Minutes of the Boughton Parish Council meeting held on Friday 21st November 2008 in All Saints’ Church
Present: Frank Reid (chair), councillors Agate, Coulten, Pogmore, Saunders and Wakeling. Plus19 members of the public. Borough Councillor Colin Sampson was also in attendance.
3 Mr Coyne was invited to attend this meeting but had declined
Councillors were asked individually to state their opinion of the proposals.
P. Agate – objects. TPO on tree, and the historical significance of the house, together with the unacceptability of the development plan.
M. Pogmore – objects. The tree does not need to come down; modern engineering techniques could deal with it; the aspect of the proposed building was not in keeping with the site.
P. Wakeling – objects. TPO and concurs with comments above
P. Coulten – opposed due to proposed felling of the Horse chestnut tree.
S. Saunders – opposed. Tree would not have TPO if it were dangerous
F. Reid – opposed. There was no engineers or other specialist input to support claims; concern over age of building dating back to 1700s, and alterations to these buildings.
M. Pogmore proposed, and S. Saunders seconded that the chairman and Councillor Agate would provide the council with draft submission for approval. Agreed.
Comment from floor: S. Pogmore – TPO may only just have been applied this year
E.George: concerns that it may become another residential property for sale / let. There was some confusion regarding the inclusion of a garage. Garage is to be included
R. Wilkinson: concerns over use of coach house for lets/residential use
T. Madgwick: not always necessary to remove tree – ways of overcoming trees close to building
Borough Councillor Sampson: removal of tree may cause more damage to house if tree was removed. Change of use to holiday lets is not a change of use re planning.
Public stated that density of population around Hall House would be increased by almost 20% of overall resident numbers in the village (pop. approx. 200 currently) and the village is united in objecting to level of development in such a small area. F. Reid pointed out that our strength is in our unity of purpose, and we should use this to best effect.