The MINUTES of the GENERAL MEETING held in the Board Room, Town
Present Mrs. P S Sweeney (Chairman)
In attendance Mr. P G Leadley (Town Clerk)
CHAIRMAN’S 07/090 The Chairman welcomed the Press and
WELCOME Members of the public to the meeting. She wished to thank Mr. Lightfoot who presented the bowls prizes on her behalf at the Peel Bowling Club and also wished to extend her thanks to the organisers of the recent Hounds of the Baskerville play which attracted a large audience and appeared successful. Finally she wished to thank Mr. Gimbert and his fellow organisers regarding the staging of the Viking Festival on Peel foreshore.
MINUTES 07/091 The Minutes of the meeting held on
DISC PARKING 07/092 Mrs. Sweeney referred to the proposed introduction of parking restrictions in certain areas of the town including the Promenade and indicated that the Town Clerk had recently e-mailed Mr. Hannay, Director of Highways regarding the Commissioners concerns over the lack of resident permits. It was noted that no response had been received to date. There was a consensus view that additional consultation with the general public was required and it was noted that a letter had been received from Mr. F Crowe requesting a public meeting to discuss residents concerns over this matter. On the basis that a public meeting would be held it was accepted that Mr. Hannay or one of his fellow officers would be required to attend and it was AGREED in the meantime that the Town Clerk contact the Department of Transport so that a future date could be arranged and hopefully announced at the meeting on the 19th July 2007.
Reference was made to the traffic plan for the Town and it was noted that the Commissioners were anxious to resolve the traffic issues in Peel.
RAGGATT 07/093 The Town Clerk indicated that he had obtained
LANDFILL some information from the Government Analyst’s Department concerning the discharge figures from The Raggatt site. It was anticipated that more regular information would be obtained from the Analyst’s Department in future.
SURFACE 07/094 Members noted receipt of the Stage 7
WATER SEPARATION SCHEME Report in respect the Surface Water Separation Scheme.
Town Clerk advised that he understood the Phase 2 work involving the laying of
a main from
HIGHWAYS ACT 07/095 Consideration was given to an application by
1986 the licencee of the Creek Inn under Section 78 of the Highways Act 1986 to set out tables and chairs on the highway in front of the Creek Inn.
matter had been advistised for 28 days as required and a number of residents
had submitted their views on the application together with a petition organised
by the licencee of the Creek Inn in support of the request. The matter was discussed at length and it was
noted that an issue had arisen over the possible ownership of the land
immediately in front of the Creek Inn. The Town Clerk indicated that under the
approval for a licence to sell alcohol the Court had permitted the setting out
of tables and chairs immediately in front of the doorway to the public
house. Members had however expressed
concern that additional land part of the highway, had been taken for tables and
chairs particularly during the TT period. Members expressed the need for every available
car parking space within the Town to ease the problem of car parking in Peel
and after further discussion the Chairman accepted a proposal by Mr. Lightfoot
that the line of the original approval via the
FLY TIPPING 07/096 Consideration was given to a letter from Mr. Chris
Burn a resident of Peel concerning fly tipping and refuse across the Isle of
Man. Mr. Burn was prepared to make an
attempt to tackle the problem of fly tipping which Members felt was not a major
issue within the town of
The Commissioners supported Mr. Burn in his attempts to tackle the problem of fly tipping which was perceived as a more rural issue than one affecting the towns. It was suggested that he may wish to contact the Department of Local Government and the Environment to obtain support in this matter.
BUILDING 07/097 Members noted receipt of correspondence
the stability of
NON RESIDENT 07/098 Members noted receipt of a letter from the Isle
TRADERS LICENCE FEES of Man Office of Fair Trading concerning the issue of licences to non-resident traders during the summer season. Members had no objection to the licence fee being increased as proposed.
PEELONLINE 07/099 Members noted receipt of the website report
WEBSITE for the period ending June 2007. Website traffic was just over 10,000 visits per month. NOTED
PLANNING 07/100 The following planning applications were
APPLICATIONS (FOR COMMENT) considered by the Members:-
PA 07/0119 Temporary relocation of emergency only access gate to allow access for residents of elderly persons houses residential development under construction, Ballawattleworth Farm, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APROVAL.
PA 07/001099 Change of use of vacant shop unit to shop/office for sale of overseas properties and insurance/financial services, vacant shop unit adjoining dental surgery neighbourhood centre, Ballawattleworth Estate, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.
PA 07/01152 Erection of two sun awnings to the front of property The Creek Inn, Station Place, East Quay, Peel. It was noted that the awning contained an advertisement and was not as per the plan detailed in the application. It was AGREED that this anomaly be referred to the Planners for their views.
PA 07/01115 Alterations to internal layout of former works to provide offices for new tenant, creation of new windows, new door openings and replacement of existing flat roofs and addition of dummy sloping roof together with re-cladding of attached store building Edward Loades Building, Ramsey Road, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
07/01198 Removal of part of existing hedge to provide vehicular access to front
07/01179 Replace four front windows on the first and second floors with windows
of identical appearance, Beach House,
PA 07/01191 Alteration of car parking area by creation of vehicular turning area and creation of one new space Reayrt Ny Keylley off Derby Road, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
07/01193 Erection of alternative type dwelling to that previously approved at
Plot 128 Reayrt Ny Keylley off
07/01192 Erection of alternative dwelling type to that previously approved at
Plots 1 and 2 Reayrt Ny Keylley off
PA 07/001211 Creation of two terraces in the rear garden to bring second terrace up to level of adjacent garden and road level, 30 Douglas Street, Peel. RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
PLANNING 07/101 The following decisions had been notified by
DECISIONS NOTIFIED the Planning Committee:-
06/01805/B Conversion of existing dwellings and erection of an extension to
side elevation to form eight self contained apartments with associated parking,
PA 07/00818/B Alterations to 50 bed nursing home approved under PA 06/01404/B comprising changes to internal layout and window positions, extension of building to south-eastern end, alterations of flues and roof over lift shaft, creation of external enclosure for gas meter box, erection of boundary fence and creation of revised surface water drainage system, Ballatessan Meadow, Glenfaba Road, Peel for Heritage Homes Limited. APPROVED
07/00507/B Demolition of existing outhouse in rear garden and erection of a
rear extension and front porch, 40
PA 07/00759/B Erection of a conservatory, 20 Ballellis, Ballawattleworth Estate, Peel for Mrs. P Rigby. APPROVED
PA 07/00509/B Installation of replacement windows and doors to front elevation Peel Sailing Club, Promenade, Peel for Peel Town Commissioners. APPROVED
07/00577/B Installation of replacement windows to front elevation, Merchant
07/00300/B Erection of a bungalow with integral garage land at the Gables,
07/00587/B Alterations, installation of velux windows and creation of patio
doors of rear elevation, 4
07/00774/B Construction of a pitched roof dormer to south elevation, Trelja,
PA 07/00300/B 07/102 Members noted receipt of an Appeal against
ON APPEAL the
approval to permit the erection of a bungalow with integral garage land at The
PA 07/00197/B 07/103 Members noted receipt of an Appeal against
ON APPEAL the
approval to discharge condition 1 of PA 05/00665/R to retain container at
PA 06/1658 07/104 Members noted receipted og Planning
ON APPEAL Appeals Inspector’s decision with regard to Peel Properties Limited application to construct two single storey industrial units with additional car parking at land off Stanley Mount, Peel. The Minister having considered the Inspector’s report had concurred with his decision and dismissed the Appeal and confirmed that the refusal of the application be confirmed. NOTED
ISLE OF MAN 07/105 Members noted receipt of the
STRATEGIC PLAN Strategic Plan prepared by the Planning Section of the Department of Local Government and the Environment. NOTED
ISLE OF MAN 07/106 The Town Clerk referred to an actuarial
LOCAL GOVERNEMNT valuation seminar by Hymans Robinson
PENSION SCHEME concerning the
current value of the local government pension scheme. The seminar was scheduled for
PEVERIL 07/107 The Town Clerk referred to the entrance to
Terrace and indicated that the former gatepost to the northern access had been
undermined and appeared to be in possible danger. The matter had been referred to the Department
of Transport for possible repair as the stone gated pillar was in the middle of
Peveril Terrace and
REFUSE 07/108 The Town Clerk tabled a letter from a resident
GLENFABA ROAD with attached photographs indicating a proliferation of refuse at the top end of Glenfaba Road which had arisen from plastic bags having been ripped open by seagulls. Mrs. Sweeney indicated that the property concerned belonged to her son and that there was a lot of steps through the yard and house hence the inability to utilise a wheeled refuse bin. It was noted that the refuse sacks were put out on the morning of collection but this did not prevent the gulls from ripping the sacks open and creating a litter problem. Mr. Lightfoot suggested that contact be made with the Wildlife Officer to confirm once more the nuisance caused by these feral birds with a request that a cull of seagulls be considered.
FORMER 07/109 The Chairman indicated that the former
therefrom the Chairman commented that the re-surfacing of
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