The Committee considered an application to
vary condition 2 following grant of planning approval 19/01018/HP
at 62 Blenheim Road.
Reason Why Being
Considered by Planning Committee
The application had been referred to Planning
Committee at the request of Councillor Udall on the grounds of loss
of light; obstruction and bricks used for construction.
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 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:
Mrs Denise Boulton and Mr Garry Boulton
(Objectors) and Mr Emanuele Giorgino
and Ms Maria Derisio
A local Ward Member, Councillor Udall
addressed the Committee.
Key Points of Debate
The objectors in addressing the Committee stated that they had not
objected to the proposal in 2019 but raised concerns about the
height of the roof, which was addressed. They stated that by removing the stepdown and
raising the roof it has now resulted in the roof being
The objectors asked the Committee to consider a reduced height for
the proposed archway and front elevation as originally approved in
2020. The objectors responded to
questions from Members
The applicants in response stated that the minor amendments applied
for, overall resulted in the same height, but it had been slightly
modified to allow for additional insulation. The applicants responded to questions from
A local Ward Member in addressing the Committee stated that the
objectors did not object in principle, but it has not been
constructed as approved. He considered
that these were not minor changes for the objectors and hoped that
a compromise could be found and recommended a deferral to enable
Officers to negotiate with all parties concerned to find a solution
and would be happy to facilitate this.
The Chair asked for clarification on the height increase, the
Development Management Team Leader in response referred Members to
paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3 of his report which identified the approved
plans and a table showing the measurement differences more
Some Members felt that if there was an opportunity to find a
solution for this then would propose a deferral. The Legal Team
Manager stated that she did not think a compromise could be made
but a deferral is in the Planning Committee’s power if they
wish to do so.
After some debate 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 agreed.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee approve the variation of condition 2 of planning
permission 19/01018/HP and grants planning permission, subject to
the conditions set out in ...
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