Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 25 October 2022 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager Email: rebecca.owen@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

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Items
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172.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Boothby, Claire Allen and Richard Allen.

173.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2022.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bray seconded by Councillor W Crooks and

 

RESOLVED - the minutes of the meeting held on 27 September be confirmed and signed by the chairman.

174.

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:

Councillor Furlong declared he had received representation as ward councillor for Markfield, Stanton and Fieldhead with regards to planning application 22/00835/HOU. He declared he came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

175.

Decisions delegated at previous meeting

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

Minutes:

It was reported that all decisions delegated at the previous meeting had been issued with the exception of one application which was 21/01514/FUL – Land at rear of 7 Hunt Lane, Witherley as the Planning Manager was still in discussions with the agent for this item.

176.

22/00835/HOU - 14 The Hawthorns, Markfield pdf icon PDF 557 KB

Application for first floor and single storey side, front and rear extensions and other alterations.

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda

 

Site:- 14 The Hawthorns, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9SS

 

Proposal:- First floor and single storey side, front and rear extensions and other alterations

 

Consultations:-

  Markfield Parish Council do not object to the proposals in principle, but request that the Local Planning Authority satisfy themselves that the revised scheme overcomes the reasons for refusal and the objections made by residents, particularly those in close proximity

Minutes:

Application for first floor and single storey side, front and rear extensions and other alterations.

 

Two objectors and the agent spoke on this item.

 

Members expressed concern about the additional ground floor space being used as floor space for more vehicles. Councillor Furlong, seconded by Councillor Bray proposed that the application be rejected as this application was little changed from the previous application in terms of overbearing impact and that the proposed additional garage would impact on the street scene, contrary to Policy DM10 and Policy M10 of the Markfield Neighbourhood Plan. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was lost.

 

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

 

RESOLVED –

 

(i)            Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officers report;

 

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

 

 

177.

22/00689/FUL - Hall Farm, 10 The Green, Orton on the Hill pdf icon PDF 516 KB

Application for proposed extension and alteration of Hall farm house along with conversion of four outbuildings to form dwelling houses with associated works.

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda

 

Proposal:- Proposed extension and alteration of Hall farm house along with conversion of four outbuildings to form dwelling houses with associated works

 

Consultations:-

1.1.            Since the publication of the report it has been brought to the planning authority’s attention that Twycross Parish Council did respond to the consultation. Twycross Parish Council objected to the application on the 12th September 2022, however as the Parish objected as a neighbour the comments were not processed as a consultation response.

 

1.2.                   2 further objections have been received raising the following points;

·                  Significant increase in volume of traffic

·                  Site Access

·                  Contrary to policy DM15

 

Officer note: These are not considered to raise any new issues that are not already covered in the Committee report.

 

Recommendation:-

 

1.3.             Condition 6 regarding Ecology is proposed to be slightly reworded to:

 

‘No development shall commence on Unit 1 and the stable building until an updated bat survey to update the existing submitted Preliminary Bat Roost Assessment and Bird Survey dated 17 September 2019 by S.C. Smith has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The updated survey shall be accompanied by a scheme of appropriate mitigation measures (including precise details of the timing and method of protection). No development shall be undertaken except in accordance with the approved scheme of mitigation.

         

Reason: In order to protect the protected wildlife species and their habitats that are known to exist on site in accordance with Policy DM6 of the adopted Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (2016)’.

 

1.4.             The reason for this is that Unit 1 & the existing stables are the specific sites of the development where bats were found in previous surveys and care must be taken to ensure their preservation. No work can proceed on the roof spaces in the stables or Unit 1 until a license has been obtained from Natural England and has been provided to the Local authority.

 

Minutes:

Application for proposed extension and alteration of Hall farm house along with conversion of four outbuildings to form dwelling houses with associated works.

 

Two objectors, a representative of the parish council and a ward councillor spoke on this application.

 

Notwithstanding the officer recommendation that permission be granted, some members felt that the proposed development constituted an impact to the character and appearance of the area and impacted on the setting of the Orton on the Hill Conservation Area, and was therefore contrary to policies DM10, DM11 and DM12.

 

 

Councillor Bray seconded by Councillor Furlong proposed to refuse this application as it contravened policies DM10, DM11 and DM12 through being harmful to the character and appearance of the area and did not enhance the conservation area. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was LOST.

 

It was subsequently moved by Councillor Lynch, seconded by Councillor Flemming and

 

                        RESOLVED –

 

(i)            Permission be granted subject to the conditions outlined in the officer’s report.

 

178.

21/01331/FUL - Kirby Grant Residential Home, Spinney Drive, Botcheston pdf icon PDF 486 KB

Application for refurbishment and extension of the existing Polebrook House including demolitions, two storey extensions and landscaping works to extend the residential care home (C2) by 51 bedrooms.

Minutes:

Application for refurbishment and extension of the existing Polebrook House including demolitions, two storey extensions and landscaping works to extend the residential care home (C2) by 51 bedrooms.

 

An objector, the applicant and a ward councillor spoke on this application.

 

Notwithstanding the officer recommendation that permission be granted, some members expressed concern about the:

 

-       Impact on residential amenity

-       Loss of trees and hedgerow

-       Impact on parking

-       Impact on the access road by construction vehicles

 

Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor W Crooks proposed that this application be deferred to ask officers to look again at this to take into account the impact on residential amenity, loss of trees, hedgerow and the parking issues.

 

Councillor Furlong, seconded by Councillor Roberts proposed that the application be approved.  After further discussion this motion was withdrawn.

 

The motion proposed by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor W Crooks that the application be deferred was put to the vote, and CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED  - the application be deferred for the following reasons

 

(i)            Impact on residential amenity;

 

(ii)          Loss of trees and hedgerow;

 

(iii)         Impact on parking and impact on the access road through construction.

179.

Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.

Minutes:

Members were provided with an update on appeals.