The Committee considered an application for
amendments and alterations to the design of a residential scheme
for 54 no. apartments approved under Application P15C0371 at the
former Ice Works, 174 Bromyard Road.
Reason Why Being
Considered by Planning Committee
The application had been referred to Planning
Committee at the request of Councillor Udall for the reasons set
out in paragraph 1.2 of the report.
The application had not been the subject of a
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 Committee’s attention was drawn to
the late paper which related to an additional condition as
requested by the County Council Highway Authority for an additional
car parking space to serve the additional bedroom proposed in the
previously approved one bed unit.
The information was presented as set out by
the Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning.
The Development Management Services Team
Leader drew the Committee’s attention to paragraph 3.1 of the
report which identified the proposed amendments and alterations to
the design. The original design when
first considered was shown to Members in the form of a powerpoint
There had been no one registered to speak on
the application. However a local Ward
Member, Councillor Udall addressed the Committee objecting to the
proposal, as outlined in paragraph 1.2 of the report.
Key Points of
- A local Ward Member
in addressing the Committee acknowledged that the principle of
development had already been established but had raised concerns
over the loss of industrial and employment land.
- Concerns were raised
that the proposed staircase tower would impact on the privacy of
the neighbouring properties in Broadway Grove. The Ward Member asked the Committee to defer the
application for discussions and negotiations with the applicant to
consider the use of opaque/obscure glazing in the staircase
- Members noted that
the revised design with a partial reduction from five to three
storey height was an improvement to the original scheme and would
lessen any potential overlooking to nearby properties.
- After some discussion
it was agreed that the Committee ask Officers to hold discussions
with the applicant with a view to using opaque/obscure glazing in
the staircase tower.
- In response to the
local Ward Member’s concern over traffic safety and parking
the County Council Highways representative stated that access had
been improved and met the required standards. An additional parking space to serve the proposed
additional bedroom was now required as set out in the late
On being proposed and seconded and put to the
vote the proposal was agreed, subject to the additional condition
as set out in the late paper and to a caveat that the
Officer’s discuss the potential for the use of opaque/obscure
glazing in the lift/staircase tower.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set
out in paragraph 9 of the report and to the additional condition as
set out in the late paper.