considered an application for a proposed new bungalow to the rear
of the new bungalow, (land adjacent to) Grosvenor Walk.
Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee
The application had
been referred to Planning at the request of Councillor Udall for
the reasons set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report.
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 Senior Planning
Officer informed Committee Members that the application was a
resubmission of application P17K0234 which had been determined
under delegated powers in December 2017 and the permission had now
lapsed. The previous decision notice
and report was included in the Officers report as appendix 1 and 2
There were no late
The information was
presented as set out by the Corporate Director – Planning and
Governance, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the
There had been no one
registered to speak on the application.
Key Points of Debate
Concerns were raised that an additional property would add to the
parking problems for this area, which would be accessed off the
very narrow Bromyard Terrace, which was also a heavily
pedestrianised area. Clarification and
reassurances were sought from the County Council Highways
In response the County Council Highways representative agreed that
Bromyard Terrace was a very narrow road, but the site had been
thoroughly considered and assessed, together with the safety of
pedestrians and is determined to be acceptable and in safety terms
Concerns were expressed over this extra building taking up more
green space in an area that is already congested, which had seen
new properties in the area in recent years. The Council’s policy on not building on
green space was questioned, together with the meaning of the word
The Interim Head of Planning stated that there were policies which
are taken into consideration to guide and support the decision of
each application, with each application being judged on its own
merit. In terms of sustainability and
in the context of this application it is the location, which is
close to public transport and within easy walking distance of
shops. The proposed was considered to
be a sustainable form of development.
Members noted from the Officers report that there were no
objections to the proposal and one letter of support. The Senior Planning Officer stated, when
questioned, that the same consultation had taken place for this
application as with the previous one.
In referring to the car parking area, it was commented that this
may cause drainage issues and it was requested that a condition be
considered for permeable surfacing to improve drainage. This was agreed.
The County Council Highways representative, in referring to their
consultation response on the application, had noticed that a
request for a Construction Environmental Management Plan had been
made and asked that a condition be added ...
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