considered an application for changes to condition 1 of application
20/00776/REM to alter the delivery times from the approved 0700 to
2300 to 06.00 to 2300 at Aldi, Tybridge
Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee
The application had
been referred to Planning Committee at the request of Councillor
The report set out the
background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the site
itself, relevant policies, planning history and representations and
consultations where applicable.
attention was drawn to the late paper which related to a letter
from the applicants’ agent in support of the proposal.
The information was
presented as set out by the Corporate Director – Planning and
Governance, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the item.
sought to vary condition 1 to the revised hours of 0600 to 2300 on
a permanent basis.
There had been no one
registered to speak on the application. However, a local Ward
Member, Councillor Udall addressed the Committee.
Key Points of Debate
A local Ward Member, Councillor Udall, in addressing the Committee
raised concerns that the change in delivery hours from 0700 to 0600
would cause potential disruption for nearby residents. He asked that the Committee be sensitive to the
location, geography and residential amenity of the area.
Although the report identified that no complaints had been received
from neighbours, nor Worcestershire Regulatory Services, for the
approved delivery hours of 0700 to 2300 during the 12-month period,
Councillor Udall disputed this and stated that neighbours had faced
problems but did not know that they could complain.
In view of the comments from Councillor Udall, the Head of Planning
had suggested that as a way forward, the Committee may wish to
defer the application to seek another temporary period which would
allow residents to let the authority know if they continued to
Some Members agreed that this was a busy area already and noise
exists on a day-to-day basis and did not see an issue with the
change of hours. Others agreed that it
was unhelpful that there had been no complaints to the
In debating the issue of whether to propose a 3 or 6 month review,
a proposal to refuse the application was made on the grounds of
residential amenity and that the approved delivery times 0700 to
2300 to remain as originally decided.
This was seconded.
There being no further
points made the Chair asked the Legal Team representative to
request the voting of each Member of the Committee who were
eligible to vote. Following the
recording of the votes the proposal was refused for the reasons
given as follows:
For - 5
Against - 4
Abstentions - 1
Officers’ recommendation it was
RESOLVED: That the Committee
1. refuse planning
permission on the grounds of the proposed permanent extended
delivery hours and the impact on neighbouring residents’
authority to the Corporate Director – ...
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