MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
HELD ON TUESDAY 16th APRIL 2013
AT 7.30 p.m. IN THE MEMORIAL HALL WELDON ROOM
Present: J.P.Anderson (Chairman) E. Rodgers, (Vice-Chairman) B.J.Walker, G.Clark, K.Steed, M.J.Sheppard, T.Vennett-Smith, E.Padden.
1/ Apologies: (e-mail apology to Clerk after meeting from R.Muir).
2/ Acceptance of Apologies: N/a
3/ Declaration of Interest: Nil.
4/ Minutes of the Previous Meeting:
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 22nd January, 2013, as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.
PROPOSED: E.Rodgers SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard. Vote: All in favour.
5/ Progress from the last Minutes, not on the Agenda:
Pg. 1. Item 11 Affordable Housing: No news from A.Gorringe re available land behind The Royal British Legion for affordable housing. A meeting of British Gypsum Estates Management Committee was due to be held on the 17th April, 2013 when more discussions would take place.
6/ Planning Decisions Received:
13/1: (ref: 13/00107/FUL) 2 Pygall Avenue, Gotham – side extension – GRANTED
13/2: (ref: 12/021129/ADV) Old Co-operative Nursery – 7-9 Wallace Street – Retention of individual lettering applied sign on front elevation. – GRANTED
13/3: (ref:13/00034/FUL) The Grange, Kegworth Rd. – erectiion of single storey pole barn for storage of feed and tractor.- GRANTED
7/ Planning Applications Received:
13/4: (ref: 13/00582FUL) Sunnydale Farm, Moor Lane – Installation of external flue.
PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION.
PROPOSED: E.Rodgers SECONDED: K.Steed. Vote: All in favour.
8/ RBC Core Strategy: Report on RBC Core Strategy technical meeting 9th April, 2013
J.P.Anderson and B.J.Walker, together with K.Mafham, had attended an RBC Core Strategy Technical Meeting held at Rushcliffe Borough Council on the 9th April. The Regional Spatial Strategy had been revoked which might result in reduced housing numbers. The purpose of the meeting was an attempt to satisfy the Inspector that the RBC Core Strategy met her expectations – that 3,500 new houses were built by 2015 to co-operate with the other Authorities. Workshops would be held within the Council in order to decide where to build and the outcome of the decision would be put before Cabinet on the 14th May, 2013. RBC had also been requested to undertake a green belt review, last carried out without consultation, in 2006. Chief Executive, Allen Graham, had pointed out that RBC had time and labour constraints, due to the cut in planning officers. A Public Enquiry might take place as soon as December, 2013 with a view to final adoption by early 2014. Representations should be made before the publication of the Nottingham Core Strategy and K.Mafham would submit a representation based on RBC housing numbers too high during the economic downturn when new housing was diffcult to sell. T.Vennett-Smith was due to attend a Council Workshop on Monday, 22nd April, 2013. He confirmed that RBC might be considering an additional five hundred houses on the Clifton Pastures with no extra land availability.i.e. higher density housing. Other sites under consideration for extra housing were Gamston and Tollerton. Sharphill Wood was not yet developed due to the current unviable housing market. More housing at Clifton would result in a knock-on effect of extra traffic on the A453 and through Gotham. As the green belt review was soon to be undertaken, J.P.Anderson suggested an amount of money should be set aside from the Green Belt Capital Budget to fund expert advice. C.P.R.E. Policy Officer Bettina Lange would be invited to advise GPC on liaison with RBC. B.J.Walker would make contact with Ms. Laing.
PROPOSAL: Set aside a budget of £500 for expert advice from CPRE (to be drawn from the present Capital Budget). PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson SECONDED: E.Rodgers. Vote: All in favour.
K.Mafham could produce a 3D image of a largescale development of houses on Clifton Pastures. The loss of Grade 2 agricultural land should be enphasised. B.J. Walker suggested representation could be made to Councillor D.Bell, Chairman of Planning and Development at RBC.
9/ SHLAA Report:
The RBC SHLAA 2012 report was available. The Clerk would obtain a CD copy.
10/ A453 Widening:
Temporary traffic lights in Gotham, supplied by NCC Highways, if necessary following the closure of Barton Lane.
11/ NET 2 Progress:
The Clerk reported, the first lines of the NET 2 installed today on Meadoway in Nottingham.
Titan – Notts County Council Roadshow to be held in Thrumpton on the 11th June, 2013. An opportunity to view progess and traffic issues surrounding the NET 2 installation.
12/ Matters to Report:
T.Vennett-Smith and B.J.Walker would attend the RBC Planning Forum on the 24th April, 2013 re Community infrastructure and local Planning issues.
M.J.Sheppard reported Eric Pickles, M.P. to review Government planning proposals allowing home extensions without the need for planning permission.
T.Vennett-Smith reported his Borough Council Community Fund had been increased from £500 to £1,000. This fund was available to deserving village groups. Applications should be made in writing and state the reason for the request.
13/ Date & Time of Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Planning and Development Committee would be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 21st May, 2013 at 7.30 p.m.
Meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.