Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 21 September 2021 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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154.

Apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Hodgkins, with the substitution of Councillor Sheppard-Bools authorized in accordance with council procedure rule 10.

155.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 August 2021.

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 17 August be confirmed and signed by the chairman.

156.

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, Lynch and Walker declared that they were members of Burbage Parish Council’s Planning Committee which had considered application 21/00632/CONDIT but they had not voted at the meeting. Councillor Walker also stated that he had been asked to call the item to the Planning Committee and had commented on it, but came to this meeting with an open mind and would listen to the presentation and debate before coming to a decision.

 

Councillor W Crooks stated that he knew a relative of the objector who was speaking on applications 20/01357/FUL and 20/01378/LBC but this did not constitute a personal interest.

 

157.

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.

158.

20/01357/FUL - Thistle Cottage, 8 Market Place, Market Bosworth pdf icon PDF 406 KB

Application for replacement velux and dormer windows on main roof and roof alterations to rear extension including velux window (retrospective).

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

Three additional comments have been received in support of this application setting out the following:

 

1)        The renovations at Thistle Cottage seem to admirably maintain the building's unique character

2)        The works respect the historic nature and appearance of the Listed Building and the Market Bosworth Conservation Area

3)        The works ensure the good condition of the building for the future

4)        The repairs necessary to avoid permanent damage to the fabric of the building

5)        The works that have been undertaken are to a high standard and in keeping with the Listed Building and the Market Bosworth Conservation Area and will help to ensure that the building is preserved for future generations

 

Appraisal:-

 

The merits of the scheme have been appraised in the delegated report. The works are considered to be compatible with the significance of the listed building.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The recommendation remains unchanged.

Minutes:

Application for replacement velux and dormer windows on main roof and roof alterations to rear extension including velux windows (retrospective).

 

This application was presented and debated with the following application (20/001378/LBC).

 

An objector, the applicant, a representative of Market Bosworth Parish Council and the ward councillor spoke on both applications.

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, some members felt that the proposal was contrary to policy DM10 as it didn’t enhance the property. It was moved by Councillor R Allen that permission be refused. In the absence of a seconder, the motion was not put.

 

It was subsequently moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor R Allen that the application be deferred for discussions with the applicant with the objective of achieving a proposal that enhanced the property.

 

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

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            the application be deferred to the following meeting for discussion with the applicant;

 

(ii)          the relevant ward councillor be included in the abovementioned discussions.

159.

20/01378/LBC - Thistle Cottage 8 Market Place Market Bosworth pdf icon PDF 399 KB

Application for replacement velux and dormer windows on main roof and roof alterations to rear extension including velux window and chimney alteration and internal alterations (retrospective).

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

Three additional comments have been received in support of this application setting out the following:

 

1)        The renovations at Thistle Cottage seem to admirably maintain the building's unique character

2)        The works respect the historic nature and appearance of the Listed Building and the Market Bosworth Conservation Area

3)        The works ensure the good condition of the building for the future

4)        The repairs necessary to avoid permanent damage to the fabric of the building

5)        The works that have been undertaken are to a high standard and in keeping with the Listed Building and the Market Bosworth Conservation Area and will help to ensure that the building is preserved for future generations

 

Appraisal:-

 

The merits of the scheme have been appraised in the delegated report. The works are considered to be compatible with the significance of the listed building.

 

Recommendation:-

 

The recommendation remains unchanged.

Minutes:

Application for replacement velux and dormer windows and roof alterations to rear extension including velux window, chimney alteration and internal alterations (retrospective).

 

This application was presented and debated with the previous application (20/001357/FUL).

 

An objector, the applicant, a representative of Market Bosworth Parish Council and the ward councillor spoke on both applications.

 

It was moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor R Allen that the application be deferred for discussions with the applicant with the objective of achieving a proposal that enhanced the property.

 

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

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)            the application be deferred to the following meeting for discussion with the applicant;

 

(ii)          the relevant ward councillor be included in the abovementioned discussions.

160.

21/00632/CONDIT - 339 Rugby Road, Burbage pdf icon PDF 456 KB

Application for variation of condition 2 (plans) attached to planning permission 19/00413/FUL.

 

Late items received after preparation of the agenda:

 

Introduction:-

 

Since the publication of the main report amended plans have been received removing the roof lights to the front and side elevations and the timber cladding from the rear elevation. The changes from the previous approval are now:

 

·                Removal of front porch

·                Increased length of first floor rear facing windows to full length

·                Addition of ground floor side facing utility door

·                Increased width of a first floor rear facing window

·                Reduction in width of dwelling from 16.5 metres to 16.4 metres

·                Increase in length of dwelling along southern elevation from 10 metres to 10.080 metres

 

Recommendation:-

 

The amended plans do not change the recommendation from the report, subject to the below amended condition.

 

Amend condition 1 to read as follows:

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

Site location plan received 30th April 2019

Block plan received 30th April 2019

Site Plan/Landscaping Drawing No. 13/01/19 Rev A received 30th April 2019

Garage Elevations and Floor Plan Drawing No. 15/08/18 Rev A received 30th April 2019

Block plan received 24th June 2021

Second floor plan received 27th July 2021

Amended floor plans received 12th August 2021

Amended elevations received 17th September 2021

 

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).

Minutes:

Application for variation of condition 2 (plans) attached to planning permission 19/00413/FUL.

 

An objector and the applicant spoke on this applications.

 

It was moved by Councillor Walker and seconded by Councillor Lynch that the application be deferred to request further plans. After advice from officers, this motion was withdrawn.

 

It was subsequently moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Walker that the application be deferred for a site visit. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED – the application be deferred for a site visit.

161.

20/01324/CONDIT - 128 Main Street, Markfield pdf icon PDF 530 KB

Applicatoin for variation of conditions 2 and 4 of planning permission 14/01082/FUL to remove the granite plinth from front elevations and provide a stone boundary wall and the erection of canopies above front doors (part retrospective).

 

Late items received since preparation of the agenda:

 

Introduction

 

Since publishing the agenda, the applicant has provided additional information for consideration at planning committee;

 

The applicant advises that the use of brick is a more appropriate finish than render, which requires additional maintenance during the course of its life time, and can also over time if not maintained can detract from the area. The stone plinth along the lower portions of the dwellings would be obscured by the stone walling and planting scheme.

 

Furthermore the use of facing brick has been agreed through the discharge of conditions, and this application does not seek planning permission to render the dwellings. The consideration for this application, is the removal of the stone plinth and the erection of porches over the front doors.

 

Recommendation:-

 

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

Minutes:

Application for variation of conditions 2 and 4 of planning permission 14/01082/FUL to remove the granite plinth from front elevations and the erection of canopies above front doors (part retrospective).

 

The ward councillor spoke on this application.

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, members felt that the application failed to enhance and complement surrounding properties due to the absence of the stone plinth and was therefore contrary to policy DM10 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD. It was moved by Councillor R Allen and seconded by Councillor Bray that permission be refused for these reasons.

 

Following further discussion, Councillor Bray moved an amendment that an additional reason for refusal be added in that the proposal was contrary to policy DM12 as it was detrimental to the character and appearance of the conservation area. This amendment was supported by Councillor Allen as mover of the original motion.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – permission be refused as the absence of the previously approved stone plinth and the historical plaque would result in a development that fails to enhance and complement the surrounding properties and the character and appearance of the conservation areas.  The application would therefore be contrary to policies DM10 and DM12 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD.

162.

21/00656/OUT - Stoke Fields Farm, Hinckley Road, Stoke Golding pdf icon PDF 854 KB

Application for residential development up to 70 dwellings with associated access, landscaping, open space and drainage infrastructure (outline – access to be considered).

 

The item has been withdrawn from Committee by the Planning Manager due to an administrative error in the consultation process.  The application will therefore be reported to the October Planning Committee.

Minutes:

It was noted that this application had been deferred.

163.

21/00639/LBC - War Memorial, Argents Mead, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 438 KB

Application for repair/replacement works to stone War Memorial: replacement of carved lettering within existing stone facia; removal and replacement of stone panels and surrounding pointing located either side of memorial’s central feature.

Minutes:

Application for repair/replacement works to stone war memorial: replacement of carved lettering within existing stone facia; removal and replacement of stone panels and surrounding pointing located either side of memorial’s central feature.

 

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

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

(ii)          the Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to determine the final detail of planning conditions;

 

(iii)         the Planning Manager be granted delegated authority to issue permission subject to conditions if no further comments are received by 23.09.21. If valid objections are received within that period, the report would be brought back to the Planning Committee.

 

Councillor Roberts abstained from voting on this item as he had been absent for the debate.

164.

21/00775/FUL - 102 Druid Street, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Application for change of use from six person house in multiple occupation (class C4) to eight person house in multiple occupation (sui generis), roof light.

 

Late items received after preparation of main agenda:

 

Consultations:-

 

A consultation response has been received from the Leicestershire Police Architectural Liaison Officer. They raise no objection to the proposal however they do make the following recommendations:

 

1)        Consideration of CCTV coverage in this area is recommended

2)        A door release access control to prevent unauthorised entry is recommended

3)        All pedestrian and cycle walkways should be illuminated

4)        Wheelie bin storage and cycle storage should be in secure locations to avoid the potential for criminal use

5)        Alarm coverage to flats is recommended

6)        Fencing should be used to enclose the perimeter

7)        Natural surveillance should be provided with foliage no higher than 1 metre and trees no higher than 2 metres recommended 

 

Appraisal:-

 

The above is advice from the Leicestershire Police Architectural Liaison Officer with the above recommended changes not falling within the planning remit.

 

Recommendation:-

 

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

Minutes:

Application for change of use from six person house in multiple occupation (class C4) to eight person house in multiple occupation (sui generis), roof light.

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, members felt that the loss of amenity space for existing residents was unacceptable and the size and standard of accommodation would have an adverse impact on future residents. It was felt it was therefore contrary to policy DM10 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was

 

RESOLVED – permission be refused as the size and standard of the accommodation would have an adverse impact on the amenity of future residents and was therefore contrary to policy DM10 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD.

165.

Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.

Minutes:

Members received an update on appeals. The report was noted.