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To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2022 (P.5 - P.6), attached.
That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on Thursday, 7 July 2022 (P.5 - P.6), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.
Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.
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The Committee considered reports of the Deputy Chief Executive relating to applications for planning permission. During the meeting, Officers referred to additional information and representations which had been received.
Except where an alternative condition was contained in the report or an amendment made by the Committee, the condition as set out in the report and the appropriate time limit conditions were to be attached in accordance with the relevant provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The abbreviated conditions and reasons shown in the report were to be set out in full on the notices of decision. It was noted that following consideration by the Committee, and without further reference to the Committee, the Deputy Chief Executive had delegated authority to add, delete or amend conditions and reasons for refusal.
In considering the report(s) of the Deputy Chief Executive regard had been paid to the policies of the relevant development plan, the National Planning Policy Framework and all other material planning considerations. Where the Committee deferred consideration or refused planning permission the reasons for that decision are as shown in the report or as set out below.
Where the Committee granted planning permission in accordance with the recommendation in a report this was because the proposal is in accordance with the development plan the National Planning Policy Framework or other material considerations as set out in the report unless otherwise specified below. Where the Committee granted planning permission contrary to the recommendation in the report the reasons for doing so and the conditions to be attached are set out below.
That the applications be determined in accordance with the recommendation in the report of the Deputy Chief Executive, unless shown otherwise:-
(1) 22/00924/FUL - Proposed Residential Conversion of Existing Church Premises, Construction of Energy Hub Outbuilding, New Site Access, Car Parking, Turning, Site Boundary Works and Amenity Areas at St Andrews Church, Todd Lane, Great Fencote for Mr Ian Shipley
Permission Granted subject to additional conditions set out in the supplementary information update list.
In addition there was an amendment to condition 8 in respect of visibility splays and an amendment to condition 11 as set out in the supplementary information update list.
(The applicant, Mr Ian Shipley, spoke in support of the application.)
(Councillor Chris Walker spoke on behalf of Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council objecting to the application.)
(Alison Booth on behalf of Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes History Group spoke objecting to the application.)
(2) 21/01362/FUL - Proposals for the installation of a solar photovoltaic array/solar farm with associated infrastructure at OS Field 6800, Fence Dike Lane, Scruton for Lightrock Power ltd
Permission Refused. The Committee had concerns that the proposal would result in the loss of grade 2 best and most versatile agricultural land. The Committee was not satisfied that this loss could be justified and was therefore not supported by the Council’s policies which encourages the siting of large scale solar farms on previously developed and ... view the full minutes text for item P.8