Democracy - Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY

Contact: Zoe Borman (01277 312 736) 

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176.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies had been received from Cllr Cloke and Cllr Jacobsson was substitute.

 

Vice Chair, Cllr Bridge acting as Chair, MOVED and Cllr Tanner SECONDED that Cllr Heard act as Vice Chair for the duration of the meeting.  This was AGREED.

 

177.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Planning and Licensing Committee held on 20th October 2021 were approved as a true record.

 

178.

Minutes of the Licensing Sub Committee 26.10.21 pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 26th October 2021 were agreed as a true record.

 

179.

The Brave Nelson, Woodman Road, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5AL pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application had been referred to committee at the request of Cllr Cuthbert for the reason outlined in the report.

 

The application relates to the retention of a pergola constructed in the public garden area of The Brave Nelson Public House, Woodman Road, Warley

 

Mrs Carole Vint presented the report to Members.

 

Mr Ian Palmer, local resident, addressed the Committee, in support of the application and in particular the recommendation to remove the television screens from the area in question.

 

Mr Paul Duly, Licence holder, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Cllr Cuthbert, Ward Councillor, also addressed the Committee in support of the application and welcomed the removal of the television screens.

 

A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mynott and SECONDED by Cllr Tanner to APPROVE the application.

 

Members requested a slight amendments to the wording to Recommendation 2 U0043623  No televisions to read:

 

“Within 2 months of the date of approval of this application, all outdoor televisions located in the pergola shall be permanently removed and no future outside broadcast shall be installed or used in the pergola.”

 

“Reason:  In order to protect the amenity of neighbours from noise and disturbance.”

 

A vote was taken and Members voted as followed:

 

FOR:  Cllrs Bridge, Barber, Dr. Barrett, Fryd, Gelderbloem, Heard, Jakobsson, Laplain, Mynott, Tanner (10)

 

AGAINST:  (0)

 

ABSTAIN: Cllrs Wiles (1)

 

Cllr Cuthbert referred the application and did not vote.

 

The application was approved.

 

 

180.

Park Farm ,Dunton Road, Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3SG pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application had been referred to committee at the discretion of the Director of Planning as a major application that is likely to be of interest to the committee.

 

The application relates to the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and associated infrastructure. Access to the site would be achieved direct from Dunton Road via an existing field access adjacent to Park Farm. A second access for the point of connection (POC) would utilize an existing substation access junction on the western side of Lower Dunton Road. A series of access maintenance tracks would then diverge within the envelope of the site. 

Mrs Caroline Corrigan presented the report.

 

Mr James Harley-Bond was present at the meeting and addressed the committee on behalf of the applicant.

 

Cllr Pearson, Ward Councillor, spoke in favour of the application.

 

Following a full discussion Cllr Dr Barrett MOVED and Cllr Tanner SECONDED that the application be APPROVED.

 

A vote was taken and Members voted as follows:

 

FOR:  Cllrs Bridge, Barber, Dr Barrett, Cuthbert, Fryd, Gelderbloem, Heard, Jakobsson, Laplain, Mynott, Tanner, Wiles (12)

 

AGAINST:  (0)

 

ABSTAIN: (0)

 

The application was approved.  The Committee decided that there were very special circumstances that clearly outweighed the harm to the Green Belt:

 

·         Relates to green infrastructure to address climate change

·         Accords with Council’s green agenda

·         Benefits of the proposal outweigh Mod.gov1

·         the harm to the green belt

As such, the resolution would be referred to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up,  Housing and Communities.

 

In the event that the application is not called in by the Secretary of State,  it was suggested that planning conditions be attached to the permission to include:  Standard time and in accordance with submitted drawings.  Details of design and materials and final layout of all infrastructure; temporary period of 40 years; removal of equipment/infrastructure if farm ceases to export electricity; construction management plan; archaeology investigation; scheme of detailed surface water drainage; scheme to minimise off site flooding; CEMP; landscape scheme; landscape and ecological management plan; details of security.

181.

Planning Enforcement Activity Overview pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Minutes:

This report summarises the enforcement activity undertaken in Brentwood Borough for the period between 1 January 2021 and 30 September 2021.

 

Mrs Caroline Corrigan presented the report to Members.

 

Although Members welcomed the report requests, were made regarding how the data would be presented for future reports, including age of on-hand cases.  Also that Parish Council’s would welcome a regular update of cases in their parishes. Officers noted Members’ comments.

 

Members noted the information in the report.

 

182.

Urgent Business

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

 

 

 

                                                                        The meeting concluded at 20.16