Minutes Extra-Ordinary Meeting 24th June 2015

Minutes of the Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting held on Wednesday 24th June 2015 in Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Present: Councillor Neil Walters (Chairman; Councillor Janet Ivison
In attendance: Mrs Alma Westwood (Clerk); Mrs Ann Reece, prospective co-opted Councillor; 2 members of the public.

1/15 APOLOGIES were received from Councillor John Westwood; illness. Apologies accepted. Absent without apology: Councillor Clifford Bufton.

2/15 TO CO-OPT A NEW COUNCILLOR
Mrs Ann Reece was duly Co-opted as Councillor and welcomed by Councillor Walters.

3/15 DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
Councillor Reece signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Councillor

4/15 TO ACCEPT DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST on Agenda items
No declarations were made.

5/15 To discuss PLANNING APPLICATION 151506 Little Frome Farm, Avenbury: proposed solar panels
The Parish Council had been invited by Herefordshire Council to comment as the proposed development was in the adjacent Parish.
After lengthy discussion, in which the two members of the public were invited to participate, it was AGREED that the Parish Council gave the following response:
‘This Parish Council does not support this application on the grounds of its visual and environmental impact, its scale and possible effects on tourism and is contrary to Herefordshire Core Strategy 1.1 point 4’

Dates of next meetings: – all Wednesdays at 7.30pm in Stoke Lacy Village Hall:
15th July; 9th Sept (discuss precept); 11th Nov; (set precept); 2016: 13th Jan; 9th March
Annual meetings: 11th May 2016 at 7pm; Annual Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm.

There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.06pm.