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No. Item

14.

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:

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

14.2          The Chair gave a brief outline of the scheme and the procedure for Planning Committee meetings. 

15.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

Minutes:

15.1          Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R A Bird, E J MacTiernan and R J G Smith.  Councillor C Softley would be acting as a substitute for the meeting.

16.

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:

16.1           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.

16.2           The following declarations were made:

Councillor

Application No./Agenda Item

Nature of Interest (where disclosed)

Declared Action in respect of Disclosure

G F Blackwell

19/00320/FUL     Land Adjacent to 53 Parton Road, Churchdown.

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

Would speak and vote.

M A Gore

19/00422/APP Land Adjoining Gretton Road, Gotherington.

Was the local Ward Member when the application had initially been submitted and had met with the Parish Council but had not expressed an opinion.

Would speak and vote.

A Hollaway

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

Is a friend of the applicant.

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

M L Jordan

19/00320/FUL     Land Adjacent to 53 Parton Road, Churchdown.

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

Would speak and vote.

C Softley

19/00320/FUL     Land Adjacent to 53 Parton Road, Churchdown.

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

Would speak and vote.

16.3          There were no further declarations made on this occasion.

17.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 527 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019.

Minutes:

17.1          The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019, copies of which had been circulated, were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair. 

18.

Development Control - Applications to the Borough Council

18a

Schedule pdf icon PDF 4 MB

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

Minutes:

18.1          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.

19/00269/FUL – 10 Columbine Road, Walton Cardiff, Tewkesbury

18.2           This application was for construction of a new place of worship and provision of associated vehicular access and parking area, cycle store, landscaping and drainage.  The Committee had visited the application site on Friday 16 August 2019.

18.3          The Planning Officer advised that the application was for a place of worship and associated infrastructure and the plans before Members had been revised following consultation.  Various conditions had been suggested for inclusion on the planning permission.  The application site was a vacant parcel of land in the context of the existing Wheatpieces local centre and had extant planning permission for a day nursery for up to 24 children which had never been implemented; the application before Members was for another use which was considered acceptable within the context of a community area.

18.4          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 raised concern regarding traffic, particularly during school term time, and he questioned how an acceptable highway safety impact would be achieved.  In response, the County Highways representative explained that a site visit had been carried out with the Parish Council which had highlighted the highway safety concerns.   He advised that the retail area would be used for parking as well, which was more than generous, and the survey that had been carried out to assess the parking on a worst-case scenario basis had demonstrated there would still be opportunities for on-street parking that would not cause a highway issue.  It was also noted that County Highways would be looking to formalise the zigzag markings as part of the extension to the school which was coming forward.  It was not considered that access to and from the school would be adversely impacted by the proposal, or that it would result in any significant highway safety issues.  In response to a query regarding noise abatement, the Planning Officer advised that, as set out in the Officer report, the Environmental Health Officer had looked carefully at the proposal and was satisfied that noise, both within the building itself and externally via the air conditioning unit, could be attenuated.  It was noted that no conditions were proposed in terms of the hours of operation and Officers were happy that any issues that did arise could be dealt with satisfactorily under noise nuisance provisions.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18a

19.

Current Appeals and Appeal Decisions Update pdf icon PDF 368 KB

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

Minutes:

19.1          Attention was drawn to the current appeals and appeal decisions update, circulated at Pages No. 28-33.  Members were asked to consider the current planning and enforcement appeals received and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government appeal decisions issued. 

19.2          It was

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