Agenda item

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

To consider Planning Applications received (attached). An updated list will be issued on Friday 22 October 2021 (if applicable).

Minutes:

The Committee reviewed applications received up until Friday 22 October 2021.

 

The Committee reviewed application reference CB/21/04275 (The Star, Heath Road). The view was expressed that the growing population would require additional facilities such as this and that many residents might wish to be able to walk or cycle to a shop within a reasonable distance. However, the Committee expressed support for the concerns raised by residents, particularly in respect of the overbearing size and scale of the proposed development and the wholly inadequate level of car parking for staff and customers. Highways concerns were raised as the Speed Watch team had identified high traffic volumes and speeding on Heath Road.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that objection be made to application reference CB/21/04275 (The Star, Heath Road) on the following grounds:

 

-       Loss of amenity for neighbouring properties

-       Overbearing nature of the proposed development which represented overdevelopment of the site and would be out of character with the locality, particularly at the rear

-       Inadequacy of car parking and poor visibility for vehicles on entry/exit to site

-       Concerns regarding highways impact including safety for pedestrians and cyclists, particularly on a busy arterial route and a narrowed stretch of road

-       Potential noise nuisance for neighbouring properties in respect of deliveries, air conditioning and refrigeration

-       Potential impact on the root structure of established trees

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Should Central Bedfordshire Council be minded to approve the application, the Town Council would suggest consideration of a condition restricting deliveries to within store opening hours only.

 

The Committee considered application CB/21/03291 (Chamberlains Barn link road) and noted again the difficulty of considering the application when insufficient detail was provided to demonstrate the bigger picture regarding proposed traffic flow/traffic management on the eastern development. The overriding concern was the safety of the Shenley Hill Road/Vandyke Road junction which had longstanding safety issues.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council objection to application reference CB/21/03291 (Chamberlains Barn link road) on the following grounds:

 

-       The Town Council can see no purpose or justification for the proposed vehicular access from Shenley Hill Road to the new development on Chamberlains Barn

-       The road has longstanding safety issues in respect of entry/exit to the household recycling centre and the junction with Vandyke Road and no mitigation measures were proposed to address safety matters

-       Insufficient information was provided with the application to allow the council to consider the bigger picture in terms of traffic flow for the new development

-       Lack of clarify regarding the one way/two way nature of the proposed spine road and how traffic flow would be safely and adequately managed

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RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/21/04380 (37 Regent Street), subject to parking standards being met.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that no objection be made to application reference CB/21/04351 (53 Turnham Drive), subject to parking standards being met.

 

The Committee gave consideration to application reference CB/21/04481/RM (Chamberlains Barn phase 3).

 

RESOLVED to submit the following comments to Central Bedfordshire Council regarding application reference CB/21/04481/RM (Chamberlains Barn phase 3):

 

-       That garages provided be of adequate size capable of being used for their intended purpose

-       That the design and standards for affordable housing be equal to those of all other properties

-       That consideration be given to more substantial tree planting as well as the future management and maintenance of any planted trees

-       That future management and maintenance of the attenuation basins be given careful consideration

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7681.PS.2.0 LEAP Play Space Plan 05.10.2021.pdf –

 

(i)           The proposed play area should be fenced, and entrance gates should offer sufficient contrast for children and be suitable for those who were colour blind.

(ii)          The play areas were all very similar – to previous play areas associated with CB/21/02615/RM (Clipstone Park, land south of Vandyke Road and north of Stanbridge Road), and it is noted that the same supplier is used again and therefore offered limited contrasting play value.

(iii)         The proposed play bark safety surfacing was the option offering the most amount of ongoing maintenance, making grounds maintenance under and around play equipment more difficult in future.

 

The Town Council would further comment that any intended nominee for the sites should be included in discussions for facilities which they would later manage.

 

7681.Landscape Management Plan .001 05.10.2021.pdf

 

(i)           The period between practical completion and the end of the rectification period needs to be precise. Landscape maintenance schedule states year 1 and section 5.2.7. refers to five years for trees meaning the potential nominee could be liable for 4 years.

(ii)          Frequency of Operations listed in Appendix 1 needs to be reviewed as Removal of dog dirt from dog bins and ground listed as weekly is not enough.

(iii)         It should be noted that the Landscape Contractor appointed will have to provide evidence that tasks have been undertaken.

(iv)         There is no mention of a Post Installation Inspection for the play area nor an annual inspection by a competent person.

 

The Town Council would further comment that any intended nominee for the sites should be included in discussions for facilities which they would later manage.

 

7681. Specification for Landscape & Horticultural Works 001 05.10.2021.pdf

 

(I)           Section 6.2 Final Inspection – Should the intended nominee not be named, approving the site is at an adoptable standard.

 

 

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

 

1.            CB/21/04256                        40 ROSEBERY AVENUE

2.         CB/21/04307                        OAKBANK, OAKBANK DRIVE

3.         CB/21/04347                        426 BIDEFORD GREEN

4.         CB/21/04255                        THE WHITE HOUSE, LEOPOLD ROAD,

                                                            LINSLADE

5.         CB/21/04366                        30 BIDEFORD GREEN

6.         CB/21/04367                        15 CROSSWAY

7.         CB/21/04211                        36 COOPER DRIVE

8.         CB/21/04027                        22 CHELSEA GREEN

9.         CB/21/04374                        41 HYDRUS DRIVE

10.       CB/21/04463                        21 MALVERN DRIVE

11.       CB/21/04301/REG3            LAND ON VANDYKE ROAD

           

TREES

 

1.           CB/TRE/21/00486               21 HEATH COURT

2.           CB/TRE/21/00395               DELL VIEW, 1 THE GLEN,

                                                      PLANTATION ROAD

3.    CB/TCA/21/00468             5a GRANGE CLOSE, LINSLADE

4.    CB/TRE/21/00494             50 CAMBERTON ROAD

5.    CB/TRE/21/00487             SYCAMORES, 26A SOUTH STREET

6.    CB/TRE/21/00439             LAND TO THE SIDE OF RANNOCH

                                                      GARDENS, LINSLADE

7.    CB/TCA/21/00475             CORNER OF HIGH STREET &

                                                            WATERBOURNE

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