Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 15 September 2016 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Fourth Floor, Easthampstead House, Bracknell

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

45.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 August 2016 .

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes from the meeting held on 18 August 2016 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

47.

Declarations of Interest

Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest or an Affected Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

48.

Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

49.

Application 15/01035/FUL Amber House, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Erection of building accommodating 193no. residential apartments (use class C3) with flexible commercial use at ground level within use classes A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services), A3 (restaurants and cafes), B1 (business), D1 (non-residential institutions) and D2 (assembly and leisure) and associated car parking, amenity space, landscaping, servicing and access following the demolition of Amber House and Northgate House.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

·         The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.

·         1 letter of objection as summarised in the agenda paper.

 

That following the completion of planning obligations under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to:-

 

01.  provision of affordable housing

02. mitigation of impacts on the Thames Basin Heaths SPA;

03. provision of a Travel Plan;

04.  the adoption of controlled parking spaces to serve the commercial units and the lay-by on Market Street are adopted to enable parking restrictions to be enforced; and

05. provision of a waste management plan

 

RESOLVED that the Head of Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions amended, added to or deleted as the Head of

 

Planning considers necessary:-

 

In the event of the S.106 agreement not being completed by 31 October 2016, the Head of Planning be authorised to either extend the period further or refuse the application on the grounds of;

 

01.       In the absence of a planning obligation to secure affordable housing in terms that are satisfactory to the Local Planning Authority, the proposal is contrary to Policy H8 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS16 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and to the Planning Obligations SPD (2015).

                                   

02.       The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans:-

13.111.001

13.111.100 Rev H

13.111.101 Rev E

13.111.102 Rev E

13.111.103 Rev E

13.111.104 Rev E

13.111.105 Rev E

13.111.106 Rev E

13.111.107 Rev E

13.111.108 Rev E

13.111.109 Rev E

13.111.110 Rev E

13.111.120 Rev E

13.111.121 Rev E

13.111.122 Rev E

13.111.123 Rev E

Flood Risk Assessment and Surface Water Drainage Strategy 132423-R2(1)-FRA (October 2015)

13.111.123 Rev E

1427/001 Rev F

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out only as approved by the Local Planning Authority.

 

           

03.       The proposed development would unacceptably increase the pressure on highways and transportation infrastructure . In the absence of planning obligations in terms that are satisfactory to the Local Planning Authority, and which secure a travel plan and ensure that the controlled parking spaces to serve the commercial units and the layby on Market Street are adopted to enable parking restrictions to be enforced., the proposal is contrary to  Policy M4  of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan CS24  of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and to the Planning Obligations SPD, adopted February 2015.

 

04.       The proposed development does not make adequate provision for the management of collection of on-site refuse to ensure that satisfactory waste collection can take place from the site in the interests of the amenities of future residents  and the area and road safety.

 

05.       No development above ground level shall take place until comprehensive details of both hard and soft landscaping works to include landscaping of the proposed bin collection area on the southern boundary of the site have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

Application 16/00395/FUL Palm Hills Guest House, Palm Hills Estate, London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Change of use of building from C1 (Guesthouse) and C3 (Residential dwelling) to C3 (Residential) to create a six bedroom detached dwelling.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the Agenda.

 

51.

Application 16/00396/FUL Palm Hills Guest House, Palm Hills Estate, London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Temporary change of use of 2no. existing outbuildings to B1(a) office space and change of use of 1no. outbuilding to D2 children’s indoor recreational use (personal permission).

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the Agenda.

52.

Application 16/00451/FUL 28 Cressex Close, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Formation of raised roof to enable first floor accommodation, and associated erection of front and side extensions and front dormer window with conversion of rebuilt garage into habitable space, with raised patio to rear.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

·         The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

 

01.       By reason of its design, bulk and massing the proposed development would be unduly prominent and would appear out of keeping in the street scene, to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the area. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, 'Saved' Policy EN20 of Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy BF1 of the Binfield Neighbourhood Plan, the Character Area Assessments SPD, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

02.       The proposed development by reason of its siting and massing would result in an unacceptable loss of light, and be unduly overbearing to the detriment of the living conditions of the occupants of No.29 Cressex Close to the north. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to 'Saved' Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy BF1 of the Binfield Neighbourhood Plan, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

53.

Application 16/00572/FUL 27 Birkbeck Place, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Erection of a single storey front extension.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

·         The comments of Sandhurst Town Council objecting to the proposal.

 

Members debated the application and raised concerns about the projection, height and position of the proposed front extension close to the eastern boundary with 25 Birbeck Place where it would be clearly visible to the occupiers of that property, resulting in an unneighbourly form of development.  In addition nos. 25 and 27 Birbeck Place are set further back than no. 23 Birbeck Place and the front extension would by prominent and incongruous in the streetscene and detrimental to both the visual amenity and character of the area. 

 

RESOLVED that the application to be REFUSED for the following reasons:-

 

01.       The proposed single storey front extension by reason of its design, massing and close proximity to the eastern boundary would result in an unneighbourly form of development to the detriment of the amenities of the occupiers of 25 Birbeck Place.  The development is therefore contrary to ‘saved’ Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework. 

 

02.       The proposed single storey front extension by reason of its design, massing and siting would result in an incongruous feature in the streetscene, to the detriment of the visual amenities and character of the area.  The development is therefore contrary to ‘saved’ Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework. 

 

 

 

54.

Application 16/00647/FUL Hurst Lea, Tilehurst Lane, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 525 KB

Erection of a new dwelling following the demolition of the existing dwelling (amendment to approved scheme 14/01303/FUL).

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

·         The comments of Binfield Parish Council objecting to the proposal.

·         The 3 letters of objections as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:-

 

1.The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans/details received on 17 June 2016 by the Local Planning Authority:

drawing no. 1760/10 Rev C

drawing no. 1760/11 Rev E

drawing no. 1760/12 Rev B

drawing no. 1760/13 Rev D

Materials: Brick: Bromely Red multi, Code 13 and Tile: Natural slate tiles

REASON: To ensure that the development is carried out only as approved by the Local Planning Authority.

 

2. Notwithstanding the provisions 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 additional windows, similar openings or enlargement thereof shall be constructed at first floor level or above in the east and west elevations of the building hereby permitted except for any which may be shown on the approved drawings.

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

3.Within one month of the date of this permission, the windows in the east and west elevations at first floor level and above of the building hereby permitted shall not be glazed at any time other than with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or equivalent). The sash windows shall be fixed shut within one month of the date of this permission and thereafter shall remain fixed shut at all times.

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

4.Notwithstanding the provisions 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  fences, gates, walls, hedges or other means of enclosure as permitted by Class A of Part 2 of the Second schedule of the 2015 Order, other than those indicated on the approved drawings, shall be erected or planted on the site. The boundary treatments as approved shall be retained as such thereafter without any alteration and any replacement boundary treatments shall match those which they replace. 

REASON: To retain the open character of the development in the interests of visual amenity.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20, Core Strategy DPD CS7]

 

5.Prior to the occupation of the dwelling, the associated vehicle parking and turning space shall be surfaced in accordance with the approved drawing. The spaces shall thereafter be kept available for parking and turning at all times.

REASON: To ensure that the development is provided with adequate car parking to prevent the likelihood of on-street car parking which would be a danger to other road users.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP M9, Core Strategy DPD CS23]

 

6.The garage accommodation shall be retained for the use of the parking of vehicles at all times.

REASON: To ensure that the Local Planning Authority's vehicle parking standards are met.

[Relevant Policy: BFBLP M9]  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.