Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 15 August 2019 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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26.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 July 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 July 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman

27.

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.

28.

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.

29.

PS 17/00805/FUL L'Avenir Opladen Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 0PH pdf icon PDF 585 KB

Construction of a new third floor together with a fourth floor mansard roof extension over the existing building to create new residential accommodation comprising 45no. One and two bedroom flats. (In addition to the flats granted under prior approval 17/00457/PAC).

Minutes:

Construction of a new third floor together with a fourth floor mansard roof extension over the existing building to create new residential accommodation comprising 45no. One and two bedroom flats. (In addition to the flats granted under prior approval 17/00457/PAC).

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 10 August 2019, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Brown, Dudley, Gbadebo, Green, Mrs Mattick, Mossom, Parker, Skinner, Virgo and Turrell.

 

The Committee noted:

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • The comments of Bracknell Town Council raising no objection.
  • A total of 61 objections received, 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 Debra Harvey, objecting to the application.

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report was proposed and seconded, and on being put to the vote 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 17/00805/FUL be REFUSED for the following reason:

 

01. The proposed extension would result in additional, height, bulk and massing which would result in an overly prominent, and consequently incongruous building out of keeping with the character of the area. This is considered to be contrary to Policies CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document, and Policy EN7 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan supported by Chapter 12 of the NPPF (2019)

 

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), and the NPPF.

 

03. In the absence of a planning obligation to secure any affordable housing, 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.

 

30.

PS 19/00318/FUL ALDI 136 Liscombe, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7DE pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Installation of new exit plus alterations to entrance of existing foodstore and replacement of existing external plant and associated plant enclosure.

Minutes:

Installation of new exit plus alterations to entrance of existing foodstore and replacement of existing external plant and associated plant enclosure.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 10 August 2019, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Brown, Dudley, Gbadebo, Green, Mrs Mattick, Mossom, Parker, Skinner, Virgo and Turrell.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Jean Hopper objecting to the application and James Taverner speaking in response.

 

After reading the officer report and hearing the arguments put forward by the public speaker’s, the Committee felt that they needed to be provided with all the information they required regarding a proposed roof on the external plant, which had been proposed by the Agent during public speaking.  Therefore an alternative motion was proposed and seconded  to DEFER  the item to a future meeting so that this information could be provided.This vote was CARRIED.

 

31.

18/00639/FUL Conyngwood, Mushroom Castle, Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 7PL pdf icon PDF 459 KB

Erection of 1 no. 5 bed detached dwelling, 2 no. 4 bed detached dwellings and 2 no. 3 bed semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of 1 no. 5 bed detached dwelling, 2 no. 4 bed detached dwellings and 2 no. 3 bed semi-detached dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling.

 

A site visit had been held on Saturday, 10 August 2019, which had been attended by Councillors Angell, Brossard, Brown, Dudley, Ms Gaw, Gbadebo, Green, Mrs Mattick, Mossom, Parker, Skinner, Virgo and Turrell.

 

The Committee noted:

  • The supplementary report of the Head of Planning tabled at the meeting.
  • A total of 11 objections received, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

Following the completion of planning obligation(s) 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); and,

- clause to secure the maintenance of the SuDs systems for the lifetime of the

development.

 

RESOLVED that the Head of Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application 18/00639/FUL 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 shall be carried out in accordance with the following plans and

details received by the Local Planning Authority:

Location Plan

CMC 2016/100 D - Proposed site plan (with levels) and site sections

CMC 2016/11 B - Plots 1 and 2 Elevations

CMC 2016/12 B - Plots 1 and 2 Plans

CMC 2016/13 C - Plot 3 Elevations

CMC 2016/14 C - Plot 3 Plans

CMC 2016/15 B - Plot 4 Elevations

CMC 2016/16B - Plot 4 Plans

CMC 2016/17 - Plot 5 Elevations

CMC 2016/18 - Plot 5 Plans

2097-04 J - Drainage Layout

2097-DS-REv F.- Sustainable Drainage Strategy May 2019

296/04C- Landscape and Planting Plan

296/01E - Tree Survey, Constraints and Protection Plan

296/02B - Standard Tree Protection fence detail to BS5837 (2012)

296/03C Construction detail for 'no dig' Permeable Driveway

Tree Condition Survey, Arboricultural Implications Assessment and Protection

Recommendations including site specific soil analysis and landscape/ planting

proposals - May 2018 (March 2019 update).

REASON: To define the permission

 

03. Prior to commencement of the superstructure samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall be 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 first floor window in the east elevation of plot 1 hereby permitted shall not be

glazed at any time other than with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or

equivalent). It shall at all times be non-opening unless the part of the window that can

be opened is more than 1.7m above the floor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

18/01116/3 Street Record - Bay Road, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 477 KB

Formation of 15 no. additional off-street parking bays in various locations on existing grass amenity areas.

Minutes:

Formation of 15 no. additional off-street parking bays in various locations on existing grass amenity areas.

 

The Committee noted:

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

·        The comments of Bracknell Town Council raising no objection.

·        The three letters of representation, as summarised in the Agenda papers.

 

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 on 7 June 2019:

5172/005: Proposed layout

Bay Road landscape plan

Bay Road planting specification

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

 

03. The soft landscaping works shown on the approved landscaping plan 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. 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 or other plants 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.

[Core Strategy DPD CS7, BFBLP 'Saved' Policies EN2 and EN20]

 

04. For pedestrian safety and visibility purposes, the proposed hedging shown on the

approved plan shall be kept at a maximum height of 0.6 metres.

REASON: In the interests of pedestrian and highway safety.

[Relevant Policies: Core Strategy DPD CS23]

 

05. No hard surfaced area of any description within the minimum Root Protection Areas of any trees to be retained (calculated in accordance with Section 4 of British Standard 5837:2012 or any subsequent revision) shall be constructed until a detailed site specific construction method statement has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Details shall be based on a porous ‘No-Dig’ principle of construction, avoiding any excavation of existing levels in all areas concerned, and shall include:-

a) an approved development layout plan identifying all areas where special

construction measures are to be undertaken; and

b) materials including porous surface finish; and

c) construction profile(s) showing existing /proposed finished  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

19/00658/PAR 11 Horndean Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 0XQ pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Prior approval application for the change of use from A1 (retail) to A3 (restaurant).

 

Minutes:

Prior approval application for the change of use from A1 (retail) to A3 (restaurant).

 

The Committee noted:

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

· The observations of Winkfield Parish Council as detailed in the supplementary report.

· A total of 3 objections received, as summarised in the supplementary report.

 

RESOLVED that the application be delegated to the Head of Planning to grant Prior Approval following the expiration of the consultation period and subject to the following condition:

 

01. This decision is based on the following plans and details received by the Local Planning Authority on 22 July 2019:

Drawing HR002

Drawing HR005

Drawing HR006

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