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


No declarations of interest were made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB



that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 23rd October, 2019 be received and approved as a correct record.


Town and Country Planning Act 1990: Town Planning Applications Requiring Decisions pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:



1.  V/2019/0638, Mr. J. Beeley, Dwelling with Associated Access and Parking, Land off The Avenue, Sutton in Ashfield


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


Further e-mails had been received from two properties raising the following new issues:


A request was made for Members to visit the site.


·         The private drive narrows to 3m in parts;

·         There was no mention for access possibly coming down the applicants own driveway;

·         Measurements taken by residents should be considered at the committee meeting;

·         How could a fire engine adequately turn on the site?


In Response

It was accepted that Off The Avenue varied in its width along its length and some parts were 3m in width.  There was some discrepancy in the detail submitted by the applicant but not outside the site or where the highway joined The Avenue.


The highway authority were satisfied with the proposal and did not raise any objections.


The access was proposed Off The Avenue where there was currently an access to the rear of 102 Kirkby Road. The proposal therefore did not result in a net gain in accesses to Off The Avenue.


The plans had been checked and amended and it was considered that they adequately identified the site and showed the access, parking, turning facility and layout, which all could be achieved.


Condition 4 was recommended to be changed to reflect the new layout plan.


An objector, Susan Dumelow and Councillor David Walters (as Ward Member), took the opportunity to address the Committee in respect of this matter and Members were offered the opportunity to clarify any points raised during the submissions as required.


It was moved by Councillor Jason Zadrozny and seconded by Councillor

Tom Hollis that the officer’s recommendation contained within the report

be rejected and planning consent be refused.


Reasons for rejecting officers’ recommendation:


The private road does not meet the prescribed highway standards for vehicles accessing this site by reason of its width and condition. It would thus result in an unacceptable impact on highway safety and therefore is contrary to saved policies ST1 (a) and (c) and HG5 (e) of the Ashfield Local Plan Review ALPR 2002 and Part 9 - Promoting Sustainable Transport of the National Planning Policy Framework NPPF 2019.


For the motion:

Councillors Ciaran Brown, Samantha Deakin, Dale Grounds, Tom Hollis, Rachel Madden, John Smallridge and Jason Zadrozny.


Against the motion:




Councillors Chris Baron, David Martin, Lauren Mitchell and Daniel Williamson.


2.  V/2018/0212, Mr. M. Fishleigh, Outline Application for Demolition of Existing Industrial Premises and Construction of Up To 23 Dwellings with Associated Access and Parking, The Pattern House, Crossley Avenue, Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield


It was moved and seconded that consideration of this application be deferred to enable officers to liaise with the County Council regarding the possibility of  ...  view the full minutes text for item P.23


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



that the report be received and noted.


(During consideration of this item, Councillor Chris Baron left the room at 11.35am and returned to the meeting at 11.38am.)