Agenda item

17/07108/F and 17/07109/LA - 6 All Saints Lane, Change of use to create a HMO (Sui Generis) for 8 occupants and associated works

Minutes:

Officers introduced this report and outlined the following key issues in relation to this application:

 

a.      The application property is a four-storey Grade II Listed Building fronting All Saints Lane, sat within the City and Queen Square Conservation Area.  The application proposes to change the use of the building to residential use, to form a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), primarily for student rental.

b.      This is a modified submission to avoid the appeal of the previous decision to refuse.

c.      The plans now reflect the concerns raised at the time of refusal.  The plans now allow for 8 bedrooms instead of 9 and an extended communal area.  The relocation of the cycle storage area to the ground floor.  The revised plans were shared with committee.

d.      The site had been vacant for 2 years because of its location and accessibility issues; not attracting either retailers or commercial businesses needing office space.  

e.      Officers recommend that the application is granted subject to conditions.

Councillor’s points for clarification:

 

f.       Officers were asked to clarify if any ongoing monitoring would take place during the refurbishment and what actions could be conditioned. 

g.      The proposal included a pre-commencement condition no.2 to ensure the appropriate recording of the Listed Building.   Members were informed that enforcement in respect of the breach in relation to listed buildings was no longer with the Council.  There were no specific officers tasked with monitoring in this area.

h.      There was a request that the waste collection agreement to be more appropriate.

i.       Officers confirmed that condition no.2 could be strengthen.

The following was noted from the discussion that followed:

 

j.       Cllr Wright viewed favourable the alteration to the plans; also noted the Conservation Officers comments detailed on page 103 of the report whose comments were not favourable to the scheme and would take on board this when making a final decision.

k.      Cllr Clarke considered that the unused building would be put to good use so was minded to support.

l.       Cllr Brook looked to Officers to improve condition 2 as above and to specify weekly collections in condition 12.

It was moved by Cllr Tom Brook and seconded by Cllr Davies and on being put to the vote Officers recommendation to approve it was;

 

RESOLVED: (6 for, against 0, Abstentions 3) that the application is granted subject to conditions and the following amendments:

 

1.      Application 17/07108/F

a.      Condition 2 be amended to:

                                                    i.     Building Recording - Prior to work commencing a Building Record to Level II of Historic England’s Historic Buildings A Guide to Good recording Practice shall be undertaken, submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. This shall include a dated photographic record of the interior of the building including all interventions.  This shall be carried out by an accredited professional approved by the Local Planning Authority.

                                                   ii.     Reason: To ensure the appropriate recording of the Listed Building.

 

b.      Condition 11 be amended to:

                                                    i.     Property Management -With the exception of frequency of refuse/recycling collections, which shall occur once per week, the development shall be carried out in full accordance with the approved Management Plan throughout the lifetime of the development hereby approved.

                                                   ii.     Reason: In the interests of amenity and highway safety.

 

2.      Application 17/07109/LA

a.      Condition 2 to be amended to:

                                                    i.     Building Recording - Prior to work commencing a Building Record to Level II of Historic England’s Historic Buildings A Guide to Good recording Practice shall be undertaken, submitted to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing. This shall include a dated photographic record of the interior of the building including all interventions.  This shall be carried out by an accredited professional approved by the Local Planning Authority.

                                                   ii.     Reason: To ensure the appropriate recording of the Listed Building.

 

3.      In other respects the conditions are to remain as per the recommendation.

 

 

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