Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management - Thursday, 11th November, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

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

Minutes:

Cllr Guest announced that Cllrs Uttley and Cllr Woolner had resigned their positions as Councillors therefore were no longer part of the Development Management Committee.

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 October were confirmed by the Members present.

Hard-copy minutes were signed by the Chair

 

2.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies received from Cllr Hobson (Substitute Cllr Stevens)

Apologies were received from Cllr Williams

Apologies were received by Cllr McDowell

Apologies were received by Cllr Hollinghurst

Cllr Maddern gave apologies for lateness and arrived at 19:23

Cllr Oguchi gave apologies for lateness and arrived at 19:56

 

3.

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

4.

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 advised that members of public have registered to speak at this meeting and reminded any members of the public viewing the meeting about the rules of doing so.

 

5.

Index to planning applications pdf icon PDF 9 KB

5a

20/03557/FUL - Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of 7 flats (1 x 1 bed and 6x 2 bed) and associated landscaping - 1 Park Road, Hemel Hempstead pdf icon PDF 466 KB

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the case officer Robert Freeman

 

There were no proposer or seconder for the officer’s recommendation. There was an alternative motion to refuse.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Wyatt-Lowe and seconded by Councillor Durrant that it be Refused

 

Vote:

 

For:  6            against:  0                 Abstained: 0

 

Resolved; Refused

 

The development by reason of the layout, bulk, site coverage and mass constitutes overdevelopment, which is out of keeping with the character of the surrounding area and fails to provide sufficient onsite car parking provision. The development thereby fails to comply with Policies CS8 (h) and CS12 (b) (g parts i, iii, iv and vi), Car Parking SPD and saved appendix 3 of the local plan.

 

 

5b

21/01870/FUL - Relocation of existing dilapidated drying shed and construction of 2no. two bedroom houses with parking, gardens and all ancillary works. The works also includes roadway improvements/ alterations to those approved under permission 4/02850/18/FUL - Drying Shed Akeman Business Park Akeman Street Tring Hertfordshire HP23 6AF pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the case officer Robert Freeman

It was proposed by Councillor Wyatt-Lowe and seconded by Councillor Durrant that it be Granted.

Vote:

 

For:   6           against:  0                 Abstained: 1

 

Resolved; 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 carried out in accordance with the following approved plans/documents:

           

            PL-01

            PL02 Rev A

            PL-03 Rev A3

            PL-04 Rev A3

            PL-07 Rev A3

            PL-08 Rev A3

            PL-09

 

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).

 

4.       No construction of the superstructure shall take place until full details of soft landscape works has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  These details shall include:

           

-      a planting scheme with the number, size, species and position of trees, plants and shrubs;

           

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

           

Any tree or shrub 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 the appearance of the development and its contribution to biodiversity and the local environment, as required by saved Policy 99 of the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (2004) and Policy CS12 (e) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013).

 

5.       Prior to commencement of the development of the development hereby permitted,  a scheme noting the numbering of the drying shed's timbers, its careful dismantling by hand, their storage at a secure and dry location, repair works in matching timber, timetable for re-erection to the rear of the site and a scheme for the long term management and maintenance of the drying shed in perpetuity shall be agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

           

The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme(s) and completed prior to the occupation of the dwellinghouses hereby granted.

 

The management and maintenance of the drying shed shall be carried out in accordance with the approved scheme.

           

Reason:  To ensure that the character or appearance of the designated heritage asset is preserved or enhanced and for the retention of the non-designated heritage asset on site as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5b

5c

21/01829/OUT - Construction of an Agricultural Barn for the storage of hay and maintenance of farm machinery - Marshcroft Farm, Marschcroft Lane, Tring. pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the case officer Robert Freeman on behalf of Colin Lecart

 

It was proposed by Councillor Maddern and seconded by Councillor Durrant that the application be Granted     

 

Vote:

 

For:     5   against:    0         Abstained: 2

 

Resolved:  Granted

Conditions

 

1.        Details of the access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority before any development takes place and the development shall be carried out as approved.  Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the local planning authority not later than 3 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.

 

2.        The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved.

 

Reason:  To comply with the provisions of Section 92 (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

3.                    The details of appearance and layout to be submitted for the approval of the local planning authority in accordance with Condition (1) above shall include:

 

-      Full elevations of the proposed building

-      Finished slab, eaves and ridge heights in relation to existing and proposed site levels and

-      Samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the building hereby approved.

 

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason:  To ensure a satisfactory appearance and functioning of the development in accordance with Policies CS5, CS12 and CS24 of the Dacorum Core Strategy September 2013

 

4.        The footprint of the development hereby approved shall not exceed 200 square metres.

 

Reason: To ensure that the proposed development has a satisfactory impact upon the visual amenities of the Green Belt and Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in accordance with Policies CS12 and CS26 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

5.        The height of the building hereby approved shall not exceed 4.5m.

 

Reason: To ensure that the proposed development has a satisfactory impact upon the visual amenities of the Green Belt and Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in accordance with Policies CS12 and CS26 of the Dacorum Core Strategy 2013.

 

6.        The details of landscaping to be submitted for the approval of the local planning authority in accordance with Condition (1) above shall include:

 

o   Details of any tree protection measures to be erected prior to works to construct the building hereby approved and to be maintained for the duration of construction.

o   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

o   proposed finished levels or contours;

 

The approved landscape works shall be carried out in accordance with the agreed programme of implementation. The trees, shrubs and grass shall subsequently be maintained  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5c

5d

21/02742/FHA - Proposed single storey side/front and first floor front extensions, roof alteration and loft conversion with dormer projections - Falaise 34 Chesham Road, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, HP3 0EE pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes:

This item was removed from the agenda as no comments were received from the Parish Council on the revised scheme.

5e

21/02998/FHA - Rear dormer, change in roof shape from hipped to gable with flat roof component and single storey rear extension. - 11 Seymour Crescent Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP2 5DS pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the case officer Briony Curtain on behalf of Elspeth Palmer

It was proposed by Councillor Beauchamp and seconded by Councillor Douris that the application be Granted

Vote:

For:  6            against:  0                 Abstained: 1

 

Resolved: 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 window at first floor level in the southern elevation (facing No. 13) of the development hereby permitted shall be non-opening and permanently fitted with obscured glass below 1.7 metres from internal floor level 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 Policy CS12 (c) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 130 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

 

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

           

            Site Location Plan

            Plan and Elevations showing 45 deg lines - 1012 Rev P01

            Ground Floor Plan - 1003 Rev P02

            Front Elevation & Elevation from No. 9 - 1007 Rev P02

            Rear Elevation ·& Elevation fom No. 13 - 1008 Rev P02

            First Floor Plan - 1004 Rev P02

            Proposed Loft Floor Plan - 1005 Rev P02

            Roof Plan - 1006 Rev P02

           

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

 

 

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 lead 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.

 

 

5f

21/03107/FHA - Part single, part two storey rear extension, two storey side and front extension, raised ridge height to accommodate a loft conversion. - 28 Langley Hill Kings Langley Hertfordshire WD4 9HE pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the case officer Briony Curtain on behalf of Heather Edey

It was proposed by Councillor Maddern and seconded by Councillor Stevens that the application be Granted

Vote:

For:   7           against:  0                 Abstained: 1

 

Resolved:  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 and approved plans.

           

            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 windows at first floor level in the west elevation of the extension hereby permitted shall be non-opening and permanently fitted with obscured glass to a minimum of privacy level three 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 Policy CS12 (c) of the Dacorum Borough Council Core Strategy (2013) and Paragraph 130 (f) of the National Planning Policy Framework (2021).

 

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

           

            21015.00.100 Rev D

            21015.00.101 Rev B

            21015.00.001 Rev A

            21015.00.201 Rev A

            21015.00.102 Rev A

            Design and Access Statement

           

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

 

6.

Hemel Hempstead Town Centre' Article 4 Confirmation of Article 4 Direction Made 29th July 2021 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

Alex Robinson ran through the report and was happy to take questions.

There were no questions.

It is recommended that the Council confirm the Direction to ensure the protection it affords to the Article 4 Area will continue in effect beyond 29 January 2022. 

It was proposed by Councillor Durrant and seconded by Councillor Beauchamp that the application be confirmed

Vote:

For:   8           against:  0                 Abstained: 0

Resolved: Confirmed

 

7.

Planning Enforcement Report November pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Minutes:

Ed Arnold ran through the report and was happy to take questions.

There were no questions

 

8.

Addendum pdf icon PDF 452 KB

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