/ Parish Council / Minutes / 7th August 2017



CREECH ST MICHAEL PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Meeting of the CSM PC held at 7pm on Monday 7th August 2017

in the Lower Committee Room of the Village Hall.

Present; S Hutchings (Chair), S Greenhalgh (Vice Chair), A Birch, P Brown, S Harris, D Knight, G Lucas, K Reed and I Wright (Parish Councillors). Steve Altria (Clerk). SCClr D Fothergill and TDBCllr D Durdan. Two members of the public attended.


17/143. Chairs Welcome. SH began by welcoming all.


17/144. Public Speaking. Mr & Mrs Woods expressed their concerns over the proposed building adjacent to their home and the impact it would have on their house and the locality. See item 147 (ref 14/17/0020) below.


17/145. Apologies. PCllrs Y Guest and C Sampson had sent their apologies and reasons given were accepted.


17/146. Declarations of Interest. Declarations of Individual Members. None.


17/147. Planning Applications received.

1.The following applications were considered and decisions taken;

Date

Ref

Application

The PC decided ;

26/6/2017

14/17/0015

3 Meredith Close, CSM. Change of use of adjacent land to domestic curtilage with erection of boundary fencing.

To support.

28/6/2017

14/17/0019

Cilicia, North End, CSM. Erection of porch to front and conservatory to rear.

To support.

11/7/2017

14/17/0020


Walford Cross Depot, Walford Cross Erection of 11 No. light industrial units (in 2 No. buildings) for Class B1/B8 usage.

To OBJECT.


The PC believes this planning application will further worsen the position regarding off site car parking as further spaces will be lost.




The PC also has particular concerns over the scale and proximity of the large single unit to the nearby domestic house as this will cause an unreasonable loss of amenity and cause noise problems.  The removal of barriers, banking and trees (which are believed to have TPOs on) and their impact on flora, fauna, wildlife and the sites ecology are all of concern. There are also concerns over the septic tank under the site and for increasing surface water run off.


The PC was also mindful that land is already earmarked in the local plan off the A38 for employment and suggests the start-up units could be better housed there.

Action. The Clerk to inform enforcement regarding existing park spaces being used as a yard.

19/07/2017


37/17/0008


NEXUS Strategic Employment site, Henlade. Statutory consultation on the proposed Nexus 25 Strategic Employment Site Draft Local Development Order

To OBJECT


Whilst supportive of the idea of the Deane having employment land available and therefore being positive in principle the CSM PC has a number of significant concerns that prevent it from supporting this application;



  • The application is premature as the strategic route for the duelling A303 /A358 should be sorted out first.

  • There is an obvious lack of connectivity between the major projects (A358/A303, J5 M5, Creech Castle, Nexus and urban Dev Sites). These developments need to be seen as a single programme of projects with better and integrated Leadership and planning.

  • There needs to be more involvement and consideration for the neighbouring Parishes and in particular this Parish.

  • There has not been no traffic modelling or impact assessment on this Parish or its villages.

  • There is a need for a programme of safety works through CSM Parish to stop "rat runners" racing through.

  • The new road needs better access from the new duelled A358 or a new roads providing a bypass to Henlade from the Thornfalcon direction. Access for lorries accessing Nexus should not be permitted through Henlade.

  • There is too high a service content envisaged; there  should be greater "blue collar" manufacturing type activity as at Westpark.

  • The LDO creates a precedent more suited to housing on a brown field site. This is a green field site being used for employment purposes and local review of planning applications by the public (incl third tier Councils should be retained) as with other developments should be retained.

  • The land was not identified in the Local Plan.

  • This is employment site being built on a green field site.

  • There is an adverse impact on the flood plain and to the countryside.

  • Considerable land is already designated for employment and therefore the site is not needed.

2. A decision was also taken on the following application in West Monkton Parish;


48/14/0001/VSC

APPLICATION FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE 1 AND CLAUSE 1.1 OF THE SECTION 106 AGREEMENT FOR PLANNING APPLICATION 48/05/0072 REQUIRING 25% OF THE HOUSING SHALL BE AFFORDABLE AND NOT 35% CONCERNING LAND AT MONKTON HEATHFIELD.

To OBJECT



17/148. CSM Neighbourhood Plan. The PC considered commissioning an ecological survey of the fields surrounding CSM in order to protect them and to ascertain whether any protection should be afforded under the wildlife and countryside act. After discussion it was agreed in principle subject to the Clerk confirming that the quotations received where firm on price and a majority of PCllrs being in support of a preferred bidder to proceed.

Action. The Clerk to confirm with bidders their quotations and the to ascertain PCllrs views on which company to use

(majority decision).


17/149. The Council decided to exclude Public and Press from this point on the grounds that prejudicial information is to be discussed.


The meeting finished at 8.30pm.


Future Meetings;

The next Parish Council meetings will be held at 7pm on Monday 4th September and 2nd October.

The CSM Neighbourhood Plan Panel will meet on 5th October at 6.30pm

All meetings held in the Lower Cttee Room, CSM Village Hall.

Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council. Tel 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net