Westleigh Parish Council
Special Parish Meeting Wednesday, 3th, August, 2016, 7.30pm.
Minutes of the Special Meeting held on Wednesday, 3rd, August, 2015 at The Westleigh Village Hall.
Present: Cllr K. F. Griffin, Cllr K. Farrell – Roberts, Cllr J. Edwards, Cllr L. Burgess, Cllr. L. Gear, Cllr S. Ettling, Cllr F. Biederman.
In attendance: Mr M. Harris – Parish Clerk
Also present at the meeting: 17 members of the public.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, and explained that the meeting had been called to consider two items of emergency business. The Chairman proposed that item 5b be taken as item 5a. All agreed.
Apologies: Cllr B. Moores 2. Disclosure of Interests:
The following Councillors declared an interest in agenda item 5b – To consider the Parish Council’s response to planning application number 61444 – new house at 6 Langmead, Westleigh:
Cllr J. Edwards – Joint planning applicant.
Cllr F. Biederman – member of North Devon Council Planning Committee.
Cllr K. Griffin – pre determination of the application.
Cllr K. Farrell – Roberts – potential conflict with future planning application.
Chairman to move: That the meeting now be adjourned for Open Forum.
Open Forum: Residents are invited to give their views and question the Parish Council on issues on the agenda or raise issues for future consideration.
A number of parishioner’s expressed their views on item 5b on the agenda. The Parish Council noted the Parishioner’s views.
Chairman then moved to close the Open Forum.
The two items of emergency business were then considered.
5a to consider the Parish Council’s response to planning application number 61330 – the Parish Council’s response to planning application number 61330 – convert barn to dwelling at West Ashridge, Eastleigh.
Cllr K. Farrell-
Following a discussion, it was concluded that the Parish Council would make no comments on the application, but would request that the District Council take due consideration of the comments made by parishioner’s.
Prior to discussion taking place on item 5b Cllrs Biederman, Edwards, Griffin, and Farrell – Roberts left the meeting.
5b to consider the Parish Council’s response to planning application number 61444 – new house at 6 Langmead, Westleigh.
A detailed discussion took place on the above planning application, and it was concluded that the new application for a dwelling at 6 Langmead did not mitigate the previous reasons for refusal in February 2015, and as a consequence the Parish Council’s comments will advise the District Council to refuse the application.
Action Point: that the Clerk inform North Devon Council by letter, of the Parish Council’s views on the two planning applications considered at the meeting.
There being no other business the meeting concluded at 8.40pm.