Appendix A Planning Report – June 2023

Document Date

19/06/2023

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Meetings

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REPORT FROM THE PLANNING GROUP – June 2023          APPENDIX A

 

  • Granted Applications
Reference No. For Date granted
None    

 

  • Refused/Withdrawn Applications
Reference No. For Date refused
NW/23/00168 23-25 High Street, convert offices to flats

Withdrawn

 

  • Pending Applications
Reference No. For

Status

NW/22/00321 Nene Milling, 40 homes and village hall Comments sent
NW/23/00229 30 Dychurch Lane, garage/hobby room Comments sent

 

  • New Applications
Reference No. For

Status

NW/23/00311 Hardstanding, Farm Barn Bozeat Pastures Comments by 2/7

 

  • NW/22/00321, Nene Milling redevelopment

 

A meeting was held with the agents to address our comments with the following conclusions

 

Response to our comments:

  1. We welcome the affordable/shared ownership homes and would request that a condition or legal agreement is attached to the permission requiring that they should be prioritised for families with a local connection.

The agent did not object to such a requirement

  1. It is not entirely clear whether the front or rear elevation of the apartment block faces onto London Road. In order for it to be in keeping with the street scene on London Road the simpler rear elevation should face onto London road since it is more in keeping with the converted factory opposite the site since together these buildings will form a gateway to the village.  We actually preferred the previous design of the apartment block because it was more in keeping with the classic design of a shoe factory.

The agent agreed to orient the building as requested

  1. The proposed parking provision is below standard and we would like to see more provision, particularly of visitor spaces which are more flexible. If additional spaces cannot be achieved this could be mitigated by removing permitted development rights from all garages so that spaces are not lost.  Also, as happened in Bosgate Close, permitted development rights should be removed for any conversions and extensions that would create additional accommodation to prevent additional demand.

The agent did not see a way to offer additional spaces

  1. The potential odour issues are a concern but we lack the expertise to comment upon them. Of particular concern are any implications for the use of the LEAP which is proposed within the highest odour zone.

The agent advised that this had been addressed with NNC Environmental Health.  We stated that we rely on NNC Environmental Health on such matters.

  1. We would like the village hall to be located nearer to the road in order to maximise the usable amenity space behind the hall. This was also suggested by Place Services.

 

A revised design was proposed that resolved this issue.

 

  1. We would seek changes to the village hall design to better reflect the predominantly social uses and also to improve its environmental impact.

 

Some adjustments were made to the plans to address this issue

 

  1. We would seek to arrange publicly available EV charging points on the village hall site.

 

An EV charging point is included on the revised plans

 

It was agreed that there would continue to be a dialogue with the developer over the detail of the village hall as development progresses.  This will allow minor adjustments in the future.

 

  • NW/23/00229, 30 Dychurch Lane, garage/hobby room

Comments sent:

The Parish Council are concerned that the design and scale of the proposed building would be out of keeping with both the Grade II listed host property and the surrounding buildings several of which are also listed buildings.

 

  • NW/23/00311, Bozeat Pastures hardstanding

Add a hardstanding area is proposed behind the existing barns

 

 

  • WP/2008/0179, access to the new turning head at the top of Hope Street

An email has been sent to the officer who is handling this.