Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 1st August 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EP

Contact: Democratic and Electoral Services 

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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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 4th July, 2023.


The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 4th July 2023 were confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Late Material pdf icon PDF 120 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 before the meeting. Additional late material will be uploaded as a supplement on the Council’s website on the day of the meeting, should further relevant representations be received thereafter.


Late material had been circulated in relation to agenda item 5 (Land off Matson Lane - 22/00627/FUL)


Land off Matson Lane, Gloucester - 22/00627/FUL pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Application for Determination:


Construction of 9 no. residential apartments, change of use of existing School Lodge building to a community use (Use Class F2), open space, landscaping, SUDS, amended vehicular access, car parking and associated works.

Additional documents:


The Planning Development Manager presented the report detailing an application for the Construction of 9 no. residential apartments, change of use of existing School Lodge building to a community use (Use Class F2), open space, landscaping, SUDS, amended vehicular access, car parking and associated works.


The Planning Development Manager responded to Members’ questions concerning whether the residents would have their own amenity space, whether there was a clothes drying area, whether the block would have a laundrette, when the construction could take place as there was another application for diverting the public right of way, concerns raised about the fact that all the proposed builds would be one bedroom accommodation, whether there would be a car park and if so, whether it would be lit, how the lodge would be used and how the S106 figure had been arrived at as follows:


-       There would be outdoor space specifically for the residents.

-       There was no clothes drying area included in the application. He would be content to talk to the applicant and ask if they wished to include one, but it was not appropriate to condition this.

-       The flats were all of decent size and would have washing machines and tumble dryers.

-       There was a separate application to divert the right of way. Building of the flats could not commence until the application received planning consent for that application. There would be a temporary right of way during the construction phase of development.

-       A significant amount of finance for the project would go towards restoring the derelict lodge, which currently attracted a lot of anti-social behaviour and was run down. The application was on a Brownfield site which created issues for the applicant. Further, owing to the relatively small size of the Brownfield site, 9 one-bedroom properties was a more efficient use of the space. The number of properties proposed also fell below the criteria for necessitating the requirement of affordable dwellings.

-       The scheme, on merit, would be acceptable even if it did not restore the lodge. There was not a viability argument being put forward.

-       There would be a surface level car park. This car park would have low level lighting, similar to other car parks in the area.

-       The lodge would be used by the community.

-       The S106 contribution was based on a formula.


The Highways Officer responded to Members’ questions concerning the access to the site and the right of way as follows:


-       There was an existing right of way approximately through the centre of the site. There would be an application to divert the existing right of way.

-       The original scheme was amended to give priority to pedestrians and increase visibility.  



Members’ Debate


The Vice-Chair noted that he had slight reservations, after reading section 6.45 of the Officer’s report in relation to the requirement for more 3-4 bedroomed properties in and around Matson. However, he hoped that the provision of 9 one-bedroomed properties would free up  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider a schedule of applications determined under delegated powers during the month of May and June 2023.

Additional documents:


The Chair noted that the delegated decision list for May 2023 was not completed and that the May delegated decisions would be noted at the next Committee meeting,


RESOLVED that the delegated decisions for June 2023 were noted.


Date of next meeting


Tuesday, 5th September 2023.