Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Committee - Monday 14th June, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Corby Cube, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG

Contact: Callum Galluzzo (Democratic Servcies)  Email: callum.galluzzo@northnorthants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

SPC1

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

None

SPC2

Members' Declaration of Interests

Minutes:

Councillors Allebone and Bell declared an interest in item 3.1 as the Agent for the applicant was a former sovereign authority employee.

 

Councillor Thurland also declared an interest in item 3.1 as ward councillor for the proposed application.

SPC3

KET/2020/0773 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Presented By: Louise Holland

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*3.1     Approval of Reserved Matters: Erection of 340 dwellings of KET/2015/0551 (Residential development of up to 350 dwellings and associated access) at Gipsy Lane (Land West), Kettering for Water Meadow Homes

 

            Application No: KET/2020/0773

 

Speakers:

 

Cllr Emily Fedorowycz attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third party objector to the proposed development. Cllr Fedorowycz stated that the application if approved would have a detrimental impact on the levels of traffic associated with the Northampton Road Junction. Concerns were also raised in relation to the lack of urban green space and the omission of Net Zero buildings.

 

Julie Thomas attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the agent on behalf of the applicant and stated to members that outline planning permission and the principle for development had already been established and that the applicant had worked with the council with regards to a comprehensive pre application consultation. Construction on site if approved would commence September 2021. Members of the committee sought to clarify the proposals for the removal of the badger population within the application site. It was confirmed to members that a license from Nature England would be sought and that advice/guidelines would be followed in order to safely remove the population of badgers.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which reserved matter approval was being sought for the erection of 340 dwellings of KET/2015/0551 (Residential development of up to 350 dwellings and associated access)

 

Members initially raised concerns with regards to the lack of electric charging points within the proposed development stating that the proposed amount of 10% was insufficient given the current climate and rise of alternative fuelled vehicles.

 

Concerns were also raised regarding police comments in relation to gated access points which could be seen as hotspots for Anti-Social Behaviour. It was clarified to members that the gated access points were in a location of good surveillance and were resident access only mitigating any Anti-Social Behaviour.

 

Members heard that combined footway proposed within the development align and link with neighbouring developments and that it was key for each of the developers to communicate going forward.  Members then raised questions in relation to the adoption of highways within the development site and sought to clarify whether or not the internal infrastructure was to be adopted as part of the scheme.

 

Officers confirmed to members that The Highway’s Departments had recommended the provision of a condition requiring full details of the highway works; however, this was not considered to be necessary as these matters were to be addressed through the adoption processes. The applicant was intending to have the roads adopted together with the main foot/cycleways, however it was confirmed to members that if this did not occur a condition shall be attached which sought approval of road maintenance arrangements as recommended by Highways and as a safeguarding mechanism should the roads not be adopted.

 

Members then agreed that the proposed development was satisfactory and saw no  ...  view the full minutes text for item SPC3

SPC4

NC/21/00064/REM pdf icon PDF 520 KB

Presented By: Edward Oteng

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*3.2     Approval of Reserved Matters of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for site preparation works including remediation, development platform creation, drainage and service infrastructure provision, initial estate road construction, ecological mitigation and perimeter landscaping at Cowthick Plantation, Stamford Road, Stanion for Mulberry Commercial Developments Limited

 

            Application No: NC/21/00064/REM

 

Speaker:

 

Hartley Bolton attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third party objector to the proposed development raising concerns with the increased level of traffic and the detrimental impact it would have on driver/resident safety along the A6116. Mr Bolton also raised concerns with regards to localised flooding that may be associated with local warehouse development.

 

Philip Jones attended the committee and addressed the committee as the applicant for the proposed development stating that Highways and ecological factors had been considered as part of the planning process and that all requirements would be met. Mr Jones also stated to the committee that the drainage scheme had been approved in detail and allowed for greater control to prevent excess water entering the Harpers Brook. It was also confirmed to members that access and highways were being dealt with within a separate reserved matters application.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which reserved matter approval was being sought for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for site preparation works including remediation, development platform creation, drainage and service infrastructure provision, initial estate road construction, ecological mitigation and perimeter landscaping.

 

Members sought clarity regarding other reserved matters applications in relation to the Highways officer comments contained within the reports.

 

It was heard that the highway comments relating to access were to be addressed in a separate reserved matters application not yet before committee. A Transport Assessment was to be included and would inform layout of roundabout and relevant junctions but not considered relevant to the internal layout.

 

Members raised questions regarding the aesthetic green belt that would surround the proposed development. It was confirmed that a measure of set back and natural screening would ensure that the proposed development would not have an adverse effect on the surrounding area.

 

Members then agreed that the proposed development was satisfactory and saw no issue with approving the application as per the officer’s recommendation.

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Bell and seconded by Councillor Dalziel that the application be approved in line with the officers recommendation.

 

 

 

It was agreed that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

 

1.       The development shall conform in all aspects with the plans and details shown in the application as listed below, unless variations are agreed by the Local Planning Authority in order to discharge other conditions attached to this decision:

          -Location Plan, Dwg. No.- 4345-035 Rev.P2

          -Topographical Survey, Dwg. No.- 24561_T_Phase_2 Rev.0

          -Primary Sub-Station & Foul Pump Station, Dwg. No.- 4345-028 Rev.P8

          -Indicative Primary Sub-Station

          - Site Preparation Plateaus- Layout and Levels - Option 2, Dwg. No.- 127144/0252             Rev.G

          - Site Preparation  ...  view the full minutes text for item SPC4

SPC5

Delegated officers report

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None

SPC6

None Notified

Minutes:

None

SPC7

Close of Meeting