Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Zoom

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

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Mr Woodley and Ms MacCartney.

2.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 22 September and 6 October 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committees held on 22 September and 6 October 2020.

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 E Baines

Item 1

2019/0076/FUL

2019/0147/LBA

Mr Baines declared a non-pecuniary as his Grandson plays for Uppingham Town Cricket Club and when the pavilion was built Mr Baines made a modest contribution. Mr Baines stated this would not affect his decision.

Mr N Begy

Item 1

2019/0076/FUL

2019/0147/LBA

Mr Begy declared a pecuniary interest as his son was going through a bursary at Uppingham and would not take part in the debate or vote

Mr M Oxley

Item 3

2020/0478/FUL

Mr Oxley declared a pecuniary interest has he owned a holiday let in Uppingham and would not take part in the debate or vote.

Miss M Jones

Item 1

2019/0076/FUL

2019/0147/LBA

Miss Jones declared a personal interest as she used to work at Uppingham School and spent a lot of time at the cricket pavilion. Miss Jones stated she would not take part in the debate or vote.

 

4.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS pdf icon PDF 192 KB

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: Council agenda/revision to Virtual Meetings Protocol)

Minutes:

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, Mr Stephen Lucas would speak as the agent on behalf of the applicant.

 

In relation to planning application item 2, item number, Mr Ross Thain, would speak as the agent on behalf of the applicant.

 

In relation to planning application item 3, item number, Mrs Kirsty Brooks would speak as the applicant.

 

In relation to planning application item 4, item number, Mr John Judge would speak on behalf of residents or Morcott against the application.

 

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The following questions had been received from members of the public:

 

ITEM

NAME

QUESTION

  1.  

Linda Muir

My residential property is directly opposite the Cricket Pavilion on Seaton Road.  If the planning application is successful, will the venue be used for parties and other events and possibly hired out to third parties and if so what measures will be put in place to ensure that noise and parking do not become a nuisance to residents?

 

  1.  

Steve Kind

I note with interest planning condition number 12 re highways in relation to the above application which is being considered by the P&L Committee on 20th October 2020.

 

I am surprised that this condition states that this is ‘prior to any operational use of the development’.

Is not highway safety and visibility a fundamental planning consideration which needs to be agreed PRIOR to any planning permission being granted there-by providing affected neighbours the reassurance that this has been properly assessed and signed-off by relevant technical consultants rather than being left as an afterthought?

Can you also please confirm the process for approval of this point.

 

In addition, I note that both other locality and similar outdoor operations both at Spindleberry Woods, Belton and at Vineyard and Canvas, Preston, both only operate as seasonal venues from April to October each year. What is the rationale for allowing for this site to operate through-out the year?

  1.  

John Judge

The response from the council to a FOI request indicate that no specific risk assessment was made when deciding to reopen the North Luffenham Site and continuing the closure of the Cottesmore site.  There has also been no environmental impact or a local highways impact assessment made and there is no formally documented review process in place. 

 

Given this, could the council explain how they have achieved a robust, quantitate assessment this application how have they would not have a detrimental impact on the highway network or highway safety, local amenity or the surrounding area.

 

5.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 4 KB

To receive Report No. 125/2020 from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 125/2020 was received from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.

 

Item 1 (2019/0076/FUL & 2019/0147/LBA) Uppingham School, Uppingham Cricket Pavilion, Glaston Road, Uppingham

 

Alterations, upgrading, extension with balcony to the Uppingham School First XI Cricket Pavilion at the Upper Playing field.

 

(Ward: Uppingham; Parish: Uppingham)

 

Mr Nick Hodgett, Principle Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

During the executive summary Mr Hodgett made reference to the question from Mrs Muir who was unable to attend the meeting. Mr Hodgett stated that there was provision for overspill parking on the planning application drawings and that the use of the pavilion would not be hired out for events but the use of the pavilion for other events was currently uncontrolled.

 

Mr Lucas, speaking as the agent on behalf of the applicant, addressed the Committee.

 

During questions to the applicant, the following points was noted:

 

·         Cladding was used to give the building a more contemporary look.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Concern was raised that new cladding on the side would detract from the existing building.

    ii.        Mr Brown noted that the building was currently unfit for purpose and the proposals complimented the existing thatched building.

   iii.        Mr Ainsley stated that due to the access to the new player’s balcony was only via stairs, this may limit player’s with a disability to access the area.

   iv.        Mr Baines noted that in all years of dealing with planning matters he had not seen Historic England show such a strong opposition.

 

Mr Baines proposed that the application be refused on heritage grounds, that the benefits of the new building would not benefit impact on the listed building.

 

A recorded vote was taken and the votes cast were as follows:

 

COUNCILLOR

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

AINSLEY

X

 

 

BAINES

X

 

 

BROWN

 

X

 

CROSS

X

 

 

HARVEY

X

 

 

OXLEY

X

 

 

PAYNE

 

X

 

RAZZELL

 

X

 

 

RESOLVED

 

2019/0076/FUL & 2019/0147/LBA be REFUSED on heritage grounds against the recommendation set out within Report No. 125/2020.

 

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Item 2 (2019/0800/FUL) Silverwood Farms, Grange Farm Barns, Main Street, Thistleton

 

New dwelling houses.

 

(Parish: Thistleton; Ward: Greetham)

 

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

 

Mr Thain, speaking as the agent on behalf of the applicant, addressed the Committee.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        A Class Q prior approval application was granted in 2017 for the conversion of the barns on site to dwellings. This application seeks to demolish the barns and erect two new stone dwellings. It was felt by officers that this would be of a higher level design than the Class Q conversion and the building proposed in this application would look more of a traditional agricultural building.

    ii.        It was felt that the benefits of the new application outweighed the Class Q approval.

 

A recorded vote was taken and the votes cast were as follows:

 

COUNCILLOR

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAINED

AINSLEY

X

 

 

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6.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To receive Report No. 126/2020 from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 126/2020 was received from the Interim Strategic Director for Places.

 

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 items of urgent business had been previously notified to the person presiding.