Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 7th February, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Zach Simister  Email: zachary.simister@staffordshire.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

20.

Apologies

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21.

Declarations of Interest in Accordance with Standing Order No. 16

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Minutes:

Name of Member

Nature of Association

Minute No./ Application No.

Julia Jessel

Personal interest as the local member for the division

Item 4a

Paul Snape

Personal interest a member of the Planning Committee at Cannock Chase District Council

Item 8

Alan Dudson

Personal interest as a member of the Planning Committee at Cannock Chase District Council

Item 8



22.

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

23.

Applications for Permission

Reports of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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24.

Newbold Quarry - ES.18/08/201 MW pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Aggregate Industries U.K. Limited’s application to vary (not to comply with) conditions 1, 39 and 40 of planning permission ref. ES.12/03/501 MW to amend the approved Restoration Plan to facilitate the reinstatement of a dwellinghouse, outbuilding and access road at Small Meadows.

 

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Minutes:

 

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application to vary conditions 1, 39 and 40 of planning permission ref. ES.12/03/501 MW to amend the approved Restoration Plan to facilitate the reinstatement of a dwellinghouse, outbuilding and access road at Small Meadows.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To REFUSE the application to vary conditions 1, 39 and 40 of planning permission ref. ES.12/03/501 MW to amend the approved Restoration Plan to facilitate the reinstatement of a dwellinghouse, outbuilding and access road at Small Meadows, Newbold and Tucklesholme Quarry, near Barton under Needwood for the reasons below:

 

·         The proposed reinstatement of Small Meadows would not be compatible with the approved plan to restore the surrounding land to agriculture, woodland and wetland for nature conservation, recreation and amenity uses.

 

·         The proposed reinstatement of Small Meadows would not integrate with the new landscape or enhance the green infrastructure resulting from the restoration of the quarry.

 

·         The proposed reinstatement of Small Meadows would adversely affect the amenities enjoyed by future users of the land.

 

·         Overall it is considered that there are no material planning benefits to outweigh the material planning objections and as such the proposals do not represent sustainable development.

 

25.

Cotes Hall Farm, Cotes Lane, Swynnerton, Stone - S.18/04/4124 W pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Mr R J Stanier’s application for agricultural land improvement works involving the importation of 6144 cubic metres / 10,400 tonnes of clean uncontaminated soil (inert waste).

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Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application for agricultural land improvement works involving the importation of 6,144 cubic metres/ 10,400 tonnes of clean uncontaminated soil.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To PERMIT the application to carry out agricultural land improvement works involving the importation of 6,144 cubic metres/ 10,400 tonnes of clean uncontaminated soil at Cotes Hall Farm, Cotes Lane, Swynnerton, Stone, subject to the conditions laid out in the report.

 

26.

The First Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan (2010 - 2026) pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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Minutes:

The Committee were presented with a report to inform them of the conclusions of the First Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan.

 

The Committee were advised that there is no need to revise the Waste Local Plan at this time.

 

RESOLVED – (a) That the Cabinet and Full Council be informed that the Planning Committee endorse the conclusions of the First Review of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on- Trent Joint Waste Local Plan (2010 – 2026) that there is no need to revise our Waste Local Plan at this time so that it can continue to carry weight in the determination of planning applications for waste development.

 

(b) That the Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, after consultation with the Chairman of Planning Committee, be authorised to make minor amendments to the review document prior to it being reported to Full Council.

 

27.

The Annual Monitoring Report and partial review of the Minerals Local Plan pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

 

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Minutes:

The Committee were presented with a report to inform them of the findings of the Annual Monitoring Report and the partial review of the Minerals Local Plan for Staffordshire to check conformity with the revised National Planning Policy Framework.

 

The Committee were advised that the findings of the Annual Monitoring Report confirm that there is no current need to update any of the policies in the Minerals Local Plan.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

28.

Planning, Policy and Development Control - Half Year Performance Report pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

 

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills on the planning development control and planning policy making performance over the period 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018.

 

The Committee were presented with details of performance against various categories of application and the respective targets. The Committee noted the performance with policy-making; the development control performance against various categories of application and the respective national and local targets; the income from per-application advice; and the staffing changes in the Planning, Policy and Development team.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

29.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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The Committee considered the ‘county matters’ and consultation with Staffordshire County Council dealt with by the Director from Economy, Infrastructure and Skills under delegated powers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

30.

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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Minutes:

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.

31.

Planning Regulation - Performance and Delegated Decisions Report

(Exemption paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7)

 

Report of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

 

Minutes:

(Exemption paragraph 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7)