Minutes 7th January 2015

A Meeting of Llangarron Parish Council was held on Wednesday, 7th January, 2015 at Llangarron Village Hall at 8.00 p.m., with Mr. P.J. Bailey in the Chair.

Present at the Meeting were Councillors Bailey, Brewer, Chamberlain, Cooper, Fisher, Hayward, F.J. Lane, Jones, Morehead and Phillips. Also present was Hfds. Ward Councillor for Llangarron, Mrs. J. Hyde and there were 10 members of the public present.

Apologies of absence were received from Councillor G.E. Lane.


Planning Applications relating to Biddlestone Farm – Prior to commencing public participation the Clerk gave a resume of events to date and outlined that she had been trying to establish why plans did not contain application for housing and whether indeed planning permission was necessary for the housing element. She had been unable to make contact with Planning Officer as a result of leave and illness, but Councillor Hyde had spoken with Senior Planning Officer at Hfds. Council who had indicated that planning permission would be necessary. The applicant and his agent then put forward the proposals and answered many questions raised from both Councillors and members of the public.
C. Briggs – Planning Application P143706/F – Evington, Llangarron, Ross on Wye, Hfds.

Declaration of Interest

M.I. Brewer – Discussion re Planning Application P143706/F – Evington, Llangarron, Ross on Wye, Hfds.

Planning Applications

P143663/F, P143664/F, P/143665/F, P/143666/F and P143667/F
Five Interrelated applications for the erection of up to 35 hectares of fixed Spanish Polytunnels over arable crops grown on external table tops, erection of portal frame pump house with two external water tanks, erection of general purpose agricultural building, creation of elevated lorry docking/loading platform and upgrade of vehicular access to the A4137 and laying out of upgraded access road at Biddlestone Orchards, Llangarron, Ross on Wye, Hfds. for Mr. M. Green. The Councillors discussed this matter at length and although concerned at lack of inclusion of the accommodation pods, they had to make a decision on what was presented on application. A vote was taken as follows – 5 votes for, 4 votes against and 1 abstention. The Parish Council on a majority vote support this Planning Application as it is, subject to appropriate Planning Application for accommodation pods should it be deemed necessary.

P143706/FH – Proposed single storey extensions and replacement garage at Evington, Llangarron, Ross on Wye, Hfds. for Ms. R. Prince. The Parish Council have no objections to this Planning Application.

There being no further business, the Meeting was closed by the Chairman at 9.07 p.m.

The date of the next Meeting to be Wednesday, 27th January, 2015 at 8.00 p.m. at Llangarron Village Hall.