Parish Council Minutes 25th July 2018
Greetham Parish Council Minutes July 25th 2018
Greetham Community Centre @7.30 pm
Members : Mr Edward (KE);Mrs J. Denyer (Vice- Chair); Mr
P. Hitchcox (PH); Mr D. Hodson (DH); Mrs A. Jenkins (AJ); Dr R. Oakes (RO).
Nick Begy (Ward Member)
In attendance: 25 members of the public
Apologies for absence
Disclosure of interests in
items on the agenda and dispensations granted
Planning – all planning
applications can be accessed on the RCC website
on north side of Oakham Road. Erection of 8 new semi-detached dwellings for
on north side of Oakham Road. Erection of 8 new semi detached
for Housing Association.
not conform to Rutland County Council Core Strategy Development Plan
July 2011 as the proposed development is outside the “Planned Limits of
Development”. Policy CS4
- Does not conform to Greetham Neighbourhood Plan as the
proposed development is outside the “Planned Limits of Development”.
- There is not a “Housing Needs Assessment document” supplied
in support of more “Affordable Housing”. Recent developments / plans
fulfil Greetham’s requirements.
- Trees have been felled on the site recently without the
appropriate legal permissions. This has led to a loss of wild life which
needs to be regained. It is understood that a legal case most probably
will be pursued in respect of this matter. No development should be
permitted pending the outcome of this matter. (See email from RCC Planning
- Local residents have raised concerns about being
overlooked, boundary disputes and rights of way. Correspondence has been
sent to RCC regarding these matters which need to be thoroughly
- The site is on the bank of the North Brook. In recent years,
and in this year, there have been several flooding incidents in
Greetham. The Parish Council is very concerned that nothing should be
done to exacerbate the situation. GPC request a flood risk report as
this proposed development is so closely aligned to two recently
completed developments. We believe that there is inadequate space on the
site to provide measures to ensure that additional rainwater run off
does not make the situation worse. GPC believe there is inadequate
provision for soak away. There also need to be measures to prevent the
pollution of the river. The planning application gives no information as
to how this could be achieved. No clear notification of the exact size
is given. GPC are concerned that the ‘drop off’ in level will be an
- The development provides for only one parking space per
household. Given that the proposed properties have 2 to 3 bedrooms the
Parish Council believes this to be inadequate. As there is no other
parking space in the area it will result in significant issues with
parking in unsuitable and potentially unsafe places.
- The Application form is incomplete and contains several
errors. For example, Section 17 states there will be no gain or loss in
residential units. (There is a gain of 20 bedrooms). Section 16 states
“No” to the question” Are there trees or hedges on the land ----”. This
is incorrect. DEFRA are currently investigating the illegal removal of
trees. Section 12 states that the development is not within 20 metres of
a watercourse, whereas it is. Section 12 states “No” to the question
“Will the proposal increase the risk (of flooding) elsewhere? GPC
strongly feel that it will.(Reference Section 6)
- No information has been supplied as to whether or not the
foul water system will cope with the additional demand. GPC are
concerned that the existing system is already overstretched as evidenced
by 3 incidents in the village where foul flooding has occurred.
- Effect on wild life. GPC believes this development will
have an adverse impact on nature conservation interests and bio
timber garage and widen vehicular access
Comment status : Objection
details have been supplied with this application to be able to make an
informed judgement on it possible.
I.e. the precise location of the garage, the height of it and
width of the drive where it adjoins the highway are not specified. There
are trees which will have to be removed, but the application states this
is not the case.
this information, it is not possible to address concerns which neighbours
have regarding the impact on street parking (which is a major issue in the
village), and the impact which the development may inflict on adjoining
await the submission of a new plan in order to submit an effective comment.
Jam Inn. Demolition of existing Ram Jam Inn and redevelopment of site to
provide 2 drive thru units (Class A3/A5) and one drive to unit (Class A1/A3)
with associated landscaping and parking.
NOTE THAT THIS APPLICATION IS IN GREETHAM.
status : Objection
- The Parish Council believes it is
important to preserve the historic land mark building on the site, as
was proposed in a previous application. The building was completely
renovated in the 1990’s and should be independently assessed for
suitability for conversion. This is an iconic landmark for Greetham and
the retention of both the building and its name are essential. GPC will
request a Listed Building status/ Preservation Order/ Noted building.
- Whilst the Parish Council is not
opposed to the commercial development of the site, it believes that the
proposed development is entirely wrong. The A1 locally is very regularly
the scene of serious accidents. This happens almost every week. It is
inevitable that a fast food outlet with no obvious provision for eating
on site will lead to a situation where motorists are eating and drinking
whilst driving, so potentially increasing the number of accidents. It
will also greatly exacerbate the issue of litter, both on the A1 and in
- The proposal indicates that the Petrol
Filling Station entrance and exits can be used by traffic accessing the
facility. These do not meet an appropriate standard for the inevitable
increase in traffic. They are too short and have inadequate splayed
views. Traffic threading its way through the Petrol Filling Station is
likely to be delayed, with the possibility of a traffic queue backing up
onto the main carriageway of the A1.
- The Parish Council is concerned about
the increased flow in the foul sewer which is already experiencing
issues which directly affect residents in Greetham village. Sewage from
Stretton is already processed at Greetham. Incidents of foul sewage
floods have occurred in the last 12 months.
- The Traffic Flow document is
inaccurate. It fails to include a fatal accident on the B668 A1 Off-Slip
Road which occurred in the last 5 years and one on the garage forecourt.
Its conclusions are therefore flawed.
- The Parish Council dispute the
consultation process, it was shambolic and flawed. Display information
on the development was not available at the village meeting as it was
delayed. The report does not reflect the comments made by village
attendees on the day.
- On the site where coach parking and 66
parking spaces are allocated there is an avenue of trees which have a
Tree Preservation Order. These are not identified on the plan
All comments to be posted on RCC website