Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Louise Aston, Democratic and Elections  Email: louise.aston@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221601

Items
No. Item

41.

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:

7. Designation of Nether Heyford and Pattishall Parish's as Neighbourhood Areas.

Councillor Roger Clarke, Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, as the owner of land in Pattishall and due to his position on the Parish Council, and would leave the meeting during the consideration of this item.

 

42.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 November 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30 November 2016 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

43.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

44.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcement:

 

The Chairman reminded Members that the South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee had challenged the update of the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) Minerals and Waste Local Plan, over the way it had been prepared and the lack of proper and full consultation with SNC and in particular, the unneeded inclusion of a site allocation at Passenham (for gravel extraction), and its potential damage to Heritage Assets, including Listed Buildings and the Conservation Area.

 

The Chairman advised the Committee that NCC had been instructed to remove the Passenham site allocation to make the Plan ‘sound’. If the site were to be retained, the Plan would be ‘unsound’, and could not be adopted.

 

The Inspectors Report and full reasoning for his decision, plus the final Minerals Plan from NCC, with the Passenham site removed, was awaited.

45.

Town Centre Business Rates Incentives pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Report of Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Members on the proposed Town Centre Business Rates Incentives Scheme which details proposals for awarding business rates incentives to bring back into use empty properties and sustain the vitality and diversity of Brackley and Towcester town centres.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the contents of the report and consider any comments that it may wish to make from a strategic planning and economic development perspective for the future consideration of Budget and Financial Strategy Committee and Cabinet.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the report be noted.

 

(2)          That Betting shops be added to the list of exclusions for the Town Centre Business Rates Incentive Scheme.

Minutes:

The Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy submitted a report for Members to consider the proposed Town Centre Business Rates Incentives scheme that detailed awarding business rates incentives to bring back into use empty properties an sustain the vitality and diversity in Brackley and Towcester town centres.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the report be noted.

 

(2)          That Betting shops be added to the list of exclusions for the Town Centre Business Rates Incentive Scheme.

46.

Designation of Nether Heyford and Pattishall Parish's as Neighbourhood Areas pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Report of the Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To consider and approve the designation of both Nether Heyford and Pattishall Parishes as Neighbourhood Areas, for the purpose of producing Neighbourhood Plans.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         To confirm the designation of Nether Heyford Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

 

1.2         To confirm the designation of Pattishall Parish as a Neighbourhood Area.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the designation of Nether Heyford Parish as a Neighbourhood Area be endorsed.

 

(2)          That the designation of Pattishall Parish as a Neighbourhood Area be endorsed.

 

Minutes:

The Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy submitted a report for Members to consider the designation of Nether Heyford and Pattishall Parishes as Neighbourhood Area’s and recommend to Full Council accordingly.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the designation of Nether Heyford Parish as a Neighbourhood Area be endorsed.

 

(2)               That the designation of Pattishall Parish as a Neighbourhood Area be endorsed.

47.

South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options Consultation (Part 1) pdf icon PDF 569 KB

** Due to the size of the document, the appendix to this report is being published as a supplement to the main agenda pack **

 

Report of the Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy

 

 

Purpose of report

 

For Members to consider the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) options consultation document and determine whether they wish to recommend that Cabinet approves it for formal consultation.

           

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

To recommend that Cabinet approve the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period. Formal consultation will take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan as set out in Paragraph 2.4 of this Report. Subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it is intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the June Committee and Cabinet.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, subject to the amendments below, Cabinet be recommended to authorise the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period:

 

·         Revised confines at Cosgrove

·         Revised confines at Chipping Warden

·         To amend the proposed allocation at the Bell Plantation, Towcester to remove the phased release of the site related to the transfer of land to the Football Club

·         To remove the need to accord with Policy Housing 5 Housing mix from the Locally Assessed  Housing Needs Policy as they  may be different to the requirements of Housing 5 

·         To amend Policy Connections 1 (Electric Charging Points) to include the need for points to be provided on all sites where an additional dwelling is created (including conversions) with a garage or driveway

·         To remove the requirement for Town and Parish approval  from Policies Housing 2 and 4

·         To subdivide Policy Housing 4 into two separate policies covering - Specialist housing needs and Residential / nursing care

·         To re-assess the village of Horton in the settlement hierarchy

·         To consider the inclusion of a Policy on solar panels on residential and commercial buildings for a future draft of the Plan

·         To consider whether an age restriction can be applied to occupiers or bungalows for a future draft of the Plan

 

(2)          That it be noted that formal consultation would take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan and subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it was intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the meetings of Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee and Cabinet.

Minutes:

The Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy submitted a report for Members to consider the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) preferred options consultation documents and determine whether they wished to recommend them for formal consultation.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, subject to the amendments below, Cabinet be recommended to authorise the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period:

 

·         Revised confines at Cosgrove

·         Revised confines at Chipping Warden

·         To amend the proposed allocation at the Bell Plantation, Towcester to remove the phased release of the site related to the transfer of land to the Football Club

·         To remove the need to accord with Policy Housing 5 Housing mix from the Locally Assessed  Housing Needs Policy as they  may be different to the requirements of Housing 5 

·         To amend Policy Connections 1 (Electric Charging Points) to include the need for points to be provided on all sites where an additional dwelling is created (including conversions) with a garage or driveway

·         To remove the requirement for Town and Parish Council approval  from Policies Housing 2 and 4

·         To subdivide Policy Housing 4 into two separate policies covering - Specialist housing needs and Residential / nursing care

·         To re-assess the village of Horton in the settlement hierarchy

·         To consider the inclusion of a Policy on solar panels on residential and commercial buildings for a future draft of the Plan

·         To consider whether an age restriction can be applied to occupiers or bungalows for a future draft of the Plan

 

(2)          That it be noted that formal consultation would take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan and subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it was intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the meetings of Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee and Cabinet.

48.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the committee work plan be noted and Officers be requested to liaise regarding the number of items currently scheduled for the March meeting.

Minutes:

The Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy submitted the work programme for noting by the Committee.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the committee work plan be noted and Officers be requested to liaise regarding the number of items currently scheduled for the March meeting.