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Apologies and substitutions
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors RG Allen, Boothby, Gibbens, Roberts and Smith with the following substitutions authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:
Councillor Bray for Councillor Gibbens
Councillor O’Shea for Councillor Boothby.
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020.
It was moved by Councillor Cartwright, seconded by Councillor WJ Crooks and
RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020.
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 noted that all decisions had been issued with the exception of 19/00680/OUT and19/00607/FUL which were subject to S106 agreements.
Application for development of the land for the erection of three timber lodges for holiday let purposes on land north of Cadeby Lane (resubmission of 18/00805/FUL).
Cadeby Parish have objected to the proposal on the following reasons:-
1) Cadeby Parish Council concurs with the observations submitted by the Market Bosworth Parish Council
2) The site location plan implies the vehicle access will involve works on land that is outside of the application site as denoted on the site location plan submitted
3) The proposed development could support existing local facilities or services, however given the size of the development, the resulting effect is likely to be small in scale and minimal in terms of the effect on the economic well being in the wider area, and therefore not considered to accord with Policy 23 of the Core Strategy
4) The site is a prominent location on a main vehicle route into the village of Market Bosworth. This ‘gateway’ entrance is characterised by listed buildings and open countryside. The ribbon residential development along the north side of The Park is offset by the open countryside on the south side, comprising of pasture land, paddocks and the open area of the Country Park
5) This development of residential buildings with distinctive fully glazed elevational elements does not have the appearance of a ‘stable complex’, the appearance of the buildings is clearly that of residential accommodation this together with the car parking area visible to the front of the buildings and external lighting is clearly residential in character and is not in keeping with the open countryside character of the rural location
6) The development of three log cabins and associated access will compromise the open character of this area which provides the wider setting for the Country Park. The development would not assimilate well with the character of the surrounding area
7) The design of the proposed cabins is markedly different to the vernacular within Market Bosworth and would not enhance the local character of the distinctiveness of Market Bosworth or Cadeby
8) The Parish Council notes that the officer recommendation is to grant planning permission for this development subject to conditions
Condition 15 requires the cabins shall be used only for ‘holiday purposes’ and requires that:-
“The owners/operators of the holiday accommodation shall maintain an up-to-date register of the names and main home addresses of all the individual occupiers….”
The information required to be kept does not require the purpose of the period of occupation to be recorded.
The condition clearly precludes occupation in connection for other purposes, e.g. in connection with any form of business activity such as an overnight business stop or trades people working remotely from their place of employment
The comments in relation to Condition 15 are noted. The purpose of such a Condition is to ensure that, if required, the LPA would be able to assess the duration of the visits to the site and thus differentiate between short ... view the full agenda text for item 335.
Application for development of the land for the erection of three timber lodges for holiday let purposes (resubmission of 18/00805/FUL).
It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Cope and
RESOLVED – permission be granted subject to the conditions contained within the officer’s report and late items.
Application for demolition of bungalow and erection of one two-storey dwelling.
Application for demolition of bungalow and erection of one two-storey dwelling.
Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, it was MOVED by Councillor Walker and SECONDED by Councillor Bray that permission be refused due to the proposed development being overbearing and incongruous to the street scene and therefore contrary to policy DM10. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was LOST.
It was MOVED by Councillor Cartwright and SECONDED by Councillor Furlong that permission be granted in accordance with the officer’s recommendation. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was
(i) Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s reports;
(ii) The Planning Manager be granted powers to determine the final detail of the planning conditions.
Application for change of use of land to mixed use for stationing of caravans for residential occupation (four pitches) with two dayrooms and for the keeping of horses.
The Council is in receipt of the consultation response submitted by Burbage Parish Council and LCC as the Local Highway Authority in response to an amended plan submitted. These responses are assessed below.
Burbage Parish Council
The Parish Council confirm that they continue to object to the proposal for the following reasons:
1) The proposal constitutes over development of the site
2) There are no marked parking bays for the amount and size of vehicles using the site
3) The amended plan submitted is of poor quality and cannot be scaled
4) Councillors should visit the site to fully appreciate the lack of visibility splays and the position of an existing septic tank
No objection subject to conditions including permanently closing the eastern vehicular access, hard surfacing the access drive for the first 10 metres and setting the gates back 10 metres from the highway.
Over-development of the site
The Officer’s report outlines the scale of the proposal. The proposal is assessed against the criteria in Policy 18 of the Core Strategy which requires sites to be capable of sympathetic assimilation into the surroundings and against Policy DM10 of the SADMP (2016) which seeks to ensure that new development should complement or enhance the character of the surrounding area with regard to scale, layout and design. It is considered that the scale of the proposal would meet the criteria as laid out in Policy 18 and Policy DM4.
Revised information in the form of a revised drawing in support of the proposal has been submitted. The local planning authority has been made aware that some of the works in this drawing have already been carried out on site by the applicant to rectify the previous concerns raised by the Highway Authority.
The revised drawing ref: Proposed Site Plan (Rev A) details that the eastern access would be closed off, a gate setback distance of 10 metres, hard bound surfacing for a distance of 10 metres and the fence to be relocated to the highway boundary. The Highway Authority confirms that these proposed works are acceptable and that the relocation of the boundary fence has greatly improved the available visibility at the western access to in excess of 65 metres. In addition, the proposals have reduced the number of access points on to Lychgate Lane by closing off the eastern access, which had poor visibility to the east. Therefore, on balance, it is considered that the amended proposals are acceptable given the closure of the eastern access and the imposition of a planning condition to ensure that the visibility splays are maintained.
The eastern access has been closed with a fence. However, there is a need for the kerbs within the highway to be removed and the gravel re-instated as verge along the ... view the full agenda text for item 337.
Application for change of use of land to mixed use for stationing of caravans for residential occupation (4 pitches) with one dayroom and for the keeping of horses (part retrospective).
Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, Councillor Walker, seconded by Councillor Lynch, MOVED that permission be refused due to the proposal constituting overdevelopment of the site. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was LOST.
It was subsequently MOVED by Councillor Furlong and SECONDED by Councillor Hollick, that permission be granted in accordance with the officer’s recommendation and late items. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was
(i) Permission be granted subject to:
a. the conditions contained in the officer’s report and late items;
b. any conditions that may be requested by the Highway Authority which are deemed to meet the tests laid out in the NPPF
(ii) The Planning Manager be given powers to determine the final details of the planning conditions.
To report on progress relating to various appeals.
An update on appeals was noted.