Agenda and minutes

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Sarah Sellers  Democratic Services Officer

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Wanda King and Councillor Gareth Prosser.  Councillor Pat Witherspoon attended as substitute for Councillor Wanda King.


Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and / or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.



There were no declarations of interest.


Confirmation of Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 14th February 2018 pdf icon PDF 270 KB




The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee on 14th February 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Update Reports pdf icon PDF 16 KB

Update reports attached



The published Update Report for the various Applications to be considered were noted.


Application 2017/00737/FUL - The Forge Mill 164 Evesham Road Headless Cross Redditch B97 5ER pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Site Plan

Additional documents:


14 no. one bedroom apartments involving the erection of a new apartment block and conversion of former Forge Mill Public House and associated car parking, green space and infrastructure.


It was noted that the Update Report included further information on the division of section 106 contributions; officers were recommending that the total of £14350 be divided between Worcestershire County Council Highway Authority and towards open space provision.


Councillor Baker-Price, Ward Councillor and Ms Sian Griffiths, agent for the Applicant, addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.




having regard to the development plan and to all other material considerations, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to grant planning permission subject to:-


            a) The satisfactory completion of a S106 planning obligation ensuring:


(i)  a financial contribution for mitigating the impact of the development  on the highway network

(ii) a financial contribution for informal open space and playing pitches.




b) the Conditions and Informatives detailed on pages 12 to 15 of the main agenda report.



Application 2018/00044/FUL - Land adjacent to 55 Weatheroak Close Webheath Redditch B97 5TF pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Site Plan

Additional documents:


New one storey and a half dwelling (Amendment to Application No: 2014/367/FUL to create additional dormer)


Officers clarified that site was located on land in between number 56 and number 55 Weatheroak Close.  Officers further clarified that a total of 10 objections letters had been received, and informed Members that in addition to the summary of objections on the Update Report, and on page 18 of the main agenda report, additional objection points had been received as follows:-


·         that a dormer property would be out of keeping with the street;

·         that the proposed dwelling would result in an invasion of privacy for number 45 Blackstich Lane;

·         that the application should be considered by Planning Committee.


Officers confirmed that all the objections had been considered and the officer recommendation remained as per the main agenda report, that permission be granted.


It was noted that the Update Report also included additional conditions numbered 7 to 9 and that officers were recommending to ensure that the conditions on Application 18/00044/FUL would mirror the conditions under the existing planning permission under reference 2014/367/FUL.




having regard to the development plan and to all other material

considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 19 and 20 of the main agenda, and conditions 7 to 9 detailed on page 2 of the Update Report.