Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 12th November 2020 9.30 am

Contact: Julie Hollands 

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PL20/51.

Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 15 October 2020 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2020 at a later date as a correct record of the proceedings.

PL20/52.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutes

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

PL20/53.

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:

 

Errington         Agenda 9 – Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in so far as she was the Applicant.

 

Harmer            Agenda Item 9 – Personal and Prejudicial in so far as she was a close personal friend of Councillor Errington. 

 

 

PL20/54.

Planning Applications - Index pdf icon PDF 117 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.  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.

 

PL20/55.

RR/2019/2738/P - Northiam - The Paddock pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION:  GRANT (FULL PLANNING) DELEGATED SUBJECT TO OFFICER APPROVAL OF AMENDED DRAWINGS, FINALISATION OF PLANNING CONDITIONS AND COMPLETION OF A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT RELATING TO:

 

·         Provision of 4 x 2-bed flats as Affordable Rent (inc. 2 x wheelchair accessible) and nominations agreement or payment in lieu (£115,453) in the event that it is demonstrated that a Registered Provider cannot be found to take the units and subject to a review mechanise to secure 60% of an uplift in value.

·         2 Self-build plots, subject to a 12-month marketing campaign to identify purchasers, failing which they would revert to market sale.

·         Highway works comprising off-site improvements to pavements and bus stops off to be agreed with the County Highway Authority.

 

CONDITIONS [SUBJECT TO REVISIONS AS INDICATED BELOW]:

 

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 drawings [TO BE REVISED ON APPROVAL OF AMENDED DRAWINGS]:

  • A-1000/PL/C (Site Location Plan), dated 26 November 2019
  • A-1005-PL/L (Site Layout), dated 17 September 2020 [subject to relocation of bin/cycle store and additional block paving]
  • C-1005-PL/L (Site Layout Colour), dated 17 September 2020 [subject to relocation of bin/cycle store; additional block paving and provision of clay tiles to plots 9 & 10]
  • C-3100-PL/A (3BH6 - Plot 1 plans and elevations), dated 12 June 2020
  • C-3105-PL/B (Plots 2-4, 6-8, 9-10 plans), dated 16 September 2020
  • C-3106-PL/B (Plots 2-4, 6-8, 9-10 elevations), dated 16 September 2020 [subject to change from slate to clay roof tiles]
  • C-3110-PL/B (1BFOG - Plot 5 plans and elevations), dated 18 September 2020
  • C-3120-PL/B (FLAT BLOCK - Plots 11-14 plans and elevations), dated 17 September 2020
  • C-3125-PL/A (3BH1+2BH1 - Plots 15-16), dated 12 June 2020
  • C-3130-PL/A (2BH1x2 + 3BH1 - Plots 17-19 plans and elevations), dated 12 June 2020
  • C-3135-PL/A (3BH1+3BHT - Plots 20-24 plans and elevations), dated 12 June 2020 [subject to revision to show lower eaves height]
  • C-3140-PL/B (4BH1 - Plots 25-26 plans and elevations), dated 18 September 2020
  • C-3145-PL/B (4BH1 - Plots 27-30 plans and elevations), dated 18 September 2020
  • C-3150-PL/B (3BH5 x2 Plots 31-32 plans and elevations), dated 18 September 2020
  • C-3155-PL/B (3BH4 x2 - Plots 33-34 plans and elevations), dated 17 September 2020
  • A-1007-PL/E (Refuse Collection Plan), dated 23 September 2020 [subject to relocation of bin/cycle store]
  • A-1008-PL/D (Parking Plan), dated 22 September 2020 [subject to relocation of bin/cycle store]
  • C-1010-PL/D (Street Elevations A+C), dated 23 September 2020
  • C-1011-PL/C (Street Elevations B+D), dated 18 September 2020

The following drawings are not approved:

  • PJC-0858-001/C (Landscape Strategy Masterplan), dated 22 June 2020
  • PJC-0858-001/C (Landscape Masterplan - Illustrative), dated 22 June 2020

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

 

3.    No development approved by this planning permission, including any ground works or works  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL20/55.

PL20/56.

RR/2020/778/P & RR/2020/779/L - Icklesham - Cooks Green, Barrack Square, Winchelsea pdf icon PDF 604 KB

Minutes:

RM

DECISION:   REFUSE (FULL PLANNING) 

 

Members had visited the site which was situated within Barrack Square, Winchelsea and was located within the Winchelsea Conservation Area and was surrounded by listed buildings.

 

The application was a combined report in respect of applications for planning and listed building consent.  The proposal was to demolish an existing garage and sunroom and replace it with a single storey dwelling, which was proposed to be taller than the existing buildings. The site was within the Development Boundary for Winchelsea, within an area where there was a presumption that development could be acceptable in principle subject to other policies in the Local Plan. 

 

Members heard from two objectors to the scheme who lived in the vicinity and the two local District Ward Members, who were also both Members of the Planning Committee.  It was noted that there had been numerous local objections to the application (19) and Icklesham Parish Council also objected to the application.  There were several issues that the Members were concerned about including the scale of the proposed dwellinghouse and its impact on the street scene, the impact on the conservation area, the impact on neighbouring listed buildings, the reduced amenities of the main house, the inadequate residential standards of the new property, the blocking up of an existing window and the loss of symmetry with the demolition of the garage.  

 

In weighing up all the issues, Members considered that the cumulative harm identified resulted in the addition of a new property that was an overdevelopment of the site and would cause harm to the historic nature and street scene within Winchelsea. It was out of character within the conservation area and caused harm to the character and setting of listed buildings.

 

Councillor Prochak moved the motion to refuse (full planning) and (Listed Building Consent) and this was seconded by Councillor Harmer.  The motion was declared CARRIED (9 for / 3 against).

 

 REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL:

 

1.    The proposed development would result in the loss of one of a pair of similarly designed (almost symmetrical), modest and subservient garage buildings that sit appropriately within their historic context; that being within the Winchelsea Conservation Area, within the curtilage of a listed building (Cooks Green) and surrounded by other listed buildings (the closest being Attewell, The Retreat, Tower Cottage, The Stone House, Richmond House, 1-10 Barrack Square and two listed cellars west of the application site) and within an Archaeological Notification Area. The existing flat roof extension and garage would be replaced with a new dwellinghouse that is taller, deeper and covers a larger footprint. This results in the blocking up of a window in the listed building, Cooks Green, and alters the subservient scale that the current buildings have with their host dwelling and within the streetscene with a more prominent building which competes with the main dwellinghouse (Cooks Green), sits uneasily with the remaining adjoining garage building and its host dwelling, The Retreat, and appears incongruous along Barrack Square. The proposal also  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL20/56.

PL20/57.

RR/2020/1526/P - Bexhill - 7 The Broadwalk pdf icon PDF 342 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:  GRANT (FULL PLANNING)

           

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 and details:

Site Location Plan, undated

Block Plan, Drawing No. 2015,074,2, dated November 2015

Proposed Floor Plans and Elevations, Drawing No. 2015,074,1A, dated November 2015

Proposed Sections, Drawing No. 2015,074,4, dated March 2016

Front Boundary Wall, Drawing No. 2015,074,3, dated November 2015

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

 

3.   The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extensions hereby permitted shall match in materials, colour and texture those used in the existing building unless an alternative finish is first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

Reason: To maintain the characteristics of the existing building in accordancewith Policy OSS4 (iii) of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policy HG9(ii) of the Rother DaSA Local Plan.

 

4.   Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, (or any order revoking or re-enacting this Order) with or without modification), no windows or other openings (other than those expressly authorised by this permission) shall be inserted into the south first floor elevation or roof slope.

Reason: To preclude overlooking and thereby protect the residential amenities of the neighbouring occupiers in accordance with Policy OSS4 (ii) of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy.

 

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK: In accordance with the requirements of the 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 Errington declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in this matter in so far as she was the Applicant and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct left the meeting during the consideration thereof).

 

(Councillor Harmer declared a Personal and Prejudicial interest in this matter in so far as she was a close personal friend of the Applicant and in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct left the meeting during the consideration thereof).

 

PL20/58.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 119 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. 

 

RESOLVED: That the report be noted.

PL20/59.

To note the date and time for future Site Inspections

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.

Minutes:

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.