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55.

Announcements

When the continuous alarm sounds you must evacuate the building by the nearest available fire exit. Members and visitors should proceed to the visitors’ car park at the front of the building and await further instructions (during office hours staff should proceed to their usual assembly point; outside of office hours proceed to the visitors’ car park). Please do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.

 

In the event of a fire any person with a disability should be assisted in leaving the building.

Minutes:

55.1          The evacuation procedure, as noted on the Agenda, was advised to those present.

55.2          Members were reminded that, at its meeting on 17 May 2016, the Council had confirmed the Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committee as a permanent arrangement.  The Chair gave a brief outline of the scheme and the procedure for Planning Committee meetings. 

56.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

Minutes:

56.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P E Stokes.  There were no substitutes for the meeting. 

57.

Declarations of Interest

Pursuant to the adoption by the Council on 26 June 2012 of the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct, effective from 1 July 2012, as set out in Minute No. CL.34, Members are invited to declare any interest they may have in the business set out on the Agenda to which the approved Code applies.

Minutes:

57.1           The Committee’s attention was drawn to the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct which was adopted by the Council on 26 June 2012 and took effect from 1 July 2012.

57.2           The following declarations were made:

Councillor

Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

P W Awford

18/01023/FUL Holborn House, Main Road, Minsterworth.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

18/00361/FUL Land to the West of Ash Lane, Down Hatherley.

18/01125/FUL Land Adjacent to 4 St Clair Cottages, Staverton.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

18/00748/FUL Land at Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area and had become aware the land is owned by the County Council.

Is a life member of the National Flood Forum.

Is a Borough Council representative on the Lower Severn (2005) Internal Drainage Board.

Is a representative on the Severn and Wye Regional Coastal Committee and on the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

Would speak, at the Chair’s discretion, but would not vote.

A Hollaway

18/01086/FUL                  15 Apple Tree Close, Woodmancote.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

J R Mason

18/00773/FUL                        The Stables, Postlip, Winchcombe.

Is a Member of Winchcombe Town Council but does not participate in planning matters.

Would speak and vote.

P D Surman

18/01096/FUL Shrublands, Leckhampton Hill, Leckhampton.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

Is a Member of Shurdington Parish Council but does not participate in planning matters.

Would speak and vote.

R J E Vines

18/01096/FUL Shrublands, Leckhampton Hill, Leckhampton.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

R J E Vines

18/00748/FUL Land at Sandhurst Lane, Sandhurst.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor and had become aware the land is owned by the County Council.

Would not speak or vote and would leave the room for consideration of this item.

P N Workman

18/00557/FUL                 149 High Street, Tewkesbury.

18/01046/LBC              149 High Street, Tewkesbury.

18/01060/FUL Tewkesbury Nature Reserve, Tewkesbury Bypass, Tewkesbury.

Is a Member of Tewkesbury Town Council but does not participate in planning matters.

Would speak and vote.

57.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.

58.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 678 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2018.

Minutes:

58.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2018, copies of which had been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair. 

59.

Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council

59a

Schedule pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider the accompanying Schedule of Planning Applications and proposals, marked Appendix “A”.

Decision:

Parish and Reference

Address

         Decision

Item/

page number

 

Ashchurch Rural

 

 

 

 

18/00911/FUL

Land South Of The A46 Pamington Lane Ashchurch Gloucestershire

Delegated Permit

4     /     543

 

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Bishops Cleeve

 

 

 

18/01215/TPO

Behind 11 Stoke Park Close Bishops Cleeve Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Consent

13    /     597

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Churchdown

 

 

 

18/00793/FUL

7 Moselle Drive Churchdown Gloucester Gloucestershire

  Permit

7     /     559

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Down Hatherley

 

 

 

18/00361/FUL

Land To The West Of Ash Lane Down Hatherley

  Delegated Permit

10    /     569

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Minsterworth

 

 

 

18/01023/FUL

Holborn House Main Road Minsterworth Gloucestershire

    Delegated Permit

8     /     562

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Sandhurst

 

 

 

18/00748/FUL

Land At Sandhurst Lane Sandhurst Lane Sandhurst Gloucester O/T

   Refuse

11    /     579

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Shurdington

 

 

 

18/01096/FUL

Shrublands Leckhampton Hill Leckhampton Cheltenham O/T

   Permit

6     /     555

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Staverton

 

 

 

18/01125/FUL

Land Adjacent To 4 St Clair Cottages Staverton Cheltenham

  Delegated Permit

12    /     588

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/00557/FUL

149 High Street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5JP

Permit

1     /     525

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/01046/LBC

149 High Street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5JP

Consent

2     /     532

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/01060/FUL

Tewkesbury Nature Reserve Tewkesbury Bypass Tewkesbury Gloucestershire

Delegated Permit

5     /     552

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Winchcombe

 

 

 

18/00773/FUL

The Stables Postlip Winchcombe Cheltenham

Permit

3     /     535

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Woodmancote

 

 

 

18/01086/FUL

15 Apple Tree Close Woodmancote Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Permit

9     /     565

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Minutes:

59.1          The Technical Planning Manager submitted a Schedule comprising planning applications and proposals with recommendations thereon.  Copies of this had been circulated to Members as Appendix A to the Agenda for the meeting.  The objections to, support for, and observations upon the various applications as referred to in Appendix 1 attached to these Minutes were presented to the Committee and duly taken into consideration by Members prior to decisions being made on those applications.

18/00557/FUL – 149 High Street, Tewkesbury

59.2          This application was for a change of use from retail (Class A1) to café (Class A3) at ground floor level only.

59.3          The Chair indicated that there were no public speakers for this item.  The Officer recommendation was to permit the application and he sought a motion from the floor.  It was proposed and seconded that the application be permitted in accordance with the Officer recommendation and, upon being put to the vote, it was

RESOLVED          That the application be PERMITTED in accordance with the Officer recommendation.

18/01046/LBC – 149 High Street, Tewkesbury

59.4          This was a listed building consent application for installation of bathroom extract through rear elevation wall and internal alterations (including removal of existing partitions and provision of new stud partitions and joinery) in association with proposed change of use from retail (Class A1) to café (Class A3) at ground floor level only.

59.5          The Chair indicated that there were no public speakers for this item.  The Officer recommendation was to grant consent and he sought a motion from the floor.  It was proposed and seconded that the application be granted consent in accordance with the Officer recommendation and, upon being put to the vote, it was

RESOLVED          That the application be GRANTED CONSENT in accordance with the Officer recommendation.

18/00773/FUL – The Stables, Postlip, Winchcombe

59.6          This application was for amendments to the conversion of disused former stable building to form two holiday let units (resubmission of planning application reference: 16/01095/FUL).  The Committee had visited the application site on Friday 18 January 2019.

59.7          The Planning Officer advised that there had been some very minor drafting changes to some of the proposed conditions; however, this did not alter their meaning.  The Chair invited a local resident speaking against the application to address the Committee.  The local resident indicated that he was very concerned about the impact of this proposal upon his property and those of his neighbours whom he was also representing.  His main concerns related to the use of outside space immediately outside his property; lack of allocation of garden space resulting in people spilling into neighbouring gardens; noise arising from vehicles manoeuvring; people outside, particularly late on a summer’s evening; loss of light to adjacent cottages in the small, enclosed stable yard; allocated parking for this development restricting parking for existing vehicles; and, doubling of traffic through and under his property as the main access to the development went under his lounge and bedroom and alongside his hallway – he pointed out that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59a

60.

Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To consider current planning and enforcement appeals and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) appeal decisions.

Minutes:

60.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeals decision update, circulated at Pages No. 29-35.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued. 

60.2          It was

RESOLVED          That the current appeals and appeal decisions update be NOTED.