Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 14 December 2017 7.30 pm

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

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Items
No. Item

60.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9 November 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9 November 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to the addition of Councillor Skinner to the list of apologies for absence from the meeting.

 

61.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

62.

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:

The Chairman allowed an item of urgent business relating to a matter which had arisen since the agenda for the meeting was published.

 

The Head of Planning informed the Committee of a recent judgement of the Supreme Court relating to a decision of a local planning authority (taken by the Planning Committee) to grant planning permission for a development against the officer’s recommendation given to the Committee.  In such circumstances, the Supreme Court had ruled that there was an explicit duty on the authority to set out the reasons for taking the decision, in order that there should be no doubt as to why planning permission had been approved.  The judgement included some guidance on the standard of reasons that should be given.  In commenting on the case a leading law firm had advised that such reasons should be recorded in writing.

 

The Committee recognised the value of the adopted local practice of arranging for the preparation of a ‘blue sheet’ in advance of a meeting of the Planning Committee where there was a possibility that consideration may be given to a motion to take a decision contrary to officer advice.  This should ensure that any such decision taken in Bracknell Forest would have well formulated reasons set out in full and would comply with the principle of the Supreme Court ruling.

63.

PS 17/00753/FUL Bewes Stud, Prince Albert Drive, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AQ pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Erection of replacement dwelling with a detached garage following the demolition of existing dwelling, stables, barn and manège.

Minutes:

Erection of replacement dwelling with a detached garage following the demolition of existing dwelling, stables, barn and manège.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Winkfield Parish Council.
  • Eleven objections received as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED 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 14 November` 2017:

 

LR/RES/01 Rev. B ‘Site Plan’ 

LR/RES/01 Rev. B ‘Floor Plan And Elevation’ 

 

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

 

03. No development shall take place until details of the materials including external finishes to the walls and roof to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the dwellinghouse and detached garage 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: Core Strategy DPD CS7, BFBLP 'Saved' Policy EN20]

 

04. 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 further extension, enlargement, addition, improvement or other alteration permitted by Class A, B, D or E of Schedule 2, Part 1 of the above Order shall be constructed to the dwellinghouse, with the exception of the formation or replacement of windows, doors or similar openings. REASON: Any further development shall be restricted in order to protect the openness of the green belt.

[Relevant Policies: CSDPD Policies CS1, CS2, CS7, CS9; BFBLP 'Saved' Policies EN8, EN20, GB1]           

 

05. No development shall commence until details of the boundary treatments (fencing, hedges, walls) have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The approved details shall thereafter be implemented prior to the occupation of the development, and retained as such.

REASON: In the interests of the openness and setting of the Green Belt.

[Relevant Policies: CSDPD Policies CS1, CS2, CS7, CS9; BFBLP 'Saved' Policies EN8, EN20, GB1]

 

06. The development shall not be occupied until the existing buildings as identified on drawing LR/RES/01 ‘Site Plan’ [Amended], received by the Local Planning Authority on 21 August 2017, have been demolished.

REASON: In the interests of the openness and setting of the Green Belt.

[Relevant Policies: CSDPD Policies CS1, CS2, CS7, CS9; BFBLP 'Saved' Policies EN8, EN20, GB1]

 

07. The development shall not be begun until a scheme depicting hard and soft landscaping has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

17/00524/FUL Land Adjacent To 6 Parkland Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 377 KB

Erection of a 2 bedroom dwelling adjoining to no. 6 Parkland Drive.

Minutes:

Erectionof a 2bedroomdwellingadjoiningto no. 6 Parkland Drive.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 9 December 2017 which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Mrs Angell, Brossard, Dudley and Thompson.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending refusal.
  • Three objections received as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report was not considered since it failed to be seconded.

 

An alternative motion to refuse the application was proposed and seconded and on being put to the vote was CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED that application 17/00524/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

(1) By reason of its layout, the proposed development would result in an overdevelopment of the site that would be out of keeping with the surrounding pattern of development 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 the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, the Design Supplementary Planning Document and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

(2) The occupants of the additional dwelling 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 retained Policy NRM6 of the South East Plan, Policy CS14 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Avoidance and Mitigation Supplementary Planning Document (2012) and the National Planning Policy Framework.