Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 15th August, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

Items
No. Item

250.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 25 July were confirmed by the Members present and were then signed by the Chairman.

251.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Wyatt-Lowe and Councillor Oguchi.

252.

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.

253.

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 Members and the public about the rules regarding public participation as follows:

 

For each application the officer presents the report to the Committee, then the participants from the public are called to speak. Following this, questions are taken from the Committee along with statements and comments for debate.

254.

4/03231/18/FUL - PART DEMOLITION OF SEMI-DETACHED COTTAGE, GARAGE AND OUTBUILDINGS. CONSTRUCTION OF THREE NEW DETACHED DWELLINGS. - THE ORCHARD, ALEXANDRA ROAD, CHIPPERFIELD, KINGS LANGLEY, WD4 9DS pdf icon PDF 698 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Nigel Gibbs introduced the report to Members on behalf of the Case Officer and said that the application had been referred to the committee in view of the concerns of Chipperfield Parish Council.

 

Mr Huskinson spoke in objection of the application.

 

Councillor Graham Barrett spoke in objection of the application.

 

Declan O’Farrell CBE and Kerry Ann Ivory spoke in support of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Uttley to GRANT the application in line with the officer’s recommendation. There was no seconder to this proposal.

 

Councillor Guest noted that the motion fell and asked for a motion to REFUSE.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Riddick and seconded by Councillor Maddern to REFUSE the application on the grounds that the proposed development, by reason of the size of residential units, their site coverage, poor layout, the substandard and inadequate parking, access, turning and refuse collection arrangements would be an overdevelopment of the site, harmful to the character and appearance of the village, local highway safety and amenity contrary to Policies CS8, CS11 (a) CS12 (a) (b) (c) (g (i, iii, iv and vi)) of the Core Strategy  and Saved Policy 58 and Appendices 3 and 5 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan 1991-2011.

 

Vote:

 

For: 3                           Against: 2                    Abstained: 4  

 

Resolved: That planning permission be REFUSED.

255.

4/01310/19/FHA - CONSTRUCT SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION, LOFT CONVERSION AND NEW LOFT ROOM, DEMOLITION OF EXISTING GARAGE AND INTERNAL ALTERATIONS - 25 SWING GATE LANE, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2LL pdf icon PDF 391 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor Woolner declared her interest and stated that she would not be taking part.

 

The Case Officer, Colin Lecart, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the committee as it was contrary to the view of Berkhamsted Town Council.

 

Councillor Garrick Stevens spoke in objection of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Beauchamp and seconded by Councillor Durrant to GRANT the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

 

Vote:

 

For: 5                           Against: 2                    Abstained: 1

 

Resolved: That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

Conditions

No

Condition

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:

 

1918 103

1918 104

1918 105

 

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 and in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013)

 

Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. Discussion with the applicant to seek an acceptable solution was not necessary in this instance. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraph 38) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015. 

 

 

256.

4/01145/19/FUL - CHANGE OF USE OF EXISTING GRANNY ANNEX AND EXTENSION TO FORM A DETACHED 3 BED DWELLING AND FORMATION OF NEW VEHICLE ACCESS - 243 BELSWAINS LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9XE pdf icon PDF 200 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor Maddern declared that she is on the Nash Mills Parish Council. She confirmed that she had not taken any part in consideration of this item, nor taken any view to date and would be approaching the application with an open mind and, therefore, there was no reason she should not partake.

 

The Case Officer, Colin Lecart, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the committee as it was contrary to the view of Nash Mills Parish Council.

 

Parish Councillor Michele Berkeley spoke in objection of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Durrant and seconded by Councillor Uttley to GRANT the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

 

Vote:

 

For: 5                           Against: 2                    Abstained: 2  

 

Resolved: That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

Conditions

No

Condition

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:

 

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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 annexe building.

 

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

 

4

No development shall commence until full details (in the form of scaled plans and written specifications) have been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to illustrate the following: • A total vehicle crossover width of 5.4m (made up of four flat kerbs and two ramped kerbs). • Clarification of bin storage arrangements for the two dwellings as bins are only shown at the dwelling accessed via Bunkers Lane on the submitted plans.

 

Reason: To ensure suitable, safe and satisfactory planning and development of the site in accordance with Policy CS8 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (2013.

 

5

Pedestrian Visibility Splays Before the new vehicular access is first brought into use 0.65 metre x 0.65 metre pedestrian visibility splays shall be provided and permanently maintained each side of the access. They shall be measured from the point where the edges of the access way cross the highway boundary, 0.65 metres into the site and 0.65 metres along the highway boundary therefore forming a triangular visibility splay. Within which, there shall be no obstruction to visibility between 0.6 metres and 2.0 metres above the carriageway.

 

Reason: To ensure construction of a satisfactory development and in the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policies CS8 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (2013).

 

Informatives:

 

Construction standards for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 256.

257.

4/00729/19/FHA - CONSTRUCTION OF ATTACHED GARAGE AND TWO FRONT ROOFLIGHTS TO HOUSE A - BLACKSMITH YARD COTTAGE, RIVER HILL, FLAMSTEAD, ST ALBANS, AL3 8BY pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Minutes:

The Case Officer, Heather Edey, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the committee as it was contrary to the views of Flamstead Parish Council.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Beauchamp and seconded by Councillor Durrant to GRANT the application in line with the officer’s recommendation.

 

Vote:

 

For: 5                           Against: 1                    Abstained: 3

 

Resolved: That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

Condirions

No

Condition

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:

 

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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 annexe building.

 

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

 

4

No development shall commence until full details (in the form of scaled plans and written specifications) have been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to illustrate the following: • A total vehicle crossover width of 5.4m (made up of four flat kerbs and two ramped kerbs). • Clarification of bin storage arrangements for the two dwellings as bins are only shown at the dwelling accessed via Bunkers Lane on the submitted plans.

 

Reason: To ensure suitable, safe and satisfactory planning and development of the site in accordance with Policy CS8 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (2013.

 

5

Pedestrian Visibility Splays Before the new vehicular access is first brought into use 0.65 metre x 0.65 metre pedestrian visibility splays shall be provided and permanently maintained each side of the access. They shall be measured from the point where the edges of the access way cross the highway boundary, 0.65 metres into the site and 0.65 metres along the highway boundary therefore forming a triangular visibility splay. Within which, there shall be no obstruction to visibility between 0.6 metres and 2.0 metres above the carriageway.

 

Reason: To ensure construction of a satisfactory development and in the interests of highway safety in accordance with Policies CS8 and CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (2013).

 

Informatives:

 

Construction standards for new vehicle access

 

Where works are required within the public highway to facilitate the new vehicular access, the Highway Authority require the construction of such works to be undertaken to their satisfaction and specification, and by a contractor who is authorised to work in the public highway. If any of the works associated with the construction of the access affects or requires the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 257.

258.

4/01264/19/FHA - PROPOSED TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION - 11 ST MARGARETS CLOSE, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 2LH pdf icon PDF 366 KB

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Minutes:

Colin Lecart introduced the report to Members on behalf of the Case Officer and said that the application had been referred to the committee in view of the objections from Berkhamsted Town Council.

 

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

 

Vote:

 

For: 8                           Against: 0                    Abstained: 1  

 

Resolved: That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

Conditions

No

Condition

1

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

 

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

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be constructed in accordance with the materials specified on the approved drawings.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development.

 

3

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

 

EB11SMC-01 (Location and Block Plan)

EB11SMC-04D (Proposed Floor Plan)

EB11SMC-05A (Proposed Floor Plan)

EB11SMC-06 (Proposed Elevations)

 

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

 

 

259.

4/02680/18/MOA - PART DEMOLITION OF EXISTING HOTEL PREMISES AND ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS, CONVERSION OF THE 'STABLE LODGE' INTO 1 NO. DWELLING, 36 NO. APARTMENTS AND 24 NO. HOUSES, AND RELOCATION OF 2 NO. EXISITNG MOBILE HOMES (OUTLINE) - BOBSLEIGH INN, HEMPSTEAD ROAD, BOVINGDON pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Minutes:

The Case Officer, Nigel Gibbs, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to committee as the recommendation to support the application is contrary to Bovingdon Parish Council’s view.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Maddern and seconded by Councillor Durrant to DELEGATE the application WITH A VIEW TO APPROVAL in line with the officer’s recommendation.

 

Vote:

 

For: 6                           Against: 1                    Abstained: 2 

 

Resolved: That in accordance with paragraph 5.(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2009 the application be REFERRED to the Secretary of State (DCLG).

 

In the event that the Secretary of State does not call in the application the application is DELEGATED to the Group Manager - Development Management & Planning WITH A VIEW TO APPROVAL subject to the completion of a planning obligation under s.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the draft list of conditions below.

 

That the following Heads of Terms or such other terms as the Committee may determine, be agreed:

 

·         Affordable housing at 35% based upon an Apartment Block (15 units) for Rent, 3 two bedroom and 3 three bedroom units for shared ownership.

·         The relocated mobile homes to be limited to a period equivalent to the occupancy by the current occupants and the land to reinstated to its existing condition.

·         £15,000 to allow the bus stop outside the site to be upgraded.

·         £8,000 to allow the provision of easy access kerbing at the bus stop opposite the site.

 

Note: A Section 278 Agreement would also be necessary to address any changes to the highway network in particular changes to the proposed site access arrangements and for the provision of a pedestrian crossing at a suitable location near the site.

 

Conditions

No

Condition

1

Approval of the details of the 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 the development commences.  The reserved matters shall accord with the plan(s)/details approved.

 

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, whichever is the later.

 

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.

 

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The existing main building (as referred as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 259.

260.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minutes:

That the following appeals were noted:

 

A.   LODGED

 

B.   WITHDRAWN

 

C.   FORTHCOMING INQUIRIES

 

D.   FORTHCOMING INQUIRIES

 

E.    DISMISSED

 

F.    ALLOWED