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Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary or Personal Interests and Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interests
Councillor Jason Zadrozny declared a Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other
Interest in respect of Application V/2020/0184, Bellway Homes Ltd, Outline planning application (with all matters reserved except access) for a residential development of up to 300 dwellings with associated infrastructure and landscaping, Land Off Ashland Road West, Sutton in Ashfield. His interest arose from the fact that he had previously met and spoken with the applicant and some objectors, but in doing so had not expressed an opinion at any point.
that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 17 February 2021, be received and approved as a correct record.
1. V/2020/0184, Bellway Homes Ltd, Outline planning application (with all matters reserved except access) for a residential development of up to 300 dwellings with associated infrastructure and landscaping, Land Off Ashland Road West, Sutton in Ashfield
(In accordance with the Council’s Constitution and the Members’ Code of Conduct, Councillor Jason Zadrozny had previously declared a Non Disclosable Pecuniary/Other Interest in respect of this application. His interest was such that he stayed in the meeting and took part in the discussion and voting thereon.)
In accordance with the Council’s Policy for dealing with late matters in relation
to planning applications, (Minute No. D4.17, 1993/94 refers), officers
proceeded to give a verbal report as to additional comments received in
relation to the application as follows:-
Late Item - It has been brought to our attention that there has been a briefing note send to some members. Officer have nothing more to add that is not already covered in the report.
Having been previously agreed that the speaking slots be extended in time from 5 to 15 minutes due to the size and complexity of the application, Alderman Ramon Buttery, Paul Grafton and Malcolm Hull, as objectors, and Chris Dwan, for the Applicant, took the opportunity to address the Committee in respect of this matter. As per the agreed process, Members were then offered the opportunity to clarify any points raised during the submissions as required.
It was moved by Councillor Jason Zadrozny and seconded by Councillor
Helen-Ann Smith that the officer’s recommendation contained within the report be rejected and planning consent be refused.
Reasons for rejecting officers’ recommendation:
The development would result in a significant adverse impact on the character and appearance of the area and surrounding landscape, particularly through the urbanising affects adjacent to Brierley Forest Park. The loss of greenfield and associated habitats would also result in significant and irreversible harmful impacts to biodiversity. In addition, the density of the development is considered to be too high and out of keeping with the surrounding area. Accordingly, the proposal would be contrary to Policies ST1 (a, b, and e), ST2 – ST4 and EV2. There would also be conflict with Part 15 of the National Planning Policy Framework: ‘Conserving and enhancing the natural environment.’ It is considered that these harms would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the development.
For the motion:
Councillors Kier Barsby, Samantha Deakin, Arnie Hankin, Rachel Madden,
Sarah Madigan, Lauren Mitchell, Kevin Rostance, John Smallridge,
Helen-Ann Smith, Daniel Williamson and Jason Zadrozny.
Against the motion:
2. V/2020/0647, Mr J Price, Change of Use from Derelict Land to Domestic with Vehicle Storage Shed, Grassed Recreation Area, Hard Standing for Vehicle Storage and Hard Surfacing for Access Road, Land Rear of 22A Back Lane, Huthwaite
It was moved and seconded that the application be deferred to enable officers to discuss matters further with the applicant and be brought back to committee at the earliest opportunity.
3. V/2020/0796, Mr J Price, Amenity Block, 22A Back Lane, ... view the full minutes text for item P.37
Members were asked to note the recent Planning Appeal decisions as outlined in the report.
that the report be received and noted.