Minutes Extra-ordinary Meeting 7th September 2016

Minutes of the Extra-ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council
Wednesday 7th September 2016, The Old School, Kings Caple

Present
Penny Brandram-Jones (PBJ) – Chair, Russell Nunn (RN) – Vice-chair, Tim Over (TO), Andrew Eames (AE), Harry Bees (HB), Andrew Barnfield (AB)

Attending
Liz Parry-Jones (LPJ) Clerk, 4 members of public

Apologies for Absence
Apologies were accepted from Julie Brandram Jones

2 Declarations and Requests for Dispensations
Penny Brandram-Jones, Disclosable Pecuniary Interest
Andrew Eames, Other Interest

PBJ gave a brief statement to members in support of her application and then left the meeting. The Vice-chair (RN) took the Chair.

3 Representations from the Public
Three members of the public made representations raising objections to the planning application 162112 Land at High House Kings Caple. Their grounds for opposing the development included damage to a Priority Habitat, visual impact on a on a site deemed to be of High Landscape Value, concerns over safety along the Herefordshire Trail footpath and the access onto the highway (U71004). Each had written a letter of objection to Herefordshire Council. One email objecting to the development had been received.

4 Planning
Application 162112 Land at High House Kings Caple.
Resolved: to submit the following comment to Herefordshire Council.

  • Access
    Concerns have been raised by parishioners to the Parish Council in relation to the access and increased traffic in the lane which is part of the Herefordshire Trail. We therefore ask that HC conduct a full impact assessment.
  • Design
    The Parish Council are generally supportive of the development in terms of size, style and design.
  • Ecology
    Concerns have been raised by parishioners to the Parish Council and ask that due regard is had to the sites designation as a Traditional Orchard and a Priority Habitat as per the Natural Environment and Rural Priorities Act 2006.
  • Landscape
    Concerns have been raised by parishioners to the Parish Council in relation to the site being within the AONB and being classified as having the highest sensitivity status within the village.