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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.
Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor D Bowater (substituted by Councillor T Morris).
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
(i) Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.
(ii) Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).
Members were asked to declare any interests, including the nature of those interests, which they had in any of the items under consideration at this meeting. No declarations were made.
QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (3 minutes per person; maximum 15 minutes)
To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order Nos 3(f) and 3(g).
A member of the public spoke regarding planning application reference CB/20/04149 (46 Hockliffe Street) to advise that the plans were incorrect, as they did not show the conservatory extensions to the rear of numbers 44 and 48, which would potentially be affected by a loss of light from the proposed extension at number 46.
To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning & Transport Committee meeting held on 11 November 2020.
The Committee received the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on 11 November 2020.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held 11 November 2020 be approved as a correct record and would be signed at a later date, when safe to do so.
(a) To consider Planning Applications received (attached). An updated list will be issued on Friday 4 December 2020 (if applicable).
(b) To receive a report regarding planning applications to which the Committee has recommended objection during the period February – November 2020 (attached).
The Committee reviewed applications received up until December 2020.
The Committee discussed application reference CB/20/04149 (46 Hockliffe Street) and looked at online images of the application site. In view of the information provided by the member of the public about potentially incorrect plans, it was agreed that it was not possible to make comment on the application.
RESOLVED to ask Central Bedfordshire officers to investigate application reference CB/20/04149 (46 Hockliffe Street) further and to speak to neighbours if possible, to assess any potential loss of light issue.
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/20/03991 (Oak Bank School, Sandy Lane), subject to the school creating a robust travel plan and to involve local residents in the process of doing so.
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council no objection to application reference CB/20/04038 (16 Bossard Court), but the Town Council would express concerns regarding lack of parking in the area.
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council no objection to application reference CB/20/04042 (26 Lake Street), but the Town Council would express concerns regarding lack of parking in the area.
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to the following planning applications:
1. CB/20/04008 38 GIBSON DRIVE
2. CB/20/04005 13 CHURCHILL ROAD
3 CB/20/004072 7 HEATH COURT
4. CB/20/04071 6 WINDSOR AVENUE
5. CB/20/04149 46 HOCKLIFFE STREET
6. CB/20/03948 25 ROTHSCHILD ROAD, LINSLADE
7. CB/20/04021 24 THE PADDOCKS, LINSLADE
8. CB/20/04164 27 AQUILA ROAD
9. CB/20/04086 5 CARNATION CLOSE
10. CB/20/04041 UNIT B, GROVEBURY RETAIL PK
11. CB/20/04010 13 WING ROAD, LINSLADE
12. CB/20/04289 6 ST LEONARDS CLOSE
13. CB/20/04297 33 SHENLEY HILL ROAD
14. CB/20/04262 32 THE PADDOCKS, LINSLADE
15. CB/20/04348 30 KITELEYS CREEN
16. CB/20/04136 46 CHESTNUT HILL, LINSLADE
17. CB/20/04273 28 NORTH COURT
18. CB/20/04248 2 LEVEN CLOSE, LINSLADE
19. CB/20/04381 23 CHURCH STREET
20. CB/20/04350 103 STOKE ROAD, LINSLADE
21. CB/04331/ADV ALDI FOODSTORE, VIMY ROAD
22. CB/20/03963/DOC LAND REAR OF 25 BAKER ST
23. CB/20/04019/DOC CHAMBERLAINS BARN QUARRY
24. CB/20/04017/NMA CHAMBERLAINS BARN QUARRY
25. CB/20/04069/LDCP 113 CAMBERTON ROAD
26. CB/20/04183/LDCP 95 CHURCHILL ROAD
27. CB/20/04193/LDCP 16 GOLDFINCH ROAD
28. CB/20/04147/LDCP KINGFISHER, PLANTATION ROAD
29. CB/20/04298/LDCP 104 SOUTH STREET
30. CB/20/04233/CB/20/04234/LBTHE RED LION 1 NORTH STREET
31. CB/20/03912/GPDE 151 CAMBERTON ROAD
32. CB/20/04097/GPDE 96 PLANTATION ROAD
The Committee received a report outlining all the applications to which objection had been recommended between February 2020 – November 2020 and the outcomes of those applications.
RESOLVED to note the report.
(a) To receive the draft minutes of the Ouzel Valley Park Steering Group meeting held on 9 November 2020 (attached) and to note the comments regarding cycling and transport to schools from the development east of the parish.
(b) To consider any matters relating to highways/transport (if appropriate).
The Committee received the minutes of the Ouzel Valley Park steering group meeting held in November 2020 and noted the comments regarding cycling and routes to schools from the eastern urban extension. Councillor Harvey gave an update from Central Bedfordshire Council in respect of travel planning and bus services for the eastern development. It was noted that any discussion regarding infrastructure and S106 developer contributions would take place at Partnership Committee.
It was noted that information would be presented to Partnership Committee on 10 December about the Schools for the Future programme and also on the Leighton-Linslade car parking study.
RESOLVED to note the information.
To receive and consider any items of information received (if applicable).
The Town Clerk reported that he had attended a virtual exhibition in respect of proposals at London Luton airport. The exhibition presented the potential creation of a new aircraft holding stack above Huntingdon with 2 flightpath options on the easterly approach to London Luton Airport that would fly over the parish and its hinterland. The preferred option as set out within the exhibition is for option 2 that would see aircraft track to the south of the parish at an approximate height of 5,000ft which in noise terms is comparable to a “busy, bustling office”. The link to the information would be circulated to committee members.
The Town Clerk reported that as requested at the previous meeting, a request had been made to speak at the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan hearing, but this had been refused on the grounds that the Inspector was not seeking any points of clarification on the site over which the Town Council held objections.
RESOLVED to note the information.