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Notice of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (19/07/16)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamclerk@yahoo.co.uk

12 July 2016

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend a PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 19th July, 2016

commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1/ Election of Vice Chairman

2/ Apologies

3/ Declaration of Interest

4/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 21st June, 2016.

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

6/ Affordable Houses in Gotham.

7/ Clifton Pastures Update/RBC Local Plan.

8/ Planning Decisions Received:

9/ Planning Applications Received:
16/8: (ref: 16/)1502/ADV) Sun Inn: Display illuminated and non-illuminated signage on exterior of building.

16/10: (ref:16/01533/FUL) Fairholme, The Rushes – Side and rear extension.

10/ Matters to Report

11/ Date & Time of Next Meeting

Committee Members: J.P.Anderson, G.Clark, A.Clayworth, M.J.Sheppard, G.Hutter, B.J.Walker, H.Taylor, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce.

Distribution List: All Councillors

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to this meeting.

Notice of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (21/06/16)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamclerk@yahoo.co.uk

14 June 2016

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend a PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 21st June, 2016

commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall. K Mafham will be in attendance.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1/ Election of Chairman

2/ Election of Vice Chairman

3/ Apologies

4/ Declaration of Interest

5/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 19th April, 2016.

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

7/ Affordable Houses – Update (K.Mafham)

8/ Clifton Pastures Update/RBC Local Plan

9/ Planning Decisions Received:
16/5: (ref: 16/00819/FUL) Cuckoo Bush – Formation of. turfed beer garden with planters and fencing; surface and mark out remaining area to form car park for 5 vehicles. GRANTED

16/6: (ref:16/00792/CLUEXD) Top Farm, Barton Lane – Application for certificate of lawfulness in respect of the siting of a caravan and portable building and the construction of wooden building. APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

10/ Planning Applications Received:

11/ Matters to Report

12/ Date & Time of Next Meeting

Committee Members: J.P.Anderson, G.Clark, A.Clayworth, M.J.Sheppard, G.Hutter, B.J.Walker, H.Taylor, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce.

Distribution List: All Councillors

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to this meeting.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (15/03/16)

Present: Councillors, J.P.Anderson (Chairman) G.Clark.(Vice-Chairman), G.Hutter, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce, B.J.Walker, A.Clayworth.

In Attendance: Mr. A.Kerrison and Mr. C.Deller.

1/ Apologies: M.J.Sheppard. Absent: H.Taylor.

2/ Declaration on Interest: Nil.

PROPOSAL: Suspension of Standing Orders. PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson SECONDED: J.M.F.Royce. All in favour.

The Chairman welcomed Mr. Kerrison and Mr. Deller to the meeting.

Mr. Kerrison thanked the Council for allowing him and his partner to attend the meeting. It is important for them to gauge the Parish Council’s feelings on the future of the RBL site.
Mr. Kerrison reported, their company is named AMK Planning and they have developed several small supermarkets, under the direction of the owners, around Nottinghamshire. They plan to split the RBL site into two halves, one half for building three marketable bungalows and the other half for a 3,000 sq. ft. supermarket with car park and unloading access. The two sites would be screened in between with fencing.
Several questions arose as follows:
Is there enough business to necessitate another supermarket so near to the Spar shop?
What would happen if the Spar shop went out of business and both the shop and Post Office closed? Gotham would, once again, be without a Post Office.
Access to the bungalows from the narrow Brickyard would possibly involve talks with St. Gobain re widening the road.
Permission for access from Nottingham Road, to the two bungalows at the front of the site, might be turned down by RBC.

Councillor J.P.Anderson confirmed, the recent Housing Study had highlighted the need for new smaller homes within the village.

Mr. Kerrison addressed the question of the need for two shops. He had been advised that the owners of the proposed supermarket felt that there is enough business from the village and through traffic to support another shop.
The future of the Post Office would be determined by Post Office Limited who might transfer it to another location within the village or to the new supermarket.
Access to the bungalows would be arranged in consultation with St. Gobain, owners of the Brickyard.

The Chairman thanked Mr. Kerrison and Mr. Deller for informing the Council of their plans for the site.

Mr. Kerrison and Mr. Deller left the meeting at 8.03 p.m.

PROPOSAL: Re-Instatement of Standing Orders. PROPOSED: B.J.Walker SECONDED: J.M.F.Royce. All in favour.
3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 16th February, 2016.
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 16TH February, 2016 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.
PROPOSED: B.J.Walker SECONDED: J.M.F.Royce Vote: All in favour.

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda. Nil to report.

5/ Royal British Legion Site – Report on latest developments:
J.P. Anderson reported all money, received from the public to be invested in shares in Gotham Community Hub, had now been repaid and the Hub would be closed down within a few months. It was agreed, it might be risky to site another store on the RBL site as it could cause the loss of the newly opened Post Office and enlarged Spar shop. It was assumed, AMK Planning directors had attended this meeting with GPC Planning Committee to gain a ‘first move advantage’ in their quest for planning permission should they be successful in their bid to purchase the site.

6/ Structure of a Neighbourhood Plan:
B.J.Walker reported, East Leake are the first village to complete a Neighbourhood Plan within the Borough of Rushcliffe.

7/ RBC Local Plan Part 2 / Affordable Houses:
A copy of Ken Mafham’s response from Calverton to the Nottingham City Local Plan Part 2 had been received. The response highlights that, if the City takes note of Ken’s points re building on brown field sites, there would be no requirement for a development on Clifton Pastures.
K.Mafham had completed a response to RBC Local Plan Part 2 on behalf of GPC. He advises more development at larger villages, such as Bingham and Ruddington.
The question of siting a Travellers’ site at Clifton can be redressed by the already sufficient facilities in the area, e.g. Sutton Bonington and Radcliffe on Trent.
At this stage, there is no need for individuals to send in their responses to the RBC Local Plan Part 2.
K. Mafham has consulted Barton over his response.Councillor J. Coles has added his comments.
PROPOSAL: Acceptance of K. Mafham’s response to the RBC Local Plan Part 2 on behalf of GPC.
PROPOSED: M.Wilkins SECONDED: B.J. Walker. Vote: All in favour.

8/ Fracking: (M.Wilkins)
M.Wilkins confirmed the Memorial Hall is booked for a Public Meeting on the 12th May, 2016 to discuss the proposition of Fracking in the area. The meeting will be attended by Egdon (to be confirmed) and will be advertised in the next edition of Gotham News. Posters will be sited in Barton, Thrumpton and Kingston.
G.Clark advised that stock market quoted companies are legally obliged to advise any significant or material changes to the business. This information is freely available on the internet.

9/ Planning Decisions Received: Nil.

10/ Planning Applications Received: Nil.

11/ Matters to Report:
3 Meadow End – Decking removed as per RBC Enforcement Officer’s orders.

12/ Date & Time of Next Meeting:
The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held in the Memorial Hall Weldon Room on Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (19/01/16)

Present: Councillors, J.P.Anderson (Chairman) G.Hutter, M.J.Sheppard, H.Taylor, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce, B.J.Walker, A.Clayworth, G.Clark.

1/ Apologies: Nil.

2/ Declaration on Interest: Nil.

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 17th November, 2015.
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 17TH November, 2015 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business.
PROPOSED: B.J.Walker SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard Vote: All in favour.

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda. Nil to report.

5/ Green Belt Envelope:
J.P.Anderson reported that K.Mafham had been authorised by GPC to prepare a submission to RBC for the designation of the whole of Gotham Parish as an area for which a Neighbourhood Plan should be drawn up.
He would also make a submission for a grant to the agents for Government Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning and Community Buildings Programme.

Neighbourhood Plan: Grants of up to £8,000 are available to fund the drawing up of a Neighbourhood Plan. Two dedicated people are required to take on the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, with assistance from Ken Mafham. J.P.Anderson stated he did not want to be involved in its production due to already producing a Parish Plan in 2005 and having other village issues on hand at the present time. M.J.Sheppard, B.J. Walker and A.Clayworth offered to form a team but would welcome any help from another parishioner, not necessarily a Councillor. If someone outside of the Council assisted, it might lead to them joining the Parish Council in the future.
The Housing Survey forms, drawn up by Midland Homes, are due to be delivered to J.P.Anderson’s house and will be distributed to every house in the village and will include a return envelope to Midland Homes to be collated. J.P.Anderson will hold Advice Forums at the Friday morning coffee mornings on the 3rd and 10th February, 2016 in the Memorial Hall, to offer assistance on issues relating to the Housing Survey forms and acquisition of the former Royal British Legion site. M.J.Sheppard suggested posters to advertise the Forum Days could be distributed around the village.

Item 7 to be discussed next.

7/ Planning Decisions Received:
(ref: BSU/CB/11/01/2016) RBC list of Community Assets Formal Decision – Cuckoo Bush Public House – GRANTED
15/14 – (ref: 15/02717/FUL) 21 Gladstone Ave.– Sub division of property to create self contained unit on 1st floor – GRANTED
8/ Planning Applications Received:
16/1: (ref: 16/00046/CMA) Severn Trent Water Ltd, Moor Lane – Installation of 1 No. (GRP) kiosk at
Gotham Sewage Treatment Works.
The structure is to be sited at the back of the sewage works so will not be seen from Moor Lane. It is a single glass reinforced plastic kiosk 4.7 m in length x 4 ms wide x 2.7m high in a holly green colour. It has chemical dosing equipment inside to control phosperous levels.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION.
PROPOSED: J.M.F.Royce SECONDED: M.Wilkins. Vote: All in favour.

6. British Legion Site:
J.P. Anderson outlined the funding propositions to date. A proposal will be made at the Finance Meeting on the 26th January, 2016 to decide GPC’s funding for the acquisition of the RBL site.
The Steering Group had requested a loan from the Parish Council for a period of 25 years. J.M.F.Royce thought this timescale too long and could be reduced to ten years.
GPC can make a grant out of money already in the bank, plus an amount borrowed from the Public Works Board.
Councillors are not personally liable for a debt undertaken by a Parish Council if the Council in question acts in good faith. No one disagrees that the project is for the good of the village.
The cost to the Precept is nil.
A share offer has been offered and will be explained in full at the Public Meeting.
A planning application has been submitted to RBC for change of use of the building. The outcome is expected shortly. The enterprise will consist of two tenants. i.e. one shop containing a post office and one café.
A Community Benefit Society has been set up. A financial business plan will be made public at the meeting on the 28th January, 2016.

9/ Matters to Report:
H.Taylor called for the reinstatement of street lighting along Leake Road. He had experienced a hazardous walk home on New Years Eve and thought it dangerously dark. A. Clayworth had spoken to Steve Calvert of NCC Highways who confirmed the need for signatures from parishioners who wish to reinstate nightime street lighting needs to be submitted to NCC who will consider the matter. B.J.Walker pointed out that she was in favour of saving energy and that key areas of the village were lit all night. The expense of turning lights on and off was more than keeping them on all night. M. Wilkins suggested LED lights saved the cost of power.

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, 16th February, 2016 at 7.30 p.m. Meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.

Notice of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (16/02/16)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamclerk@yahoo.co.uk

11 February 2016

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend a PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 16th February, 2016

commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall. K Mafham will be in attendance.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1/ Apologies

2/ Declaration of Interest

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 19th January, 2016.

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

5/ RBC Local Plan Part 2 / Affordable Houses

6/ Structure of a Neighbourhood Plan

7/ Royal British Legion Site – GPC Funding

8/ Planning Decisions Received:

9/ Planning Applications Received:

10/ Matters to Report

11/ Date & Time of Next Meeting

Committee Members: J.P.Anderson (Chairman) , G.Clark, (Vice-Chairman), A.Clayworth, M.J.Sheppard, G.Hutter, B.J.Walker, H.Taylor, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce.

Distribution List: All Councillors

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to this meeting.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (17/11/15)

Present:  Councillors, J.P.Anderson (Chairman) G.Hutter, M.J.Sheppard, H.Taylor, M.Wilkins, J.M.F.Royce, B.J.Walker, A.Clayworth, G.Clark.

In Attendance: K.Mafham (GPC Planning Adviser).

The Chairman welcomed Ken Mafham to the meeting.

1/  Apologies: Nil.

2/ Declaration on Interest: Nil.

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 20th October, 2015.

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 20th October, 2015 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business.

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

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda.               Nil to report.

5/ Green Belt Envelope:

K.Mafham had drawn up a document entitled ‘Report on Strategy towards Housing Provision in Gotham’ which had been circulated to all Councillors.  The report is intended to form the basis for representations on the Part 2 Local Plan Issues and Options Paper that RBC intended to publish in December 2015. It might now be available in January, 2016.

Part 1 is already adopted Part 2 a green belt status with allocation of sites within the village (Policy 3 of the Core Strategy). K. Mafham to draw up a list of sites best suited for development in Gotham village, currently washed over but due to be inset, allowing extra building. The document contains a map of the village with potential building sites, highlighted by K. Mafham. He provided a detailed assessment of the pheasibility of each site.

One thousand, eight hundred and fifty dwellings will need to be built within inset villages, i.e. between one hundred and one hundred and fifty in Gotham. Some land is safeguarded for longterm needs. K. Mafham advised, Gotham needs to tread very cautiously when earmarking the amount of land taken out of the green belt.

The document could form the basis of a consultation with Chris Walmesley, of British Gypsum, due to take place in January, 2016.

H. Taylor queried the term ‘affordable house’. K. Mafham answered, affordable housing is usually equated with  ‘social renting or joint ownership’ i.e. part rent, part own. The question ‘does Gotham require a Neighbourhood Plan’? was discussed. K. Mafham is unsure whether a Neighbourhood Plan is necessary but if so, might be grant aided by the Government and might asist in future design features of new houses.. If GPC decides to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan, it needs to be underway early next year and completed by the end of 2016.

The New Houses Bonus is supposed to be spent on local housing

J.P.Anderson reported, Miles King of Midland Housing/Waterloo Housing Association,  had contacted GPC and is interested in meeting to re visit sites previously identified in 2010 for affordable houses, when the last village housing survey was undertaken. A new housing survey would be undertaken by Midland Housing which would be useful towards the drawing up of a Neighbourhood Plan which requires housing projectiion figures to cover the next twenty years.  J.P.Anderson will arrange a meeting with Miles King, RBC, K.Mafham. Councillors G.Hutter and A.Clayworth to attend.

6/ Air Pollution south of Clifton (Report on house building unsuitable alongside main roads due to nitrogen dioxide from diesel).

H.Taylor highlighted the dangers of building domestic dwellings near to main roads, such as the A453. The Government has warned of deadly diesel fume particulates. These particles are small enough to damage lungs and cannot be removed. Homes should not be built within 500 yards of pylons which can emit radiatiion causing acute lymphoblastic leukhaemia. The planned HS2 railway will be diesel powered. H.Taylor will draw up a report in readiness for the next Clifton Pastures planning application consultation. An approach will be made to RBC and Notts County Council for a copy of their South Clifton Air Pollution Policy.  The public needs to be made aware of potential pollution dangers.

B.J.Walker appealed to another Councillor to take over the drawing up of a Neighbourhood Plan as J.P.Anderson undertook the Village Design Statement in 2005 and is currently working extremely hard on other planning issues.

7/  Planning Decisions Received: Nil.

8/  Planning Applications Received: Nil.

9/  Matters to Report:

G. Hutter had attended the Armed Forces Civilian Meeting at the County Hall. The meeting had included a film of the Headley Court Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre which will be relocated to Stamford Hall. Eight hundred staff will be employed to serve 20,000 patients per year. G. Hutter had asked County Councillor K.Cutts to include Gotham Parish Council on the information mailing list. – Community Hub.

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, 19th January, 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.