Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 11th April, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Wigston College (formerly Guthlaxton College), Main Hall, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DS

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

Link: Listen to the audio recording of this meeting via the Council's audio platform (.mp3)

Items
No. Item

55.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors D M Carter and D A Gamble.

56.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs S B Morris substituted for Councillor D A Gamble.

57.

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:

In respect of application no. 18/00178/OUT, the following non-pecuniary interests were declared by Members at the meeting:

 

L A Bentley

Attended the public meeting held at Oadby Brocks Hill Visitors’ Centre on 28 March 2019 as an observer only.

 

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded.

G A Boulter

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded.

Mrs L M Broadley

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded.

F S Broadley

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded.

B Dave

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded. Contacted by a number of local residents who opposed the application.

J Kaufman

Attended the public meeting held at Oadby Brocks Hill Visitors’ Centre on 28 March 2019 as an observer only.

 

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was opened and the contents disregarded.

 

Approached the representative on the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to obtain clarification on certain information.

Mrs L Kaufman

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was opened and the contents noted.

Dr T K Khong

No correspondence received from the applicant.

Mrs H E Loydall

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was opened and the contents noted.

Mrs S B Morris

No correspondence received from the applicant.

R E R Morris

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded.

R H Thakor

Lobbied by the applicant by way of correspondence received which was unopened and the contents disregarded. Contacted by a number of local residents who opposed the application.

 

All Members confirmed that they attended the meeting without prejudice and with an open-mind.

58.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 March 2019 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

59.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

To read, confirm and note the Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting held on 14 March 2019.

60.

Petitions and Deputations

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

Minutes:

None.

61.

Report of the Planning Control Team Leader pdf icon PDF 464 KB

In accordance with Rule 14.1 of Part 4 of the Constitution, a motion needs to be proposed and seconded before the Committee can debate a planning application. This is an administrative process designed to assist the Chair to manage the meeting effectively and efficiently. This is not an indication of how the proposer and seconder intend to cast their votes at the conclusion of the debate. Members can only make a decision once they have considered the content of the debate and all of the information in front of them.

61a

Application No. 18/00178/OUT - Land Opposite Stoughton Farm Park, Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 2FB DOCX 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr C Edge spoke upon the application on behalf of the applicant.

 

Ms S Khan spoke upon the application as an objector.

 

Mr G Payne spoke upon the application as an objector.

 

The Head of Planning, Development and Regeneration spoke on the application in relation to pertinent policy matters and considerations.

 

The Committee gave consideration to the report (as set out at pages 6 - 45 of the agenda reports pack) and the addendum (as set out at pages 1 - 12 of the agenda reports update pack) which asked it to determine an outline planning application, with access, for the demolition of the existing buildings, including 2 x dwellings, and the subsequent construction of up to 310 x dwellings across two land parcels with associated landscaping, public open space, on-site infrastructure and car parking provision including a new reconfigured car park and private amenity space.

 

The Committee also gave consideration to the following documents in relation to the application, copies of which are filed together with this minute:

 

·         Letter of Neil O’Brien OBE MP dated 11 April 2019

·         Comments for Planning Application 18/00178/OUT; and

·         Comments for Planning Application 18/00178/OUT

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The application be GRANTED outline planning permission in accordance with the submitted documents and plans subject to the prescribed conditions and an agreement pursuant to section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Votes For                  8

Votes Against          3

Abstentions             1

 

The meeting was suspended at 9:05 pm.

61b

Application No. 18/00477/FUL - 282 Leicester Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1HQ

Minutes:

The meeting was reconvened at 9:10 pm.

 

Mr J Hockenhull spoke upon the application on behalf of the applicant.

 

Ms V Harris spoke upon the application as an objector.

 

Mr A Dennison spoke upon the application as a highways consultant.

 

The Committee gave consideration to the report (as set out at pages 46 - 56 of the agenda reports pack) which asked it to determine a planning application for the demolition of an existing car sales unit and the erection of both a stand-alone unit and petrol filling station comprising of a station services unit, extended canopy, shop unit, pump bays and a jet wash area.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

The duration of the meeting be extended beyond three hours in accordance with Rule 9 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

 

Votes For                  10

Votes Against          2

Abstentions             0

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

A condition be added requiring the boundary wall between the garage and the adjacent property at 1 Kingston Avenue be maintained overtime or erected or re-erected to a height of 1.8 metres when measured from the existing ground level within the site.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

A note to applicant be added expressing the Committee’s opinion that there is a strong possibility that pedestrians (including children) will routinely seek to use the garage forecourt as a shortcut between Kingston Avenue and the Leicester Road and that the applicant/operator is asked to so manage that concern to minimise risks of conflict between pedestrians and moving vehicles.

 

It was moved by the Vice-Chair, second by Councillor J Kaufman and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

A condition be added requiring the self-service car wash facility to only be operated between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00 and outside those hours it be prevented from use.

 

Votes For                  9

Votes Against          3

Abstentions             0

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

Votes For                  10

Votes Against          1

Abstentions             1

61c

Application No. 19/00022/COU - Land Off Goddards Slang, Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 5HL

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report (as set out at pages 57 - 65 of the agenda reports pack) which asked it to determine a planning application for the change of use of land to form an extension to Oadby Cemetery and associated parking.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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