Agenda item

N/2014/1429 Dallington Grange, Mill lane, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, NN5 7PZ

Decision:

Approved subject to conditions set out in the report.

Minutes:

N/2014/1429 Application for the partial approval of details submitted pursuant to condition 8 (Design Code) to include all details relating to residential and landscaping areas but excluding details relating to all Commercial Areas, Mixed Use Areas, Grange Farm Commercial Hub, Secondary School and Primary Schools. relating to planning permission N/2014/1429 [Outline Planning Application (all matters reserved except access) for a Sustainable Urban Extension comprising up to 3,000 dwellings including affordable housing; up to 7.2ha employment land (Class B1 office/light industry and Class B2 general industry); a local centre to accommodate a food store (2,230m2), 6 shop units (750m2) for retail (Class A1), professional and financial services (Class A2), restaurant/cafe (Class A3), drinking establishment (Class A4) and hot food takeaway (Class A5); public house/restaurant; nursery (Class D1); 2 primary schools; secondary school; redevelopment of Grange Farm for cafe/restaurant/public house or hotel; extension of the North West Bypass on the site; provision of open space and strategic landscaping and wildlife corridors; surface water/flood management works and associated engineering works for drainage and services.

 

The Principal Planning Officer outlined the information in the report to Committee for the reserved matter application.

 

Further to enquiries from Members, the Principal Planning Officer reported:

  • The significant build would evolve against the wider development with any necessary changes being made if the build regulations were altered. 
  • The design and features policy??had not required the developers to include solar panels but would not preclude the developer including them. 
  • Application of the design code would be enforced through the reserved matters applications and the Sustainable Urban Extension’s enforcement officers.
  • Consideration had been given to the environment and nature.  The design code would provide landscaping, swales and parks within the development which would enhance the biodiversity of the site. Currently it was arable land which was considered poor for biodiversity.
  • The design code would be in two parts, residential & landscaping and commercial.  The commercial aspects of the development would be addressed at the latter stages of the development.
  • The Environmental Health Officer advised that the Section 106 agreement had set out the discharge at 1000 houses.

 

Nicky Scaife, Senior Planning Officer reported that the risk of noise and pollution from lodge farm industrial estate in the north of the site would be addressed in the conditions on the outline consent.

 

Councillor Ken Pritchard proposed the application be approved, this was seconded by Councillor David James and on being put to the meeting was declared carried unanimously.

 

RESOLVED:

To Delegate to the Head of Development Management and Enforcement to partially approve the details submitted pursuant to Condition 8 (Design Code) to include all details relating to residential and landscaping areas but excluding details relating to all commercial areas, mixed use areas, Grange Farm commercial hub, secondary school and primary schools subject to the following matters being addressed in a revised design code and considered acceptable:

 

  • The submission of a revised section of the code on car parking
  • The submission of a revised section of the code on the SUDS
  • The submission of a revised section of the code on the house typologies
  • The submission of a revised section of the code on waste
  • The submission of a revised section of the code on landscaping

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