Agenda and draft minutes

Planning and Development Committee
Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Bridges Room - Civic Centre

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

Items
No. Item

PD317

Minutes

The Committee is asked to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 (copy previously circulated)

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

PD318

Declarations of Interest

Members to declare interests in any agenda items

 

Minutes:

Councillor Chris Ord declared and prejudicial and personal interest in Agenda Item 5 Permission in Principle (DC/18/01012/BPIP) as he is Vice Chair of the Friends of Chase Park and removed himself from the meeting, discussion and subsequent voting.

 

Councillor Susan Craig declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 5 Permission in Principle (DC/18/01012/BPIP) as her husband and fellow Councillor Peter Craig had objected to the application and removed herself from the meeting, discussion and subsequent voting.

PD319

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of the Service Director, Communities and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

i) That the full planning applications and outline applications specified in Appendix 1 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.

 

 

PD320

Permission in Principle - Former Chase Park Depot, off Rectory Lane, Whickham pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

i)

That the Permission in Principle applications specified in Appendix 2 to these minutes be included in Part 2 of the Brownfield Register, not included in Part 2 of the Brownfield register or deferred as indicated

 

PD321

Enforcement Team Activity pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Service Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report which provided details of enforcement activity undertaken since the last Committee. The team dal with a number of matters in relation to Planning, Highway and Waste and are both proactive and reactive in terms of investigations they undertake.

 

RESOLVED -              that the information presented in the report be noted.

PD322

Enforcement Action pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of the Service 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:            

 

That the information be noted.

 

PD323

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Service 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 three new appeals lodged since the last committee.

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLVED -              that the information be noted.

PD324

Planning Obligations pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Report of the Service Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report to advise of completed Planning Obligations which have previously been authorised.

 

Since the last Committee there have been no new planning obligations.

 

Since the last Committee there have been one new payments received in respect of planning obligations.

 

RESOLVED -              that the information be noted.

PD325

Community Infrastructure Levy Annual Report pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Service Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report updating councillors on the money received and expended following the introduction of Gateshead Council Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule. This is the first CIL annual report and covers the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

 

The money raised through the Community Infrastructure Levy will help pay for infrastructure required as a result of growth in Gateshead, as set out in the Regulation 123 List. This includes primary schools, strategic transport and green infrastructure.

 

The Committee were advised that the CIL income is to be allocated in Gateshead as follows:

 

·         5% towards the implementation and ongoing administration by Gateshead Council.

·         15% of levy receipts will be passed to Parish Councils (Lamesley Parish), Wards (Neighbourhood Portion) where the development that paid CIL will take place. This can be used for the provision of local infrastructure improvements or other measures to support the development of the area.

·         80% of CIL is to be applied to strategic infrastructure as identified within the Regulation 123 List.

 

The Committee were advised that the following amounts have been received for the financial year (1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018)

 

Total CIL receipt for year

£103,058.26

The amount that has been secured through planning applications in chargeable areas which have generated a CIL charge for the past financial year

Total CIL expenditure for year

£0

The amount expended for the past financial year

Summary details of expenditure

N/A

N/A

Total neighbourhood portion received for year

£5,101.38

The total neighbourhood portion received for the past financial year

Total CIL received for year

£34,009.23

The total amount received for the past financial year. This is different to the receipt due to payment triggers not being met.

Total Administration Fee received for year

£1,700.46

The amount received to date which we can use to administer the collection of the CIL charge.

 

 

RESOLVED -              that the information be noted

PD326

Housing Permissions 2018 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of the Service Director, Communities and Environment

Minutes:

The Committee received a report providing an update on the Housing Decisions made in 2018.

 

In 2018, 109 decisions on housing applications have been made, 7 of these were withdrawn, 16 refused and 86 granted. This has granted a total of 1822 new dwellings in Gateshead.

 

In the past six weeks, 9 applications have been granted and minded to grant at Planning and Development Committee with a combined total of 1373 dwellings.

 

The Committee were advised that the results of the Housing Delivery Test are likely to show that the level of housing delivery in Gateshead is not keeping pace with the amount required in the Council’s Local Plan. As a result there will be a requirement for the Council to produce an Action Plan to set out the causes of under delivery and to put in place measures to increase delivery. There are several factors affecting the level of housing delivery in the Borough a number of which the Council has limited control over. However the granting of planning permission for development that meets the policies in the Local Plan reduces a potential barrier to housing development.

 

RESOLVED -              that the information be noted.