Agenda and minutes

Planning & Transport Committee - Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Committee Officer  01525 631920 & Email:

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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 Councillors D Scott and D Bowater (substituted by Councillor C Palmer).



(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).


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




To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on 12 June 2019 (attached).



The Committee received the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held on 12 June 2019.


Minute reference 16/P: Cllr C Palmer confirmed he had attended and spoken at the Central Bedfordshire Local Plan examination and that he, along with one other resident, had spoken in opposition to the inclusion of land north of Soulbury Road, Linslade. A representative of the Campaign to Protect Rural England had also spoken in opposition to development on Green Belt land.


Thanks were expressed to Cllr Palmer for attending and speaking on behalf of the Town Council.


Minute reference 14/P: the Committee queried why the officer’s reports on the two planning applications to which the Committee had previously recommended objection had not referenced the Town Council’s comments, and whether any feedback was ever received back from the planning authority when the decision made was contrary to Town Council recommendations. This would be followed up and reported back to Committee.


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Planning and Transport Committee meeting held 12 June 2019 be approved as a correct record and were signed accordingly.



To consider Planning Applications received (attached). An updated list will be issued on Friday 28 June 2019 (if applicable).

Additional documents:


The Committee reviewed applications received up until 28 June 2019.


The Committee discussed application reference CB/19/01660 (1 Jupiter Drive). The loss of the garage was noted and it was recognised that the property in question was on the corner of a busy junction and on a very heavily parked road. The configuration of the two proposed parking spaces was considered to be impractical.


RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that objection be made to application reference CB/19/01660 (1 Jupiter Drive) on the grounds of inadequate off street car parking which would not meet Central Bedfordshire parking standards, particularly given the location of the property.


The Committee discussed application reference CB/19/01586 (3A Church Road, Linslade). Proposals would result in the loss of the equivalent of one parking space and the driveway was shared. It was noted that there was very limited on street car parking in the vicinity as this was only permitted on one side of the road.


RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/19/01586 (3A Church Road, Linslade) but the Town Council would express concerns regarding the part conversion of the garage parking within the boundary of the site, given the shortage of on-street car parking in the immediate vicinity.


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


1.         CB/19/01199            83 DRAKES AVENUE

2.         CB/19/01591            13 DUKES RIDE

3.         CB/19/01491            D COMPTON COMMERCIAL, GROVEBURY                                                   ROAD

4.         CB/19/01541/VOC   ALDI FOODSTORE, VIMY ROAD

5.         CB/19/01633            2 DELAMERE GARDENS, LINSLADE

6.         CB/19/01488            20 BRIDGE STREET

7.         CB/19/01504            36 ORCHARD DRIVE, LINSLADE

8.         CB/19/01659            14 HEATH COURT


RESOLVED to note application reference CB/19/01406/RM (land south of former Model Farm and west of Hill Farm) and to express the hope that the provision of adequate infrastructure and service provision would be delivered in a timely fashion.


RESOLVED to note the following works to trees:


1.         CB/TRE/199/00228 114 HEATH ROAD

2.         CB/TRE/19/00241   TALL PINES, PLANTATION ROAD

3.         CB/TRE/19/00240   LONG RIDGE, PLANTATION ROAD

4.         CB/TRE/19/00242   1 HEATHWOOD CLOSE



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


The Committee received correspondence from a local resident regarding lack of enforcement of parking restrictions on Mentmore Road due to the fading of line markings.


RESOLVED to write to Central Bedfordshire Council to request that appropriate markings be made clear to that parking restrictions could be enforced.


The Committee was asked to consider potential options for the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order at the Mentmore Road Park car park. Options were discussed including a maximum stay of three hours on weekdays with no return within two hours, plus no overnight parking at any time. Permits would be issued for regular users likely to exceed the three hour limit. This would be discussed further with the Head of Grounds and the Chair of the Grounds and Environmental Services Committee.



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


No information items had been received.