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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
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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).
No declarations of interest were made and no dispensations were requested
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).
There were no questions from the public.
(a) To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on 10 March 2021 (attached) in accordance with Standing Order 12.
(b) To receive information updates on matters arising from the previous meeting (if appropriate).
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held 10 March 2021 be approved as a correct record and would be signed at a later date, when safe to do so.
To consider Planning Applications received (attached). An updated list will be issued on 26 March 2021 (if applicable).
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/21/00977 (Land at Leighton Buzzard Garden Centre) but the Town Council would make the following comments for consideration:
- Concern that the proposed parking spaces are sufficient for staff and visitors.
- Concern regarding traffic movements during construction and that construction traffic should approach from Hockliffe.
- That concerns raised by the pollution officer regarding potential odour/noise issues be mitigated where possible.
Discussion took place regarding application reference CB/21/00769 (Land between Shenley Hill Road and Heath Road to Vandyke Road). Concerns were raised that access should be maintained from Vandyke Road to Shenley Hill Road until such time as the new road was opened. The committee noted that more information on the anticipated road layout for the development area including traffic movements would have been useful. In particular, it would have been helpful to see how the proposed cycleways would join up with other routes. It was proposed that no objection be made on the understanding that there be no loss of access at any time between Vandyke Road and Shenley Hill Road. On being put to the vote, this was carried (7 in favour, 2 against).
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/21/00769 (Land between Shenley Hill Road and Heath Road to Vandyke Road), on the understanding that there would be no loss of access at any time between Vandyke Road and Shenley Hill Road.
RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to the following applications:
1. CB/21/00711 50 SOUTHCOTT VILLAGE,
2. CB/21/00928 6 CHILTERN GARDENS
3. CB/21/01000 11 COPPER BEECH WAY
4. CB/21/00944 22 ORION WAY
5. CB/21/01036 9 ASHBURNHAM CRESCENT
6. CB/21/01034 59 LINWOOD GROVE
7. CB/21/00975 89 STOKE ROAD, LINSLADE
8. CB/21/01146 82 ASHWELL STREET
9. CB/21/00893 4 SARITOR CROFT
10.CB/21/00696 112 VANDYKE ROAD
1. CB/TRE/21/00102 4 THE HEATH
2. CB/TRE/21/00106 3 THE HEATH
To consider any matters relating to highways/transport (if appropriate).
There were no transport matters to report. The parking matters discussed previously, following the recommendation from Partnership Committee, had been passed on to Central Bedfordshire Council for a response. It was suggested that Councillors could forward details of any other parking concerns they wished to raise to officers to be collated and brought to a future meeting for discussion.
To receive and consider any items of information received (if applicable).
The Committee received correspondence dated 11 March 2021 from Central Bedfordshire Council regarding a consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to its Emerging Local Plan. The letter set out the modifications being consulted on and the documentation which could be found on the Central Bedfordshire Council website. The consultation would run until 12pm on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.
In particular, it was noted that Main Modification 78 included reference to site HA1 HAS33 (Land North of Soulbury Road, Leighton-Linslade), inclusion of which had been strongly objected to by the Town Council.
In addition to any individual responses councillors might wish to submit to the consultation, it was suggested that committee members forward their thoughts to officers to be collated for discussion at the next meeting on 21 April.
The Committee also noted that secondary legislation was expected later this year on changes to permitted development in town centres.