Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 16th January, 2024 7.00 pm

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

Contact: David Ebbage  Email: democraticservices@rutland.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME & APOLOGIES

To receive any apologies from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor A Brown.

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To confirm the minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 21st November 2023 and receive an update on any actions agreed in the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meetings held on 12th December 2023.

 

RESOLVED

 

a)   That the minutes of the meeting on the 12th December 2023 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 declarations of interest.

4.

PETITIONS, DEPUTATIONS AND QUESTIONS

Requests to speak on planning applications will be subject to the Council’s Public Speaking Scheme for Planning Applications.

 

To request to speak regarding a planning application, please send an email to democraticservices@rutland.gov.uk

 

Minutes:

There were no petitions, deputations or questions made.

5.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To receive Report No.12/2024 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report No.12/2024 was received from the Strategic Director of Places.

  

Item 5a – 2023/1096/FUL – Mr Duncan Wren, Land at Ranksborough Farm, Melton Road, Langham.

 

Section 73 application to vary condition 3 (duration of permission) of Planning Permission 2019/1249/MAF (Construction of a solar park, to include the installation of solar photovoltaic panels to generate approximately 28MW of electricity, with DNO and Client substations, inverters, perimeter stock fencing, access tracks and CCTV. Landscaping and other associated works, together with retention and extension of existing hedgerow.)

 

(Parish: Langham; Ward: Langham)

 

Item 5b – 2023/0947/FUL - Duffin, Black Hovel, Oakham Road, Whissendine, LE15 7HA.

 

Proposed demolition of existing agricultural barn and erection of 1 no. new dwelling to same site location.

 

(Parish: Whissendine; Ward: Whissendine)

5a

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Andrew Waskett-Burt, Principal Planning Officer introduced the application and gave an executive summary, recommending approval subject to conditions outlined in the report.

 

It was highlighted to Members an amendment to Condition 4 around the archaeological work that Leicester archaeology was happy with the written scheme of investigation. It would be amended to read that it was now in compliance with the written scheme of investigation.

 

It was moved by Councillor A West and seconded that the application be approved subject to the conditions in the report. Upon being put to the vote with eleven votes in favour, the motion was unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED

 

a)   That the application 2023/1096/FUL be APPROVED subject to the conditions outlined by the Planning Officer.

 

b)   The full list of reasons can be found on the planning application page of the Council’s website.

 

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/planning-building-control/planning/search-planning-applications-decisions

5b

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Darren Burbeary, Planning Officer introduced the application and gave an executive summary, recommending approval subject to conditions outlined in the report.

 

It was discussed during debate that the slight increase of height on the proposed dwelling wouldn’t have a detrimental impact on the neighbouring area.

 

Officers confirmed the driveway would be hard surfaced from a minimum distance from the highway and then the rest would be gravel based.

 

It was moved by Councillor T Smith and seconded that the application be approved subject to the conditions in the report. Upon being put to the vote with eleven votes in favour, the motion was unanimously carried.

 

RESOLVED

 

a)   That the application 2023/0947/FUL be APPROVED subject to the conditions outlined by the Planning Officer.

 

b)   The full list of reasons can be found on the planning application page of the Council’s website.

 

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/planning-building-control/planning/search-planning-applications-decisions

6.

APPEALS REPORT pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To receive Report No.13/2024 from the Strategic Director of Places.

Minutes:

Report No.13/2024 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 last ordinary meeting of the Planning & Licensing Committee and summarised the decisions made.

 

RESOLVED

a)    That the contents of the report be NOTED.

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 were no items of urgent business.

8.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, 20th February 2024.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 20th February 2024 at 7pm.