Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 22 March 2018 7.30 pm

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

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82.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 February 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 February 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

83.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

84.

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 items of urgent business.

85.

PS 17/01273/FUL The Mango Tree, 63 Church Street, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7AW pdf icon PDF 475 KB

Erection of three storey building providing 5no. 2 bed flats over 3 floors with private shared amenity space and car parking following demolition of existing building.

Minutes:

Erection of three storey building providing 5no. 2 bed flats over 3 floors with private shared amenity space and car parking following demolition of existing building.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Crowthorne Parish Council, as amended following an exchange of correspondence with the applicant.
  • Twenty-two letters of objection received from local residents, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

In approving the application, the Committee agreed that an additional condition be attached to limit the hours of construction work at the site, as set out in condition 11 below.

 

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 submitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 28th November 2017:

 

791/901, 791/902, 791/905, 791/908, 791/909, 791/050/F

 

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 the following have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:

a) Sample panel of the brickwork which demonstrates brick type, colour, texture, face bond, mortar mix and pointing;

b) Samples and/or manufacturer's details of the roof materials for the proposed works;

c) Plan and elevation drawings, with materials annotated including salvaged materials from the site, of new windows and window openings at a minimum scale of 1:10;

d). Elevation drawings, with materials annotated, of all new doors at a minimum scale of 1:10.

The relevant part of the works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

REASON: In order to safeguard the special architectural and historic interest of the Listed Building.

[Relevant Policy: CSDPD CS1, CS7]

 

04. The three central first floor windows in the east facing side elevation of the building shall at all times be high level windows having a sill height of not less than 1.7 metres above internal floor level.

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring property.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

05. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (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 facing side elevation of the first floor flats 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]

 

06. No dwelling shall be occupied until the associated vehicle parking has been surfaced and marked out in accordance with the approved drawing. The spaces shall thereafter be kept available for parking at all times.

REASON: To ensure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

86.

PS 17/01236/FUL 26 Blackmoor Wood, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8EN pdf icon PDF 596 KB

Application for the raising of roof to create additional habitable accommodation, the erection of a single storey rear extension, front porch and detached garage following demolition of existing garage.

Minutes:

Application for the raising of roof to create additional habitable accommodation, the erection of a single storey rear extension, front porch and detached garage following demolition of existing garage.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 17 March 2018 which had been attended by Councillors D Birch, Brossard, Dudley and Turrell.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Winkfield Parish Council recommending refusal of the application.
  • Twenty-four objections received from eighteen addresses, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Elizabeth Comer objecting to the application and Tina Berry for the applicant.

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report was put to the vote and was LOST.

 

Members raised concern that this part of Blackmoor Wood is characterised by bungalows and although some have been extended none have increased the height of the roof to the extent proposed.  The proposed development would add an additional storey to the dwelling resulting in a height increase of 1.3m and as such when viewed in the context of the immediate streetscene would form an incongruous  and prominent feature, to the detriment of character and visual amenity of this part of the road.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application 17/01236/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

1. By reason of its siting, design and height, the proposed development would result in an unsympathetic and disproportionate addition which would be incongruous and prominent within the street scene, to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the surrounding area.  The proposed development would therefore be contrary to ‘Saved’ Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Design SPD and the NPPF.

 

[Note: Councillor Mrs Hayes left the meeting at the conclusion of this item].

87.

17/01087/FUL Land At Former Garth Hill College Site, Sandy Lane, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 642 KB

Erection of 89 dwellings with associated car and cycle parking, landscaping, access (vehicular access from Sandy Lane via Hurley Drive) and associated works following demolition of existing buildings.

Minutes:

Erection of 89 dwellings with associated car and cycle parking, landscaping, access (vehicular access from Sandy Lane via Hurley Drive) and associated works following demolition of existing buildings.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

 

RESOLVED that following the completion of planning obligations 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 required parts of the carriageways/footways/cycleways

·         To secure off site highway works to include improving visibility at the junction between Sandy Lane and Warfield Street and extending the width of the footpath along Millennium Way to link up the cycleway.

 

That the Head of Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions, amended, added to or deleted as he 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 and documents received by the Local Planning Authority:

             

         Amended Network 1 Pond Levels (dated 07.03.2018)

         P101 rev. W Proposed site layout (dated 19.03.2018)

         P110 Plots 1 & 6 Proposed Plans and Elevations (date 10.01.2018)

         P111 rev. B Plots 2, 3, 7,8. Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 01.03.2018)

         P112 rev. A Plots 4-5 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 10.01.2018)

         P113 rev. A Plots 9-10 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 10.01.2018)

         P114 rev. A Plots 11-12 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 10.01.2018)

         P122 rev. D Plots 43-44 & 47-48 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 01.03.2018)

         P115 rev. B Plots 13-15 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P116 rev. E Plots 16-19 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.0102018)

         P117 rev. E Plots 20-28 (Apartments) Proposed Floor Plans (dated 31.01.2018)

         P118 rev. F Plots 20-28 (Apartments) Proposed Elevations (dated 31.0102018)

         P119 rev. D Plots 29-39 (Apartments) Proposed Floor Plans (dated 31.01.2018)

         P120 rev. E Plots 29-39 (Apartments) Proposed Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P121 rev. E Plots 40-42 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P123 rev. C Plots 45-46 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P124 rev. D Plots 49&58 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P125 rev. D Plots 67-89 (Apartments) Proposed Floor Plans (dated 31.01.2018)

         P126 rev. E Plots 67-89 (Apartments) Proposed Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         P128 rev. A Plots 50-57 & 59-66 Proposed Plans and Elevations (dated 31.01.2018)

         31.01.18 FRA and Surface Water Drainage Strategy (Jan '18)

         Proposed Drainage Strategy Sheet 1 - Appendix J-1 P3 (dated 31.01.2018)

         Proposed Drainage Strategy Sheet 2 - Appendix J2- P3 (dated 31.01.2018)

         Ethos Environmental Planning Ecological Assessment September 2017.

         Illustrative Landscape Masterplan (CALA21384  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.

88.

17/01076/FUL 3 Kilmington Close, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 0GL pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Change of use from C3 (Dwellinghouse) to mixed use C3 (Dwellinghouse) and Beauty Salon (sui generis). (Retrospective)

Minutes:

Change of use from C3 (Dwellinghouse) to mixed use C3 (Dwellinghouse) and Beauty Salon (sui generis). (Retrospective)

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

 

In approving the application, the Committee agreed some additional wording to condition 5 to ensure that the permission was personal to the applicant, as set out below.

 

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

 

1.The hours of operation of the beauty business shall be restricted to:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09.00 hours and 15.00 hours,

Thursdays between 13.00 hours to 19.00 hours, and not at all on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.

REASON: In the interests of residential amenities of the occupiers of the neighbouring dwellings.

[Relevant Plans and Polices: BFBLP EN20, EN25]

 

2. Outside of the operational hours of the beauty business, 3 Kilmington 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]

 

3. The beauty business hereby permitted shall operate only from the former garage at 3 Kilmington Close and in no other part of the dwelling at 3 Kilmington Close.

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

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

4. The beauty business hereby permitted shall operate by an appointment basis only, with only one client connected to the business being on site at any given time.

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

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP EN20, EN25]

 

5.  The beauty business hereby permitted shall be carried on only by Mrs Robyn Dunlop for the period during which the dwelling is occupied by Mrs Robyn Dunlop, and by no other person at any time.

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

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP EN20, EN25]

 

6.  No staff other than the applicant, Mrs Robyn Dunlop, shall be employed in connection with the beauty business hereby permitted at 3 Kilmington 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 and in the interests of residential amenities of the occupiers of the neighbouring dwellings.

[Relevant Plans and Policies: BFBLP EN20, EN25, M9]

 

7. The level of noise emitted from equipment used connected to the beauty business hereby permitted (including background music) shall not be audible in neighbouring properties.

REASON: In the interests of residential amenities of the occupiers of neighbouring dwellings.

 [Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20, EN25]

 

8.  Notwithstanding the submitted plans, a scheme demonstrating how an additional parking space can be accommodated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 88.