Decision details


Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


Construct 22 dwellings

Land south of 50 Pinfold Road, Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2FT


This application was called before Committee by Councillor M Handley.


The Committee considered the late item comprised of an email regarding flooding.


Keith Baker, objecting and Clive Bennetts, objecting, addressed the Committee prior to the general debate.


The Committee gave consideration to all representations and the debate that followed focused on the increase in the existing planning permission for 15 dwelling to 22 in the proposal being too much for the site.  There was also concern regarding the impact on neighbour amenity on Baldwin Street as these properties were bungalows.


The debate progressed to the concerns raised by the highway authority regarding the roads on the development not be of a standard to be adopted.  There was a discussion about the safety of pedestrians, the installation and maintenance of street lighting and the issues with management companies.  There were also concerns about the layout of the proposed development.


RESOLVED, unanimously, that planning permission be refused, with the precise wording of the refusal to be delegated to the Chair of Planning Committee in agreement with the Head of Planning and Economic Development.


Refusal wording


The proposal constitutes an over intensive development of the site and by virtue of the close proximity and single storey nature of the dwellings located on Baldwin Street, the proposal would lead to overbearing, overshadowing and overlooking issues upon the immediate neighbouring properties located on Baldwin Street, to the detriment of their residential amenity. Furthermore, due to the internal roads being private, the proposed development would have a detrimental impact upon the residential amenity of future occupiers of the proposed dwelling through future maintenance of the roads.




Accordingly, the proposal is contrary to the aims of Policy 10 of the Broxtowe Aligned Core Strategy (2014) and Policy 17 of the Part 2 Local Plan (2019), and there are no other material considerations that justify treating this proposal as an exception to these policies.


Publication date: 01/12/2021

Date of decision: 03/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2021 - Planning Committee

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