Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 19th April, 2022 7.00 pm

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

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 were received from Councillor A Brown.

2.

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To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committees held on 8th March and 15th March 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meetings held on 8th March and 15th March 2022.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meetings on the 8th March and 15th March be APPROVED.

 

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:

There were no declaration of interests.

4.

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 5 – Planning Applications, application 2021/1124/MAO, Sammy Munton would be speaking as a member of the public opposed to the recommendation, Councillor Jane Ellis would be speaking on behalf on Braunston-in-Rutland Parish Council, Councillor Leah Toseland and Councillor Paul Ainsley would be speaking as the Ward Members, and Andrew Gore and Alistair Weir would be speaking as the agent.

5.

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To receive Report No. 78/2022 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No. 78/2022 was received from the Strategic Director of Places.

 

Item 1 – 2021/1124/MAO - Land North of Braunston Road, Oakham Outline application for the development of up to 100 no. dwellings including up to 30% affordable housing, open space, green infrastructure, children's play area and SuDS. All matters reserved except access.

 

(Parish: Oakham; Ward: Oakham North West)

 

Nick Hodgett, Principal Planning Officer, addressed the Committee and gave an executive summary of the application additional information set out in the addendum, recommending approval subject to the conditions set out in the report and addendum.

 

Prior to the debate the Committee received deputations from Sammy Munton as member of the public, Jane Ellis as a Parish Councillor of Braunston-In-Rutland, Councillor L Toseland and Councillor P Ainsley as the Ward Members and Andrew Gore and Alistair Weir as the agents. The Committee also had the opportunity to ask questions of these speakers.

 

In response to the questions asked by Members to the agent, the following points were made: -

 

-        The sustainability of the proposed site was queried. The developer referred to several amenities and services that were within walking distance such as the nearest shop, bus stop which provides an hourly service throughout Oakham and made point that the site is situated on the edge of Oakham where more amenities are available.

-        Flooding risks was mentioned by several Committee Members, the report indicated there was no record of flooding in the area and the site is outside of the known flooding area. It was pointed out that the flood risk test is nil detriment. A flood risk cannot be caused and then a development be accepted. The service water would drain off the site as green field run off rates, of which would improve how the water gets intercepted. The rates were referred to in the planning officers’ presentation. The agent stated that no detrimental impact of flooding would take place because of the development being approved.

-        Any development that gets approved, a detailed drainage assessment/strategy gets carried out. Any further work that would be required regarding increasing the capacity would need to be provided by the developer.

-        A travel plan was submitted within the application to encourage sustainable transport movements. Any new development does put pressure on the transport network, to refuse the development on highway impact must be severe to warrant a refusal.

-        A response to a question around capacity of sewage works, Anglian Water had sufficient capabilities to deal with the extra pressure. The current system could meet the additional demands placed on it for this development.

-        The confidence on being able to deliver affordable houses with current building materials on the increase in the current climate was raised. The new properties would be set at the market value, any additional increase to the cost of the house would reduce the residual land value, would not affect the individual house, would decrease the land value.

-        The only obligation as the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

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

Minutes:

Due to the lack of time left in the meeting, it was agreed that the Appeals Report be deferred to a future meeting.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Appeals Report be DEFERRED to a future meeting.

7.

ANY OTHER URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any other urgent business approved in writing by the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Committee.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.