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68.

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:

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

68.2           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. 

69.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

Minutes:

69.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P E Stokes.  There were no substitutions for the meeting. 

70.

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:

70.1           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.

70.2           The following declarations were made:

Councillor

Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

R E Allen

18/00940/FUL                   3 Saffron Road, Tewkesbury.

18/01180/FUL Rose Cottage,     Main Street, Dumbleton.

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

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

18/00803/FUL Deanwood Lodge, Church Road, Maisemore

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

Attends meetings of Maisemore Parish Council but does not participate.

Would speak and vote.

P W Awford

18/00109/APP Land at Perrybrook to the North of Brockworth and to the South of the A417, Brockworth.

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.

D M M Davies

18/00549/OUT Racecourse Garage, Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve.

Whilst he does not know the applicant, he does know others connected to the application.

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

R D East

18/00549/OUT Racecourse Garage, Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve.

The original owner of the site was known to him.

Would speak and vote.

R M Hatton

18/00109/APP Land at Perrybrook to the North of Brockworth and to the South of the A417, Brockworth.

Had been in discussion with the developer in relation to potential vehicular access from the site to land owned by Brockworth Parish Council.

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

A Hollaway

19/00029/FUL Cuckoo Farm, Southam Lane, Southam

The applicant is a family member.

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

A S Reece

18/00549/OUT Racecourse   Garage,          Evesham Road, Bishop’s Cleeve

The applicant is known to him socially.

Would speak and vote.

H A E Turbyfield

18/00109/APP Land at Perrybrook to the North of Brockworth and to the South of the A417, Brockworth.

Had been in discussion with the developer in relation to potential vehicular access from the site to land owned by Brockworth Parish Council.

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

R J E Vines

18/00109/APP Land at Perrybrook to the North of Brockworth and to the South of the A417, Brockworth.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

P N Workman

18/00940/FUL                          3 Saffron Road, Tewkesbury.

Is a Member of Tewkesbury Town Council which owns the adjacent Watson Hall.

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

70.3          There were no further declarations made on this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

71.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 761 KB

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

Minutes:

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

72.

Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council

72a

Schedule pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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

Decision:

 

 Parish and Reference

 

Address

Recommendation

Item/page number

 

 

Ashchurch Rural

 

 

 

 

18/00794/APP

Land Behind Newton Cottages

 Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury

Delegated Approve

3/657

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Bishops Cleeve

 

 

 

18/00549/OUT

Racecourse Garage Evesham Road Bishops Cleeve

Permit

            7/674

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Bishops Cleeve

 

 

 

19/00024/FUL

47 Pecked Lane Bishops Cleeve

Permit

            5/667

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Brockworth

 

 

 

18/00109/APP

Land At Perrybrook To The North Of Brockworth And To The South Of The A417 Brockworth 

Delegated Approve

9/688

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Churchdown

 

 

 

18/00535/FUL

Car Park At Church Road Churchdown

            Refused

           4/662

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Dumbleton

 

 

 

18/01180/FUL

Rose Cottage Main Street Dumbleton Evesham

Delegated Permit

    2/653

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Maisemore

 

 

 

18/00803/FUL

Deanwood Lodge Church Road Maisemore

Delegated Permit

 8/683

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Southam

 

 

 

19/00029/FUL

Cuckoo Farm Southam Lane Southam

Deferred for site visit

   6/671

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Tewkesbury

 

 

 

18/00940/FUL

3 Saffron Road Tewkesbury

Permit

            1/649

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Minutes:

72.1           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, together with a plan in respect of application 18/01180/FUL, 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.

18/00940/FUL – 3 Saffron Road, Tewkesbury

72.2          This application was for erection of a two-storey side and rear extension (revised application ref: 13/00211/FUL).  The application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 19 February 2019 for a Committee Site Visit to assess the Town Council’s concerns.  The Committee had visited the application site on Monday 18 March 2019.

72.3          The Chair invited the representative from Tewkesbury Town Council to address the Committee.  The Town Council representative explained that the Town Council had consistently objected to this application on the grounds that it created a ‘right to light’ issue for the Tudor Room which was situated to the rear of 3 Saffron Road.  The Town Council held the title to the property which accommodated a bar and meeting room for users of the George Watson Memorial Hall, of which it was sole trustee.  She advised that the Town Council had made improvements to the venue, including refurbishment to the bar, stage provision and staff resources for promoting and marketing the hall.  A marked increase in bookings meant that the Tudor Room had become a popular venue and the room was used for both daytime and evening events including parties, weddings and corporate meetings and by schools and community groups.  The Hall’s recent increase in bookings was recognised in the exceedance of the set income target; this was an important resource for revenue income for the Town Council, benefitting the local economy and the community.   The Hall had regular weekly uses, such as pole dancing classes and an NHS care session, and evening events including Northern Soul dance, Tewkesbury Town Band and larger music nights with confirmed bookings up to 2020.  Page No. 651, Paragraph 5.13 of the Officer report described usage of the Tudor Room as ‘sporadic’ but this was far from the case with 59 bookings over a period of 92 days between March and May and potentially more to come.  The report also described the effect of the proposed extension being ‘as it would have been in the event that the previous 2013 proposal were implemented’.; however, she indicated that the drawings for the 2013 proposal clearly showed that the proposed extension was only one storey high along the wall closest to and parallel with the Tudor Room, whereas the current proposal was for a much higher wall with gables above which would cast a much larger shadow on the building which lay just one metre to the north.  She went on to explain that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 72a

73.

Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 342 KB

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

Minutes:

73.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 14-17.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued.

73.2          It was

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