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Agenda and minutes

Northern Planning Committee
Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Emily Marshall  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

11.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nick Bardsley (substitute: Councillor Joyce Barrow) and Pauline Dee.

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the North Planning Committee held on 28th May 2019, attached, marked 2. (TO FOLLOW)

 

Contact:          Emily Marshall on 01743 257717

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Minutes of the meeting of the North Planning Committee held on 28th May 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

13.

Public Question Time

To receive any public questions or petitions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  The deadline for this meeting is Monday, 24th June 2019 at 2.00 p.m.

 

Minutes:

There were no public questions or petitions received.

14.

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 18/05901/FUL, Pauls Moss Community Room, Pauls Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1HH, Councillor Rob Gittins declared that he was the Deputy Portfolio Holder for Public Health, however he was considering the application with an open mind.

 

With reference to planning application 18/05901/FUL, Pauls Moss Community Room, Pauls Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1HH, Councillor Peggy Mullock declared that as Chair of the Whitchurch Patient Group, she would speak on the application and then leave the room, taking no part in the debate or vote, due to perception of bias.  

 

 

 

 

15.

Pauls Moss Community Room, Pauls Moss, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1HH (18/05901/FUL) pdf icon PDF 940 KB

Proposed re-development to include the demolition of Pauls Moss and associated supported living accommodation; erection of one building comprising 74 supported residential units; health centre, pharmacy, central hub space of cafe and community rooms; 85 car parking spaces, alterations to existing vehicular access, creation of two new vehicular accesses (Rosemary Lane and Dodington); landscaping scheme including removal of trees; link to adjacent public open space

 

Minutes:

The Planning Services Manager introduced the application for the proposed re-development, to include the demolition of Pauls Moss and associated supported living accommodation; erection of one building comprising 74 supported residential units; health centre, pharmacy, central hub space of cafe and community rooms; 85 car parking spaces, alterations to existing vehicular access, creation of two new vehicular accesses (Rosemary Lane and Dodington); landscaping scheme including removal of trees; link to adjacent public open space and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit that morning to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area. Members’ attention was drawn to the information contained within the Schedule of Additional letters.

 

Claire Bellingham, on behalf of local residents spoke against the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Antony Smith, a supporter of the scheme, spoke in support of the proposals in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Councillor Bev Duffy, on behalf of Whitchurch Town Council spoke in support the proposal in accordance with Shropshire 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 15.1) Councillor Gerald Dakin, as 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 their statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         People were living longer and so medical and social care were needed more than ever;

·         Care was needed closer to home; and

·         The loss of Pauls Moss House needed to be considered against the gain to the community from this once in a lifetime opportunity for Whitchurch.

           

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15.1) Councillor Tom Biggins, as the adjoining local ward councillor, made a statement and then left the table.  During their statement, the following points were raised:

 

·         The public health benefit had to outweigh the planning objections;

·         Whitchurch was down to three GP partners and new doctors were not being recruited;

·         The proposed medical facilities would attract new doctors;

·         He supported the proposals, although the scheme was not perfect and additional parking was needed;

·         There was no suitable alternative site; and

·         The proposals would provide sustainable, long term health care and caring for the elderly and sick must outweigh the issues concerning the conservation area, the NPPF, the local plan and the loss of bricks and mortar. 

 

Phil Brenner, Agent on behalf of the applicant spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with her declaration at Minute 14. Councillor Peggy Mullock made a statement and then left the room during consideration of this application, taking no part in the debate.

 

The Planning Services Manager responded to comments made by the speakers and reminded Members of the key issues and planning considerations  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

The Bungalow, Golf House Lane, Prees Heath, SY13 3JR (19/00744/FUL) pdf icon PDF 557 KB

Erection of two dwellings, formation of new vehicular access

 

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer introduced the application for the erection of two dwellings, formation of new vehicular access and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit that morning to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15.1) Councillor Gerald Dakin, as local ward councillor, made a brief statement and then left the room, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.

 

Having considered the submitted plans and listened to the comments made by all of the speakers, Members unanimously expressed their support for the proposals.

 

RESOLVED:

That planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

17.

The Stables, Booley Road, Stanton Upon Hine Heath, SY4 4LP (18/05167/FUL) pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Erection of an occupational dwelling and detached garage

Minutes:

The application was withdrawn by the applicant before consideration by Committee.

18.

Appeals and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the appeals and appeal decisions for the northern area be noted.

19.

Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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

2.00 pm on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury.

Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of the North Planning Committee would be held at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 in the Shrewsbury/Oswestry Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury.

 

 

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