Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee Kettering - Thursday 29th July, 2021 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Callum Galluzzo  Email: democracy.kbc@northnorthants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

9.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Cedwien Brown and Robin Carter

 

10.

Members' Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None

11.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED      that the minutes of the meetings of the Area Planning Committee held on 29th July 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

12.

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

Presented By: Planning Manager

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. Six 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:-.

 

13.

KET/2020/0610 pdf icon PDF 786 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.1     Full Planning Permission: Redevelopment of farmyard to horse rehabilitation centre and livery. Erection of temporary dwelling at Loddington Coppice, Harrington Road, Loddington for Miss S Tibbetts

 

            Application No: KET/2020/0610

 

Speakers:

 

The agent for the applicant attended to address the Committee and stated that this was a unique venture offering a genuine rural facility. In response to concerns from Loddington Parish Council regarding access, it was noted that there would be no additional traffic over and above that ordinarily associated with the site and it was in the applicant’s interests to ensure visibility splays at the entrance to the site were kept clear.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report that sought planning permission for change of use of the farmyard to provide a horse rehabilitation centre and livery and the erection of a temporary dwelling. The existing access track and access connection with the highway would be widened where specified and upgraded as part of the proposed development to facilitate the proposed use.

 

It was noted that a request to condition maintenance of hedgerows that could affect visibility splays at the site access was not enforceable as the relevant land fell outside of the site.

 

Following debate, it was proposed by Councillor Marks and seconded by Councillor Smyth 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.      In the event that unexpected contamination is found at any time when carrying out the development hereby approved, it must be reported immediately to the Local Planning Authority.  Development works at the site shall cease and an investigation and risk assessment undertaken to assess the nature and extent of the unexpected contamination.  A written report of the findings shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, together with a scheme to remediate, if required, prior to further development on site taking place. Only once written approval from the Local Planning Authority has been given shall development works recommence.

 

4.      Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no building, structure or other alteration permitted by any class or part of Schedule 2 of the Order shall be erected, constructed, or made on the application site.

 

5.      Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no change of use permitted by Class L of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Order shall take place on the application site.

 

6.      No development shall commence unless and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

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KET/2020/0755 pdf icon PDF 962 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.2     Full Planning Permission: 2 no. dwellings at 247 Havelock Street (garages adj), Kettering for Mr P Drage.

 

            Application No: KET/2020/0755

 

Colin Balch attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third-party objector. He stated that parking provision was extremely limited in the local area and questioned the validity of the parking survey undertaken during lockdown. Further concerns were raised in relation to the impact of loss of privacy to existing residents and that approval of the proposal would set a precedent for the area.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and advised that the proposal sought to match the street scene in terms of design. The parking survey was sufficiently robust to answer questions posed, resulting in no objection from the Highways Authority. Street furniture relocation would take place, if necessary, at the applicant’s own expense.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report which sought planning permission for pair of semi-detached houses following the removal of the vacant garages on the site. The houses would be of a comparable height and depth to the adjacent houses along Havelock Street with gardens to the rear. No off-street parking would be provided as part of the proposal.

 

Members discussed the potential parking issues at length and also queried timescales for the potential removal of double yellow lines and the relocation of a lamppost in front of one of the proposed dwellings.

 

Following debate, it was proposed by Councillor Smyth and seconded by Councillor Marks that the application be approved in line with the officer’s 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.      Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no extension, building, structure or other alteration permitted by Classes A, B and E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Order shall be erected on the application site.

 

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.      The dwellings hereby permitted shall not be occupied until cycle parking facilities have been provided within the rear gardens in accordance with the details to be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.

 

5.      No development above slab level shall take place on site until a scheme for boundary treatment has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The dwellings shall not be occupied until the approved scheme has been fully implemented in accordance with the approved details.

 

6.      Works audible at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

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NK/2021/0170 pdf icon PDF 914 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.2     Full Planning Permission: Double garage with home office above in rear garden at 43 Northampton Road, Broughton for Mr T Allen

 

            Application No: NK/2021/0170

 

Speaker:

 

Mr Mirek Urban attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third-party objector, stating that the proposal was not in keeping with its surroundings, constituted visual intrusion and overdevelopment and would result in a loss of privacy for neighbouring properties if approved. He further stated that approval would set a precedent for future development to allow other neighbours to build similar constructions on either side.

 

Cllr Pat Scouse attended and spoke on behalf of Broughton Parish Council which had concerns regarding site access and size of the proposal. It was the view of Council that the construction would dominate the surrounding area and did not comply with Broughton’s Neighbourhood Plan.

 

The agent for the applicant, Casey Errington, attended to address the Committee and stated that while the 1.5 storey height of the proposal would stand taller than some neighbouring garages, the location was some way from the highway and would not provide a detrimental impact to the street scene. No objections had been received from neighbours directly adjacent to the site and separation distances between the site and neighbouring buildings exceeded recommendations. He considered that any impact on loss of daylight as a result of the building was negligible and that the proposal did not constitute overdevelopment as the site was substantial in size.

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought for a double garage with home office above.

 

Members heard that the initial application had been revised due to concerns over its height and design, the revised application having resolved these issues. Rooflights would be located 1.8m above the finished floor level so overlooking would not be an issue. It was noted that there were a range of outbuildings and garages locally with no set style and the proposal would not be readily visible from the public realm.

 

In response to a question, it was noted that a change of use would need to be applied for to allow for use of the construction as a business or dwelling and a condition of the application made the proposal ancillary to the occupation of the existing house at 43 Northampton Road.

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Thurland and seconded by Councillor Smyth that the application be approved in line with the officer’s 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.      Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no building, structure or other alteration permitted by Class E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Order shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

Delegated Officers Report

Minutes:

None

17.

Exempt Items

Minutes:

None

18.

Close of Meeting