Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Planning and Development Control Committee
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 6:00 pm

Venue: The African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE2 0UA

Contact: Jason Tyler Tel 229 (39) 8816 Email: jason.tyler@leicester.gov.uk  Julie Harget Tel 229 (39) 8809 Email: julie.harget@leicester.gov.uk

Note: Please note the change to our usual venue in the Town Hall. The main hall in the African Caribbean Centre has a larger capacity than any of the meeting rooms in the Town Hall and will accommodate up to 200 people. There is provision for public speaking at committee for those people who have previously submitted a written representation. Further details on this can be found at www.leicester.gov.uk/speakingatplanningcommittee or by contacting Democratic Support on the numbers detailed above. 

Items
No. Item

108.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

109.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed and/or indicate that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

Members will be aware of the Code of Practice for Member involvement in Development Control decisions. They are also asked to declare any interest they might have in any matter on the committee agenda and/or contact with applicants, agents or third parties. The Chair, acting on advice from the Director of Corporate Governance will then determine whether the interest disclosed is such to require the Member to withdraw from the committee during consideration of the relevant officer report.

 

Members who are not on the committee but who are attending to make representations in accordance with the Code of Practice are also required to declare any interest.  The Chair, acting on advice from the Director of Corporate Governance will determine whether the interest disclosed is such that the Member is not able to make representations.  Members requiring guidance should contact the Director of Corporate Governance or the Committee's legal adviser prior to the committee meeting.

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare any interests they had in the business to be discussed on the agenda, including under the Council’s Code of Practice for development Control decisions.

 

Councillors introduced themselves and made the following declarations:

 

Councillor Shelton declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Dr Chowdhury declared that in respect of application 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Clarke declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had been a member of the Scrutiny Commission that had considered the review of the provision of gypsy and traveller sites, but that he had no pre-determined view on the applications and sat with an open mind.  He further declared that he had received representations in respect of both sites.

 

Councillor Dr Moore declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) she had received representations and had attended the site visits.

 

Councillor Dr Barton declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) she had received representations and had attended the site visits.

 

Councillor Joshi declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Fonseca declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Sandhu declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Kitterick declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground) and 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

The following Councillors attended the meeting and with the sanction of the Committee spoke with regard to specific applications and declared the following interests in accordance with the Code of Practice for Development Control Decisions:

 

Councillor Meghani declared that in respect of applications 20131494 (Greengate Land, land to north of) he had received representations.

 

Councillor Riyait declared that in respect of applications 20131493 (Thurcaston Road, former Corah Sports Ground).

110.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND CONTRAVENTIONS pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The Committee is asked to consider the recommendations of the Director, Planning and Economic Development contained in the attached reports, within the categories identified in the index appended to the reports.

Minutes:

The Chair explained that he would take the Planning and Contravention reports out of the order given in the index contained within the report, due to the attendance of Ward Councillors, members of the public who had registered to speak in objection to applications and in the interests of people in the public gallery.

 

RESOLVED:

that the report of the Director, Planning, Transportation and Economic Development dated 30 October 2013 on applications and contraventions, together with the supplementary reports and information reported verbally by Officers, be received and action taken as below:

111.

20131494 - GREENGATE LANE, LAND TO NORTH OF pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

Ward:              Beaumont Leys

 

Proposal:       DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS; CHANGE OF USE OF LAND FROM HOUSES/GARDENS TO GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITE WITH SIX PITCHES AND SIX AMENITY BUILDINGS

 

Applicant:      FRAMEWORK HOUSING ASSOCIATION

 

Adam Jacobs spoke in support of the application.

 

County Councillor David Snartt, Terry McGreal and Peter Ablett spoke in objection to the application.

 

Councillor Meghani read a letter of objection received from Liz Kendall MP and spoke in objection to the application.

 

Members of the Committee then gave due consideration to the application and officers responded to the comments and queries raised.

 

It was reported that the application was the subject of Section 25 call-in procedures and that any decision of the Committee could therefore be referred to the Secretary of State.

 

RESOLVED:

that the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions set out below and subject to referral to the Secretary of State if called-in under the Section 25 procedures:

 

CONDITIONS

 

1.           The development shall be begun within three years from the date of this permission. (To comply with Section 91 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.)

 

2.           The site shall be managed in accordance with the Operation & Management Statement submitted with the planning application. (To ensure the site is managed in an appropriate way.)

 

3.           No part of the development shall be occupied until the 2 metre by 2 metre sight lines on each side of each vehicular access have been provided, and they shall be retained thereafter. (In the interests of the safety of pedestrians and other road users, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

4.           All street works shall be constructed in accordance with the Council's standards contained in the `6Cs Design Guide` (view from www.leicester.gov.uk/6cs-design-guide). (To achieve a satisfactory form of development, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

5.           No part of the development shall be occupied until the footway crossing has been altered in accordance with the Council's standards contained in the `6Cs Design Guide` (view from www.leicester.gov.uk/6cs-design-guide). (To achieve satisfactory means of access to the highway, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

6.           A turning space, to enable vehicles always to enter and leave the site in a forward direction, shall be kept available within the site. (In the interests in highway safety, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

7.           No pitch shall be occupied until bollards or another method to prevent parking on the verge adjacent to the access drive have been installed to the satisfaction of the City Council as local planning authority. (To ensure inappropriate parking does not take place in accordance with policy CS03 of the Core Strategy).

 

8.           Any gates shall be set back to allow a Heavy Goods Vehicle to pull off the highway prior to them  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.

112.

20131493 - THURCASTON ROAD, FORMER CORAH SPORTS GROUND pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Minutes:

Ward:              Abbey

 

Proposal:       CHANGE OF USE OF FORMER SPORTS GROUND TO GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITE WITH TEN PITCHES AND TEN AMENITY BUILDINGS

 

Applicant:      FRAMEWORK HOUSING ASSOCIATION

 

Adam Jacobs spoke in support of the application.

 

Steve Ramsden, Terry McGreal and Alan Whomsley spoke in objection to the application.

 

Councillor Riyait read a letter of objection received from Liz Kendall MP and spoke in objection to the application.

 

Members of the Committee then gave due consideration to the application and officers responded to the comments and queries raised.

 

Following the public addresses it was suggested that an additional condition be imposed to request the applicant to provide details of the operation of the CCTV system at the site. 

 

RESOLVED:

that the application be APPROVED subject to the conditions as set out below, and an additional condition to request the applicant to provide details of the operation of the CCTV system at the site, the wording of which to be agreed in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair:

 

CONDITIONS

 

1.           The development shall be begun within three years from the date of this permission. (To comply with Section 91 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.)

 

2.           The site shall be managed in accordance with the Operation & Management Statement submitted with the planning application. (To ensure the site is managed in an appropriate way.)

 

3.           No part of the development shall be occupied until the 2 metre by 2 metre sight lines on each side of each vehicular access have been provided, and they shall be retained thereafter. (In the interests of the safety of pedestrians and other road users, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

4.           All street works shall be constructed in accordance with the Council's standards contained in the `6Cs Design Guide` (view from www.leicester.gov.uk/6cs-design-guide). (To achieve a satisfactory form of development, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

5.           No part of the development shall be occupied until the footway crossing has been altered in accordance with the Council's standards contained in the `6Cs Design Guide` (view from www.leicester.gov.uk/6cs-design-guide). (To achieve satisfactory means of access to the highway, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

6.           A turning space, to enable vehicles always to enter and leave the site in a forward direction, shall be kept available within the site. (In the interests in highway safety, and in accordance with policy AM01 of the City of Leicester Local Plan and Core Strategy policy CS3.)

 

7.           No pitch shall be occupied until bollards or another method to prevent parking on the verge adjacent to the access drive have been installed to the satisfaction of the City Council as local planning authority. (To ensure inappropriate parking does not take place in accordance with policy CS03 of the Core Strategy).

 

8.           Any gates shall be set back to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

CLOSE OF MEETING

Minutes:

The meeting closed at 9.20 pm.