Agenda and minutes

Planning and Rights of Way Panel
Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 3 and 4 - Civic Centre. View directions

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Items
No. Item

6.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 29 May 2018 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 29 May 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.

7.

Planning Application - 17/02368/FUL- Former Redbridge Sidings pdf icon PDF 307 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 recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Change of use of land from open space and landscaping into operational railway use and construction of new railway sidings, with associated works and proposed change of use of Network Rail land to public open space (resubmission 15/00306/FUL) - Amended submission following initial consultation.

 

Mr D Alexander, Val Howard, Dave Smith and Peter Beech (local residents/ objecting), Mr Bates (applicant), Mr Farthing (supporter) and Councillor McEwing (ward councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The presenting officer reported that had been a Habitats Regulation Assessment presented and advised Members that the Panel were required to confirm it along with the recommendation.  The presenting officer noted that there had been further correspondence and updates since the publication of the report.  It was explained that the City Council’s Ecologist had now responded and that there was no objection to application subject to the amendment of Condition 7 as set out below.

 

It was reported that Southampton Commons and Park Protection Society had requested more certainty about the delivery of the open space and future consultation by the Council and confirmed that it was content that amendments proposed by officers addressed the organisations concerns.

 

In their absence the reporting officer detailed additional correspondence from Councillors Pope and Whitbread outlining their concerns.  Councillor Pope confirmed his objection to the scheme explaining that Network Rail had not: listened to residents; that the scheme did not mitigate the impacts of the application; and that the alternatives had not been given due consideration.  Councillor Whitbread’s concerns requested that: the scheme should remove an existing portacabin; Planting around retained compound was insufficient and that fencing should be replaced; that Network Rail should wash and treat the existing bridge; and that Lighting and CCTV needed for the pocket park.

 

The Panel were informed that Network Rail confirmed that lighting and CCTV will be costed and provided for the pocket park and confirmed that Network Rail will undertake works to the Station Square. It was noted the offer of CCTV and lighting had satisfied the Hampshire Constabulary holding objection.

 

The Panel also noted that conditions relating to hours of work required amendment to reduce the total number of working hours. 

 

Upon being put to the vote the Panel confirmed the Habitats Regulation Assessment.

 

The Panel expressed a concern that residents should be fully consulted on the design of the new open space, which could be secured if delivered by the council rather than the applicant.  A motion to delegate authority to the Service Lead: Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission subject to the planning conditions and completion of a S.106 Agreement to secure a financial contribution for the delivery of the open space by the Council (rather than by the applicant) together with all other obligations recommended by officers was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

Councillor Coombs in the Chair

8.

Planning Application - 17/01690/FUL - Portswood Treatment Works pdf icon PDF 127 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.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Construction of a 20 Mega Watt gas standby facility at Portswood Waste Water Treatment Works.

 

Debra Morris (local residents/ objecting), Lee Searles (agent), and Councillor Savage (ward councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Panel then considered the recommendation to grant conditional planning permission

 

RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Coombs, L Harris, Mitchell and Murphy

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions set out within the report

 

NOTE:

Councillor Savage declared an interest in the item and withdrew from the Panel and Councillor Wilkinson and Councillor Claisse were not in attendance.

Councillor Savage in the Chair

9.

Planning Application - 18/00664/FUL - rear of 89 Alma Road pdf icon PDF 485 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 Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that conditional planning permission be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Erection of a garage block to the rear of the property. Amendments to permission 17/00673/FUL (Part Retrospective).

 

Simon Fitzjohn, Susan Swallow, Hilary Jackson (local residents objecting), Amrik Chahal (agent), and Councillor Kataria (ward councillors/objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Panel then considered the recommendation to grant conditional planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the recommendation was lost.

 

A further motion to refuse to grant conditional planning permission, for the reasons set out below, was then proposed by Councillor L Harris and seconded by Councillor Mitchell for the reasons set out below.

 

RECORDED VOTE refuse planning permission

FOR:  Councillors Claisse, L Harris and Mitchell

AGAINST:  Councillors Coombs and Murphy

ABSTAIN:   Councillor Savage

 

RESOLVED to refuse planning permission for the reasons set out below:

 

Reason for Refusal – Character and appearance

 

The proposed alterations to the appearance of the structure approved under LPA reference 17/00673/FUL would be out of character with the design and ancillary function of the approved outbuilding. The residential appearance and design of the structure are now out of keeping with the back land location and have a harmful impact on the overall appearance of the structure in its context. The appearance of the structure would no longer be ancillary to the main block of flats and would therefore represent a harmful form of development in the context of the host building and the overall layout of the plot in the surrounding area. The proposal would thereby prove contrary to saved policies SDP7(iii)(v) and SDP9(iv)(v) of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (2015) and Policy CS13 of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Development Plan Document (2015), as supported by the relevant provisions of the Councils Residential Design Guide and particularly section 2.4.

 

NOTE: Councillor Wilkinson was not in attendance

 

10.

Planning Application - 18/00358/FUL - 182-184 Bitterne Road West pdf icon PDF 150 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 recommending delegated authority be granted in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.

 

Erection of a three storey building to provide a ground floor retail unit and two x two bed flats on upper floors with associated parking and cycle/refuse storage, following demolition of existing building.

 

Peter Messer (local residents objecting), Gareth Jenkins(architect),and Councillor Keogh(ward councillors/objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the item be deferred to a future meeting.

 

NOTE: Councillor Wilkinson was not in attendance

11.

Planning Application - 18/00129/FUL - 132 Percy Road pdf icon PDF 452 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.

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.

 

Erection of a 1 x 2 bed detached dwelling with associated bin/refuse and cycle storage.

 

Ruth Loveless, Jen Lambert, Pauline Bial (local residents objecting), Russell Fawson (applicant), and Councillors Furnell and Galton (ward councillors objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The presenting officer noted that 5 emails had been received subsequent to the publication of the report.  It was explained that the additional correspondence had been from members of the public that had already raised objection to the application and that their emails had reiterated their initial objections.

 

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:  Councillor Savage, Coombs, Mitchell and Murphy

AGAINST:  Councillor Claisse

ABSTAINED:  Councillor L: Harris

 

RESOLVED that the Panel:

 

(i)  Delegated authority to Service Lead – Planning, Infrastructure and Development to grant planning permission subject to receipt of a Solent Disturbance Mitigation Project payment/alternative provision: and

(ii)  In the event that this is issue (outlined in recommendation (i)) is not resolved within 1 month from the date of the Planning meeting the Panel delegated authority to refuse the application for failure to accord with the Development Plan.

 

NOTE: Councillor Wilkinson was not in attendance