Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Remote meeting

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic Services  Email: DemocraticServices@southnorthants.gov.uk

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45.

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:

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 7 January 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 January 2021 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.  

47.

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.           

 

 

48.

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/2020/1340/MAO

49.

Land off Mill Lane, Greens Norton, NN12 8BB pdf icon PDF 349 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/1340/MAO comprising of an outline application for up to 76 dwellings including access at land off Mill Lane, Greens Norton, NN12 8BB for Davidsons Developments Limited and Andrew Nightingale.

 

Robert Love, agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Jane Docking, on behalf of Greens Norton Parish Council, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

The Chairman read out a statement from Councillor Charles Manners, the Local Ward Member for Kingthorn, in objection to the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That application S/2020/1340/MAO be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.     The application site lies outside the settlement confines of Greens Norton as designated in 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.     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).

 

3.     The application also contravenes Policy SS2(1)(h) of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) in that it would result in the effective loss of best and most versatile agricultural land.

 

(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.

 

 

 

 

50.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Report of the 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 of any 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.

 

51.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.