Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 9 November 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Fourth Floor, Easthampstead House, Bracknell. View directions

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Items
No. Item

51.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 October 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 October 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

52.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.

 

Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary 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 Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.

 

Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting and must not participate in discussion of the matter or vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation by the Monitoring officer or by the Governance and Audit Committee.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Dr Hill declared an interest in Item 6, PS 17/00482/FUL Bracknell and Wokingham College, Wick Hill, Sandy Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2JG as he was a Board Member of Bracknell and Wokingham College, but was advised that he could remain in the Council Chamber and participate in the item.

53.

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.

54.

17/00841/FUL Land Adjacent To Binfield House Nursery, Terrace Road, North Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Change of use of part of parking area serving doctors surgery to provide gardens for plots 3 and 4 (approved under planning permission 16/00374/FUL), erection of 1.8m close boarded fence and provision of additional parking spaces for the doctors surgery.

Minutes:

Change of use of part of parking area serving doctors surgery to provide gardens for plots 3 and 4 (approved under planning permission 16/00374/FUL), erection of 1.8m close boarded fence and provision of additional parking spaces for the doctors surgery.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The Supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Binfield Parish Council giving no objection to the proposal.
  • Twenty seven objections as summarised in the Agenda papers and supplementary report.

 

RESOLVED that the application is APPROVED the application subject to the following conditions:

 

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 18.10.2017:

PL-5001 Rev A

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

 

03.         Notwithstanding the submitted plans, before the commencement of development, details of the new boundary between the doctors surgery and the rear gardens of plots 3 and 4 be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The boundary treatments shall thereafter be retained as approved. Details shall include:

a) Any retaining feature

b) any landscaping, including species, planning densities and maintenance plan on the side of the doctors surgery.

REASON: To ensure the amenities of the local residents.

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

 

04.         If contamination is found at any time during site clearance, groundwork and construction the discovery shall be reported as soon as possible to the local planning authority. A full contamination risk assessment shall be carried out and if found to be necessary, a ‘remediation method statement’ shall be submitted to the local planning authority for written approval The approved remediation strategy shall be complied with.

REASON: To protect potential end users of the site.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP EN25]

 

05.         The two parallel parking spaces, located north of the access drive, shall be retained for parking whilst the doctors surgery remains in operation. Once the use ceases the land shall be returned to its original state. 

REASON: In the interest of highway safety and visual amenity

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1,  CS23 , CS7]

55.

PS 17/00482/FUL Bracknell and Wokingham College, Wick Hill, Sandy Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2JG pdf icon PDF 577 KB

Erection of 61 dwellings, comprising 36no. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 25no. 2 and 3 bedroom houses, with associated parking, amenity space and landscaping following the demolition of educational buildings (3748 sq m in D1 use) at the Wick Hill Centre and children's nursery.

Minutes:

Erection of 61 dwellings, comprising 36no. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 25no. 2 and 3 bedroom houses, with associated parking, amenity space and landscaping following the demolition of educational buildings (3748 sq m in D1 use) at the Wick Hill Centre and children's nursery.

The Committee noted:

  • The Supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of The Bracknell Forest Society
  • Twenty one objections as summarised in the Agenda papers and supplementary report.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Ms Madeline Diver objecting to the application and Mr Campbell Christie, speaking on behalf of the applicant.

RESOLVED that following the completion of planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to (but not limited to the below, the Head of Planning in consultation with the Chairman of the Planning Committee be authorised to add or amend this list obligations):

SPA mitigation measures

Affordable housing

Securing the adoption of the cycle path and access roadways.

That the Head of Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions:

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:

            S201- Location Plan

            S202- Existing Site Survey

            P202 Rev. O - Proposed Site Plan

            P210 Rev. P- Proposed plans plots 1-16

            P211 Rev. L  Proposed elevations plots 1-16

            P212 Rev M- Proposed plans plots 17-27

            P213 Rev. K - Proposed elevations plots 17-27

            P214 Rev. N - Proposed plans plots 28-36

            P215 Rev. L - Proposed elevations plots 28-36

            P216 Rev. F - Proposed plans and elevations plot 37

            P217 Rev. F - Proposed plans and elevations plots 38, 39, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47,         48, 52, 53.

            P218 Rev. F - Proposed plans and elevations plots 41, 42, 54, 55

            P219 Rev. G - Proposed plans and elevations plots 40

            P220 Rev. J- Proposed plans and elevations plots 56, 57, 58, 59

            P221 Rev. G - Proposed plans and elevations plots 49, 50, 51

            P222 Rev. E - Proposed plans and elevations plots 60, 61.

            P223 Rev A - Proposed plans and elevations refuse and recycling

            P224 - Proposed plans and elevations bicycle stores

            P225- Proposed plans and elevations bicycle stores

            P226- Proposed plans and elevations refuse and recycling

            Parmabrook Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy dated June 2017

            Parmabrook Drainage Strategy dated October 2017

            Letter from Parmabrook to Julia Greene dated 8th August 2017.

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

03.       No superstructure works shall take place until details of the materials to be             used in the construction of the external  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

17/00888/FUL 414 Yorktown Road, College Town, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 0PR pdf icon PDF 355 KB

Section 73 application for the removal of condition 14 (opening hours) of planning permission 00/00539/FUL, which states the gym "shall not be open to customers outside the following times: 1100 to 2100 hours Monday to Friday and 1100 to 1800 hours on Saturdays" to allow for a 24 hour gym.

Minutes:

Section 73 application for the removal of condition 14 (opening hours) of planning permission 00/00539/FUL, which states the gym "shall not be open to customers outside the following times: 1100 to 2100 hours Monday to Friday and 1100 to 1800 hours on Saturdays" to allow for a 24 hour gym.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Sandhurst Town Council objecting the proposal.

·         Four objections as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that application 17/00888/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 and vehicle movements. 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.

 

57.

17/00920/FUL 17 Russell Close, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7FE pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Change of use from C3 (Dwellinghouse) to mixed use C3 (Dwellinghouse) and retrospective childminding business (D1 use).

Minutes:

Change of use from C3 (Dwellinghouse) to mixed use C3 (Dwellinghouse) and retrospective childminding business (D1 use).

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 4 November 2017 which had been attended by Councillors Brossard, Dudley, Mrs Ingham, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Phillips and Thompson.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Bracknell Town Council, refusing the application.

·         The four objections and three letters of support as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVEDthat the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:-

 

01.          The number of children present at 17 Russell Close connected to the childminding business during operational hours shall not in total exceed 12 at any one time.

REASON: To enable the Local Planning Authority to maintain control over the use of the site in the interests of the amenities of adjoining residents.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

02.       The hours of operation of 17 Russell Close connected to the childminding business shall be restricted to the maximum hours of 07.00 hours and 18.30 hours Mondays to Fridays.

REASON: To enable the Local Planning Authority to maintain control over the use of the site in the interests of the amenities of adjoining residents.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

03.          No other D1 use (other than a childminding business) shall take place at 17 Russell Close

outside of the approved operational hours. 

REASON: To enable the Local Planning Authority to maintain control over the use of the site.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

04.          Outside of the operational hours of the childminding business, 17 Russell Close shall return to sole C3 (residential) use and shall solely be used for C3 (residential) use at weekends and public holidays.

REASON: To enable the Local Planning Authority to maintain control over the use of the site.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

05.          The childminding use hereby permitted shall be carried on only by Mrs Jarvis for the period during which the dwelling is occupied by Mr and Mrs Jarvis.

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

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP EN20, EN25]

 

06.          No staff other than the applicant, Mrs Jarvis, shall be employed connected to the childminding business at 17 Russell Close.

REASON:In order to control the intensity of the use in relation to the amount of car parking in the interests of road safety.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP M9]

 

 

58.

17/01093/PAC Aspect 1-3, Wokingham Road, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Notification of Prior Approval for the change of use of buildings from offices (B1) to residential (C3) use forming 9no. studios,  52 no. one bedroom, 58no. two bedroom, and 2no. three bedroom apartments (121 total) (Alternative proposal to 17/00407/PAC and 17/00408/PAC).

Minutes:

This item has been withdrawn from the agenda and determined under delegated powers.

 

59.

Miscellaneous Item - Planning Performance Report - Quarter Two, 2017-18

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Planning Performance Report – Quarter Two, 2017-18.

 

Arising from the Members’ comments and questions, it was noted:

 

·         That it may be helpful to include the number of dwellings in the Planning Appeals data.

·         The amount of CIL demand notices that had been issued was higher than had been expected.

·         It was preferred that the performance report be issued separately to the Supplementary paper and sent to all Members.