Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Zoom

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

Link: https://zoom.us/j/97163570880

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

No apologies were received.

2.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 22 December 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 December 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.

3.

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 Brown

Appeals Report

Mr Brown declared an interest as his wife was the applicant on an appeal that had been lodged.

Mrs Payne

2020/0891/2020

Councillor Payne declared a pecuniary interest in Barrowden Hub as a beneficiary of the project and a member and Parish Council, who were in effect the applicant. She stated that she would not be taking part in the debate or the vote and would withdraw from the meeting for that item.

 

4.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 

To request to speak at a Planning Committee, please send an email to Governance@rutland.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

No petitions, deputations or questions had been received.

5.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive Report No. 15/2021 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 162/2020 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

It was noted that Item 2 had been pulled from the agenda to get additional comments from the Lead Local Flood Authority in relation to drainage issues on the site.

 

The Chairman noted that Mrs Harvey and Mr Blanksby would be unable to take part or vote on application 2020/0891/FUL due to not being in attendance when it was previously taken by the Planning and Licensing Committee in November 2020.

 

Item 1 – 2020/0891/FUL – Barrowden Village Hall, Wakerley Road, Barrowden

 

(Parish: Barrowden; Ward: Ketton)

 

Mr Justin Johnson, Development Manager, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Mr Woodley raised concern that there appeared to be a small fire exit at the side of the building for the consulting rooms and that it may not be disability friendly with its size. Mr Johnson stated that no concerns were raised, but Building Regulations would need to sign off on it before it was built and would check whilst the development was being built.

    ii.        Mr Oxley raised concern that there was not a smoking shelter in the plans and felt if there was a shelter it could minimise impact on neighbouring properties.

   iii.        Mr Baines felt that the application was inconsistent with the neighbourhood plan, and that the design, scale and materials to be used for the development were not appropriate. Mr Johnson stated that the neighbourhood plan was down to interpretation, and that the neighbourhood plan stated that modern designs would be supported if of the highest quality. Mr Johnson noted that officers felt this would be met.

 

Mr Baines proposed that the application be refused on grounds of innapropriate scale, design and use of materials. This was seconded.

 

A recorded vote took place and the votes cast were as follows:

 

COUNCILLOR

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

AINSLEY

X

 

 

BAINES

X

 

 

BEGY

 

 

X

BROWN

 

X

 

CROSS

X

 

 

MACCARTNEY

 

X

 

OXLEY

X

 

 

RAZZELL

 

X

 

WOODLEY

 

X

 

 

 

As the vote was a tie, the chairman had the casting vote and voted against the proposal. The proposal was defeated.

 

Mr Cross proposed that the application be approved in accordance with officer recommendations. This was seconded.

 

A recorded vote took place and the votes cast were as follows:

 

COUNCILLOR

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

AINSLEY

 

X

 

BAINES

 

X

 

BEGY

 

 

X

BROWN

X

 

 

CROSS

 

X

 

MACCARTNEY

X

 

 

OXLEY

 

X

 

RAZZELL

X

 

 

WOODLEY

X

 

 

 

As the vote was a tie, the chairman had the casting vote and voted against the proposal. The proposal was defeated.

 

Mr Begy asked for clarification as to if the needs of a village and wider public benefit it may create would be a material planning consideration. Mr Johnson confirmed that they were material planning considerations.

 

Mr Begy proposed that the application be approved in accordance with officer recommendations. This was seconded.

 

A recorded vote took place and the votes cast were as follows:

 

 

COUNCILLOR

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

AINSLEY

 

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6.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To receive Report No. 16/2021 from the Strategic Director for Places.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Committee NOTED the report.

7.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

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

Minutes:

No other urgent business was received.