Pleasant Residents’ Association
Minute of meeting held 13th February 2013 at St Michael’s Church Hall, Mount Pleasant
Present: Di Dray, Dave Heal, Keith Scott, Mr & Mrs A Beadle, Neal Overton, Paul Overton, Richard Scott, Cllr Sarah Dodds, Cllr John Hough, Eileen Howard, Sylvia Scott, Brian Shaw, James Pocklington.
Apologies: Patrick Purves, Gray Dray, Brenda Nutt, Eric Howard, Rosie Leak.
· The meeting commenced with a general discussion on the proposed housing development on the Pleasant Gardens site at the end of Mount Pleasant.
· Cllr Dodds explained that after the environmental impact assessment had been approved by ELDC there had been no submission for planning permission.
· Local residents expressed their concerns over the initial proposals for the site, these were:
# Over intensification of housing which would result in high traffic volumes through Spire View and on to Wood Lane.
# Increased surface water flood risk to neighbouring properties
# Additional strain on infrastructure, i.e. sewers
# Increased traffic on Mount Pleasant , gaining access to North end of site.
# Impact on local residents responsible for unadopted road at the end of Mount Pleasant.
· It was reported that 99% of Spire View residents were opposed to the scale of the development.
· After discussion it was decided to wait for the applicant to submit final plans and then reconvene a meeting to decide on a community response.
Minute of last meeting (09/01/13) read and approved.
· Cllr Dodds apologised that the refuse collection representative had not been available for the February meeting but hoped they might be ok for March meeting.
· The meeting heard that a new campaign against dog fouling had been launched. Cllr Dodds explained that it was important that residents notify the dog warden if they had information on dog owners that failed to “scoop the poop”.
· Cllr Hough reported from the Bus round table meeting that the re-routing of buses up Church St was being reviewed and asked residents to make their feelings known at the next meeting on the 28th March, 10.30 am at the Town Hall. As Dave Skepper the area supervisor for Lincolnshire Road Car would be in attendance.
· The lack of provision for motorcycle parking in town car parks was briefly discussed.
· James reported that the local grit bins had been refilled recently, following repeated requests by Cllr Hough and local residents.
· Cllr Hough explained that he had correspondence with Ian Mickleburgh of Lincolnshire Highways who confirmed that 20 mph speed limits were being discussed within the authority, and that he would be in touch if there were further developments.
· Inconsiderate parking was discussed. James explained that following the neighbourhood police panel he had recently attended, it was clear that the total obstruction of a pavement was a matter for the police and urged residents to contact the PCSO’s with evidence of this. Cllr Hough mentioned that Mick Pheonix is the parking services manager at LCC and any concerns on bad parking hot spots should be addressed to him so that scheduled enforcement visits might be taken.
· James reminded the meeting that anyone who would like to host a hanging basket or floral display on their property as part of the Louth in Bloom to please get in touch. It was agreed that the committee would get together to discuss this matter further to improve the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.Meeting closed at 8.40pm