Decision Maker: Planning Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
2 Public Speakers
Rebecca Witchell – Objector
Huw James – Agent
Erection of 8 no. Garages for non-commercial, domestic use (Use Class B8) to the rear of 36-40 Meadowside. This application is in CIL Zone 2 (zero rated) as other development.
The Planning Area Team Leader presented the report with updates. He noted that the application had originally proposed 9 garages but that Officers had reduced the number to 8 in order to improve accessibility on the site. This was followed by 2 Public Speakers. Members raised concerns about how these garages might be used and what might be stored in them, especially by residents working in the construction industry or similar, and whether a restriction on the materials to be stored in these garages should be added to ensure they were reserved for residential use only. The Planning Area Team Leader noted condition 4 restricting the garages’ use to domestic rather than commercial use. Other Members questioned how this condition would be enforced. It was explained that the explicit wording of the condition provided the Council with sufficient powers should a breach be identified following a complaint from neighbouring residents and a subsequent investigation. Clarification was also sought on the planning history of the site. The recommendation was then proposed by Councillor Chapman and seconded by Councillor Bower.
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