Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 30th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alison Bluff  Governance Officer


No. Item


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Tom Munro and Natalie Hoy


Urgent Items of Business

To note any urgent items of business which the Chairman has consented to being considered under the provisions of Section 100(B) 4(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.


There was no urgent business to be considered at the meeting.


Declarations of Interest

Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:


a)  any business on the agenda

b)  any urgent additional items to be considered

c)  any matters arising out of those items

and if appropriate, withdraw from the meeting at the relevant time.


Members were requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.


There were no declarations made at the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on ####


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Derek Adams

RESOLVED that the Minutes of a Planning Committee held on 21ST April 2021 be approved as a correct record.




Application no. 21/00098/FUL Description - 47 Main Street Scarcliffe Chesterfield S44 6TD pdf icon PDF 464 KB


21/00098/FUL – 47 Main Street, Scarcliffe, Chesterfield, S44 6TD


Committee considered a detailed report presented by the Planning Manager in relation to an application to replace 5 top floor and 5 ground floor rotten wooden single pane sash windows with UPVC sash windows at the above property.


The application had been referred to Planning Committee for a decision because the applicant was a Bolsover District Councillor.


The Old Post Office was a substantial red brick property dating from the late 19thC which occupied a prominent position in the Scarcliffe Conservation Area. The property had been identified as an unlisted building of merit in the conservation area.


Given the prominence of the building there would normally be an expectation that the windows would be replaced with traditional timber windows.  However, the original sash windows were replaced with like for like timber sometime around 2004 and they were starting to decay.


The proposal was to replace the existing timber windows with a sliding sash window to the same design but constructed in UPVC.  The proposed upvc sash windows were a quality timber alternative and details had been submitted and a sample window provided which showed how the windows replicated closely the appearance of timber sash windows.  These windows were considered to preserve the character and appearance of the building and the conservation area in accordance with policy SC16 of the Local Plan for Bolsover District and the application was recommended for approval. 


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Derek Adams

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:




1.       The development shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


2.       The proposed replacement windows must be the same type, texture and colour as those hereby approved by the Local Planning Authority (Quick Slide - Off Set Three Light Style in White Grain).


Reasons for Condition(s)


1.       To comply with the requirements of Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


2.       To ensure a satisfactory standard of external appearance and in compliance with Policies SC16 and SC21 of the Local Plan for Bolsover District.


 (Planning Manager)




Update on Section 106 Agreement Monitoring pdf icon PDF 194 KB


Update on Section 106 Agreement Monitoring


Committee considered a report, presented by the Principal Planning Officer, which provided progress in respect of the monitoring of Section 106 Agreements.


S106 agreements were a type of legal agreement between the Council and landowners / developers, often completed alongside applications for planning permission for major developments.  They were needed to deal with the additional pressures on infrastructure that resulted from the new development.  They were only required where the effects of the development would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms and where they could not be dealt with by conditions of the planning permission.


If the Council failed to spend monies provided through the Section 106 Agreement within a set period, there was a risk to the Council that the developer would be entitled to request the money back and this could be with interest.


To manage and mitigate this risk, the Council had approved a procedure for recording and monitoring Section 106 Agreements, which governed the work of the Council’s cross-departmental Section 106 Monitoring Group.


The report was the quarterly progress report following the meeting of the Section 106 Monitoring Group held on 27th April 2021 and highlighted sums at risk of clawback that needed spending within 12 months.  The report also gave Members the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the Council’s monitoring procedures.


Members’ attention was drawn to three sums which remained unspent and their details were set out in the report.  Actions had been progressed with regard to these and the Principal Planning Officer provided these updates to the meeting.


A Member noted that it was important that the Section 106 monies were monitored in this way.


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Derek Adams

RESOLVED that the report be noted.



Local Enforcement Plan Update pdf icon PDF 368 KB


Local Enforcement Plan Update


Committee considered a report which provided an update on enforcement enquiries that were received and progressed to the period ending December 2020.


The Local Enforcement Plan set out service standards that Planning Enforcement Officers considered were specific, measurable, achievable and realistic.  The service standards had been designed to facilitate prompt investigation of suspected breaches of planning control and encouraged making timely decisions on how to progress individual cases.


The report also provided information regarding the number of enquires received by the planning department in the previous 5 calendar years, the number of historic cases that had been closed over the last 5 years, as well as the number of cases that officers continued to process.


329 enquires were received in 2020 with the enforcement team making 100% of visits.    Eight cases were of high priority and 27 cases were of medium priority.  However, of the 243 low priority cases, 14 were not inspected within the 42 day target.  The implication of the Coronavirus Pandemic was a factor in the failure of this target as officers continued to progress High and Medium cases from 2019/2020. 


Members were reminded that a review of the Local Enforcement Plan was due to take place before March 2022.

Members welcomed the report and were pleased at the achieved number of cases closed and commended the enforcement officers involved.


Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Derek Adams

RESOLVED that the report be noted.



The meeting concluded at 1025 hours.