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No. Item


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.


No declarations were made on this occasion.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th of August  2019.


The minutes of the meeting held on 6th of August 2019 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Late Material

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.


Late material had been circulated in respect of agenda item 6.


Former Next Site Quedgeley District Centre Olympus Park - 19/00537/FUL pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Application for determination:-


Change of Use of Retail Unit (Class A1) to Gym/Health and Fitness Centre (Class D2) at the former Next site in the Quedgeley District Centre Olympus Park.





The Planning Officer presented the report which detailed an application to change the use of the former Next retail unit from Class A1 (retail use) to Class D2 (gym/health and fitness centre).



Kevin Tudor, a Quedgeley Resident and Chair of the Quedgeley Community Trust addressed the meeting in opposition to the application.



Danny Simmonds, an agent from the RPS Group addressed the meeting in support of the application.



The Planning Officer responded to Members’ questions as follows: -


-       There was no requirement for this District Centre to have 33% retail use, although this may have been the case in the past. Policy SD2 outlines the requirements which town centres must meet.

-       The site was not allocated for employment use in any adopted plan.

-       The proposed plans did not indicate a café within the gym. However, gyms tend to have vending machines, and the site location within a district centre means that there would be plenty of options nearby for refreshments.


Don Anyiam,Highways Development Manager at Gloucestershire County Council then addressed the Committee on the issue of parking. He stated that should permission be granted for the gym, parking would not be an issue. This is because peak times for the gym would not coincide with the peak times for the nearby retail premises.


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


RESOLVED that; - planning permission be granted.




Plot J Kingsway Gate Newhaven Road, Quedgeley Gloucester - 19/00058/FUL pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Amended recommendation:


The application is deferred to allow full consideration of a late representation received on 2nd September.


Additional documents:


The Chair drew Members’ attention to the addendum which had been circulated prior to the meeting. It contained an amended recommendation to defer application 19/00058/FUL to a later date. Deferring the application would allow for full consideration of a late representation received on the 2nd of September.


RESOLVED that: - application 19/00058/FUL is to be deferred to a later date.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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


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


RESOLVED that: - the schedule be noted.



Date of next meeting

1st of October 2019.


Tuesday, 1st of October 2019 at 6.00 pm.