Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Liz Hornby 

Items
No. Item

60.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 18 September 2019 (attached).

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 18 September 2019 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

61.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any disclosure of disclosable pecuniary interests by Members relating to items on the agenda. If any Member is uncertain as to whether an interest should be disclosed, he or she is asked if possible to contact the District Solicitor prior to the meeting.

Members are reminded that if they are declaring an interest, they should state the nature of that interest whether or not they are required to withdraw from the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

62.

Planning Applications

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the reports be received and the recommendations contained in the reports, as amended by the update sheet where appropriate, be adopted, subject to any deletions, updates or alterations set out in the minutes below.

 

63.

18/07933/FUL - 303 Desborough Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2TL

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to defer the application to enable the Committee to gain access to the rear of the site to be better able to assess the application.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be deferred.

 

64.

18/07939/FUL - 2 & 3 Wash Hill Lea, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0JD

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Minutes:

After a full debate, Members voted in favour of the motion that they were minded to approve the application by delegating to officers with a request to advance a condition which required a Construction Management Plan or restricted HGV delivery times.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be delegated to officers for the reasons stated above.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors Mrs Adey and Mrs Langley, the local Ward Members.

 

The Committee was addressed by Ms Nicola Jarman in objection and Mr Huw Mellor, the agent on behalf of the applicant.

 

65.

19/06609/FUL - 4 Verney Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3NE

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to delegate authority to the Head of Planning and Sustainability in liaison with the Chairman of the Planning Committee to approve the application subject to the outbuilding being amended to a flat roof and 2.5m high.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be delegated to the Head of Planning & Sustainability in liaison with the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the reason stated above.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors Mrs Clarke OBE and Hill, the local Ward Members.

 

The Committee was addressed by Ms Bridget Mallett in objection and Ms Shazia Hafeez and Mr Raja Waheed Iqbal, the applicants.

 

66.

19/06919/FUL - 1 Wordsworth Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2UT

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to refuse the application for the following reason:

 

That in the opinion of the Local Planning Authority, the walkway would significantly increase the level of overlooking afforded to the neighbouring property at 1 Tennyson Road.  It would provide views into habitable rooms and the garden of the property which would cause a severe loss of privacy. Whilst this could be mitigated through the construction of screening around the walkway, such screening would be of a size and proximity to the boundary that would be overbearing in appearance to existing occupiers of 1 Wordsworth Road and detrimental to the residential amenities of 1 Tennyson Road.

 

The proposal was therefore contrary to policies DM35 and DM36 of the Wycombe District Local Plan, adopted August 2019

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be refused.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors Mrs Clarke, OBE and Hill, the local Ward Members.

 

67.

Pre-Planning Committee Training / Information Session

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Minutes:

Members noted that no presentations had been booked for a pre-committee training session on Wednesday 13 November 2019. Unless a developer came forward in the meantime, it was agreed that the Planning Committee would start at 6.30pm.

 

68.

Appointment of Members for Site Visits

To appoint Members to undertake site visits on Tuesday 12 November 2019 should the need arise.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That in the event that it was necessary to arrange site visits on Tuesday 12 November 2019 in respect of the agenda for the meeting on Wednesday 13 November 2019, the following Members be invited to attend with the relevant local Members:

 

Councillors: Mrs J A Adey, S Graham, D A Johncock, T Lee, N B Marshall, H L McCarthy, N J B Teesdale, A Turner, P R Turner and C Whitehead.

 

69.

Delegated Action Undertaken by Planning Enforcement Team

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Minutes:

Members noted the Delegated Actions undertaken by the Planning Enforcement Team.

70.

File on Actions Taken under Delegated Authority

Submission of the file of actions taken under delegated powers since the previous meeting.

Minutes:

The file on actions taken under delegated authority since the previous meeting was circulated for the Committee’s attention.

 

71.

Chairman's Announcement

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded Members that a SPD Planning Seminar would take place on Thursday 7 November at 12:30pm in Committee Room 1 and encouraged as many Members as possible to attend.