Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Liz Hornby 

Items
No. Item

13.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 22 May 2019 (attached).

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Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 22 May 2019 be approved as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

14.

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 S Raja – 17/08464/R9OUT and 18/05323/R9FUL: Declared an interest in that he had been copied into emails in relation to the applications. However, he had not predetermined the applications and remained open minded and without prejudice.

 

Councillor P Turner – 17/08464/R9OUT and 18/05323/R9FUL: Declared an interest due to having close family who were neighbours of the site and that in light of this he would withdraw from the Chamber and take no part in the debate and voting on the applications.

15.

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.

16.

17/05784/FUL - Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2BR

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Minutes:

Members noted the Update and then voted in favour of the motion to approve the application subject to conditions.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be approved subject to conditions.

 

The Committee received apologies from Councillor Collingwood, the local Ward Member.

 

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

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr David Galloway in objection and by Mr Alistair Handford, the applicant.

17.

17/07195/FUL - 15 & 17 New Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4LH

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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 Councillors Z Ahmed and N Teesdale, the local Ward Councillors.

18.

17/08464/R9OUT - West Site, Former Compair Works, Bellfield Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of a motion to defer the application for officer’s to look further into the access road leading to the commercial element of the site, possibly to add a different access point. However, this motion was defeated that it therefore fell away.

 

The Panel then voted in favour of the motion that they were minded to grant outline permission subject to completion of a Planning Obligation or other agreement.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be granted subject to completion of a Planning Obligation or other agreement.

 

The Committee was addressed by Mr Rob Morgan of Savills, on behalf of the applicant.

19.

18/05323/R9FUL - West Site, Former Compair Works, Bellfield Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of a motion to approve the application. However, this motion was defeated that it therefore fell away.

 

Members then voted in favour of the motion that the application be deferred due to the concerns they raised in respect of:

 

1)    The quality in terms of design of the premises being created.

2)    The temporary nature of the business units.

3)    The potential relationship with adjoining development.

 

Officers would enter into further discussions with the developer to address these issues.

 

            RESOLVED: that the application be deferred for the reasons given above.

20.

19/05601/FUL - Garages and Access Road, The Cottages, Bricks Lane, Beacons Bottom, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3XG

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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 Mrs Eleanor Hurrell and Parish Councillor Neil Watson on behalf of Stokenchurch Parish Council in objection and Mr Stuart Martin, the applicant.

21.

19/06031/FUL - Site of 80 Daws Hill Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PU

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to refuse the application as it was considered that the proposed development would result in a cramped form of development at odds with the immediate locality due to the proposal now being detached dwellings with minimal separation distances and reduced plot widths. The proposal did not therefore promote or reinforce local distinctiveness and was at odds with the general street pattern, thus failed to respect the existing grain of development and thus failed to achieve a high standard of design which in turn would fail to respect the wider context of the site and street pattern.

 

The proposal was therefore contrary to Adopted Local Plan Policies G3 and Appendix 1 and CS19 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and to the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be refused for the reasons given above.

 

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

22.

18/08897/OUT - Slate Meadow, Stratford Drive, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire

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Minutes:

Members voted in favour of the motion to approve the application with a Planning Obligation.

 

        RESOLVED: that the application be approved with a Planning Obligation.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillors Mrs J Adey and M Appleyard, the local Ward Members.

23.

18/07842/FUL - Chequers End Equestrian Centre, Chequers Lane, Cadmore End, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3PQ

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Minutes:

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

 

          RESOLVED: that the application be refused.

24.

Pre-Planning Committee Training / Information Session

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Minutes:

Members noted that the Chairman had requested as many Members of the Planning Committee be present at a pre-Committee session for a discussion with officer’s on the practicalities of how Planning might operate in the new unitary authority on Wednesday 24 July 2019 at 6.00pm in Committee Room 1.

 

RESOLVED: That the details of the pre-Committee information / training session to be held on Wednesday 24 July 2019 be noted.

25.

Appointment of Members for Site Visits

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

Minutes:

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

 

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

26.

Delegated Action Undertaken by Planning Enforcement Team

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Minutes:

The Delegated Action undertaken by the Planning enforcement team was noted.

27.

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.