Falklands : Committee News: Stanley Lands Committee
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 18.09.2005 (Article Archived on 02.10.2005)
The Stanley Lands Committee met on 08 September. Following is a brief report.
COMMITTEE NEWS: STANLEY LANDS COMMITTEE
By J. Brock (FINN)
A meeting of the Stanley Lands Committee took place on Thursday, 08 September 2005 at 1330 in the Liberation room of the Secretariat. Cllr. the Hon Mrs. Norma Edwards chaired the meeting. Also present were Cllr. the Hon Mr. John Birmingham, Mrs Dominique Giudicelli, the Environmental Planning Officer, Mrs. Alison Ingles, Crown Council “A,” Mr. Neil Judd for the Department of Minerals and Agriculture and Miss Fiona Wallace, the Secretary.
As with all committee meetings there are two parts to this one. The first part can be attended by the public and press. The second part cannot be attended.
In matters arising from the minutes held on 14 July 2005, the lease of the Government Boat House was discussed. Mrs. Ingles said she was waiting to hear from the new management committee of the Sea Cadets and the lease could not be signed until this was resolved. Also discussed under matters arising was permission to erect signs on the Firing Range, the lease of land at Gordon Lines and the erection of masts. Mrs. Ingles reminded the committee that the Stanley Lands Committee ratified by ExCo had given permission to Cable & Wireless to use the site on St. Mary’s Walk.
Applications for building plots were considered with Andrew and Joanne Watson were added to list “A”, John and Michelle Jones had their application deferred and Miss Sally Owen was added to List “A.”
Planning applications were discussed with FIC’s application to reclaim land from the sea would need a Crown Grant as FIG owns the seabed. Neil Judd and Dominique Giudicelli would meet up and discuss the possible re-siting of dog kennels to the rear of the Department of Agriculture. And, Mrs. Ingles will investigate whether part of the antenna at Admiralty Cottage is actually sited on FIG land. Members agreed to a request from Cable & Wireless to erect a generator shelter on Sappers Hill. They unanimously disagreed to the erection of billboards and the committee agreed to a licence to Mr. Pole-Evans for the purchase of 12 Murray Heights. A standard commercial building licence was agreed to for FIDC at Gordon Lines, subject to boundaries being agreed by the Director of Public Works.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 06 October 2005 at 1330 in the Liberation Room of the Secretariat.