Agenda and minutes

Planning
Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall

Contact: Jan Smyth  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

28.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Jenny Wheeler and Nina Wood-Ford.  Councillor’s Natalie Brookes and Pat Witherspoon were respectively confirmed as Councillor Wheeler and Councillor Wood-Ford’s substitutes for the meeting.

 

29.

Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and / or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Andy Fry (Chair) an Other Disclosable Interest in Agenda Item 6 (Application 2017/00764/FUL – Mercian Square, Market Place, Town Centre, Redditch) as detailed din Minute 33 below.

 

Councillors Andy Fry (Chair), Yvonne Smith (Vice-Chair), Roger Bennett, Natalie Brookes, Mike Chalk, Matthew Dormer, Wanda King, Gareth Prosser and Pat Witherspoon declared collective Other Disclosable Interests in Agenda Item 7 (Planning Application 2017/00952/FUL – 84 Oakly Road, Southcrest, Redditch) as detailed in Minute 34 below.

 

 

 

30.

Confirmation of Minutes - 13th September 2017 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED  that

 

the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 13th September 2017 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

31.

Update Reports pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To note Update Reports (if any) for the Planning Applications to be considered at the meeting (circulated prior to the commencement of the meeting)

 

Minutes:

The published Updates for the various Applications to be considered were noted.

 

32.

Application 2017/00749/OUT - The Golden Cross Public House, Unicorn Hill, Town Centre, Redditch - New River Retail pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Report attached / site plan under separate cover.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline Planning for the erection of 8 apartments in a single block

(matters of access and layout to be considered under the application)

 

Mr Abel Bunu, the Applicant’s Planning Agent, addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the Development Plan and to all other material considerations, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning and Regeneration to GRANT Outline Planning Permission, subject to:

 

1)    the satisfactory completion of a Section 106 planning obligation ensuring that:

 

a)    the Applicant provides contributions to the Borough Council in respect to off-site open space, pitches and equipped play, in accordance with the Council’s adopted SPD; and

 

b)   a financial contribution is paid to the Borough Council towards the provision of wheelie bins for the new development; and

 

2)    the Conditions and Informative as set out on pages 9 to 11 of the main agenda report.

 

 

 

33.

Application 2017/00764/FUL - Mercian Square, Market Place, Town Centre, Redditch - Mrs Deborah Bonham-Bullick pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report attached / site plan under separate cover.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Public Artwork to celebrate the life and works of John Bonham,

Son of Redditch and drummer with Led Zepplin

31st May 2048 to 25th September 1980

 

The following people addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules:

 

Mrs Deborah Bonham-Bullick - Applicant,

Mr Mark Richard - Sculptor

Mrs Ros Sidaway - Applicant’s Agent

 

RESOLVED that 

 

having regard to the Development Plan and to all other material considerations, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning and Regeneration Services to GRANT Planning Permission subject to the Conditions and Informatives set out on pages 17 to 18 of the main agenda report and minor changes to the layout with respect to resiting of the wheelchair access, reduction in the extent of hard surfacing and possible minor resiting of sculpture.

 

(Officers reported on a late representation received from the Police Crime Risk Manager and Officer responses and an additional representation received from the Council’s Arboricultural Officer, all as detailed in the published Update Report, copies of which were provided to Committee Members and public gallery prior to the start of the meeting.

 

Officers also updated Members on late proposals for minor amendments to the scheme in terms of a slight change in the location of the disabled access, the reduction in hard surfacing and the position of the Memorial that would require further consideration.  Members were therefore asked to agree to delegated powers being given to the Head of Planning and Regeneration Services to grant permission following consideration of the proposed amendments.)

 

(Prior to consideration of this matter, Councillor Fry declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that he had extended family connections to the Bonham family.  Councillor Fry remained and participated and voted on the matter.)

 

34.

Application 2017/00952/FUL - 84 Oakly Road, Southcrest, Redditch - Mr Boon Yeng pdf icon PDF 106 KB

            Report attached / site plan under separate cover.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 6 no. apartments with minor amendment of

Application No. 2-16/282/FUL

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the Development Plan and to all other material considerations. authority be delegated to the Head of Planning and Regeneration Services to GRANT Planning Permission, subject to:

 

1)    The satisfactory completion of a supplemental Section 106 obligation to link this application to approved Planning Application 2016/282/FUL, to ensure:

 

a)    contributions towards open space and playing pitches due to increased demand / requirements from future residents, as required in compliance with the SPD;  and

 

b)   contributions for refuse and recycling bins for the new development in accordance with Policy WCS.17 of the adopted Worcestershire Waste Core Strategy; and

 

2)    the Conditions summarised on pages 22 and 23 of the main agenda report.

(Prior to consideration of the Application, Councillors Andy Fry (Chair), Yvonne Smith (Vice-Chair), Roger Bennett, Natalie Brookes,  Mike Chalk, Matthew Dormer, Wanda King, Gareth Prosser and Pat Witherspoon,  declared a collective Other Disclosable Interest in this matter, in that the applicant was known to them.  All Members remained and considered and voted on the matter.)