Agenda and draft minutes

SPECIAL, Planning and Licensing Committee - Thursday, 28th April, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP. View directions

Contact: David Ebbage  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 receive from Councillors D Blanksby, J Dale and M Oxley.

 

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 P Browne declared an interest in item 4, Planning applications, application 2021/1423/MAO and confirmed that he would leave the meeting before consideration of the item.

 

Councillor K Payne declared a personal interest in item 4, Planning applications, application 2021/1423/MAO due to knowing the applicant. Councillor Payne confirmed she came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

Councillors A Brown, N Begy and A MacCartney declared personal interests in item 4, Planning applications, application 2021/1417/FUL due to personally knowing the applicant, the Councillors confirmed they came to the meeting with an open mind.

 

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 Rutland County Council Planning and Licensing Speaking Scheme, the following deputations were received on item 3, Planning Applications:

 

In relation to application 2021/1417/FUL, Brian Mullin addressed the Committee as the agent on behalf of the applicant.

 

4.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To receive Report No. 83/2022 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 83/2022 was received from the Strategic Director for Places.

 

Item 1 – 2021/1339/FUL - Vine Farm, Back Lane, Morcott, Rutland, LE15 9DG. Demolition of existing barn and erection of 2 no. new dwellings.

 

(Ward: Braunston and Martinsthorpe, Parish: Morcott)

 

Nick Hodgett, Principal Planning Officer, presented the application and gave an executive summary, recommending approval subject to the conditions in the report and addendum.

 

Members broadly spoke in support of the application as an improvement on the exiting site although several concerns were raised during the debate regarding provision of bat lighting in line with similar development in rural areas, and Members wished for assurance that the materials used in the development’s walls and roofs would be in keeping with the conservation area. In response the Principal Planning Officer set out that the proposed fifth condition  would address concerns on the construction materials and a further condition regarding bat lighting could be agreed.

 

It was moved by Councillor G Brown that the application be approved subject to the conditions in the report and addendum, and that concerns regarding bat lighting and the materials used in the construction of the development’s walls and roofing be addressed with further conditions.

 

This was seconded and upon being put to the vote, with eight votes in favour and one against, the motion was carried.

 

RESOLVED

That the application 2021/1339/FUL be APPROVED subject to the conditions in the report and addendum, and that:

 

1)    Provision be made at the site for bat lighting through a further condition.

 

2)    That the Committee’s comments with regard to the importance of all materials used being in keeping with the conservation area be taken into account in the implementation of the fifth condition of the officers report.

 

The full list of conditions can be found on the planning application page of the Council’s website:

 

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/view-planningapplications-and-decisions/

 

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Item 2 – 2021/1373/FUL - Vine Farm, Back Lane, Morcott, Rutland, LE15 9DG. Demolition of existing barn and erection of one new 2 bedroom

single storey dwelling.

 

(Ward: Braunston and Martinsthorpe, Parish: Morcott)

 

Nick Hodgett, Principal Planning Officer, presented the application and gave an executive summary, recommending approval subject to the conditions in the report and addendum.

 

During debate regret was expressed over the loss of the agricultural nature of the site as a result of the development. However, it was also noted that on occasion villages were happy to lose farm buildings from their immediate vicinity and this application was considered to improve the area.

 

It was moved by Councillor W Cross that the application be approved subject to the conditions in the report and addendum, and the additional proposals for the previous application also be applied.

 

This was seconded and upon being put to the vote, with nine votes in favour, the motion was unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED

That application 2021/1373/FUL be APPROVED subject to the conditions in the report and addendum, and that:

 

1)    Provision be made at the site for bat lighting through a further condition.

 

2)    That the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To receive Report No. 79/2022 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 79/2022 was received from the Strategic Director for Places. Justin Johnson, Development Manager, presented the report which listed for Members’ information the appeals received since the meeting of the Planning & Licensing Committee on 15 March and summarised the decisions made.

 

Thanks were expressed to officers for their continuing hard work under a period of high pressure caused by the number of appeals.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the report and its contents be NOTED.

 

 

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As the remaining two planning applications could not be considered until 19:00, the Chairman adjourned the meeting at 18:42 for eighteen minutes.

 

Councillor A Macartney left the meeting at the conclusion of the adjournment as she was unable to participate in discussion on the next application having not been present for the previous hearing.

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