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Agenda and minutes

Central Planning Committee
Thursday, 9th May, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Contact: Shelley Davies  Committee Officer

Items
No. Item

129.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Alex Phillips and Keith Roberts.

 

 

130.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Central Planning Committee held on 11th April 2019 – To follow.

 

Contact Shelley Davies on 01743 257718.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Central Planning Committee held on 11th April 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

131.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions or petitions from the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14. The deadline for this meeting is 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 8th May 2019.

Minutes:

There were no public questions or petitions received.

132.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

Minutes:

Members were reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

 

With reference to planning applications to be considered at this meeting, Councillor Nat Green stated that he was a member of Shrewsbury Town Council Planning Committee.  He indicated that his views on any proposals when considered by the Town Council had been based on the information presented at that time and he would now be considering all proposals afresh with an open mind and the information as it stood at this time.

 

With reference to planning application 17/05538/FUL - The Stew, Frankwell, Shrewsbury - Councillor Pam Moseley stated that the applicant was known to her and she would therefore leave the room, take no part in the consideration of, or voting on, this item.

 

 

 

133.

The Stew, Frankwell, Shrewsbury - 17/05538/FUL pdf icon PDF 704 KB

Proposed refurbishment, extension and conversion of the Stew into 7 no. apartments, office, spa / leisure, coffee shop and garages

Minutes:

Councillor Pam Moseley left the room in line with her declaration at Minute 132.

 

The Head of Planning Services introduced the application for the proposed refurbishment, extension and conversion of the Stew into 7 no. apartments, office, spa / leisure, coffee shop and garages and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

The Head of Planning Services drew Members’ attention to the Schedule of Additional Letters which included representations from the local ward Councillor, the Planning Case Officer, the Valuation Office Agency and a third party objector. An additional representation from the third party objector was circulated to the Committee.

 

Members were advised by the Head of Planning Services that the Officer recommendation had been amended follows:

 

Approval of the application is delegated to the Head of Planning Services, subject to the conditions recommended in appendix 1 and any modifications to these conditions deemed necessary; and the signing of a Section 106 agreement to secure a contribution towards flood maintenance.

 

Byron Granger-Jones, Shrewsbury Civic Society spoke in both support and objection to the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Carl Huntley, Agent on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Having considered the submitted plans for the proposal and noted the comments of all the speakers Members unanimously expressed their support for the Officer’s recommendation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That authority to grant planning permission be delegated to the Head of Planning Services subject to:

 

   The conditions recommended in appendix 1 and any minor modifications to these conditions deemed necessary; and

   The signing of a Section 106 agreement to secure a contribution towards flood maintenance.

 

 

134.

Car Park, The Dana, Shrewsbury - 18/03206/FUL pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Erection of residential building providing ten apartments following demolition of existing prison reception building; formation of associated car parking, cycle parking and shared storage space; landscaping scheme; revised vehicle and pedestrian access.

Minutes:

Councillor Nat Green as local ward Councillor left the table during consideration of this item, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer introduced the application for the erection of residential building providing nine apartments following demolition of existing prison reception building; formation of associated car parking, cycle parking and shared storage space; landscaping scheme; revised vehicle and pedestrian access and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer drew Members’ attention to the Schedule of Additional Letters which included a representation from the Planning Case Officer in relation to an error in the Officer’s report regarding numbers.

 

Members were advised by the Technical Specialist Planning Officer that if they were minded to approve the application the wording of Condition 8 should be amended to ensure that the condition was implemented prior to occupation of the building.

 

Having considered the submitted plans for the proposal, Members unanimously expressed their support for the Officer’s recommendation subject to the amendment to Condition 8 as outlined by the Technical Specialist Planning Officer.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be granted as per the Officer’s recommendation subject to:

 

   The conditions set out in Appendix 1; and

   That Condition 8 be amended to ensure that the condition was implemented prior to occupation of the building.

 

135.

Residential Development Land Adjacent Chronicle House, Chester Street, Shrewsbury - 19/01500/FUL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Application under Section 73A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the erection of a sixth floor to provide a roof top conservatory with glazed ballustrading (revised scheme).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Nat Green as local ward Councillor left the table during consideration of this item, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item.

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer introduced the application under Section 73A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the erection of a sixth floor to provide a roof top conservatory with glazed ballustrading (revised scheme) and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer drew Members’ attention to the Schedule of Additional Letters which included representations from Shrewsbury Town Council, two neighbours and the Planning Case Officer.

 

Carl Copestake, Agent on behalf of the applicant spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Having considered the submitted plans for the proposal, Members unanimously expressed their support for the Officer’s recommendation subject to the inclusion of the additional reason for refusal as detailed in the Schedule of Additional Letters.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be refused for the reason given within the Officer’s report and the additional reason within the Schedule of Additional Letters.

 

136.

Proposed Affordable Dwelling South of Woodfield, Cruckton, Shrewsbury - 19/01303/OUT pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Outline application for the erection of one (affordable) dwelling to include access.

Minutes:

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer introduced the outline application for the erection of one (affordable) dwelling to include access and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

The Technical Specialist Planning Officer drew Members’ attention to the Schedule of Additional Letters which included representations from local residents and the agent. Additional representations from the Parish Council and the agent were circulated to the Committee.

 

Michelle Trow, local resident spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Councillor Allan Hodges, Pontesbury Parish Council spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15.1), Councillor Roger Evans addressed the Committee as the local ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item. During his statement, a number of points were raised including the following:

 

·         He stated that one of the objectives of the exception site policy was to provide affordable homes to local people;

·         His views as local ward Councillor had not been canvassed as stated in the Officer’s report;

·         Cruckton was a loosely knit village; and

·         He requested that consideration of the application be deferred to allow for information to be provided in relation to the location of the site and its relationship to Cruckton.

 

Amy Henson, Agent on behalf of the applicant spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

Having noted the comments of all the speakers, Members agreed to defer consideration of the application at the request of the agent, local member and Parish Council to allow for information to be provided in relation to the location of the site and its relationship to Cruckton.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of this Committee at the request of the agent, local member and Parish Council to allow for information to be provided in relation to the location of the site and its relationship to Cruckton.

 

 

137.

Maesbrook Nursing Home, Church Road, Shrewsbury - 19/01132/FUL pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Erection of first floor extensions to north east part of main building to create additional bedrooms; link corridor to additional bedrooms in roofspace with increase in height of roof and insertion of rooflights (revised scheme to include raise ridge height on approved extension to annex roof with fire escape from new first floor link bridge together with zinc roof line raised).

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager introduced the application for the erection of first floor extensions to north east part of main building to create additional bedrooms; link corridor to additional bedrooms in roofspace with increase in height of roof and insertion of rooflights (revised scheme to include raise ridge height on approved extension to annex roof with fire escape from new first floor link bridge together with zinc roof line raised) and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

Richard Otto, local resident, spoke in objection to the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In accordance with the Local Protocol for Councillors and Officers dealing with Regulatory Matters (Part 5, Paragraph 15.1), Councillor Nic Laurens addressed the Committee as the local ward Councillor, made a statement and then left the table, took no part in the debate and did not vote on this item. During his statement, a number of points were raised including the following:

 

·         He referred to the Copper Beech tree at the rear of the site and stated that no survey had been carried out to ensure that the development did not impact on the tree;

·         He considered the zinc roof was not in keeping with the area; and

·         He urged the Committee to defer the application in light of the comments from the Conservation Officer, the proposed roof height and for further information from the Tree Officer in regards to the Copper Beech tree.

 

Shirly Dwyer, Nursing Home Manager spoke in support of the proposal in accordance with Shropshire Council’s Scheme for Public Speaking at Planning Committees.

 

In the ensuing debate Members agreed that further information was required in relation to the impact of the development on the Copper Beech tree and therefore resolved to defer consideration of the application to allow for this information to be provided.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of this Committee to allow for information to be provided in relation to the impact of the development on the protected Copper Beech tree in an adjoining property.

 

138.

80 Upper Road, Shrewsbury - 19/00660/FUL pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Erection of first floor extension to side over existing garage, alterations to window material to side and rear elevations, addition of dormer window to rear elevation

Minutes:

The Area Planning Manager introduced the application for the erection of first floor extension to side over existing garage, alterations to window material to side and rear elevations, addition of dormer window to rear elevation and confirmed that the Committee had undertaken a site visit to assess the impact of the proposed development on neighbouring properties and the surrounding area that morning.

 

In the ensuing debate Members expressed differing views. Some Members supported the Officer’s recommendation to approve the application. Other Members considered the proposal to be out of keeping with other housing in the area and stated that the revisions requested by the Conservation Officer had not been implemented. The Area Planning Manager explained that revisions such as moving the property so it was further set back had been implemented and the Conservation Officer comments referred to by Members related to the original scheme.

 

Having considered the submitted plans for the proposal, the majority of Members expressed their support for the Officer’s recommendation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be granted as per the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions set out in Appendix 1.

 

 

 

139.

Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Schedule of Appeals and Appeal Decisions for the Central area as at 9th May 2019 be noted.

140.

Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To note that the next meeting of the Central Planning Committee will be held at 2.00 pm on Thursday, 6th June 2019 in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That it be noted that the next meeting of the Central Planning Committee be held at 2.00 p.m. on Thursday, 6th June 2019 in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.

 

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