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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Cooper and D Box


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 172 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 4th October 2022 were approved as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor J Harper)


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.


The Chair informed the Committee that as Councillor B Price was a new member of the Planning Committee and had not received training he would only be observing at this committee and not asking questions or voting on the application. 


Applications for Consideration

Summary of Applications received:




0417/2022 Clifford Close, Tamworth pdf icon PDF 171 KB


Application no:0417/2022

Development: Erection of a two bedroom bungalow

Location: The Orchard, 9 Clifford Close, Glascote, Tamworth, B77 2DD



Additional documents:


Application Number: 0417/2022


Development:           Erection of a two-bedroom bungalow


Location:                   The Orchard, 9 Clifford Close, Glascote, Tamworth, B77



The Chair read out a statement from Councillor J Wade in support of the application. 


The applicant Mrs Williams spoke in favour of the application


Members debated the Application at Length and the Development Management Officer and legal Officer  responded to questions and queries raised. Members accepted that the current proposal was in breach of the current Local Plan policies identified in the recommend reasons for refusal but on advice requested that a note to Applicant be  included in the Decision  Notice



The Tamworth Borough Council planning team will continue to work with the applicants in the form of providing suitable pre-application responses in line with government guidance and the National Planning Policy Framework paragraphs 39 to 44 with a view to achieving a positive outcome subject to compliance with relevant planning policy.



The committee refused the application


(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor D Maycock)




1.         The proposed development by virtue of its scale would appear discordant and disproportionately small and narrow within the street scene and therefore would not be in keeping with the pattern of development in the locality and as a result would be contrary to policy EN5 of the Tamworth Local Plan 2006-2031 and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).


2.         The development by virtue of its under provision of amenity space and internal floor area would not comply with the Tamworth Design SPD and is therefore contrary to policy EN5 of the Tamworth Local Plan 2006-2031 and NPPF.


3.         The application fails to provide sufficient information on providing any biodiversity net gain and therefore it is considered that the proposal would not comply with policy EN4 of the Tamworth Local Plan 2006-2031 and the NPPF paragraph 174d).         




Appeal Summary - November 2022 pdf icon PDF 23 KB

(Information only)


Appeal Decisions


Application Number          0529/2021


Change of use from single dwelling to 4no studio apartments including two storey and single storey rear extensions. - 16 Heath Street, Tamworth B79 7JH



Application Number 0024/2022


Change of use of an existing tattoo studio (Sui Generis) to residential (C3), creation of an additional dwelling unit, demolition of an existing garage and the erection of a detached 1-bedroom bungalow, with associated off street parking and external amenity space. - Champion Tattoo, 15 Tamworth Road, Amington, TAMWORTH, B77 3BS



Application Number 0352/2021


Construction of 2 pairs of semi-detached dwellings with frontage parking. - Land adjacent 15 Romney, Belgrave, Tamworth B77 2NH


Resolved: For information only