Minutes

of the Meeting of the

Planning & Regulatory Committee

Wednesday, 13th July 2016

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

 

Meeting Commenced:  2.30 pm     Meeting Concluded: 3.39pm

 

Councillors:

 

P  Peter Crew (Chairman)

P  Jill Iles (Vice-Chairman)

 

P  Elfan Ap Rees 

P  Felicity Baker 

P  Jan Barber 

P  Chris Blades 

P  Mary Blatchford 

P  Peter Bryant 

P  Mark Canniford 

P  Charles Cave 

P  Robert Cleland 

P  Andy Cole 

P  John Crockford-Hawley 

P  Bob Garner 

P  David Hitchins 

P  Reyna Knight 

P  Tom Leimdorfer 

P  John Ley-Morgan 

P  Richard Nightingale 

P  David Pasley 

A  Dawn Payne 

P  Kate Stowey (substitute for Dawn Payne)

P  Terry Porter 

A  David Shopland 

P  Richard Tucker 

P  Liz Wells 

 

 

P: Present

A: Apologies for absence submitted

 

Also in attendance:  Councillors Ericka Blades, Peter Burden, Donald Davies, David Jolley, James Tonkin

 

Officers in attendance: Sue Buck (Corporate Services), Simon Exley (Development & Environment), Richard Kent (Development & Environment), Julia Parkes (Corporate Services), Heather Sanders (Corporate Services), Sam Watson (Development & Environment)

 

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Public speaking at Planning Committees (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 15/P/2623/O

 

Local resident David Chillistone addressed the Committee speaking against an application for planning permission at Battery Lane, Portishead.

 

The applicant’s agent then spoke in support of the proposal.

 

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Public speaking at Planning Committees (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 16/P/0608/F

 

Applicant Phil Willis addressed the Committee speaking in support of an application for planning permission at Yew Tree Park, Congresbury.

 

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Declarations of Interest by Members

 

None.

 

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Minutes of the Meeting held on 08 June 2016 (Agenda item 4)

 

            Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be approved as a correct record.

 

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Planning Application No. 15/P/2623/O Outline application for demolition of existing house, erection of a three-storey block of 6 no. apartments (including basement level) and construction of replacement entrance, erection of a retaining wall to southern boundary, to include roof terraces, parking and cycle store. Details of access, layout and scale to be reserved for subsequent approval at Silbury, Battery Lane, Portishead (Agenda item 6)

 

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

 

The representative of the Director of Development & Environment drew Members’ attention to the update sheet a copy of which is filed on the Minute Book, in particular to the receipt of additional third party comments and to the need for an additional condition relating to highway safety.

 

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

           

1.      

Application for approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the Local Planning Authority before the expiry of three years from the date of this permission.

2

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiry of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved.

3

Approval of the details of the appearance of the building(s), and the landscaping of the site (hereinafter called "the reserved matters") shall be obtained from the Local Planning Authority, in writing before any development is commenced.

4.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and documents to be listed on the decision notice.

5.

No work shall be commenced until samples of the materials to be used in the development have been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall be carried out in the approved materials unless otherwise agreed in writing.

6.

The flats hereby approved shall not be occupied until measures to generate 10% (less if agreed with the local planning authority) of the energy required by the use of the development (measured in carbon) 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.

7.

No development shall take place until there has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority a scheme providing appropriate space and facilities for the separate storage and collection of waste for re-use and recycling.  The approved details shall be provided before the use hereby permitted commences and thereafter shall be made permanently available for the use for the storage and collection and waste for re-use and recycling only for the occupiers of the building.

8.

The flats hereby approved shall not be occupied until a properly consolidated and surfaced turning area for vehicles has been constructed and the parking spaces marked out in accordance with the approved plans. The approved turning area shall thereafter be permanently retained and kept available for turning at all times.

9.

The building shall not be occupied until the means of vehicular access has been constructed and completed in accordance with drawing number 2580/101 hereby approved.

10.

Detailed plans to be submitted under condition 1 of this consent shall incorporate full details of the proposed cycle parking facility to be provided on the development.  The approved facility shall be made available for use by residents prior to the occupation of the first of the flats hereby approved.

11.

No development shall take place until details of a landscaping scheme for the site have been submitted to and approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.

12.

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

13.

Trees, hedges and plants shown in the landscaping scheme to be retained or planted which, during the development works or a period of ten 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.

14.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, or any order revoking and re-enacting that Order, the windows on the southern elevation 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).  This window 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.

15.

Detailed plans to be submitted under condition 1 of this consent shall incorporate privacy screens to the south sides of the balconies to be erected on the west elevation of the building. The approved privacy screens shall be provided prior to the occupation of the first flat and shall be maintained in perpetuity.

16.

The development shall not be occupied until the visibility splays shown on the submitted plans have been provided. The visibility splays shall thereafter be maintained free of obstruction at all times.

  

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Planning Application No. 16/P/0608/F Roof extension to create additional first floor living space at 22 Yew Tree park, Congresbury  (Agenda item 7)

 

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

 

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

           

1.

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiry of three years from the date of the decision letter.

2.

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and documents to be listed on the decision notice.

3.

The external walling and roofing materials to be used in the building works hereby permitted shall match those in the existing building. If any other material is proposed no development shall take place until such has been approved, in writing, by the Local Planning Authority.

 

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Development Management Performance (Agenda item 8)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on performance for the final quarter of 2015/16.

 

            Resolved: that the report be noted.

 

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Planning Appeals (Agenda item 9)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on appeal decisions.

 

            Resolved: that the report be noted.

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                Chairman

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