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.
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 approval of the Local Planning Authority in advance of undertaking. The remediation scheme must ensure that the site will not qualify as Contaminated Land under Part 2A Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the intended use of the land after remediation.
4. The approved remediation scheme must be carried out in accordance with its terms prior to the commencement of development, other than that required to carry out remediation, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
5. Following the completion of the measures identified in the approved remediation scheme a validation report that demonstrates the effectiveness of the remediation carried out must be produced, and is subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority prior to the
occupation of any buildings.
6. In the event that contamination is found at any time when carrying out the approved development that was not previously identified it must be reported in writing immediately to the Local Planning Authority. An investigation and risk assessment must be undertaken and where necessary a remediation scheme must be prepared, these will be subject to the approval of the Local Planning Authority. Following the completion of any measures identified in the approved remediation scheme a validation report must be prepared, which is subject tothe approval in writing of the Local Planning Authority prior to the occupation of any buildings.
REASON:- To ensure that risks from land contamination to the future users of the land and neighbouring land are minimised, together with those to controlled waters, property and ecological systems, and to ensure that the development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbours and other offsite receptors.
[In relation to this agenda item 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.]