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Welcome, Introduction and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:


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


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Cllrs Lesley Alexander (substitute Richard Eddy), Lorraine Francis and Chris Windows.


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.




None were received.


Minutes of the previous meeting held on Wednesday 18th January 2023 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

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


Resolved – that the Minutes of 18th January 2023 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Action Sheet pdf icon PDF 47 KB

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


There was nothing to report.


Appeals pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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


The Team Manager, Development Management introduced the report.


Item 9 Broom Hill/Brislington Meadows. He updated Members on the progress of the Public Inquiry. The third week of the Public Inquiry took place last week and the session for closing submissions was due to take place.


Item 34 149/149A and Land to the rear of Marksbury Road. He advised that the Appeal had been upheld and therefore planning permission had been granted. Costs had also been awarded against BCC. The decision had only recently been received, so Officers would consider the Inspector’s conclusions and report to Members at the next Meeting. (The decision notice was circulated to Members of the Committee the following day.)


Enforcement pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To note enforcement notices.



The Team Manager, Development Management introduced the report.


He noted that 3 notices have been issued.


Public Forum pdf icon PDF 1 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:



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 Thursday 2nd March 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 7th March 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 -




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.




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 55 KB

To consider the following applications for Development Control Committee B -


The Committee considered the following applications.


21/02794/F 86 to 92 and 96 to 102 Stokes Croft, Croftdale, Hepburn Road pdf icon PDF 3 MB


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


The application is for the demolition of Croftdale and other industrial buildings on site and redevelopment of 86-92 and 96-102 Stokes Croft and Croftdale to provide 9no. residential units (Class C3), 2no. workshop units (Class E(g)) and 59no. bedrooms of student accommodation with associated development, including retention of existing ground floor retail units on Stokes Croft and the existing student accommodation at 86-92 and 96-98 Stokes Croft.


The following answers were provided to questions:


            Some of the information relating to Refusal Reason No. 3 was not received in time so could not be considered

            The reasons for refusal were clarified and confirmed; if the application was granted the developer could develop the site; the application had been assessed in accordance policies

            Historic England had not objected to the demolition of Croftdale as it only comments on proposals affecting Grade 1 and Grade II* listed buildings; comments on other buildings are normally delegated to the BCC Conservation Team who considered that this building should be retained due to its heritage value

            Neither the applicant nor agent were present at site visit earlier in the day as the visit was to allow the Members to view the site

            The loss or harm to a heritage asset has to be justified before public benefits can be considered

            There is no affordable housing provision; 9 flats are proposed and the minimum threshold for affordable housing is 10 units

            No viability information was requested or provided

            If the scheme was to be approved by the Committee, Officers could draw up appropriate conditions including any that Members particularly wanted included

            The alleyway beneath number 92 Stokes Croft is to be gated so that only residents could use it, although this arrangement could be reviewed in the future

            A lot of work went to agreeing the arrangements for access and servicing the site from the rear

            Safety aspects relating to transport were the subject of technical approval and there are minimal transport concerns

            Since the committee report and recommendation was finalised the applicant has stated that the proposal can achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, but there not been time to assess whether or not this claim is valid; if the application was approved by Committee it may be possible include BREEAM Excellent as a condition

            It was confirmed that there are concerns about existing residents and future occupants being overlooked by the proposed development

            It was noted that there could be more improvements to the site than the developer is proposing




            The site visit was very helpful

            Something needs to done to this site, there is huge potential

            Most of the scheme is very good, but there is a trade off between losing the historic building and improving the site for the local community; there are a lot of benefits for the local community with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46a


22/02730/X 83 Hartcliffe Way pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Case Officer introduced the report, summarised it for everyone and gave a presentation. The Case Officer also drew members attention to the amendment sheet and its content.


The application is for the amendment of conditions following consent granted under application no.21/03335/X -  30 (hours of operation) and 32 (list of approved drawings) - now proposed change to hours of opening to 06:00 - 19:00 Monday to Fridays and 08:00 - 19:00 Saturday, Sundays & Bank Holidays to allow street cleansing staff to collect their vehicles at 06:00 and at 07:00 to allow staff to enter the site to ensure the HRRC is ready for opening to the public at 08:00. Changes to site layout relating to modular building moved south with addition of ramps, firewater tank moved, addition of diesel tank and addition of substation.


The following answers were provided to questions:


            Noisier operations on the site are not to be undertaken during the proposed more sensitive hours as set out in the report; there is also a Noise Management Plan conditioned which sets out exactly which operations happen at which time and also mechanisms for review if complaints are received.




            Live near the site and there are no issues

            In Ward and there are no issues


Councillor Stafford Townsend moved the Officer recommendation that the application be Granted subject to Conditions.


Councillor Brown seconded this Motion.


On being put to the Vote it was


RESOLVED (Voting 7 for, 0 against) - the application be granted subject to Conditions.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday 5th April 2023 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, College Green, Bristol.


The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 5th April 2023 at 6.00 pm.