Agenda and minutes

Annual Meeting, Development Control B Committee - Wednesday, 10th May, 2023 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Norman Cornthwaite 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introduction and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting and issued the safety information.

2.

Confirmation of Chair

Subject to confirmation at Tuesday 9th May 2023 meeting of Full Council AGM, Councillor Ani Stafford-Townsend is confirmed as Chair of the Development Control B Committee for 2023/24 Municipal Year.

Minutes:

It was confirmed that Cllr Ani Stafford-Townsend had been appointed Chair of the Committee.

 

3.

Confirmation of Vice-Chair

Subject to confirmation at Tuesday 9th May 2023 meeting of Full Council AGM, Councillor Chris Windows is appointed as Vice-Chair for Development Control B Committee for 2023/24 Municipal Year.

Minutes:

It was confirmed that Cllr Chris Windows had been appointed Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 

4.

Membership of the Committee

Subject to confirmation of the Chair and Vice-Chair at the 9th May 2023 Full Council AGM, the membership of the Committee for 2023/24 Municipal Year is as follows:

 

Councillor Ani Stafford-Townsend (Chair)

Councillor Chris Windows (Vice-Chair)

Councillor Lesley Alexander

Councillor Amal Ali

Councillor Fabian Breckels

Councillor Sarah Classick

Councillor Lorraine Francis

Councillor Katja Hornchen

Councillor Guy Poultney

Minutes:

The Membership was noted.

 

5.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 49 KB

The Committee is requested to note the attached Terms of Reference which are scheduled to be approved by Full Council AGM at their meeting at 2pm on Tuesday 9th May 2023.

Minutes:

The Terms of Reference for the Committee were noted.

 

6.

Proposed Dates of Future Meetings

The Committee is requested to consider the following proposed dates of future meetings for the remainder of the 2023/24 Municipal Year as follows:

 

(all on Wednesdays and alternating between 2pm and 6pm as per existing convention unless indicated)

 

2pm on 10th May 2023 – Annual Meeting

6pm on Tuesday 13th June 2023

2pm on 19th July 2023

6pm on 6th September 2023

2pm on 18th October 2023

6pm on 29th November 2023

2pm on 10th January 2024

6pm on 21st February 2024

2pm on 10th April 2024

Minutes:

The dates of future Meetings of the Committee were agreed.

 

 

7.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllrs Ali, Breckels and Classick.

 

8.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

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:

None were received.

 

9.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 5th April 2023 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

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

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous Meeting were agreed as a correct record.

 

10.

Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 55 KB

The Committee is requested to note any outstanding actions listed on the rolling Action Sheet for DCB Committee.

Minutes:

There was nothing to report.

 

11.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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

Minutes:

The Team Manager, Development Management introduced the report.

 

12.

Enforcement pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To note enforcement notices.

 

Minutes:

The Team Manager, Development Management introduced the report.

 

 

13.

Public Forum pdf icon PDF 13 MB

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 Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

 

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 Noon on Tuesday 9th May 2023.

 

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,

P O Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS or email - democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WISH TO SPEAK AT THE COMMITTEE, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO INDICATE THIS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR STATEMENT OR PETITION. ALL REQUESTS TO SPEAK MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WRITTEN STATEMENT.

 

In accordance with previous practice adopted for people wishing to speak at Development Control Committees, please note that you may only be allowed 1 minute subject to the number of requests received for the meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

Membersof theCommittee receivedPublic ForumStatements inadvance ofthe meeting.

The Statementswere heardbefore theapplication theyrelated toand weretaken fullyinto consideration by the Committee prior to reaching a decision.

 

14.

Planning and Development pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the following applications for Development Control Committee B -

Minutes:

TheCommittee consideredthe followingapplications:

 

14a

21/03767/F - 102 Gloucester Road, Bishopston pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

(Cllr Francis arrived at the Meeting during this item and did not participate in it.)

 

The Presenting Officer introduced the report, summarised it for everyone and gave a presentation.

 

The application is for the construction of 17 apartments following part demolition of building replaced with new build and conversion of existing first floor and loft spaces. Retention of retail at ground floor. (Major).

 

The following answers were provided to questions:

 

  • It was confirmed that there is a filling station opposite the site on Berkeley Road
  • It was confirmed that Bristol Waste have agreed to the proposed arrangements for the collection of waste from the development
  • The turning circle for delivery tankers was explained
  • It is proposed to provide two additional on street parking spaces, but it may be possible to provide a third one depending on traffic regulations
  • The Transport Development Manager confirm that the parking proposals are indicative and are not confirmed, but that any changes under S 278 would be governed by highway safety requirements
  • Arrangements for the tanker deliveries are not a planning matter and when the TRO procedures are triggered it will necessitate a road safety audit and it may be necessary to ask the filling station to consider changing its arrangements for the tanker deliveries
  • Future residents would not be entitled to any parking permits; there is an Advice Note relating to this
  • National Planning Policy is to encourage the use of sustainable locations and this is one of the more sustainable locations in the city; there is a frequent bus service and it is assumed that not every occupant of the flats will own a car, and there is adequate cycle storage within the site
  • The units have been assessed and meet the required space standards taking into account the size of the bedrooms; only separate rooms and rooms with ventilation and outlook can be considered as bedrooms; the top floor flats have more space but have sloping roofs; room widths and storage areas are also taken into account; it is accepted that the scheme may not meet every element of the assessment but overall it is considered to be acceptable
  • It is difficult in urban locations to always provide dual aspect units so it is accepted that urban developments will often tend to be single aspect units
  • In the Urban Living SPD a minimum density of 50 dwellings per hectare is sought; this scheme proposes 95 dwellings per hectare

 

Debate

 

  • Concerns about space standards and the high density of the scheme (It was noted that the original scheme included a large retail area and the new proposal includes a smaller retail area but more residential units as the chapel is now included in the scheme.)
  • As the previous scheme was approved it would be difficult to refuse this on density and floor space
  • The non-availability of parking permits for residents will help address parking concerns
  • Concerns about the recommendation to approve; area very well known; very busy junction; the filling station with a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14a

14b

22/02345/F - Inns Court Space, Hartcliffe Way - WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA pdf icon PDF 6 MB

14c

22/06080/FB - Capricorn Place pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Presenting Officer introduced the report, summarised it for everyone and gave a presentation.

 

The scheme is for the construction of pontoon infrastructure to deliver a mooring facility including storage facilities and amenities building and installation of floating reed beds.

 

The following answers were provided to questions:

 

·       Consultation with residents had taken place by letter and site notice, as well as various pre application discussions with the Harbour Office

·       A Statement of Community Involvement has been submitted; there were Drop In Sessions that took place in October/November 2022 attended by 25 residents

·       The Harbour Office has clauses relating to requiring riggings to be made secure when the boats are moored; there has been no wind impact assessment as it is not a residential application

·       The moorings will be for leisure boats, not residential; the maximum length of boats would be 11 metres

·       There are strict By Laws concerning the mooring of vessels and ensuring that they are secure; the licences for mooring the boats that have to be obtained from the Harbour Master, which include strict conditions about the mooring of boats

·       The nearby moorings are also near residential properties

·       The application is only for infrastructure which does not in itself generate noise

·       Only leisure licences will be issued

·       The Air Quality Officer has been consulted and the development does not fall under the Clean Air Zone that relates to vehicles and highways

·       There will be electrical connections for the boats and the use of solid fuels will not be permitted

·       There are adjacent car parks but the development is not expected to generate a lot of vehicle movements

·       The application is only for 34 moorings

·       An indicative drawing shows a boat with a 12 metres mast; this would not block anyone’s view or light

·       In relation to residential amenity and noise, the structure itself does not generate noise and there has been no issues raised by Pollution Control concerning noise impact; riggings are  required to be tied up as part of the licence conditions; noise that comes boats that are tied up cannot be assessed and are not part of the planning regime, they relate to the operation of boats which is not a planning matter

·       There are By Laws relating to fire precautions and fire safety is the responsibility of the Fire Service and the Harbour Office

·       The Ecologist has confirmed that there will be no adverse affects on any bats that live in the vicinity; bats are used to living in this type of environment

 

Debate

 

·        Although not a material consideration, the development will help with viability of the harbour going forward

·        Concerns about the consultation and the impact that a grant of the application may have on the residents and with the hope that this can be mitigated

·        It was noted that many of the concerns raised by residents did not relate to planning issues, but to the licensing of the boats for the use in the harbour

·        In response to comments about the appearance of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14c

15.

22/05943/X - Metro Bus AVTM - WITHDRAWN FROM AGENDA pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

The Team Manager, Development Management explained that this item had been removed from the Agenda at the request of the applicant to enable all options for the site to be considered.

 

16.

Date of Next Meeting

Subject to agreement under Agenda Item 6, the next meeting is scheduled to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 13th June 2023 in the Council Chamber, College Green, Bristol.

Minutes:

Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 6.00 pm.

17.

Amendment Sheet pdf icon PDF 614 KB

Minutes:

The Amendment Sheet was noted.