23 APRIL 2012 AT 1900

[These minutes remain in draft form until approved at a subsequent meeting of the Committee]


Present: Cllrs; R Davis(Chair)J Alexander, A Carss, P Chivers, C. McFarling.

Clerk: L Parker


1. Apologies: None


2. Declarations of interest: Cllr McFarling declared an interest in item 6.iii) – the applicant is a friend


3.Minutes of last meeting: Minutes of the last meeting (11 April 2012) were accepted and signed.


4 Matters Arising – It was noted that the Mr Fox of Valleyside had contacted Cllr McFarling asking to have his application reconsidered by the Parish Council.

5. Public participation: no members of the public were present

6. The following applications were considered:

i) P0020/12/DISCON – Great Hoggins Farm – Discharge of conditions of planning permission P0792/07/COU – it was agreed that the Committee has no objection subject to planning officers being satisfied that the conditions are properly discharged.

ii) P0266/12/FUL – Upperfield House, Bream Cross Farm – single storey kitchen extension – it was agreed that the Committee has no objection to  this application.

iii) P0504/12/FUL – Morgans Cottage, Hudnalls Loop Road – Erection of solar panel array (Retrospective) – the Committee expressed concern about the scale and visual impact of these panels but after careful consideration the Committee agreed that if the LPA is minded to approve this application it should be asked to condition the retention of the hedge which should be allowed to grow taller to provide screening. The Committee also considered that, if possible, a condition should be applied requiring removal if the panels fell into disuse.

iv) Proposed 18 Tonne Weight Limit Bigsweir Bridge – the Committee  noted this consultation  and is seeking further guidance on the implications of this change but was of the view that this was a formality and welcomed the  removal of doubt about empty vehicles.



7. Date of next meeting – Monday 30 April – 7.30pm at the School



Meeting Closed 1930