Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 27 January 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of interest

To receive declarations by members of (a) personal interests (including their nature) and (b) prejudicial interests under the Code of Conduct. Members who have an interest to declare are asked to complete the Declarations of Interests form at the back of the chamber.

Minutes:

Councillor Vines declared he was a member of Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) and a member of their Planning Committee.  He advised the Committee that he had no involvement in the TBC Planning Committee meeting that had previously discussed the application. 

 

 

2.

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 10am on Thursday 20th January 2022.

 

 

Minutes:

No public questions were received. 

3.

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 Thursday 20th January 2022.

Minutes:

No member questions were received.

4.

Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 198 KB

The Committee is asked to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. 

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on the 8th July 2021 were approved as a correct record. 

5.

Members Site Visit pdf icon PDF 14 KB

To receive the notes of the Members Site Visit held on 20th January 2022.

TO FOLLOW

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the members site visit notes were received and noted. 

6.

SITE: Wingmoor Farm East, Stoke Road, Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 7DG Application No: 19/0066/TWMAJW pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Committee is asked to consider the proposed application for the variation of condition 7 (Buildings, plant and machinery) and 19 (Hours of operation) relating to planning consent 17/0066/TWMAJW dated 19/10/2017. 

 

 

Minutes:

A summary of the application was presented by Marcus Sparrow, Senior Planning Officer aided by a PowerPoint presentation.  This retrospective planning application number 19/0066/TWMAJW was for the variation of condition 7 (Buildings, plant and machinery) and 19 (Hours of operation) relating to planning consent 17/0066/TWMAJW dated 19th October 2017.

 

The Committee were advised that the following corrections needed to be made to the report:

-           Paragraph 1.3:  the non-hazardous landfill area in the south eastern part of the site was accessed via the western access point and not the eastern access point.

-           Condition 3 (Approval of plans and application documents): ‘Proposed MRF layout GRU016 Rev 0 16/03/09’ was superseded by ‘Amended Proposed MRF Layout’ drawing DG/EN/B-C/WDL/1040 following approval of non-material amendment application 13/0010/NONMAT on the 26th February 2013.

-           Condition 32 (detailed surface water drainage strategy): This condition could be deleted as it was discharged under application 15/0048/COMPLI.

 

It was noted the proposed change for condition 7 involved the substitution of the word “and” for “or”, thereby enabling the bulking and transfer of residual waste to be considered in association with, rather than ancillary to, the Integrated Waste Management Facility. Whilst appearing rather innocuous and minor in nature, this change was significant, the implications of which had been highlighted in numerous letters of objection, as summarised at section 5.5 of the Agenda report.

 

Members were advised the scope of the development for condition 19 involved changes to the hours of operation that would allow vehicle movements and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operation on one Bank Holiday (Good Friday) between 9am and 4.30pm. It was also proposed to allow the longer operation of the Materials Recovery Facility (including vehicle servicing) until 4.30pm on seven Saturdays in the year, after the Bank Holidays. The Waste Disposal Authority’s examination of the weighbridge data at the Grundon site showed that the importation of residual municipal solid waste had taken place on days that were sought by the variation of condition 19. Therefore, the variations sought to both planning condition 7 and 19 were retrospective as the activity had already taken place on the site. The development to which these two variations related were also concurrent and prospective until the GCC contract expired on the 5th July 2022.

 

It was explained that the additional hours and days sought by varying condition 19 had come about as a result of fulfilling the GCC contract only, and no other element of the materials recovery operation had been taking place during any of the additional hours and day sought by the variation of condition 19.

 

The Waste Disposal Authority had confirmed that Good Friday and any of the catch-up Saturday deliveries (up to 7 per year) involved normal daily inputs.  It was clarified that what wasn’t collected on a Bank Holiday Monday was shuffled along by one day, so operating Tuesday to Saturday instead of Monday to Friday.

 

The variation to condition 19b was required to permit operations within the MRF building during the additional times and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Delegated Decisions Report pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the report be noted.