Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 23 February 2017 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

87.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 January 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes from the meeting held on the 19 January 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

88.

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:

Councillor Birch declared that he had an interest in item 5: Application 16/00159/FUL The Blue Lion, Broad Lane, Bracknell. He stated that he would be leaving the room for the duration of this item.

 

89.

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.

90.

PS 16/00159/FUL The Blue Lion, Broad Lane, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 491 KB

Mixed use redevelopment comprising a retail unit (A1) and five flats (C3) (comprising five 2 bedroom units), together with associated plant, cycle and vehicle parking, refuse storage and landscaping following demolition of existing public house and outbuildings.

Minutes:

A site visit had been held on Saturday 18 February 2017 which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Mrs Angell, Brossard, Dudley, Ms Gaw, Hill, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Thompson and Turrell.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

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

·         The 15 letters of objections and 1 letter of representation received as summarised in the agenda papers and the additional objections received from Ranelagh School and residents from Ranelagh Drive as summarised in the supplementary report.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the committee was addressed by the registered speaker Mrs Rachel Phillips objector to the application and Jeremy Heppell representing the applicant.

 

RESOLVED that application 16/00159/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

01.  The proposal by reason of increased traffic movements to and from the site would lead to an intensification of the site which would result in an adverse impact on highway safety. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy CS23 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

02.  The proposal would not comply with the Local Planning Authority’s standards in respect of vehicle parking. This would be likely to encourage on-street parking and therefore have a detrimental impact upon road safety and the flow of traffic. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy M9 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS23 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Bracknell Forest Borough Parking Standards (Supplementary Planning Document approved March 2016) and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

03.  The occupants of the development would put extra pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and the proposal would not satisfactorily mitigate its impacts in this respect. In the absence of a planning obligation to secure suitable avoidance and mitigation measures and access management monitoring arrangements, in terms that are satisfactory to the Local Planning Authority, the proposal would be contrary to Policy NRM6 of the South East Plan, Policy EN3 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS14 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance and Mitigation Supplementary Planning Document (2012).

 

 

 

91.

PS 16/00918/FUL Land adjacent to Hayley Green Farm, Hayley Green, Warfield pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Change of Use from Agricultural Building to Curling Rink (D2), formation of ancillary grassed parking area, erection of extension to barn, demolition of former piggery, new vehicular access, landscaping and associated works.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

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

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

·         The 101 letters of support received for the application as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The 12 letters of objections from 11 addresses as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The 2 letters neither objecting to or supporting the application as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The 2 additional objection letters as summarised in the supplementary papers.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the committee was addressed by the registered speaker Nick Kirby objector to the application and Steven Hinds representing the applicant.

 

RESOLVED that application 16/00918/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

01.  Due to its location outside the settlement boundary and the impact of the development on the countryside, including the principle of the extension to the building and the proposed change of use is contrary to Policies CP1 of the Strategic Allocations Local Plan and Policies EN8 and EN9 of the Bracknell Forest Core Strategy Development Plan Document, and the NPPF.

 

02.  The proposed parking area by reason of its siting and proximity to the boundary with neighbouring occupiers would result in an unacceptable level of noise and disturbance to the detriment of the living conditions of the occupiers neighbouring properties by means of noise of patrons arriving at and leaving the premises and disturbance from vehicles. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan.

 

 

 

92.

16/01185/A Manhattan House, 140 High Street, Crowthorne pdf icon PDF 373 KB

Display of 1no. internally illuminated aluminum fascia sign.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Crowthorne Parish Council recommending approval of the proposal.

·         The 10 letters of objections from 8 households received as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the standard 5 conditions, plus the following condition:-

 

01.  The advertisement hereby granted consent shall be displayed in accordance with the following plans and other submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority on 1 December 2016:

 

Sign A side elevation

 

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

 

93.

16/01122/FUL 414 Yorktown Road, College Town, Sandhurst pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Section 73 application for the removal of condition 14 (opening hours) to planning permission 00/00539/FUL for the erection of two storey side and single storey rear extensions to form enlarged gym (at ground and first floor level), new ground floor shop unit and new 2 bedroomed flat at first floor level with car parking to rear involving removal of existing detached building to rear.

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Sandhurst Town Council recommending refusal of the proposal.

·         The 5 letters of objections received as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The additional comments received from Greenford Park Homes as summarised in the supplementary report.

 

RESOLVED that application 16/01122/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

The proposed removal of the condition restricting the hours of use of the gym would result in unacceptable harm to the living conditions of the neighbouring occupiers due to an increase in noise and disturbance from the use of the car park. The proposal would therefore be contrary to 'Saved' Policies EN20 and EN25 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

 

94.

16/01252/FUL Bentalls 57-67 and McDonalds, Unit 14, High Street, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Partial demolition and strip out of Bentalls Department Store and McDonald's unit and redevelopment to include retail uses (use class A1), food and beverage uses (use class A3,A4,A5), non-residential institution uses (use class D1), assembly and leisure uses (use class D2), night club (sui generis), public event area, public realm improvements, landscaping, external seating and associated highway works.

Recommendation: Approve Subject To The Completion Of Planning Obligation(s).

Minutes:

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The letter received from the Bracknell Forest Society as summarised in the agenda papers

·         The letter of support  received as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

Following the completion of a planning obligation under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to:-

 

- the securing of a Travel 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:

 

01.  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

REASON:  To comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  

 

02.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 19.12.2016:-          

PWA-00-00-DR-A-1000-G1  

P10228-00-003-100/D00  

PWA-00-00-DR-A-2001-G1

PWA-00-00-DR-A-2010-G1

PWA-00-02-DR-A-2013-G1

PWA-00-00-DR-A-2011-G1

PWA-00-01-DR-A-2012-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2100-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2101-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2102-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2103-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2104-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2200-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2201-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2202-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2203-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2204-G1

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2205-G1      

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2206-G1   

PWA-00-ZZ-DR-A-2207-G1   

Bentalls Redevelopment, Demolition Method & Waste Minimisation Statement. (14 December 2016)

Drainage Strategy Campbell Reith (December 2016)

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

 

03.  No development shall take place (other than erection of temporary means of enclosure, demolition, stripping out, highway works, enabling works and utility diversion) until samples of the materials, to include paving materials, timber cladding, metal cladding, steps, handrails, balustrades and roof materials, to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

REASON: In the interests of the visual amenities of the area.

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

 

04.  The development hereby permitted shall not be begun (other than erection of temporary means of enclosure, demolition, stripping out, highway works, enabling works and utility diversion) until details showing the finished floor levels of the building hereby approved in relation to a fixed datum point have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

REASON: In the interests of the character of the area.

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

 

05.  The development hereby permitted shall not be begun (other than erection of            temporary means of enclosure and enabling works) until a scheme has been  submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, to  accommodate:

(a)        Parking of vehicles of site personnel, operatives and visitors

(b)        Loading and unloading of plant and vehicles

(c)        Storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

(d)        Wheel cleaning facilities

(e)        Temporary portacabins and welfare for site operatives

and each facility shall be retained throughout the course of construction of the  development, free from any impediment to its designated use.  No  ...  view the full minutes text for item 94.

95.

17/00041/PAC Building 2, Technology House, The Boulevard, Cain Road pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Application for Prior Approval for the change of use of 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor from Office (B1) use to Residential (C3) to form 60 no. flats. (Re-submission of 16/01062/PAC).

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda as it was dealt with under delegated powers.

 

96.

17/00060/PAC Buiding A, Berkshire Court, Western Road pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Prior Approval change of use of the ground and first floors from Office (B1) to Residential (C3) use to provide 28 flats.

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda as it was dealt with under delegated powers.