The Committee considered an application for the development
of 92 affordable dwellings and improvement of existing access,
including green infrastructure and associated works at the Ketch
Field, Broomhall Way.
Reason Why Being Considered by Planning
The application was referred to Planning Committee on
29th July 2021 at which it was deferred in order to
negotiate amendments to the scheme with regard to the design and
appearance of the proposed apartment blocks, In addition, an additional condition was requested
requiring a further noise impact assessment in order to inform the mitigation measures already
The previous report to Planning Committee on
29th July 2021 was attached as Appendix 1. An extension of time for the determination of the
application had been agreed until 31st October 2021 to
allow determination by the Planning Committee and in the event that
Members are minded to grant planning permission, completion of the
Section 106 Agreement.
The report set out the comments of the Corporate Director
– Planning and Governance whereby amendments to the
application had been sought in accordance with the resolution of
the Planning Committee and amended elevations of the proposed
apartment blocks have been submitted, together with computer
generated images of the proposed development from certain vantage
points around the site to illustrate the visual impact of the
scheme on the site and from the surrounding area, as set out in the
The amendments to the apartment blocks were summarized at
paragraph 2.2 of the report.
With regard to the noise impact assessment, the applicant
had agreed to a condition for a further assessment to be undertaken
in order to reflect current traffic conditions and inform proposed
mitigation measures. The condition was
set out in paragraph 2.6 of the report.
The Committee’s attention was drawn to the late
papers which related to comments received from Alan Tucker,
Chairman of St Peter the Great County Parish Council, opposing to
aspects of the application for the development, together with
comments from Parish Councillor, Roger Knight, opposing to the
proposed three storey apartment block.
The information in the report was presented as set out by
the Corporate Director – Planning and Governance, in
conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the item.
The Senior Planning Officer informed Members of the
Committee that the list of plans that form condition 2 would need
to be updated, which had been amended, as outlined in the
As amended, Officers remained of the opinion that the
proposed apartment buildings would be acceptable in terms of
siting, size, scale, mass, design and appearance. The landscape buffer in the form of an acoustic
bund would partly screen and shelter the development. This is considered a key landscape feature that
would help mitigate the visual impact of the proposed apartment
buildings, particularly as the proposed landscaping
In accordance with the City Council’s Constitution,
Part 5, Committee Procedure 11.3.8, as public representations had
been made at the 29th July 2021 ...
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