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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence. Councillor Webster was not present at the start of the meeting.
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2022
The minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2022 were confirmed as a true record.
Members to declare any interest as appropriate in respect of items to be considered at this meeting.
Councillor Posnett held a standing personal interest in any matters relating to the Leicestershire County Council due to her role as a County Councillor.
Schedule of Applications
Meadow Cottage, 37 New Road, Burton Lazars
The Senior Planning Officer addressed the Committee and provided a summary of the application and advised that since publication of the report responses had been received from the Highway Authority and the Leicestershire County Council Ecological section both of which had raised no objections. Therefore the application was recommended for approval.
The Senior Planning Officer responded to Member queries as follows:
· Approximately one third of the paddock was included in the application, some of this was patio and the application did include for the paddock to become part of the garden and to prevent further development of the site Members could remove permitted development rights
· To ensure materials were in-keeping with the neighbouring historic cottage it was advised that Members could request a new condition that these be submitted for approval
· There was a public right of way not just for this house but for the field and this would remain
· It was understood the property was in the ownership of the applicant
Pursuant to Chapter 2, Part 9, Paragraphs 2.8-2.28 of the Council’s Constitution in relation to public speaking at Planning Committee, the Chair allowed the following to give a 3 minute presentation:
· Councillor Tim Blewett of Burton and Dalby Parish Council
The developer had not approached the Parish Council about the application
Although the draft Neighbourhood Plan referenced from its survey of residents that 3 bed houses were needed, Councillor Blewett quoted a higher percentage had a preference for 2 bed bungalows
He was unsure of the boundary ownership and was aware of the public right of way between the application site and the neighbouring property
· Wayne Hickling, Objector
· Chris Jesson, Agent of Planning and Design Group
Mr Jesson responded to Member questions as follows:
The application had been submitted on the basis of ownership by the applicant
The Parish Council nor the Ward Councillor had been consulted and this was mainly a timing issue and they were more than happy to discuss the application in the future
· Councillor Robert Child, Ward Councillor
Councillor Child responded to a question as follows:
The development would be 2 metres higher than the neighbouring historic cottage as that property was set very low
During discussion the following points were noted:
· The Neighbourhood Plan was in draft form and was currently not at a stage to carry sufficient weight to be applied in this case
· It was pointed out that although the proposed property would be 2 metres higher than the existing building, it was still lower than other neighbouring buildings therefore the proposal would not dominate the street scene
· The access arrangement was existing and was not a new entrance
· The green space currently provided no amenity value
· From the recent survey of residents for the Neighbourhood Plan, 57 percent of responders were in favour of 3 bed ... view the full minutes text for item PL72
To consider any other business that the Chair considers urgent
There was no urgent business.