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61.

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:

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

61.2           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. 

62.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

Minutes:

62.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillors P E Stokes and P N Workman.  There were no substitutions for the meeting.

63.

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:

63.1           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.

63.2           The following declarations were made:

Councillor

Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

P W Awford

18/01200/FUL Wharf House,       The Wharf, Coombe Hill.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

18/01104/OUT Land Adjacent to the John Moore Primary School, Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff.

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

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

M A Gore

18/01068/FUL Cotteswold Cottages, Leckhampton Hill, Leckhampton.

The applicant is known to her.

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

A Hollaway

18/01105/FUL                              1 Britannia Way, Woodmancote.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

The applicant is known to her.

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

P D Surman

18/01068/FUL Cotteswold Cottages, 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

18/01104/OUT Land Adjacent to the John Moore Primary School, Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff.

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

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

R J E Vines

18/01068/FUL Cotteswold Cottages, Leckhampton Hill, Leckhampton.

18/00607/FUL Greenacres, Brookfield Road, Churchdown.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

63.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.

64.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019.

Minutes:

64.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2019, copies of which had been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair. 

65.

Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council

65a

Schedule pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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

Decision:

Parish and Reference

Address

Decision

Item/page number

 

 

 

 

 

Badgeworth

 

 

 

18/00607/FUL

Greenacres Brookfield Road Churchdown Gloucester

Minded to permit

7/641

Click Here To View

 

Leigh

 

 

 

18/01200/FUL

Wharf House The Wharf Coombe Hill Gloucester

Permit

1/600

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Shurdington

 

 

 

18/01068/FUL

Cotteswold Cottages Leckhampton Hill Leckhampton Cheltenham

Permit

5/629

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/00940/FUL

3 Saffron Road Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5PN

Deferred for site visit

2/607

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/01013/FUL

71 - 73 Barton Street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5PY

Permit

3/611

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Wheatpieces

 

 

 

18/01104/OUT

Land Adjacent To The John Moore Primary School Columbine Road Walton Cardiff Tewkesbury

Delegated Permit

4/616

Click Here To View

 

Woodmancote

 

 

 

18/01105/FUL

1 Britannia Way Woodmancote Cheltenham Gloucestershire

Permit

6/637

Click Here To View

 

Minutes:

65.1           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.

18/01200/FUL – Wharf House, The Wharf, Coombe Hill

65.2          This application was for erection of a new dwelling, garage and access.

65.3          The Chair invited the applicant’s architect to address the Committee.  The applicant’s architect explained that a pre-application enquiry had been submitted in September 2017 and had received a very positive response stating that the principle of development was likely to be acceptable by virtue of the sustainable location of the site and that it was unlikely to be considered as an isolated site.  No policy issues had been identified.  A full planning application had subsequently been submitted in March 2018.  Whilst initially the Case Officer had indicated that the recommendation would be favourable, this position changed following discussions with the Technical Planning Manager and the Case Officer advised that permission would be refused on the basis that it was an isolated site, contrary to the pre-application advice.  The applicant’s agent indicated that he had difficulty contacting the Technical Planning Manager over an extensive period of time before the application was withdrawn.  The application had been re-submitted in November 2018 and was recommended for refusal on two counts, firstly, that the site was isolated and, secondly, that the development would harm the setting of the Landscape Protection Zone.  He indicated that the site was immediately adjacent to the cluster of houses at The Wharf, it was currently garden land as opposed to open countryside and the site had been developed over a long time such that the County Archaeologist wanted an investigation into the substantial buildings on the site in the 1870s; the site had also been used as a track route for the flood defence works more recently.  The landscape and visual impact assessment submitted with the application demonstrated that there would be minimal impact and the Council’s Landscape Officer had not commented on the application.  Furthermore, housing had been approved next to the Swan Inn which was on the skyline of the Landscape Protection Zone.  On that basis, the applicant’s architect urged Members to acknowledge the strong support, both from the Parish Council and neighbours, and permit the application.

65.4          The Technical Planning Manager explained it was unfortunate that both the pre-application and the original planning application had been submitted during a time of change in terms of the planning policy position; however, there was now a very clear policy position in terms of the adopted Joint Core Strategy and that was the basis upon which the application must be considered.  Whilst he did have sympathy with the applicant who had been caught  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65a

66.

Development Control - Applications to the County Council

To note the following decisions of Gloucestershire County Council:

 

Site/Development

 

Decision

18/00489/CM

The Old Saw Mill Site

Evesham Road

Toddington

 

Erection of a single storey portal frame building for use as a Waste Treatment and Transfer facility within an existing industrial/commercial site used for waste management to provide additional premises to undertake existing waste recycling functions.

 

Application PERMITTED subject to conditions relating to commencement of development; definition of permission; hours of operations; scope of the development; record keeping; litter; noise; Operational Management Statement; details of materials; removal of permitted development rights; hours of demolition and construction; highways; landscape scheme; planting; pollution control; and, external lighting.  

18/01110/CM

Winchcombe Water Reclamation Works

Broadway Road

Winchcombe

 

Installation of an MCC kiosk; poly kiosk; SAS thickening building; wash-water pumping station kiosk; inlet works MCC kiosk; LV meter and distribution board kiosk; and associated acoustic barriers.

Application PERMITTED subject to conditions relating to commencement of development; scope of development; hours of construction; landscape and aftercare scheme; removal of hedgerows, trees and shrubs; construction works; and external lighting.

 

Minutes:

66.1          The following decisions of Gloucestershire County Council were NOTED:

Site/Development

 

Decision

18/00489/CM

The Old Saw Mill Site

Evesham Road

Toddington

 

Erection of a single storey portal frame building for use as a Waste Treatment and Transfer facility within an existing industrial/commercial site used for waste management to provide additional premises to undertake existing waste recycling functions.

 

Application PERMITTED subject to conditions relating to commencement of development; definition of permission; hours of operations; scope of the development; record keeping; litter; noise; Operational Management Statement; details of materials; removal of permitted development rights; hours of demolition and construction; highways; landscape scheme; planting; pollution control; and, external lighting. 

18/01110/CM

Winchcombe Water Reclamation Works

Broadway Road

Winchcombe

 

Installation of an MCC kiosk; poly kiosk; SAS thickening building; wash-water pumping station kiosk; inlet works MCC kiosk; LV meter and distribution board kiosk; and associated acoustic barriers.

Application PERMITTED subject to conditions relating to commencement of development; scope of development; hours of construction; landscape and aftercare scheme; removal of hedgerows, trees and shrubs; construction works; and external lighting.

 

67.

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:

67.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 45-50.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued.

67.2          With regard to 17/01190/FUL – Elm Cottage, Shurdington Road, Shurdington which had been dismissed on appeal, a Member queried what would happen next given that the residential annexe had already been built.  In response, the Technical Planning Manager advised that the local planning authority was able to consider enforcement action.  Officers had been in discussion with the applicant about their intentions and a solution would now be sought – that may be complete removal or an alternative which would be subject to a planning application and potentially a decision by the Committee.

67.3          It was

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