Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 22 February 2018 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

73.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 January 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 January  2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

74.

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.  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 Thompson declared an Affected Interest in item 5 of the agenda as a Governor of Edgbarrow School and would be leaving the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Birch declared a Pecuniary Interest in item 10 of the agenda as he was the applicant and would be leaving the room for the duration of the item.

75.

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.

76.

17-00391-FUL Edgbarrow School, Grant Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7HZ pdf icon PDF 510 KB

Upgrade of existing sports field comprising level changes and new drainage network.

Minutes:

Upgrade of existing sports field comprising level changes and new drainage network.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         The comments of Crowthorne Parish Council as detailed in the supplementary report.

·         The comments of Sandhurst Town Council refusing the application.

·         The 62 objections received as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 17 February 2018 which had been attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Finnie, Dr Hill, Mrs Ingham, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Thompson and Turrell.

 

RESOLVED that application 17-00391 is REFUSED subject to the following reason:

 

The proposal is considered to result in adverse highway safety implications and is therefore not considered to comply with BFBLP Policies M4, M9. EN20 and Core Strategy Development Plan Document Policies CS23 and CS24 and the NPPF.

 

 

77.

17/00929/FUL 28 Meadow Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 1UF pdf icon PDF 372 KB

Erection of 4no. dwellings following demolition of existing bungalow, including widening of existing vehicular access with associated parking, refuse and cycle storage.

Minutes:

Erection of 4no. dwellings following demolition of existing bungalow, including widening of existing vehicular access with associated parking, refuse and cycle storage.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That Bracknell Town Council considered no objection.

·         The 6 objections from 6 different postal addresses received as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 17 February 2018 which had been attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Dudley, Finnie, Dr Hill, Mrs Ingham, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Phillips, Thompson and Turrell.

 

Following the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to measures to avoid and mitigate the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basins Heath Special Protection Area (SPA);          

 

RESOLVED 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 on 22 November 2017 and 9 January 2018:

 

Drawing 17-03-PL-101-B

Drawing 17-03-PL-102-A

Drawing 17-03-PL-201-B

Drawing 17-03-PL-501-B

Drawing 17-03-PL-502-A 

Drawing 17-03-PL-503-A

Drawing 17-03-PL- 504-A

Drawing 17-03-PL-505

Drawing 17-03-PL-506

Drawing 17-03-PL-601-A

Drawing 17-03-PL-701

                  

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

 

03. The development hereby permitted shall not be begun until details of the 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 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 first and second floor windows in the side elevation of plot 2 facing east shall not be glazed at any time other than with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or equivalent).  They shall at all times be fixed shut with the exception of a top hung openable fanlight.

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

06. 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.

78.

17/01149/FUL The Blue Lion, Broad Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9DB pdf icon PDF 587 KB

Erection of a two and a half storey building forming 12 no. 2 bedroom flats together with associated cycle and vehicle parking, refuse storage, landscaping and associated infrastructure following demolition of existing public house and associated buildings.

Minutes:

Erection of a two and a half storey building forming 12 no. 2 bedroom flats together with associated cycle and vehicle parking, refuse storage, landscaping and associated infrastructure following demolition of existing public house and associated buildings.

 

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 2 letters of objections received as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The 4 comments received as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 17 February 2018 which had been attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Finnie, Dr Hill, Mrs Ingham, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Thompson and Turrell.

 

Following the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to:-

 

- Measures to avoid and mitigate the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA).

 

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 submitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 30.10.17:

 

LOC01, 02/C, 010/A, 011/A, 012/A, 013/A, 014/A, 020/A

 

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

03. No construction works shall take place until samples 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. No construction works shall take place 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. 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. No construction works shall take place until details of a scheme of walls, fences and any other means of enclosure has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented in full before the occupation of the building approved in this permission.

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

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

 

06. The first and second floor bathroom windows serving Plot 8 and Plot 12 located in the east facing side elevation of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 78.

79.

17/00775/FUL The Crown Estate Depot, Swinley Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8AZ pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Erection of a barn (B1 and B8 use) following demolition of existing barn.

Minutes:

Erection of a barn (B1 and B8 use) following demolition of existing barn.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That Winkfield Parish Council raised no objection.

·         No representations had been received.

 

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 and other submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority on 27 July 2017:

 

BP/1709/02 ‘Block Plan’

SP/1709/03 ‘Site Plan’

PEL/1709/4 ‘Plans And Elevations’

 

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

 

03. No development shall take place until samples of the materials including brickwork, wall cladding and roofing materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the building 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. The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until the parking and turning areas as shown on Drawing SP/1709/03 ‘Site Plan’  received by the Local Planning Authority on 27 July 2017, have been provided in accordance with the approved plans. The areas shall thereafter be retained for the use of the parking and turning of vehicles at all times.

REASON: To ensure that the Local Planning Authority's vehicle parking standards are met, and to enable large vehicles to access and egress the site.

[Relevant Policies: CSDPD Policy CS23, BFBLP 'Saved' Policy M9]

 

          05. The mitigation and enhancement strategy detailed in Section 6.2 of the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (Windrush Ecology, Ref: W2641_rep_The Old Forestry Depot_07-11-17, November 2017), received by the Local Planning Authority on 9 November 2017, shall be fully implemented and complied with.

          REASON: REASON: In the interests of nature conservation.

          [Relevant Policies: Cores Strategy DPD CS1 and CS7, BFBLP ‘Saved’ Policy EN3]

 

          06. No demolition shall commence until a scheme for the provision of biodiversity enhancements (not mitigation), including a plan or drawing showing the location of these enhancements, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

The approved scheme shall be performed prior to the demolition, observed and complied with.

REASON: In the interests of nature conservation

[Relevant Policies: Cores Strategy DPD CS1 and CS7, BFBLP ‘Saved’ Policy EN3]

 

07. No site clearance or demolition shall take place during the main bird-nesting period of 1st March to 31st August inclusive, unless a scheme to minimise the impact on nesting birds during the construction of the development has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

17/01109/FUL Blue Mountain Golf Club and Conference Centre, Wood Lane, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 4EX pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Section 73 application for the variation of conditions 39 and 43 of planning permission 16/00020/FUL, a hybrid planning application seeking (a) outline planning permission for up to 400 additional dwellings, a community facility of up to 1,077 sq m, sports provision and open space (all matters reserved except for means of access) and (b) full planning permission for an all-through school (Learning Village) providing nursery, primary, secondary, post 16 and SEN facilities, approximately 13 ha of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) land, two vehicular accesses from Temple Way, a spine road through the development and a school drop-off/SANG car park.  (For Clarification: this application is for amendments to conditions 39 and 43 to vary the trigger points in relation to the implementation of off-site highway works).

Minutes:

Section 73 application for the variation of conditions 39 and 43 of planning permission 16/00020/FUL, a hybrid planning application seeking (a) outline planning permission for up to 400 additional dwellings, a community facility of up to 1,077 sq m, sports provision and open space (all matters reserved except for means of access) and (b) full planning permission for an all-through school (Learning Village) providing nursery, primary, secondary, post 16 and SEN facilities, approximately 13 ha of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) land, two vehicular accesses from Temple Way, a spine road through the development and a school drop-off/SANG car park.  (For Clarification: this application is for amendments to conditions 39 and 43 to vary the trigger points in relation to the implementation of off-site highway works).

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That no representations had been received.

 

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

 

01.       With the exception of Phase 1 and prior to the commencement of any Phase or Sub-phase, applications for the approval of the details relating to layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of the development hereby permitted (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The plans and particulars submitted in relation to these Reserved Matters shall be carried out in accordance with these reserved matters.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

02.       Applications for approval of all the Reserved Matters for the first Phase of residential development shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. Applications for approval of the Reserved Matters relating to subsequent phases shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of eight years from the date of this permission.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

03.       The development approved by Reserved Matters shall begin no later than the expiration of three years from the final approval of the reserved matters for that Phase, or, in the case of approval on different dates for a single Phase, the final approval of the last such matter to be approved.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

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

            10.124/P001 - site location plan

            BLV-0100-00-ZZ-DR-A-00000/P4 - location plan

10.124/P021 Rev B - Plan showing the extents of the outline and full planning application. 

           

            Phase 1 Learning Village Elevations and Layouts:-

           

            BLV-0100-00-ZZ-DR-A-00050/P5- aerial view

            BLV-0100-00-ZZ-DR-A-00056/P4 - external courtyard views

            BLV-0107-00-ZZ-DR-L-00016/P6 - amended planting plan 01

            BLV-0107-00-ZZ-DR-L-00003/P5 - general arrangements plan

            BLV-0107-00-ZZ-DR-L-00002/P3 - tree retention and removal plan        

            BLV-0107-00-ZZ-DR-L-00001/P4 - landscape site plan

            BLV-0100-Z1-ZZ-DR-A-21011/P1 - planning - typical bay detail - primary

            BLV-0100-Z1-ZZ-DR-A-21010/P1 - planning - typical bay detail - secondary.

            BLV-0100-Z1-ZZ-DR-A-00295/P2 - GA elevations - sports  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

17/00251/TRTPO 8 and 10 Dale Gardens, Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 8LA pdf icon PDF 289 KB

TPO 20/1966 - Application to fell 1 tree and prune 6 trees.

Minutes:

TPO 20/1966 - Application to fell 1 tree and prune 6 trees.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That no representations were received in relation to the application.

 

RESOLVED that the Planning Committee APPROVED consent for the following work:

 

T1 Beech – Crown-lift to 3m.

 

T2 Holly – Fell.

 

T3 Sweet Chestnut – Remove the two lowest branches on the West side.

 

T4 Sycamore – (Consent with modification) – Crown-lift to maximum 4 metres (equivalent to twice the height of the adjoining boundary fence) and to prune the remaining western branches back to a suitable growth-point in order to create a maximum of 2 metres clearance between the house and the remaining tree canopy.

 

T6 Oak - Remove the two lowest branches on its West side.

 

T7 Oak – Prune the lowest branch on the South-west back to a suitable growth-point close to the line of the boundary fence.

 

 

RESOLVED that the Planning Committee REFUSED consent to the following work:

 

T3 Sweet Chestnut – Crown-lift to 6.5m high.

Reason: The consented work to remove two lowest western branches would create 2m clearance which is considered sufficient distance from the house structure. There is no justification to carry out the additional Crown-lift to 6.5m.

 

T4 Sycamore – Crown-lift to 7.5m and Crown-thin by 30%.

Reason: The proposed Crown lift to 7.5m is not justified and is contrary to arboricultural best practice, creating a very high and unbalanced canopy.  However, taking into consideration the reason for the proposed work, the Council has no objection to lift a Crown-lift up to a maximum of 4m (which would be twice the height of the adjoining boundary fence) and to pruning the remaining western branches to a suitable growth-point in order to establish a maximum of 2m clearance from the house structure.  There is no justification for the proposed Crown-thinning.

 

T5 Sycamore - Crown-lift to 9m and Crown-thin by 30%

Reason: Restriction of light into a garden is not a material consideration during the TPO application process (this principle also applies to T6  and T7 Oak of this application)  A Crown-lift to 9m would create a very high and top-heavy canopy leading to future structural defects and potential instability.  There is no justification for the proposed Crown-thinning.

 

T6 Oak – Remove the third and fourth lowest branch on its West side (after permitted removal of the two lowest branches on its West side).

Reason: The permitted removal of the two lowest branches will provide adequate height clearance over the patio area; however the additional removal of the next two lowest branches will not reduce the instance of sticky residue falling from the remaining tree canopy onto the patio area.