South Area Committee
20 September 2012
Planning Application No.
12/P/1053/F - Sub-division of existing properties to form 19 no.
self-contained flats comprising 13 no. 2 bed and 6 no. 1 bed units. Erection
of 6 no. additional new dwellings to rear comprising 2 no. 2 bed and 3 no. 3
bed dwellings at
The Director of Development and Environment reported on an application for planning permission.
The representative of the Development & Environment drew Members’ attention to the update sheet, a copy of which is filed on the Minute Book, and in particular to the revised recommendation.
In discussing the application the
Committee concluded that the proposal represented inappropriate
development. As the decision of the Area
Committee was not in accordance with the officers’ recommendation the
application was referred to the Planning & Regulatory Committee for
Recommended to the Planning & Regulatory Committee:
1) that the application be refused for the following reasons:
1. The proposal represents an inappropriate form of development which, by reason of its design and density would detract from the established spacious character of the neighbourhood, contrary to policy GDP/3 of the adopted North Somerset Local Plan and policy CS12 of the adopted North Somerset Core Strategy.
2. The proposal, by creating a substantial community within the plots of two former dwellings would fail to integrate the development within the neighbourhood, contrary to policy CS15 of the adopted North Somerset Core Strategy.
3. The proposed scheme fails to provide adequate off-street parking in accordance with the policy and standards of provision adopted by the Council on 21 November 2011 as the emerging standard for the adopted Core Strategy.
the Planning & Regulatory Committee be invited to consider an extension to
the Conservation Area as a matter of urgency, to incorporate this part of Lower