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Apologies for Absence and Substitutions.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Truscott, Barnfather, Lawrence and Wilkinson.


Councillors Ellis and Doyle attended the meeting as substitutes for Councillors Wilkinson and Barnfather, respectively.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 24 February 2016. pdf icon PDF 64 KB




That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.


Declaration of Interests


Councillor Pauline Allan declared a prejudicial interest in Application No. 2016/0169 on the grounds that she is a Member of the Warren Hill Action Group and left the meeting during consideration of the application.


Application No. 2016/0169- Recreation Ground, Muirfield Road, Bestwood pdf icon PDF 392 KB


Councillor Allan left the meeting.


Replace existing playground with new play equipment, outdoor gym equipment and installation of multi-use games system. The playground area would be extended beyond the fence with equipment for older children.


RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the following conditions:




1.         The development must be begun not later than three years beginning with the date of this permission.


2.         The development shall be carried out in accordance with the application form, site location plan and details, received on 1st February 2016.




1.         In order to comply with Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


2.         For the avoidance of doubt.


Reasons for Decision


In the opinion of the Borough Council, the proposed development would have no undue impact on neighbouring residential amenity or the locality in general. The proposal would enhance and improve the recreational and sporting potential or quality of the site and the wider area. The development therefore complies with Policies ENV1 and R1 of the Gedling Borough Replacement Local Plan (Certain Policies Saved 2014), Policies 10 and 16 of the Aligned Core Strategy (September 2014) and advice contained with the NPPF.


Notes to Applicant


The proposed development lies within a coal mining area which may contain unrecorded coal mining related hazards. If any coal mining feature is encountered during development, this should be reported immediately to The Coal Authority on 0845 762   6848. Further information is also available on The Coal Authority website at specific summary information on past, current and future coal mining activity can be obtained from The Coal Authority's Property Search Service on 0845 762 6848 or at


Planning Statement - The Borough Council has worked positively and proactively with the applicant in accordance with paragraphs 186 to 187 of the National Planning Policy Framework. During the processing of the application there were no problems for which the Local Planning Authority had to seek a solution in relation to this application.


Changes to the delegation scheme following the Management Restructure. pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development & Democratic Services.


Councillor Allan entered the meeting.


The Solicitor introduced the report and made Members aware of an amendment to paragraph 3.1b which should read “Head of Planning and Economic Growth, or such other title as this position should be changed to, in relation to Planning, Building Control and Economic Development functions.”




1)    Amend all current delegations, policies and procedures within the remit of Planning Committee, as set out in the report, to reflect the new management arrangements; and


2)    Authorise The Monitoring Officer to make any necessary amendments to reflect the new management arrangements.


Planning Enforcement 0055/2015- 16 Sheringham Close, Arnold pdf icon PDF 87 KB


Erection of unauthorised fence which 2.4m high adjacent to the rear boundary without planning permission. 




Authorise the Director to close the enforcement investigation without taking enforcement action in relation to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


Planning Delegation Panel Action Sheets pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Additional documents:


Members were informed that minutes of the Planning Delegation Panels would be sent to the next meeting of Committee. 


Future Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 92 KB




To note the information.


Any other items which the Chair considers urgent.




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