Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Planning Committee (North) - Wednesday 3rd April, 2024 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democraticservices@northnorthants.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

75.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

Apologies for non-attendance were received from Councillors Simon Rielly, David Sims and Ian Jelley.

 

It was noted that Councillors Ross Armour and Jean Addison were present as substitutes.

 

 

76.

Minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2024 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED                that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee (North) held on 6th March 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED                that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee (North) held on 6th March 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

77.

Members' Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

The chair asked members to declare any interests on items present on the agenda.

 

No declarations were made.

78.

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

Presented By: Planning Manager

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following application for planning permission, which were set out in the Development Control Officers Report and supplemented verbally and in writing at the meeting.

 

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:-.

 

79.

NC/23/000495/COU 74 - High Street, Gretton pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was proposed by Councillor Carter and seconded by Councillor Watts that the application be approved subject to an amendment to condition 1 as follows:

 

1.     The temporary C3 (dwellinghouse) use of Buckworth Barn hereby permitted shall be discontinued on or before 31st December 2024.

 

 

(Members voted on the amendment to approve the application)

 

(Voting: For 9, Against 1)

 

The application was therefore

APPROVED

 

Minutes:

Members received a report which sought the a temporary change of use of the listed barn (Buckworth Barn) from an office use (B1 now Class E) to a residential (C3) at 74 High Street, Gretton, near Corby, NN17 3DF for Mr T Forsey. The Development Officer presented the report which detailed the proposal, description of the site, the planning history, relevant planning policies, outcome of consultations and an assessment of the proposal.

 

Requests to address the meeting had been received from the applicant Mr T Forsey and Councillor Jacki Lilley on behalf of Gretton Parish Council

 

Terry Forsey attended the meeting and addressed the committee as the applicant to the proposed development. The applicant explained to the committee regarding the circumstances behind the need for the temporary change of use as well as detailing previously rescinded support from the Parish Council. The applicant also stated that the proposed development would also reduce parking constraints on the high street due to the change of use.

 

Councillor Jacki Lilley attended the meeting and addressed the committee as a representative of Gretton Parish Council.  Councillor Lilley made reference to the objection from the Parish Council in order to preserve the integrity of the neighbourhood plan and made reference with regards to the insufficient marketing evaluation as part of the plan.

 

For the purposes of debate and in accordance with the Council’s Constitution Rules 19.2 and 19.21 Councillor Wendy Brackenbury moved the recommendation to approve the application and it was seconded by Councillor Robin Carter.

 

It was then subsequently proposed by Councillor Marks and seconded by Councillor Best that the temporary approval be removed from the condition in order to give full planning permission for the proposed change of use due to the personal circumstances explained as part of the application.

 

(Members then voted on the amendment to approve the application with dull planning permission)

 

(Voting: For 3, Against 9, Abstention 1)

 

The motion therefore fell.

 

It was then subsequently proposed by Councillor Carter and seconded by Councillor Watts that the application be approved subject to an amendment to condition 1 as follows:

 

1.     The temporary C3 (dwellinghouse) use of Buckworth Barn hereby permitted shall be discontinued on or before 31st December 2024.

 

 

 

(Members voted on the amendment to approve the application)

 

(Voting: For 9, Against 1)

 

The application was therefore

APPROVED

 

80.

Exempt Items

Minutes:

None

81.

Close of Meeting