Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee
Thursday, 10th May, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. View directions

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

Webcast: View the webcast

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139.

Chair's announcements

a)    Webcasting;

b)    Introductions of Members and Officers;

c)    Other announcements.

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a)    The Vice - 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 Vice - 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 Vice - Chair.

 

140.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 287 KB

            (a)     To approve as a correct record the Public Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on 12 April 2018.

 

            (b)     Reports on matters arising, if any.

 

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RESOLVED – That the Public Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 April 2018 be APPROVED as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

141.

Urgent items, if any.

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There were no urgent items.

142.

Declarations of Interest

i. Disclosable Pecuniary Interests;

ii. Other Interests;

iii. Lobbying Interests.

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The following declarations were made at this point, unless stated otherwise:-

 

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Member Declaring Interest

Nature of Interest

Agenda Item 8 – SMD/2018/0111 – Garden Cottage, School Green, Ipstones

Cllrs. Cawley, Gledhill, P. Jackson, Jebb, Lea, Lucas, Ogden, Pearce, Roberts & Scalise

“Other” – Speaker was a fellow District Councillor

Cllrs. Jebb, Pearce & Roberts

“Other” – Members of the Conservation Liaison Panel

Agenda Item 9 – SMD/2017/0775 –

Land off Woodhouse Lane, Biddulph

Cllrs. Cawley, Gledhill, P. Jackson, Jebb, Lea, Lucas, Ogden, Pearce, Roberts & Scalise

“Other” – Speaker was a fellow District Councillor

Agenda Item 10 – SMD/2018/0065 –

Butter Market, Market Place, Leek

Cllr. Ogden

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest – Working on development of the market as Cabinet Support Member

 

143.

SMD/2017/0635 - Highfield, Leek ***WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT*** pdf icon PDF 422 KB

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PROPOSED OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION WITH ALL MATTERS RESERVED (EXCEPT ACCESS) FOR THE ERECTION OF DWELLINGS FOR SAMMONS ARCHITECTURAL.

 

The application was withdrawn prior to the meeting by the Applicant.

144.

SMD/2018/0153 - The Crown, Tean Road, Mobberley, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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RESERVED MATTERS FOR APPEARANCE, SCALE, LANDSCAPING AND LAYOUT FOR A J DEVELOPMENTS

 

(Report recommended Approval)

 

Received – Representation from the undermentioned speaker:-

 

For the application:

                        Miss N. Hewitt                 -        Applicant’s Agent

 

NOTED -        1. Late Representations Report received containing:-

·         Additional condition requested by Trees & Woodlands Officer regarding a mix of species in the hedging;

·         Revised plans confirming; a) Rear boundary fencing on Plot 5, b) Landing window added to the south elevation, c) Removal of front facia board and replaced with brick detailing, d) Confirmation of roofing tile materials.

·         1 anonymous letter of objection.

 

RESOLVED – That the application be APPROVED for the reasons and based on the policies contained in the report, subject to the conditions and informatives in the report and the additional condition shown above.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Jebb and seconded by Councillor Jackson.)

145.

SMD/2018/0111 - Garden Cottage, School Green, Ipstones pdf icon PDF 420 KB

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 CONSTRUCTION OF GARDEN ROOM FOR MR. A SIMPSON.

 

(Report recommended Refusal)

 

(All Councillors present had declared “other” interests.)

 

RECEIVED – Representations from the undermentioned speakers:-

 

For the application:

                        Mr. Alan Simpson           -        Applicant

                        Mr. Allen Newby             -        Applicant’s Agent

                        Cllr. Linda Malyon          -        Ward Councillor

 

NOTED -        1. Members expressed concern regarding the roof design of the proposal.

 

                        Councillor Jackson proposed APPROVAL and Councillor Lucas seconded the motion. 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 Jebb and seconded by Councillor Lea.)

 

146.

SMD/2017/0775 - Land off Woodhouse Lane, Biddulph pdf icon PDF 411 KB

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OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR LAND OFF WOODHOUSE LANE, BIDDULPH MOOR FOR DAVID EVANS DEP ARCHITECTS.

 

(Report recommended Approval)

 

(All Councillors had declared “other” interests.)

 

RECEIVED – Representations from the undermentioned speakers:-

 

Against the application:

                        Mr. Alan Smith                -        Objector

                        Mr. Steve Dawson          -        Objector

                        Cllr. David Hawley         -        Biddulph Town Councillor

(Statement from Cllr. Hawley read out by Cllr. John Jones)

                        Cllr. John Jones             -        Ward Councillor

 

NOTED -        1. Clarification given as to whether this was deemed to be Limited infil within the Village. Officers considered this to be both Limited and within the village.

 

                        2. Speakers were concerned that this site was not discussed during Local Plan negotiations over the previous 2 years.

 

                        3. Clarified that Footpath 62 would, in the event of approval, be considered at the reserved matters stage of the planning process.

 

                        4. The emerging Local Plan allowed for the housing need to be met partially from Windfall sites such as Limited Infill sites.

 

                        5. Speakers stated that there was no housing need in Biddulph Moor.

 

RESOLVED – That, contrary to officer recommendation, the application be REFUSED for the reason stated below:-

 

Reasons/Policies:

 

·         Not considered to be Limited Infill in a Green Belt location due to the length of the frontage. The development was therefore inappropriate in the Green Belt.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Jebb and seconded by Councillor Lucas.)

 

                         

 

147.

SMD/2018/0065 - Butter Market, Market Place, Leek pdf icon PDF 175 KB

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REFURBISHMENT WORKS INCLUDING REPLACEMENT OF ROOFLIGHTS, GUTTERS AND WINDOW GLAZING, INSERTION OF FLUES AND THE PROVISION OF A LEAD CAPPING ONTO EXISTING ROOF PARAPET WALLS FOR SMDC.

 

(Report recommended Approval)

 

(Councillor Ogden had declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and left the room, taking no part in the discussion or vote.)

 

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

 

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

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Performance on Planning Appeals report pdf icon PDF 7 KB

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There had been no appeals lodged nor decisions received since the last meeting.