Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 6.00 pm

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Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

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Items
No. Item

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on the 5th of January 2021 were confirmed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

4.

Late Material pdf icon PDF 895 KB

Please note that any late material in respect of the applications detailed below will be published as a supplement on the Council’s website in the late afternoon of the day of the meeting.

Minutes:

Late material had been circulated in respect of Agenda Item 4 – Rikenel Montpellier (17/01127/FUL).

 

5.

2gether NHS Foundation Trust, 18 Denmark Road, Gloucester - 20/00300/FUL pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Application for Determination: -

 

 

Change of use of site from a health clinic/office to 20no. supported living apartments involving conversion of the existing main building (No. 18 Denmark Road) and the provision of a new three-storey detached building to the rear, including associated landscaping, access and parking, following demolition of an existing single storey outbuilding.

Minutes:

The Planning Development Manager presented the report detailing a change of use of site from a health clinic/office to 20 supported living apartments involving conversion of the existing main building (No. 18 Denmark Road) and the provision of a new three-storey detached building to the rear, including associated landscaping, access and parking, following demolition of an existing single storey outbuilding.

 

 

Councillor Hilton addressed the Committee in opposition to the application. 

 

A statement was read out by the Democratic & Electoral Services Officer on behalf of a local resident in opposition to the application.

 

An agent of the Specialised Support Housing addressed the Committee in favour of the application on behalf of the applicant.

 

The Planning Development Manager responded to members questions as follows:

 

-       The site was not a HMO and did not fall under this use class. Rather, it was a supported living facility which was controlled by nature of use.

-       The plan followed established design principles which were considered appropriate for the site.

-       The number of parking spaces were suitable for the site.

 

 

Members’ Debate

 

-       A Member stated that on balance he was in favour of the application as there was a need for this type of accommodation in the City.

-       Several Members agreed that the design was largely to be welcomed.

 

 

The Chair moved and the Vice-Chair seconded the Officer’s recommendations.

 

 

RESOLVED that: - Planning permission is granted subject to the conditions outlined in the report.

 

6.

Rikenel - 17/01127/FUL pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Application for Determination: -

 

Demolition of existing day centre and erection of 3 storey building containing 12 number 1 bedroomed flats for adults with physical or learning disabilities.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An agent spoke against the Officer recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The Senior Planning Officer presented the report detailing an application for thedemolition of existing day centre and erection of a 3 storey building containing 12 number 1-bedroom flats for adults with physical or learning disabilities.

 

The Planning Development Manager responded to members’ questions as follows:

 

-       Whilst there was a need for specialist accommodation for people with learning and disability needs, the proposed plan in the application did not meet that need.

-       Moreover, the application was contrary to the relevant policy in planning law and was not supported by the Adult Social Care Commission.

-       The Council had been considering the application since 2017, yet it still required significant changes which would likely take longer than a month.

 

Members’ Debate:

 

-       Some Members believed that there was a need for this type of accommodation, and suggested that the application could be deferred.

 

 

Councillor Hyman proposed and Councillor Walford seconded a deferral of the application.

 

RESOLVED that: - the application is not deferred.

 

The Chair then proposed, and the Vice-Chair seconded a motion to refuse the application.

 

RESOLVED that: - the application is refused.

 

 

7.

Land Adjoining Naas Lane Update, Quedgeley, Gloucester - 18/01228/OUT pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Application Update:

 

 

The erection of up-to 97 dwellings together with access from Naas Lane, provision of Green Infrastructure including surface water attenuation and play space and other related infrastructure including foul water pumping station and vehicular access to 2 Brooklyn Villas. Outline application means of access not reserved.

 

Members had previously resolved on the 4th August 2020, that the grant of outline planning permission for up to 97 dwellings on land off Naas Lane be delegated to the Growth and Delivery Manager subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement and a number of conditions. However, matters have arisen when finalising the S106 Agreement, which are listed in the report.

Minutes:

The Planning Development Manager presented the report. Members had previously resolved on the 4th August 2020, that the grant of outline planning permission for up to 97 dwellings on land off Naas Lane be delegated to the Growth and Delivery Manager subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement and a number of conditions. However, matters had arisen when finalising the S106 Agreement, which were listed in the report

 

 

The Chair moved, and the Vice-Chair seconded the officer’s recommendations.

 

 

RESOLVED that: - Officers’ recommendations are accepted.

 

 

 

8.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of December 2020.

Minutes:

The schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of December 2020 was noted.

 

RESOLVED that: - The schedule be noted.

 

9.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

Minutes:

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021.