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Appointment of Substitutes

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 188 KB

of the meeting held on 23rd September 2021 to be approved and signed.


Minutes of Previous Conservation Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 292 KB

That the minutes of the Conservation Advisory Panel be received.


Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 10.


Public Representation

Members of the public will be allowed to address the Committee in respect of applications to be considered by the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 11. Members of the public will address the Committee during the Committee’s consideration of the respective item.


Outline Planning Application P16L0448 (Formerly P13L0316) (MHDC Ref: 13/00656/OUT) - South Worcestershire Urban Extension pdf icon PDF 220 KB

The Corporate Director - Planning and Governance recommends that the Planning Committee endorse the recommendation set out in paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 of the  report to the meeting of the Northern Area Planning Committee of Malvern Hills District Council to be held on 3rd November 2021(attached as Appendix 4), namely:


2.1 The request for financial contributions towards acute health services in respect of planning application 13/00656/OUT has been considered and noted as something capable of being a relevant material consideration. However, the local planning authority does not agree to secure the contribution as the application has been subject to detailed investigation with respect to viability and the local planning authority is satisfied that the financial requests made by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (in whole or part) could only be accommodated through the re-opening of already accepted financial appraisals and at the expense or reduction of the provision of other infrastructure considered critical to the delivery of sustainable development, including the provision of much needed affordable housing.

2.2 The Council is not persuaded that the Trust’s request fully meets the tests set out in Regulation 122(2) of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations 2010, having regard to the Inspector’s decision and Secretary of State decision on the Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbott, Devon appeal decision and the more recent Claphill Lane, Rushwick appeal decision both of which are capable of being a material consideration. Even if the Council was to be persuaded that the request is CIL Regulation 122(2) compliant and/or compliance is confirmed by the Courts, the Council considers that the previously approved s106 Heads of Terms are still the most appropriate in this case and affordable housing should not be reduced below 20%.

2.3 In accordance with the decisions made by the planning committees at the three south Worcestershire councils in 2019, the section 106 agreement associated with application 13/00656/OUT does not include reference to a Deferred Contingent Obligation review mechanism on the basis that affordable housing provision at 20% is agreed as the maximum reasonable level of affordable housing across the whole development, not just the initial phase.

2.4 To approve the amended list of planning conditions at Appendix 2 and the S106 Heads of Terms at Appendix 3 and to authorise the Director of Planning and Infrastructure to grant outline planning permission in consultation with the local ward members, subject to the completion of the s106 legal agreement and any further minor amendments to the drafting that may be necessary.


Additional documents:


Application 20/00866/FUL - Unit 7, St Martin's Quarter pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Corporate Director - Planning and Governance recommends that the Planning Committee


i)      is minded to grant planning permission subject to the applicant and all persons having an interest in the land entering into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in accordance with the draft Heads of Terms, and;


ii)     delegates to the Corporate Director - Planning and Governance authority to agree the Heads of Terms and subject to being satisfied with the nature of such an Agreement authority to grant the necessary planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of this report.


Additional documents:


Application 21/00680/FUL - New Bungalow, Grosvenor Walk pdf icon PDF 706 KB

The Corporate Director - Planning and Governance recommends that the Planning Committee grants planning permission, subject to conditions as set out in section 9 of this report. 


Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chair is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.