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August 2011

Minutes of the Meeting of Sherington Parish Council held on Tuesday 9th August 2011 at Sherington Pavilion, commencing at 7.30pm.

PRESENT: Cllrs D Keene (Chair), J Ager, M Northfield, I Thomson and A Denman (arrived 7.40pm)

ALSO ATTENDING: Wendy Austyn (Clerk) and 0 members of the public

Cllr Hyde.

Cllr Keene declared an interest in the planning application for 4 High St; and although it was not a specific agenda item, Cllr Northfield declared an interest in case a member of the public wished to ask a question about the Shopco committee.


3.1. 11/01412/FUL and 11/01413/LBC 4 High St - Erection of a single storey dwelling and enlargement of the existing opening to create vehicular access onto Crofts End (amended scheme to extant consents 08/02087/FUL and 08/02085/LBC) . The parish council objects to both applications on the basis that the new design is completely different to the original. The Parish Council objected to the original planning application because of its impact on the conservation area and scheduled ancient monument. That view remains. However, MKC decided to permit the application, our objection notwithstanding. But the Parish Council did recognise the care and thought that had been put into the original design which kept the height of the building to a minimum and respected the village envelop. The new design is now outside the village envelope and the elevation is now above the listed wall. The design is ordinary and does not do justice to its very special location.

3.2. 11/01913/FULEIS Stoke Lodge Farm, Purse Lane, Stoke Goldington - A wind energy development comprising the erection of 15 wind turbines, each with a maximum overall height of up to 120m together with access tracks and hard standing areas and a temporary site compound. The parish council has no specific objection to this application but would like to register its concern over the cumulative impact from such applications as this.

3.3. 11/01490/FUL Sherington House, Park Road - Construction of shed and barn for agricultural use. The parish council was dissatisfied with the quality of the submitted drawings and will reserve judgement until more detailed and accurate plans have been submitted.


Cllr Ager spent considerable time wading through the pages of the HMRC website and consequently recommended that the council employ an external payroll bureau at the quoted price of £6 per month for one employee. This expenditure was agreed by everyone. ACTION: Clerk

5. DATE OF NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th September 2011 at the Village Hall commencing at 7.30 pm. There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.50pm

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