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Minutes of a Planning & Development Committee Meeting (16/06/15)


In the absence of the Clerk notes taken by B.J.Walker

Present: J.P.Anderson, G.Clark, G.Hutter, M.J.Sheppard, B.J.Walker, Andrew Clayworth.

In attendance Martin Wilkins and Harry Taylor.


1/ Election of Chairman

It was proposed by Michael Sheppard and seconded by Geoff Clark that John Anderson be elected Chairman.

Vote: All in favour

2/Election of Vice Chairman

It was proposed by M.Sheppard and seconded by Gill Hutter that Geoff Clark be appointed Vice Chairman.

Vote; All in favour

Harry Taylor was invited to join the Planning and Development committee and he agreed to stand.

He was thanked and welcomed by the Chairman.

3/ Apologies – Nil

4/ Declaration of Interest

Michael Sheppard declared an interest in Item 10, both for 16, Curzon Street and Land off Moor Lane.

5/ Minutes of the Meeting held on 17th March 2015.

It was resolved that the minutes of the Planning and Development Committee held on 17th March 2015 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of business.

PROPOSED G.Clark SECONDED M.J.Sheppard. Vote: All in favour

6/ Progress from the minutes, not on the Agenda, nothing to report

7/ Progress re RBC Core Strategy/Aligned Core Strategy

The Chairman confirmed that GPC had agreed to withdraw from the RBC Judicial Review and that RBC had submitted costs for £5,000 which would be shared with Barton and Thrumpton.

This would leave the way open for Oxalis to resubmit their planning application South of Clifton.

Cllr Taylor is concerned about air pollution affecting any building near the A453 and is collating evidence re air quality which we will use in any response to the planning application.

The Chairman confirmed that we would hope to retain Ken Mafham to guide us in our responses to the forthcoming plan

8/Royal British Legion/Spa Shop – report on Public meeting held on 4th June 2015

We have until 8th July to receive the decision re the Asset of Community Value from RBC.

From the above meeting a new steering group has emerged from within the village. The notes taken by the Clerk will be confirmed at their next meeting (30th June)

A general discussion took place around the funding of this proposal; there is still much preparatory work to be undertaken.

A suggestion was made to consider approaching the Public Loans Board.

The Clerk had written to RBC in answer to some clarification information re the ACV. John Anderson would follow this up.

9/ Planning Decisions Received: It was noted that permission had been granted for 15/3  ref:15/00978/FUL for 9, Naylor Avenue . We did not object.

10/Planning Applications Received: 15/5(ref: 15/00681/FUL 16 Curzon Street – Conversion of garage into bedroom. No objection – Proposed G. Clark Seconded John Anderson. Vote I abstention, rest in favour.

15/6 (ref 15/01206/AGRIC Land off Moor Lane – Erection of machinery and fodder store building.

No objection but strong concerns were made.

11/ 3 Meadow End – removal of decking. A letter from the Enforcement officer of RBC was read out giving the owner 14 days from 12th June to remove the first floor balcony decking.

12/Any other business – Nil

13/Matters to report. Harry Taylor brought to our attention the lack of update on the current Gotham website. He will pursue with Steve Webster? (Have I got the correct name?)

14/ Date of next meeting Tuesday 21st July 2015

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (20/05/14)

In the absence of the Clerk, notes taken by BJW

Present: J.P.Anderson (Chairman)  E.Rodgers (Vice-Chairman) G. Hutter,K.Steed, E.Padden, B.J.Walker  M.J.Sheppard (7.40pm) G.Clark (7.40pm)

In attendance Andrew Clayworth

1/ Election of Chairman: It was moved by E.Rodgers and seconded by K.Steed that John Anderson be appointed as Chairman and duly carried by unanimous vote

2/Election of Vice Chairman: Deferred to later in the meeting

3/ Apologies: Nil

4/Declaration of Interest: Nil

5/ Minutes of the previous meeting:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 18th March 2014 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.

PROPOSED: B J Walker SECONDED K.Steed. Vote all in favour

6/Progress from the minutes, not on the Agenda: Item 8. This planning application was reconsidered at the Main meeting and the objection withdrawn

7/Progress re RBC Core Strategy/Aligned core strategy: Still awaiting Inspector’s report on the ACS which is due at the end of May giving a short time for appraisal before going for a Judicial Review.

John Anderson gave an overview of the timetable of Rushcliffe’s Examination in Public commencing 1st July for two weeks indicating when Ken Mafham would appear. Councillors queried whether the villagers would be notified of the issues and various suggestions were put forward as the best way to do this including information going on to the GPC website.

8/Minerals Plan at Barton: John Anderson circulated a plan showing the affected area (approx 190 acres). An open meeting will take place at Barton Village Hall on Tuesday 27th May at 7.30pm. Once established this proposal would spread up to Thrumpton and generate approximately 60 Lorries a day.  JA had emailed Oxalis and Richard Mapletoft RBC planner as to the implications for our area. The planning consideration is in the hands of Nottinghamshire County Council with input from the Highways Authority It was agreed we should help Barton and respond to their lead. A small working group comprising of M. Sheppard, G.Clark and B.Walker would look at this.

9/ Traffic working Party: M.J.Sheppard reported that County Councillor Andrew Brown had contacted him re the removal of the traffic lights outside the school. JA was still awaiting the traffic details from Oxalis and the implications for rat running through Gotham. Dave Prior will give us his professional opinion. It was agreed that a working party including Sue Lymn-Brewin, JA, GH, EP, MS, ER and other interested parties should be assembled to discuss the implications.

10/Planning Decisions Received – Nil

11/Planning Applications Received – Nil

12/ Any Other Business

Item 2 Election of Vice Chairman

It was moved by B.Walker and seconded by John Anderson that G.Clark be appointed as Vice Chairman for the ensuing year. All in favour.

BJW sought permission to draft a response to the East Midlands Airport’s Development Plan for the Clerk to respond to on behalf of Council. E. Rodgers highlighted the problem of noisy training flights. The closing date is 24th May 2014.

13/Matters to report: nil

14/ Date and time of next meeting: Tuesday 17th June 2014. E.Rodgers gave her apologies as she will be on holiday.

Public Consultation – proposed development at ‘Land South of Clifton’

The development proposals can be viewed online at:


Comments about the proposals can be left via the website or by email:




In addition, comments can also be made via a number of public exhibitions:

Thursday 24th April, Gotham Memorial Hall, 3pm – 7pm

Friday 25th April, Barton in Fabis Village Hall, 3pm – 7pm

Monday 28th April, Clifton Cornerstone, 3pm – 7pm

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (17/09/13)

Held on Tuesday 17th September 2013 at 7.30 p.m in the Memorial Hall Weldon Room

Present:  J.P.Anderson (Chairman)   E. Rodgers, (Vice-Chairman) B.J.Walker,  K.Steed, M.J.Sheppard,  R.Muir.

1/    Apologies:  G.Clark           Absent: E.Padden

2/    Declaration of Interest: Nil.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 30th July, 2013, as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.

PROPOSED: M.J.Sheppard SECONDED: K.Steed. Vote: All in favour.

4/    Progress from the last Minutes, not on the Agenda:

Pg. 2 Item 7: Traffic Count: J.P.Anderson had attempted to contact P.Goode, Traffic Transport Manager at NCC, re the installation of temporary traffic lights on Kegworth Road. M.J.Sheppard confirmed that warning signs of the 30 m.p.h. speed limit had been posted on lamp posts on Kegworth Road but the Committee agreed these were not enough to deter rat running. J.P.Anderson would make further attempts to ensure the traffic lights were installed, as soon as possible.

5/   Fight to Save the Greenbelt at Clifton Pastures:

J.P.Anderson reported no further response from RBC re GPC’s objections to the Core Strategy due to go formally before the RBC meeting on the 31st October, 2013. Borough Councillor Trevor Vennett-Smith would represent GPC and surrounding villages. He would be invited to the next meeting of the GPC Planning Commitee. By that time, the Public Enquiry for the Aligned Core Strategy would  have been held. K. Mafham had submitted an excellent argument, in draft form,  for a delay in using up Nottinghamshire green belt land. He had stressed the lack of public consultation but had not yet included diagrams and tables. Hopefully, K.Mafham could produce a convincing argument to the Inspector at the Public Enquiry. When the document was complete, J.P.Anderson would upload it to the Gotham Parish Council website. C.Raynor had submitted a convincing argument on student numbers in Nottinghamshire and would also attend the Public Enquiry. J.P.Anderson would seek C. Raynor’s permission to upload his argument onto the website. The Examination in Public would take place on the 15th October, 2013 for one week and continue on the 29th October for a second week. J.P.Anderson, B.J.Walker and K.Mafham to attend. Following the Public Enquiry, a decision on Nottingham housing numbers would be known within 2/3 months.

The Committee expressed their thanks to J.P.Anderson for his enormous amount of dedication and effort in the fight to save the green belt.

6/    Planning Decisions Received:

13/8: (ref: 13/01406/FUL) 18 Nottingham Rd – Single storey rear extension. GRANTED

7/    Planning Applications Received:

13/9   (ref:13/01521/FUL) 9 Chadborn Avenue – Single storey rear extension (infill)

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION. PROPOSED: M.J.Sheppard  SECONDED:J.P.Anderson  Vote: All in favour.

13/11 (ref: 13/01572/FUL) 1 St Andrew Close – Single storey front, side and rear extension.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION. PROPOSED: R.Muir  SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard  Vote: All in favour.

13/12 (ref: 13/01686/OUT) Land to East of Oaklands, Eyres Lane – Single detached dwelling

PROPOSAL: OBJECTION. PROPOSED: E.Rodgers  SECONDED: R.Muir  Vote: All in favour.

Reasons for Objection: Inappropriate building within the green belt. Narrow lane with difficult access to Leake Road. Over intensification on a very small plot of land.

13/13: (ref: 13/01618/FUL) Sun Inn – Retention of stove and external flue pipe to north elevation

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION. PROPOSED:J.P.Anderson  SECONDED: R.Muir. Vote: All in favour.

13/14: (ref: 13/01700/FUL) Sunnydale Barn, Moor Lane – Convert garage to kitchen including removal of garage door and insertion of window/doors; provision of flue for woodburning stove; rooflights; garden shed.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION. PROPOSED:J.P.Anderson  SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard. Vote: All in favour.

8/  Any Other Business:

The Chairman had received an application from the landlord of the Sun Inn seeking to display a temporary advertising banner on the Village Pump. The Sun had recently been listed in the 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide and had won the ‘Best Kept Cellar’ in the East Midlands and East Anglia. The banner would not be in place during the celebrations for the Village Sculpture unveiling on the 29th September, 2013. The Committee discussed the application and felt that, in view of complaints about the banner obscuring the beauty of the Village Pump, a Grade 2 listed building, it would be inadviseable to grant permission for its temporary use as a base for an advertising banner. The Clerk would advise the landlord of the Committee’s decision.

The Chairman had received an invitation to the RBC Community Consultation and Community Led Planning Forum in the Council Chamber on Wednesday, 30th October, 2013 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. J.P.Anderson would advise the Clerk, as soon as possible, if he was available to attend.

J.P.Anderson, Chairman of the Cemetery Sub Committee, had instructed Mr and Mrs Hand to undertake Cemetery front border maintenance and some re-planting at an annual cost of £400.

The Clerk had received three quotations for pruning work on the Railway Walk.

PROPOSAL: Acceptance of a quotation of £250 from S.Watson.

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

9/   Matters to Report:

E.Rodgers reported complaints of speeding on Nottingham Road approaching Gotham. Several animals had been killed on the road, adjacent to the allotments. E.Rodgers called for better speed awareness prior to drivers’ confronting the 30 m.p.h. speed sign or ‘gates’ as installed at the entrance to Wymeswold. The Clerk would approach P.Good at NCC with the suggestions for further speed awareness signage. (copy to NCC A.Brown). The GPC speed gun was not authorised for use on Nottingham Road.

10/  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, 22nd October, 2013 at 7.30 p.m. (The Clerk would be away on the 15th October, 2013, the usual week for the meeting).

Meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.