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Declarations of Interest
a) Under the Code of Conduct
b) Under the Planning Code
The following Councillors declared non-pecuniary interests for items 3 and 4 on the basis that they are also Councillors at Nottinghamshire County Council: Cllr Upton, Cllr Clarke and Cllr Gowland.
Cllr Purdue-Horan declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4 on the basis that he is a Councillor at Nottinghamshire County Council and also a Borough ward Councillor for Bingham West.
Councillor J Stockwood declared a non-pecuniary interest for item 4 on the basis that he is a Borough ward Councillor for Bingham West.
Cllr Thomas declared a non-pecuniary interest for item 3 on the basis that she is a Borough ward Councillor for East Leake.
The minutes of the meeting held on 13 May 2021 were approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.
The report of the Director – Growth and Economic Development is attached.
The Committee considered the written report of the Director – Development and Economic Growth relating to the following applications, which had been circulated previously.
As Ward Councillor for the following application, Councillor D Mason removed herself from the meeting and did not take part in the following discussion.
200/00810/FUL – Seasonal change of use, erection of 3 tipis each 10.3m diameter to be used from 1 May to 30 September annually to allow for 28 events to be held and erection of pagoda foe wedding ceremonies, part use of existing dwelling as bridal suite (limited to bridal use during the 28 events only) – Overgrown Acres, Cotgrave Road, Normanton On The Wolds, Nottinghamshire.
Additional representations were received after the agenda had been published and were circulated to the Committee before the meeting.
In accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Protocol for Planning Committee Ms L Marjoram (Applicant’s Solicitor), Ms S Fennell (Objector) and Councillor D Mason (Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee.
Members of the Committee expressed their concerns in respect of the harm the proposal would cause to the Green Belt by reason of inappropriate development and impact on openness and the effect the proposal would have on the amenities of neighbouring properties from noise and general disturbance arising from the activity and traffic generation at the site. Members of the Committee did not consider that any other considerations clearly outweighed the harm to the Green Belt and any other harm arising from the proposal and, therefore, very special circumstances do not exist.
CONTRARY TO THE RECOMMENDATION, PLANNING PERMISSION WAS REFUSED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1. The site is located within the Green Belt and the proposal involves inappropriate development, which is harmful by definition and would cause harm to openness by virtue of the structures associated with the proposed use. It is not considered that there are any other considerations which clearly outweigh the harm to the Green Belt, and any other harm arising, therefore very special circumstances have not been demonstrated to justify the grant of permission for inappropriate development. Consequently, the proposal is contrary to paragraph 144 of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy 21 (Green Belt) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies.
2. The proposed use of the site would give rise to a level of activity, traffic movements, noise generation and general disturbance which would be detrimental to the amenities of nearby residential properties. Therefore, the proposal is contrary to Policy 10 (Design and Enhancing Local Identity) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy and Policy 1 (Development Requirements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies.
Councillor D Mason re-joined the meeting at this point.
21/00804/FUL – Proposed two storey and first floor front extension, first floor window to side elevation and internal alterations – 38 Mulberry Close, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
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