Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board
Thursday, 10 September 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams video link/Sparkenhoe Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield

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

Items
No. Item

Webcast.

Please note: The Development Control and Regulatory Board meeting on Thursday 10 September 2020 at 2:00pm will not be open to the public in line with Government advice on public gatherings.

 

This meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWFpwBLs6MnUzG0WjejrQtQ.

21.

Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 13 August 2020 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.

 

 

22.

Question Time.

Minutes:

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

 

23.

Questions asked by Members.

Minutes:

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

 

24.

Urgent items.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items for consideration.

 

25.

Declarations of interest.

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 members of a Parish, Town or District Council, or Liaison Committee would have personal interests in applications which related to areas covered by those authorities.

 

No declarations were made.

26.

Presentation of petitions.

Minutes:

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

 

27.

2020/0632/02 (2020/VOCM/0017/LCC) - Mick George Ltd - Variation of Condition 3 of 2016/1659/02 to allow an increased amount of waste throughout per annum - Granite Way Waste Transfer Station, Granite Way, Mountsorrel. pdf icon PDF 615 KB

Minutes:

 

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

 

The Chief Executive reported that the local member Mrs. H. Fryer CC had raised concerns regarding the high volume of traffic and flooding on Granite Way which could be exacerbated should the application be approved.

 

In response to a question from a member the Chief Executive clarified that the need for new waste capacity identified in the Leicestershire Minerals and Waste Local Plan related to the final destination of waste and as the Granite Way application related to a waste transfer station it was not covered in terms of the need set out in the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application 2020/0632/02 (2020/VOCM/0017/LCC) be refused.

 

Reasons for Refusal

 

1.           The proposed increase to the waste facility’s throughput would result in a

strategic facility in a location not supported by Policy W3 of the Leicestershire Minerals and Waste Local Plan. Therefore, the site is inappropriate for the proposed use and poorly located in respect to waste arisings. The justification for the current waste facility was that it was a non-strategic site that delivered clear operational and environmental benefits. This proposal offers no demonstrated benefits in this respect; thus, it is an unsustainable and inappropriate location for a strategic waste management facility as now proposed. There is no overriding need for the extended throughput in this location and no reasons have been demonstrated why the facility could not be located in an appropriate location. Therefore, the proposal is contrary to policy W3.

 

2.     There is insufficient information to assess the noise impact associated with the proposal and assess whether it complies with Policy DM2 of the Leicestershire Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

28.

Chairman's announcements.

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that the next meeting of the Board would take place on 8 October 2020 at 2:00pm.