Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 12 November 2020 6.30 pm

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Contact: Hannah Stevenson  01344 352308

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53.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 October 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 October

2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

54.

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 Dudley declared an affected interest in agenda item 6, 20-00303-FUL Calfridus Way Playing Fields, as Chairman of the Fire Authority, as the Fire Authority were in the process of making decisions about Networking arrangements. Councillor Dudley would leave the meeting for this item.

 

Councillor Mrs McKenzie – Boyle declared that she was a member of the Fire Authority but had no involvement in the networking arrangements.

55.

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.

56.

PS 20/00214/OUT Land East Of Old Priory Lane and West Of Maize Lane, Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Outline application for up to 305 dwellings (C3Use), A Primary School (up to two forms of entry), (D1 Use), Public open space, Landscaping, Surface Water Drainage and associated engineering works, all Matters Reserved except means of access with Maize Lane and Harvest Ride.

Minutes:

Outline application for up to 305 dwellings (C3Use), A Primary School (up to two forms of entry), (D1 Use), Public open space, Landscaping, Surface Water Drainage and associated engineering works, all Matters Reserved except means of access with Maize Lane and Harvest Ride.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·        Warfield Parish Councils objection to the application as detailed in the

agenda papers.

·        Eighty-three objections had been received as summarised in the agenda papers.

·        That one comment of support had been received.

·        Three additional objections received, as detailed in the supplementary report.

·        · The representations from 2 speakers who joined the meeting.

 

Upon the completion of an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, incorporating the following planning obligations amended, added to or deleted as the Head of Planning considers necessary in compliance with local and national planning policy and relevant legislation:-

 

i.          The provision of an appropriate level of affordable housing.

ii.         Measures to avoid and mitigate the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basins Heath SPA, including the provision of SANG and contribution towards SAMM.

iii.        Securing the timely provision of, and contributions to, local facilities and services including:

a)         a comprehensive package of on and off-site transport measures (either through provision in kind or a financial contribution towards provision by others) to mitigate the development's impact on roads and encourage sustainable modes of transport;

b)         on-site provision of land and access to secure delivery of up to a 2FE primary school;

c)         financial contributions towards the provision of primary school places;

d)         financial contributions towards the provision of a multi-functional community hub;

e)         a comprehensive package of on and off-site measures to provide OSPV, in accordance with standards;

iv.        Travel plan implementation and monitoring.

v.         Safeguarding of future access to adjoining land.

vi.        Provision of SuDS.

vii.       Biodiversity mitigation and enhancements.

viii.      Monitoring, management and maintenance costs.

 

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: -

 

1.     Prior to the submission of the first reserved matters application, a Phasing Strategyshall have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, providingdetails of the proposed phased provision of the following details:

 

       i.          Details of the location of each Phase and Sub-phase of the development; and

      ii.          A list of the land use components (including number of dwellings) and details of the areas of passive and active Open Space of Public Value, utility and highway works to be provided for each Phase and Sub Phase; and

     iii.          A Construction Programme setting out the anticipated sequence in which the following works will be carried out:

a)     Construction of buildings and areas of Open Space of Public Value in each Phases and Sub Phase;

b)     Highway works (including pedestrian/cyclist routes, access construction, off-site highway works, temporary construction access)

c)     Surface water drainage works

d)     Landscaping works

e)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

PS 20-00303-FUL Calfridus Way Playing Fields, Calfridus Way, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Installation of a 27.5m high Swann Type A monopole telecommunications mast with 3no. antennas, 2no. 0.6m dishes, 2no. ground based equipment cabinets and ancillary development thereto. Installed within an 8.0m x 6.0m compound with a 2.1m palisade fence

 

Minutes:

Installation of a 27.5m high Swann Type A monopole telecommunications

mast with 3no. antennas, 2no. 0.6m dishes, 2no. ground based equipment

cabinets and ancillary development thereto. Installed within an 8.0m x 6.0m

compound with a 2.1m palisade fence

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        Bracknell Town Councils objection to the application as detailed in the

            agenda papers.

·        A total of thirty-nine objections as summarised in the agenda papers.

·        The written statement from the registered public speaker, read out by the Planning Officer on their behalf.

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report was proposed but fell at the vote.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application 20/00303/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1.     By reason of its height and design, the proposed telecommunications mast would appear unduly prominent to the detriment of the character and visual amenities of the surrounding area. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Saved Policies SC4 and EN20 of the Bracknell Forest Borough Local Plan, Policy CS7 of the Core Strategy Development Plan Document and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.     By reason of its siting within a proposed local Green Space, the proposed telecommunications mast would not enhance the role and function of the local Green Space. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to Policy EV3 of the Bracknell Town Neighbourhood Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

 

 

 

58.

19-00847-OUT Palm Hills Estate, London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 699 KB

Outline application for demolition of existing Palm Hills complex and redevelopment of site to provide 81 dwellings (15no. one bedroom, 8no. two bedroom, 49no. three bedroom and 9no. four bedroom) with associated car parking, landscaping and amended access onto London Road (means of access, appearance, layout and scale to be considered, landscaping reserved for future consideration).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application for demolition of existing Palm Hills complex and redevelopment of site to provide 81 dwellings (15no. one bedroom, 8no. two bedroom, 49no. three bedroom and 9no. four bedroom) with associated car parking, landscaping and amended access onto London Road (means of access, appearance, layout and scale to be considered, landscaping reserved for future consideration).

 

A virtual Members Site Briefing was held on Monday 9 November 2020 and was attended by Councillors Angell, Dr Barnard, Brown, Brossard, Dudley, Green, Mrs Hayes MBE, Heydon, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Mossom, Turrell and Virgo.

 

The Committee noted:

·        The supplementary papers tabled at the meeting.

·        The viability report which had been tabled prior to the meeting.

·        Winkfield Parish Councils comments objecting to the proposal as detailed in the agenda papers

·        A total of six objections from neighbouring properties as summarised in the

            agenda papers.

·        The additional representation objecting to the application as detailed in the supplementary.

·        That further objections had been received prior to the start of the Committee.

 

 

A motion to approve the recommendation in the officer report was proposed but fell at the vote.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that application 19/00847/OUT be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1.     The proposed scheme, by virtue of its scale, layout and the levels of activity and traffic generation associated with it, would have an overly intensive and urbanising impact on the character of the area, failing to provide an appropriate transitional form of development for this edge of settlement site, contrary to BFBLP Policy EN20, CSDPD Policy CS7, SALP Policy SA3, the Council’s Design SPD and the NPPF.

 

2.     It has not been adequately demonstrated that the proposed development will not adversely affect badgers, a protected species, that are known to forage within the site. As such the proposal is considered contrary to Policies: CSDPD CS1 and CS7.

 

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).

 

4.     It has not been demonstrated that the proposed development would incorporate a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) for the management of surface water run-off and it has not been shown that use of SuDS would be inappropriate for the development. This is contrary to the House of Commons: Written Statement (HCWS161) Sustainable Drainage Systems 18/12/2014, NPPF 2012 and the Flood Risk and Coastal Change PPG updated 15/04/2015.

 

5.     A suitable Travel Plan has not  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

20-00786-RTD Land At Ashbrook, North Street, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Installation of 20m monopole, 3 No. antennas, 1 No. dish and 2. No cabinets.

Minutes:

Installation of 20m monopole, 3 No. antennas, 1 No. dish and 2. No cabinets.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        The supplementary papers tabled at the meeting.

·        That Winkfield Parish Council raised no objection to the application.

·        The one letter of objection as summarised in the agenda papers.

 

RESOLVED that the application be delegated to the Head of Planning to GRANT Prior Approval following the expiration of the consultation period for the siting and appearance of the development subject to the following condition(s):

 

1. This development must be carried out in accordance with the following plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 07.10.2020:

- Site Location Maps

- Lease Drawings

- Proposed Site Plan

- Proposed Site Elevations

 

2. The monopole, antennas and microwave dish hereby approved shall be painted Fir Green.

 

 

60.

20-00836-PAC Countrywide House, 28 Wellington Business Park, Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6LS pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Prior approval for change of use from B1(a) offices to 4no. C3 dwellings

Minutes:

Prior approval for change of use from B1(a) offices to 4no. C3 dwellings

 

A virtual Members Site Briefing was held on Monday 9 November 2020 and was attended by Councillors Angell, Dr Barnard, Brown, Brossard, Dudley, Green, Mrs Hayes MBE, Heydon, Mrs Mattick, Mrs McKenzie, Mrs McKenzie-Boyle, Mossom, Turrell and Virgo.

 

The Committee noted:

·        The supplementary papers tabled at the meeting.

·        That eleven letters of objection had been received as detailed in the supplementary papers.

·        Crowthorne Parish Councils comments objecting to the proposal as detailed in the supplementary papers

 

RESOLVED that Prior Approval be GRANTED subject to the following condition(s):

 

 

1.     Development under Class O, Part 3, Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended), must be completed within a period of 3 years starting from the prior approval date.

 

2.     This development must be carried out in accordance with the following plans

            received by the Local Planning Authority:

            - Proposed Floor Plans, Elevations (Received 06.10.2020)

          - Site location plan, existing block plan & proposed block plan (Received

            06.10.2020)

 

3.     No dwelling shall be occupied until the associated vehicle parking and turning space for that dwelling has been surfaced and marked out in accordance with the approved drawing. At least 1 car parking space per bedroom along with associated turning space shall thereafter be kept available for parking and turning at all times.

 

4.     No dwelling shall be occupied until provision for secured, covered cycle storage for 4 bicycles has been provided as shown on the approved plans. This storage shall thereafter be kept available for storage of bicycles at all times.

REASON: In the interests of accessibility of the development to cyclists.

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

 

 

61.

19-01004-OUT 3M United Kingdom, Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8HT pdf icon PDF 1017 KB

Outline application for erection of up to 27 dwellings, with principal access from Turnpike Road, and associated vehicle parking, landscaping and ancillary works following demolition of existing buildings and clearance of the site. [All matters reserved apart from Access]

Minutes:

Outline application for erection of up to 27 dwellings, with principal access from Turnpike Road, and associated vehicle parking, landscaping and ancillary works following demolition of existing buildings and clearance of the site. [All matters reserved apart from Access]

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·        Binfield Parish Councils objection to the application as detailed in the

            agenda papers.

·        A total of eight objections as summarised in the agenda papers.

·        That one letter of support had been received.

 

Following the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to: -

 

-              Contribution towards mitigation against the impact upon the SPA.

-              Securing the management and maintenance of the SUDS scheme.

-              Ensuring that roads are adoptable or to enter into highways agreements at certain triggers.

-              Financial contribution towards off-site community facility provision.

-              Securing 25% on-site affordable housing.

-              Securing offsite provision of hedgerow and grassland translocation, retention of habitat areas for a period of 30 years and associated monitoring of biodiversity net gain on and offsite.

 

 

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.       Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

02.       Approval of the details of the layout, scale of the buildings, appearance and landscaping of the development (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority in writing before development is commenced. The plans and particulars in relation to the reserved matters shall be submitted in writing to the Local Planning Authority and shall be carried out as approved.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

 

03.       The development hereby permitted shall be begun not later than the expiration of two years from the final approval of the reserved matters, or, in the case of approval on different dates, the final approval of the last such matter to be approved.

REASON: To comply with Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act             1990.

 

04.       The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans and other submitted details: -

           

102403 - PL(90) 100 REV B Location Plan 16.04.20.

102403 - PL(90) 103 REV D Site Parameter Plan 16.04.20.

ITL15081-GA-001 REV C Proposed Site Access Arrangement 16.04.20.

FRA & Drainage Strategy Report 07.07.20.

FRA & Drainage Strategy Appendices 07.07.20.

FRA & Drainage Strategy Drawings 07.07.20.

Bio-swale Road and Pavement 3 07.07.20.

TANK1QMED 07.07.20.

TANK2QMED 07.07.20.

Transport Note 07.07.20.

ITL15081-GA-005 REV A Swept Path Analysis for refuse vehicles 16.04.20.

ITL15081-GA-006 REV B Removal of Cain Road Roundabout Arm 18.05.20.

Wardell Armstrong (WA) Arboricultural Impact Assessment dated September 2019.

BM11781 Arb Technical Note 20.10.20

 

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

62.

20-00072-FUL Bus Depot and Offices, Coldborough House, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire pdf icon PDF 659 KB

Section 73 application for variation of conditions 02 (approved plans as already amended under 19/00731/NMA) and 20 (energy statement) of planning permission 18/00964/FUL for the redevelopment of the site to provide a building of up to 11 storeys

accommodating 242no. flats, commercial space and ancillary works.

 

[Note for clarification, changes proposed comprise:

Condition 02

-  Revised floor to floor heights leading to a reduction in the overall building height

- Revised column layouts on the ground and first floor

- The replacement of 5no. 1-bedroom flats with 2-bedroom apartments (Units 018, 034, 041, 048 and 054)

- Additional air vents on external elevations

- Ground and first-floor louvres to parking areas amended to allow for use of concrete upstand

- 200 sq.m. area of cladding on north west elevation replaced with a white render

- External green wall to central courtyard removed

- Projecting balconies omitted in lieu of a glazed-external balustrades

- Landscaping plan amended to take account of existing foul and storm sewer easement across site and to amend courtyard planting

Condition 20

Revised Energy Statement proposed with installation of 306 Solar PV Panels.]

Minutes:

Section 73 application for variation of conditions 02 (approved plans as already amended under 19/00731/NMA) and 20 (energy statement) of planning permission 18/00964/FUL for the redevelopment of the site to provide a building of up to 11 storeys accommodating 242no. flats, commercial space and ancillary works.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·        The observation made by Bracknell Town Council as detailed in the agenda paper.

·        Binfield Parish Council raised no objection to the application.

·        That no representations had been made.

 

Following the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 relating to:

-           SPA mitigation measures

 

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 planning permission 18/00964/FUL which was granted on 30th November 2018.

REASON: To comply with Sections 73 and 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

3080-009H - Proposed Block Plan

3080-100N - Proposed Ground Floor Plan

3080-101J - Proposed First Floor Plan

3080-102J - Proposed Second Floor Plan

3080-103F - Proposed Third Floor Plan

3080-104E - Proposed Fourth Floor Plan

3080-105E - Proposed Fifth Floor Plan

3080-106E - Proposed Sixth Floor Plan

3080-107E - Proposed Seventh Floor Plan

3080-108D - Proposed Eighth Floor Plan

3080-109D - Proposed Ninth Floor Plan

3080-110E- Proposed Tenth Floor Plan

3080-111L - Proposed Roof Plan

3080-115A - Proposed Canopy Details

3080-116 - Proposed Ramp Vehicle Tracker

3080-325A – Typical Apartment Layout

3080-200L - Proposed East & North Elevations

3080-201K Proposed South & West Elevations

3080-202K - Proposed Courtyard Elevations 01

3080-203K - Proposed Courtyard Elevations 02

3080-301J - Proposed Section A-A

3080-302E - Proposed Section B-B

3080-303H - Proposed Section C-C

3080-204F - Proposed Elevation Details

3080-340 - Proposed Second Floor Courtyard

3080-341 - Proposed Ninth Floor Courtyard

3080-327 - Proposed Parking Screen

D2945-FAB-XX-00-DR-L-3000 PL02 Soft Landscape General Arrangement - Sheet 1

D2945-FAB-XX-00-DR-L-3001 PL02 Soft Landscape General Arrangement - Sheet 2

D2945-FAB-XX-00-DR-L-3002 PL02 Soft Landscape General Arrangement - Sheet 3

D2945-FAB-XX-00-DR-L-3003 PL02 Soft Landscape General Arrangement Specification - Sheet 4

D2945-FAB-XX-XX-SP-L-1000 Landscape Maintenance and Management Plan

CWA-18-243-028_P3 Sewer Easement Perimeter Sections

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

 

03.       The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved Proposed Floor and Site Levels as originally approved by the Local Planning Authority pursuant to condition 03 of 18/00964/FUL under reference 19/00087/COND and as shown on Drawing 3080-400C.

REASON: In the interests of the character of the area.

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

 

04.       The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details of external materials as originally approved pursuant to condition 04 0f 18/00964/FUL  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.