Agenda and minutes

Virtual, Planning Committee - Monday, 8th March, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: via Zoom

Contact: Wendy Johnson 

Note: Apologies we cannot livestream this meeting to YouTube due to technical issues. It can be viewed via Zoom the details are - Meeting ID: 678 3673 0174 Passcode: 332642 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Eagland and Councillor Ho.


Declarations of Interest




Councillors Anketell and Checkland declared a personal interest in application no. 18/01217/OUTFLM as they were also Members of Lichfield City Council who had registered objections on this application.  They confirmed they were not predetermined nor predisposed.


Councillor Baker declared a personal interest in application no. 18/01217/OUTFLM as the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust is the Mayor’s Charity of the Year and she is the Mayor for Lichfield City Council.


Councillor Leytham declared a personal interest in application no. 18/01217/OUTFLM as he was a Member of Lichfield City Council when they developed their neighbourhood plan which included this site.  He confirmed he was not predetermined nor predisposed.




Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 187 KB


The Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 8 February 2021 previously circulated were taken as read, approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Additional documents:


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 18/01217/OUTFLM and 20/01238/COUM.



18/01217/OUTFLM - Land at Cricket Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire

Outline planning permission (with all matters reserved except access) for the construction of up to520 dwellings and an area of up to 12.78 hectares for the provision of employment floorspace (UseClasses B1/ B2/ B8) including; two points of access from Cricket Lane; comprehensive greeninfrastructure including footpaths, cycle ways, multi-functional open space, children's play areas,open space for sport and sustainable water drainage infrastructure including balancing ponds, rerouting of Ash Brook and other associated ancillary infrastructure and ground remodelling.
FOR: Persimmon Homes Ltd & St Modwen Developments Ltd


RESOLVED: Application Deferred - No presentation or debate took place. The application was deferred in accordance with the officer’s revised recommendation, as set out in the supplementary report, to allow the opportunity for matters in relation to CIL and the Infrastructure Delivery Statement to be given further clarification.


20/01238/COUM - Oak Tree Farm, Drayton Lane, Drayton Bassett, Tamworth
Conversion and extension of existing barn to form gospel hall (Use class F.1(f)) as a place ofworship, with demolition of other agricultural barns and provision of car parking, landscaping andassociated works
FOR: GGHT (Greenmere Ltd)


RESOLVED: Due to the technical issues with ability to clearly hear the representations of the specialist highways and environmental health officers, in responding to the queries raised by Members, that this planning application be further deferred and to allow the submission of further information and clarification regarding points raised in relation to:-


Noise and disturbance and traffic/highway impacts


The application is to be brought back to committee to allow consideration of all relevant planning matters.


(Prior to consideration of the application, representations were made by Parish Councillor Ian Watkins, Drayton Bassett Parish Council (Objector), Ms Chloe Bennett (Supporter) and Mr Andrew Beard of AB Planning (Applicant’s Agent)).