Agenda and minutes

Strategic Planning Committee - Monday 2nd August, 2021 7.00 pm

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

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

Items
No. Item

SPC6

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Simon Reilly, Paul Bell, Mike Tebbutt and Tim Allebone.

 

It was noted that Councillors Bert Jackson, Robin Carter and Elliott Prentice were acting as substitutes.

SPC7

Members' Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None

SPC8

Minutes of the meeting held on 14th June 2021 pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED  that the minutes of the meetings of the Planning Committee held on 14th June 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

SPC9

Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information*

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following applications for planning permission, which were set out in the Development Control’s Reports and supplemented verbally and in writing at the meeting. One  speaker attended the meeting and spoke on applications in accordance with the Right to Speak Policy.

 

The reports included details of applications and, where applicable, results of statutory consultations and representations which had been received from interested bodies and individuals, and the Committee reached the following decisions:-.

 

SPC10

NC/21/00072/OUT pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Presented By: Edward Otang

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*3.1     Application to provide an engineered development platform, and Outline application for the development of an employment park comprising up to 43,000 sqm B2 use, with all matters reserved apart from access at Land Off Centrix Business Park Napier Road Corby Northamptonshire for Storefield Group Limited

 

            Application No: NC/21/00072/OUT

 

Speakers:

 

Alison Mitchell attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the agent on behalf of the applicant and stated to members that the application site was in a current overgrown and uneven state and that it had been allocated for employment use and identified for a strategic employment site. It was heard that all works were to be regulated by the environmental agency and that the applicant had explored all opportunities in ensuring the minimal impact on the biodiversity of the site.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought to provide an engineered development platform. Outline planning permission was also being sought for the development of an employment park comprising up to 43,000 sqm B2 use, with all matters reserved apart from access.

 

Members raised questions regarding the protection of any local badger setts in and around the application site. It was confirmed to members that a badger survey had been carried out that found inactive setts and in response to member discussions a further up to date badger survey would take place.

 

Concerns were raised by members in relation to the net biodiversity loss and enquired as to how the loss of biodiverse land could be mitigated as part of the development.

 

Members heard that the same quality of biodiverse land will be duplicated to offset the loss of any area as part of the application process although further discussions could take place between the authority and the applicant regarding biodiversity mitigation work. 

 

Officers addressed the committee and provided an updated which included further comments by the highways authority and Tata steel in relation to supporting further development of the site.

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Marks and seconded by Councillor Dearing that the application be Deferred contrary to the officers recommendation to a subsequent  committee for further consultation with Council’s Ecology Officer on biodiversity mitigation work in order to try and secure a positive outcome if achievable

 

It was agreed that the application be DEFERRED

 

(Members voted on the motion to defer the application)

 

(Voting: For: Unanimous)

 

The application was therefore
DEFERRED

 

 

SPC11

Delegated Officers Report

Minutes:

None

SPC12

None Notified

Minutes:

None

SPC13

Close of Meeting