted upon. SH advised that we can’t do that at this stage as TDBC had not insisted upon it at the initial planning application stage. The developer however had indicated he was prepared to submit one and to operate by it. This was welcomed. SH highlighted that the application had already been passed by TDBC and therefore tonight discussion was on the detail of the application. Andy Lehner (Developer) advised that he thought building work would not start to spring 2016. Don Sweeting advised that the submitted plans showed the development coming further down the field that the original one and that he and his neighbours would now have houses behind them. AL explained that since the previous plans discussion has taken place with a number of agencies and it had been decided as there is a slope on the field to space the houses more giving them bigger plots. The PC agreed to support the original plan. SH advised that the developer and planning had been asked if they would remove the proposed footpath running behind the houses in Arundells way and the new development. This had been agreed for the section down to the canal but not through the existing field gate to the medical centre as the planners saw this as part of a safe route to School. SH advised that the West of England Dev Company had made a number of alterations requested by the PC and he thanked them for working with the PC. It was agreed that the SH would write up in detail the PC observations which reflected the various discussions held.
(2);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
13/04/2015
14/15/0012/
CMB
PRIOR APPROVAL FOR PROPOSED CHANGE OF USE FROM AGRICULTURAL BUILDING TO DWELLING HOUSE (USE CLASS C3) AND ASSOCIATED BUILDING OPERATIONS, AT 1 MODEL COTTAGE, ADSBOROUGH, CREECH ST MICHAEL
To Support.
SH explained that this was a application that had come back to the PC. Since originally objecting to the development the Government had issued new planning guidance on 5th March 2015 in such cases and had set out the criteria against which applications should be judged. This being the case the PC was faced with having to accept that this application appeared to meet the new criteria.
(3);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
14/04/2015
14/15/0009
DEMOLITION OF GARAGE AND OUTBUILDINGS, ERECTION OF A SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND FRONT AND ERECTION OF A CONSERVATORY TO THE REAR WITH FORMATION OF NEW VEHICULAR ENTRANCE AND DRIVEWAY/PARKING AREA AT BRICKYARD FARM, BULL STREET, CREECH ST MICHAEL
To Support.
SH explained that no objections had been made, no neighbours overlooked the proposed extension and no additional traffic was anticipated.
(4);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
16/04/2015
14/15/0016
DEMOLITION OF DWELLING, GARAGE AND OUTBUILDINGS AND ERECTION OF 2 No DETACHED DWELLINGS EACH WITH DETACHED GARAGE AND ASSOCIATED WORKS AT 16 CROWN LANE, CREECH HEATHFIELD (AMENDED SCHEME TO 14/14/0060)
To strongly object.
SH explained that an application for three houses had been previously objected to and now the developer had submitted plans for two 5 bed houses. SG recommended objection as there are a number of concerns that still apply and despite suggesting the developer work with the PC to bring forward a suitable scheme he had not. Steve Pike spoke for the neighbours present against the application and suggested that the two larger houses occupied the same space as the three originally proposed and that as they are 3m higher and forward of existing neighbouring buildings (44 bungalows, two very old houses and one newer one) these would over power their setting if built. SP highlighted the nature, lack of parking and turning space and the narrowness of the private access road and the problems with vehicles and suggested the construction and additional traffic once built would present problems, particularly to the right of way. SP also spoke of problems with drainage (gardens being flooded) and that a letter had been sent signed by all the neighbour (bar one) to TDBC Planning objecting to the development. Fiona Roberts expressed her objections as the style and shape of the proposed houses suggested that the developer had not tried to create a chalet bungalow effect. FR highlighted the dangers with the traffic, the implications of a lack of parking on site and that that the development could create a precedent. It was also noted that there is a water course running from the north to the south through the site very close to the rear of the proposed development.
(5);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
17/04/2015
14/15/0014
ERECTION OF TWO STOREY EXTENSION TO THE SIDE AND REAR TO INCLUDE A CONSERVATORY TO THE SIDE AND PORCH TO THE FRONT OF ENGINE HOUSE COTTAGE, CREECH ST MICHAEL (AMENDED SCHEME TO 14/14/0017)
To support.
SH explained that no objections had been made and proposed supporting.
(6);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
24/04/2015
14/15/0017
ERECTION OF A CONSERVATORY TO THE SIDE OF SALTS FARM, CREECH HEATHFIELD ROAD, CREECH HEATHFIELD
To support.
SH explained that the neighbour had written stating he had no objections and he proposed supporting.
(7);
Date
Ref
Application
Decision
23/04/2015
48/15/0018
(West Monkton) APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF RESERVED MATTERS FOLLOWING OUTLINE APPLICATION 48/05/0072 IN RELATION TO PHASE 10 FOR THE ERECTION OF 17 No. DWELLINGS INCLUDING INFRASTRUCTURE, OPEN SPACE AND LANDSCAPING ON LAND OFF BRIDGWATER ROAD, MONKTON HEATHFIELD
This application is in West Monkton Parish. The PC agreed to work with WM PC and to jointly submit their observations to TDBC.
SH advised he had met with West Monkton PCllrs as the application is in WM Parish. They had shared a number of issues important to them (incl bus gate, materials, inadequate dropping off places and removal of vehicular conflict at the school access). SH had raised CSM PC desires for a safe route to the Sec School for CSM children and an access from the relief road to the village. SH proposed that he work with WM PC to provide a joint response to TDBC.
15/114. Merlyn’s Copse.
The Clerk reminded the PC that Greenslade Taylor Hunt had been appointed to manage the sale of the Copse. He advised that they are now preparing to market the Copse but in order to show the Copse in a good light the site needed to be tidied. The Clerk advised that three quotations had been obtained to cut down and to remove the vegetation in the Copse and that the cheapest was from Nigel Cridge.
Action. That Nigel Cridge is commissioned to undertake the cutting and removal of vegetation at the earliest opportunity
The meeting closed at 8.36p m.
Future Meetings; The next full Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday June 8th 2015 and the following on Monday 6th July. Both to be held in the Lower Cttee Room at the CSM Village Hall (beginning at 7pm).
Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council. Tel 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net