Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor McCloskey and Councillor Chelin attended as a substitute.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were none.

3.

Declarations of independent site visits

Minutes:

Councillors Clark and Nelson had both attended 61 East End Road.

4.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18th January 2024.

Minutes:

There were 2 amendments suggested to the minutes.  These were agreed and the minutes will be amended.

5.

Public Questions

Minutes:

There were none.

6.

Planning Applications

7.

23/01865/FUL, 61 East End Road, Cheltenham pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officer introduced the report as published.

 

There were no Member questions and no Member debate.

 

The matter went to the vote on the officer recommendation to permit.

 

UNANIMOUS.

8.

24/00125/HED, Street Record, Evesham Road pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Trees Officer introduced the report as published.

 

The Highways Officer then addressed the committee and made the following points:

-       The route between Bishops Cleeve and Cheltenham is a highly desirable cycle route. 

-       Where the hedge is creates a bottle neck.

-       The proposal is to better the area and triple up on hedgerow planting rather than double.

-       Believes that it will improve the area.

 

The responses to Member questions were as follows:

-       The applicant is Gloucestershire County Council and the land owner is the Gloucestershire County Council too. There was a compulsory purchase on the land.

-       It was confirmed that the application was not at County Council planning as CBC are the local authority for the hedgerow.

-       Hedgerow relocation is a very difficult thig to do, requires large and expensive equipment.  Would be extremely expensive.  Replacements have been discussed and will be put in place at the end of the scheme. 

-       Improvements are what they want to make and to better the area.  New trees and native hedgerows will be planted during the next planting season.

-       The cycle path will look the same as the rest of the path with a segregated for cyclists and the footpath.

 

There was no Member debate.

 

The matter then went to the vote on the officer recommendation to permit.

 

UNANIMOUS

9.

Appeal Update pdf icon PDF 495 KB

Appeal updates for information.

Additional documents:

10.

Any other items the Chairman determines urgent and requires a decision

Minutes:

There were none.