Agenda and minutes

Planning and Development Committee
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

Contact: Helen Conway - Email:  HelenConway@gateshead.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

PD409

Declarations of Interest

Members to declare interests in any agenda items

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

PD410

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

i) That the full planning applications and outline applications specified in the appendix to these minutes be granted, refused or referred to the Department for Communities and Local Government or deferred as indicated subject to the conditions, if any, as specified therein and to any other appropriate conditions of a routine or standard nature.

 

 

ii) That the applications granted in accordance with delegated powers be noted.

 

 

PD411

Enforcement Team Activity pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report to inform them of the activity of the enforcement team since last Committee.

 

The team have received a total of 109 new complaints and have 63 pending prosecutions. The team attended 2 court hearings, 2 of which was finalised, resulting in £447 fines and £516.30 costs.

 

 

RESOLVED:            

 

That the information be noted.

 

PD412

Enforcement Action pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report that informed of the progress of enforcement action previously authorised by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED -

i)

That the information be noted

 

ii)

That approval be given for the requested items to be removed from the schedule.

 

PD413

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report providing details of progress received and outcomes of decisions received from the Secretary of State during the report period.

 

The Committee were informed that there have been no new appeals lodged since the last committee.

 

The Committee were informed that there has been one new appeal decision received since the last committee.

 

The Committee were informed that there has been no appeal cost decision received since the last committee.

 

RESOLVED -

That the information be noted.

 

PD414

Planning Obligations

Minutes:

The Committee were advised that since the last Committee there has been one new planning obligation.

 

Since the last Committee there have been no new payments received in respect on planning obligations.

 

RESOLVED -

That the information be noted.

 

PD415

Performance of Development Management pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Report of the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report advising them about the performance of the Development Management Service over the past two years in respect of the work at Planning and Development Committee and planning applications considered through delegated powers.

 

The Committee were presented with the following table which presented data on the performance of Gateshead Local Planning Authority against the published criteria for assessing under-performance over the past two years. It provides information on the speed of decisions on applications for major and non-major development, for both district matter and county matter authorities.

 

Designation criteria over two years ending September 2018

Criteria

Threshold

Gateshead 2017

Gateshead

2018

Gateshead 2019

Speed of Major development (District)

60%

94.8%

94%

98.4% (62 decisions)

Quality of Major Development (District)

10%

0%

0%

0% (2 appeals)

Speed of Major Development (County)

60%

75%  

66.7%                   

75% (4 Decisions)

Quality of Major Development (County)

10%

 0%                

0%

0% (no appeals)

Speed of Non- major development

70% (

87.8% (1677 decisions)

88.9% (1534 decisions)                    

88.5% (1526 decisions)

Quality of non-major development

10%

 0.4%

(6/25 appeals)

0.7%  

0.7% (11/31 appeals

 

 

 

In conclusion, the Committee were informed that the Local Planning Authority is performing well and is performing significantly above the threshold for designation.

 

However due to the very low numbers of County Matter and Major applications and subsequent appeals, a very small number of applications either being delayed or lost at appeal would mean that the Local Planning Authority would fail to meet the targets set.

 

RESOLVED -              That the Committee note the report for information.