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Apologies and substitutions
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors C Allen, Boothby, W Crooks, Flemming and Hodgkins with the following substitutions authorised in accordance with council procedure rule 10:
Councillor Cook for Councillor Allen
Councillor Glenville for Councillor Flemming
Councillor Sheppard-Bools for Councillor Hodgkins
Councillor P Williams for Councillor Crooks.
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 19 October.
It was moved by Councillor Bray, seconded by Councillor Findlay and
RESOLVED – the minutes of the meeting held on 19 October be approved and signed by the chairman.
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.
Councillors Cope, Roberts and Smith declared a non-pecuniary interest in application 21/00540/FUL as patients of the current surgery in Barwell.
Decisions delegated at previous meeting
To report progress on any decisions delegated at the previous meeting.
It was reported that all decisions had been issued except for those subject to a S106 agreement.
Application for proposed Change of Use from Agricultural to Storage and Distribution (Class B8)
Application for proposed change of use from agricultural to storage and distribution.
The agent spoke on this application.
Whilst generally in support of the application, some members were concerned about future intensification of use of the site. It was moved by Councillor Bray and seconded by Councillor Findlay that permission be granted with a condition restricting permitted development rights in relation to the industrial units. Upon being put to the vote the motion was CARRIED and it was
(i) Permission be granted subject to:
a. The completion within three months of the resolution of a S106 agreement to secure off-site landscaping in accordance with drawing 21.1568.001 rev B;
b. Planning conditions outlined in the officer’s report;
c. The abovementioned additional condition restricting permitted development rights in relation to the industrial units;
(ii) The Director (Environment & Planning) be granted powers to determine the final detail of planning conditions;
(iii) The Director (Environment & Planning) be granted powers to determine the final terms of the S106 agreement including trigger points.
Application for single story extension to the front and rear of the property, including demolition of existing porch and chimney breast and relocation of main entrance door to side of property.
Application for single storey extension to the front and rear of the property including demolition of existing porch and chimney breast and relocation of main entrance to side of property.
An objector spoke on this application.
It was moved by Councillor Allen, seconded by Councillor Findlay and
(i) Permission be granted subject to the conditions contained in the officer’s report;
(ii) The Director (Environment & Planning) be granted delegated powers to determine the final detail of planning conditions.
Application for demolition of existing workshops and stores and construction of new Medical Centre with associated parking and landscaping.
Late items received after preparation of main agenda:
LCC Highways were re-consulted on the additional information submitted which is as follows:
• Updated Junctions Report – Oct 2021 received 05.11.2021.
Informal conversations have also taken place between LCC Highways and the applicant to determine if the reason for refusal can be overcome. As of 15.11.2021 no way to overcome the reason for refusal had been reached.
LCC Highways have informally reviewed the updated junctions report due to the limited timeframe given and are comfortable that it has been demonstrated that sufficient evidence has been given and this element of the proposal is now acceptable.
Members should be aware that LCC are currently informally reviewing a revised access which has not been formally submitted to the LPA. Whilst the review on this proposal has not been formally concluded LCC Highways still raise concerns with the pedestrian visibility to the north of the access. This coupled with tracking that shows a car running along the kerb line in order to achieve 2 way access leads LCC to maintain that a safe and suitable access has not been demonstrated. In order for LCC to fully review the proposals a revised Road Safety Audit with a Designer’s response and tracking would need to be carried out for the revised access (still in draft form) and submitted for review.
As the application stands it is the access within the committee presentation which is being considered and not the revised access as it has not been formally submitted to the LPA.
The recommendation remains as printed on the agenda.
Application for demolition of existing workshops and stores and construction of new medical centre with associated parking and landscaping.
The applicant spoke on this application.
Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be refused, members felt that the facility was needed in the area and were disappointed with the recommendation of the highways authority that permission be refused. It was moved by Councillor Cope and seconded by Councillor Bray that permission be granted as the need for the facility outweighed the highway safety issues based on evidence of lack of incidents. Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was
RESOLVED – Permission be granted subject to:
(i) Conditions, the final detail of which be delegated to the Director (Environment & Planning);
(ii) The completion of a S106 agreement to secure a contribution to meet the cost of a traffic regulation order, the detail of which be delegated to the Director (Environment & Planning).
To report on progress relating to various appeals.
Members were updated on progress in relation to various appeals. The report was noted.