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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 June 2023.
Subject to the amendment of the attendance details to include additional visiting members, Cllrs Gaw, Harrison and Virgo, it was
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2023 be approved as a correct record.
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.
There were no Urgent Items of Business.
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.
Councillor Smith declared an Affected Interest in Item 5: Land West Of Maize Lane and East Of Old Priory Lane (Land Parcel 3) Warfield, Bracknell as both he and his employer had provided professional support to a subsidiary of the applicant within the last two years and would withdraw from the meeting for the consideration of this item.
Councillor Barnard declared in relation to Item 5: Land West Of Maize Lane and East Of Old Priory Lane (Land Parcel 3) Warfield, Bracknell that he was a Warfield Parish Councillor.
Reserved Matters Application relating to scale, layout, appearance and landscaping in respect of 175 dwellings pursuant to outline planning permission 20/00214/OUT, including submission of details pursuant to Conditions 05 (Tree Retention/Removal), 06 (Tree Protection) and 09 (Hard and Soft Landscaping).
The site address was amended to Land West Of Maize Lane and East Of Old Priory Lane (Land Parcel 3) Warfield Bracknell Berkshire
The Committee noted:
· The supplementary report tabled at the meeting
· The comments from Warfield Parish Council objecting to the proposal
· The 9 representations objecting to the proposal which were detailed in the report
· That a site visit had taken place on 15 July 2023, attended by Cllrs Collings, Penfold, Egglestone, Brown, Barnard and Hayes.
The motion to move the officer’s recommendation was not seconded. An alternative motion to defer was carried.
The Committee agreed to defer the item to allow for further discussions with the applicant around the location, aspect and view of Apartment Block A to take into account its impact on the Whitegrove roundabout, and whether it could be more sympathetically integrated into Maize Lane and the existing street scene to the south of the Whitegrove roundabout.