Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 16 August 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

20.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 July 2018 .

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 July 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

The start time of the meeting would be amended from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

21.

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 Ms Gaw stated that she had an interest in item 5 (agenda item 23) which could be perceived as biased, she stated that she would take no part in the questioning but would make a short statement at the start of debate then leave the Council Chamber and play no further part in proceedings.

22.

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.

23.

PS 18/00263/FUL 7 Dianthus Place, Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 7PQ pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Erection of two storey front, first floor side and single storey side extensions.

Minutes:

Erection of two storey front, first floor side and single storey side extensions.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the

Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Mark Lam objecting to

the application.

 

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.

·         The 12 letters of representation received from neighbouring properties in response to the planning application as detailed in the agenda and supplementary papers.

 

Having read the officer report and heard the debate, the Committee were not persuaded by the issues and arguments raised and, therefore an alternative motion was proposed and seconded and being put to the vote was CARRIED

 

RESOLVED that planning application 18/00263/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

01.          By reason of its design and massing, and the loss of amenity land that makes a positive contribution to the area, the proposed development would result in an unduly prominent feature that would appear out of keeping both with the host dwelling and in the street scene, to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the area. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to 'Saved' Policies EN1, EN20 and H12 of Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.

PS 18/00621/FUL 26 Blackmoor Wood, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8EN pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Erection of single storey rear extension and single storey front porch, alterations to the roof to including a rear facing dormer to create first floor accommodation and erection of single storey detached garage following demolition of existing garage.

Minutes:

Erection of single storey rear extension and single storey front porch, alterations to the roof to including a rear facing dormer to create first floor accommodation and erection of single storey detached garage following demolition of existing garage.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the

Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Elizabeth Comish objecting to

the application.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         The comments of Winkfield Parish Council recommending refusal to the application as detailed in the agenda papers.

·         The 14 letters of representation received in response to the planning application objecting to the application as detailed in the agenda papers.

 

Having read the officer report and heard the debate, the Committee were not persuaded by the issues and arguments raised and, therefore an alternative motion was proposed and seconded and being put to the vote was CARRIED

 

RESOLVED that planning application 18/00621/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

01.          By reason of its siting, design and increased bulk, 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.

 

25.

16/00187/FUL Land Between 95 and 101 Prince Andrew Way, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 8NH pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Erection of 2 no. 3 bedroomed semi-detached dwellings with associated parking and gardens.

Minutes:

Erection of 2 no. 3 bedroomed semi-detached dwellings with associated parking and gardens.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Winkfield Parish Council as summarised in the agenda papers.

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

·         The petition in objection to the application which had been signed by twenty seven people and summarised in the agenda papers.

RESOLVED that, following the completion of the relevant S106 agreement regarding SPA mitigation and the retention of the footpath, 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 and documents received by the Local Planning Authority on 3 March 2016:

 

C12037.16.001 Location Plan

 

And the following plans received on 3 August 2018:

Site Plan

Proposed ground floor plan

Proposed first floor plan

Side NE and SW elevations

Street and back elevations

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 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 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 any of the dwellings 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]

 

05.          No dwelling shall be occupied until a means of vehicular access has been constructed in accordance with details to be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

REASON: In the interests of highway safety.

[Relevant Policies: Core Strategy DPD CS23]

 

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

REASON: To ensure that the development is provided with adequate car parking to prevent the likelihood of on-street car parking which would be a danger to other road users.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP M9, Core Strategy DPD CS23]

 

07.          The dwellings shall not be occupied until visibility splays of 2.0 metres by 2.0 metres have been provided at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.

26.

18/00568/FUL Royal County Of Berkshire Racquet and Health Club, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7PB pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Extension to the existing internal wet spa, and a new external pool and spa garden.

Minutes:

Extension to the existing internal wet spa, and a new external pool and spa garden.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         That Bracknell Town Council raised no objection to the development.

·         The Five objections from three addresses as summarised in the agenda papers.

·         The letter from the agent as detailed in the supplementary report.

 

RESOLVED 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:

Design and Access Statement - Received 1 June 2018

Site Location Plan - Drawing Number: A-PL-001x - Received 1 June 2018

Proposed Site Plan (annotated) - Drawing Number: A-PL-005xA - Received 31st July 2018

Proposed Ground Floor GA Plan (annotated) - Drawing Number: A-PL-006xB - Received 31st July 2018

Proposed Elevations - Drawing Number: A-PL-007xC - Received 31st July 2018

Environmental Noise Assessment - Received 31st July 2018

Technical Note - Received 1st June 2018

Planning Statement - Received 1st June 2018

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

 

03.       The development hereby approved shall not be operated until the acoustic fencing shown on the approved plan and recommended within the 'Sharps Gayler - Environmental noise assessment', received by the Local Planning Authority on 31st July 2018, has been erected on the south-west and north-west boundaries and shall be maintained and retained as such thereafter.

REASON: In the interests of the amenities of the occupants of neighbouring residential properties.

[Relevant Policy: BFBLP 'Saved' Policies EN20 and EN25].

 

04.       The external areas of the development hereby approved shall not be used outside the following times:

07:00 hours to 22:00 hours Monday to Sunday.

REASON: In the interests of the amenities of the occupiers of nearby residential properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN25]

 

 

27.

18/00326/FUL Bus Depot and Offices Coldborough House, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JA pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Redevelopment of site to provide a building with a maximum height of 11 storeys accommodating 246no. residential units, up to 130 sq m of commercial space (use classes A1, A2, B1, D1 and D2) and ancillary works including car parking, cycle parking and associated landscaping.

Minutes:

Redevelopment of site to provide a building with a maximum height of 11 storeys accommodating 246no. residential units, up to 130 sq m of commercial space (use classes A1, A2, B1, D1 and D2) and ancillary works including car parking, cycle parking and associated landscaping

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending approval of the application.

·         That no letters of representation were received in response to the planning application.

 

Having read the officer report and heard the debate, the Committee were not persuaded by the issues and arguments raised and, therefore an alternative motion was proposed and seconded and being put to the vote was CARRIED

 

RESOLVED that planning application 18/00326/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

01.       A number of the proposed apartments would receive unacceptable levels of daylight to the detriment of the living conditions of future occupiers. The proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies CS1 and CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the NPPF.

 

02.       The proposal would not comply with the Local Planning Authority’s standards in respect of vehicle parking. This would be harmful to the amenity of future residents, and access and safety within the site, and could 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 and Bracknell Forest Borough Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document.

 

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).

 

04.       In the absence of a planning obligation to secure affordable housing in terms that are satisfactory to the Local Planning Authority, the proposal is contrary to Policy H8 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policies CS16 and CS17 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Planning Obligations SPD and the resolution on affordable housing made by BFC Executive on 29 March 2011.

 

05.       In the absence of planning obligations to secure:-

- the provision and retention of on-site electric vehicle charging facilities

- long-term management of the access to the service area

- the establishment and long-term provision of a car-club to serve the development

- a financial contribution to improvements to foot/cycle ways along Market Street

- securing a travel plan(s) with associated fees and deposit payments  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

18/00728/3 Bond Square, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Installation of tensile fabric canopy, with laminated beam arch and steel posts, on open space area.

Minutes:

Installation of tensile fabric canopy, with laminated beam arch and steel posts, on open space area.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That Bracknell Town Council raised no objections to the proposal.

 

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 on17.07.2018:

 

Bond Square Canopy Location Plan

Initial Design Proposal - Option 01b

6030-Bracknell Amphitheatre

72506-6030-0010

Design Brief Specification for Tensile Amphitheatre at Bond Square Bracknell

 

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 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]

 

 

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29.

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 1280 pdf icon PDF 887 KB

Land at Binfield House, Adjacent to Wicks Green, Binfield - 2018

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report requesting confirmation of this Tree Preservation Order, to which a representation had been received.

 

The Committee noted:

·         A representation from Silva Homes as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that the Tree Preservation Order is confirmed.