View of the Well House with Saint Lawrence Church behind

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (20/10/15)


Present:  Councillors, J.P.Anderson (Chairman) G.Hutter, M.J.Sheppard. Absent: H.Taylor.

In Attendance: M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce.

The Chairman welcomed the attendees to the meeting.

Nomination: M.Wilkins and J.M.F.Royce nominated to serve on the Planning and Development Committee.

Nominated by: J.P.Anderson  Seconded: G.Hutter. Vote: All in favour.

M.Wilkins and J.M.F.Royce accepted the nomination and thanked the Committee.

1/  Apologies: B.J.Walker, A.Clayworth, G.Clark.

2/ Declaration on Interest: Nil.

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015.

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 21ST July, 2015 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business.

PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson SECONDED: G.Hutter.   Vote: All in favour.

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda.           

Pg. 1 item 5/   Progress re  RBC Core Strategy: J.P.Anderson reported, D. Mitchell, RBC Executive Manager had copied GPC in on an email to A. Kerr (Chairman of Barton Parish Council) re Barton Parish Council’s interest in involvement with the planning element of the Clifton Pastures development. i.e. Policy 24 of the Local Plan Part 1.

5/ Green Belt Envelope:

J.P.Anderson reported he had inspected the Gotham SHLAA sites (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment) with K. Mafham who will draw up an appraisal. The Planners are still talking about the Core Strategy Part 2 issues and options.

K. Mafham had spoken to Chris Walmesley, of British Gypsum re potential building sites within Gotham. Britsh Gypsum have not yet confirmed its willingness to sell the land behind the former Royal British Legion building.

K. Mafham has quoted GPC £1,000 to study the Rushcliffe SHLAA sites and provide an assessment. Following the SHLAA report, a Neighbourhood Plan could be drawn up to identify local need.

Recommendation to main Council:

To accept K. Mafham’s charge of £1,000 for a Rushcliffe Borough Council SHLAA assessment.

PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson  SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard. Vote: All in favour.

6/ Air Pollution south of Clifton (Report on house building unsuitable alongside main roads due to nitrogen dioxide from diesel).  Deferred until next meeting when Councillor H.Taylor is present.

7/  Planning Decisions Received:

15/12:   (ref: 15/01459/FUL) 15 Wodehouse Avenue – Replacement of existing single storey front porch with one of increased footprint. Application Permitted (Conditional)

8/  Planning Applications Received:

15/13: (ref: 15/01767/CLUEXD) Highthorn Farm, Leake Rd. – Use of land as garden.

PROPOSAL: Offer of Factual Advice: i.e.  Members of the Parish Council can remember playing and working on this area as a kitchen garden as far back as 1950/60’s. PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson. SECONDED: J.M.F.Royce Vote All in favour.

9/  Matters to Report:

J.P.Anderson had received notice from A. Pegrum, Services Manager/ RBC, re changes to its planning system. A new communication link has been set up.i.e. M.Wilkins to register GPC.

10/  Date & Time of Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. (since changed to 8.00 p.m.) Meeting closed at 8.15 p.m.