Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Liz Hornby 

Items
No. Item

107.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 6 March 2019 (attached).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 6 March 2019 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

 

108.

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.

 

109.

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.

 

110.

18/07066/FUL - Land Rear of Clifton Lodge Hotel, 210 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe

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Minutes:

Members noted the Update sheet which corrected the application description to refer to the housing mix of the block of flats as 4 x 1 bed units and 2 x 2 bed units.

 

Members required the inclusion of an informative encouraging the use of electric charging points as the site was within an Air Quality Management Area. Members then voted on the motion that delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning and Sustainability to grant Conditional Permission provided that a Planning Obligation is made to secure the provision of a unit for affordable home ownership or to refuse the application should this obligation not be secured

 

       RESOLVED: that they were minded to grant permission for the reasons laid out above.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor N Teesdale, the local Ward Member.

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr Matthew Richards in objection and Mr Jeremy Flawn, the agent on behalf of the applicant.  

111.

18/07538/FUL - Downley Lodge, Plomer Green Lane, Downley, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5XN

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Minutes:

The Chairman stated that as a local Ward Member he was minded to speak as such on this application. Therefore in the absence of the Vice-Chairman, it was necessary to vote in a temporary Chairman for this item. Councillor Johncock proposed Councillor N Marshall as Chairman which was seconded by Councillor S Graham with unanimous agreement.

 

Councillor N Marshall took the Chairman’s seat for the duration of the item.

 

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

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be approved.

 

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

 

The Committee was addressed by Parish Councillor David Egmore of Downley Parish Council in objection and Mr Ramon Santos, the applicant.

 

The item being concluded, Councillor P Turner took the Chair.

 

112.

18/06705/FUL - Frank Hudson and Son, Rosebery Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7AH

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion that they were minded to refuse the application, and that the Head of Planning and Sustainability be given delegated authority to determine the application after first adding an additional reason for refusal reflecting the Committee’s concerns that the proposal was out of character.

 

          RESOLVED: that delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning and Sustainability to refuse the application after adding an additional reason for refusal that the proposal was out or character.

 

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

 

113.

Pre-Planning Committee Training / Information Session

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Minutes:

Members noted that there was no presentation booked for the next Pre-Planning Committee training / information session on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 6.00pm. It was therefore agreed that the next Planning Committee meeting would start at 6.30pm.

 

RESOLVED: That there was no information session scheduled for Wednesday 24 April 2019, therefore the next Committee meeting would start at 6.30pm.

114.

Appointment of Members for Site Visits

To appoint Members to undertake site visits on Tuesday 23 April 2019 should the need arise.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That in the event that it was necessary to arrange site visits on Tuesday 23 April 2019 in respect of the agenda for the meeting on Wednesday 24 April 2019, the following Members be invited to attend with the relevant local Members:

 

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

 

115.

Delegated Action Undertaken by Planning Enforcement Team

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116.

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.