Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board - Thursday, 11 February 2021 2.00 pm

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Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 129 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2020 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.



Question Time.


The Chief Executive reported that no questions had been received under Standing Order 34.



Questions asked by Members.


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




To advise of any other items which the Chairman has decided to take as urgent elsewhere on the agenda.


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.


No declarations were made.



Presentation of petitions.


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



2020/1073/02 )2020/CM/0042/LCC): AH Pick & Son - Proposed Erection of Poultry Units and an Anaerobic Digestion Facility - Manor Farm, Hungarton Lane, Beeby. pdf icon PDF 577 KB


The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 7’, is filed with these minutes.


In accordance with the procedures for making representations to the Board Vicky Dennison (local resident), Colin Perks (local resident) and Alistair Clemence (Hungarton Parish Council) spoke against the proposals, and Graham Clark (Berrys) spoke on behalf of the applicant.


Mrs. B. Seaton CC and Mr. S. J. Galton CC spoke as the local members and both raised concerns about lorries travelling to and from the site through their divisions. Mr. Galton CC also raised concerns regarding the landscape and visual impact of the proposals.


In response to a question from a member as to whether a principle of development had been established on the site the Chief Executive confirmed that the fact that the Board had previously granted planning permission for a very similar proposal on the site was a material consideration and stated that although there had been changes in planning policy at both a national and local level since that earlier planning permission had been granted those policy changes did not affect the recommendation to grant planning permission on the current application.


The Chief Executive also confirmed that there was no specific timescale for when an Environmental Statement (ES) would become out of date. However, the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) needed to be sufficiently robust and it was for the Local Planning Authority to determine whether the ES was adequate. In this case the Chief Executive was of the view that the ES submitted with the planning application was sufficiently up to date and addressed all the relevant issues.


The Director of Environment and Transport confirmed that five passing bays were proposed to be created on Hungarton Lane at the points where the road was too narrow for vehicles to pass each other and at other points on Hungarton Lane it was possible for two HGVs to pass each other.


The Director of Law and Governance confirmed that it was not usual practice to draft a Section 106 agreement for an application such as this until the Board had approved the application in order to ensure that the agreement fully reflected the views of the Board. The Director advised that the Section 106 agreement from the previous application relating to the site was available for members to view should they wish to see it.


In response to concerns raised by a member regarding the environmental sustainability of the site the Chief Executive confirmed that planning policy did not set out specific environmental standards, such as achieving carbon neutrality and therefore it was not possible to secure such standards by planning condition or Section 106 agreement. However, the Chief Executive advised that officers would be able to discuss this with the applicant in order to convey the Council’s stance regarding the environment.


While members were broadly supportive of the officer recommendation to approve the application (subject to conditions and Section 106 agreement), members sought assurances from the Chief Executive that officers would seek to impose an additional planning condition to secure tighter restrictions on HGV movements late at night to safeguard the amenity of local residents. In response, the Chief Executive agreed that it would be possible to impose an additional condition, subject to having discussions with the applicant to understand any constraints that this would have on the operation of the business.




(a)       That the application be permitted subject to:


i.                 conditions nos. 1-15 set out in the appendix to the report;

ii.                the prior completion of a Section 106 legal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.


Chairman's announcements.


The Chairman advised that the next meeting of the Board would take place on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 2.00pm.