Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Derbyshire and Finnegan.  

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:

The Chair declared a prejudicial interest in Agenda Item 5, Manor Gardens, Barnwood Road Gloucester - 19/00672/FUL and Agenda Item 6, 32 Hayward Close, Gloucester - 19/01127/FUL. He left the meeting and did not participate in any aspect of these applications.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3rd December 2019 as the meeting scheduled for 7th January 2020 was cancelled.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd December 2019 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

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Late Material for consideration.

Minutes:

Late material had been circulated in respect of item 5 (19/00672/FUL).

5.

Manor Gardens, Barnwood Road Gloucester - 19/00672/FUL pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Application for determination:-

 

 

Demolition of existing housing (23 units) and redevelopment of site to provide 46 new build dwellings (16 no. 1 bedroom apartments, 24 no. 2 bedroom apartments, 4 no. 3 bedroom houses and 2 no. 3 bedroom bungalows), formation of new access to North Upton Lane and provision of parking, landscaping, external works and stores for bikes, refuse, plant etc.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report detailing an application for the Demolition of existing housing (23 units) and redevelopment of site to provide 46 new build dwellings (16 no. 1 bedroom apartments, 24 no. 2 bedroom apartments, 4 no. 3 bedroom houses and 2 no. 3 bedroom bungalows), formation of new access to North Upton Lane and provision of parking, landscaping, external works and stores for bikes, refuse, plant etc.

 

 

Gordon Etherington, a local resident, addressed the Committee in opposition to the application.

 

Mr Etherington stated that the application was ‘totally unsympathetic to the environmental and historical aspects of the site and surrounding areas’ and therefore, the application should be rejected or deferred.

 

He stated that the area currently has low-level bungalows and the proposed builds would be of a high level and density with several 2 storey and apartment blocks. He added that the ‘design and construction’ would not blend in with the surroundings.

 

Mr Etherington said that Gloucester City Council’s Principal Environmental Officer opposed the application as it conflicted with Paragraph 196 of the National Planning Policy Framework and its granting would be contrary to the requirements of section 16 and the Statutory Duty of section 66(1) of the 1990 act.

 

He said that the design approach was also contrary to policies SD4 and SD10 of the JCS and section 12 of the NPFF as the size and scale of the builds would be unreflective of the surrounding properties.

 

 

Mr Etherington noted that the site was mainly for those with a disability. He said that considering that this was the case, he did not understand why most of the car parking spaces were on the ‘extremities of the site’ and not where they were needed.

 

He concluded by stating that he ‘respectfully requested’ that the proposal in its current form was rejected or deferred as certain aspects were contrary to several national policy issues, concerning the environmental, social and historical nature of the site.

 

 

Lawrence Miller, the Programmes Director for Barnwood Trust, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Mr Miller stated that Barnwood Trust assisted people with physical and mental disabilities. He added that Barnwood Trust wanted to create the best ‘possible vision’.

 

He said that it was difficult for disabled people to find suitable housing. He stated that in Gloucester, there were currently 150 families with a disabled person waiting for a Wheelchair ramp to their home. He added that only 142 homes in Gloucester were properly wheelchair accessible.

 

Mr Miller stated that the accommodation proposed was ‘care ready’ and prioritised the needs of residents. He said that 50% of the schemes would have subsidised rent. He said that the proposal maximised the use of light and green space which would be conducive to good ‘health and wellbeing’. He added that the landscape increased permeability and would help to create a sense of belonging for the community.

 

Mr Miller said that he had listened to local concerns and decreased density as a response to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

32 Hayward Close, Gloucester - 19/01127/FUL pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Application for determination:-

 

 

Single and two storey rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Technical Planning Manager presented the report detailing an application for a Single and two storey rear extension.

 

 

Members Debate:  

 

Councillor Hyman stated that the report noted that neighbours were notified about the extension and that no one raised any concerns. He stated that this suggested that there were no objections to the application.

 

The Vice Chair moved, and Councillor Lugg seconded the Officer’s recommendation.

 

RESOLVED that: -  Planning permission be granted.

7.

Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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

Minutes:

The schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of December 2019 was noted.

 

RESOLVED that: - The schedule be noted.

8.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday, 3rd  of March 2020.

Minutes:

Tuesday, 3rd  of March 2020 at 6pm.

 

 
 
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