Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

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Councillor C Clare gave his apologies from 3.30pm onwards.

2.

Declarations of interest

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Councillor R Newcombe declared a personal interest in application CC/0029/20 and CC/0023/20 (Chiltern Hills Academy). Councillor Newcombe was a member of the Chilterns Conservation Board who have made representations on the applications, but had not attended board meetings in which the applications were considered.

 

3.

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To agree the minutes of the strategic sites committee meeting held on 11 June.

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The minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2020 were agreed as correct record.

4.

CM/0055/19 East Burnham Quarry, Farnham Lane, East Burnham, Slough 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 Conditions 3 and 4 attached to Planning Consent SBD/8204/07 at East Burnham Quarry.

Several representations by members of the public had been received. The Planning Lead Officer (Minerals and Waste Team), David Periam, responded to the representations received during consideration of the application.

As this was a deferred application, there was no public speaking on this item.

It was proposed by Councillor N Brown, seconded by Councillor S Broadbent and resolved:

to approve as per the officer’s report, subject to the additional condition of a noise management plan submitted within a period of three months and approved by the local planning authority.

 

 

5.

CC/0029/20 Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2RG pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Proposal: the erection of a temporary, two storey, eight classroom, modular teaching block to provide additional capacity.

The officer updated the committee on two matters which had changed since the publication of the report.

The first is a correction to paragraph 2.2 - the school currently has capacity for 990 pupils. It currently has 964 pupils on role. This includes two bulge classes, each of 27 pupils and the sixth form.  The lower years are operating above capacity but the upper years are not full.

The second update relates to the construction management plan. As set out in condition 4 in section 7 of the report, it was recommended a plan to manage the construction work was agreed prior to commencement of the application. A construction traffic management plan has been submitted by the applicant. It has been reviewed by the Highways Development Management Officer and Planning Officer. The plan is considered to be acceptable and it is therefore recommended that the condition 4 be amended to be a compliance condition where construction takes place in accordance with the submitted plan.

Speaking as local unitary ward member, Councillor Patricia Birchley.

Speaking on behalf of the objectors, Mr Nav Sidhu.

It was proposed by Councillor P Jones, seconded by Councillor G Sandy and resolved to approve the application as per the officer’s report, subject to:

·         an additional informative asking that the process for constructing a crossing be expedited, and;

·         an action for the planning officer to write to the relevant cabinet members and officers for education and transport on behalf of the chairman of the committee in support of the additional informative.

Councillors C Clare and S Chhokar left the meeting at 3.30pm and 3.45pm respectively.

 

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CC/0023/20 Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartridge Lane, Chesham HP5 2RG pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Proposal: development to enable permanent school expansion to 8fe involving demolition of existing teaching block E, construction of a new two storey teaching block, two storey extension to block A, two storey extension to block C, creation of a new pedestrian access points from Chartridge Lane, additional car parking spaces, hard play area, hard and soft landscaping and ancillary works.

The officer updated the committee on matters which had changed since the publication of the report. Updates to the report are set out in the addendum to these minutes.

Speaking as local unitary ward member, Councillor Patricia Birchley.

Speaking as an objector, Mrs Joyce Morgan.

Speaking on behalf of the supporters, Mr Kevin Patrick.

Speaking on behalf of the applicant, agent, Paula Campbell-Balcombe and Ruth Gray.

It was proposed by Councillor L Monger, seconded by Councillor G Sandy and resolved:

to approve as per the officer’s report subject an additional condition to increase the height of the fencing and overhang on the side of the multi-use games area (MUGA) closest to the residential boundary.