The Committee considered an application
for the demolition of an existing rear extension/conservatory and replacement with
single storey rear extension to house two dwellings, plus
reconfiguration of existing units.
Demolition of existing garden outbuildings and extension of rear
parking area. Creation of stand-alone
rear bin and cycle store and garden areas at 5 Shrubbery
Reason Why Being
Considered by Planning Committee
The application had been referred to
Planning Committee at the request of Councillor Lewing as set out
in paragraph 1.2 of the Officer report.
The report set out the background to the
proposal, the site and surrounding area, the proposal itself,
relevant policies, planning history and representation and
consultations where applicable.
There were no late papers
The information was presented as set out
by the Corporate Director – Planning and Governance, in
conjunction with a powerpoint
presentation for the item.
There had been no one registered to speak
on the application.
Key Points of Debate
Members noted that the
site is designated within the Shrubbery Avenue Conservation Area,
for which the Article 4 Direction applies. This limits development that can be undertaken as
outlined in paragraph 2.10 and 2.11 of the Officers
The Senior Planning
Officer informed Committee Members that neighbours had objected to the original scheme
submitted, as outlined in paragraph 6.
As a result the scheme was amended and neighbours were consulted on the revised
scheme. Members noted that the number
of objections had been reduced.
Following a question
on consultation on amended plans, the Interim Head of Planning
stated that there was a statutory duty to consult on applications
and all relevant parties were reconsulted on this particular
one. Most amended plans are as a result
of concerns that have been raised.
Members questioned the
amount of parking available for the development but it was noted
that it had been assessed by highways
who stated that the proposed scheme would benefit from four off
road car parking spaces accessed from St Georges Lane
In referring to the
installation of photovoltaic panels, Members noted that planning
permission was required due to the Article 4 Direction.
In referring to
condition 5 related to planting, it was noted that there was a
substantial amount on site already, most of what is required is
A condition was
requested for any hard surface areas to be permeable. It was agreed that condition 5 would be amended to
take this into account.
A proposal to approve
the application had been 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 as
follows, subject to the amendment of condition 5 relating to the
use of permeable materials for hardstanding areas.
For – 6
Against - 1
RESOLVED: That the Committee grant planning permission, subject to
the conditions set out in section 9 of the report and to the
amendment of condition 5 relating to the use of permeable materials
for hardstanding areas.