Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford

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

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26.

Declarations of Interest in Accordance with Standing Order No. 16

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There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

27.

Minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2016 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

28.

Applications for Permission pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

 

a)    Aggregates Bagging Facility, Rugeley Quarry, Wolseley Road, Rugeley – CH.16/08/709 M

 

H D Ricketts Ltd’s retrospective application not to comply with (to vary) Condition 6 (restriction on imported aggregates) of planning permission CH.00/0588 in order to allow the limited importation of aggregates for bagging in the aggregates packing plant.

 

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Rugeley Quarry, Wolseley Road, Rugeley - Application No: CH.16/08/709 M

 

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application (Schedule 1 to the signed minutes).

 

The Case Officer indicated that, since the circulation of the report on the application to Members of the Committee, she had received correspondence from Stafford Borough Council indicating that they had no objection to the application.

 

The Chairman also informed the Committee that Mr Geoff Martin, one of the “local members” in whose electoral division the site was situated, had indicated that he had no objections to the proposal.

 

Mrs McKiernan expressed her support for the proposed planning conditions which were to be imposed as she felt that the restriction on the importation of aggregates or materials to allow 2 HGV loads per day struck the right balance between the needs of the operator and the impact upon the local community.

 

RESOLVED –to PERMIT the retrospective application not to comply with (to vary) Condition 6 (restriction on imported aggregates) of planning permission CH.00/0588 in order to allow the limited importation of aggregates for bagging in the aggregates packing plant) at Rugeley Quarry, Wolseley Road, Rugeley, subject to conditions including those detailed in the report to the Committee.

 

29.

Update on the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 - 2030) Inspector's Report and Proposed Adoption of new Plan pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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The Committee were informed that, in December 2015, the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030) (‘the new Plan’), with proposed changes, was approved by the County Council for submission to the Secretary of State for examination. The new Plan was then subject to an examination by Mr Andrew Mead, a Planning Inspector appointed on behalf of the Secretary of State, to determine whether the new Plan was ‘sound’ and complied with legal requirements. The examination involved hearing sessions taking place from 30 March to 13 April 2016 as well as consideration of the responses to a consultation on proposed modifications to the Plan that was carried out between 1 July and 19 August 2016.

 

Based on the Inspector’s findings, the Council was now in a position to formally adopt the new Plan with the main modifications as recommended in the Inspector’s report. There were also additional (minor) modifications that provided clarification on or updated the content of the Plan but did not alter the effect of the policies and these modifications were also proposed to be included in the adopted Plan given that they had been previously approved by the Council.

 

The decision to adopt the new Plan would be made by the County Council and if adopted, the policies and proposals in the new Plan would replace the saved policies in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Minerals Local Plan (1994 to 2006), adopted in December 1999. Following adoption, the new Plan’s policies and proposals would be monitored annually to inform on changing circumstances that would be relevant to any review of the Plan which the Government advised was likely to be required in whole or in part at least every 5 years.

 

In response to a question from Mr Brookes, the Committee were informed that the proposal to maintain a 7 year landbank of reserves accorded with national policy.

 

The Committee extended their thanks to Mr Griffin for his hard work in the development of the new Minerals Local Plan.

 

RESOLVED – That the adoption of the new Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire (2015 to 2030) - Final Draft - June 2015 be commended to the County Council with:

 

a) the main modifications listed in the appendix to the report by the Planning Inspector, Mr Andrew Mead dated 25 November 2016; and

 

b) the additional modifications previously approved by the Council.

 

30.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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The Committee considered the ‘county matters’ and consultation with Staffordshire County Council dealt with by the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills under delegated powers (Schedule 3 to the signed minutes).

 

RESOLVED – That the report be received.