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69.

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 application 18/00306/FUL, Former Civil Service Sportsground, Estcourt Road, as he was employed by the Crypt School which could benefit from the Section 106 contributions. He left the meeting prior to the consideration of this application.

70.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 160 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4TH December 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4th December 2018 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

71.

Late Material pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Please note that any late material relating to 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 in respect of agenda items 5 and 6 had been circulated.

72.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of November 2018.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of November 2018.

 

RESOLVED that the schedule be noted.

73.

Dulverton Building, Robinswood Hill - 18/01176/FUL pdf icon PDF 683 KB

Application for determination:-

 

Refurbishment and extension of the existing Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust building to improve the existing office space and create new visitor facilities for Robinswood Hill Country Park, including café, community space and visitor engagement area at Robinswood Hill Country Park.

Minutes:

The Technical Planning Manager presented the report which detailed an application for the refurbishment and extension of the existing Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust building to improve the existing office space and create new visitor facilities for Robinswood Hill Country Park, including café, community space and visitor engagement area at Robinswood Hill Country Park.

 

Roger Mortlock of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

A Member asked if the building would continue to be used by the Countryside Rangers. Members were advised, subsequent to the meeting, that the ranger workshop and store would remain unchanged and be used by the rangers as they currently did. The rangers themselves would be located within the new Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust headquarters where they would work alongside Trust staff who carried out similar work. The current ranger office would become a volunteer centre which would be a resource for volunteers working for both organisations.

 

The Vice-Chair welcomed the application and noted that the location of the Trust headquarters reflected on the quality of the Robinswood Hill site.

 

Another Member welcomed the application and believed that the proposals represented a very good design.

 

The Chair concurred and moved that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report. The Vice-Chair seconded the motion.

 

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

74.

12-16 Quay Street - 18/00641/FUL pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Application for determination:-

 

Proposed demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site for student accommodation comprising 115 studio units, 1 warden unit, ancillary student communal areas and servicing facilities, cycle/bin storage, soft/hard landscaping and access at 12-16 Quay Street.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report which detailed an application for the proposed demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of the site for student accommodation comprising 115 studio units, one warden unit, ancillary student communal areas and serving facilities, cycle/bin storage, soft/hard landscaping and access at 12 – 16 Quay Street.

 

He referred to the late material which contained a petition from seven residents of Hyett House, an amended condition 30 and an additional condition 34.

 

Barry Leach, a local resident, addressed the Committee with some concerns regarding the application. 

 

He expressed concern at air pollution during demolition and construction due to the proximity of residential property and he requested that materials and machinery leaving the site did not use Lower Quay Street.

 

Paul Doran-Jones addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

The Vice-Chair called for the implementation of the highest standards to control dust pollution and the Chair called for a traffic management scheme to prevent Lower Quay Street being used as a ‘rat-run’ by site traffic. The Principal Planning Officer advised that condition 10 could be amended to achieve a satisfactory traffic management plan.

 

A Member expressed concern that the City may have a surplus of student accommodation as the University had announced job losses. She was advised that the situation would be subject to market forces and the proposal could lend itself residential accommodation which would, if required, be subject to a further application.

 

Another Member was advised that there was a Listed Building Consent application to secure and weatherproof the listed building at 109, Westgate Street. There was no scheme had been submitted to bring the building back into use at present but it was understood that was the intention of the developers.

 

A Member noted that this part of the City was of great importance in the Dark Ages and hoped that the site workers would be made aware of the significance of what could be there.

 

Several Members praised the design of the proposals which they thought would be a great improvement on the present dull buildings.

 

The Chair moved and the Vice-Chair seconded that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report as amended and additional condition 34.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions in the report with conditions 10 and 30 amended as follows and an additional condition 34:-

 

Condition 10

 

Condition 30

E Long Term Monitoring and Maintenance

The wording of the condition amended to ensure monitoring time scale no longer than necessary :-    

 

‘A monitoring and maintenance scheme to include monitoring the long-term effectiveness of the proposed remediation, and the provision of reports on the same must be prepared, both of which are subject to the approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority.

 

Following completion of the measures identified in that scheme and when the remediation objectives have been achieved, reports that demonstrate the effectiveness of the monitoring and maintenance carried out must be produced, and submitted to the Local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

Former Civil Service Sports Ground, Estcourt Road - 18/00306/FUL pdf icon PDF 424 KB

Application for determination:-

 

Erection of 100 dwellings with new site entrance to the south from Denmark road and site entrance to the north from Estcourt Road, together with details of associated infrastructure, public open space and landscaping at the former Civil Service Sports Ground, Estcourt Road.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Councillor Taylor declared a personal interest in this application as he was employed by the Crypt School which could benefit from the Section 106 contributions. He left the meeting prior to the consideration of this application and the Vice-Chair took the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report which detailed an application for the erection of 100 dwellings with new site entrance to the south from Denmark Road and site entrance to the north from Estcourt Road, together with details of associated infrastructure, public open space and landscaping at the former Civil Service Sports Ground, Estcourt Road.

 

She referred to the late material which contained a representation in objection to the application from Councillor Hilton, additional consultation responses, the views of the Badger Trust (Gloucestershire) and details of an amended layout Plan (revision L) together with a revised Officer recommendation.

 

Councillor Hilton, a ward Member for Kingsholm and Wotton, addressed the Committee in objection to the application. 

 

He had submitted his objections in writing and they had been circulated to the Committee Members and were contained within the late material.

His concerns included:-

·         Total loss of the existing playing fields.

·         S106 contributions were likely to be spent in other areas of the City with no benefit to Kingsholm.

 

·         Total loss of green space.

 

·         Too many houses, five times the number suggested in the draft City plan.

 

·         No one or two bedroom open market properties.

 

·         The presence of badgers on site had been confirmed by the Badger Trust (Gloucestershire).

 

·         Concerns relating to access.

 

·         No new community infrastructure proposed for Kingsholm.

 

·         Does not comply with Joint Core Strategy Policies INF 3, 4 & 6.

 

John Price, Secretary of the Kingsholm and Wotton Neighbourhood Partnership addressed the Committee in opposition to the application.

 

He stated that the partnership was in broad agreement with Councillor Hilton and expressed the following concerns:-

·         No evidence of community engagement as required by JCS policy INF 4.

 

·         Last contact between the developer and the Partnership had been in 2014.

 

·         No discussions regarding replacement facilities.

 

·         Increase in housing was illogical.

 

·         Have the concerns of the Committee concerning the previously refused application for 89 dwellings been addressed.

 

Adrian Welsh, a local resident addressed the Committee in opposition to the application.

 

His concerns included traffic and he pointed out that there would be 52 coach movements per day requiring two 90°turns. With over 1,000 children and teachers there would be over 2,000 pedestrian movements per day. The site was also a hub for school transport and the coaches would have to reverse without a banksman.

 

Jason Tait addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

He stated that the developers had addressed the concerns raised by the Committee at the last meeting where the application for 89 dwellings had been refused.

He noted that the Civil Service Sportsground had been a members-only facility.

He stated that this revised application had been the subject of detailed discussions with Council Officers and complied with the draft City  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.

76.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday, 8th January 2019 at 6.00 pm.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 5th February 2019 at 6.00 pm.

 

 
 
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