Agenda and minutes

Planning Applications Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 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

Media

Items
No. Item

97.

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.

c)    The Chair thanked Members and Officers for their efforts throughout the year and wished everyone a Happy Christmas.

 

98.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 118 KB

            (a)    To approve as a correct record the Public Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on 22 November 2018.

 

            (b)    Reports on matters arising, if any.

 

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RESOLVED – That the Public Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on 22 November 2018 be APPROVED as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

99.

Urgent items, if any.

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There were no urgent items.

100.

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:-

 

Agenda Item

Member Declaring Interest

Nature of Interest

Agenda Item 6 – SMD/2015/0701 –

Land east of Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks

Cllr. Scalise

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest - Applicant

Cllrs. Cawley, Davies, Ellis, Gledhill, Jackson, Jebb, Lea, Lucas, Ogden, Riley, Roberts & Scalise

“Other” – Applicant is a fellow member of the Committee

Ben Haywood

“Other” – Knows objector – took no part in dealing with the application

Agenda Item 8 – SMD/2017/0373 – Plots 12 – 15 Victoria Business Park, Knypersley

Cllrs. Cawley, Davies, Ellis, Gledhill, Jackson, Jebb, Lea, Lucas, Ogden, Riley, Roberts & Scalise

“Other” – Site is owned by SMDC

Cllr. Davies

“Other” – Visited business at its previous address and been lobbied in the past

 

101.

SMD/2015/0701 - Land at eastern end of Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks pdf icon PDF 365 KB

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OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION WITH ALL MATTERS RESERVED (EXCEPT ACCESS) FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING 3 DWELLINGS FOR MR. S. AND MRS. M. SCALISE.

(Report recommended Approval)

 

(Councillor Scalise had declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and left the room, taking no part in the discussion or vote. All Councillors present and Mr. Ben Haywood had declared “other” interests.)

 

RECEIVED – Representation from the undermentioned speaker:-

 

For the application:

              Mr. Rob Ford                             -        Applicant’s Agent

 

NOTED     -    1.LRR contained Cheddleton Parish Council comments – no objection to the revised plans, Ecology Advisor comments – no objection in relation to development impact on Badgers but requested an additional condition to avoid animals becoming trapped.

 

                        2. Development was deemed to be ‘not inappropriate development in the Green Belt’ as it was ‘Limited Infil in the Village’.

 

                        3. Additional informatives requested for:-

·         Retention of the stone front wall;

·         Retention of the telephone box;

·         Retention of the electricity box; and

·         Retention of the Silver Birch Tree.

 

RESOLVED – 1. 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 and informative referred to above. 

 

                            2.  That, in the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions/informatives/planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Executive Director (Place) be delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Planning Applications Committee, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Roberts and Seconded by Councillor Ellis.)

 

102.

SMD/2018/0557 - Land adjacent to Meadow View, Well Lane, Gillow Heath pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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APPLICATION FOR RESERVED MATTERS RELATING TO SMD/2016/0187 FOR DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE AND PROPOSED NEW DWELLING FOR MR AND MRS BEECH.

(Report recommended Approval)

 

(Councillor Scalise was again absent during this item.)

 

RECEIVED – Representation from the undermentioned speaker:-

 

For the application:

              Mr. Jonathan Hargreaves       -        Applicant’s Agent

 

NOTED     -    1.LRR contained an additional informative relating to condition 3 of the outline permission and an additional condition to remove Permitted Development Rights.

 

                        2. Members thanked the Applicant and Agent for listening to their previous concerns.

 

                        3. Photo-montage showed the dwelling to be further forward than the 1.5 metres shown on the plan. Agent confirmed that the dwelling would be constructed to the block plan specifications.

 

RESOLVED – 1. That the application be APPROVED for the reasons and based on the policies contained in the report, subject to the conditions in the report and the additional condition and informative referred to above.

 

                            2.  That, in the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions/informatives/planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Executive Director (Place) be delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Planning Applications Committee, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Davies and Seconded by Councillor Roberts.)

 

103.

SMD/2017/0373 - Plots 12 - 15 Victoria Business Park, Prospect Way, Knypersley pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDERS MERCHANTS, COVERED STORAGE AREA AND OPEN YARD STORAGE FOR CHELLS BUILDERS SUPPLIES.

(Report recommended Approval)

 

(All Councillors present had declared other” interests.)

 

NOTED     -    1.LRR contained removal of condition 17 and addition of 5 conditions:-

·         Ground Gas Risk Assessment;

·         Intrusive Site Investigation;

·         On-site Construction & Landscape Management Plan;

·         Mitigation Programme to minimise the threat to Great Crested Newts;

·         Mitigation Programme to minimise the threat to Reptiles.

                       

RESOLVED – 1. That the application be APPROVED for the reasons and based on the policies contained in the report, subject to the conditions in the report and the deleted/additional conditions referred to above.

 

                            2.  That, in the event of any changes being needed to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions/informatives/planning obligations or reasons for approval/refusal) prior to the decision being issued, the Executive Director (Place) be delegated authority to do so in consultation with the Chairman of the Planning Applications Committee, provided that the changes do not exceed the substantive nature of the Committee’s decision.

 

(Proposed by Councillor Davies and Seconded by Councillor Roberts.)

 

104.

Late Representations Report pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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105.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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 Ben Haywood presented a report showing:-

 

·         Appeals submitted – 0

·         Appeal decisions received – 6, detailed as follows:-

 

Reference

Address

Decision Date

Recommendation

Decision

Appeal Decision

SMD/2017/0481

Woodhouse Green Farm, Rushton Spencer

Committee 19 Dec 2017

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

SMD/2017/0406

Land at

Albert Street, Biddulph

Delegated

16 Feb 2018

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

SMD/2017/0813

Land off

Park Drive, Cheadle

Delegated

16 Feb 2018

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

SMD/2018/0116

2 Canal Cottages, Stanley

Delegated

16 Feb 2018

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

SMD/2017/0710

40 Fairview, Biddulph

Delegated  25 Jan 2018

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

SMD/2018/0333

8 Coalport Close, Cheadle

Delegated  25 Jan 2018

Refuse

Refused

Dismissed

 

Ben was pleased to confirm that the appeal results demonstrated good back-up to officer and committee decisions, particularly on the theme of Green Belt.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be NOTED.

106.

Chair / Members' Questions / Issues

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Councillor Davies reported that he was unable to see Exempt items on his tablet computer. A hard copy was provided.

107.

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.”

 

108.

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

Minutes:

Members considered the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Planning Applications Committee held on 22 November 2018.

109.

Enforcement Report

Minutes:

Members were advised on a number of ongoing and resolved planning enforcement cases.