BRERETON AND RAVENHILL PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held at the Parish Hall, Ravenhill Park, Brereton, on Tuesday, 5th March 2019.
Councillors TA Jones [Chairman], Mrs P Ansell, PA Fisher, Mrs W Fisher and GN Molineux.
Also present: Councillor K Ansell.
Mr PG Davies, the Parish Clerk, was also in attendance.
- DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations given at the commencement of the meeting.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2019, be approved and signed as a correct record.
- PLANNING DECISIONS
The Committee noted the following planning decisions received from the District Council:-
Change of use of the Grade II listed Cedar Tree Hotel to provide 9 no. residential apartments, change of use of the annex to create 2 no. dwellings and development of the hotel car parks to create 16 no. new dwellings, demolition of the existing squash court [CH/18/011] and demolition of a function room
Cedar Tree Hotel, 118 Main Road.
Proposed g/f side extension – resubmission of CH/18/028. Alteration of facing materials to rendered brickwork
24 Lodge Road.
- PLANNING APPLICATIONS
That the following comments be submitted to the District Council on the planning applications listed below:-
Non material amendment pursuant to planning permission CH/17/135 to revise window style on the first floor of the front elevation
Garages, George Brearley Close.
Proposed additional car parking and new boundary fencing
The Studios, Lea Hall Business Park, Wheelhouse Road.
- LICHFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL – LOCAL PLAN REVIEW – PREFERRED OPTIONS AND POLICY DIRECTIONS
The Chairman circulated a draft response to this Local Plan Review.
That the draft letter be approved for submission to Lichfield District Council.
- CCDC – CALL FOR SITES 2019
The District Council had advised that they were producing a 2019 update to the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment.
A ‘Call for Sites’ submission could now be made in response to the update. The deadline for comments was 8th March 2019.
Members considered that the following sites be included in the response to the District Council:-
- land at Rugeley Town Station and the site of the Old Pear Tree School. These sites were potentially suitable for housing but it was important that the District Council were aware of the problematic issues relating to the junction of Wharf Road with Brereton Road. Access to the site would be preferable from Queensway, with a new roundabout or traffic lights being provided where Queensway and Sandy Lane meet;
- the provision of adequate employment land on the Power Station site was a critical issue for the Parish Council. Members would wish to see every effort being made to facilitate those businesses that wished to move from Redbrook Lane being re-located to the Power Station site.
That the Clerk submit the foregoing comments to the District Council.