Agenda item

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Minutes:

The Committee considered planning applications received up until 7 October 2022.

 

Discussion took place regarding application reference CB/22/03445/OUT (land adj to 133 Stoke Road, Linslade). The Committee expressed agreement with the concerns raised by members of the public regarding Green Belt land and highways safety, as well as concerns regarding the impact on Linslade Wood, lack of affordable housing, inadequate car parking. The site was not identified for development in the Local Plan and no special circumstances justifying development on Green Belt land had been identified. Furthermore, the site was outside the settlement envelope and therefore contrary to Local Plan policy. It was noted that the application had already been “called in” to the local authority by two ward councillors. It was agreed to strongly object to the application (8 in favour, 1 abstention).

 

RESOLVED to strongly object and to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that objection be made to application reference CB/22/03445/OUT (land adj to 133 Stoke Road, Linslade) on the following grounds:

 

-       That the site was not identified for development in the Local Plan

-       That the site was outside the settlement envelope of the town and therefore contrary to Local Plan policy SP7

-       That the applicant’s proposal for a “carbon-zero footprint” did not meet criteria for “very special circumstances” (per National Policy Framework paragraphs 149 and 150) to justify development on Green Belt land

-       Highways safety concerns given the location on the brow of a hill and where cars were generally accelerating to leave the town or still moving at speed on approach to the town

-       Potential impact on the environment, ecology and wildlife in Linslade Wood

-       Inadequate car parking proposed which would not meet Central Bedfordshire parking standards

-       No mitigation proposed in relation to the Chiltern Beechwoods special area of conservation

-       Lack of affordable housing in the proposal

-       Potential impact on already oversubscribed local services including health and education

-       Concerns regarding potential for noise, pollution from workshops

-       Concern regarding proposed height of three-storey buildings

 

The Committee considered application reference CB/22/03863 (20 Bridge Street). The absence of detailed information contained within the application was noted as a concern. It was agreed to recommend objection to the application.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Central Bedfordshire Council that objection be made to application reference CB/22/03863 (20 Bridge Street) on the following grounds:

-       That the size of proposed dwellings was significantly below the 50 square metre standard for one bedroom/two people

-       That there was no provision on the site plan for car or cycle parking or for refuse storage/collection

-       That no information had been provided regarding fire safety or external amenity space

-       The potential for windows to overlook onto a school site

-       The potential impact on pre-existing town centre businesses given no information on mitigation for potential smell/noise issues

 

RESOLVED to recommend no objection to application reference CB/22/03846 (290 Bideford Green, Linslade), provided that the highways authority was satisfied that the proposal was capable of meeting car parking standards and would not contribute to an increase in on-street parking.

 

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

 

  1. CB/22/03702                        57 OLD ROAD, LINSLADE
  2. CB/22/02900                        25 COTSWOLD DRIVE, LINSLADE
  3. CB/22/03765                        13 ROOSEVELT AVENUE
  4. CB/22/03774                        14 CHESTNUT RISE, LINSLADE
  5. CB/22/03887                        6 KING STREET,

 

 

 

 

           

TREES

 

  1. CB/TRE/22/00500               LONG RIDGE, PLANTATION ROAD
  2. CB/TRE/22/00533               3 REDWOOD GLADE
  3. CB/TRE/22/00540               HOME FARM HOUSE, 25 MENTMORE ROAD
  4. CB/TRE/22/00526               31 CAMBERTON ROAD, LINSLADE

 

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