Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP

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

Items
No. Item

586.

APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Conde and Cross.

587.

MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 18 December 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 18 December 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and were signed by the Chairman.

588.

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 A Mann

Item 4

2018/1263/FUL

Mr Mann declared a personal interest as it was his application. He stated that he would leave the meeting during that item and would not take part in the discussion or vote.

 

Mr A Walters

Item 3

2018/1252/RG3

Mr Walters declared an interest as he had previously made strong comments to housing officers regarding the development. Mr Walters stated that he would leave the meeting during the item and not take part in the discussion or vote.

 

Mr M Oxley

Item 2

2018/1091/FUL

Mr Oxley declared an interest as he was the owner of a holiday let, but this would not prevent him from taking part in the vote and discussion.

 

589.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions, deputations and questions from members of the

Public in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 93.

 

Any petitions, deputations and questions that have been submitted with prior formal notice will take precedence over questions submitted at short notice. Any questions that are not considered within the time limit shall receive a written response after the meeting and be the subject of a report to the next meeting.

 

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Requests to speak on planning applications will also be subject to the RCC Public Speaking Rules.

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The total time allowed for this item shall be 30 minutes.

 

Minutes:

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

 

In relation to Agenda Item 5, application 2, 2018/1091/FUL, Mr Nick Jackson would be speaking as the applicant.

590.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To receive Report No. 37/2019 from the Deputy Director for Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 37/2019 was received from the Deputy Director for Places.

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The Chair notified the Committee that the second planning application (2018/1091/FUL) would be taken first as it was the only application with a speaker.

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591.

ITEM 2 (2018/1091/FUL) SPINDLEBERRY WOODS, LAMBLEY LODGE LANE, BELTON IN RUTLAND

Minutes:

Application for the expansion of Glamping site.

 

(Ward: Belton & Braunston; Ward: Belton in Rutland)

 

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

 

Mr Jackson, the applicant, addressed the Committee.

 

During questions to Mr Jackson, the following point was noted:

 

Questioned on the complex design for the glamping unit, and why there wasn’t simply an extension of the facilities already in place. Mr Jackson stated that glamping was a competitive market, and was keen to develop and evolve the business in order to be innovative and be different from peers.

 

During debate the following points were noted:

 

      i.        Mr Cross had passed on his comments to the Chair prior to the meeting. Mr Cross had no objection to the principal of the application, but asked if a condition could be placed to make sure that the silos did not become permanent accommodation. Mr Hodgett pointed out that the third condition in the report stated that the units could not be occupied as a permanent dwelling and could only be used for short term holiday accommodation.

    ii.        Mr Gale asked if a condition could be added to allow small passing places on the road leading to the site. Mr Hodgett stated that the Highways Authority did not have any requirements for passing places due to there being an unspoilt verge on both sides of the road. If not having a passing did prove to be a problem, the Highways Authority did have the power to enforce one. However, they could not ask the applicant to contribute to the costs.

 

RESOLVED:

2018/1091/FUL in accordance with the recommendation set out within Report No. 37/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(Unanimous)

 

592.

ITEM 1 (2018/0891/FUL) SCULTHORPE HOUSE, PILTON ROAD, NORTH LUFFENHAM, RUTLAND, LE15 9PD

Minutes:

Application for the conversion of a barn to create a single dwelling house.

 

(Ward: Normanton; Parish: North Luffenham)

 

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

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        It was noted that if members decided to refuse the application and serve an enforcement notice to remove the work already done, the dwelling would have to return to agricultural usage and would then return to having Class Q rights.

    ii.        Mr Oxley stated he was unhappy with the two different roof heights on the dwelling and that the design of the left side of the building was significantly different to the right side.

   iii.        Mr Lowe stated that if members had driven passed the buildings they may not have noticed that anything was different. The look of the building was neither unreasonable, an eyesore, unkempt, or out of place.

 

RESOLVED

 

2018/0891/FUL in accordance with the recommendations set out in Report No. 37/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(8 in favour, 1 against, 1 abstention)

 

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Mr Walters left the meeting at 7.55pm

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593.

ITEM 3 (2018/1252/RG3) 9 BUCKINGHAM ROAD, OAKHAM, RUTLAND, LE15 6RX

Minutes:

Application for a ground floor single storey rear extension and first floor side extension over garage to provide three extra bedrooms and wash facilities. Extend existing driveway to accommodate one additional parking space.

 

Mr Waskett-Burt, Planning Officer for the Council, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application, recommending approval.

 

During discussion the following points were noted:

 

      i.        There had been additional comments from the neighbouring houses with concerns that multiple families would occupy the house. Mr Waskett-Burt confirmed this was not the Council’s intention.

    ii.        Mr Oxley noted that the neighbours’ outbuilding may not be there in 30 years or so and eventually there would be increased impact of loss of light. Mr Waskett-Burt stated while the building is an outbuilding, it was still present on the site.

   iii.        Mr Bird believed there could be a more sympathetic arrangement with more constructive design work, and that the neighbouring bungalows should have the right to maintain a degree of light which they would not have with a dominant mass outside their window.

 

Mr Oxley proposed a motion to defer the application to the following meeting in order for members of the Committee to be able to assess the worth of the application and be able to do a site visit.

 

RESOLVED

 

The motion was DEFEATED

(3 in favour, 6 against)

 

2018/1252/RG3 in accordance with the recommendation set out within Report No. 37/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(6 in favour, 2 against, 1 abstention)

 

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Mr Mann left the meeting at 8.15pm and did not return.

 

Mr Walters returned to the meeting.

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594.

ITEM 4 (2018/1263/FUL) CHESNUT COTTAGE, 10 WOOD LANE, BRAUNSTON IN RUTLAND, LE15 8QZ

Minutes:

Application for the revised scheme to planning approval 2014/1125/FUL and construction of tandem garage.

 

(Ward: Braunston and Belton; Parish: Braunston)

 

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

 

RESOLVED

 

2018/1263/FUL in accordance with the recommendation set out within Report No. 37/2019, that the application be APPROVED.

 

(Unanimous)

595.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To receive Report No. 38/2019 from the Deputy Director for Places.

Minutes:

Report No. 38 was received from the Deputy Director for Places.

 

During discussion the following point was noted:

 

Mr Oxley noted it was good to see a detailed description as to why the appeal (APP/A2470/W/18/3215623 – Mr Robert Drutman – 2018/0304/FUL) was refused.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Committee NOTED the report.

596.

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.