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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.


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

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


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 


9.1             Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M J Williams.  There were no substitutions 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.


10.1           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.

10.2           The following declarations were made:


Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

M A Gore

19/00184/FUL Clematis Cottage, Shutter Lane, Gotherington.

The applicant had contacted her, and she had subsequently met with them, but this was purely for fact-finding and to facilitate a meeting between the applicant, Planning Officer and Conservation Officer.

Would speak and vote.

A Hollaway

19/00135/FUL Bishop’s Leys Farm, Butts Lane, Woodmancote.

The applicant is a close family friend.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

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

A Hollaway

19/00184/FUL Clematis Cottage, Shutter Lane, Gotherington.

Is a Borough Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

E J MacTiernan

18/00043/OUT Land at Fitzhamon Park, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury.

The applicant is know to her; however, she had never expressed an opinion or given any advice in relation to the application.

Would speak and vote.

P W Ockelton

18/01295/OUT Fortitude, Birdlip Hill, Witcombe.

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

Would speak and vote.

R J E Vines

18/01295/OUT Fortitude, Birdlip Hill, Witcombe.

18/00864/APP Phases 2 and 5, Land at Perrybrook, North Brockworth.

Is a Gloucestershire County Councillor for the area.

Would speak and vote.

P N Workman

18/00043/OUT Land at Fitzhamon Park, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury.

Is related to the applicant.

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

10.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2019.


11.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2019, copies of which had been circulated, were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


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



Item/page number







6 Orchard Road Alderton Tewkesbury



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Ashchurch Rural





Land At Fitzhamon Park Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury Ashchurch




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Fortitude Birdlip Hill Witcombe

Deferred – awaiting additional info


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Bishops Cleeve





Land At Stoke Road Bishops Cleeve

Minded to Refuse


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Phases 2 & 5, Land At Perrybrook North Brockworth

Delegated Approve


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Clematis Cottage Shutter Lane Gotherington



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4 Meadvale Close Longford Gloucester



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Bishops Leys Farm Butts Lane Woodmancote

Deferred – site visit


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12.1          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.

19/00414/FUL – 6 Orchard Road, Alderton

12.2          This application was for proposed two storey and single storey rear extensions.

12.3          The Planning Officer advised that the application related to a semi-detached dwelling located in Alderton.  The immediate area was characterised by a mix of house types of differing styles and the site was located within the Special Landscape Area.  The property itself was constructed with render and concrete interlocking tiles and benefited from a small single storey extension located to the rear.  As set out in the Officer report, the proposal sought planning permission for the erection of a rear extension comprising single storey and two storey elements.  The extension would be constructed from materials to match the existing building.  The scheme also proposed the addition of two rooflights on the front elevation and the re-siting of a window at first floor level on the side elevation.  The main issues to be considered were design and the impact upon neighbouring residential amenity and the Special Landscaping Area.  The application had come to the Planning Committee for determination because the Parish Council had objected on the grounds that the proposal would have an unacceptable impact upon neighbouring properties.  Neighbours had raised objections to the proposal in terms of potential loss of light, overlooking and overbearing impacts and these concerns had been addressed in the Officer report.  Officers considered the scheme to be acceptable in policy terms and it was subsequently recommended for permission.

12.4           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.  A Member understood that the electricity supply came from an overhead pole directly to the house and he questioned whether this would need to be changed, should planning permission be granted, and also whether the rooflights had been included in the application.  The Chair noted that the Parish Council had raised a number of similar questions, as set out at Page No. 154 of the Officer report, and he felt it would be helpful if the Planning Officer could respond to each point in turn.  With regard to the statement that the boundaries appeared to encroach over the neighbouring site, the Planning Officer explained that the application had been assessed based on the submitted plans which showed the party wall encroached over the neighbouring site and he confirmed that this would be a matter for the neighbours.  In terms  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12a


Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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


13.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 46-49.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued.

13.2          It was

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