Agenda and minutes

Planning and Rights of Way Panel
Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

85.

Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

Minutes:

It was noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillor Claisse from the Panel. The Service Director Legal and Governance, acting under delegated powers, then appointed Councillor B Harris to replace him for the purposes of this meeting.

 

 

86.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 14th March 2017 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 14th March 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record, subject to the following amendment.

 

The Panel noted that Minute Number 78 “Planning Application – 15/02410/FUL – 69-73 Anglesea Road” should have noted that Councillor Hecks voted to support the officer recommendation.

87.

Planning Application - 16/01108/FUL - Part of Former Vosper Thornycroft Site and Waterfront 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Redevelopment of the site to provide industrial building (Class B2 - 24 hour operation) with ancillary office/research and development accommodation, storage, access and parking (total floor space of 3,147 square metres) (Environmental Impact Assessment Development follows permission 08/00629/FUL).

 

Dr Ian White, Simon Reynier and Rosie Johnson (local residents objecting), Councillors Bogle and Fitzhenry (City Councillors objecting) Harry Hutchinson, Robert Sanders and Paul Hayden (applicant), Simon Read (architect), and Councillor Payne (Ward Councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

Officers agreed to adjust the delegation set out as recommendation (iv) below to ensure that any adjustment to the operating times would return to Panel for consideration.  The Panel were concerned around the range of activities that could be undertaken within the area known as the “Yard Work Zone” and requested that this and the hours that work could be undertaken be conditioned as set below.  The Panel also requested that the permitted hours of external working for the wharf and cranes area outside of the ‘Yard Work Zone’ be amended to prevent the 1 day a week set out within the conditions becoming 2 consecutive days over 2 weeks.  In addition the Panel requested an amendment to the condition relating to cycle parking. 

 

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, Claisse, L Harris and

Hecks

AGAINST:  Councillor Barnes-Andrews

ABSTAINED:  Councillor Mintoff

 

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.  Either a s.278 Agreement to undertake agreed works within the highway or a financial contribution and other highway obligations, including Traffic Regulation Orders (where necessary) towards site specific transport improvements in the vicinity of the site in line with policies SDP4 and TI2 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) linked to those works agreed under 08/00629/FUL with additional works to Wharf Road to accommodate larger vehicles;

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 of a Training & Employment Management Plan committing to adopting  local labour and employment initiatives, both during and post  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.

88.

Planning Application - 17/00083/FUL - 7 Willis Road pdf icon PDF 876 KB

Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development

recommending that conditional approval be refused 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 recommending that planning permission be refused in respect of the application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Construction of a single storey outbuilding for storage and parking purposes, to the rear of the property following demolition of the existing outbuilding 

 

Roger Shephard, Kathryn Young (local residents objecting), Amrik Chahal (agent) and Councillor Vassiliou (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 refusal was carried. 

 

 

RESOLVED that conditional planning permission be refused for the reasons set out below.

 

Reason for Refusal

The proposed outbuilding is considered excessive and out of character, in particular its height and width on the site, with the scale of developments in the area. Furthermore, the footprint, height and proximity to the boundary with nos 36a and 38 Bassett Green Road, largely spanning the full width of these gardens would appear over-bearing and oppressive when viewed from the neighbouring gardens. The use of the garages by vehicles would also erode the enjoyment of the adjoining neighbouring gardens, particularly those at 36a and 38 Bassett Green Road, due to noise and disturbance. This would, therefore, be harmful to the amenities currently enjoyed by these residents. The development is therefore contrary to Policies SDP1, SDP7 and SDP9 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review amended version (March 2015) and Policy CS 13 of the Southampton City Council Local Development Framework Core Strategy (2015).