Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 8 November 2018 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
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46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 October 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 October

2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

47.

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.

48.

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.

49.

PS: Application No 18/00662/FUL - Holly Cottage, London Road, Binfield pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Erection of 12 bedroom Residential Care Home (Use Class C2) with associated access, parking and landscaping following demolition of Holly Cottage.

Minutes:

Erection of 12 bedroom Residential Care Home (Use Class C2) with

associated access, parking and landscaping following demolition of

Holly Cottage.

 

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

Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Christopher McDonagh

objecting to the application and Phil Just, from the Choice Ltd speaking in response.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         The comments of Binfield Parish Council recommending refusal.

·         The comments of East Berkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

·         The thirty five objections as detailed in the agenda papers.

·         The comments from Binfield Badger Group, detailed in the supplementary report.

 

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 18/00662/FUL be REFUSED for the following

reasons:

 

01. By reason of its bulk and mass the proposed care home building would result in an over-development of the site, out of keeping with the surrounding pattern and form of development, to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the area and the living conditions of the occupiers of adjoining properties. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Local Plan and Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document.

 

02. 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).

 

03. In the absence of a planning obligation to secure a travel plan with associated fees and deposit payments the proposal would not cater satisfactorily for the needs of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle users to the detriment of road safety and sustainable development and would therefore be contrary to Policy M4 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policies CS1, CS23 and CS24 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and Policy TC1 of the Binfield Neighbourhood Plan.

 

 

50.

PS: Application No 18/00961/PAA - Land West Of Prince Albert Drive, Prince Albert Drive, Ascot pdf icon PDF 513 KB

Prior approval application for the change of use of existing agricultural building to 5 no. residential properties.

Minutes:

Prior approval application for the change of use of existing agricultural building to 5 no. residential properties.

 

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

Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Andrew Trapnell objecting to the application and Emily Temple speaking in response.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·         The eighteen objections as detailed in the agenda papers and the additional objection as detailed in the supplementary report.

·         The ten sworn statements received from local residents of both Prince Albert Drive and Prince Consort Drive. Which attest that on 20 March 2013 the site was not used solely for agricultural use as part of an established

·         residential unit.

·         The additional comments from the agent as detailed in the supplementary report.

 

RESOLVED that Prior Approval is granted.

 

This decision is based on the following plans and information received by the Local Planning Authority on 24 October 2018

PAD/111 (Rev B) – Proposed Site Plan

PAD/112 (Rev B) – Proposed Floor Plans and Elevations

and is subject to the following condition

 

Any gates provided shall be set back a distance of at least 7 metres from the edge of the

carriageway of the adjoining highway.

REASON: In the interests of highway safety.

51.

Application No 18/00382/FUL - The Rose and Crown, 108 High Street, Sandhurst pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Erection of 2no. dwellings with associated access, parking, landscaping and bin/cycle storage following demolition of existing outbuildings to rear of existing public house.

Minutes:

Erection of 2no. dwellings with associated access, parking, landscaping and bin/cycle storage following demolition of existing outbuildings to rear of existing public house

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday 3 November 2018, which had been attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Dudley, Mrs Ingham, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle and Thompson.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         That Sandhurst Town Council raised no objection to the application.

·         The eight objections received in response to the planning application as

detailed in the agenda.

·         The one letter of support as detailed in the agenda.

 

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 18/00381/FUL be REFUSED for the following

reasons:

 

01.          The proposed development would not provide safe and suitable access for pedestrians through the car park of the Rose and Crown public house. This would result in pedestrians coming into conflict with vehicles reversing and manoeuvring within the car park to the detriment of pedestrian safety. The development would therefore be contrary to Saved Policy M6 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS23 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework (2018).

 

02.          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 Supplementary Planning Document (2018).

 

52.

Application No 18/00702/FUL - Grapevine Cottage, 58 Owlsmoor Road, Owlsmoor pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Erection of three bedroom two storey detached house with access and landscaping following demolition of existing garage.

Minutes:

Erection of detached three bedroom two storey detached house with access and landscaping following demolition of existing garage.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·         The comments of Sandhurst Town Council recommending refusal.

·         The two letters of objections received in response to the planning application, as detailed in the agenda.

 

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 permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 10 July 2018 and 11 September 2018:

 

NIP 18/21/A2

NIP 18/21/B2

NIP 18/21/C2

 

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 brick and tile samples to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the dwelling 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 dwelling 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 development shall be carried out in accordance with the scheme of means of enclosure set out on drawing NIP 18/21/C2 received by the Local Planning Authority on 11 September 2018.

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

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

 

06.       No construction works shall commence 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 a 3 year post planting maintenance schedule.

All planting comprised in the soft landscaping works shall be carried out and completed in full accordance with the approved scheme, in the nearest planting season (1st October to 31st March inclusive) to the completion of the development or prior to the occupation of any part of the approved development, whichever is sooner.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Application No 18/00964/FUL - Bus Depot and Offices, Coldborough House, Market Street, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Redevelopment of site to provide a building with a maximum height of 11 storeys accommodating 242no. residential units, up to 225sq 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 242no. residential units, up to 225sqm 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, as detailed in the supplementary report.

·         The briefing note received from the applicant, as summarised in the supplementary report.

 

Following the completion of planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to, but not limited to:-

 

- SPA mitigation measures

- the provision of on-site affordable housing

- long-term management and maintenance of SuDS on the site

- 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

- a financial contribution towards improvements to Bracknell Rail Station

- a contribution towards the improvement of off-site OSPV/biodiversity facilities at Ennerdale Playing Field and The Elms

- securing S278 and S38 matters associated with the development

 

RESOLVED 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 other submitted details:-

LOC  Location Plan

PL50B  Proposed Block Plan

PL51C  Proposed Site Plan - Roof Plan

PL52C  Proposed Ground Floor Plan

PL53A  Proposed Mezzanine Floor Plan

PL54D  Proposed 1st Floor Plan

PL55B  Proposed 2nd Floor Plan

PL56A  Proposed 3rd Floor Plan

PL57B  Proposed 4th Floor Plan

PL58  Proposed 5th Floor Plan

PL59A  Proposed 6th Floor Plan

PL60B  Proposed 7th Floor Plan

PL61B  Proposed 8th Floor Plan

PL62A  Proposed 9th Floor Plan

PL64A  Proposed Typical Flat Types

PL70C  Proposed Elevations - North & East

PL71B  Proposed Elevations - South & West

PL72  Proposed Courtyard Elevations - Sheet 01

PL73B  Proposed Courtyard Elevations - Sheet 02

PL80A  Proposed Site Section AA

PL81A  Proposed Site Section BB

PL82A  Proposed Site Section CC

PL90A  Proposed elevations details

1888-TFI-00-00-DR-L-1001 Landscape Proposals

1888-TFI-00-00-DR-L-3001 Structural Planting Plan

1888-TFI-00-00-DR-L-2001 Block A Garden

1888-TFI-00-01-DR-L-2002 Block B Garden

1888-TFI-00-01-DR-L-2003 Sky Garden

1888-TFI-00-01-DR-L-5002 Sections

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 showing the finished floor levels of the proposed buildings hereby approved in relation to fixed datum points showing the land levels across the site have been submitted to and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.