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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.

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.