Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board
Thursday, 13 December 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Sparkenhoe Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield. View directions

Contact: Mr E. Walters (Tel: 0116 3052583)  Email:

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Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 133 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2018 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.



Question Time.


The Chief Executive reported that no questions had been received under Standing Order 35.



Questions asked by Members.


The Chief Executive reported that no questions had been received under Standing Order 7(3) and 7(5).



Urgent items.


There were no urgent items for consideration.



Declarations of interest in respect of items on the agenda.


The Chairman invited members who wished to do so to declare any interest in respect of items on the agenda for the meeting.


It was noted that all members who were also members of a Parish, Town or District Council, or Liaison Committee would have personal interests in those applications which relate to areas covered by those authorities/bodies.


No declarations were made.



Presentation of petitions


The Chief Executive reported that no petitions had been received under Standing Order 36.



2016/1119/04 (2018/CM/0302/LCC): Earl Shilton Recycling Limited - Restoration of the former Barrow Hill Quarry to an agricultural use with inert waste and soils, including temporary passing bays on Mill Lane - Barrow Hill Quarry, Mill Lane, Earl Shilton. pdf icon PDF 717 KB

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The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 7’, is filed with these minutes, as is a supplementary report regarding a site visit which members undertook, and which proposed amendments to the conditions proposed in the original report.


In accordance with the procedures for making representations to the Board Cllr. Richard Allen (Ward Member for Earl Shilton, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council) spoke against the proposals on the grounds that Mill Lane was unsuitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles. Cllr. Allen also made members aware of a report from the British Horse Society which indicated that it was dangerous for an Equestrian Complex to be in such close proximity to a road as busy as Mill Lane would be under the proposals. The Chief Executive confirmed that he had not had sight of this report.


The local member Mrs. J. Richards CC also addressed the Board. Mrs. Richards raised concerns about the safety of the proposals with regards to large vehicles, pedestrians and horses all using Mill Lane, Earl Shilton and asked that the application not be granted permission.


The Board received advice from the Director of Environment and Transport in light of the concerns expressed by members about highways issues.


The Director of Law and Governance reminded members that the application could only be refused on planning grounds, and issues such as insurance for local residents or impact on their businesses were not material planning considerations.




That determination of planning application no. 2016/1119/04 be deferred until a future meeting of the Board to enable further information and documentation to be obtained.



2018/VOCM/0193/LCC: Veolia ES (UK) Ltd - Variation of condition 8 of planning permission 2015/0979/04 to extend the hours of operation. pdf icon PDF 659 KB


The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 8’, is filed with these minutes.


The Chief Executive reported comments of the local member Mr. D.C. Bill MBE CC which raised concerns regarding the noise of vehicles and tipping operations at the site particularly early in the morning, and also asked for further liaison to take place between the County and District Councils regarding any complaints about the site.


The Chief Executive reported that the Enforcement Officer at the County Council had spoken to the applicant regarding noise emanating from the site early in the morning and the applicant had agreed to take action to ensure the problem did not arise in future.




(a)       That the application be permitted subject to the conditions nos. 1- 8 as set out in the appendix to the report.


(b)       That the Board confirms (as required by the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) that in dealing with the application the County Council worked in a positive and proactive manner, taking account of paragraphs 186 and 187 of the National Planning Policy Framework.