Minutes 20 August 2018


PRESENT Barry Gandy – Chairman; Paul Smith – Vice Chairman; Jenny Harrison; Eddie Clanzy-Hodge; and Richard Jack.

IN ATTENDANCE R Hewitt, Clerk. No members of the public were present.

1. Apologies for absence – Robin Tibbles.

2. Declarations of interest and written dispensations on agenda items – Cllr. Harrison declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in planning application 182380 Copper Corner.

3. Invitation to members of the public to address the council (limited to 15) – There were no members of the public at the meeting.

4. Plans
(Cllr. Harrrison left the meeting.)

182380 Copper Corner, Kitchen Hill Road, Orleton, SY8 4JA – Application for removal of the sole condition of planning permission 87/00286 (alterations to form cottage annexe of outbuildings). To allow annexe to be used as an independent dwelling.

The parish council objected to the removal of the sole condition of planning permission 87/00286. The annexe is seen as integral to the site and layout of the existing property, and so should remain as ancillary accommodation. There has been no change in the area of the village by the property to justify the removal of the condition.

(Cllr. Harrrison rejoined the meeting.)

182879, 4 Mortimer Drive, Orleton, SY8 4JW –Silver Birch – crown lift to height of 4 metres, reduce canopy by 5 metres, reduce side branches to appropriate growth points to prevent overhang and cut back from house. The proposed tree work was supported.

182645 Berrybrook, Millbrook Way, Orleton, SY8 4HW – Whitebeam (Tree 1) – fell because it has grown too large for the front garden and leads to excessive shading to the borders and has low amenity value. Acer (Tree 2) – crown reduction to a height and spread of approximately 9 feet. This tree grows through the telephone lines for us and our neighbours. Both of these trees grow across the footpath. Weeping Cherry (Tree 3) – fell as the tree is dying. Replace this tree with a Rowan. Apple Tree (Tree 4) – fell because it has produced no fruit in the last two years, it grows through the telephone cables and is about to damage the roof and guttering. Opening the space will improve the Magnolia Stellata (Tree 5)

The proposed tree work was supported subject to the planting of 1 or 2 smaller / more easily managed trees (ie Rhus typhina, Japanese acer etc) in an alternative location on the property to compensate for the loss of the Whitebeam and apple tree.

5. Date of next meeting – The next meeting will be at 7.30 on 20 September 2018 at the village hall.

The meeting closed at 7.45pm.