Agenda item

Application 19/00634/HP - 110 Medway Road

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.





The Committee considered an application for a two storey rear extension and single storey side extension at 110 Medway Road.


Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee


The application had been referred to Planning Committee in accordance with the adopted Scheme of Delegation.


Site Visit


The application had been the subject of a site visit.


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 representations and consultations where applicable.


The Committee’s attention was drawn to the late papers which related to comments from neighbouring residents in relation to:


·         extension of neighbour consultation period;

·          ownership Certification;

·         guttering; and

·         45 and 25 degree code tests.


An Officer response was provided for each of the issues raised.


Officer Presentation


The information was presented as set out by the Deputy Director – Economic Development and Planning.


Public Representations


The following person had registered to speak on the application:


Andrew McGhee (Objector)


Key Points of Debate


  • The objector informed the Committee that the proposal would create a shadow across his property and all he would see is a red brick wall.  He was also concerned as to where the cycle store was to be placed which originally was to be located on the forecourt.  The objector also stated that he had no objection in principle to the extension but how it was to be built.


  • Some Members raised concerns over the construction at the rear of the property as there was no side access and what impact this would have on neighbouring properties.  On the basis of this it was asked if a condition for a construction management plan could be added which would also include the phasing of access and construction (construction project plan).  The Development Management Services Team Leader agreed to also include construction and delivery hours.


  • In response to a query on the provision of cycle storage the Development Management Services Team Leader stated that as the cycle storage had been omitted from the scheme a condition for the provision of a more suitable cycle storage had been recommended as the original submission was not considered acceptable.  Condition 4 refers.


  • Reference was made to the 45 and 25 degree code tests and the minor breaches.  The Development Management Services Team Leader informed Members that in order to assess the impact of the proposal on neighbouring residents, the 45 and 25 degree code tests as set out in the South Worcestershire Design Supplementary Planning Document are used.  Paragraphs 7.7-7.9 of the report referred.


  • Some Members agreed that by granting planning permission and the recommended conditions, the proposal could be monitored and controlled by building regulations.  Other Members felt that the proposal was inappropriate and overdevelopment.


On being proposed and seconded and put to the vote the proposal was agreed with the additional conditions relating to the construction management plan and a construction project plan.


RESOLVED: That the Committee grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in paragraph 9 of the report, and additional conditions related to a Construction Environmental Management Plan and a construction project plan (phasing/means of access and construction).

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