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Vice-Chair’s Report of the HRA Committee Meeting of Monday 10th July 2017

Vice-Chair’s Report of the HRA Committee Meeting of Monday 10th July 2017

  • The Chair reported he had regretfully just received the resignation from the Committee of John Bradshaw and also just been informed of a change of ownership of the Highfield House Hotel to Ashley Hotels. He also stated the need to conclude the General meeting asap as there was a major item to discuss under Reserved business.
  • There were no Matter Arising from the previous Minutes
  • University Liaison – Jon Walsh gave an update on current matters, confirming the “Steps” had now gone to Appeal. He reported on an outstandingly successful University Open Day last Saturday.  Reference was made to Planning Conditions that had yet to be agreed between all parties re the border of Salisbury Road and The Common.  It was agreed he should contact Graham Linecar of SCAPPS again although he stated the application had reverted to it’s original Conditions.  A Member, Elena Vorobeva of Granby Grove, asked if anything could be done about late night noise caused by young people, presumed to be Students, returning home late at night.
  • Common Forum – in the absence of Simon Hill the Chair gave an overview of last week’s meeting of the recently formed Forum, reporting on a successful event and in particular the response by some thousand or so people to the Survey carried out to determine people’s use and ideas for the Common going forward.
  • Reports – Membership stands at a total of 508 households.  Planning it was agreed to refer a garage being built under PDRs in Grosvenor Rd to the Council as it appeared at two stories to be in excess of that permitted.  Jerry reported of cases in East Bassett where, similar to Westridge Rd, applications for LDCs are being made following being granted an HMO license without PP!  Website it was agreed that copies of planning objection letters to the City Council would be passed to Nadine for her to post on the Planning page of the website. Nadine also reported on the website and asked the Chair to follow up on the two most recent agreed advertisers.
  • AOB – Jerry reported on a most successful social event held at Woodstock House to recognise Roger Brown’s retirement as Chairman for the last eight years.
  • Date of next meeting – Monday 14th August 2017.

Jerry  Gillen, Vice-Chair