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64.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Steven Hollowell declared a general Non Statutory Disclosable Interest in all archaeological aspects of planning applications, as a member of the Northamptonshire Archaeological Society.

 

9. Woodcote House (Formerly Happylands), Church Lane, Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SG.

 

Councillor Phil Bignell, Declaration that the applicant was known to him and he would leave the meeting for the duration of the item.

 

11. 136 Watling Street East, Towcester, NN12 6BT.

 

Councillor Karen Cooper, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

Councillor Phil Bignell, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

Councillor Roger Clarke, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

12. Car Park Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

 

Councillor Karen Cooper, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

Councillor Phil Bignell, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

Councillor Roger Clarke, Declaration, as a Member of the Cabinet, and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

65.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 3 January 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 January 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

66.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

1.    Members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected.

 

2.    Only those people who had registered, in line with the Committee’s speaking procedure, could address the Committee. Members of the public were requested not to call out during the Committee’s discussions on any item.

 

3.    There were no planned fire drills so if the alarm did sound, evacuation instructions would be given by officers. 

 

4.    Could mobile phones please be switched off.

 

5.    If Committee members are not able to attend a meeting, do please ensure apologies are submitted to the Democratic and Elections team. Substitutes can be appointed for this Committee, as long as they have received relevant training.

67.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Development

 

This will be circulated at the meeting.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That site visits be arranged for applications S/2016/1324/EIA, S2017/2271/EIA, S/2017/2270/EIA and S/2018/2905/MAF on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director – Planning Policy and Development submitted ta report, which had been circulated to the Committee on 7 February 2019, which recommended that the Committee agree to hold a pre-Committee site visit for the following applications. It was anticipated that these applications would be brought before the Committee for determination at its next meeting:

 

Application No.

S/2016/1324/EIA

 

 

Proposal

Hybrid planning application seeking both full and outline planning permission for:

Part A: Outline planning permission for a sustainable urban extension comprising: Up to 1,900 dwellings (use class C3);Public open space and children's play areas;

Landscape areas, new landscape planting and hydrological attenuation features and sustainable drainage systems; Primary school (use class D1); and Mixed use local centre which may include residential (use class C3), retail (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5), and health and community facilities (use class D1).

Part B: Full planning permission for: Demolition of any on site buildings or structures; and Routing of Sandy Lane Relief Road and associated vehicular access points.

Application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment.

 

 

Location

Land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane Harpole

 

 

Reason for the visit

Major application

 

Application No.

S/2017/2271/EIA

 

 

Proposal

Outline application for the erection of up to 600 dwellings, a primary school, a mixed use local centre (uses A1-A5, D1), together with associated public open space, landscaping, highways, sustainable drainage systems and all ancillary infrastructure works including a new primary sub-station (Application accompanied by an Environmental Statement) This is a dual application also being dealt with by Daventry District Council REF: DA/2017/0890

 

 

Location

Land to the West of New Sandy Lane

 

 

Reason for the visit

Major application

 

 

Application No.

S/2017/2270/EIA

 

 

Proposal

Outline application for the demolition of existing barns and the erection of up to 1750 dwellings, a primary school, A mixed use Local Centre (Uses A1-A5, D1), together with associated public open space, landscaping, highways sustainable drainage systems, and all ancillary infrastructure works, including a new primary sub-station. (Application accompanied by an Environmental Statement) This is a dual application also being dealt with by Daventry District Council REF: DA/2017/0889

 

 

Location

Land Bounded by New Sandy Lane to the East

 

 

Reason for the visit

 

Major application

Application No.

S/2018/2905/MAF

 

 

Proposal

A new meeting hall (Use Class D1); car park and associated infrastructure, demolition of Red House Nursing Home.

 

 

Location

Private Nursing Home The Red House High Cross Syresham NN13 5TJ

 

 

Reason for the visit

Major application; significant change of use of land/new development in an open countryside location.

Resolved

 

(1)      That site visits be arranged for applications S/2016/1324/EIA, S2017/2271/EIA, S/2017/2270/EIA and S/2018/2905/MAF on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

 

 

 

S/2018/2224/MAR and S/2017/2678/106DV

68.

Land North East Of Helene Close, Brackley pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered applications S/2018/2224/MAR and S/2017/2678/106DV for the approval of reserved matters pursuant to outline planning permission S/2010/0995/MAO (An urban extension comprising of up to 1000 new homes, including highway access arrangements from Halse Road and Radstone Road, a local centre including community hall with uses within A1-A5 inclusive (up to 1000 square metres), a site for a new primary school, open space and associated physical infrastructure. (Includes Environmental Statement)  All reserved relating to construction of Local Centre comprising uses within Classes A1 (shop), A2 (financial and professional services), A5 (hot food takeaway) with 26 residential units above at Land North East of Helene Close, Brackley for Carta Real Estate Ltd, BDW Trading Ltd & Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd.

 

The Committee heard from one public speaker, James Ridings of Carta Real Estate.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation, the comments of the public speaker and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

(i)         That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2018/2224/MAR subject to the following conditions (and any amendments deemed necessary to those conditions) and subject to the completion and signing of the Deed of Variation to the S106 agreement to application S/2010/0995/MAO to secure adequate financial compensation for the removal of affordable housing provision from the development:

 

TIME LIMITS AND GENERAL IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS

 

1)        The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans

 

Layout Drawings

14295/0001 Rev 4 received 19 September 2018

14295/6000 Rev D received 29 November 2018

14295/6001 Rev A received 26 November 2018

 

Elevation Drawings

14295/150 Rev 8 received 16 January 2019

 

Floor Plans

14295/0141 Rev 8 received 16 January 2019

14295/0142 Rev 8 received 16 January 2019

14295/0143 Rev 8 received 16 January 2019

 

Uses and Hours of Operation Plans

14295/0175 received 30 November 2018.

 

Roof Plans

14295/0144 Rev 08 received 22 January 2019

14295/0183 Rev 01 received 22 January 2019

14295/0184 Rev 01 received 22 January 2019

14295/0165 received 13 September 2019

14295/0166 received 13 September 2019

 

Detail Plans

14295/0160 Rev 03 received 26 November 2018.

14295/0161 Rev 03 received 16 January 2019.

14295/0162 Rev 03 received 26 November 2018.

14295/0164/ Rev 01 received 13 September 2018.

 

unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

2)        The first uses of the commercial units shall be in accordance with drawing 14295/0175 received 30 November 2018.

 

CONDITIONS REQUIRING LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY WRITTEN APPROVAL OR TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY DEVELOPER BEFORE SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION WORKS TAKE PLACE

 

3)        Prior to the commencement of any works above finished floor level a schedule of materials and finishes to be used externally on the building (to include facing materials below damp proof course) and roofs of the building and bin store shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall thereafter be completed in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.

S/2018/2508/MAO

69.

Land at Candle Cottage, 20 Chapel Lane, Blisworth, NN7 3BU pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2508/MAO for a residential development of up to 20 starter homes which was an outline application with all matters reserved at land at Candle Cottage, 20 Chapel Lane, Blisworth, NN7 3BU for Mr Marcus Reeder.

 

The Committee heard from two public speakers, June Hawkins, Chairman of Blisworth Parish Council and Sinead Turnbull the agent for the application.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation, and the comments of the public speakers.

 

Resolved

 

That application S/2018/2508/MAO be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The application falls outside the village confines in an area of open countryside where development plan policy seeks to restrict new housing in the interests of sustainability. Whilst the application proposes starter homes as a form of entry-level exception site, based on the information submitted, the housing mix proposed, and the lack of a clear mechanism (S106 agreement) to ensure the development delivers starter homes as defined in Annex 2 (Glossary) to the National Planning Policy Framework, the application fails to qualify as an exception to the normal policies restricting such development in the countryside. Therefore the proposal is contrary to South Northamptonshire Local Plan 1997 Saved Policies G3, H5, H6 and EV2, Policy S1, S10 and R1 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (2014), draft policies LH1 and LH2 of the emerging Part 2 Local Plan, and government guidance in Section 5 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.         The application fails to demonstrate that the site can accommodate a development of 20 dwellings of the mix and type proposed and provide a high quality design and layout that is in keeping with  the character of the village and surrounding countryside. The loss of this site with a development of up to 20 dwellings beyond the built limits of the village with extensive views from the surrounding countryside, and the amount and size of residential development proposed, would appear conspicuous, visually intrusive and detached from the village, and would cause significant and unacceptable harm to the attractive rural character, quality and appearance of the area. The development would conflict with South Northamptonshire Local Plan 1997 Saved Policies G3 and EV1, Policy H1 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (2014), as well as the guidance on design covered under section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

3.         The application due to its position adjoining the Grand Union Canal and the form and amount of development proposed is considered to cause harm to the historic rural setting and significance of the Conservation Area. Whilst less than substantial, the application fails to provide adequate justification to demonstrate the harm to the setting of the Conservation Area caused by the 20 dwellings on the site is justified in the interests of the public benefit. The development therefore conflicts with paras 194 and 196 of the National Planning Policy Framework and fails to comply with South Northamptonshire Local Plan 1997 Saved Policies G3(J), EV10 and EV11, and Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

S/2018/2658/NA

70.

Silverstone Park, Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, Silverstone Road, Biddlesden, Buckinghamshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That no objections be raised to the proposed development but comments submitted as detailed in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2658/NA a neighbouring authority consultation for reserved matters pursuant to outline permission 16/02745/AOP for layout, scale, external appearance, the access, and the landscaping of the site at  Silverstone Park, Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, Silverstone Road, Biddlesden, Buckinghamshire. South Northamptonshire Council was a consultee on the application which would be determined by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and the Economy to advise Aylesbury Vale District Council that South Northamptonshire Council raise no objections but make the following comments:

 

 

1.         The secondary footpath shown around units 1500-1506 on the Pedestrian circulation Plan Ref ASA-560-DR-005 Rev P4 should be reflected in the landscaping scheme for this section of the development.

 

2.         Details of street lighting and other matters not submitted but required by conditions 7, 8 and 9 must be conditioned.

 

3.         A watching brief must been maintained for the uses at the site between Aylesbury Vale District Council and South Northamptonshire Council. Aylesbury Vale District Council to notify South Northamptonshire Council when the condition applications for the specific uses of these units are submitted.

S/2018/2115/FUL

71.

Woodcote House (Formerly Happylands), Church Lane, Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SG. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2115/FUL for the demolition of an existing dwelling and erection of replacement dwelling, ancillary swimming pool/gym/plant building, ancillary garage block and all associated works at Woodcote House (Formerly Happylands), Church Lane, Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SG for Mr & Mrs R Mallock.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the officers report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2018/2115/FUL subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

TIME LIMITS AND GENERAL IMPLEMENTATION CONDITIONS

 

Time limit

1.      The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

         

Compliance with Plans

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans: Site Location Plan, Figure 7 “Development Proposals Masterplan” dated 15.08.18, Drawing Nos. 2028/4, 2028/5, 2028/10B, 2028/11B, and 2028/2B unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

Compliance with Ecology Survey

3.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations set out in Section 5 of the Bat Assessment by ecolocation (ref: 2018-05(04) dated 24th August 2018 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

         

Retention of Existing Trees

4.      In this condition 'retained tree' means an existing tree which is to be retained in accordance with the approved plans and particulars; and paragraphs (a) and (b) below shall have effect until the expiration of 5 years from the date of the occupation of the development for its permitted use:

 

(a)  No retained tree shall be removed, cut down, uprooted or destroyed, nor shall any retained tree be topped or lopped other than in accordance with the approved plans and particulars, without the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority. Any topping or lopping approved shall be carried out in accordance with British Standard BS 3998 (Tree Work).

 

(b)  If any tree is removed, cut down, uprooted or destroyed or dies, another tree shall be planted at the same place and that tree shall be of such size and species, and shall be planted at such time as specified in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

         

CONDITIONS REQUIRING LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY WRITTEN APPROVAL OR TO BE COMPLIED WITH BEFORE ANY DEVELOPMENT COMMENCES

 

Construction Method Statement

5.      No development shall take place, including any works of demolition, until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The Statement shall provide for:

 

i)          the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

ii)         loading and unloading of plant and materials

iii)       storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

iv)       the erection and maintenance of security hoarding including decorative displays and facilities for public viewing, where appropriate  ...  view the full minutes text for item 71.

S/2018/2627/MAF

72.

Manor Farm, Charlton, OX17 3DD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2627/MAF for a new agricultural grain store at Manor Farm, Charlton, OX17 3DD for Newbottle Estate Farms.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit

1.             The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Compliance with Plans

2.             Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:

 

·         Plan A.52,129 (004 – Site Plan (Red Edge)) – received 21st November 2018

·         Plan 006 – Elevations and Floor Plans – received 21st November 2018

·         Planning Statement (Inc. Design & Access Statement) prepared by Bidwells and dated November 2018 – received 21st November 2018

 

CONDITIONS REQUIRING LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY WRITTEN APPROVAL OR TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY DEVELOPER BEFORE SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION WORKS TAKE PLACE

 

External Elevations

3.    The materials to be used for the external walls of the development hereby permitted shall be slate blue box profile metal cladding and concrete panels of a natural colour, and the roof of the development hereby permitted shall be anthracite fibre cement (all as shown on the approved plan 006 – Elevations and Floor Plans), with the openings of the building matching as far as practicable in terms of colour, type and texture the openings used on the existing building.

 

CONDITIONS TO BE COMPLIED WITH AT ALL TIMES

 

 

Restriction to agricultural use

4.    The development hereby permitted shall be used only for the purpose of agriculture, as defined in Section 336 (l) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), and for no other purpose whatsoever.

 

S/2018/2651/FUL

73.

136 Watling Street East, Towcester, NN12 6BT pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2651/FUL for a new external door, renovation of existing windows, new internal walls to accommodate new internal layout and a new staircase at 136 Watling Street East, Towcester, NN12 6BT for South Northamptonshire Council.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission subject to the following conditions (and amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

 CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit

1.    The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Compliance with Plans

2.    The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans; Existing floorplans J87-BRP-00-ZZ-DR-A-0200-P01,  Proposed elevations J87-BRP-00-ZZ-DR-A-0400-P01, Demolition plans J87-BRP-00-ZZ-DR-A-0201-P01, Proposed ground floor plan J87-BRP-00-ZZ-DR-A-0203-P01, Proposed ground floor plans J87-BRP-00-ZZ-DR-A-0202-P01 and Heritage Impact Statement, as received on the 26 of October 2018, unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

3.    Notwithstanding the approved plans, details of the construction, including sections, of the proposed new external doors to a scale of not less than 1:10 shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to commencement of that work. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

S/2018/2822/FUL

74.

Car Park Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, Northamptonshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements and conditions to be set out in the Minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2018/2822/FUL for a variation of conditions 2 (Plans), 3 (Layout/Marking of Parking Bays), 4 (Surfacing Material) and 5 (Landscaping) of application S/2018/0029/FUL to change the proposed parking layout and provide details of the marking of parking bays, surfacing material and landscaping at Car Park, Towcester Mill, Chantry Lane, Towcester, Northamptonshire for South Northamptonshire Council.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary)

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit

1.         The development to which this permission relates shall be begun before the 22 March 2020.

 

Compliance with Plans

2.         The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans [AMENDED PLAN REFERENCE TO BE INSERTED ONCE RECEIVED] unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

Surfacing

3.         The gravelled area shown on Drawing No. ML001 Rev C dated 30/01/2019 shall incorporate a honeycomb membrane to retain the gravel and provide a level surface. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details and retained in that manner at all times.

 

Maintenance of landscaping

4.         All planting, seeding or turfing comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding seasons following the completion of the development and shall be maintained for a period of 5 years from the completion of the development. Any trees and/or shrubs which within a period of five years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species, unless the Local Planning Authority gives written consent for any variation.

 

 

 

75.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.