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52.

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:

53.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 4 February 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 4 February 2021 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.

54.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded Members of the remote meeting etiquette and asked all Members to ensure they complied with the protocol.           

 

 

S/2019/2257/MAF

55.

Land south of The Wharf, Bugbrooke pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/2257/MAF for 52 dwellings with associated landscaping and infrastructure at land south of The Wharf, Bugbrooke for Barwood Homes Ltd.

 

Ned Fox, agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Councillor David Harries, Local Ward Member for Heyfords and Bugbrooke, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That application S/2019/2257/MAF be refused for the following reasons:

 

REASONS FOR REFUSAL

 

1.    The application site lies outside the settlement confines of Bugbrooke 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. The development proposed would therefore conflict with an up to date and adopted Development Plan, in particular Policy 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.    In the absence of a satisfactory unilateral undertaking or any other form of Section 106 legal agreement the Local Planning Authority is not satisfied that the proposed development would make sufficient provision to mitigate the impacts of the development on existing community services and infrastructure serving the development.  Obligations relating to primary education infrastructure; affordable housing; public open space and facilities (including maintenance); off-site highway improvements; refuse/recycling infrastructure; libraries and primary healthcare infrastructure are considered necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms.  The application is therefore to the detriment of both existing and proposed residents and is 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 proposed development would not provide an adequate level of privacy for existing and future residents due to inadequate separation distances between proposed and existing dwellings and no details being provided of proposed rear garden boundary enclosures between proposed and existing dwellings.  The application is therefore contrary to Policy H1 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014, Policy SS2(f) of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) and South Northamptonshire’s Design Guide

 

4.    In the absence of a soft landscaping scheme the Local Planning Authority is not satisfied that that a suitable soft landscaping treatment will be provided for the eastern site boundary with the canal to ensure that the impacts of the proposed development will not be detrimental to the significance of heritage assets in accordance with development plan policies BN5 of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2014 and HE1 and HE6 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2); namely the Grand Union Canal Conservation Area.

 

5.    In the absence of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

S/2020/2126/MAR

56.

Land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane, Harpole pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2020/2126/MAR for the approval of reserved matters (scale, layout, appearance and landscaping) for the provision of site-wide road, surface water and foul water drainage infrastructure and associated landscaping open space, pursuant to application S/2016/1324/EIA, at land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane, Harpole for Barwood Development Securities Ltd.

 

Tim Colby, 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 address of the public speaker and written updates.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2020/2126/MAR subject to:

 

1)    The resolution of outstanding highways and drainage matter with technical consultees and;

 

2)    Any conditions as deemed necessary in agreement with the technical consultees.

 

(2)  That it be further resolved that, if the highways and drainage matters are not satisfactorily resolved by 09 March 2021 (and no extension of time has been agreed with the parties), authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to refuse permission on the following grounds (final wording delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy)

 

-       Harm to highway safety and/or;

-       Increased risk of surface water flooding and/or;

-       Inadequate foul/waste water drainage

 

S/2019/2270/MAF

57.

Land at Sparrow Lodge Farm, Wicken Park Road, Wicken pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2019/2270/MAF for the installation of a ground-mounted solar farm photovoltaic panel array and associated infrastructure at land at Sparrow Lodge Farm, Wicken Park Road, Wicken for Elgin Energy EsCO Ltd.

 

Gareth Gardener, 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 address of the public speaker, and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2019/2270/MAF subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

              Time Limit

 

1.    The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason - To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.    The planning permission hereby granted shall cease to have effect no later than 40 years from the date when electricity is first exported from any of the solar panels to the electricity grid ('First Export Date'). Written notification of the First Export Date shall be given to the local planning authority within 14 days of its occurrence.

 

Reason: This is a time limited permission only given the nature and lifespan of the development proposed and to ensure the long term protection of the character and appearance of the countryside in accordance with Policy SA of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core strategy and Policies SS1 and SS2 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan.

 

3.    Within 12 months of the date of expiry of the permission hereby granted a scheme shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for its written approval within 3 months from the end of the 12 month period for the removal of the solar panel(s) and associated equipment and the restoration of (that part of) the site to agricultural use. The approved scheme of restoration shall then be fully implemented within the timescale set out in the scheme.   If any part of the solar array ceases to be used to generate electricity for a continuous period of 12 months, a scheme shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority for its written approval within 3 months from the end of the 12 month period for the removal of the solar panel(s) and associated equipment and the restoration of (that part of) the site to agricultural use. The approved scheme of restoration shall then be fully implemented within the timescale set out in the scheme.

 

Reason To ensure the removal of unnecessary panels that are no longer generating electricity and the satisfactory restoration of the land to preserve the character and appearance of the countryside in accordance with Policies SS1 and SS2 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan

 

Compliance with Plans

 

4.    Unless otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

S/2021/0037/FUL

58.

Land off Banbury Lane, Pattishall pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application S/2021/0037/FUL for a detached dwelling with a detached garage at land off Banbury Lane, Pattishall, for Mr Roger Clarke.

 

Mr Roger Clarke, the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Councillor Sandi Smallman, Local Ward Member for Blakesley and Cote, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy to grant permission for application S/2019/2270/MAF subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

1.    The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason - To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.    Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:

 

Plan/document number or name

Received date

CLA-217-SUR-001 Site Location Plan

13/01/2021

Land registry site location plan

06/01/2021

Amended Proposed site/block plan 

18/02/2021

CLA-217-PA-100 Proposed elevation and floor plans

14/01/2021

CLA 217-PA-101 Site sections

14/01/2021

 

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt, to ensure that the development is carried out only as approved by the Local Planning Authority and comply with Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

CONDITIONS REQUIRING LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY WRITTEN APPROVAL OR TO BE COMPLIED WITH BY DEVELOPER BEFORE SPECIFIC CONSTRUCTION WORKS TAKE PLACE

 

3.    The external walls of the dwelling shall be constructed in natural stone which shall be laid, dressed, coursed and pointed using a lime based mortar with brushed or rubbed joints in accordance with a sample panel (minimum 1 metre squared in size) which shall be constructed on site to be inspected and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before the stonework is commenced.  The sample panel shall be constructed in a position that is protected and readily accessible for viewing in good natural daylight from a distance of 3 metres. The panel shall be retained on site for the duration of the construction contract.

 

Reason : To ensure that the materials are appropriate to the appearance of the locality and to ensure the satisfactory appearance of the completed development in accordance with Policies SS2 of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Policy and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework

 

4.    Samples of the slates to be used in the covering of the roof of the dwelling shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to commencement of those works.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the samples so approved.

 

Reason : To ensure that the materials are appropriate to the appearance of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

Urgent Business (previously agreed with the Chairman)

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.