Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee
Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6HQ

Contact: Pat Trafford. 01538 395551  Email: pat.trafford@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

35.

Chair's announcements

a)    Webcasting;

b)    Introductions of Members and Officers;

c)    Other announcements.

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a)    The Chair confirmed that the meeting was being broadcast live to the internet and was capable of repeated viewing. The images and sound recording could be used for training purposes within the Council. The Chair had the discretion to terminate or suspend filming if it was his opinion that continuing to do so would prejudice the proceedings of the meeting. It was likely that recording cameras would capture the image of persons seated in the public gallery and that image would become part of the broadcast. Any views expressed by any speaker in the meeting were the speaker’s own and did not necessarily reflect the views of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

 

b)    Members of the Committee and Officers present were introduced by the Chair.

36.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 127 KB

            (a)     To approve as a correct record the Public Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on 5 July 2018.

 

            (b)     Reports on matters arising, if any.

 

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RESOLVED – That the Public Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Applications Committee held on 5 July 2018 be APPROVED as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

37.

Urgent items, if any.

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There were no urgent items.

38.

Declarations of Interest

i. Disclosable Pecuniary Interests;

ii. Other Interests;

iii. Lobbying Interests.

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Agenda Item

Member Declaring Interest

Nature of Interest

Agenda Item 6 – SMD/2018/0212 – Blakehall Fisheries, Cheadle

 

Cllrs. Cawley, Davies, Ellis, Gledhill, Jackson, Jebb, Lockett, Lucas, Ogden, Pearce, Riley & Scalise

“Other” – Speaker is a fellow District Councillor and a member of the Conservative Group.

Cllr Pearce

“Other” – Knows applicant

Cllr Ellis

Lobbied in connection with the consultation with Cheadle Town Council – No response given

Cllrs Jebb, Ellis &  Pearce

“Other” – Members of the Conservation Liaison Panel

 

39.

SMD/2018/0212 - Blakehall Fisheries, New Close Fields, Adderley, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 164 KB

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PROPOSED CHANGE OF USE AND DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING OF CAMP SITE AND TOURING CARAVAN PARK WITH ASSOCIATED ALTERATIONS AND EXTENSION TO THE EXISTING CLUB HOUSE

(Report recommended refusal)

 

(All Councillors had declared “other” interests. Councillors Ellis had declared lobbying interests.)

 

RECEIVED – Representation from the undermentioned speaker:-

 

For the application:

Cllr. Edwin Wain      -           Supporter

 

NOTED:

 

1.    Cheadle Town Council had been consulted on the application on 26th June 2018. No comments had been received.

 

2.    LRR contained an objection to the application from Dilhorne Parish Council in relation to highways/access reasons.

 

3.    The proposal represented inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

 

A motion to APPROVE the application was proposed by Councillor Jackson and seconded by Councillor Ellis. However, when the motion was put to the vote, the motion was LOST.

 

RESOLVED   That the application be REFUSED for the reasons and based on the policies contained in the report.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Lockett and seconded by Councillor Gledhill.)

 

40.

SMD/2017/0764 - Rock House Farm, Town End Road, Foxt pdf icon PDF 388 KB

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REMOVAL OF CONDITION 3 OF PERMISSION SMD/2003/0415

(Report recommended approval of the condition)

 

RECEIVED – Representations from the undermentioned speakers:-

 

Against the application:

Mr. Peter Cowie        -           Objector

 

For the application:

Mr Kenneth Wainman -      Agent

 

NOTED

 

1.    It was clarified that no objections had been received from Staffordshire County Council Highways and it was not possible to impose a condition relating to parked cars on Town End Road.

 

RESOLVED   That the application be APPROVED for the reasons and based on the policies stated in the report, subject to the conditions and informative contained in the report.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Lockett and seconded by Councillor Ellis)

 

41.

SMD/2018/0328 - Lane End Cottage, Whirley Low, Town End Road, Foxt pdf icon PDF 205 KB

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OUTLINE PERMISSION FOR ERECTION OF 5 NO. DWELLINGS WITH DETAILS OF ACCESS AND SCALE (ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED).

(Report recommended refusal)

 

RECEIVED – Representations from the undermentioned speakers:-

 

For the application:

Mrs Marie Cooke                           -        Applicant

Mr Graham Swift                           -        Supporter

Ms Natalie Hewitt                          -        Applicant’s Agent

 

NOTED: 1. The proposal was located in the Open Countryside outside the logical limits of the village boundary where there was a presumption against new residential development.

 

RESOLVED   That the application be REFUSED for the reasons and based on the policies contained in the report.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Davies and seconded by Councillor Ellis.)

 

42.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Chair to move:-

 

 “That pursuant to Section 100A (2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that exempt information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100I (1) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the paragraphs indicated.”

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“That pursuant to Section 100A (2) and (4) of the Local Government Act, 1972,the public be excluded from the meeting in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or nature of the proceedings whereby it is likely that exempt information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act would be disclosed to the public in breach of the obligation of confidence or exempt information as defined in Section 100I (1) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act would be disclosed to the public by virtue of the paragraphs indicated.”

 

43.

To approve as a correct record the Exempt Minutes of the last meeting

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Members considered the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Planning Applications Committee held on the 5th July 2018.