Minute of a meeting of the Pleasant Residents’ Association
12th June 2013– 7.30 pm
12th June 2013– 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington Eilen and Eric Howard Brenda Nutt Keith and Linda Scott Dave Heal
Gary Dray Sylvia Scott Mr and Mrs N Overton Betty Pinfold Paul Overton Mr and Mrs Beadle
Sarah Dodds John Hough Patrick Purves
Apologies – Richard Scott, Brian Shaw, Di Dray
Minutes of last meeting – circulated, read and approved
Arising – Chairman reported the hanging baskets were in place. John Hough has passed on to CC Highways the messages about Watts Lane
Development – 82 Mount Pleasant – There were still concerns about the density of the current plan, and the impact on local amenity. The Architect, KPW in Leicester, had been contacted and refused to discuss with residents. The access was not going to be wide enough to take two footways. John Hough advised adjoining owners to take legal advice about encroachment. James Pocklington was going to attend a Town Council meeting and Alan Beadle mentioned a contact at Waterloo Housing, a Brian Burnett, Waterloo having filed the plan in partnership with ELDC. Residents of Spire View were co-ordinating objections with assistance from Liz Beadle
John Hough offered valuable guidance on timing and procedure, as did Sarah Dodds. Dave Heal spoke of the intransigence of ELDC, but Councillors present felt this was a different kind of issue, and explained factors affecting amenity.
Sylvia Scott echoed the concern of many that there was to be a fourfold increase in dwellings on a private road, and foul and stormwater drainage issues were stressed. Sarah Dodds would carry those concerns to Michelle Walker at the Council.
Development – Newmarket – James Pocklington reported the Co-Op had won an appeal to build a large convenience store on the old Browns Garage Site. Eileen Howard voiced concerns over the impact of another 6 houses using Watts Lane as access. Sarah Dodds mentioned the increased urgency of sorting out the signage and other issues.
James Pocklington suggested the Co-Op be approached about these concerns and asked to sort out the road surface, speed bumps, signage etc.
The customary short historical seminar took place on the background
Youth provision – the fence adjoining the Leisure Centre was being used as a football target late at night, with much noise on the wire fencing. Sarah Dodds would raise the matter of locking the grounds after 10 pm when the Centre closed.
Parking – John Hough mentioned the withdrawal of free parking by the Cattle Market and the impact of this on street parking all over Louth. Buses were now getting stuck on Church Street instead of Mercer Row. There was a lot of concern and the general feeling was that ELDC had scored yet another massive own goal..
Communal activity Patrick Purves suggested it would be right to thank Committee members and washers up following the Big Lunch
Subsequently the meeting closed at about 8:50 pm