Agenda and minutes

Development Control B Committee - Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Allison Taylor 

No. Item


Election of Chair - Remainder of 18/19 Municipal Year


Councillor Brook was nominated and seconded. There were no further nominations and it was therefore:-


Resolved – That Councillor Brook be elected Chair for the remainder of the Municipal Year 2018/19.




Welcome, Introduction and Safety Information


The Chair welcomed all parties to the meeting and explained arrangements for emergency access in the event of a fire.



Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Bradley (substitute Councillor Breckels) and Councillor Eddy (substitute Councillor Carey).



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.




There were none.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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


Resolved – that the Minutes be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Appeals pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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


The representative of the Head of Development Management introduced the report and summarised it for everyone. There were no questions.



Enforcement pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To note enforcement notices.



The representative of the Head of Development Management introduced the report and summarised it for everyone. There were no questions.



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:



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 16 April 2019.


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 23 April 2019.


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 -



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.


Planning and Development pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To consider the following applications for Development Control Committee B -


It was noted that application 18/06522/H - 12 Channells Hill had been withdrawn from the agenda.The Committee considered the following Planning Applications:




18/05731/F - 2 Smyth Road Bristol BS3 2BX pdf icon PDF 3 MB


The Chair noted that Councillor Lesley Alexander had attended after the start of Public Forum for this item so would not be able to participate in the debate or vote on this application.


The representative of the Head of Development Management introduced the application with the following points:-


1. The application was for the demolition of a retail unit and construction of 9 apartments (4 number 1 beds and 5 number 2 beds) with associated bike and bin storage;

2. The site of the application was considered a transitional location between the more traditional buildings and more recent new developments;

3. The design was modern and in keeping with new developments to the north of the site;

4. It was before the Committee due to the number of objections received during consultation. Of the 40 comments received 38 were objections. Consultation with BCC’s City Design Group (CDG) and Transport Development Management (TDM) has resulted in revised plans which were re-consulted on and attracted 23 objections. The key issues were transport, design and impact on residential amenity;

5. In the revised plans the applicant had proposed further transport and access measures including off-site highway improvements, car club membership for future occupants and a Travel Plan to encourage the use of sustainable forms of transport;

6. The site was not within a Residential Parking Scheme and an Advice Note had therefore been attached to the consent stating that should a scheme be introduced the occupiers of this development would not be eligible for the scheme;

7. TDM were now satisfied with the application;

8. The design used modern materials. The CDG had some concerns regarding the scale and massing on the Balfour Road elevation and these were addressed by the applicant. The CDG therefore considered the design, scale, height and massing acceptable;

9. Amenity – Balconies have been recessed into the building and privacy screens would be included on all balconies to mitigate the potential for overlooking. Any windows facing north would be conditioned to be non-opening and obscured glaze in order to mitigate risk to neighbouring amenity. Officers were satisfied that overbearing was not significant. Shadow studies had been undertaken to evaluate overshadowing and some increased overshadowing was found to the gardens along Smyth Road but this was only in the garden and on Winter evenings. There was some limited overshadowing during Spring equinox on Balfour Road but officers found that on balance this did not warrant refusal;

10. In conclusion, officers were satisfied that that the key issues had been addressed by the applicants and recommended that the application be granted.


The following points arose from questions and debate:-


1. TDM were happy that there was sufficient space for the refuse access area. All bins would not be on the street but located behind a latched door. There was a traffic plan to access the site and it was intended that Bristol Waste Company would access the area to collect the waste;

2. it was not possible to completely enforce  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.


18/06522/H - 12 Channells Hill Bristol BS9 3EU pdf icon PDF 3 MB


18/06309/F - 87 - 89 Park Street City Centre Bristol BS1 5PJ pdf icon PDF 3 MB


An AmendmentSheet wasprovided to the Committeein advance of themeeting, detailing changes since thepublication of the original report.


The representative of the Head of Development Management introduced the application with the following points:-


1. The application was for the change of use of the lower ground, ground, ground mezzanine and first floor from a restaurant (A3 Use Class) to a mixed use café, bar and restaurant with onsite rum distillery and educational and training facilities (Sui generis Use Class) and for listed building consent for interior alterations;

2. The application had attracted five comments of support including the ward member and no objections;

3. There were no objections from internal consultees;

4. The application was compliant with local plan policies;

5. It was considered that the application would provide a strong and positive contribution to the diversity of the area;

6. Amenity had been suitably addressed and was policy compliant. Background noise was higher at the anticipated closing times;

7. There was an Operational Management Plan detailing smoking area and waiting arrangements;

8. The hours were curtailed from the original restaurant planning consent;

9. Transport Development Management were satisfied with the arrangements for deliveries to the rear;

10. The interior refitting would not impact on the historic fabric of the building;

11. In conclusion, officers on balance recommended approval of the application.



The following points arose from questions and debate:-


1. Discussion took place regarding the overarching hours of the proposal and the different hours the various elements of the business might open. It was noted that Pollution Control had looked at the hours and were satisfied. It was concluded that these hours would be considered by the Licensing Authority and could only be considered at this Committee with respect to their impact on amenity;

2. It was noted that any servicing/delivery arrangements would not put additional burden on traffic in the area. As these arrangements were the same as the previous Jamie’s Restaurant additional restrictions were not required;

3. Councillor Breckels commented that this was a key location and it was crucial to reinvigorate Park Street and bring the building back to use and he would therefore support the officer recommendation;

4. Councillor Davies remarked on previous concerns regarding the number of bars in the area and that this application would not exacerbate those concerns and he would therefore support the officer recommendation;

5. Councillor Mead moved the officer recommendations and this was seconded and on being put to the vote it was:-


Resolved – (Unanimous) That planning permission be granted subject to conditions as set out in the report and in the Amendment Sheet;


Resolved – (Unanimous) That Listed Building Consent be granted subject to conditions as set out in the report.