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To receive any apologies from Members.
Apologies were submitted from Councillor Harvey.
To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 20 October 2020.
The minutes of the meeting held on the 20th October 2020 were deferred for approval at a future meeting until the following clarification had been made:
Item 4 (2020/0961/RG3) Civic Amenity Site, North Luffenham Road, Morcott ‘Prior to the new access coming into use, a routing strategy shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority’ be included.
That the minutes be agreed at a future meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee.
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.
PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS
To receive any petitions, deputations and questions received from Members of the Public in accordance with the Virtual Meetings Regulations (s1 2020 392) and the subsequent RCC Procedure Rules agreed at Council on 20 May 2020 and revised by Council on 14 September 2020. (Please see link: Revision to Virtual Meetings Protocol.)
The total time allowed for this is 30 minutes. Petitions, deputations and questions will be dealt with in the order in which they are received and any which are not considered within the time limit shall receive a written response after the meeting.
Requests to speak on planning applications will also be subject to the RCC Public Speaking Rules.
In accordance with the Planning and Licensing Committee Public Speaking Scheme, the following deputations were received:
In relation to planning application item 1, item number 2020/0142/FUL, Mr Richard Cornes would be speak on behalf of the applicant. Mr David Hodson would be speaking against the application.
In relation to planning application item 2, item number 2020/0891/FUL, Mr Peter Jones would speak in favour of the application as the agent and Councillor G Brown (Ward Member) would speak against the application
The Chair explained that additional written representation had been received and had been circulated to all members of the Committee and published on the Council’s website as an addendum.
To receive Report No.150/2020 from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.
5. PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Report No. 150/2020 was received from the Strategic Director for Places
Item 1 - 2020/0142/FUL Demolition of the existing Ram Jam Inn and redevelopment of the site to provide three drive-thru units (Use Class A3/A5) and one drive-to unit (Use Class A1/A3) with associated parking and landscaping
Mr Justin Johnson, Development Manager for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval. It was noted that a previous Planning Application Ref: 2018/0539/FUL for the demolition of the existing Ram Jam Inn and redevelopment of the site, the application was refused at a previous planning committee the decision of which was appended to the report.
Mr Baker spoke on the application and raised the following points:
Would there be an extension to the provision of cycle ways and footpaths and would it be subject to s106 monies. Litter management scheme.
Mr Hodgson spoke on behalf of Greetham Parish Council and raised concerns that local residents would not want to lose access to the petrol station and shop as it was a valued local amenity. He was concerned that the new road layout appeared to prevent access to the forecourt from the B668.
Members of the Committee discussed the application and raised the following concerns:
Local residents may not have been made aware of the loss of access to the forecourt from the B668.
The lack of information about the loss of access makes the original consultation inaccurate as there may have been more objections had residents been made aware of this.
Parishes would look to reject this if they had been made aware that the approval would not allow for a two-way access plan to the petrol forecourt.
Was there adequate signage at the filling site for HGVs
Mr Cornes addressed the Committee and spoke in favour of the application. A lot of adaptions had been made and substantial change made to the proposed development of the site from the previous application and was now technically compliant and ready for approval.
Councillor Begy proposed that the application be deferred to reconsider the two-way access to the petrol forecourt from the A1 and the B668.
A recorded vote was taken and the votes cast were as follows:
That application 2020/0142/FUL be DEFERRED until the 15th December 2020.
Item 2 2020/0891/FUL Barrowden Parish Council, Barrowden Village Hall, Wakerley Road, Barrowden
Mr Justin Johnson, Development Manager for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval. It was noted an additional condition had been added that a management plan be used if used by more than 60 people for any additional functions. This would assist in ensuring that parking would not cause a problem on highways or block emergency vehicles. He further noted that the proposal was a semi- contemporary design ... view the full minutes text for item 5.
To receive Report No. 151/2020 from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.
Report No. 151/2020 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.
That the Committee NOTED the report.
ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other urgent business approved in writing by the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Committee.
No items of urgent business had been previously notified to the person presiding.