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Minutes 11th December 2013



An Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council was held at The Christie Hall, Wansford, on Wednesday, 11th December 2013.



Councillor M Beuttell Councillor D Price Councillor J Wright
Councillor M Bradshaw Councillor I Turner  
Councillor N Cook Cllr R Cawood  


  • Councillors were in attendance from 7.30 pm
  • 4 members of the public were also present


Business Discussed


Opening of meeting – Cllr Beuttell welcomed everyone and declared the meeting open.


Apologies for Absence – to receive and accept apologies for absence – Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk


Declaration of Interest in Business to be Transacted – to receive declarations of interest – person and/or prejudicial and the nature of those interests relating to items on the agenda – None



Planning Application 1301710CLED

Certificate of lawful use as a builder’s yard

Builders Yard rear of 24 Elton Road, Wansford PE8 6JD


Discussions took place on the above:


The above site lies behind a row of Grade II listed cottages.   The site is accessed by a narrow driveway which is not even roadworthy for heavy vehicles.


” Builder’s yard” is a very broad scope.   Are Gas tanks and inflammable materials to be kept there and if so how would any Emergency vehicles obtain access to the proposed “yard?”


The exit of the site opens onto a very busy village street and is totally unsuitable for this purpose.     We also have evidence of discontinued use of this site as a builder’s yard.


The Parish council was unanimous in that this yard has not been used commercially for at least 13 years, and if it has, have Commercial Rates been paid on it


The Parish Council also noted that there have been applications of a different purpose for this site in the past which have gone to Appeal.   Why was it not brought to the Council’s attention during the appeal process that the site was currently being used as a builder’s yard, but left until those appeals failed and then another application of a different type has been lodged?


The Parish Council unanimously agreed that we object to the renewal of a builders licence for this particular site.



Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 15th January 2014

The meeting closed at 8.00 p.m.



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