Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Geoff Durham  01782 742222

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive Declarations of Interest from Members on items included on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Burgess declared an interest in application 18/19003/HBG as a member of Kidsgrove Town Council.

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S) pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s).

Minutes:

Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 October, 2018 be agreed as a correct record.

4.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - FORMER BENNETT ARMS, LONDON ROAD, CHESTERTON. MR ANDREW GREEN. 18/00371/FUL pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     That an application on the decision be deferred but only until 4

December, to allow the views of the Lead Local Flood Authority to be obtained and for such views to be taken into consideration by the Planning Committee in its decision.

5.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND OFF WOODROW WAY, ASHLEY. MARCUS MACHINE & TOOLS LIMITED. 17/00605/FUL pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the decision of your officer taken under the Matters of

Urgency provisions, following consultation with the Chair, that the Council should agree to enter into a Section 106 agreement, be noted.

6.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND OFF SANDFORD STREET, CHESTERTON. ASH GREEN (HOLDINGS) LTD. 18/00559/FUL pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     (A)       That, subject to the applicant first entering into a Section

106 agreement by 13th December 2018 to secure a review mechanism of the scheme’s ability to provide affordable housing in accordance with policy and to make a policy compliant financial contribution of £33,244 (index linked) towards to public open space, if the development is not substantially commenced within 12 months from the date of the decision, and the payment of such contributions if found financially viable,

 

the application be permitted subject to the

undermentioned conditions:

 

 

(i)            Standard Time limit for commencement of

development

(ii)           Approved Plans

(iii)          Facing and Roofing Materials

(iv)          Boundary Treatments

(v)           The access and access road being completed

prior to occupation

(vi)          The existing access permanently closed and

footway reinstated

(vii)        Parking and Turning areas retained for designated

purpose

(viii)       Cycle Parking

(ix)          Contaminated land treatment

(x)           Design Measures to Secure Noise Levels

(xi)          Construction hours

 

(B)       Failing completion of the above planning obligation by the

date referred to in the above recommendation, that the Head of Planning either refuse the application on the grounds that without the obligation being secured, the development would fail to secure affordable housing and an appropriate contribution for off-site public open space which would reflect the infrastructure needs of the development and there would be no provision made to take into account a change in financial circumstances in the event of the development not proceeding promptly; or, if he considers it appropriate, to extend the period of time within which the obligation can be secured.

 

7.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND ADJACENT TO FARCROFT, MANOR ROAD, BALDWIN'S GATE. MR G ADAMS. 18/00674/OUT pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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Minutes:

 

Resolved:     That the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

(i)            The site lies within the open countryside outside the

village envelope of Baldwin’s Gate and the proposed dwelling would not serve an identified local need. As such, the development of this site is contrary to the objective of directing new houses to sustainable brownfield land within the village envelopes of the key rural service centres and would be contrary to Policies SP1 and ASP6 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026, Policy H1 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Plan 2011, and the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018). 

 

(ii)           The development would involve a high level of the use of

the private car by occupiers of the dwelling and their visitors and therefore represents an unsustainable development that is contrary to the guidance of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

8.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND AT DODDLESPOOL, MAIN ROAD, BETLEY. MR. MARK OULTON. 18/00299/FUL pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor G White spoke on this application.

 

Resolved:     That the application be permitted subject to the undermentioned

                        conditions:

 

(i)            Works to be completed in strict accordance with the

approved plans and submitted information.

(ii)           The recommendations, mitigation measures and

enhancements set out in the ecological report shall be

carried out in full.

(iii)         Submission and approval of a monitoring programme for

the works.

(iv)         The landscaping to be carried out in accordance with the

approved plans and any planting lost or damaged within 5 years shall be replaced.

(v)           No more than a further 6000 tonnes of appropriate and

relevant material for the construction of the track to be imported onto the site, unless otherwise agreed.

(vi)         All material associated with the construction and

completion of the track shall cease within 24 months from the date of the decision.

(vii)        Only inert waste is to be imported - any non-conforming

waste should be removed to an authorised facility.

(viii)       No more than 16 HGV movements shall enter the site per

day using the Waybutt Lane access only.

(ix)         Restriction on hours of operation to 8am to 6pm on

weekdays and 8am to 1pm at weekends and no construction activity on Sunday or a public holiday.

(x)           External lighting shall not be installed.

(xi)         Submission and approval of methods to reduce mud and

debris onto the highway network.

(xii)        No screening or processing of inert waste shall be carried

out on site.

(xiii)       Submission and approval of dust mitigation measures.

(xiv)       No waste to be burned on the site at any time.

 

 

In addition it was agreed that the full wording of condition 5 be

agreed by the Chair and Vice Chair of Planning Committee, and that a bi-monthly report providing an update on the development and monitoring of its compliance with the planning permission be brought to Committee starting with the meeting on 3rd January 2019.

9.

MID-YEAR DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE REPORT 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:                        (i)         That the report be received.

 

(ii)        That the Head of Planning with the Development

Management Team Leader seeks to maintain performance of the Development Management team where satisfactory and improve the service provided where our level of performance falls significantly below the targets set out in the Planning Service Plan for 2018/19.

 

(iii)       That the next ‘Development Management

Performance Report’ be submitted to Committee around June 2019 reporting on performance for the complete year 2018/19.

 

10.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - 121 - 123 HIGH STREET, WOLSTANTON. RIGHT FINANCIAL PLANNING LTD (MR ABAD KHAN) 18/00467/FUL pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     (a)       That, subject to the applicant first entering into a Section

106 agreement by 6th December to secure a review mechanism of the scheme’s ability to make a policy compliant contribution to public open space, if the development is not substantially commenced within 12 months from date of the decision, and the payment of such a contribution if found financially viable,

 

the application be permitted subject to the

undermentioned conditions:

 

(i)            Standard time limit for commencement of

development

(ii)           Approved plans

(iii)          Secure weatherproof parking for 4 cycles

 

(b)          Should the matters referred to above not be secured within the above period, that the Head of Planning be given delegated authority to refuse the application on the grounds that without such an obligation there would not be an appropriate review mechanism to allow for changed financial circumstance, and, in such circumstances, the potential provision of policy compliant financial contributions towards public open space; or, if he considers it appropriate, to extend the period of time within which the obligation can be secured.

 

11.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON PROGRESS ON ENFORCEMENT CASES WHERE ENFORCEMENT ACTION HAS BEEN AUTHORISED

Minutes:

Resolved:     (i)         That the report be noted.

 

                        (ii)        That the Head of Planning continue to report, on a

quarterly basis, on the exercise of his authority to extend the period of time for an applicant to enter into Section 106 obligations.

12.

QUARTERLY ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT REPORT pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the information be received.

13.

REPORT ON OPEN ENFORCEMENT CASES pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     (i)         That the report be received.

 

                        (ii)        That a further update be provided alongside the next

quarterly monitoring report on cases where enforcement action has been authorised.

14.

APPEAL DECISION - BROOK FARM, 4 OAKWOOD LANE, ACTON. 17/00877/FUL pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the appeal decision be noted.

15.

MAER CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL AND MANAGEMENT PLAN SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     (i)         That the draft Maer Conservation Area Appraisal and

Management Plan SPD and publication of the Consultation Statement and  SPD for the required final period of representations be agreed;  and

 

(ii)        That, subject to no representations being now received, seeking significant changes to the Appraisal and Management Plan SPD, the SPD be commended to Cabinet for adoption.

16.

ARTICLE 4 DIRECTION FOR KEELE CONSERVATION AREA pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the making of an Article 4 Direction for Keele Conservation

area, on the terms set out in the agenda report, be agreed.

17.

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (HISTORIC BUILDINGS GRANT) - TOWER, KIDSGROVE (Ref: 18/19003/HBG). pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     That, subject to the appropriate standard conditions, a grant of

£138 be provided towards a structural engineers inspection and report of the tower.

18.

SCHEME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AT PLANNING COMMITTEE. REVIEW OF POLICY REGARDING DISPLAY OF MATERIAL pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the existing scheme amended to allow the site layout plan

to be displayed during public speaking; and that this amendment

be brought into immediate effect.

 

19.

Disclosure of Exempt Information

To resolve that the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item(s) because it is likely that there will be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2 and 3 in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Resolved:-                That the public be excluded from the meeting during

consideration if the following matter because it is likely

that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1,2, and 7 in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972

20.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON EXTENSIONS TO TIME PERIODS WITHIN WHICH OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 106 CAN BE ENTERED INTO pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     (i)         That the information be received.

 

(ii)        That an update on this case be given in a report to the Planning Committee meeting in January, 2019.

21.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972

Minutes:

There was no Urgent Business.