(1) During discussion of this item, the Committee agreed to strengthen the final draft condition so that construction access was to be controlled to avoid arrivals and departures during the AM and PM peak school times including the use of the bus drop off access by construction vehicles during the school bus operating times of 0745 to- 0900 and 1500 to 1615.
(2) The Committee also agreed to the addition of two Informatives. The first of these asked the applicant to draw the attention of the Clerk of Work on site to the conditions attached to the planning permission, particularly those relating to tree protection. The second asked the application to give consideration to an alternative colour to the proposed fencing to minimise visual impact.
(3) On being put to the vote, the recommendations of the Head of Planning Applications Group were unanimously agreed as amended in (2) and (3) above.
(4) RESOLVED that the application be referred to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) as a departure from the Development Plan on Green Belt grounds, and that subject to his decision:-
(a) permission be granted to the application subject to conditions, including conditions covering the standard 3 year time limit for implementation; the development being carried out in accordance with the permitted details; removal of permitted development rights to the field to the east of the main school site; tree protection fencing/measures being installed on site prior to commencement of the development and thereafter retained throughout the construction period; the approved landscaping scheme being implemented within the first planting season following completion of the development; the development being undertaken in accordance with the recommendations contained within the submitted protected species reports regarding protection and enhancement measures; the submission for approval of a detailed mitigation and enhancement strategy, including details of the reptile receptor site, details of how the remaining grassland within the eastern field is to be enhanced and details of ecological enhancement features within the wider site; the submission of a woodland management plan, setting out how the woodland on site is to be managed to benefit biodiversity; access for all community users of the facilities being via the main site access on Seal Hollow Road, with car parking on site being available for use by community users at all times; use of the Seal Drive access being by emergency and maintenance vehicles only; no use of the development taking place until certification of the Artificial Pitch surfaces (to FIFA and World Rugby Regulation Standard) has been provided to the County Planning Authority together with confirmation that the facilities have been registered on the Football Association’s Register of Football Turf Pitches; the submission and approval of a Community Use Agreement prior to first use of the development; hours of community use being limited to those specified within the application; the acoustic barrier being installed prior to first use of the All Weather Pitches; lighting levels not exceeding those specified within the application; hours of use of the floodlighting according with those set out in the application (i.e. being extinguished by 9 pm on weekdays and 8 pm on weekends); lighting being installed in accordance with the submitted details and specification unless otherwise approved in writing by the County Planning Authority, and checked on site with any necessary adjustments being made prior to the first use; the floodlighting being extinguished when the pitch is not in use; the submission for approval of final details regarding the location of the cricket nets prior to their placement on site; the submission for approval of an assessment of ground condition details and any required mitigation prior to the commencement of any works relating to the grass playing field to the east; the submission and approval of a Management and Maintenance Scheme for the facilities prior to first use of the development; the submission of a verification report relating to the SUDs Scheme prior to first use of the development; the construction of the development being undertaken in accordance with the submitted and approved Construction Management Strategy; hours of working during construction and demolition being restricted to between the hours of 0800 and 1800 on Mondays to Fridays and between the hours of 0900 and 1300 on Saturdays, with no operations on Sundays and Bank Holidays; and the construction access being controlled to avoid arrivals and departures during the AM and PM peak school times, including the use of the bus drop off access by construction vehicles during the school bus operating times of 0745 to- 0900 and 1500 to 1615; and
(b) the applicant be requested by Informative to:-
(i) draw the attention of the Clerk of Work on site to the conditions attached to the planning permission, particularly those relating to tree protection; and
(ii) give consideration to an alternative colour to the proposed fencing to minimise visual impact.