Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 14th December, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford

Contact: Tracey Coop  0115 9148277

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Councillor H Parekh and Councillor E Georgiou sent their apologies for the start of the meeting and joined during discussion of the first application.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 November 2023 pdf icon PDF 208 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2023 were approved as a true record and were signed by the Chairman.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 179 KB

The report of the Director – Development and Economic Growth

Additional documents:


The Committee considered the written report of the Director – Development and Economic Growth relating to the following applications, which had been circulated previously.


23/01227/TPO - T1 - Cedar Tree (Cedrus) – Fell - Street Record, Yew Tree Close, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire




Additional representations were received after the agenda was published and these were circulated to the committee before the meeting.


In accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Protocol for Planning Committee, Councillor R Upton (Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee.




Members of the Committee noted the value to wildlife from felled tree stumps and asked that an Advisory Note be added for the tree stump to be kept as standing dead wood. Members of the Committee also noted plans for a replacement tree and asked that a Condition be added for a Preservation Order to be requested when the application to plant the replacement tree is made.


Councillor R Walker moved to accept the recommendation and approve the application with the additional condition and advisory note and this was seconded by Councillor Wells. Councillor H Parekh and Councillor E Georgiou did not vote as they had not been present at the start of discussions for this item. The vote was carried.






1.    The works must be completed no later than the expiration of two years beginning with the date of this consent.


[To ensure that the work is completed before the tree(s) has significantly altered in size, appearance and condition].


A replacement tree of a species, details of which have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Borough Council shall be planted in place of the tree Cedar to be felled in the first planting season after the felling of that tree. The position and species of the replacement tree shall be approved in writing by the Borough Council and then planted in accordance with such approval. Within 28 days of planting the Borough Council shall be informed that the tree has been planted.


Any replacement tree which, within a period of 5 years from the completion of the planting, dies, is removed or becomes seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with another of a similar size and species, unless the Borough Council gives written consent to any variation.


[The planning committee consider that the replacement tree shall be protected by way of a Tree Preservation Order as soon as practicable after planting  in the interests of amenity and to comply with policy 37 of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies (2019)].




Nesting birds and bats, their roosts and their access to these roosts are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Should birds be nesting in the trees concerned it is recommended that felling/surgery should be carried out between September and January for further advice contact Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on 0115 958 8242 or by email at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.


Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 30 KB

The report of the Director – Development and Economic Growth


The Committee noted the Planning Appeals Decision report which had been circulated with the agenda.