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10.

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.

 

14. Former Co-op site, Richmond Road, Towcester, NN12 6EX

 

Councillor Phil Bignell, Non-Statutory Interest, as a Member of the Cabinet and would leave the meeting for the duration of the discussion on this item.

 

Councillor Rebecca Breese, Non-Statutory Interest, as a Member of the Cabinet and would leave the meeting for the duration of the discussion on this item.

 

Councillor Karen Cooper, Non-Statutory Interest, as a Member of the Cabinet and would leave the meeting for the duration of the discussion on this item.

 

 

11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 1 October 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 October 2020 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.

12.

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. 

13.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

This will be included with the written update published in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

There we no proposed pre-committee site visits.

 

S/2020/1365/FUL

14.

Former Co-op site, Richmond Road, Towcester, NN12 6EX pdf icon PDF 454 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/1365/FUL for the demolition of the existing store to provide an additional car parking area at the Former Co-op site, Richmond Road, Towcester, NN12 6EX for South Northamptonshire Council. 

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2020/1365/FUL subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

          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.

         

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

          Approved Plans

 

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and details unless a non-material or minor material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).  The approved plans and details are:

 

·  Site Location Plan

·  Car Park Layout (drawing ref: 39042/50 rev P1) 

         

          Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

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

 

          Archaeology

 

3.      No development other than the demolition of the building to slab-level shall take place until the applicant (or their agents or successors in title) has submitted to and had approved in writing by the local planning authority a programme of archaeological work consisting of a written scheme of investigation and a timetable for that work.  The development shall thereafter proceed in accordance with the approved written scheme of investigation and timetable.

         

          Reason: To secure the provision of archaeological investigation and the subsequent recording of the remains, to comply with Government advice in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) (Section 16).

 

          Lighting

 

4.      Details of any external lighting to be used in the car park including its design, position and orientation shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to commencement of any such works. The lighting shall be installed and operated in accordance with the approved scheme at all times thereafter.

         

          Reason : In order to safeguard the visual amenities of the area in accordance with Policy SS2 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan and Government advice in The National Planning Policy Framework.

 

          Surface Water Drainage

 

5.      No development other than the demolition of the existing building to slab-level shall commence until a scheme for the provision and implementation of surface water drainage has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The drainage works shall be constructed and completed in accordance with the approved plans before the first use of the additional parking spaces hereby approved.

         

          Reason :  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

S/2020/0498/MAF

15.

South Northants Homes, Burcote House, Burcote Road, Towcester, NN12 6TF pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/0948/MAF for the demolition of the existing office block and construction of a three storey apartment block consisting of 20 apartments and associated parking spaces at the site of South Northants Homes, Burcote House, Burcote Road, Towcester, NN12 6TF for Grand Union Housing Group.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2019/1953/MAF subject to:

 

1)    The completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):

 

a)     Provision of 60% affordable housing on site (all as shared ownership)

b)     Payment of a financial contribution towards off site public open space, play areas and sports pitches in the locality of £2,064.40 per dwelling (index linked)

c)      Payment of a financial contribution towards the provision of refuse/recycling bins for the development of £70 per dwelling (index linked)

d)     Payment of a financial contribution towards Early Years educational infrastructure of £3,724.00 per dwelling (index linked).

e)     Payment of a financial contribution towards Primary educational infrastructure of £1,614.00 per dwelling (index linked).

f)       Payment of a financial contribution towards library infrastructure of £109.00 per 1 bed unit and £176.00 per 2 bed unit (index linked). 

g)     Payment of a financial contribution towards primary health care provision of £10,168.90 (index linked)

h)     Payment of a financial contribution towards Towcester Town Centre Fund of £664 per dwelling (index linked)]

i)       Payment of the Council’s monitoring costs of £1,000.

 

2)    The following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

          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.

         

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

          Approved plans

 

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and details unless a non-material or minor material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).  The approved plans and details are:

          (P)001 rev A (site location plan)

          (P)100 rev B (site layout plan)

          (P)101 rev A (block plan)

          (P)103 (external works plan)

          (P)201 rev D (ground floor plans)

          (P)202 rev D (1st floor plans)

          (P)203 rev F (2nd floor plans)

          (P)204 rev D (roof plan)

          (P)400 rev D (elevations)

          (P)500 rev B (sections)

          (P)700 (cycle store details)

          (P)701 rev C (bin store details)

          D17133-A-01 rev C (tree protection plan)

         

          Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

          Amount of development

 

3.      No more than 20 flats shall be accommodated on the site.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

S/2020/1163/EIA

16.

Land South East of East Lodge Farm, Quinton Road, Courteenhall pdf icon PDF 860 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/1163/EIA for the erection of 4 poultry sheds with associated feed bins, feed blending rooms, the erection of a grain store, and installation of ground source heat pumps and ground loops at Land South East of East Lodge Farm, Quinton Road, Courteenhall for the Courteenhall Farms Partnership.

 

A pre-recorded address from Ian Pick, agent for the applicant, speaking in support of the application was played to the Committee.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered the officer’s report and presentation, the address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2020/1163/EIA subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

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.

         

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

          Approved plans

 

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans unless a non-material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015. The approved plans are:

·         Location Plan

·         Proposed Site Plan

·         Elevations Poultry Units 5 & 6 (poultry units 7 & 8 identical)

·         Grain Store elevations and Floor Plan

         

          Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

          Compliance with Ecology Appraisal

 

3.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation, conclusions and enhancements in the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal by Craig Emms and Dr Linda Barnett dated December 2019, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

          Reason: To protect habitats and/or species of importance to nature conservation from significant harm in accordance with the Government's aim to achieve sustainable development as set out in Section 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

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

 

          Protected Species

 

4.      If the development hereby approved does not commence by 1st December 2021, a revised protected species survey shall be undertaken prior to the commencement of the development to establish changes in the presence, abundance and impact on protected species. The survey results, together with any necessary changes to the mitigation plan or method statement shall be submitted to and approved in writing the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

          Reason: To ensure that the development does not cause harm to any protected species or their habitats in accordance with Policy BN2 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework. This information is required prior to commencement of the development as it is fundamental to the acceptability of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

S/2020/0670/MAF

17.

Land to the rear of 2 to 26 Grays Lane, Paulerspury pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/0670/MAF for the construction of 19 x 2 & 3 bed social rented and shared ownership houses and associated ancillary works at Land to the rear of 2 to 26 Grays Lane, Paulerspury for Grand Union Housing Group.

 

Consideration of the application had been deferred at the Planning Committee on 3 September 2020 to enable the outstanding issues in relation to noise and highways to be resolved.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2019/1953/MAF subject to:

 

1)    The completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):  

 

a)  Provision of 100% affordable housing on site

b)  Payment of a financial contribution towards off site provision and maintenance of natural and semi-natural green space, play space and allotments of £24,769.37 (index linked)

c)  Payment of a financial contribution towards the provision of refuse/recycling bins for the development of £70 per dwelling (index linked)

d)  Payment of a financial contribution towards library infrastructure serving the locality of £3,974 (index linked). 

e)  Payment of a financial contribution towards primary health care provision serving the locality of £9,659.69 (index linked)

f)   Payment of the Council’s monitoring costs of up to £5000

 

2)    The following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

         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.

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

         Compliance with Plans

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and details unless a non-material or minor material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).  The approved plans and details are: 

          Site and Block Plan ref 1909-PL-002H received on 6th October 2020 and Street Scenes 001A, House Type elevations drawings 003B, 004A, 005A, 006A, 007A, 008A, 009A, 010A and 011A received by the Local Planning Authority on 1st September 2020.

          Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

         Accord with Ecology Survey

3.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the recommendations, mitigation and enhancements set out in Section 6 of the Ecological Survey by Philip Irving dated August 2019 unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

          Reason : To protect habitats and/or species of importance to nature conservation from significant harm in accordance with the Government's aim to achieve sustainable development as set out in Section  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

S/2019/1953/MAF

18.

Land south of Millers Way, Middleton Cheney pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/1953/MAF for the proposed development comprised of 32 dwellings with associated landscaping and infrastructure, with proposed access off Tanners Close and Millers Way for Barwood Homes Limited.

 

A pre-recorded address from Ben Tilston, a local resident, speaking in objection to the application, was played to the Committee.

 

A pre-recorded address from Ned Fox, on behalf of the applicant Barwood Homes Limited, speaking in support of the application was played to the Committee.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered the officer’s report, written update and presentation, and the addresses of the public speakers.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2019/1953/MAF subject to:

 

1)    The completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):

 

a)     A financial contribution of circa £111,464 (index linked) towards provision of additional Early Years capacity.

b)     A financial contribution of circa £103.146 (index linked) towards enhancing and increasing the provision of Primary Education infrastructure and capacity in the area.

c)      A financial contribution of circa £6,999 (index linked) towards the improvement, enhancement or expansion of Library facilities to serve the development.

d)     50% affordable housing delivery on site split between rented and intermediate products in accordance with policy LH8 of the Part 2 Local Plan.

e)     A financial contribution towards primary healthcare infrastructure of circa £29,393.28 (index linked)

f)       Payment of £70 per dwelling for provision of wheeled bins.

g)     A financial contribution towards provision/improvement and maintenance of off-site playing fields of  £924.70 per dwelling.

h)     A financial contribution towards provision/improvement and maintenance of off-site open space of £52,947.19

i)       Maintenance and subsequent transfer or management of on-site open space/buffers as identified on approved plans (i.e. buffers alongside public footpaths and attenuation pond) . If transferred, then commuted maintenance sum also payable. (£0.58 per sqm, per year, over 20 years)

j)       Payment of SNC S106 Monitoring fee of £1,500.

 

2)    No objection or the satisfactory resolution of any objections received from Northamptonshire County Council as the Lead Local Flood Authority and Local Highway Authority, including the submission of satisfactory amended plans. 

 

3)    The following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

          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.

         

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

         Approved Plans

 

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and details unless a non-material or minor material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

S/2020/1403/MAF

19.

Sunnyside Bungalow, Water Lane, Towcester, NN12 6RQ pdf icon PDF 499 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/1403/MAF for the demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment to form 44 retirement living apartments for older people including communal facilities, guest apartments, access, car parking and landscaping at Water Lane, Towcester, NN12 6RQ for Churchill Retirement Living.

 

A pre-recorded address from Matthew Shellum, agent for the applicant, speaking in support of the application was played to the Committee.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered the officer’s report and presentation, and the address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2020/1403/MAF subject to:

 

1)    The completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):

 

a)         Payment of a financial contribution towards off-site affordable

         housing of £79,837 (index linked) paid in 3 stages; 25%         (£19,959.25 index linked) prior to first occupation; 50%      (£39,918.50 index linked) prior to occupation of 50% i.e the 22nd             dwelling and 25% (£19,959.25 index linked) prior to occupation of    75%  i.e the 33rd dwelling.

b)         Payment of a financial contribution towards library infrastructure       of £5,801 (index linked)

c)         Payment of a financial contribution towards provision and      maintenance of off-site public amenity space of £5,289  (index    linked)

d)         Payment of the Council’s monitoring costs of £1000

 

2)    The following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

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.

         

          Reason : To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

          Approved Plans

 

2.      The development shall not be carried out otherwise than in complete accordance with the approved plans and details unless a non-material or minor material amendment is approved by the Local Planning Authority under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).  The approved plans and details are:

         

          • Site Location Plan – Drg No 40032TC/PL/51 dated July 2020

          • Site Plan - Drg No 40032TC/PL/52 dated July 2020

          • Ground Floor Plan – Drg No 40032TC/PL/53 dated July 2020

          • First Floor Plan – Drg No 40032TC/PL/54 dated July 2020

          • Second Floor Plan – Drg No 40032TC/PL/55 dated July 2020

          • Roof Plan – Drg No 40032TC/PL/56 dated July 2020

          • Elevations Sheet 1  – Drg No 40032TC/PL/57 dated July 2020

          • Elevations Sheet 2  – Drg No 40032TC/PL/58 dated July 2020

          • Elevations Sheet 3  – Drg No 40032TC/PL/59 dated July 2020

          • Tree Protection Plan Ref 18261-BT1

          • Arboricultural Assessment and Method Statement ref 18261-AA-CA dated 7th August 2018

         

          Reason : To clarify the permission and for the avoidance of doubt.

 

          Accord with Ecological Assessment

 

3.      The development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

S/2020/0599/MAO

20.

Land East of Lower Road, Milton Malsor pdf icon PDF 483 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/0599/MAO for the erection of up to 65 dwellings with associated works and access on land at Lower Lane, Milton Malsor for Hollins Strategic Land LLP.

 

The Chairman read a statement from Brian Sumpton, of Milton Malsor Parish Council, in objection to the application.

 

A pre-recorded address from Stephen Harris, agent for the applicant, speaking in support of the application was played to the Committee.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That application S/2020/0599/MAO be refused for the following reasons:

 

1. The application sites lies outside the settlement confines of Milton Malsor as designated in the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) and is therefore in open countryside. The adopted Development Plan seeks to focus new development within the settlement boundaries of settlements and be of an appropriate scale to the existing settlement. The development proposed would therefore conflict with an up to date and adopted Development Plan, in particular Policy R1(e) and R1(g) of the adopted West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014 and Policies SS1 and LH1 of the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2). In addition, to permit the development would conflict with paragraphs 12 and 47 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2. A development of the scale proposed would comprise a substantial new development that would erode the rural setting of Milton Malsor and adversely change the character of the village. The development would therefore conflict with Policy R1(b) of the 2014 West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, Policy SS2 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2), and paragraph 170 of the NPPF.

 

3. Policies INF1 and INF2 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014 are concerned with infrastructure and developer contributions, and state that 'developers will be expected, in negotiation with the Local Planning Authority to make provision for related infrastructure and community facilities the need for which arises from the development’. This is consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework. In the absence of a signed legal undertaking the Council cannot be satisfied that the development proposal would make sufficient provision to mitigate the impacts of the development on existing community services and infrastructure serving the development including early years and primary education infrastructure; affordable housing; public open space and facilities (including maintenance); public transport and off site highway improvements; refuse/recycling infrastructure; libraries and primary healthcare infrastructure. The application is therefore contrary to Policies H2, INF1 and INF2 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014, Policies LH8, INF1 and GS1 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) and the adopted Supplementary Planning Document ‘Developer Contributions’ (December 2010).

 

(2)  That it be further resolved that authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to agree the content of a Section 106 Agreement in the event that an appeal is received.

 

 

S/2020/0223/MAO

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Land off Northampton Road, Blisworth pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/0223/MAO for the development of up to 30 residential dwellings with all matters reserved except access at Land off Northampton Road, Blisworth for Manor Farm Developments (UK) Ltd & CBC Meats Ltd.

 

A pre-recorded address from Viv Hartley, Clerk to Blisworth Parish Council, speaking in objection to the application was played to the Committee.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the officer’s report and presentation, and the address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That application S/2020/0223/MAO be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.    The application site lies outside Blisworth, beyond its established built up limits and outside the settlement confines of the village as designated in the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2). The site therefore lies within open countryside. The adopted Development Plan 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. In this case the application site is detached from the village and does not integrate well with the existing built form of the village, the site surrounds and the character of the area and would therefore result in moderate adverse landscape and visual effects.

 

The development proposed would therefore conflict with the adopted Development Plan as a whole, in particular Policies SA, S1, S3 and R1 of the adopted West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014 and Policies SS1, SS2, and LH1 of the adopted South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2).  In addition, it would conflict with paragraph 170 of the National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Guidance. 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. Given the Council’s evidenced housing delivery, there is no over-riding need to deliver 30 homes on this site in contravention of the Development Plan. Material planning considerations sufficient to outweigh the provisions of the Development Plan in this instance have not been demonstrated.

 

2.    Policies INF 1 and INF 2 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014 are concerned with infrastructure and developer contributions, and state that 'developers will be expected, in negotiation with the Local Planning Authority to make provision for related infrastructure and community facilities the need for which arises from the development’. This is consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework. In the absence of a signed legal undertaking the Council cannot be satisfied that the development proposal would make sufficient provision to mitigate the impacts of the development on existing community services and infrastructure serving the development including early years and primary education infrastructure; affordable housing; public open space; refuse/recycling infrastructure;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

S/2020/1486/LDP

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9 Church Lane, Cold Higham, NN12 8LS pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Certificate of Lawfulness be approved.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/1486/LDP which requested that a Certificate of Lawfulness be granted for the proposed development comprising of a dormer roof extension to the rear of 9 Church Lane, Cold Higham, NN12 8LS for Mr Alex Butcher.  

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant the Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed development.

23.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.