Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 7.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

254.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr Cross, Miss Jones, Ms MacCartney and Mr Woodley.

255.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 30 July 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 30 July 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and were by the Chairman.

256.

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:

Mr E Baines

Item 2

2019/0524/OUT

 

Item 3

2019/0525/OUT

Mr Baines declared a personal interest as he was the Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and knew the agent and applicant. Mr Baines would leave the meeting and not take part in discussion or the vote.

 

Mr M Oxley

Item 3

2019/0525/OUT

Mr Oxley declared a personal interest as a person he knew approached him about the application. Mr Oxley consulted the Planning Officers who provided him with information to pass on. Mr Oxley would take part in the debate and vote.

 

257.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS

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:

No petitions, deputations or questions had been received.

258.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 23 KB

To receive Report No. 150/2019 from the Deputy Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 150/2019 was received from the Deputy Director for Places.

259.

ITEM 1 (2019/0469/FUL) CASTERTON LANE YARD, HOLME CLOSE, TINWELL

Minutes:

Demolition of steel framed barn and erection of 14 dwellings (inc 4 affordable units).

 

(Ward: Ketton; Parish: Tinwell)

 

Mr Hodgett, Principle Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

Mrs Payne spoke as Ward Member and raised concern regarding speeding on Casterton Lane. Ms Green, Assistant Engineer (Development Control), noted that the Highways team were looking into new signage and a 40mph zone. Highways would review the site once the installations had been made.

 

RESOLVED

 

2019/0469/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 150/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(7 in favour, 1 against)

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Mr Baines left the meeting and Mr Razzell took the Chair.

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260.

ITEM 2 (2019/0524/OUT) LAND NORTH OF LEICESTER ROAD, UPPINGHAM

Minutes:

Housing development (up to 163 no. dwellings) with access from Leicester Road.

 

(Ward: Uppingham; Parish: Uppingham)

 

Mr Hodgett, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

Mr Oxley spoke as Ward Member.

 

During debate the following point was noted:

 

It was questioned whether the schools and hospitals would have the capacity to cope with the additional population that the new development would bring. Mr Hodgett responded that the Community Infrastructure Levy received from the development would contribute to the schools, hospital and transport.

 

RESOLVED

 

2019/0524/OUT in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 150/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(5 in favour, 1 against, 1 abstention)

 

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In accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 10, paragraph 6 – Recording of Votes – Mr Oxley requested that his abstention from voting on the above resolution be recorded.

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261.

ITEM 3 (2019/0525/OUT) LAND SOUTH OF LEICESTER ROAD, UPPINGHAM

Minutes:

Housing development (up to 20 no. dwellings) with access from Leicester Road.

 

(Ward: Uppingham; Parish: Uppingham)

 

Mr Hodgett addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

Mr Oxley spoke as Ward Member.

 

During debate the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Concern was raised over the pressure it would add to the capacity of schools and hospitals.

    ii.        Highways found there were no issues with visability on the T-Junction, and that the addition of a roundabout would slow down traffic on the road.

   iii.        It was noted that the application was currently only an outline at present and the application must be determined on merits.

 

RESOLVED

 

2019/0525/OUT in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 150/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(5 in favour, 2 abstentions)

 

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In accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 10, paragraph 6 – Recording of Votes – Mr Begy and Mr Oxley requested that their abstention from voting on the above resolution be recorded.

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Mr Baines returned to the meeting and took the Chair.

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262.

ITEM 4 (2019/0887/FUL) 5 CROFT LANE, ASHWELL

Minutes:

Erection of a timber shed to the rear of the dwelling house.

 

(Ward: Exton; Parish: Ashwell)

 

RESOLVED

 

2019/0887/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 150/2019, that the application be DELEGATED to the Deputy Director for Places.

 

(Unanimous)

263.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To receive Report No. 149/2019 from the Deputy Director for Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 149/2019 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

During discussion the following point was noted:

 

Mr Johnson, Development Manager, would deliver a presentation to members of the Planning and Licensing Committee which would provide further information to members about Class Q applications and the legislation behind them. This would be taken at the next available Planning and Licensing Committee meeting.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Committee NOTED the report.

264.

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.