Agenda

Strategic Planning Committee - Tuesday, 8th June, 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Cheviot Suite, Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6BP

Contact: Lesley Little 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

16 members(7:5:1:1:1:1) (1 Con place to Ind)

 

Quorum - 4

 

Chair: T. Thorne

 

Vice Chair: M. Robinson

 

 

Conservative

Labour

Independent Group

Liberal Democrats

Green Party

Ind Non-Grouped

L. Darwin

C. Ball

G. Hill

J. Reid

TBC

M. Robinson

R. Dodd

J. Foster

 

 

 

 

B. Flux

J. Lang

 

 

 

 

I. Hutchinson

A. Wallace

 

 

 

 

G. Renner Thompson

A. Watson

 

 

 

 

G. Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

T. Thorne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms of Reference and Powers

 

(1)      To exercise the powers and duties of the Council as Planning Authority

in relation to development management under the Town and Country Planning Acts and other associated/related legislation and in particular, but not limited to, those functions listed in Schedule1 to the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000, including the following matters which specifically require a decision by the Strategic Planning Committee:

 

?      minerals and waste planning;

 

?      development concerning major energy and physical infrastructure proposals such as wind farms;

 

?      planning applications involving more than 100 houses and/or more than 1,000 sq metres of commercial floorspace;

 

?      planning applications involving less than 100 houses and/or less than 1,000 sq metres of commercial floorspace which raise significant strategic planning policy issues;

 

?      planning applications linked to the Council’s statutory duties under separate legislation where issues of strategic importance are raised in terms of allowing the Council to fulfil its statutory duties; and

 

?      any other planning applications which represent a significant departure from the Development Plan.

 

Functions of the Planning Committee should include all decisions involving formal enforcement action.

 

All applications are to be determined by the Chief Planning Officer in accordance with the powers set out in the internal scheme of delegation except for the following which fall to the Committee to determine:

 

  • Applications submitted by or on behalf of elected members of the Council or by their spouses/partners;

 

  • Applications involving land and/or premises in the ownership or under the control of elected members of the Council or their spouses/partners;

 

  • Applications in which any senior officer* of the Council has a personal and prejudicial interest;

 

  • Determination of applications submitted by or on behalf of the Council (or by or on behalf of companies controlled by the Council); or of applications relating to land in which the Council (or company) has a significant interest (NB council to refuse such applications is delegated);

 

  • Approval of applications where, in the opinion of the Relevant Officer, such an approval would constitute a departure from the approved Development Plan and would require a reference to the Secretary of State;

 

  • Any application which an elected member of the Council requests should be considered by the Committee, provided the request is in writing, is received within 21 days of the application appearing on the weekly list, and is supported by bona fide planning reasons (which will be reported to the Committee together with the Councillor’s name);

 

  • Any application which the Relevant Officer considers should be determined by the Committee because of special planning issues or considerations it raises including significant local interest; and

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 281 KB

The Minutes of the Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 2 March 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

 

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact the monitoring officer by email at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

5.

DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To request the committee to decide the planning applications attached to this report using the powers delegated to it. 

 

Please note that printed letters of objection/support are no longer circulated with the agenda but are available on the Council’s website at  http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Planning.aspx

 

6.

21/00388/CCD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Construction of footbridge, works to public rights of way, construction of soft and hard landscaping, surface and subsurface drainage, utilities and other services, boundary treatment and other associated works.

Land South East Of Chase Meadows, Chase Farm Drive, Blyth, Northumberland

7.

18/03606/FUL pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Full application for change of use from agricultural land to industrial site for the erection of manufacturing building with offices, show room, parking, for the re-location of existing business premises to a purpose-built new facility (revised description 17 05 2021

Land South West Of Bricksheds Junction B1342 Belford Station To Belford, Belford

 

8.

APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 303 KB

For Members’ information to report the progress of planning appeals.  This is a monthly report and relates to appeals throughout all 5 Local Area Council Planning Committee areas and covers appeals of Strategic Planning Committee

 

9.

S106 AGREEMENTS UPDATE REPORT pdf icon PDF 253 KB

For Members’ information to report the agreement monitoring and collection of s106 contributions in the planning process.  This is a monthly report and relates to agreements throughout Northumberland during the previous monthly period.

 

10.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such business, as in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.