Agenda and minutes

Development Management Committee
Wednesday 10th August, 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Wallfields, Hertford. View directions

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To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Andrews, Beckett and Kemp. It was noted that Councillors Huggins, Dumont and Rutland-Barsby were substituting for Councillors Andrews, Beckett and Kemp respectively.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no Chairman’s Announcements.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any Members' declarations of interest.


There were no declarations of interests.


Minutes - 13 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Wednesday 13 July 2022.


Councillor Newton proposed and Councillor Page seconded, a motion that the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.


RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2022, be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


3/22/0510/REM - Reserved Matters for layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of 3/21/1749/VAR (approved under outline planning 3/18/2253/OUT) for E(g)(ii), E(g)(iii), B2 and B8 uses including servicing, landscaping, means of enclosure and associated works and infrastructure at Land at Bishop's Stortford South (BISH5) (Parcel D, St James' Park) pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Recommended for Approval

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The Head of Planning and Building Control recommended that in respect of reserved matters application 3/22/0510/REM, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions detailed in the report and the late representations summary with delegated authority being granted to the Head of Planning and Building Control to finalise the detail of the conditions.


The Principal Planning Officer presented an extract of the adopted masterplan framework that was adopted by Full Council in July 2018. She presented a series of plans and elevation drawings and said that the adopted masterplan included details of the proposed access off St James’ Way.


The Principal Planning Officer set out the background to the hybrid planning permission which included fill and outline planning permission. She summarised how the reserved matters application fitted into that hybrid scheme and advised that the reserved matters application included details of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping.


The Principal Planning Officer said that the principle for the development had been established by the hybrid planning permission and this matter should not be revisited by Members.


Members were advised that the green space landscaped area was not part of the reserved matters application but was covered by a proposed condition to ensure that the landscaped areas to the north, east and south were in place prior to first occupation.


The Principal Planning Officer said that the site was 3.4 hectares and this was in accordance with the hybrid planning permission of up to 4 hectares and the proposed building heights were also in accordance with the hybrid planning permission and parameter plans approved by the hybrid planning permission.


The Principal Planning Officer spoke at length in respect of the proposed strategic landscaping and provided detailed information in respect of two further reserved matters applications that were yet to be determined.


Members were advised that proposed condition 3 detailed in the late representation summary was to ensure that the landscaping was in place and was substantially completed prior to the development on the employment site being occupied.


The Principal Planning Officer said that a new proposed condition 10 specifically related to the landscaping on the site itself. Members were advised that condition 4 had been amended in respect of the specific roads for HGVs moving to and from the site. She said that condition 9 set out noise requirements for the site and condition 11 set out details of proposed route plans.


The Principal Planning Officer detailed the contents of the late representations summary.


Mr Arnott addressed the Committee in objection to the application. Mr Pritchard spoke for the application. Councillor Wyllie addressed the Committee as the local ward Member.


The Principal Planning Officer said that the hybrid application was for up to four hectares of B1, B2 and B8 land uses and the reserved matters scheme was compliant with those uses and was also compliant with the policies that were in place.


The Service Manager (Development Management and Enforcement) said that the outline application had not placed a cap on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 128.


Items for Reporting and Noting pdf icon PDF 28 KB

(A)  Appeals against refusal of Planning Permission/ non?determination.


(B)  Planning Appeals Lodged.


(C)      Planning Appeals: Inquiry and Informal Hearing Dates.


(D)     Planning Statistics.

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RESOLVED – that the following reports be noted:


(A)   Appeals against refusal of planning permission / non-determination;


(B)        Planning Appeals lodged;


(C)        Planning Appeals: Inquiry and Informal Hearing Dates; and


(D)       Planning Statistics.


Urgent Business

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman of the meeting, is of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration and is not likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information.


There was no urgent business.