Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

Contact: Governance Team  Email: Governance@rutland.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

492.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Ms Burkitt, Mr Conde, Mr Cross, and Mr Lowe.

493.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 20 November 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 20 November 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and were signed by the Chairman.

494.

DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are invited to declare any disclosable interests under the Code of Conduct and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

495.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 377 KB

To receive any petitions, deputations and questions from members of the

Public in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 93.

 

Any petitions, deputations and questions that have been submitted with prior formal notice will take precedence over questions submitted at short notice. Any questions that are not considered within the time limit shall receive a written response after the meeting and be the subject of a report to the next meeting.

 

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Requests to speak on planning applications will also be subject to the RCC Public Speaking Rules.

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The total time allowed for this item shall be 30 minutes.

 

Minutes:

In accordance with the Planning and Licensing Committee Public Speaking Scheme, the following requests to speak were received:

 

In relation to Agenda Item 5, application 1, 2018/0096/FUL, Mr B Firth, resident speaking against the recommendation.

496.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive Report No. 239/2018 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 239/2018 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

497.

ITEM 1 (2018/0096/FUL) LAND ADJ TO RED HOUSE, MAIN STREET, BARROW, RUTLAND

Minutes:

Application for the change of use from agricultural land to glamping site, including erection of 3 no. safari glamping tents and associated works.

 

(Ward: Cottesmore; Parish: Barrow)

 

Mr Hodgett, Principal Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval. During the summary, Mr Hodgett noted that comments regarding environmental protection from Environmental Health had been received and were as follows:

 

“I have reviewed the application and Environmental Health wouldn’t object to the application. I would however recommended that if Planning Permission is granted a Planning Condition should be imposed requiring the applicant to provide details of how foul water and grey water will be treated and safely dispersed. These details should be subject to the Local Planning Authorities Approval (subject to any necessary consultation with the Environment Agency) and be maintained for the life of the development. The reason is to avoid conditions that may pose a risk to Public Health or the wider environment.”

 

Mr Firth, a resident of Barrow, addressed the Committee. A copy of the deputation would be appended to the minutes.

 

During questions to Mr Firth the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Asked to clarify how children were getting to school without public transport available in Barrow, Mr Firth stated that some would walk up the proposed access road to the main street of Barrow, and would then proceed onto the main section of road towards Market Overton to get the bus.

 

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Mr Gale stated that the number of vehicles in the country grows year by year, with authorities having to deal with the additional capacity by making roads safer. This had been going on for decades and would continue to do so.

    ii.        Mr Oxley commented that there was no archaeological survey. Mr Hodgett stated they had not received a response and concluded they had no concerns.

   iii.        Mr Oxley questioned the Ecology Survey as it did not read as though the person who wrote had actually visited the site. Mr Hodgett responded that the ecology consultants were based at Leicestershire County Council and did not visit any of the sites mentioned in planning applications brought to the committee. The consultants would use records they had and any evidence provided by Rutland.

   iv.        Regarding the mention of certified location application approval by the Camping & Caravan Club in the addendum of the report, Mr Hodgett noted that legislation allows land to be used for up to five caravans, and the Council would normally be involved with consultation with the relevant recreational organisations to say if the Council had any issues with the proposal. Legislation would allow it without the need of a planning application.

    v.        Mr Callaghan commented on the visual impact of the site, particularly with vehicles being parked on the site and the potential of glinting from the sun on the windshields of the cars. Mr Callaghan asked if a condition could be placed specifying screening be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 497.

498.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 14 KB

To receive Report No. 240/2018 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 240/2018 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

APP/A2470/D/18/3208065 – Lindsay Taylor – 2018/0275/FUL

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·         Mr Johnson, Development Manager, stated that the inspector decided the extension coming out of the front of the house was so small there would be no significant impact on the parking space of the house.

 

APP/A2470/W/18/3202829 – Mr P Andrews – 2017/1112/FUL

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

·         Mr Johnson noted the inspector concluded that the extension was not appropriate and would impact on the setting, there was also concern that vehicles would have to reverse from the site onto Bridge Street. On that basis the appeal was dismissed due to the adverse impact on the conservation area and adjacent heritage assets and the adverse impact on highway safety.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Members resolved to NOTE the contents of the report.

 

499.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other urgent business approved in writing by the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Committee.

Minutes:

No items of urgent business had been previously notified to the person presiding.