Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 9 May 2019 12.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Andrea Griffiths 

No. Item


Public Questions

To answer any written public questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.


The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10 am Wednesday 1st May 2019.


To answer any oral question(s) put by members of the public with the consent of the Chairperson.

Depending on the nature of the questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.


No public questions had been received. 


Members' Questions

To answer any written members’ questions about matters which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.


The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10.00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019.


No member’s questions had been received


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the meeting held on the 21st March 2019. 


It was noted that there was a typographical error on Page 10, first paragraph, the word ‘sudo’ be amended to ‘pseudo’. 


Councillor Bird requested that the sentence on Page 9, sixth paragraph “However, there was no issue of odour and therefore he felt the green belt argument was void” be deleted, as he felt it made no sense. 




That the minutes of the meeting held on 21st March 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairperson, subject to the agreed amendments.  


Application No: 18/0032/TWMAJW Land to the West of wingmoor Farm, stoke Road, Bishops Cleeve. pdf icon PDF 107 KB

That the Planning Committee approves the conditions as drafted.


Denis Canney, Senior Planning Officer informed the Committee there was a late request from Agent, for a deferment until the next Committee meeting pending advice from the Applicant. 


Councillor Cordwell proposed to defer the application, this was seconded by Cllr Morgan.  On being put to the vote, the proposal to defer the application was passed (10 in favour). 


The Planning Committee therefore:




That the application be deferred until the July Committee meeting. 


APPLICATION NO: 18/0073/TWMAJW. Land off Shurdington Road, Bentham, near Cheltenham pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a temporary extension to the recycling facility yard. 


A summary of the application was presented by Linda Townsend, Senior Planning Officer aided by a power point presentation (A copy of the presentation is attached to the signed minute book).  This was a planning application by Elliott’s (Cheltenham) Limited to use a 0.38 ha parcel of scrubland as an extension to the temporary waste recycling operation. 


The Committee were reminded that Members granted a 10 year temporary planning permission in 2016 under planning reference 15/0053/TWMAJW considering that ‘Very Special Circumstances’ applied to this site in the Gloucester – Cheltenham Green Belt where waste development would not normally be permitted. 


It was noted that Members had visited the site, prior to the Committee meeting.  The site visit notes were not available at this stage. 


Ms Townsend advised the Committee of the following corrections to the report: 

-           Paragraph 7.19 (P50) incorrectly refers to temporary planning permission 15/0053/TWMAJW being issued on 1.8.16 but it was issued on 19.10.16 and expires on 19.10.26 as stated elsewhere in the report.

-           Condition 10 which related to ‘hours of working’ on page 64 incorrectly refers to ‘quarry working’ when it should just refer to ‘site working’ and Mineral Planning Authority when it should be the Waste Planning Authority.


The application site was located on the western side of Cheltenham, approximately half a kilometre south-west of the village of Shurdington.  The site was accessed from a shared track on the north side of the A46 Shurdington Road, which was approximately 1 km northeast of the junction with the A417.  Members noted that the access track was 440 metres long and was shared with other users.    The public right of way known as the Gloucestershire Way ran alongside the access track from Shurdington Road until just passed the site and then continued north-west, parallel with Badgeworth Lane. 


Ms Townsend explained the site sat within the Gloucester- Cheltenham Green Belt.  The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lay on the southeast of the site, with its boundary running along the A46 Shurdington Road.  The Cotswold escarpment lay to the south east of the site.


The Committee were advised that the application site was located within a rural area of predominantly flat landscape character.  The nearest residential properties to the application site were located on Badgeworth Lane. With the closest dwelling ‘The Paddocks’ 200 metres to the north-east of the site.  Deer Park Archery Club was located to the north of the application site and the beekeeping business known as Easy Bees was located to the east of the access track, approximately half way along its length.


Members noted the existing waste recycling site was located immediately to the west of the application site.  Other land in the applicant’s control, was to the southeast of the application site.  The applicant also operated a sand pit to the north west of the application site (as depicted on slide 3 of the presentation), which was being restored following the expiry of planning permission 16/0058/TWMAJM.


Ms Townsend informed the Committee that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Planning Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 64 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


Andy Birchley, Enforcement Officer presented the report in detail. 




That the report be noted. 


Delegated Decisions 9th March - 26th April 2019 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report. 


Sarah Pearse, Principal Planning Officer presented the report. 




That the delegated decisions made between 9th March and 26th April 2019 be noted.