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Declarations of Interest
The minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Development Committee held on 21 July 2023 were submitted and approved as a correct record.
The Head of Planning submitted plans deposited as
applications to develop land under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Full details of the
planning application and the plan status were outlined in the report. The
report contained a detailed analysis of the application and analysed relevant
policies from the National Planning Policy Framework and the Local Development
The Development Control Manager presented the application and advised that the purpose of the application was to seek planning approval for the erection of a three bedroomed two-storey dwelling on the section of residential garden located immediately to the north of 20 Fountains Drive in Acklam. The vehicle access for the property was shown as being provided directly from Sledmere Drive.
Full details of the planning application and the plan status were outlined in the report. The Development Control Manager advised that the application site has been granted permission previously for a detached 2 storey property (2012) and a separate application for a dormer bungalow on the site (2015). The site lies within the limits of development and within a residential area.
The revised design and reduced scale of the proposed dwelling from the previous submitted scheme in 2021 are considered to achieve a property which is in keeping with the scale, design and character of the existing semi-detached two-storey properties along Fountains Drive.
Members were shown the site in question and proposed plans for the dwelling.
It was explained to members that there was an issue of nutrient neutrality relating to the site. This relates to the impact of new development on the Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast Special Protection Area (and Ramsar Site) (SPA) which Natural England now consider to be in an unfavourable condition due to nutrient enrichment, in particular with nitrates, which are polluting the SPA.
Whilst it was understood that this would include farming activities and discharge from sewage treatment works, it also relates to waste water from development. New development therefore has the ability to exacerbate / add to this impact. Natural England has advised that only development featuring overnight stays (houses, student accommodation, hotels etc) should be deemed to be in scope for considering this impact although this is generic advice and Natural England have since advised that other development where there is notable new daytime use such as a new motorway service area or similar could also be deemed to have an impact which may require mitigating. With all planning applications, each has to be considered on its own merits and would need to apply to Natural England for credits.
The Committee were advised that following the completion of a Habitat Regulation Assessment this development is considered to be in scope and has been put through the Teesmouth Nutrient Budget Calculator and the details were sent to the agent to advise them of the total annual nitrogen load the development must mitigate against.
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