Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 7th March, 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
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32.

Apologies

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33.

Declarations of Interest in Accordance with Standing Order No. 16

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

34.

Minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

 

35.

Applications for Permission

Reports of the Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

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36.

Seisdon Quarry - SS.18/08/627 M pdf icon PDF 254 KB

JPE Holdings Limited’s application to vary conditions 3, 12 and 31 of planning permission SS.15/13/627 M relating to an extension of time for working operations and the import of restoration materials to 31 July 2019, and to amend the approved Restoration Concept Plan.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer on the proposed application to vary conditions 3, 12 and 31 of planning permission SS.15/13/627 M relating to an extension of time for working operations and the import of restoration materials to 31 July 2019, and to amend the approved Restoration Concept Plan.

 

In accordance with the County Councils scheme for public speaking at meetings, the Committee received representations from Mr Colin Elstone, objecting to the application, Stephen Harrison representing Seisdon and Trysull Parish Council and Mr Adam Collinge representing the applicant.

 

County Councillor Victoria Wilson as the local member also spoke to the Committee against the application and sought assurances that the restoration of the quarry would be completed by the end of the year.

 

Members queried what materials would be brought on site in order to complete the restoration. They queried the number of lorry movements per week and whether it was feasible for the restoration to be completed by the end of the year. The Committee also queried if £5,000 per year contribution from the quarry for road restoration was a reasonable amount. In response, the Committee were informed that the materials brought onto the site would be soil based or clay materials. The Committee were also advised that 550 lorry movements per week was under the current permission and therefore acceptable and the restoration would still be continuing at other parts of the site whilst these quarry works are undertaken. It was reported that the view from the Highways department was that £5,000 per year was reasonable as the causes of the condition of the road were not all related to the quarry.

 

The Committee were advised that there have not been any discussions to make any amendments to the section 106 agreement. The Committee were also advised that no enforcement action has been taken against the quarry operator.

 

The Committee sought assurances from JPE that they would be making no further applications for extension at this quarry. In response, the Committee were advised that the material was the last on the site and the quarry had also started to decommission the site.

 

Following a vote it was:

 

RESOLVED – To PERMIT the application to vary conditions 3, 12 and 31 of planning permission SS.15/13/627 M relating to an extension of time for working operations and the import of restoration materials to 31 July 2019; and to amend the approved Restoration Concept Plan subject to the conditions of the current planning permission (SS.15/13/627 M) and additional conditions highlighted in the report.

 

37.

Decisions taken under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

38.

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 enclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.

 

39.

Exempt minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019

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

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RESOLVED – That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman