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1.

Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

To confirm the appointments made at the Annual Meeting of Council of Councillor Taylor as Chair and Councillor Lewis as Vice-Chair of the Committee.

Minutes:

The appointments of Councillor Taylor as Chair and Councillor Lewis as Vice-Chair of the Committee made at Annual Council were confirmed.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

Minutes:

Councillor Taylor declared a personal interest in agenda item 6 (19/00245/FUL) as he was related to the applicant.

 

During the course of the debate on agenda item 7 (18/01187/FUL) Councillor Lewis became aware that he had a personal interest related to his employment and, upon taking advice from the Solicitor, took no further part in the debate and abstained from the vote on this application.

 

Councillor David Brown declared a personal interest as a Member of Gloucestershire County Council Planning Committee who would be determining the application at agenda item 8 (19/00500/DCC).

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on      .

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2019 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Late Material pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Please note: Any late material in respect of the applications detailed below will be published as a supplemnent on the Council’s website during the late afternoon of the day of the meeting.

Minutes:

Late material in respect of agenda items 7 and 9 had been circulated.

5.

42 Beechcroft Road - 19/00245/FUL pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Application for determination:

 

Single storey front, side and rear extensions, front dormer extension and addition of rear dormer window. Demolition of existing garage and conservatory at 42, Beechcroft Road.

Minutes:

 

 

The Chair had declared a personal interest in this application and left the Chamber during the consideration of this application. The Vice-Chair took the Chair for this item.

 

The Planning Assistant presented the report which detailed an application for single storey front, side and rear extensions, front dormer extension and addition of rear dormer window. Demolition of existing garage and conservatory at 42, Beechcroft Road.

 

The Vice-Chair moved and Councillor Lugg seconded that the application be determined in accordance with the officer’s recommendation.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report.

 

 

6.

Parcel 1, Kingsway Business Park, Newhaven Road, Quedgeley - 18/01187/FUL pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Application for determination:

 

Mixed use development comprising health and fitness floorspace (Use Class D2) and non-food retail space (Use Class A1), car parking, access arrangements, landscaping and associated works. Parcel 1 Framework Plan 5 FP5 at Parcel 1, Kingsway Business Park.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Technical Planning Manager presented the report which detailed an application for mixed use development comprising health and fitness floorspace (Use Class D2) and non-food retail floorspace (Use Class A1), car parking, access arrangements, landscaping and associated works at Parcel 1, Framework Plan 5 FP5, Kingsway Business Park.

 

Members noted the late material which contained a correction to the car parking provision.

 

Councillor Cook, as Ward Member addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

He noted that 87% of residents responding to the public consultation in 2018 were in favour of the development of the unattractive brownfield site.

 

He stated that the sites in Quedgeley District Centre totalled 2,400 sqm and, with the proposed garden centre, the applicants required a site of over 3,000 sqm.

 

He noted that the Peel Centre was less than half a mile from the existing B&M store in the City Centre.

 

He stated that the proposal would create over sixty jobs and none of the  consultees had indicated that the proposal would result in any harm. He noted that should the application be refused the applicants would not pursue another site in Gloucester. He read a letter of support from a resident.

 

Julia Atkinson of Quedgeley Community Trust addressed the Committee in opposition to the application.

 

Ms Atkinson stated that the Trust operated a gym at Severnvale School for which the school received an income and use of the Trust’s facilities during school hours. Proceeds from the operation, which employed one full-time and several part-time staff, were put back into the Community.

 

Marcus Pillinger, operator of a Bodyquip gym, addressed the Committee in opposition to the application.

 

MrPillinger objected to the proposal which he believed would force the closure of his business.

 

Mark Buxton, agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Mr Buxton advised the Committee that B&M and Pure Gym were contracted to occupy the development. He stated that the sequential test was the only issue and no harm would result from the development.

 

He stated that a range of alternative sites had been tested and none of the available sites had been suitable. The sites at the Peel Centre only had half the required floorspace and there was insufficient parking at Quedgeley District Centre. He understood that Energy Fitness had submitted an application for the former Next premises at Quedgeley District Centre.

 

He noted that case law suggested that the sequential test should be applied in a ‘real world’ situation.

 

He stated that the proposal would bring economic, social and environmental benefits while regenerating a brown field site.

 

The Technical Planning Manager advised that the covenant attached to Home Bargains at the Peel Centre only applied to existing buildings.

 

The Vice-Chair asked how much flexibility was available. The Technical Planning Manager replied that it was a matter of judgement and the Council’s retail consultants had advised that the application should be refused on the basis that it had not been demonstrated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Old Gas Works, Bristol Road - 19/00500/DCC pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Application for consultation:

 

Change of use from National Grid operational site to vehicle breaking and storage space (sui generis use). Construction of building for vehicle breaking and storage. Proposed concrete hardstanding to yard with proprietory steel car rackings at the Old Gasworks, Bristol Road.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report which detailed a consultation from Gloucestershire County Council on an application for change of use from National Grid operational site to vehicle breaking and storage place (sui generis use). Construction of building for vehicle breaking and storage. Proposed concrete hardstanding to yard with proprietary steel car rackings at the Old Gas Works, Bristol Road.

 

A Member asked how many people were employed in the nearby industrial units and she was advised that it was probably in the region of several hundreds.

 

The Vice-Chair stated that the steel racking on similar sites was usually four or five cars high. He expressed concerns regarding the soundproofing that the existing noise mitigation fence would provide and he stated that it was not clear whether the cars would be crushed and expressed concerns on spillage of contaminants.

 

The Principal Planning Officer understood that processing would take place inside the building but noted that the layout plan showed car racking across the external area that would need to be manouvered and he considered that more clarity was required regarding the processes involved.

 

The Chair moved, and the Vice-Chair seconded that the County Council be informed of the Committee’s views in accordance with Officer’s recommendation and that the Technical Planning Manager be authorised to respond to any further reconsultation from the County Council.

 

RESOLVED that the County Council be informed of the Committee’s views in accordance with Officer’s recommendation and that the Technical Planning Manager be authorised to respond to any further reconsultation from the County Council.

 

8.

Land south of Winneycroft Farm, Winnycroft Lane/Corncroft Lane - 18/01141/REM pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Application for determination:

 

Reserved matters for 420 residential dwellings, public open space including two pitches, allotments, community orchard, a community building, associated landscaping and noise bund, pursuant to planning permission 14/01063/OUT on land south of Winneycroft Farm, Winnycroft Lane/Corncroft Lane.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report which detailed an application for reserved matters for 420 dwellings, public open space including two pitches, allotments, community building, associated landscaping and noise bund, pursuant to planning permission 14/01063/OUT on land south of Winneycroft Farm, Winnycroft Lane/Corncroft Lane.

 

She drew Members’; attention to the late material which contained a consultation response from the Ecology Adviser; an additional representation; amended conditions 7 and 8, together with additional conditions 9, 10 & 11.

 

Chris Dolling, Senior Planning and Design Manager for Barratt Homes addressed the committee in support of the proposals and stated that they had worked with Officers to deal with all the outstanding issues which were now considered to be resolved.

 

A Member asked if the facilities were considered to be adequate for the two pitches proposed. He was advised that it was expected that only one pitch would be in use at any one time and the facilities were also in accordance with the requirements of the Unilateral Undertaking.

 

Another Member was advised that there was provision for cyclists. Following questions, the Principal Planning Officer also explained the changes to the drainage system now being proposed and how these resulted in betterment downstream.

 

The Chair moved and the Vice-Chair seconded that the application be approved subject to the replacement and additional conditions in the late material.

 

RESOLVED that the approved matters application be approved subject to the conditions in the report with conditions 7 and 8 replaced and additional conditions 9, 10 & 11 as follows:-

 

New Condition 7

The spine road shall not be constructed beyond the junction adjacent to plot 12, until details of the design of the culvert over the Sudbrook, and details of the in channel restriction, have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority and the works undertaken in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason

To ensure that the development is provided with a satisfactory means of drainage as well as to reduce the risk of creating or exacerbating a flooding problem and to minimise the risk of pollution in accordance with sustainable objectives of policy INF 2 and SD14 of the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy Adopted 2017.

 

New Condition 8

The proposed lighting shall be installed and operational within the community building car park prior to the community building being first brought into use.

 

Reason

In the interests of amenity and community safety in accordance with Policy SD4 and INF4, of the Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy Adopted 2017.

 

New Condition 9

The development shall be undertaken in accordance with the submitted plans and documents comprising:

Plan details to be added

And as may be required by conditions.

 

Reason

 

To ensure the works are carried out in accordance with the approved plans.

 

New Condition 10

The proposed fencing to be installed to the boundaries of the open spaces and the railings proposed to the trees within the open spaces as detailed on the approved plans shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To consider a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of April 2019.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of April 2019.

 

RESOLVED that the schedule be noted.

 

10.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 at 6.00 pm.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 at 6.00 pm.

 

 
 
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