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P.26

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Rachel Madden declared a Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interest in respect of application V/2015/0449, Persimmon Homes North Midlands, residential development of ten dwellings, former Annesley Colliery, Newstead Road, Annesley.  Her interest arose from the fact that as a member of Annesley and Felley Parish Council she had attended meetings where this matter was discussed but had not expressed an opinion or taken part in the debate or voting.

P.27

Minutes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED

that the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 1st December, 2016 be received and approved as a correct record.

P.28

Town and Country Planning Act 1990: Town Planning Applications Requiring Decisions pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

1.          Application V/2016/0246, Crown Care Developments Ltd, demolition of existing buildings and erection of Care Home, land and buildings 186-190 Beardall Street, Hucknall.

 

In accordance with the Council’s Policy for dealing with late matters in relation to planning applications (Minute No. D4.17, 1993/94 refers), the Development Management Team Leader proceeded to give a verbal report as to additional comments received in relation to the application as follows:-

 

An email from the Business Manager of the OM Surgery raises concerns in respect of there not being enough GP resources in Hucknall to cover a new 72 bed Care Home. 

 

In response to this email, the Senior Service Improvement Manager for the Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group confirms that Ashfield District Council sends a weekly list of planning applications and in April last year this application was included.  Because of the numbers involved it would be anticipated that this number of patients would not warrant increased premises and so a response to the planning application was not made.  This was particularly in light of the fact that another Care Home in the area had recently closed.

 

Correspondence from Hucknall Heritage Society has also been received stating the proposal to demolish the building has been a concern for a long time and information has been sent to the Conservation Officer and the Applicant’s agent who promised to send a report but this was never received.  Furthermore, the house was left to the people of Hucknall to be used for the benefit of disadvantaged children and it is therefore questioned whether everything has been taken into consideration.

 

The Development Team Manager reported that a response from the Clinical Commissioning Group has been provided in respect of GP resources and is not considered to be an issue.  The issue of covenants is not a material planning consideration and the heritage issues are fully discussed in the report. 

 

Members were also asked to note that an addendum to the agenda had been circulated enclosing a revised plan in respect of this application.

 

It was moved by Councillor Mike Smith and seconded by Councillor Sam Wilson that the recommendation contained within the report be rejected and that planning consent be refused for the reasons set out below:-

 

1.   The site is an existing employment site and it has not been clearly         demonstrated that there is a lack of demand, that the retention of the        employment uses would cause unacceptable environmental           problems or that the buildings or site is no longer capable of       providing an acceptable standard of accommodation for employment     purposes.  The proposed use, although resulting in jobs, is a      residential use located on employment land which is contrary to    Policy EM5 of the Ashfield Local Plan Review (2002).

 

2.   The proposal would result in an overdevelopment of the site because it has a cramped appearance, out of scale with neighbouring development with a modern bland design set back from the street scene behind car parking which is not characteristic of the area.  ...  view the full minutes text for item P.28

P.29

Planning Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Minutes:

Members were asked to note the Planning Appeal decisions received in December, 2016.

 

RESOLVED

that the report be received and noted.