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STEEPLE MORDEN: Planning Applications

Meeting: 10/02/2021 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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Two storey rear extension, single storey front extension and an annex within the rear garden

Resubmission of planning application S/4541/19/FL

Decision:

By affirmation, the Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development.

Minutes:

The Delivery Manager (Strategic Sites) confirmed that outstanding legal points had been resolved and that Counsel had advised that the Committee could safely determine the application. The case officer summarised the application’s history.

 

Richard Williams (objecting himself and on behalf of the other next door neighbour) addressed the meeting. Richard Williams was not a District Councillor or Planning Committee member. A written statement from the applicants had been circulated to Members.

 

During the ensuing debate, the following points were raised and discussed:

 

·       Adherence to the front building line

·       Hours of working

·       Massing affecting neighbour amenity

·       The importance of ensuring that the annexe remained ancillary to the main dwelling

 

Members’ attention was drawn to Conditions 3 and 4 relating to hours of work and the ancillary use of the annexe.

 

The case officer confirmed that policy H/12 (residential space standards) was not applicable to the proposed ancillary annex as this unit would not be defined as a ‘new dwelling’.

 

Members accepted that there were no material grounds upon which safely to base a refusal and, therefore, by affirmation, the Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Joint Director of Planning and

Economic Development.

 

(Councillor Heather Williams reiterated her non-pecuniary interest in that the proposal would have a visual impact on her father’s home. Councillor Williams took no part in the debate and did not vote.)


Meeting: 24/04/2018 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Outline planning permission for the construction of up to 12 dwellings with all matters reserved except access

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being that the proposed development would have an adverse impact on the street scene and setting of the Conservation Area which would conflict with policies DP2 and CH5  of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 23 April 2018.

 

Steve Fisher (objector), Andy Thompson (applicant’s agent). Councillor Chris Whittington (Steeple Morden Parish Council) and Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

During the ensuing Committee debate, Members focussed on the speculative nature of the application, over-development, character, and the importance of the green frontage.

 

The Senior Planning Lawyer advised the Committee that the best way to secure the maintenance of landscaping and a minimum number of affordable homes would be by a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

The Committee refused the application contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development. Members agreed the reasons for refusal as being that the proposed development would have an adverse impact on the street scene and setting of the Conservation Area which would conflict with policies DP/2 and CH/5  of the South Cambridgeshire District Council adopted Local Development Framework 2007.


Meeting: 07/12/2016 - Planning Committee (Item 12)

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Application to modify planning obligations of planning permission S/2508/14/FL

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee agreed

 

1.     to revise the terms of the Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 associated with planning application S/2598/14/FL by modifying the tenure of the affordable housing element to one 2-bed affordable rented and one 2-bed shared ownership dwelling without altering the overall mixture of housing;

 

2.     to amend the Mortgage in Possession Clause (MIP), as requested by Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association (BPHA) and the trigger point in the Section 106 Agreement for entering into a contract with BPHA so that two open market dwellings could be occupied;

 

3.     to acknowledge the housing need in Steeple Morden and the district of South Cambridgeshire, and that the revised tenure split of one affordable rented and one Intermediate (Shared Ownership) dwelling is both appropriate and compliant  with Policy HG/3 of the adopted Local Development Framework 2007 and Policy H/9 of the emerging Local Plan; and

Minutes:

Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting. Councillor Murfitt explained that Steeple Morden Parish Council considered that it had been given insufficient information to make a recommendation. However, the Parish Council considered that, by this application, the Parish was losing one affordable dwelling. Councillor Murfitt was uncertain as to the appropriateness of the number, mix and tenure of the housing being proposed. In reply to a question of clarification, Councillor Murfitt said that the real need in Steeple Morden was for small affordable homes for rent.

 

The Senior Planning Officer confirmed that the requirement for two affordable homes had been calculated based on a net increase of five dwellings. Councillor Murfitt commented that the four dwellings demolished by virtue of Planning Permission S/2598/14/FL had each been a small bungalow. The Planning Lawyer confirmed that the purpose of this item was for Committee to consider the proposed variation of tenure, and not the number of affordable homes which had previously been determined.

 

The Committee agreed

 

1.     to revise the terms of the Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 associated with planning application S/2598/14/FL by modifying the tenure of the affordable housing element to one 2-bed affordable rented and one 2-bed shared ownership dwelling without altering the overall mixture of housing;

 

2.     to amend the Mortgage in Possession Clause (MIP), as requested by Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association (BPHA) and the trigger point in the Section 106 Agreement for entering into a contract with BPHA so that two open market dwellings could be occupied;

 

3.     to acknowledge the housing need in Steeple Morden and the district of South Cambridgeshire, and that the revised tenure split of one affordable rented and one Intermediate (Shared Ownership) dwelling is both appropriate and compliant with Policy HG/3 of the adopted Local Development Framework 2007 and Policy H/9 of the emerging Local Plan; and


Meeting: 01/04/2015 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.

Minutes:

Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting, focussing on the proposal’s cramped appearance, overlooking, traffic, and the absence of a pavement.

 

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director.


Meeting: 04/03/2015 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, subject to the Conditions and Informatives referred to in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director, and an extra Condition relating to ground levels. Planning Consent was no longer subject to the requirements referred to in the report under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Minutes:

Members visited the site on 3 March 2015.

 

David Mead (Applicant’s agent) and Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

During the course of the public speaking, Members noted comments about

·       Steeple Morden Parish Council had indicated general approval of the amended plans although still voiced concern about the height of the building to the front of the site and the location of a drain.

 

The Committee approved the application, subject to the Conditions and Informatives

referred to in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director, and an extra Condition relating to ground levels. Planning Consent was no longer subject to the requirements referred to in the report under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


Meeting: 06/06/2012 - Planning Committee (Item 5)

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There is no plan associated with this report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee gave officers delegated powers to approve the application, subject to further consultation with Steeple Morden Parish Council and liaison with the Planning Committee Chairman, with a view to agreeing  an Affordable Housing  Scheme whereby (i)dwellings would be offered to Qualifying Persons with a local connection to the nearest Parishes to the Site should there be nobody with a local connection to Steeple Morden and then cascading out to those with a local connection to other villages within a 15 mile radius and (ii) because of this site being an "Rural Exception Site" there being suitable wording to reduce the chances that the dwellings would not remain as affordable units in perpetuity because of mortgagee exclusion provisions.

Minutes:

Christine Steele ,representative of Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association (supporter) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee gave officers delegated powers to approve the application, subject to further consultation with Steeple Morden Parish Council and liaison with the Planning Committee Chairman, with a view to agreeing  an Affordable Housing  Scheme whereby (i)dwellings would be offered to Qualifying Persons with a local connection to the nearest Parishes to the Site should there be nobody with a local connection to Steeple Morden and then cascading out to those with a local connection to other villages within a 15 mile radius and (ii) because of this site being an "Rural Exception Site" there being suitable wording to reduce the chances that the dwellings would not remain as affordable units in perpetuity because of mortgagee exclusion provisions.


Meeting: 09/05/2012 - Planning Committee (Item 189)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement relating to an off-site public open space contribution, and provision of community space and waste recepticals, Conditions  set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director and a further Condition relating to floor levels.

Minutes:

Don Proctor (applicant’s agent) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement relating to an off-site public open space contribution, and provision of community space and waste recepticals, Conditions  set out in the report from the Planning and New Communities Director and a further Condition relating to floor levels.


Meeting: 04/04/2012 - Planning Committee (Item 164)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).

Minutes:

Beverley England (applicant) addressed the meeting.  Councillor Sebastion Kindersley read out a statement prepared by Councillor Cicely Murfitt (the local Member) who was unable to attend the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application subject to the Conditions set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).


Meeting: 02/06/2010 - Planning Committee (Item 9)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).   Reason: Members were satisfied that the extension would not increase the bulk and massing of the existing extension such as to detract from the appearance of the building and its historic plan form. The proposal does not therefore conflict with Policies CH/3 (Listed Buildings) or CH/5 (Conservation Areas) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework.

Minutes:

Mr Fison (applicant) and Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee approved the application, contrary to the recommendation in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and New Communities).  Members were satisfied that the extension would not increase the bulk and massing of the existing extension such as to detract from the appearance of the building and its historic plan form. The proposal does not therefore conflict with Policies CH/3 (Listed Buildings) or CH/5 (Conservation Areas) of the South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework.


Meeting: 01/07/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 22)

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A site plan is attached to the paper copy of the agenda.  Further documents referred to in the report are attached to the website version of the agenda.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee

1.            noted the events described in this report and endorses the actions taken by officers, and

2.            authorised officers to execute a deed of variation releasing the planning obligation as to affordable housing as is contained in the Unilateral Undertaking dated 14 July 2006, and to secure a commuted payment of £120,000 to be used for the alternative provision of off-site affordable housing. 

Minutes:

 Tony Turner (Steeple Morden Parish Council) and Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local member) addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee

  1. noted the events described in this report and endorses the actions taken by officers, and
  2. authorised officers to execute a deed of variation replacing the planning obligation relating to affordable housing as contained in the Unilateral Undertaking dated 14 July 2006 with one securing a commuted payment of £120,000 to be used for the alternative provision of off-site affordable housing for the benefit only of Steeple Morden, without limit of time. 

Meeting: 10/06/2009 - Planning Committee (Item 8)

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Appendix 1 is attached to the electronic version of the agenda 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee approved the application, subject to a Condition relating to floor levels.

Minutes:

Keith Hutchinson (applicant’s agent, Tony Turner (Steeple Morden Parish Council) and Councillor Cicely Murfitt (local Member) addressed the meeting.

 

Prior to considering this application, the Committee attended a site visit on 10 June 2009.   The Committee approved the application, subject to no new material objections from outstanding consultations with conditions regarding implementation, highway safety, foul and surface water drainage, fire hydrants, landscaping and materials; plus any further conditions considered necessary by the awaited consultees.


Meeting: 05/09/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 89)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved as report 

Minutes:

The Committee APPROVED the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to the Conditions referred to therein. 


Meeting: 07/03/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 25)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Approval of the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to the Conditions referred to therein.

Minutes:

The Committee APPROVED the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to the Conditions referred to therein.

 

Councillor CR Nightingale declared a personal interest by virtue of his acquaintance with Mr Bishop (one of the applicants and the son of a former South Cambridgeshire District Councillor).

 

Councillor Mrs DSK Spink declared a personal interest by virtue of her acquaintance with Mr Bishop (one of the applicants and the son of a former South Cambridgeshire District Councillor).


Meeting: 07/03/2007 - Planning Committee (Item 24)

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Delegated Approval / Refusal  for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to confirmation of the height of the existing dwelling, to achievement of necessary visibility splays and to the Conditions referred to in the report.

Minutes:

Prior to considering this item, Members attended a site visit on 5 March 2007.  The Committee gave officers DELEGATED POWERS TO APPROVE OR REFUSE the application subject to confirmation of the height of the existing dwelling, and to achievement of necessary visibility splays.  Approval would be for the reasons set out in the report from the Corporate Manager (Planning and Sustainable Communities), subject to the Conditions referred to therein.


Meeting: 04/10/2006 - Planning Committee (Item 7)

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Decision:

Approval as report. 

Minutes:

The Committee APPROVED the application for the reasons set out in the report from the Head of Planning Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein. 


Meeting: 02/08/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 5)

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Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL for the reasons set out in the Head of Planning's report, subject to safeguarding Conditions relating to landscaping, highway safety, details of Closed Circuit Television and lighting, and restoration of the land to its pre-existing state should use of the land for parking cease, and Environment Agency informatives.  Given the need for such parking and the potential for removing existing parking from Station Road, Members deemed it unnecessary to refer the application to the Secretary of State as a departure from the Development Plan since the proposal, by reason of its scale and nature, was not considered to prejudice significantly the implementation of the Development Plan’s policies and proposals.

                       

Councillor Mrs CAED Murfitt declared a personal interest having attended a meeting with the Divisional County Councillor, and a representative from each of Guilden Morden, Steeple Morden and Ashwell Parish Councils.


Meeting: 07/06/2006 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 23)

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Decision:

Delegated approval subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement prior to 3rd August 2006 or, if not, the imposition of a Condition requiring the completion of such an Agreement in respect of public open space and education contribution.  Approval would be subject to safeguarding Conditions, including one requiring the carrying out of an ecological survey.  In this instance, there would be no requirement for affordable housing, given the benefit to the village of the provision of a local amenity area and the development costs of the scheme.

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement prior to 3rd August 2006 or, if not, the imposition of a Condition requiring the completion of such an Agreement in respect of public open space and education contribution.  Approval would be subject to safeguarding Conditions, including one requiring the carrying out of an ecological survey.  In this instance, there would be no requirement for affordable housing, given the benefit to the village of the provision of a local amenity area and the development costs of the scheme.

 

Mr S Travers-Healy from Steeple Morden Parish Council addressed the meeting.


Meeting: 05/10/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 8)

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Decision:

Delegated approval as report, subject to outstanding drainage issues being addressed satisfactorily. 

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein and to outstanding drainage issues being addressed satisfactorily. 

 

Mr S Travers-Healy of Steeple Morden Parish Council addressed the meeting.


Meeting: 03/08/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 23)

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Decision:

APPROVAL

Minutes:

APPROVAL for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein. 


Meeting: 06/07/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 11)

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Decision:

APPROVED

Minutes:

APPROVED for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, subject to the Conditions referred to therein. 


Meeting: 06/04/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 24)

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Appendix available only as hard copy.

Decision:

Delegated Approval

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement guaranteeing appropriate landscaping and frosted glazing for the window in the utility room and a further check on the height of the building.


Meeting: 02/03/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 8)

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Decision:

Refused contrary to report on the grounds of access, design and inconsistency with policies HG7 and SE4 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2004. 

Minutes:

REFUSED contrary to the recommendation contained in the report from the Director of Development Services.  Having visited the site, Members expressed concern with the access and design, and  the proposal’s conflict with policies HG7 and SE4 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2004. 

 

Councillor NJ Scarr did not attend the site visit, was absent at the beginning of the debate and did not vote.

 

Mr S Travers-Healy from Steeple Morden Parish Council addressed the meeting.


Meeting: 02/02/2005 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 14)

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Decision:

Delegated approval as report 

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL,subject to a plan showing car parking for six cars in accordance with that approved under reference S/0561/03/F, for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services and subject to the Conditions referred to therein and two additional Conditions relating to off-street car parking and vehicle movements on and off site during construction.


Meeting: 01/12/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 31)

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Erection of five dwellings, land at The Mill, Ashwell Road, for Hasler (HTC) Ltd

Decision:

Delegated approval as report.

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL of Reserved Matters, subject to the receipt of no materially new objections to the amended drawings, and securing the provisions of works to the Mill, and to safeguarding Conditions and informatives suggested by the Chief Environmental health Officer.

 

Tony Turner, Vice-Chairman of Steeple Morden Parish Council, addressed the meeting.


Meeting: 01/12/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 30)

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Erection of 37 dwellings to Include 21 Live/Work Units, Ashwell and Morden Station Yard, Odsey, for T M S Management Ltd

Decision:

Refusal of this application in this location, as report, but support concept in principle.

Minutes:

REFUSED for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services.  However, while opposing the application on this particular site, Members were keen to express their support for the type of development in principle.

 

Tony Turner, Vice-Chairman of Steeple Morden Parish Council, addressed the meeting.


Meeting: 03/11/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 15)

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Refurbishment, part demolition, re-build and extension of existing building for use as 19 Flats, The White House, 66 Hay Street, for A R J Construction Ltd

Decision:

Delegated approval – no referral to Secretary of State

Minutes:

For the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services, Members were MINDED TO APPROVE the application as a departure from the Development Plan but without referring it to the Secretary of State (there having been no objections as a result of its advertisement), subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement securing the provision of Public Open Space and an education contribution, and to the Conditions referred to in the report.


Meeting: 07/07/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 8)

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Extension and conversion into 18 flats, The White House, 66 Hay Street for ARJ Construction Ltd

Decision:

MINDED TO APPROVE

Minutes:

Members were MINDED TO APPROVE the application, in accordance with the recommendation contained in the report from the Director of Development Services.  Such approval would be subject to the proposal being advertised as a departure from the Development Plan, being referred to the Secretary of State, and not being called in by him for determination.  Approval would be for the reasons set out in the report from the Director of Development Services and subject to the Section 106 Legal Agreement and Conditions referred to therein, and to a further Condition requiring that an archaeological assessment be carried out.  Councillor Mrs CAED Murfitt, the local Member, expressed her appreciation of the high level of service and assistance given to the village in the past couple of years by the Area 4 Planning Officer and his team.

(Councillor S Travers-Healy from Steeple Morden Parish Council addressed the meeting, and endorsed the comments of Councillor Mrs Murfitt.)


Meeting: 12/05/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 24)

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Extension and conversion of barns into four dwellings and ancillary buildings, Church Farm Barns, Church Farm Lane, for Byrne and Thomas Ltd

Additional documents:

Decision:

APPROVAL

Minutes:

APPROVAL, as complying with Policies P1/2 and P7/6 of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Structure Plan 2003 and Policy EN/30 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2004.

(Councillor Tony Turner, Chairman of Steeple Morden Parish Council, addressed the meeting.)


Meeting: 12/05/2004 - Development and Conservation Control Committee (see also Planning Committee) (Item 23)

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Extension and conversion into four dwellings and erection of garage block, Cheyneys Lodge, Station Road for Mr R Parmee and Mrs B White

Additional documents:

Decision:

Delegated Approval

Minutes:

DELEGATED APPROVAL, as a departure from the Development Plan, subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement securing an education contribution, and to further discussions reflecting concerns raised by the Chief Environmental Health Officer about noise nuisance, details of a scheme addressing the requirement of the Environment Agency about the provision of suitable foul water sewerage, and the submission of amended drawings addressing the concerns of the Trees and Landscapes Officer  Members noted that, in the circumstances outlined in the report dated 7th April 2004, it was unnecessary to refer the application to the Secretary of State.

(Councillor NJ Scarr abstained from voting and asked that his abstention be recorded.  Councillor Tony Turner, Chairman of Steeple Morden Parish Council, addressed the meeting.)