Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 7.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

161.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr N Begy, Mr W Cross, Ms A MacCartney and Mr N Woodley.

 

162.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 2 July 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 2 July 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and were signed by the Chairman.

 

163.

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 M Oxley

Item 4

2019/0651/FUL

Mr Oxley declared a personal interest as he knew the applicant socially and would leave the meeting and not take part in the debate or vote.

Mr E Baines

Item 1

2017/1041/FUL

 

Item 2

2017/1042/LBA

Mr Baines declared a personal interest as his son had acted in a professional capacity in regards to the application and would leave the meeting and not take part in the debate or vote.

 

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

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164.

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:

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

 

In relation to Agenda Item 6, application 1, 2017/1041/FUL, Mr Robert Cooper would be speaking as the agent of the applicant.

 

In relation to Agenda Item 6, application 2, 2017/1042/LBA, Mr Robert Cooper would be speaking as the agent of the applicant.

 

165.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is recommended to determine whether the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, and in accordance with the  Access to Information provision of Procedure Rule 239, as the following item of business is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Minutes:

RESOLVED

The Committee AGREED to remain in public session unless detailed discussion was held on the exempt information at which point the meeting would move into exempt session.

166.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To receive Report No. 117/2019 from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 117/2019 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

167.

ITEM 1 (2017/1041/FUL) BARN OPPOSITE JUNCTION WITH THE INHAMS, TOP LANE, BISBROOKE

Minutes:

Conversion of barn to residential and new residential dwelling adjacent to barn with associated landscaping and access.

 

(Ward: Lyddington; Parish: Bisbrooke)

 

Mr Cooper, the agent, addressed the Committee.

 

Mr Burbeary, Senior Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending refusal.

 

During discussion the following point was noted:

 

Mr Johnson explained that if Members were inclined to vote in favour of the application, a legal agreement would be put in place in order to make sure the barn was converted before the new dwelling was built.

 

RESOLVED

2017/1041/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 117/2019, that the application be REFUSED.

 

(Unanimous)

 

168.

ITEM 2 (2017/1042/LBA) BARN OPPOSITE JUNCTION WITH THE INHAMS, TOP LANE, BISBROOKE

Minutes:

Conversion of barn to residential dwelling.

 

(Ward: Lyddington; Parish: Bisbrooke)

 

Mr Cooper, the agent, addressed the Committee.

 

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

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Mr Oxley noted that the refusal of the application for the new dwelling should not stop the Committee from approving the conversion of the barn to a residential dwelling.

    ii.        It was suggested if the application was approved, it would prompt the applicant to find alternative ways to fund the conversion.

 

RESOLVED

2017/1042/LBA in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 117/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(Unanimous)

 

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Mr E Baines returned to the meeting and took the Chair.

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169.

ITEM 3 (2019/0465/FUL) TOWER HOUSE FARM, THE AVENUE, EXTON

Minutes:

Permanent agriculture dwelling (following temporary permission 2015/1129/FUL).

 

(Ward: Exton; Parish: Exton & Horn)

 

Ms Waclawik, Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

RESOLVED

2019/0465/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 117/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(Unanimous)

 

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Mr M Oxley left the meeting and did not return.

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170.

ITEM 4 (2019/0651/FUL) FAIRCHILD LODGE, LYDDINGTON ROAD, CALDECOTT, RUTLAND, LE16 8TE

Minutes:

Conversion of barn to 2 no. residential units.

 

(Ward: Lyddington; Parish: Caldecott)

 

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

 

During discussion the following point was noted:

 

An element of the parking area would extend onto the field, however this would not cause any adverse impacts and would result in a better development.

 

RESOLVED

2019/0651/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out within Report No. 117/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(Unanimous)

 

171.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive Report No. 118/2019 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 118/2019 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Committee NOTED the report.

 

172.

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.