Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 10th November, 2022 2.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

21.

Declarations of Interest

a) Under the Code of Conduct

 

b) Under the Planning Code

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

22.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 13 October 2022 pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 October 2022 were approved as a true record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.

23.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 308 KB

The report of the Director for Development and Economic Growth

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the written report of the Executive Manager - Communities relating to the following applications, which had been circulated previously.

 

22/00809/FUL - The construction, operation and decommissioning of a solar photovoltaic (PV) farm and associated infrastructure, including inverters, substation compound, security cameras, fencing, access tracks and landscaping - Land At Church Farm Gotham Road Kingston on Soar Nottinghamshire

 

Updates

 

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, Mr N Bowden (on behalf of the Applicant), Mr P Williams (Objector) and Councillor R Walker (Ward Councillor) addressed the Committee.

 

Comments

 

Members of the Committee expressed their concerns in respect of the loss of agricultural land and the impact of on wildlife, including on the movement of small and large mammals. Members also expressed concern about land management and the potential use of pesticides in maintenance of the panels.  

 

DECISION

 

PLANNING PERMISSION BE GRANTED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

 

1.             The development must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

[To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004].

 

2.       The development hereby permitted shall not exceed the limits contained within the approved Development Zone Plans Plan Reference RNC010-DZ-01 Rev 06.

 

          [To ensure the development is carried out in accordance with the details hereby approved and to comply with Policy 1 (Development Requirements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies and Policy 10 (Design and Enhancing Local Identity) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy.]

 

 3.      No development shall commence until full details (which must be within the parameters set out in the submitted Planning Design and Access Statement dated April 2022 and completed by DWD Property & Planning) of the final layout, locations and dimensions, design, materials and colour (where appropriate) to be used for the panel arrays, inverters, substation, control building, switch room, CCTV cameras, fencing and any other components of the scheme shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the LPA. The development shall only be carried out in accordance with the approved details and thereafter retained as such for the lifetime of the use.

 

          [For the avoidance of doubt and to comply with Policy 1 (Development Requirements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies and Policy 10 (Design and Enhancing Local Identity) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy.]

 

 4.      The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the FRA (reference R429, March 2022).

 

          [To reduce the risk of flooding to the proposed development having regard to Policy 1 (Development Requirements) of the Rushcliffe Local Plan Part 2: Land and Planning Policies (2019.]

 

5.       The development hereby approved is for a period of 40 years electricity generation, after which electricity generation is to cease,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The report of the Director for Development and Economic Growth

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Planning Appeal Decisions report which had been circulated with the agenda papers.