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1.

Declarations of interest

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To agree the minutes of the strategic sites committee meeting held on 19 November 2020.

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The minutes of the meeting held on 19 November were agreed as correct record.

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CM/0036/20 land adjacent to Hollybush Lane, Denham, Uxbridge, Buckinghamshire pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Proposal: planning application made under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to vary Condition 2 (Time Limit) attached to Planning Consent CM/62/15 at land adjacent to Hollybush Lane, Tatling End, Denham, Buckinghamshire.

 

Speaking as local unitary ward member, Councillor Guy Hollis.

Speaking as representative of Denham Parish Council, Jagjit Brar.

 

A written statement was read out by the clerk on behalf of objector, John Coleman.

 

It was proposed by Councillor S Chhokar and seconded by Councillor L Monger that the application be rejected on the grounds that insufficient evidence/ special circumstances had been presented to allow an extension. Further, that the impact to residents outweighed the benefits of allowing the applicant to continue works to remediate the land by granting an extension.

 

On being put to a vote the motion was declared to be lost.

 

It was then proposed by Councillor R Newcombe and seconded by Councillor J Waters that the decision be deferred and delegated to officers with a view to approving the application, subject to the conditions as per the officer’s report, as well as the additional condition as proposed by the committee. This was agreed unanimously at a vote.

 

Resolved:

 

to defer and delegate the decision to officers with a view to approving the application subject to the conditions as per the officer’s report, as well as

  • an additional condition to enable comprehensive monitoring of progress of works at the site; and
  • to facilitate completion of the development within the new end date for restoration.

 

Members also agreed that a letter be sent to the relevant cabinet member by the chairman on behalf of the committee to stress the importance of enforcement and monitoring progress of works at mineral and waste sites in the County and the need for it to be resourced.

 

Councillor N Brown did not participate in the vote as he was absent for a significant portion of technical questions and member debate.

 

Note 1: Councillor R Newcombe left the meeting at 15.44.

Note 2: Councillor N Brown re-joined the meeting at 15.47.

 

 


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CM/0022/19 Hangar 5 and adjoining land, Westcott Venture Park, Westcott, Buckinghamshire pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Proposal: part retrospective application for waste recycling storage and transfer operations within Hangar 5 and on adjoining land including ancillary activities, plant, building and offices.

 

Speaking as local unitary ward members, Councillors Ashley Waite and Paul Irwin.

 

Speaking as an objector, Sue Lacey. A written statement was also read out by the clerk on behalf of objector Anthony Wilkinson.

 

Speaking as the applicant, Tricia Murray.

 

It was proposed by Councillor S Broadbent, seconded by Councillor C Paternoster and agreed unanimously at a vote that the application be approved as per the officer’s report, subject to an additional condition as proposed by the committee.

 

Resolved:

 

that the application be approved and authority delegated to the Service Director for Planning and Environment to grant planning permission subject to detailed conditions to be finalised including those set out in Section 8, as well as

  • an additional condition requiring that advance notification be given to Buckinghamshire Council and Westcott Parish Council ahead of any concrete crushing.

 

Members also agreed that this application be referred to in the chairman’s letter to the cabinet member stressing the importance of the enforcement team’s ability to monitor works at waste sites in the County.

 

Note 3: Councillor S Chhokar left the meeting at 16.00.