Agenda and minutes

SPECIAL, Planning and Licensing Committee - Monday, 4th October, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Rutland County Museum , Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW - The meeting can be listened to at

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To receive any apologies from Members.


There were no apologies for absence.




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.


Councillor E Baines declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4 – Planning Applications, application 2021/0229/LBA as a member of Uppingham Town Council’s Neighbourhood Planning Advisory Group, and as the owner of a retail premises in Uppingham.




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To receive Report No. 131/2021 from the Strategic Director of Places

Additional documents:


Report No. 137/2021 was received from the Strategic Director of Places.


Item 1 - 2019/1389/FUL - Land adjacent to Barleythorpe Hall, Main Road, Barleythorpe.


(Parish: Barlethorpe; Ward: Barleythorpe)


Paul Milne, Planning Officer, introduced the application and gave an executive summary, setting out that the application which had been previously deferred by the Committee to allow a site visit and Members to be briefed on the process behind the calculation of Commuted Sums, both of which had taken place the previous week. Approval was recommended subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum.


Members had several queries regarding the access to the site from the main road, in response it was explained by the Planning Officer that there had been no objections to the application from Highways officers, and that the site included the building of a garage for neighbouring properties use in order to mitigate against the number of vehicles parked on Main Road. 


Several concerns were expressed by Members regarding the retention and condition of the existing brick wall due to its age and location in a Conservation Area. In response officers suggested that it would be the applicants interests to resolve these issues in order to maintain the marketability of the properties, it was set out that it would be possible for Condition 14 regarding the wall around the site could be expanded with the addition of “And details showing the wall’s structural stability and where any maintenance is proposed, details of that maintenance, be submitted and examined for appropriateness.” 


It was proposed by Councillor M Oxley that the application be approved, subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum, and the agreed change to Condition 14. This was seconded and upon being put to the vote with 10 votes in favour and 1 against, the motion was carried.



That application 2019/1389/FUL be APPROVED subject to the conditions set out in the report, addendum, and the agreed change to Condition 14.


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


Item 2 – 2021/0229/LBA - 9 High Street, East Uppingham. Rutland, LE15 9PY


(Parish: Uppingham; Parish: Uppingham)


Justin Johnson, Development Manager, introduced the application and gave an executive summary, recommending approval subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum.


A number of Members expressed concerns over the proposal and suggested the scheme was inappropriate due to the site being a Grade II* listed building and it’s prominent location within the Uppingham Conservation Area. With reference to the colours of Dulux monarch and yellow proposed on the shop frontage, side windows and doors, and with the quantity of corporate branding proposed on the same areas.


It was moved by Councillor D Blanksby that the application be deferred, in order for the relevant Planning and Conservation officers to consult with the Chair and Councillor M Oxley as Ward Member regarding the Committee’s concerns, before negotiating new design options with the applicant for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.




There was no urgent business for consideration although reference was made to the Council’s Statement of Principles under The Gambling Act 2005 which was currently out for public consultation. It was confirmed that the Statement would be coming to the Committee for consideration in November following the close of the consultation, prior to final approval by Council in December.