Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 30 August 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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112.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Boothby, W Crooks and Walker with the substitution of Councillor Sheppard-Bools for Councillor Crooks authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10.

113.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 August 2022.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Gibbens, seconded by Councillor Bray and

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 2 August be confirmed and signed by the chairman.

114.

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 Flemming and Lynch stated that they had sat on Burbage Parish Council’s Planning Committee during consideration of application 22/00132/FUL but had not voted on the item.

115.

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 22/00132/FUL which had been deferred and was on the agenda for this meeting.

116.

21/01413/REM - Land East of Roseway, Stoke Golding pdf icon PDF 654 KB

Reserved matters application for the residential development of 65 dwellings with associated open space and children’s play area. This reserved matters application is for the consideration of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following the approval of outline permission 20/00779/OUT for the erection of up to 65 dwellings including public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure (Outline – access only).

 

Late items received after publication of agenda:

Consultations:-

 

Further objections received:

 

2 additional objections have been received, raising the following:

 

1.         The proposed development would be overbearing onto 18 Whitemoors Close as the size of the property immediately adjacent to the property has been enlarged and repositioned

 

2.         Stoke Golding Parish Council and Ward Councillor have not been given due emphasis in the decision making process.

 

3.         On the point of 'appropriate landscaping and design', neither is proposed in the latest site layouts to shield residents from the overshadowing nature of the development.

 

4.         Proposed is a straight run of road East to West of the site running directly downhill to the west, terminating at the boundary of no.18 with a turning space, creating further problems with vehicle light pollution, noise, water cascading down this road.

 

5.         Point 8.14 goes against any principles expressed by the developers, builders and HBBC about having a sympathetic approach towards and involving the local residents.

 

6.         An increase of one drive width (2.5 metres), negated by the increase and repositioning of the house on Plot 65. The absence of a window does not cover the meaning of 'privacy'.                       

 

7.         If the road layout means is not adopted, it will be left to a 'management company' to ensure it is maintained, and if, as was first proposed, permeable surfaces are used to reduce the risk of flooding, and these are not maintained correctly, it has been shown that their permeability is rendered inoperative, leading to runoff water heading west toward the Whitemoors Close boundary in uncontrolled volumes, no soil to partly absorb, just hard surfaces to run over.

 

8.         The various reports concerning geology, site topography and flood risk                        highlighted a possibility of flooding. With the changing climate conditions, the 1 in 1000 standard is long overdue for revision. Houses in Sherwood Road, Whitemoors Close and Roseway have continued to experience flooding over several decades.

 

 

9.         Highway safety will be further impacted by the increase in vehicular movements through the village. Currently there are 1000 vehicle movements in and out of the village along Stoke Road between 8.00 and 9.00am, the vast majority being school traffic. As the village schools are already full, more schoolchildren will be transported to and from distant schools, creating further pressures and dangers, exacerbated by the fact that Stoke Road doesn't have a suitable footpath for walking or cycling, nor a provision for one to be created as part of 'planning gains' from this Roseway development.

 

10.      Landscaping Plan - There is no planting proposed between the rear of the planned housing and the existing bungalows on Sherwood Road enabling a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 116.

Minutes:

Application for reserved matters in respect of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (outline reference 20/00779/OUT).

 

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

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, members felt that further discussion was required in relation to the siting of the attenuation pond, the housing mix, reduction of the number of private driveways not intended to be adopted, the impact of the development on flooding, landscaping to the south and west boundaries, and the position of the affordable housing. It was moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor R Allen that the application be deferred to the following meeting for further discussion of these points. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED – the application be deferred to the following meeting.

117.

21/01377/FUL - Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Botcheston pdf icon PDF 567 KB

Application for demolition of outbuilding, external staircase and single storey rear projection to Public House. Erection of two storey rear extension, conversion of part of Public House to form two residential dwellings. Reconfigured Public House with guest accommodation on first floor. Erection of two residential dwellings with associated access points to west of the Public House.

 

Late items received after publication of agenda:

Consultations:-

 

Further letter of support received:

 

1 additional letter of support received, raising the following:

 

1.         The pub could well be developed into an "attraction" with all the parking, noise and disruption that goes with such a development and would be much more disruptive of residential amenities than the proposal.

 

2.         The village as a whole has always supported this application providing development control issues, e.g. effect on neighbouring properties, were satisfied, and your officers have reported that they can be. This was the result of a villlage meeting which I attended and drafted the notes for.

 

3.         Nobody can tell the future, and I and many others in the village accepted that if there were a public, legal document committing the applicant to a reasonable period of giving the altered pub a chance to survive that would be a sensible way forward and probably the best chance the village has of retaining a village pub.

 

4.         If change there must be, it is a benefit to the village to have a proposal to provide a small number of dwellings within the village envelope and allow the village to develop organically in a "planned piecemeal" way.

 

5.         The venture of providing rooms is welcome.

Minutes:

Application for demolition of outbuilding, external staircase and single storey rear projection to public house. Erection of two storey rear extension, conversion of part of public house to form two residential dwellings. Reconfigured public house with guest accommodation on first floor. Erection of two residential dwellings with associated access points to west of the public house.

 

An objector, the applicant and a representative of the parish council spoke on this application.

 

Whilst in support of the application, members felt that there should be an additional condition to protect existing residents from noise and overlooking as a result of the proposed bi-fold doors and use of the outside space.

 

It was moved by Councillor Sheppard-Bools and seconded by Councillor Crooks that the first sentence of condition 6 be amended to read “no development shall take place unless and until a scheme for protecting the existing and proposed dwellings from noise from the commercial aspect of the development (public house and accommodation) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority” and that the ward councillors be consulted before approval of this scheme. Upon being put to the vote, the amendment was CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED – permission be granted subject to:

 

(i)            The conditions outlined in the officer’s report with the first sentence of condition 6 amended to read:

 

“no development shall take place unless and until a scheme for protecting the existing and proposed dwellings from noise from the commercial aspect of the development (public house and accommodation) has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority”;

 

with the ward councillors being consulted on the abovementioned scheme before its approval;

 

(ii)          The signing of a Section 106 agreement.

118.

22/00132/FUL - 14 Johns Close, Burbage pdf icon PDF 494 KB

Application for planning permission for the demolition of a two storey detached property, and for the erection of one two-storey dwelling house with additional accommodation within the roof space at no.14 John’s Close in Burbage

 

Late items received after publication of agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

Further objection received:

 

1 additional objection has been received, raising the following:

 

1.         The front wall is not being shown on the drawings but it is still in the description of the application.

 

2.         The existing house is well proportioned and set well within the plot and is of attractive design. The proposed replacement is bulky, out of scale and character with the surroundings and is 3 storeys with a contrived and unattractive flat roof which will be visible in the street scene viewed obliquely.

 

3.         The new house is still sited far too close to the side boundaries and looks cramped, especially the boundary with no. 13.

 

4.         The cul de sac is predominantly of bungalows.

Minutes:

Application for demolition of existing property and replacement with new 2.5 storey dwelling whilst retaining ridge height and new front boundary wall, with associated internal garage.

 

An objector and the agent spoke on this application.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s report.

119.

Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.

Minutes:

Members noted a report which provided an update on appeals.