Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday 10th October 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea

Contact: For all enquiries please contact Email: julie.hollands@rother.gov.uk  Tel: 01424 787811

Items
No. Item

PL19/62.

Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on the 12 September 2019 as a correct record of the proceedings.

Minutes:

Subject to the following addition in respect of RR/2019/920/T – Fairlight – Toronto, Warren Road,the Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2019:

 

“It was noted at the commencement of this item that Councillor Prochak had called in this planning application to the Planning Committee and not Councillor Mier as stated in the Agenda”, be added as the second paragraph.

PL19/63.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutes

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T.J.C. Byrne (Chairman of the Council), J.M. Johnson, A.S. Mier and H.L. Timpe.

 

It was noted that Councillor K.P. Dixon was present as substitute for Councillor A.S. Mier.

PL19/64.

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:

 

K.P. Dixon                   Agenda Item 7 (RR/2018/2790/P) – Personal and Prejudicial in so far as he was the Council’s appointed representative and Director of Sea Change Sussex.

 

J. Vine-Hall                  Agenda Item 8 (RR/2019/604/P) – Personal in so far as he owned a property in Knights Meadow adjacent but not directly adjoining the site.

 

PL19/65.

Planning Applications - Index pdf icon PDF 122 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.

PL19/66.

RR/2018/2790/P - Bexhill - Buckholt Lane - Land at pdf icon PDF 547 KB

Minutes:

DECISION: REFUSE (RESERVED MATTERS)

 

REASONS FOR REFUSAL:

 

1.     The application fails to comply with Condition 8 of the outline planning permission as it does not relate to an agreed first phase and as such is contrary to adopted Policy BX3 of the Rother District Local Plan (2006), the North East Bexhill Supplementary Planning Document and Policies OSS4, SRM2, EN1, EN3, EN5 and TR4 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policies DEN1, DEN4, DEN5 and BEX1 of the submitted Development and Site Allocations Local Plan.

 

2.     The application has been submitted in the absence of an acceptable, policy compliant and robust masterplan relating to the entire policy area and as such the opportunity for such a masterplan to inform the design process and strategic layout has been lost.  The application scheme does not propose an appropriate response to context, topography and landscape and is devoid of place-making qualities. The road layout and internal site circulation; significant tree and hedgerow loss; insufficient new structural landscaping, both as buffer and as green space within the development; building layout and cramped development dominated by hard landscaping; all combine to create an unacceptably poor approach to site planning. It does not deliver a place-specific, landscape-led, rural business park with a high quality design and place-making vision at its heart and falls well short of the Supplementary Planning Document and North East Bexhill Design Study objective of an exemplary innovative new type of ‘eco-business park’ based on sustainable design principles (both site-strategy and buildings) of respecting and responding positively to existing landscape and wildlife features, habitats, and ecology systems. Furthermore, the proposal displays little consideration of how the road and buildings of this application will affect the creation of spaces by future applications, and with pedestrian and cycle linkways seemingly unplanned outside of the reserved matters application site. As such this first reserved matters proposal is contrary to adopted Policy BX3 of the Rother District Local Plan (2006), the North East Bexhill Supplementary Planning Document and Policies OSS4, SRM2, EN1, EN3, EN5, TR3 and TR4 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policies DEN1, DEN4, DEN5 and BEX1 of the submitted Development and Site Allocations Local Plan.

 

3.     The application would lead to the loss of significant, protected trees, along with hedgerows and this, together with the minimal width of planting proposed alongside the North Bexhill Access Road (Combe Haven Avenue), would lead to development which would unacceptably erode the landscape character of the site and reduce its biodiversity. In this respect, the proposal would be contrary to adopted Policy BX3 of the Rother District Local Plan (2006), the North East Bexhill Supplementary Planning Document and Policies OSS4, EN1, EN3, EN5, TR3 and TR4 of the Rother Local Plan Core Strategy and Policies DEN1, DEN4 and BEX1 of the submitted Development and Site Allocations Local Plan.

 

4.     Biodiversity has not been adequately considered on a site-wide basis and as a result, this first reserved matters application fails to mitigate for its  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL19/66.

PL19/67.

RR/2019/604/P - Battle - Blackfriars - Land at pdf icon PDF 786 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION: GRANT (FULL/OUTLINE PLANNING) DELEGATED SUBJECT TO COMPLETION OF A SECTION 106 AGREEMENT FOR PROVISION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING, LANDSCAPE / ECOLOGY WORKS AND MAINTENANCE, LOCAL EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PLAN AND HIGHWAY WORKS.

In the event that the Agreement is not completed by 10 April 2020, that permission be refused for the applicant not entering into an agreement to secure the above, contrary to the relevant policies, unless an extension of time has been agreed by the Head of Service Strategy and Planning (or delegated substitute).

 

CONDITIONS:

 

1.     Approval of the details of layout, appearance, landscaping and scale (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before development commences.

Reason: In accordance with the requirements of Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2010.

 

2.     Plans and particulars of the reserved matters referred to in Condition 1 above shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority and shall be carried out as approved.

Reason: In accordance with the requirements of Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2010.

 

3.     Application for approval of all the reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. 

Reason: In accordance with section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

 

4.     The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.

Reason: In accordance with section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004).

 

5.     Subject to the details required by Condition 1, the development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings and documents:

23817A/01, dated March 2019

23817A/02 rev.B, dated March 2019

7500-304 rev.C, dated 15/08/2019

Ecological Impact Assessment by The Ecology Consultancy, dated 16/06/2019

Arboricultural Impact Assessment, by The Ecology Consultancy, dated 03/06/2019

Transport Assessment by GTA Civils dated March 2019 and Addendum dated 15 April 2019

6004/500, dated January 2019

6004/501 rev.B, dated 02.04.2019

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning as advised in Planning Practice Guidance Paragraph: 022 Reference ID:21a-022-20140306.

 

6.     The number of dwellings permitted within the site as defined by this outline planning permission shall not exceed 220.

Reason: To ensure a properly planned development in accordance with the application and Policy BT2 of the Rother District Local Plan.

 

7.     The new spine road and site access points from The Spinney in the south and Harrier Lane in the north, shall be in the position shown on Drawing No. 7500-304 rev. C,  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL19/67.

PL19/68.

RR/2018/2040/P - Guestling - Bachelors Bump - Land at, Winchelsea Road pdf icon PDF 493 KB

Additional documents:

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:

BBP-1007-101 Rev. H, Proposed – Site layout

BBP-1007-104 Rev. B, Proposed – Site section Street scenes

BBP-1007-110 Rev. C, House Type A Proposed floor plans and elevations

BBP-1007-111 Rev. C, House Type C Proposed floor plans and elevations

BBP-1007-113 Rev. C, House Type D Proposed floor plans and elevations

7217_105 Rev.C, Northern site proposed access

7217_106 Rev.B, Northern site proposed access Refuse vehicle tracking

The following plans are also approved but only in relation to the subject details (the layout being superseded by the above plans):

NJCL 238-1 B, Tree Protection Plan

1085 Ang151, 1800mm High Close Boarded Fence

2939/1, Detailed Landscape Proposals

7217/103 Rev. E, North Site Site Drainage Strategy

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, as advised in the “Planning Practice Guidance – Use of Planning Conditions – Paragraph: 022 Reference ID: 21a-022-20140306.”

 

3.     No development shall commence until final details of the sustainable surface water drainage arrangements (SuDS)  have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to ensure surface water runoff from the development is managed safely, such scheme having regard to the following:

i.       Surface water discharge rates not exceeding 2 l/s for all rainfall events, including those with 1 in 100 (+40% for climate change) annual probability of occurrence. Evidence of this (in the form hydraulic calculations) should be submitted with the detailed drainage drawings. The hydraulic calculations should take into account the connectivity of the different surface water drainage features, including its connection to the ordinary watercourse.

ii.      The details of the outfall of the cellular storage and how it connects into the ordinary watercourse should be provided as part of the detailed design. This should include cross sections, bed levels and invert levels.

iii.    The condition of the ordinary watercourse which will take surface water runoff from the development should be investigated before discharge of surface water runoff from the development is made. Any required improvements to the condition of the watercourse should be carried out prior to construction of the outfall.

iv.    The detailed design should include information on how surface water flows exceeding the capacity of the surface water drainage features will be managed safely.

v.     A maintenance and management plan for the entire drainage system shall be included to ensure that the designed system takes into account design standards of those responsible for maintenance. The management plan should cover the following:

a)    this plan should clearly state who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the surface water drainage system, including  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL19/68.

PL19/69.

RR/2019/1449/P - Rye - 42 Cinque Ports Street, Regent Motel pdf icon PDF 392 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, scale 1:1250 dated 12 June 2019

Proposed Shopfront Detail, Elevation and Floor Plan, Drawing No. REG19003

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, as advised in Planning Practice Guidance Paragraph: 022 Reference ID: 21a-022-20140306.

 

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.

PL19/70.

RR/2019/1701/P - Bexhill - Beeching Road Units 7-12 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Minutes:

DECISION: GRANT (FULL PERMISSION)

 

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:

Drawing No. 183871/100-01 Rev A dated July 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-01 Rev A dated March 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-02 Rev A dated March 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-03(a) Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-03(b) Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-04(a) Rev B dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-04(b) Rev B dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-05 Rev A  dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-06 Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-07 Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-08 Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-09 Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-10 Rev A dated April 2019

Drawing No. 183879/01-11 Rev A dated June 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-01 Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-02 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-03(a) Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-03(a) Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 18387902-03(b) Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-04(a) Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-04(b) Rev B dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-05 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-06 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-07 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-08 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-09 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 183879/02-10 Rev A dated May 2019

Drawing No. 83879/02-11 Rev A dated June 2019

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, as advised in Planning Practice Guidance Paragraph: 022 Reference ID: 21a-022-20140306.

 

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.

 

PL19/71.

RR/2019/1928/P - Bexhill - Town Hall, London Road, Bexhill pdf icon PDF 295 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:

Site plan

Drawing No. nr1585/19/01

Velux conservation rooflight – typical section

Velux dome roof light – typical section

Section drawing for recessed installation, received via email on 24/09/2019                                      

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, as advised in Planning Practice Guidance Paragraph: 022 Reference ID: 21a-022-20140306.

 

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 identifying matters of concern within the application (as originally submitted) and negotiating, with the applicant, acceptable amendments to the proposal to address those concerns. As a result, the Local Planning Authority has been able to grant planning permission for an acceptable proposal, in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

PL19/72.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 295 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.

 

The Committee requested that future reports indicated which applications were Member reversals or delegated decisions.

 

RESOLVED: That:

 

1)    the report be noted; and

 

2)    future reports indicated which applications were Member reversals or delegated decisions.

PL19/73.

To note the date and time for future Site Inspections

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.

Minutes:

Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 8:30am departing from the Town Hall, Bexhill.