Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Bushloe House, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2DR. View directions

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Note: January (2022) 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs L M Broadley, F S Broadley, Miss P V Joshi, J Kaufman, Miss A Kaur


Appointment of Substitutes

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




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'.


Councillor L A Bentley declared a non-pecuniary interest with regard to application No. 21/00028/OUT, insofar as his daughter lives just outside the red line of the application.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.


By affirmation of the meeting, it was




The minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 August 2021 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.


Report of the Development Control Manager (January 2022) pdf icon PDF 963 KB

Report of the Development Control Manager


Application No. 21/00028/OUT - Land East Of, Welford Road, Wigston, Leicestershire pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Report of the Planning Control Officer


The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out at pages 6 – 48 of the agenda, with reference to the Officers’ Presentation (as set out at slides 2 – 20), which asked it to determine an application for the demolition of existing agricultural buildings and the residential development of up to 650 dwellings, a new local centre and community facilities, land for employment uses, a primary school site, areas of public open space including children’s play, landscaping and drainage infrastructure, together with a link road through the site connecting the existing Welford Road roundabout with the Phase 1 development.


Ms Helen Bareford addressed the Committee in support of the application on behalf of the application, and Councillor M H Charlesworth, the County Councillor for East Wigston, addressed the Committee in objection to the application.


It was moved by the Chair, seconded by Councillor Mrs H E Loydall and




The application be GRANTED planning permission in accordance with the submitted documents and plans subject to the prescribed conditions and informatives subject to the additional condition as follows being fulfilled: Construction deliveries and construction working hours, including site floodlighting, shall be restricted to between 0800 and 1800hrs Monday to Friday and 0800 and 1300hrs on Saturdays and none on Sundays or Bank Holidays unless by agreement in advance with the Local Planning Authority.

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