Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee Kettering - Thursday 26th August, 2021 7.00 pm

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

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

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19.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Ian Jelley, Elliott Prentice and Dez Dell

 

It was noted that Cllrs Jim Hakewill and Larry Henson were acting as substitutes.

 

20.

Members' Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

None

21.

Minutes of the meeting held on 29 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 445 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.

 

22.

Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information* pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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. Four speakers attended the meeting and spoke on applications in accordance with the Right to Speak Policy. One Written Statement was provided and read aloud to the committee.

 

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:-.

 

23.

KET/2020/0303 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.1     Outline Application: Erection of an industrial manufacturing and warehouse building (Use Class B2 and B8) together with ancillary office accommodation and associated access at Weekley Wood Avenue (land at), Kettering for I M Kelly Holdings Limited & The Buccleuch Estates Limited

 

            Application No: KET/2020/0303

 

Speakers:

 

Jamie Wildman attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a third party objector to the proposed development stating that the application site represented a complex eco system involving several rare/endangered species of butterfly. It was stated that although habitat mitigation was included within the S106 agreement this would not be sufficient in order to replicate the existing special characteristics of the natural habitats.

 

Councillor Lloyd Bunday attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the Ward Councillor for the proposed development raising concerns that Policy 36 of the Joint Core Strategy was not being met and that there was a lack of an ecology report as part of the application process. Councillor Bunday also proposed that additional mitigation be included within the scheme to off set the carbon footprint of the development.

 

Chris Carlisle attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the agent on behalf of the applicant. Mr Carlisle stated that as a local employer the proposed development would provide an additional 150 jobs and that the application site had already been established for employment use. It was also stated that the applicant was committed to establishing mitigation for biodiversity and provision for this was secured via the previous planning permission.

 

Further to the speaker completing his 3 minute speech members sought clarification from the agent regarding  the consequences of a deferral of the application?

 

The agent referred to time limited contracts for the purchase of the site and consequences related to that.

 

Members received a report that sought outline planning permission (with only access to be considered) for the erection of an industrial manufacturing and warehouse building (Use Class B2 and B8) together with ancillary office accommodation and associated access.

 

The Planning Officer addressed the committee and provided an update which stated that that there had been an additional 26 letters of objection in relation to a number of matters including the loss of amenity and climate change/biodiversity impact. The planning officer stated that these matters had already been considered within the committee report and there were no further representations that would have altered the officer’s recommendation.

 

Members raised concerns regarding the lack of details associated with the planning application and also raised concerns regarding how the scheme aligned with  Policy 36 of the Joint Core Strategy.

 

Concerns were also raised by members in relation to comments made by the Wildlife Trust and out of date ecological assessments.

 

Following debate, it was proposed by Councillor Carter and seconded by Councillor Hakewill that the application be deferred in contradiction with the officers’ recommendation. The reasons for this deferral were:

 

(1)  To seek a masterplan for the wider land allocation of Land at Kettering North (as detailed in Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

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NK/2021/0036 pdf icon PDF 581 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.2     Full Planning Permission: Change of use from C3 dwelling house to 11 bedroom HMO with single storey side extension to create triple garage. Conversion of first floor roof space to habitable accommodation with dormers to front and rear - Part retrospective at Westview, 43 Kettering Road, Rothwell for Mr K Jones

 

            Application No: NK/2021/0036

 

Speaker:

 

Kevin Jones submitted a written statement as the applicant for the proposed development which stated that the current use as small HMO had proven there that was a demand for accommodation of this type.

 

Decision

 

Members received a report which sought full planning permission for a change of use from C3 dwelling house to 11 bedroom HMO with single storey side extension to create triple garage. Conversion of first floor roof space to habitable accommodation with dormers to front and rear - Part retrospective.

 

The planning officer addressed the committee and provided an update which stated that an additional condition was to be attached to the application which stated that

The garage hereby permitted shall be permanently kept available for the parking of vehicles and cycles.

 

Members raised concerns regarding the lack of parking provision and the subsequent detrimental impact the development could have on neighbouring parking amenity.

 

It was then proposed by Cllr Hakewill that the application be refused to the overdevelopment of the site and the lack of viability associated with the development. As there was no seconder to the motion, the motion fell.

 

Following debate, it was proposed by Councillor Smyth and seconded by Councillor Brown 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.      The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved plans and details listed below.

 

3.      The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match, in type, colour and texture, those on the existing building

 

4.      The development hereby permitted, shall not be occupied until the boundary treatments as shown on approved site plan no: 9541.PP.001 Rev. D received by the Local Planning Authority on 18 March 2021, have been reduced in height in accordance with the details as shown on the approved plan unless otherwise approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. 

 

5.      The development hereby permitted, shall not be occupied until such a time as the access driveway and parking area  have been surfaced and laid out  in accordance with the approved details on drawing no: 9541.PP.001 Rev D received by the Local Planning Authority on  18 March 2021 and once provided shall be maintained in perpetuity

 

6.      Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, refuse storage and collection facilities for the proposed dwellings shall have been provided on site and retained  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

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NK/2021/0140 pdf icon PDF 634 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.3     Full Planning Permission: Retaining wall to driveway and revised parking area at 9 Bridle Way, Cransley for Mr J Marsh

 

            Application No: NK/2021/0140

 

Speaker:

 

None. 

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought for engineering works to provide a retaining garden wall for the retention and improvement of the parking provision within the site boundary.

 

Members heard that following objections and concerns regarding the adverse impact of the proposal on the character of the area and the amenities of future and surrounding occupiers, and parking at the site the proposal was amended The annexe was removed from the proposal.  Retaining wall to driveway added, Parking space sizes amended and gradient of drive added as well as the conversion of the garage removed from the proposal. 

 

Members agreed that the application was satisfactory and raised no objection in contrary to the officers recommendation to approve the application

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Marks 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.      The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved plans and details listed below.

 

3.      The materials to be used in the construction of the retaining wall of the development hereby permitted shall match, in type, colour and texture, those on the existing building.

 

4.      The gradient of the drive shall not exceed 1 in 15 within 5 metres of the edge of the carriageway of the adjoining highway.

 

5.      Visibility splays of 2 metres by 2 metres shall be provided as shown on approved plan UCA069-A-201C, received by the Local Planning Authority on 2nd August 2021.  Once provided, these splays shall thereafter be permanently kept free of all obstacles to visibility over 0.6 metres in height above carriageway level.

 

 

(Members voted on the officers’ recommendation to approve the application)

 

(Voting: For: Unanimous)

 

The application was therefore
APPROVED

 

 

 

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NK/2021/0434 pdf icon PDF 971 KB

Minutes:

Proposed Development

 

*4.4     Full Planning Permission: Single storey garden annex to replace garage/store at 5 Rose Close, Little Cransley for Ms S Smith

 

            Application No: NK/2021/0434

 

Speaker:

 

Cllr Hilary Bull attended the meeting and addressed the committee on behalf of Broughton Parish Council and stated that the Parish Council supported the officers use of planning conditions in order to secure the use of the annexe building. 

 

 

Decision

 

Members received a report about a proposal for which full planning permission was being sought for a single storey garden annex to replace garage/store.

 

Members agreed that the application was satisfactory and raised no objection in contrary to the officers recommendation to approve the application

 

Following debate it was proposed by Councillor Marks and seconded by Councillor Carter 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.      The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved plans and details listed below.

 

3.      The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match, in type, colour and texture, those on the existing dwellinghouse.

 

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 Class E of Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Order shall be erected, constructed, made on the application site.

 

5.      The development hereby approved shall only be used by occupiers of 5 Rose Close, Little Cransley, NN14 1PL as a building ancillary to the occupation of the main dwellinghouse and for no other purpose whatsoever.

 

 

(Members voted on the officers’ recommendation to approve the application)

 

(Voting: For: Unanimous)

 

The application was therefore
APPROVED

 

 

 

27.

Planning appeal decision letters

Minutes:

None

28.

To consider any items of business that the Chairman considers to be urgent pursuant to the LGA 1972

Minutes:

None

29.

Close of Meeting