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.
Re-development of the site. Erection of 40 dwellings; 31 flats (3x 3-bed, 20x 2-bed, 8x 1-bed flats) and 9x 3-bed houses and a commercial building (class B1(b) or C) (Outline application seeking approval for Layout, Access and Scale). Departure from the Local Plan.
Andy Greenhalgh and Jeremey Hayes (local residents objecting), Graham Linecar (Southampton Common and Parks Protection Society), Robin Reay (agent), and Councillor Shields (ward councillor objecting) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The presenting officer clarified the description noting that the proposed outline was for a total of 40 dwellings. It was also reported an amendment to the recommendation within the section 106 for the provision of an accessible path into Freemantle Lake Park, as set out below. The Panel requested that an additional condition be added, as set out below, to ensure the use of permeable paving materials.
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 delegate planning permission
FOR: Councillors Savage, Coombs, Claisse, L Harris, Murphy
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. 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. Either the provision of 35% affordable housing in accordance with LDF Core Strategy Policy CS15 or a mechanism for ensuring that development is completed in accordance with the agreed viability assessment (without any affordable housing) and that a review is undertaken should circumstances change and the development stall;
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. Either a financial contribution or the submission and implementation of details to be approved providing a permanent, publicly accessible pedestrian link into Freemantle Lake Park from the development to deal with the current change in levels. Details shall include a stepped and/or level access from the development site into the adjacent park, taking account of existing trees, with the agreed works to be implemented prior to first occupation of the units 06-40.
e. Submission of a Training & 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 Document - Adopted Version (as amended 2015) and the adopted SPD relating to Planning Obligations (September 2013).
f. The submission, approval and implementation of a Carbon Management Plan setting out how carbon neutrality will be achieved and/or how remaining carbon emissions from the development will be mitigated in accordance with policy CS20 of the Core Strategy and the Planning Obligations SPD (September 2013).
g. Submission and implementation of details to be approved providing a permanent, publicly accessible pedestrian link with Freemantle Lake Park.
h. Submission and implementation of details to be approved providing a permanent, publicly accessible pedestrian link with Freemantle Lake Park.
i. Restrictions to prevent future occupiers benefitting from parking permits in surrounding streets (Controlled Parking Zones).
(iii) In the event that the legal agreement is not completed within a reasonable period following the Panel meeting, the Service Lead- Planning Infrastructure and Development be authorised to refuse permission on the ground of failure to secure the provisions of the Section 106 Legal Agreement.
(iv) That the Planning and Development Manager be given delegated powers to add, vary and /or delete relevant parts of the Section 106 agreement and/or conditions as necessary.
36. Permeable paving
Notwithstanding the approved plans permeable paving shall be provided for all the pedestrian and vehicle accesses, parking spaces and hardstanding amenity areas.
REASON: To ensure satisfactory drainage provision for the area.