Minutes – 4 May 2016
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MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING HELD AT THE CHURCH HOUSE, ADDERBURY ON WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 2016 AT 7.30PM
PRESENT: Councillor Diane Bratt (Chairman); Councillors Colin Astley, Tony Gill, David Griffiths, Sue Jelfs, Patricia Leeman, Ann Lyons, Stuart Phipps, Martin Rye and Chris Shallis.
ALSO IN ATTENDANCE: None
APOLOGIES: Theresa Goss (Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer) and Trish Fennell.
The Chairman advised that should anyone wish to record the meeting, they could do so and asked that they informed the Parish Council at this point to ensure that the recording could be facilitated.
154/15 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS – There were no declarations of interest.
155/15 16/00619/F – LAND WEST OF HORN HILL ROAD, ADDERBURY – The Chairman asked all Councillors for their opinion on this application and she reminded them that under the NPPF paragraph 140 the application could be supported on an enabling basis in which development that would otherwise be considered harmful, was considered acceptable because it would facilitate (or ‘enable’) benefits that outweigh that harm. Also there was a need for an extension to the cemetery as space was becoming short.
Councillor Colin Astley proposed that:
APC would not support planning application 16/00619/F because it included an unethical offer which could only be considered as a bribe for a planning application that was not in accordance with the CDC Adopted Local Plan.
This was seconded by Councillor Tony Gill and a recorded vote was requested.
The recorded vote was as follows:
In favour of the proposal: Councillors Colin Astley, Tony Gill, Sue Jelfs and Chris Shallis. (4)
Against the proposal: Councillor Ann Lyons, Diane Bratt, Patricia Leeman, Stuart Phipps and Martin Rye. (5)
Abstentions: Councillor David Griffiths. (1)
Therefore proposal was defeated by five votes to four.
Resolved that planning application 16/00619/F be supported. Action TG
156/15 PUBLIC AND PRESS
Resolved that in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the minute numbered 157/15 on the grounds that it could involve the likely disclosure of private and confidential information which was not in the public domain.
157/15 GRIEVANCE – Councillor David Griffiths reported that the Clerk had submitted a grievance complaint to the Parish Council.
The Chairman proposed that Bethan Osbourne be engaged to carry out the grievance process on behalf of the Parish Council.
This was seconded by Councillor Ann Lyon and a recorded vote was requested.
In favour of the proposal: Councillors Ann Lyons, Diane Bratt, David Griffiths, Patricia Leeman, Stuart Phipps, Martin Rye and Chris Shallis. (7)
Against the proposal: Councillors Colin Astley and Sue Jelfs. (2)
Abstentions: Councillor Tony Gill. (1)
Therefore, the proposal was carried by seven votes to two.
Resolved that Bethan Osbourne be appointed to carry out the grievance process on behalf of the Parish Council. Action DG
158/15 MEETING DATES – The Parish Council noted the following meeting dates, all commencing at 7.30pm at the Church House (unless otherwise stated):
- 12 May 2016
- 28 June 2016
- 26 July 2016
(The meeting closed at 8.30 pm)