Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 18 August 2020 6.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

426.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor C Allen, with the substitution of Councillor Cook authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10.

427.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2020.

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July be confirmed and signed by the chairman.

428.

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:

No interests were declared at this stage.

429.

Decisions delegated at previous meeting

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

Minutes:

It was reported that all delegated decisions had been issued.

430.

20/00472/FUL - The Swan, 22 Main Street, Newbold Verdon pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Application for change of use/conversion of public house (Use Class A4) to one dwelling (Use Class C3) including part demolition of existing structures and extensions and alterations.

Minutes:

Change of use / conversion of public house (use class A4) to one dwelling (use class C3) including part demolition of existing structures and extensions and alterations.

 

Councillor Smith entered the meeting at 7pm.

 

It was moved by Councillor W Crooks, seconded by Councillor J Crooks and

 

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

431.

20/00030/OUT - Rookery Farm, 6 Church Lane, Fenny Drayton pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Application for demolition of agricultural buildings and erection of 3 dwellings with associated garaging (Outline- all matters reserved except access, landscaping and layout).

Minutes:

Application for demolition of agricultural buildings and erection of three dwellings with associated garaging (outline – all matters reserved except access, landscaping and layout).

 

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

 

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

432.

20/00353/FUL - Reservoir Inn, Main Street, Thornton pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Application for change of use of public house (Class A4) to five self contained flats (Class C3), alterations.

 

Late items:

 

Consultations:-

 

The Local Highway Authority have made further comment regarding ownership of land to the front of the proposed building.

 

Appraisal:-

 

The Local Highway Authority has confirmed that the area to the front of the building which comprises a fenced off area, steps and a low brick wall is within their ownership. The fenced off area was originally within the red line boundary however a revised site location plan and block plan has now been received removing this area from the red line boundary. Condition 2 has therefore been amended to reflect that change.

 

A further condition has been added requiring the proposed ground floor windows on the front elevation to be inward opening only. This is to prevent the windows opening onto highway land in the interests of highway and pedestrian safety.

 

Highways have requested that the land to the front is reinstated to highway verge. However as it is outside of the red line boundary and would not be necessary work to make the application acceptable it is not considered that adding an extra condition to that effect would be reasonable or enforceable in this case. This work will therefore need to be agreed between the Highway Authority and the applicant outside of the control of this application.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The comments from LCC Highways do not change the recommendation from the report, subject to the below additional and amended conditions.

 

Amend condition 2 to read as follows:

 

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

 

Site location plan ref no. 1259.DM.20.001 Rev A received 17 August 2020

Amended proposed site plan ref no. 1259.DM.20.006 Rev D received 17 August 2020

Amended proposed elevations ref no. 1259.DM.20.007 received 18 June 2020

Amended proposed ground floor 1259.DM.20.004 received 18 June 2020

Amended proposed first floor 1259.DM.20.005 received 18 June 2020

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory form of development in accordance with Policies DM1 and DM10 of the adopted Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (2016).

 

Additional condition as follows:

 

9.         Notwithstanding the submitted plans, the proposed ground floor windows to the front elevation shall not open so to overhang the public highway and shall thereafter be maintained in perpetuity.

 

Reason: In the general interest of highway safety in accordance with Policy DM17 of the adopted Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD (2016) and Paragraphs 108 and 110 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

Minutes:

Application for change of use of public house (class A4) to five self contained flats (class C3), alterations.

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, Councillor Boothby, seconded by Councillor Allen, proposed that the application be refused.

 

Councillor J Crooks, seconded by Councillor Bray, proposed that the item be deferred to allow time to contact the parish council and the community to gauge interest in taking the building on as a community asset.

 

Councillors Boothby and Allen withdrew their motion in light of the second motion proposed, therefore Councillor Crook’s motion was put to the vote and subsequently

 

RESOLVED – the application be deferred to the meeting on 29 September.

433.

20/00336/FUL - Hall Farm, 10 The Green, Orton on the Hill pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Application for conversion of buildings to provide two dwelling houses and an ancillary annex.

Minutes:

Application for conversion of buildings to provide two dwelling houses and an ancillary annex.

 

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

 

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

434.

20/00141/HOU - 32 Northumberland Avenue, Market Bosworth pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Application for single storey rear extension and front canopy extension.

Minutes:

Application for single storey rear extension and front canopy extension.

 

It was moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor Lynch that permission be granted.

 

Councillor Allen moved that permission be refused. In the absence of a seconder and there being a valid motion already on the table, the motion fell.

 

Upon being put to the vote, the motion to grant permission was CARRIED and it was

 

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

435.

Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.

Minutes:

An update on progress in relation to various appeals was received and noted.