Agenda and minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 13th July, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Katie Mogan  Member Support

Items
No. Item

32.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting (these are circulated separately)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2017 were confirmed by the Members present and were then signed by the Chairman.

 

An addendum to the agenda was circulated before the meeting.  A copy of the addendum can be found on the DBC website on the following link:

 

https://democracy.dacorum.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=159&MId=1425

 

33.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillor Maddern.

 

34.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

 

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends

a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -

 

(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest

becomes apparent and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal
interest which is also prejudicial

(ii)           may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw

to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct For Members

 

[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they

should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]

 

It is requested that Members declare their interest at the beginning of the relevant agenda item and it will be noted by the Committee Clerk for inclusion in the minutes.

Minutes:

Councillor Guest asked Members to remember to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or other Interests at the beginning of the relevant planning application.

35.

Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements or ask questions in accordance with the rules as to public participation.

 

Time per speaker

Total Time Available

How to let us know

When we need to know by

3 minutes

Where more than 1 person wishes to speak on a planning application, the shared time is increased from 3 minutes to 5 minutes.

In writing or by phone

Noon the day of the meeting

 

You need to inform the council in advance if you wish to speak by contacting Member Support on Tel: 01442 228221 or by email: Member.support@dacorum.gov.uk

 

Please note the Development Management Committee will finish at 10.30pm and any unheard applications will be deferred to the next meeting.

 

There are limits on how much of each meeting can be taken up with people having their say and how long each person can speak for.  The permitted times are specified in the table above and are allocated for each of the following on a 'first come, first served basis':

 

·         Town/Parish Council and Neighbourhood Associations;

·         Objectors to an application;

·         Supporters of the application.

 

Every person must, when invited to do so, address their statement or question to the Chairman of the Committee.

 

Every person must after making a statement or asking a question take their seat to listen to the reply or if they wish join the public for the rest of the meeting or leave the meeting.

The questioner may not ask the same or a similar question within a six month period except for the following circumstances:

 

(a)       deferred planning applications which have foregone a significant or material change since originally being considered

 

(b)       resubmitted planning applications which have foregone a significant or material change

 

(c)       any issues which are resubmitted to Committee in view of further facts or information to be considered.

 

At a meeting of the Development Management Committee, a person, or their representative, may speak on a particular planning application, provided that it is on the agenda to be considered at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Guest reminded the members and the public about the rules regarding public participation.

 

36.

4/00738/17/FHA - TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION, PART TWO STOREY AND PART SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND DEMOLITION OF GARAGE - 14 COOMBE GARDENS, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 3PA pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

P Stanley introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Berkhamsted Town Council.

Councillor Bateman arrived at 7.08pm so took no part in the discussion or voting of this item.

James Bartlett spoke in support of the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 11                         Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

17/104.001

17/104.002

17/104.003

17/104.004

17/104.005

17/104.006

17/104.007

17/104.008

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3

Prior to the commencement of the use hereby permitted the vehicular access for the existing property shall be widened to a maximum width of 5.4 metres to accord with the Hertfordshire County Council residential access construction specification. Arrangement shall be made for surface water drainage to be intercepted and disposed of separately so that it does not discharge from or onto the highway carriageway.

 

Reason:  In the interest of highway safety and traffic movement in accordance with Adopted Core Strategy CS12

 

4

The windows at first floor level in the western elevation of the extension hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass and non-opening below 1.7 metres unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings in accordance with Adopted Core Strategy CS12

 

Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was not necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015.

 

Informatives:

1. The Highway Authority requires the alterations to or the construction of the vehicle crossovers to be undertaken such that the works are carried out to their specification and by a contractor who is authorised to work in the public highway. If any of the works associated with the construction of the access affects or requires the removal and/or the relocation of any equipment, apparatus or structures (e.g. street name plates, bus stop signs or shelters, statutory authority equipment etc.), the applicant will be required to bear the cost of such removal or alteration. Before works commence the applicant will need to apply to the Highway Authority to obtain their permission and requirements. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

4/00657/17/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF A FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED DWELLING - ADJ. 4 ASHBY ROAD, NORTHCHURCH pdf icon PDF 437 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

I Keen introduced the item and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Northchurch Parish Council.

Thomas Doughty spoke in support of the application.

Members were concerned about overlooking and asked for a condition to be imposed for obscure glazed windows for those facing neighbours.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor Tindall to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation and the additional condition.

Vote

For: 12                         Against: 1                    Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be constructed in accordance with the materials specified on the approved drawings/forms or such other materials as may be agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and to accord with Policy CS12 of the Core strategy.

 

3

Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted a Phase I Report to assess the actual or potential contamination at the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. If actual or potential contamination and/or ground gas risks are identified further investigation shall be carried out and a Phase II report shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to the commencement of the development. If the Phase II report establishes that remediation or protection measures are necessary a Remediation Statement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

For the purposes of this condition:

 

A Phase I Report consists of a desk study, site walkover, conceptual model and a preliminary risk assessment. The desk study comprises a search of             available information and historical maps which can be used to identify the likelihood of contamination. A simple walkover survey of the site is conducted to identify pollution linkages not obvious from desk studies. Using the       information gathered, a 'conceptual model' of the site is constructed and a   preliminary risk assessment is carried out.

 

A Phase II Report consists of an intrusive site investigation and risk assessment. The report should make recommendations for further investigation and assessment where required.

           

A Remediation Statement details actions to be carried out and timescales so that contamination no longer presents a risk to site users, property, the environment or ecological systems.

 

Reason: To ensure that the issue of contamination is adequately addressed and to ensure a satisfactory development.  

 

 

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All remediation or protection measures identified in the Remediation Statement referred to in Condition 3 shall be fully implemented within the timescales and by the deadlines as set out in the Remediation Statement and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.

38.

4/00597/17/RES - SUBMISSION OF RESERVED MATTERS (APPEARANCE, LANDSCAPING, SCALE AND LAYOUT) TO OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION 4/03072/15/MFA (HYBRID PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND REDEVELOPMENT OF BOURNE END MILLS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE TO PROVIDE B1 AND/OR B2 AND/OR B8 FLOORSPACE AND EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO THE REAR OF UNIT 28 UPPER BOURNE END LANE WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING AND SERVICE AREAS, ACCESS FROM UPPER BOURNE END LANE, LANDSCAPING AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE AND THE REALIGNMENT AND OPENING UP OF THE BOURNE GUTTER (DETAILS SUBMITTED IN FULL); AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO 45 DWELLINGS, ASSOCIATED POINT OF ACCESS FROM UPPER BOURNE END LANE AND WORKS TO THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY BETWEEN BOURNE END LANE AND UPPER BOURNE END LANE (DETAILS SUBMITTED IN OUTLINE) - BOURNE END MILLS, UPPER BOURNE END LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP1 2UJ pdf icon PDF 646 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Marber introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to Outline permission having been granted by the Development Management Committee on the 25th February 2016.

Philip Trueman spoke in support of the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Whitman and seconded by Councillor Birnie to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 13                         Against: 0                    Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

16086 - 02 - 001 Rev B

16086 - 02 - 003 Rev G

16086 - 02 - 004 Rev G

16086 - 02 - 005 Rev G

16086 - 02 - 006 Rev G

16086 - 02 - 200 Rev E

16086 - 02 - 201 Rev D

16086 - 02 - 202 Rev E

16086 - 02 - 250 Rev A

16086 - 02 - 300 Rev G

16086 - 02 - 302 Rev B

16086 - 02 - 303 Rev A

16086 - 02 - 304 Rev A

16086 - 02 - 305 Rev C

16086 - 02 - 400

16086 - 02 - 150

16086 - 02 - 151

16086 - 02 - 152

16086 - 02 - 154

16086 - 02 - 155

16086 - 02 - 156

16086 - 02 - 157

16086 - 02 - 158

16086 - 02 - 159

16086 - 02 - 160

16086 - 02 - 161

16086 - 02 - 162

16086 - 02 - 163

16086 - 02 - 164

16086 - 02 - 165

16086 - 02 - 166

16086 - 02 - 167

16086 - 02 - 168

16086 - 02 - 169

Landscape Proposal Rev B

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

 

 

2

Within 6 months of the date of this permission details of the materials proposed to be used on the surfaces of the roads, footpaths, patios and driveways shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The approved materials shall be used in the implementation of the development.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory development; in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

 

 

3

The bathroom windows at ground and first floor level in the Langbourne, Barton, Mansfieldand Thronberry house types hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings; in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

 

4

The construction of the development shall not commence until details of construction vehicle movements and traffic management and wheel washing measures are submitted to and approved by the local planning authority.

Reason: To ensure the impact of construction vehicles on the local road network is minimised; in accordance with Policies CS8 and CS12  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

4/00206/17/MFA - PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF MARQUEE FOR THREE YEARS COMMENCING, 1ST JANUARY 2017 AND FINISHING 1ST JANUARY 2020. MAXIMUM OF 30 EVENTS IN EACH YEAR 18 EVENTS TILL MIDNIGHT AND 12 EVENTS UNTIL 11PM. - THE WATERMILL HOTEL, LONDON ROAD, BOURNE END, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP1 2RJ pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

N Gibbs introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the Green Belt implications, public interest and longstanding background planning history.

Neeru Kareer and Bhavesh Patel spoke in support of the application.

Councillor Whitman left the chamber at 8.10pm so did not take part in the discussion or voting of this item.

Members were concerned about noise and light levels and hoped that this would be monitored by the relevant departments.

Councillor Whitman returned at 8.12pm

It was proposed by Councillor Tindall and seconded by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 9                           Against: 3                                Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The marquee hereby permitted shall be totally dismantled and permanently removed from the site on or before 1 January 2020.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the Green Belt in accordance with Policy CS5 of the Dacorum Core Strategy. The marquee represents inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Such development is by definition harmful to the Green Belt. There are very special circumstances for the local planning authority to support this inappropriate development in the Green Belt for this specified period.  After 1 January 2020 there is no currently evident planning justification to substantiate marquee's further retention in the Green Belt which will affect its openness.

 

2

The marquee hereby permitted shall only be used for the holding of functions by the Watermill Hotel for a maximum of 30 events in each calendar year, with 18 events until 24.00 hours (midnight) and 12 events until 23.00 hours. There shall be no use between 24.00 hours and 9.00 hours. The number of events held for 2017 shall be calculated upon those which have taken place between 1 January 2017 and the date of this planning permission. 

 

Reason:  To safeguard the character of this part of the Green Belt countryside and its local environment, including the residential and canalside amenity, in accordance with Policies CBS 5 (criteria ii), CS10, CS12 and CS25 of the Dacorum Core Strategy and saved Policy 106 of Dacorum Borough Local Plan.

 

3

Following the last use of the marquee subject to this planning permission the land used for the installation of the marquee shall be reinstated by re-seeding grass during the planting season starting 1 October 2020.  Following this, an ecological management plan for the land the area shall be carried out fully in accordance with a scheme submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding character and appearance of this part of the Green Belt and biodiversity in accordance with Polices CS5, CS25 and CS29 Of the Dacorum Core Strategy.

 

4

The noise level at the northern boundary with the Canal, Sharpes Lane and London Road shall be at no more that 50 dBA Leq over 5 minutes at any time whenever the marquee hereby permitted is in use.  At all  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

4/00726/17/FUL - TWO THREE BED DETACHED DWELLINGS (AMENDED SCHEME) - LAND R/O 76-78 BELSWAINS LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9PP pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Marber introduced the item and said it had been referred to the committee as it had been called-in by Councillor Howard.

Stanley Harper and Richard Morton spoke in objection to the application.

D Parks and N Wingrove spoke in support of the application.

Councillor Birnie suggested that members should defer this application.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor Matthews to defer this application to seek legal advice on land ownership and visibility splays and whether the refuse service will be able to service these houses.

Vote

For: 12                        Against: 1                                Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That this application be DEFERRED for the reasons set out above.

 

41.

4/01099/17/FUL - CHANGE OF USE FROM B8 (WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION) TO B2 (GENERAL INDUSTRIAL) - WOODLAND WORKS, WATER END ROAD, POTTEN END, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2SH pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

P Stanley introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Nettleden with Potten End Parish Council. He advised that two additional conditions had been added.

Leonald Sparling spoke in objection to the application.

Richard Harvey spoke in support of the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Fisher and seconded by Councillor Whitman to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 11                         Against: 0                                Abstained: 2

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

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4

The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the following approved plans/documents: Unit C Floor Plans & Site Block Plan (scale of 1:200) & Site Location Plan (scale of 1:1250) & hours of operation identified within Section 20 of the submitted Application Form.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt, in the interests of proper planning and in the interest of living conditions, in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was not necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.  

 

The development hereby permitted solely relates to the ground floor, comprising Units A and C.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt as to which parts of the building the planning permission extends to.

 

 

Unit C shall only be used for the purposes of an MOT testing station.

 

Reason: In the interest of the residential amenity of the adjacent properties in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy 2013.

 

 

 

42.

4/00774/17/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE AND CONSTRUCTION OF 5-BED DWELLING - LAND ADJ. 25 HALL PARK, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2NU pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

P Stanley introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Berkhamsted Town Council. He said two new conditions would be added, one for a privacy screen and one to ensure obscured glazing would be retained.

Mr Phipps spoke in objection to this application.

Peter Knightly spoke in support of this application.

It was proposed by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe and seconded by Councillor P Hearn to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 7                           Against: 3                    Abstained: 3

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the following approved plans/documents: 17 506 PL03D & 17 506 PL02D & 17 506 PL01B & 17 506 PL05 & 17 506 PL04.

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3

Prior to the construction of the dwelling hereby permitted, detailed specifications of the materials to be used in the external surface of unit must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Subsequently, development must be carried out and retained as approved. 

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development in accordance with Policies CS11, CS12 and CS13 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

 

4

Prior to first occupation of the dwelling hereby approved full details on a suitably scaled plan of hard and soft landscape works must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Subsequently, these works shall be in addition to those shown on the approved plans and shall be carried out and retained as approved.  The landscaping details to be submitted shall include:-

 

a) means of enclosure.

b) existing and proposed finished levels and finished floor levels.

c) details for all external hard surface within the site, including roads, drainage detail and car parking areas.

d) planting plans, including specifications of species, sizes, planting centres, planting method and number and percentage mix.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development in accordance with Policies CS11, CS12 and CS13 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

 

5

All planting, seeding or turfing and soil preparation comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding seasons following first occupation of the building; and any trees or plants which within a period of five years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species. All landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the guidance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.

43.

4/00787/17/FUL - PROPOSED ALTERATION TO LEVELS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR THE ADJACENT HORTICULTURAL NURSERY - LAND AT RIVER HILL, RIVER HILL, FLAMSTEAD, AL3 8BY pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

T Rennie introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Flamstead Parish Council.

Sarah Kasparian spoke in support of the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Bateman and seconded by Councillor Matthews to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 11                         Against: 1                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

No development shall take place until full details of both hard and soft landscape works shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  These details shall include:

 

·        means of enclosure;

·        soft landscape works which shall include planting plans; written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment); schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate;

·        trees to be retained and measures for their protection during construction works;

·        proposed finished levels or contours;

·        vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas;

·        minor artefacts and structures (e.g. furniture, play equipment, refuse or other storage units, signs, lighting etc);

 

The approved landscape works shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted.

               

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and to safeguard the visual character of the immediate area.

 

3

No development shall take place until there has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority a plan indicating the boundary treatment and planting to be erected adjacent to the Flamstead public footpath 20 that crosses the site.  At least one metre separation between the boundary treatment and the footpath is to be maintained. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason:  To safeguard public access and ensure the safety of the users of the public footpath in accordance with saved Local Plan Policy 79.

 

4

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

Location Plan 37055-2a;

Drawing A 37055 10C.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was not necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015.  

 

HERTFORDSHIRE ECOLOGY INFORMATIVE:

 

The area of grass around the proposed development site should be mown/strimmed as short as possible before and during construction to ensure it remains/becomes unfavourable for great crested newts and reptiles;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.

44.

4/03169/16/FUL - CONVERSION OF GARAGE AND FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION TO CREATE A NEW TWO BEDROOM DWELLING - 26 HAMILTON MEAD, BOVINGDON, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 0JF pdf icon PDF 583 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Riddick declared a personal interest as he knew the applicant. He took no part in the discussion or voting of this item.

I Keen introduced the item and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Bovingdon Parish Council.

Councillor Whitman left the chamber at 10.28pm so did not take part in the discussion or voting of this item.

Andrew Rickett spoke in support of the application.

Councillor Whitman returned at 10.31pm

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 10                         Against: 1                                Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That the application be DELEGATED to the Group Manager, Development Management subject to approval in line with the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match in size, colour and texture those used on the existing dwelling at No. 26 Hamilton Mead, Bovingdon.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

3

No development shall take place until full details of both hard and soft landscape works shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  These details shall include:

 

·        hard surfacing materials;

·        means of enclosure;

·        soft landscape works which shall include planting plans; written specifications (including cultivation and other operations associated with plant and grass establishment); schedules of plants, noting species, plant sizes and proposed numbers/densities where appropriate;

·        trees to be retained and measures for their protection during construction works;

·        proposed finished levels or contours;

·        car parking layouts and other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas.

 

The approved landscape works shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted.

               

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development, to safeguard the visual character of the immediate area and to safeguard residential amenity in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

4

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (or any Order amending or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no development of the new dwelling hereby permitted falling within the following classes of the Order shall be carried out without the prior written approval of the local planning authority:

Schedule 2 Part 1 Classes A and E

 

Reason:  In the interests of safeguarding the residential amenity of the locality and to ensure sufficient garden size and living conditions for future occupiers of the development in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

4/01183/17/FHA - HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION WITH REAR DORMER - 20 FAIRWAY, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9TP pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

S Robbins introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee because the applicant is a member of staff.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor P Hearn to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

Vote

For: 13                         Against: 0                    Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason: To comply with the requirements of Section 91 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 (1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

2017-20-01 REV A

2017-20-02 REV A

2017-20-03 REV A

2017-20-04 REV A

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning, in accordance with Core Strategy (2013) Policy CS12.

 

Article 35

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

 

46.

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Minutes:

The following appeals were noted:

  1. Lodged
  2. Dismissed
  3. Allowed

 

47.

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Minutes:

P Stanley introduced the item and asked members for any feedback or comments on the way the report is presented as this is the first report. He said members were welcome to email or call him to gain further information on particular cases.

Councillor Birnie congratulated the officer on a helpful and informative report.