Agenda and minutes

Development Control and Regulatory Board - Thursday, 11 August 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Sparkenhoe Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield

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

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Minutes of the previous meeting. pdf icon PDF 128 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2022 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).



Urgent items.


There were no urgent items for consideration.



Declarations of interest.


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 formal declarations were made however it was noted that Mr. N. Bannister CC had a close relative that worked as a teaching assistant at a primary school in Burbage.



Presentation of petitions.


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


2022/0009/04 (2022/Reg3Ma/0012/LCC): Leicestershire County Council - Construction of primary school with associated landscape and external works - Normandy Fields Development, land west of Normandy Way, Hinckley. pdf icon PDF 625 KB


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 pointed out a typographical error in paragraph 3 of the report which should have referred to ‘residential development to the west and a combination of residential and commercial development to the east’.


The Director of Law and Governance reminded members that although the applicant was Leicestershire County Council they should consider the application in the same manner that they would those from all other applicants.


In accordance with the procedures for making representations to the Board, Mr. D. C. Bill CC spoke as the local member. Mr Bill CC said that he welcomed the proposed new school which was required due to the amount of new homes which were being built nearby, however he had concerns about parking at the school and congestion caused by parents in vehicles dropping off and picking up their children from the school. Mr Bill CC asked for a Note to Applicant to be sent asking whether additional parking spaces could be provided.


Members shared Mr Bill’s concerns about parking and vehicle congestion.


The Chief Executive reminded members that they were required to assess whether the application in front of them was acceptable; the Board could not propose amendments to the application.


In response to a question from a member the Chief Executive confirmed that it was not part of the planning application that pupils would be taken to the school by bus. As it was intended that the school would be for children living nearby it was expected they would travel to school on foot or by bike.




That the application be permitted subject to the conditions nos. 1-12 as set out in the appendix to the report.



Delegated Tree Preservation Order Decisions January 2022 to June 2022. pdf icon PDF 313 KB


The Board considered a report of the Director of Environment and Transport which set out the Delegated Tree Preservation Order Decisions January 2022 to June 2022. A copy of the report, marked ‘Agenda Item 8’, is filed with these minutes.


With regards to the report Mr. M. H. Charlesworth CC asked for an explanation of what epicormic meant and it was agreed that an explanation would be provided after the meeting.




That the contents of the report be noted.



Chairman's announcements.


The Chairman announced that the next meeting of the Board would take place on 8 September 2022 at 2.00pm.