Agenda and draft minutes

Area Planning Committee Wellingborough - Wednesday 13th October, 2021 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Fiona Hubbard 

No. Item


Apologies for non-attendance


RESOLVED to note an apology was received from Councillor Lora Lawman.



Declarations of Interest


RESOLVED to note there were no declarations received.



Minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 266 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the planning committee held on 15 September 2021, be confirmed and signed.



Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information pdf icon PDF 435 KB

Additional documents:


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








(i)           Planning application NW/21/00497/FUL – Parochial Rooms adjacent 13 College Street, Wollaston


The Committee considered an application for a changeof use from function hall to residential class C3.  Including the subdivision of one building into two x two bed dwellings.  Single storey section of the function hall to be demolished and the land subdivided to provide bike/bin storage area for the two new units and the remainder to be incorporated into 13 College Street as residential garden at the Parochial Rooms adjacent 13 College Street, Wollaston for Mr J French.


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 presented the report giving full and comprehensive details.


It was recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report and also the updated wording in relation to Conditions 1 and 4 referred to in the late letters’ list.


A request to address the meeting had been received from the applicant. The committee was given the opportunity to ask questions of clarification.


The applicant addressed the committee and explained how he had tried to preserve the heritage and character of the building and maintain it in keeping with the surrounding area. He considered he had appeased the comments made by local residents, the planning officer and the conservation officer. In relation to parking he considered the proposal was the least amount of disruption of the options available.


The Chair then invited the committee to determine the application.


It was proposed by Councillor King Lawal and seconded by Councillor Jon Ekins that planning permission be granted.


            On being put to the vote, the motion for approval was unanimously carried.


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 Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


2.         The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the following plans/details:

Proposed floorplans and elevations JF/21/126-02 Rev C (registered 4 October 2021)

Location and Block Plan JF/21/126-03 Rev B (registered 27 September 2021)     


Reason: To ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the approved plans and will form a satisfactory form of development.          


3.         Prior to first occupation of the development hereby approved proposals for minimising emissions to air from space heating systems shall be submitted to the local planning authority for approval and the approved heating systems shall be installed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Delegated Officers' Report pdf icon PDF 46 KB


RESOLVED to note the Delegated Officers’ report.




Close of Meeting


The meeting closed at 7:29 pm.