The MINUTES of the GENERAL MEETING held in the Board Room, Town Hall, Derby Road, Peel on Wednesday 6th June 2007 at 7.00p.m.


Present†††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. P S Sweeney (Chairman)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. I Baker

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. T M Birkett††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. R M Gimbert

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. D J Lace

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. J E Lightfoot

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. C A Moughtin

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. P Pugh


Non attendance††††††††††† Ms. P Hardman

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In attendance††††††††††††††† Miss P L Bampton (Finance Officer)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. T J Quayle (Technical Officer)

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CHAIRMANíS†††††††††† 07/039†††††††††††††† The Chairman welcomed everyone to the first

WELCOME††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board Meeting of June.Mrs. Sweeney spoke of her delight at the excellent events that Peel had paid host to the previous week.The Peel Bay Festival was excellent and Honda had attracted extremely large crowds despite the poor weather.The Chairman wished to express her thanks to the outdoor staff for all their hard work in making Honda Day run so smoothly.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Sweeney reported to Members that Mr. Lightfoot informed her that he had seen a notice in the press notifying people that a public meeting was taking place at the Corrin Hall on the 3rd June 2007, regarding the Commissioners intention to sell the land at Marine Parade.The Chairman reported that she had attended the Corrin Hall on the said date and no one had attended.Mrs. Sweeney explained that she had contacted Isle of Man Newspapers and asked them to publish the fact that the notification of the meeting was an error on their behalf.


MINUTES†††††††††††††††††† 07/040†††††††††††††† The Minutes of the meeting held on 1st May 2007 were taken as read and CONFIRMED.






RAGGATT††††††††††††††††† 07/041†††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot referred back to Minute 07/006

DISCHARGE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and enquired as to whether the figures regarding the Raggatt discharge had been obtained form the Department of Local Government and the Environment.The Technical Officer informed the Board that the person who dealt with the Raggatt was on holiday. Mr. Quayle had spoken to Stephanie Gray who informed him that as far as she knew they only kept costs on disposing of the discharge and not the amounts disposed of.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot reported that he had raised the issue as he was extremely concerned about the waste that was being disposed of in the Raggatt.Mr. Gimbert requested that a sample be taken from the Raggatt and sent to the Government Analyst to be tested.AGREED


PLANNING †††††††††††††† 07/042†††††††††††††† The following planning applications were

APPLICATIONS FOR COMMENT††† considered by the Board as follows:-


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00567/A Approval in principle for the erection of a dwelling with access onto Albany Road, land to the rear of St. Germans Vicarage Albany Road, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00799/B Conversion of existing integral garage to living accommodation, 11 Queens Drive, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00805/LAW Application for certificate of lawfulness for the conversion of second floor to a self contained flat, 30 Douglas Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00747/C Change of use of ground floor residential rooms to cafť, 30 Douglas Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00748/C Additional use of three first floor rooms as tourist accommodation, 30 Douglas Street, Peel. RECOMMENDED REFUSAL


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00749/C Change of use from retail to a cafť, 30 Douglas Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00750/B Convert one first floor residential room to use as a holistic therapy centre and provision of associated off road parking to rear, 30 Douglas Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED REFUSAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00759/B Erection of a conservatory 20, Ballellis, Ballawattleworth Estate, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00774/B Construction of a pitched roof dormer to south elevation, Trelja Heathfield Drive, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00787/B Approval in principle for the erection of a leisure centre with parking and landscaping, vacant plot at Close Beg adjacent to Busy Bears Nursery.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00872/B Installation of replacement windows on front and rear elevations and replacement back door, 5 Church Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pa 07/00916/B Creation of rear access providing rear yard parking spaces and raised patio, new dwellings site adjacent to number 17 Circular Road, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00910/B Inner Harbour Marina developmentcomprising of reclamation of land at the southern end of the harbour to provide a boat park and car parking, installation of fully served floating pontoons, erection of a toilet/shower block with offices above, highway amendments and constructions of a concrete maintenance platform, Peel Harbour Bounded by West Quay and East Quay, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/0617/B Conversion of existing dwellings and erection of an extension to side elevation to form eight self contained apartments and associated parking 13 and 15 Atholl Street (re-advertised due to amended plans received). RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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, alteration 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, part of field 314543 Glenfaba Road, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00706/B Installation of replacement front windows and front door from existing old wooden frame windows and wooden front door, 7 Mona Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/000796/B Replacement of shed on same site as old one and erection of boundary fence, 48 Ballaquane Park, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/000924/B Alterations to internal layouts of units, 1, 9 and 10.Additional dormers and internal alterations to unit 4 and the addition of conservatories to units 23, 24 Quirks Coal Yard, Smith site, Viking Longhouse, Harbour View, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/000944/B Change of existing windows and door to uPVC (doubled glazed) windows, 14 Patrick Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/000954/B Replacement of existing windows to front elevation with white uPVC sliding sash and replacement of windows to rear elevation with top hung white coloured uPVC.Proportions of new windows to match existing, 4 Marine Parade, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00978/B Formation of side door and internal alterations to form a utility, 25 Belle Vue Park, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00979/B Erection of garden shed/cabin 36 Castle Street, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/0001030 Demolition of garage to create parking bay, Westbourne House, Walpole Road, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/001033 Construction of an additional bedroom at first floor level, with associated alterations.Also construction of a garden room to replace existing sun room, Cummel Noa, Lyndale Avenue, Peel.RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PA 07/00824 Application for express consent to erect advertisement sign writing to front elevation Viking Longhouse, East Quay, PeelRECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL.


PLANNING††††††††††††††† 07/043†††††††††††††† The following planning decisions had been

DECISIONS NOTIFIED††††††††††††††††††††† notified by the Planning Committee:-


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Conversion to health and beauty therapy and sale of associated products Old Market House, 6 Market Street, Peel for Miss D Watson.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of uPVC sliding sash windows to front and side and uPVC casement windows to rear elevations re replace existing 8 Atholl Place, Peel for Mr. C Johnson.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Construction of a second floor balcony to replace existing lean to roof on rear elevation, 23 Castle Street, Peel for Mr. S M McDiarmid.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Extensions to existing bungalows to provide additional living accommodation, 10 Mourne View, Peel for Mr. & Mrs. C D Corden. APPROVED.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Retention of additional garden shed and access from back lane, 40 St. Germans Place, Peel for Mr. N W OíConnor.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Demolition of part of rear outlet and erection of a replacement extension, 58 Patrick Street, Peel for Mr. & Mrs. R Haigne.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Erection of a satellite dish, 22 Shore Road, Peel for Mr. & Mrs. D W Lodge.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of an air conditioning unit, 9 Atholl Place, Peel for Black Grace Cowley.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear elevations, Derby Lodge and 1-3a Derby Road, Peel for Peel Town Commissioners.APPROVED

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of new front door, Castle View, Victoria Terrace, Peel for Mrs. J A Merritt.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alterations, raise roof to create first floor living accommodation, construction of bay window and porch canopy, 7 Ballaquane Park, Peel for Mr. & Mrs. J Kneen.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Additional use of apartment for tourist accommodation Apartment 3 Chapel Court, Christian Street, Peel for Mrs. L J Katz.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear elevations, 24 Stanley Road, Peel for Mr. M Langstaff.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of replacement windows and doors to front and rear elevations, 6, 8 and 10 and 16 and 16a Shore Road, Peel for Peel Town Commissioners.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Retention of windows and doors as installed, 21 Church Street, Peel for Mr. N D Bull.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Additional use of property as self catering accommodation, 23 Shore Road, Peel for Mr. R S B Cooper.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of replacement windows to front and rear elevations, 23 Shore Road, Peel for Mr. R S B Cooper.APPROVED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of timber gate and door to replace existing iron gates 20 - 22 Michael Street, Peel for Michael Street Management.REFUSED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval to discharge condition one of 05/00665/R to retain containers Heathfield Yard, Patrick Street, Peel for Mr. M L Corcoran.REFUSED†††††††††††


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Installation of dormer windows to front and rear elevations, 21 Michael Street, Peel for A Morgan.REFUSED


PA 06/1270†††††††††††††††† 07/044†††††††††††††† Members noted receipt of an Appeal decision

ON APPEAL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† with regard to Ms. M J Bullís planning application for windows and doors to replace existing in (a) the front and side and (b) the rear of 29/30 Shore Road, Peel.The Minister concurred with the Inspectors report that planning permission be refused.


PA 06/551†††††††††††††††††† 07/045†††††††††††††† Members noted receipt of an Appeal decision

ON APPEAL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† with regard to Mr. & Mrs. Comber planning application for the erection of a two storey dwelling on land adjacent to The Mount, Mount Morrison, Peel.The Minister concurred with the Inspectors decision and accepted the recommendation that the Appeal should be dismissed and approval for the application be confirmed. NOTED


PA 06/01481/B††††††††††† 07/046†††††††††††††† Members noted receipt of a letter from the

ON APPEAL††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Planning Appeals office indicating that an Appeal against the approval for the removal of two existing trees and replace with new to front elevation situated at Plot 1 Southview, Poortown Road, Peel had been submitted by Premier Homes.NOTED. It was agreed to make no further comment on this application.


PA 07/00332/B††††††††††† 07/047†††††††††††††† Members noted receipt of a letter from the Planning Appeal Office indicating that an appeal against refusal for the installation of dormer windows to front and rear elevations 21 Michael Street, Peel had beensubmitted by Mr. A Morgan.NOTED.It was agreed to make no further comment on this application.


PA 06/01773†††††††††††††† 07/048†††††††††††††† Members studied a letter from the Planning Department informing the Board that an application for a certificate of lawfulness for the recycling of inert waste materials by JCK Limited for the sandpit, Lhergydhoo, Peel had been declined.NOTED


46 DOUGLAS†††††††††††† 07/049†††††††††††††† The Board noted correspondence which had

STREET, PEEL†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† been received from Mr. P Haslett, Environmental Health Technician from the Department of Local Government and the Environment in respect of 46 Douglas Street informing the owner Mr. G Durber that he had carried out an inspection of the property on the request of the tenant Miss Lennox.The property didnít conform with the 1955-1990 Housing Acts due to a number of defects.Mr. Durber was given 90 days to rectify the situation otherwise Peel Town Commissioners would take formal action against him.


REAYRT-NY-††††††††††† 07/050†††††††††††††† Members considered a request from Heritage

KEYLLEY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Homes to provide five street names for their new housing development Reayrt-ny-Keylley Estate at Ballawattleworth Farm. ††Mr. Lightfoot enquired as to why they needed five street names. Mrs. Birkett commented that if the estate was to be spilt into five roads it would cause havoc for the postman.The Board AGREED that the properties in the estate should have a house number.


HOUSING (FLATS)†† 07/051†††††††††††††† After consideration it was AGREED to register

REGULATIONS 1982††††††††††††††††††††††††† under the 1982 Regulations, flats 1, 9 and 19 Mariners Wharf, East Quay.The request to register Flat 17 Mariners Wharf was deferred until a completion certificate had been issued for the property.


OFFSHORE††††††††††††††† 07/052†††††††††††††† The Finance Officer read out a letter††† which had

AGGREGATES††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† been received from Neil Corlett of the Department of Trade and Industry regarding the issue of prospecting and extraction licences for aggregates.Mr. Gimbert expressed concern about the tidal flow as people were able to remove minerals from around the coast line.The Chairman suggested that the Board should each receive a copy of the letter and Members should provide the Town Clerk with any comment they may have so he could draft an appropriate response.AGREED


SHORTCUT††††††††††††††† 07/053†††††††††††††† The Board considered a request from Mr. John

LINKING MOUNTAIN VIEW TO ††† Hall to re-surface the shortcut linking

SHOPRITE CARPARK††††††††††††††††††††††† Mountain View to Shoprite car park. The path had become very rough and stoney.Members AGREED to defer the matter to Tuesday 12th June when the Board were due to meet with Shoprite.


RAMSEY††††††††††††††††††† 07/054†††††††††††††† The Finance Officer referred to an invitation

MUNICIPAL SUNDAY†††††††††††††††††††††† received from Ramsey Town Commissioners to their Municipal Sunday scheduled for Sunday 8th July 2007 at 10:30a.m.The invitation was extended to the Chairman, Members and Town Clerk of Peel Town Commissioners.The Chairman AGREED to attend.


ISLE OF MAN††††††††††† 07/055†††††††††††††† The Finance Officer referred to an invitation

VETERANS DAY††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† received from the Isle of Man Veterans Day Committee scheduled for Sunday 24th June 2007.The invitation was extended to the Chairman, Commissioners and the Town Clerk. The Chairman AGREED to attend the event.


PUBLICITY IN PEEL 07/056†††††††††††††† Mrs. Moughtin reported that she wished to reiterate what the Chairman had said in her opening address.†† Mrs. Moughtin praised Mr. Jonathan Irving for doing an excellent job of organising and staging the Peel Bay Music Festival. Her only regret was that the Press hadnít attended the meeting so they could hear and report on all the positive things that were happening in Peel.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Moughtin commented that the Commissioners could contact Manx Radio to see if they could have a ten minute slot on the radio to inform the public about all the events which have happened and are due to take place in Peel.AGREED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot enquired as to whether the Commissioners sent the papers any information about what was happening in Peel.The Board AGREED that Public Relations should be an agenda item for the next Board meeting.


DOG NOTICES††††††††† 07/057†††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot reported that he was glad to see the new dog byelaw notices had been put up and asked would it be possible to have one notice up at each set of steps down on to the beach.The Technical Officer undertook to make sure the notices were displayed.


CASTLE STREET†††††† 07/058†††††††††††††† Mr. Gimbert reported that the two item of play

PLAYGROUND†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† equipment at Castle Street needed updating.The Chairman informed him that there was nothing set aside in the budget. The Commissioners had in the past looked at making the area into car parking.The Technical Officer undertook to see if the area was suitable to be converted it into car parking.Mr. Lightfoot suggested that if the area wasnít used for parking then new play equipment for Castle Street should be made an agenda item in the budget for 2008/2009.AGREED


CREEK INN†††††††††††††† 07/059†††††††††††††† Mr. Gimbert expressed concern at the tables and chairs placed in the car parking area outside the Creek Inn.During the TT festival bikers parked around the tables making it dangerous for pedestrians to cross the road due to poor visibility.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Chairman explained that the Town Clerk had placed a notice in the Examiner asking the public to comment on the matter.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot reported that a stronger letter should be sent to the owners of the Creek as their tables and chairs were taking up valuable car parking spaces which Peel was desperately short on.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Birkett informed the Board that she objected to private businesses making profits from public car parking.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot was also concerned that the Creek hadnít put in for planning permission for their awning.The Town Clerk had written to Ms. Turner landlady of the Creek and asked her to put in retrospective planning.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Gimbert reported that Joanneís Cafť had been putting signs up in the middle of the walkway.The Board AGREED that she should be written to and asked to remove the sign.


CAMPSITE†††††††††††††††† 07/060†††††††††††††† Mrs. Pugh informed Members that she wished to thank the Campsite attendant, the Town Warden and the outdoor staff for their help at the Campsite over the TT Festival.Her comments were echoed by the rest of the Board.


PUBLIC††††††††††††††††††††† 07/061†††††††††††††† Mrs. Pugh reported that the public toilets were

TOILETS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in desperate need of money spending on them to bring them up to an acceptable standard.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. Lightfoot commented that the Town Clerk was supposed to obtain prices for contract cleaners to clean them during TT fortnight.The Technical Officer explained that these prices had not been obtained in time, so he had requested Mr. Simpson the Commissioners toilet cleaner to work extra hours.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mrs. Moughtin informed the Board that the Commissioners should employ contractors on a stand by basis to clean the toilets during all the main events.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Technical Officer explained that it was difficult to clean the toilets when events for example Honda Day were taking place as the toilets were in continual use all the time which made it impossible to shut them down to clean.NOTED


HONDA DAY†††††††††††† 07/062†††††††††††††† The Technical Officer informed the Board that the Police had provided an excellent service policing Honda Day.The Chairman reported that the Police were also impressed with the outdoor staffs handling of event.NOTED


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† This part of the meeting ended at 8.10p.m.