Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 3rd December, 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Philippa Salmon  Email: philippa.salmon@staffordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest in Accordance with Standing Order No. 16

Minutes:

There were no declarations at this meeting.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2015 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Minutes:

An update was provided by the Case Officer relating to the application for Land at Roundhill Sewage Treatment Works, Roundhill, Staffordshire SS.15/08/629 W that had been agreed at the 5 November meeting of Planning Committee. The application had been submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for consideration and Officers have been informed that the decision can be issued as there had been no call-in.

 

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2015 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

3.

Applications for Permission

Reports of the Acting Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

3a

Dove Way, Uttoxeter - ES.15/08/5015 W pdf icon PDF 113 KB

The Cabinet’s application for the provision of permanent Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application (Schedule 1 to the signed minutes) for the provision of a permanent Household Waste Recycling Centre (‘HWRC’) off The Dove Way, Uttoxeter.

 

The Committee discussed the application and agreed that this was very much welcomed. They were aware that the ‘stop-gap’ HWRC was required until a permanent site could be developed and brought into use and noted that this application related to the permanent facility. Planning permission had been granted by East Staffordshire Borough Council on the adjacent land for Business, General Industrial - Storage and Distribution Units. That permission includes a new vehicular access which would provide access to the HWRC.

 

After further discussion the Chairman asked for a vote on the recommendation and, following a show of hands, it was

 

RESOLVED – to PERMIT the application for the provision of a permanent Household Waste Recycling Centre (‘HWRC’) off The Dove Way, Uttoxeter.

3b

Meece Landfill Site, Yarnfield Road, Swynnerton, Coldmeece, Near Stone, Staffordshire - S.15/12/403 W pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Biffa Waste Services Limited’s application not to comply with (to vary)  Conditions 1, 2, 10, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31 of planning permission S.37608 in order to extend landfill operations to 30 September 2035, to extend the final restoration to 30 September 2036 and to amend the landfilling phasing, restoration and aftercare scheme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application (Schedule 2 to the signed minutes) not to comply with (to vary) Conditions 1, 2, 10, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31 of planning permission S.37608 in order to extend landfill operations to 30 September 2035, to extend the final restoration to 30 September 2036 and to amend the landfilling phasing, restoration and aftercare scheme, at Meece Landfill Site, Yarnfield Road, Swynnerton, Cold Meece, Near Stone, Staffordshire.

 

In accordance with the County Council’s scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received representation from Ms Mary Tappenden, representing the applicant. Frank Chapman, as the Local Member, outlined that noise, odour and traffic were the main concerns for local residents. He also stated the importance of vehicles using suitable routes to and from the Landfill Site. The Case Officer provided clarification on the term ‘hazardous waste’ and informed the Committee that the landfill cell reserved for the disposal of hazardous waste is regulated by an Environmental Permit issued by the Environment Agency.

 

After further discussion the Chairman asked for a vote on the recommendation and, following a show of hands, it was

 

RESOLVED – to PERMIT the application not to comply with (to vary) Conditions 1, 2, 10, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31 of planning permission S.37608 in order to extend landfill operations to 30 September 2035, to extend the final restoration to 30 September 2036 and to amend the landfilling phasing, restoration and aftercare scheme, at Meece Landfill Site, Yarnfield Road, Swynnerton, Cold Meece, Near Stone, Staffordshire.

4.

The new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030) (Final Draft) and the proposed changes prior to submission to the Secretary of State pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report of the Acting Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report of the Acting Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills on the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030) and the proposed changes prior to submission to the Secretary of State (Schedule 5 to the signed minutes).

 

Members received clarification on the process and the timetable to the adoption of the Plan if commended by the Committee and were informed that every Member would have the opportunity to speak on the report during the debate when the County Council met on 10 December 2015. The Chairman recognised the work that the Officers had undertaken on the Plan to date.

 

After further discussion the Chairman asked for a vote on the recommendation and, following a show of hands, it was

 

RESOLVED – that

a)  the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030) be commended to the County Council for approval and consequent submission for examination to the Secretary of State and

b)  the Planning Committee request that the County Council delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Economy, Environment and Transport, in consultation with the Chairman of Planning Committee, to approve any further changes to correct drafting errors, to improve presentation, and to respond to further representations made at the Examination, provided that such changes would not have a significant effect on the Plan.

5.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the ‘county matters’ and consultation with Staffordshire County Council dealt with by the Acting Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills under delegated powers (Schedule 4 to the signed minutes).

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.