Agenda item

Application 22/00602/HP - 177 Malvern Road

The Corporate Director - Planning and Governance recommends that the Planning Committee grants planning permission subject to conditions as set out in Section 9 of the report.

Minutes:

Introduction

 

The Committee considered an application for the demolition of car port, erection of a single storey upward extension above existing chalet bungalow to create a two storey house, alongside two storey rear extension (including Juliet balcony) and associated fenestration changes (part retrospective) at 177 Malvern Road.

 

Reason Why Being Considered by Planning Committee

 

The application had been called in at the request of Councillor Amos.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Public Representations

 

The following people had registered to speak on the application:

 

Kevin O’Hara (Objector) and Abdul Taroun (Applicant)

 

Key Points of Debate

 

·        The objector, in addressing the Committee, stated that he had no objection to the original permission, but objected to the Juliet balcony, which was in contravention of the previously approved scheme. The balcony overlooks his rear garden and part of his house.  If this retrospective application is approved and carried out in a timely manner and the balcony removed he would have no objection.

 

·        The objector responded to questions from Committee Members relating to enforcement and the regularising of planning applications, of which he understood.

 

·        The Chair asked the Head of Planning to clarify the timing of completion of the proposed works.  He stated that there is no guarantee that if an application is approved that the work would be carried out.  It would be expected that the applicant or their agent would confirm the timescale of completion, if it takes too long then an enforcement notice can be served.

 

·        The applicant, in addressing the Committee, acknowledged that he should not have built the balcony, but with the onset of the Covid pandemic he scaled back the project and did not add any new features to the design.  He had spoken with neighbours following their objections and in collaboration with the officers confirmed there would be no balcony.  Issues of drainage had been raised by neighbours which he agreed to attend to and agreed that work would be completed as soon as possible.

 

·        The applicant responded to questions from Committee Members, particularly around timescale which he agreed would hopefully be completed by Spring/Summer next year.

 

·        Members were reassured by this but some Members still had concerns over the drainage issues.  The Interim Head of Development Management stated that there is an existing connection which is shared between the properties and the works for this are devolved to Severn Tret Water Authority and they will resolve any issues with the landowners.

 

·        Clarification was requested as to whether either of the lampposts at the access to the properties needed removing.  The County Council Highways representative stated that there no were alterations to the access which would require the removal of either lamppost.

 

A proposal to approve the application had been made and this was seconded.  There being no further points made the Chair requested the voting of each Member of the Committee who were eligible to vote.  Following the recording of the votes the proposal to approve was agreed as follows:

 

For – 11

Against – 0

Abstentions – 0

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee grant planning permission, subject to the conditions set out in section 9 of the report.

 

 

 

 

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