Agenda for Planning Committee on Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 6.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Virtual Skype Meeting, Planning Committee - Tuesday 22nd September 2020 6.00 p.m.

Contact: Pauline Ross 

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Apologies for absence and notification of substitutes


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P. J. Whittaker with Councillor C. J. Spencer in attendance as the substitute member.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.


There were no declarations of interest.


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The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 24th August 2020, were received.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 24th August 2020, be approved as a correct record.


Updates to planning applications reported at the meeting pdf icon PDF 216 KB


Planning Committee Members agreed that they had received and read both Committee Update reports, that had been circulated to all Members and had also been included on the relevant page of the Council’s website.


16/0263 - Hybrid application, comprising: 1) Outline Application (with all matters reserved with the exception of vehicular points of access and principal routes within the site) for the demolition of existing buildings and the erection of up to 2,560 dwellings (Class C3); local centre including retail floorspace up to 900 sq metres (Classes A1, A2, A3) health and community facilities of up to 900 sq metres (Class D1) ; A 3FE first school (Class D1) (up to 2.8Ha site area) including associated playing area and parking and all associated enabling and ancillary works. 2) Detailed application for the creation of a means of access off Birchfield Road, Cur Lane, Foxlydiate Lane and emergency, pedestrian and cycle access to Pumphouse Lane. The creation of a primary access road, including associated cut and fill works and other associated earthworks, landscaping, lighting, drainage and utilities, crossings and surface water attenuation/drainage measures - Land To The West Of Foxlydiate Lane pdf icon PDF 525 KB

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Officers reported that the Review by Mott MacDonald, the Council’s Highway Consultant and the Applicants response to that review, were detailed in Committee Update 1.


Officers further reported that additional comments had been received from the public and Bentley Pauncefoot Parish Council in respect of education contributions and construction vehicles using Cur Lane; and the responses to those comments from the relevant consultees; namely Worcestershire County Council Education, Mott MacDonald, Highways Consultant for Bromsgrove District Council and Highways Officers, as detailed in Committee Update 2. 


Committee Updates 1 and 2, were provided to Members and placed on the Council’s Website prior to the commencement of the meeting.


Officers reminded Members that, at the Planning Committee meeting held on 14th October 2019, the Committee resolved to grant planning permission for this application, subject to conditions and the completion of a multilateral s106 agreement.


Following on from the decision taken by Bromsgrove District Council, Planning Committee Members, the parallel planning application 2016/077 was considered at Redditch Borough Council’s, Planning Committee meeting on 13th November 2019; whereby Planning Committee Members deferred the application for further consideration to consider options regarding access for construction traffic. 


At Redditch Borough Council’s, Planning Committee meeting on 19th February 2020, the Committee considered the proposal and additional information as supplied by the applicant and resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions to reflect the concerns raised in respect of construction traffic routing and the completion of a multilateral s106 agreement.  This then modified from the decision taken by Bromsgrove District Council, Planning Committee Members at the meeting held on 14th October 2019.


Following on from the decisions made by both Council’s, Bromsgrove District Council had also sought a further legal opinion regarding the legitimacy of a request for a financial contribution towards Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, which led officers to amend their position; as detailed on page 39 of the main agenda report.  Officers were satisfied that following a complete review of all of the background information provided by the Trust and the developer’s representative that the three tests in Regulation 22 of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010 had been met.         


Officers highlighted that the application had been brought back for the Committee’s consideration for the following key reasons, as detailed on page 6 of the main agenda report: -


·       The District Council’s revised position on the request from the Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust for financial contributions towards medical infrastructure.

·       The additional representations received from Bentley Pauncefoot Parish Council and others received since 14th October 2019.

·       The update from the 19th February 2020 meeting of Redditch Borough Council, Planning Committee relating to Planning Application 2016/077/OUT and the resolution from Redditch Members in relation to that matter; to grant planning permission subject to revised conditions concerning sequencing and trigger points for access construction to manage construction traffic in the interests of residential amenity.


Officers drew Members’ attention to page 48, (xiii) that a financial contribution of up to a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37/20