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To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 11 December 2018 and to deal with any matters arising.
RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Panel meeting on 11 December 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.
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.
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.
Demolition of existing building and redevelopment of the site to provide a part two, part three, part four storey building comprising of 22 flats (15 x 1, 7 x 2 beds) with associated bin/refuse, cycle storage and landscaping.
Chris Barber (Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth, St Boniface Church) Cormac Murphy (local resident objecting) Simon Reynier ( City of Southampton Society)Steven Galton (Millbrook Ward Councillor) , Martha Covell (agent) and Councillor Kaur (ward councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The presenting officer reported that the report’s recommendation needed to be amended by adding a clause to the section 106 that would prevent future occupiers benefitting from parking permits in surrounding streets and to remove item (i) of the legal agreement by adding the requirement for details of refuse vehicle tracking to the delegation. The presenting officer outlined additional amendments required for conditions 2 and 7. It was noted that the report incorrectly referred to a link to Shirley Avenue.
During discussion the Panel expressed a number of concerns relating to the application including: the building’s relationship with the locally listed church; the potential for overspill parking; the quality of the parking survey; and the residential mix of the proposed development.
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 lost unanimously.
A further motion to refuse planning permission for the reasons set out below was then proposed by Councillor Savage and seconded by Councillor Coombs for the reasons set out below was carried unanimously.
RESOLVED that the Panel:
(i) confirmed the Habitats Regulation Assessment set out in Appendix 1 of the report.
(ii) refused planning permission for the reasons set out below:
Reasons for Refusal
1 Overdevelopment and poor design
The proposal results in an overdevelopment of the site which is demonstrated by the failure to provide a suitable mix of residential accommodation, including no provision of any family housing (with 3 or more bedrooms and access to private gardens) and a significant reliance on single person accommodation in a location characterised by family housing. The resulting density of the scheme is a further example of a site overdevelopment. Furthermore, the building’s chosen design has been assessed as incongruous due to its contemporary appearance that fails to respect the character and setting of the adjacent locally listed St Boniface Church, or the wider context, resulting in a design that fails to respond to the established character of the area. As such the proposal is contrary to Saved Policies SDP1, SDP7, SDP9, HE4, H7(iv) of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (updated 2015) and Policies ... view the full minutes text for item 48.
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.
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.
Application for variation of conditions 4 (Hours of operation) and 10 (Internal drinks consumption/use of tables and chairs) of planning permission 18/01085/FUL to extend opening hours from 11:00-23:00 (Mon-Sun) to 07:00 - 23:00 Monday to Wednesday, 07:00 - 24:00 Thursday to Saturday, 09:00 - 23:00 Sunday/Public holidays and to form outside seating area.
Jane Jameson (local resident objecting), Colin Okeef and Neil Davis (applicants), and Councillor Claisse (ward councillor /objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The presenting officer detailed the number of objections that had been received in regard to the application and explained Councillor Claisse had objected to the proposal but had not explicitly requested that the application be referred to Panel for determination. It was also noted that Councillor Claisse stated that he had been made aware of more objectors to the application than had been actually logged an objection with the Council.
The presenting officer explained that as the site’s outline abutted the public highway then it was not within the gift of the Panel to impose conditions that restricted seating outside. It was noted however, that permission had been granted for this by the Council’s Highway Team and that this licence was reviewed on an annual basis and that therefore the Council would still have control over the seating if there were problems reported.
In addition the Panel were made aware of the opening hours of all the late night establishments with the district centre.
The Panel then considered the recommendation to grant conditional planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the recommendation was carried.
RECORDED VOTE to grant planning permission
FOR: Councillors Savage, Coombs and Murphy
ABSTAINED: Councillor L Harris
RESOLVED that planning permission be approved subject to the conditions set out within the report
NOTE: Councillors Claisse and Mitchell declared an interest and withdrew from the meeting.