The MINUTES of a BOARD MEETING held in the Board Room, Town Hall, Derby Road, Peel on Wednesday 4th April 2007 at 7.00p.m.
Present Mr. D J Lace (Chairman)
In attendance Mr. P G Leadley (Town Clerk)
MINUTES 06/453 The Minutes of the meeting held on
ANTIQUES 06/454 The Town Clerk referred back to Minute
AND ARTS CENTRE 06/426 and indicated that a new catalogue and price list from David Ogilvie Limited had been obtained and posted to Peel Heritage Trust for consideration in respect of a joint venture to obtain a fingerpost sign at the new harbour footbridge. NOTED
RENT AND 06/455 The Town Clerk referred back to Minute
ALLOWANCES 2007 06/0432 and indicated that consideration would need to be given to the implications, particularly regarding staffing, if the Commissioners were to embark upon the Department of Local Government and the Environment’s requirements for benchmarking and closer liaison with tenants which would result in an increased administration allowance of 7 ½ %. NOTED
SEWAGE IN 06/456 Reference was made back to Minute 06/434
WATER 06/457 Members noted receipt of a letter and request
POLLUTION ACT 1993 from the Department of Local Government and the Environment to review the existing discharge licence for Peel. The consultation was required under Section 5 of the Water Pollution Act 1993 and it was noted that input was not required specifically although comment could be made if the Commissioners so wished. It was AGREED to advise the Department of the estimated population of the Town consequent upon its expansion over recent years.
A general discussion ensued over sewage matters and it AGREED that a meeting be sought with Mr. Winstanley, Director of Drainage to discuss the IRIS Scheme relevant to Peel in due course.
WATER 06/458 The Town Clerk updated Members on the
SEPARATION SCHEME current position regarding the contract held by Auldyn Limited in respect of the water separation scheme. It was noted that the scheme was currently on target for completion in May 2007. NOTED
PROPOSED HOTEL 06/459 The Town Clerk advised that the Department
MARINE PARADE of Local
Government and the Environment had decided to hold a public hearing with regard
to the Commissioners application to sell a portion of land at Marine Parade to
Street Heritage Limited for the development of an hotel/apartment block. The hearing was scheduled for
COMMUNITY 06/460 Members noted receipt of a letter from Mr.
PRIDE Steve Willoughby,
Clerk to the Community Pride Steering Committee concerning the desire for a
clean and tidy environment on the
therefrom Mrs. Pugh outlined the work of the Peel Clean Team in terms of
keeping Peel tidy and free of litter. It
was noted that a meeting was scheduled for
LITTER BINS 06/461 Consideration was given to a request from a Caroline
Smith who was concerned at the amount of litter found on the Ballaquane Road
and in the adjacent stables field. She
was concerned as the litter could cause a problem to her horses that were in
the field. The matter was discussed and
it was accepted that additional litter bins along
42 NORTH VIEW 06/462 Consideration was given to a letter from Mr. Parry of 42 North View who had certain concerns regarding the condition of his tenanted property. The Town Clerk outlined the amount of work undertaken at this property over the recent years including major work to install central heating and replace windows. It was noted that under the planned maintenance programme the rear out-houses may be connected into the property to extend the size of the kitchens. It was however noted that this work would not be scheduled for completion until three or four years time.
PLANNING 06/463 The following planning applications were
APPLICATIONS FOR COMMENT considered for comment as follows:-
PA 07/00396/B Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear elevations, Derby Lodge, and 1 to 3a Derby Road, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.
07/00395/B Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear
07/00403/B Installation of an air conditioning unit,
07/00409/B Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear
07/00468/B Erection of industrial building, land at Fish Yards,
PA 07/00490/B Erection of two town houses to replace existing garage, office and yard, Lewis’s Yard, Gawnes Court, Boilley Spittal Lane, Peel. Concern was expressed over this application with regard to access issues and the fact that the rear lane was used by children from Boilley Spittal. In addition the Commissioners retained concerns over sewerage disposal at the present time and it was AGREED that these points be made in a letter of objection to the Planning Committee.
07/00507/B Demolition of existing outhouse in rear garden and erection of a
rear extension and front porch,
PA 07/00509/B Installation of replacement windows and doors to front elevation Peel Sailing and Cruising Club, Promenade, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.
07/00513/B Installation of patio doors to replace existing, rear ground floor
PLANNING 06/464 The following decisions had been notified by
DECISIONS NOTIFIED the Planning Committee:-
PA 06/02215/B Alteration to roof of Longhouse including installation of additional roof lights at Quirk Coalyard, Smithy Site, Viking Longhouse and Harbour View, East Quay, Peel for Street Heritage Limited. APPROVED
07/00050/B Erection of a conservatory on north-west elevation 3
07/00074/C Change of use from retail shop to estate agency,
PA 06/02161/B Erection of a single storey extension on side elevation, 9 Cushag Drive, Ballawattleworth Estate, Peel for Mr. M Crompton. APPROVED
PA 06/01730/A 06/465 Members noted receipt of a letter from the
ON APPEAL Planning
Appeals Office indicating that an Appeal against refusal of approval in
principle for the erection of twenty detached dwellings and six (affordable)
semi-detached dwellings, land adjacent to Croit Ny Greiney,
PA 06/1761 06/466 Members noted receipt of an Appeal decision
ON APPEAL with regard to Mr. Quayle’s planning application for the creation of a front door step, enlargement of rear dormer windows (amendments to approved planning application 05/00765/B) and retention of increased ridge height, site adjacent to 17 and the eastern end of Circular Road, Peel. The Minister concurred with the Inspector’s decision and accepted the recommendation that the Appeal should be dismissed and that approval for the application be confirmed. NOTED
HONDA DAY 06/467 The Town Clerk advised that Honda UK representatives were prepared to meet the Commissioners on Thursday 12th April 2007 at 11.30a.m. NOTED
ROAD SAFETY 06/468 The Town Clerk referred to a request from the Road Safety Unit of the Highways Division seeking approval to erect 8ft by 4ft billboards containing a road safety message at the Campsite. AGREED
It was further AGREED to enquire whether additional signs could be displayed at other locations in and around the Town.
DISC PARKING 06/469 The
Town Clerk indicated that the proposed new disc parking regulations promoted by
the Highways Division of the Department of Transport had been objected to by
Mr. Fred Crowe of Harbour Lights,
Ms. Hardman commented on disc parking and wished to express her concern that an extension of disc parking in Peel should be discouraged as she felt that it would prevent new visitors from driving into Peel as there was presently inadequate long term parking available. The Chairman noted Ms. Hardman’s objections to disc parking but advised that the Commissioners had already indicated its general support for the new provisions proposed by Mr. Hannay, Director of Highways.
Arising therefrom Mrs. Birkett enquired as to the progress over the possible provision of a bus service to the Ballawattleworth Estate. The Town Clerk undertook to check on progress of this matter.
VIKING 06/470 Consideration was given to a request from the
LONGBOAT RACES Department of
Transport, Highways Division to comment upon the proposed road closure for the
annual Viking Longboat Races scheduled for
PHILIP CHRISTIAN 06/471 Mrs. Pugh updated Members on a recent
CENTRE meeting with the representatives of the Isle of Man Children’s Centre, tenants of the Philip Christian Centre. It was noted that a joint effort to bring the Philip Christian Centre up to an acceptable standard had been undertaken and it was anticipated that the property would shortly be ready for occupation by the Isle of Man Children’s Centre with regard to its various initiatives in terms of its use as a community centre.
PORT ERIN 06/472 Consideration was given to an invitation from
COMMISSIONERS the Clerk to Port Erin Commissioners for the Chairman, Members and Staff to view the new Commissioners offices at 12 Bridson Street, Port Erin on 26th April 2007 from 2.30p.m. to or from to NOTED.
This part of the meeting ended at