Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Geoff Durham  01782 742222

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors’ Pickup and Proctor.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest stated.

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S) pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on £ January, 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

4.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - CROFT FARM, STONE ROAD, HILL CHORLTON. DAVID JAMES DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED. 18/00507/OUT pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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Minutes:

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

26th February, to enable the applicant to attempt to demonstrate the provision of acceptable visibility splays that overcome the objection of the Highway Authority.

 

 

5.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - 10 POPLAR AVENUE, CROSS HEATH. 18/00692/OUT. MR GEZ WILARD pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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Minutes:

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

 

(i)            Given the limited size of the site and the number of apartments that are proposed,  the proposed development and associated bin storage facilities would have a cramped appearance that would be out of keeping with and visually harmful to Poplar Avenue. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Policy CSP1 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026, Policies R3 and R12 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Urban Design Supplementary Planning Document, and the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

 

(ii)          The development is likely to lead to the loss of, or damage to, visually significant mature trees which will be detrimental to the appearance of the area contrary to Policy N12 of the Newcastle under Lyme Local Plan and the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

 

(iii)         The proposed development, given the limited size of the site and the number of apartments that are proposed, would be of a scale that would result in an unacceptable overbearing impact on, and loss of privacy to, the occupants of the adjoining properties.  In addition the requirements to provide sufficient bin storage space for the number of units proposed and the disturbance associated with collection of the waste and recycling material would further negatively impact upon and the amenity of neighbouring properties.  The proposal would therefore be contrary to the aims and objectives of Policy CSP1 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026 and the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

 

(iv)         Without an appropriate secured financial contribution relating to public open space the additional demands upon open space arising from the additional dwellings as proposed would not be suitably addressed. As such the development would be contrary to policies on the provision of open space for residential development, contrary to Policies CSP5 and CSP10 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026, saved Policy IM1 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Plan 2011, Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council Supplementary Planning Document on Development Contributions (2007), the Newcastle-under-Lyme Open Space Strategy (March 2017), and the aims and objectives of the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

 

6.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - CHATTERLEY VALLEY DEVELOPMENT SITE, PEACOCK HAY ROAD. HARWORTH GROUP PLC. 18/00736/OUT pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved:     (A)       That, subject to

 

(a)          Further comments of Stoke on Trent City Council being

                        received by no later than 12th February which justify, in

the view of the Head of Planning, seeking improvements to junctions within that Council’s administrative area, the attachment of appropriate conditions or obligations such as are necessary to secure such works,

 

(b)          Should Highways England not withdraw their holding

objection within 1month of the date of Committee and as such there remains a Direction requiring the Local Planning Authority if it is minded to approve the application to consult with the Secretary of State for Transport, that consultation is then undertaken, and a Direction under Article 31 of the Development Management Procedure Order is not then served directing the Council to refuse the application, and

 

(c)           Subject to the applicant entering into a Section 106

obligation by 29th March 2019 to secure a Travel Plan monitoring fee of £11,325 and a payment of £5,000 for amendments to the existing Travel Regulation Order.

 

The application be permitted subject to the undermentioned

condtions:

 

 

(i)                    Time limit for implementation of earthworks, the submission of application/s for approval of reserved matters and commencement of development.  Such periods to be set to recognise the need for greater periods of time than would normally apply.

(ii)                   No development to commence until a suitable assessment of the needs of walkers, cyclists and horse riders has been carried out and appropriate amendments to the off-site highway works at the A500 Talke roundabout as identified in the assessment have been agreed and implemented.

(iii)                  No development to commence until a Sustainable Drainage Strategy has been submitted and agreed, which is to be fully implemented.

(iv)                  No development to commence until intrusive site investigation works and remedial works have been undertaken in accordance with approved details.

(v)                   Implementation of earthworks in accordance with the approved plans

(vi)                  The development on plots C and D shall be for Class B1(b) and B1(c) or B2 which are demonstrably consistent with the role and objectives of this premium employment site.

(vii)                 Removal of permitted development rights to change from Class B1(b) and B1(c) to Class B1(a) (which is a main town centre use)

(viii)               The total amount of floorspace for Class A3 and A5 uses shall not exceed 350m2

(ix)                  Approval of a Framework Travel Plan and no building to be occupied until a Travel Plan has been agreed which is in accordance with the agreed Framework

(x)                   Any reserved matters application shall be supported by further ecological surveys as appropriate.

(xi)                  The details of the main spine access road shall be designed to enable a bus to turn safety.

(xii)                 No building shall be occupied until full details of the pedestrian and cycleway enhancements have been approved, implemented and access provided which shall include cycle links to Bathpool Park, the existing cycleway on Reginald Mitchel Way, the canal, and existing cycleway in Bradwell Woods and Newcastle Road.

(xiii)               Detailed structural landscaping scheme  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND OFF DEANS LANE AND MOSS GROVE, RED STREET. PERSIMMON HOMES (NORTH WEST). 18/00854/REM pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor Allison Gardner spoke on this application.

 

Resolved:     That the application be permitted subject to the undermentioned

                        conditions:

 

(i)            Link to outline planning permission and conditions

(ii)           Approved plans

(iii)         Facing and roofing materials

(iv)         Boundary treatments

(v)           Soft landscaping scheme

(vi)         Method Statement for protection, treatment and future

management of hedgerows

(vii)        Off site highway works – provision of accesses and to tie

in the existing highway & footway on Moss Grove into the

carriageway & footway to the development site

(viii)       Provision of visibility splays

(ix)         Surfacing of parking areas

(x)           Detailed drainage scheme, including surface water

drainage

(xi)         Retention of garages for parking of motor vehicles and

cycles

(xii)        Footpath link completed

(xiii)       Trees shown as retained shall be retained and protected

throughout construction

(xiv)        Approval does not constitute the LPA’s approval

pursuant subject of other conditions of the outline

planning permission, these needing to be subject of

separate application

 

           

8.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - CONSULTATION BY STOKE ON TRENT CITY COUNCIL WITH RESPECT TO AN APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION ON LAND AT NEW INN. pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report to follow.

Minutes:

Resolved:     That the City Council be informed that the Borough Council

neither objects to nor does it support the planning application.

9.

APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - ASPIRE HOUSING pdf icon PDF 90 KB

LAND ADJACENT TO 16 ST GILES ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00016/FUL

FORMER PLAYGROUND, BRUTUS ROAD, CHESTERTON – 18/00243/FUL

LAND OFF ST BERNARDS ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00443/FUL

LAND BETWEEN 155 & 161 KNUTTON LANE, KNUTTON – 18/00441/FUL

LAND ADJACENT 25 ARTHUR STREET, KNUTTON – 18/00461/FUL

LAND ADJACENT TO 45 MORAN ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00465/FUL

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Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Tagg and seconded by Councillor Reddish.

 

 

LAND ADJACENT TO 16 ST GILES ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00016/FUL

FORMER PLAYGROUND, BRUTUS ROAD, CHESTERTON – 18/00243/FUL

LAND OFF ST BERNARDS ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00443/FUL

LAND BETWEEN 155 & 161 KNUTTON LANE, KNUTTON – 18/00441/FUL

LAND ADJACENT 25 ARTHUR STREET, KNUTTON – 18/00461/FUL

LAND ADJACENT TO 45 MORAN ROAD, KNUTTON – 18/00465/FUL

 

Resolved:     That the Council maintain their requirement that planning

permission can only be granted for each of the applications if the applicant first enters into a Section 106 obligation by 28 February, 2019, that secures a fully policy compliant contribution to public open space and public realm enhancement and maintenance.

10.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND ADJACENT TO THE BLOCKHOUSE, NEWCASTLE ROAD, WHITMORE. 18/00847/FUL pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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Minutes:

Members were advised that this application had been withdrawn.

11.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - BETLEY COURT, MAIN ROAD, BETLEY. DR NIGEL BROWN. 18/00943/FUL pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved:     That the application be permitted subject to the undermentioned conditions:

 

(i)            Time limit.

(ii)           Approved plans.

(iii)         Prior approval and implementation of details of a hard

and soft landscaping scheme to include details of planting to provide screening of the parking area from the house and lawn, replacement tree planting and details of surfacing and delineation of the parking area/spaces.

(iv)         Prior approval and implementation of special

constructions measures and other tree protection measures.

(v)           Prior approval and implementation of the external facing

materials.

(vi)         Prior approval and implementation of a foul and surface

water drainage scheme.

(vii)        Prior approval and implementation of a parking

management scheme which shall include details of the management of parking associated with the residential occupation of Betley Court and measures, including temporary signing of the car park, to prevent residents and visitors to the gardens parking on Court Walk when the gardens are open.

(viii)       Gardens to be open to visitors no more than 6 weekends

per year.  Any additional openings, for special events, shall only take place with the express permission of the local planning authority and shall be limited to no more than 4 additional days per annum.

(ix)         Restrictions on the hours when construction and

demolition can take place.

(x)           Prior approval and implementation of details of any

kitchen ventilation system and external plant.

(xi)         Prior approval and implementation of details of external

lighting.

(xii)        Restriction on the hours when deliveries and waste

collections can take place.

(xiii)       Prior approval and implementation of the alignment of

utility apparatus

(xiv)       Prior approval and implementation of a schedule of works

to retained trees

(xv)        Prior approval and implementation of an Arboricultural

Method Statement (detailed) covering foundation design and proposals for paving within the RPA of retained trees.

(xvi)       Submission and approval of a dimensioned tree

Protection Plan to include details of tree canopy          protection and full protection of T2 and implementation of the protection measures agreed.

(xvii)     Prior approval and implementation of full landscaping

proposals including replacement tree planting and hard and soft landscaping proposals.

(xviii)    Submission and approval of revised plans showing the

overflow parking in a position outside of root protection areas of trees.

(xix)       Development not to be brought into use until the parking

and turning areas have been provided, with the parking spaces clearly delineated, which shall thereafter be retained for the lifetime of the development.

 

 

12.

QUARTERLY REPORT ON EXTENSIONS TO TIME PERIODS WITHIN WHICH OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 106 CAN BE ENTERED INTO pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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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.

 

13.

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.