Agenda and minutes

Development Control A Committee
Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Norman Cornthwaite 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

There were none.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To note any interests relevant to the consideration of items on the agenda.

Please note that ……

 

Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

 

Minutes:

The following declarations were received and noted:

 

1.      Councillor Sergeant – 15/01681/F – Queen Victoria House. Has had conversations about the project but has not expressed a view and remains open minded about.

2.      Councillor Stevens 15/01681/F – Queen Victoria House. Has submitted a Public Forum Statement and will not take part in the Item.

3.      Councillor Wright – 15/01681/F – Queen Victoria House. Has had conversations about the project but has not expressed a view and remains open minded about.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting as a correct record.

Minutes:

Councillor Stevens, referring to Declarations of Interest asked the sentence stating that “he was not open minded” be qualified to include “in respect of this application”. This was agreed.

 

Resolved – that the Minutes be agreed asa correct record of the Meeting and signed by the Chair, subject to the agreed amendment.

4.

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To note appeals lodged, imminent public inquiries and appeals awaiting decision.

Minutes:

The Representative of the Service Director, Planning introduced the report and summarised it for everyone.

 

 Resolved – that the report be noted.

5.

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To note recent enforcement notices.

Minutes:

The Representative of the Service Director, Planning introduced the report and summarised it for everyone.

 

Resolved – that the report be noted.

6.

Public Forum

Any member of the public or councillor may participate in Public Forum. The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda. Please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:

 

Questions:

Written questions must be received three clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received at the latest by 5pm on 21 July 2016.

 

Petitions and statements:

Petitions and statements must be received by noon on the working day prior to the meeting. For this meeting, this means that your submission must be received at the latest by 12.00 noon on 26 July 2016.

 

The statement should be addressed to the Service Director, Legal Services, c/o The Democratic Services Team, City Hall, 3rd floor Deanery Wing, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR or email - democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

Minutes:

Statements

 

Members of the Committee received public forum statements in advance of the meeting.

 

The Statements were heard before the application they related to and were taken fully into consideration by the Committee prior to reaching a decision. (A copy of the public forum statements are held on public record in the Minute Book).

 

7.

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To consider the following applications:

 

1.      15/01681/F – Queen Victoria House; Clifton Down Ward

2.      16/00366/FB – Whitehall Primary School; Easton Ward

3.      16/01156/F – Cotham School; Cotham Ward

 

Minutes:

15/01681/F – Queen Victoria House

 

(Councillor Stevens who had already presented a Public Forum Statement sat in public gallery    and did not participate in this item.)

An Amendment Sheet was provided to the committee in advance of the meeting, detailing changes since the publication of the original report.

 

The Representative of the Service Director, Planning introduced the report, summarised it and gave a presentation of the application. He explained that the Covenant was not a planning matter.

 

During the debate and questioning the following issues were highlighted:

 

·         There were clear positives relating to this scheme – a much needed type of housing, saving a historic building that is in a bad state of repair and is not listed so could be demolished; the changes to the scheme were welcomed

·         However concerns were expressed about the loss of trees, lack of renewable energy, loss of gardens for public use and the impact on neighbours

·         There were also concerns about the design - the blocks were considered to be big and ugly

·         The view was expressed that Members should not be pressured into approving an application that they are not happy with, especially if there was an underlying cost issue for developers

·         It was noted that whilst Members had expressed views about what they would like the development to be, the Committee could only make a decision on the application before them

Councillor Clarke moved that the Conditions be amended to include a requirement that the developer be required to produce a Certificate certifying a BREEAM rating of Very Good for the scheme. This was seconded by Councillor Wright and on being put to the Vote was Carried  - voting 7 for and 3 abstentions.

 

Councillor Davies then moved the recommendation in the report, as amended. Councillor Dudd seconded this and on being put to the Vote it was

 

Resolved – (7 for, 3 against and 1 abstention) that planning permission be granted subject to    conditions as set out in the report and the additional agreed condition.

 

16/003666/FB – Whitehall Primary School

 

An Amendment Sheet was provided to the committee in advance of the meeting, detailing changes since the publication of the original report.

 

The Representative of the Service Director, Planning introduced the report, summarised it and gave a presentation of the application.

The Representative of the Service Director, Transport summarised the Highways issues relating to the scheme.

 

During the debate and questioning the following issues were highlighted:

 

·           The number of parking spaces would be increased from 17 to 46; the number of pupils increased to 420 plus those attending the nursery; the number of staff would increase from 60 to 80

·           Concerns were expressed about the number of parking spaces being provided not being adequate for the number of staff who would be employed; this would lead to staff parking in adjacent streets outside people’s house – this will cause problems and lead to conflict

·           The parking situation would be made worse by parents parking as near to the school as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

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