Minutes of the meeting of Olney Town Council Planning Committee held on Monday 21 September 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Olney Centre Present: Councillors Stephen Clark, Deirdre Bethune, John Boardman, Tony Evans, John Sharp, John Smail, Joe Stacey In attendance: Liam Costello (Town Clerk)
To receive apologies for absence. Apologies were received from Councillors Jeremy Rawlings and Chris Shaw
To receive any declarations of interests. None declared
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2015 RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2015 be approved and signed by the chairman as a correct record
To receive the list of recent planning decisions. RESOLVED: To note the list.
Applications for consultation, and any additional applications received after publication of the agenda: a.
14/02212/FUL - Land at Corner of Lavendon Road and Warrington Road Olney Food store (use class A1) and petrol filling station, recycling facilities and associated parking, servicing, drainage, landscaping, access and highway works (revised plans) RESOLVED: That the council’s views on the application are unchanged by the amendments
Planning Committee 27 July 2015
15/01835/FUL - 9 Swan Court Olney MK46 4JP Change of use from amenity land to private garden and erection of a 1.8m high fence (Re-submission 15/00411/FUL) RESOLVED: That the council has no comment to make
15/01894/FUL - 75 Moores Hill Yardley Road Olney MK46 5DY Two storey side extension and first floor extension above existing detached garage to create a residential annexe RESOLVED: That the council considers this to be a new dwelling as opposed to an annex as described. We would like the annex to remain as part of the curtilage on the main house as a single dwelling.
15/01959/TCA - Bay House 31 Weston Road Olney MK46 5BD Notification of intention to remove 1x Scots Pine Tree RESOLVED: That the council has no comment to make
15/02036/FUL - 2A Spring Lane Olney MK46 5HS Replacement of 4 side hung single glazed softwood windows with PVCU Windows with full top hung casements with partial and restricted opening. RESOLVED: That the council has no comment to make
15/01852/MMAM - Broomfield Residential Care Yardley Road Olney MK46 5DX Variation of condition 1 (Approved plans) attached to planning application 15/00055/FUL RESOLVED: That the council has no comment to make
Planning Committee 27 July 2015
15/01791/FUL - Hyde Farm Warrington Road Olney MK46 4DU Construction of solar development to generate renewable electricity, to include the installation of solar panels, underground cabling, inverter / transformer stations, DNO and client sub-station, spare parts container, landscaping and other associated works including connection to the electricity distribution network RESOLVED: That the council objects to the application for the following reasons:
The proposed measures for access to the site from Yardley Road are inadequate given the speed of traffic and topography of the land at the access point, which is on a dangerous dip and bend in the road, not far from the brow of the hill. Concerns about visibility of the site, particularly in the winter when the hedges will not be in full leaf. Should the council be minded to approve the application, we would request that a construction management plan be produced which shows how the contractors will liaise with the adjacent cemetery operator to ensure that not construction work takes place during burial ceremonies. The applicant should also demonstrate how they will mitigate or offset the impact of the construction on the horses that reside in the adjacent field to th