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Planning Applications Committee Minutes    

Date: Monday 05 July 2021       Time: 06:00 PM       Location: Civic Centre live on Facebook       Contact: jgrainger@Mansfield.gov.uk

Attendance Details

PresentNames
Present:Councillor Terry Clay, Councillor Bill Drewett, Councillor Robert Elliman, Councillor Dave Saunders, Councillor Philip Shields, Councillor Andy Sissons, Councillor Sue Swinscoe, Councillor Andy Wetton, Councillor Craig Whitby, Councillor Martin Wright
In AttendanceAttendees
In Attendance:Martyn Saxton, Robert Forrester, Ray Deans, Tehrim Raza and Julie Grainger
ItemDescriptionBackground InformationDecision
 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCEAPOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Hanstock, Lohan and Answer. Councillor Clay arrived late and was therefore unable to vote on the first application.
Councillor Saunders acted as substitute for Councillor Hanstock and Councillor Whitby acted as substitute for Councillor Lohan.
21/30DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTDECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Elliman declared an interest in application 2017/0575/OUT as he had expressed a view with a number of residents and was going to speak on their behalf against the application. Councillor Elliman left the meeting during discussion and voting for this item.
 
21/31MINUTES OF SITE VISIT HELD ON 7 JUNE, 2021MINUTES OF SITE VISIT HELD ON 7 JUNE, 2021

The Minutes of the site visit held on 7 June, 2021 were submitted for confirmation.

Minutes
RESOLVED - That the minutes of the site visit held on 7 June, 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.
21/32MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 7 JUNE, 2021MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 7 JUNE, 2021

The Minutes of the meeting held on 7 June, 2021 were submitted for confirmation.

Minutes
RESOLVED - That the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 June, 2021 be confirmed as a correct record.
21/33PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2017/0575/OUT - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO 204 DWELLINGS (WITH ALL MATTERS RESERVED EXCEPT ACCESS) WITH ACCESS OFF QUARRY LANE AND ASSOCIATED OPEN SPACE, LANDSCAPING AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS – GREGORY QUARRY, OFF NOTTINGHAM ROAD, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2017/0575/OUT - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF UP TO 204 DWELLINGS (WITH ALL MATTERS RESERVED EXCEPT ACCESS) WITH ACCESS OFF QUARRY LANE AND ASSOCIATED OPEN SPACE, LANDSCAPING AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS – GREGORY QUARRY, OFF NOTTINGHAM ROAD, MANSFIELD

The Committee considered an outline application for residential development of up to 204 dwellings (with all matters reserved except access) with access off Quarry Lane and associated open space, landscaping and infrastructure works – Gregory Quarry, off Nottingham Road, Mansfield.

Since publication of the report a late item had been received from CMS Solicitors acting on behalf of the applicant which had been circulated to members of the Committee.

In accordance with the Committee's public speaking procedure, the undermentioned spoke as indicated:

Tim Spurry (Objector)
Councillor Elliman

Councillor Wright proposed and Councillor Wetton seconded that the outline application be refused planning permission for reasons outlined in the report.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 8 votes for with 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Gregory Quarry, Off Nottingham Road, Mansfield
RESOLVED - That the outline application for residential development of up to 204 dwellings (with all matters reserved except access) with access off Quarry Lane and associated open space, landscaping and infrastructure works – Gregory Quarry, off Nottingham Road, Mansfield be refused planning permission for reasons outlined in the report.
21/34PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2019/0207/FUL - 12 NO. NEW APARTMENTS AND 9 NO DETACHED DWELLINGS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS ROADS AND CAR PARKING PROVISION - LAND REAR OF BERRY HILL HALL, BERRY HILL LANE, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2019/0207/FUL - 12 NO. NEW APARTMENTS AND 9 NO DETACHED DWELLINGS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS ROADS AND CAR PARKING PROVISION - LAND REAR OF BERRY HILL HALL, BERRY HILL LANE, MANSFIELD

The Committee considered an application for 12 No. new apartments and 9 No. detached dwellings with associated access roads and car parking provision - land to the rear of Berry Hill Hall, Berry Hill Lane, Mansfield.

The Planning Officer advised the Committee that since publication of the report the application had been amended to 8 dwellings and 12 apartments.

In accordance with the Committee's public speaking procedure, the undermentioned spoke as indicated:

Julie Tasker (Objector)
Paul Sedgwick (Supporter)

Councillor Wetton proposed and Councillor Wright seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 9 votes for with 1 vote against and 0 abstentions.

Land rear of Berry Hill Hall, Berry Hill Lane
RESOLVED - That the application for 12 No. new apartments and 8 No. detached dwellings with associated access roads and car parking provision - land to the rear of Berry Hill Hall, Berry Hill Lane, Mansfield be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.
21/35PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0535/FUL - ERECTION OF 73 NO. DWELLINGS WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AMENITY SPACE, LANDSCAPING, NEW VEHICULAR ACCESS POINT, INTERNAL ROAD NETWORK AND PARKING AREAS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE – SANDHURST QUARRY, SANDHURST AVENUE, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0535/FUL - ERECTION OF 73 NO. DWELLINGS WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AMENITY SPACE, LANDSCAPING, NEW VEHICULAR ACCESS POINT, INTERNAL ROAD NETWORK AND PARKING AREAS AND OTHER ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE – SANDHURST QUARRY, SANDHURST AVENUE, MANSFIELD

The Committee considered an application for the erection of 73 No. dwellings with public and private amenity space, landscaping, new vehicular access point, internal road network and parking areas and other associated infrastructure - Sandhurst Quarry, Sandhurst Avenue, Mansfield.

The following conditions had been omitted from the report and were circulated to members prior to the commencement of the meeting:

Conditions
Standard 3 years to commence development
To comply with Planning Acts

Development only in accordance with the approved plans
To define the development and for clarity

No development until scheme for bio-diversity off-setting and maintenance is agreed.
To ensure the development delivers a bio-diversity net-gain

Scheme for slope stability and maintenance to be agreed.
To ensure the safety of the development and surrounding property

Over-55’s apartments only to be occupied by the over 55’s
The general occupation of the apartments would not be acceptable as the over-55’s do not contribute to education provision in the area as normally required by Local Plan Policy IN1

Standard Condition - Materials to be approved
In the interest of visual amenity

Standard Condition - Landscaping/maintenance to be approved
In the interest of visual amenity

Scheme for Drainage to be approved – as advised by Local Lead Flood Authority

Highway conditions as advised by Highway Authority:-
1. driveways/parking areas have been surfaced in a bound material
2. Occupation of plots 1 to 70 shall not take place until the footway improvement works provided.
3. Occupation of plots 71 to 73 shall not take place until the site access
arrangement provided.
4. The Travel Plan shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details
5. construction method statement to be submitted

Environmental Health conditions regarding ;
Noise, Environment, Hours and Contaminated Land

Completion of a full Phase II geo-environmental intrusive site investigation, including targeted investigation in the areas of former tanks, substation and other quarry features, to determine specific recommendations for future work.
Completion of a ground gas monitoring exercise.
Completion of a foundation schedule / specialist foundation design is recommended once development plans are available.

Conditions as advised by Environment Agency:-
A remediation strategy to deal with the risks associated with contamination of the site

Since publication of the report an e:mail had been received from the agent regarding the Nottinghamshire County Council education contribution.

The Planning Officer reported extra comments relating to Heritage and Bio-diversity matters:
Bio-diversity Net-gain
The quarry was at a lower level than the surrounding residential property, and it was very overgrown, with a high level of habitat. With a requirement within the Local Plan that development achieves a net-gain in bio-diversity, this posed a problem, and the applicant had been in discussion with the Council’s Policy officers to commute the bio-diversity net-gain off-site on to Council-owned land, and potentially on to the Council owned park to the N.E, with only a modest nature area on the site in addition to a small area of Public Open Space.
The final location and arrangements were still to be resolved but it was considered to be an acceptable solution in principle.

Heritage Matters
The Council’s Conservation Officer (and the equivalent at the County Council) had raised concerns regarding the loss of the site office – identified on the local list. A prior notification for the demolition had already been given and the retention of the building was not a requirement of the Local Plan allocation, and it was considered that relocating the access-point further from the junction was a greater priority.

Councillor Saunders proposed and Councillor Whitby seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and that:
(i) The applicant enters into a Section 106 Agreement as detailed in the report
(ii) Delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to issue the permission following completion of the Section 106 Agreement.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 10 votes for with 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Sandhurst Quarry, Sandhurst Avenue
RESOLVED - That the application for the erection of 73 No. dwellings with public and private amenity space, landscaping, new vehicular access point, internal road network and parking areas and other associated infrastructure - Sandhurst Quarry, Sandhurst Avenue, Mansfield be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and that the applicant enters into a Section 106 Agreement and delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to issue the permission.
21/36PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0045/FUL - NEW SINGLE STOREY RETAIL UNIT FOR CLASS A1 USE WITH ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND SITE BOUNDARY TREATMENT - 2 HETTS LANE, WARSOPPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0045/FUL - NEW SINGLE STOREY RETAIL UNIT FOR CLASS A1 USE WITH ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND SITE BOUNDARY TREATMENT - 2 HETTS LANE, WARSOP

The Committee considered an application for a new single storey retail unit for Class A1 use with associated landscaping and site boundary treatment at 2 Hetts Lane, Warsop.

In accordance with the Committee's public speaking procedure the undermentioned spoke as indicated:

Maureen Briggs (Objector)
Matthew Wilkinson (Supporter)

Councillor Wright proposed and Councillor Whitby seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 7 votes for with 2 votes against and 1 abstention.

2 Hetts Lane, Warsop
RESOLVED - That the application for a new single storey retail unit for Class A1 use with associated landscaping and site boundary treatment at 2 Hetts Lane, Warsop be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.
21/37PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2021/0371/HHA - SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION - 88 LITTLE BARN LANE, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2021/0371/HHA - SINGLE STOREY SIDE EXTENSION - 88 LITTLE BARN LANE, MANSFIELD

The Committee considered an application for a single storey extension at 88 Little Barn Lane, Mansfield.

Martyn Saxton left the meeting during discussion of this item.

Councillor Saunders proposed and Councillor Wetton seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 10 votes for with 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

88 Little Barn Lane, Mansfield
RESOLVED - That the application for a single storey extension at 88 Little Barn Lane, Mansfield be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.
21/38PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2018/0552/OUT - OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION (INCLUDING THE RESERVED MATTER OF ACCESS) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 16.05 HECTARES OF LAND FOR UP TO 400 DWELLINGS - ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED – PHASES 2, 3 AND 4, LAND AT PENNIMENT FARM, ABBOTT ROAD, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2018/0552/OUT - OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION (INCLUDING THE RESERVED MATTER OF ACCESS) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF 16.05 HECTARES OF LAND FOR UP TO 400 DWELLINGS - ALL OTHER MATTERS RESERVED – PHASES 2, 3 AND 4, LAND AT PENNIMENT FARM, ABBOTT ROAD, MANSFIELD

The application had been withdrawn from the agenda at the applicant's request.

Phases 2, 3 and 4, Land at Penniment Farm, Mansfield
 
21/39PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2021/0124/COU - CONTINUED USE OF FORMER STORAGE BUILDING (USE CLASS B8) TO SMART CAR BODY WORK REPAIRS (USE CLASS B2) - 95C SOUTHWELL ROAD WEST, MANSFIELDPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2021/0124/COU - CONTINUED USE OF FORMER STORAGE BUILDING (USE CLASS B8) TO SMART CAR BODY WORK REPAIRS (USE CLASS B2) - 95C SOUTHWELL ROAD WEST, MANSFIELD

The Committee considered an application for the continued use of former storage building (use class B8) for smart car body work repairs (use class B20 at 95c Southwell Road West, Mansfield.

Since publication of the report a further two letters of objection had been received from local residents relating to untaxed cars being parked outside residents' properties, accessing properties was dangerous, concerns with parked cars and amount of traffic on an already busy road. An email had also been received from Councillor Garner which stated:-
• I oppose this and I am dismayed that it’s down for approval
• Traffic in the area is getting unbelievable parking and the entry and egress of this business onto the busy A617
• Also the parking between the buildings of vehicles blocking major services such as Fire and Rescue
• As this business will be using inflammable materials in there spraying and painting of vehicles in close proximity to other buildings - Residential and commercial

In accordance with the Committee's public speaking procedure the undermentioned spoke as indicated:

Zoe Abbate (Objector)
Janet Langdon (Objector)

Councillor Whitby proposed and Councillor Clay seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion had fallen with 3 votes for 7 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Councillor Wetton proposed and Councillor Saunders seconded that the application be refused planning permission for the following reasons:

The application site relates to a building situated in a back-land location set to the rear of property fronting on to Southwell Road West and as a result the access is narrow and constrained with poor visibility and with very restricted operational parking and no on-site turning facility. The use under consideration and the manner of operation of the activity, results in an excess of vehicle movements associated with the business, which by necessity occurs along the narrow access route, with reversing and turning movements on the public highway, along with part-completed vehicles and other vehicles parked on the highway. The parking of part-finished vehicles on the highway is considered to be detrimental to the appearance of the locality contrary to the provisions of Policy E4 2 (c) of the adopted Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033. The intensity of vehicle movements arising from the lack of operational parking, brings the vehicles in to frequent conflict with pedestrians on the adjacent footway and visiting the local shops and the vehicles being turned and parked on the highway restricts the free-flow of vehicles on this busy local distributer road.
The development results in the severe situation noted within the National Planning Policy Framework, that is detrimental to highway safety being particularly dangerous for shoppers and pedestrians, and the development is therefore contrary to the provisions of Policies E4 2(a), IN9 and IN10 of the adopted Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion had been carried by 7 votes for with 3 votes against and 0 abstentions.

95C Southwel Road West, Mansfield
RESOLVED - That contrary to officer recommendation, the application for the continued use of former storage building (use class B8) for smart car body work repairs (use class B20 at 95c Southwell Road West, Mansfield be refused planning permission for the following reasons:
The application site relates to a building situated in a back-land location set to the rear of property fronting on to Southwell Road West and as a result the access is narrow and constrained with poor visibility and with very restricted operational parking and no on-site turning facility. The use under consideration and the manner of operation of the activity, results in an excess of vehicle movements associated with the business, which by necessity occurs along the narrow access route, with reversing and turning movements on the public highway, along with part-completed vehicles and other vehicles parked on the highway. The parking of part-finished vehicles on the highway is considered to be detrimental to the appearance of the locality contrary to the provisions of Policy E4 2 (c) of the adopted Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033. The intensity of vehicle movements arising from the lack of operational parking, brings the vehicles in to frequent conflict with pedestrians on the adjacent footway and visiting the local shops and the vehicles being turned and parked on the highway restricts the free-flow of vehicles on this busy local distributer road.
The development results in the severe situation noted within the National Planning Policy Framework, that is detrimental to highway safety being particularly dangerous for shoppers and pedestrians, and the development is therefore contrary to the provisions of Policies E4 2(a), IN9 and IN10 of the adopted Mansfield District Local Plan 2013-2033.
21/40PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0507/FUL - ERECTION OF 30 DWELLINGS (100% AFFORDABLE UNITS FOR RENT) AND ASSOCIATED ACCESS ROAD FOLLOWING DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDING – LAND AT WOOD LANE, CHURCH WARSOPPLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE: 2020/0507/FUL - ERECTION OF 30 DWELLINGS (100% AFFORDABLE UNITS FOR RENT) AND ASSOCIATED ACCESS ROAD FOLLOWING DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDING – LAND AT WOOD LANE, CHURCH WARSOP

The Committee considered an application for the erection of 30 dwellings (100% affordable units for rent) and associated access road following demolition of existing building at land at Wood Lane, Church Warsop.

In accordance with the Committee's public speaking procedure the undermentioned spoke as indicated:

Councillor A. Burgin

Councillor Wright proposed and Councillor Saunders seconded that the application be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and subject to the applicant entering into a Section 106 Agreement and that delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to issue the permission.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 6 votes for with 4 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Wood Lane, Church Warsop
RESOLVED - That the application for the erection of 30 dwellings (100% affordable units for rent) and associated access road following demolition of existing building at land at Wood Lane, Church Warsop be granted planning permission with conditions as detailed in the report and subject to the applicant entering into a Section 106 Agreement and that delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to issue the permission.
21/41APPENDICES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AND USE CLASSESAPPENDICES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACT AND USE CLASSES

The Human Rights Act and Use Classes were submitted for information.

Appendices 1 and 2
RESOLVED - Noted.
21/42APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 257 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 FOR THE STOPPING UP OF A FOOTPATH BETWEEN CHURCH STREET AND BURNS LANE TO ENABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE AS GRANTED BY PLANNING PERMISSION REFERENCE 2019/0252/FUL - BETWEEN CHURCH STREET AND BURNS LANE, WARSOPAPPLICATION UNDER SECTION 257 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 FOR THE STOPPING UP OF A FOOTPATH BETWEEN CHURCH STREET AND BURNS LANE TO ENABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE AS GRANTED BY PLANNING PERMISSION REFERENCE 2019/0252/FUL - BETWEEN CHURCH STREET AND BURNS LANE, WARSOP

The Committee considered an application under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act for the closure of a footpath between Burns Lane and Church Street, Warsop.

Councillor Elliman proposed and Councillor Swinscoe seconded that the Committee authorise the stopping up under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

The motion being put to the vote it was announced that the motion be carried by 10 votes for with 0 votes against and 0 abstentions.

Between Church Street and Burns Lane, Warsop
RESOLVED - That the Committee authorise the making of the Stopping Up Order under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the land between Burns Lane and Church Street, Warsop.
21/43APPEAL DECISIONS 25 MAY 2021 – 20 JUNE 2021 APPEAL DECISIONS 25 MAY 2021 – 20 JUNE 2021

The Committee noted that there had been no Appeal Decision received during the period 25 May, 2021 to 20 June, 2021.

Planning Appeal Decisions 25/05/2021 - 20/06/2021
RESOLVED - Noted.
Published 09/07/2021 09:14:27