Minutes Extraordinary Meeting 8 August 2016

MINUTES OF RICHARDS CASTLE (SHROP.) PARISH COUNCIL EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL AT 7.30 PM ON MONDAY 8 AUGUST 2016

PRESENT Cllr. H Salwey (Chairman); Cllr. D Ayres; Cllr. T Harrell; Cllr. A Wright; Cllr. B Allwright (Vice Chairman); and Cllr. A Cowell.

IN ATTENDANCE Vivienne Parry, Shropshire Cllr., Ludlow South; R Hewitt, Clerk. There were no members of the public present.

16/50 Apologies – Cllr. C Giles.

16/51 Declarations of Members Interest and requests for Dispensation – None.

16/52 To invite views and discussion from members of the parish – There were no members of the public present.

16/53 Planning
16/02937/FUL School Cottage, Richards Castle, SY8 4EQ – Erection of extension to dwelling; change of use of land from agricultural to domestic garden; alterations to existing vehicular access. The following comment was agreed:

The parish council has no objection to the proposed extension to the cottage. The parish council objects strongly, however, to the proposal to change the use of land from agricultural to domestic garden to the south of the property on the grounds of overlooking, loss of privacy and overshadowing. The neighbouring property to the south has a sitting room and bedrooms at ground level with windows at a low level relative to the adjacent field. The relative difference in height needs to be seen by the planning officer to appreciate fully the weight that should be given to the grounds for objection. Further, the neighbouring property is a local building of distinction, built in 1875, and the setting should be protected. Finally, there is no reason stated in the planning application to justify the scale of garden proposed, the land to the south is productive grade II agricultural land and should be retained for this purpose.

16/03148/FUL Moor Park School, Richards Castle, SY8 4DZ – Erection of a single storey extension to house new changing rooms, showers and WC following removal of existing building. The parish council has no objection to the proposed plans.

16/03149/LBC Moor Park School, Richards Castle, SY8 4DZ – Works to include the removal of existing changing rooms and existing stone/brick wall; erection of extension to provide changing facilities and link block up to existing covered swimming pool. The parish council has no objection to the proposed plans.

16/54 Request to confirm a “strong local connection” under the Build Your Own Home Affordable Housing Scheme – The meeting agreed the strong local connection.

The meeting closed at 7.55pm.