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    Venue: Council Chamber, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham

    Contact: Democratic Services  01895 837236; Email: democraticservices@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk

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    47.

    Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

    To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 17 January 2019.

     

    Minutes:

    The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 January 2019, copies of which had been previously circulated, were agreed by the Committee and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

     

    48.

    Declarations of Interest

    Minutes:

    Councillor M Titterington declared a personal and prejudicial interest in planning application PL/18/4461/FA.  Nature of interest – Councillor Titterington knew the applicants as Close Associates and left the room for this item. 

     

    Councillor J MacBean declared a personal and prejudicial interest in planning application PL/18/3887/FA.  Nature of interest – Councillor MacBean knew a neighbour of the applicant as a business customer and left the room for this item.

     

     

     

    49.

    Items for Noting

    5.1       New Planning and Enforcement Appeals

    5.2       Appeal Decisions

    5.3       Permission/Prior Approval Not Needed

    5.4       Consent Not Needed

    5.5       Withdrawn Applications

    5.6       Information Regarding Planning Applications to be Determined

     

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED -

     

    That the reports be noted.

     

    50.

    Reports on Local Authority List of Applications

    Amersham

     

    PL/18/4593/RC

    Ward: Amersham On The Hill

    Page No:   2

     

    Recommendation: Resolve to recommend Council to approve own development

     

    Site Of Chiltern Pools, Drake Hall, Community Centre, Amersham Library and Associated Car Parks and Part Of King George V Playing Fields, Chiltern Avenue and King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AH

     

     

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED -

     

    1.

     

    That the planning applications be determined in the manner indicated below.

     

    2.

     

    That the Director of Services be authorised to include in the decision notices such Planning Conditions and reasons for approval, or reasons for refusal as appropriate, bearing in mind the recommendations in the officer’s report and the Committee discussion.

     

     

    APPLICATIONS

     

    PL/18/4593/RC

    Site Of Chiltern Pools, Drake Hall, Community Centre, Amersham Library and Associated Car Parks and Part Of King George V Playing Fields, Chiltern Avenue and King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AH

     

    Speaking for the Objectors, Mr Patrick Carroll

    Speaking for the Applicant, Mr Richard Thompson

     

    There had been a further letter from Amersham District Residents Association which was read out.  They had concerns about the development due to the loss of open space, dominating and expansive design and further concerns about the limited parking provision.  One further letter of objection and one further letter in support of the application had also been received which did not raise any new matters.

     

    Speaking as District Councillors; Councillor Mark Flys, Councillor Mimi Harker and Councillor Nigel Shepherd.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    Defer – for Officers to take up the following points of concern with the applicant and return the application to the Committee at a later date for consideration.

     

    1.     Integration of design specifically external materials of the sports hall

    2.     Lack of a Town Centre Impact Assessment on Amersham and neighbouring town centres.

    3.     Inadequate car parking provision and to investigate how additional car parking could be accommodated.

    4.     Location/provision of coach parking

    5.     Noise levels.

    6.     Inadequate Servicing area for the range of different service demands.

    7.     Thermal rating of building.

     

    Note 1:  There was a 10 minute break following this item at 7.45 pm.  Councillors Flys, Harker and Shepherd left the meeting.  The meeting reconvened at 7.55 pm.

     

    51.

    Report on Main List of Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Chesham

     

    PL/18/3887/FA

    Ward: Hilltop And Townsend

    Page No:   3

     

    Recommendation: Conditional Permission

     

    75 Lye Green Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 3NB

     

    Chesham

     

    PL/18/3904/VRC

    Ward: Asheridge Vale And Lowndes

    Page No:  13

     

    Recommendation: Conditional Permission

     

    Land at 206 - 208 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire,

     

    Chesham

     

    PL/18/4372/VRC

    Ward: Asheridge Vale And Lowndes

    Page No:  20

     

    Recommendation: Conditional Permission

     

    Land at 206 - 208 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire,

     

    Penn

     

    PL/18/4331/FA

    Ward: Penn And Coleshill

    Page No:  26

     

    Recommendation: Defer-minded to approve subject to the prior completion of Legal Agreement. Decision delegated to Head of Planning & Economic Development

     

    Woodchester, Woodchester Park, Knotty Green, Buckinghamshire,

     

     

    Penn

     

    PL/18/4461/FA

    Ward: Penn And Coleshill

    Page No:  36

     

    Recommendation: Conditional Permission

     

    Little Coppice, Church Road, Penn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NX

     

    Great Missenden

     

    PL/18/4680/FA

    Ward: Great Missenden

    Page No:  41

     

    Recommendation: Conditional Permission

     

    Ladymede, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9BG

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED -

     

    1.

     

    That the planning applications be determined in the manner indicated below.

     

    2.

     

    That the Director of Services be authorised to include in the decision notices such Planning Conditions and reasons for approval, or reasons for refusal as appropriate, bearing in mind the recommendations in the officer’s report and the Committee discussion.

     

     

    APPLICATIONS

     

    Note 2:  Councillor J MacBean left the meeting at 7.56 pm

     

    PL/18/3887/FA

    75 Lye Green Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 3NB

     

    Officers reported that a further letter of objection had been received and that there was an error in the report in that comments had been received from Amersham Town Council who recommended refusal due to the narrowness of the access road, damage to trees and out of keeping development.

    It was also advised by Officers that the planning history on page 4 was incomplete but the previous relevant applications were discussed in the body of the report.

     

    Speaking for the Objectors, Mr Richard Widenbar

    Speaking for the Applicant, Mr Innes Gray

    Speaking as the local District Councillor, Councillor Emily Culverhouse.

     

    RESOLVED

    DEFER – for a Member site visit.

     

    Note 3:  Councillor J MacBean returned to the meeting at 8.32 pm.  Councillor E Culverhouse left the meeting.

     

    PL/18/3904/VRC

    Land at 206 - 208 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

     

    Speaking for the Applicant, Mr Benjamin Dakin

     

    The Chairman read out a letter from the local District Councillor, Councillor A Bacon who had concerns about the overcrowding on the site, bulk and overlooking.

     

    RESOLVED

    Conditional Permission

     

     

    PL/18/4372/VRC

    Land at 206 - 208 Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

     

    Speaking for the Applicant, Mr Andrew Tyrrell

     

    The Chairman read out a letter from the local District Councillor, Councillor A Bacon who had concerns that the site was already overcrowded.

     

    RESOLVED

    Conditional Permission

     

    PL/18/4331/FA

    Woodchester, Woodchester Park, Knotty Green, Buckinghamshire

     

    Speaking for the Parish Council, Councillor Kate Dicker

    Speaking for the Objectors, Mrs Fiona Hedges

    Speaking for the Applicant, Mr Duncan Gibson

     

    RESOLVED

    Defer – minded to approve subject to the prior completion of a satisfactory Legal Agreement.  Decision delegated to the Head of Planning and Economic Development and subject to the conditions in the report, the removal of Permitted Development rights and additional informatives relating to slab levels and the size of replacement trees.

     

    Note 4:  Councillor M Titterington left the room at 9.13 pm.

     

    PL/18/4461/FA

    Little Coppice, Church Road, Penn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8NX

     

    Speaking for the Parish Council, Councillor Mike Morley

    Speaking for the Objectors, Ms Laura Bennett

     

    RESOLVED

    Conditional Permission with an additional condition regarding the removal of demolition materials from the site and an informative that requested a Considerate Contractor Agreement.

     

    Note 5:  Councillor M Titterington re-entered the meeting at 9.31 pm

     

    PL/18/4680/FA

    Ladymede, Grimms Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9BG

     

    RESOLVED

    Conditional Permission