Present: Chair (Cllr Elderton), Cllr Mitchell, Cllr Clements, Cllr Hayes (Paul), Cllr Boult, Cllr Johnson, Cllr Kenny, Cllr Mooney, Cllr Realey and Cllr Kelly.
The meeting started with the Chair apologising for the meeting starting over five minutes late. He welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked those present (including officers) to introduce themselves.
He then asked for declarations of interest or party whip. None were declared. The minutes of the last meeting were agreed. Cllr Boult asked why an application had not been received (in reference to the minutes). The Chair thanked Cllr Boult for his question and said he would arrange for it to be handed out. Cheryl Barry said she would make sure it was done. The minutes were agreed.
Site visits were requested by Cllr Hayes for item 14 (APP/11/00449 – 24 Dibbinsdale Road, Bromborough – Rear 1st floor extension) and item 18 (APP/11/00449 – 24 Dibbinsdale Road, Bromborough – Rear 1st floor extension). This was agreed, so site visits will be arranged and the items deferred to another meeting for a decision. The Chair made it clear to anybody present that decisions on these items would not be made until then.
The Chair then asked for permission to rearrange the order of business to reflect the numbers of members of the public present. This was agreed and the first item to be considered was item 6 on the agenda – APP/11/ 00065 – Townfield Close, Claughton – Demolition of an existing petrol filling station and erection of Class A1 retail unit.