Agenda and minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Katie Mogan  Member Support

Items
No. Item

99.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 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=1431 

 

100.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

 

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Guest and Matthews.

 

Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe chaired the meeting in the absence of Councillor Guest.

 

101.

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 C Wyatt-Lowe asked Members to remember to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or other Interests at the beginning of the relevant planning application.

102.

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

 

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 C Wyatt-Lowe reminded the members and the public about the rules regarding public participation.

The order of the agenda was changed to allow for those applications with public speaking to be heard first. The items are minuted in the order they were heard.

 

 

103.

4/00601/17FHA - CONSTRUCTION OF OUTBUILDING AT REAR OF PROPERTY CONSISTING OF GYM AREA AND DETACHED GARAGE - 17 HIGHCLERE DRIVE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 8BY pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A Harman introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Nash Mills Parish Council.

Councillor Birnie asked if condition 2 could be amended to clearly prohibit the use of the building for residential use.

A Harman said this would be possible.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor Fisher to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation and the amendment to condition 2.

Vote

For: 6               Against: 5                    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.

 

The outbuilding (gym) hereby permitted shall not be occupied at any time other than for purposes incidental to the residential use of the dwelling known as 17 Highclere Drive. The building shall not be used at any time for the provision of additional living accommodation.

 

Reason:  For the avoidance of doubt and in the interest of residential amenity and to accord with Adopted Core Strategy CS12.

 

3

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

HDHH-202 P2
HDHH-203A P1
HDHH-2-3 P2
HDHH-203 P2

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

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

104.

4/01879/17/RET - CHANGE OF USE TO NURSERY D1 FROM C3 RESIDENTIAL (PREVIOUSLY DEEMED ANCILLARY TO RESIDENTIAL USE) - 21 CHURCH ROAD, FLAMSTEAD, ST ALBANS, AL3 8BN pdf icon PDF 466 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

S Robbins introduced the report and said it had been referred to the committee as Councillor Timmis had called it in.

Julian Taunton and Stephanie Jackson spoke in objection to the application.

Samantha Devoti 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: 7               Against: 0                    Abstained: 5

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The premises shall only be operational as a nursery between 07:30 and 18:00 on Mondays to Fridays and for no other use thereafter.

 

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

 

2

The number of children using the nursery hereby approved shall be limited to 45 in total at any one time.

 

Reason: In order to protect the amenities of adjoining occupiers, and to ensure adequate parking provision, in accordance with Policies CS8 and CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013) and Saved Appendix 5 of the Local Plan (2004).

 

3

The development hereby permitted shall not be retained other than in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

Floor Plan

Planning Statement

Site Plan: Additional Parking Bays

 

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

 

105.

4/03283/16/MFA - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF 31 RETIREMENT APARTMENTS AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES INCLUDING COMMUNAL LOUNGES, GUEST ACCOMODATION AND STAFF OFFICES WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, PARKING, SERVICING AND AMENITY SPACE - SITE AT JUNCTION OF BROOK STREET AND MORTIMER HILL, TRING, HP23 5EE pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Seed introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Tring Town Council. He explained to members that there is no national policy to retain petrol stations so it is not a planning consideration.

Alastair Durno, Dominic Pezet and Stan Mills spoke in objection to the application.

Kieran Rushe spoke in support of the application.

Having there been no proposer to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation, it was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor P Hearn to refuse the application.

Vote

For: 11             Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That planning permission be REFUSED due to the following reason:

The proposed development, by virtue of its height, extent of site coverage, positioning and overall scale is considered to be overbearing and incompatible with the surrounding area and would result in development which is harmful to the character of both the existing street scene and the visual amenities of the surrounding area. Furthermore, the proposals would fail to make a positive contribution to the townscape of the area, would not be of high quality and would not reflect the identity of the local surroundings. The proposals are therefore contrary to Core Strategy Policies CS4, CS11, CS12, Saved Policy 111 of the DBLP and Paragraphs 17 and 58 of the NPPF.

 

106.

4/00545/17/MFA - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGES AND CONSTRUCTION OF 14 FLATS WITH CAR-PARKING - GARAGE COURT ADJ 83 TURNERS HILL, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP2 pdf icon PDF 610 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Tindall declared an interest in this application and remove himself from the chamber. He did not speak or vote on this item.

B Curtain introduced the report and said it had been referred to committee due to Councillor Tindall having called in the application.

Pamela Anderson spoke in objection to the application.

Martin Stent spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 5               Against: 1                    Abstained: 5

 

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 fully in accordance with the materials specified on the approved drawings and documents.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the developmen in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy.

 

 

3

Prior to construction of the development hereby approved 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:

 

i.      hard surfacing materials (including roads/footpaths/driveways/courtyards etc);

·        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; and

·        external lighting.

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

·        arrangements for bin storage

 

The approved landscape works shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted. The trees, shrubs and grass shall subsequently be maintained for a period of five years from the date of planting and any which die or are destroyed during this period shall be replaced during the next planting season and maintained until satisfactorily established.

               

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 (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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 106.

107.

4/02236/17/ROC - VARIATION OF CONDITION 16 (APPROVED PLANS) ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 4/00276/16/FUL (DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOW AND CONSTRUCTION OF 2 SEMI-DETACHED DWELLINGS AND CREATION OF NEW ACCESS) - WOODTHORPE, 1B BOXWELL ROAD, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 3ET pdf icon PDF 653 KB

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Minutes:

A Parrish introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Berkhamsted Town Council.

Penny Marshall spoke in objection to the application.

Graham Boyce 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: 7               Against: 3                    Abstained: 2

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

1

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the materials approved under application reference 4/00803/17/DRC.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development in the interests of the character and appearance of the Berkhamsted Conservation Area in accordance with saved Policy 120 of the Dacorum Borough local Plan 1991-2011 and Policies CS12 and CS27 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013. The details are required before commencement of development as if they are deferred until after the development has begun, the design will already have been agreed and finalised, and the materials potentially ordered and used, thereby undermining the control of the local planning authority and potentially increasing costs and delays for the applicant if they have to be changed.

 

2

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and elevations and in accordance with the 1:20 details approved under application reference 4/00803/17/DRC.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and to safeguard the character and appearance of the Berkhamsted Conservation Area in accordance with Policies CS12 and 27 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (September 2013) and saved Policy 120 of the Dacorum borough Local Plan 1991-2011. The details are required before commencement of development as if they are deferred until after the development has begun, the design will already have been agreed and finalised, and the materials potentially ordered and used, thereby undermining the control of the local planning authority and potentially increasing costs and delays for the applicant if they have to be changed.

 

3

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the details of hard and soft landscaping shown on Drg. No. 17002_AL(0)013 Rev D. The approved landscape works, including privacy fencing to the rear boundary, shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted.

               

Any tree or shrub which forms part of the approved landscaping scheme which within a period of five years from planting fails to become established, becomes seriously damaged or diseased, dies or for any reason is removed shall be replaced in the next planting season by a tree or shrub of a species, size and maturity to be approved by the local planning authority.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development and to safeguard the visual character of the immediate area in accordance with saved Policies 99 and 100 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan 1991-2011 and Policies CS12 and 13 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013. The details  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

4/01977/17/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF 4 NEW DWELLINGS WITH AMENITY SPACE, CAR PARKING AND CYCLE STORAGE. PRIVATE GATED ACCESS DRIVE. PROPOSED NEW REAINING WALL OF CONTIGUOUS PILING AND STEPOC BLOCK RETAINING WALL WITH GREEN WALL AND NATIVE TREE AND SHRUB SOFT LANDSCAPING - LAND TO THE REAR OF THE OLD SILK MILL, BROOK STREET, TRING, HP23 5EF pdf icon PDF 459 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A Parrish introduced the item and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Tring Town Council.

Sara Willis and Katie Kennedy spoke in objection to the application.

Having there been no proposer to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation, it was proposed by Councillor P Hearn and seconded by Councillor Whitman to refuse the application.

Vote

For: 11             Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That planning permission be REFUSED due to the following reasons:

The proposed development, by reason of its height, scale and massing, would be harmful to the visual outlook of adjoining residential occupiers, and out of scale and character with the adjoining development at 21 and 22 Brook Street. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013, and the Development Principles in residential character appraisal TCA15 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan Area Based Policies Supplementary Planning Guidance May 2004.

 

 

 

109.

4/01008/17/FUL - NEW 3-BED DWELLING - THE FIRS, MEGGS LANE, CHIPPERFIELD KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 9JN pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Seed introduced the report and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Chipperfield Parish Council. He advised members that the recommendation was to refer the application back to the Group Manager to approve after a unilateral undertaking regarding future occupancy of the dwelling had been completed.

Michael Fitzmaurice and Peter Baker spoke in support of the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Birnie and seconded by Councillor Maddern that the application be granted 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:

11081-L-00-LP
11081-SK-00-01A
11081-SK-00-02B
11081-SK-00-03A

11081-SK-00-04A

DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT

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

 

3

Prior to development commencing (excluding groundworks), details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted and approved in writing by the local planning authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. Please do not send materials to the council offices.  High-resolution photographs of the samples should be provided.

 

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

 

3

Prior to first occupation of the dwelling hereby approved, a plan which illustrates sufficient visibility splays for the access to the new dwelling shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Council.

 

Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policies CS8, CS9 and CS12 of the Core Strategy and Saved Policy 51 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan.

 

5

Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, details of all Velux window openings and glazing obscuration shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. Following approval, the windows shall be retained as approved for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reason: To ensure that occupier and neighbouring privacy and amenity is maintained in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy.

 

 

6

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (As Amended)  (or any Order amending or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no development 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, B, C, D, E and F.

Part 2 Classes A, B and C.

Part 3 Class L.

 

Reason: To enable the local planning authority to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.

110.

4/02214/17/ROC - VARIATION OF CONDITIONS 12 (FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT), 19 (CONSTRUCTION PHASE MITIGATION MEASURES), 20 (NOISE MITIGATION) AND 26 (APPROVED PLANS) ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 4/00064/17/MFA (COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE TO PROVIDE 54,714 SQM OF FLEXIBLE COMMERCIAL FLOORSPACE WITHIN USE CLASSES B1C/B2/B8 AND ANCILLARY OFFICES, TOGETHER WITH CAR AND CYCLE PARKING, ACCESS AND LANDSCAPING) - MAYLANDS GATEWAY, MAYLANDS AVENUE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD pdf icon PDF 931 KB

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Minutes:

P Newton introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to minor layout changes due to specific user requirements.

Catherine Bruce spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 11             Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That planning permission be DELEGATED to the Head of Development Management and Planning with a view to approval subject to the completion of a Deed of Variation (or other legal mechanism) to the planning obligation under s.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to ensure that its provisions (listed below) relate equally to this revised proposal:-

 

 

Highways

 

·         Provision of highway improvement works to Breakspear Way / Green Lane roundabout details of which are to be agreed by the LPA and applicant, in consultation with HCC and Highways England, by [insert date] and construction commenced by [insert date].  The works shall be completed prior to occupation of the development hereby permitted.  

·         Traffic Regulation Orders to address signage and speed limit changes in the vicinity of Wood End Lane

·         S278 works to upgrade the Boundary Way / Buncefield Lane link to accommodate vehicular traffic as shown on RPS drawing ref: NK018226-RPS-XX-XX-DR-C-0100-A

 

Maylands Urban Realm Improvements

 

·         Contribution of £13,267.40 towards delivery of urban realm improvements identified on Sheet 22 of the Maylands Business Park Improvements Specification.

·         Contribution of £47,250 towards delivery of urban realm improvements identified on Sheet 23 and 24 of the Maylands Business Park Improvements Specification.

 

Public Open Space

 

·         Provision of Public Open Space as identified on Barry Chinn Associates drawing ref: 1644/16-08 Rev D

·         Commitment to ongoing management and maintenance of the public open space by Prologis in perpetuity

 

Ecology

 

·         Contribution towards delivery of ecological enhancements on land owned by Dacorum Borough Council

·         Provision of management plan 

 

 

and on completion of the completion of the variation to the legal agreement be 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

Notwithstanding the details hereby approved, no development above ground shall take place until samples of the materials proposed to be used on the external walls and roofs of the development shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The samples shall comprise of panels no less than 1.0 sqm. The approved materials shall be used in the implementation of the development.  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 and to accord with adopted Core Strategy Policy CS12.

 

 

3

Prior to the commencement of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.

111.

4/02073/17/FUL - REDEVELOPMENT OF INDOOR SCHOOL BUILDING, STORAGE BARN, HARDSURFACE AND AREA OF OUTDOOR STORAGE FOR 4 NO. DWELLINGS - PENDLEY FARM, STATION ROAD, TRING, HP23 5QY pdf icon PDF 225 KB

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Minutes:

R Marber introduced the item and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Tring Town Council.

Christopher Higenbottam spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 10             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.

 

2

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

 

Application form

Planning Support Statement

Historic Building Recording July 2014

Design, Access and Heritage Statement August 2017

File Note: Post Development Monitoring (PDM) for replacement bat loft at Pendley Farm 3rd August 2017

Bat Survey- Preliminary Roost Assessment 4th January 2016

Policy CS29 Checklist

2105/02

2105/04

2105/05

2105/06

2105/07

2105/08

2105/09

2105/10

2105/11

2105/12

2105/13

2105/14A

 

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

 

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

 

 

4

All remediation or protection measures identified in the Remediation Statement referred to in Condition  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.

112.

4/01060/17/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING PROPERTY AND REPLACEMENT WITH TWO 3-BED DWELLINGS - 2 KITSBURY ROAD, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 3EG pdf icon PDF 800 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

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

Vote

For: 4               Against: 6                    Abstained: 2

Having there been no majority to grant the application, it was proposed by Councillor Bateman and seconded by Councillor Ritchie to refuse the application.

Vote

For: 5               Against: 4                    Abstained: 2

Resolved:

That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reason:

By reason of the size, scale and spacing to boundaries of the proposed dwellings, the development would represent a large and overbearing feature within its plot to the detriment of the appearance of the area, contrary to Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

Article 35

 

Planning permission has been refused for the clear reason set out in this decision notice. The Council acted proactively through positive engagement with the applicant during the determination process; however Members were of the view that the proposed amendments did not overcome a fundamental objection. As the Council has attempted to find solutions, the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) have been met and the Council has acted in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

 

113.

4/01804/17/FUL - TWO STOREY, SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION, FRONT AND REAR DORMER TO EXISTING DWELLING. CONSTRUCTION OF NEW 4 BED DWELLING ADJACENT TO EXISTING DWELLING - 17 CHESNUT DRIVE, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2JL pdf icon PDF 486 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred to the next committee meeting

114.

4/02266/17/FHA - TWO STOREY FRONT EXTENSION, SINGLE STOREY FRONT/SIDE EXTENSIONS, TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION, RE-TILING OF EXISTING ROOFS AND CHANGES TO EXTERNAL FINISHES AT THE REAR - 33 STATION ROAD, TRING, HP23 5NW pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred to the next committee meeting

115.

4/01547/17/FHA - CAR PORT - ELM COTTAGE, CHAPEL CROFT, CHIPPERFIELD, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 9EQ pdf icon PDF 812 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred to the next committee meeting

116.

4/02557/16/FUL - CHANGE OF USE OF HOME WORKSHOP TO THREE BED DWELLING - THE LAURELS, SHENDISH DRIVE LEADING FROM LONDON ROAD, SHENDISH, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 0AA pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred to the next committee meeting

117.

4/02124/17/FHA - FIRST FLOOR SIDE EXTENSION AND EXTERNAL ALTERATIONS - 8 HIGHCLERE DRIVE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 8BT pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred to the next committee meeting

118.

Appeals update pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

The following appeals were noted:

  1. Lodged
  2. Dismissed
  3. Allowed