Agenda and minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 17th August, 2017 7.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Katie Mogan  Member Support

Items
No. Item

48.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 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=1427

 

49.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillor Tindall and Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe.

 

50.

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.

 

51.

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.

 

52.

4/02539/16/MOA - OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION TO INCLUDE UP TO 600 DWELLINGS (C3), LAND FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL (D1), LAND FOR LOCAL CENTRE USES (A1,A3,A4,A5,D1,D2), LAND FOR UP TO 7,500 SQUARE METRES OF EMPLOYMENT USES (B1,B2,B8), LANDSCAPING, OPEN SPACE AND PLAY AREAS, ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE DRAINAGE AND ANCILLARY WORKS, NEW ROUNDABOUT ACCESS OFF THREE CHERRY TREES LANE, NEW PRIORITY JUNCTION OFF THREE CHERRY TREES LANE, NEW VEHICULAR ACCESS TO SPENCER'S PARK PHASE 1 AND AN EMERGENCY ACCESS TO THE EMPLOYMENT LAND OFF CHERRY TREE LANE. DETAILED APPROVAL IS SOUGHT FOR ACCESS ARRANGEMENT ONLY, WITH ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED (CROSS-BOUNDARY APPLICATION FALLING WITHIN DACORUM BOROUGH COUNCIL AND ST ALBANS CITY AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS) - SPENCER'S PARK PHASE 2, LAND BETWEEN THREE CHERRY TREES LANE AND CHERRY TREE LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Herbert introduced the item and said the application is recommended for delegate with a view to approval, subject to the completion of a S106 agreement and notification being sent to the Secretary of State, due to the objections from Sport England.

Clive Harridge and Marcus Della Croce spoke in support of the application.

Cllr Birnie had some concerns about what was happening to the gypsy and traveller site.

Cllr Riddick also had concerns that the gypsy and traveller site had been taken off the plans.

R Herbert confirmed that the gypsy and traveller site will remain the same. It has never been a part of the plan and falls outside of the proposed plans.

C Gaunt added to that, asking members to look at the planning application site only and anything outside of the red line is irrelevant.

Cllr Whitman asked C Harridge if he could confirm the percentage of affordable housing.

C Harridge confirmed it was in fact 35% and not 30% which he readout in his support statement.

Cllr Matthews had concerns about traffic movement.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 10             Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

1

Approval of the details of the layout, scale, design and external appearance of the buildings, and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be obtained from the local planning authority in writing before any development is commenced. The reserved matters shall follow the general parameters set out in the Design and Access Statement dated 14/09/2016 (in particular Section 4 Design and 4.13 Masterplan Framework) and plan nos. TP003 and TP004.

 

Reason:  To comply with the provisions of Section 92 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

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 the provisions of Section 92 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

3

The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of the approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved.

 

Reason:  To prevent the accumulation of planning permission; to enable the Council to review the suitability of the development in the light of altered circumstances and to comply with the provisions of Section 92 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

 

4

No development shall take place until a timetable for the implementation of the phasing/sequence of the development in accordance with ‘Plan 4’ of Schedule 3 of the S106 Agreement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

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 185 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Maddern declared an interest on item 5C as she knew the objector but reserved her right to vote.

R Marber introduced the item the application seeks permission for an amended scheme to construct two detached 3 bed dwelling houses. The scheme has been amended since the refusal in 2016 (4/03037/16/FUL).

Alan Harper and Katherine Harper spoke in objection of the application and gave handouts informing members on traffic accident reports and Land Registry documents.

Mr Wingrove spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 5               Against: 5                    Abstained: 1

Cllr Guest had the casting vote. Cllr Guest voted in favour of granting.

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:

 

NB-247 Sheet 1

NB-247 Sheet 2

NB-247 Sheet 3

NB-247 Sheet 4

 

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

 

3

The windows at first floor level in the side elevations of the dwellings hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass and non-opening below 1.7m from the floor level 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 and future occupiers of the property; in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

4

No dwelling shall be occupied until 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;

·        height and type of boundary treatment;

·        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;

 

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; in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy and saved Policies 99 and 100 of the Local Plan (2004).

 

5

Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted a visibility splay shall be provided in full accordance with the details indicated on the approved plan. The splay shall thereafter be maintained at all times free from any obstruction between 600mm and 2m above the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

4/00918/17/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DWELLING (AMENDED SCHEME) - 28 MERLING CROFT, NORTHCHURCH, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 3XB pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

T Rennie introduced the item which is recommended for approval.

Brian Sheppard spoke in objection of the application

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

 

Vote

 

For: 2               Against: 7                    Abstained: 2

 

Having there been no majority to grant the application, it was proposed by Councillor Mathews and seconded by Councillor Ritchie to refuse the application on Insufficient parking provision - undue parking stress on area: contrary to CS8 and CS12.

 

Vote

 

For: 7               Against: 0                    Abstained: 4

 

Resolved:

 

The planning application was refused due to the following reason:

The proposed development provides insufficient parking arrangements which would place undue parking stress on the area and be contrary to adopted Core Strategy Policy CS8 and CS12.

 

55.

4/00937/16/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF ONE 3-BED DWELLING AND TWO-STOREY REAR EXTENSION - 3 HILLSIDE COTTAGES, LEVERSTOCK GREEN ROAD, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 8QB pdf icon PDF 728 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Handouts were given to members by Sarah Cottingham and Barry Peach in Objection to the application.

I Keen presented the item which is recommended for approval.

Sarah Cottingham and Barry Peach spoke in objecting of the application.

Kevin and Neil Harper spoke in support of the application.

I Keen informed members that there was a new addition in the addendum.

Councillors were concerned about restricting parking of vehicles otherwise than in designated parking area on plan.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 3               Against: 5                    Abstained: 3

 

Having there been no majority to grant the application

It was proposed by Councillor Conway and seconded by Councillor Clark to refuse the application on Insufficient parking provision - CS12 - inadequacy of parking provision.

 

Vote

 

For: 6               Against: 2                    Abstained: 3

 

Resolved

 

The planning application was refused due to the following reason:

The proposed development would provide insufficient parking provision which would place undue parking stress on the area and be contrary to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

9:20pm a break was agreed by the Chair.

9:30pm the Committee Returned. Cllr Birnie did not return to take part in the rest of the applications.

 

56.

4/02389/16/FUL - RETENTION OF TWO THREE BED DWELLINGS (RETROSPECTIVE) - 11 BANK MILL, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2ER pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

P Stanley introduced the application which is recommended for approval.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 2               Against: 7                    Abstained: 1

 

Having there been no majority to grant the application

It was proposed by Councillor Matthews and seconded by Councillor Ritchie to refuse the application on bulk and mass of roof, substantial variation between Inspector's decision and current as-built design. Bay windows - CS11

P Stanley commented on the previous refusal application and said this was onCS12 grounds.

 

Vote

 

For: 7               Against: 2                    Abstained: 1

 

Resolved

 

That planning  permission  be refused due to the following reason;

 

The proposed amendments to the development as built, by reason of the roof form which remains unduly large and box like, uncomplimentary bay window proportions, excessive eaves overhang and first floor windows oversailing the ground floor walls, results in an overall bulk and mass of roof that dominates the site, appears obtrusive and overbearing in terms of the established character of Bank Mill, and results in an unsympathetic design that is harmful to the appearance of the building and the character. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (September 2013).

 

 

 

57.

4/00416/17/FHA - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION. EXTENDED FLAT ROOF DORMER. PITCHED ROOF DORMERS TO FRONT. SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO SIDE WITH ROOMS IN ROOF SPACE - 10 DAMMERSEY CLOSE, MARKYATE, ST ALBANS, AL3 8JS pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

James Gardner introduced the application, recommended for approval.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 9               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 carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

AL3 8JF/01   Rev. D

AL3 8JF/04   Rev. D

AL3 8JF/12   Rev. D

AL3 8JF/13   Rev. D

 

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

 

3

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 building.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development.

 

Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. The Council acted pro-actively through positive engagement with the applicant during the determination process which led to improvements to the scheme. 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.

 

 

The first sentence of the section pertaining to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is deleted from the report.

 

Block plan provided in the Addendum demonstrating available onsite parking provision (plan number: AL3 8JF/00   Revision D)

 

 

58.

4/00438/17/FHA - PROPOSED FLANK AND REAR EXTENSION - 13 CHAMBERSBURY LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 8AY pdf icon PDF 841 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

R Marber introduced the application. It was referred to the committee due to the contrary views of the Nash Mills Parish Council.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 7               Against: 3                    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:

 

1619/3

 

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

 

 

3

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 building.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development, in accordance with policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

Informative 1 - Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. The Council acted pro-actively through positive engagement with the applicant during the determination process which led to improvements to the scheme. 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.  

 

Informative 2 - Contaminated Land

 

It is recommended that the developer be advised to keep a watching brief during ground works on the site for any potentially contaminated material. Should any such material be encountered, then the Council must be informed without delay, advised of the situation and an appropriate course of action agreed.

 

Informative 3 - Carrying out Development in the Highbarns Chalk Mines Outer Area and Land Stability Informative

 

The Government advice confirms that where a site is affected by contamination or land stability issues, responsibility for securing a safe development rests with the developer and / or landowner.

 

The carrying out of development in the Highbarns Outer Area is at the risk of the developer as the Council does not have any information relating to ground stability in the Outer Zone.  If the developer / landowner is concerned about possible ground instability, consideration should be given by the developer / landowner in commissioning a ground stability report.

 

 

 

 

59.

4/01019/17/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SEMI DETACHED DWELLINGS (AMENDED SCHEME) - 15 CHESTNUT DRIVE, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2JL pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Marber introduced the amended proposal. The application was referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Berkhamsted Town Council.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 6               Against: 2                    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:

 

49e Rev C

49b Rev C

49d

49f

 

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

 

3

The windows at ground and first floor level serving the halls and bathrooms (side elevations) of the new dwellings hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass.

 

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

 

 

4

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; in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013) and the NPPF (2012).

 

5

All remediation or protection measures identified in the Remediation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

4/01198/17/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF 2 NO. TWO BEDROOM FLATS - 92 VICARAGE LANE, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 9HR pdf icon PDF 652 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Marber introduced the item which is recommended for approval. The application was referred to the committee due to the contrary views of the Kings Langley Parish Council.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 10             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:

 

16/VM- 28 dated 19/4/17

Arboricultural Impact Assessment 4 May 2017

 

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

 

3

Within 6 months the date of this permission full details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Subsequently the development shall be carried out and retained in accordance with these approved details.

 

Please do not send materials to the council offices.  Materials should be kept on site and arrangements made with the planning officer for inspection.

 

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

 

4

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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 60.

61.

4/01335/17/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING HOUSE AND GARAGE. CONSTRUCTION OF 2 NO. 4 BEDROOM HOUSES AND EXTERNAL WORKS - 17 TRING ROAD, WILSTONE, TRING, HP23 4NU pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Gardner introduced the application with recommendations for approval.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 10             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:

 

217 pa2.201 B

217 pa2.202 B

217 pa2.203 B

217 pa2.204 B

217 pa2.205 B

 

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

 

3

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the Schedule of Materials submitted on Drawing Nos. 217 pa2.204 (B) and 217 pa2.205 (B).

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the visual amenities of the Conservation Area.

 

4

No above ground 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:

 

·        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;

·        proposed finished levels or contours;

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

·        retained historic landscape features and proposals for restoration, where relevant.

 

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.

 

5

In this condition "retained tree" means an existing tree which is to be retained in accordance with the approved plans and particulars; and paragraphs (a) and (b) below shall have effect until the expiration of [1 year] from the date of the occupation of the building for its permitted use.

 

(a) No retained tree shall be cut down, uprooted or destroyed, nor shall any  retained tree be topped or lopped other than in accordance with the approved plans and particulars, without the written approval of the local planning authority.  Any topping or lopping approved shall be carried out in accordance with British Standard 3998: 1989  Recommendations for Tree Work.

 

(b) If any retained tree is removed, uprooted or destroyed or dies, another tree shall be planted at the same place and that tree shall be of such size and species, and shall be planted at such time, as may be specified in writing by the local planning authority.

 

(c) The erection of fencing for the protection of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

4/01389/17/FUL - PROPOSED RETENTION OF A SHED FOR THE ELECTRICITY GENERATOR SERVING THE NURSERY (AMENDED SCHEME) - CHEQUERS MEADOW NURSERIES, CHEQUERS HILL, FLAMSTEAD, ST ALBANS, AL3 8ET pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

T Rennie introduced the application; it was refereed to committee due to the contrary views of the Flamstead Parish Council.

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

 

Vote

 

For: 10             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:

1355.8a

Elevation plans

Supporting statement with photos

 

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

 

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.  

 

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No other buildings shall be erected within the part of the site to be used for horticultural purposes contained within the land edged red on the approved plans without the prior written approval of the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  To enable the local planning authority to retain control over the development in the interests of safeguarding the visual amenity of the locality and the Green Belt in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (September 2013) and saved Policy 23 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan 1991-2011.

 

 

 

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Minutes:

The following appeals were noted:

1.    Dismissed