Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
1 Public Speaker
Tim Burden – Agent
Approval of reserved matters following A/122/19/OUT and varied by A/207/21/PL pertaining to the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for 160 No dwellings with associated public open space, landscaping, parking, ecological mitigation and earthworks. This application is a Departure from the Development Plan and is in CIL Zone 3 and is CIL Liable as new dwellings.
The Planning Area Team Leader presented the report with both verbal and written updates. He noted that 94 letters of objection had been received yesterday and on the morning of the meeting (both of which were outside the consultation period) and due to the late representation it had not been possible for Officers to fully review them all though the vast majority of issues appeared to concern matters which were subject to consideration at the outline application stage such as design and lack of response to local character. 2 representations were received during the consultation period and are referred to in the report update. This was followed by 1 Public Speaker.
One Member, though pleased to hear about the proposed energy arrangements, raised concerns about the number of trees being felled and the absence of a Tree Officer’s report. The Group Head of Planning explained that the Tree Officer had been consulted at the outline stage but that this was a reserved matters application looking at the landscaping scheme and so landscaping Officers had been consulted. Another Member noted that there were some benefits to the application including the planting of more trees to mitigate the parking provision and that trees would no longer be within front gardens of properties and therefore less likely to be felled at a future date, though he did raised concerns about the height of the proposed 2.5 storeys. The recommendation was then proposed by Councillor Bower and seconded by Councillor Blanchard-Cooper.
That the application be APPROVED CONDITIONALLY as detailed in the report and report update subject to the conditions as detailed.
Report author: Jonny Cooper
Publication date: 24/05/2023
Date of decision: 19/04/2023
Decided at meeting: 19/04/2023 - Planning Committee