Notes from the monthly Uplyme Parish Council meeting, 13th September 2012
Floods: The Council working party has been very busy for the past 2 months collecting information and contacting various statutory bodies and local landowners affected by the flooding, and is investigating small alleviation schemes as well as a long-term solution. The Trustees of King George’s Field are very concerned that any future heavy rain will again flood the tennis courts which are their only source of income, and if this danger is not alleviated, the field will have to close, to the detriment of all local users of the facilities. The Trustees have requested the Council to consider immediately reinstating the previously-proposed scheme with improvements, but this request came too late for a decision to be made at the meeting. The Council is unwilling to commit to spending taxpayers’ money on a scheme that it is not convinced will be adequate, without getting expert advice on the engineering aspects, but is very aware of the need to get something done as soon as possible.
Applications dealt with at meeting:
- East Marches LaunchycroftVariation of condition of planning permission 01/P0797 to allow use as ancillary accommodation or holiday let. The Parish Council objects to this application.
Responses ratified at meeting:
- Land North West Of Yawl Hill LaneRetention of access track for agricultural purposes . The Parish Council strongly objects to this application. (An attached letter gave detailed reasons for objection.)
- The Old Black Dog Lyme RoadChange of use of part of guest house to tea room. The Parish Council strongly supports this application.
- 14 GlebelandsRaised deck and steps. The Parish Council does not object to this application.
- Land Adjacent Lydwell House Lyme RoadRenewal of extant planning permission 09/0885/FUL for the construction of 2no. detached dwellings and associated garaging. The Parish Council objects to this application, which is in breach of several conditions of the original application.
- Uplyme Cricket Club King George’s Playing Field Lyme RoadT1 & T2 Sugar Maple: Lift crown to give 3m clearance making pruning cuts of 3cm diameter maximum. Reduce end weight on overextended branches. T7 & T10: Reduce extended branches throughout canopy by 5-6m, target pruning cuts max 15cm diameter. Given the reduced scope of this scheme compared to 12/1310/TRE, the Parish Council has no objections to this revised application.
Applications granted/refused by EDDC since July meeting:
- Pitt White Mill LaneT1 – Horse Chestnut: Fell Appeal dismissed
- Shapwick Quarry UplymeRetention of mobile home Refused
Councillors were dismayed to hear that this application was turned down and the Clerk will write to EDDC.
- Land East Of Yawl Cross Lyme Road Raymonds HillAgricultural fodder/machinery shed Permitted development
- Carnbrae (land To The Rear Of) Woodhouse HillExtension to existing barn and installation of pv panels Approved with conditions
- Fair View Gore LaneProposed front extension to create a split level bungalow & Erect a carport to the side of the new extension Approved with conditions
- The Old Dairy House Rhode LaneVariation of conditions 5 and 7 of permission 05/3162/FUL to allow use of timber in lieu of stonework and relocation of one rooflight. Approved with conditions
- 7 GlebelandsRetention of outbuilding Refused
- Land adjoining Gore LaneConstruction of dwelling and improvements to access Refused
- Land West Of Buckthorn Harcombe RoadConstruction of dwelling (Outline Application with all other matters reserved except access). Refused
- 14 Glebelands Raised deck and steps Approved
Readers can look at www.uplymeparishcouncil.org for full details of these decisions, which are published in the Minutes section. Minutes are also displayed on the PC noticeboards.
New Councillor: David Ostler was co-opted onto the Council to fill the vacancy – welcome! The Council wishes to thank Paula Brittles and Patricia Riley for asking to be considered, and was gratified at the interest they showed in the position – it was a difficult decision but only one person could be co-opted.
Police: Since July, PCSO Wooster reports an unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle: offender was dealt with by way of restorative justice; and that a trailer was stolen from Harcombe, and enquiries are ongoing. Acting Sgt Stephen Paynter has replaced Sgt Peter Trudgeon for approximately six months. He will be covering both Axminster and Seaton Police Stations. The old non-emergency number has been disconnected, so telephone 101 for all enquiries.
Cemetery fees: these are reviewed annually. Last year, they were left at the same rate to alleviate hardship, but are now very much lower than adjoining cemeteries, and the Council has agreed to increase them, although they will still be much less than, for example, Axminster or the EDDC cemeteries including Seaton. Full details available from the Clerk or on the Council web site.
Affordable Housing: the name and postcode have now been allocated:
1 – 8 Masters Close, Uplyme, Lyme Regis DT7 3XN.
Surface water drainage to the stream is nearly complete. The two base slabs are completed and work on them will be proceeding. There are still problems with a patch of greensand near the site entrance (Cooks Mead Roundabout) and discussions are in hand with the Highways Department, who will eventually take over the roadwork over this area.
Important note for applicants for this development: the bids will be advertised during November – so please keep an eye out! The easiest way to do this if you have web access is to access your account at www.devonhomechoice.com to view the properties that you are eligible for, or go to ‘Property Search’ to view all the properties that have been advertised each week. The Clerk also gets notifications each Wednesday, so you can call her too.
Lois Wakeman, Parish Clerk 01297 444707; firstname.lastname@example.org
Horseman’s Hill Barn, Gore Lane, Uplyme, DT7 3RJ