Agenda and minutes

Planning & Transport Committee - Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HD

Contact: Committee Officer  01525 631920 & Email: info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk

Items
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89/P

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.

Minutes:

No apologies for absence had been received.

90/P

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).

 

Minutes:

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.

 

Councillor D Bowater declared an interest as a substitute member of the Central Bedfordshire Development Management Committee.

 

91/P

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).

Minutes:

There were no questions or statements from members of the public.

 

 

92/P

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning & Transport Committee meeting held on 19 February 2020.

Minutes:

The Committee received the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on 19 February 2020.

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held 19 February 2020 be approved as a correct record and were signed accordingly.

 

93/P

PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider Planning Applications received (attached). An updated list will be issued on Friday 6 March 2020 (if applicable).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed applications received up until 6 March 2020.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that objection be made to application reference CB/20/00365/OUT (12-14 MARKET SQUARE) on the grounds that the proposed development represents overdevelopment of the site with an unacceptable housing density.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to the following planning applications:

 

1.    CB/20/00365/OUT         12-14 MARKET SQUARE

2.    CB/20/00504/ADV         6A WATERBORNE WALK

3.    CB/20/00607                   93 HOCKLIFFE ROAD

4.      CB/20/00447                 FORMER SAND QUARRY  

CHAMBERLAINS BARN HEATH RD

5.    CB/20/00187                   23 DRAKES AVENUE

6.    CB/20/00637                   67 MILL ROAD

 

RESOLVED to note the following works to trees:

 

CB/TRE/20/00090               44 CHESTNUT HILL, LINSLADE

CB/TRE/20/00091               2 LOVENT DRIVE

 

94/P

TRANSPORT MATTERS pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider any matters relating to highways/transport (if appropriate).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

By invitation, Mr G Hillary of Buckinghamshire County Council attended the meeting to give an overview of proposed measures to introduce a 7.5T weight restriction zone except for access. The zone would encompass the area around Ivinghoe and had been prompted by concerns from residents about safety and property, given the narrow roads and listed buildings in the area, as well as the need to undertake works to restore the 200-year old Brownlow Bridge structure over the Grand Union Canal, which was no longer suitable for use by Heavy Goods Vehicles.

 

A formal consultation was likely to take place in May and if approved, traffic regulation orders to be established towards the end of the year.  There were a number of short term and longer term options for enforcement. Overall, it was felt to be the best solution which was achievable for the area.

 

The Committee noted the plans but felt it was unable to comment on the potential impact on local businesses without further information. Any statistical data on the origins of HGVs using the area would be useful at the formal consultation stage so that the potential impact on the local community could be considered.

 

RESOLVED to note the information.

 

Mr Hillary was thanked for attending the meeting.

 

A number of transport related concerns were raised, including car parking issues on Finch Crescent, parking outside Greenleas school on Kestrel Way, pedestrian safety in the High Street and concerns regarding safety on Vandyke Road due to the increased lorry access resulting from the expansion works at both schools currently taking place.

 

 

95/P

INFORMATION ITEMS

To receive and consider any items of information received (if applicable).

 

Minutes:

No information items had been received.