Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 15th October 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Lisa Cooper 

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PL20/43.

Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 10 September 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 at a later date as a correct record of the proceedings.

PL20/44.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutes

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J. Barnes (Substitute), Mrs M.L. Barnes, P.C. Courtel (Substitute), K.M. Harmer and L.M. Langlands.

 

PL20/45.

Disclosure of Interest

To receive any disclosure by Members of personal and disclosable pecuniary interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Member regards the personal interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.  Members are reminded of the need to repeat their declaration immediately prior to the commencement of the item in question.

Minutes:

Declarations of interest were made by Councillors in the Minutes as indicated below:

 

Coleman        Agenda Items 7 and 8 – Personal Interest in so far as he was a frequent user of the BLODS Hall which was next to and on the same site as the Manor Barn.

 

Madeley         Agenda Items 7 and 8 – Personal Interest in so far as she was a member of Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society who was the lessees of the Manor Barn and up until three years previous had worked at Manor Barn for 20 years.

 

PL20/46.

Planning Applications - Index pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Minutes:

Outline planning permissions are granted subject to approval by the Council of reserved matters before any development is commenced, which are layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping.  Unless otherwise stated, every planning permission or outline planning permission is granted subject to the development beginning within three years from the date of the permission.  In regard to outline permissions, reserved matters application for approval must be made within three years from the date of the grant of outline permission; and the development to which the permission relates must begin no later than whichever is the later of the following dates: the expiration of three years from the date of the grant of outline permission or, the expiration of two years from the final approval of the reserved matters, or in the case of approval on different dates, the final approval of the last such matters to be approved.

                       

In certain circumstances the Planning Committee will indicate that it is only prepared to grant or refuse planning permission if, or unless, certain amendments to a proposal are undertaken or subject to completion of outstanding consultations.  In these circumstances the Head of Service Strategy and Planning can be given delegated authority to issue the decision of the Planning Committee once the requirements of the Committee have been satisfactorily complied with.  A delegated decision does not mean that planning permission or refusal will automatically be issued.  If there are consultation objections, difficulties, or negotiations are not satisfactorily concluded, then the application will have to be reported back to the Planning Committee or reported via the internal-only electronic Notified ‘D’ system by means of providing further information for elected Members.  This delegation also allows the Head of Service Strategy and Planning to negotiate and amend applications, conditions, reasons for refusal and notes commensurate with the instructions of the Committee.  Any applications which are considered prior to the expiry of the consultation reply period are automatically delegated for a decision.

 

RESOLVED: That the Planning Applications be determined as detailed below.

PL20/47.

RR/2020/1135/P - Bexhill - Manor Barn, De La Warr Road pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Minutes:

DECISION: GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION DELEGATED SUBJECT TO CONSULTATION RESPONSE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

 

CONDITIONS:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

Reason: In accordance with section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004)

 

2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

Site location Plan Drawing No. 6225/LPB dated July 2020

Heritage Statement dated 12 June 2020

Design and Access Statement dated 12 June 2020

Proposed Elevations Drawing No. 6225/2 dated July 2020

Details of Housing for Air Source Heat Pump and casing submitted with application.

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3. The external timber casing for the air source pump shall be unvarnished hardwood and thereafter maintained in good condition and appearance thereafter unless an alternative casing or colour is first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To maintain the characteristics of the existing listed building and to maintain the visual amenities of the surrounding area in accordance with Policy OSS4 (iii) and EN2 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy HG9(ii) of the Rother Development and Site Allocations Plan.

 

4.  The timber casing and air source pump hereby granted consent shall be removed from the site on which it is situated within six months of the cessation of its use.

Reason: To maintain the characteristics of the existing listed building and to maintain the visual amenities of the surrounding area in accordance with Policy OSS4 (iii) and EN2 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy HG9(ii) of the Rother Development and Site Allocations Plan.

 

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK: In accordance with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 38) and with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015, the Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

(Councillor Coleman declared a Personal Interest in this matter in so far as he was a frequent user of the BLODS Hall which was next to and on the same site as the Manor Barn and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct remained in the meeting during the consideration thereof).

 

(Councillor Madeley declared a personal interest in this matter in so far as she was a member of Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society who was the lessees of the Manor Barn and up until three years previous had worked at Manor Barn for 20 years and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct remained in the meeting during the consideration thereof).  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL20/47.

PL20/48.

RR/2020/1136/L - Bexhill - Manor Barn, De La Warr Road pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Minutes:

DECISION: GRANT LISTED BUILDING CONSENT

 

CONDITIONS:

 

1. The works to which this consent relates shall be begun before the expiration of three years beginning with the date on which this consent is granted.

Reason: In accordance with section 18 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (as amended by section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

 

2. The works hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

Site location Plan Drawing No. 6225/LPB dated July 2020

Heritage Statement dated 12 June 2020

Design and Access Statement dated 12 June 2020

Proposed Elevations Drawing No. 6225/2 dated July 2020

Details of Housing for Air Source Heat Pump and casing submitted with application.

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3. The external timber casing for the air source pump shall be unvarnished hardwood and thereafter maintained in good condition and appearance thereafter unless an alternative casing or colour is first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To maintain the characteristics of the existing listed building and to maintain the visual amenities of the surrounding area in accordance with Policy OSS4 (iii) and EN2 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy HG9(ii) of the Rother Development and Site Allocations Plan.

 

4. The timber casing and air source pump hereby granted consent shall be removed from the site on which it is situated within six months of the cessation of its use.

Reason: To maintain the characteristics of the existing listed building and to maintain the visual amenities of the surrounding area in accordance with Policy OSS4 (iii) and EN2 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy HG9(ii) of the Rother Development and Site Allocations Plan.

           

(Councillor Coleman declared a Personal Interest in this matter in so far as he was a frequent user of the BLODS Hall which was next to and on the same site as the Manor Barn and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct remained in the meeting during the consideration thereof).

 

(Councillor Madeley declared a personal interest in this matter in so far as she was a member of Bexhill Old Town Preservation Society who was the lessees of the Manor Barn and up until three years previous had worked at Manor Barn for 20 years and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct remained in the meeting during the consideration thereof).

PL20/49.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the report on Appeals that had been started, allowed or dismissed since the Committee’s last meeting, together with the list of forthcoming Hearings and Inquiries.  It was noted that due to the capacity of the Planning Inspectorate and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic it could take up to 42 weeks between appeal and hearing. 

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

PL20/50.

To note the date and time for future Site Inspections

Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.

Minutes:

Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.