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


Councillor Lauren Mitchell declared a Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other

Interest in respect of Applications V/2019/0483 and V/2020/0114, Bellway Homes (East Midlands).  Her interest arose from the fact that she had previously been contacted by local residents, via email and visits to her surgery, in respect of these applications.



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that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 9 September 2020, be received and approved as a correct record.


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Prior to consideration of the applications and in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4 (Order of Business), the Chairman advised that she would be considering Application V/2020/0545 first to enable the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing, Councillor Tom Hollis, to attend a prior engagement.  Committee Members concurred with this course of action.


1.   V/2020/0545, Mr. J. Price, Amenity Block, 22a Back Lane, Huthwaite, Sutton in Ashfield


Councillor Tom Hollis, who called-in the application, 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 Rachel Madden and seconded by Councillor

Jason Zadrozny that the officers’ recommendation as contained within the report, be rejected and planning consent be refused.


Reasons for rejecting officers’ recommendation:

The proposed amenity block is considered to have a harmful impact on the character, quality, amenity and safety of the surrounding environment. This is due to the size and siting of the building in close proximity to the boundary with neighbouring properties and its resultant overdevelopment of the site. The application is therefore considered to be contrary to Policies ST1 (b) and HG7 of the Ashfield Local Plan Review (2002).


For the motion:

Councillors Ciaran Brown, Samantha Deakin, Arnie Hankin, Rachel Madden,

Lauren Mitchell, John Smallridge, Helen-Ann Smith, Daniel Williamson and Jason Zadrozny.


Against the motion:




Councillor Chris Baron.



2.   V/2019/0483, Bellway Homes (East Midlands), the residential development of 217 no. dwellings and associated infrastructure and works, including the removal of two groups and three individual TPO trees included in the Ashfield District Council Tree Preservation Order, TPO 168, (Phase 2) Land at Broomhill Farm, Hucknall


(In accordance with the Council’s Constitution and the Members’ Code of

Conduct, Councillor Lauren Mitchell had previously declared a Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interest in respect of this application. Her interest was such that she stayed in the meeting and took part in the discussion and voting thereon.)



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:-


An additional two representations had been received from local residents objecting to the planning application. These were raising the same issues as covered within the report including the loss of open space, impact on biodiversity and highways safety.


It had also been brought to the Council’s attention that a letter had been received, from a local resident, requesting the application be deferred. However, officers considered that the application was very capable of being determined based on the information submitted and that a deferral was not necessary on the grounds raised.


Finally, an updated house type information pack had also been received from the applicant, amending a plot number to accord with the latest layout revision. The change related to the house type at plot 137, where the roof  ...  view the full minutes text for item P.18