Agenda and minutes
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Apologies for Absence
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Declarations of Interest
Councillor Anketell made the committee aware in relation to application no. 20/01207/COU that he is a frequent customer to the neighbouring hot food takeaway businesses and had received emails from neighbours opposing the application to which he had made no comment.
Councillor Checkland declared a personal interest in application no 20/01207/COU as he knows the Applicant’s neighbour.
Councillor Eagland declared a personal interest in application no 20/00722/SCC as she is the Staffordshire County Council Ward Division Member for Lichfield Rural North including Alrewas.
Councillor Ho declared a personal interest in application no 20/01207/COU as the Applicant is a potential competitor as his family own a hot food takeaway business in Lichfield and he agreed to not take part in the debate and the vote.
Councillor Marshall declared a personal interest in application no 20/01207/COU as the Objector is known to him.
The Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 16 November previously circulated were taken as read, approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Applications for permission for development were considered with the recommendations of the Head of Economic Growth and Development and any letters of representation and petitions of observations/representations together with the supplementary report of observations/representations received since the publication of the agenda in association with Planning Applications 20/01207/COU, 20/01459/FUH & Staffordshire County Council Consultation (L.20/03/867 M) our ref: 20/00722/SCC
20/01207/COU – Conversion of former retail unit into hot food takeaway and associated works
R and J Angling Supplies, 32 Swallow Croft, Lichfield, Staffordshire
For: Mr Jahed Ahmed
RESOLVED: That the planning application be REFUSED for the following reasons:-
The proposals are contrary to policies CP3, BE1, ST1 and ST2 of the Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy 2008-2029. This is due to impact on residential amenity from traffic generation, noise, light, fumes, odour and other general disturbance and that the proposals are unacceptable on highway grounds due to parking and access problems. The proposals are also not sustainable for such reasons.
(Prior to consideration of the application, representations were made by Ms Sandra Bradburn (Objector) and Councillor Joanne Grange (Ward Councillor))
20/01459/FUH – Single storey link extension to side, part garage conversion with 2no roof lights to front and removal of chimney stack on dwellinghouse
5 Paskin Close, Fradley, Lichfield, Staffordshire
For: Mr & Mrs McNeill
RESOLVED: That the planning application be approved subject to conditions contained in the report of the Head of Economic Growth and Development.
Staffordshire County Council Consultation
The Committee considered the amended/additional information submitted to Staffordshire County Council and noted the extension of the consultation period until 18 December 2020 to receive comments. The committee heard and noted the concerns of the Ward Councillor and agreed with them.
The committee wished to reiterate their previous concerns raised to the proposals, as they felt these concerns had not been addressed by the additional information. There was also concern raised about the need for the proposal and its relationship to the construction of HS2; as it was noted that HS2 had advised there has been no communication with the applicant. There was additional concern raised about the long term impact of the proposals on the rural area and impact on residential amenity/noise disturbance by virtue of 24/7 working and it was considered that the proposals are not needed and do not meet social, economic or environmental requirements. It was agreed that a robust objection to the changes be sent from LDC for the reasons stated.
RESOLVED: That an appropriate consultation response be sent to Staffordshire County Council raising the concerns expressed.
(Prior to consideration of the application, representations were made by Councillor M Wilcox (Ward Councillor)).