Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, The Arc, Clowne

Contact: Alison Bluff  Governance Officer

No. Item


Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


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 were no urgent items of business to consider.


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.


There were no declarations of interest made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on 13th October 2021


Councillor Natalie Hoy noted that she had been in attendance at the meeting but her name had been omitted from Members Present in the MInutes.


Moved by Councillor Derek Adams and seconded by Councillor Chris Kane

RESOLVED that subject to Councillor Natalie Hoy being noted as present at the meeting, the Minutes of a Planning Committee meeting held on 13th October 2021 be approved as a correct record.



Application No. 21/00306/FUL - Demolition of existing industrial buildings and proposal for 32 dwellings (Mill Lane Oxcroft Lane junction), Bolsover pdf icon PDF 973 KB


Committee considered a report presented by the Planning Manager in relation to the above application.


The application had been called in to Planning Committee by Councillor Nick Clarke, and there were 14 public objections to the proposal due to concerns centred on the substandard nature of Mill Lane, and fears that the proposal would increase traffic without mitigating the effects. 


The report noted that accounting for the established industrial/depot use, which could restart if permission was not granted for residential, the amount of increased traffic predicted was very low (1 vehicle every 30 minutes at peak times) and did not justify refusal.


Some betterment to the existing highway system would be delivered in the form of a footpath link from Mill Lane to Oxcroft Lane and the opportunity to stop up Mill Lane in the future (should it prove to be appropriate) is being safeguarded for a period of 20 years by S106 agreement.  There were no other highway safety reasons to withhold planning permission and the County Highway Authority did not object.


Further information was contained in the Supplementary Report previously circulated to Members.


The Planning Manager advised the meeting that comments from Yorkshire Water (YW) had been received the day prior to the meeting.  Their comments confirmed that they had no objections to the proposals, subject to the imposition of suggested conditions to deal with drainage details and their approval.  The Planning Manager confirmed that the conditions already suggested in the Supplementary Report addressed the conditional requirements YW were seeking. 


District Councillor Nick Clarke, spoke against the application.


Derbyshire County Councillor Mick Yates, spoke against the application.


Jamie Brown, agent for the applicant spoke for the application.


Councillor Tom Munro queried if there were any provision in the plans for alternative forms of heating in the properties as per District Councillor Nick Clarke’s comments.  Jamie Brown advised that the buildings would be a fabric at first approach and were looking at high levels of insulation.  The developer had not yet stipulated how they wanted to heat the houses but this could be looked at.


Councillor Duncan McGregor agreed that the site in question was an eyesore.  He noted that as the site was previously a commercial site, it could be sold to any commercial developer at any time.  However, as it was in a housing setting, it lent itself to housing.  He noted that the depot used to accommodate 200 staff with a number of services delivered from it.  The number of vehicles arriving, leaving and returning to the depot when it was in use outweighed the number of vehicles doing the same from the homes which were now there.  He added that Derbyshire County Council was required to address the pinch point on Mill Lane not the District Council.  He noted that there were 23 points in the report that accorded with policy of the Council and the application was a strong case for development.


Councillor Tom Munro added that the site was identified in the Council’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL24-21/22


Conservation Area Appraisals pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Additional documents:


Committee considered a report which sought Members approval for the adoption of the following Conservation Area Appraisals;


·       Elmton Village

·       Elmton with Creswell**

·       Hardwick & Rowthorne

·       Southgate House

·       Stainsby

·       Upper Langwith

·       Whitwell

·       Tibshelf


In relation to the Elmton with Creswell** document, Members were requested to approve the document but not adopt it.  This was because a further public consultation was necessary regarding two more farmsteads to be added into the Elmton and Creswell Farmstead** conservation area appraisal.  This would then be presented to a future meeting of Planning Committee.


Members’ approval was also sought for the proposed amendments to the Conservation Area boundary at Tibshelf.  Additionally, a conservation area appraisal document in relation to the Oxcroft Settlement, would be presented for approval at the next meeting of Planning Committee.




Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Derek Adams

RESOLVED that (1) the following Conservation Area Appraisals be adopted, anddelegated authority be given to the Planning Manager (Development Control) and Heritage Conservation Manager, to make any minor amendments to the documents;


·       Elmton Village

·       Hardwick & Rowthorne

·       Southgate House,

·       Stainsby

·       Tibshelf

·       Upper Langwith

·       Whitwell


(2) the Elmton with Creswell Conservation Area Appraisal document be approved, and a further public consultation be carried out in relation to the 2 additional farmsteads to be included in the Elmton with Creswell Farmstead Conservation Area Appraisal,


(3) the proposed amendments to the Conservation Area of Tibshelf be designated as a Conservation Area, as an extension to the Tibshelf Conservation Area to be known as Extension Number 1,


(3) a conservation area appraisal document in relation to the Oxcroft Settlement, be presented for approval at the next meeting of Planning Committee.


(Planning Manager (Development Control)/Heritage Conservation Manager/Governance Manager)





The meeting concluded at 1145 hours.