Agenda, decisions and minutes

Development Panel - Tuesday 19th January, 2021 1.00 pm

Venue: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Contact: Lee Jardine  01900 702502 or Email:

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Declaration of Interests

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Development Panel - FUL/2020/0224 - Replacement machinery store and silage pit building, Swinsty Farm, Swinsty, Abbeytown pdf icon PDF 218 KB




A statement in support of the application was read out on behalf of Councillor Tony Markley.


The Agent, Anthea Jones spoke in support of the application.




The report recommended to Grant permission subject to conditions.


The Planning and Building Control Manager then went through the main issues as detailed in the report.


Principle of Development


The proposed silage pit is an appropriate development supporting an existing farming business, and is appropriately designed and related to the existing farm buildings.


Scale and Design


Officers consider the proposed development is acceptable and assimilates into the local landscape.


Flood Risk & Drainage


The site is entirely in flood zone 1. There will be no increase in surface water run off as the site is currently hardstanding and contains buildings. The surface water will go to the existing drainage system.




The application proposals seek to improve the setting of the listed building in replacing the existing with a more sensitively designed building than the one it replaces. It introduces a gap between the listed building and agricultural buildings causing significantly less than substantial harm to the setting.


Highway Safety


The existing access to the farm will be unchanged and there will be no increase in traffic as a result of the proposal.


Members were also shown images and plans of the site.


Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds of which were set out in the report.


Questions were asked in relation to drainage and members were satisfied with the officer’s report.


Councillor Grainger moved the application to approve the application as per officers’ recommendations.


The motion to approve was seconded by Councillor Armstrong.


A vote was taken on the motion to approve, 12 voted in favour, 0 against and 0 abstentions.


The motion was carried.




Permission granted subject to conditions




Time Limit:


1.  The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.


Reason: In order to comply with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


In Accordance:


2.  The development hereby permitted shall be carried out solely in accordance with the following plans:


· Location Plan

· Location Plan PB1

· Block Plan

· S2.03b Floor Plan and Elevations

· Design & Access Statement and Heritage Statement


Reason: In order to ensure that the development is carried out in complete accordance with the approved plans and any material and non-material alterations to the scheme are properly considered.