Agenda item

Former Gloucester Academy, Estcourt Close - 18/00347/REM

Submission of reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline application reference 16/00631/OUT for the redevelopment of part of the former Bishop’s College site for residential use creating up to 90 new homes and provision of open space (all matters reserved except access).

Minutes:

Councillor Walford declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application as he was a resident of Estcourt Close and had previously objected to the application. During consideration of this application he withdrew to the Public Gallery and took no part in the debate or voting.

 

The Principal Planning Officer presented the report which detailed an application for the approval of reserved matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline application 16/00631/OUT for the redevelopment of part of the former Bishop’s College site for residential use creating up to 90 new homes and the provision of open space (all matters reserved except access).

 

He drew Members’ attention to the late material which contained further information from the Local Highway Authority, an additional representation and revised conditions.

 

A Member questioned the boundary treatment particularly for Plots 57 and 58. He was advised that a close-boarded wooden fence was proposed and that developers usually put in a new fence alongside that existing.

 

The Chair moved the recommendation in the report with the amended conditions in the late material. Councillor Lugg seconded the motion.

 

RESOLVED that the reserved matters application be approved subject to the conditions in the report and the following amendments:-  

 

Condition 1 - revision

Planning Layout ( GL PL 01 Rev F) 

 

    

 Condition 2      

 

The forward visibility splays shall be provided and maintained in general accordance with plan GL/PL/01 Rev F as part of the estate road land clear of obstruction between 1.05m and 2m above carriageway level and between 0.6m and 2m above carriageway level at splay extents, with open space fronting plots 1 and 2 clear of vertical features between 0.6m and 2m high and 550mm wide except the retained tree.  

 

Reason

To reduce potential highway impact by ensuring that adequate visibility is provided and maintained and to ensure that a safe, suitable and secure means of access for all people that minimises the conflict between traffic and cyclists and pedestrians is provided in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 108 and 110 and Core Strategy policy INF1.

 

Condition 3

 

Tactile pedestrian crossings shall be provided with a crossing generally between plots 28 and 74, 48 and 74, 46 and 31/32, 45 and the pumping station, 69 and the pathway to Escourt Road, 58 and 61, 60 and 2, 59 and 1, before any occupation of the approved dwellings.  

 

Reason

To ensure that the opportunities for sustainable transport modes have been taken up in accordance with paragraph 108 of the National Planning Policy Framework and the development is designed to give priority to pedestrian and cycle movements and provide access to high quality public transport facilities in accordance with paragraph 110 of the National Planning Policy Framework and policy INF1 of the Core Strategy.

 

Condition 4

 

Notwithstanding the submitted plans no plot frontage boundary treatment or vertical features shall be between 600mm and 2m above the adjacent footway level or over 550mm wide and maintained thereafter.

 

Reason

To reduce potential highway impact by ensuring that adequate visibility is provided and maintained and to ensure that a safe, suitable and secure means of access for all people that minimises the conflict between traffic and cyclists and pedestrians is provided in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 108, 110 and Core Strategy policy INF1.

 

 

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