Agenda and minutes

Area Planning Committee Wellingborough - Wednesday 14th July, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP

Contact: Fiona Hubbard 

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance



RESOLVED to note that no apologies were received.



Members' Declarations of Interests


RESOLVED to note that no Declarations of Interest were received.



Minutes of the meeting held on 10 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 239 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the planning committee held on 10 June 2021 be confirmed and signed.



Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information* pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Presented By: Principal Planning Manager

Additional documents:


Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information


            The Committee considered the planning application report and noted additional    information on the applications included in the late letters’ list.


(i)           Planning application WP/20/00676/FUL – 3 – 4 Camden Square, Bozeat


The Committee considered an application for a conversion of ground floor from retail (A1 use) to 1 no. 1 bed apartment and 1 no. 2 bed apartment and conversion of first floor from 1 no. 5 bed apartment into 2 no. 1 bed apartments (C3).  External alterations to replace/reinstate windows and doors and remove render at 3 – 4 Camden Square, Bozeat for Mr Patel.


The report detailed the proposal, description of the site, the planning history, relevant planning policies, outcome of consultations and an assessment of the proposal.


The Senior Development Management Officer also gave a full and comprehensive verbal update. She also referred members to the replacement condition for conditions 3 and 4, with a single condition for the implementation of a programme of archaeological work, as set out in the late letters’ list.


It was recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report with the omission of conditions 3 and 4, with a single condition for the implementation of a programme of archaeological work.


A request to address the meeting had been received from the agent and the committee was given the opportunity to ask questions for clarification.


The agent did not consider the Parish Council’s objection in relation to parking to be justified. He explained that the ground floor already had permission for 2 flats and this proposal was seeking to convert the 5 bedroom flat on the first floor, into two one bedroom flats.


During questions of clarification the agent informed the committee that the site had been advertised for retail in excess of 5 years with no interest. In relation to parking, he confirmed there was a boundary wall to the rear which separates the parking for the flats.


The Chair then invited the committee to determine the application.


Members considered it not unreasonable for this change of use for this empty retail premises and welcomed the starter homes.


Members noted and approved the replacement condition for conditions 3 and 4 with the replacement condition in relation to archaeology.


It was proposed by Councillor Harrington and seconded by Councillor L Lawman that planning permission be granted.


            On being put to the vote, the motion for approval was carried by 7 votes.







RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:


1.            The development shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.   


Reason:  To prevent the accumulation of planning permissions; to enable the local planning authority to review the suitability of the development in the light of altered circumstances; and to conform with the requirements of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by section 51 of the Planning and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Delegated officers report and planning appeal decision letters: pdf icon PDF 761 KB

Delegated officers report



Planning appeal decision letters:


(a)  29 Norlinton Close, Orlingbury;

(b)  14 Milbury, Earls Barton;

(c)  63 Fullwell Road, Bozeat.




(i)           Delegated Officers’ report


RESOLVED to note the Delegated Officers’ report.


(ii)         Planning Appeal Decision letters


RESOLVED to note the following circulated decision letters, dated:


(a)          02/06/2021, to replace all timber windows and doors with conservation double glazed UPVC at 29 Norlinton Close, Orlingbury, which was allowed;

(b)          15/06/2021, for an extension to the front kitchen at 14 Milbury, Earls Barton, which was dismissed;

(c)        30/06/2021, for the ‘demolition of the existing garage to be replaced with the erection of a two storey side and part rear extension, to include the erection of a single storey rear extension. Erection of a front porch, new bay window. To include new material finishes to the front elevation to bring the property to a higher standard’ at 63 Fullwell Road, Bozeat, which was dismissed.




Close of Meeting


The meeting closed at 8:10 pm.