Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board
Thursday, 14 February 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Mr E. Walters (Tel: 0116 3052583)  Email: euan.walters@leics.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

Webcast.

A webcast of the meeting can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWFpwBLs6MnUzG0WjejrQtQ

 

76.

Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 December 2018 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.

 

77.

Question Time.

Minutes:

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

 

78.

Questions asked by Members.

Minutes:

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

 

79.

Urgent items.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items for consideration.

 

80.

Declarations of interest in respect of items on the agenda.

Minutes:

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.

 

Mr. D. Jennings CC declared a personal interest leading to bias in item 7: Hugglescote County Primary School and stated that he would leave the room for that item.

81.

Presentation of petitions.

Minutes:

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

 

 

82.

2018/Reg3Mi/0200/LCC - Leicestershire County Council - Application for new 5 classroom single storey block, to re-configure class sizes internally, create a refuse compound, increase the size of hard play area and provide additional car park spaces at rear. pdf icon PDF 674 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Mr Jennings CC, having declared a personal interest which might lead to bias, left the meeting during consideration of the application.)

 

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 Dr. T. Eynon CC (Leicestershire County Council member for Coalville North) spoke regarding the proposals. Dr Eynon raised concerns that although the school was not located within her division, the residents of Coalville North would be affected by increased traffic and car parking congestion as a result of the proposed increase in school capacity. Dr Eynon raised concerns that the school travel plan would be ineffective.

 

The Local Member Mr. M. B. Wyatt CC questioned whether there was sufficient land at the school site for the replacement trees to be located. Mr Wyatt also raised safety concerns about a large amount of children exiting the school at the same time and asked if additional guard railings could be installed along Ashburton Road. (After the meeting it was established that while there were already three sections of guard railing along Ashburton Road, opposite each of the pedestrian entrance points, it would be possible to secure a section of additional guard railing along Ashburton Road to ensure that people safely cross the road. This detail will be agreed as part of the School Travel Plan condition (no. 11)).

 

In response to Mr Wyatt’s concerns relating to trees the Chief Executive confirmed that for every tree removed it was proposed that there would be a replacement tree planted.

 

Board members asked for the school travel plan to be strengthened and greater emphasis placed on alternate methods of transport such as cycling and walking.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)       That the application be permitted subject to the conditions nos. 1-13 as set out in the appendix to the report, subject to amendment to condition no. 11 so that it states:

 

“No part of the development hereby permitted shall be first occupied until a School Travel Plan which sets out actions and measures with quantifiable outputs and outcome targets has been submitted to and agreed in writing by the County Planning Authority. The Travel Plan shall address the travel implications of the use of the whole school site as if the development approved were to have been fully completed and occupied. The Travel Plan shall specify facilities and measures with measurable output and outcome targets designed to:

• Reduce single occupancy vehicle use, reduce vehicular travel at peak traffic times and reduce vehicle emissions for journeys made for all purposes to and from the school; and

• Increase the choice and use of alternative transport modes for any journeys likely to be made to and from the school and, in particular, to secure increases in the proportion of travel by car sharing, cycling and walking modes.

The Travel Plan shall also specify:

• The on-site Plan implementation and management responsibilities, including the identification of a Travel Plan Co-ordinator;

• The arrangements for regular travel behaviour and impact monitoring surveys and Plan reviews covering a minimum of 5 years from first occupation of the development hereby permitted;

• The timescales or phasing programmes for delivery of the Plan’s proposals and for the achievement of the specified output and outcome targets, and

• Additional facilities and measures to be implemented if monitoring shows that the Plan’s targets are not likely to be met, together with clear trigger dates, events or threshold levels for invoking these measures.

Once approved the School Travel Plan shall be implemented in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.

83.

Delegated Decisions issued 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018. pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive which set out the Delegated Decisions issued in the period 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 8’ is filed with these minutes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the contents of the report be noted.

 

84.

Delegated decisions for works to trees protected by Leicestershire County Council Tree Preservation Orders - 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018. pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Minutes:

The Board considered a report of the Director of Environment and Transport which set out the Delegated Decisions for works to trees protected by Leicestershire County Council Tree Preservation Orders issued in the period 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 9’ is filed with these minutes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the contents of the report be noted.