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The order of business would be B2 and B1.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
Retention of a timber clad outbuilding located to the end of the rear garden and associated alterations.
(Planning application number: P2018/3523/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
Planning Officer informed the meeting that no additional updates
had been received since the publication of agenda.
Planning Officer advised that the scheme relates to the retention
and amendments of an outbuilding which is located to the rear
garden and would be for ancillary residential use as a garden
The Planning Officer highlighted the objections to the scheme as
there were concerns about its design, size and scale of the scheme
as disproportionate to the garden; the use of the outdoor building
and that granting permission would setting a precedent for similar
schemes in the area.
· In response to concerns with the use of the outdoor building and to protect it from being converted and used as a habitable dwelling, a suggestion that condition 4 in the report be reworded. Members agreed that the exact wording of condition be delegated to the planning officer and the Chair.
Members also agreed an additional condition to prevent the flat
roof area of the outbuilding being used as a roof terrace should
also be secured through the permission.
Councillor Graham proposed a motion to amend condition 4 in the report. This was seconded by Councillor Spall and carried.
Agreed Revised CONDITION 4:Notwithstanding the hereby approved plans, the hereby approved outbuilding can only be used ancillary/ incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house and cannot be used as a self-contained unit. In addition, the building shall not be used for any form of overnight sleeping/accommodation into perpetuity.
REASON: For avoidance of doubt and to protect neighbouring amenity.
flat roof roof terrace
CONDITION 05 : Notwithstanding the hereby approved plans including drawing numbers 497.50. GR.01 Rev D & 497.200. GR.02 Rev C, no permission is granted for any use of the hereby approved outbuildings flat roof area for any form of sitting out or amenity space into perpetuity.
REASON: In order to safeguard the visual amenity of the area and safeguard adjoining resident's amenity levels in terms of any material loss of privacy and increase overlooking incidences.
That following consideration of the case officer’s report (the assessment and recommendations therein), the presentation to Committee, submitted representations, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions and informatives set out in Appendix 1 of the officer report as amended above, the wording of which was delegated to officers.
Demolition of existing garage and construction of two storey 1-bedroom dwelling house with associated landscaping, boundary treatment and associated alterations.
(Planning application number: P2018/4038/FUL)
In the discussion the following
points were made:
The Planning Officer advised members that references in the report
stating that pre-applications Q2015/3697 and Q2016/2046/MN are
material planning considerations should be disregarded. The
planning officer confirmed that the previous pre- app responses
were officer advice and non-binding on the council’s final
determination of the application before members.
Planning Officer advised that following amendments, the design,
layout and massing of the proposed development is considered
acceptable and the dwelling would comprise matching scheme
brickwork to the host property.
Objectors were concerned that the scheme would be setting a
precedent for similar schemes in the future; its impact on the
distinct historical character of the street, overdevelopment of the
site, loss of privacy and the sizes of the room is contrary to
In response to objectors concerns, the agent informed members that
the scheme is as a result of working in conjunction with planning
officers and considering the amendments especially with the design,
the proposed development would be a high quality dwelling on a site
which is presently disused and occupied by dilapidated
With regard to the loss of amenity by the present residents,
Members were informed that as the dwelling is to be sited on a
hardstanding area, there will be no loss and importantly accessing
the neighbouring property will not be affected as a result of the
In response the agent indicated that this scheme would result in a
high quality single dwelling which is highly sought in the borough
and that in terms of design concerns both the internal and external
provision is policy complaint. The agent acknowledged that the
proposed dwelling from street level would be a continuation of the
terrace although differing slightly in design and appearance. With
regards to loss of amenity space, the agent reminded members that
each flat has its individual balcony and a roof garden.
In response to concerns that the scheme marginally falls short of
the total floor space and bedroom width requirements, members were
reminded of the constraints of the site and that the proposed
dwelling will be a 1 bedroom, 1 person dwelling that is part spilt
over ground and first floor with the majority at ground floor
Members sought clarification on the dimensions as stated in the
report, the ceiling heights of 2.5sqm and the floor area of
Members raised concerns about the impact of the proposal on both
present and future occupiers, especially as the proposed scheme
would affect the private outdoor space of the existing homes as it
will be reduced significantly. In addition there was concern that
the new occupiers will lack good quality and functional outdoor space which is against
· Members were concerned that the proposed dwelling would fall short of the minimum requirement that is expected in planning guidelines and policy ... view the full minutes text for item 62.