Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 17th January, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Alan Maher  01246 217391

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive any apologies for absence and notices of substitutions from Members.




Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.




Minutes of the Last Meetings pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Extraordinary Planning Committee, held on Tuesday 13 December 2022


To approve as a correct record and the Chair to sign the Minutes of the Planning Committee, held on Tuesday 20 December 2022    

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 13 December 2022 were approved as a true record.


The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 20 December 2022 were approved as a true record.



NED/21/00987/OL - CALOW pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Outline application with all matters reserved (except means of access) for up to 36 dwellings (Major Development/Affecting a Public Right of Way/Departure from Development Plan/Affecting Setting of Listed Building) (Amended Title/Amended Plans) (Further Amended Plans) (Amended Title/Further Amended Plans - 11 Oct)  at land to the North and North West of The Homestead, Dark Lane, Calow 


(Planning Manager – Development Management)


The report to Committee explained that an Outline Application had been submitted, with all matters reserved except for means of access, for a development of up to the 36 dwellings at land to the North and West of ‘The Homestead’, Dark Lane, Calow. This would be a Major Development, which would affect a Public Right of Way. It would be a departure from the Council’s Development Plan and affect the setting of a listed building. The Application involved both amended Titles and Plans. The Application had been referred to Committee by Ward Member, Councillor J Birkin, who had raised concerns about it.


Planning Committee was recommended to approve the Application, subject to conditions.  The report to Committee explained the reasons for this.


Members were reminded that an Outline Application for a major development on the site had been put forward and rejected (NED/00154/OL).  The current Application was for fewer dwellings, which would be built in a smaller area.


The report explained that the development would be outside of the Settlement Limit for Calow, but was partially bounded on three sides by existing housing. Officers felt that although the development would be in the countryside it would have only a limited and acceptable impact on the landscape. They believed that the Council could make sure the development was in keeping with the surrounding area and that issues involving its impact on neighbours could be addressed, at the Reserved Matters Stage (or when the detailed proposals were submitted).


The Outline Application proposed that the development should consist entirely of affordable dwellings. Officers felt that this would be a significant benefit to the District, which weighed heavily in its favour. They recommended that the Application be approved, subject to appropriate conditions.


Before Committee considered the Application it heard from J Flaxman, J Sabido, I Allcock, C Flaxman, S Ellis, C Wells, A Wells, C Winter, L Vardy, J Hancock, A Wood, O Downey, K Haywood, C McLaughlin, I Willets, I Koszegi, R Crowley, M Armstrong, G Ferrabyand  P Piredda, who all opposed the Application. K Hulse, Agent for the Application, spoke in support of it.


Committee considered the Application. It took into account the Principle of Development and the site’s location outside of the Settlement Development Limit (SDL) for Calow in the countryside. It considered the relevant national and local planning policies. These included Local Plan Policy SS1, covering sustainable development, Local Plan Policy SS2 on the distribution of development in the District, Local Plan Policy SS9, setting out the categories for when development in the countryside would be acceptable. Committee also considered Policy LC3, which allowed for development of affordable housing in the countryside in appropriate circumstances.


Members discussed the Application. They considered the potential impact of the development on traffic in the area. Members noted the concerns which had been raised about the proposed access to the development. They also heard about the views of the Highway Authority.


Members asked for and received clarification about  ...  view the full minutes text for item PLA/78/22-23


Planning Appeals - Lodged and Determined pdf icon PDF 251 KB

(Planning Manager – Development Management)


The report to Committee explained that one appeal had been lodged and two appeals had been dismissed.



Matters of Urgency

To consider any other matter which the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.