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Agenda and minutes

Southern Planning Committee
Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Linda Jeavons  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

91.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Andy Boddington and Michael Wood.

92.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To confirm the minutes of the South Planning Committee meeting held on 12 March 2019.

 

Contact Linda Jeavons (01743) 257716.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the South Planning Committee held on 12 March 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

93.

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.

94.

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 18/00945/FUL, Councillor Robert Tindall declared that he was acquainted with the objector/neighbour and would take no part in the consideration of and voting on this item.

95.

Buildings to The North of Small Heath Farmhouse, Ashford Bank, Claverley, Wolverhampton (16/03673/COU) pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Change of use of redundant agricultural buildings Units 2 & 3 to B1 (light industrial) and Units 4, 5 & 6 to B8 (storage and warehousing).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager 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 on a previous occasion.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor Tina Woodward, 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 her statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         Local people had continued to express concerns with what was currently taking place on the site.  They had also expressed disappointed regarding the Planning Inspector’s decision;

·         She had requested that this application be formalised in planning terms as it was approved by Members in March 2017 and so welcomed the return of this application to this Committee for consideration;

·         She commented that in light of the Planning Inspector’s decision regarding Unit 1, in relation to the traffic routing agreement not being viewed as appropriate for B2 use, the Officer’s view is that the S106 Legal Agreement should now be reconsidered regarding the B1 use for the remainder of the site;

·         Conditions – With reference to Condition No. 7 (Appendix 1) she suggested that the word ‘not’ be deleted otherwise there would be no daytime opening hours, and requested that the opening hours be formalised in line with the Inspector’s decision and conditions as set out in Appendix 2.  This would mean that the opening times on a Saturday would be between 09.00 and 13.00 and would then be in line with the timings as set out in Condition No. 8 (Appendix 1).

 

In the ensuing debate, Members noted the comments of the Local Ward Member and considered the submitted plans, and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, as per the Officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, subject to Condition No. 7 being amended to read as follows:

 

·         The use hereby permitted shall be carried out on Monday – Fridays between 08.00 and 18.30 and Saturdays 09.00 and 13.00, and at no time on Sundays, Bank or Public Holidays.

96.

Proposed Exception Site Dwelling NE Of The Barn, Underton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire (18/00945/FUL) pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Erection of one affordable dwelling with detached 2-bay garage block.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

In accordance with his declaration at Minute No. 94, Councillor Robert Tindall took no part in the discussion and voting upon this item.

 

The Area Planning Manager 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 on a previous occasion.

 

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

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15) Councillor Robert Tindall, 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:

 

·         An application for a dwelling on this site was first considered at a previous meeting when the decision to grant planning permission had been unanimous.  He hoped that Members would grant permission for this amended scheme. 

 

In the ensuing debate, Members noted the comments of the Local Ward Member and considered the submitted plans, and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

·         The conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report;

·         There being no material objections raised by the Shropshire Council’s Tree Officer and Drainage Officer; and

·         A Section 106 Legal Agreement to ensure the dwelling remains an affordable dwelling in perpetuity.

97.

13 Love Lane, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4HE (18/01233/FUL) pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Erection of part two storey part single storey extension to form self-contained ancillary residential accommodation (Amended Plans Received)

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager 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.

 

Mr W Marsh, a local resident, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

                                              

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

 

In the ensuing debate, Members noted the comments of all speakers and considered the submitted plans.  In response to a question from a Member, the Area Planning Manager confirmed that the hours of work/construction could be controlled by a condition.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

·         The conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and

·         In order to protect the amenity of occupiers of nearby and neighbouring properties from potential nuisance, an additional condition to control hours of work/construction.

98.

Proposed Development Land East Of Meadowbrook Close, Alveley, Shropshire (18/03172/FUL) pdf icon PDF 528 KB

Erection of 6 affordable dwellings and associated works.

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager introduced the application and with reference to the drawings displayed, he drew Members’ attention to the location, layout and elevations.  He drew Members’ attention to the additional information as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters circulated prior to the meeting and appraised Members of further representations received from Bridgnorth District CPRE and from the agent regarding drainage.

 

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.

 

Mr B Lloyd, representing local residents and Alveley Green Belt Preservation Group, 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 Tina Woodward, 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 her statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         This application had generated local objections including those of the Parish Council, particularly because the proposed site was within the Green Belt;

·         Access to the proposed site - The bungalows along Meadowbrook Close are recognised by Shropshire Council Highways as being served by a relatively narrow carriageway width of 4.2 metres and in order to pass vehicles have to mount the footways.  Frequently the turning heads on the estate roads, Meadowbrook Close being no exception, are used for parking.  She was concerned that the turning heads on the proposed new development may be used in the same way.  The Officer’s report referred to parking on footways as being a policing matter; however, she considered that we should not be adding to known highway issues but should be seeking appropriate solutions to address them;

·         Significant engineering works to culvert the watercourse would involve heavy plant coming and going from the site and residents were concerned that Meadowbrook Close was the proposed access for these works.  The road is not suited to this type of movement;

·         The route for other plant to the site is shown as via an access off the A442.  This will involve a lengthy haul over agricultural land which is very concerning as the soil in the area is heavy clay and the fields tend to retain water.  Consequently, this could mean that stoning would be required in order for the plant to get to its location in wet weather.  This potential route would also cross a very well used public right of way and no comment regarding this has been made by Outdoor Recreation Officers;

·         Drainage Fields and Sewerage Treatment Plant – It is essential that the true nature of the clay soil is addressed in terms of the suitability for soakaways.  The watercourse on occasions has very limited waterflow, at other times it can receive surface water from the catchment area, which has the potential to create localised flooding.  Therefore the use of a package treatment  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98.

99.

47 Folley Road, Ackleton, Shropshire, WV6 7JL (18/05705/FUL) pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Erection of single storey rear extension with roof terrace above.

Minutes:

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

 

Members noted the additional information as set out in the Schedule of Additional Letters circulated prior to the meeting, and the additional information submitted by the Neighbours’ Planning Consultant which was circulated at the meeting.

 

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.

 

Mrs D Humphreys, representing local residents, spoke against the proposal in accordance with the Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In the ensuing debate, Members noted the comments of all speakers and considered the submitted plans.  In response to questions, the Area Planning Manager explained that a decision on a planning application could not be based on the potential behaviour of those living in a property, and there was other legislation in place that could be pursued by neighbours if necessary. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

Given the difference in levels, orientation and proximity the proposed development will be overbearing and will adversely affect the privacy of the occupants of neighbouring properties.  The proposal is therefore contrary to Shropshire Core Strategy policies CS6 and Site Allocation and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan policy MD2.

100.

Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions for the southern area as at 9 April 2019 be noted.

101.

Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

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

2.00 pm on Tuesday, 8 May 2019, 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 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

 

 

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