Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 13 December 2018 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

Items
No. Item

54.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 November 2018.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8 November 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

55.

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.

56.

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.

57.

PS - 17/01371/FUL Ranelagh School Playing Fields, Larges Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 583 KB

Erection of a sports facility including all weather football/rugby pitch with associated floodlighting; Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) for football/hockey; MUGA for tennis/netball; two storey education building; 100m sprint track and long jump pit and provision of new access with parking and vehicular turning facility

Minutes:

Erection of a sports facility including all weather football/rugby pitch with associated floodlighting; Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) for football/hockey; MUGA for tennis/netball; two storey education building; 100m sprint track and long jump pit; and provision of new access with parking and vehicular turning facility.

 

This item was deferred for further information.

58.

PS - 18/00898/FUL 1 The Green Bracknell Berkshire RG12 7BG pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Sub-division of existing house to form two self contained dwellings, erection of two storey side extension and part two storey, part single storey rear extension.

Minutes:

Sub-division of existing house to form two self- contained dwellings, erection of two storey side extension and part two storey, part single storey rear extension.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Dudley, Heydon, Mrs Mattick and Mrs McKenzie Boyle.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending refusal of the application.
  • Thirteen letters of objection received from local residents, 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 Karen Mackinnon objecting to the application and Ben Temple on behalf of the applicant.

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report failed since it was not seconded.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application 18/00898/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1)        By reason of their size and scale, and of the narrowing of the gap between No. 1 The Green and Kynoch Vets, the proposed extensions would detract from the character and appearance of The Green which occupies a distinctive location within the Easthampstead Conservation Area, and the visual amenities of the area as a whole.  As such the proposal would be contrary to CSDPD Policy CS7, BFBLP ‘Saved’ Policy EN20 and the NPPF.

2)        The proposal by reason of increased traffic movements to and from the site would lead to an intensification of the site which would result in an adverse impact on access and highway safety.  The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy CS23 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework.

3)        The occupants of the additional dwelling 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 retained Policy NRM6 of the South East Plan, Policy CS14 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Supplementary Planning Document (2018) and the National Planning Policy Framework.

59.

PS - 18/00995/FUL 16 Westbrook Gardens, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2JD pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Erection of part single, part two storey rear extension, two storey side extension following demolition of existing garage.

Minutes:

Erection of part single, part two storey rear extension, two storey side extension following demolition of existing garage.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Dudley, Heydon, Mrs Ingham, Mrs Mattick and Mrs McKenzie Boyle.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council.
  • Ten objections to the application received from local residents, 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 Paul Collier objecting to the application and Barrie Smith, Agent for the applicant.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application 17/00995/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

1)    The two storey side extension by reason of its design constitutes an incongruous addition within the streetscene to the detriment of the character and appearance of the surrounding area which has historic significance.  The two storey side extension 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 Council Supplementary Planning Document (March 2017).

60.

17/00883/FUL McDonalds, Wildridings Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7WT pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Erection of a single storey front, rear and side extensions including changes car park layout, erection of new bin store, installation of "drive through" booth, replacement of existing storage area and associated works.

Minutes:

Erection of a single storey front, rear and side extensions including changes car park layout, erection of new bin store, installation of "drive through" booth, replacement of existing storage area and associated works.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Dudley, Heydon, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie Boyle and Turrell.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending refusal of the application.
  • Eight letters of objection received from neighbouring properties, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

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 7 March 2018 and 13 November 2018:

 

0912-0917-04/AB, 0912-0917-305/A, 0912-0917-50/Q, 0912-0917-05/N, 0912-0917-06/P 

 

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

 

03. The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall be of similar appearance to those of the existing building. 

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

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

 

04. The extended restaurant shall not be brought into use until a litter management strategy has 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 residential amenity.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

05. All existing trees, hedgerows and groups of shrubs shown to be retained on the approved drawings shall be protected by 2m high (minimum) welded mesh panels, supported by a metal scaffold framework, constructed in accordance with Section 6.2 of British Standard 5837:2012, or any subsequent revision.  The protective fencing and other protection measures shall be erected  prior to the commencement of any development works, including any initial clearance, and shall be maintained fully intact and (in the case of the fencing) upright, in its approved locations at all times, until the completion of all building operations on the site. No activity of any description must occur at any time within these protected areas including but not restricted to the following: -

 

a) No mixing of cement or any other materials.

b) Storage or disposal of any soil, building materials, rubble, machinery, fuel, chemicals, liquids waste residues or materials/debris of any other description.

c) Siting of any temporary structures of any description including site office/sales buildings, temporary car parking facilities, porta-loos, storage compounds or hard standing areas of any other description.

d) Soil/turf stripping, raising/lowering of existing levels, excavation or alterations  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

61.

18/00827/FUL Sunnymead, Jocks Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 1SU pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Erection of 3no. dwellinghouses and one chalet bungalow, revised access, on-site car parking, private amenity space and landscaping following demolition of existing dwelling and associated garage.

Minutes:

Erection of 3no. dwelling houses and one chalet bungalow, revised access, on-site car parking, private amenity space and landscaping following demolition of existing dwelling and associated garage.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 8 December 2018, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Dudley, Heydon, Mrs Ingham, Mrs Mattick and Mrs McKenzie Boyle.

 

The Committee noted:

 

  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council.
  • Six letters of objection to the application received from local residents, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that following the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106of 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).

 

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 16 August 2018 and 5 October 2018:

 

PI2/01/B, PI2/02/A, PI2/03, PI2/04 PI2/05/A, PI2/06, PI2/07

 

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. 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. 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 1285

Minutes:

Land at 41 Whitelands Drive, Ascot, SL5 8LS – 2018

 

The Committee considered a report requesting confirmation of this Tree Preservation Order, to which an objection had been raised.

 

The Committee noted the objection to the Order from a local resident, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that Tree Preservation Order 1285 ‘Land at 41 Whitelands Drive, Ascot, SL5 8LS – 2018 be confirmed.

63.

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 1289

Minutes:

Land at 19 & 20 Dundas Close and 33 & 35 Saffron Road, Bracknell, Berkshire – 2018

 

The Committee considered a report requesting confirmation of this Tree Preservation Order, to which an objection had been raised.

 

The Committee noted the objection to the Order from a local resident, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that Tree Preservation Order 1289 ‘Land at 19 & 20 Dundas Close and 33 & 35 Saffron Road, Bracknell, Berkshire– 2018 be confirmed.