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Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee (18/11/14)

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

In the absence of the Clerk minutes taken by Barbara Walker

1/ Apologies: E.Padden

PROPOSED: Acceptance of apologies M.J.Sheppard SECONDED; K.Steed. Vote: six  in favour, one abstention.

2/Declaration of Interest: Nil

3/Minutes of the Previous Meeting: Held on Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Planning and Development Committee held on 21st October2014 as previously circulated be accepted and signed as a true record of the business transacted with the following amendment:

Item 5 (last line) The Rt.Hon. should be kept informed of proceedings and a delegation from GPC MIGHT attend his next surgery…….

Proposed by Karen Steed. Seconded by Michael Sheppard. Vote all in favour

4/ Progress from the Minutes, not on the Agenda

Nothing to report on 3 Meadow End decking – John Anderson to pursue.

5/ Progress re RBC Core Strategy/ ACS

J. Anderson has contacted Cllr Neil Clarke requesting a meeting and he is awaiting a response.

Liz Rodgers queried RBC’s service standards and was disappointed to note that RBC may not comply.

Michael Sheppard wished to place on record his and the committees thanks to John Anderson, Julian Coles (Barton in Fabis Parish Council) and Ken Maffham for their hard work and dedication in progressing Gotham’s fight against development on the land south of Clifton

6/ Meeting held on 6th November 2014 (Meeting with other Parish Councils)

Ken Maffham gave a complete update and answered questions from the floor.

Having said we only had 3 weeks to submit our case he has since discovered it can wait until the last minute. Gedling have submitted a 30 page document though this did not contain their legal arguments.

Aarhus costs have been accepted by the City, Broxtowe and Gedling Councils.

7/ Planning Decisions Received: Nil

8/ Planning Applications Received:

Ref No: 14/02307/FUL – Conversion and Extension of building to annexe to 18 Wallace Street.

Proposed: No Objection: John Anderson. Seconded Michael Sheppard.

All in favour with the comment that we wish to draw attention to the difficulty of access to off road parking.

9/ Any other Business

An enforcement officer from RBC has viewed changes at Woodlands Bungalow Kegworth Road.

10/ Matters to report

Liz Rodgers queried the new high fence at 15 East Street and also reported that Severn Trent is digging up Nottingham Road. Work is to take 4 months. LR will advise the Clerk on writing to Severn Trent as she felt GPC should have been made aware and perhaps there is a need for a sign to be erected on the A453 to advise motorists who ‘rat-run’ through Gotham of the new ongoing long term road works

11/ Date and time of Next meeting.

TBA . Next meeting may have to be at 8.00pm to avoid clashing with the Village Christmas Carol Sing Song.

Liz Rodgers gave her apologies for the Main Meeting on 2nd December and will not be available for the next planning meeting.

Meeting closed at 8.00p.m.

Notice of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (15/12/14)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J.A.RAVEN

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL

Tel : 0115 9830863 Email: gothamclerk@yahoo.co.uk

9th December, 2014

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE SUMMONED to attend a PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held in the WELDON ROOM ON MONDAY, 15th DECEMBER, 2014 COMMENCING AT 7.30p.m

Yours sincerely,

J.A. Raven

Clerk to the Council

AGENDA:

1/ Apologies

2/ Declaration of Interest

3/ Minutes of the Meeting held Tuesday 18th November, 2014.

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

5/ Progress re RBC Core Strategy/Aligned Core Strategy

6/ Meeting with RBC N.Clarke

7/ Planning Decisions Received:

14/9: ref: 14/02080/FUL – 3 Kegworth Road – Construct pavement crossing & off road vehicle standing GRANTED

8/ Planning Applications Received:

14/15: (ref: 14/01406/HYBRID) Baden-Hardstaff – Partial redevelopment to create a Dual Fuel Technology International Centre of Excellence

14/16: (ref: 14/02339/FUL) 3 Meadow End – Install decked roof terrace on existing flat roof to rear, safety fencing around the deck (1.2m high picket fence) alter window to glazed french door.

9/ Any Other Business

10/ Matters to Report

11/ Date & Time of Next Meeting

Committee Members: J.P.Anderson (Chairman), G.Clark (Vice-Chairman) B.J.Walker, M.J.Sheppard, K.Steed, G.Hutter, E. Rodgers.

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 (18/02/14)

Present:  J.P.Anderson (Chairman)    B.J.Walker,   M.J.Sheppard,  G.Clark,  E.Padden.

1/    Apologies:   E. Rodgers, (Vice-Chairman), K.Steed.

PROPOSED acceptance of apologies: G.Clark SECONDED: B.J.Walker. All in favour.

2/    Declaration of Interest:

M.J.Sheppard declared an interest in: 14/1: (ref: 14/00214/FUL)    Manor Barn, Moor Lane.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting: 

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 21st January, 2014 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.

PROPOSED: M.J.Sheppard SECONDED: B.J.Walker. Vote: All in favour.

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

5/   Progress re  Aligned Core Strategy/Clifton Pastures:

J.P.Anderson reported the three extra days of the Inquiry, in response to a legal opinion from the Home Builders Federation, had been held to deal with the housing numbers. Q.C’s had attended. K.Mafham had sent a report on the meeting which he considered ‘unusually complex’.

GPC awaiting Counsel’s legal opinion on the Aligned Core Strategy Hearings held in February, 2014.

K.Mafham and C.Raynor still working on the Freedom of Information over questions re meetings within the Government on housing numbers.

J.P.Anderson had met R.Mapletoft and was still pressing him for a response from RBC on the traffic model to allow GPC adequate time to consider and respond.

J.P.Anderson had queried the type of meeting held between RBC and Oxalis which was held in private without minutes.

7/    Planning Decisions Received:

13/16: (ref: 13/02092/FUL) 22 Curzon Street – Garden store building (retrospective plan) GRANTED

Clerk to register GPC’s disappointment and seek assurance that this type of structure does not set a precedent for unsightly buildings.

8/    Planning Applications Received:

14/1: (ref: 14/00214/FUL)           Manor Barn, Moor Lane – Use of former storage building for ancillary residential use to create a hobby, craft and games room; install new windows, roof lights and external landscaping.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION

PROPOSED: J.P. Anderson SECONDED: E.Padden. Vote: All in favour.

9/  Any Other Business:

M.J.Sheppard had received a letter from the Post Office confirming results of its recent consultation re Post Office services.

10/  Matters to Report:

The Clerk was asked to report the following faulty street lights:- Meadow End no. 3  The Square no. 5 and Moor Lane – 2a.

One hundred and fifty houses, extra to the already planned four hundred, to be built at East Leake on the land behind Manor Farm.

E.Padden reported the Spa shop had received a few complaints re the shelving layout.

11/  Date & Time of Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Planning and Development Committee will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 18th March, 2014 at 7.30 p.m

Meeting closed at 8.20 p.m.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (21/01/14)

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

1/    Apologies:   Nil  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 22nd October, 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.

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

Progress: Pg. 2 Item 7/  Traffic Count – J.P.Anderson reported, there had been one complaint re the pedestrian crossing lights on Kegworth Road, adjacent to Gotham School, implemented due to the large amount of traffic during rush hour. The complainant had suggested removal of the temporary pedestrian crossing lights to the bottom of Kegworth Road where they would be more often used. M.J.Sheppard had approached P.Goode of Notts Highways who had confirmed the Highways Authority had the final say on the installation site. The temporary lights are on loan from Laing O’Rourke and will only be in place during school term times. It was agreed, the lights provide a solution to the dangerous crossing over to the School and provide a safe option for parents wishing to use them.

5/   Progress re  Aligned Core Strategy/Clifton Pastures:

J.P.Anderson reported, Councillor,T.Vennett-Smith had represented Gotham, Barton, Thrumpton and Clifton at the RBC Council Meeting held on the 12th December, 2013. He had made two passionate speeches on the importance of saving the green belt land around Nottingham. He put his points very well but his questions went unanswered. The Hearings on the Aligned Core Strategies had now finished and the Inspector is making her decision. Anna Soubry is active at M.P.level about the lack of consultation re the Aligned Core Strategies and the failure of the Examiner Ms. Kingaby to properly hear the evidence at the Public Inquiry before making her decision to accept large housing numbers. The House Building Federation have published a ‘Counsel’s Opinion’ which has been sent to Ms. Kingaby. E.Rodgers is studying the document and GPC can make its comments by the 7th February. If  Legal advice is necessary, it could cost up to £2,500.  K.Mafham had written a report of his findings and will attend more Hearings on the 11th/13th February when he will argue the point of unwarranted large housing numbers. University strategy to build student accommodation around Nottingham will ultimately free up student accupied privately owned houses for families. J.P.Anderson suggested seeking support from the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clark on the fight to save the green belt. J.P.Anderson, J.Coles and K.Mafham meeting to discuss details of the timescale for representations.

K.Mafham is under the impression that the best way to save Clifton green belt is to undertake a Judicial Review. This could be in conjunction with other  affected Councils to present a united front and to share costs.

PROPOSAL: To seek Counsel’s opinion on supporting K. Mafham in his representations to the extended Aligned Core Strategy Hearings in February.

PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson SECONDED: E.Rodgers. Vote: All in favour.

7/    Planning Decisions Received: Nil.

8/    Planning Applications Received: Nil.

9/  Any Other Business: Nil.

10/  Matters to Report:

B.J.Walker had noted an article on the A453 widening work which is ahead of schedule due to the fine weather.

The Clerk had been advised by the Trustees of the Memorial Hall/Recreation Ground, that the Scope Bin and Paper Recycling Bins are to be removed due to a drop in donations.

11/  Date & Time of Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Planning and Development Committee will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 18th February, 2014 at 7.30 p.m

Meeting closed at 8.20 p.m.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (22/10/13)

Present:  J.P.Anderson (Chairman)   E. Rodgers, (Vice-Chairman) B.J.Walker,   M.J.Sheppard,  G.Clark.

1/    Apologies:  K.Steed, E.Padden, R.Muir

In Attendance: Borough Councillor  T.Vennett-Smith,  P.Marshall (RBC Planning).

2/    Declaration of Interest: Nil.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 17th September, 2013, as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted.

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

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

Pg. 2 Item 8/  Any Other Business: J.P.Anderson confirmed he would attend the Rushcliffe Planning Forum on the 30th October, 2013.

Pg. 2 Item 7/  Traffic Count: The traffic lights on Kegworth Road had not yet arrived. The Clerk had received confirmation from P.Goode (NCC Traffic Manager) that they would be installed as soon as possible.  The Chairman had received strong support from the County Councillor Andrew Brown and that the bottleneck, as always seemed to be the case in matters like these, was the Highways Agency.  £42,000 had been put aside but they were unwilling to spend it.  Both he and Cllr. Brown would be putting pressure on J.Pizzey at the HA and N.C.C efforts could bring about press coverage.  There was general strong disappointment at the levels of traffic and accidents that had occurred.

Pg. 2 Item 10/ Matters to Report: The Clerk had received an email from K.Hourd of NCC Highways re speeding traffic into Gotham at Nottingham Road entrance. She had offered to visit the site for advice on speed reduction options.

The Chairman welcomed Mr. P. Marshall, of RBC Planning Department, to the meeting.

5/ Future Housing in Gotham:

PROPOSAL: Suspension of Standing Orders.

PROPOSED: G.Clark, SECONDED: E.Rodgers  Vote: All in favour.

The Chairman outlined the history of Gotham’s building development over recent years and the current GPC policy. He expressed his own opinion that the housing stock in Gotham was not compatible with the present population’s needs could mean a change in policy, re the possibility of a small development of market houses on a green belt exception site, to allow for the inclusion of some affordable housing.

Mr. Marshall described the procedures necessary to bring about such development under the current legislation. He recommended the production of a Neighbourhood Plan, as currently being drawn up by East Leake and Keyworth Parish Councils. There was no RBC financial assistance available for a Neighbourhood Plan.

An information pack – ‘Locality – Quick Guide to Neighbourhood Plans’ was passed to the Clerk. British Gypsum had also offered their assistance. Mr Marshall also suggested possible incorporation of a specific plan directly into the next stage of the Local Plan.

There was general discussion on the topic at which some of those present stressed the risks of opening the village to the attention of developers.

The Chairman thanked Mr. Marshall for his attendance and he left the meeting at 8.25 p.m.

PROPOSAL: Re-instatement of Standing Orders.

PROPOSED: G.Clark, SECONDED: E.Rodgers  Vote: All in favour.

6/   Fight to Save the Greenbelt at Clifton Pastures:

Mr.Marshall had confirmed, RBC had not yet published a Traffic Model and the Chairman confirmed he had emailed R.Mapletoft at RBC asking that full dialogue on such modelling took place before the council meeting in December.

The Chairman reported the Examination in Public of the Aligned Core Strategies was half way through. He had been unable to attend any meetings but B.J.Walker had and she submitted a verbal report describing the strong representations made by our representative Ken Mafham and Anna Soubry, M.P. for Broxtowe. It was noted that the NCC Core Strategy website was very difficult to access.

The Chairman suggested a Strategy Meeting with other Nottinghamshire villages might be worthwhile. A Judicial Review was under consideration and a joint action might prove financially beneficial.  Anna Soubry M.P. had been an excellent advocate for protecting Notts’ green belt land. B.J.Walker said that there had been little representation at the enquiry from Nottingham City Council members and public.

The members meeting, re modifications to the RBC Core Strategy, would be held on the 12th December, 2013. GPC would be represented by Borough Councillor T.Vennett-Smith.

7/    Planning Decisions Received:

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

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

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

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

8/    Planning Applications Received:

13/15: (ref: 13/01943/VAR) Land South of Leake Road, Gotham – Vary condition 2,7 and 9 of planning permission 10/01186/FUL to permit the open storage of desulphurised gypsum for a temporary period (up to five years).

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION

PROPOSED: J.P.Anderson  SECONDED: E.Rodgers  Vote: All in favour.

E.Padden arrived at the meeting at 9.05p.m. (having attended another meeting in the Moonrakers’ room).

9/  Any Other Business:

The Chairman reported damage to cars parked along Nottingham Road possibly due to increased traffic through the village, some of which had occurred during the night when the street lights were switched off. A request had been received from a resident that the lights be reinstated.  Heavy traffic was travelling through Gotham during the roadwork disruption on the A453. It was agreed, another weight restriction sign for Gotham, sited at the Crusader roundabout was required but that, in the meantime, the parishioner be advised to obtain stronger support as this was required by Cllr. Brown to back any proposal to re-instate night time street lighting.

The Chairman had received a letter from Royal Mail confirming an applicant had applied to run Post Office facilities in the village.

10/  Matters to Report:

Waste Bin: B.J.Walker reported, the waste bin had been returned to its original site beside the village seat and in front of the Village Sculpture. The Clerk confirmed she had twice removed it to the corner of the British Legion fence, adjacent to the Brickyard Track, but someone had returned it. The Clerk would ask RBC to refrain from moving it after emptying.

Village Sculpture: M.J.Sheppard reported photographs of the Unveiling Ceremony would be mounted and on view in the Memorial Hall. Gotham News would carry an offer for photograph orders.

The Clerk had received an offer of grants for 2013/14 from Greenwood Community Tree Planting. She would progress with a view to hedging behind the Village Sculpture.

11/  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, 19th November, 2013 at 7.30 p.m

Meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning & Development Committee (16/04/13)

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.