Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
Note No. Item

1.

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. 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 23 April 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 April 2020 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

1.         The Chairman reminded Members of the remote meeting etiquette and asked all Members to ensure they complied with the protocol.           

 

2.      The Chairman explained that in light of this being a virtual meeting the arrangements for public participation had been slightly amended to facilitate the process whilst still ensuring public participation was possible.  A pre-recorded address would be played, or a written statement would be read by the Chairman at the appropriate time in lieu of members of the public speaking in person during the meeting. 

 

 

 

S/2019/1799/MAF

4.

Thorpe Mandeville Manor, Banbury Lane, Thorpe Mandeville, OX17 2HR pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/1799/MAF for the change of use of a residential dwelling-house (The Manor House) to a mixed use comprising residential dwelling-house (Use Class C3) and private function venue (Use Class D2) at Thorpe Mandeville Manor Banbury Lane Thorpe Mandeville OX17 2HR for Mr & Mrs Teare.

 

Councillor Rosie Herring addressed the Committee as local ward member.

 

A pre-recorded address from Jeremy Greenhalgh, local resident, speaking in objection to the application, was played to the Committee.

 

A pre-recorded address from Henry Teare, the applicant, speaking in support of the application was played to the Committee.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Martin Johns and seconded by Councillor John Townsend that application S/2019/1799/MAF be deferred to enable consideration of this application at the same meeting as application S/2019/1801/MAF for change of use of the garden at Thorpe Mandeville Manor, Banbury Lane, Thorpe Mandeville.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That consideration of application S/2019/1799/MAF be deferred to enable it to be considered at the same meeting as application S/2019/1801/MAF for change of use of the garden at Thorpe Mandeville Manor, Banbury Lane, Thorpe Mandeville.

S/2020/0157/MAO

5.

Land North of Ashton Road, Hartwell pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/0157/MAO an outline application for the erection of up to 55 dwellings, landscaping, open space and associated works including access, with all other matters reserved at Land North of Ashton Road, Hartwell for Kler Group Limited.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the officer’s report and presentation and the written updates.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That application S/2020/0157/MAO be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.       The application site lies outside the adopted and emerging village confines for Hartwell as drawn in both the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan 1997 and proposed through the Submission Draft of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 and is therefore within open countryside. The adopted, and emerging, Development Plan for the area seeks to meet identified housing needs via an urban-focussed distribution of development which concentrates development primarily in the rural service centres of Brackley and Towcester, whilst limiting development in the remainder of the rural areas in order to promote sustainable growth, reduce the need to travel and to protect the intrinsic character of the countryside and rural area. A development of the scale proposed in the open countryside beyond the established confines of a Secondary Service Village (B) (third category settlement) is in conflict with this strategy and in particular ‘saved’ policies H5, H6 and EV2 of the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan and policies SA, S1, S3, S10 and R1 of the adopted West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014, as well as Policies SS1 and LH1 of the emerging South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2. The Council can demonstrate a 5-year supply of deliverable housing sites (with the appropriate buffer), such that the policies which are most important for determining any application on this site are not out-of-date and the presumption under Paragraph 11(d) of the NPPF does not apply. The Council can demonstrate that the strategic housing needs for the rural areas can be met without the need for additional sites outside the village confines of third category settlements. There are not considered to be material planning considerations sufficient to outweigh the provisions of the adopted and emerging Development Plan in this instance and permission should not be granted in accordance with Paragraph 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.       A development of the scale proposed in this location would amount to a substantial new development in this rural settlement and an extension of built form out into open countryside in a part of the village which to date has retained its rural character. It will change the character of this north-western part of the village and introduce an urbanising feature into the rural setting of the village and its rural landscape, beyond its current built up limits. As a result, the development would cause harm to the character and appearance of the area, the rural identity and character of Hartwell village would be eroded, and the proposal would fail to enhance and maintain the distinctive character of the community. The proposed development is therefore in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report of Assistant Director Planning and Economy.

 

Purpose of Report

 

This report aims to keep members informed upon applications which have been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged, Public Inquiries/hearings scheduled or appeal results achieved.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1          To accept the position statement.

 

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the position statement be accepted.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning and Economy submitted a report which aimed to keep members informed upon applications which have been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged, Public Inquiries/hearings scheduled, or appeal results achieved.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the position statement be accepted.

 

7.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.