Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 2 March 2021 6.30 pm

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652.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Findlay, seconded by Councillor Flemming and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 2 February 2021 be approved.

653.

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.

Minutes:

Councillors C Allen and R Allen declared that they had discussed application 20/01230/HOU at Earl Shilton Town Council’s Planning Committee but came to this meeting with an open mind.

654.

Decisions delegated at previous meeting

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

Minutes:

It was reported that all decisions made at the previous meeting had been issued.

655.

20/01191/HOU - 59 Church Walk, Shackerstone pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Application for two storey side & rear extension with front porch.

 

Late items received after publication of the main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

Comments have been received from a neighbour raising the following concerns on the amended scheme:

 

    1)        Character of the area

    2)        Misleading plans

    3)        Right of way

    4)         

Appraisal:-

 

The impact upon the character of the area has already been addressed in the officer report, paragraphs 8.2 to 8.24, with the scheme considered to be in accordance with Policies DM10, DM11 and DM12 of the development plan.

 

The submitted plans are considered to accurately show the proposed development site, and that the proposed plans of the application site are true and accurate.

 

The right of way would remain extant and unimpeded as shown on the plans and addressed in paragraph 8.36 of the officer report.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The recommendation remains unchanged from as set out on the agenda.

Minutes:

Application for two storey side & rear extension, with front porch.

 

It was moved by Councillor R Allen, seconded by Councillor C Allen and

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s report;

 

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

656.

19/00464/OUT - Factory Units, 23 Wood Street, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Application for residential development of existing industrial site (outline – access, layout and scale only).

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda:

 

Introduction:-

 

Following the publication of the committee report, an amended Concept Drawing has been received (Drg No: 19/28 07A).

 

Appraisal:-

 

Following the amendments made to the Concept Layout Plan which revise the siting of Block A, the Concept Drawing was not amended. The amendments made in the Concept Drawing now reflect the alterations made to the layout of the proposal. The Concept Drawing also includes details of the boundary wall and railings alongside Wood Street and so to the front of Block A.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The recommendation contained in the Committee Report remains unaltered. However, Condition 3 should be amended to read:

 

3.         The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the submitted application details as follows:

 

a)    Site Location Plan Drg No:  19/28; Block Plan Drg No: 19/28 02 and Street Elevation Drg No: 19/28 06A received by the local planning authority on 14 June 2020

b)    Concept Site Layout Drg No: 19/28 05E received by the local planning authority on 21 January 2021

c)    Concept Drawing Drg No: 19/28 07A received by the local planning authority on 25 February 2021

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory form of development in accordance with Policies DM1, DM10, DM11 and DM12 of the SADMP (2016).

Minutes:

Application for residential development of existing industrial site (outline – access, layout and scale only).

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, members felt that the development would be detrimental to residential amenity due to overlooking and was contrary to DM10. It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor W Crooks and

 

RESOLVED – permission be refused for the following reason:

 

The development, due to proximity of block A in relation to the existing residents opposite, would result in an unacceptable level of overlooking which is contrary to policy DM10 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Plan DPD and the Good Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document.

657.

20/01230/HOU - 9 Tommy Brown Close, Earl Shilton pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Application for single storey extension at front, side and rear of house, alterations.

 

Late items received after preparation of the main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

The Council is in receipt of four further letters of objection following the publication of the Committee agenda and following the re-consultation process making the following points:

 

1)    No effort has been shown by the proposer to address the concerns raised

2)    The proposal will reduce parking and turning space

3)    The proposed development would have an intrusive appearance making them look like semi detached/link detached houses

4)    The small gap would create a transfer of noise from the proposed garage/storeroom door through to the living space next door

5)    The proposal reduces light and breaches the 45 degree rule

6)    Damage to the private road during the construction process

7)    There have been previous issues with the applicant regarding parking and large vehicles visiting their property

 

Appraisal:-

 

No additional comments are considered to be necessary from those set out in the original report.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The recommendation remains unchanged from that set out on the agenda.

Minutes:

Application for single storey extension at front, side and rear of house, alterations.

 

It was moved by Councillor Findlay, seconded by Councillor Lynch and

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s report;

 

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

658.

20/01273/FUL - 142-144 Factory Road, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Application for change of use from sui generis (betting shop) to sui generis (Thai massage parlour).

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

One further objection has been received from a councillor regarding the following:

 

    1)        impact upon highway safety due to visibility

    2)        increase in cars parking along the street in an already congested area

    3)        No guarantee that limit will be kept in terms of the number of people attending the location per day

 

Appraisal:-

 

Highways Safety

 

In regards to the first two points raised within the objection these have already been appraised within the main committee report – highways safety is assessed in paragraphs 8.17-8.23. However, in addition to this the proposal could not control the cars already parked on the highway in this area in relation to the impact upon the visibility within the street.

 

Other matters

 

In relation to the guarantee of the number of people that will attend the location. The application has been assessed with the submitted information which states 5 to 6 clients per day. This is considered against the previous use which also had an unrestricted number of visiting members of the public and staff, the proposed use would not generate a footfall over and above the existing and previous uses of the unit. Therefore, it is not necessary or reasonable to restrict numbers of people attending the premises.

Minutes:

Change of use from sui generis (betting shop) to sui generis (Thai massage parlour).

 

Whilst generally in support of the proposal, members felt that temporary consent should be granted for a period of 18 months to allow for monitoring of the concerns raised by residents and that any application to extend the time period or a further new planning application be reported to the Planning Committee. It was moved by Councillor Gibbens, seconded by Councillor Bray and

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s report and late items for a temporary period of 18 months;

 

(ii)           Any application to extend the period or new application be reported to the Planning Committee;

 

(iii)          The Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to determine the final detail of planning conditions.

659.

Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.

Minutes:

Members received an update on planning appeals.

 

Councillor Boothby left the meeting at 8pm.

 

The report was noted.

660.

Appeals report

This item has been withdrawn.

Minutes:

This report had been withdrawn.