Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee Kettering - Thursday 24th June, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX

Contact: Callum Galluzzo  Email: callum.galluzzo@northnorthnants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

Apologies for the absence were received from Councillors Tebbutt and Dearing.

 

It was noted that Councillor Smyth was acting as a substitute for Councillor Tebbutt.

 

2.

Members' Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None

3.

Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information* pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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. Four  speakers 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:-.

 

4.

NK/2021/0034 pdf icon PDF 793 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*3.1     Full Planning Permission: Retention of mail order business from home workshop, including use of the workshop for light engineering operations associated with the sale of bird related equipment. (KET/2018/0937) at 4 Richardsons Lane, Loddington for Mr J Westwood

 

            Application No: NK/2021/0034

 

Speakers:

 

Cllr Jim Hakewill attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the ward councillor for the proposed development stating that application should be refused as the original development was established retrospectively without consent. Cllr Hakewill also stated that the business on site had a detrimental impact on residential amenity and that the development was not in keeping with the residential nature of neighbouring properties.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought for the retention of the current use of a the site as a home workshop for a mail order business, including use of the workshop for light engineering operations associated with the sale of bird related equipment.

 

It was confirmed to members that the current use at the site had been granted a temporary two-year conditional planning approval under reference KET/2018/0937, to see if there would have been any impacts on residential amenity, and that this application sought to replace this with a permanent planning permission.

 

Members sought clarification regarding the nature of the business and the prospect of the site being used to breed birds. Members also raised questions in relation to enfocrcement actiona and complaints.

 

It was confirmed to members that the business was a mail order buisiness and that the breeding of birds was outside of the planning application. It was also confirmed that there had been no complaints to enforcement officers.

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Smyth and seconded by Councillor Prentice 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.     Within six months from the date of this approval a detailed scheme for gates and boundary treatments in front of the workshop building, located as shown on previously approved plan KET/2018/0937/2A on 13th March 2019 shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing.  The approved gates and boundary treatment are to be installed within two months of their approval and once installed shall be retained in that form thereafter.

 

2.     The landscaping scheme shown on approved plan NK/2021/0034/2, received by the Local Planning Authority on 22nd March 2021 (as previously approved under reference KET/2019/0837 on 31st May 2019), shall be completed within six months from the date of this permission.  Any newly approved trees or plants which, within a period of 3 years from the date of planting, die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species.

 

3.     Visibility splays of 2.4 metres by 2.4 metres are to be retained either side of the access with the public highway, and these splays  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

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NK/2021/0184 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*3.2     Full Planning Permission: Erection of 1 no. dwelling and conversion of workshop/dwelling to form 3 no. dwellings at 22 Cransley Hill Broughton for Mr T James.

 

Application No: NK/2021/0184

 

Speaker:

 

Jamie Sams attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third party in favour of the proposed development. Mr Sams stated that he along with several other neighbouring properties were fully supportive of the development and that it would be a respectful and considerate addition to the village and greatly improve local traffic, pollution and noise pollution issues.

 

Carol Taylor attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third-party objector to the proposed development and stated that the proposed development was in contradiction to the Broughton Neighbourhood plan due to there being a shortage of 1-2 bedroom homes. Carol Taylor also stated that a nature conservation survey was essential to sure that no wildlife or vegetation was affected by the development.

 

Tim James also attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the applicant for the proposed development stating that the current business site was not desirable for a modern business and so a new location was required. Mr James stated that the appearance of existing properties would be unaltered and that the proposed dwellings would have a minimal impact on neighbouring properties. Intention was to retain trees and hedging.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought for the erection of 1 no. dwelling to the rear of the site and conversion of the workshop/dwelling to form 3 no. dwellings

 

Members 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 Brown and seconded by Councillor Carter 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 hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of 3 years from the date of this planning permission.

 

2.         The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved plans and details listed below.

 

3.         No development above building slab level shall commence on site until details of the types and colours of all external facing and roofing materials to be used, together with samples, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved details.

 

4.         No development above slab level shall commence on site until details of the materials to be used for hard and paved surfacing have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The approved surfacing shall be completed before the adjoining buildings are first occupied.

 

5.         No earthworks or groundworks shall take place until a plan prepared to a scale of not less than 1:500 showing details of existing and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

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Delegated Officers Report

None

Minutes:

None

7.

Exempt Items

Minutes:

None

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Close of Meeting