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37.

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:

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

37.2          The Chair gave a brief outline of the scheme and the procedure for Planning Committee meetings including public speaking.

38.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

Minutes:

38.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R J G Smith and R J E Vines.  There were no substitutes for the meeting. 

39.

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:

39.1           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.

39.2           The following declarations were made:

Councillor

Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

G F Blackwell

19/00761/OUT                   9 Parton Road, Churchdown.

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

Would speak and vote.

M A Gore

18/01281/FUL Crimmond,                      Mill Lane,                     Stoke Orchard.

Had received emails and telephone calls from the applicant but had not expressed an opinion.

Would speak and vote.

M L Jordan

19/00761/OUT                         9 Parton Road, Churchdown.

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

Would speak and vote.

J R Mason

19/00726/FUL                   4 Cheltenham Road, Winchcombe.

Had spoken to the residents of both neighbouring properties and the applicant but had not expressed an opinion.

Would speak and vote.

P D Surman

19/00988/FUL               Pen Cerrig, Leckhampton Hill, Leckhampton.

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

Would speak and vote.

M J Williams

19/01062/FUL Brawn Farm, Rodway Lane, Sandhurst.

Is the applicant.

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

P N Workman

19/00531/OUT Land to the North of Church End, Twyning.

Had received various emails in relation to the application but had not expressed an opinion.

Would speak and vote.

39.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.

40.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 951 KB

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

Minutes:

40.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2019, copies of which had been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair. 

41.

Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council

41a

Schedule pdf icon PDF 6 MB

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

Decision:

 

Parish and Reference

Address

Decision

Item/page number

 

Alderton

 

 

 

19/00770/FUL

Land At Lower Stanley Farm Gretton Fields Gretton

    Permit

5/509

Click Here To View

 

Brockworth

 

 

 

19/00537/APP

Phase 1 Land At Perrybrook  North Brockworth GL3 4QY

Delegated Approve

            12/553

Click Here To View

 

Brockworth

 

 

 

19/00678/OUT

18 Westfield Road Brockworth Gloucester Gloucestershire

Permit

            7/522

Click Here To View

 

Churchdown

 

 

 

19/00761/OUT

9 Parton Road Churchdown Gloucester Gloucestershire

Permit

            8/529

Click Here To View

 

Gotherington

 

 

 

19/00476/FUL

Part Parcel 5778 Malleson Road Gotherington Cheltenham

Deferred

            3/491

Click Here To View

 

Highnam

 

 

 

19/01003/FUL

Land At Two Mile Lane Highnam 

Permit

            6/517

Click Here To View

 

Sandhurst

 

 

 

19/01062/FUL

Brawn Farm Rodway Lane Sandhurst Gloucester

Permit

            10/538

Click Here To View

 

Shurdington

 

 

 

19/00988/FUL

Pen Cerrig Leckhampton Hill Leckhampton Cheltenham

Permit

                        9/535

Click Here To View

 

Stoke Orchard And Tredington

 

 

 

18/01281/FUL

Crimmond Mill Lane Stoke Orchard Cheltenham

Permit

            1/467

Click Here To View

 

Twigworth

 

 

 

19/00935/APP

Part Parcel 5188 Tewkesbury Road Twigworth Gloucester

Approve

            11/542

Click Here To View

 

Twyning

 

 

 

19/00531/OUT

Land To The North Of Church End, Twyning

Refuse

            2/475

Click Here To View

Winchcombe

 

 

 

19/00726/FUL

4 Cheltenham Road Winchcombe Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Deferred

            4/504

Click Here To View

 

Minutes:

41.1          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.

18/01281/FUL – Crimmond, Mill Lane, Stoke Orchard

41.2          This application was for the construction of a replacement dwelling and associated works.  The Committee had visited the application site on Monday 16 December 2019.

41.3          The Planning Officer advised that the application site comprised a detached bungalow within a cluster of small dwellings between Mill Lane and a cul-de-sac at Archers Lane to the west.  The application sought permission for a replacement 1.5 storey dwelling and detached garage with games room above.  The scheme had been subject to a number of revisions during the application process which had resulted in the current design.  Members were advised that, as the site lay within the Green Belt, the proposal was inappropriate in terms of Green Belt policy.  The applicant had set out their case for very special circumstances which largely related to the fact that significant works could be carried out under their permitted development rights; however, the proposal was larger than the floor area of all of these potential works combined and, when considered along with the unsatisfactory design of the proposal, would not outweigh the harm that would be caused to the Green Belt.  Therefore, the Officer recommendation was to refuse the application, as set out in the report.

41.4           The Chair indicated that there were no public speakers for this item.  The Officer recommendation was to refuse the application and he sought a motion from the floor.  It was proposed and seconded that the application be permitted.  The proposer of the motion indicated that she had attended the Planning Committee Site Visit and was aware of the fallback position so the main issue was design, which was subjective, and she was of the view that this was appropriate for the area.  In response to a Member query, the Technical Planning Manager confirmed that it was a matter of judgement as to whether the proposal was acceptable in design terms and the Officer report was clear that the recommendation was finely balanced because of the fallback position, and given that Green Belt policy allowed for infilling in situations such as this; in this case, Officers felt that the design had tipped the balance in favour of a refusal whereas the proposer and seconder of the motion clearly took a different view and considered that the design was acceptable.  The seconder of the motion went on to explain that the existing dwelling was a 1950s bungalow which added very little to the Green Belt and he felt that the proposed replacement dwelling would enhance the area.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41a

42.

Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 231 KB

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

Minutes:

42.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeal and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 21-26.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued.

42.2          In response to a Member query regarding the Fiddington appeal, Members were reminded that a decision had been due around 12 December 2019 but had been delayed due to the UK Parliamentary Election and was now expected around mid-January 2020.

42.3          It was

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