DRAFT Minutes of REMOTE Extraordinary Meeting held on Thursday 16 July 2020 at 6.30 p.m.

  1. Apologies for Absence: Norman Lamb (NL),
    Participants:
    Philip Marwood (PM) [Chairman], Alan Mitchell [Vice Chairman], Pauline Durant (PD) [RFO], Sue Blagden (SB), John Harrison (JH), Ruth Russell (RR), Peter Smith (PS), Stewart Walker (SW), Bruce Skinner (BS) [Clerk]

    Members of the Public:
    No-one requested participation. Members participating RESOLVED that the Council approves the reason for absence from the meeting of NL.

    Further, members participating RESOLVED that the Council approves the reasons for absence from meetings or formal representation for the Council, of all Councillors for the period 21 February to 9 June 2020 and for 8 July 2020.

    The duration of the meeting was constrained by the terms of the Parish Council’s use of Zoom to 40 minutes.
  2. Minutes of Previous Meeting: 9 July 2020 – will be addressed at the next meeting
  3. Purpose of Meeting
    a) To discuss and make any observations regarding Planning Application 20/00571/HOUSE viz: Erection of an open sided log store on the east elevation, an estate type fence and personal gate on the east side street front boundary and formation of a front door opening onto the street at 9 Town Street, Settrington.

    b) To discuss and make any observations regarding Listed Building Consent Application 20/00572/LBC viz: Erection of an open sided log store on the east elevation, an estate type fence and personal gate on the east side street front boundary and formation of a front and rear doors, replacement of all windows by timber double glazed Yorkshire sliding sash windows including a new window to rear elevation, repointing in lime mortar to front elevation, installation of rear conservation rooflights, installation of a box staircase to the second floor and removal of ground floor internal walls to form larger kitchen/living room area at 9 Town Street, Settrington.

    c) To discuss and make any observations regarding Planning Application 20/00566/HOUSE viz:
    Erection of a detached building to form a garage and a garden room/hobby/home working studio following demolition of an existing precast concrete sectional garage and re-siting of an existing LPG tank at Plum Tree Cottage, 2 Town Street, Settrington.

    d) To discuss and make any observations regarding Listed Building Consent Application 20/00567/LBC viz: External and internal alterations to include removal of an internal block wall in the kitchen area and installation of a replacement back entrance door at Plum Tree Cottage, 2 Town Street, Settrington.

    e) To discuss and decide whether or not to pay to upgrade our Zoom membership in order to remove the 40 minute time limit and to allow phone-in participation.

Outcome
3 a) & 3 b) After discussion the meeting RESOLVED that it had the following ‘observations’ to make regarding Planning Application 20/00571HOUSE and Listed Building Consent Application 20/00572/LBC: – That the fence to the front of the property should be a white paling fence in keeping with the adjacent houses and

– That there appears to be no facility for disabled access to the building via either front or back doors,

and that RDC should be advised accordingly.

3 c) After discussion, the meeting RESOLVED that it had the following ‘observation’ to make regarding Planning Application 20/00566/HOUSE:
– That Planning permission should feature the condition that the building should not be used in the future for residential habitation unless a change of use application is approved,
and that RDC should be advised accordingly.

3 d) After discussion, the meeting RESOLVED that it had no ‘observations’ to make regarding Listed Building Consent Application 20/00567/LBC, and to advise RDC accordingly.

3 e) Regrettably, after lengthy discussion, mainly concerning the dichotomy between continuing with remote meetings as ‘strongly advised’ by YLCA, et al and the preference of some members for face-to-face meetings, the Zoom time for the meeting expired before any consensus was reached.

The meeting thus closed at 7.05 p.m.