Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management - Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 6.30 pm

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Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

Items
No. Item

15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

A minutes silences was honoured in respect for Cllr Taunton who was a previous Portfolio Holder and Committee Member who has sadly passed.

 

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 July were confirmed by the Members present.

Hard-copy minutes will be signed by the Chair when restrictions are lifted.

 

16.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Woolner.

Councillor Taylor substituted for Councillor Woolner.

 

17.

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:

None

18.

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.

 

 

19.

20/01038/FHA - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSIONS, FRONT PORCH CANOPY AND ALTERATIONS TO FRONT, REAR AND SIDE FENESTRATION (AMENDED SCHEME) - 12 Puller Road Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP1 1QL pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

 

The Case Officer, Briony Curtain, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee as the applicant is a spouse of a DBC employee.

 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Uttley and seconded by CouncillorWyatt-Lowe to Grant the application.

 

Vote:

 

For:       10       Against:           0          Abstained: 1

 

Resolved: That planning permission be Granted.

 

 

Condition(s) and Reasons:

 

 1.        The development hereby permitted shall begin 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:

           

           

            02A - 12PR - Block Plans

            03A - 12PR - Proposed Ground Floor Plan

            04A - 12PR - Propsoed Front Elevation

            05A - 12PR - Proposed Rear Elevation

            06A - 12PR - Proposed South Elevation

            07A - 12PR - Proposed North Elevation

            08A - 12PR - Proposed roof Plans

           

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

 

 3.        The development hereby permitted shall be constructed in accordance with the materials specified on the application form.

           

            Reason:  To make sure that the appearance of the building is suitable and that it contributes to the character of the area in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

 

Informative:

 

 1.        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.

 

 

 

 

20.

20/00771/FHA - TWO STOREY SIDE AND REAR EXTENSIONS AND NEW FRONT PORCH - Autumn Tints, 4 Rambling Way, Potten End, Berkhamsted pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

 

The Case Officer, Elspeth Palmer, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee due to the applicant being a DBC employee.

 

 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Beauchamp and seconded by Councillor Hobson to Grant the application.

 

Vote:

 

For:        10      Against:                0     Abstained: 1

 

Resolved: That planning permission be Granted.

 

Condition(s) and Reason(s):

 

 1.        The development hereby permitted shall begin 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 application form.

           

            Reason:  To make sure that the appearance of the building is suitable and that it contributes to the character of the area in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

 

 3.        The 4 new velux windows in the western roof slope of the extension hereby permitted shall be non-opening and permanently fitted with obscured glass.

           

            Reason:  In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings in accordance with Policy CS12 (c) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 127 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

 4.        The dormer window on the east elevation of the new roof extension hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass and top hung.

           

            Reason:  In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings in accordance with Policy CS12 (c) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 127 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

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

           

            Proposed Location and Site Plan PL/001 Rev A

            Proposed Floor Plans PL/004

            Proposed Elevations PL/005 Rev B

           

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

 

Informatives:

 

 

 1.        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.

 

 2.        If bats, or evidence for them, are discovered during the course of roof works, work must stop immediately and advice sought on how to proceed lawfully from an appropriately qualified and experienced Ecologist or Natural England to avoid an offence being committed.

 

 3.        Dust from operations on the site should be minimised by spraying with water or carrying out of other such works that may be necessary to suppress dust. Visual monitoring of dust is to be carried out continuously and Best Practical Means (BPM) should be used at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

19/02521/FHA - SINGLE STOREY FRONT EXTENSION, TWO STOREY SIDE AND REAR EXTENSION - 15 New Road, Wilstone, Tring, Hertfordshire pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

 

The Case Officer, Jane Miller, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee as it was contrary to the views of Tring Rural Parish Council.

Tring Rural Parish Councillor S Godwin spoke in objection to the application.

 

It was proposed by CouncillorWyatt Lowe and seconded by Councillor Hobson to Grant the application.

 

Vote:

 

For:        10      Against:           0          Abstained: 1

 

Resolved: That planning permission be Granted.

 

Cllr Pearl Oguchi arrived at 19:05

 

Conditions and Reasons:

 

 1.        The development hereby permitted shall begin 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 (excluding demolition/ground investigations) shall take place until details of the materials and brick bond 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 1:  To ensure satisfactory appearance to the development and to safeguard the visual character of the area in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

           

            Reason 2 :  To preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and Policy CS27 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

 

 3.        No construction of the superstructure shall take place until details of how the existing hung tiles are to be re-used and/or matched on a like for like basis in the new side elevation hereby permitted have been submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

           

            These details shall include:

            o          A plan showing how the re-used tiles will be placed on the approved side elevation and how they relate to any new tiles; and

            o          Details and photos of the matching tiles.

           

            Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plan and details.

           

            Reason:  To preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the designated heritage asset in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and Policy CS27 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

 

 4.        Notwithstanding the details shown on Drawing 19/0088/02 Rev E proposed plans and elevations, both first floor side windows within the gable end side elevation of the development hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscure-glazing and non-opening below a height of 1.7m from finished floor level.

           

            Reason:  In the interests of safeguarding residential amenity in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

 5.        The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

20/00003/FUL - CHANGE OF USE FROM OFFICE TO DAY NURSERY WITH ASSOCIATED ALTERATIONS, INCLUDING INTERNAL RECONFIGURATION AND NEW OPENINGS AND REVISED EXTERNAL LAYOUT - Ardenoak House, 101 High Street, Tring, Hertfordshire pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

 

The Case Officer, Sally Robbins, verbally updated Members with a late representation received from a local resident. Sally introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee as it was contrary to the view of Tring Town Council.

Keith Baker and Fiona McNamara spoke in objection to the application.

Tring Town Councillor Roxanne Ransley spoke in objection to the application.

Hayden Todd spoke in support of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Durrant and seconded by Councillor Riddick to Grant the application on the condition that the number of children are reduced from 80 to 60. (amend condition 8)

 

Vote:

 

For:  8             Against:           2          Abstained: 2

 

Resolved: That planning permission be DELEGATED with a VIEW to APPROVAL subject to the completion of a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

 

 

Condition(s) and Reason(s):

 

 1.        The development hereby permitted shall begin 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 commence until full details (in the form of scaled plans and / or written specifications) have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority to illustrate the following:

           

            i) A safe pedestrian access route to the site, potentially using existing High Street accesses.

            ii) Swept paths to demonstrate that vehicles are able to leave the site in a forward gear and that cars are able to safely manoeuvre into the car parking spaces in the northern car parking area, closest to High Street.

            iii) All car parking spaces are a minimum of 2.4m x 4.8m, with parallel parking spaces being a minimum of 6m in length.

           

            Reason: To ensure suitable, safe and satisfactory planning and development of the site in accordance with Policy 5 of Hertfordshire's Local Transport Plan (adopted 2018)

 

 3.        No development shall commence until full details of both hard and soft landscape works have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These details shall include:

           

            o          all external hard surfaces within the site

            o          other surfacing materials

            o          extent of play area

            o          means of enclosure including acoustic fencing

            o          soft landscape works including a planting scheme for the new hedges

            o          minor artefacts and structures (e.g. play equipment, signs, refuse or other storage units, etc.)

           

            The planting must be carried out within one planting season of completing the development.

            Any hedge which forms part of the approved landscaping scheme which within a period of 5 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 similar species, size and maturity.

            Reason: To improve  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

19/02662/FUL - CHANGE OF USE FROM OFFICE TO DAY NURSERY, SINGLE STOREY FRONT EXTENSION, ALTERATIONS AND REVISED EXTERNAL LAYOUT - 1 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 8BJ pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Minutes:

 

 

The Case Officer, Elspeth Palmer, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee due to the contrary view of the Parish Council.

Gerard Sheldon and Angela Hodder spoke in objection to the application.

Councillor Alan Anderson spoke in objection to the application.

Hayden Todd spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Madden arrived at 20:24 but could not take part in voting as she wasn’t part of the presentation or discussion.

 

Councillor Uttley did not take part in the voting as she lost connection and could not hear the speaker.

 

It was proposed by Councillor McDowell and seconded by Councillor Durrant to Grant the application.

 

 

Vote:

 

For:      5          Against:            5         Abstained: 1

 

 

Chairman, Cllr Guest had the casting vote.

 

Councillor Guest voted in support of the application

 

Resolved: That planning permission be Granted.

 

 

1.         The development hereby permitted shall begin 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 application form.

            Reason:  To make sure that the appearance of the building is suitable and that it contributes to the character of the area in accordance with Policies CS11 and CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013).

 

3.         A scheme of sound insulation shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority to upgrade the separating element between ground and first floor areas of the proposed nursery to the adjacent residential receiver. This shall include structurally independent wall linings at ground and first floor levels and control any weak insulating flanking elements.The approved scheme shall be implanted prior to the operation coming into use and retained thereafter.

 

            Reason: To protect the residential amenities of the locality, having regard to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 127 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

 4.        A Noise Management Plan shall be submitted to an approved by the LPA and implemented before the development hereby approved comes into operation and continue to be implemented throughout the life of the use hereby approved.

 

            Reason: To protect the residential amenities of the locality, having regard to Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Borough Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 127 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

1.    At least 3 months prior to the first use of the approved development a detailed Travel Plan Statement for the site, based upon the Hertfordshire Council document 'Hertfordshire's Travel Plan Guidance', shall be submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The Travel Plan Statement should include a Parking Management Strategy to ensure that on-street parking in the vicinity of the site is avoided. The approved Travel Plan Statement  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

20/00589/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF 7NO. 3 BEDROOM TERRACED FAMILY DWELLINGS, WITH ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING PROVISION OF 16NO SPACES AND LANDSCAPING. PARKING PROVISION OF 7 PUBLIC SPACES AND 2NO DESIGNATED SPACES (ONE IN EXISTING GARAGE) FOR STAFF OF SPICE VILLAGE RESTAURANT - Car Park To Rear Of, The Spice Village, Chapel Croft, Chipperfield pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Minutes:

 

Robert Freeman introduced the report to Members on behalf of the Case Officer and said that the application had been referred to the Committee as the recommendation was contrary to the views of Chipperfield Parish Council.

Chipperfield Parish Councillor Bryant spoke in objection to the application.

Simon Rowberry spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Oguchi and Councillor Uttley did not maintain connection so could not take part in the voting.

 

Having there been no proposer to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation, It was proposed by Councillor Tindall and seconded by Councillor Riddick to Refuse the application due to over development.

 

 

Vote:

 

For:  8              Against:            1         Abstained: 2

 

Resolved: That planning permission beRefused due to the following reasons,

 

The proposed development, in view of its layout, site coverage, density and design, is considered to result in a cramped over development of the site which is harmful to the character and appearance of the Chipperfield Conservation Area. As such the proposals would be contrary to Policies CS11, CS12 and CS27 of the Core Strategy and Saved Policy 120 and Appendix 3 of the Local Plan 1991-2011

 

25.

20/00700/FHA - REFURBISHMENT OF EXISTING PROPERTY, INCLUDING FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION, REAR SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION AND REMODELLING OF FACADES - Viewpoint, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

 

 

The Case Officer, James Gardner, introduced the report to Members and said that the application had been referred to the Committee as it had been called in by Councillor Riddick.

Matthew Bugden spoke in objection to the application.

Richard Dines and Daniel Bavington spoke in support of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Beauchamp and seconded by Councillor Wyatt-Lowe to Grant the application.

 

Vote:

 

For:      7         Against:              0       Abstained: 6

 

Resolved: That planning permission be Grantedwith the following recommendation.

That the construction working hours informative was amended as it did not match the up to date informative on the Council’s website.

 

 

 

Condition(s) and Reason(s):

 

 1.        The development hereby permitted shall begin 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:

           

            DB/RD/02 REV 2

            DB/RD/03 REV 2

            DB/RD/04 REV 3

            DB/RD/05 REV 3

            DB/RD/06 REV 3

            DB/RD/07 REV 2

           

            VIEWPOINT FELDEN LOCATION PLAN

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

 3.        The flat roofed areas of the dwelling at first floor level shown on drawing no DB/RD/02 REV 2 shall not be used as balconies, roof gardens or similar amenity areas without the grant of further specific permission from the Local Planning Authority.  The roof can be used to escape in an emergency.

            Reason:  In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings in accordance with Policy CS12 (c) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 127 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2019).

 

Informatives:

 

 1.        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 (paragraph 38) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015.

 

 2.        In accordance with the Councils adopted criteria, all noisy works associated with site demolition, site preparation and construction works shall be limited to the following hours - 07:30 to 18:30 on Monday to Saturday, no works are permitted at any time on Sundays or bank holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

26.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

That the following appeals were noted:

 

A.    LODGED

 

B.    DISMISSED

 

C.    ALLOWED

 

D.    WITHDRAWN

 

27.

Quarterly Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Philip Stanley provided Members with a Quarterly Enforcement Update.

Linda Felton made a statement relating to representations on Gable End.

 

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC – PART 2