Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 1st November, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Hannah Douthwaite  Governance Officer

No. Item


Apologies For Absence


An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Tom Munro.


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 189 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on 4th October 2023.


Moved by Councillor John Ritchie and seconded by Councillor Rob Hiney-Saunders

RESOLVED that the Minutes of a Planning Committee held on 4th October 2023 be approved as a correct record.


22/00229/FUL - Change of use of former care home to 10 residential units and erection of two further residential units and associated development - total of 12 residential units (Use Class C3) - Amberleigh Manor, Primrose Hill, Blackwell, Alfreton pdf icon PDF 1 MB


The Interim Head of Development Management advised Members that the viability document for the above application had not been made available in the public domain and it was therefore necessary that the application be deferred to the next Planning Committee.


Moved by Councillor Chris Kane and seconded by Councillor Phil Smith

RESOLVED that application 22/00229/FUL be deferred to the next Planning Committee meeting.


22/00485/FUL - Residential development comprising 52 no dwellings, with associated access, infrastructure, amenity space, boundary treatments, landscaping and external works - Land to the rear of 1 To 35 Red Lane, South Normanton pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Principal Planner presented a detailed report in relation to the above application.


The application had been brought to Committee for a decision due to the number of

representations received and the financial viability issues which meant full S106 contributions were not able to be offered.


The application had been recommended for approval as it was considered to represent sustainable development and accord with most policy requirements, subject to the inclusion of suitable conditions. Whilst not all policy requirements were met in full, including the inability to make leisure and NHS contributions, it was considered that the public benefit that would be provided through the delivery of a fully affordable housing scheme outweighed those requirements.


The report detailed the history of the site and details of previous planning applications submitted.


35 individual representations had been received, 3 of which were from the same resident, and these were detailed in the report.


The key issues for consideration were the principal of the development, the landscape and visual impact, and the health and safety risks.


Mark Fitzpatrick attended the meeting on behalf of the agent and spoke for the application.


Members queried the timescales of the development; it was confirmed that subject to the application being approved, developers hoped to begin work on the site in early 2024.


Members noted that there was a high demand for affordable homes and usually sites were only required to allocate 10%, however, this site was to comprise of 100% affordable housing.


Moved by Councillor John Ritchie and seconded by Councillor Phil Smith

RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to prior entry into a Section106 legal agreement containing the following planning obligations:


1)    Limitation over the occupation of the dwellings to affordable housing;


2)    Procedures for the transfer and adoption of open areas and play space;


3)    Maintenance sums for open areas and play space.


AND subject to the following conditions:


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


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


2.     The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved drawings and documents, unless otherwise required and/or approved under other conditions of this planning permission:


·       Revised drawings submitted 26/06/2023:

o   FP-22001-P-117 REV P0 Revised Walk-Up Apartments (Plot No's 34-41 Inclusive) - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-204 REV P0 Revised 2b4p House Types 2d - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-206 REV P0 Revised 2b4p House Types 2a & 2d - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-207 Revised House Types 3a - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-209 Revised House Types 3b(1) - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-212 Revised House Types 3c - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-214 Revised House Types 3d Feature Building - Elevations & Floor Plans

o   FP-22001-P-215 Revised House Types 3b & 3c - Elevations & Floor Plans


·       Revised house type drawings submitted 29/06/2023:

o   FP-22001-P-111 REV P0 Revised 2B4P House Type 2B & 2A* - Elevation and floor plans  ...  view the full minutes text for item PL6-21/22