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36.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

The following declaration of disclosable interest was made:

 

Application 20/00413/HP – 18 Broadfield Gardens

(Minute No.     )

 

Councillor Hassan – had been contacted by the applicant on procedural matters only.  Councillor Hassan has not discussed the details of the application with the applicant and elected to speak and vote on the item.

37.

Minutes of Previous Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 97 KB

of the meeting held on 9th July 2020 to be approved and signed.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 9th July 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed remotely by the Chairman.

38.

Minutes of Previous Conservation Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 56 KB

That the minutes of the Conservation Advisory Panel be received.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the Conservation Advisory Panel be received.

39.

Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 10.

Minutes:

None.

40.

Public Representation

Members of the public will be allowed to address the Committee in respect of applications to be considered by the Committee in accordance with Committee Procedure Rule 11. Members of the public will address the Committee during the Committee’s consideration of the respective item.

Minutes:

Those representations made are recorded at the minute to which they relate.

41.

Park Avenue Article 4 Direction pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Confirmation of thenon-immediate Article 4(1) Direction for the Park AvenueConservation Area.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Conservation Officer presented a report on the Park Avenue Article 4 Direction.

 

On 7th May 2020 Planning Committee agreed to the making of a non-immediate Article 4(1) Direction to remove permitted development rights for the Park Avenue Conservation Area.  The relevant direction was made on 22nd May 2020.

 

Notice was served on all affected owners and occupiers in the Conservation Area and a site notice was displayed in two locations of the area to which the direction relates.  In addition, the notice was advertised in the local press and the Secretary of State was notified.  The Article 4(1) Direction was subject to a formal consultation period from 15th June until 5th July 2020.  Appendix 2 attached to the report contained two representations received as a result of the formal consultation, details of which were outlined in paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2 of the report

 

The Committee were being asked to consider any representations received and to decide whether the Article 4 Direction should be confirmed.

 

The recommendation is for the confirmation of the non-immediate direction whereby the permitted development rights as specified in the First Schedule of the Direction (Appendix 1 attached to the report) are withdrawn and notice of the confirmed direction is served on owners and advertised in accordance the requirements of the General Permitted Development Order.

 

If the direction is confirmed the removal of the relevant permitted development rights will take effect from 27th August 2020.

 

On being proposed and seconded and put to the vote, the confirmation of the Direction, as recommended, was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee confirm the non-immediate Article 4(1) Direction for the Park Avenue Conservation Area.

 

 

42.

Application 20/00413/HP - 18 Broadfield Gardens pdf icon PDF 875 KB

The Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee grants planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of the report.

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for a detached garden room at 18 Broadfield Gardens.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee at the request of Councillor S. Hodgson on the grounds as set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report.

 

Report/Background/Late Papers

 

The report set out the background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the proposal itself, relevant policies, planning history and the representations and consultations where applicable.

 

The Committee’s attention was drawn to the late papers which related to neighbour/medical practice letters of support for the proposal.

 

Officer Presentation

 

The information was presented as set out by the Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the item.

 

The Development Management Team Leader drew the Committee’s attention to paragraph 6.1 of the report, which stated that site notices had been displayed as part of the consultation.  This had not been the case, however all required consultations had taken place. 

 

The Committee were also asked to note that no comments had been received from the Consulting Arborist and as no response had been received within the 21 days deadline, it is assumed there is no objection.

 

The Development Management Team Leader stated that although the outbuilding would be clearly visible he did not consider the proposal unacceptable or equated to an unacceptable degree of harm.

 

Public Representations

 

The following people had registered to speak on the application:

 

John Reed on behalf of Mr and Mrs Bishop (Objectors) and James Hughes on behalf of Darren Smith (Applicant)

 

Key Points of Debate

 

·         The speaker, on behalf of the objectors, raised their concerns and asked the Committee that their comments be noted.  The concerns related to drainage and insufficient information on plans, no reference to the roof slope for which they have concerns about flooding, close proximity of tree on boundary, height of building which is above permitted development, over bearing in size and no cladding at rear of the proposed building.

 

·         The Chairman in response informed the speaker that the roof was to be flat and does not have a pitch, according to plans seen, also the officers report provides comments from the South Worcestershire Land Drainage  Partnership (SWLDP) which provides some answers to the drainage issues. 

 

·         The speaker in response welcomed the suggestions by the SWLDP but still had concerns over the roof, where would the water run to even if the roof was flat, it needs to go somewhere.

 

·         The speaker, on behalf of the applicant, in response informed the Committee that he was aware of some of the issues, particularly the drainage, the ground conditions are not suitable for a soakaway.  The property has an individual defined storm system.  The height of building was reduced by using a warm roof to cold roof construction.  With regard to the cladding, he would be happy to take advice from planning officers on what would be suitable for the neighbours. 

 

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43.

Application 20/00437/HP - 26 Hill View Road pdf icon PDF 707 KB

The Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee grants planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of the report.

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for a proposed climbing frame and play area at 26 Hill View Road.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee as it was a departure from the Development Plan, policy SWDP 38.

 

Report/Background/Late Papers

 

The report set out the background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the proposal itself, relevant policies, planning history and the representations and consultations where applicable.

 

There were no late papers circulated.

 

Officer Presentation

 

The information in the report was presented as set out by the Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation.

 

The Development Management Team Leader was mindful that the proposal would not satisfy the relevant criteria in policy SWDP38, as set out in paragraph 7.13 of the report.  However, he did not consider that the siting of the play equipment in a domestic garden setting would be unacceptable and in terms of design upon neighbouring amenity and biodiversity he was willing to support, subject to conditions.

 

Public Representations

 

There had been no one registered to speak on the application.

 

Key Points of Debate

 

·         It was asked if there was some alternative to the artificial conifer privacy screen, such as moss, not plastic, that could be applied to the rear side.  The Development Management Team Leader stated that this is part of the proposal that has not yet been put in place, therefore, it is possible to instruct the applicant as to what we want them to do but not how to do it.  A condition could be delegated to officers to negotiate and approve the details, although he was happy with the artificial conifer screening as this would assimilate with the foliage immediately adjacent to the site.  In response Members felt that it would assimilate from a visual point of view but not from a biodiversity or green point of view.

 

·         Reference was made to paragraph 7.12 of the report with regard to privacy and overlooking.  It was suggested that it would be helpful if it could be conditioned that the screen was of such a height to prevent overlooking which would satisfy both the neighbours and applicant.  The Development Management Team Leader stated that this paragraph referred to the connecting footbridge for which there is no screen.  If a screen were to be provided it would need to be freestanding and set back and would be the same height as the ridge of the play structure which would be more visually unappealing.

 

·         It was asked if a condition could be made for semi mature planting on the boundary to satisfy the green issue largely and to give protection to neighbours . The Development Management Team Leader in referring to the powerpoint presentation stated that there were  mature trees either side of the site and was not sure that additional planting would survive in this location.  The screening Members are looking for is Leylandii which would not be appropriate.

 

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44.

Application 20/00442/NMA - Cripplegate Park pdf icon PDF 619 KB

The Deputy Director - Economic Development and Planning recommends that the Planning Committee approves the  non-material amendments to planning permission P18C0468 as detailed in this report and identified in the revised plans listed in section 9 of the report.

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the non-material amendment to application 19/00540/FUL to reduce the height of the floodlights at Cripplegate Park, New Road.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee in accordance with the adopted Scheme of Delegation as the application is for development by the City Council.

 

Report/Background/Late Papers

 

The report set out the background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the proposal itself, planning history and the representations and consultations where applicable.

 

There were no late papers circulated.

 

Officer Presentation

 

The information was presented as set out by the Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the item.

 

Public Representations

 

There had been no one registered to speak on the application.

 

Key Points of Debate

 

·         The Committee agreed that although a minor amendment a significant improvement would be made by the proposal.

 

A proposal to approve the application was made and this was seconded.  There being no further points made the Chairman asked the Legal Team Manager to request the voting of each Member of the Committee, who were eligible to vote.  Following the recording of the votes the proposal was unanimously agreed.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee approves the non-material amendments to planning permission P18C0468 as detailed in the report and identified in the revised plans listed in section 9 of the report.

45.

Amendments to Planning Legislation and Regulations pdf icon PDF 203 KB

That the Committee note the report.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the amendments to planning legislation and regulations.

 

The Development Management Team Leader in presenting the report stated that the White Paper on the amendments to planning legislation and regulations would be quite significant as far as planning and development management is concerned.  The majority of the consultation is at the plan making stage and not the decision.  He informed the Committee that the White Paper was currently out for consultation and a response to this would be provided in due course.

 

The Chairman opened up the debate to Members of the Committee but asked for questions on points of clarity as there will be an opportunity to discuss the response to the White Paper in due course.

 

The Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning and the Development Management Team Leader responded to questions from Members around the protection of the historical aspect of the City, the future of the High Street, upward extensions to buildings and housing standards.

 

The Committee were informed that an all member briefing is to be arranged in due course, this will enable members to discuss further the proposed changes and the Council’s response before they are approved by the Place and Economic Development Sub-Committee.  The response could also include a member response as well as a technical response from officers.

 

RESOLVED:  That the Committee note the report.

46.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.

Minutes:

None.