Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

Contact: Richard Woods, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01327 322043

Items
No. Item

28.

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.

 

29.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 September 2019.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 September 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

30.

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.

 

31.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

 

32.

A43 Update pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

This report provides an update on the current issues on the A43.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1          To note the current position concerning proposals for improvements to the A43 whilst also recognising the potential for improvements through proposed development north of Towcester.

 

1.2          To continue to engage with Highways England and development site promoters.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the current position concerning proposals for improvements to the A43 and the potential for improvements through proposed development north of Towcester be noted.

 

(2)  That current levels of engagement with Highways England and development site promoters be maintained, with an increased emphasis on ongoing safety issues.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy which provided Members with an update on the current issues surrounding the A43.

 

The Lead Officer for Strategic Transport informed Members that significant concern regarding the risk of serious incidents involving the A43 crossovers remained, though an improvement scheme to replace the crossover at Tiffield Road, Towcester with a roundabout to accompany the proposed development of the site was subject to detailed discussions between Officers, Highways England and the site developers.

 

In response to questions from the Committee regarding funding for the proposed roundabout at the Tiffield Road development site, the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy advised that the costs would be met by the site developers.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the current position concerning proposals for improvements to the A43 and the potential for improvements through proposed development north of Towcester be noted.

 

(2)  That current levels of engagement with Highways England and development site promoters be maintained, with an increased emphasis on ongoing safety issues.

 

33.

Assessment of Cold Higham as a Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

In introducing the report, the Planning Policy and Conservation Manager advised Members that the assessment of Cold Higham had followed the criteria set out by Historic England and that whilst Cold Higham was an attractive, rural hamlet, it did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

Resolved

 

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

 

34.

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

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

The Planning Policy and Conservation Manager advised the Committee that whilst the assessment of Crowfield had identified some unique archaeology in the hamlet, this alone did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation as a conservation area.

 

In considering the report, Members commented that the Assessment of Crowfield incorrectly stated that Crowfield was located to the south of Syresham, rather than to the west.

Resolved

 

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

 

35.

Assessment of Horton as a Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

In presenting the report, the Planning Policy and Conservation Manager informed Members that although the assessment of Horton had identified a unique and interesting streetscape, the area did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation as a conservation area.

 

Resolved

 

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

 

36.

Assessment of Wappenham as a Conservation Area pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

Recommendations

            

1.1       That following the assessment, work to designate Wappenham 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 Wappenham 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 Whitfield and whether Whitfield was an area “of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it was desirable to preserve or enhance” (S69 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) and, therefore, justified designation as a conservation area.

 

The Planning Policy and Conservation Manager set out that whilst the assessment had found the area to be aesthetically pleasing, Wappenham did not fulfil the Historic England criteria to justify designation as a conservation area.

 

Resolved

 

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

 

37.

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

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of report

 

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

 

The Planning Policy and Conservation Manager advised Members that whilst the assessment of Whitfield had followed the criteria set out by Historic England, the area did not fulfil the criteria to justify designation.

 

Resolved

 

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

 

38.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the addition of an item regarding Non-Designated Heritage Assets to the January meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered its Work Plan.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the addition of an item regarding Non-Designated Heritage Assets to the January meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.