Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Contact: Julie Robinson  Email: j.robinson@ashfield.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

P.26

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

P.27

Minutes pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED

that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25th January, 2018 be received and approved as a correct record.

 

P.28

Town and Country Planning Act 1990; Town Planning Applications Requiring Decisions pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

1.         Application V/2017/0329, Ainsworth Home Life Supported Accommodation Limited, two storey apartment block consisting of 14 apartments for supported living (Use Class C3b), land adjacent The Blue Bell, Carsic Lane, Sutton in Ashfield.

 

It was moved and seconded that consideration of this application be deferred for a maximum period of 3 months, to enable further discussions to be undertaken with the applicant in respect of increased parking provision on this site.

 

(Councillor Glenys Maxwell entered the meeting at 6.51 p.m. during consideration of this item.  Consequently, in accordance with the Code of Conduct and Procedures in respect of the Planning Service she was not permitted to vote on the application).

 

2.         Application V/2018/0007, Ashfield District Council, single storey rear extension, 116 Ashland Road West, Sutton in Ashfield.

 

It was moved and seconded that conditional consent be granted.

P.29

Planning Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

Members were asked to note the recent Planning Appeal Decisions as outlined in the report.

 

In discussing the report Members commented that they were disappointed that the Enforcement Appeal against planning application V/2016/0742 was allowed.  The Planning Officer informed the Committee that the conditions attached to this application would have to be complied with and any breach would be investigated accordingly.

 

RESOLVED

that the report be received and noted.

 

Reason:

To update the Committee on the recent Appeal Decisions.

 

(Councillor Helen-Ann Smith left the meeting at 7.22 p.m. and returned at 7.25 p.m. during consideration of the above item.)

P.30

Tree Preservation Order - 112 Portland Road, Hucknall pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Minutes:

Members were advised that one objection had been received in response to the making of a Tree Preservation Order at 112 Portland Road, Hucknall.

 

RESOLVED

that having considered and notwithstanding the letter of objection, the Council proceed to confirm the Tree Preservation Order without modification, on the terms as outlined in the report.

 

Reasons:

The tree in question is considered to contribute to the visual amenity of the surrounding area, and its removal would be detrimental to the character of the area.  The tree is adjacent to the public highway of Portland Road, which is one of the main thoroughfares through Hucknall.  The tree has been inspected by a fully qualified arboriculturist and demonstrates sound health and structural stability, all qualities which warrant TPO status.

 

The removal of, or uneven pruning works to the tree in question, would severely reduce the visual amenity benefit that the tree currently provides. The tree was heavily pruned before the provisional Order was placed, and therefore the permanent placement of the Order will allow regulated pruning and management of the tree to help maintain the trees aesthetic appearance. If the tree is not protected there is no other statutory control other than the issuing of a felling licence by the Forestry Commission that could limit or control the removal of the tree in question.

 

It is considered that the placing of a Tree Preservation Order on the tree is in the interests of public amenity.