Agenda and minutes

Plans Committee - Thursday, 16th July, 2020 5.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Zoom. View directions

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12.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 278 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18th June 2020.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18th June 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and signed.

13.

Questions Under Committee Procedure 12.8

No questions were submitted.

Minutes:

No questions were submitted.

14.

Disclosures of Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Minutes:

The following disclosures were made:

 

(i)    By Councillor Bentley - P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to him in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the application and therefore he came to the meeting with an open mind.

(ii)  By Councillor Charles - in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to him in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the application and he came to the meeting with an open mind.

(iii) By Councillor Capleton – in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to him in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the application and he came to the meeting with an open mind.

(iv) By Councillor Forrest – in relation to application P/20/0642/2 – the agent was known was known to her in a professional capacity but she came to the meeting with an open mind.

(v)  By Councillor Forrest – in relation to application P/20/0834/2 – will be speaking on the item on behalf of Barrow Upon Soar Parish Council and therefore will not be taking part in the item.

(vi) By Councillor Fryer – in relation to application P/20/0834/2 – declared a personal interest in the item as one of the Ward Councillors for the area and would not be taking part in the item.

(vii) By Councillor Fryer- in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to her in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the application and therefore she came to the meeting with an open mind.

(viii)    By Councillor Grimley – in relation to application P/20/0642/2 – one of the speakers was known to him in a professional capacity but they had not discussed the application and therefore he came to the meeting with an open mind.

(ix) By Councillor Grimley – in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – declared a personal interest as the applicant is a personal friend so will not be taking part in the item.

(x)  By Councillor Lowe – in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to him in a personal capacity, but he had not discussed the application with the applicant. Councillor Lowe also stated that he was the Ward Councillor for the area but came to the meeting with an open mind.

(xi) By Councillor Ranson – in relation to application P/20/0834/2 – would be speaking on the item as one of the Ward Councillors for the area and therefore would not be taking part in the item.

(xii) By Councillor Ranson – in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to her in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the item and therefore she came to the meeting with an open mind.

(xiii)    By Councillor Tassell - in relation to application P/20/0828/2 – the applicant was known to her in a professional capacity, but they had not discussed the application and therefore she came to the meeting with an open mind.

15.

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The list of planning applications to be considered at the meeting is appended.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reports of the Head of Planning and Regeneration, setting out applications for planning permission, were submitted (items 1 to 4 in the appendix to the agenda filed with these minutes). An additional Item report in respect of application P/20/0290/2 was also submitted (also filed with these minutes).

 

In accordance with the procedure for public speaking at meetings, the following applicants, agents or their representatives and representative of a parish council attended the meeting and expressed their views:

 

(i)            Mr Phil Rowland (Agent) in respect of application P/20/0642/2;

(ii)          Mr David Infield (Objector) in respect of application P/20/0642/2;

(iii)         Mr Alex Prowse (Agent) in respect of application P/20/0834/2;

(iv)         Councillor Forrest (Parish Councillor) in respect of P/20/0834/2;

(v)          Mr Stephen Bradwell (Agent) in respect of application P/20/0290/2;

(vi)         Mr Muther Al-Salloum (Agent) in respect of application P/20/0828/2;

In accordance with the procedure for Borough Councillors speaking at Plans Committee meetings, the following Councillors attended the meeting and expressed their views:

 

(i)            Councillor Parton in respect of application P/20/0642/2;

(ii)          Councillor Ranson in respect of application P/20/0834/2;

(iii)         Councillor Parton in respect of application P/20/0290/2;

Having made disclosures under the Planning Guide of Good Practice, the following Councillors were withdrawn from the virtual meeting by the Clerk; during the consideration of the specified items;

 

(i)    Councillor Forrest – during the consideration of application P/20/0834/2;

(ii)  Councillor Fryer – during the consideration of application P/20/0834/2, Councillor Bentley Chaired the meeting during this time.

(iii) Councillor Ranson – during the consideration of application P/20/0834/2;

(iv) Councillor Grimley – during the consideration of application P/20/0828/2.

RESOLVED

 

1.  that, in respect of application P/20/0642/2 (Land to the rear of 43 Westfield Drive, Loughborough), planning permission be granted subject to a Section 106 legal agreement and the planning conditions, reasons and advice notes set out in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration;

2.    that, in respect of application P/20/0834/2 (Land and building to rear of 15-17 High Street, Barrow upon Soar), planning permission be granted subject to the conditions, reasons and advice notes set out in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration;

 

3. that, in respect of application P/20/0290/2 (1 Albert Street, Loughborough), planning permission be granted subject to:

 

       i.       The conditions, reasons and advice notes set out in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration;

 

     ii.       An additional information note to encourage the installation of swift bird boxes/bricks to the development on the site;

REASON: to minimise disruption to the biodiversity within the area.

 

    iii.       An additional information note to encourage the installation of a heritage plaque to honour the industrial heritage of the building.

REASON: to ensure the heritage of the building is encouraged.

 

4. that, in respect of application P/20/0828/2 (Church Hill Road, Thurmaston), planning permission be granted subject to the conditions, reasons and advice notes set out in the report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration.

16.

List of Applications Determined under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 63 KB

A list of applications determined under powers delegated to officers for the period from 8th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020 is attached at page 81.

Minutes:

A list of applications determined under powers delegated to officers for the period from 8th June 2020 to 3rd July 2020 was considered (item 6 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

It was highlighted that with regards to application P/20/0746/2 there was no decision recorded. The Head of Planning and Regeneration advised that the missing information would be sent out the Committee Member as requested.