Planning Committee - Tuesday, 19 September 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: De Montfort Suite, Hinckley Hub. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Owen  Democratic Services Manager Email:

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Apologies and substitutions


Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 August 2023.


Additional urgent business by reason of special circumstances

To be advised of any additional items of business which the Chairman decides by reason of special circumstances shall be taken as matters of urgency at this meeting. Items to be taken at the end of the agenda.


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.



To hear any questions in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.


Decisions delegated at previous meeting

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


22/00277/OUT - Land east of The Windmill Inn, Brascote Lane, Newbold Verdon pdf icon PDF 628 KB

Proposed development of up to 239 dwellings (outline application – access only).


Late items received after preparation of main agenda:




Two further objections have been received since the publication of the agenda. The objections are summarised below;


·                DM17 – Highways and Transportation  Brascote Lane is a residential lane and is used by a great number of people on foot especially now the pavement to the Windmill Pub has been established. It also already suffers from speeding cars (especially on race days from Mallory Park). If the development goes ahead that is an additional potential of 478 cars using the Lane at peak times (ie 7-9.30hrs and 15.00 – 18.00hrs) also the junctions at both ends are hazardous especially the blind one at Kirby Mallory where at the junction of Bosworth Road / Newbold Road/Main street an articulated vehicle demolished part of a dwelling trying to enter Newbold Road and causing the road to be closed for many hours. This is the route most suppliers to the site would use. Also there is no bus service so school time/ work time AM and PM traffic from the new development would be unbelievably high.


·                DM4 -Safeguarding the countryside and settlement Separation From the plans I have seen this development will be built outside the current settlement and away from essential services of the village.


·                DM9 -Safeguarding Natural and Semi Natural Open Spaces  The development field is on a large area of arable land that both in the past and present is prone to flood. The area also has a significant population on nesting birds and mammals. Many twitchers constantly use the lane to view birds with the lakes on either side and the large areas of arable land.


·                Newbold Verdon is not going to be correctly represented at this meeting.




·                Condition 27 is to be removed from the officer report as it is a replica of Condition 16.


“No development shall commence on the site until such time as a

construction traffic management plan, including as a minimum details of

the routing of construction traffic, wheel cleansing facilities, vehicle

parking facilities and a timetable for their provision, has been submitted to

and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The construction

of the development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the

approved details and timetable.


Reason: To reduce the possibility of deleterious material (mud, stones

etc) being deposited in the highway and becoming a hazard for road

users, and lead to on-street parking problems in the area in accordance

with Policy DM17 of the Site Allocations and Development Management

Policies DPD.”


23/00135/FUL - 21 Sapcote Road, Burbage pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Proposed erection of two detached dwellings (following demolition of existing dwelling) with associated parking and landscaping.


21/01146/FUL & 22/00563/LBC - Moores Arms, 6 Orton Lane, Norton Juxta Twycross pdf icon PDF 688 KB

Application for partial demolition and change of use of a former public house (grade II listed) into one dwellinghouse. Demolition of associated outbuilding. Construction of two new dwellings and associated garages.


Late items received after publication of main agenda:


One further objection has been received from CAMRA since the publication of the agenda. The objection is summarised below:


CAMRA (Paragraph 8.7):

I fail to see how the planning officer can conclude that the pub is unviable when no evidence has been put forward to support that statement. In addition, to say that The Moores Arms is not a community facility in Local Plan terms is factually incorrect. The explanatory text to Policy DM25 clearly states that public houses in rural areas are considered to be Community Facilities. As the pub has not been used for any other purpose since it was closed down it still retains this potential community asset. In addition, Policy CLT02 of the emerging Local Plan proposes to strengthen the protection of public houses, particularly in rural areas, in line with more up to date Central Govt. Guidance in the NPPF. The application is contrary to adopted and emerging Local Plan policies and the need to maintain sustainable communities.


23/00455/FUL - Land south-east of Dawsons Lane, Barwell pdf icon PDF 936 KB

Application for change of use of land to provide a dog day care facility and associated fence.


This item has been withdrawn from the agenda.


22/00224/FUL - Leicester Road Football Club, Leicester Road Football Ground, Leicester Road, Hinckley pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Proposed development of a multi-use games area with associated floodlighting and fencing.


Late items received after publication of main agenda:


A letter was received from Marrons (agent) on 21 August in support of the proposal. A draft community agreement has also been submitted. Members had sight of these prior to the meeting.


23/00699/FUL - Whittington Edge Stables, Markfield Road, Ratby pdf icon PDF 563 KB

Application for change of use of existing barn to dwelling, installation of solar panels and tree planting.


21/01295/OUT - Land off Desford Lane Ratby pdf icon PDF 414 KB

To seek approval of the recorded reasons for refusal following decision at the previous meeting.


Appeals progress pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To report on progress relating to various appeals.