Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk

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50.

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. 

51.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 5 September 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 September 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

52.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

1.     Members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected.

 

2.     Only those people who had registered, in line with the Committee’s speaking procedure, could address the Committee. Members of the public were requested not to call out during the Committee’s discussions on any item.

 

3.     There were no planned fire drills so if the alarm did sound, evacuation instructions would be given by officers.

 

4.     Could mobile phones please be switched off.  

 

53.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Economy

 

This will be circulated at the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that there were no pre-Committee site visits proposed.

S/2019/1479/MAF

54.

Land at Lyne Walk, Hackleton, Northants pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred to allow a formal site visit

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/1479/MAF for the construction of 21 entry level, affordable homes and associated infrastructure at land at Lyne Walk, Hackleton, Northants for Larkfleet Homes.

 

Bob Atkinson, local resident, addressed the committee in objection to the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Townsend and seconded by Councillor Hollowell that consideration of application S/2019/1479/MAF be deferred for a site visit.

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That consideration of application S/2019/1479/MAF be deferred for a site visit

S/2017/2270/EIA

55.

Land Bounded by New Sandy Lane to the East and Land to the West of New Sandy Lane pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2017/2270/EIA an outline application for the demolition of existing barns and the erection of up to 1750 dwellings, a primary school, A mixed use Local Centre (Uses A1-A5, D1), together with associated public open space, landscaping, highways sustainable drainage systems, and all ancillary infrastructure works, including a new primary sub-station. (Application accompanied by an Environmental Statement) at Land Bounded by New Sandy Lane to the East and Land to the West of New Sandy Lane for J S Bloor (Northampton) Limited. This is a dual application also being dealt with by Daventry District Council REF: DA/2017/0889

 

Parish Councillor Matt Golby addressed the committee on behalf of Duston Parish Council.

 

Robert White, Agent for the applicant addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning an Economy to grant permission for application S/2017/2270/EIA subject to:

 

i.        Informing the Secretary of State that the Council intends to grant permission.

 

ii.        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 26% (average across all phases) affordable housing on site;

b)       Provision of Community Building – not less than 600sqm internal floor area (based on Sport England specification) plus payment of a financial contribution for maintenance of £298.88 per sqm = £179,328 (index linked);

c)       Provision of Amenity Open Space of 14.94ha proposed plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £9.32 per sqm = £1,392,408 (index linked);

d)       Provision of Play Areas - 2 x LAP (400sqm min + 100sqm buffer); 2 x LEAP/LAP combined (4000sqm x 2 =80000sqm) and 1 x NEAP (85000sqm) - Total Play Provision = 17,500sqm plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £631,264.45 (index linked);

e)       Allotments – Provision of 1.45ha land within the Application A site plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £61,176.72 (index linked);

f)        Outdoor Sports – Provision of 2 x senior football pitches and 2 x junior football pitches plus car park = 9.31 ha plus payment of financial contributions towards maintenance of £75,285.99 x 2 = £150,571.98 for senior pitches and £64,314.56 x 2 = £128,629.12 for junior pitches = Total sports pitches maintenance contribution of £279,201.10 (index linked);

g)       Provision of a sports pavilion (6 team changing room and club room) plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of pavilion of £73,301.85 (index linked);

h)       Payment of a financial contribution towards North West Relief Road of £2,800 per dwelling (£1,680,000 for phase 1 and £3,320,000 for phase 2) (index linked);

i)        Payment of a financial contribution towards Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) of £426.63 per dwelling (index linked);

j)        Payment of financial contributions towards off-site highways mitigation works:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

S/2017/2271/EIA

56.

Land Bounded by New Sandy Lane to the East and Land to the West of New Sandy Lane pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application  S/2017/2271/EIA an outline application for the erection of up to 600 dwellings, a primary school, a mixed use local centre (uses A1-A5, D1), together with associated public open space, landscaping, highways, sustainable drainage systems and all ancillary infrastructure works including a new primary sub-station (Application accompanied by an Environmental Statement) at Land Bounded by New Sandy Lane to the East and Land to the West of New Sandy Lane for J S Bloor (Northampton) Limited. This is a dual application also being dealt with by Daventry District Council REF: DA/2017/0890.

 

Parish Councillor Matt Golby addressed the committee on behalf of Duston Parish Council.

 

Robert White, Agent for the applicant addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy be delegated to grant permission for application S/2017/2271/EIA subject to:

 

i.        Informing the Secretary of State that the Council intends to grant permission.

 

ii.        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 1091, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):

 

a)       Provision of 26% (average across all phases) affordable housing on site;

b)       Provision of Community Building – not less than 600sqm internal floor area (based on Sport England specification) plus payment of a financial contribution for maintenance of £298.88 per sqm = £179,328 (index linked);

c)       Provision of Amenity Open Space of 14.94ha proposed plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £9.32 per sqm = £1,392,408 (index linked);

d)       Provision of Play Areas - 2 x LAP (400sqm min + 100sqm buffer); 2 x LEAP/LAP combined (4000sqm x 2 =80000sqm) and 1 x NEAP (85000sqm) - Total Play Provision = 17,500sqm plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £631,264.45 (index linked);

e)       Allotments – Provision of 1.45ha land within the Application A site plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of £61,176.72 (index linked);

f)        Outdoor Sports – Provision of 2 x senior football pitches and 2 x junior football pitches plus car park = 9.31 ha plus payment of financial contributions towards maintenance of £75,285.99 x 2 = £150,571.98 for senior pitches and £64,314.56 x 2 = £128,629.12 for junior pitches = Total sports pitches maintenance contribution of £279,201.10 (index linked);

g)       Provision of a sports pavilion (6 team changing room and club room) plus payment of a financial contribution towards maintenance of pavilion of £73,301.85 (index linked);

h)       Payment of a financial contribution towards North West Relief Road of £2,800 per dwelling (£1,680,000 for phase 1 and £3,320,000 for phase 2) (index linked);

i)        Payment of a financial contribution towards Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) of £426.63 per dwelling (index linked);

j)        Payment of financial contributions towards off-site highways mitigation works: £143,770.37 towards St James’s Corridor Scheme;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of Assistant Director of 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 of Planning and Economy submitted a report which aimed 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.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That the position statement be accepted.

 

58.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

59.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following report(s) contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.

 

3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

Members are reminded that whilst the following item(s) have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.

 

Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to resolve as follows:

 

“That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that, if the public and press were present, it would be likely that exempt information falling under the provisions of Schedule 12A, Part I, Paragraph 3 would be disclosed to them, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

60.

Planning application for construction of 21 new dwellings and associated infrastructure. At Land off Lyne Walk Hackleton.

Exempt report of the Assistant Director for Planning & Economy.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning and Economy submitted an exempt report relating to application S/2018/0608/MAF.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            As set out in the exempt minute