Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

38.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

39.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 January 2019.

 

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings of the Committee held on 23 January 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

40.

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.

 

41.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that item 9 – Assessment of Helmdon as a Conservation Area, and item 10 – Assessment of Shutlanger as a Conservation Area, would be moved up the agenda to be taken as the first items of business.

42.

Assessment of Helmdon as a Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

For Members to consider the assessment of Helmdon and whether Helmdon is an area “of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance” (S69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) and, therefore, justify designation as a conservation area.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1       That following the assessment, not to designate Helmdon as a         conservation area, as the village does not fulfil the criteria to justify           designation.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That following the assessment, work to designate Helmdon as a conservation area not be pursued as the village does not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which requested that Members consider the assessment of Helmdon and whether Helmdon is an area “of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance” (S69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) and, therefore, justify designation as a conservation area.

 

In introducing the report, the Senior Conservation Officer advised the Committee that the assessment of Helmdon had followed the criteria set out by Historic England, and that the Local Plan had also been taken into consideration. Members were informed that Helmdon did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That following the assessment, work to designate Helmdon as a conservation area not be pursued as the village does not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

43.

Assessment of Shutlanger as a Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning & Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

For Members to consider the assessment of Shutlanger which considers whether Shutlanger has special architectural or historic interest necessary to justify designation as a conservation area.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1       That following the assessment, work to designate Shutlanger as a conservation area is not pursued as the village does not fulfil the            criteria to justify designation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That following the assessment, work to designate Shutlanger as a conservation area not be pursued as the village does not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which requested that Members consider the assessment of Shutlanger and whether Shutlanger is an area “of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance” (S69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) and, therefore, justify designation as a conservation area.

 

The Assistant Conservation Officer advised Members that the assessment of Shutlanger followed the criteria set out by Historic England, and that whilst the area was aesthetically pleasing, Shutlanger did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That following the assessment, work to designate Shutlanger as a conservation area not be pursued as the village does not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

44.

A43 Update pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Members on potential improvements to the A43 including crossovers.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1         To continue to progress proposals for improvements to the A43 with Highways England and promoters of sites in the South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan.

 

1.2         To promote and progress the delivery of the A43 Growth Corridor Study Action Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That progress on proposals for improvements to the A43 with Highways England and promoters of sites in the South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan be continued.

 

(2)  That the delivery of the A43 Growth Corridor Study Action Plan be promoted and progressed.

 

(3)  That Highways England be requested to provide a copy of their completed Collision Study to South Northamptonshire Council.  

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which provided an update on potential improvements to the A43, including crossover junctions. 

 

The Lead Officer for Strategic Transport advised the Committee that following the endorsement of the A43 Growth Corridor Study in August 2018, safety improvements had continued to be identified and remained a serious concern.

 

In response to questions from Members regarding the A43 crossover junctions, the Lead Officer for Strategic Transport advised that the closure of the crossovers would involve a significant amount of work to establish the feasibility of any closures and to identify alternative routes.

 

Following further questions from the Committee regarding the Highways England Collision Study referred to in the Assistant Directors report, the Lead Officer for Strategic Transport agreed to request a copy of the Collision Study for circulation to Members.

                                                                                   

Resolved

 

(1)  That progress on proposals for improvements to the A43 with Highways England and promoters of sites in the South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan be continued.

 

(2)  That the delivery of the A43 Growth Corridor Study Action Plan be promoted and progressed.

 

(3)  That Highways England be requested to provide a copy of their completed Collision Study to South Northamptonshire Council. 

 

45.

A5 Strategy - Supporting Growth and Movement in the Midlands 2018 - 2031 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Members on the A5 Strategy and seek the Council’s endorsement of the policies supporting growth and movement.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1         To support the strategy.

 

1.2         To support improvements to the A5.

 

1.3         To work with the A5 partnership to promote and deliver the strategy.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the strategy be supported.

 

(2)  That improvements to the A5 be supported.

 

(3)  That Highways England be requested to provide a  copy of their completed Collision Study to South Northamptonshire Council.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which provided an update on the A5 Strategy and sought the Council’s endorsement of the policies supporting growth and movement.

 

The Lead Officer for Strategic Transport advised the Committee that the Council had been an active member of the A5 Partnership since its formation in 2009, and had continued to support and promote the A5 Strategy. The current strategy covered a period of 18 years, from 2018 to 2031.

 

Following questions from Members regarding the performance of the route through the District, the Lead Officer for Strategic Transport advised that the impact of local development, and increased traffic flow in the event of planned and unplanned closures of the M1 would continue to be monitored.

                                                                                               

Resolved

 

(1)  That the strategy be supported.

 

(2)  That improvements to the A5 be supported.

 

(3)  That Highways England be requested to provide a copy of their completed Collision Study to South Northamptonshire Council.

46.

Fast Food Outlets and Obesity pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Recommendations

 

1.1       To note the contents of this report.

 

1.2       To approve the carrying out of further work in conjunction with our partner authorities (DDC, NBC and Health Professionals) with     regards to preparing an objectively assessed health impact             assessment to establish whether there is a robust evidence base    to         support a policy approach in the future and for this to inform the           potential inclusion of a policy in the revised Part 1 Local Plan.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)  That the carrying out of further work in conjunction with our partner authorities (Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and health professionals) with regards to preparing an objectively assessed health impact assessment to establish whether there is a robust evidence base to support a policy approach in the future, and for this to inform the potential inclusion of a policy on the revised Part 1 Local Plan, be approved.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which requested authorisation for South Northamptonshire Council to work with partner authorities, to assess whether or not there was an evidence base to support a possible policy restricting fast food outlets near schools. 

 

The Planning Policy Officer advised the Committee that concerns had been raised regarding the proximity of fast food outlets to schools, parks and other land uses where there was a high concentration of young people.

 

Officers were proposing to work with partners from Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and health professionals, to carry out a health impact assessment to inform a potential policy in the revised Part 1 Local Plan. 

 

In response to questions from Members, the Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Manager advised that other authorities had sought to restrict the development of new fast food premises near schools, however it was recognised that Health Impact Assessments can take a long time to prepare and as such, work on any assessment within South Northamptonshire would be likely to be carried over into the new West Northamptonshire Unitary authority.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)  That the carrying out of further work in conjunction with our partner authorities (Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council and health professionals) with regards to preparing an objectively assessed health impact assessment to establish whether there is a robust evidence base to support a policy approach in the future, and for this to inform the potential inclusion of a policy on the revised Part 1 Local Plan, be approved.

 

47.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Committee Work Plan be noted.

Minutes:

The Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Manager advised the Committee that the work plan would be kept under review, and updated at each meeting.

 

On behalf of the Committee, the Chairman thanked the Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Manager for his support, and wished him well in his new role in Norfolk.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Committee Work Plan be noted.