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The order of business would be B1, B3 and B4.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2019 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.
Demolition and replacement of front and rear facades (including roofing) and additions to the roof, to include a one-storey extension fronting Essex Road, and two-storey extension fronting Astey's Row (with glass box above) to accommodate 5x (1 no. 1-bedroom unit [2 person] x 2no. 2-bedroom units [3 person] x 1no. 2-bedroom units [4 person] x 1no. 3-bedroom [5 person unit) residential units; refurbishment of existing ground and first floor and creation of part basement level Class B1 office space (166sqm) and retention of ground floor (100sqm) Class A1 retail unit fronting Essex Road.
(Planning application number: P2018/4159/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer informed Members that the
location plan, first floor and the basement plan be included in the
list of plans in condition 2 on page 52 to be approved if
permission is granted.
Members were advised that the application site is
not listed and not within a Conservation Area. The proposal will
result in 5 residential units, refurbishment of existing ground and
first floor and creation of basement level Class B1 office space
and retention of ground floor Class A1 retail unit.
The Planning Officer acknowledged that the proposed
extensions to the Essex Road frontage will result in a front
façade height of 15.1m, while the extension to the
Astey’s Row Frontage would result
in an overall height of 13.8m. In addition, the proposal will
include an excavation to create 109sqm of basement office/storage
The Planning Officer acknowledged that although
views looking south will be interrupted, the general outlook
towards Astey’s Garden will still
be retained. With regards to daylight and sunlight loss, the
meeting was informed that assessment had been carried out and
although there were some breaches, it is considered acceptable and
in line with BRE guidelines.
In response to the applicant’s commitment to
reduce Co2 emission by 19%, the Planning Officer informed members
that the scheme is a significant revision and not a total
demolition especially as some of the floors will remain. Members
were reminded that considering this scheme is a mixed use
development, different standards and requirements about C02
On the question of whether the committee could take
into consideration the Council’s emerging policy on carbon
emission which is more stringent, members were advised that
presently this is not a material consideration until it has been
· In response to concerns that the proposal will result in the loss of retail space, contrary to Policy DM4.5 of the Development Management Policies, members were advised that officers have taken the view that this would not harm the retail function of the Town Centre due to the fact that the majority of the ‘lost’ retail space is located towards the rear of the site (Astey’s Row is not a retail frontage), and a retail presence is still being maintained on Essex Road which is the key frontage. The proposal would have very little impact on the retail character of the street or the wider town centre. ... view the full minutes text for item 89.
Change of use of part ground floor, basement and lower basement from Use Class B8 (storage) to flexible commercial use within Use Classes A3, A4 and D2. Replacement of ground floor facade and entrance doors, and fenestration to enclose existing ramp.
(Planning application number: P2018/1580/FUL)
Meeting was informed by Chair on the advice of Planning Officers that item has been withdrawn and will be considered at a future meeting due to absence of a key marketing document for the proposal not being online for consultation purposes as is required
Erection of a ground and first floor extensions to the rear of the existing D1 building and associated external alterations including perimeter timber fencing and canopy to rear play area and associated alterations.
(Planning application number: P2018/3395/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer advised that no updates had
been received since agenda was published. Members were advised that
property is not situated within a conservation area, nor does it
contain any locally or statutorily listed buildings.
In terms of land use, the proposal involves
extensions to the rear of the property at ground floor and first
floor and associated alterations to facilitate additional D1 floor
space to allow for the use of the site as a children’s day
nursery for a total of 98 children between the ages of 0-4 years
old and 25 members of staff.
In terms of design, the Planning Officer advised
that the proposed extensions will be limited to the rear of the
building to a depth of approximately 1.9m at both ground and first
floor levels. In terms of their width, the extensions would be
sited either side of the buildings circulation core, each at
approximately 6.8m. Members were advised that the extension would
remain sympathetic to the overall character of Hanley Gardens and
would not compromise any relationship between the host property and
Members were informed that the proposal would
include the installation of a canopy above the outdoor play area
no.3 to the rear of the property, details to be secured by a
condition in the planning permission. In addition the waste storage
area will be situated to the rear of the site, details also to be
secured by a condition.
Members heard from a neighbouring resident who had
concerns about the proposal. Issues raised include over development
of the site; noise disturbance from the outdoor play area 3, impact
on the amenity of the existing residents of Hanley Gardens;
overlooking and loss of privacy and additional parking which the
scheme would attract to Hanley Gardens and surrounding streets. In
addition, residents were concerned that their private road will be
used as collection and refuse area.
Objector was concerned that the provision in the
area is not supported by evidence of a demand for the service and
that the proposal would impact the amenity of elderly residents
with a wide range of need and support.
In response to objector’s concern, the
applicant informed the meeting that the provision of a nursery in
the north of the borough addresses the demand of working families
and caters for a wide range of children and the diverse population.
Members were advised that the safety of both neighbouring residents
and the children remains paramount and was taken into consideration
while designing the scheme.
· With regards to amenity concerns especially noise, the meeting was advised that the erection of a canopy below the flats would mitigate any potential noise from children in the play area. On parking concerns, meeting was informed ... view the full minutes text for item 91.
Erection of a roof top extension and new roof terrace to the existing flat roof including associated obscure glazed screening to the rear and metal railings to the front elevation. External redecoration and replacement windows to the front elevation at ground and first floor with double glazed units.
(Planning application number: P2019/1292/FUL)
In the discussion the following points were made:
The Planning Officer informed the meeting that page
5 of the report erroneously states the number of objectors to be 5,
but should state 6 objections were received from 5 different
specific addresses/households. Members were advised that all issues
raised by the objectors had been addressed in the report.
Members were informed that the site is within the
Duncan Terrace/Colebrook Row Conservation Area and it is not a
listed building. Members were reminded that the application was
refused planning permission on grounds of overlooking, its design,
unacceptable sense of enclosure and material loss of outlook to the
rear of adjoining properties at the committee meeting on 26
The Planning Officer advised members that the
proposed roof extension had been setback from the rear parapet by
1m and covers the southern section of the existing roofspace. Additionally it has been designed to
vary in scale, with a maximum height of approximately 0.7m when
measured 1m from the rear parapet and an overall height of
Objector was concerned that considering the area is
densely developed, the proposal would only worsen the situation.
Members were reminded of the impact of the scheme on listed
buildings and its detrimental impact to the heritage asset, and the
essence of the terrace dwelling was to act as a buffer zone to the
The objector was concerned with the officer’s
observation that the light loss is acceptable, reminding members
that this affects playrooms and bedrooms of 4 children and the
window of an elderly resident whose only source of light will be
affected by this new development. Members were informed that
residents had a sense of enclosure especially as the development
would impact the outlook from 17 windows.
With regard to objectors not being notified of the
meeting, the Planning Officer acknowledged that the 5-day rule had
been adhered to and that relevant documents and information about
the proposals had been published on the council website. On the
claim that objectors had not been consulted following further
revisions to the scheme, the Planning Officer advised that this
would only be required if there is significant revisions, reminding
the meeting that the proposal before the committee addressed
The agent informed the meeting that following
discussions with objectors and planning officers and design
officers, the roof extension had been set back from the parapets
thereby minimising visual impact as it will be harmful to the
setting of the listed terrace to the rear of the site. In addition,
members were advised that the wall had been significantly reduced
and windows will only exists on one side of the building.
· In response ... view the full minutes text for item 92.
The installation of 65 no. small antennas pole mounted on 13 no. free-standing support frames upon the roof of the building, the installation of 2 no. equipment cabinets within an existing plant room and development ancillary thereto.
(Planning application number: P2018/4275/FUL)
The installation of 86 no. small antennas pole mounted on 10 no. free-standing support frames upon the roof of the building, as well as one equipment cabinet.
(Planning application number: P2018/4282/FUL)
Meeting was informed by Chair on the advice of Planning Officers that item has been withdrawn from the agenda as the council were not yet in receipt of comments from the councils housing section and will be considered at a future meeting.