Report of the Service Lead, Planning, Infrastructure and Development recommending that the Panel refuse planning permission 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 refused in respect of an application for a proposed development at the above address.
Application for variation of condition 2 (Opening Hours) of planning permission 08/00371/VC to extend opening hours from 2:00 am - 3:00 am Monday - Sunday.
Lorraine Barter (local residents objecting) and Ian Johnson (agent) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The presenting officer reported that Hampshire Police had raised no objection to the application but drew attention to the additional information circulated to the Panel that detailed the number of licensed premises and their opening hours within the area.
The Panel then considered the recommendation to refuse conditional planning permission. Upon being put to the vote the recommendation was carried.
RESOLVED that the Panel refused to grant conditional planning permission for the reasons set out below:
Reasons for refusal
The proposed extension to opening hours would result in an extended late night use, which is situated in a location where there are nearby residential properties. As such, it is considered that the intensification of use into the early hours of the morning by an additional hour would cause further detriment to the residential amenities of neighbours by reason of noise, litter and disturbance caused as patrons leave the premises. Furthermore, approval would set a difficult precedent to defend against and could lead to further impacts. The proposal would thereby, having regard to similar appeal decisions in the locality for extended hours of use, prove contrary to and conflict with 'saved' policies SDP1, SDP16 and REI7 of the City of Southampton Local Plan Review (amended 2015) and Policy AP8 of the City Centre Area Action Plan (adopted 2015).
NOTE Councillor Claisse declared a personal interest and withdrew from the Panel for this item.