Agenda item

Application 21/00701/REM - Citation House, 39 Foregate Street

The Corporate Director -  Planning and Governance recommends that the Planning Committee grants planning permission, subject to:-

 

1.   the applicant and all parties with an interest in the land entering into a S106 Agreement in accordance with the Heads of Terms annexed as Appendix 1 to this report, no later than six months from the date of this resolution;

2.   the recommended conditions set out in section 9 of the report;    and

3.   the grant of a satisfactory listed building consent.

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the variation to drawings listed as approved under Condition 2 of Full Planning Approval reference P18D0107, in order to enable use of ground and first floor as office accommodation, second and third floors as apartments, omission of fourth floor and alterations to elevations at Citation House, 39 Foregate Street.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been referred to Planning Committee as the original planning application on the site was considered at committee and it is a major application.

 

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 draft Heads of Terms for a Section 106 Agreement were attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

There were no late papers circulated.

 

Officer Presentation

 

The information was presented as set out by the Corporate Director – Planning and Governance, in conjunction with a powerpoint presentation for the item.

 

The Interim Head of Development Management informed Committee Members that this item would be considered in conjunction with Agenda Item 8 related to Listed Building consent.

 

Public Representations

 

There had been no one registered to speak on the application.

 

Key Points of Debate

 

·         Members asked how many units were affordable in the original application.  It was confirmed that a viability study was submitted and it was agreed that the provision of affordable housing would render the proposal unviable.  The Interim Head of Development Management also confirmed that there was no provision for affordable unit in this scheme as a Vacant Building Credit had been applied for, the calculation of affordable housing was outlined in paragraph 7.14 of the Officers report.

 

·         Some concerns had been raised with regard to commercial use on ground and first floor and residential on second and third floors and whether noise preventative measures have been taken.  The Interim Head of Development Management stated that it was not unusual to have residential above commercial in the City Centre and was satisfied that measures were in place.

 

·         Members agreed that this type of City Centre development should be supported, which is also providing employment which was important.   This was also considered an improvement on the previous scheme.

 

·         It was also agreed that this was a beautiful building and from a listed building point of view reassurances were sought that any internal alterations were monitored carefully.  The Interim Head of Development Management stated that this was specifically detailed in the application and would be monitored.

 

A proposal to approve the application was 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:

 

For - 9

Against - 0

Abstentions - 1

 

RESOLVED:That the Committee grant planning permission, subject to:-

 

1.           the applicant and all parties with an interest in the land entering into an S106 Agreement in accordance with the Heads of Terms annexed as Appendix 1 to the report, no later than six months from the date of this resolution;

2.           the recommended conditions set out in section 9 of the report; and

3.           the grant of a satisfactory listed building consent.

 

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