Minutes

of the Meeting of the

Planning & Regulatory Committee

Wednesday, 30th January 2013

held at the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

 

Meeting Commenced:  4.00pm      Meeting Concluded: 5.26pm

 

Councillors:

 

P  Ian Porter (Chairman)

P  Bob Cook (Vice-Chairman)

 

P  Elfan Ap Rees (substitute for Peter Bryant) 

P  Bob Bateman 

P  Jeremy Blatchford (substitute for David Pasley) 

A  Peter Bryant 

P  Andy Cole 

P  John Crockford-Hawley (substitute for Robert Payne)

P Donald Davies (substitute for David Shopland)

P  Jill Iles 

P  David Jolley 

P  Alan McMurray 

A  David Pasley 

A  Robert Payne 

P  Marcia Pepperall 

P  Terry Porter 

A  David Shopland 

P  Clive Webb 

 

 

P: Present

A: Apologies for absence submitted

 

Also in attendance: Councillors Charles Cave, Geoff Coombs, Anne Kemp

 

Officers in attendance: Sally Evans (Development & Environment), Richard Kent (Development & Environment), Fiona Robertson (for Head of Legal and Democratic Services), Heather Sanders (Corporate Services)

 

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38

Public Participation (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 12/P/1053/F

 

Mark Allinson addressed the Committee speaking against an application for planning permission at Bristol Road Lower, Weston-super-Mare.

 

On behalf of the developer David Moynihan then spoke in support of the proposal.

 

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39

Public Participation (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 12/P/2068/F

 

Lynn Lovell addressed the Committee speaking against an application for planning permission at High Street, Nailsea.

On behalf of the applicant Mike Box then spoke in support of the proposal.

 

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40

Declarations of Disclosable Interests (Agenda item 3)  

 

None.

 

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41

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2012 (Agenda item 4.1)

 

            The Committee noted that the date of the HSE letter referred to in Condition 2 of Minute No. PAR 36 should read 25 June 2012.

 

            Resolved: that subject to the amendment detailed above the minutes of the meeting be approved as a correct record.

 

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42

Minutes of the Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee held on 6 November 2012 (Agenda item 4.2)

 

            Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be noted.

 

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Planning Application No. 12/P/1053/F Sub division of existing properties to form 19no self-contained flats comprising 13no. 2 bed and 6no. 1 bed units. Erection of 6no additional new dwellings to rear comprising 3no. 2 bed and 3no. 3 bed dwellings at 85-91 Bristol Road Lower, Weston-super-Mare (Agenda item 6.1)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on an application for planning permission.

 

            The representative of the Director of Development and Environment drew Members’ attention to the update sheet a copy of which is filed on the Minute Book, and in particular to the need for a condition requiring obscure glazing first-floor east and west elevations.

 

Resolved: that subject to: a) the provision of an acceptable level of S106 contributions from a 100% affordable housing scheme, subject to site viability; and b) the provision of an acceptable level of S106 contributions from a mixed open market and affordable housing scheme, the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.        

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiry of five years from the date of this permission.

2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, or any Order amending or revoking and re-enacting that Order, no windows or doors shall be inserted in the north side elevation of plot 22 .

3.

No development shall be commenced until samples panels of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the buildings to which they relate have been constructed on site and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.  These details may be submitted for the whole, or part of a phase.

4.

The approved provisions for the storage of refuse shall be provided before the occupation of each dwelling that they serve hereby permitted and thereafter shall be made permanently available for use for the storage of refuse only.

5.

The development hereby permitted shall not be occupied until measures to generate 15% (or a lower figure if agreed with the local planning authority) of the energy required by the use of the development through the use of micro renewable or low-carbon technologies have been installed on site and are fully operational in accordance with details that have been first submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, the approved technologies shall be permanently retained unless otherwise first agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

6.

All new residential units hereby approved shall be constructed to a minimum of Code Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority a copy of the Post Construction Review Report undertaken by a licensed BREEAM assessor and a copy of the Final Code Certificate issued by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for each dwelling shall be submitted to the Local Planning Authority on completion of the development.

7.

No development shall commence until full details of a landscaping scheme including full details of the size, species and spacing of plants and trees have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

8.

All works comprised in the approved details of landscaping should be carried out during the months of October to March inclusive following occupation of the building or completion of the development, whichever is the sooner.

9.

Trees, hedges and plants in any development phase shown in the landscaping scheme to be retained or planted, which during the development works or during a period of ten years following implementation of the landscaping scheme in that development parcel, which are removed without prior written approval from the Local Planning Authority or which die, become seriously diseased or damaged, shall be replaced in the first available planting season with other such species and size as are to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority.

10.

The erection of protective fencing around trees and hedges to be retained and trees growing in the adjacent properties shall be undertaken in accordance with plans and details to first be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, before any equipment, machinery or materials are brought on to the site for the purposes of the development, and shall be maintained until all equipment, machinery and surplus materials have been removed from the site. Nothing shall be stored or placed in any area fenced in accordance with this condition and the ground levels within those areas shall not be altered, nor shall any excavation be made, without the written consent of the local planning authority.  The Local Planning Authority is to be advised prior to development commencing of the fact that the tree protection measures as required are in place and available for inspection which shall then remain on site until the development in the vicinity is completed.

11.

The development hereby approved shall not begin until drainage works have been carried out in accordance with details that have first been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.

12.

Each dwelling hereby approved shall not be occupied until the parking area serving it has been constructed and the parking spaces marked out in accordance with the approved plans and these parking spaces shall thereafter be permanently retained and shall not be used except for the parking of vehicles in connection with the development hereby approved.

13.

Prior to the occupation of any dwellings the boundary walls, gate piers and fences shall be raised, constructed and repaired in accordance with the approved plans and details unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. 

14.

No walls or gate piers shall be constructed until sample panels or details of the stonework demonstrating the colour, texture, face bond, and pointing have been erected on site or submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be completed in accordance with the approved details and the approved panels shall remain on site until the development is completed.

15.

No development shall take place, including any works of demolition, until a Construction Method Statement has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority. The approved Statement shall be adhered to throughout the construction period. The Statement shall provide for:

 

i)

the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors

 

ii)

loading and unloading of plant and materials

 

iii)

storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development

 

iv)

the erection and maintenance of security hoarding including decorative displays and facilities for public viewing, where appropriate

 

v)

wheel washing facilities

 

vi)

measures to control the emission of dust and dirt during construction

 

vii)

a scheme for recycling/disposing of waste resulting from demolition and construction works

16.

Notwithstanding the approved plans no development shall commence on any part or phase of the development until full details of proposed cycle parking provision that shall accord with adopted local plan standards has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The cycle parking facilities shall be fully implemented in accordance with the approved scheme prior to the occupation of the development that they are intended to serve and shall be retained thereafter unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

17.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the list of approved plans and documents.

18.

Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved written details of a scheme to mitigate the impact of the proposed development on protected species and which shall accord with the principles of the “Bat Mitigation Strategy version 2, by Michael Woods Associates dated September 2012”  shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The approved scheme shall be fully implemented unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

19.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order, the windows on the first floor east elevation and the first floor west elevations of the development of the existing villas hereby permitted shall be glazed permanently with glazing that provides a degree of obscuration no less obscure than that which is provided by privacy level 3 of the Pilkington Group Limited textured glass range as defined in publication "Pilkington Textured Glass Range" (published January 2010).  These windows shall be non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed.

 

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Planning Application No. 12/P/2068/F Creation of new car parking to provide 173 spaces related to the existing GE operation with associated bunding and landscaping at GE Oil and Gas, High Street, Nailsea  (Agenda item 6.2)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on an application for planning permission.

 

            The representative of the Director of Development and Environment drew Members’ attention to the update sheet a copy of which is filed on the Minute Book.

 

            Resolved: that the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

1.

The use hereby permitted shall be carried on only by GE Oil & Gas, (or the applicant operating under any other name) and shall be for a limited period being the period of 5 years from the date of this letter, or the period during which the premises are occupied by GE Oil & Gas, (or the applicant operating under any other name) whichever is the shorter .

2.

The car park hereby permitted shall be removed and the land restored to its former condition on or before expiry of this permission in accordance with a scheme of work submitted to and approved by the local planning authority.

3.

The car park shall be used in accordance with the approved plans for the parking of cars by staff and visitors to the GE Oil and Gas premises and for no other purpose.

4.

The car park hereby permitted shall not be used for any purpose including the parking of vehicles at any time Saturdays and Sundays without the prior written permission of the Local Planning Authority.

5.

The bollard lighting hereby permitted shall only be switched on when the car park is in use. The lights shall either be switched off within 10 minutes of the being vacated or at 19.00 hours (which ever occurs the earliest) and shall not switched on again before 06.30 hours of the following day.

6.

The bollard lighting hereby permitted shall only be switched on when the car park is in use. The lights shall either be switched off within 10 minutes of the being vacated or at 19.00 hours (which ever occurs the earliest) and shall not switched on again before 06.30 hours of the following day.

7.

Trees, hedges and plants shown in the landscaping scheme to be retained or planted which, during the development works or a period of five years following full implementation of the landscaping scheme, are removed without prior written consent from the Local Planning Authority or die, become seriously diseased or are damaged, shall be replaced in the first available planting season with others of such species and size as the Authority may specify.

8.

No development shall take place until a method statement identifying measures to protect all trees and hedgerows to be retained has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The method statement shall include proposed tree/ hedgerow protection measures during site preparation (including clearance and demolition work), construction and landscaping operations (including any changes to ground levels). Thereafter the site clearance works and development shall be undertaken in accordance with the approved details.

9.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:10250 019; 10250 020; 10250 021Rev L; 282/100  , and documents:- Design and Access statement, Tree Constraints Report and Tree Location Plan and Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey all received on 22 November 2012.

10.

No development shall take place within 20 metres of the badger sett located adjacent to the sites northwest boundary unless it is supervised by a qualified ecologist agreed by the Local Planning Authority.

11.

No development shall be commenced until surface water drainage details together with a programme of implementation have been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority.  Such works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Advice Note

The condition of the land referred to in condition 2 is as described in paragraph 1.3 of the submitted Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey dated 9 October 2012.

 

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Q2 Development Management Performance (Agenda item 6.3) 

 

The Director of Development and Environment reported on performance for the second quarter of 2012/13.

 

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                                                                                                                Chairman

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