Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 20th February, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Matlock, DE4 3NN. View directions

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324/23

Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 153 KB

16 January 2024

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor David Burton, seconded by Councillor Robert Archer and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 16 January 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

325/23

Interests

Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at that time.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

326/23

Application No. 23/01310/FUL pdf icon PDF 969 KB

Installation of 11no. Solar PV panels (Resubmission) at The Old Blacksmiths Shop, Dale End, Wirksworth.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officer gave a presentation showing details of the application and photographs of the site and surroundings. The property is located within the Wirksworth Conservation Area and is also covered by the Article 4 direction. The Planning Officer explained the Article 4 direction means that a lot of things people do to their land/property without planning permission requires a landowner to seek planning consent. 

 

The Committee visited the site prior to the meeting to allow Members to appreciate the proposal in the context of its surroundings.

 

In accordance with the procedure for public participation, Mr Chris Tebb (Applicant), Paul Carr (Local Resident), Councillor Lucy Peacock (Ward Member) and Ms Mary-Anne Hooper (Local Resident/Chair Wirksworth Community Land Trust) spoke in support of the application.

 

Consultation responses were set out in section 5.0 of the report.

 

Correspondence received after publication of the agenda was distributed at the meeting. This comprised of further public comments in support of the application.

 

During debate the question was raised if the application was to be approved Members would have to consider the benefits outweighed the harm.  Members considered the there was less than substantial harm and a greater weight to reduce carbon footprint.

 

It was moved by Councillor Dermot Murphy, seconded by Councillor David Burton and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.     When the panels come to the end of their life removal should be within 3 months.

 

2.     Type and Colour.

 

3.     Authority delegated to the Development Manager or Principal Planning Officer grant permission following the submission and approval of an appropriate ecological impact assessment, completion of any necessary surveys and to impose and recommended conditions to deal with mitigation.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

327/23

Application No. 23/00916/FUL pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Change of use from museum and exhibition space to (class E) antique, salvage, recycled and vintage collectables shop at Red House Stables, Old Road, Darley Dale, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officer gave a presentation showing details of the application and photographs of the site and surroundings.

 

The Committee visited the site prior to the meeting to allow Members to appreciate the proposal in the context of its surroundings.

 

In accordance with the procedure for public participation, Mr Peter Burns (On behalf of the Applicant) spoke in support of the application.

 

Consultation responses were set out in section 5.0 of the report.

 

Correspondence received after publication of the agenda was distributed at the meeting. This comprised of further comments in support of the application.

 

It was moved by Councillor David Burton, seconded by Councillor Peter Slack and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

328/23

Application No. 23/00684/FUL pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Erection of 6 no. commercial / industrial units (Use Classes E(g)(ii) – Research and Development and B8 – Storage and Distribution) (Resubmission) at R P C Commercials, Thurvaston Lane, Longford.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Development Manager gave a presentation showing details of the application and photographs of the site and surroundings.

 

The Committee visited the site prior to the meeting to allow Members to appreciate the proposal in the context of its surroundings.

 

In accordance with the procedure for public participation, Mr James Carminke (Applicant) spoke in support of the application.

 

Consultation responses were set out in section 5.0 of the report.

 

It was moved by Councillor Nick Whitehead, seconded by Councillor Stuart Lees and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That planning permission be approved subject to the conditions set out in section 8.0 of the report, following the completion of a unilateral undertaking to relinquish 7 tractor unit and 14 trailer unit operator licences and which covenants the landowner(s) not to obtain any additional licences in the future.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

329/23

Application No. 23/01094/OUT pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Outline planning application for the demolition of existing dwelling and associated buildings and construction of a 74no. bedroom care home (Use Class C2) with approval sought for all matters except landscaping at Holmelea, Derby Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1LZ.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Development Manager gave a presentation showing details of the application and photographs of the site and surroundings.

 

The Committee visited the site prior to the meeting to allow Members to appreciate the proposal in the context of its surroundings.

 

In accordance with the procedure for public participation, Mr Tony Aspbury (Agent) spoke in support of the application.

 

Consultation responses were set out in section 5.0 of the report.

 

Correspondence received after publication of the agenda was distributed at the meeting. This comprised of a summary of a letter received from Heatons on behalf of Trouw Nutrition GB at Blenheim House and a summary of a further letter received from the agents.

 

It was moved by Councillor Stuart Lees, seconded by Councillor Peter Dobbs and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That planning permission be refused for the reasons set out in section 8.0 of the report.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

330/23

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider a status report on appeals made to the Planning Inspectorate.

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Stuart Lees, seconded by Councillor Peter Dobbs and

 

RESOLVED (unanimously)

 

That the report be noted.

 

The Chair declared the motion CARRIED.

331/23

Appeal by Woodall Homes - Lot 2, Leys Farm, Wyaston Road, Ashbourne

Minutes:

The Development Manager made Members aware that a letter from The Planning Inspectorate had been received regarding an appeal by Woodall Homes on the decision made by the Planning Committee on 12th December 2023 regarding Lot 2, Leys Farm, Wyaston Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1NB.  DDDC are required to submit a statement giving full details of the case being put forward by DDDC to be submitted by 21 March 2024.