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Declarations of Interest
1. Disclosable pecuniary interests (“DPI”)
A DPI is where a committee member or his/her spouse or partner has any kind of beneficial interest in the land under consideration at the meeting.
2. Non-disclosable pecuniary interests
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3. Non-pecuniary interests
Where the interest is not one which involves any personal financial benefit or detriment to the Councillor but arises out of a close connection with someone or some body /association. An example would be membership of a sports committee/ membership of another council which is involved in the matter under consideration.
Outline planning permission with all matters reserved for a phased, mixed use development comprised of up to 150,000 square metres of Gross External Area (GEA) of flexible employment uses including research and development, office and workspace and associated uses falling within Use Classes B1 (office, laboratories, light industry), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (Storage) uses; up to 1,500 residential dwellings (Use Class C3); supporting community uses and social infrastructure including a nursery (Use Classes D1); conference facility (Use Class D1) and associated hotel (Use Class C1); retail uses including shops (Use Class A1), restaurants and cafes (Use Class A3) and bars (Use Class A4); leisure uses (Use Class D2); landscape and public realm, including areas for sustainable urban drainage and biodiversity enhancements; energy centre and utilities; site access (vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian), car and cycle parking and highways improvements; early landscape and enabling works; and associated works. (This application is subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment)
Appendices A to P are contained in a supplementary agenda. Appendix Q is available on the Council’s website: type (or copy and paste) the following short link into a web browser and press Enter
By eight votes to one, the Planning Committee endorsed approval of the Outline application subject to:
a) Consultation with, and confirmation from, the Secretary of State that the application is not to be called in for his determination;
b) The planning conditions set out in Appendix A to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development and as set out on the Update report:
(i) Condition 9 being amended
(ii) Condition 51 being deleted
(iii) Further consideration of conditions regarding sustainability and water and the emerging LP
and the final wording of any significant amendments to conditions being agreed by officers in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman prior to the issuing of the Decision Notice;
c) The prior completion of a Legal Agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to include the Heads of Terms as set out in the report, and any other Heads of Terms or the detail including phasing and triggers, that are still under negotiation. The final wording of any significant amendments to the Heads of Terms listed in the report to be agreed in consultation with the Chairman and Vice- Chairman; and
d) Delegated authority being given to officers to set out as part of the decision notice and in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations 2017, reg. 29 ‘information to accompany decisions’ a reasoned conclusion of the significant effects of the development on the environment and to carry out appropriate notification under reg. 30 accordingly.
(Councillors Henry Batchelor, John Batchelor, Bradnam, Cahn, Fane, Heylings, Milnes and Wright voted to approve the application. Councillor Heather Williams voted to refuse)