Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 14 November 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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43.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the 12 September 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

44.

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 Brown declared that her decision on agenda item 5, 19/00178/FUL, was pre-determined and would not be eligible to participate in the vote.

 

Councillor Dr Barnard declared an affected interest in agenda item 5, 19/00178/FUL as a Governor at Garth Hill College and would not participate in the vote.

45.

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.

46.

PS 19/00178/FUL - Brian and Turner Haulage, Eastern Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 2UP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Change of use from B2 Class to Sui Generis (car wash and valeting unit).

Minutes:

Change of use from B2 Class to Sui Generis (car wash and valeting unit).

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Kiran Meka objecting to the application and Robert Shala speaking in response.

 

After reading the officer report and supplementary report and hearing the arguments put forward by the public speaker’s, the Committee felt that they needed to be provided with more information regarding the noise levels and requested that further testing be undertaken. Therefore an alternative motion was proposed and seconded to DEFER  the item to a future meeting so that this information could be provided and the further testing undertaken. This vote was CARRIED.

 

47.

PS 19/00023/FUL - Land To The Rear Of 29 Warfield Road & 7 Sherring Close, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 2JY pdf icon PDF 503 KB

Erection of 3no. dwellings with associated landscaping, parking and access.

Minutes:

Land To The Rear Of 29 Warfield Road & 7 Sherring Close Bracknell Berkshire RG42 2JY

 

The Committee noted:

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

· That Bracknell Town Council raised no objection.

· The 14 letters of objection as detailed in the agenda.

 

The criteria for public speaking had been met in respect of this application and the Committee was addressed by the registered speaker Rachel Britton objecting to the application and Matt Taylor speaking in response.

 

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

 

-  avoid and mitigate the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA);

 

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. 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 22 February 2019:

 

2541-PL-01 Rev.B ‘Site Plan’

2541-PL-02 Rev.B ‘Floor Plans Plots 1,2’

2541-PL-03 Rev.A ‘Floor Plans Plots 3’

2541-PL-06 Rev.B ‘Carport and Garage Plans’

 

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

 

03. No above-ground construction works shall take place until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been 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 'Saved' Policy EN20; Core Strategy DPD CS7]

 

04. The development hereby permitted shall not be begun until details showing the finished floor levels of the dwelling hereby approved in relation to a fixed datum point have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

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

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

 

05. The development shall not be begun until a scheme depicting hard and soft landscaping has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include a 3 year post planting maintenance schedule.

All planting comprised in the soft landscaping works 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 or prior to the occupation of any part of the approved development, whichever is sooner.  All hard landscaping works shall be carried and completed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

19/00359/OUT - Willow House, Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9DA pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Outline application for the erection of two dwellings and garages following the demolition of existing dwelling and garage (with all matters reserved).

 

Minutes:

Outline application for the erection of two dwellings and garages following the demolition of existing dwelling and garage (with all matters reserved).

 

The Committee noted:

· That Bracknell Town Council considered no objection.

· The 6 letters of objection and 2 letters neither objecting or supporting as detailed in the agenda.

 

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,

 

 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.  Application for approval of the details of the landscaping, layout, scale, access and appearance of the development (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission. 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

 

02.  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.

 

03.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received on 04.06.2019:

 

Location Plan, drawing no. Willow-PL-Existing-01RA

 

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

 

04.  The development (including site clearance and demolition) shall not be begun until:-

 

(i) all the buildings/structures on the site and any trees to be felled have been further surveyed for the presence of bats, (in accordance with Elite Ecology Bat Activity Survey Report August 2019) and

(ii) the further survey has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, and

(iii) either the Local Planning Authority has agreed that no relocation of bats is necessary or a scheme for the relocation of an bats has been submitted and approved by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall be performed, observed and complied with.

 

REASON: In the interests of nature conservation

[Relevant Plans and Policies: CSDPD CS1]

 

05.  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 buildings on the site except in accordance with details set out in a lighting design strategy for biodiversity that has first been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

19/00594/FUL - Derryquin, 8A Priory Lane, Warfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 2JU pdf icon PDF 404 KB

Erection of two dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling and garage

Minutes:

Erection of two dwellings following demolition of existing dwelling and garage

 

The Committee noted:

· The comments of Bracknell Town Council recommending refusal.

· The 8 letters of objection letters of objection as detailed in the agenda.

 

Following 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,

 

RESOLVED that the Head of Planning be authorised to APPROVE the application 19/00594/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 hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 23.08.19:

 

PL/629/SP01 Rev B

PL/629/03

PL/629/02 Rev B

 

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

 

03.  No construction works shall take place until brick and tile samples to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been 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.  No construction works shall take place until details showing the finished floor levels of the dwellings hereby approved in relation to a fixed datum point have been 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.

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

 

05.  No dwelling hereby permitted shall be occupied until hard and soft landscaping, including boundary treatments and other means of enclosure, has been provided for that dwelling in accordance with a scheme submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall include a 3 year post planting maintenance schedule.

 

All planting comprised in the soft landscaping works shall be carried out in accordance with British Standard 4428:1989 ‘Code Of practice For General Landscape Operations’ or any subsequent revision and completed in full accordance with the approved scheme.

 

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 next planting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

19/00715/FUL - 3 Great Hollands Square, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 8UX pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Change of use from retail (A1) to hot food grill and pizza takeaway (A5) and installation of flue to rear.

Minutes:

Change of use from retail (A1) to hot food grill and pizza takeaway (A5) and installation of flue to rear.

 

The Committee noted:

 

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

·        That  Bracknell Town Council didn’t object to the application.  

·        The 9 letters of objection letters of objection as detailed in the agenda.

·        The petition objecting to the proposed change of use with 65 signatures.

·        The 102 letters received supportive of the proposal.

·        The petition supporting the proposed change of use with 79 signatures.

 

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:

 

01.  The change of use 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 change of use hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans and other submitted details received by the Local Planning Authority:

 

-        Location Plan (Drawing Number: EA/101) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Site Plan (Drawing Number: EA/102) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Ground Floor Plan (Drawing Number: PA/101) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Roof Plan (Drawing Number: PA/103) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Front Elevation (Drawing Number: PA/201) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Rear Elevation (Drawing Number: PA/203) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Section A (Drawing Number: PA/301) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Proposed Section B (Drawing Number: PA/302) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Detail 1 (Drawing Number: PA/902) – Received 17th October 2019

-        Design and Specifications of Extraction Ventilation System – Received 17th October 2019

-        ESP Filter Unit Technical and Operations Manual – Received 6th August 2019

-        UV-O Odour Control Units Technical and Operations Manual – Received 6th August 2019

-        Grease Goblin Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        Purified Air Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Filtration Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        Multicarb Activated Carbon Discarb Units Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        Activated Carbon Panels Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        GigaBox Centrifugal Fans Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        Attenuator Details – Received 6th August 2019

-        Transformer Speed Controllers Details – Received 6th August 2019

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

 

03.  The flue hereby permitted shall be constructed of materials similar in appearance to that outlined on the approved email received from the agent on 17.10.19.

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

 

04.  The use hereby permitted shall not operate other than between the hours of 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday to Sunday. This includes deliveries to and from the premises.

REASON: To safeguard the amenity of the neighbouring properties.

 

05.  Before the use hereby permitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

18/01060/FUL - Winchester House, Market Place, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JU pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Section 73 application for the variation of condition 01 (Approved Plans) of reserved matter approval 13/01068/REM for submission of details of design, access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for redevelopment of Winchester House identified as Blocks NW3.1, NW3.2, NW3.3.  Demolition of Winchester House and redevelopment to provide retail A1-A3 Class, D2 gym and 311 residential units, car parking, new public realm, landscaping and highway works. This reserved matters application is submitted pursuant to outline planning permission 12/00476/OUT.  (Note for Clarification:  this application is for internal changes to increase the number of apartments from 311 to 338).

Minutes:

Section 73 application for the variation of condition 01 (Approved Plans) of reserved matter approval 13/01068/REM for submission of details of design, access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for redevelopment of Winchester House identified as Blocks NW3.1, NW3.2, NW3.3.  Demolition of Winchester House and redevelopment to provide retail A1-A3 Class, D2 gym and 311 residential units, car parking, new public realm, landscaping and highway works. This reserved matters application is submitted pursuant to outline planning permission 12/00476/OUT.  (Note for Clarification:  this application is for internal changes to increase the number of apartments from 311 to 338).

 

The Committee noted:

 

·        That there were no objections from Bracknell Town Council.

·        The 2 letters of  letters of representation as detailedin the agenda papers.

 

 

Following the completion of a Deed of variation to the planning obligation(s) under

Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 attached to planning permission 12/00476/OUT relating to the following measures:

 

-        secure affordable housing

 

-     avoidance and mitigation of the impact of residential development upon the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA)

 

-        secure a minimum of 305 car parking spaces (an additional 25 car parking spaces) within the Skimped Hill multi storey car park.

 

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.    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out only in accordance with the following approved plans received by the Local Planning Authority on 31.10.2018:-

- PLA-001/01

- S73 submittal pack for Royal Winchester House, Bracknell

- 0501 Rev A

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

 

02.    The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted shall be as approved under reference 15/00250/COND:

 

- Paving Stonemaster Medium Buff

- Stonemaster Natural Buff

- Stonemaster Medium Grey and

 

18/00057/COND :

 

Fairview RAL 9010 matt white finish

Fairview bespoke Timber finish

 

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

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

 

03.    External site lighting shall be provided at the site in accordance with the scheme approved under reference 16/00014/COND.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme.

REASON: In the interests of the amenity of neighbouring property and the character of the area.   

[Relevant Policies: BFBLP EN2O and EN25, Core Strategy DPD CS7]

 

04.    Works in connection with the construction of an area of public realm or public space shall be carried out in accordance with the details approved under reference 16/00014/COND.

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

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

           

05.       The car parking areas to serve the development both on and off site shall be operated only as approved under reference 15/00250/COND.  The details approved under that reference shall be implemented.          

            REASON: In the interests of the accessibility and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider the following motion:

 

That pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) Regulations 2000 and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of item 12 which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:

 

(5)      Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

Minutes:

That pursuant to Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) Regulations 2000 and having regard to the public interest, members of the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the consideration of item 12 (Item 53 in the minutes) which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information under the following category of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:

 

(3)        Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person.

53.

Information Item - Use of Urgent Decisions Procedure

Minutes:

The Committee received a report on the use of the urgent decisions procedure.

 

RESOLVED that the Planning Committee note the content of the report.