Agenda and minutes

Development Control B Committee
Wednesday, 9th November, 2016 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Allison Taylor 

No. Item


Welcome, Introduction and Safety Information


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillor Margaret Hickman, Celia Phipps and Sultan Khan.





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 of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 240 KB

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


The Committee agreed to the following amendments:-


             Minute 13 - Avonbank, Feeder Road, Page 8, Bullet Point 1, 2nd line – add ‘two aspects of’ before ‘the noise assessment’. Add ‘:’ after ‘diesel engines’ Delete ‘and the’ before ‘tonality’. 3rd Line delete ‘in’ and add ‘and the likely additional noise at’ before ‘start-up and shut-down’. 6th line, add ‘nor start-up noise’ after ‘did not cover tonality’.


             Minute 13 - 2, Southernhay Avenue, Page 13, Bullet Point 5, 2nd line, add ‘for use by the resident of this property’ after ‘retained’.


            Subject to these amendments, the Minutes were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Appeals pdf icon PDF 35 KB

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


The Representative of the Service Director – Planning drew the Committee’s attention to:-


·       Item 2, 11 – 13, Queens Road, which was an on-going appeal for and A1 use to A 3 use and was also the subject of an application on this agenda. The Committee were informed that should the application before the Committee be granted, it was for the applicant to decide whether to withdraw the on-going appeal due to a change in circumstances. The Committee should not have regard to this in their decision-making;

·       Item 4 – Fishponds Road, McDonalds Restaurant. The Public Inquiry was due to start yesterday but the applicant’s Barrister had become ill. Alternative dates were now being considered and it was now likely that the period of the Inquiry would be longer, potentially 7/8 days.




Enforcement pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To note enforcement notices.


The Committee was advised there were no updates for this meeting.




Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.


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 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 5 pm on 3 November 2016.


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 12.00 noon on 8 November 2016.


Please note, your time allocated to speak may have to be strictly limited if there are a lot of submissions. This may be as short as one minute.




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 list and statements are held on public record by Democratic Services).




Planning and Development pdf icon PDF 926 KB

To consider the following applications :-


1. 16/03185/F - 11-13 Queens Road.

Application for the change of use from A1 to A1/A3 (including an area of seating on the highway).



2.16/03774/F - Police Dog & Horse Training Centre, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton

Change of use to a touring caravan site consisting of 62 pitches and erection of new buildings including a reception, amenity block and warden accommodation.



3. 16/03832/F  and 16/03833/F - 112 Coombe Lane -

1. Proposed two storey house replacement of existing bungalow.

 2. Proposed two storey house replacement of existing bungalow plus additional two storey house at rear of plot.






The Committee considered the following reports of the Service Director, Planning -


(1)        16/03185/F - 11 – 13, Queens Road.


            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 commented as follows:-


·       The application was for a change of use from A1 retail outlet to a mixed A1/A3 coffee shop use. The site forms part of the Queens Road and Park Street primary shopping area and frontage as identified in the Central Area Plan. It currently traded as a charity shop;

·       An application for change of use to an A3 restaurant was refused under delegated powers in September 2015 and an appeal was due to be heard at the end of November 2016;

·       Objections were received from three local amenity groups whose primary concern was that the area had gone beyond the tipping point with respect to food and drink outlets;

·       Officers had assessed the objections, local plan policies and recent appeals and concluded that on balance the proposals preserved the retail function and contributed to the vitality and viability of the primary shopping area and frontage. The proposals were also acceptable in terms of amenity and highway safety and it was therefore recommended for grant subject to conditions.


The following comments arose from debate:-


·       With respect to seating on the highway outside the building, officers were confident that a 3m wide pavement could be maintained. There was no application for A Boards, although it was noted that this was an issue across the city and needed careful attention in this area. He was confident that enforcement and Streetscene officers would deal with such matters quickly in this area;

·        It was noted that a condition prevented any boundary or screening around the tables and chairs;

·       Councillor Mead was satisfied with the proposals and moved the officer recommendation and this was seconded by Councillor Eddy.


            On being put to the vote it was unanimously:-


RESOLVED - that permission be granted subject to the Conditions and Advice(s) in the report and the Amendment sheet.


(2)        16/03774/F – Police Dog & Horse Training Centre, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton.


            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 commented as follows:-


·       The applicants, the Caravan club, were currentlybased on land at Baltic Wharf which was owned by the Council who wished to sell the land;

·       The proposed site was on the busy A369 and could be accessed by public transport serving Bower Ashton Campus;

·       The site adjoined the Ashton Court registered historic park and garden and was an important green buffer zone from the city;

·       The site was in Flood Zone 3 which meant there was a high probability of flooding and had the Environment Agency had objected on that basis;

·       Objections were also received from highways as there was poor visibility  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


Additional information relating to Agenda Item 8. pdf icon PDF 10 MB