Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

35.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 298 KB

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2021 to be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

36.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence from Members*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they will be absent.

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Councillor Ambler substituted by Councillor Tony Clarke.

37.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To declare disclosable pecuniary, and any other, interests*.

 

*Note: Members are asked to email Committee Services in advance of the meeting as soon as they become aware they may have an interest to declare.

Minutes:

To discuss the approach for virtual meetings in particular the upcoming Planning Committee Working Party.

38.

CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minutes:

Mark Jaggard announced Steph Baker had successfully been recruited permanently into the role of Development Management & Building Control Manager. The Chairman congratulated her on behalf of all members.

39.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider the planning reports from the Head of Place, and to accept updates via the Addendum.

Minutes:

The planning reports from the Head of Place were considered and the updates via the Addendum were accepted.

40.

21/01253/HOU - 13 BRAMLING AVENUE, YATELEY GU46 6NX pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Decision:

Erection of a first floor side extension and single storey rear extension.

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to planning conditions.

Minutes:

Members considered the application and discussed the following:

 

·       The parking plan

·       The side elevation

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to planning conditions.

41.

21/00378/FUL - THE BELL INN, 36 FROGMORE ROAD, BLACKWATER, CAMBERLEY GU17 0NP pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Decision:

Construction of a 21-bed dementia care home with associated highways works parking and landscaping (following demolition of public house and other buildings)

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to the planning conditions in the Addendum and an additional Travel Plan condition:

 

“Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, a travel plan in respect of movement, parking and delivery arrangements shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include, but not be limited to, arrangements for delivery vehicle parking during unloading, staff transportation and parking, visitor travel and parking, promotion of sustainable transport modes to encourage modal shift, opportunities for car-sharing and measures to be put in place during shift changes for staff within the facility.

 

REASON: In order to ensure that sustainable travel modes are taken up and to ensure convenient and safe access for all users in line with Policies NBE9 and INF3 of the HLP32 and Para 113 of the NPPF 2021.”

Minutes:

Members considered the application and discussed the following:

 

·       Whether 12 car parking spaces would be enough

·       Staff numbers and shift patterns and possible impact on parking

·       Potential location of solar energy panels

·       The design and height of the building in relation to surrounding properties

·       Room sizes and building storeys

·       School traffic times in vicinity

·       Current flooding and drainage problems

·       Differences between nursing homes and dementia care homes

 

DECISION – GRANT as per officer recommendation, subject to the planning conditions in the Addendum and an additional Travel Plan condition:

 

“Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, a travel plan in respect of movement, parking and delivery arrangements shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The details shall include, but not be limited to, arrangements for delivery vehicle parking during unloading, staff transportation and parking, visitor travel and parking, promotion of sustainable transport modes to encourage modal shift, opportunities for car-sharing and measures to be put in place during shift changes for staff within the facility.

 

REASON: In order to ensure that sustainable travel modes are taken up and to ensure convenient and safe access for all users in line with Policies NBE9 and INF3 of the HLP32 and Para 113 of the NPPF 2021.”

 

Notes:

 

Site Visit - 8 September 2021 and attended by Councillors Blewett, Quarterman and Southern.

 

Councillor Harward spoke for the Town Council against the application

Mr G. Hatch spoke against the application

Ms E. Noden spoke for the application