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47.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

The following declarations of interest were made:

 

Application 20/00583/HP – 125 Victoria Avenue

(Minute No. 53)

 

Councillors Agar, Barnes, Berry, Denham and Hodges – the applicant, Councillor Riaz, is known to all as a Member of the Labour Group.  All Councillors have had no communication with him on this item.  All Councillors elected to speak and vote on the item.

48.

Minutes of Previous Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 148 KB

of the meeting held on 20th August 2020 to be approved and signed.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 20th August 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed remotely by the Chairman.

49.

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.

50.

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.

51.

Application 20/00088/FUL - Land adjacent to Rose Villa, Nunnery Lane pdf icon PDF 935 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the proposed erection of a new 6 bedroom detached dwelling at Rose Villa, Nunnery Lane.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee as it constitutes a departure from Policy SWDP 38 Green Space.

 

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 the following:-

 

·         Consultee comments from the County Council Highway Authority and the officer’s response to those comments with regard to the car parking area surface materials;

·         Correspondence from Mr Chambers, a neighbour, seeking clarification on the notification to neighbours of the application and the provision of photographs for the presentation; and

·         Correspondence from Mr Ruff, a neighbour, seeking clarification on the published documents related to the application and the provision of photographs, with text, for the presentation.

 

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 which included the photographs from the neighbours highlighting the potential impact of the proposal on their properties.

 

The Development Management Team Leader stated that Committee Members would be aware of the history of the site which he considered to be relevant when considering the current proposals, as a four bedroom detached dwelling was allowed at appeal under application P18G0387.  The appeal decision was attached as Appendix 1 to the report. 

 

The Development Management Team Leader informed Committee Members that the principle of residential development of the site has been established by the appeal decision.  Committee Members were asked to note that in condition 2 of the appeal decision the Inspector listed three approved plans which show the development in different layouts , these were shown in paragraph 7.5 of the report.  Since the submission of the application development has commenced on site for the erection of the 4 bedroom property which was allowed at appeal.

 

Public Representations

 

The following people had registered to speak on the application:

 

Kevin Ruff and Paul Chambers (Objectors) and Jabran Khalid (Applicant)

 

Key Points of debate

 

·         The objector, whose property was 47 Spetchley Road, in addressing the Committee stated that the proposal would have an impact on his amenity space due to the size, mass, increase of roof height and the addition of roof  windows on the third floor.  There was also a lack of parking provision and inadequate turning area.  It was also considered that the family space was inadequate.  It was requested that those conditions attached to the previously approved scheme should be rolled forward to this proposal if approved.

 

·         The proposal would also result in a loss of light/overshadowing to neighbouring property ‘Montana’, Nunnery Lane.  The objector, speaking on behalf of his elderly Mother who lived at the property,  stated that the inclusion of a hipped roof would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Application 20/00424/FUL - 79 Waterworks Road pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for a proposed balcony and alterations to front with canopy to the front entrance at 79 Waterworks 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 it is a departure from the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

 

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 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

 

·         Members agreed this was an important facility and that distinct improvements 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 Chair 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 grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of the report.

 

 

53.

Application 20/00583/HP - 125 Victoria Avenue pdf icon PDF 367 KB

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

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the removal of a conservatory and construction of a new single storey rear extension at 125 Victoria Avenue.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee as the applicant is an elected Member of the Council.

 

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 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

 

·         Members agreed this was a straightforward application, with no neighbour concerns and in line with all relevant policies.

 

A proposal to approve the application was made and this was seconded.  There being no further points made the Chair 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 grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section  9 of the report.

 

54.

Application 20/00536/HP - 33 Mortlake Avenue pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the demolition of an existing garage and kitchen to build a new 2 storey extension at 33 Mortlake Avenue.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee as the applicant is an employee of the City Council.

 

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 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 Senior Planning Officer responded to points of clarification from Committee Members on biodiversity issues and the installation of biodiversity enhancements.

 

A proposal to approve the application was made and this was seconded.  There being no further points made the Chair 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 grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of the report.

 

55.

Any Other Business

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

Minutes:

Prior Approval Applications

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the Committee Members with a Prior Approval application, which has been submitted as part of the new legislation.  Committee Members were informed that they are submitted following strict criteria, which could now mean up to an additional two floors on buildings, there is a degree of assessment however of each application.  The criteria does preclude a lot of buildings in the City Centre.  Committee Members were also informed that there is a planning approval timeframe and the opportunity for Members to call in applications before the Planning Committee still applies.

 

Permission in Principle

 

The Chair informed the Committee Members that a permission in principle application had been received which would require a decision to be made within 5 weeks which is the statutory time limit (unless an extension of time has been agreed in writing with the applicant).  The Chair and Vice Chair had agreed to call an Extra-Ordinary meeting of the Planning Committee for determination of this application, however the applicant has now agreed to an extension of time, therefore the Extra-Ordinary meeting will no longer required.

 

56.

Late Papers pdf icon PDF 995 KB

Late papers circulated prior to the meeting in respect of items to be considered and determined.