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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Gant, Councillor R Ford & Councillor P Thurgood


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 101 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 5th February 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor M Summers)


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.


When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 



There were no Declarations of Interest.


Schedule of Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Report of the Assistant Director – Growth and Regeneration)


Report of Assistant Director - Growth and Regeneration




Application Number




Erection of 52 dwellings (re-plan of previously approved development 0435/2015]




Anker Valley, Ashby Road, Tamworth




1. Approved subject to the conditions outlined below and the entering into a

suitable Section 106 Agreement in accordance with the requirements outlined

in this report.


2. If the Section 106 Agreement has not been signed before the expiration of

any agreed extension of time then powers are delegated to Officers to refuse

permission based on the unacceptability of the development without the

required contributions and undertakings as outlined in this report.



(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor J Oates)



Issue Papers



Application Ref:





Outline Planning Permission for the demolition of all existing buildings and

construction of up to 1540 dwellings (including a 100 bed extra care home); a

community hub (up to 2250m2 of gross floorspace for Use Class A1-A5, B1B1b,

D1 and D2); a two form entry primary school; the provision of green infrastructure

comprising playing fields and sports pavilion; formal and informal open space;

children's play areas; woodland planting and habitat creation; allotments; walking

and cycling routes and sustainable drainage infrastructure (Cross-boundary

application with North Warwickshire Borough Council).




Land to the East of the Former Tamworth Golf Course Site, North of Tamworth

Road (B5000) and West of the M42




That the Committee noted the item and raised the following issues:



1.   Members are frustrated with the highways position. They questioned the ability of the Borough’s strategic road network road network to absorb further traffic, a new roundabout and traffic lights will not ease congestion and lead to more traffic on Pennine Way and Junction 10. They consider that the proposed highway mitigation within the current application does not fully address the issue. Members indicated the need for mitigation on Pennine Way, A5/M42 junction, Marlborough Way. The current levels of traffic on A5 is such that adding any further is just adding to the problem. Traffic joining the A5 just adds to the problem.



2.   Parking restrictions should be considered as part of the application to ensure that junction and layout don’t create parking problems.


3.   The roundabout would slow traffic down, but does nothing to disperse the amount of traffic created as part of the scheme.


4.   The position of traffic light and roundabout are too close together to be able disperse traffic.


5.   The construction traffic mitigation is an important element of the application.


6.   Generally among members there is a view that the proposal does not adequately deal with insufficient infrastructure.


7.   There needs to be full consideration of the primary school and secondary implications of the scheme, especially with the provision of a primary school on the Tamworth Golf Course site.


8.   Community facilities (doctors surgery, church facilities) should be provided.


9.   Wildlife is a consideration, trees and hedgerows need protection. The impact SSSI, Woodland and biodiversity is a key issue.


10.Affordable housing on the site,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.