Agenda and minutes

Planning
Wednesday, 14th February, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall

Contact: Sarah Sellers  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

58.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Gareth Prosser and Councillor Jennifer Wheeler.  Councillor Natalie Brookes attended as substitute for Councillor Jennifer Wheeler.

59.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

60.

Confirmation of Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 17th January 2018 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

The minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee on 17thJanuary 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

61.

Update Reports pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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

 

 

 

Minutes:

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

62.

Application 2017/00700/OUT - Redditch Gateway Land Adjacent to the A4023 Coventry Highway Redditch pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Planning Application Consultation Response – Members determined the application for the Redditch Gateway in relation to land in Redditch on 13th December 2017. Redditch Borough Council has been invited to comment by Stratford  upon Avon District Council in relation to additional information submitted to Stratford upon Avon District Council.  The additional information affects that part of the site which lies within Stratford upon Avon District.

 

[Note: No public speaking rights as the item is for a consultation response and not the  determination of a planning application]

 

 

Minutes:

Hybrid application comprising: Outline planning application (with matters of appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and details of internal circulation routes reserved) for the development on a phased basis of 32ha of employment land for business/industrial uses (Use Classes B1, B2, B8). The development shall include: landscaping, parking, associated infrastructure, utilities, drainage (including SUDS) and ground engineering works; and Full planning application for Phase 1 Ground Engineering works, and details of means of access to the site from the A4023.

 

 

Officers reminded Members that at the meeting of Planning Committee on 13th December 2017, permission had been granted for the part of the planning application relating to the Eastern Gateway project that falls within the Redditch Borough Council boundary (Ref 2017/00700/OUT). Bromsgrove District Council had also granted permission for the part of the application falling within their boundary at their Planning Committee meeting in December 2017.  However, when Stratford-on-Avon Planning Committee met on 6th December 2017 the application relating to the part of the site within the Stratford-on-Avon District Council boundary was deferred for further information to be obtained. That information had been submitted to Stratford-on-Avon District Council and as a result Redditch Borough Council had been asked to comment on it as a consultee.  For this reason the report before members was to seek their views as consultees, and not for any new decision to be made.

 

It was noted that application ref 2017/00700/OUT had been a hybrid application covering the granting of outline permission and the construction of essential infrastructure for the site.

 

It was further noted that Stratford-on-Avon Planning Committee had since requesting the further information in December determined the application on 31st January 2018. Members were referred to the summary of the decision set out at pages 1 and 2 of the Update Report which had been granted subject to amendments to conditions 19 and 20 regarding HGV routing and HGV annual surveys.

 

In summary, and regardless of the decision on 31st January, the consultation would need to be responded to and Members of the Committee were requested to endorse the officer response which covered the following matters:-

 

1.    Proposed changes to the building zone within the Southern parcel of land that falls within Stratford-on-Avon District Council part of the site.  This would result in the western edge of the proposed development zone being moved back further away from the boundary with existing buildings in Redditch.  In addition the height of buildings in this zone of the site would be reduced from 21 metres to 15 metres.  Officers reported that these changes (as represented by Parameters Plan 5372-205L) would represent a betterment on the previous position.

 

2.    Highways Briefing Note 180110 which had been produced by the Applicant to address concerns raised by Stratford-on-Avon Planning Committee regarding HGV management including lorry routing and the proposed bond of £200k. Officers advised that this note made provision for future reviews of the lorry routing to be undertaken and further provision for this would be covered by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

Application 17/01255/FUL - Unit 2 Light House Works Feckenham Road Astwood Bank B96 6DS - Mr Shaun Street pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of part of building from an Industrial use to a Shop (Class A1) and Cafe/ Restaurant (Class A3) (Part Retrospective) and the installation of a ventilation flue in roof.

 

Mr Shaun Street, the Applicant, addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

RESOLVED that

 

Having regard to the development plan and all other material planning considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 16 to 17 of the main agenda report.

64.

Application 17/01270/FUL - Whiteoaks Hill Top Webheath Redditch B97 5PQ - Mr Jason Gould pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of existing garage and erection of a detached house and creation of a new access and driveway for Whiteoaks.

 

Mr Jason Gould, the Applicant, addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the Development Plan and all other material planning considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 26 to 30 of the main agenda report.

 

 

 

65.

Application 17/01361 - The Stables Farm Shop Astwood Lane Astwood Bank Redditch B96 6PS - Mr J Cockburn pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Report attached – for site plans see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Re - development of The Stables for the erection of 1 new dwelling and associated works including demolition.

 

It was noted that the Update Report included an amendment to Condition 7 set out on page 35 of the main agenda, and Officers explained that this related to the removal of permitted development rights.

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the Development Plan and all other material planning considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 34 to 36 of the main agenda report but with Condition 7 substituted as detailed below:

 

Substitute Condition 7

 

7)         Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order) no development included within Schedule 2, Part 1, Class A and Schedule 2, Part 2, Classes A and B shall be carried out without the prior approval of the local planning authority to an application in that behalf.

 

Reason: To protect the openness of the Green Belt.

 

 

66.

Application 17/01460/FUL - 8-10 Unicorn Hill Town Centre Redditch B97 4QU - Ladbrokes Coral Group plc pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use from betting office (sui generis) to adult gaming centre (sui generis).

 

It was noted that the Police Crime Risk Manager had made no adverse comment on the application as set out at page 3 of the Update Report.

 

Mr Haris Kasuji, representative for the Applicant addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

It was noted that the application before Committee related to planning issues only, and matters regarding gambling activities at the site would fall to be determined under the separate regulatory regime for licensing.

 

RESOLVED THAT

 

having regard to the Development Plan and all other material planning considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on page 43 of the main agenda.

67.

Application 18/00015/FUL - Unit 2 149 Ipsley Street Smallwood Redditch B98 7AA - Mr M S Farooqui pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of ground floor shop to Class A5 Hot Food Takeaway use

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the Development Plan and all other material planning considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 47 and 48 of the main agenda