Application for hybrid application compromising of outline permission for the erection of buildings for storage and distribution uses (Class B8), general industry (Class B2) and associated infrastructure including the formation of a new access (All matters reserved except for access) and full planning permission for the demolition of existing farmstead and relocation, including the erection of 2 replacement farm managers dwellings and associated agriculture buildings and structures (revised scheme).
Late items received after preparation of agenda:
During the course of the application, the red line of the application has been amended. The change to the red line is limited to the west corner of the application site, adjacent to the roundabout where Victoria Road, West Lane and Stanton Lane meets. The red line has been amended to reflect the true boundary line between Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council and North West Leicestershire. The change to the red line does not result in any material impact upon the application being considered.
An additional letter of support has been received making the following points
1) Bringing growth in the local area to bring more job and trade to the surrounding towns and villages.
Further letter of objection has been received raising the following:-
1) The Road Traffic Noise Calculation Results show that many roads around this area are already considered to have levels which are ABOVE the SOAEL, that is, significant observed adverse effect levels. Government guidelines state that further developments in these areas should be avoided.
2) Would result in impact on health and quality of life.
3) The bat report mentions that 24 hour working should be avoided due to risk or injury /mortality. This is relevant to development during construction and operational.
Public Rights of Way
For clarity at paragraph 8.88, in order to improve the surrounding right of way surrounding the site, the LHA request 640m x 2m crushed stone surfacing to footpath N47 between West Lane and Bardon Business Park as well as a 100m x 3m length to footpath R31 at Stanton Lane and installation of a total of five kissing gates along the routes of N47, R9 and R33. The total value of the works would be £100,000. This request is considered reasonable to ensure wider links surrounding the site are upgraded to encourage more sustainable travel, and improvement to the existing network. The works will either be carried out by the applicant or by way of a financial contribution of £100,000 secured by legal agreement.
Grant planning permission subject to:
The completion within 3 months of this resolution a S106 agreement to secure the following obligations:
· Coalville transportation infrastructure strategy contribution;
· Provision of opportunities for apprenticeships and work experience and employment and skills related training during the construction of the development;
· One travel pack per employee from first occupation;
· One six month bus pass per employee if requested;
· Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition Scheme monitoring fee;
· Retention of the community woodland area within the scheme, commitment to management and ongoing public access.
· Improvements to the public rights of way.
· Planning conditions outlined at the end of this report.
Reword Condition 5 and replace with:-
5. The first reserved matters application shall be accompanied by full details of all measures proposed in respect of on-site biodiversity enhancement in accordance with the ecology mitigation strategy by Lockhart and Garratt Ecology summary report V4 and should demonstrate biodiversity net-gain through the submission of a supporting biodiversity net gain assessment using a standard metric. The details shall include proposals in respect to the siting of proposed bat and swallow house, and a future maintenance and a timetable for the implementation of the relevant measures. The development shall thereafter be undertaken and occupied in accordance with the agreed measures and timetable unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.
Reason: To ensure the development contributes to the enhancement and management of biodiversity of the area to accord with Policy DM6 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD.
Hybrid application comprising of outline permission for the erection of buildings for storage and distribution uses (class B8), general industry (class B2) and associated infrastructure including the formation of a new access (all matters reserved except for access) and full planning permission for the demolition of existing farmstead and relocation, including the erection of two replacement farm managers’ dwellings and associated agricultural buildings and structures (revised scheme).
The agent, a supporter, a representative of the local parish council and the ward councillor spoke on this item.
Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation that permission be granted, members felt that this application constituted industrial incursion into the countryside and would have an adverse impact on the rural location contrary to policy DM4 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD. It was moved by Councillor Furlong and seconded by Councillor Findlay that permission be refused for these reasons.
Upon being put to the vote, the motion was CARRIED and it was unanimously
RESOLVED – permission be refused due to the industrial incursion into the countryside, which is also part of the National Forest and Charnwood Forest, which would have an adverse impact on the intrinsic value, beauty, open character and landscape character of this rural location and is therefore contrary to policy DM4 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD.