Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 18 June 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams Meeting

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

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12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 286 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 May 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 May 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

13.

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 Bhandari declared an affected interest in agenda item 5 as the property belonged to a friend.

 

It was therefore agreed that this item would be taken at the end of the meeting and Councillor Bhandari would leave the meeting prior to its consideration.

14.

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.

15.

PS Application No 19/01031/FUL - Land To Rear Of Eggleton Cottage and Poplar Cottage, Chavey Down Road, Winkfield Row, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 451 KB

Erection of 1 two storey, 3 bedroom dwelling inc. soft and hard landscaping with access from Mushroom Castle.

Minutes:

Erection of no1. two storey, 3 bedroom dwelling inc. soft and hard landscaping with access from Mushroom Castle

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  The additional information contained in the supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.

·                  Winkfield Parish Council’s objections, as detailed in the agenda papers.

·                  A total of 9 objections from neighbouring properties as summarised in the agenda papers.

·                  The representations from a speaker on behalf of the objectors and the applicant who joined the meeting.

 

The Committee noted that the officer’s recommendation was to approve the application subject to a section 106 agreement, but having discussed the representations, it opted to support the concerns being raised regarding the proposal.

 

RESOLVED that the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposed development, by means of its siting, overall height and bulk, would have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of Mushroom Castle. The proposal would therefore be contrary to Saved Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan and Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework.

           

2.         The proposed development would have an unacceptable degree of overlooking towards the rear gardens of the immediate neighbouring properties facing onto Chavey Down Road. The proposal would therefore result in an adverse impact on amenity of neighbouring occupiers, contrary to 'Saved' Policy EN20 of the BFBLP and the NPPF.

           

3.         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). 

16.

Application No 20/00022/FUL - 39 Yorktown Road, Sandhurst pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Change of use from use Class A2 to mixed-use Class A1/A3 (sui generis) bakery.

Minutes:

Change of use from use Class A2 to mixed-use Class A1/A3 (sui generis) bakery.

 

The Committee was advised that this item had been deferred for the submission of additional information.

17.

Application No 20/00155/FUL - Wyevale Garden Centre, Forest Road, Binfield pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Erection of 20 dwellings with associated landscaping, open space and car parking following the demolition of existing buildings.

Minutes:

Erection of 20 no. dwellings with associated landscaping, open space and car parking following the demolition of existing buildings

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  The additional information contained in the supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.

·                  Binfield Parish Council’s objections, as detailed in the agenda papers.

·                  Two letters containing objections and one in support as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that following the completion of planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act relating to:

 

·                  A contribution towards community facility improvements at Farley Hall Community Centre

·                  Management and maintenance plan for on-site open space (and commuted sum if developer wishes to transfer open space to Council for future maintenance and management)

·                  Contribution towards Active OSPV for improvements to tennis facilities at Farley Wood Centre

·                  SuDS specification and Maintenance and Monitoring Scheme including monitoring contribution

·                  S278 agreement to secure minor improvements to pedestrian footway on the northern side of Forest Road and improved road markings along Forest Road in the immediate vicinity of the site access.

 

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 3 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 in accordance with the following approved plans:

                       

20-J3173-LP Location Plan received 02.03.2020

20-J3173-EBST200D External Boundary and Surface Treatment Plan received 01.06.2020

20 – J3173-100A Streetscenes AA and BB received 7.05.2020

20 – J3173-100A Streetscenes AA and BB received 7.05.2020

20-J3173-01B Proposed Site Layout received 07.05.2020

20-J3173 - 02 Plot 1 and 2 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 - 03 Plot 1 and 2 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173-04A Plot 3 Elevations received 07.05.2020

20-J3173 - 05 Plot 3 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 - 06 Plot 4 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 - 07 Plot 4 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 08A Plot 5 Elevations received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 09A Plot 5 Elevations received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 10 Plot 6 and 7 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 11 Plot 6 and 7 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 12A Plot 8 Elevations received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 13A Plot 8 Elevations received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 14A Plot 8 Floor Plans received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 15 Plot 8 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 16 Plot 9 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 17 Plot 9 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 18 Plot 10 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 19 Plot 10 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 20 Plot 11 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 21 Plot 11 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 22A Plot 12 Elevations received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 23A Plot 12 Floor Plans received 17.04.2020

20-J3173 – 24 Plot 13 Elevations received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 25 Plot 13 Floor Plans received 02.03.2020

20-J3173 – 26  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Application No 20/00195/FUL - 2 The Close, Ascot pdf icon PDF 423 KB

Erection of part two storey, part single storey side and rear extension, single storey front extension, formation of two rear dormer windows, four front rooflights and one side rooflight.

Minutes:

Erection of part two storey, part single storey side and rear extension, single storey front extension, formation of two rear dormer windows, four front rooflights and one side rooflight.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  A proposed amendment in the supplementary report of the Head of Planning.

·                  The objections of Winkfield Parish Council detailed in the agenda papers.

·                  The letters of objection received from eight households which were summarised in the agenda papers along with a further letter of representations seeking clarification on a number of points.

 

The Committee noted that the officer’s recommendation was to approve the application, but, having discussed the issues raised in the representations, it opted to support the objections.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1          The proposal by reason of its bulk and massing would constitute an obtrusive and incongruous addition within the streetscene to the detriment of the character and appearance of the dwelling and the visual amenities of the surrounding area, and would result in a cramped form of development reducing availability of parking and bin storage to the front of the property.

 

2          The proposed extensions would therefore be contrary to “Saved” Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and Bracknell Forest Design Supplementary Planning Document (March 2017).

19.

Application No 20/00250/3 - Westmorland Park Pavilion, Westmorland Drive, Warfield pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Baseball netting/scaffolding poles to be raised by 2 metres, to provide better screening for the adjacent tennis club.

Minutes:

Baseball netting /scaffolding poles to be raised by 2 metres, to provide better screening for the adjacent tennis club.

 

The Committee noted that there had been no objections from Warfield Parish Council or any representations received from neighbours:

 

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

 

1.               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.

 

2.               The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans and other submitted details, received 6 April 2020 by the Local Planning Authority:

 

Photo of Poles & Netting 06.04.20

Pole and Netting Photos Enclosed

Block Plan

Elevations

Site Plan 6.4.2020

Site Location Plan

 

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

 

Informatives:

 

1.               The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application by assessing the proposal against all material considerations, including planning policies and any representations that may have been received and subsequently determining to grant planning permission in accordance with the presumption in favour of sustainable development, as set out within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.               No details are required to be submitted in relation to the following conditions; however they are required to be complied with:

 

1.         Time limit

2.         Approved plans

 

3.               The applicant should note that this permission does not convey any authorisation to enter onto land or to carry out works on land not within the applicant’s ownership.

 

4.               This is a planning permission. Before beginning any development you may also need separate permission(s) under Building Regulations or other legislation. It is your responsibility to check that there are no covenants or other restrictions that apply to your property.

20.

Application No 20/00266/FUL - Sunnymead, Jocks Lane, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Erection of 4 dwellings, revised access, on site car parking, private amenity space and landscaping following the demolition of existing dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of no4 dwellings, revised access, on site car parking, private amenity space and landscaping following the demolition of existing dwelling.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  The amendments to proposed conditions in the Head of Planning’s supplementary report.

·                  The objections from Bracknell Town Council summarised in the agenda papers.

·                  Details of the three objections received from neighbouring properties summarised in the agenda papers.

 

The Committee concluded that the objections were insufficient to justify refusing the application, but requested that an additional condition withdrawing permitted development rights be added to the planning permission.

 

RESOLVED that following completion of planning obligations under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to the following measures:

 

·                  Avoidance and mitigation of the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA);

 

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 6 April 2020:

 

10-0-1 LOCATION PLAN

10-0B-2 PROPOSED SITE PLAN

10-0B-3 BLOCK PLAN

10-0B-4 PROPOSED FINISHED FLOOR LEVELS AND SITE LEVELS

10-0B-5 PROPOSED BOUNDARY TREATEMENTS

10-0B-6 HARD LANDSCAPING

10-0B-7 SOFT LANDSCAPING

10-0B-8 OFF-SITE HIGHWAY WORKS

10-0B-9 REFUSE VEHICLE SWEPT PATH ANALYSIS

10-1B-1 PLOT 1 FLOOR PLANS

10-1B-2 PLOT 1 ELEVATIONS

10-2-1 PLOT 2 FLOORPLANS

10-2-2 PLOT 2 ELEVATIONS

10-3-1 PLOT 3 FLOORPLANS

10-3-2 PLOT 3 ELEVATIONS

10-4-1 PLOT 4 FLOORPLANS

10-4-2 PLOT 4 ELEVATIONS

10-5-1A PROPOSED SHED/SECURE CYCLE STORAGE

REV A TREE PROTECTION PLAN

REV B TREE CONSTRAINTS PLAN

ENERGY DEMAND ASSESSMENT

PLANNING STATEMENT 02.04.20

ARBORICULTURAL AND PLANNING INTEGRATION REPORT BY GHA TREES DATED 25 NOVEMBER 2019

CONSTRUCTION METHOD STATEMENT by MERRITT HOMES

PRELIMINARY ECOLOGICAL APPRAISAL REPORT BY CALYX ENVIRONEMENTAL LTD. DATED NOVEBMER 2019

ENERGY DEMAND STATEMENT by EAC Ltd. dated 17 March 2020

PROPOSED EXTERNAL MATERIALS BY MERRITT HOMES

SOFT LANDSCAPING SPECIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE
SUSTAINABILITY STATEMENT WATER EFFICENCY REPORT BY MERRITT HOMES

10-0B-11 PROPOSED STREET SCENE ELEVATION

10-0B-10 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

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

 

03.       The proposed development shall be built in accordance with the materials submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with these materials:

 

Cedral (Marley Eternit) Cedral Lap Wood Weatherboard in Silver Grey

Marley Acme single camber clay plain tile in mixed brindle.

Vandersanden Maltings antique (135) bricks

 

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

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

 

04.       The ground floor bathroom window in the east facing side elevation and the first floor en-suite window in the west facing elevations of Plot  1 hereby permitted shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

Application No 20/00284/3 - A3095 Crowthorne Road, North Of Golden Retriever, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 395 KB

Erection of 2.44m high wooden acoustic fence.

Minutes:

Erection of 2.44m high wooden acoustic fence

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  Amendments detailed in the Head of Planning’s supplementary report to the information contained in the agenda papers.

·                  That there had been no objections from Bracknell Town Council or any of the neighbouring properties.

·                  The fence was being erected on only one side of the road as the properties on that side were considered to be those most likely to be affected by the roadworks, but a further application may follow in respect of the other side of the road. 

 

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

 

1.               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.

 

2.         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:

 

- Fencing Layout Plan Sketch

- Image of a Timber Acoustic Fence

- Landscaping Scheme

 

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

 

3.         No works shall take place until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the fence 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]

 

4.         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. All hard landscaping works shall be carried and completed prior to the occupation of any part of the approved development. As a minimum, the quality of all hard and soft landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with British Standard 4428:1989 'Code Of practice For General Landscape Operations' or any subsequent revision. All trees and other plants included within the approved details shall be healthy, well formed specimens of a minimum quality that is compatible with British Standard 3936:1992 (Part 1) 'Specifications For Trees & Shrubs' and British Standard 4043 (where applicable) or any subsequent revision. Any trees which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development, die, are removed, uprooted, are significantly damaged, become diseased or deformed, shall be replaced during the nearest planting season (1st October to 31st March inclusive) with others of the same size, species and quality as approved.

 

REASON: In the interests of good landscape design and the visual amenity of the area. [Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN2 and EN20, CSDPD CS1 and CS7]

 

Informatives:

 

1.               The Local Planning Authority has acted positively and proactively in determining this application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

Application No 19/00900/FUL - Brackworth, Broad Lane, Bracknell pdf icon PDF 450 KB

Section 73 application to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 16/00230/FUL for the "Erection of 6 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom dwelling units with associated parking, cycle shed, amenity space and bin store following demolition of existing dwelling (amendment to planning permission reference 15/00855/FUL)" (for clarification: addition of dormer windows, rooflights, roof lanterns, external alterations to building, changes to parking layout, increase in size of bin/cycle store).

Minutes:

Section 73 application to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 16/00230/FUL for the "Erection of 6 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom dwelling units with associated parking, cycle shed, amenity space and bin store following demolition of existing dwelling (amendment to planning permission reference 15/00855/FUL)" (for clarification: addition of dormer windows, rooflights, roof lanterns, external alterations to building, changes to parking layout, increase in size of bin/cycle store).

 

The Committee noted:

 

·                  Proposed amendment detailed in the Head of Planning’s supplementary report.

·                  The objections from Bracknell Town Council detailed in the agenda papers.

·                  The seven letters of objection from five properties and a further letter of representations which were summarised in the agenda papers.

 

The Committee noted that it was being recommended to approve the application, but having discussed the scale of the proposal believed that it constituted an overdevelopment and could not be supported.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

1.         By reason of the proposed amendments to the design of the building, the proposed development would result in an overdevelopment of the site to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the area. The proposal would therefore be contrary to ‘saved’ Policy EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan and to Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document. 

23.

Application No 20/00329/PAV - 295 Yorktown Road, College Town, Sandhurst pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Application for Prior Approval for the change of use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Launderettes (Sui Generis Uses); or a Mixed Use combining use as a Dwellinghouse (Class C3) with a Shop (Class A1) or Financial and Professional Service (Class A2), Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop or Launderette (Sui Generis Uses)to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion.

Minutes:

Application for Prior Approval for the change of use from Shops (Class A1), Financial and Professional Services (Class A2), Takeaways (Class A5), Betting Offices, Pay Day Loan Shops or Launderettes (Sui Generis Uses); or a Mixed Use combining use as a Dwellinghouse (Class C3) with a Shop (Class A1) or Financial and Professional Service (Class A2), Betting Office, Pay Day Loan Shop or Launderette (Sui Generis Uses)to Dwellinghouses (Class C3) and for building operations reasonably necessary for the conversion.

 

The Committee noted that this item had been withdrawn as no objections had been received to the proposal, thereby enabling the Head of Planning to determine the application under delegated powers.