Agenda item

2021/1716/03 (2021/Reg3Ma/0122/LCC): Erection of 8 no. buildings to be used for E(g)(iii) / B2 / B8 - Airfield Business Park, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7UL.


The Board considered a report of the Chief Executive, a copy of which, marked ‘Agenda Item 7’ is filed with these minutes. The Board was also in receipt of two addendum reports which set out proposed amendments to the conditions in the original report.


In accordance with the procedures for making representations for the Board Andrea Hopkins, Strategic Property Services, Leicestershire County Council spoke on behalf of the applicant.


The local member Mr. P. King CC noted that staff that would work at the business park could come from outside the Harborough area and therefore questioned whether the Highways Authority had taken this into account when commenting on the application and he raised particular concerns about the nearby road junction. Mr King CC also stated that whilst he would have preferred the proposals to have been more ambitious he could see no planning reasons to refuse the application and therefore he would support it and he proposed the motion to permit the application.




That the application be permitted subject to the conditions nos. 1-17 as set out in the appendix to the report, subject to the amendment of conditions nos. 4 and 10 and the addition of conditions nos. 18, 19 and 20 to read as follows:


4.           The construction of Units H2 (a – f) and H3 (a – f) shall not commence until drawings showing the floor plan and elevations of these units have been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the CPA. The submitted floor plan and elevations shall accord with Drawing no. 215060-PHASE2-PL02 Rev B titled ‘Plots A, H, 1, 2 & 3 Site Layout Plan’ dated 10th August 2021.


Reason: To ensure that the building accords with that the development that is permitted.


10.       All site preparation and construction work, deliveries of and movements of material and machinery, in connection with the approved development, shall take place only between 07:30 – 18:00 hours Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 13:00 hours on Saturdays. No such activities shall take place at any other time on Sundays, Public or Bank Holidays.


Reason: In order to safeguard the amenity of the area in which the development is located and to accord with Policy GD8 (Good design in development) of the HLP.


18.       No part of the development hereby permitted shall be occupied until a Travel Plan which sets out actions and measures with quantifiable outputs, outcome targets and monitoring has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, CPA. The Travel Plan shall include suitable measures relating to bus passes and travel packs for each employee. Thereafter the travel plan shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details.


Reason: To mitigate the impacts of the development on the transport network, in accordance with Policy GD1 Achieving Sustainable Development and Policy IN2 Sustainable Transport of the HLP.


19.       No development approved by this planning permission shall take place until a landscape scheme has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the CPA. The scheme shall include a specification for all planting including trees, shrubs and grass seeding. The scheme shall include a plan showing the proposed planting layout, details of the proposed ground preparation, numbers, size and spacing of stock of planting, grass seeding specification, plant protection, maintenance and management measures. The scheme shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved details.


Reason: To ensure that opportunities to improve biodiversity in and around the development are integrated and to secure measurable net gains for biodiversity in accordance with the NPPF.


20.       Prior to installation, detailed design of the photovoltaic cells to be installed on the units shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the CPA. The photovoltaic cells shall thereafter be installed in accordance with the approved details.


Reason: To ensure that the development is of an appropriate design, form and character, in accordance with Policy GD8 of the HLP.


(Mr. C. Smith CC left the room)


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