Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 20th July, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Planning Control  Tel: (0116) 288 8961 Email: planning@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from the Chair, Councillor L A Bentley, and Councillors D M Carter, R Fahey, J Kaufman, Dr T K Khong and R E R Morris.

10.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

11.

Reading, Confirmation and Signing of Minutes

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 17 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

11a

Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 13 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 13 April 2017 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

11b

Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 15 June 2017

The minutes of the Development Control Committee held on Thursday, 15 June

2017 shall stand as an item to be received at the next meeting of the

Committee due to be held on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Committee held on Thursday, 15 June 2017 shall stand as an item to be received at the next meeting of the Committee due to be held on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

12.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule 24 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

None.

13.

Report of the Planning Control Team Leader pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Report(s) of, and to be Presented by, the Planning Control Team Leader and

the relevant Planning Control Officer(s).

Minutes:

1.   Application No. 17/00070/OUT – Merano, 52 Stoughton Road, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 4FL

 

The Committee was advised that application no. 17/00070/OUT had been withdrawn.

 

2.     Application No. 17/00122/FUL – 1-80 Elizabeth Court, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2AE

 

The Committee gave consideration to the application (at pages 17 - 20) as delivered and summarised by the Senior Planning Control Officer which should be read together with these minutes as a composite document.

 

In reaching a decision, the Committee were given express assurances that the new external cladding was a British Board of Agrément (BBA) certified “non-combustible” material that was fully tested to and complaint with all fire safety standards and regulations and that the fire-stop was to apply to all storeys of the building. These assurances were to be read in conjunction with the verbal statement delivered by the Interim Head of Community Services made in respect of fire safety in the Borough as minuted at a meeting of the Service Delivery Committee on 27 June (at min. ref. 9).

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by Councillor G A Boulter and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The application be GRANTED planning permission in accordance with the submitted documents and plans and subject to the prescribed conditions.

 

3.     Application No. 17/00151/FUL - 253 Aylestone Lane, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1BE

 

Mr L Moore spoke upon the application as an objector who reiterated the same concerns raised at a previous meeting of the Committee on 15 June. Mr Moore stated that the footprint of the two ground floor flats provided inadequate levels of amenity to future occupants, that the development was not in-keeping with the existing street scene and there were insufficient parking spaces to effectively service three additional dwellings thus impacting on the adjacent properties and small slip-road. He further opined that the applicant had manipulated due planning process.

 

The Committee gave consideration to the application (at pages 21 - 29) as delivered and summarised by the Planning Control Team Leader which should be read together with these minutes as a composite document.

 

A debate thereon was had whereby it was agreed that there was no difference of opinion to that expressed at its previous meeting. It was agreed that the proposed development would, due to the number of units proposed and the confined space for parking provision, limited storage area for bins required by the dwelling-flats and the materials used in the construction of the two-storey side extension, represented an overintensification of the built form and site and the development, as a whole, was out of keeping with the visual character and amenities of the area.

 

The Committee requested that the Technical Housing Standards (Nationally Described Space Standard) published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 27 March 2015 - including but not limited to introducing minimum floor area dimensions for dwellings - be adopted as a technical planning standard by the Council as a planning authority as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

In reaching a decision, the Committee was advised  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.