Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board
Thursday, 23 July 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Sparkenhoe Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield/Microsoft Teams Video Link

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 23 July 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

 

1.

Appointment of Chairman.

Minutes:

It was noted that Mr. J. G. Coxon CC had been appointed Chairman-elect at the Annual Meeting of the County Council on 8 July 2020.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Mr. J. G. Coxon CC be appointed Chairman of the Development Control and Regulatory Board until the date of the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2021.

 

2.

Election of Deputy Chairman.

Minutes:

It was proposed, and seconded "That Mr. T. Gillard CC be appointed Deputy-Chairman".

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Mr. T. Gillard CC be appointed Deputy-Chairman of the Development Control and Regulatory Board until the date of the Annual Meeting of the County Council in 2021.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on held on 11 June 2020 were taken as read, confirmed and signed.

 

4.

Question Time.

Minutes:

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

 

5.

Questions asked by Members.

Minutes:

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

 

6.

Urgent items.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items for consideration.

 

7.

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.

 

Mr. J.G. Coxon CC and Mr. D. Harrison CC both declared personal interests in agenda item 9: proposed primary school at Hollywell Farm as they were both members of Ashby de la Zouch Town Council.

 

 

8.

Presentation of petitions.

Minutes:

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

 

9.

2020/0887/07 (2020/Reg3Ma/0056/LCC): A proposed new 210 place primary school with associated landscape and external works at land formerly known as Holywell Farm, off Burton Road, Ashby de la Zouch. pdf icon PDF 1001 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 Chairman Mr. J. G. Coxon CC spoke as the local member and stated he was in support of the application.

 

Members praised the proposed design of the school building for its attractive appearance.

 

Members raised concerns about whether the number of proposed car parking spaces on the school site was sufficient. In response the Chief Executive provided some reassurance that there would have been calculations made regarding the number of car parking spaces required based on a school of 210 pupils, but a balance had to be struck when making these decisions and care had to be taken not to provide too many car parking spaces as this could contravene sustainable travel policies. The Chief Executive agreed to feedback to the applicant members’ views on the design of the site and would seek to secure minor changes to the layout to provide additional car parking spaces.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(a)        That the application be permitted subject to conditions nos. 1-23 as set out in Appendix B;

 

(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 paragraph 38 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

10.

Chairman's announcements.

Minutes:

The Chairman confirmed that the next meeting of the Board would take place on 13 August 2020.