Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday 7 July 2022 10.00 am

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

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Appointment of Chair


On calling for nominations for the Chairmanship of the Committee, Cllr Mackenzie-Charrington was proposed and duly seconded.  There being no other nominations, the Committee




That Cllr Mackenzie-Charrington be elected as Chairman for the ensuing civic year.


Appointment of Vice-Chair


On calling for nominations for the Vice-Chairmanship of the Committee, Cllr Hale was proposed and duly seconded.   Councillor McFarling was also proposed and duly seconded. 


On being put to the vote, Councillor Hale was duly appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee




That Cllr Hale be elected as Vice-Chairman for the ensuing civic year.



Declarations of interest

Members who have an interest to declare are asked to complete the Declarations of Interests form at the back of the chamber.


Councillor Vines declared he was a member of Tewkesbury Borough Council (TBC) and a member of their Planning Committee and had no involvement with this application. 




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 Thursday 30th June 2022.




No public questions were 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 Thursday 30th June 2022.


No member questions were received. 


Minutes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 318 KB

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




That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 12th May be approved as a correct record. 


Members Site Visit pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive the notes of the Members Site Visit held on 30th June 2022. 


The Committee received the site visit notes. 


Application No:22/0003/TWR3MJ Site: Land South Of Badham Pharmacy Head Office, A435, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 8SA pdf icon PDF 959 KB

The Committee is asked to consider the application for the construction of a 3-Form of Entry (3FE) Primary School, Nursery, New Vehicular Access and Ancillary Works.


A summary of the application was presented by Denis Canney, Senior Planning Officer aided by a power point presentation.  (A copy of the presentation is attached to the signed minute book).


It was noted that pages 39 – 44 of the report introduced the application in detail.  Slide 2 depicted the inset map, (a detailed version of the map was available on page 41 of the report), which showed the application site, Gotherington to the north and Bishops Cleeve to the south. The plan showed the red line planning application boundary, Badham Pharmacy HO, residential properties in Bishop’s Cleeve to the south and the A435 road adjoining the site to the west.


Slide 3 showed the Badham Pharmacy Head Office, the proposed school building footprint, access and outdoor sport facilities. It was noted that the application proposed the phased development of a new 2 storey primary school with two form entry, expanding to 3 form entry at a later date. A single storey nursery was also proposed, which could be delivered at any point during the phasing process. Phase 1 would facilitate up to 420 pupils with phase 2 between 580 and 630. The nursery was proposed to provide 2 pre-school groups, (26 children per group) accommodating a total of 52 pre-school children.


Members were informed that associated facilities included the staff parking area, vehicular access directly off the A435, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), rounder’s pitch, running track and a grass pitch. The sports pitches would be located to the north of the site and the school buildings to the south where 3 ponds would replace the existing pond in that part of the site.


It was explained that the site, as displayed at slides 4,5, and 6 were undeveloped land with an area of 2.5 hectares. It was located on the eastern side of the A435, approximately 200m to the north of the junction with Evesham Road, at the northern end of Bishop’s Cleeve. The site was adjacent to the Old Farmers Arms which was now the Head Office of Badham Pharmacy, and recently constructed houses on Valentine Road to the south. Members noted there was a watercourse (Dean Brook) running along the southern boundary.  The site was located 1.3 miles from the Bishop’s Cleeve Town Centre and 4.9 miles from Cheltenham Town Centre.


The map at slide 7 showed that the site was located outside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (more than 1,270 m at its nearest point) to the east. The site was also outside and to the south west of the Special Landscape Area (SLA) at Gotherington. The case officer explained most of the site was within Flood Zone 1, which represented a low risk of flooding. To the south-west of the site there was a small area situated in Flood Zone 3. The site contained a pond in the south-west corner and the southern boundary was defined by the Dean Brook watercourse which formed the boundary between the Parishes of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.


Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


During the discussion, members suggested that  Enforcement Team was under resourced, The Committee appreciated the work of the Enforcement Officer but felt more resources were required to cope with the increased demand.  It was suggested that the Chair should write to the Cabinet Member requesting more resources for the team.




That the Committee noted the report.  


Delegated Decisions Report pdf icon PDF 43 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


The Committee noted the report.