Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Liz Hornby 

Items
No. Item

113.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 15 January 2020 (attached).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 15 January 2020 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

114.

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:

Councillor A Turner: Planning application 19/07208/FUL – declared he wished to speak as a Ward Member and would vacate the Chair in favour of the Vice Chairman.

 

Councillor A Turner: Planning application 19/07384/FUL – declared a Pecuniary interest due to being a member of the Princes Risborough Town Council who was the applicant. He declared he would absent himself from the debate and voting on this item.

 

115.

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.

 

116.

19/07208/FUL - 2 Centre Parade Place, Farm Way, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9JS

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Minutes:

The Chairman, having declared he wished to speak as a Ward Member vacated the Chair at which point the Vice-Chairman took the Chair for this item.

 

During a full debate Members noted that their retail policy sought to protect shop units in such locations.  However they noted that the world of retail had changed making such shop units less desirable.  It was noted that an A1 unit remained next door and so, on balance, the benefits of having the unit occupied was considered to enhance the vitality and viability of the shopping parade. This outweighed its loss for Class A1 use.

 

Members voted in favour of a motion that they were minded to approve and delegated authority to the Head of Planning & Sustainability to grant planning permission subject to appropriate conditions.

 

RESOLVED: to delegate authority to the Head of Planning & Sustainability as above.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor A Turner, the local Ward Member.

 

The Committee was addressed by Mrs Ruksan, the applicant.

 

117.

19/07233/FUL - 144 - 146 Kingsmead Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1JB

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Minutes:

Following a very full debated, Members voted in favour of the motion to defer the application until such time as the outcome of the current planning appeal (19/05916/FUL) was known.

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be deferred.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors M Clarke and R Farmer, the local Ward Members.

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr A James in objection.

 

118.

19/07335/FUL - The Junction, 551 London Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1ET

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Minutes:

Following a full debate, Members voted in favour of the motion to defer the application for officers to renegotiate with the applicant regarding the following concerns that were raised:

·      Number of parking spaces

·      Cramped living spaces/room sizes

·      Convenience of basement bicycle storage

·      Disturbance arising from the communal area adjacent to 4 external doors

·      Cladding on the side single storey extension

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be deferred.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors M Clarke and R Farmer, the local Ward Members.

 

119.

19/07384/FUL - 39 High Street, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0AE

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Minutes:

The Chairman, having declared an interest in the application, vacated the Chair and vacated the chamber for the duration of debate. The Vice-Chairman took the Chair for this application.

 

Members voted unanimously in favour of the motion to approve the application.

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be approved.

 

120.

19/07863/VDCN - Sir William Borlases Grammar School, West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2BR

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application.

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be approved.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor A Collingwood, the local Ward Member.

 

The Committee was addressed by Ms S Galloway in objection and Ms K Mountfield, the applicant.

 

121.

19/06493/FUL - Old Bank House, 39 High Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AG

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Minutes:

Following a full debate, Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application subject to an amendment to Condition 3, to add: “or flashing lights”

Members wished it to be recorded that they were reluctant to vote in favour of the application but were obliged to do so as there were no planning grounds on which to refuse the application. However, they believed that there were good social reasons for refusal but which were not within their remit to consider.

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be approved.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor Mrs L Clarke, OBE, the local Ward Member.

122.

Standing Order 14, Paragraph 41

Minutes:

RESOLVED: As the meeting was still sitting at 22:00 hours, the Chairman moved that the meeting continue until the finish of business. Motion carried.

123.

Pre-Planning Committee Training / Information Session

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Minutes:

Members noted that no developers had indicated they wished to make a presentation to the Committee. Therefore, it was proposed that the start time of the next Planning Committee, due to be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020, be brought forward to 6.30pm.

 

The Chairman announced that as the 11 March 2020 meeting would be the last meeting as Wycombe District Council, he wished to invite Members, Standing Deputies and Officers, both past and present to a social gathering with nibbles and drinks which will be held before the next meeting at 5.00pm. Electronic invitations would be sent in due course.

124.

Appointment of Members for Site Visits

To appoint Members to undertake site visits on Tuesday 11 March 2020 should the need arise.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That in the event that it was necessary to arrange site visits on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in respect of the agenda for the meeting on Wednesday 11 March 2020, the following Members be invited to attend with the relevant local Members:

 

Councillors: Ms A Baughan, S Graham, C B Harriss, D A Johncock, N B Marshall, H L McCarthy, N J B Teesdale, A Turner, P R Turner and C Whitehead.

125.

Delegated Action Undertaken by Planning Enforcement Team

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Minutes:

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

126.

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.