Agenda and minutes

Please note that Application 19/01121/FUL Asda, Jinnah Road, B98 7ER is Item 5 on the agenda and the report is in the Reports Pack, Planning
Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Sarah Sellers  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

65.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Salman Akbar.  Councillor Mike Chalk attended as substitute for Councillor Akbar.

 

66.

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:

In relation to agenda item 5 Councillor Andrew Fry declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that he was acquainted with one of the registered speakers as a former colleague.  Councillor Fry remained in the meeting and participated in the debate.

 

In relation to agenda item 5 Councillor Brandon Clayton declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that he had had previous contact with the applicant concerning issues raised by residents.  Councillor Clayton left the room during consideration of this item and took no part in the debate or vote.

 

In relation to agenda items 6 Councillor Bill Hartnett declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that he was a member of the board for Redditch Co-operative Homes (a division of Accord Housing Association). Councillor Hartnett left the room during consideration of this item and took no part in the debate or vote.

 

In relation to agenda item 8 Councillors Gareth Prosser and Anthony Lovell declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that they had previously expressed views regarding the scheme. Both Councillors left the meeting at the end of Agenda item 7 and took no part in the debate or vote for agenda items 8.

 

 

67.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that

 

The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 4th December 2019 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

 

68.

Update Reports pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Please see Update Report attached.

 

Minutes:

The Update Report was noted.

 

69.

Application 19/01121/FUL - Asda, Jinnah Road, Smallwood, Redditch, B98 7ER - Mr Steve Roberts pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of a new three pump (six filling position) Petrol Filling Station (PFS) and associated works

 

Officers presented the report and outlined the application for the construction of an automatic (un-manned) petrol filling station (“PFS”) on land situated parallel with Union Street and currently forming part of the Asda car park accessed from Jinnah Road.

 

Members were reminded that the application had been deferred by Planning Committee on 13th November 2019 for further information regarding mitigation of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and the updated report included an analysis of crime and ASB in the area provided by West Mercia Police at Appendix C.

 

The proposal would result in the loss of 50 car parking spaces and the PFS would only be permitted to trade during the existing trading hours of the Asda store.  There would be internal changes to the layout of the car park to provide for ingress and egress of fuel delivery vehicles.

 

There had been no objections to the scheme from the statutory consultees including Worcestershire Highways, the petroleum safety officer with regard to safety issues or Worcestershire Regulatory Services with regard to noise, light pollution or contaminated land.  There was no objection from the police in relation to ASB at the site.

 

At the invitation of the Chair the following speakers addressed the committee under the Council’s Public Speaking Rules:-

 

  • Mr Alan Hands – local resident
  • Mrs Paula Harvey – Smallwood Residents Association
  • Ms Amanda Lewis  - local resident
  • Mr Darren Spike – local resident
  • Redditch Councillor Greg Chance – (Central ward)
  • Mr Alan Jones (Applicant)

 

The first five speakers were opposed to the application.  In addition to points made at the last meeting (choice of location, noise/light pollution and on-going issues with ASB), there was reference to research regarding the health impact and it was suggested that there would be poor accessibility to the site for vehicles delivering fuel.

 

In responding to questions from Members officers clarified that:-

 

·       The Car Park Management Agreement relating to discharge pf conditions for the earlier Asda planning application had been received and officers would review it.  However, the contents of that document were a separate matter.

 

·       That County Highways had carried out a full analysis of the applicant’s Transport Statement, and in this regard Members were referred to the comments on page 20 of the agenda that the proposed development would not have any adverse impact on the safe operation of the highway network or the ability of retail customers to find appropriate car parking.  Further, that County Highways and the Petroleum Safety Officer were satisfied that tankers would be able to access and egress the site safely without obstruction.

 

In debating the application the discussion focussed on whether or not there were any valid grounds for refusal, and differing opinions on this aspect were expressed.  Members were reminded by officers that notwithstanding any matters raised in public speaking, there had been no objections to the scheme from any of the statutory consultees.

 

Councillor Fry withdrew from the meeting  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

Application 19/01060/OUT Former Clive Works Edward Street/ Bromsgrove Road Redditch B97 6HA - James Smith & Son (Redditch) Ltd pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline planning application for residential development (up to 73 units) with all matters reserved except Access

 

Officers presented the report and outlined the indicative plan for an apartment complex of up to 73 units in a U-shaped formation enclosing a car park and amenity provision.  The plans also included a pedestrian access from Bromsgrove Road to the railway station.  The final configuration would be the subject to a further application, save that this application would determine the location of the access to the site from Edward Street. 

 

Members were referred to the amended condition as set out on page 1 of the Update Report.  It was noted that the section 106 contributions identified might be subject to variation depending on the final configuration of the scheme.  An end user had yet to be identified and the site would be marketed going forward.

 

At the invitation of the Chair, Mr Nigel Gough (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:-

 

a.     The satisfactory completion of a section106 planning obligation securing the contributions as set out in paragraphs 1 to 9 on pages 51 to 52 of the main agenda; and

 

b.    The conditions and informatives set out on pages 52 to 64 of the main agenda including the revised wording of condition15 as set out in the Update Report and reproduced below.

 

Revised Condition 15

 

Unless otherwise agreed by the Local Planning Authority development, other than that required to be carried out as part of an approved scheme of remediation, must not commence until conditions 1 to 5 have been complied with:

 

1.     A preliminary risk assessment (a Phase I desk study) submitted to the Local Authority in support of the application has identified unacceptable risk(s) exist on the site as represented in the Conceptual Site Model. A scheme for detailed site investigation must be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to being undertaken to address those unacceptable risks identified. The scheme must be designed to assess the nature and extent of any contamination and must be led by the findings of the preliminary risk assessment. The investigation and risk assessment scheme must be compiled by competent persons and must be designed in accordance with DEFRA and the Environment Agency's "Model Procedures for the Management of Contaminated Land, CLR11".

 

2.     The detailed site investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken in accordance with the approved Scheme and a written report of the findings produced. This report must be approved by the Local Planning Authority prior to any development taking place.

 

3.     Where the site investigation identified remediation is required, a detailed remediation scheme to bring the site to a condition suitable for the intended use by removing unacceptable risks to identified receptors must be prepared and is subject to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 70.

71.

Applications 19/01326/ADV and 19/01307/LBC Palace Theatre Alcester Street Redditch B98 8AE - Rubicon Leisure Limited pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Applications for advertising consent and listed building consent

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Installation of 2 outdoor digital advertising signs to replace existing static advertising board and new “Stage Door” sign made of adhesive vinyl lettering to top fixed glazed door panel

 

Officers outlined the application which was in two parts covering advertisement consent and listed building consent to install a new 2 panel digital advertising board to replacing an existing board, and to replace the stage door sign.

 

RESOLVED that

 

1.     Having regard to the development plan and to all other material considerations, Advertisement Consent be granted subject to the conditions set out on pages 68 to 70 of the agenda.

 

2.     Having regard to the development plan and all other material considerations, Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the conditions set out on page 70 of the agenda.

 

 

72.

Application ref 18/01626/S73 Redditch Eastern Gateway : Discharge of Conditions pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Report attached - please note that there is no public speaking on this item.

Minutes:

Details pursuant to condition 36 of 18/01626/S73

 

Members were reminded that at the meeting of the Planning Committee on 18th March 2019 they had requested that the details of 9 of the conditions be reported back to them for approval.

 

Officers were now in a position to report back on conditions 36 relating to the Landscape Environment Master Plan. This condition fell under the area of expertise of the County Council ecologists who had assessed the plan submitted by the developer.  Subject to some changes regarding the Veteran Tree Strategy (which fell under condition 40 rather than 36), the County Ecologists had recommend discharge of condition 36 (and condition 40).

 

RESOLVED that

 

  1. The details submitted pursuant to condition:

 

36. Landscape Environment Management Plan

 

be approved as acceptable in so far as they relate to Phase 1 of the development (northern parcel).

 

[In relation to this agenda item Councillors Gareth Prosser and Anthony Lovell declared an Other Disclosable Interest in that they had previously expressed views regarding the scheme. Both Councillors left the meeting at the end of Agenda item 7 and took no part in the debate or vote for agenda items 8.]