Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 21 March 2024 6.30 pm

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

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 February 2024.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2024 be approved as a correct record.


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.



There were no declarations of interest.


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.


The Committee noted that on Monday 18 March, members of the Committee had received a private briefing on the new local plan which would effect all future applications including 23/00767/FUL - Beaufort Park.


23/00767/FUL - Beaufort Park South Road Wokingham Berkshire pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Erection of 226 dwellings including associated on-site SANG with an access route, open space and pedestrian/cycle connections.


Erection of 226 dwellings including associated on-site SANG with an access route, open space and pedestrian/cycle connections.


The Committee noted:

·       The representations of two public speakers at the meeting.

·       The Representations from Councillor T Eberle

·       The response from Bracknell Town as outlined in the report.

·       The 38 letters of objection as outlined in the report.

·       The objections from Crowthorne Village Action Group (CVAG) as outlined in the report.

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       The further 181 letters of objection as outlined in the supplementary report.

  • That a site visit had taken place on 16 March 2024 with Councillors Barnard, Brown, Collings, Egglestone, Hayes, McKenzie-Boyle, O’Regan, Penfold, Temperton and Zahuruddin.


RESOLVED Following the completion of Planning Obligations 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 Basins Heath SPA to include a sum for the future management and maintenance..  

-           Requirement to enter into S278 for the construction of the access and off-site in-kind works to pedestrian/cycle ways. 

-           Travel Plan 

-           Contributions towards community facilities. 

-           Off-site OSPV contributions. 

-           SuDS monitoring fee. 

-           Affordable housing 

-           Secure Biodiversity Net Gain in line with the submitted plans for 30 years.  

-           Biodiversity Net Gain Monitoring sum  

-           30 Year Development Landscape Management Plan to ensure delivery of biodiversity net gain.  

-           Woodland Management Plan - to cover woodland outside SANG within the red line boundary     

-           Enter into S38 ans S38 agreements to secure necessary highway works.


That the Assistant Director: Planning be AUTHORISED to APPROVE the application subject to the following conditions amended, added to or deleted as  the Assistant Director: 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:


BFT-AHR-SO-ZZ-DR-A-10-115 REV C1                    

123 PS-103 REV V

123 PS-110  REV T

123 PS-102

123 PS-104

123 PS-201

123 PS-202

123 PS-203

123 PS-204

123 PS-205 REV  A

123 PS-206 REV C

123 PS-207 REV D

123 PS-208 REV A

123 PS-209 REV A

123 PS-210 REV A

123 PS-211 REV A

123 PS-212 REV A

123 PS-213 REV B

123 PS-214 REV A

123 PS-215 REV A

123 PS-216

123 PS-220 REV A

123 PS-222 REV B

123 PS-601 REV A

123 PS-602 REV A

123 PS-603 REV A

123 PS-604 REV A

123 PS-605 REV A



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


03.       Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) or any Order revoking and re-enacting that order, no external lighting shall be installed on the site or affixed to any dwellings on the site except in accordance with details set  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.