Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 19 May 2022 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Hannah Harding  01344 352308

Link: This meeting will be held online

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 April 2022.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 April 2022 were approved

as a correct record.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

21/00250/OUT Bracknell Town Football Club, Larges Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9AN pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Outline application including access, appearance, layout and scale for demolition of existing dwelling and sports buildings and erection of 117 apartments with associated parking.

Minutes:

Outline application including access, appearance, layout and scale for demolition of existing dwelling and sports buildings and erection of 117 apartments with associated parking.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       The comments of Bracknell Town Council having no objection to the application.

·       A petition containing 16 signatures.as summarised in the agenda.

·       The further letters of objection as detailed within the supplementary report.

·       That a site visit took place on the 14 May 2022 which was attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Brown, Dudley and Virgo.

 

RESOLVED that the Assistant Director: Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act relating to the following matters, and the following conditions, added to or deleted as the Assistant Director: Planning considers necessary:

 

- Entering into s278 and s38 Agreements with the Highway Authority relating to works to Larges Lane to form the site access, lighting improvements and parking layby as well as the adoption of the internal access road and footway link to the Cricket Club.

- Car Club

- Affordable Housing

- Community Facility Contribution

- Contribution towards off-site OSPV

- SuDS specification/implementation/Management and Maintenance Strategy including monitoring contribution

 - SPA Mitigation

- Funding for Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) alterations on Larges Lane and any new TRO within the site to control indiscriminate parking and maintain safe access

- Biodiversity Net Gain monitoring

 

 

1. Approval of the details of 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 landscaping of the site 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 (as            amended).

 

2. 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 (as amended). 

 

3.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 (as amended).

 

4. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans and documents

20-J3128-001 Rev.04 ‘Proposed Site Plan’

20-J3128-001.01 Rev.04 ‘Proposed Site Plan (Coloured)’

20-J3128-002 Rev.04 ‘Parking Layout’

20-J3128-003 Rev.02 ‘Building A Floor Plans’

20-J3128-004 Rev.02 ‘Building A Elevations’

20-J3128-005 ‘Building B Floor Plans’

20-J3128-006 ‘Building B Elevations’

20-J3128-007 Rev.01 ‘Building C Floor Plans’

20-J3128-008 Rev.01 ‘Building C Elevations’

20-J3128-009 Rev.02 ‘Street Elevation and Courtyard Sections’

20-J3128-010 Rev.02 ‘Massing Comparison Site Plan & Elevations’

20-J3128-011 ‘Massing Comparison  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

20/01087/FUL 186 -188 High Street Crowthorne Berkshire RG45 7AP pdf icon PDF 489 KB

Erection of 3 storey building (with parking, refuse and cycle storage at lower ground floor level), comprising 2no. retail units at ground floor level and 8no. one bedroom flats above, with associated parking following demolition of existing building.

Minutes:

Erection of 3 storey building (with parking, refuse and cycle storage

at lower ground floor level), comprising 2no. retail units at ground

floor level and 8no. one bedroom flats above, with associated parking

following demolition of existing building.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       That Crowthorne didn’t raise an objection to the application.

·       The 13 representations received as summarised in the agenda.

 

RESOLVED that the Assistant Director: Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act relating to the following matters, and the following conditions, added to or deleted as the Assistant Director: Planning considers necessary:

 

- Measures to avoid and mitigate the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basins Heath SPA.

- Requirement to enter into an appropriate agreement with the Highway Authority under the Highways Act 1980 to form the pedestrian access onto High Street and for any incidental works affecting the adjoining highway (including any footway or verge).

- Contributions towards community facilities.

- Off-site OSPV contributions.

- SuDS monitoring fee.

 

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 and other submitted details: -

2534 - 10 AMENDED - PROPOSED FLOOR PLANS 21st Sep 2021

2534 -11 AMENDED PLAN - PROPOSED PLANS AND ELEVATIONS 21st Sep 2021

2534 – 12C AMENDED PLAN - SITE PLAN AND BASEMENT PLANS 11th Apr 2022

2534 - 13 AMENDED PLAN - STREET SCENES AND SECTION 21st Sep 2021

201354/DS/01 REV/A DRAINAGE STRATEGY SITE PLAN 21st Apr 2022

2534-12C Site Plan showing parking space link to land uses

20.99 - 003 Swept Path Plot - FTA 10m Delivery Vehicle

           

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

 

03. Prior to commencement of any development above slab level, samples of the external materials to be used in the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be constructed in accordance with the approved materials.

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

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

 

04. Prior to commencement of any development above slab level, details showing the finished floor levels of the buildings in each phase hereby approved in relation to a fixed datum point 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 character of the area.

 

05. No development shall commence until a scheme for the provision of biodiversity enhancements (not mitigation), including a plan or drawing showing the location of these enhancements, has been submitted to and approved  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

21/01090/FUL Abbey House Grenville Place Bracknell Berkshire pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Erection of an additional third floor storey to the existing building together with extension at second floor level to create a further six residential units (4 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom) and ancillary development.

 

Minutes:

Erection of an additional third floor storey to the existing building together with extension at second floor level to create a further six residential units (4 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom) and ancillary development.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending refusal as detailed

in the agenda.

·       The 7 representations received as summarised in the agenda.

·       The additional letter of representation as detailed in the supplementary report.

·       The letter sent by the agent annexed to the supplementary report.

·       That a site visit took place on the 14 May 2022 which was attended by Councillors Birch, Brossard, Brown, Dudley and Virgo.

 

A motion to APPROVE the recommendation in the officer report was proposed at the Planning Committee on the 21 April 2022 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 21/01090/FUL be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1. The development fails to make adequate provision for the parking of vehicles in accordance with the Council’s adopted parking standards and the Local Planning Authority is not persuaded by the submitted evidence that a relaxation to these standards will not lead to on-site congestion and the displacement of vehicles onto surrounding roads increasing the risk of illegal, inconsiderate or obstructive parking, which would in turn have an adverse effect on the free flow of traffic and highway safety. As a result, the proposed development is contrary to Policy M9 of the BFBLP and the Parking Standards SPD (2016).

 

2. 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, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area Supplementary Planning Document (2018).

9.

21/00498/FUL Land Rear Of 78 College Road College Town Sandhurst Berkshire pdf icon PDF 372 KB

Proposed erection of 2 x 3 bedroom, semi-detached houses with associated vehicular access and parking spaces.

Minutes:

Proposed erection of 2 x 3 bedroom, semi-detached houses with associated vehicular access and parking spaces.

 

The Committee noted:

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

That no objection had been received from Sandhurst Town Council.

·       That 6 representations had been received as summarised in the agenda.

·       That a site visit took place on the 14 May 2022 which was attended by Councillors Brossard, Brown, Dudley and Virgo.

 

RESOLVED that the Assistant Director: Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application subject to the completion of planning obligation(s) under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act relating to the following matters, and the following conditions, added to or deleted as the Assistant Director: Planning considers necessary:

 

- SPA Mitigation

 

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 and other submitted details:

 

Received 09.06.21:

Proposed House Plans (B/03)

Proposed Elevations (B/04)

 

Received 26.07.21:

Location Plan (B/01)

Block Layout Plan Proposed (B/02A)

 

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

 

03.  No works to the development hereby permitted shall take place until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The works 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.  Notwithstanding what is shown on the approved plans, the first floor side windows on the development hereby permitted shall not be glazed at any time other than with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or equivalent) unless the parts of the window which are clear glazed are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed.  They shall at all times be non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed.

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

05.  Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no additional windows, similar openings or enlargement thereof shall be constructed at first floor level or above in the side elevations of the development hereby permitted except for any which may be shown on the approved drawing(s), unless they are glazed with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or equivalent) and fixed shut, or the parts of the window, opening or enlargement which are clear glazed and/or openable are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

21/00507/REM Land North Of Tilehurst Lane and West Of South Lodge Tilehurst Lane Binfield Bracknell Berkshire pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Submission of reserved matters application to outline planning permission 17/01174/OUT for the approval of details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale relating to the erection of 40 dwellings including 10 affordable dwellings, together with the provision of parking, landscaping and drainage attenuation features, with access from Tilehurst Lane.

Minutes:

Submission of reserved matters application to outline planning permission 17/01174/OUT for the approval of details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale relating to the erection of 40 dwellings including 10 affordable dwellings, together with the provision of parking, landscaping and drainage attenuation features, with access from Tilehurst Lane.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       The comments of Binfield Parish Council.

·       The 9 representations received as summarised in the agenda.

 

The Committee requested further information regarding the drainage strategy and deferred the item to a future meeting of the Planning Committee.

 

11.

21/00566/FUL 3 Lyndhurst Close Bracknell Berkshire RG12 9QP pdf icon PDF 859 KB

Proposed part single, part two storey rear and side extension, single storey front entrance porch and change of use of amenity land.

Minutes:

Proposed part single, part two storey rear and side extension, single storey front entrance porch and change of use of amenity land.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.

·       The comments of Warfield Parish Council as detailed in the agenda.

·       The 5 representations received as summarised in the agenda.

·       The further representation received as detailed in the supplementary report.

 

That the application be approved subject to the following conditions amended, added to or deleted as considered necessary:

 

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 documents received by the Local Planning Authority on 2 June 2021, 20 August 2021, 3 December 2021 and 31 March 2022:

21-16-04 received 2 June 2021

21-16-01 A received 20 August 2021

21-16-05 received 3 December 2021

21-16-03        received 31 March 2022

 

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

 

3. The materials to be used on the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those on the application form received by the Local Planning Authority on 2 June 2021.

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

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

 

4. The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until the associated vehicle parking has been provided in accordance with the approved drawing 21-16-05 dated 18-11-21 and ensuring that there shall be at least 6.0 metres between the garage door (when shut) and the highway boundary. The spaces shall thereafter be kept available for parking at all times.

REASON: To ensure that the development is provided with adequate car parking to prevent the likelihood of on-street car parking which would be a danger to other road users.

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

 

6. The following areas within the garage accommodation shall be retained for the use of the car and cycle parking at all times:

     a)           an area with a length of at least 6.0m (back from the garage door) and               width of at least 3.5m for parking of a car; and

     b)           sufficient space to provide secure, covered, cycle parking for at least 5                      cycles.

REASON: To ensure that the Local Planning Authority's parking standards are     met and to ensure that the development is provided with adequate car parking to prevent the likelihood of on-street car parking which would be a danger to other road users.

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

 

 

12.

21/01165/FUL 37 North Road Ascot Berkshire SL5 8RP pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Installation of loft conversion including dormer to rear elevation and 2 no. rooflights to front elevation, enlarged side facing window and part garage conversion.

Minutes:

Installation of loft conversion including dormer to rear elevation and 2 no. rooflights to front elevation, enlarged side facing window and part garage conversion.

 

The Committee noted:

 

·       The supplementary report tabled at the meeting.,

·       The comments of Winkfield Parish Council as detailed

            in the agenda.

·       The 9 letters of objection, from 6 addresses received as summarised in the agenda.

 

RECOMMENDED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions amended, added to or deleted as considered necessary:

 

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 documents received by the Local Planning Authority on 13 December 2021 and 5 April 2022:

2130/01 received 13 December 2021

2130/06 (Revision E) received 5 April 2022

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

 

3. The materials to be used on the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall match those on the approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 5 April 2022.

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

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

 

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no additional windows, similar openings or enlargement thereof shall be constructed on either side elevation of the rear dormer window hereby approved, except for any which may be shown on the approved drawing(s) unless they are glazed with a minimum of Pilkington Level 3 obscure glass (or equivalent) and fixed shut or the parts of the window, opening or enlargement which are clear glazed and/or openable are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which it is installed.          

REASON: To prevent the overlooking of neighbouring properties.

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN20]

 

5. The garage accommodation shall be retained for the use of the parking of vehicles at all times.

REASON: To ensure that the Local Planning Authority's vehicle parking standards are met. [Relevant Policy: BFBLP M9]

 

13.

Q4 2021/22 Planning Performance Report pdf icon PDF 715 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report.