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Agenda and minutes

South Planning Committee
Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Shrewsbury/Oswestry Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND. View directions

Contact: Linda Jeavons  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

32.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

33.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To confirm the minutes of the South Planning Committee meeting held on 23 October 2018 – TO FOLLOW.

 

Contact Linda Jeavons (01743) 257716.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the South Planning Committee held on 23 October 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

34.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions or petitions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  The deadline for this meeting is no later than 24 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no public questions or petitions received.

35.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

Minutes:

Members were reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

 

With reference to planning application 18/03579/FUL, Councillor David Turner declared that he was well acquainted with two adjacent landowners and would leave the room and take no part in the consideration of this item.

 

With reference to planning application 18/04768/TPO, Councillor Robert Tindall declared that he was a member of the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership.

 

With reference to planning application 18/04768/TPO, Councillor David Turner declared that he was a member of The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership and The Shropshire Hills AONB Management Board.  He confirmed that he had taken no part in any discussion relating to this application.

36.

Change in Order of Business

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That item No. 7, Proposed Residential Development Land East of Shaw Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire (18/03579/FUL) be taken as the next item of business.

37.

Proposed Residential Development Land East Of Shaw Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire (18/03579/FUL) pdf icon PDF 706 KB

Residential development of 6 bungalows and 58 houses (Revised scheme)

Minutes:

(In accordance with his declaration at Minute No. 35, Councillor David Turner left the room during consideration of this item.)

 

The Principal Planner introduced the application and with reference to the drawings displayed, he drew Members’ attention to the location, layout and elevations.  He provided a verbal update regarding information received following publication of the agenda, including objections from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Albrighton Development Action Group. 

 

Members had undertaken a site visit on a previous occasion and had viewed the site and had assessed the impact of a proposal on the surrounding area.

 

Mr G Catling, representing Albrighton Development Action Group, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Councillor P Woodman, representing Albrighton Parish Council, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor Malcolm Pate, local Ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.  During his statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         By taking the care facility out of the equation, this current application was a blatant attempt to divide the application into two parts;

·         He was not against the housing on the site but would prefer the site to be accessed from Kingswood Road;

·         Highways had originally objected and had not supported the initial application on highway grounds but following proposals to incorporate traffic calming measures, Highways had withdrawn their objection;

·         Shaw Lane is the most congested road in Albrighton;

·         200 children use the current school driveway to and from their way to school;

·         Drainage – The system could not cope now and there has been flooding in the area.  Even with the proposed conditions, he could not understand how Severn Trent Water could alleviate the problems; and

·         He urged refusal.

 

Mr C Jessup, the applicant, spoke for the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees and responded to questions from Members regarding the access arrangements.

 

In the ensuing debate, Members considered the submitted plans and noted the comments of all speakers and the Area Highways Development Control Manager (South).  Members reiterated their concerns regarding the sole vehicular access to the development onto Shaw Lane, traffic congestion, highway and pedestrian safety, and the lack of assurance that access from Kingswood Road to the south could be achieved in the future

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation, planning permission be refused for the following reasons:

 

·         It is acknowledged that the application site forms part of an adopted Development Plan housing allocation and would deliver new market housing and a high level of affordable housing broadly in line with the development guidelines for the site set out in Policy S1.1a of the SAMDev Plan. However, these benefits are outweighed by the following negative factors which comprise:

 

- the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

Land East Of Badger Hall, Badger, Wolverhampton, Shropshire, WV6 7JR (18/01284/FUL) pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Formation of a fish stock pool.

Minutes:

The Principal Planner introduced the application and with reference to the drawings displayed, he drew Members’ attention to the location, layout and elevations. 

 

Members had undertaken a site visit the previous day and had viewed the site and had assessed the impact of a proposal on the surrounding area.

 

Members noted the additional information as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Mr C Gallagher, representing The Gardens Trust and The Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor Michael Wood, local Ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.  During his statement, he drew Members attention to the comments/reservations of the Parish Council regarding the siting and shape of the breeding pool, and expressed a preference for the initial submitted proposal. 

 

In the ensuing debate, Members considered the submitted plans and noted the comments of all speakers.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, as per the Officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

39.

Penhaligon Stud, Norbury, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5DU (18/03215/FUL) pdf icon PDF 745 KB

Erection of rural worker's dwelling and detached garage with bedsit above; erection of 2No. isolation boxes and horse walker.

Minutes:

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer introduced the application and with reference to the drawings displayed, she drew Members’ attention to the location, layout and elevations. 

 

Members had undertaken a site visit that morning and had viewed the site and had assessed the impact of a proposal on the surrounding area.

 

Members noted the additional information as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Councillor S Edwards, representing Norbury Parish Council, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Mr P Oakes, the applicant, spoke for the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees and responded to questions from Members.

 

In the ensuing debate, Members considered the submitted plans and noted the comments of all speakers.  In response to questions from Members, the Technical Specialist Planning Officer explained that with the grant of the temporary planning permission the Council had accepted that there was a functional need for a dwelling here and that a continuing functional need and the viability of the business has now been established. Other locations for the dwelling in the vicinity of the buildings has been considered; and this location together with the landscape plan would ensure retention of the oak tree.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, as per the Officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to:

 

·         The conditions set out in Appendix 1;

·         Completion of a S106 to secure an affordable housing contribution should it ever be demonstrated in the future that there is no functional need for the rural workers dwelling either  from  the  original  rural  enterprise,  or  from other rural  enterprises  in  the  locality;

·         An additional condition which would safeguard and protect the Oak tree during construction; and

·         The additional condition as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters.

 

(At this juncture, the meeting adjourned at 03:30 pm and reconvened at 03:45 pm.)

40.

The Cottage Nordley Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 4SX 18/04281/FUL pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Erection of one dwelling following demolition of existing buildings; formation of vehicular access and parking area; change of use of agricultural land to domestic garden land (revised scheme).

Minutes:

The Principal Planner introduced the application and with reference to the drawings displayed, he drew Members’ attention to the location, layout and elevations. 

 

Members had undertaken a site visit the previous day and had viewed the site and had assessed the impact of a proposal on the surrounding area.

 

Members noted the additional information as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Ms H Woolley, a local resident, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Mrs J Madeley, on behalf of Astley Abbotts Parish Council, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor Christian Lea, local Ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.  During his statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         Both he and the other local Ward Councillor, William Parr, had concerns regarding the demolition of the cottage;

·         The proposal was contrary to SAMDev Plan policy MD7a, which states that replacement dwellings should not be considerably larger than the original footprint.  The outbuildings do not form part of the original footprint and so the proposed dwelling represented an overall increase of 60%;

·         The proposed dwelling would be the largest property in the immediate area and so would be out of scale and would overshadow other properties;

·         Replacement dwellings should occupy the original footprint;

·         Would mean the loss of Grade 3 agricultural land and so would be contrary to Core Strategy Policy CS6 which aims to protect agricultural land.  There was no justifiable reason for a change of use when the dwelling could be accommodated within the existing curtilage;

·         The proposal would be contrary to Shropshire Council’s aim to limit larger dwellings in the countryside.  If granted, this dwelling would become unaffordable for a local person to purchase and it was difficult enough for young people to remain in an area where they grew up; and

·         The existing property should be refurbished and renovated in a sympathetic manner.

 

Mr M Harris, the agent, spoke for the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees and responded to questions from Members.

 

In the ensuing debate, Members considered the submitted plans and noted the comments of all speakers.  In response to questions from Members, the Principal Planner explained that the proposed vehicular access did not require planning permission so did not form part of this current planning application.  Wherever possible Officers did encourage preservation and renovation but, in this case, it had been adequately demonstrated that this would not be a realistic approach.  He further provided clarification regarding the landscaping, the permitted footprint, and the use and retention of temporary buildings during construction.  On the Chair’s casting vote, it was

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, as per the Officer’s recommendation, planning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

Bank House, Longhills Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6DS (18/04768/TPO) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To fell 2No Douglas fir trees protected by The Council of the South Shropshire District Council, (Church Stretton).

Minutes:

(At this juncture, the Vice Chairman, Councillor David Turner, took the Chair.)

 

The Tree and Woodland Amenity Protection Officer introduced the application and drew Members’ attention to the location of the site and the two Douglas fir trees.

 

Members had undertaken a site visit that morning and had viewed the site and had assessed the impact of a proposal on the surrounding area.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor David Evans, local Ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.  During his statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         This was the third application requesting permission to fell the two Douglas fir trees;

·         The trees were far too tall and a danger to the neighbouring property.  Branches had fallen into the garden of 17 Shrewsbury Road just missing the occupant’s elderly mother;

·         The owner of 17 Shrewsbury Road would like to sell his property but a seller is obliged to advise potential buyers of any disputes;

·         Managing the trees is not an option;

·         He had viewed these trees from Russell’s Meadow and other areas of Church Stretton and had concluded that these trees would not be missed on the skyline;

·         The dispute is causing stress to both the applicant and his neighbour;

·         The report suggests that the trees may have to be removed in 10/15 years’ time;

·         On the grounds of health and safety, he urged Members to grant permission to fell the two trees. 

 

Mr D Newbrook, the applicant, spoke for the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In the ensuing debate, Members considered the submitted proposal and noted the comments of all speakers.  Members expressed differing views.  Some Members commented that the trees were a feature and part of the landscape and suggested that many of the concerns raised could be addressed through appropriate management of the trees.  Other Members, although some did express a preference for retention, considered that the health and safety of residents and the neighbouring property outweighed retention and supported removal. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation and for reasons of health and safety and to protect the property and occupants of the neighbouring property, permission to fell 2 No. Douglas fir trees be granted.

 

(At this juncture, the Chairman returned and took the Chair.)

42.

Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions for the southern area as at 20 November 2018 be noted.

43.

Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To note that the next meeting of the South Planning Committee will be held at

2.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That it be noted that the next meeting of the South Planning Committee will be held at 2.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

 

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