Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 1st October 2020 10:00am

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79.

Apologies

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80.

Declarations of Interest in Accordance with Standing Order No. 16

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Name of Member

Nature of Association

Minute No./ Application No.

Ron Clarke

Personal Interest in Item 5c as he is the local Member for that division

Item 5c: ES.20/04/512 W

 

81.

Minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 2020 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 2020 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

82.

Delegation of planning decisions related to the afteruse of Moneystone Quarry to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer seeking approval to the delegation of planning decisions related to the afteruse of Moneystone Quarry to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

 

Councillor Worthington, as the local Member, raised concerns over the time period of the restoration. In response, he was reassured that enforcement action could be taken to secure the restoration and aftercare of the site if the leisure development does not materialise.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – That the Planning Committee delegate planning decisions on the current planning applications and EIA Screening Opinions, and any subsequent planning decisions related to the afteruse of Moneystone Quarry, to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

 

Note by Clerk – Councillor Worthington requested that his name be recorded as having voted against the recommendation.

 

83.

Applications for Permission

Reports of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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84.

Whiston Hall Golf Club, Black Lane, Whiston SM.19/07/1141 W pdf icon PDF 531 KB

Whiston Hall Golf Club Ltd. - Remodelling of existing golf course to improve on-site water management, accessibility and player safety through the importation of engineering materials to regrade and reprofile part of the existing golf course, with the construction of new attenuation and irrigation ponds, erection of an associated pump house and proposed landscaping and tree planting 

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Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application for the remodelling of existing golf course to improve on-site water management, accessibility and player safety through the importation of engineering materials to regrade and reprofile part of the existing golf course, with the construction of new attenuation and irrigation ponds, erection of an associated pump house and proposed landscaping and tree planting.

 

In accordance with the County Councils scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received representations from Ms S Marjoram objecting to the application, Mr J Steele representing Kingsley Parish Council and Mr P Hopkins representing the applicant.

 

The Committee noted that the officer recommendation was to refuse the application and queried that if the applicant were to have provided more information, would the recommendation have been to approve the application. In response the Committee were advised that the applicant has the opportunity to submit another more detailed application.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To REFUSE the application for remodelling of existing golf course to improve on-site water management, accessibility and player safety through the importation of engineering materials to regrade and reprofile part of the existing golf course, with the construction of new attenuation and irrigation ponds, erection of an associated pump house and proposed landscaping and tree planting at Whiston Hall Golf Club, Black Lane, Whiston for the reasons set out in the report.

85.

Saredon Quarry, Saredon Road, Little Saredon SS.20/03/602 MW pdf icon PDF 335 KB

NRS Aggregates Ltd - Application to vary (not comply with) condition 22 (e) of planning permission SS.18/05/602 MW to a) allow the use of the lorry holding area on the internal access road between 06:30 and 07:00, Mondays to Saturdays, including retention of the Internal Barrier for the duration of permitted quarrying operations; and b) to allow two concrete mixer lorries to enter or leave the site between 06:00 and 19:00 Mondays to Fridays and 06:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. 

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Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application to vary (not comply with) condition 22 (e) of planning permission SS.18/05/602 MW to

 

a)    allow the use of the lorry holding area on the internal access road between 06:30 and 07:00, Mondays to Saturdays, including retention of the Internal Barrier for the duration of permitted quarrying operations; and,

b)    to allow two concrete mixer lorries to enter or leave the site between 06:00 and 19:00 Mondays to Fridays and 06:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.

 

In accordance with the County Council’s scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received a representation from Mr J Barfield objecting to the application.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To PERMIT the application to vary (not comply with) condition 22 (e) of planning permission SS.18/05/602 MW to a) allow the use of the lorry holding area on the internal access road between 06:30 and 07:00, Mondays to Saturdays, including the retention of the Internal Barrier for the duration of permitted quarrying operations; and b) to allow two concrete mixer lorries to enter or leave the site between 06:00 and 19:00 Mondays to Fridays and 06:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. subject to the conditions of the current planning permission (SS.18/05/602 MW) varied and updated as highlighted in the report.

 

 

86.

Willshee's Waste & Recycling Ltd, Glensyl Way, Burton on Trent ES.20/04/512 W pdf icon PDF 718 KB

Wilshee's Skip Hire - Application not to comply with (to vary) condition 11 of planning permission ES.14/05/512 W to allow extended working hours from 06:00 to 20:00 Monday to Sunday. 

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The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application not to comply with (to vary) condition 11 of planning permission ES.14/05/512 W to allow extended working hours from 06:00 to 20:00 Monday to Sunday.

 

In accordance with the County Councils scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received a representation from Borough Councillor Ms H Hall objecting to the application.

 

Councillor Clarke, as local Member, advised the Committee of the recent complaints at the site relating to noise, smell and dust. He also raised concerns about the proposed additional hours applied for.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To PERMITthe proposed development / application not to comply with (to vary) condition 11 of planning permission ES.14/05/512 W to allow extended working hours at Wilshee’s Waste & Recycling Ltd, Glensyl Way, Burton-upon-Trent subject to the conditions highlighted in the report.

 

Note By Clerk – Councillor Clarke asked that his name be recorded as having abstained from voting on the recommendations.

87.

Fauld Mine – beneath land to the east of Newchurch ES.19/02/504 M pdf icon PDF 677 KB

British Gypsum Ltd. - Southern extension to Fauld Mine to extract gypsum and anhydriteincluding consolidation of the existing planning permissions (ref. ES.10/04/504 M, ES.13/05/504 M, ES.13/06/504 M, ES.13/07/504 M and ES.13/08/504 M) and an extension to the time limit for mineral extraction until 31st August 2038. 

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The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application for a southern extension to Fauld Mine to extract gypsum and anhydrite, including consolidation of the existing planning permissions (ref. ES.10/04/504 M, ES.13/05/504 M, ES.13/06/504 M, ES.13/07/504 M and ES.13/08/504 M) and an extension to the time limit for mineral extraction until 31st August 2038.

 

In accordance with the County Councils scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received a representation from Ms J Saunders on behalf of the applicant.

 

The Committee acknowledged the importance of the site to the economy.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To PERMIT the application for a southern extension to Fauld Mine to extract gypsum and anhydrite beneath land to the east of Newchurch, including consolidation of the existing planning permissions (ref. ES.10/04/504M, ES.13/05/504M, ES.13/06/504M, ES.13/07/504M and ES.13/08/504M) and an extension to the time limit for mineral extraction until 31st August 2038 at land to the east of Newchurch /Fauld Mine subject to the conditions highlighted in the report.

88.

Annual Report - Safety of Sports Grounds April 2019 - March 2020 pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report detailing the work of the Safety of Sports Grounds team carried out during April 2019 to March 2020. Members noted the County Council’s statutory obligations under the relevant legislation and the activities carried out to ensure that those duties had been met.

 

The statutory duty under the Safety of Sports Ground Act 1975 requires that every local authority should enforce within their area the provisions of the Act. The Committee noted that the Safety of Sports Ground team carried out inspections at 6 of the designated grounds and all regulated stands in line with the risk assessment programme. 

RESOLVED – That the Committee noted the activity completed in respect of Safety of Sports Grounds for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020

89.

Exclusion of the public

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.

 

 

Part Two

(All reports in this section are exempt)

 

Nil

 

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RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.