Agenda and minutes

Planning and Rights of Way Panel
Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 6.00 pm

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Items
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76.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 21 February 2017 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 21 February 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.

77.

Planning Application - 16/02016/FUL - Chapel Riverside pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel delegate approval in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Demolition of all existing buildings and structures and site clearance. Outline planning permission sought for 457 residential units, 4,963 sqm (GIA) commercial floorspace (Use Classes B1/B2/B8) and 946 sqm (GIA) of flexible retail floorspace (Use Classes A1/A2/A3/A4) in buildings ranging from 1 to 13 storeys and the creation of a riverside walkway/cycleway. Full planning permission sought for the development of Phase 1 comprising 72 residential units (comprising a mix of 24 x 1 bed and 48 x 2 bed units) and 322 sqm of flexible retail floorspace (Use Classes A1/A2/A3/A4) within 4-storey buildings with associated access, parking and landscaping

 

Clive Aylett (25th Southampton Sea Scouts), Milo Maguire (local resident objecting), Simon Reynier (City of Southampton Society), Gavin Hall (agent) and Mark Gilpin (applicant) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

Presenting officer noted that some changes to the S106 agreement were required.  It was noted that the terms of the agreement needed to reflect concerns of Panel in regard to the provision of and retention of the public square.  The amendments reflected the concern of the Panel over parking within the development and in particular use of the new public square for parking.  In addition the S106 would need to be amended to strengthen the provision of public art clause to include reference to the heritage of the site, in particular the location of Trinity Chapel on the site. These changes are set in the recommendation below.

 

In order to reflect the importance of the heritage of the site, Condition 19 was amended.  In addition further conditions were added to approval that reflected the need for the proper phasing of the river wall and the Panel’s requirement for a Green roof feasibility study.

 

Upon being put to the vote the Panel confirmed the Habitats Regulation Assessment. The Panel then considered the recommendation to delegate authority to the Service Lead: Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the recommendation was carried

 

RESOLVED that the Panel:

 

  (i)  confirmed the Habitats Regulation Assessment set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

  (ii)  Delegated approval to the Service Lead – Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager to grant planning permission subject to any amendments set out below and the completion of a S.106 Legal Agreement to secure:

a.  Financial contributions towards site specific transport improvements in the vicinity of the site in line with Policy SDP4 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (as amended 2015), Policies CS18 and CS25 of the adopted LDF Core Strategy (as amended 2015) and the adopted SPD relating to Planning Obligations (September 2013).

b.  Financial contributions towards site specific transport improvements in the vicinity of the site in line with Policy SDP4 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (as amended 2015),  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.

78.

Planning Application - 15/02410/FUL - 69 - 73 Anglesea Road pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel delegate approval in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Redevelopment of the site.  Demolition of the existing buildings.  Erection of a part two-storey and part three-storey building fronting Anglesea Road to provide 41 retirement flats with the erection of 16 dwellinghouses (including 6 bungalows) accessed from Stratton Road with associated access, parking and landscaping - Description amended after validation following changes to the proposed layout and the replacement of a flatted block of 20 flats with 12 houses.

 

GianBendinelli was present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The presenting officer reported some slight change to the report regarding to the viability of the application.  It was reported further clarification was being sort in regard to the land deal as it affected the existing tenants.  It was reported that the Council’s independent advisor did not expect this issue to improve the viability of the scheme significantly.  It was further noted that legal advice taken in regard to this alternative was not supported by the Development Plan and should not be considered further.

 

Upon being put to the vote the Panel confirmed the Habitats Regulation Assessment.  The Panel then considered the recommendation to delegate authority to the Service Lead: Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the recommendation was carried

 

RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Denness, Coombs, Barnes-Andrews, Claisse,

L Harris and Hecks

ABSTAINED:  Councillor Mintoff

 

 

RESOLVED that the Panel:

 

(i)  Confirmed the Habitats Regulations Assessment set out in Appendix 1 of the report;

(ii)  Delegated authority to the Service Lead – Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission subject to the planning conditions recommended at the end of this report; any amendments set out below; and the completion of a S.106 Legal Agreement to secure:

a.  Either a s.278 agreement or financial contributions towards site specific transport contributions for highway improvements in the vicinity of the site – including works to both Stratton Road and Anglesea Road to improve access, visibility and pedestrian safety (where necessary) - in line with Policy SDP4 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (as amended 2015), policies CS18 and CS25 of the adopted LDF Core Strategy (as amended 2015) and the adopted SPD relating to Planning Obligations (September 2013);

b.  Provision of affordable housing in accordance with Policies CS15, CS16 & CS25 of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Development Plan Document - Adopted Version (as amended 2015) and the adopted SPD relating to Planning Obligations (September 2013);

c.  Submission of a highway condition survey to ensure any damage to the adjacent highway network attributable to the build process is repaired by the developer;

d.  Submission of a Training and Employment Management Plan committing to adopting  local labour and employment initiatives, in accordance with Policies CS24 & CS25 of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Development Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 78.

79.

Planning Application - 16/01826/FUL - Harefield Primary School pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel delegate approval in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Erection of a single storey detached classroom.

 

Mark Vallis and Julie Marsh (local residents objecting) and Gary Hampton (Executive Head Teacher) and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The presenting officer acknowledged the residents’ and Panel concerns about the delivery times for materials and hours of use for the facility and gave assurance that the travel plan would cover these matters and that a condition would be added to the planning permission.

 

Upon being put to the vote was then put to the vote the officer recommendation to delegate authority to the Service Lead- Planning Infrastructure and Development was carried.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

  (i)  Delegate to the Service Lead - Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission subject to: the conditions listed in the report;  any amendments to the conditions listed below; and the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement to secure:

a.  Financial contributions towards site specific transport contributions for highway improvements in the vicinity of the site in line with Policy SDP4 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (as amended 2015), policies CS18 and CS25 of the adopted LDF Core Strategy (as amended 2015) and the adopted SPD relating to Planning Obligations (September 2013);

b.  Submission of a highway condition survey to ensure any damage to the adjacent highway network attributable to the build process is repaired by the developer.

c.  Submission and implementation within a specified timescale of a Travel Plan;

  (ii)  In the event that the legal agreement is not completed or progressing within a reasonable timeframe after the Planning and Rights of Way Panel, the Service Lead – Planning, Infrastructure and Development will be authorised to refuse permission on the ground of failure to secure the provisions of the Section 106 Legal Agreement, unless an extension of time agreement has been entered into.

  (iii)  That the Service Lead Infrastructure, Planning and Development be given delegated powers to add, vary and/or delete relevant parts of the Section 106 legal agreement and/or conditions as necessary.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

 

CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY HOURS RESTRICTION. PERFORMANCE CONDITION.

The delivery of construction related materials and equipment to the site shall not take place between the following hours (Monday to Friday) unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority:

 

·  07:30 – 09:15.

·  14:45 – 15:45

 

REASON: To prevent a potential source of on street parking pressure/potentially leading to congestion within nearby roads and in the interests of the amenity of residents living nearby, in particular on Yeovil Chase.

 

SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN. PRE-OCCUPATION CONDITION.

Prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved written documentary evidence demonstrating that the school travel plan has achieved the silver accreditation level under the STARS scoring system must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

REASON: To reduce congestion and parking pressure in nearby  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

Planning Application - 16/00328/FUL - Glyn Court, 37 Archers Road Southampton pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel delegate approval in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Proposed fourth storey extension to existing building to create 2 additional 2 bedroom flats with associated parking and bin and bike storage.

 

John Newton (local resident objecting) and Councillors Moulton and Shields (ward councillors objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The presenting officer reported two further bits of correspondence had been received.  A photo showing perceived poor workmanship of neighbouring building and a suggestion that plans are not shown correctly and that amendments have been made without further consultation.  Officers noted that the workmanship on the neighbouring building was not a material consideration.  In regard to the measurements it was noted that highways officers had visited the site and measured the access points and driveway. It was explained that whilst it did appear that the received plans were inaccurate the principle and feasibility of the scheme would not be affected and that the addition of further conditions, as set out below, would resolve issues relating to access, parking, and bicycle storage and garden access.

 

Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation to delegate authority to the Service Lead- Planning Infrastructure and Development was carried.

 

RESOLVED that the Panel

 

  (i)  Delegate to the Planning and Development Manager to grant planning permission subject to the planning conditions recommended at the end of this report; any amendments agreed at the meeting; and the completion of a S.106 Legal Agreement to secure:

a.  Financial contributions towards Solent Disturbance Mitigation Project in accordance with policy CS22 (as amended 2015) of the Core Strategy and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.

  (ii)  In the event that financial contributions towards Solent Disturbance Mitigation Project are not completed within one month of the decision of the Planning and Rights of Way Panel, the Service Lead - Infrastructure, Planning & Development be authorised to refuse permission on the ground of failure of the application to mitigate against its wider direct impact with regards to the additional pressure that further residential development will place upon the Special Protection Areas of the Solent Coastline contrary to Policy CS22 of the Council's Amended Core Strategy (2015) as supported by the Habitats Regulations.

  (iii)  That the Planning and Development Manager be given delegated powers to add, vary and /or delete conditions as necessary.

 

Amended Conditions

06 PARKING AND ACCESS (PRE-OCCUPATION)

The 2 additional parking spaces shown on the approved amended plans shall be clearly marked out as agreed before the development first comes into occupation and shall thereafter be retained as approved. Notwithstanding the approved amended plan the site access on site from Archers Road shall be widened to provide a minimum width of 5 metres at the back edge of pavement with the affected gate post removed and rebuilt to match the existing gate post in order to mark  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

Planning Application - 16/02101/FUL- 267-271 Portswood Road pdf icon PDF 892 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that conditional approval be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Head, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending that authority for conditional approval, in respect of the application for a proposed development at the above address, be granted.

 

Change of use from bank (Class A2) to a restaurant/Cafe (Class A3) and installation of extraction flue.

 

Verena Coleman (local resident objecting) and Councillor Claisse (ward councillors/objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Panel sought assurances that the change of use to a restaurant/café would not cause harm or inconvenience to the neighbouring residents.  Officers amended condition relating to deliveries and sound proofing to mitigate the potential affect of the change and noted that the Council’s policy was to support the development of the City’s district centres.

 

Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation recommending approval was carried. 

 

RECORDED VOTE  to grant planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Denness, Coombs, Barnes-Andrews, Hecks

AGAINST:  Councillors L Harris and Mintoff

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report and the amended / additional conditions set out below. 

 

ADDITIONAL AND AMENDED CONDITIONS

 

8. APPROVAL CONDITION – SOUNDPROOFING MEASURES (INTERNAL NOISE SOURCE) (PRE-COMMENCEMENT CONDITION)

Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, an acoustic assessment shall be submitted and agreed in writing to the Local Planning Authority which assess the acoustic performance of the building in relation to the adjacent retirement flats within Victoria Lodge and provides details of any necessary soundproofing to mitigate any noise impact. Any soundproofing measures shall, where considered necessary, include mitigation to existing window openings and shall be implemented before the use hereby approved commences and thereafter retained as approved.

 

REASON: To protect the amenities of the occupiers of existing nearby properties.

 

9. APPROVED PLANS

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans listed in the schedule attached below, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

 

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

NOTE: Councillor Claisse declared a public objection to the application and withdrew from the Panel and the meeting.

82.

Planning Application - 17/00055/FUL - 21-22 Hanover Building pdf icon PDF 689 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that conditional approval be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Head, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending that authority to grant conditional approval in respect of the application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Change of use of ground floor from use classes A1/A2/A3 to use class D1 for a meditation centre.

 

Adam Taylor (local residents objecting) and Robert Dent (applicant) and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation recommending approval was carried.

 

RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Denness, Coombs, Barnes-Andrews, Claisse

  L Harris and Mintoff 

ABSTAINED:  Councillor Hecks

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report and the amended / additional conditions set out below. 

83.

Planning Application - 16/01807/FUL - 6 Spindlewood Close pdf icon PDF 694 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development

recommending that conditional approval be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Head, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending that authority for conditional approval, in respect of the application for a proposed development at the above address, be granted.

 

Replacement roof to create additional floor, first floor front extension and balcony.

 

The Panel noted the concerns of Panel that the site had seen a number of trees with protection orders on them removed and questioned why no action seem to have been taken.  The Panel received assurance that the Service Lead – Planning, Infrastructure and Development would review the situation.  The Panel also noted that this was a separate matter to the application for planning approval.

 

Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation recommending approval was carried.

 

RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Denness, Coombs, Barnes-Andrews, Claisse,

Hecks and Mintoff

ABSTAINED:  Councillor L Harris

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report and the amended / additional conditions set out below. 

 

 

 

 

84.

Planning Application - 16/01926/FUL -19 Darwin Road pdf icon PDF 690 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that conditional approval be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the report of the Service Head, Planning, Infrastructure and Development Manager recommending that authority for conditional approval, in respect of the application for a proposed development at the above address, be granted.

 

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

 

Mr Rana (applicant) and Councillor Shields (ward councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

Upon being put to the vote the officer recommendation recommending approval was carried. 

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report and the amended / additional conditions set out below.