WELLESBOURNE and WALTON PARISH COUNCIL 

Minutes of the Extra-ordinary meeting of the Council which took place on Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 7.00pm at the Parish Council Office at 2 School Road, Wellesbourne

Present: Chairman Cllr Mrs Prior Cllrs Close, Heaton, Mrs Hurdman, Lawley, Mrs Michael

Minutes taken by Admin. Asst. Mrs Lipman   Members of the public: 3

  1. Welcome
  1. Approval of Apologies for Absence

Apologies were given and approved from Cllr VB, RB, AS and RT

  1. Confirmation of the order of the Agenda

         It was confirmed

  1. Identification of any items that might be resolved for confidential session

There were none

  1. Declarations of Interest

There were none

  1. Open Session for members of the public to raise any matters of relevance to the Parish                                                Lionel Davies, Oxford Way raised concerns regarding the electrical supply provision to the new Persimmon development off the A429. He also objected to the planting schedule put forward for application 16/00935/FUL. He said the elevation of the new units were close to 40 ft at the eaves and 43 ft at the ridges with no indication on the plans of a planting scheme. 
  1. Urgent Planning
16/00714/VARY Variation of condition 1 (approved drawings) of reserved matters planning permission reference 14/01893/VARY (which varied 13/01314/REM) relating to reserved matters approval (internal access appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) for an Elderly Extra Care Facility covering 0.8 hectares (up to 50 units) pursuant to planning permission 13/00413/VARY (which varied outline planning permission 11/02703/OUT dated 27 July 2012
At Land off Ettington Road For Orbit Homes
Case Officer Jay Singh By 18th April 16

Whilst the Parish Council supported the overall provision of the extra care facility it feels that the landscaping scheme is inadequate and it regrets that more provision is not made for larger areas of bulb planting similar to those found in other areas of the village.  It also has concern regarding for the future maintenance of the area and for example foresees problems with placing a deciduous tree next to a water feature.

2.

16/01074/TREE G Leylandii x 5 fell
At 5 Chestnut Square For Mr Hardy
Case Officer Assistant Planner By 25th April 16

Cllrs supported this application but requested that the felled trees were replaced with species more suitable for a garden environment.

3.

16/00935/FUL Erection of two units comprising 10,901 square metres (GIA) for use within Use Classes B2/B8 (with ancillary B1), provision of car parking (136 spaces), and associated servicing, landscaping and infrastructure. (Outline Permission has already been granted for the development under SDC reference 13/00510/OUT).
At Wellesbourne Distribution Park For Andrew McGuigan
Case Officer Jamie Whitehouse By 25th April 16

Cllrs supported the application as it will provide further employment in the area but it objects to the current landscaping scheme.  Only 16 trees are proposed for the site but there is space for many more which would break up the contours of the buildings and help as a sound buffer.  The Council also requests that significant tree planting should be made along the Loxley Road boundary for the same reasons.

  1. Council’s response to WALC planning consultation document

         Cllrs’ comments were noted and a letter outlining the Council’s objections sent to WALC

  1. Payment of outstanding invoices as per attached cheque list – Prop Cllr EL 2nd Cllr BH motion carried
  1. Cllr and Clerk exchange of information

         Cllr DC    Petition going to government to give Parish Councils the right of appeal against planning decisions. If there is over 10,000 signatures the government would be required to give due regard and if over 100,000 there would be a debate in Parliament

Cllr BH    Problems were continuing at GWS regarding parking and spray

Cllr AP    Notification had been received that Persimmon were at the stage of pre-planning with SDC regarding the development of 350 homes off the A429 agreed in 2015. The development would be phased with an initial build of 270 homes, 35% of which would be affordable (smaller 2/3 bed). Further consultation would be made with W&WPC.

  1. Date of next meeting 3rd May 2016– noted

There being no further business to discuss the meeting ended at 7.50pm

Chairman: Cllr Mrs Prior

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