Agenda and draft minutes

SPECIAL, Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: https://zoom.us/j/93855414073

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

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No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr MacCartney and Cllr Woodley.

2.

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:

There were no declarations of interest received.

3.

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:

There had been eight requests to speak at the meeting which were heard prior to the officers presentation and in accordance with the Council’s planning public speaking scheme. There were also a number of questions which were detailed in the supplementary papers which a response from officers.

 

It was noted that the first two applications would be taken together as they were similar applications. Consequently, there would be only one opportunity to speak on these. The third application for the same site would be taken separately.

 

Speakers:

 

Item a) and b): 2020/0971/MIN and 2020/0972/MIN

Objector – David Hodges

Greetham PC – Ken Edward

Applicant – John Gough

Ward Cllr – Cllr Begy

 

Item c):  2020/0297/MIN

 

Objector – John Courtney

Greetham PC – Ken Edward

Applicant – John Gough

Ward Cllr – Cllr Begy

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Items a) and b)

 

a)    2020/0971/MIN – S73 application for Variation of Condition 2 in relation to Application Reference Number: M/1999/0326/09/CC. Amendment of Condition 2 to - "Unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Mineral Planning Authority this permission shall expire on 31 March 2022, by which time the site shall be fully restored in accordance with a scheme approved under Condition 26." At Greetham Quarry, Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland,

And

 

b)    2020/0972/MIN – S73 application for Variation of Condition 3 in relation to Application Reference Number: MIN/2004/1051/CC. Amendment of Condition 3 to "Unless otherwise agreed in writing with the County Planning Authority mineral extraction shall cease and the site fully restored in accordance with a scheme approved under Condition 43 below and Condition 26 of planning permission 1999/0326/09 by the 31 March 2022." At Greetham Quarry, Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland,

 

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

 

Mr Hodges, speaking as a member of the public against the application, addressed the Committee.

 

Mr Edward, speaking as a representative of Greetham Parish Council, addressed the Committee.

 

Mr Gough, speaking as the agent representing the applicant, addressed the Committee.

 

Councillor Begy, speaking as the Ward Councillor for Greetham addressed the Committee.

 

Questions were raised of the speakers prior to debate on the application. It was noted from the supplementary paper that the Council had received addition comments from Rutland CPRE. There had been a petition circulated but was not received in time to be presented but raised the concern of local residents. The supplementary paper also addressed the questions that had been raised by objectors. 

 

During debate, Councillor Cross proposed and Councillor Blanksby seconded that the item should be deferred to obtain clear legal advice. A majority of the Committee though felt that that they should not delay. The Chairman put forward a recommendation on the advice of office that the application be approved subject to the conditions in Appendix 2 and securing a bond to ensure that the works could be completed upon potential default of the applicant. Details would be agreed between Officers and the applicant.

 

Accordingly, the Committee moved to the officers recommendations for approval for both applications 2020/0971/MIN and 2020/0972/MIN subject to the additional condition noted above. Councillor Begy proposed and Councillor Brown seconded and a recorded vote was taken as follows:

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstained

Ainsley

x

 

 

Baines

 

x

 

Begy

x

 

 

Blanksby

x

 

 

Brown

x

 

 

Cross

x

 

 

Harvey

x

 

 

Oxley

 

x

 

Payne

x

 

 

Razzell

 

x

 

 

The recommendation with a vote of 7 in favour and 3 against was, therefore, carried with the additional condition as noted.

 

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Before continuation  of the meeting agenda, the meeting was adjourned at 8.40pm for a short break and the Committee continued at 8.45pm.

 

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Item c)

 

c)    2020/0297/MIN   North Western extension to Greetham Quarry including the extraction of Limestone and building stone and importation of suitable inert material. At Greetham Quarry, Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland

 

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