Agenda and minutes

Planning
Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Sarah Sellers  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Roger Bennett and Councillor Wanda King.  Councillor Beecham attended as substitute for Councillor Bennett, and Councillor Baker attended as substitute for Councillor King.

2.

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.

3.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

The Minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee on 14th March 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Update Reports pdf icon PDF 11 KB

Update Reports attached

 

Minutes:

The published Update Report for the applications to be considered was noted.

5.

Application 2018/00275/FUL - 18 - 21 Padgets Lane South Moons Moat Redditch B98 0RB - Mr Paul Jones pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

Minutes:

Extensions and alterations to existing units (part retrospective) to include: recladding, insertion of new windows and doors, creation of new entrances to units 18 and 19, demolition of existing mezzanine floors and construction of new mezzanine floors to create new office accommodation.

 

RESOLVED THAT

 

having regard to the development plan and to all other material considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions detailed on pages 8 to 10 of the main agenda.

 

 

 

6.

Application 2018/00339/FUL Land North of Nash Road Old Forge Drive Greenlands Redditch - Mr A Plant pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

Minutes:

Erection of 5 buildings for B1/B2/B8 use of up to 30,745sqm including ancillary office space, together with associated parking, service yards, landscaping, foul and storm water drainage, and new site access from Old Forge Drive.

 

It was noted that the Update Report included an amended version of condition 11 (Drainage Management) which officers were recommending should be included in place of the original wording set out on page 27 of the main agenda.

 

Members were reminded that planning permission had previously been granted under a hybrid application to allow the construction of 4 units and associated service roads.  The current application set out amended plans for the site to be re-configured from 4 units to 5 with an amended internal road lay-out and a new access point off Old Forge Drive.

 

Officers advised that the site had been cleared and remediated under the supervision of the Environment Agency and Worcestershire Regulatory Services. In light of the history of the site the proposed scheme included the installation of a drainage system specifically designed to deal with the treatment of surface water.

 

Mr Andy Plant of the Saint Francis Group, the Applicant, addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

In the course of the debate officer answered questions from members on a number of issues including:-

 

·         That a plan for external lighting had been submitted and approved by WRS;

·         That each unit would have separate identified parking areas;

·         That the landscaping scheme would address the loss of trees across the whole site and around the new access point, and require re-planting of trees;

·         That construction traffic to the site would be regulated through condition 5 under which access to the site for construction traffic would only be permitted from Nash Lane and Old Forge Drive;

·         That a noise assessment had been submitted as part of the application which WRS had considered and found to be satisfactory;

·         That although not expressly set out in condition 5, the Construction Management Statement included provision for the operating hours of construction to be limited to 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the development plan and to all other material considerations, full planning permission be GRANTED

subject to:

 the conditions set out on pages 23 to 29 of the main agenda but with the following amendments:-

 

1.    That the condition for drainage management (Condition 11) be amended in accordance with the wording in the Update Report as set out below

 

DRAINAGE MANAGEMENT

 

11. Before any unit is first brought into use, a SuDS management plan which includes details on future management and responsibilities, along with maintenance schedules for all SuDS features and associated drainage systems should be been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority. This plan shall detail the strategy that will be followed to facilitate the optimal functionality and performance of the SuDS scheme throughout its lifetime.

 

Reason: In order to ensure drainage conditions that will not create or exacerbate flood risk on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Application 2018/00499/FUL Bodycare Unit 19 Kingfisher Shopping Centre Kingfisher Walk Central Redditch B97 4EY - Splendid Hospitality Group/ The Kingfisher Centre pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Report attached – for site plan see Site Plans Agenda

 

 

Minutes:

Change of use from A1 (Retail) to A3 & A5 (Restaurant and takeaway)

Installation of new extract and ventilation systems and condensers

 

Mr Ken Williams from the Kingfisher Shopping Centre (Applicant) addressed the Committee under the Council’s public speaking rules.

 

RESOLVED that

 

having regard to the development plan and to all other material

considerations, planning permission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions set out on pages 34 to 35 of the main agenda.

 

8.

Appeal Outcomes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

For Members to receive an information report regarding Planning Appeals for the period from November 2017 to May 2018

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members of the Committee considered the report on Appeal Outcomes, and it was RESOLVED that the contents of the report be noted.

 

 

In closing the meeting the Chair expressed his thanks to Councillor Andy Fry for his hard work during his tenure as Chairman of the Planning Committee.