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30.

Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any personal, disclosable pecuniary or other registrable interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

All Councillors declared an interest in Agenda Item 3(1), but reported that, as their interest was a personal or an other registrable interest, but not a disclosable pecuniary interest, they determined to remain to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.

31.

Schedule of Planning Applications

(Note: The Chairman, with the consent of the Committee, reserves the right to alter the order of business on this agenda based on public interest and participation in individual applications.)

31.(1)

Application No. & Parish: 19/00113/OUTMAJ - Land East of Pincents Lane, Tilehurst pdf icon PDF 814 KB

Proposal:

Hybrid application: Outline for up to 165 dwellings on the western part of the site and a 450sqm (GIA) of floorspace building in use class E to be offered initially to provide a community healthcare hub under use E(e), and excluding use E(g); engineering operations on the area covered by the outline application to create suitable gradients for internal site roads and development platforms for the residential development; and full application for change of use of the eastern part (8ha) of the site for use as public parkland, to be protected from development in perpetuity. All matters except for access to the site are to be reserved. Matters for which detailed approval are sought are: The detailed design of the vehicular access to the site from Pincents Lane and associated turning area, the location emergency vehicular access to the site and the locations of pedestrian and cycling accesses to the site.

Location:

Land East of Pincents Lane, Tilehurst.

Applicant:

U&I (Pincents Lane) Ltd.

 

Recommendation:

Delegated to the Service Director – Development & Regulation to grant planning permission subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 legal agreement.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(All Councillors declared that they had been lobbied on the item. Councillor Graham Bridgman advised of lobbying material he had received within the past five working days which he had disregarded as it was not received within the statutory time period.)

(Councillors Geoff Mayes, Graham Pask and Royce Longton declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 3(1) by virtue of the fact that they were members of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). As their interest was personal and not prejudicial or a disclosable pecuniary interest, they determined to remain to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.)

(Councillor Geoff Mayes declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 3(1) by virtue of the fact that he was a member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). As his interest was personal and not prejudicial or a disclosable pecuniary interest, he determined to remain to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.)

(Councillor Richard Somner declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 3(1) by virtue of the fact that he was known to many of the public attendees present at the meeting; he had received communications relating to the site in his capacity as Executive Member for Planning; he was formerly the Ward Member for this part of the District and was a current Member of the Parish Council, as well as being a local resident; and he lived in the local area. He had however not been involved in any lobbying activity and would be reviewing the application with an open mind. As his interest was personal and not prejudicial or a disclosable pecuniary interest, he determined to remain to take part in the debate and vote on the matter.)

The Committee considered a report (Agenda Item 3(1)) concerning Planning Application 19/00113/OUTMAJ in respect of a hybrid application: outline for up to 165 dwellings on the western part of the site and a 450sqm (GIA) of floor space building in use class E to be offered initially to provide a community healthcare hub under use E(e) and excluding use E(g); engineering operations on the area covered by the outline application to create suitable gradients for internal site roads and development platforms for the residential development; and full application for change of use of the eastern part (8ha) of the site for use as public parkland, to be protected from development in perpetuity. All matters expect for access to the site are to be reserved. Matters for which detailed approval are sought are: the detailed design of the vehicular access to the site from Pincents Lane and associated turning area, the location of emergency vehicular access to the site and the locations of pedestrian and cycling accesses to the site.

(Councillor Graham Pask proposed to suspend standing orders to permit groups of speakers to speak for up to ten minutes rather than the regulation five minutes. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Alan Macro and approved by the Committee. It was also  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.(1)