Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Lancaster Buildings, Newcastle, Staffs. View directions

Contact: Geoff Durham  01782 742222

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors’ Fear 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 206 KB

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

Minutes:

Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September, 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

4.

APPLICATION FOR MINOR DEVELOPMENT - 4 SUTHERLAND DRIVE. MR RAFIQ SHEIKH. 19/00610/FUL pdf icon PDF 165 KB

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Minutes:

Moved by Councillor Simon Tagg and seconded by Councillor Holland.

 

Resolved:     That the application be deferred for a site visit.

5.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - RENFORD HOUSE, 24 HIGH STREET, WOLSTANTON. MR IAN CAMERON. 19/00529/FUL pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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Minutes:

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

 

(i)            The proposed development, by virtue of its poor quality design, layout, form and appearance, would harm the character and appearance of the Watlands Park Conservation Area, thereby affecting its significance, and would fail to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of the site and visual amenity of the area. Such less than substantial harm from the proposed development would not be outweighed by any public benefits. The proposed development is therefore contrary to saved policies H7, B9, B10, B13 and B14 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Plan 2011, policies CSP1 and CSP2 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026, the guidance set out in the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Urban Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (2010) and the requirements and policies of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

 

(ii)          The proposed development and disposition of buildings is likely to result in the unacceptable impact to, and potential loss, of visually significant trees within the site that would be harmful to the Watlands Park Conservation Area and is therefore contrary to saved policies H7, N12 and B11 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Local Plan 2011 policies CSP1 and CSP2 of the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026, the guidance set out in the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Urban Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (2010) and the requirements and policies of the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

 

(iii)         The application fails to demonstrate that suitable noise mitigation measures can be secured to ensure that appropriate living conditions can be achieved for the occupants of the development in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework 2019, in particular paragraphs 127 and 170, which would not result in harm to the character and appearance of the Watlands Park Conservation Area.

 

(iv)         Without an appropriate secured financial contribution relating to public open space the additional demands upon open space arising from the additional dwellinghouses 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 Policies C4 and 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 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - FORMER BRISTOL STREET GARAGE, LONDON ROAD, NEWCASTLE. ABODE RESIDENCIES. 16/01106/3CN03 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

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Minutes:

Moved by Councillor John Williams and seconded by Councillor Maxfield.

 

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

 

Concerns regarding the colouring of the facing materials.  The applicant is invited to submit a new application accompanied by samples of colours.

7.

APPLICATION FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - LAND ADJACENT TO KEELE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY AVENUE, KEELE UNIVERSITY. KEELE HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS LTD AND KEELE UNIVERSITY SCIENCE AND BUSINESS PARK LTD. 19/00688/FUL pdf icon PDF 159 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved:     Thatthe variation  of condition 11 of 19/00203/REM be permitted

                        so that it reads as follows:

 

11. Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby

approved, 10 parking spaces, and one of the disabled parking spaces, must be provided with a fully dedicated electric vehicle charging point and thereafter maintained unless otherwise agreed by the Local Planning Authority. Charge points shall be a minimum of 32Amp with Type 2 Mennekes connections, or equivalent, Mode 2 (on a dedicated circuit).

 

And subject to the imposition of all other conditions attached to

reserved matters consent 19/00203/REM that remain relevant at this time.

 

8.

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (HISTORIC BUILDINGS GRANTS) FROM THE CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE FUND - 1 ALBERT TERRACE, WOLSTANTON (REF: 19/20003/HBG) AND WALL TO REAR OF FIVE STEPPES, MAIN ROAD, BETLEY (REF: 19/20005/HBG) pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Minutes:

Resolved:       That the following grants be approved:-

 

(i)            £381 Historic Building Grant be given to carry out sash window repairs to 7 windows at 1 Albert Terrace, Wolstanton, subject to the appropriate standard conditions.

 

(ii)           £1,067 Historic Building Grant be given to rebuild and make safe the former estate wall to the rear garden of Five Steppes, Betley subject to the appropriate standard conditions.

 

9.

UPDATE ON 5 BOGGS COTTAGE, KEELE. 14/00036/207C3 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Minutes:

Members were informed that the Chair had received a reply to a letter from the Planning Inspectorate.

 

Resolved:     (i)         That the information be received.

                        (ii)        That a further update be provided to Planning Committee

in two months.

 

10.

UPDATE ON LAND AT DODDLESPOOL, BETLEY. 17/00186/207C2 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

Resolved:     (i)         That the information be received

(ii)        That a further update be brought back to the Planning Committee in 2 months time.

 

11.

TREE PRESERVATION ORDER - LAND AT 135 HIGH STREET, ALSAGERS BANK. TPO 205 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:     That Tree Preservation Order No 205 (2019), land at 135 High

Street, Alsagers bank, be confirmed as made and that the owners of the site be informed accordingly.

12.

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.