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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.


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

74.2           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. 


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 


75.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillors A Hollaway, P E Stokes and R J E Vines.  Councillor G F Blackwell would be acting as a substitute for the meeting. 


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.


76.1           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.

76.2           The following declarations were made:


Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

P W Awford

17/01337/OUT Land Off A38,              Part Parcel 0120, Tewkesbury Road, Coombe Hill.

18/01285/APP Land North of Innsworth Lane, Innsworth.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

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 Flood and Coastal Committee and on the Wessex Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

19/00006/FUL                    1 Down Hatherley Lane, Down Hatherley.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

R M Hatton

18/01239/FUL     Land Adjacent to Hucclecote Road and Golf Club Lane, Brockworth.

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

Would speak and vote.

H A E Turbyfield

18/01239/FUL   Land Adjacent to Hucclecote Road and Golf Club Lane, Brockworth.

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

Would speak and vote.

P N Workman

19/00128/FUL  Oldbury Car Park, Oldbury Road, Tewkesbury.

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

Would speak and vote.

76.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2019.


77.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2019, copies of which had been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair, subject to an amendment to Minute No. PL.72.37 as follows: ‘The Member indicated that, at peak flow, the water which ran off the escarpment and surrounding highway network into the Horsbere Brook would be very fasting fast moving…’ 


Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council


Schedule pdf icon PDF 5 MB

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


Parish and Reference



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Land Adjacent To Hucclecote Road And Golf Club Lane Brockworth Gloucestershire




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85 Pirton Lane Churchdown Gloucester Gloucestershire



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5 Winston Road Churchdown Gloucester Gloucestershire



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Down Hatherley





1 Down Hatherley Lane Down Hatherley Gloucester Gloucestershire

Delegated Permit


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Land North Of Innsworth Lane Innsworth 

Deferred for site visit


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Land Off A38 Part Parcel 0120 Tewkesbury Road Coombe Hill

Deferred for site visit


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Cuckoo Farm Southam Lane Southam Cheltenham



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1 New Kayte Cottages Southam Lane Southam Cheltenham

Grant Certificate


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Oldbury Car Park Oldbury Road Tewkesbury Gloucestershire

Delegated Permit


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78.1          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.

17/01337/OUT – Land Off A38, Part Parcel 0120, Tewkesbury Road

78.2          This was an outline application for up to 40 dwellings, associated infrastructure, ancillary facilities, open space and landscaping with vehicular and pedestrian access from the A38; all matters – access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale – reserved for future consideration.

78.3          The Chair indicated that there were no public speakers for this item.  The Officer recommendation was to delegate authority to the Technical Planning Manager to permit the application, subject to resolving the outstanding open space/play contributions; ecological mitigation measures; any additional/amended planning conditions; and the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement.  A Member was surprised that there was no representative from the Parish Council at the meeting, given the strength of feeling about the application.  The site had been considered by the Tewkesbury Borough Plan Working Group and, at that time, he had expressed the view that this was the worst site in the local plan consultation mainly due to its flood history – the site had been flooded twice in 2007 along with others in the surrounding area.  He raised concern that there was no comment from the Council’s Flood Risk Management Engineer or the Lead Local Flood Authority and he could not see a sustainable drainage solution which would convince him to support the application.  On that basis he proposed that the application be deferred in order to obtain relevant flooding information and details of an appropriate sustainable drainage system.  The Planning Officer explained that the site was in Flood Zone 1 and the outline application had been accompanied by a Flood Risk Assessment and drainage strategy which had been reviewed by the Lead Local Flood Authority.  The scheme had sufficient capacity for a 1/100 year flood event, plus a 40% allowance for climate change, it would result in a betterment of the existing greenfield run-off and any discharge from the pond would be at a controlled rate. 

78.4          The proposer of the motion indicated that, whilst he was not a hydrologist, he did know the drainage and ditches on the site and was aware that the open ditch network did not flow.  He argued that much more needed to be done in terms of drainage in order to ensure that the pond would discharge at a reasonable rate, once climate change had been taken into consideration.  He reiterated that the Tewkesbury Borough Plan Working Group was yet to make a recommendation on the site so he did not feel there would be a problem with a deferral.  The Technical Planning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 78a


Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 217 KB

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


79.1           Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 23-27.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued.

79.2          It was

RESOLVED          That the Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update be NOTED.