|Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on Tuesday 1st March 2005
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th February 2005 were adopted.
1. Environment Agency (Belvedere). The EA are still awaiting a response from the developer/agent.
2. Waste Consultation. The Chairman reported that no formal comment had been submitted on behalf of the PC. Thanks have been expressed to the JSPTU for the consultation opportunity.
3. Broadband. Following a review of the three local authority websites previously identified, it was suggested that South Glos is a good example of how the internet can be used for communicating planning matters.
4. Butcombe Brewery. NSC Enforcement have confirmed that there have been several breaches of Conditions and they are now in the process of resolving any outstanding issues with the developer.
Seven (7) members of the public attended, all with concerns about the proposed development at Havyatt Industrial Estate, 05/P/0287/F. Copies of letters of objection had been received from Mr & Mrs Hodges, The Briars and Mr & Mrs Harris, Little Ridge, both Cox’s Green; also from Mr Swinburne, Tumbling Weir.
Mr Hodges, Mr Harris and Mr Martini, Fairview, all spoke against the proposal, emphasising their concerns about highways, health & safety and environmental issues. In particular, Mr Hodges mentioned a local shortage of water at the time the Cleeves’ hay barn caught fire, suggesting that this could pose a risk in relation to any further development. Mr Martini commented on the fact no Environmental Statement was submitted with the application. He argued that the site should be surveyed before any development is approved. All were very concerned about increased traffic.
The Chairman thanked the residents for their contributions and invited them to remain while the issues were discussed.
For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.
2. Goblin Combe campsite. A letter had been received from NSC advising of a site inspection meeting held 16 February 2005, with the application to be determined by the Central Area Committee, 3 March 2005.
3. Development at 2 Ladywell. Following comments that work on this site might not have planning permission, an initial search by Development Control has been unable to find an application for the two-storey side extension. DC are to investigate further and advise.
4. Gatcombe Farm. It was reported that excavator and other plant was moved onto this site last week, with some possible tipping of building waste. Work then began to clear the hard surfaces and to burn materials. Following concerns expressed by residents, this activity was reported to Enforcement, Environmental Health & (by NSC) the HSE. NSC wanted to advise the HSE because of the probable presence of asbestos.
5. Replacement Local Plan. The Chairman reported from the pre-Inquiry meeting held 17 February 2005 at which the Inquiry arrangements were discussed. The public Inquiry will sit from 7 June 2005 at the Campus, WSM, with the Inspector’s report due in March 2006. A point to note is that BIA are seeking to expedite decisions on airport related issues, particularly their objection to the BIA site being ‘washed over’ by the Green Belt. This directly relates to a planning application for a major terminal extension expected this autumn. Following the meeting, advice was received that two Inspectors will preside, one specifically to consider BIA issues.
6. Signs. The issue of unauthorised roadside signs was raised again and it was agreed that the Clerk should write to NSC urging enforcement action against unlawful signs, especially those along the A38. The Chairman commented that Highways have been reminded of their policy to remove signs on the public highway, ref Long Lane.