Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Thursday 3rd December 2020 7.30 pm

Contact: Sharon Keenlyside 

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Items
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142.

SUBSTITUTIONS

To note any substitution of Committee Members made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

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The following substitution of Committee Members had been made in accordance with Council Procedure Rules:

 

Councillor J.Cragg for Councillor P.Hebden

Councillor L.Musk for Councillor J.Broach

143.

APOLOGIES

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J.Broach and P.Hebden.

144.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2020 (previously circulated).

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The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2020 were approved as a correct record and noted by the Chairman.

 

The hard copy of the minutes would be signed by the Chairman as soon as it was reasonably practicable or alternatively, electronic signatures would be arranged after the meeting.

145.

16 THE RYDE HATFIELD AL9 5DH - 6/2020/2167/FULL - THE SUB-DIVISION OF EXISTING SITE INTO TWO SEPARATE PLOTS, INCLUDING THE DEMOLITION OF THE EXISTING DETACHED GARAGE & LEAN-TO AND THE ERECTION OF ONE DWELLINGHOUSE pdf icon PDF 420 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance).

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Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the sub-division of existing site into two separate plots including the demolition of the existing detached garage and lean to and the erection of one dwelling house.

 

The application site was located on the eastern side of The Ryde at the junction with Pleasant Rise. The site comprised a two storey, five bedroomed dwelling, with a detached double garage. Located on a prominent corner plot, the site benefitted from a wide frontage, with a larger than average front and side garden. The land was generally level in the vicinity of the existing house, but sloped downwards from south to north from the existing house to the north boundary by approximately 1m.

 

Within the immediate context of the site, the houses fronting onto the eastern side of The Ryde and the southern side of Pleasant Rise were generally two storey, detached dwellings of conventional design which dated from the 1960’s. More widely, there was a greater degree of variety in terms of architectural styles, including bungalows, semi-detached and terrace properties. To the opposite side of The Ryde was a terrace of bungalows at Nos. 43 – 67 that were part of an award winning and radical housing scheme, now Grade II Listed, built in the mid-60’s by the Cockaigne Housing Group. There was an area of open grass and trees located to the north of the site, to the opposite side of Pleasant Rise.

 

The application was presented to the Committee because Hatfield Town Council had submitted a Major Objection to the proposed development for the reasons set out below:

 

“Members note the further changes to the plans however they are still concerned at loss of privacy and loss of daylight for the resident at 2 Pleasant Rise. There is concern regarding traffic generation and development on a very dangerous bend in the road. Members consider this is still overdevelopment of the site leading to very little amenity space for the property and insufficient off road parking. They are extremely concerned that this will set a precedent for further shoe-horning of second houses on plots in the vicinity.”

 

Mrs Holms, Neighbour, spoke against the application saying that there were 22 local objections to the planning application including collective ones from the Ryde Association and the Cockaigne Housing Group. They said that 16 The Ryde was only purchased for the sole purchase of building an additional house on the land for profit. The application sought to shoehorn a large, 3 bedroom house onto a small plot of land. The proposed house had a garden to the side of the house which would be very small for the property and would be an inadequate garden space for a large 3 bedroom house. The garden space at 16 The Ryde had been reduced by at least 50%, leaving a small garden for a 5 double bedroom house. The parking was limited for both houses and will result in additional street parking that was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 145.

146.

APPEAL DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance).

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Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) detailing recent appeal decisions for the period 15 September to 13 November 2020.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That appeal decisions during the period 15 September to 13 November 2020 be noted.

147.

PLANNING UPDATE - FUTURE PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance).

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Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) providing the Committee with a summary of planning applications that might be presented over the next one or two months.  Members noted that if the call-in or application was withdrawn, the item would not be presented to the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That future planning applications which might be considered by the Committee be noted.

148.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE REPORT JULY- SEPTEMBER 2020 pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance).

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Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) relating to the performance of the Development Management Service over the three month period July to September 2020.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Development Management Performance Report, July to September 2020 be noted.

149.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for Items 12 and 13 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraphs 2 (Information likely to reveal the identity of an individual), and 6 (Statutory notice or order)  of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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RESOLVED:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 12 (Minute 150 refers) on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100(A)(3) and Paragraphs 2 (Information likely to reveal the identity of an individual), and 6 (Statutory notice or order) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

150.

ENFORCEMENT CASES MONITORING REPORT

Exempt report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance).

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The exempt report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) provided an update on ongoing planning enforcement cases.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the update on planning enforcement be noted.