Agenda and draft minutes

Development Control A Committee
Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 2.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

64.

Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone and explained how the Meeting would operate and the process to be followed for the hearing of each application.

 

65.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

None were received.

66.

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 are not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

 

Minutes:

The following were noted:

 

Councillor Stevens - 19/01909/X - 85 Queens Road Clifton. He has submitted a Public Forum Statement and would not participate in the item.

 

Councillor Wright - 19/01909/X - 85 Queens Road Clifton. He has submitted a Public Forum Statement and would not participate in the item.

 

67.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 4th March 2020 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

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

Minutes:

  

oCouncillor Breckels stated that he had asked for the issue of shuttle buses being arranged from all over Bristol, not just from the city centre, to be explored.  He also asked for regular reports back to DCA as to how the transport related negotiations and planning were progressing. He requested that reference to these points be made in the Minutes and this was agreed.

 

Resolved – that, subject to the above, the minutes of the Meeting held on 22nd January 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

68.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management introduced the report providing an overview of the current appeals.  He highlighted Item Nos. 7 to 13, Hamilton House.

 

69.

Enforcement pdf icon PDF 7 KB

To note recent enforcement notices.

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management introduced the report and summarised it for everyone.

 

70.

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.  Public Forum items should be emailed to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-

 

Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5pm on Thursday 16th April 2020.

 

Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12 Noon on Tuesday 21st April 2020.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WRITTEN PUBLIC FORUM STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THIS MEETING CAN BE RECEIVED UNDER THE USUAL ARRANGEMENTS AND WILL BE SENT IN ADVANCE TO ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

 

HOWEVER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THIS COMMITTEE AS APPLIES FOR MEETINGS TAKING PLACE IN THE CITY HALL. THEREFORE, IF YOU SUBMIT A PUBLIC FORUM STATEMENT YOU ARE REQUESTED TO INCLUDE WITHIN IT EVERYTHING THAT YOU WISH TO SAY.

 

 

Minutes:

Members of the Committee received Public Forum Statements in advance of the meeting.

 

The Statements were noted before the application they related to and were taken fully into consideration by the Committee prior to reaching a decision.

71.

Planning and Development pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Each planning application that is being considered by the Committee will operate under the following process:

 

Presentation By The Case Officer

Questions by the Committee To Officers

Comments by the Committee

Motions and Amendments

Final Decision

 

A Copy of the Process for Decision-Making for Planning Applications Is Attached To This Agenda Item.

Additional documents:

72.

Ground Floor Unity 1 and 2 Vintry Building 20 to 22 Wine Street BS1 2BD pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

1.       

Planning and Development

 

19/05772/F - Ground Floor Units 1 & 2 Vintry Building 20-22 Wine Street

 

The Head of Development Management and his representative gave a presentation and summarised the report for this item highlighting the following:

 

Change of Use of ground floor Units 1 and 2 within No's. 20-22 Wine Street from cafe/retail (Use Classes A3/A1) and retail (Use Class A1) to mixed-use development of restaurant, bar and event space (Use Classes A3, A4 and D2) including external alterations and provision of refuse/recycling and cycle storage.

 

Answers for Clarification:

 

·           No specific study has been carried out in relation to usage and activity on the street, however the Environmental Protection  team have considered it

·           It is likely that people will tend to smoke outside the premises, but it is hoped that security staff will encourage smokers to move away from the premises; it is also likely that Licensing will impose a condition forbidding re-entry to the premises after a certain time

·           A condition concerning the level of noise that is permitted to be generated from the premises is included

·           It was noted that although the premises are located within the CIA, this Committee can only make a decision on Planning issues

·           Wine Street is considered to be a  commercial street; there are 33 residential premises at Southey House, following a conversion from office use under permitted development rights

·           The possibility of linking any permission to the applicants has been considered and, in these circumstances, could be possible

 

 

 

 

 

Debate:

 

·           There were concerns about noise as this is not considered to be a busy road late in the evening

·           The reduction of hours to 23.00 Sundays to Thursdays was welcomed

·           It was suggested that hours on Fridays and Saturdays be reduced to midnight

·           The support of the arts was welcomed

·           It was important to be careful not to duplicate the role of the Licensing Committee

·           In response to a question about the potential reduction of the proposed opening hours, the Head of Development Management explained that this would have to be explored through a specific motion if a motion supporting the officer recommendation (with the proposed opening hours) was unsuccessful

 

Councillor Goggin moved the Officer Recommendation that the application be Approved.

 

Councillor Windows seconded this Motion.

 

On being put to the Vote it was

 

Resolved – (voting 6 for, 5 against) that the application be approved.

 

 

73.

Planning Application Number 19/01909/X - 85 Queens Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1QS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

Councillors Stevens and Wright did not participate in this item, having submitted Public Forum Statements.

 

The Head of Development Management and his representative gave a presentation and summarised the report for this item highlighting the following:

 

Application for variation of Condition No. 7 (Opening Hours) following grant of planning permission 16/03266/F(Granted on appeal reference APP/Z0116/W/17/3170050) -To Vary the opening hours to : 08:00 00:00 Monday to Wednesday, 08:00 - 01:00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 08:00-00:00 Sunday and Bank Holidays.

 

Answers for Clarification:

 

·           The hours of operation are covered both by Planning and Licensing: amenity is a valid Planning consideration to take into account when deciding on the appropriate hours

·           Although the hours of opening could be changed, the kitchen would have be closed one hour before the premises closed to allow for the food to be cooked and consumed

 

Debate

 

·           The premises are operating legally as a restaurant

·           Although there is a degree of suspicion, the situation has been investigated thoroughly and there is no evidence of wrong doing

 

Councillor Windows moved the Officer Recommendation that the application be Approved.

 

Councillor Breckels seconded this Motion.

 

On being put to the Vote it was

 

Resolved – (Voting 6 for, 3 against) that the application be approved.

 

74.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled to be held as a Zoom remote meeting at 2pm on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Minutes:

13th May 2020 at 2.00 pm.