Agenda and draft minutes

Development Management Committee - Wednesday 7th February, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Wallfields, Hertford. View directions

Contact: Peter Mannings  Tel: (01279) 502174 Email:  peter.mannings@eastherts.gov.uk

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323.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

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There were no apologies.

324.

Chairman's Announcements

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The Chairman welcomed and introduced the Officers present at the meeting. There were no Chairman’s announcements.

325.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Members' declarations of interest.

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There were no declarations of interest.

326.

Minutes - 10 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Wednesday 10 January 2024.

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Councillor Buckmaster proposed and Councillor Devonshire seconded, a motion that the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2024 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 10 January 2024, be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

327.

3/19/1237/FUL- Residential development for 50 dwellings comprising of one-to-four-bedroom dwellings, including affordable homes, surface water balancing facility, access roads and footpaths and associated landscaping at Land between Hazel End Road and Farnham Road, North of (and Accessed From) Morbury Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 1JJ pdf icon PDF 222 KB

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The Head of Planning and Building Control recommended that in respect of application 3/19/1237/FUL, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report.

 

The planning case officer set out details of the application and clarified questions regarding the section 106 legal agreement.

 

Mr Delafield addressed the committee as the applicant’s agent.

 

Councillor Stowe proposed and Councillor Devonshire seconded, a motion that application 3/19/1237/FUL be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report and subject to the following amendments to conditions:

 

·               Plot 50 landing window condition (to be obscure glazed)

·               Amendment to condition 13 relating to bike storage (location and details of structures to be submitted for approval)

·               Amendment to condition 17 regarding building contractors’ practices and to ensure reference is made to lighting affecting amenity and insects.

·               The reason for the external lighting condition should include the need to avoid harm for insects (as a result of the proposed lighting).

·               Amendment to the trigger point for when details as required by Condition 12 regarding the correct installation of solar panels are submitted to the LPA for approval and implemented.

·               Clarity within the Section 106 legal agreement relating to the contributions.

·               Landscape details secured by condition to include fencing around the balancing pond.

·               Condition proposed to include details to be submitted of naturalistic play equipment within a fenced area within the greenspace.

 

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

 

RESOLVED – that application 3/19/1237/FUL be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions set out at the end of the report and subject to the amendments to conditions detailed above.

328.

Items for Reporting and Noting pdf icon PDF 239 KB

(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.

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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.

329.

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.

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The Team Leader (Strategic Applications) said that recent lobbying of DMC Members relating to the Gilston planning applications which were considered by DMC in February and March 2023, suggestions were being made regarding the resolution to grant included the provision requiring Officers to report back about the developments to Development Management Committee in 12 months’ time.

 

It was clarified to Members that the resolution specifically related to the “monitoring of the development”, and not to present the outline planning applications.

 

The Team Leader (Strategic Applications) further clarified that this matter sat with the Head of Planning and Building Control, and she was currently considering how and when to report on the monitoring of the development given that the Section 106 was yet to be completed, and the monitoring framework was in the process of being drafted by Officers and would need to be agreed by the Executive.

 

Members were advised that once there was more clarity on timescales, an update would be provided. The Team Leader (Strategic Applications) said that any questions should be directed to the Head of Planning and Building Control after the meeting.