To receive any questions relating to items on the Agenda from members of the public and replies thereto.
Note: A maximum of 30 minutes is allowed for this item.
Mr Briden referring to Item 2 on the Plans List (Whitehall farm, Morebath) asked the following questions:
Have detailed scaled plans been submitted in terms of location, profile and specific structures and identification of units proposed?
Based on the existing S106 agreement for the existing approved planning permission, what restrictions are proposed on limited future development of the site and change of use/ownership?
The site entrance alteration plan dated 17 December 2018 submitted by the applicant conforms to guidance given for the previous approved planning permission, however it is misleading as it only shows a flat plan. The plan does not give any indication of the steep roadside bank up to the entrance, the height of Wyvern wall or the width of the entrance or the width of the narrow lane. Those factors appear to have been overlooked when the original application was granted and have the Highway Authority visited the site?
Ms. Hagenbrock again referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked a series of questions:
Did you consider the impact that the 2 storey high building will have on the privacy of at least 13 houses facing all the proposals on the site?
Did you consider the pipe work under the entrance?
Did you consider the interference it will have on people who will always see the light from cars coming up and down the hill?
What will happen if there is no hedge?
Did you consider that 3 cabins on a hill, surrounded by people who live there all year round is not a good location for a tourist site?
Did you consider those who had bought houses for private reasons and for reasons to live in a rural hamlet so you know each other, so you can be relaxed and that children can play outside will lose all those advantages?
Mrs Shipperley again referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked: assuming the planning application is approved and our quiet village gets possibly a bit noisier, what would the council’s response be to residents complaints about noise and anti-social behaviour.
Cllr Hatton representing Morebath Parish Council and referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked as a point of information whether the 2 written questions which were sent to the Planning Officer which he had responses to, were these responses added to the agenda pack?
He then referred to the questions:
How does the existing S106 agreement impact this application?
The application suggests dependence on grant funding and partnerships beyond the application can this be clarified?
He then asked a further question with regard to the lack of clarity of the application as the report implied that this was a continuation of the previous permission one example is the site access, the fact that it was agreed that a holiday home and workshop could be put on the site. Other parts of the application states that this is a new application, so are we starting with a blank sheet of paper and looking at a completely separate application or are we piggybacking on some agreement on the previous approval.
The Chairman indicated that answers to questions would be provided when the item was discussed.