Agenda and draft minutes

SPECIAL, Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP - The audio of the meeting can be listended to at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82439319621

Contact: Tom Delaney  Email: governance@rutland.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Brown, K Bool and A MacCartney.

 

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:

Councillor M Oxley declared non-pecuniary interests in item 4 – Planning Applications, applications 2020/1263/MAF and 2020/1264/MAF due to knowing the owners of a neighbouring property.

 

Councillor K Payne and Councillor G Brown declared non-pecuniary interests in item 4 – Planning Applications, applications 2020/1263/MAF and 2020/1264/MAF due to knowing one of the speakers for the applications and as the Ward Members for Ketton.

 

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:

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

 

In relation to item 4 – Planning Applications, application 2020/1262/MAF, Mary Cade would be speaking on behalf of Ketton Parish Council and Mike Walker would be speaking as the applicant.

 

In relation to item 4 – Planning Applications, application 2020/1263/MAF, Mary Cade would be speaking as a member of the public and Mike Walker would be speaking as the applicant.

 

In relation to item 4 – Planning Applications, application 2021/0855/FUL, Peter Jones would be speaking as a member of the public in support of the application, Paul Beech would be speaking as a member of the public opposed to the application and Andrew Robinson would be speaking as the applicant’s representative.

 

In relation to item 4 – Planning Applications, application 2021/0856/LBA, Peter Jones would be speaking as a member of the public in support of the application, Paul Beech would be speaking as a member of the public opposed to the application and Andrew Robinson would be speaking as the applicant’s representative.

 

4.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To receive Report No. 149/2021 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No.149/2021 was received from the Strategic Director of Places.

 

Item 1 - 2020/1262/MAF- Land At The Crescent. High Street. Ketton. Rutland. Erection of 50 dwellings together with associated access, parking and landscaping.

 

(Parish: Ketton; Ward: Ketton)

 

Justin Johnson, Development Manager, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the applications, recommending approval subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum.

 

Prior to the debate, the Committee received deputations from Mary Cade as a member of Ketton parish Council opposed to the application and Mike Walker as the applicant. The Committee also had the opportunity to ask questions of these speakers.

 

In response to questions raised by Members around electric charging points being available on all properties, Mike Walker advised that it was not currently included within the planning application to have electric charging points available on all properties but made clear that the applicant would not be adverse to conditions being implemented.

 

Several Members raised concern around the affordable housing element and rental costs. Mike Walker confirmed that these rates would be based on local housing rates and controlled by Rutland County Council’s Housing Officers. In response to this Councillor G Brown requested that a comment detailing this be included within the relevant condition.

 

It was requested by several Members that a condition be included around Bat friendly lighting being implemented around the site.

 

Members raised several concerns regarding the risk of flooding around the site and neighbouring areas. In response to questions asked of Mike Walker, an additional condition to the planning application by the Lead Flood Authority around surface water management had been requested.

 

‘No drainage works shall commence until a surface water management strategy has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. No hardstanding areas to be constructed until the works have been carried out in accordance with the surface water strategy so approved unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority’.

 

It was moved by Councillor G Brown that the application be approved subject to the conditions in the report and addendum, and the additional changes to the conditions agreed during the debate. A further condition was also requested by Councillor G Brown that the Ward and Parish Councillors be consulted on several conditions i.e., landscaping, ground level works, boundary treatment, cut and fill details, noise mitigation and construction management plans. This was seconded and upon being put to the vote, with seven votes in favour the motion was unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED

 

That application 2020/1262/MAF be APPROVED subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum and the following additional conditions:

 

1)    That electric charging points to be available on all dwellings.

 

2)    That affordable housing rental charges be based on local housing rates and controlled by Rutland County Council.

 

3)    That bat friendly lighting be implemented across the site.

 

4)    That Ward and Parish Councillors be consulted on several conditions including landscaping, ground level works, boundary treatment, cut and fill  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.