Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Monday, 2nd September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Wendy Johnson 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest


The Chairman, Councillor Marshall, declared a personal interest in application no. 18/00078/OUTMEI as the Applicant, Mr J T Leavesley, is known to him as did Councillors Anketell, Baker, Birch, Brown, Eagland, Evans and Leytham.


Councillor Baker declared a personal interest in application no. 19/00053/FULM as the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was the Mayor’s Charity of the Year and she is the Mayor at Lichfield City Council.


Councillor Eagland declared a personal interest in application no. 19/00339/FUL as the Ward Member and on the advice of the Committee Solicitor had no further involvement in the consideration of this application.


Councillor Cox declared a personal interest in application no. 19/00339/FUL as the objector is known to him.


Councillor Ho declared a personal interest in application no 19/00936/COU as close friends live off Ironstone Road.


All Members present declared a personal interest in application no. 19/00936/COU as Councillor Sue Woodward (Objector) is known to all as she was a District Councillor and is a Staffordshire County Councillor for Burntwood North and is a Member of Burntwood Town Council.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 55 KB


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 29 July 2019 previously circulated were taken as read, approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Additional documents:


Applications for permission for development were considered with the recommendations of the Director of Place and Community and any letters of representation and petitions of observations/representations together with a supplementary report of observations/representations received since the publication of the agenda in association with Planning Applications 18/00078/OUTMEI, 19/00053/FULM, 19/00339/FUL, 19/00550/FUL, 19/00936/COU and 19/00931/COU.


18/00078/OUTMEI – Outline application for a mixed use development comprising of 184 residential dwellings (Class C3) including self-build properties and independent living, 122 care and assisted living dwellings (Class C2), and the creation of a 2,699 sq m. Neighbourhood Centre, including a retail unit (Class A1), Public House/Café (Class A4/A3), Gym (Class D2), Medical Facilities (Class D1) and Day Nursery (Class D1) with associated works (Outline: all matters reserved except access).

Midland Pig Producers Ltd, Hay End Lane, Fradley, Lichfield

For: Mr J T Leavesley


RESOLVED:- That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:


1.    The site lies in the countryside, outside settlement boundary for the village of Fradley and is not allocated for residential development.  The proposal is therefore contrary to the spatial delivery requirements of the Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy.  Furthermore, by reason of its scale and location, the proposal would constitute an unsustainable form of development.  As such, the proposal is contrary to Core Policies 1 (The Spatial Strategy), 3 (Delivering Sustainable Development), and 6 (Housing Delivery), and Policy Frad4 (Fradley Housing) of the Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy; Policy F1 (Fradley Housing Land Allocations) of the Local Plan Allocations Document; Policy FRANP1 of the Fradley Neighbourhood Plan; and, the National Policy Framework.


2.    The proposed development by reason of its potential siting and scale would cause less than substantial harm to the setting of the adjacent Coventry Canal, a non-designated heritage asset, contrary to the requirements of Core Policies 1 (The Spatial Strategy), 13 (Our Natural Resources) and 14 (Our Built and Historic Environment) and Policy BE1 (High Quality Development) of the Lichfield District Local Plan Strategy (2015), Policy BE2 (Heritage Assets) of the Local Plan Allocations Document, the adopted Supplementary Planning Document: Historic Environment and the National Planning Policy Framework.


3.    The applicant has failed to submit a Sequential Test to demonstrate that the main town centre uses proposed within the development are acceptable within this location, and that there are no other sequentially preferable sites for those uses.  Furthermore, as submitted, there is concern that the proposal may have an adverse impact upon the vitality and viability of the existing neighbourhood shopping and community facilities within Fradley and therefore, the development is contrary to the requirements of Core Policies 1 (The Spatial Strategy) and 8 (Our Centres) of the Local Plan Strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework.


(Prior to consideration of the application, representations were made by Councillor Derick Cross (Ward Councillor) and Mr Stephen Stoney of Wardell Armstrong LLP (Applicant’s Agent))



19/00053/FULM – Construction of link road to form part of Lichfield Southern Bypass on Land between Birmingham Road and London Road, Lichfield

Land South of Shortbutts Lane,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.