Venue: Committee Room 1, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG
Contact: Ivan Walters 01629 538328
Note: Members of the Committee will be undertaking a site visit in the morning in relation to the Application detailed at Item 6 on the Agenda, prior to the commencement of the meeting
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To receive declarations of interest (if any)
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To receive declarations of significant lobbying (if any)
There were no declarations of significant lobbying.
To receive petitions (if any)
No petitions were received.
To confirm the non-exempt minutes of the meeting of the Regulatory – Planning Committee held on 10 October 2022
RESOLVED thatthe minutesof themeeting ofthe Committee held on 10 October 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Application for Importation and Stockpiling of 50,000 Tonnes of Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) within Existing Clay Stockpiling Area of Waingroves Quarry at Whiteley Road, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QL - Applicant: Forterra Building Products Ltd - Planning Application Code No: CM6/0522/5 PDF 532 KB
An application had been received from Forterra Building Products Ltd, the owner and operator of Waingroves Quarry (a brick clay quarry near Ripley) and was seeking planning permission to import and stockpile temporarily 50,000 tonnes of Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) at the current clay stockpiling area at Waingroves Quarry.
A report on the application by the Executive Director for Place had been
published with the agenda, which explained that the applicant sought to
use, on a temporary basis, part of the existing clay stockpiling area
within the site to import 50,000 tonnes of Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA) for
stockpiling before exporting to brickworks for production of Thermalite
blocks. The PFA would be transported from Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power
Station which was due to close and provided an opportunity to ensure
the ongoing supply of the applicant’s brickworks interests by storage of
the PFA at the Waingroves Quarry site.
The report also referred to the PFA being imported over a 12 week period.
The location of the PFA stockpile would be within the established clay
stocking areas with the clay stockpiles reduced in scale during its use.
The PFA would then be exported on an ‘as need’ basis to the
applicant’s Thermalite factories. The PFA would be fully exported by the
end of 2024 and, as such, temporary permission was sought for this
The report also included details of the consultation process, publicity, objections, observations, comments received, and commentary on the planning considerations.
The site was located within the Green Belt. Amenity and landscape
impacts had been considered and no significant adverse impacts were
identified. The proposal is considered to comply with development plan
policies in the Amber Valley Borough Local Plan (AVBLP) and the
Derby and Derbyshire Minerals Local Plan (DDMLP).
In the morning of 31 October (the day of the meeting), members of the Committee had carried out a visit to the site.
summary of the main aspects of the proposal, including a presentation of
slides showing plans and views of the site, and informed members of a
further consultation response that had been received by email
following publication of the report, from Amber Valley Borough Council
(Principal Pollution Officer) on Environmental Health matters, copies of
which were circulated at the meeting. The consultation response
drew attention to existing environmental controls at the quarry, of which
officers had been aware when preparing the report.
Councillor D Williams, Ripley Town Council attended the meeting and
commented on the potential for increased daily volume of traffic and the
need for traffic management, with other ongoing developments already
in the area.
Members in discussion referred to some aspects of the application that were mentioned in the report. Particular reference was made to the importation period being referred to as 12 weeks in the body of the report but as 4 months in the conditions listed. The Team Leader Development Management explained that whilst the applicant was working towards a 12 week target for importation ... view the full minutes text for item 39/22
Members were asked to determine an application made pursuant to
section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) to register land
known as Norbriggs Field, Woodthorpe (“the Application Land”) as a town
or village green (TVG). A report on the application by the Director of Legal
and Democratic Services had been published with the agenda, which
included a detailed account of the nature of the application; relevant legal
considerations; the submissions provided by the applicant; objections
received from the County Council as landowner; and on behalf of the
governors of Norbriggs Primary School; submissions by the applicant
in response to those objections; and appended a report by Counsel which
concerned the principle of statutory incompatibility.
The report concluded with a reasoned recommendation that the
Committee should resolve to refuse the application, with particular
reference to the statutory purpose for which the application land was
held being incompatible with its registration as a TVG.
RESOLVED to refuse the application to register the land known as
Norbriggs Field in Woodthorpe as a TVG.
RESOLVED to receive the report on current enforcement action.
RESOLVED toreceive the list on decisions outstanding on 19 October 2022 relating to eia applications outstanding for more than sixteen weeks, major applications outstanding for more than thirteen weeks and minor applications outstanding for more than eight weeks.
There were currently no appeals lodged with the Planning Inspectorate.
RESOLVED to note applications that had been approved by the Executive Director – Place under delegated powers as detailed in the report.