Agenda and minutes

Development Management
Thursday, 16th March, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Katie Mogan 01442 228221  Member Support

Items
No. Item

169.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 23 February 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=512

 

170.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Councillors Fisher and Whitman.

 

171.

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 D Collins asked Members to remember to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary or other Interests at the beginning of the relevant planning application.

172.

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 Control 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 D Collins reminded the members and the public about the rules regarding public participation.

173.

4/02833/16/MFA - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN HOUSES AND ONE LIVE/WORK UNIT WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING AND ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS - VICTORY HOUSE, WILSTONE BRIDGE, TRING ROAD, WILSTONE, TRING, HP23 4PQ pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

T Rennie introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Tring Rural Parish Council.

Christopher Higenbottam and Colin Stone spoke in support of the application.

Members were concerned about the bridge and the issue of material delivery. They asked to impose a condition to protect the bridge and divert site traffic.
P Newton said condition 6 could be adapted to cover this.

It was proposed by Councillor Matthews and seconded by Councillor Ritchie to grant the application in line with the officer’s recommendation with the additional condition concerning the bridge.

Vote

For: 11             Against: 0                    Abstained: 0

Resolved:

That planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:

 

1

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

 

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

 

2

The construction of the dwellings hereby approved shall not 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 and to safeguard the character and appearance of the setting of the adjacent listed bridge and lock in accordance with adopted Core Strategy Policies CS12 and CS27.

 

 

3

The construction of the dwellings shall not 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);

 

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 adopted Core Strategy Policy CS12 and saved Local Plan Policy 106.

 

4

Visibility splays of not less than 2.4m x 38m shall be provided, and thereafter maintained, in both directions from the access onto Tring Road, as shown in principle in Document 453416-PEP-00-XX-DR-D-1300 P02Proposed Access Arrangement.

 

Reason:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 173.

174.

4/02294/16/FUL - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING DWELLING AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DWELLING WITH BASEMENT - BELLAVISTA, FELDEN LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 0BB pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor Guest declared a personal interest as the architect was known to her. She reserved her right to speak and vote on this item.

B Curtain introduced the report and said it had been called in at the request of Councillor Riddick.

Councillor Maddern arrived at 7.26pm and took no part in the discussion or voting of this item.

David Kirkland spoke in support of the application.

Councillor Imarni arrived at 7.39pm and took no part in the discussion or voting of this item.

Robert Scott spoke in objection to the application.

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

Vote

For: 8               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

No development shall commence on the building (above ground works) hereby approved until samples of the materials proposed to be used on the external walls and roofs of the development and full details of the window and door details and finishes shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  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 comply with Policy Cs12 of the Core Strategy.

 

 

3

The dwelling hereby approved shall not be occupied 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:

 

·        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;

·        finished levels and contours

 

The approved landscape works shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted.

               

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development, to safeguard the visual character of the immediate area and to safeguard the residential amenities of adjacent properties.

 

4

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (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, and B

 

Reason: To enable the local planning authority to retain control over the development in the interests of safeguarding the residential  ...  view the full minutes text for item 174.

175.

4/02569/16/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF SCAFFOLD STRUCTURE TO STORE MATERIALS (RETROSPECTIVE) - HS SCAFFOLDING YARD, THREE CHERRY TREES LANE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP2 7HN pdf icon PDF 461 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair agreed to WITHDRAW the application prior to the meeting for consideration to allow further time to clarify the history/lawfulness of the site use and to adequately assess/respond to the late representations/objections from local residents.

 

176.

4/03035/16/FUL - DETACHED THREE-BED BUNGALOW TO REAR - 8 ST ALBANS HILL, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 9NG pdf icon PDF 609 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

I Keen introduced the report and said it had been referred to committee as it had been called in by Councillor Birnie.

Charlotte Williams spoke in support of the application.

Chris Lloyd-Staples and Iryna Osukhovska spoke in objection to the application.

Members were concerned that the conditions on the previously approved application were not included in this new application.

It was proposed by Councillor Matthews and seconded by Councillor Birnie that the application be deferred to allow for clarification on issues such as the dimensions of the site and the parking manoeuvrability.  

Vote

For: 11             Against: 0                    Abstained: 2

Resolved:

That the application be DEFERRED for further clarification.

 

177.

4/03127/16/FUL - REPLACEMENT DWELLING - POOKS HILL, GOLF CLUB ROAD, LITTLE GADDESDEN, BERKHAMSTED, HP4 1LY pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

R Marber introduced the report and said it had been referred to committee due to the contrary views of Little Gaddesden Parish Council.

Jonathon Weeks spoke in support of the application.

Parish Councillor Louise Archer spoke in objection to the application.

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

Vote

 

For: 11             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

No development (excluding demolition) 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. Details of material shall include:

 

Fenestrations;

Slate

Bricks;

Brick bond;

Mortar finish;

Stone;

Joinery details; and

finish of rainwatergoods.

 

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 safeguard the character and appearance of the Listed Historic Park and AONB; in accordance with policies CS12, CS24, CS25 and CS27 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

3

Within 6 months of the date of this permission 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; and

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

 

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 historic environment and AONB in accordance with policies CS12,  CS24, CS25 and CS27 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

4

Both windows serving the bathrooms at first floor level in the west side elevation of the new dwelling hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass and non-opening below a height of 1.7m from floor level.

 

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

 

5

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015  (or any Order amending or re-enacting that Order with or without modification) no  ...  view the full minutes text for item 177.

178.

4/03444/16/FHA - TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION, SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, EXTENDED DRIVEWAY, REPLACEMENT GARAGE ROOF AND ENLARGEMENT OF FRONT PORCH - 16 BARTEL CLOSE, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP3 8LX pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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Minutes:

R Marber introduced the item and said it had been referred to committee as it had been called in by Councillor G Sutton.

Gary Gadston spoke in support of the application.

Hazel Bassadone spoke in objection to the application.
 

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

Vote

For: 12                         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 materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the extension hereby permitted shall match in size, colour and texture those used on the existing building.

 

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

 

3

 

 

 

 

 


4

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

 

06 Rev B

05 Rev A

08 Rev A

04 Rev A

 

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

 

 

The windows at ground floor level in the side elevation of the porch extension hereby permitted shall be permanently fitted with obscured glass unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Reason: In the interests of the residential amenities of the occupants of the adjacent dwellings; in accordance with saved appendix 3 of the Local Plan (2004) and policy CS12 of the Core Strategy (2013).

 

 

Informative 1 -Article 35 Statement

 

Planning permission has been granted for this proposal. The Council acted pro-actively through positive engagement with the applicant during the determination process which led to improvements to the scheme. The Council has therefore acted pro-actively in line with the requirements of the Framework (paragraphs 186 and 187) and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2015.  

 

Informative 2- Highways

 

1. All materials and equipment to be used during the construction shall be stored within the curtilage of the site unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Highways Authority prior to commencement of the development.

2. The proposed car parking space shall have measurements of 2.4m x 4.8m min. and be located on land within the ownership of the applicant. Such spaces shall be maintained as a permanent ancillary to the development and shall be paved and used for no other purpose.

3. Before the premises are occupied all on site vehicular areas shall be surfaced in permeable paving. Arrangements shall be made for surface water from the site to be intercepted and disposed of separately so that it does not discharge into the highway.

4. Obstruction of public highway land: It is an  ...  view the full minutes text for item 178.

179.

4/03266/16/ROC - VARIATION OF CONDITIONS 5 (HARD SURFACING MATERIALS - CHANGE OF AMENITY AREA TO CAR PARKING) AND 18 (APPROVED PLANS) ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 4/00779/15/MFA (DEMOLITION OF EXISTING OFFICE BUILDING. CONSTRUCTION OF 14 NEW FLATS IN A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING WITH ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING AND LANDSCAPING) - ABLE HOUSE, FIGTREE HILL, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP2 5XH pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Minutes:

A Parrish introduced the item and said this was a council owned site and was previously deferred by members at the 12th January 2017 meeting. It was deferred due to concerns over the refuse turning area. The Waste Services manager has now accept the current arrangements.

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

Vote

For: 12             Against: 0                    Abstained: 1

Resolved:

That the application be DELEGATED to the Group Manager - Development Management & Planning with a view to approval subject to the completion of a Deed of Variation to the existing planning obligation under s.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the conditions below:

1

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the materials approved under application reference 4/00586/16/DRC.

 

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

 

 

2

The development (with the exception of demolition) shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and elevations and in accordance with the details of windows, doors and openings, balconies, railings, balustrades and rainwater goods approved under application reference 4/00586/16/DRC.

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory appearance to the development in accordance with Policies CS10, 11, 12 and 13 of the Dacorum Core Strategy (September 2013).

 

3

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the slab, finished floor and ridge levels approved under application reference 4/00586/16/DRC.

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure a satisfactory form of development in accordance with Policy CS12 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013.

 

4

The details of hard and soft landscaping shown on Drg. Nos. 11547.03 GD and A15-108-GA70 Rev B, finished levels and means of screening the roof garden shown on Drg. No. A15-108-GA70B and A15-108-PA20A & PA21A and external lighting and CCTV shown on Drg. No. A15-108-GA-60 Rev C shall be carried out prior to the first occupation of the development hereby permitted and the details shall thereafter be retained.

 

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.

 

5

Notwithstanding any details submitted, prior to the commencement of any landscaping, details of the following shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority:

 

·         external lighting luminaires;

·         hard and soft landscaping of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 179.

180.

Appeals update pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

That the following appeals be noted:

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