considered an application for a proposed residential development to
erect 16 units for affordable housing at the former Tolladine Golf Course, Tolladine Road.
Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee
The application had
been referred to Planning Committee in accordance with the adopted
Scheme of Delegation.
The report set out the
background to the proposal, the site and surrounding area, the
proposal itself, relevant policies, planning history and
representations and consultations where applicable. The draft Heads of Terms for a Section 106
agreement were attached as Appendix 1 to the report.
attention was drawn to the late papers which related to the
final consultee comments from the County Council Highway Authority
indicating support for the proposal, subject to recommending 6
additional comment from the Agents providing topographical drawings
with site overlays to demonstrate that the access could be
accommodated within the land controlled by the applicant and
confirmation of the retention of the Oak Tree that is the subject
of a Tree Preservation Order, together with an additional condition
relating to landscaping;
amendment of condition 14 related to slow worm translocation;
additional comments from Warndon Parish Council.
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 following people
had registered to speak on the application:
Tony Mathews (Objector
on behalf of local residents) and Eamon Thompson (on behalf of the
A local Ward Member,
Councillor Roberts also addressed the Committee.
Key Points of Debate
The objector stated that local residents were concerned about the
increase in the number of proposed dwellings from 9 to 16. They did
not object to the principle of development but the increase from 9
dwellings would result in over-development of the site and was
contrary to the Development Plan allocation. He raised a number of
other issues including the removal of vegetation and consequent
drainage problems, the potential for overlooking if trees are
removed, the presence of Japanese knotweed, the accuracy of the
plans and the increase in vehicular movements.
The applicant spoke in support of the application and explained
that the development will provide a balanced mixture of property
types. Planning Officers had not raised any objection to the
proposal, which would help to meet a significant need locally for
affordable housing, providing high quality properties. Platform
will abide by any tree replacement scheme. Parking provision will
be in accordance with the Council’s required standards.
Platform were not aware of any Japanese knotweed on the site.
In response to questions, the applicant stated that the protected
tree on site will be retained. Platform will minimise the loss of
trees and replace in accordance with the condition regarding a
replacement scheme. Reference was made to the Section 106
agreement, which will include reference to the local
authority’s allocation policy, and Platform will abide by
The Ward Member stated that many local residents ...
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