Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 15th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford. View directions

Contact: Tracey Coop  0115 9148277

Items
No. Item

22.

Declarations of Interest

a) Under the Code of Conduct

 

b) Under the Planning Code

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

23.

Minutes of the Meetings held on 11 and 25 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11 October 2018 were accepted as a true record and were signed by the Chairman.

It was noted that Councillor S Mallender was also present and the minutes are to be amended to reflect this.

 

The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 25 October 2018 were accepted as a true record and were signed by the Chairman.

 

 

24.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 312 KB

The report of the Executive Manager - Communities.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

18/02020/FUL – Demolition of existing farm building and construction of 4 no. new dwellings with garages and shared drive (revised scheme) – Holmefield Cottage, London Lane, Willoughby on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire.

 

Updates

 

A representation from Nottinghamshire County Council as the Highway Authority was received after the agenda had been published. This was circulated before the meeting.

 

In accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Protocol for Planning Committee Mr Edward Acres (agent for the applicant) and Councillor Andy Edyvean (ward member), addressed the meeting.

 

DECISION

 

PLANNING PERMISSION BE REFUSED FOR THE REASONS SET OUT IN THE REPORT.

 

1.             The proposal, if approved, would result in the erection of four dwellings, garages and associated hard-standing, on land considered to be open countryside beyond the established settlement of Willoughby On The Wolds.  The development would have a significant detrimental impact on the rural character and appearance of this open countryside location and could adversely affect the amenity of the adjacent public rights of way. The proposal is therefore contrary to policies EN20, HOU2, HOU4 and COM11 of the Rushcliffe Borough Non Statutory Replacement Local Plan which seek to protect the countryside from inappropriate development. The proposal would also conflict with Core Strategy Policy 10 which seeks to enhance local identity by reinforcing valued local townscape and landscape characteristics, including important views and vistas.

 

2.       The proposal is for unallocated residential development on a greenfield site outside of the built up area of a settlement that is not identified within Policy 3 of the Rushcliffe Core Strategy as a sustainable location suitable for further housing growth, except to meet local housing needs. It is not considered that the proposal meets an identified local housing need and in any event it does not comprise a small scale infill site, as required in paragraph 3.3.17 of the Rushcliffe Core Strategy. Any benefits arising from the provision of housing would be outweighed by the harm to the natural, rural environment in this location. The proposal would therefore be contrary to the Council's sustainable development strategy set out in Policy 3. This is also contrary to Policy EN20 (protection of open countryside) of the Non Statutory Replacement Local Plan 2006 and contrary to one of the core principles in the National Planning Policy Framework, which is that planning should recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside including designated landscapes and also the wider countryside. 

 

18/01842/FUL – Demolition of 5 no. timber sheds and erection of a car port/tractor store with games room above – The Old School House, Gotham Road, Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire.

 

 

 

Updates

 

There were not updates reported.

 

In accordance with the Council’s Public Speaking Protocol for Planning Committee Mrs Caroline Williams (the applicant), addressed the meeting.

 

DECISION

 

SUBJECT TO THE APPLICANT’S AGREEMENT TO CONDITION NO. 6 GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION FOR THE REASONS SET OUT IN THE REPORT SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The report of the Executive Manager - Communities.

Minutes:

The report of the Executive Manager - Communities was submitted and noted.