EFFINGHAM RESIDENTS AND RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION
Minutes of meeting held : 10th February 2014 Venue : Parish Room
Present : C.Dick, R. Donovan, E.Hogger , D. King. (visitor: Neil Pennington)
1. Apologies P.Bleasby, , J. Iles, Juliet Newton-Smith, O. Odunsi, (visitors:Amanda Corr, Matt Downey)
1A Co-options Chris Dick was formally co-opted to the committee (proposed: DK, seconded: EH) and invited to take the chair.
2. Minutes of meeting held 16-1-14 Approved
3. Matters arising None. All to be dealt with under agenda items.
4. E.mail and website CD reported that he has set up an ERRA e.mail address:
DK to send trial e.mail to committee members. Residents will be advised in next Newsletter, which may not be until AGM Notice in mid-Apr. DK to investigate putting a notice on village notice board outside the Post Office.
CD is pursuing the formation of a website, including costs involved, and will hope to brief committee at next meeting.
5. Planning See appendix.
MVDC plan: DK read out some initial comments for the ERRA response but further work is needed for DK to produce a draft reply. DK also read out some points from BRA (Bookham Residents Association) press release; DK to let CD and EH have copy.
Howard School proposals: EH expressed a query as to whether School/Berkeley homes would be attending EPC meeting on 25th Feb.
Points made in discussion included the knock-on affect the project would have on
KGV and on the rugby club use of Brown’s field, even to the extent of the club
seeking another ground. CD raised the question of why all the enabling development
for the project should be in Effingham given that the majority of pupils at the school
are not resident in Effingham.
Post meeting: DK has queried with EPC clerk, making the point that this meeting has
been circulated to the whole village for EPC in ERRA Feb. Newsletter. So far as the
clerk knows, they will be attending but she will be confirming with them in next day
Handsoffthegreenbelt: There are now 7 speakers registered to speak at the GBC debate of the petition re. MVDC plan scheduled for 26th Feb. at GBC council chamber. All are asked to encourage residents to attend to show solidarity for the petition. Post meeting: Via e.mails, committee has agreed that DK may speak as representing ERRA.
6. Treasurer’s report Current balance is £5,555. Year-end (28-2-14) accounts will be drawn up in early March.
7. Other committees None
8. Drop-in Session DK has arranged for ERRA to have table at the EPC Drop-in Session at KGV on 15th Feb. (10.00 to 14.00 hrs.). DK to ask committee members to help man it. (RD is on hols.)
9. Any other business None.
Next meeting: Parish Room, 14th March, 20.00 hrs.
5.1 Existing applications
13/P/01896 2, Church Street no dec.
— new hard standing and re-instatement of vehicle access. No ERRA comment.
13/P/01933 Land opposite 105, Calvert Road no dec.
— change of use of land for a residential caravan site, to contain
2 static vans, 2 touring vans, parking for 4 vehicles, a utility block
and associated hard standing. No ERRA comment.
13/P/02058 Casa Mia, Orestan Lane refused
— ground floor side and 2-storey rear xtns., raising the roof to provide
accommodation at first floor level. No ERRA comment.
13/P/02059 Wiltshire House, Effingham Hill appro.
— rev. to 12/P/00088 to change external material finish from approved
permission. No ERRA comment.
13/P/02046 70, Woodlands Road withdrawn
— 2-storey side and rear xtn. and erection of detached garage.
No ERRA comment.
13/P/02147 29, Norwood Close appro.
— single storey rear and 2-storey side xtns. with integral garage following
demo. of existing garage, conserv. and outblgs. No ERRA comment.
13/P/02159 Cheyme Cottage, Manor House Lane no dec.
— Cert. of Lawfulness for single storey rear xtn. No ERRA comment.
13/P/02201 Effingham Place no dec.
— installation of new access gates and pedestrian access to Effingham place.
No ERRA comment.
13/P/02202 Amathus, Heathway no dec.
— single storey rear xtn. together with front porch. No ERRA comment.
14/P/00011 Grand View, Salmons Road no dec.
— removal of condition 6 of 04/P/02391 to allow windows or similar
openings to be constructed in the roof. No ERRA comment.
14/P/00015 Hillrise, Orestan Lane no dec.
— single storey front and rear infill xtns. No ERRA comment.
14/P/00035 Queensleigh, Salmons Road no dec.
— raising part of roof ridge, changes to fenestration and porch
and addition of Juliet balcony. No ERRA comment.
5.2 new applications
14/P/00067 Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Lower Road
— change of use of agricultural land to burial ground. (land given by
Eff. Lodge Farm). No ERRA comment.
14/P/00185 St. Theresa’s School
— formation of an equestrian centre comprising a timber, 7-bay American
barn, a menage (sand school), hard standing and horsebox turning area, a
timber field barn, perimeter fencing and a new access drive.
RD/DK to review plans and e.mail a view to committee.
14/P/00186 St. Theresa’s School
— single storey special needs blg. containing 2 classrooms.
14/P/00187 St. Theresa’s School
— alteration to existing traffic system within school boundaries including
creation of designated student drop-off areas and additional parking spaces.
Alterations to the existing netball court into a double court with 2x single
Post meeting note re. 185, 186, 187 above: DK has viewed the plans on the GBC website and takes the view that ERRA would not have grounds to object. The major appln., 185, is contained well within the grounds and would not be visible from Critten Lane or High Barn. There is no proposal for an additional road access to the premises.
DK personal view is that there are plenty of opportunities locally for horse riding, eg Wyvenhoe, and that this seems a waste of money and over development of the school premises but those are not grounds for objection. DK recommend: No ERRA comment.
14/P/00221 11, Manor Gardens
— 2-storey side xtn., including demo. of existing detached garage.
In absence of plans on website, RD/DK to review and make recommendation.
(post meeting: RD reports that this is not objectionable being similar to xtns.
on other houses in the road.) No ERRA comment.
D. J. King (14-2-14)
Circ: PB, D & A Corr, CD, RD, EH, JI, DK, JN-S, (guests: NP, Matt Downey)