Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite - Hub

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies and substitutions


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Bessant, Hodgkins and Sutton, with the following substitutions authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:


Councillor Cartwright for Councillor Hodgkins

Councillor Morrell for Councillor Bessant.


In the absence of the Vice-Chairman, it was agreed that Councillor Cook take the Vice-Chairman’s seat for the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019.


It was moved by Councillor Witherford, seconded by Councillor Crooks and


RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January be confirmed and signed by the chairman.


Declarations of interest

To receive verbally from Members any disclosures which they are required to make in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct or in pursuance of Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. This is in addition to the need for such disclosure to be also given when the relevant matter is reached on the agenda.


No interests were declared at this stage.


Decisions delegated at previous meeting

To report progress on any decisions delegated at the previous meeting.


It was reported that applications 18/00751/DEEM and 17/00538/FUL were subject to legal agreements and therefore the decision had not yet been issued.


Application 16/00758/FUL had been on the agenda this evening but was to be deferred pending information from the applicant.


18/01038/REM - Former Highway Land, Leicester Road, Groby pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Application for approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) of outline planning permission 15/00767/OUT for residential development of 30 dwellings.


Late items:




An amended site layout plan has been received, which included some garden details to Plot 11, in the form of one step to the front of the property and two to the rear garden.


The applicant has also provided additional plans, one which provides a solar analysis of proposed plots 1 and 2 in respect properties to the north within Bluebell Drive and Daisy Close. Further landscaping proposals which identifies the proposed boundary treatments to serve the development has also been provided.




Six additional letters have been received since the publishing of the committee item. Raising the following new matters:-


    1)        Agree with all of the objections; No.s 1-23

    2)        No details of the proposed development were posted at the site itself

    3)        Should think about how they are going to offset the carbon footprint when cutting down the trees and taking up vital co2 absorbing shrubbery which protects residents from the A50 pollution and noise




Lead local Flood Authority, no objection


Leicestershire Police Designing out crime Officer, No objections subject to comments relating to designing out crime principles.




Designing out crime


Leicestershire Police have commented on the layout of the proposed development, and have no objections to the principle of the development. They have however identified that there are areas where in curtilage parking is not achieved. Due to the size and constraints of the site, in curtilage parking has been provided where it can be achieved, however through the site natural surveillance has been increased to ensure all public areas are over looked.


The use of secure boundaries would be achieved through the submission of a landscaping scheme where both hard and soft boundary treatment will be appropriately considered and secured.


The proposed development is accessed via a single point from Leicester Road, with a single roadway proposed, with no through route, and therefore there are no permeability issues. A request for CCTV by Leicestershire Police at the access point to allow number plate images to be obtained to deter unauthorised vehicles entering the application point, and clear field vision through out the development and the maximisation of active street frontages to aid deterrent of crime and help evidence gathering. However given the scale of the development and taking into consideration the layout in that the site is limited in terms of the single point of access where natural surveillance within the street scene has been secured through the design, it would not be reasonable to ensure this is provided by the developer in this instance. The Police have also requested an opportunity to explore the potential for S106 funding, however this is a reserved matters scheme and all Section 106 obligations were secured at outline under application 15/00767/OUT, at the time the Police did not request any obligations.


Impact upon neighbouring amenity


The application has been supported with the  ...  view the full agenda text for item 387.


Application for approval of reserved matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) of outline planning permission 15/00767/OUT for residential development of 30 dwellings.


It was moved by Councillor Ladkin, seconded by Councillor Morrell and




(i)            Reserved matters be approved subject to the conditions in the officer’s report and late items;


(ii)           The Interim Head of Planning be granted delegated powers to determine the final detail of planning conditions.


Councillor Hollick was absent during voting on the motion.


18/01104/FUL - Land North of, Watling Street, Nuneaton pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Application for erection of dwelling, detached garage, boat house, football pitch, creation of access and associated landscaping (re-submission of 18/00207/FUL).


Late items:




The application site which is situated within Flood Zone 1, seeks the creation of one dwelling. The Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) has identified that the proposed Flood Risk Assessment does not provide a climate change increase of 40%, and it is proposed that the surface water from the site outfalls into the existing lake attenuated. However as the site would increase impermeable area, this should be drained to the equivalent greenfield rates. In addition to an assessment of whether the existing water body has a capacity to receive the surface water runoff proposed. In order for the Lead Local Flood Authority to provide a detailed response further information and evidence is required.


Additional information was requested of the applicant. This information has been provided, however the LLFA have not provided a response to this additional information.


Given the application is situated within Flood Zone 1 with no flooding history, and is for a development of one dwelling, it is considered that the information required by the Lead local flood authority can be over come by way of conditions, which would seek a revised Flood Risk Assessment, detailed design plans and calculations to demonstrate performance of the drainage scheme during construction and upon completion, and a long term maintenance scheme of the proposed drainage scheme.


Application for erection of dwelling, detached garage, boat house, football pitch, creation of access and associated landscaping (resubmission of 18/00207/FUL).


It was moved by Councillor Wright, seconded by Councillor Cook and


RESOLVED – planning permission be refused for the reasons contained in the officer’s report.


16/00758/FUL - 121 Station Road Bagworth pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Application for erection of 10 no. dwellings and 2 no. flats (100% Affordable Scheme).


Late items:


The application has been deferred as the applicant has confirmed that additional information is to be provided as to why the scheme cannot be altered as per the Members comments at the meeting on 22 January. The application will be brought back to another Planning Committee for consideration when this additional information has been received.


Application for erection of ten dwellings and two flats (100% affordable scheme).


It was reported that the application had been deferred as the applicant had confirmed that they wished to provide additional information as to why the scheme could not be altered as suggested by members at the meeting on 22 January.


Planning Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To provide an update to Members on the number of active and closed enforcement cases within the borough.


The committee received an update on the number of active and closed enforcement cases, current workload and the performance of the compliance, monitoring and enforcement function. Concern was expressed about the difficulties in recruiting to vacant positions and officers confirmed that there was a shortage of planners in local government nationally. Members requested that their thanks be passed to the Enforcement Team Leader who left the authority recently.


Councillor Richards wished her concern about Dalebrook Farm and the lack of action to tidy up the area following reports of dumped rubbish to be recorded and asked that the matter be resolved.


RESOLVED – the report be noted.


Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.


Members received an update on progress of various appeals. It was moved by Councillor Crooks, seconded by Councillor Witherford and


RESOLVED – the report be noted.