Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Monday 8th December 2014 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter

Contact: Howard Bassett, Democratic Services Officer (Committees)  01392 265107 or email  howard.bassett@exeter.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

113.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item. Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made by Members.

 

114.

Planning Application No. 14/1090/02 - Tithebarn Green, Monkerton, Exeter pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director City Development.

 

Minutes:

The Principal Project Manager (Development) presented the application for 350 dwellings (approval of reserved matters for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, Ref No 12/0802/01 granted 29 November 2013). He confirmed that revised plans had been received that satisfactorily addressed the outstanding concerns over wheelchair accessible dwellings and that the recommendation was now to approve. Condition one would be amended to include revised plans.

 

He referred to an email from Grace Carleton stating that “the section in the south east of the site is located in the Monkerton Ridge Park area and is part of the picturesque ridge. This area should be kept as green as possible with planting of plants and trees. It is understood that this will be addressed later as it does not form part of this application. It is also understood that the master-plan states that development in this section should be sensitive to the ridge. The NPPF also stated that development should not affect important landscapes.”

 

Members were circulated with an update sheet - attached to minutes.

 

Mrs Foster spoke against the application. She circulated photographs showing flooding of her garden and raised the following points:-

 

·      severe concerns about potential for flooding in the area generally and specifically at my property as a result of the development;

·      there are few trees and poor hedgerows near my house with brambles etc. often cut back by Network Rail and their absence exacerbates the flooding problems as there is insufficient vegetation to absorb the water;

·      the culvert passing through the garden has flooded in the past (as shown by circulated photographs) as it links to the poorly drained adjacent fields. It runs under the railway line;

·      the additional concreting over of open space and provision of hard-standings will increase the likelihood of flooding in the future;

·      have written to Linden Homes but no response has been received;

·      ask that no approval be granted until reassurances obtained on the planting of additional trees and hedgerows, special drainage arrangements and the integration of the culvert with the attenuation pond.

 

Mr Jewson spoke in support of the application. He raised the following points:-

 

  • outline planning permission was granted in 2013 and the reserved matters seek to present a development of good scale and form;
  • it is not unusual for reserved matters to be phased but this development is presented in its entirety;
  • caters for affordable housing, wheelchair access, open space and drainage;
  • pre application negotiation commenced in February with the reserved matters application in May and extensive consultations have been undertaken with officers over the last seven months with a number of amendments taken on board and terms reached for a Section 106 Agreement;
  • the development provides for 350 much needed housing units, including 87 affordable housing units;
  • the development co-ordinates with the Tithebarn Link Road;
  • current surface water problems relate to the open fields and will be addressed through the provision of an attenuation pond which will collect excess water and release in a controlled and effective way; and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.

115.

Planning Application No. 14/2016/16 - Land adjoining Rennes House, Vaughan Road, Exeter pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director City Development.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director City Development reported that the application had been deferred at the request of the applicant.

 

116.

Planning Application No. 14/4624/16 - Car Park, Mary Arches Street, Exeter pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director City Development.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director City Development presented the application for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the top deck of multi-storey car park.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be APPROVED for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the top deck of multi-storey car park subject to the following conditions:-

 

1)     CO5 - Time Limit - Commencement

 

2)     C15 - Compliance with Drawings

 

117.

Planning Application no. 14/4623/16 - John Lewis Multi Storey Car Park, King William Street, Exeter pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director City Development.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director City Development presented the application for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the top deck of multi-storey car park.

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be APPROVED for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the top deck of multi-storey car park subject to the following conditions:-

 

1)     CO5 - Time Limit - Commencement

 

2)     C15 - Compliance with Drawings

 

118.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director City Development.

 

Minutes:

The schedule of appeal decisions and appeals lodged was submitted. The report included the details of the Home Farm appeal.

 

RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

119.

SITE INSPECTION PARTY

To advise that the next Site Inspection Party will be held on Tuesday 16 December at

9.30 a.m.  The Councillors attending will be Edwards, Lyons and Spackman.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the next Site Inspection Party be held on Tuesday 16 December at 9.00 a.m.The Councillors attending will be Bialyk, Edwards and Lyons. The visits will include a visit to the Bricknells Bungalow site (Min. No. 107 refers) (arriving at approximately 9.10 am) to which all Committee Members are invited.

 

Additional Information Circulated after Agenda Dispatched - circulated as an appendix pdf icon PDF 64 KB