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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. https://planningon-line.rushcliffe.gov.uk. 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.

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

GOTHAM       PARISH      COUNCIL

Mrs J.A.RAVEN

CLERK TO THE COUNCIL

33, LEAKE RD                                                                                                                         GOTHAM                                                                                                                                 NOTTS
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Tel :  0115 9830863

Email: gothamclerk@yahoo.co.uk

13th OCTOBER, 2015

YOU ARE DULY SUMMONED to attend a PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held in the Weldon Room on TUESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2015  at 7.30 p.m.

Yours sincerely,

J.A. Raven

Clerk to the Council

AGENDA:

1/         Apologies

2/         Declaration of Interest

3/         Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 and discussion on 8th September, 2015

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

5/         Green Belt Envelope

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

7/         Planning Decisions Received:    Nil

8/         Planning Applications Received:

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

9/         Matters to Report

10/        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.

Distribution List:          All Councillors

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

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.

AGENDA:

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 Committee (16/02/15)

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

1/    Apologies: G.Hutter.

2/    Declaration of Interest: Nil.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting: 

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

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

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

Item 9/  Matters to Report: B.J.Walker and G.Hutter had attended the Rushcliffe Borough Council Parish Forum on the 11th February, 2015. R. Mapletoft mentioned the matter of the forthcoming Judicial Review during a presentation of the Core Strategy.

Neighbourhood Planning was discussed which entails a great deal of work, although Gotham drew up a Village Design Statement in 2005 which could be referred to and would lessen the burden.  It would not be relevant to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan until the green belt status of Gotham has been decided. i.e. Green Wash or Green Envelope. A meeting with St.Gobain might be useful in the choice of land to designate for development.  East Leake’s Neighbourhood Plan took four years’ to complete and had designated four hundred houses. Since then, seven hundred houses have been granted permission.

Keyworth Council has nominated its preferred building sites.

5/   Progress re  RBC Core Strategy/Aligned Core Strategy:

Aligned Core Strategy: Decision on the 19th February which is the first legal date for the City’s attempt to strike out the challenge on time grounds.

A letter had been received from Broxtowe Council re the Core Strategy proceeding to Part 2. J.P.Anderson will bring the letter to the attention of K.Mafham.

Core Strategy: RBC aware of the Judicial Review going ahead in the name of Barton Parish Council. J.P. Anderson had sought more information from the Highways Authority re the Traffic Study. To date, no reply.

Sharphill: After six years, since planning permission for twelve hundred houses had been granted, it is believed that a developer is interested in developing Sharphill.

6/ Planning Decisions Received:

14/11: (ref:14/02377/FUL) 1 The Rushes – Two storey side extension (amended plan) GRANTED

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

7/ Planning Applications Received:          

15/2: (ref: 15/00120/FUL) Woodland, Kegworth Road – Construction of wooden stable block within garden.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION

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

8/ Village Design Statement Update:

A Parish Council critique of the village of Gotham drawn up in 2004 on the expectation that it would be adopted by RBC as planning guidance. In the event, RBC never adopted the document. ~GPC adopted it in 2005 and updated it in 2011. It is a useful document highlighting buildings and views to be protected and to assist with planning decisions. It is time for an update since some new events have taken place, such as St.Lawrence Close and the A453 widening. J.P.Anderson invited members of the Planning Committee to look through the VDS and suggest new input. Clerk to circulate copies to members.

9/  Any Other Business:

The Chairman had received an invitation to a Neighbourhood Planning Event on the 12th March, 2013 at Hodstock Priory.

10/  Matters to Report:

M.J.Sheppard queried the continuation of the informal right of way across the garden of 30 Wodehouse Avenue, with the permission of the householder. As the householder is now in a Nursing Home and Spirita have instigated repairs to the house, it is understood the right of way will continue until the arrival of a new tenant at the property.

E.Rodgers reported conditions worse along the A453 mainly due to a delay in the tram works at Clifton. A fourteen mile journey recently took three hours. Traffic light signals had been altered to no avail. There is currently an increase of rat running through Gotham. The temporary traffic lights on Kegworth Road are repeatedly turning to red, probably due to being tampered with. Some drivers ignore the red light. Clerk to inform the police.

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, 17th March, 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee (20/01/15)

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

In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, G.Clark, chaired the Meeting.

1/    Apologies:   J.P.Anderson (Chairman) E. Rodgers.    In attendance: Mrs. D. Wattley.

PROPOSED: Acceptance of apologies: K.Steed SECONDED: M.J.Sheppard.  All in favour.

2/    Declaration of Interest: Nil.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting: 

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 15th December, 2014 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business.

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

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

The Chairman asked that, in consideration of Mrs. D. Wattley, Agenda item 7 be discussed next.

7/ Planning Applications Received:

14/11: (ref:14/02377/FUL) 1 The Rushes – Two storey side extension (amended plan)

PROPOSAL: Suspension of Standing Orders.

PROPOSED: G.Clark SECONDED: K.Steed   Vote: All in favour.

Mrs. Wattley explained that the amended planning application featured only three bedrooms, would not be rendered on the outside and, in line with current planning preference, the extension would be set back. The drains will be located, if not running under the neighbour’s back garden, as shown on the planning application. Emergency vehicles had frequently called at the house, during her father’s illness and had not encountered difficulty, despite three or four vehicles parked outside the property.

PROPOSAL: Re-instatement of Standing Orders.

PROPOSED: G.Clark SECONDED: K.Steed   Vote: All in favour.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION TO THE AMENDED PLAN.

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

Mrs. D.Wattley left the meeting at 7.45 p.m.

15/1:   (ref: 14/02713/FUL)  165 Nottingham Road – Proposed extensions and double garage.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION.

PROPOSED: G.Clark  SECONDED: K.Steed.  Vote: All in favour.

Comment: Materials should be inkeeping with the existing.

5/   Progress re  RBC Core Strategy/Aligned Core Strategy:

RBC Core Strategy: J.P.Anderson, while on holiday, was keeping in touch with K.Mafham on recent Planning events via the internet. There is an air of confidence re the Judicial Review on the Aligned Core Strategy.

The meeting with RBC leaders had been disappointing when no serious questions were satisfactorily answered. Therefore, and, in consultation with Barton and Thrumpton and K.Mafham, it has been agreed to proceed to Judicial Review against the Core Strategy. Costs will fall within the Aarhus Convention and within GPC’s initial budget

PROPOSAL:Following a discussion re barrister, R.Turney’s availability, it was PROPOSED by M.J.Sheppard to Recommend to full Council that GPC proceed to Judicial Review against RBC’s Core Strategy in conjunction with Barton and Thrumpton.

SECONDED: K.Steed. Vote: All in favour.

6/ Planning Decisions Received: Nil.

8/  Any Other Business: (24 Bidwell Crescent ? adherence to approved plan – E.Rodgers)

The Clerk had confirmed with Ms. I.Paxton of RBC Planning Department that the extension to 24 Bidwell Crescent was within planning consent.

9/  Matters to Report:

M.J.Sheppard reported, the fence between The Royal British Legion and the Western Track had collapsed.

At a meeting of The Royal British Legion social club, committee and members, held on the 19th January, 2015 it had been negotiated, with a representative from Head Office, to continue running the club until the 28th February, 2015.

The Clerk had received an invitation to a Planning Forum to be held at RBC on the 11th February, 2015. G.Hutter and B.J.Walker offered to attend. (G.Hutter to inform the Clerk of her availability)

The Clerk had received an invitation to an Exhibition of Art at Gotham Primary School on the 23rd January, 2015 from 2.30-3.30 p.m. M.J.Sheppard to attend.

M.J.Sheppard intended to hold a reception, for GPC and invited guests, on the 26th March, 2015.

10/  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, 17th February, 2015 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed at 8.45 p.m.

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

Present:  J.P.Anderson (Chairman)     B.J.Walker,   M.J.Sheppard,     G.Hutter.

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

PROPOSED: Acceptance of apologies: B.J. Walker SECONDED: J.P.Anderson. All in favour.

2/    Declaration of Interest: Nil.

3/    Minutes of the Previous Meeting: 

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Planning & Development Committee, held on the 18th November, 2014 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted with the following amendment: Item 5 – delete first line.

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

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

The Chairman asked that Agenda items 7 and 8 be discussed next.

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.

PROPOSAL: NO OBJECTION

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

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

The owners of the neighbouring property had objected on the grounds of intrusion.

PROPOSAL: OBJECTION

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

Comments: Strong objection on the grounds of a blatant disregard of planning laws, lack of privacy for neighbours.

Architecturally out of keeping with the neighbouring property. GPC request immediate removal.

5/   Progress re  RBC Core Strategy/Aligned Core Strategy:

RBC Core Strategy: Inspector’s Report: J.P.Anderson reported, the Inspector had ruled the RBC Core Strategy ‘sound’. Section 119 Traffic – quoted the Highways Agency almost verbatim that the proposed development would not result in rat running through Gotham and Clifton. ‘Preliminary Modelling’ – What does this mean? No supportive documentation. i.e. Ignoring the problem. J.P.Anderson had applied to HA, under the Freedom of Information Act re Rex 36 – details of the preliminary traffic model to which the Inspector had referred. J.P.Anderson had also written to R.Mapletoft requesting more information on the Traffic Model. R. Mapletoft had replied that RBC do not have the Traffic Model document on file. A.Warrington (Head of Transport at Notts County Council Highways) had discussed Traffic problems and had promised to coordinate on responses to further transport assessments. The Highways Agency had placed a moratorium on the Traffic Model until February 2015 preventing the granting of planning permission to Oxalis.

K.Mafham has responded to the Inspector’s Report and may find a barrister in Cambridge to look at it with a view to a Judicial Review against the RBC Core Strategy. R.Turney, the barrister dealing with the Aligned Core Strategy Judicial Review is apparently too busy to work on the Rushcliffe Core Strategy. The next meeting of the Rushcliffe Borough Council is to be held on the 22nd December where the CS is likely to be adopted.  Borough Councillor T.Vennett-Smith and County Councillor A.Brown are unable to attend due to holiday/Christmas  commitments.

J.P.Anderson, M.J.Sheppard, J.Coles and K.Mafham had met with Councillors’ A.Graham (RBC Chief Executive) N.Clarke, (RBC Leader) D.Mitchell, (Executive Manager for Communities) and R.Butler (Head of Sustainability Committee). K.Mafham made his point that  RBC wait to adopt the Core Strategy until February, 2015 on the grounds that they never wanted a large amount of houses in the first instance. They should await the outcome of the Judicial Review on the Aligned Core Strategy when they might endeavour to reduce housing numbers. The RBC representatives were dismissive of this suggestion. Borough Council T.Vennett-Smith had advised postponing the Rushcliffe Borough Council meeting until the New Year when more interested parties were available to attend. Again he had met with refusal. The Council meeting on the 22nd December, 2014 would be available on podcast. The public were unable to speak during the meeting. In view of there being no Councillor to represent GPC, Barton and Thrumpton, J.Coles of Barton P.C. might submit a petition at the Council meeting as this would mean he would get heard. In view of the fact that our letters, objections, etc to the Core Strategy have been ignored so far, J.P.Anderson was in favour of a petition but preferred an approach of writing to each councillor before the meeting. County Councillor A.Brown had warned that there might be insufficient time to mount a petition in time for the meeting..

Councillor D.Mitchell had reported ‘it is in the best interests of all Rushcliffe residents that this (Core Strategy) be adopted at the earliest opportunity. J.P.Anderson had retorted to D.Mitchell, that ‘this is an untrue statement as we certainly do not believe that. Does this reveal your council’s underlying attitude to local democracy’?

9/  Any Other Business:

M.J.Sheppard had been approached by T.Coles for advice re the closure of the British Legion. He was asked to write to the branch offering Parish Council’s assistance, which he has done. He has asked Ted Coles for sight of a copy of the original Deed of Conveyance by the former Earl Howe sold to the British Legion. M.J.Sheppard would contact Earl Howe’s agent to inform him of the closure. A letter of support for the RBL would be sent from GPC.

10/  Matters to Report:

Woodlands Bungalow, Kegworth Road: The Clerk reported a message from Mr. Baugh, RBC Planning Enforcement Officer, re the need for a retrospective planning application for recently constructed stables.

Jubilee Park: M.J.Sheppard has held preliminary discussions with A.Gorringe of St. Gobain re the B G land at the back of the British Legion, which would make an ideal Jubilee Park. Further discussions would take place before the St Gobain Board and Gotham Parish council are informed.

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, 20th January, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. J.P.Anderson tendered his apologies.

Meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.