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					                     SANDY TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Sandy Town Council held in the Council
Chamber at 10, Cambridge Road, Sandy, Beds on Monday 14th May 2007 at
7.30pm.



                                   PRESENT

                               Cllr D H Gale (Mayor)
                                " N Aldis
                                " P Blaine
                                " D Broughton
                                " N O’Leary
                                " C Osborne
                                " M Pettitt
                                " M Scott
                                " D Sharman
                                " R Smith
                                " Mrs S Sutton
                                " G White

       Together with two electors of the Parish and one member of the press

1. APOLOGIES for absence had been received from County Cllr John Scott.

2. STATUTORY DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS FROM MEMBERS
(1/07)

(a) Prejudicial Interests

Cllr Mrs Sutton   Planning Application       Member is a business colleague
                  07/00559/FULL              of the applicant.
(withdrew from the meeting)

(b) Personal Interests

There were none.

3. TOWN MAYOR OF SANDY (2/07)

The Mayor welcomed the newly elected Members to their first meeting of Council.
He then thanked everyone for their support over his two years in office.


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RESOLVED: (a) That Cllr Colin Osborne be elected Town Mayor of Sandy for
the ensuing year.

(b) The newly elected Town Mayor publicly took and signed the required
Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Town Mayor.

Cllr Osborne thanked everyone for the vote of confidence that they had placed in
him and pledged to continue to serve the whole town to the best of his skill and
ability. He went on to pay tribute to the outgoing Mayor. Both David Gale and
Rosemary had been superb ambassadors for the town and had raised £6,500 for
local charities during their period of office. Proof of the esteem and affection
shown towards the Mayor and Mayoress had been provided at the Civic Service in
February when over 30 Civic Dignitaries attended.

(c) Cllr Osborne presented Cllr Gale with his Past Mayor’s badge.

4. DEPUTY TOWN MAYOR OF SANDY                      (3/07)

RESOLVED: (a) That Cllr Geoffrey George Noble White be elected Deputy
Town Mayor of Sandy for the ensuing year.

(b) The newly elected Deputy Town Mayor publicly took and signed the required
Declaration of Acceptance of Office of Deputy Town Mayor.

Cllr White thanked everyone for their support and the confidence they had placed
in him.

5. CASUAL VACANCIES ON SANDY TOWN COUNCIL – POST 3RD MAY
ELECTIONS                     (4/07)

The Clerk’s report which had been previously circulated was received and
considered.

RESOLVED: (a) That the three Casual Vacancies on the Council be advertised, as
in the previously agreed procedure, inviting applications from interested people.

(b)The candidates will be invited to make a short presentation about themselves at
the meeting of Town Council to be held on 18th June 2007 when co-option will
take place.

6. ORAL QUESTIONS FROM ELECTORS (5/07)

There were none.

The Mayor outlined the protocols governing this item on the Agenda. He said that
members of the public should be encouraged to attend meetings to pose questions

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themselves. Questions in advance should be dealt with either by the office staff or
put forward for inclusion in a forthcoming agenda.

7. PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR COMMENT BY SANDY
TOWN COUNCIL (6/07)

Prior to the consideration of Application 07/00670/FULL application for the
change of use to warehousing/storage, the Deputy Clerk reported that one letter of
objection from a near neighbour had been received. This was summarised to the
meeting.

Prior to the consideration of Application 07/00378/FULL application for the
residential development of 19 flats and 5 houses at 4 – 6 London Road, Sandy, the
Deputy Clerk reported that one letter of objection from a near neighbour and a
petition from nearby residents had been received. These were summarised to the
meeting.

Cllr Mrs S Sutton withdrew from the Chamber during consideration of Application
07/0559/FULL.

(SEE LIST ATTACHED)

8. MAYORAL COMMUNICATIONS (7/07)

20.4.2007   Attended the Launch of Anglia in Bloom at the Tourist Information
            Centre. Councillors Aldis, Mrs Sutton and Sharman accompanied by
            Mrs Sharman were also in attendance.

20.4.2007   Together with the Mayoress hosted the Mayor's St George’s Charity
            Ball at Shuttleworth with the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress and several
            Councillors and their partners in attendance.

21.4.2007   Accompanied by the Mayoress attended the Sandy Youth Action
            Variety performance at the Sandy Baptist Church Hall.

22.4.2007   Accompanied by the Mayoress attended the Bedfordshire County
            Council Civic Service at St Paul’s Church Bedford.

22.4.2007   Attended the Mayor of Peterborough's Charity Last Night of the
            Proms performance accompanied by the Mayoress.

23.4.2007   Chaired the Annual Sandy Parish Meeting at Sandy Upper School.

28.4.2007   Accompanied by the Mayoress , Deputy Mayor and Mayoress
            attended the Mayor of Huntingdon's Charity Ball.


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29.4.02007 Together with the Mayoress attended the Mayor of Ampthill’s Charity
           Lunch.

29.4.2007   Attended the Mayor of Houghton Regis Civic Service accompanied
            by the Mayoress. This was also an Act of Remembrance for the
            Mayor, Chris Carey who sadly passed away earlier that week.

9.5.2007    Together with the Mayoress hosted the Mayor's Charity Cheque
            Presentation Evening at the Council Offices.

12.5.2007   Accompanied by the Mayoress and Deputy Mayor judged the
            Prince and Princess competitions in preparation for Sandy Festival.

DEPUTY MAYOR

17.4.07     Attended the County Council’s Annual Reception for Town & Parish
            Councils, (report previously submitted).

9. FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE (8/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That Cllr Martin John Pettitt be elected Chairman of Finance and General
Purposes Committee for the ensuing year.

(b) That Cllr David Hector Gale be elected Vice Chairman of Finance and General
Purposes Committee for the ensuing year.

10. PLANNING PARKS AND OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE (9/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That Cllr Peter Nigel Aldis be elected Chairman of Planning, Parks and Open
Spaces Committee for the ensuing year.

(b) That Cllr Mrs Susan Jane Sutton be elected Vice Chairman of Planning, Parks
and Open Spaces Committee for the ensuing year.

11. STAFFING COMMITTEE (10/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Staffing Committee for the ensuing year shall consist of the Deputy
Mayor, (Cllr Geoffrey George Noble White), and Cllrs Peter Anthony Blaine,
David Hector Gale, Michael Peter Scott and Mrs Susan Jane Sutton.


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(b) That Cllr Peter Anthony Blaine be elected Chairman of the Staffing Committee
for the ensuing year.

(c) That Cllr Michael Peter Scott be elected Vice Chairman of the Staffing
Committee for the ensuing year.

12. AUDIT COMMITTEE (11/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Audit Committee for the ensuing year shall consist of Cllr Colin
Osborne (as Mayor), Cllr Geoffrey George Noble White(as Deputy Mayor), Cllr
Martin John Pettitt (as Chairman of Finance and General Purposes Committee),
Cllr David Hector Gale (as Vice Chairman of Finance & General Purposes
Committee) and Cllr Neal Alexander O’Leary.

(b) That Cllr Colin Osborne be elected Chairman of the Audit Committee for the
ensuing year.

(c) That Cllr Martin John Pettitt be elected Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee
for the ensuing year.

13. SANDY MARKET - MANAGEMENT GROUP (12/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Sandy Market Management Group for the ensuing year shall consist
of Cllrs David Delves Broughton, Martin John Pettitt, Michael Peter Scott, Mrs
Susan Jane Sutton and Geoffrey George Noble White.

(b) That the Chairman of the Sandy Market Management Group for the ensuing
year shall be Cllr Michael Peter Scott.

(c) That the Vice Chairman of the Sandy Market Management Group for the
ensuing year shall be Cllr Mrs Susan Jane Sutton.

14. SUNDERLAND ROAD/PAVILION SECURE STORAGE WORKING
GROUP (13/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Sunderland Road Pavilion/Secure Storage Working Group for the
ensuing year shall consist of Cllrs Peter Nigel Aldis, Peter Anthony Blaine, David
Hector Gale, David William John Sharman, and one vacancy to be filled by a co-
opted Member of Council.


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(b) That Mr Michael Reynolds be co-opted to the Working Group as a
representative of sports clubs in the Town.

(c) That the Chairman of the Pavilion/Secure Storage Working Group for the
ensuing year shall be Cllr David Hector Gale.

(d) That the Vice Chairman of the Pavilion/Secure Storage Working Group for the
ensuing year shall be Cllr Peter Anthony Blaine.

15. THE RIDDY - LOCAL NATURE RESERVE - MANAGEMENT
GROUP (14/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That The Riddy Local Nature Reserve Management Group for the ensuing year
shall consist of Cllrs Martin John Pettitt, Michael Peter Scott, David William John
Sharman and Mrs Susan Jane Sutton with Cllr Peter Nigel Aldis as the appointed
substitute if any member should be unable to be present.

(b) That the Chairman of The Riddy Local Nature Reserve Management Group for
the ensuing year shall be Cllr Michael Peter Scott.

16. THE PINNACLE MANAGEMENT GROUP (15/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Pinnacle Management Group for the ensuing year shall consist of
Cllrs Martin John Pettitt, Michael Peter Scott, David William John Sharman and
Mrs Susan Jane Sutton with Cllr Peter Nigel Aldis as the appointed substitute if
any member should be unable to be present.

(b) That the Chairman of The Pinnacle Management Group for the ensuing year
shall be Cllr Michael Peter Scott.

17. TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE – MANAGEMENT GROUP
(16/07)

RESOLVED: That the Tourist Information Centre Management Group be Cllrs
Peter Anthony Blaine, David Hector Gale and Geoffrey George Noble White.
Substitutes: Cllrs Neal Alexander O’Leary and Martin John Pettitt.

(b) That the Chairman of Tourist Information Centre Management Group for the
ensuing year shall be Cllr Peter Anthony Blaine.




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18. COMMUNICATIONS WORKING GROUP (17/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That Cllrs Peter Nigel Aldis, David William John Sharman, Robert James
Smith and Mrs Susan Jane Sutton be appointed as the Communications Working
Group for the ensuing year. One vacancy to be filled by a co-opted Member of
Council.

(b) That Cllr Peter Nigel Aldis be elected as Chairman of the Communications
Working Group for the ensuing year.

19. POLICIES WORKING GROUP (18/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Policies Working Group for the ensuing year shall consist of Cllrs
Peter Anthony Blaine, Colin Osborne and Geoffrey George Noble White.

(b) That Cllr Geoffrey George Noble White be appointed Chairman of the Policies
Working Group.

20. SANDY ENHANCEMENT GROUP (19/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That Cllrs Peter Nigel Aldis, David William John Sharman and Mrs Susan
Jane Sutton be appointed as representatives of Sandy Town Council on the Sandy
Enhancement Group for the ensuing year.

(b) That Cllr Robert James Smith be appointed as the substitute member.

21. FALLOWFIELD WORKING GROUP                      (20/07)

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Fallowfield Working Group for the ensuing year shall consist of Cllrs
Peter Nigel Aldis, Colin Osborne, Martin John Pettitt, David William John
Sharman and Michael Peter Scott.

(b) That Cllr Martin John Pettitt be appointed Chairman of the Fallowfield
Working Group.



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22. SUNDERLAND ROAD PAVILION PROJECT – CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP          (21/07)

RESOLVED: That the Sunderland Road Pavilion Project – Construction
Management Working Group for the ensuing year shall consist of Cllrs Peter Nigel
Aldis, David Hector Gale, David William John Sharman plus Mr M Reynolds and
Mr A Watson.

23. SUNDERLAND ROAD PLAYING FIELDS MAINTENANCE
WORKING GROUP                 (22/07)

RESOLVED: (a) That the working group should be re-named the Playing Fields
Maintenance Working Group and that it should be made up of four Members of the
Council.

(b) That the Playing Fields Maintenance Working Group for the ensuing year shall
consist of Cllrs David Delves Broughton, David Hector Gale, Martin John Pettitt
and Michael Peter Scott.

(c) That Cllr Michael Peter Scott be elected as Chairman of the Playing Fields
Maintenance Working Group for the ensuing year.

24. SANDYE PLACE SWIMMING SCHEME WORKING GROUP (23/07)

RESOLVED: That the Sandye Place Swimming Scheme Working Group for the
ensuing year shall consist of Cllrs Peter Anthony Blaine, Susan Jane Sutton and
Geoffrey George Noble White. One vacancy to be filled by a co-opted Member of
Council.

25. SANDY QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER/ANNUAL REPORT – EDITOR
(24/07)

RESOLVED:

That Cllr Peter Nigel Aldis be appointed Editor for the Year 2007/2008 Editions of
the Sandy Quarterly Newsletter and the Annual Report.

26. ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES (25/07)

RESOLVED:

That Members of Sandy Town Council be elected/appointed as Representatives of
the Town Council on outside bodies as per APPENDIX 'A' ATTACHED TO
THESE MINUTES.


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27. MINUTES AND REPORTS (26/07)

(a) Meeting of Planning Parks & Open Spaces Committee held on Monday 26th
March 2007

RESOLVED: That the Minutes, which had been previously circulated, be
received, approved and adopted.

RECOMMENDATIONS:           These had been dealt with at the Meeting of the
Town Council on Monday 2nd April 2007.

(b) Meeting of Sandy Town Council held on Monday 2nd April 2007

RESOLVED: (i) That the Minutes, including Exempt Minutes, Minute Nos
104/06 and 79/06, which had been previously circulated, be received, approved
and signed as a correct record.

(ii) That Exempt Minutes, Minute Nos 104/06 and 79/06 remain as Exempt items.

(c) Special Meeting of Staffing Committee held on Friday 20th April 2007

These minutes had been dealt with at the Special Meeting of Sandy Town Council
held on Thursday 26th April 2007.

(d) Special Meeting of Planning Parks & Open Spaces Committee held on
Monday 23rd April 2007

RESOLVED: That the Minutes which had been previously circulated, be
received, approved and adopted.

RECOMMENDATIONS: There were none.

(e) Special Meeting of Sandy Town Council held on Thursday 26th April 2007

RESOLVED: (i) That the Minutes, including Exempt Minute, Minute No 112/06,
which had been previously circulated, be received, approved and signed as a
correct record.

(ii) That Exempt Minute, Minute No 112/06 remain as an Exempt item.




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28. APPOINTMENT OF PROPER OFFICER OF SANDY TOWN
COUNCIL                   (27/07)

RESOLVED: That Mrs Susan M Foster be appointed as Proper Officer of Sandy
Town Council with effect from 1st June 2007.

29. APPOINTMENT OF RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER OF
SANDY TOWN COUNCIL                     (28/07)

RESOLVED: That Mrs Susan M Foster be appointed as Responsible Financial
Officer of Sandy Town Council with effect from 1st June 2007.

30. CHEQUE SIGNATURES – SANDY TOWN COUNCIL (29/07)

The Clerk’s report, which was previously circulated was received and considered.

RESOLVED: (a) That all Members of Sandy Town Council be mandated to sign
cheques on the Council’s behalf.

(b) That individual Members will be supplied with a letter of authorisation and a
mandate form to take into Barclays Bank together with proof of their identity in
order to be recorded as a cheque signatory on the Town Council Revenue Account.

31. REPORTS FROM REPRESENTATIVES (30/07)

(a) Cllr Pettitt reported that Sandy Twinning Association was celebrating the 25th
Anniversary of its links with Malaunay later this year. A party from Malaunay will
be visiting Sandy from Thursday 1st November to Sunday 4th November 2007. A
celebratory dinner has been planned for Saturday 3rd November. The Mayor of
Malaunay plus one other Councillor would be accompanying the party.

(b) Cllr Aldis reported that the Community Safety Group had raised concerns
about the speed of traffic in St Neots Road at night and that this was to be
monitored. He also reported that the Group was concerned about the number of
HGVs using the High Street and St Neots Road and that this was something he
hoped could be looked at by Council in the near future.

32. CLERK’S REPORT (31/07)

(a) (1) Accounts 1.4.06 to 31.3.07

RESOLVED: That the lists of Receipts and Payments for March 2007, which had
been on display prior to the Meeting be received and approved.




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(2) Quarterly Accounts – Quarter Ended 31.3.07

RESOLVED: That the Quarterly Accounts (Income and Expenditure Lists) for
Quarter Ended 31st March 2007 which had also been on display prior to the
Meeting, be received and approved. It was noted that these were not the Final
Year End Accounts.


(3) East of England Regional Assembly – Regional Gypsy and Traveller Public
Engagement Event – 4.6.07

The East of England Assembly have organised a seminar at MBDC, Chicksands on
Monday 4th June 2007 at 7pm to consider reviews of the Regional Spatial Strategy
in respect of the provision of Gypsy and Traveller Caravan sites in the East of
England.

RESOLVED: That Cllr M Scott be appointed to represent the Town Council at the
seminar.

(4) Mid Beds Credit Union – Possible Formation, Consultation Event

Consideration is being given to the possible formation of a Mid Beds Credit Union,
similar to that in existence in Bedford.

RESOLVED: That Cllr N Aldis be requested to represent the Town Council at the
proposed consultation event at MBDC, Chicksands on Friday 18th May 2007 from
10am to 1pm.

(5) Member Training

Bedfordshire Association of Town & Parish Councils is offering a one evening
introduction training course for members.

The nearest one will be at Wilden Village Hall on Thursday 5 th July 2007 from
7.30pm to 9.30pm.

RESOLVED: That this information be noted and that Members will contact the
Clerk individually should they wish to attend the course.

33. ANNUAL PARISH MEETING (32/07)

The Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Monday 23rd April 2007 and
which had been previously circulated, were received and noted.

The following matters were raised at the meeting:


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Item 6.5. Cllr Blaine reported that an engineer from the County Highways will
visit King’s Road to investigate the problems with parking highlighted at the
meeting.

Item 7a. An elector raised the issue of the lack of dropped kerbs for disabled
access at strategic points in Sandy.

RESOLVED: That the Community Safety Group be requested to investigate the
matter.

Item 7d. Cllr Blaine reported that he had been informed that under exceptional
circumstances it is possible to provide residents only parking in smaller towns.

Item 7g. Cllr Blaine said that he had written to Bedfordshire Highways requesting
that a pedestrian crossing be provided in the High Street, adjacent to the junction
with Ivel Road and St Swithun’s Way.

Item 7i. An elector had reported that problems were being experienced by nearby
residents of the Toybox Nursery emanating from the fact that it appeared to be
operating outside its advertised opening hours. Cllr Blaine said that this matter was
being investigated by Sandy Upper School on whose grounds the Nursery stands.

34. ORAL QUESTIONS FROM ELECTORS (33/07)

There were none.

35. SUNDERLAND ROAD PLAYING FIELD DE-COMPACTION WORKS

(34/07)
          SEE PART II – EXEMPT CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES –
                          MINUTE NO 34/07

36. PRESS RELEASE (35/07)

RESOLVED: That Press Releases be issued regarding the forthcoming co-option
of Members of the Town Council and the appointment of the new Town Clerk.

RESOLVED: THAT UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS)
ACT 1960 AND BY VIRTUE OF THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF THE BUSINESS
WHICH MAY BE TRANSACTED UNDER THIS ITEM (SECTIONS (9) OF THE
EXEMPT INFORMATION, LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION)
ACT 1985, “ANY TERMS PROPOSED OR TO BE PROPOSED BY OR TO THE
AUTHORITY IN THE COURSE OF NEGOTIATIONS FOR A CONTRACT FOR THE
ACQUISITION OR DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY OR THE SUPPLY OF GOODS OR
SERVICES”, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC BE REQUESTED TO RETIRE FROM THE
MEETING.



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                                                              APPENDIX “A”


                          SANDY TOWN COUNCIL

                 ANNUAL MEETING OF COUNCIL 14.5.07

26. LIST OF APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES ON OUTSIDE BODIES
AS AT 14.5.07      (25/07)

1.    SCHOOL GOVERNORS

There are now no Minor Authority Governors.

RESOLVED: That this item be deleted from the list of appointed representatives
on outside bodies.

2.    JOINT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE                             2 Representatives

      Cllr M J Pettitt
      Cllr Mrs S J Sutton
      Substitute: Cllr P N Aldis

3.    VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE                      1 Representative

      Cllr P A Blaine

4.    SANDY CHARITIES (incorporating Leeds Smith Trust) 1 Representative

     Cllr D W J Sharman (To May 2011 or he ceases to be a member of the Town
Council)

5.    SANDY TWINNING ASSOCIATION                             1 Representative

      Cllr M J Pettitt
      Substitute: Cllr P A Blaine

6.    COMMUNITY WARNALARM                                    2 Representatives

      Cllr R Smith
      Cllr P A Blaine




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7.    SAND CAST (IVEL VALLEY COUNTRYSIDE) PROJECT
                                              2 Representatives
      Cllr D W Sharman
      Cllr P A Blaine

8.    IVEL VALLEY COUNTRYSIDE PROJECT                        1 Representative

      Cllr D W Sharman

9.    SANDY SPORTS AND LEISURE ASSOCIATION                   1 Representative

      Cllr P A Blaine

10.   BEDFORDSHIRE TOWN COUNCILS GROUP                       3 Representatives

      Cllr C Osborne (As Mayor)
      Cllr G G White (As Deputy Mayor)
      Cllr P A Blaine
      Substitute: One vacancy to be filled by a Co-opted Member of the Council

11.   BIGGLESWADE AND DISTRICT CRIME PREVENTION PANEL
                                                             1 Representative
      One vacancy to be filled by a Co-opted Member of the Council

12.   CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WORKING GROUP                         3 Representatives

      Cllr N A O’Leary
      Cllr M P Scott
      Cllr G G White

13.   MID BEDFORDSHIRE COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE
                                            1 Representative

This body has now changed and no information has been received about the new
organisation.

RESOLVED: That the post should remain vacant until the position of the group
has been clarified.

14.   SANDY SQUADRON AIR TRAINING CORPS - PARENTS AND
      FRIENDS SUPPORT COMMITTEE

      Cllr D W Sharman                                       1 Representative




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15.   A1 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE (Official Representatives)
                                                    2 Representatives
      Cllr R J Smith

16. AGE CONCERN – BEDFORDSHIRE – TALK OF THE TOWN
TRANSPORT COMMITTEE                         1 Representative

      Cllr R J Smith

17.   SANDY TOWN COUNCIL HIGHWAYS LIAISON MEMBER
                                            1 Representative
      Cllr D H Gale




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                       SANDY TOWN COUNCIL
DETAILS OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FROM MID BEDS DISTRICT
                            COUNCIL

DATE/REF        APPLICANT               DETAILS OF                      TOWN COUNCIL                  MID       MID
                                       DEVELOPMENT                        COMMENTS                    BEDS      BEDS
                                                                                                     NOTIFIE   DECISI
                                                                                                       D         ON
23.4.07    07/00645/OA            Outline application for the      RESOLVED: OBJECT                  Town
           Mr M McGuinness        erection of 2 no detached                                          Council
32/07      c/o D H Barford & Co   dwellings and garages (all       (a) Proposal does not
           Howard House           matters reserved except          constitute infilling within the   14.5.07
           17 Church Street       siting) on land adjacent to 21   village boundary.
           St Neots               High Road, Beeston, Sandy,       (b) Loss of amenity to near       15.5.07
           PE19 2BU               Beds.                            neighbours.
                                                                   (c) Possible highway
                                  Near neighbours 19, 21           dangers at the site access.
                                  High Road, 2, 2a, 2b,            (d) Possible noise nuisance
                                  Cobblers Cottages, The           to occupants of the new
                                  Baulk, Beeston notified          properties from the A1
                                                                   Trunk Road.
                                                                   (e) Proposal would have a
                                                                   detrimental visual impact on
                                                                   site.

27.4.07    07/00670/FULL          Full application for the         RESOLVED: OBJECT                  Town
           Colin Ross 1975        change of use to                                                   Council
33/07      The Old Hall           warehousing/storage (Class       Potential loss of
           Brook End              B8) use at 51-53 Gosforth        employment opportunities in       14.5.07
           Potton                 Close, Sandy, Beds.              the town.
           SG19 2QS                                                                                  15.5.07
                                  Near neighbours
                                  43,45,47,49, 55 Gosforth
                                  Close, Sandy notified

27.4.07    07/00378/FULL          Full application for the         RESOLVED: OBJECT                  Town
           Aldwyck Housing        residential development                                            Council
34/07      Association            comprising of 19 flats and 5     (a) The density of properties
           6 Houghton Hall        houses with associated           is too high.                      14.5.07
           Business Park          parking and access at 4-6        (b) Inadequate parking on
           Porz Avenue            London Road, Sandy, Beds.        site.                             15.5.07
           Houghton Regis                                          (c) The access to Bedford
           Beds                   Near neighbours 106              Road from Church Path is
           LU5 5UZ                Bedford Road, 8 & 10             potentially dangerous, being
                                  London Road, Sandy               very close to the A1
                                  notified                         roundabout.
                                                                   (d) The mix of properties is
                                                                   wrong and not in keeping
                                                                   with the surrounding area.

3.5.07     07/00659/FULL          Full application for the         NO COMMENT                        Town
           Mr & Mrs Todd          erection of a 1.8 metre high                                       Council
35/07      10 Malaunay Place      close boarded boundary
           Sandy                  fence at 10 Malaunay Place,                                        14.5.07
           SG19 1UP               Sandy, Beds.
                                                                                                     15.5.07
                                  Near neighbours 4 and 11
                                  Malaunay Place, 3 Moores
                                  Court, 29, 31, 33, 35
                                  Cambridge Road, Sandy
                                  notified


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                      SANDY TOWN COUNCIL
DETAILS OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FROM MID BEDS DISTRICT
                            COUNCIL

DATE/REF       APPLICANT            DETAILS OF                   TOWN COUNCIL   MID BEDS    MID
                                   DEVELOPMENT                     COMMENTS     NOTIFIED    BEDS
                                                                                           DECISI
                                                                                             ON
3.5.07     07/00532/FULL     Full application for the          RESOLVED: NO     Town
           Mrs J Tyler       change of use to a Health         OBJECTIONS       Council
36/07      8 Chalkdown       and Beauty Salon at 27a
           Stevenage         High Street, Sandy, Beds.                          14.5.07
           Herts
           SG2 7BG           Near neighbours 27 and 29                          15.5.07
                             High Street, Sandy notified


3.5.07     07/00680/FULL     Full application for the          RESOLVED: NO     Town
           Mr M Usher        erection of 4 no 2 bed flats      OBJECTIONS       Council
37/07      140 London Road   following demolition of
           SANDY             existing dwelling, formation                       14.5.07
           Beds              of new vehicular access onto
           SG19 1DN          St Neots Road at 140-142                           15.5.07
                             London Road, Sandy, Beds.

                             Near neighbours 138
                             London Road, Sandy
                             notified

3.5.07     07/00559/FULL     Amendment to the Full             RESOLVED: NO     Town
           Mr R Lakin        application for the erection      OBJECTIONS       Council
38/07      22 Woolfield      of a first floor rear extension
           SANDY             to 22 Woolfield, Sandy,                            14.5.07
           SG19 1AR          Beds being the deletion of
                             first floor window in the side                     15.5.07
                             elevation.

                             Near neighbours 21 and 23
                             Woolfield, Sandy notified




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