Agenda and minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 26th July, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Katie Mogan  Member Support

Items
No. Item

47.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

Before the meeting started, A Horner advised members that the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) had been published on Tuesday 24th July and is an update from the previous plan. He said there was a change in content and layout but officers have reviewed the document and have not identified any policy changes affecting the recommendations on the agenda tonight.

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 05 July 2018 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=1726

 

48.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Conway, Matthews, Tindall and Whitman.

 

49.

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.

 

50.

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

5pm the day before the meeting.

 

You need to inform the council in advance if you wish to speak by contacting Member Support on Tel: 01442 228209 or by email: Member.support@dacorum.gov.uk

 

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.


Please note:
If an application is recommended for approval, only objectors can invoke public speaking and then supporters will have the right to reply. Applicants can only invoke speaking rights where the application recommended for refusal.

 

Minutes:

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

 

51.

4/02368/17/MOA - DEMOLITION OF A 4 STOREY OFFICE BUILDING. CONSTRUCTION OF UP TO 17 STOREY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. FEATURING 305 APARTMENTS, ON-SITE GYM AND LEISURE FACILITIES, ON-SITE COFFEE SHOP, ROOF GARDEN AND LIBRARY/OBSERVATORY, INTERNAL ARBORETUM, FUNCTION ROOM AND UNDERGROUND PARKING FACILITIES FOR 323 CARS IN AN AUTOMATIC CAR PARKING SYSTEM, WITH ON-SITE ELECTRIC CAR SHARE - THE BEACON, WHITELEAF ROAD, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9PH pdf icon PDF 927 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

N Sultan reminded members that they could only take into account the material planning considerations. In a previous meeting where this scheme was on the agenda, submissions were made about third party disputes and this is not a material planning consideration.

B Curtain introduced the item to members. She explained that this was not before members for determination but wanted members views to form part of the appeal statement after the applicant had submitted an appeal for non-determination.

Members were concerned about the amount of parking provided and wanted this to form another reason for refusal.

It was proposed by Councillor Ritchie and seconded by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe to endorse the officer’s reasons for refusal with the inclusion of a reason for refusal based on parking.

Vote

For: 7               Against: 0                    Abstained: 0

Resolved

That members confirmed that they would have REFUSED the application if they were in a position to determine the application for the following reasons:

The proposed development fails to meet the requirements of Policy CS19 of the Core Strategy 2013; Affordable Housing and SPD Affordable Housing in that the scheme would not provide policy compliant affordable housing. 

 

Insufficient information has been submitted for the LPA to form a detailed understanding of the schemes viability. The viability assessment submitted does not provide the necessary information or justification for the assumptions adopted and the values/ calculations relied upon.  It has not therefore been adequately demonstrated that it would not be viable to meet policy requirements. A Section 106 agreement has not therefore been agreed to secure provision

 

Insufficient on-site parking has been provided to serve the 305 apartments and the other uses (gym, coffee shop, function room and library) contained within the proposal.

 

This shortfall of spaces would lead to an overspill of vehicles which would have a negative impact on the surrounding road network and would lead to issues relating to congestion and highway safety, contrary to Core Strategy Policies CS8 and CS12 and policies 57, 58 and Appendix 5 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (1999-2011).

 

 

 

52.

4/02402/17/MOA - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND REDEVELOPMENT TO CREATE 10 DWELLINGS (CLASS C3) WITH ACCESS OFF HUDNALL LANE (OUTLINE APPLICATION WITH ACCESS, LAYOUT AND SCLAE SOUGHT) - FOURWAYS CAR SALES, HUDNALL CORNER, LITTLE GADDESDEN, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 1QP pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

Parish Councillor Louise Archer spoke in objection to the application.

Chris Watts 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 Ritchie and seconded by Councillor Birnie to overturn the officer’s recommendation and refuse the application.

Vote

For: 4               Against: 0                    Abstained: 3

Resolved

That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

1. By reason of the number of residential units, associated parking and amenity space, the proposal would represent overdevelopment resulting in an excessive dwelling density that would be inappropriate within its rural context to the detriment of the character and appearance of the area and the surrounding countryside.  The development would therefore be contrary to Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

2. The proposed layout would incorporate insufficient amenity space for the dwellings with garden sizes below average standards set out within saved Appendix 3 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan 1991-2011 which would lead to unsatisfactory living conditions for occupiers of the development, contrary to Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

3. By reason of the number and size of residential units and the proposed site layout, the development would provide insufficient off-street parking which would lead to on-road parking that would have an adverse impact on the free flow of traffic and safety of the adjacent highway network noting the site's location at a road intersection where the national speed limit applies.  As such the development would be contrary to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

 

53.

4/01198/18/MFA - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TO PROVIDE 29 FLATS (12 X 1BED, 17 X 2BED), PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, RESIDENTIAL AND VISITOR PARKING AND ASSOCIATED AMENITY SPACE - LAND AT APSLEY MILLS ADJ. THE COTTAGE, LONDON ROAD, APSLEY, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Reid introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee as Dacorum Borough Council is both the land owner and the applicant.

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

Vote

For: 7               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

No development shall take place until details of the materials and finishes to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development together with details of the windows and exterior doors hereby permitted shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

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

 

3

Prior to the commencement of development, details of landscaping shall be submitted for the approval to the local planning authority and 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;

external lighting;

minor artefacts and structures (e.g. furniture, storage units, signs etc.);

arrangements for the long term management and maintenance of the on-site open spaces including de-culverted areas;

programme of implementation

bin storage details

maintenance and management of Suds

 

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 adequate management and provision of services to serve the development and to ensure that it integrates well within the wider character of the area and the canal in accordance with policy 12 of the adopted Core Strategy.

 

4

No development, shall take place until a Phase I Report to assess the actual or potential contamination at the site has been 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

4/00367/18/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING AND DEVELOPMENT OF TWO 3-BED AND TWO 4-BED DWELLINGS, ACCESS DRIVE, PARKING AND LANDSCAPING - 39A ADEYFIELD ROAD, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP2 5DP pdf icon PDF 205 KB

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Minutes:

B Curtain introduced the items to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to a councillor call-in.

Mr and Mrs Reynolds spoke in objection to the application.

It was proposed by Councillor Ritchie but having there been no seconder to the application, it was proposed by Councillor C Wyatt-Lowe and seconded by Councillor Birnie to overturn the officer’s recommendation and refuse the application.

Vote

For: 5               Against: 1                    Abstained: 1

Resolved

That planning permission be REFUSED due to the following reasons:

  1. By reason of its Size, Scale, Height and Position the new dwelling proposed to Plot 4 to the rear would limit light level and appear visually intrusive and overbearing to the adjacent bungalow; No. 39. The proposal would adversely affect residential amenity and therefore fails to accord with Policy CS12 ( c) of the Core Strategy 2013.

  2. By reason of its size, design and layout, the terrace of three dwellings to the front of the site would appear incongruous and out of keeping with the street scene. This section of Adeyfield Road is characterised by detached and semi-detached properties. The introduction of a terrace of properties, three storeys in height to the rear would appear at odds with the existing streetscape character and therefore fail to successfully integrate. The proposal would thus be contrary to Policies CS11 and CS12 (f) and (g) of the Core Strategy 2013.

  3. The proposal fails to provide a safe and satisfactory access for all users and does not improve road safety. The position of the application site at the brow of the hill and close to the junction with Mountfield Road, together with the intensification of the use of the site for four dwellings in place of the existing one would adversely affect the safety and operation of the adjacent highway. The proposal therefore fails to comply with Policy CS8 and CS12 (a) of the Core Strategy.

 

55.

4/00419/18/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DETACHED GARAGE AND FLAT ROOF SIDE EXTENSION. CONSTRUCTION OF NEW 2 BEDROOM DWELLING - 2 NUNFIELD, CHIPPERFIELD, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 9EW pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Gardner introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee as it had been called in by Councillor Riddick.

Lucinda Crabtree spoke in objection to the application.

Andrew Boothby spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 3               Against: 1                    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 be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

 

01     Rev. F

02     Rev. H

03     Rev. E

 

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

3

No development shall take place until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted 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.  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 saved Appendix 7 of the Dacorum Local Plan and Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the visual amenities of the Conservation Area, in accordance with Policy CS27 of the Core Strategy.

4

No development (except demolition) 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;

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, in accordance with Policies CS6, CS12 and CS27 of the Core Strategy.

 

5

The dwelling hereby approved shall not be occupied until the refuse storage facilities shown on drawing nos. 02 Rev. H and 03 Rev. E have been provided. These  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

4/01348/18/FUL - CHANGE OF USE FROM (B1/B8) BUSINESS/STORAGE TO (A3) CAFE - CORNER BARN, CHURCH FARM, STATION ROAD, ALDBURY, TRING, HP23 5RS pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Freeman introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Aldbury Parish Council.

Alexandra Pearce spoke in objection to the application.

Parish Councillor Rob McCarthy spoke in objection to the application.

In his role as ward councillor, Councillor Stan Mills spoke in objection to the application.

Simon Voysey and Simon Gill spoke in support of the application.

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

Vote

For: 4               Against: 2                    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 use hereby permitted shall not commence until the following shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.

 

(i) Details of the appearance and siting of the cycle stands / racks, including finished colour.

 

(ii) 1:100 details of the siting and appearance of a refuse bin enclosure.

 

(iii) Scaled plans and elevations of the siting, appearance and content of signage that will direct customers via the main entrance to the site from Station Road and that will discourage their use of the shared driveway with Church Farm House.

 

(iv) Scaled plans and elevations of the siting, appearance and content of signage that will direct customers to use the courtyard (NW) entrance door to the premises and that will discourage their use of the glazed door entrance on the SW elevation.

 

The use shall not commence until the approved details have been put in place. 

 

Reason:  In the interests of residential amenity and highway safety and to ensure control over the appearance of signage in the interests of the character and appearance the development in accordance with Policies CS7, CS12, CS24 and CS27 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013 and saved Policies 97 and 120 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan 1991-2011.

 

3

The premises shall only be open to customers between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm on Tuesdays to Sundays, and not at all on Mondays. Any customers remaining on the premises after those hours shall leave the premises not later than 5.15 pm.

 

The use of the premises for evening meetings or events is permitted on no more than 12 occasions per year, and visitors shall leave the premises by no later than 10.30 pm.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the amenities of the occupants of neighbouring dwellings in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013. 

 

4

Amplified sound or other music shall only be played in the premises.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the amenities of the occupants of neighbouring dwellings.

5

Prior to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

4/02935/17/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF TWO POLYTUNNELS AND BARN FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES - UPPER BOURNE END LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD pdf icon PDF 268 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Freeman introduced the report to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Bovingdon Parish Council.

Tom Senior and John Mawer spoke in objection to the application.

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

Vote

For: 4               Against: 0                    Abstained: 3

Resolved

That planning permission be REFUSED due to the following reasons:

That the provision of the access track and car park, in view of their scale, use of materials including chalk and overall appearance, would have a significant and detrimental appearance to the countryside and as such would constitute inappropriate development within the Green Belt contrary to Policy CS5 of the Core Strategy

 

58.

4/00536/18/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF 2 BED DWELLING (AMENDED SCHEME) - 2 COWPER ROAD, MARKYATE, ST ALBANS, AL3 8PR pdf icon PDF 669 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

J Gardner introduced the item to members and said it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Markyate Parish Council.

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

Vote

For: 6               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:

 

A100     Rev. C

A101     Rev. C

A102     Rev. D

 

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

 

3

No development shall take place until details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby permitted have been submitted 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.  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 Dacorum Core Strategy.

 

4

No development (other than demolition) shall commence until a Phase I Report to assess the actual or potential contamination at the site has been 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 planningauthority prior to the commencement of development (other than demolition). 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 shouldmake 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

4/00337/18/FHA - ONE AND TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSIONS, GARAGE CONVERSION, SINGLE STOREY FRONT EXTENSION, LOFT CONVERSION, FRONT ROOF LIGHT AND DECKING - 1 ELLESMERE ROAD, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2EX pdf icon PDF 497 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Freeman introduced the report to members and said that it had been referred to the committee due to the contrary views of Berkhamsted Town Council.

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

Vote

For: 7               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

No development shall take place, other than groundworks and demolition, until 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.

 

Reason:  In the interests of the visual amenities of the Conservation Area, in accordance with Core Strategy (2013) Policy CS27.

 

3

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

 

002 Revision C

 

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. 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.

 

60.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

That the following appeals be noted:

  1. Lodged
  2. Forthcoming inquiries
  3. Forthcoming hearings
  4. Dismissed

 

61.

Planning Enforcement Prosecution Update pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

A Horner said that this report was for information and this case would not be covered under the quarterly enforcement reports. This case was taken to the magistrate’s court and the defendants were given the maximum fine for each offence plus the council were awarded costs and there was a small victim surcharge. The council have put out press releases highlighting this prosecution to act as a deterrent to others.

Councillor Riddick congratulated officers on the successful prosecution and if the council promotes it well, it will send a clear message to others. He asked is there was a risk of non-collection if the company goes into liquidation.

A Horner said there is always that risk.

 

62.

Addendum